6 Recommended Healing Retreats to transform you from the inside out

Soul Seed Travel Guide: 12 Healing Retreats to transform you from the inside out

These 12 recommended healing retreats offer you more than just a retreat experience; they offer you deep healing on all levels of your being to help you transform your life from the inside out.

If you find yourself stuck in a rut, feeling drained, going through a big life transition, or wanting to turn your health around these retreats are for you.

Nurture your Inner Self Retreat in magical Kodaikanal, India 28th February – 8th March

Drawing from both the traditions of yoga and meditation, we introduce you to techniques you can use in everyday life to overcome the obstacles and stresses we face. The yoga classes we facilitate on this retreat are gentler than the other three retreats, and taught as a guided meditation. The hikes bring refreshment and revitalisation without being strenuous.

The premises are chosen for comfort, style and peace and the food is seasonal and uplifting, carefully selected for nutritional balance and grown locally. Witness for yourself your body, mind and soul respond to a week of regeneration in nature’s paradise in the Western Ghats.

With its mystical misty mountains and awesome eucalyptus forests, pretty coffee plantations and lush meadows Kodiakanal, known to its friends as Kodi, is an ideal site for the numerous eco- spiritual communities, eco-minded hoteliers and resorts, which have set up home here. Granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills, border the evergreen forest beyond. Kodi can be understood as an energy centre. It is a place where magic mushrooms grow wild (the flora and fauna is generally surreal – take the Bengal Monitor as an example), the air is so pure and the waterfalls tells stories.

It is truly a magical place, an energetically charged wonder of the world. We have carefully selected the accommodation after spot checking a number of resorts over a period of months. We chose the resorts that employed the happiest staff, in the most stunning locations with the highest standards or cleanliness and maintenance. In particular we chose locations nearby the lively and bustling market town replete with chocolate, spices and pretty shops of pottery and crafts on the one hand and lush forrest and waterfalls within walking distance for the second half of the trip. We have also arranged for one night’s camping after short one-hour stroll around the farm, and ensured for the provision of good quality tents and sleeping bags on Day 4.


Healthfulness Yoga Retreat Zanzibar, 22nd – 29th October 


Our annual healthfulness retreat is the perfect place to recharge, reflect and refocus for 7 nights. Held in a beautiful beach front villa in Jambiani, a coastal village on the South East of the island, let the Indian Ocean’s waves wake you up in the morning and put you to sleep at night.

Eat the freshest locally grown produce from the village and taste the catch of the day from the fisherman from the turquoise sea. Start you day with a revitalising yoga practice and build your day with inspiring workshops, classes and trips. Or opt for quiet time journaling, painting or relaxing around the pool. Make heartfelt connections with fellow kindred spirits looking for that experience of a lifetime.

The town is a close-knit vibrant village made up of artisans and fisherman. A friendly, welcoming community, where you’ll here the say “Jambo” hello each time you pass a native. Along the beach you’ll find a string of boutique accommodations, hotels and restaurants catering for the now growing tourists or expat visitors.

Due to the moon’s rotation, during the day the tide will pull back as far as 200m from the beach and you’ll see women using that time to plant and lay their seaweed traps. Around 4pm when the Indian ocean waves returns, the local fisherman emerges with the daily catch. This can all be seen from the backyard of the 7 bedroom private villa we will call home during our time in Zanzibar.


Bali Bliss Recharge & Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat, 21st -28th April

Bali Bliss Retreat

Join International Yoga Teachers, Catherine Harper-Tee and Patricia Spahn-Borrageiro, for 7 days and 7 nights in blissful Bali. Bring yourself back to yourself – retreat, reconnect, recharge and rejuvenate amongst the lush and magical surrounds of sacred central Ubud.

Both Catherine and Patricia have been teaching yoga and Pilates for many years. They bring together their combined expertise together with an in-depth knowledge of Bali, Ubud and surrounds, having lived and worked there for significant periods.

This special retreat will be an offering of yoga, movement, breath work and meditation – connecting all elements. The daily schedule will include two yoga sessions (most days) and plenty of down-time to invest in yourself. The retreat is open to yoga practitioners of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Complete beginners are welcome but to get the most out of the retreat some previous yoga experience is recommended.

