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Entries tagged with “Retreat Centers”

21 Days to Your Vision Quest

Get ready for the least-expensive, most-healing, most-enlightening 48 hours you may ever experience.

3 Ways to Bring the Festival Home

Helpful tips to keep the fire burning from Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Five)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Four)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Three)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Two)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

A Solo Journey for Radical Self-Care

A self-described mother martyr goes on a solo journey and rediscovers the value of her own joy.

America's Most Spiritual Spa 2010: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

Even a first award requires a history. And any history of spiritual spas leads inevitably to the ancient Greek city of Epidaurus and the Temple of Aesculapius. As you may remember,…

Best Retreats for the Active Traveler

The spiritual path leads toward “total aliveness” and entails peace and calm and simplicity, but it may also include bucket-list-level indulgence. The problem of course is that the…

Best Retreats for the Multi-Generational Family

“In the old days, the elders knew the stories of their sons—because they lived together,” writes Sam Keen his in beautiful new joint memoir Prodigal Father, Wayward Son: A Roadmap …

Best Retreats for the Solo Explorer

Not so many years ago, a healthy spa diet arrived in shades of dark green and brown and would make a foodie wince. Not anymore. Health resort foods now tend toward the exquisite, t…

Best Retreats for the Spiritual Seeker

Natural quiet comes in many forms: the quiet of the solitary mountain walk, the meditation cushion, the yoga platform, the beach, the candlelit dinner, the massage table, or perhap…

Breathe Deep, Live Deep: Yoga of Synthesis #1

Sponsored Content from Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

Bringing the Wisdom Back Home

One of the trickier things about going off on a spiritual retreat is not what happens when you’re away. It’s what happens when you get home. I was recently at a retreat center whe…

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

Close to the Ground: The Great and Mighty Ango

The first thing about spiritual practice is that, for it to work, we have to do it. An obvious truth. The second thing about spiritual practice is that we need to do it regularly—m…

Coming Home to the Banks of Ma Ganga

One week at the 29th International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh

Enriched by Animals

A couple of years ago, lonely and lost, I took a walk on a secluded beach in Nantucket, before the throngs arrived for the season. It was rainy and gray, a miasma of weather that p…

Film Review: Walk With Me

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (his rich, mellifluous baritone is immediately recognizable), this beautifully immersive documentary was produced over three years among the Buddhi…

Finding Quiet

7 places to experience silence

Finding Refuge

My 5-Week, $500 Vacation from Anxiety

Finding Refuge

Gratitude for the sisterhood at a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery

Get Unstuck

We live in stories—all of us, all of the time. This is a story about breaking through writer’s block and the start of a focused, passionate, and productive period

Grounded in Nature

Restore your natural rhythms at these idyllic getaways.

Healing Neck and Shoulder Pain

How I learned to tame my subscapularis muscles, buried behind each shoulder blade.

Honoring the Past as We Step Into the Future

A group of women gathers for 5 rhythms dance, self-care practices, and holding space for one another.

Hot Springs Havens

Soothing getaways for soaking

How to Experience Canine Flow

“A fantastic way to harness and empower your own heart frequencies and create happiness . . .”

How to Get Really Good at Dying

Get comfortable, close your eyes. And say to yourself, over and over again, I might die today. I might die today. I might die today.

If You Want to ... Experience Ayurveda

There's no doubt that many of us are seeking alternatives to a healthier lifestyle—and with very good reason. I’ve been at the forefront of the spa and wellness movement for decade…

If You Want To... Invest in a Wellness Program

10 powerful paths toward finding optimum wellness—and a better you

Join a Movement Called Squam

Four years ago, Elizabeth Duvivier had a high-powered job in product development. She had watched her company grow from a small, single-owner entity to a corporate behemoth and was…

Making Friends With Fear

Sponsored Content from Karmê Chöling

Making Time for Truth

Lucia Horan is offering a Moon Lodge retreat beginning on Mother’s day at the beautiful Lumeria Maui.

