Meditation Retreats

Meditation is the practice of settling the mind and allowing the natural clarity of awareness to dawn. This clarity is often obscured by our habits, fear, and speed. When we lean into our minds and look closer, we discover an unshakeable ground of goodness, wisdom and compassion. Like looking at a muddy glass of water, if you place it down and allow it to settle, the sediment will relax to the bottom and the innate clarity of the water will be revealed.  

In the West, we are seeing a surge of scientific research on mindfulness and meditation is becoming more and more commonplace.  Research on meditation has shown that it is an effective for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and greatly reduces the physiological impacts of stress. Think of it as mental hygiene.

It does not matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced retreat-goer, meditation retreats have something to offer everyone. The present moment waits for you to be ready to meet it fully. Whether you’re looking for beginner meditation classes, vipassana, zazen, transcendental meditation or silent meditation -  there is a perfect retreat awaiting you! In fact, there is most likely a meditation retreat in your local area. On the other hand, if you feel like you need an escape from your busy life, a  ‘meditation vacation’ may be just what you need. There are an abundance of retreats in exotic locations for you all around the world

Some of the most popular meditation resorts are located in Dharamsala, India, Surat Than, Thailand and Colorado and Vermont, USA.

  • $850
    Reiki Mountain Getaway 2018
    Jul 26 - 29, 2018 (4 days)
    Sign Up By April 26 To Get $75 Off! RETREAT INCLUDES 3 nights accommodations 3 Meals a day 1 SUP or Kayak Session 1 Guided Hike to Waterfall Yoga Reiki Level 1 and 2 Certification Enjoy a full weekend immersion into the healing power of Reiki at an eco-friendly mountain sanctuary at the foothills of Grand Lake, Colorado.  In this training, you will learn to receive and send Reiki energy as a…
  • $2950
    Your Heart's Calling
    Mar 18 - 24, 2018 (7 days)
    Retreat Highlights -Daily Yoga & Meditation to noourish your practice -Yoga Philosophy, Heart Chakra Exploration to expand your insight -Volcano Hike & Ceremony to release what's been holding you back. -Nightly Spirit Gatherings to nourish your soul. -Kayak/Whale Watching/Snorkel to connect to self and others. -Beach Excursions for fun and rejuivination. -Yoga Intensive -6 Nights…
  • $200
    Grof Holotropic Breathwork Weekend at Soul Quest in Orlando Fl.
    Mar 23 - 25, 2018 (3 days)
    Grof Holotropic Breathwork Weekend – $250 Grof Holotropic Breathwork™ uses Breath as Sacred Medicine to evoke non-ordinary states of consciousness for self-discovery and healing using accelerated breathing to an exquisitely beautiful and powerful musicscape that is similar to the use of some sacred plant and psychedelic medicines. Substance-free, consciousness-expanding journeys allowing…
  • £445
    What’sup | Yoga & SUP | 2 day
    May 18 - 20, 2018 (3 days)
    Personally we cannot think of a more perfect combination than Yoga and Wild swimming. One of our philosphies is “be inspired by the beauty of nature”. Whatbetter way to connect with nature than to be in it.  We have been swimming wild for years so now its time to share that with you, as we mix it into one of our luxury yoga retreats. On this weekend you will be expertly guided to some of…
  • $500
    Raja Yoga Sutras
    Dec 9 - 14, 2018 (6 days)
    Description Stress has been determined to be the #1 cause of all illness and disease. Working in alliance with the mind, body and breath, one can learn to not only effectively reduce stress, one can actually achieve a deep sense of peace and well-being. The course is based on the time-tested practice of yogic principles that are proven to be highly effective and easy to learn regardless of a…
  • $100
    Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart
    Apr 27 - 29, 2018 (3 days)
    Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. These qualities arise out of meditation practice and study of Shambhala warriorship. Shambhala Training welcomes people of all religious traditions as well as those who do not follow a particular spiritual path.Shambhala Training Level…
  • Sep 26, 2018 (1 day)
    A 30 minute guided meditation and online teaching with Pema Khandro. Free and open to the public. This is a monthly class to support your meditation practice and meet the challenge of integrating meditation into a full, dynamic life. This class will include meditation instruction, Buddhist teachings, and remedies for navigating through challenges to practice. To help support busy Buddhist Yogis in…
  • Jun 3, 2018 (1 day)