Take long peaceful earthing walks in rice paddies, read, rest, be nourished with deliciously healthy food, have plentiful massages and soak up the magical spiritual culture of all that is Bali. Extra activities can be organised at will.

The Shala Bali has been lovingly purpose built for yoga retreats by yoga teachers. The exquisite setting, accommodation and attention to detail is second to none and is probably the most beautiful retreat space in Ubud! Both Catherine and Patricia as co-hosts have a wealth of knowledge and experience behind them both in terms of yoga and their knowledge of Bali and Ubud. They are well ideally placed to teach, develop and nurture your yoga and meditation practice whatever your level, to broaden your experience of complimentary modalities and to assist and advise you to make the absolute most of your time in Bali.


Spring Yoga of the heart retreat at Molino Del Rey Spain 13th – 20th May

Join long term friends Emma & Peter for this delicious one week yoga retreat at one the world’s finest retreat centers, Molino De Rey.

Nestled in the mountains of Andalucía in the remote hamlet of Jorox on the doorstep of Sierra de las Nieves nature reserve, Molino Del Rey has well earned its reputation as the best retreat center in Spain and one of the best in the world.

A beautiful, bright, fully equipped yoga shala for our two daily practices, partially encaved salt water swimming pool for daily dips, gorgeous comfortable accommodation in beautifully appointed rooms, international standard massage and spa treatments and bright open spaces. We have plenty of nooks and crannies with hammocks, couches and lounges for complete surrender to quiet time, connection time, rest and relaxation in the sun or in the shade, gazing at the incredible natural surrounding whist breathing in the scent of the mountain flowers, hill walking, horse riding and nature exploration for when you feel more energised days. There are a collection of incredible caves throughout the property for meditation, chanting together and kirtan singing. We will be served fantastic much acclaimed food and local wine. We have just about everything we could ask for on this rejeuvenating, relaxing and connecting retreat.


Yoga, Energy and Natural Wellbeing Retreat Ibiza, 26 – 30 April/17 – 21 May/7 – 11 June/6 – 10 September 

The focus of this Yoga, Energy and Natural Wellbeing retreat is to allow you to take time and space to hear the voice of your heart. Feel the glow radiate from within to reveal a new you – inspired, energetic and shining, inside and out.

Get your glow back in body, mind and spirit, with daily vinyasa flow yoga, holistic life coaching, mindfulness practices and transformational meditation techniques. Learn about and understand your own chakra energy system and discover how to optimise and manage your energy levels. Revitalising drops of yogic philosophy will develop your spiritual awareness, inner-strength and clarity of mind. Our super-clean nutritious menus will work their magic on your metabolism and help you avoid the ‘peaks and troughs’ of energy that come with an un-balanced diet and stressful life. Reconnect with your your heart and soul and rediscover your strength of body and mind.

This is a truly empowering retreat, that will help you regain balance in the energy and emotion you use every day, and regain your zest for life!.


Discover yourself: Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat in Greece, 30 April – 4 May/5 – 9 May


Discover yourself on our Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat in Greece. To us luxury is time to enjoy doing what we love surrounded by tranquility, peace, comfort and nature while feeling pampered and relaxed. To be able to do what we love: yoga, meditation, spiritual guidance, pampering treatments, time to yourself. Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to experience the practices of yoga and meditation, while relaxing in a hassle free, beautiful environment.

This retreat is focused on guiding you to reconnect with the Self, re-balance, and learn mindful and wellbeing skills that restore peace and tranquility within, to bring into your daily practice of everyday life. 360 Wellbeing hopes to make your experience as comfortable as possible while being mindful of the environment. Just pack your yoga or gym clothes and bathing suit and you are ready to join this retreat.

This retreat is set in the wonderful location in Rethymno, Greece, Lameriana Secret Village, owned by Nektarios and Maria. They have created something both rustic and boutique. In the middle of Crete, in Rethymno, Lameriana new eco tourism resort stands out for its hospitality, luxury, and comfortable accommodation. Discover the pure beauty of Rethymno hillsides, homely environment in a relaxing green location. You are invited to enjoy your retreat here with 360 Wellbeing at Lameriana Secret Village.


