Meditation Retreats

“meditation

(See also: Buddhism and mindfulness.)

Meditation is the cultivation of wholesome qualities of mind. It has as many forms as it does practitioners, yet it always involves liberation from suffering. In the West, we are seeing a surge of scientific research on mindfulness as an effective antidote for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

Meditation retreats are for anyone. In a sense, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced retreat-goer. The present moment waits for everyone—and it’s always fresh. As Osho says, “In meditation, once you are gone in, you are gone in.”

Whether you’re looking for vipassana, zazen, Transcendental Meditation, silent meditation, or just some beginner meditation classes, there are meditation retreat centres in your area (and in exotic locales) that should have just the meditation retreat that you are looking for.

  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Dec 15, 2017 - 3 days
    Live with Joy, Purpose and Confidence Within you lie vast, untapped possibilities waiting to be discovered.  Through The Happiness Retreat you’ll learn practical and powerful techniques that will enable you to gain a greater vision of who you are and benefit you for the rest of your life.  You will find yourself enabled to create a more joyous, purposeful life, and gain the confidence to…
  • Jan 15, 2018 - 26 days
    The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour program that runs over 3.5 weeks in beautiful Patnem Beach, South Goa. Although intensive, the course is presented with a progressive approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The course is a stepping stone to becoming a yoga teaching professional and the training itself will give you a solid foundation in Ashtanga…
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 57 days
    If you would like to immerse yourself in teacher training for almost 2 months then this is the course for you.  Book both your 200-hour and 300-hour courses at the same time and become part of our family. 200-Hour Course The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour program that runs over 3.5 weeks in beautiful Patnem Beach, South Goa. Although…
  • $1895
    Coast to Coast Wellness Retreat
    Feb 1, 2018 - 12 days
    Join Sea & Adventures and Colibri Retreats on this unique adventure of combining the most comprehensive trip we offer with wellness activities including yoga, meditation and massage. This trip will give the traveler a real taste for the abundant wildlife, diverse ecosystems and unique history of Baja California Sur while enhancing your most inner well being.Full Description: Your first…
  • Dec 28, 2017 - 6 days
    RENEW & REWILDNew Year’s Transformation Retreat: December 28th-Jan. 2ndJoin Sacred Warrior founder, Vanessa Chakour along with incredible local teachers and healers for an adventure designed to deepen connection with yourself & living earth. You’ll stay at Hidden Garden, a quiet jungle eco-lodge and medicinal plant sanctuary in Puerto Viejo de Limon. Wake to the jungle symphony of…
  • Dec 28, 2017 - 6 days
    RENEW & REWILDNew Year’s Transformation Retreat: December 28th-Jan. 2ndJoin Sacred Warrior founder, Vanessa Chakour along with incredible local teachers and healers for an adventure designed to deepen connection with yourself & living earth. You’ll stay at Hidden Garden, a quiet jungle eco-lodge and medicinal plant sanctuary in Puerto Viejo de Limon. Wake to the jungle symphony of…
  • $4295
    Nature and Nurture Galapagos Yoga Adventure
    Dec 2, 2017 - 8 days
    “If everyone were cast in the same mold, there would be no such thing as beauty.” – Charles Darwin This is no ordinary yoga retreat, it’s the trip of a lifetime! Envision a perfect balance of nature and nurture as we embark on this journey together. Accompanied by a certified Galápagos naturalist, our group will encounter many creatures unique to this tranquil, protected archipelago.…
  • Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama
  • Jan 15, 2018 - 16 days
    The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 100hour program that runs over 2 weeks in the beautiful Patnem Beach, South Goa. Although intensive, the course is presented with a progressive approach to Yoga. The course is a stepping stone to becoming a yoga teaching professional and the training itself will give you a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Vinyasa…
  • Apr 7, 2018 - 24 days
    The 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses in India offered by Abhinam Yoga School in Goa are suited for anyone who has a passion for Yoga, wishes to do an in-depth study of Asanas and Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga philosophy or would like to share the benefits of this practice with others should feel free to apply for this course. If you have been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary…
  • $2477
    200 Hours Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher Training in Guatemala (March 2018)
    Mar 3, 2018 - 22 days
    Introduction: Are you interested in deepening your yoga practice and/or becoming a yoga teacher? Join the Doron Yoga & Zen Center's 200hr Teacher Training Course at Lake Atitlan in Tzununa, Guatemala! The curriculum includes asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Ayurveda, food/nutrition, the yoga lifestyle, and more. Yoga Alliance RYT eligibility. Starting from $2,477…
  • Mar 31, 2018 - 8 days
    Dive Deep, Yoga Retreat ~ Lake Atitlan, GuatemalaMarch 31st-April 7th8days/7nights of Self exploration and healing through Yoga and Meditation located on the healing waters of Lake Atitlan at the Villa Sumaya Retreat Center!Lake Atitlan is natural energy vortex and a massive body water (thousands of feet DEEP in some areas)! It is claimed to be the most beautiful lake in the world. Located in the…
