7 Best Meditation, Mindfulness Retreats Worldwide

In the rising wellness scene Meditation has become a buzz trend and activity for good reason. The wisdom of ancient yogis and sages has been proven by modern science to have the power to dramatically enhance body, mind and spirit.

A meditation practice can boost immunity, ward off disease, increase fertility, improve gut health, lower blood pressure, lower inflammation, increase mental clarity, improve sleep and create emotional balance – and that’s just the start for you!

Escape the stress of day-to-day life, develop your meditative technique and practices, experience an immersion into yoga & meditation designed to bring you into harmony and balance.

1. Split Apple Retreat
Location- Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Featured Event- 7 Night Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Isolated Beauty
Prices from $8900

Escape to a tranquil retreat spa hideaway that combines pure indulgence with the promise of exceptional health. With expansive views of the New Zealand coastline enjoy a smorgasbord of spa treatments, massage, yoga, meditation and other stress reduction therapies.

Relax in the infrared sauna, steam room, outdoor spa pool and infinity swimming pool. Discover the private beach, hike through the National Park or relax in your luxury abode. Included is also a healthy cooking class and personalized wellness consultations with on-site specialists.

Eat well, breathe deeply, live fully.

aerial view of bay

2. Santani
Location- Kandy, Sri Lanka
Featured Event- 8 Day Yoga & Meditation Bliss Retreat
Prices from $2900

In spectacular natural surroundings and unique range of retreats encourages the perfect harmony of mind, body and soul. Embark on a yoga & meditation retreat that is fully customizable, so that you can enjoy a meaningful experience that includes everything your heart desires.

Perfect for those with no prior exposure to wellness or fitness, enjoy spa treatments, group wellness activities, yoga, meditation, lifestyle workshops, nutrition workshops, trekking, Sri Lankan cooking classes and use of spa facilities.

Find peace, tranquility and bliss with this supportive team. Best of all- learn how to take this sense of happiness and wellbeing back with you into your everyday life.

open air yoga shala

3. Puri Bagus Lovina
Location- Singaraja, Bali
Featured Event- 8 Day Pure Yoga Retreat on the Beach
Prices from $900

The perfect opportunity to disconnect from the stress of day-to-day living and reconnect with yourself and what truly matters most. Join the friendly team for a week of yoga, meditation, healthy cuisine, spa pampering, excursions around the sacred island of Bali as well as plenty of time to simply reflect, relax and feel inspired by the natural beauty around you.

Opt for lush accommodation, a dolphin tour and a Balinese authentic massage that will rejuvenate you on every level! Escape to a tranquil, untouched part of Bali for a truly memorable experience.

meditative pose

4. Yoga Weeks
Location- Ibiza & Barcelona, Spain
Featured Event- 6 Day Ibiza Yoga Sailing Retreat
Prices from $1400

Could there be anything more relaxing and indulgent that spending a week sailing the azure Mediterranean Sea, practicing yoga on the shore, meditating as the sun rises, enjoying the spectacular cuisine and capping off the day with a glass of wine in the fresh sea air?!

Explore new beaches and hidden coves each day, socialize with the group and learn some sailing skills along the way. Combine adventure with ultimate relaxation with this unique healthy yoga & meditation sailing trip.

outdoor asanas infant of blue ocean

5. Desa Seni
Location- Canggu, Bali
Featured Event- 6 Day i Restorative Yoga Retreat in Traditional Village
Prices from $1900

A tropical sanctuary of calm with landscaped gardens and traditional luxury abodes that inspire you to relax, unwind and reconnect from the moment you arrive.

Be treated to a yoga & meditation retreat designed to help you heal. You will be in the hands of someone whose sole aim is to help you feel amazing!

Meditation will help you connect to yourself on a deeper level and to develop new healthy habits and routines, rather than keep you stuck in the past or in an unhealthy rut. Enjoy a transformative getaway and gain skills for life.

open-air group workshop

6. Amansala Eco Chic Resort & Retreat Center
Location- Tulum, Mexico
Featured Event- 6 Night Bikini Bootcamp Retreat
Prices from $2900

Thoughtfully-created retreats with a focus on vitality and rejuvenation. Take off to beautiful Tulum for a week of glorious sunshine, invigorating yoga, delicious healthy Mexican-inspired food and insightful yoga & meditation.

Explore the area, receive traditional Mayan spa treatments and spend time with like-minded people in a truly spectacular location.

beach front terrace

7. Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort
Location- Phuket, Thailand
Featured Event- 10 Day Healthy Ageing Retreat
Prices from $2700

Thanyapura is a premier wellness resort situated on the idyllic island of Phuket. This unique retreat offering will teach you how to successfully apply breathing and mind techniques that gradually lead to the restoration of a state of consciousness of deep stillness and clarity.

Learn how to meditate for superior wellness and spend time in sessions of ‘quite and clarity’ that enables you to listen deeply within and find a profound sense of inner peace. Balance and harmony are discovered here like nowhere else on earth.

This fully inclusive yoga, meditation and wellness retreat also offers you luxury accommodations, exquisite healing meals, access to all facilities and wellness classes, private yoga, private spa therapies and private wellness consultations.

garden meditation class

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.

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