Mindfulness Retreats

How to keep your mind relaxed

Mindfulness is the raw human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Learning to be more mindful and live in the present moment can renew energy and clarity. And whilst it is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques inserted into everyday life and then further merged with other meditation practices, such as yoga. Whether you are drawn to mindfulness to relieve depression, ease stress, improve your overall health and well being, tackle illness, or achieve spiritual enlightenment these retreats are for you. 

Various breathing exercises help to relax the mind, particularly taking slow, deep breaths, in and out. One of the key principles of yoga is to relax the mind just as much as the body, so practising yoga is an incredibly effective method for relaxing your mind. Keeping a journal and letting your thoughts flow onto the page has also been shown to help relax the mind. This is because you have an outlet for your emotions, which help to free your mind.


How to be more mindful

The first step to becoming more mindful is to remind yourself to pay attention to your feelings. Take notice of the thoughts that come into your head on a regular basis and how your body feels. You should also pay attention to the world around you and how it is affecting you. Don’t be afraid to try something new and breaking with your regular routine. 

This doesn’t mean making drastic life changes, it could be as simple as trying somewhere different for lunch or taking your coffee break at a different time of day. Label your thoughts; if you find your heart rate starts climbing as you walk into a meeting, you should say to yourself “this is anxiety.” Live in the moment, right now is the only thing that is certain. Forgive yourself for past mistakes and, while it’s always good to plan for the future, you shouldn’t dwell on what might be before it’s even happened. Mindfulness is also recognised by the NHS.

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Vana Ashram
Vana | India
5 nights

About the retreatSet in the foothills of the Himalayas, Vana is an all healing and nourishing wellness sanctuary created by Veer Singh, a perfectionist with exacting standards. It offers the very best in traditional Ayurvedic, Chinese and Tibetan healing and is the ultimate place to go if you are r…

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Relax & Renew Programme
Kamalaya | Thailand
7, 9 or 14 nights

Ideal for people looking for a relaxing wellness holiday, this programme is designed to de-stress, replenish depleted energy levels and boost your immune system. Experience therapies from holistic treatments to alternative medicine, all tailored to your individual needs.This programme is desig…

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Vana Wellness
Vana | India
7 or 14 nights

Focus on particular objectives for your physical health while also working on your mind and emotions. Learn about your body, take back skills and tools to keep it well. Explore all the aspects of your physical wellness from movement and internal systems to natural healing and remedies. Discover the…

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Tension Release
Chiva-Som | Thailand
10 or 14 nights | Stress Management

The build-up of tension can negatively impact our lives in many ways, which is why Chiva-Som has created their Tension Release retreat to help you escape tension-causing routines and find inner peace once more. During stay you will receive an initial consultation which will help highlight the ca…

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SHA Anti-Stress Programme
SHA Wellness Clinic | Spain
7 nights

The fast pace of life, along with poor eating habits, constitutes one of the main reasons for an increase in stress levels, on both an emotional and physical level. A lack of energy prevents us from enjoying our true potential. SHA is the perfect environment for examining the lifestyle habits that …

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Vana Lifestyle
Vana | India
14 nights

Take time to settle in at Vana, discover it and yourself fully. Explore each of our pillars of wisdom, wellness, learning and giving. Work with physical concerns, the mind and spiritual wisdom equally. Surrender to Vana, craft a new inner and outer journey. Work on your awareness and sense of conne…

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De-Stress and Renew
Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel | Portugal
7 nights

The pace and demands of modern life can lead to stress overload. Nutritional choices suffer as we make decisions on the go. Dependence on caffeine and sugar accelerates. Sleep quality deteriorates and we are left tired, strung out and susceptible to any number of physical, psychological and emotion…

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Euphoria Relax & De-Stress
Euphoria Retreat | Greece
5 or 7 days

Euphoria's “Relax & De stress” programme offers “renewal” through a combination of relaxing, healing treatments combined with emotional and spiritual therapies. Nourishing food will play an important role to reset your energy levels and distress your body from within…

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Asian Bliss Programme
Kamalaya | Thailand
7 or 10 nights

 Designed to promote bliss, renewal, joy and vitality, this de-stress programme is a powerful introduction to ancient healing. Combining Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Thai therapies, relieve your stress and learn about vital energy practices that support a more balance…