Wellness Retreat Southern India: Yoga, Pilates and Self-Care, 4th – 10th March

Escape the grind by retreating to rustic Southern India for a wellness retreat focusing on YOU. This is an opportunity to seek space for rejuvenation, exploration and peace.

Take part in two classes each day of Yoga and Pilates, sprinkled with other wellness opportunities like meditation and breath technique. Delight your taste buds with Southern India’s cuisine of spice, texture and sauces, including lentils, native fruits, coconut oils/milks and curry leaves. Take the opportunity to soak up knowledge of Ayurveda, India’s sister science, and experience luscious ayurvedic treatments, the ultimate in self-care. The state of Kerela has a tropical climate and the beach culture of the Kovalam area will allow you to shed the layers and congestion of the west as you practice self care and relaxation in a natural environment.

India has so much for the senses to take in. Whether it be the wind of tuk tuks whizzing by on the road or the smell of Indian spices wafting from restaurants and local family homes, or the sound of a woman chopping open a fresh coconut for you to drink by the beach. Brightly colored sari’s adorn the local women and tiny winding streets with handmade shopping treasures entice you to explore. It is full to the brim of endless temples, shrines, churches, mosques, and bazaars devoted to spices, incense and freshly cut flowers. India is made for those with a curious spirit and a heart ready for adventure.

Leave it to Mandee to navigate the details in moving through India while you simply enjoy and treat yourself to the tropical experience in the south. India’s positive and energetic vibe is like nothing you have been a part of before. Let her lead you to a place that mesmerizes with all its colors, beauty and life lessons!


Pure Yoga Retreat Going Deeper, Alicante Spain, 24th – 29th May

If you’re keen to re-kindle or develop your existing yoga practice, going on a yoga retreat is the perfect way to deepen your understanding with experienced teachers. You’ll feel the difference in just a few days which is all you need to ignite your yoga flame and kick start a regular practice back home.

Our Pure Yoga Retreat Holidays are held near the sea in the vibrant coastal town of Denia, an hour north of Alicante. The programme includes carefully planned twice daily yoga sessions with plenty of alignment cues to keep you on track, different pranayama techniques and daily meditations all of which will help your body relax, open and strengthen. We’ll also delve into other aspects of this ancient healing system and help you create your own home yoga practice too.

And, when you’re not on your yoga mat, there will be plenty of time to relax at the beach, paddle in the sea, join a coastal hike, head off on a guided bike ride, go horse trekking, book super beauty and holistic therapies, snooze, enjoy delicious tapas or explore the lovely vibrant town of Denia. You’ll feel so much stronger and calmer by the end of your stay and notice a huge difference in yourself and your yoga practice in just a week. Join us for an authentic and complete yoga experience which touches on yogic details and practices your regular teachers may not have time to teach you. It is ideal if you want to deepen your practice with senior teachers who will help progress and develop in just a few days.


5 Day Holistic Wellbeing Retreat through Art, Nature & Mindfulness, Ibiza 16 – 20 May/24 – 28 October

Nourish yourself at the source of all creation!. Nature is the primordial art form that awakens in us aesthetic inspiration and wonder. Nurturing our relationship with nature provides an endless source of balance and artistic inspiration.

Roseline de Thelin is an interdisciplinary artist, creative coach and art therapist, long time resident in Ibiza where she runs her art studio since many years. Roseline’s passion is to awaken people’s artistic potentials, creativity, consciousness and connection to the environment. She facilitates Art retreats & Creative workshops that foster artistic investigation, self-discovery, self-awareness and personal innovation.

This holistic Art Nature & Mindfulness retreat combines hikes in nature, meditation & creation: drawing, painting, clay, expressive movement, spontaneous art making in nature & in art studio, art rituals, creative writing, yoga and body awareness.

