Mindfulness Retreats

(See also: meditation.)

Mindfulness is a meditative tool which is used to address health issues such as anxiety, depression, and high blood pressure. Whether you’re dealing with the effects of physical stress or emotional trauma, mindfulness is a effective antidote for the modern condition—and it doesn’t demand subscription to a set of beliefs.

Yet, mindfulness tends to lead people down a path they might not expect. Although we might start out using mindfulness to remedy a specific symptom, we may also find ourselves drawn into the full scope of the Buddhist teachings.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was a pioneering program which brought Buddhist mindfulness into a Western medical context. Today, there are courses in mindfulness for beginners in most Western cities, and there are mindfulness retreats in exotic locations throughout the world.

You can also attend training programs in mindfulness, if you are interested in bringing mindfulness techniques into your own workplace or therapeutic practice.

  • $1350
    1st Inaugural Playscape Retreat
    Mar 4, 2018 - 7 days
    This small group “playcation” was created for you to disconnect from devices, dive into an adventure and connect to yourself and other like minded people while in the comfort of an eco-retreat designed to bring you back to the natural environment.Stretch, hike, swim, breathe, relax, and explore in the jungles and beaches of Nicaragua for a week with Breakthrough Play's Gary Ware and The…
  • $1400
    Winter Warmer Yoga Retreat 2018
    Feb 19, 2018 - 7 days
    Early Bird Special until September 1st, 2017.  Double Occupancy $1400, Single Occupancy $1650 Join Leila and Matt in the jungle for an all-inclusive winter yoga immersion! Get ready to get down deep with some energizingly funky yoga classes, daily meditations, and full swing Costa Rican adventures. Matt and Leila will alternate leading twice a day asana practice, evening meditations, and…
  • $1780
    The Mythic Voyage, February/March 2018
    Feb 25, 2018 - 11 days
    The Mythic Voyage is the most heavy duty, deep, intensive, holistic transformational workshop in the world. A true perceptual and emotional roller coaster, and the only workshop of its kind in the world actually GUARANTEEING results, the success in fulfilling the guarantee judged by the participants themselves. The Mythic Voyage is equally for people who, irrespective of how good their lives have…
  • $1780
    The Mythic Voyage, February/March 2018 Rakel Frith
    Feb 25, 2018 - 11 days
    The Mythic Voyage is the most heavy duty, deep, intensive, holistic transformational workshop in the world. A true perceptual and emotional roller coaster, and the only workshop of its kind in the world actually GUARANTEEING results, the success in fulfilling the guarantee judged by the participants themselves. The Mythic Voyage is equally for people who, irrespective of how good their lives have…
  • $3094
    Bali Total Transformation
    May 5, 2018 - 15 days
    Natural Instinct Healing are now offering our clients the “Rolls Royce” of fasting, detox, and healthy food experiences with our Total Transformation program in Bali. In our perfect world this is the program we’d love all our clients to join us for! Retreat Summary:  Our 14-Day Total Transformation Retreat is a combination of a two day pre-fast alkaline liquid Superfood Cleanse,…
  • $450
    2 Day Yin Yoga and Meditation Workshop
    Feb 23, 2018 - 2 days
    This yin yoga course will give you the knowledge and experience to conduct a safe and enjoyable yin yoga flow. Through the time spent with the facilitators, you will learn the dynamics, history, and philosophy of yin yoga. You will learn the foundations of yin yoga giving you a clear understanding of the basic science, as well as the general application of, and general alignment within, yin poses.…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Mar 15 – Mar 21
    Mar 15, 2018 - 7 days
    A TUNE-UP FOR THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Bikini Bootcamp is a tune-up for the mind, body, and spirit. It is an adventurous fitness and yoga holiday that will send you home looking and feeling better than when you arrived. Our program is designed to help guests reconnect to themselves and nature through a combination of exercise, healthy eating, adventure, yoga, relaxation, and pampering. ALL…
  • $3995
    SwellWomen Costa Rica Surf & Yoga Retreat
    Apr 7, 2018 - 8 days
    Your Bliss Awaits in Costa Rica Fall asleep to the lull of distant waves. Awake to the sunrise and the call of howler monkeys. Step outside your bungalow to find a thermos of fresh roasted Costa Rican coffee waiting for you. As you make your way to the lodge for breakfast, you’re sure to be greeted by wild monkeys, toucans, macaws, sloths and other creatures of the rainforest. Our luxurious…
  • $1250
    Dharma in the Body. Yoga Retreat & Pilgrimage. Bali to Borobudur.
    Mar 10, 2018 - 9 days
    Hatha Yoga and Mudra Dance Meditation in Eastern Bali and Central JavaMarch 10-18, 2018This yoga retreat in Bali and Borobudur is unique, and amazing. The venues are lovely and the yoga practices are deeply refreshing for mind, body and soul! We start on the slope of the sacred mountain Gunung Agung in Bali, and finish at the ancient Buddhist Stupa of Borobudur in Java.Trishna is particularly…
  • $800
    Hiking & Yoga Retreat in Coorg
    Jan 27, 2018 - 5 days
