Travel has somewhat evolved in recent years: from conventional backpacking to green travel to these days, holistic retreats. Healthy living has become a trend in the last decade, and more travelers are now putting emphasis on their spiritual and psychological wellbeing. Whether you are a stressed-up blue-collar workaholic or a long-term spiritual traveler, holistic retreats provide an uplifting experience and a rejuvenating break. Here are various types of holistic retreats that can help sooth your mind, body and soul.
1. Yoga and Ayurvedic Spa Retreat
Imagine waking up to the sounds of water, having an organic breakfast to start your day and then work up some sweat with a yoga practice and finally end your day with a relaxing ayurvedic massage. A popular destination for such retreats is Bali, where a gorgeous, emerald green setting mixed with holistic traditions promote healthier living. This type of holistic retreat is ideal for travelers looking for an element of holistic living during their holidays in Bali.
2. Healing Massage Retreat
For travelers who are worn out and stressed up, therapies with a holistic focus might be right up your alley. There is a whole range of healing therapies conducted by qualified therapists – each catering to your specific needs. These healing massages allow you to gain clarity, get in touch with your true self and balance your chakras. These programs can be added to your vacation itinerary.
3. Meditation Course
Meditation courses are gaining popularity amongst spiritual travelers seeking to find peace from their inner soul Non-Buddhists are usually welcomed to attend such programs. In the Tibetan refugee town of Dharamsala, India, people of all religion are encouraged to sign up for the meditation course at the Tushita Meditation Center. Besides these month-long meditation retreats, there are also short meditation classes that gives you an introduction to all forms of meditation.
4. Rebalancing Bodywork Retreat
Rebalancing is holistic bodywork which is designed to release energy held in the body and mind as a result of physical or emotional injury. A bodywork retreat usually involves breathwork, bodyreading, clinic consultations and learning and applying rebalancing bodywork. The Kootenay School of Rebalancing in Costa Rica is a well-reputed pioneer in the industry.
5. Body Cleansing Program
One of the most popular programs is the body cleansing retreat; it involves detoxing the body and de-stressing the mind. The wellness program is a combination of of outdoor fitness activities, meditation, holistic massages, together with a natural detox diet. Numerous spas and resorts in Brazil and Costa Rica that offer such body cleansing programs promise that their holistic retreats have had extraordinary health and healing effects.