Nature is the ultimate artist and the nature of Ibiza is raw, untamed and exquisitely beautiful. Guided by Roseline participants will explore hidden parts of this historic Mediterranean island and find inspiration in its pristine nature, clear waters, inspiring light and magical landscapes.

Complete accommodation is provided in beautiful traditional farm house called Can Bueno hosted by Katja Niemela, certified Yoga teacher and Reiki master. Roseline’s art studio is only 150m from Can Bueno It has been the cradle of many artistic projects and vibrates with creative energy. The studio is a 70 m2 luminous space with high ceilings and an outdoor country area, perfect for small group settings.


5, 7 or 10 day Yoga of the Mind Immersion Retreat, Navutu Dreams Cambodia, November – April

Do you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster? Attracting unhealthy relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, foggy, craving clarity and peace of mind? Many of the emotional patterns that we react from come out of conditioning from our childhood through our parents and ancestral lineage.

In these Yoga of the Mind Immersion program, we will be exploring through breathing techniques, meditations, yoga asanas, sound medicine, creative journaling and space for deep inner exploration.

Navigating our way through the emotional development and the stages of human evolution, we will be rewriting the patterns in our brains; that is, literally, rewiring our responses to life, so that we can quit reacting and begin living. Unlocking cellular memory held deep within our psyches and bodies. Explore your life through new eyes, returning to source. Leading you back to you, your innocence. Emotional mastery is the key to inner peace and happiness

Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat is uniquely Cambodia’s only resort and wellness retreat, recognized by internationally acclaimed spa and wellness authorities such as Conde Nast Johansens, Spa Finder Wellness and National Geographic Traveler UK Spa & Wellness.

If you are planning to give yourself the incredible life-altering gift of a yoga retreat, and considering taking it here in Siem Reap, sign up for one our Southeast Asia Wellness & Yoga Retreat programs to help reboot your mind, body and spirit.


Detox your mind & rebalance your body yoga retreat, Sicily 20th – 27th October

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you someone else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

One of the best quotes that summarize this amazing week long, detox your mind & rebalance your body yoga retreat with Francesca Paris. We will focus and experience “pranayama” physically and internally, appreciating every movement as it radiates outwards and inwards throughout the body, calming the mind, reducing stress and promoting concentration. Hatha Flow, Yin and Meditation will be our magical tools to make every movement purposeful, we will experience what yoga feels like, rather than what it looks like, you will be encouraged and given the opportunity to wake up your core and spine throughout the classes and build self-trust. Embrace the present and nourish each minute of your yoga vacation, recharge your energy, take advantage of this time dedicated to you, spread the Light and Be Love.

Our main location is a 19th century farmhouse – La Masseria – situated in the luscious natural landscape of southeastern Sicily surrounded by the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea.


Relax, Detox and Reconnect with Nature Retreat, Long Bay Jamaica, open all year round

We are directly on the seaside; an Oasis for your Mind & Soul with fantastic ocean views and surrounded by gorgeous green nature; a quiet and safe area where the only sounds you will hear are singing birds and the ever flowing voice of the ocean.

Long Bay beach, one of the most beautiful virgin beaches, with kilometers of fine white sand, is just at 3 minutes walking distance, in the fishermen village Long Bay.

The parish of Portland, on Jamaica’s East Coast is one of the most beautiful places on the island. With its stunning and warm blue waters, romantic coves, virgin beaches, breathtaking panoramic views and waterfalls, it is not a tourist area and you will be far away from the rush, stress, and hustle of the city. You will have a chance to meet locals, walk around and enjoy amazing wild nature and the pulsing culture of sweet Jamaica.

Jamaica is described as the most beautiful island in the Caribbean; the enchanting jewel with sugar-white beaches, majestic waterfalls, charming houses, breathtakingly beautiful mountain peaks and tropical flora; all of it accompanied by the sensual beat of reggae

It is time to slow down and get back into balance. Enjoy an oasis of tranquility and relaxation through yoga, mind and body awareness, healthy food, fresh spring water and herbal medicine. More than just a holiday, we are here for you to experience a transformational journey within yourself. Go Natural retreats are all about slowing down and getting back into balance.


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