Most Spiritual Spa 2011: Haramara Retreat Center

Religious faith can turn any place or building or gathering into a potential source of healing. But for those who have lost religious faith or never had it the question becomes: Wh…

Mountainside Serenity

Embrace your inner mountain goat and…

Preparing for a Vision Quest

As I sit cross-legged ― or as it is known in yoga, Sukhasana ― I make prayer ties for the vision quest in which I will participate this summer. I will venture into the woods and fi…

Recovering Joy

How a retreat leads to increasingly positive thoughts

Reharmonizing the Body’s Built-In Energy Network

Marma Treatments at an Ayurvedic Retreat Center

Removing the Cilice of the Mind

"If even once you can pause long enough to see how your mind causes you suffering, you can pause again, and then again."

Restival

The New Art of the Retreat Festival

Seaside Retreats

Choose a stay by the sea and let the tides soothe your senses.

Share Your Gifts at Burning Man

If you’re into exploring other worlds, altering your sense of gravity, and playing in some of the biggest waves on the planet—you just may want to jump in.

Stand and Speak Out for Justice!

Sponsored Content from Scarritt Bennett Center

The Art of Traveling Alone

Tips on mastering the solo journey

The Incredible Lightness of Packing

12 Expert Tips for a Carefree, Stress-free Journey

The Joys of Decoupling

A weeklong retreat beyond words and even snuggling

The Power of We: 3 Ways Qigong Can Heal

Sponsored Content from The Chi Center

The Week I Burned My Ego

A life-changing adventure on what’s called Path of Love

Three Great Places to Take the Waters

Spa en Vivo at Hotel MatildaSan Miguel de Allende, MexicoThere’s a large painting by Diego Rivera that hangs in the library of this chic boutique property. It’s called The Archer, …

Three Therapies for Wine and Water Lovers

HARBIN HOT SPRINGS: By far the greenest, least expensive, and most profound personal water experience happens at the Harbin Hot Springs, tucked into a valley about an hour north of…

Time To Retreat

A guide to retreats and retreat centers for balance, self-care, and growth.

Travel Essentials

10 Smart Items for the Savvy Traveler

Turn Your Weekend into a Retreat

Guidelines for designing your own intentional retreat.

VIDEO: Garrison Institute: Fertile Ground for Contemplative Practice

As our planet evolves, more and more seekers look to contemplative practice to deepen their spiritual connection. For me personally, dedicated mindfulness retreats have been a corn…

Video: Healing Waters

"For millennia, spiritual seekers have ventured to healing springs to restore optimal health and rejuvenate their souls. On this episode, we booked a reflective weekend at the Two …

Video: How Much Can You Love?

Spiritual wisdom teaches that it's impossible to love others if you don't love yourself. On this episode of Conscious Living TV, we visit the beautiful Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New…

VIDEO: Self-Realization Fellowship Monastic on The Power of Silence

Often, the best way to deepen our spiritual practice is by unplugging from the noise, conversations and devices that keep us from connecting with our higher Self. To better underst…

VIDEO: The Sound of Zen - Tassajara Mountain Retreat

On this episode of Conscious Living, we visit the nation’s oldest Zen Monastery, Tassajara, located deep in the Ventana Wilderness of California’s Los Padres Nationa…

Video: Touched by an Angel

Have you ever come face to face with an angel? Many seekers who visit the energy vortexes of Sedona claim they have. On this episode of Conscious Living, we visit Arizona's Angel V…

What to Do With the Stories That Haunt You…

For Reasons You Don't Understand

Why a Creative Retreat Is Good for You

S&H’s Creative Director sets off for Squam Lake and discovers the joy of retreat.

Why Ojai

A Tourist Town Where Mindfulness Is the Main Attraction

Working Farms for Foodies

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” —Aldo Leopold

You Are What You Eat: Yoga of Synthesis #3

Sponsored Content from Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas

You are Wise, Resourceful and Kind

Dathüns focus on how we can come into our heart, beyond the negative thoughts we may have about ourselves, and tune into what is really, fundamentally there.

Your Assignment: Find Your Bliss

3 Perfect Soaks at Two Bunch Palms

Enlightening, Empowering, Innovative, Inspiring… Don’t Miss a Word!

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