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.

  • $3500
    Yoga & Meditation: The Art of Stress Free Living
    May 29, 2017 - 7 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…
  • $755
    Happiness Retreat
    May 19, 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…
  • May 2, 2017 - 10 days
    JOURNEY BACK TO THE VERY BEGINNING. WHERE THE FIRST SPARK OF YOUR BEING MANIFESTED INTO THIS WORLD. WHEN ALL THAT EXISTED WAS YOUR TRUE ESSENCE. STRONG. CONFIDENT. LOVING. AND AT PEACE. Join LiveFree Yoga at The Source Peru for a 10 day retreat in the womb of the Sacred Valley of Peru for an epic journey of yoga, magic, culture and connection. As we journey through the seven main energy centres of…
  • $1750
    Two Week Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru – $1750
    May 21, 2017 - 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…
  • $1795
    Tuscany Yoga Experience
    May 27, 2017 - 8 days
    mind|body|fitness yoga is planning the next studio retreat for May of 2017. Join us for a mindfulness experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world – the Tuscany region of Italy. It will be a week of daily meditation and yoga practices and plenty of time for exploring the “sweet life of pleasure and simple luxury” in the local village of Cortona or relaxing by the pool at our…
  • May 9, 2017 - 5 days
    This Mystical Retreat is an opportunity to get the best mystical experiences in this great city.Accompagned by a mystical guide you will be taken to places and activate certain energies and contact with certain deities that will be of great benefit to you.We will have activities from 5pm daily. During the day you will have a lot of free time to do all the usual tourists routs, museums, shopping…
  • $900
    Art of Living Retreats - BOWEN ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA (yoga, detox, raw food, meditation, transformation)
    Jun 22, 2017 - 4 days
    We created Art of Living Retreats for you to awaken to your highest potential and to find happiness and balance through 4 days of delicious raw cuisine, yoga, meditation, nature, and adventure! True happiness is within everyone's reach, but sometimes the rigors of daily life make us forget what it's like to feel Alive.…
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp April 27th
    Apr 27, 2017 - 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.
  • $1150
    Mindfulness - Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) July Week Retreat
    Jul 23, 2017 - 6 days
    Serenity Now!Are you easily ‘stressed out’?Do you find it difficult to quiet your mind?Thoughts racing? Lose focus easily?Difficulty sleeping? Too much or too little?Easily angered with your kids or spouse?Do you experience panic attacks?Digestive difficulties?Do you worry about your health a lot?Learning to pay attention, (vipassana meditation), a skill which can be cultivated, will help to…
  • $1450
    Empower Wellness Retreat
    May 19, 2017 - 3 days
    Empower Wellness RetreatAurora Behavioral Health & Integrated Eating bring you our holistic model of healing with our weekend intensive wellness retreats!Do you struggle with worries about your weight? Panic whenever it's time to make a decision about food, wondering what you can eat that tastes good, won't make you gain weight and is also natural, healthy and good for your body? Would…
  • $2448
    Bridal Booty Camp with Rebecca Kordecki- May
    May 5, 2017 - 5 days
    Bridal Booty Camp with Rebecca Kordecki Do you want o learn how to workout based on your body and your skill level – a work out you can actually stick to when you return home? Or how about learning a quick 30- minute workout that the celebrities swear by? What about feeling amazing for the biggest day of life? And a little beach time won’t hurt either! It’s no secret that getting married…
  • Just remain in the Center, watching. And then forget that you are there. Lao Tzu
  • $2010
    Purification and Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat
    May 6, 2017 - 6 days
    Time to love yourself unconditionally! Matthew Gaines will be leading this five day yoga retreat to purify and rejuvenate in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. Take this time to connect with yourself and others, unwind, get grounded and energized. How does a typical day look like? Morning oceanfront Asana Flow, followed by practicing a specific meditation technique, Vipassana, for mastery and purification…
  • $1595
    Awaken the Master Within
    May 27, 2017 - 8 days
