An eco-retreat is a great way to spend your vacation, and if your life seems a little out of balance at the moment, you may choose to book a spiritual eco-retreat to regain some perspective.
A spiritual eco-retreat is designed to be a learning vacation, a place where you can enjoy a relaxing environment and reflect on your personal journey; no matter what spiritual practice you currently pursue, these holistic, back-to-nature hotspots around the world offer a fresh opportunity to learn about yourself.
From pampering spas with a focus on herbal and organic ingredients, to meditation huts to nourish your soul, here are a few ideas to book your next spiritual eco-retreat.
Whisk yourself off to La Buissiere Cahors in Southwest France for the beautiful eco-retreat center nestled in the countryside. This yoga holiday offers days of treats with holistic therapies and luxury accommodations in a private landscaped garden setting. Outdoor activities include canoeing on the Lot river, or just hiking through the walking trails for some exceptional views of the valley.
Yoga sessions each morning are designed to help you unwind and learn some new techniques, and you’ll be enjoying a fairytale-like setting in the French countryside. It’s a healthy adventure at one of the world’s most beautiful places; call 0870 490 1461 for more information.
Women interested in learning about guided meditations or Hatha yoga techniques can reserve a wellness weekend at Nurture Through Nature, a place to book a cabin and take part in a holistic canoe trip. These wellness retreats are perfect for de-stressing and reconnecting with nature. Every weekend, a series of hands-on workshops can help develop new skills and encourage self-growth and personal development. Located in the heart of the mountains of Western Maine, this is a special place for a peaceful and tranquil experience. Call (207) 452-2929 for more information.
The Shambhala Retreat Centre in north-east Scotland is based on the Buddhist philosophies of reconnecting the mind, body, heart, and soul; the Shambhala house is a renovated country house located in Findhorn Bay. The private gardens and park are minutes away from the beach, and each room is decorated with organic bedding and orthopedic mattresses.
This spiritual eco-retreat offers a beautiful space for reflection and meditation, and even offers a Buddhist library for browsing and exploring. Call 013 0969 0690 for more information.
Head to the Arlington Center in Massachusetts for in-depth meditation and yoga practices. This wellness center offers a variety of movement and dance programs including Aikido and Tai Chi Kung, as well as personal growth and wellness programs to recenter and rebalance the body and mind.
Events are scheduled year round, and offer you an opportunity to take a series of transformative classes or workshops during your stay. You won’t find on-site accommodations at this spiritual eco-retreat, but can book a hotel stay nearby instead; call (781) 316-0282 for more information.
When even planning a vacation seems too stressful, choosing a spiritual eco-retreat may offer a better getaway. Taking a time out by trying something completely new is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and come back refreshed; your mind and body might be depending on it.