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Top 8 Healing Retreats in Breathtaking Locations

It can be extremely difficult to commit to a healthier lifestyle while you are trying to balance work, family, money and love. Sometimes to make a real change, you need to get out of your environment and dedicate some time just to yourself and your wellbeing. Here are our 8 recommendations for healing retreats held in some of the most beautiful and breathtaking locations in the world that will help you to rejuvenate body and mind.

Self catering winter retreat in Sardinia. Open October to April

 

For those looking to get away out of the holiday season, we are offering this amazing self-catering winter retreat in Sardinia from October to April. With your own apartment space to base yourself in, you can truly explore Sardinia’s splendour. With a 2 hour yoga class each morning in your apartment or on the beach, this is a wonderful way to customise your own retreat experience. We can personalise it even further to include yoga, pranayama, mindfulness, yoga nidra, reiki training and whole range of holistic therapies.

Sardinia in the winter is a peaceful place and ideal for a relaxing, tranquil retreat, free from the tourist crowds. Enjoy the deserted beaches and experience an immersion in your own inner peace and serenity. Explore the local landscape and stunning natural beauty of Sardinia. Walk, read, drive through the mountains and visit waterfalls, archaeological sites, lakes and coves around Ogliastra. Free yourself from the non-stop pace of modern life. Disconnect from social media and rid yourself of manic mental mind streams. Step back and take life at a slower pace for a while and give your nervous system a well earned retreat. Pause from the constant stress and never-ending adrenal stimulus. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

A woman’s journey through Rajasthan Retreat, India 26th January – 11th February

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Take your place with Flowing Spirit Journeys and sisters from around the world on a 17 day life-changing, Yogic, dancing, meditation in movement journey through Rajasthan, India!

With Mother India as our supporting guide and teacher, we will experience an inner journey towards greater self-knowledge, clarity, and personal empowerment, as we adventure through the colorful, vibrant, exotic Indian state of Rajasthan! In moments of self- introspection we will retreat into silence, yoga, meditation, sacred ritual, healing, dance, and group sharing. In other moments, we will live with presence in the movement of life amidst ancient temples, exquisite palaces, sacred waters, never ending deserts, smiling camels and exuberant locals.

Our moving retreat brings us from venturing through chaotic crazy Delhi, to safaris exploring the blue city of Jodhpur, to camel trekking in the deserts and fort of Jaisalmer, and onto walking the sacred mountains of the Brahma lake of Pushkar. The Lotus of the Desert Retreat is a powerful exploration of the divine feminine and how she manifests within us. It is a unique opportunity to travel as a group of women, in sisterhood, supporting one another as we open and flower as the radiant beings that we are! Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

Yin Yoga Retreats Portugal, 19 – 25 February/2 – 8 April/25 June – July 1

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Living in the world, balancing love, work, family, finances and health is not an easy feat. To maintain our health in such busy rhythm is often challenging and there are moments when one needs to take a break, a wholesome break, both for the body and the mind. This retreat offers exactly that, quality yoga and mindfulness teachings, therapeutically holistic treatments, healthy food and lots of time and space for you to disconnect and reconnect.

Welcome to this unique opportunity to heal and open your heart, supported by the softest side of yoga and the loving guidance of Jenny and Igor at Vale da Lama, Algarve Portugal.  Our yin yoga retreats are for those going through a stressful life period or work situations and need to rest, heal and recharge batteries, while spending some quality time with themselves. Living in the world, balancing love, work, family, finances and health is not an easy feat.

There are always incredible moments to be enjoyed but they are usually sustained and financed by long days of hard work. To maintain our health in such busy rhythm is often challenging and there are moments when one needs to take a break, a wholesome break, both for the body and the mind. This retreat offers exactly that, quality yoga and mindfulness teachings, therapeutically holistic treatments, healthy food and lots of time and space for you to disconnect and reconnect.

 A way that includes words like forgiveness, compassion, acceptance or empathy and at the same time the capacity to decline other people’s abusive behavior. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga PROVENCE Retreat, 11th – 17th June 2017

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Join us in the chic south of France during lavender season for our Yoga PROVENCE Retrea! Enjoy daily yoga, day trips, amazing tastings, and scenes of the beautiful Cote d’Azur! Bastide Avellanne is the ideal location to visit Provence. Situated only 30 minutes from the sea and from the Cote D’Azur between Cannes, St Tropez and Hyeres, with its hundreds of kilometers of white beaches, rocky capes and wild bays is considered the most beautiful coastline of France – 300 kilometers of coast accompanying the Mediterranean Sea, white sandy beaches, a preserved landscape, protected islands and famous locations renowned worldwide. It looks just as you see in postcards, fields of lavender, medieval villages, chateaux, markets full of colours where you can find local products and exotic spices, lively small towns with a slow way of life.