    LAFL Inner Circle runs life-changing adventure retreat in some of the most iconic and transformational destinations on earth. If you are looking to rekindle you inner fire, reconnect with your passions, and retake control of your life through challenging physical adventures, immersive cultural experiences, and powerful conversations with like-minded travelers — all within a supportive…
  • $2500
    Costa Rica - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
    Jan 24, 2018 - 21 days
    Our yoga teacher training program in Costa Rica offers the unique opportunity to explore ancient yogic wisdoms while restoring harmony and balance into your daily existence.  Our close proximity to the ocean offers the opportunity to explore the art of surfing, another flow-based spiritual practice that allows one to tap into a deep sense of connection and find oneness and peace with all that…
  • $95
    MBSR Graduates All-Day Retreat 3-3-18
    Mar 3, 2018
    We welcome all graduates of the 8 week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to join current MBSR participants in our upcoming All-Day Silent Retreat. The All-Day Silent Retreat is an intensive 7.5 hour session of mindfulness practices intended to assist participants in firmly and effectively establishing the use of mindfulness across multiple situations in their lives, while simultaneously…
  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Mar 16, 2018 - 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…
  • 1600
    Dive Deep, Yoga Retreat ~ Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
    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…
  • $1250
    8-Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreat (March 3 - 10)
    Mar 3, 2018 - 8 days
    Come Join us for a Life Changing Experience and Journey WithinOur retreats provide the opportunity to explore the self and understand the true nature of reality. The variety of plant medicines utilized not only cleanse the mind, body, and spirit but also are healing both physically and emotionally. We have experience with trauma victims and veterans suffering from PTSD as well as those suffering…
  • $1785
    Singles Retreat – Valentine’s week!
    Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
    The Philia singles workshop typically sells out early so send your application as soon as possible.   After the success of the first two Philia Singles Retreats that gave rise to four beautiful love stories as well as lots of fun & learning, we are doing it again in 2018 during Valentine’s week! This time, we will bring 9 women and 9 men to Philia! As before, each application will…
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  • $4950
    Angel Farms Cleanse
    Jun 10, 2018 - 11 days
    This is a 10 day complete Cleansing process that addresses the body, mind, and spirit. This Cleanse helps your body catch up to your consciousness. Angel Farms offers you The Cleanse™, the transformational process you have been looking for all your life! At Angel Farms we have combined many age old processes and techniques to create one of the most comprehensive and amazing Premiere Cleanses in…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Mar 21 – Mar 27
    Mar 21, 2018 - 7 days
    A TUNE-UP FOR THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Bikini Bootcamp is a tune-up for the mind, body, and spirit. It is an adventurous fitness and yoga holiday that will send you home looking and feeling better than when you arrived. Our program is designed to help guests reconnect to themselves and nature through a combination of exercise, healthy eating, adventure, yoga, relaxation, and pampering. ALL…
  • May 25, 2018 - 6 days
    A week of learning & discovering – Integrative nutrition course with yoga & wellness Join us this July in a week of learning how to prevent disease & integrate holistic remedies in your daily life. We will look at lifestyle, diet, exercise & what it means to have all elements symbiotically in balance.  We will also explore plant based seasonal, wholesome, healthy vegan…
  • $275
    Discovering the Synergy of Wisdom, Relationship, and Meditation
    Jan 5, 2018 - 3 days
    During this residential Insight Dialogue retreat we will explore the causes of suffering within relationship, while cultivating concentration, mindfulness, and compassion. This relational practice investigates speaking and listening as meditation, held and nourished by a deep foundation of silence. Insight Dialogue encourages greater ease, freedom, care, and kindness in your personal and…
  • $325
    The Healing Power of Meditation
    Mar 16, 2018 - 3 days
    IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, up to 80 percent of visits to the family doctor are for stress-related complaints. Studies show that mindfulness meditation is a powerful therapeutic tool in reducing stress and maintaining mind-body health, and an effective therapy for pain, stress, and disease that promotes authentic healing as part…
  • $950
    7 Day Ayahuasca Retreat
    Feb 25, 2018 - 7 days
    On the edge of the jungle just outside of Pucallpa, right in the middle of the Shipibo homeland, you can find Pachamama temple. This relatively new ayahuasca centre was built especially around Mama Rosa, well known in the ayahuasca world as heart on legs, and her loved ones. Most of the Peruvian ayahuasca centres are located in and around Iquitos and mama Rosa, like many other shamans from…
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 57 days
    BY BOOKING BOTH 200HR & 300HR COURSES TOGETHER YOU ARE RECEIVING A €100 DISCOUNT FROM COURSE FEES – IF YOU BOOK 60 OR MORE DAYS IN ADVANCE YOUR TOTAL DISCOUNT WILL BE €300 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…
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