    “I once was lost but now I am found, was blind but now I see.”   So our question to you is, are you ready to see? Are you ready to let go and embrace who you know you are? If the answer is yes–this is your call.Come join Marien, Connor, and Mark on the journey of Awakening the Master Within. Disconnect from modern distractions and immerse yourself in the abundance and serenity of…
  • May 4, 2017 - 8 days
    Enlighten your purpose on the path of liberation.BIOSPHERE RESERVE, MENORCA, SPAIN, 04-11 MAY 2017: 7-DAY EARTHKEEPERS ECO-RETREATTransform your life in a work of art!Join Visionary Earthkeeper Maurice Spees in primal nature to fully align with your purity to step in the light of your true purpose. Once your true nature awakens and penetrates you, there is no turning back.…
  • May 15, 2017 - 8 days
    This retreat offers the opportunity to learn and deepen your yoga practice with 10 Hatha yoga classes including asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation in spectacular surroundings.Experience yoga close to nature, in the great outdoors where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea in a warm, beautiful and peaceful setting.  Relax, unwind and revitalize your mind and…
  • May 17, 2017 - 11 days
    Ayahuasca Beach Retreats Sardegna, Italy10 DaysMay and June 2017Group is limited to 8 people to guarantee the most intimate experience and full shaman's attention.This Ayahausca Retreat is a life regenerating and life changing experience.  You will have the opportunity to experience the Ayahuasca in a safe, soft, elegant and professional manner. Our ayahuasca ceremonies…
  • May 4, 2017 - 8 days
    Enlighten your purpose on the path of liberation.BIOSPHERE RESERVE, MENORCA, SPAIN, 04-11 MAY 2017: 7-DAY EARTHKEEPERS ECO-RETREATTransform your life in a work of art!Join Visionary Earthkeeper Maurice Spees in primal nature to fully align with your purity to step in the light of your true purpose. Once your true nature awakens and penetrates you, there is no turning back.…
  • $3600
    Ayahuasca and San Pedro Retreat
    Jul 1, 2017 - 10 days
    Luxury retreat in the Sacred Valley under the gaze of Apu Pitusiray adjacent to the Sacred River.Of all the decisions we make in life, choosing one of personal development, investing in oneself is the most important decision we can make. When our path takes us to question our purpose and ourselves we are beginning the most fundamentally rewarding journey possible. However this path is challenging…
  • $835
    Kaya Kalpa Meditation Retreat
    Jun 30, 2017 - 3 days
    Welcome to the Kaya Kalpa Meditation Retreat! Many people have an interest in meditation and its benefits, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult, if not impossible. What’s needed is a meditation that utilizes the natural tendencies of the mind rather than trying to subdue it. During this course you’ll learn an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to…
  • $755
    Meditation Retreat
    Jun 30, 2017 - 3 days
    Welcome to the Meditation Retreat!   Many people have an interest in meditation and its benefits, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult, if not impossible. What’s needed is a meditation that utilizes the natural tendencies of the mind rather than trying to subdue it. During this course you’ll learn an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to settle…
  • $1975
    HAWAIIAN CHAKRA BALANCING YOGA RETREAT
    Jun 4, 2017 - 9 days
    Aloha! Join us on the amazing Big Island of Hawaii for daily yoga classes, workshops, chakra balancing Ayurvedic food, and excursions. Disconnect from your day to day routine and lifestyle. Enjoy the culture of Hawaiian paradise while cleansing and energizing your mind, body, and soul.There’s a reason why the natives call this the island of healing.YogaDeepen your practice with daily yoga…
  • $1299
    Goddess Pilgrimage to the Island of Miracles — Tinos & Delos Greece
    Jun 9, 2017 - 8 days
    What would it be like to spend an entire week rediscovering and honoring your Divine Self?Come journey with us to the Greek island of Tinos, for an empowering and creative eight-day sacred Yoga and Art Retreat.Tinos is a Cyclades island filled with delights and treasures. Awaken and rekindle your ancient inner Goddess wisdom through YogART, dream-work/art, intuitive painting, evocation,…
  • $470
    Sri Sri Yoga Retreat
    May 19, 2017 - 3 days
    The Sri Sri Yoga Retreat is a holistic system for energizing and integrating the mind, body and spirit.  Typically offered as a 3 day workshop, each session offers a beautiful blend of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditations and yogic knowledge. Our Sri Sri Yoga Retreat provides: A specific sequence of invigorating and soothing yoga postures that attend to your entire body —…
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