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Natural Renewal
Chiva-Som | Thailand
7, 10 or 14 nights | Ideal if you're suffering from chronic health conditions

Chiva Som’s Natural Renewal programme has been created for those who are suffering from a chronic health condition or may generally not be feeling at their best. The experts at Chiva-Som aim to explore the roots of your health concerns in order to create a programme tailored to your needs …

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Awareness Immersion
Amanpuri | Thailand

For those who are seeking to renew their sense of clarity and evoke the lightness of being, look no further than the Awareness Immersion at Amanpuri. A holistic retreat, this programme has been designed to help you reconnect with your inner self as well as the world around you. For those who are fe…

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Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Programme
Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel | Portugal
7 nights

This is the perfect health programme for those focusing on the recovery of chronic diseases or just looking for rebalancing the overall health condition. Starting with a rigorous and integrative evaluation of the state of health of the organism, a detailed and personalized plan of action for the re…

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Emotional & Physical Transformation Retreat
Euphoria Retreat | Greece
7 days

The Emotional and Physical Transformation Retreat, Euphoria's Signature intensive retreat, aims to improve your overall state of emotional wellbeing and bring harmony between your physical and emotional aspects. By addressing all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual, it assists your self-r…

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Relax & Rejuvenation
Palacio Estoril Golf & Spa Hotel | Portugal
7 nights

Retreat from the daily grind and surrender to tranquillity. Unwind with daily spa treatments at our award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, or invigorate with an energizing fitness session. Rejuvenation begins with a spa getaway at Palácio Estoril Banyan Tree Spa.

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Lefay Stress Management
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda | Italy
5 nights

The human body is a collection of energy flows in continuous activity, in an effort to strike a balance between the stimuli of the outer world and the inner emotional sphere. In order to attain this, one must stay healthy and feel good. A condition of prolonged stress can undermine the harmony of t…

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Basic Balance & Revitalise Programme
Kamalaya | Thailand
7 or 14 nights

Counteract the stresses of modern life and prevent adrenal burnout with restorative time and healing treatments, such as Royal Ayurvedic Massage and Shirodhara. When you arrive at Kamalaya, you begin with a personal Balance & Revitalise Consultation, a bio-impedance analysis to determine …

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MINDFULNESS, RELAXATION AND STRESS CONTROL
AMANOI | Vietnam
7, 10 or 14 nights

This wellness immersion is perfect for renewing focus and concentration, to achieve a deep-rooted sense of peace and relaxation in a busy lifestyle. The programme highlights how practising Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and yoga etc. can help to reduce external stimuli, when living in a high-stress environment.…

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Personalised Programme With Extensions
Vana | India
12, 14, 15 or 16 nights

Vana is no regular destination spa, and its approach to wellness is equally as bespoke. Its location amongst the ancient Sal forest lends itself perfectly to healing the body, mind and soul. It is holistically centred, and you can expect a journey that is both sensitive and sensory, and the palpabl…

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Sleep Enhancement Programme
Kamalaya | Thailand
7 nights

  Created to help you re-establish a healthy and restful sleep, both on retreat and in the long term, this programme includes a combination of treatments and therapies from naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage therapy and mind-body balance. The focus of the Sleep Enhancemen…

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LEFAY BEAUTY OF BODY AND MIND
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda | Italy
5 nights

This retreat is ideal for those looking to enhance both their body and mind. It features a variety of therapies that will make you feel better and younger than ever.  Your stay begins with a beauty consultation and skin analysis that will help shape your programme. Throughout your stay…

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Longevity Mindfulness
Vilalara Thalassa Resort | Portugal
3 nights

Take a well-deserved break with the Longevity Mindfulness Programme, learning how to manage stress and release tension. Here, you will embrace mindfulness and experience a greater sense of inner space, freedom, and joy. With one-to-one personal sessions with Shantidevi, you will have the …

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Anti-Stress Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
8 or 11 nights | Receive two extra nights free

Absolute Sanctuary delivers truly transforming results and long-lasting benefits for guests. This Anti-Stress and Burnout programme focuses on breaking the daily grind whilst revitalising the body, mind and spirit through a combination of relaxing & healing spa treatments, nourishing foods &…

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Spiritual Warrior
Sen Wellness Sanctuary | Sri Lanka