    Join us the first Sunday of each month for our popular Open House series. Enjoy a day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and pick from a variety of free activities, including touring the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, receiving meditation instruction, listening to engaging dharma talks or simply relaxing on this serene and powerful land. Bring a picnic or for a $10 donation, enjoy a delicious…
  • $790
    Body Cleanse Group – Jul 2018
    Jul 2 - 7, 2018 (6 days)
    The Body Cleanse Group is a five-day purifying and detoxification process. The program includes four days of colon cleansing and one night and day of liver flushing. The group is designed to support the body to detox and at the same time allow emotions and feelings that arise through the process to be expressed through movement, open communication and active meditation sessions. The dynamic of the…
  • $7500
    Skylonda 7-Day Program – July
    Jul 9 - 15, 2018 (7 days)
      The Skylonda Lodge Program has been developed by experts in Preventative Medicine and Holistic Health and is grounded in cutting-edge science and technology to help you shed unwanted weight and build physical and mental strength.  You will enjoy nutrient rich organic meals, prepared by our chef with local ingredients to deliciously nourish your body. As you move through our program you…
  • $560
    Sri Sri Yoga – Foundation Retreat
    Jul 20 - 22, 2018 (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 —…
  • €748
    Ashtanga Intensive with David Robson
    Sep 21 - 24, 2018 (4 days)
    Workshop Style Retreat with KPJAYI Level-2 Authorized, David Robson We are extremely honored to welcome for the first time in Romania one of the most exciting Ashtanga Yoga teachers of today. David has devoted almost two decades to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, and is known for leading one of the world’s largest Mysore programs in his home town of Toronto, Canada. If you love practicing…
  • $949
    YOGA and ZUMBA® Retreat in Brasil
    Apr 7 - 14, 2018 (8 days)
    The very FIRST Time I took some Friends/Retreaters to my HomeLand of Brasil on a #ZumbaYogaRetreat , I felt like a KID sharing a BIG Treasure of mine!It was so wonderful to share my Culture with beautiful people and debunk some of the Pre-conceived notion sthat Brasil is a Violent and innacessible place to travel to.The Reviews and Memoirs were unforgeatble!!!…
  • $525
    Hocking Hills Fall Retreat
    Oct 5 - 7, 2018 (3 days)
    Wood burning fireplaces and star-filled skies will warm the heart, daily yoga and meditation classes will help you clear out the past and embrace the new, gourmet meals served in the award-winning Kindred Spirits restaurant will feed your soul and hikes to through the Hocking Hills area will spark your imagination and connect you to nature. This is a great retreat for couples and friends. Retreat…
  • $2979
    6-day Eat Real to Heal: Cancer + Chronic Disease
    Sep 23 - 29, 2018 (7 days)
    YOUR BODY IS YOUR LIFELONG COMPANION It’s your home from the moment you’re born, through every single moment of your life.  Unfortunately, it’s a “home” that doesn’t always get the very best treatment.Environmental toxins in the soil, water, and air, processed food, stress at work, not enough movement, too much sitting in front of a computer screen—it all adds up.The…
  • May 2 - 29, 2018 (28 days)
    Rishikesh YogNirvana is an independent Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India with its own core professional team of teachers well-versed in hatha yoga, yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama. We offer international yoga certification course that will help one become professional yoga instructor. Our 100, 200 & 300 hours Yoga Teacher training courses in Rishikesh are…
  • $110
    Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses
    Sep 15 - 16, 2018 (2 days)
    Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your SensesA Saturday and Sunday workshopShambhala Art can be seen as a process, a product, and an arts education program. As a process, it brings wakefulness and awareness to the creative and viewing processes through the integration of contemplation and meditation. As a product, it is art that wakes us up. Shambhala Art is also an international non-profit arts…
  • €205
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2
    Aug 13 - 30, 2018 (18 days)
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2 offers graduates of Module 1 the opportunity to go deeper in the teachings of traditional Hatha Yoga, further exploring the beauty of the Heart. The Module 2 program includes 13 days of instruction. During this module, the practice becomes more profound, with the introduction of new asanas and pranayama techniques. Nada Yoga, the practice of meditation on subtle…
