Will Travel For...Meditation Retreats
Quiet your mind and discover an oasis of relaxation during a meditation-inspired vacation.
If the gorgeous backdrops in “Eat, Pray, Love” have you soul searching for peace and harmony, consider a meditation-inspired vacation. Whether seeking a solo experience benefiting your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual wellbeing; hoping to reconnect as a couple; or planning a unique experience with friends, there are plenty of resorts and getaways in the U.S. and worldwide at which you can master the “om.”
Nurture in nature
Organic gardens, wildflowers and spring-fed streams will bring peace to even the most restless soul. Nature-driven meditation retreats offer tranquility in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Green Gulch Farm, just north of San Francisco, is set in a eucalyptus-wooded valley that opens onto Muir Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Whether you’re staying for a long weekend, or a few months, guests can attend workshops in Zen meditation, organic farming, beekeeping and edible plants.
Rolling Meadows Yoga & Meditation Retreats offers guests the chance to perfect their pose in elegant villas steps from the sea. Meditation sessions are scheduled in the morning and evening to leave plenty of time for swimming, massages and walks along the beach.
If you’re interested in exploring the spiritual side of a country, Enchanting Travels offers the Spiritual & Symbolic India tour that ventures along the banks of the holy River Ganger and into the foothills of the Himalayas. The tour starts in Delhi, India’s capital and the City of Djinns (spirits), where guests can visit the impressive Humayuns Tomb the Lotus Temple.
Simple Peace Retreats offers six-day meditation retreats in Assisi, Italy – the birthplace of Saint Francis. Participants of all religious faiths are welcome to attend meditation sessions in nearby monasteries, outdoor areas and in the Assisi East-West Center, a serene vaulted space near the Cathedral of San Ruffino.
If you’d like to learn from the Dalai Lama himself, Eleven Directions takes guests on an eight-day journey that is centered on the teachings of his Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala. Guests will learn about Tibetan culture and society and stay in a guesthouse run by his Holiness’ brother and sister-in-law.
For a digital detox and chance to unplug, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – a small Caribbean island group – encourages travelers to leave their digital devices at home. The digital detox vacation package comes with a guide book and personal life coach to help you tune out and switch off.
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