Escape to the sandy shores of Sri Lanka at Sen Wellness, founded as a universal space that stimulates growth and promotes healing by Sam Kankanamge. Situated in a national park, you will feel both calm and invigorated when you into contact with nature and wildlife. During the yoga re…

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Ayurveda 'Deluxe'
Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof | Austria
3 nights

The Ayurveda 'Deluxe' programme is the perfect taster to discover a more in-depth experience about the Ayurvedic philosophy, without jetting half-way around the world to India. This retreat is an ideal introduction for those with limited time or those uncomfortable committing to a long…

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Rasayana Intense Regeneration Programme
Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof | Austria
10 nights

This programme follows the three pillars of Health to restore vitality to the organs. In this programme, the immune-boosting treatments will bring about internal stability. This stability will combat fatigue and physical strain, which will greatly aid those who are recovering from illness. Diagnosi…

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Yoga For Life Retreat
Chiva-Som | Thailand
7, 10 or 14 nights

For yoga lovers or those looking to improve their abilities, Chiva-Som offers the Yoga For Life retreat which allows you to immerse yourself in yoga with daily group classes as well as private one-on-one sessions so that you can experience the benefits of both.Throughout the duration of your progra…

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Emotional Wellbeing
Chiva-Som | Thailand
10 or 14 nights | Stress Management

Emotions greatly affect the body, so this retreat focuses on mastering the ability to control your stress, mood and overall well-being. Ideally for guests who feel intensely stressed or are lacking energy, this programme will rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.  At the start of…

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SAYANNA Mindfulness Retreat
EPIC SANA Algarve | Portugal
5 Nights

EPIC SANA's mindfulness retreat will help you gain a greater understanding of your mind and body patterns, and how to make them more positive. After an introduction to mindfulness, you’ll experience several hours of mindfulness sessions a day retraining your mind to live in the …

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Ayurvedic Programme
COMO Shambhala Estate | Indonesia
7 or 14 nights

Tailored to each individual needs, Como Shambhala's Ayurveda doctor, Deepak Deginal, will create a holistic and all-natural treatment plan to help to heal you of your ailments. The prescribed therapy is usually made up of detox, body treatments, yoga, meditation and other Ay…

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Comprehensive Balance & Revitalise
Kamalaya | Thailand
7 or 14 nights

This is a deeply restorative, healing and all-encompassing programme that is ideal for those already suffering the affects of adrenal burnout.  Kamalaya use holistic methods to help combat the symptoms and causes of burn out, whilst teaching about stress prevention and f…

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SHA Life Reset Programme
SHA Wellness Clinic | Spain
27 nights

The Life Reset Programme at SHA Wellness Clinic is a four-week programme that can help you take a relaxing break and gradually restore your health and well-being to their optimal levels. The programme begins with medical consultations and examinations to diagnose any root causes of depleted heal…

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Finding Emotional Balance and Freedom
Kamalaya | Thailand
30 Aug - 5 Sept 2018, 22-28 Nov 2018

Stress is a result of busy and hectic lifestyles, so take a break from everyday life for a holistic healing retreat at the lovely Kamalaya destination spa. Enjoy a different pace of life as you embark on a retreat with Kamalaya's knowledgeable and intuitive Life Enhancement Mentors. You will…

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Embracing Change Programme
Kamalaya | Thailand
7 nights

Enrich your emotional wellbeing and life fulfilment with the Embracing Change programme. Offering an experience of self-discovery and growth, this programme includes a combination of traditional Asian massages, Chinese Medicine and personal lifestyle consultations. The Embracing Change prog…

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30 Day Lifestyle Change Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
30 days | Receive two extra nights free

Absolute Sanctuary's 30 day lifestyle change programme is intended to guide you through a process of transformation touching the physical, emotional and spiritual realms. It is ideal for anyone committed to make changes to reach and maintain fitness and wellness goals.You start your programme b…

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60 Day Lifestyle Change Programme
Absolute Sanctuary | Thailand
60 days | Receive 2 extra nights free

Absolute Sanctuary's 60 day lifestyle change programme is intended to guide you through a process of transformation touching the physical, emotional and spiritual realms. It is ideal for anyone committed to make changes to reach and maintain fitness and wellness goals.You start your programme b…

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