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.

  • $558
    Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat:  March 2018
    Mar 16, 2018 - 3 days
    Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you to stop your anxious mind and discover a place of rest…
  • $1900
    Bali Premium Ayahuasca retreat (Feb 2018)
    Feb 1, 2018 - 9 days
    Dates:18 - 28 Oct 20171 - 10 Feb 2018also see12 - 22 Feb 2018 Nectar of Immortality retreat >>The group is limited to 6-8 people to guarantee the most intimate experience and full shaman's attention. Premium setting and accommodation.An Ayahuasca retreat is a life changing experience. You will have the opportunity to experience the Ayahuasca in a safe, professionally…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Jan 9th
    Jan 9, 2018 - 7 days
    A TUNE UP FOR THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Bikini Bootcamp is 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.
  • $1750
    Two Week Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru – $1750
    Mar 4, 2018 - 14 days
    NOURISHING THE SOUL The Ayahuasca Foundation’s two week ayahuasca retreat is a chance to turn the corner on life’s path and begin to head in a new direction. Retreat participants spend a total of 12 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Chamisal Retreat Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos) and attend 6 ayahuasca ceremonies led by the Shipibo curandero and the assistant healers. In addition to…
  • $1650
    Escape From The Ordinary
    Feb 25, 2018 - 8 days
    Join Shae Sterrett for 7 nights and 8 days at the magical world of Vida Asana, nestled in a quintessential corner of the jungles of Costa Rica, yet just minutes from everything that this jungle paradise has to offer – beautiful beaches, amazing hiking, rainforests, waterfalls, wildlife, shopping and more. Escape from the ordinary and experience a vacation like you’ve never had before – once…
  • $1475
    Island Yoga – Costa Rica Retreat
    Jan 14, 2018 - 7 days
    Island Yoga—Costa Rica Retreat with Jaime Boswell & Tanya Crossman The January 2017 trip was amazing, so we are going back!!! January 14-20, 2018 Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center, Playa Hermosa, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica  Start the New Year with a week of healthy food, yoga, meditation, and as much adventure or relaxation as you desire. Vida Asana provides the solitude of a jungle…
  • $1745
    Pilates and Wellness Retreat
    Jan 7, 2018 - 7 days
    Pilates and Wellness Retreatwith Alice O’NeillJanuary 7-13, 2018Join us for a week of toning, strengthening, and rejuvenation under the warm Baja sun. This Pilates and Wellness Retreat focuses on Pilates mat technique. Additional stretch and tone bodywork will be woven into your training. Our aim is to focus on proper alignment and form to help each body attain it’s own potential.Pilates is a…
  • 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…
  • Jan 15, 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…
  • 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…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Jan 18th
    Jan 18, 2018 - 7 days
    A TUNE UP FOR THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Bikini Bootcamp is 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.
  • $6400
    Yoga & Meditation: The Art of Stress Free Living
    Mar 20, 2018 - 6 days
    The word MEDITATION is derived from the Latin “meditari” = “to ponder, think, practice, prepare.” It has its roots in Greek as well: “medomai” = “I’m calm; I reflect.” You can meditate laying down, sitting, walking and standing, at home and while traveling, climbing stairs, while brushing your teeth or washing the dishes. Meditation is not just for gurus, yogis, or spiritual…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Jan 28th
    Jan 28, 2018 - 7 days
    A TUNE UP FOR THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Bikini Bootcamp is 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.
  • $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…
  • Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
    During this 7-day retreat we can enter deeply into the gentle yet powerful practice of Loving Kindness.When our hearts and minds are filled with love we naturally experience happiness and well-being, yet many of us feel a poverty of love, which we may experience as either feeling unloved or not being able to love others as fully as we would wish.Loving Kindness meditation is a method that helps us…
  • Feb 12, 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…
  • Jan 15, 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…
  • $1600
    Advaita & Ayurveda – 3 Week Retreat – Guatemala
    Apr 1, 2018 - 22 days
    The Advaita & Ayurveda Retreat in Guatemala is intended to offer you the space, guidance and inspiration to allow for 21 days of profound Self-Enquiry Meditation and Yoga sadhana along with Ayurvedic dinacharya. It will be a time devoted to self-enquiry, the joy of yoga, stillness and quietude, and profound healing through the gift of Ayurveda. These 3 weeks will be an intensive process of…
  • $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…
  • $1795
    Sit in Your Center: As You Are- A Woman's Costa Rica Retreat
    Mar 10, 2018 - 8 days
    “Empowering, Transformative, and Reflective.” “Enlightening, Sacred, Unifying.” ~Previous Sit in Your Center Retreatants Join Dawn and Kate at the Arenal Eco-Lodge Yoga Retreat Center & Biodynamic Farm, a sweet respite nestled next to 250,000 acres of protected forest in the volcanic highlands of Costa Rica’s vibrant green heart, for a magical women’s retreat. You will enjoy daily…
  • Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening. Terrence McKenna
  • $1550
    Yoga, Poetry, and Music: Let the Beauty You Love, Be What You Do
    Feb 4, 2018 - 8 days
    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~Mary Oliver How do we use our life experiences to awaken and deepen our understanding of our humanity and our spirituality? Going on retreat can help us reconcile our secular life with the sacred. On retreat, we take the time to care for and connect with the body that is the instrument through which our life and…
  • $1695
    Living Authentically: Sacred Valley, Peru Yoga Retret
    May 5, 2018 - 8 days
    Rejuvenate and connect with your authentic self during this one-week retreat so that you can find exciting new places to grow. Through twice-daily focused yoga classes, meditation, and workshops that will help you explore your true nature, you will walk away from the retreat feeling inspired to live authentically.Aligning with nature, each day begins with a group meditation walk followed by a…
  • $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…
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