Day trips will allow guests to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience. Trips may include visits to small villages, large cities, and outdoor activities, even a gorgeous spa day in near the Cote D’Azur where guests can swim, enjoy a healthy lunch, schedule spa treatments, or simply enjoy the sun. See smaller villages that few tourists go, and get a true education and taste of France with various tastings of regional wines, aperitifs and cheeses. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat, open all year round

Tucked-away in a village within 5 minutes from the Old Market in the colonial French Quarters of Siem Reap, is the beautiful oasis that is Navutu Dreams. With 28 rooms and suites housed in low slung chalet on a hectare and half of gardens speckled with 3 swimming pools, it is the only upscale resort and wellness retreat in Angkor. This is where detoxing or a mini-break can easily be a part of a relaxing holiday highlighted with a visit to Angkor Wat which is a mere 30 minutes driving distance from the resort.

Navutu Dreams has a core team of seasoned wellness practitioners who have crafted programs designed to detox the body, the mind or both. Yoga classes are available three time a day, each day of the week. Private bodyworks, breath-work, yoga, meditation or even partner yoga sessions can easily be arranged. Traditional Chinese medicine is also available at the resort. Within its menu are services for acupuncture, shiatsu, cupping and auriculotherapy. Alternative healing is also readily on-hand. Reiki, Crystal Healing, Tibetan Bowl Sound Bath and the resort’s signature BreathLightBliss which is a combination of these plus breath-work.

Destination-inspired activities also include forest bathing or the practice of ‘’Shinrin-yoku’’ in a selected path at the Angkor Archaeological Park and sunrise meditation within the grounds of 9th century temple on a hill over-looking the Tonle Sap Lake. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

Breath of Life retreat sanctuary in Sri Lanka, open all year

Breath of Life Retreat sanctuary in Sri Lanka welcomes you to come and experience fantastic yoga instruction in a stunning Sri Lankan setting. We tailor our retreats to your needs, allowing you to have more control over how you enjoy your time. We offer twice daily yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, as well as osteopathy.

Our retreats allow you to relax, rebalance and rejuvenate in a peaceful, healing environment in our natural sanctuary.  With our retreat sanctuary in the mangrove forest by the beach, we invite our guests to reconnect with nature and feel the vital energy of Sri Lanka.

We hand pick the best international yoga teachers for Breath of Life and offer twice daily classes. Styles vary from kundalini, vinyasa, restorative yoga and yin. We are known for building classes around the wants and needs of our guests, but morning classes tend to be more energetic, with more meditative classes being the evening norm. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

Tropical Wellness Retreat Mafia Island – Tanzania. Flexi dates 16 November – 9 December & March 2017

If you are looking for stress relief, balancing break or an eco-friendly tropical escape in paradise with flexibility in dates, then this is for you. Our customized flexi-date retreat in Mafia Island is the perfect opportunity to find deep relaxation and quiet as well as adventure exploring the diverse marine life and the Swahili culture. We invite you to switch off your phones, leave your laptops behind and enjoy few days of peace and quiet. We have prepared a program for you that will help you release stress, unwind and reinvigorate your mind, body and spirit through a combination of yoga, meditation, healthy food, excursions, and relaxation, while surrounded by beautiful and soothing elements of nature in Mafia Marine Park Island. If you are looking for a digital detox, being close to the sea, discover the rich Swahili culture and explore marine life then this is for you.

South of Zanzibar, Mafia island is part of the five laid back tropical islands which are clustered together in the Indian Ocean, known as the Mafia Archipelago. Part of Tanzania, Mafia island has so far escaped the invasion of mass tourism that overwhelms its neighbouring Zanzibar island. The area has a high bio-diversity and is considered an important habitat for endangered species. Mafia island is known for its amazing diving sites, making one of the favourite spots for divers in the region. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

Retreat in Croatia: Yoga and Wellness Weekend, 27 – 30 April/25 – 28 May/1 – 4 June/8 – 11 June 2017

Join the Joy of the Mediterranean for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing mind and body yoga and wellness weekend retreat in Croatia. This is a perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun surrounded by crystal blue sea and bring your body and mind into balance with daily yoga classes, meditation and breathing exercises.

Daily yoga and meditation classes – suitable for everyone, from beginner to experienced yogi consisting of the fusion of various styles, including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, elements of Kundalini and breathing techniques such as pranayama. Each class has time devoted to meditation, self awareness and consciousness.

The morning session will be an energizing, dynamic 1.5-hour of yoga practice to start your day, including surya namaskar (sun salutations). The 1 hour evening session is designed with a more restorative, calmer approach to end your day and to reflect on it. You will be able to learn more about yoga, meditation, and other techniques during the week and the teacher will be there to answer all your questions at any time. Ready? Lets go! SEND ME MORE INFO.

Having trouble choosing? Email the team at retreats@soulseedmedia.com for further details on the retreats and to book your place.

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