  • $2300
    200 Hour YTT Intensive – Jan 7th – Feb 3rd 2018
    Jan 7, 2018 - 28 days
    Zen Den Yoga School is based in Boca Raton Florida offering 200 hour YTT Yoga Teacher training certifications. Besides our yoga teacher training course, we have a beautiful Yoga Retreat Center with on going retreats throughout the year. Zen Den Yoga School YTT 200hr programs provide everything you need in philosophy, anatomy, chanting, business, wisdom, sutras, kriyas, meditation, pranayama,…
  • $2450
    Live the Life of Your Dreams Retreat
    Jan 13, 2018 - 8 days
    Take your dreams and bring them into reality! Ever wanted to live more in alignment with your dreams? Living a life of your dreams is possible. I know because I am doing it! I want to share with you the experience and practices that have made my personal leap into bi-coastal living possible. During this post NYE workshop, you will be transformed by multiple and distinct influences.     The…
  • $695
    Winter Wonderland Yoga Retreat – Dec 2017
    Dec 15, 2017 - 3 days
    Yoga, Wellness and Wine Tasting is the perfect combination to find more balance in your life, while also taking time for reflection, relaxation and holiday fun! At we approach the winter solstice and the year end, it’s a powerful time to set intentions for the new year through creative vision boarding, yoga and meditation, tuning in to our dreams, passions and potential. This retreat…
  • $1300
    Yoga is for Every Body
    Dec 18, 2017 - 6 days
    During this five-day retreat, we’ll use yoga, storytelling and nature to explore the stories we carry and create in our bodies.  We all carry the stories that were given to us, and we create more.  Given that we can empower our own stories, it’s odd how often we take on cultural definitions and identities.  By focusing on pleasure, power and practice, we’ll…
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 29 days
    This residential 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved program that runs over 4 weeks along with some preparation reading for you to have completed before you arrive at the village. The program is an intensive course that is presented with a progressive approach to yoga. Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged. You will be…
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 10 days
    Nectar of Immortality Retreat The concept: We will combine the practice of the Mahamrityunjaya mantra which bestows longevity with a great medicine of Ayahuasca to aim for the longest and happiest and most fulfilling life.The retreats will be run in highly stimulating spiritual places.The group is limited to 6-8 people to guarantee the most intimate experience and full shaman's…
  • $50
    Sage Wisdom: Alchemy of Transformation 100hr.
    Jan 15, 2018 - 13 days
    This immersion is an advanced tier of the Wild Temple’s Yoga School Program, the Sage Apprenticeship and it is required that a student have a steady spiritual practice/foundational knowledge to attend. A practice of at least 2 years of Yoga or Meditation prior to this training is highly recommended. Overview of Topics The Twilight Language of the Sages The 6 Gems of ParaYoga Sri Vidya…
  • $3600
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2
    Dec 11, 2017 - 25 days
    Course dates: December 12 – January 3 Accommodation dates: December 11 – January 4 Building on the experience of Hridaya Module 1, Module 2 allows students the opportunity to dive even more deeply into the teachings and the beauty of the Consciousness of Oneness. Read more. Please note that registration in Module 2 is limited to graduates of Module 1. Schedule: Module 2 meets for 13…
  • $335
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive
    Jan 8, 2018 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $335 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: January 9-31, 2018 Accommodation Dates: January 8 – February 1, 2018 The Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive is a holistic course that creates the conditions for the revelation of our real nature, the Spiritual Heart. It is a life-changing journey in which fundamental spiritual topics are introduced in both a practical…
  • $5350
    200 Hour New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training
    Feb 10, 2018 - 16 days
    Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training at the magical Te Moata Retreat!Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Bali Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers. Your Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” Our program is designed to show you our commitment to you as you…
  • Feb 11, 2018 - 15 days
    Earth Yoga Village is a conscious living spiritual community that offers a unique opportunity to experience living and being with not only wonderful healers and yogis with all kinds of talents, philosophies and inspiration but also friends from all walks of life.At Earth Yoga Village we focus on harmonizing body, mind and soul by exploring each aspect of…
  • $1895
    Bold Heart, Playful Spirit, Courageous Soul Yoga Retreat
    Mar 3, 2018 - 8 days
    Yoga• Adventure • Service • ConnectionJoin integrative/functional medicine physician and 500 RYT, Kay Corpus, MD for an inspiring springtime rejuvenating and restorative yoga and wellness retreat at a beachfront eco-conscious resort located on the Nicola Peninsula in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. In addition to local adventures and community service, each day includes two all-level yoga…
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