In the era of personal growth, you cannot miss the best spiritual retreats to reconcile with yourself.
In a time full of contradictions, stress, screens and frustrations, the search for inner peace has become a goal that everyone seeks to pursue. Yoga , body healing , spirituality, organic food, meditation, self-knowledge and even therapy have become, in recent years, tools to achieve a serenity and clarity that, it seems Kambo Training, have been taken from us.
Whether you are an expert yogi who meditates morning, noon and night or if you just want to make peace with yourself and the world, spiritual retreats are an option for you. And since at Skyscanner we want to make things easy for you, we have selected the 10 best spiritual retreats to find yourself . Take a look and choose which one best suits you, your desires and, of course, your pocket.
- Yoga and nature , Menorca , Spain
Menorca and its hidden coves are a perfect destination to find yourself, especially if you avoid the months of July and August. But, if you want to delve deeper into the spirituality of this magical island, reserve your place now on this seven-day retreat. It will be a time dedicated to you to amplify your senses , through the practice of Hatha Yoga , sounds of meditative bowls , walks in nature , energetic water baths, vegetarian/vegan food from organic farming , rest , good company , nights stars and a lot of tranquility. This retreat proposes whispering as a means of communicating and a fourth day of silence. During the days of the retreat you will have to say goodbye to your mobile phone and Wi-Fi. Did you want disconnection? This retreat is served to you in a Tibetan bowl.
- Órjiva , Granada , Spain
Located about 60 km southeast of Granada and hidden in the mountainous region of the Alpujarra is one of the most spiritual towns in Spain, Órjiva . In this small municipality of less than 6,000 inhabitants, some 68 different nationalities live in good harmony. In Órjiva, there is also one of the oldest and largest ‘hippie’ settlements in Spain, Beneficio (a sustainable, ecological and self-managed village where the principles of non-violence and egalitarianism reign), a Sufi Muslim community and another Buddhist community called O.Sel.Ling. In case it’s not clear to you, this Granada town is a magnet for those looking for an alternative lifestyle. What better place than Órjiva as a spiritual retreat? Of course, after you retire you may not want to return. Be warned!
- Burning man , in Black Rock City, Nevada
Burning Man is inclusion, self-sufficiency , self-expression , community cooperation , civic responsibility, decommodification, participation, immediacy and sustainability. Burning Man is an annual festival that takes place in the western United States, in Black Rock City , a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert in northwestern Nevada, approximately 100 miles (160 km) north-northeast of Reindeer . The late summer event is described as an experiment in community and art with concerts , workshops , meditation groups and lots of community. In short, Burning Man celebrates life. Remember that one of the basic rules for attending this artistic-communal-spirit festival is not to leave any trace behind you. Collect your emotional and material waste when it’s all over!
- Inan Itah on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
Are you ready to feel stronger than ever? On this retreat, at the foot of the Ometepe Volcano , you will embark on a transformative journey to face your fears, debunk shame, address healthy relationships, and learn to collaborate in community through tantra. But, don’t be scared. In this retreat, tantra is not only understood as a form of sexuality . What it is all about is unrestricted self-acceptance through yoga practices , meditation , dance exploration , breathing exercises and many more. An experience that, without a doubt, will make you ‘erupt’.
- Ala Kukui , Maui, Hawaii
One of the most sought-after retreats at Ala Kukui is the War Veterans’ Residential Retreat (created after the tragic September 11, 2001) which recognizes and aims to heal the extreme PTSD, pain and loss that many soldiers endure. they deal Located between hills and fruit trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this sanctuary is an earthly paradise in which to ‘reset’ and get rid of the occasional ghost. This center also has programs dedicated to hula (a dance of Polynesian origin very popular in Hawaii), writing and yoga . And, if you want to go with the whole family and friends, this wellness and healing center has a perfect retreat for you!
- Bali, silent retreat , Bali , Indonesia
The Bali Silent Retreat is much more than just a yoga and meditation center. This is a center to ‘reset’ and take distance from your busy life. Yoga and meditation sessions take place daily in an open-air tent. The ‘labyrinth meditation’, walks through the rice fields , along with workshops and other activities, will restore your emotional balance . Oh, and don’t let the name put you off. This retreat is not 100% silent as philosophical talks are offered from time to time. Everything is sustainable here: electricity is solar and water is obtained from rain . The food is organic and vegetarian. Even your sleep will be ecological, since all the sheets are made of 100% organic cotton and the furniture in the rooms is built with wood recycled by the indigenous people of the area. You also have the option to join this eco-community with the volunteer program.
- Osho Meditation Center , Pune, India
If retreat and spirituality is what you want, a visit to India is almost an obligation. In the more than 40 hectares that this center includes, you can enjoy well-kept gardens and gigantic pyramids, a reflection of the exoticism of this country. This is a place where mind, body and soul come together. Tons of programs, active meditation events , meditative dance , and guided yoga are offered here for all levels. Osho is an institution that teaches the practice of mindfulness and stress-free living in traditional and sometimes unorthodox ways. You’ll have to try it to find out more!
- Bihar School of Yoga , Munger, Bihar, India
At Bihar School, yoga is a lifestyle, not a practice. Everything here follows the yogic philosophy of presence and humility . So if you are looking for a retreat-resort where everything is done for you and yoga classes are scheduled at your convenience, look elsewhere. In this retreat you will serve the community by working in the garden and in the kitchen, you will clean the community bathroom , you will shower with cold water and you will eat a simple diet. It may sound daunting, but remember that the loss of comfort is the gain of authenticity. The days begin at 4 in the morning and end with twilight ‘satsangs’ (discourses) or ‘kirtans’ (mantra chanting) at 8 in the afternoon. Here you will learn many styles of yoga, including Hatha , Raja (mental discipline), Kriya (breathing, chanting and ritual gesture) and Yoga Nidra , a deep meditation technique that lulls the mind into a neither awake nor sleeping state . This retreat is open to all levels of yogis throughout the year, although between May and July temperatures can reach 45°C. Keep that in mind!
- Wat Suan Mokkh , Chaiya, Thailand
If you choose this spiritual center, you will have to spend 10 days in complete silence , sleeping on a concrete bed and eating vegetables and fruit . Although you will be surrounded by coconut trees , this is one of the most difficult spiritual retreats in the world but, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding. Silent meditation will help you deal with the obstacles and emotional labyrinths in which the human mind often finds itself. Ready for this challenge? Our advice is that you enter with your heart open. The results you get after this retreat will surprise you.
- A ‘tour’ through the Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu , Cuzco , Peru
This transformational 9-day ‘tour’ of the Sacred Valley of Machu Picchu combines exploration of sacred sites in the Andes , with spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga and native ceremonies . Embark on this spiritual ‘tour’ through the Sacred Valley of the Andes and get to know yourself better. Transformation , healing and new inspiration will come after spending three days of silence practicing yoga and meditating at an altitude of 4,000 meters.