3 Day Atmanjai Fitness & Yoga Holiday
Thailand  |  Phuket

3 Day Atmanjai Fitness & Yoga Holiday

Ongoing Retreat

3 Day Atmanjai Holiday Yoga Retreat
Thailand  |  Phuket

3 Day Atmanjai Holiday Yoga Retreat

Ongoing Retreat

3 Day Vikasa Anti Stress
Thailand  |  Koh Samui

3 Day Vikasa Anti Stress

Ongoing Retreat

3 Day Creacon Reflection Retreat
Ireland  |  County Wexford

3 Day Creacon Reflection Retreat

Ongoing Retreat

3 Day Styleoga Yoga Detox
Italy  |  Campania

3 Day Styleoga Yoga Detox

Ongoing Retreat

3 Day Styleoga Yoga & Culinary
Italy  |  Campania

3 Day Styleoga Yoga & Culinary

Ongoing Retreat

3 Day Sagrada Music & Yoga Retreat
USA  |  California

3 Day Sagrada Music & Yoga Retreat

Jul 27 - 29, 2018

3 Day Jiva Healing Creative Cooking & Yoga Retreat
England  |  Wiltshire

3 Day Jiva Healing Creative Cooking & Yoga Retreat

Aug 3 - 5, 2018 | Nov 9 - 11, 2018 ...

3 Day Raw Horizons Relaxation & Yoga Retreat
England  |  North Yorkshire

3 Day Raw Horizons Relaxation & Yoga Retreat

Aug 3 - 5, 2018 | Aug 17 - 19, 2018 ...

3 Day Sagrada Peaceful Yoga Retreat
USA  |  California

3 Day Sagrada Peaceful Yoga Retreat

Aug 10 - 12, 2018 | Dec 7 - 9, 2018 ...

3 Day Yogascapes Women's Kundalini Retreat
USA  |  California

3 Day Yogascapes Women's Kundalini Retreat

Aug 10 - 12, 2018

4 Day San Diego Spiritual Find Your Secret Key Retreat


USA  |  California

4 Day San Diego Spiritual Find Your Secret Key Retreat

Aug 10 - 13, 2018 | Aug 24 - 27, 2018 ...


511 USD  

Discover the Best Yoga & Meditation Retreats

We live busy lives and our senses are bombarded, and even those who seek on a daily basis
often find themselves out of balance.

Yoga and meditation retreats offer the opportunity to spend time on ourselves -
mind, body and spirit.

What a privilege it is that we have such easy access to nourishing and nurturing journeys.

At the touch of a button we can find a place we are comfortable with to go and spend time.

Meditation deepens yoga practice, improves breathing and develops spiritual connection.

No wonder as a discipline it reduces anxiety and depression, lowers blood pressure and
improves sleep.

A yoga meditation retreat offers the space to practice meditation techniques.

Daily meditation can greatly improve our yoga practice.

Pranayama guides through postures as breath guides meditation.

What to expect at a Yoga Meditation Retreat

Taking time out to visit a meditation center is a wonderful opportunity to dive deeper into your practice,
learn meditation techniques and find deep rest and rejuvenation.

Yoga meditation retreats generally offer two sessions of yoga and meditation per day- one in the morning which tends to be more dynamic and energising,
and one in the late afternoon or early evening that is more gentle and therapeutic in nature.

There may also be workshops throughout the day that cover topics such as mindfulness, yoga philosophy
and meditation techniques.

A meditation yoga vacation program offers plenty of down time to explore and enjoy.
Maybe you will practice your meditation techniques and move more to mindfulness.

Not only will you enjoy a memorable and healthy holiday, you will also have the opportunity to take these
new skills and lessons
back home with you where you can continue your meditation practice in your own time and space.

Meditation Retreats for Beginners

If you are new to meditation, a yoga and meditation retreat is the ideal way to comfortably introduce
yourself to meditation in a supportive environment.

You may be surprised to know that there isn't simply one type of meditation practice.

There are many ways you can meditate and finding what works best for you is an important part of the journey.

On a meditation retreat you may be introduced to a variety of techniques such as mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, yoga nidra, visualisations,
silent meditation or more dynamic forms of moving meditation.

Yoga & Meditation retreats cater to all levels of practitioners and welcome people from all walks of life.
Whether you are seeking an authentic meditation retreat in India, or a more luxurious meditation holiday in the tropics, there will be a retreat for you.

Experienced teachers are on hand not only to guide you and teach you the meditation techniques, but to also answer your questions,
help you to refine your meditation practice, and assist you through any emotional or physical blockages.

A meditation retreat is a powerful way to demonstrate the benefits of meditation and by the end of your holiday,
you are sure to be feeling a greater sense of peace, relaxation and overall wellbeing.

