4 Meditation Retreats To Cater To All Personalities
The benefits of mediation have been widely publicized – from stress relief and anxiety control to enhanced self awareness and lengthened attention span, it’s a practice that we would all benefit from incorporating into our lives. However, whilst the practice is inherently simple, it can feel complex to know where to start – ‘how do I do it?’, ‘how long for?’, ‘how do I find the time?’.
Retreats offer a guiding hand to take you on your first steps of learning the practice of meditation, as well as enhancing the practice of those who are more experienced. Even better, the 4 meditation retreats below range from pure meditation to offering a little something extra for those keen to pair meditation with another activity they already know and love….
Meditation & Surf
The Art of Longevity and Surf retreat is a journey through breath, flow and surf. During 3 and 1/2 days, you will lose yourself in a combination of movement flow, meditation and surf coach for those willing to surf. The expert team – made up of former professional surfer, Thomas Carroll, former Sport Coach for Surfing Australia, Matt Grainger and Holistica movement founder, Rodrigo Perez, – will provide you with health, wellbeing and longevity tips whilst sharing great stories of surfing, travelling, coaching. After the retreat, you will definitely feel the benefit of the daily meditation practices, breathe work, body movement and surfing coach.
Meditation & Yoga
Awaken Meditation Retreats focus on quality small group retreats in powerful places of Australia. The retreat focuses on meditation and mindfulness to improve one’s life, specifically focusing on teaching people different meditation and mindfulness techniques to help quieten the mind, reduce stress and enjoy more peace. Daily yoga sessions allow guests to practice meditation in movement, syncing the body and mind. Harpers Bazaar described Awaken as “the perfect retreat for fast thinkers who need to chill out- but can’t sit still long enough to do it”.
Meditation & Feminine Awakening
Holistic Yoga & Meditation offer a holistic approach combining meditation, yoga and deep relaxation. Their ‘Nourishing the Feminine Heart Retreat’ focuses on awakening & restoring the power of your feminine wholeness featuring mediation, yoga, inspiration and deep awakening practices to embody your radiant essence. This sublime experience will focus on women’s topics including sexuality, relationships, health and well-being, radical self-acceptance and joy. Celebrate your feminine wholeness and discover how to restore and awaken the full potential of your feminine heart in the natural paradise of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Chenrezig Institute offers a unique opportunity to visit & stay in a Tibetan Buddhist monastic community. During your stay, you are welcome to participate in their weekly classes, courses or retreats during your stay or simply enjoy the peace atmosphere of the rainforest environment. The typical weekly programme involves morning and evening practice including purifying negative karma (prostrations to the 35 Buddhas), strengthening connection to spiritual teachers and reviewing the stages of the path (Guru Puja). These sessions include chanting of mantras in English, Tibetan and Sanskrit
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