About This Center

Self is a 7, 15 or 30-day Mend Away experience to live, work, play, and Mend in Barcelona with other location-independent people who identify as female. Mend, in partnership with travel experts Behere, have planned every aspect of this special experience, tailoring everything to help you reconnect with and rebuild yourself. It doesn’t matter if you’ve recently gone through a heartbreak or you’re months (or even years) removed from your last breakup, this experience is about you.

Your experience includes a membership to a bright, airy, and modern coworking space in the heart of Ciutat Vella, a short walk from your apartment. You’ll have access M-F 9am-8pm. Whether you’re writing a book, studying, building a presentation, continuing your usual work, or meeting with others, this space is a perfect place for location-independent workers to be productive. You’ll have high-speed wifi and access to a coffee bar, tea/water, open seating, and lounge areas.

We’ve carved out time for fun throughout the experience because play is an important part of Mending. We’ll host planned group activities, but the major benefit of this experience in Barcelona is that you’ll also have plenty of unstructured time to go off on your own, while never actually being completely alone in a new city. Your journey is unique to you, and we’re here to support you with yoga, meditation, journaling, and group sessions. You’ll also get a chance to choose a workshop track to further tailor your experience: Breakup Support or Finding Love.

More about Mend: Mend is a self care company that helps people through heartbreak with their award-winning app, podcasts, website, and community. The Mend app has helped people in over 195 countries and is available in both English and Spanish on iOS. Team Mend is based in Los Angeles, CA.

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." -THICH NHAT HANH

Venue Highlights

Our homebase during this experience is one of Europe's most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean. Referred to as "shoulder season," fall is one of the best times to visit Barcelona. The weather makes for a more pleasant experience sightseeing, and although the evenings get a bit chillier, you can still have some warmer beach days.


You’ll feel right at home in a fully furnished apartment in the neighborhood of Ciutat Vella, amidst historic architecture, shops, restaurants, and cafes. All apartments have been carefully chosen by our travel partner Behere to ensure comfort, safety, and convenience. When you book your experience, you'll have the option of a shared bedroom (twin bed) or your own private bedroom (double/queen).


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Meals are not provided as part of the retreat, except for the welcome and closing dinner, which will offer healthy vegetarian and vegan options. Accommodations have fully equipped kitchens so that you can cook and prepare your meals at home if you choose to do so, or you can eat out at one of the many delicious restaurants within walking distance in the neighborhood.


You'll receive the specific address from Behere of your apartment, which you can plug into Google Maps to get detailed transportation directions from the airport. We don't provide the apartment addresses here for safety reasons.

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Why Retreat?

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.