Yoga & Meditation Vacation Destinations

A quick guide to help you find your destination as there is so much going on it would be a
shame if you couldn't find the experience you are looking for.

In every corner of the globe there are meditation retreats and so you don't have to go far to
find what you are looking for.

Europe Yoga & Meditation Holidays can be found all over and there a lot
of lovely supportive meditation courses.

Yoga and meditation weekends in UK are all the rage so if you are in the
UK then you dont have to leave home to find a retreat.

From the US a quick trip to Central America and you have many great teachers and classes
at yoga & meditation retreats in Costa Rica.

If you are happy to travel further or are already in Australasia then here are your top

Yoga Meditation Retreats Bali

Lots of spiritual seekers and a large yoga community mean there are meaningful and supportive courses to be found here.

Yoga and Meditation Retreats Thailand

With so many retreat centers and established schools there is sure to be a meditation
journey here for you.

Yoga Meditation in Sri Lanka

Combine a meditation retreat with any one of the programs offered in the tranquil retreat
centers of Sri Lanka.

What about India.

Needless to say there are retreats all over this vast land.
The options to immerse yourself in practice and courses are endless.
Mother India awaits you.

1. Is meditation a part of yoga

Throughout the history of yoga, meditation has always been a primary part of yoga discourse.
When looking at yoga philosophy, there are 8 limbs of yoga.
The journey through the limbs is a journey towards enlightenment, or pure consciousness, Samadhi.
To reach this point requires steady focus developed through sensory withdrawal, breathing and meditation techniques.
Meditation can be approached as a stand-alone practice too. Quietly sitting, breathing, and focusing attention with mindfulness.

2. What is mindfulness

One of the greatest gifts of meditation is its ability to elicit a sense of deep peace, relaxation and
awareness of the present moment.
This attention to the present is what is known as mindfulness, attention to the present, to emotions
and experiences.
On a more scientific level, the focus on slow, deep, full breaths helps to activate the nervous system,
healthfully slows down heart rate,
breathing rate, and blood pressure, thereby lowering anxiety and stress.
A meditation practice only needs to be a few minutes each day to have a powerful positive effect on your
life and those around you.

Maybe you would like to know who is writing all of this ...

Hi, my name is Kelly, I am based on the Sunshine Coast of Australia.

For the past decade, I have traveled and worked extensively across the world in health resorts and yoga retreats.

Teaching and inspiring people on how to live a simple, healthy and mindful lifestyle.

I am a 200hr YA approved yoga teacher, qualified raw vegan chef and certified holistic health coach.

Here is my own Meditation journey

I have to admit, my meditation practice came along many years after my yoga practice.
For a long time I was convinced that I could not mediate

- my mind was too active and my body just wouldn't stay still.

I was that annoying person who left yoga classes early, sneaking out when the class was
settling into svasana or a few moments of seated meditation.

I had things to do, places to be, what was the point of just sitting there anyways?!

So, what shifted? One day I told one of my yoga teachers about my absolute inability to meditate and that
I couldn't stop my mind from thinking no matter how hard I tried.

His response was to have a good belly laugh at my confession, and then replied
'Meditation is not about stopping your mind from thinking. It is about not being attached to the thoughts that appear.'

Well, that sounded somewhat easier, and so began my journey with meditation.

Those few moments lengthened organically as time went on and I would sit for longer periods,
physically feeling the weight of my day drop off my body as I settled into this quiet blissful space.

After a little research I discovered that meditating in a specific place at around the same time each day was beneficial,
so I set up a little comfortable nook in my home with some cushions and plants
and made a point to beeline for that space when I got home each day, before the 'to-do' list took over.

While I was experiencing a greater sense of calm, clarity and patience from my new meditation practice,
further research opened my eyes to the dramatic benefits of the practice

- from improved sleep and better digestion, to lower risk of heart disease and increased immunity.

These scientific facts pleased my analytical mind and I switched off the timer I had been using to allow myself to settle
into the natural practice that my body intuitively needed day to day.

I learned that there was no right or wrong way to meditate, that different things work for different people,
and that every day will bring a new experience.

Some days I drop off into a deep sense of 'nothingness' and emerge as though I have had a 20 minute power nap!
Other days, I still am restless and fidgety, yet I find even just sinking into 5 or 10 long deep thoughtful breaths is enough to center and ground me.

I also discovered that I can do this anywhere - at work, in traffic, or in line at the supermarket.

I learned that starting small is key, and being patient and accepting of yourself and where you are at is one of the greatest lessons of mediation (and life!)

These days, meditation is always entwined with my yoga practice.

More than that, it is entwined with my daily thoughts, actions and relationships.