Meditation retreats & mindfulness holidays – PAGE 2

MEDITATION RETREATS DIRECTORY

Osho International Meditation Resort

based: Pune, India
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Tropical meditation resort offering a wide variety of meditation types, including active, passive, traditional and contemporary – in particular are the Osho Active Meditations. 'Live In' programme and guesthouse accommodation available.

| meditation | India |

 

uk flagOsho Leela

based: Dorset, UK
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Retreats and weekend workshops in Dorset introducing Osho meditation and related activities. Meditations are lead by experienced community members and are mostly active meditations, rather than silent sittings. The style is very relaxed and there are no compulsory daily practices.

| meditation | England |

 

uk flagPlatinum Healing

based: West Sussex, UK

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Offering juice detox retreats in England (in West Sussex and Lincolnshire) with yoga and healing. Weight loss and fitness, fertility, stop smoking and emotional healing retreats with 50+ holistic treatments. "One of the Best Retreats in the World" – Telegraph.

| yoga | retreats | detoxification | weight loss | fitness | stag/hen | self development | NLP | meditation | England |

 

uk flagSeeds 4 Change (The)

based: Hertfordshire, UK

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A week of Mindfulness Meditation and Kundalini Yoga at this holistic holiday on the Greek Island of Lesbos. Sessions are based on their 5 A Day Programme for Wellbeing and are aimed at enabling you to embrace life and make it work for you. Would suit independent travelers.

| holistic/wellness/wellbeing | meditation | yoga | Greece | Spain |

 

Surya Lanka Ayurveda Beach Resort

based: Talalla, Sri Lanka

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Surya Lanka is an Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka, which specialises in Sri Lankan Ayurveda, Yoga retreats and Ayurveda retreats. The 44 room Ayurveda hotel conducts regular Ayurveda retreats, combining Ayurveda with yoga, meditation and a personalised diet to attain wellbeing.

| ayurveda | retreats | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | yoga | meditation | massage | weight loss | Sri Lanka |

 

uk flagTai Chi & Nutrition for Health & Wellness

based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Tai Chi and Qigong relaxation holidays and retreats. Includes a 7-day therapeutic and energising Qigong holiday on the magical island of La Gomera; a fantastic opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, meet like-minded people and explore this beautiful island. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as the more experienced.

| retreats | tai chi | qigong | chi kung | holistic/wellness/wellbeing | meditation | Canary Islands |

 

uk flagTai Chi Holidays

based: Hertfordshire, UK
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Tai Chi, Chi Gung and Meditation in beautiful locations in Lanzarote and Corfu. Holiday retreats offering a unique opportunity to make friends, energise body and mind, while building a deeper level of health and confidence. With an expert tutor you'll obtain a foundation of Tai Chi as well as subtle aspects of Traditional Yang style Tai Chi.

| tai chi | meditation | Canary Islands | Greece | Corfu |

 

uk flagTranquil Times Holistic Retreat

based: Varna, Bulgaria

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Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at this rural retreat close to the Black Sea. Offering a personalised service for individuals and small groups, running twice daily poolside yoga and tai chi/qigong classes, life coaching and holistic treatments. Delicious vegetarian food with non-veggie options. All ages and abilities welcome.

| holistic/wellness/wellbeing | yoga | qigong | tai chi | retreats | reiki | self-development | meditation | vegetarian/vegan | Bulgaria |

 

uk flagThe Art of Meditation

based: Hertfordshire, UK

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Retreats and weekend workshops based on the principles of Buddhist meditation, vipassana and mindfulness meditation.

| meditation | England | Wales | France |

 

uk flagWalk of Life

based: Devon, UK

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Weekend guided Sumarah meditation workshops; Sumarah is a Javanese meditative practice.

| meditation | England |

 

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ARTICLE: THE RIGHT RETREAT FOR YOU

Finding the right retreat

Our listings include many different types and styles of meditation and this may include: Zen, Buddhist, Vipassana, transcendental, mindfulness, sensory, mantra and yoga meditation, to name but a few! Meditation describes the concentrated focus that's used to separate people from their thoughts and feelings, with the eventual aim of becoming fully aware. Much of it uses quiet passive techniques, postures and focused attention as you'll find in the many seated meditation techniques; but some is more active as seen in walking and Osho meditations, or in TaiChi or Qi Gong practice.

 

 

Many meditation techniques are rooted in ancient religious and spiritual traditions, however, while some contemporary meditation is also spiritual in nature (often taking place in ashrams, monasteries, convents and the like), much does not have any religious element and may be practiced simply to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing.

 

This category lists retreats and holidays where meditating is a primary aim and will feature heavily in the retreat or holiday. However, meditation is also practiced, probably in a more limited way, in many other health and wellbeing retreats – so we recommend checking out our other health and wellbeing pages» to find these.