  • $125
    The Insight of Awareness: Feldenkrais® and Mindful Practice
    Apr 29, 2018 (1 day)
    IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners Awareness is a remarkable aspect of the learning process. Without it, we cannot bring unconscious habits of movement and thought into our conscious understanding. Awareness is also the way to presence, where we may fully participate in our present-moment experience. During this day retreat, we’ll explore awareness as a process of awakening. Through…
  • $25
    Retreat Cabins
    The beauty of nature, quietness, and solitude supported me so much in letting the vajra mind shine through. Having time for my practice with no outer worldly pressure helped me to deeply relax into my meditation, creating space. I’m deeply grateful for this precious time on Tara’s Land!     -Vera M. Retreat, or returning back to a place of origin, is an age-old practice in many cultures.…
  • Apr 6 - 8, 2018 (3 days)
    Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji), Himalayan Master and founder of Akhanda Yoga, has been coming to Italy regularly for many years to teach with senior Akhanda Yoga teacher Pranav at Kutir in Bologna. This wonderful collaboration has brought us to the 8th Akhanda Italia Retreat! Since 8 in the horizontal relates to the symbol of the Infinite, this workshop will focus on an ever-deepening journey…
  • $340
    Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
    Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2018 (5 days)
    Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with Twelve Step work. Primarily conducted in silence, the retreat focuses on insight/mindfulness meditation, with additional interactive exercises, lecture, and meetings exploring ways that Buddhism and the Steps can complement each other. The emphasis will be on bringing mindfulness to all our activities, whether in…
  • Jul 8 - 14, 2018 (7 days)
    Welcome to the Yoga, Play Explore retreat – a week of life-changing adventures, fun, and yoga practice in Bali!   Join Jen Daniels, Jack Lynch, and Loren Hardy for a once-in-a-lifetime yoga retreat! This talented trio will guide you through twice daily yoga practices that will take you to the edge of your comfort zone and beyond. Discover the true gifts of yoga through focused asana,…
  • $695
    Yoga Retreat - Weekend Warrior Style
    Mar 23 - 25, 2018 (3 days)
    Join us for Sagrada's 3 day Yoga Retreat in Central Coast California.Leave your city life behind and rejuvenate on Sagrada's new mini weekend warrior yoga retreat! This is a convenient way to recharge your batteries, soak up some pristine natural countryside, practice your yoga asanas, eat nourishing gourmet meals and enjoy the company of new friends.Days will begin with a morning hike on one of…
  • $1299
    50-Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Sri Lanka
    May 20 - 26, 2018 (7 days)
    Yoga Meets Circus + Play in Paradise!Do you love adventure and want to learn to fly? Are you a yoga enthusiast looking to take your practice to new heights or have you been inspired by a recent circus show? Come immerse yourself in a beautifully cultural paradise for a week and learn aerial yoga!Bookings made before April 1, 2018 receive a FREE 30-minute Reiki treatment with me during the…
  • $330
    Sacred Path: Drala
    Nov 9 - 11, 2018 (3 days)
    Click Here to RegisterPrerequisite: Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun & WindhorseDrala is a pivotal level on the warrior's path. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Here we are introduced to teachings that invite us to sharpen our awareness of the subtle, unseen energies of our world. Through exploring the depth of perception,…
  • Apr 13, 2018 (1 day)
    If we seek a life of meaning and benefit, there are so many choices: Secular or spiritual, activist or contemplative, academic or pragmatic… The tradition of Shambhala has the depth of all of these, but also the simplicity and accessibility that is so necessary in our chaotic times.The Shambhala View is the opening talk of Acharya Richard John's weekend program Shambhala Meditation: Radical…
  • $860
    Playa Grande Yoga Retreat
    Jul 8 - 15, 2018 (8 days)
    Enjoy yoga in one of the most relaxing places you can find. Join yoga instructor Andy Gottlieb (Arnesh) for this seven night adventure. Retreat includes 2 yoga practices daily, surf lessons, and a nature and estuary (canoe) tour. Daily morning practice as well as afternoon or evening practice depending on the schedule. Yoga will either be led in an outdoor rancho by the pool at Las Tortugas Hotel,…

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