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.

  • Feb 12, 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 - 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…
  • $2950
    200hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training
    Feb 12, 2018 - 26 days
    The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200hour program that runs over 3.5 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…
  • $1500
    Naturally You - Nurture the nature in you
    Jan 20, 2018 - 8 days
    This is an eco-somatic transformative retreat. This 8 day retreat program in the lap of nature will focus on somatics along with poetry, story-telling, dance, visual art, visualisation, vocalisation, reflective writing and performance. Wisdom and tools from relevant Philosophical and Spiritual traditions will also be included.This eco-somatic transformative retreat with Pushpanjali is designed…
  • $1475
    Yin and Restorative 9 day
    Apr 13, 2018 - 11 days
    Yandara’s Yin & Restorative Training is an elective part of our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program. You are also welcome to attend just this module as a regenerative retreat or continuing education course. During these 9 days we will explore the principals and philosophy of Yin and Restorative Yoga! The 9 days we spend together will be healing and nurturing for the body, mind and…
  • Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course. Chuang Tzu
  • 997
    Magical Tour & Yoga Retreat in Northern
    Feb 10, 2018 - 15 days
    MAGICAL TOUR OF NORTHERN INDIA 10 FEBRUARY – 24 FEBRUARY 2018EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL 09TH JUNE 2017ONLY USD $ 997 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!We have an affordable payment plan for you.Contact us!The tour includes some of the most fascinating cities in India with their deep spiritual traditions. A daily Yoga Pranala schedule guided by Linda Madani encompasses Pranayama, Mantra, Asana, Meditation and…
  • $1595
    Immerse Yourself: Nature, Yoga, and Well Being with Jon & Leah Hansen
    Mar 17, 2018 - 8 days
    Leave your worries, your stresses, your “to-do” lists behind. Immerse yourself in nature, yoga, and all things good for your body, mind, and soul. Each day you will be greeted with a daily meditation and discussion followed by a 90 minute hot yoga class. From there you can take time to enjoy hiking through lush rainforests, splash around in the most beautiful waterfalls, or simply relax at the…
  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Mar 23, 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…
  • $640
    Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat
    Apr 6, 2018 - 3 days
    Join us for a weekend of Lovingkindness meditation instruction and practice. We will spend 3 days together learning lovingkindness mediation and directing it toward ourselves and others.  This practice allows us to shed old defenses and protective mechanisms, and come in contact with the full potential of the human heart.  We learn to explore ways to stay open even in the face of anger,…
  • $1530
    Unwind and Re-Wild: Yoga Retreat Eco Venao, Panama
    Jan 25, 2018 - 8 days
    Join us for a transformative 6 days on the Azuero Peninsula of Panama.  Daily yoga classes, workshops, and beautiful meals create the foundation for this opportunity to untangle from life.  The pace will be slow, allowing space to become quiet and nurture the bits of ourselves that speak too softly in our day to day.  If seeking more action, every day can be filled with surfing,…
  • $125
    Renew Your Health
    Mar 25, 2018
    IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners This day promises to be an enriching experience where everyone will have the opportunity to discover the piece of their life that needs refining and refreshing. You will be empowered with enough information to embrace health and wholeness one day at a time. We will captivate mind, body and spirit to bring our attention to: Eating for energy, vitality and…
  • 2500
    Swiss Alps Ayahuasca retreat (May 2018)
    May 1, 2018 - 9 days
    The group is limited to 6-8 people. Quality setting and accommodation.An Ayahuasca retreat is a life changing experience. You will have the opportunity to experience the Ayahuasca in a safe, professionally conducted way.Our ayahuasca ceremonies are designed for westerners, to facilitate learning and healing in the western world. The medicine is open for anyone to experience, and connects…
  • $990
    Gaia Tree Group Retreat 10th – 17th February
    Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
    Dear friend You are invited to join us for a week of deep healing and cleansing at Gaia Tree Center in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Our intensive week-long retreats provide an opportunity for you to connect with the spirit of ayahuasca for the purposes of healing and spiritual growth. The sacred medicine of Ayahuasca is the world’s most holistic natural medicine. It works on all aspects…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Mar 26 – Apr 1
    Mar 26, 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…
  • $1599
    New Moon Awakening Wellness Retreat
    Mar 17, 2018 - 8 days
    NEW MOON AWAKENING WELLNESS RETREAT Dream BIG, Renourish and tap into the field of all possibilities! Since ancient times, the ritual of the New Moon has been a time to go within and recharge and reset our mind, body and spirit. A time for rest and reflection before the new cycle begins. A time to get in touch with our higher selves, awaken our deepest desires and let go of what ever isn’t…
  • $479
    Women’s Three Week Life Changer Weight Loss, Health and Wellness Retreat
    Mar 25, 2018 - 21 days
    Our premiere retreat package, the Three Week Life-Changer is as the name suggests; life changing. There is a well known saying that “it takes 21 days to change a habit”. After three weeks, you will start seeing significant weight loss. You will be able to take some serious time-out from your every day life, get pampered, relax, unwind, clear the mind and focus on one goal: getting weight loss…
  • $95
    MBSR Graduates All-Day Retreat 3-11-18
    Mar 11, 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…
  • $1299
    Yoga, Adventure, and Service
    Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
     Yoga, Adventure, and Service (Stay-tune for February 10th – 17th, 2018) Peace through Yoga Foundation with Sally Bassett, Phd Trip Leaders/Yoga Teachers: Sally Bassett, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 and Cassie Stockamp, E-RYT-200 An Empowerment Program February 10 – 17, 2017 Peace through Yoga Foundation groups come to Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary two to three times a year.  Their…
  • $2550
    Bali Superfood Cleanse – 10 nights
    Mar 16, 2018 - 11 days
    Our Feel aLIVE Super Food Cleanse has been carefully formulated to provide your body the right amount of vitamins and minerals to completely sustain it, whilst giving your digestive system a rest.  We have incorporated delicious super food and raw liquid meals to alkalise your body, eliminate toxins from your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system, reactivate your nutrient status and support the…
  • $375
    Deepening Your Practice – Spring 2018
    Mar 29, 2018 - 50 days
    In this 8-week mindfulness circle, we will explore how to deepen our practice in both formal and informal ways. We will further our understanding of the different ways we can practice, learn from the journey of others, and strengthen our personal commitment with the support of the group. Incorporating conscious movement and breath, sitting meditation, and sharing, we can bring greater ease to our…
  • $2550
    Three Week Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru – $2550
    Apr 8, 2018 - 21 days
    A COMPLETE TREATMENT The three week Shipibo ayahuasca retreat is an opportunity to receive a complete treatment from an authentic curandero in the Amazon rainforest. Participants spend 19 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Chamisal Retreat Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos), participating in 9 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo curandero and the assistant healers. In addition to the ayahuasca…
  • $2053
    Bali Superfood Cleanse – 7 nights
    Mar 16, 2018 - 8 days
    Our Feel aLIVE Super Food Cleanse has been carefully formulated to provide your body the right amount of vitamins and minerals to completely sustain it, whilst giving your digestive system a rest.  We have incorporated delicious super food and raw liquid meals to alkalise your body, eliminate toxins from your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system, reactivate your nutrient status and support the…
  • $1795
    The Sweet Life: A Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Sara Lovelace
    Feb 24, 2018 - 8 days
    Join instructor Sara Lovelace for a week-long exploration of embodied presence and delightful living in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The lush, environmentally conscious Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa and Yoga Center provides the perfect home for daily outdoor vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, and meditation classes. We’ll journey into the sweetness of the natural world, and the…
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