Editor's note: A few of these specific retreat dates have passed, but all hosts have year-round retreats you can check on their websites.
Thanks for following us to the Big Apple with our NYC Mend Guide. Today we're taking a departure from our regular city guides to share 7 trips and retreats to recharge post-breakup or during a period of burnout. Whether you want to get away on your own or go with some friends, we've curated retreats that will help you move forward physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Seek Spaciousness at Spirit Rock
Turn inward during a workshop or retreat at Spirit Rock, a world-renowned meditation center in the rolling hills of Northern California. If you have the time, their one or two-month long retreats focus on quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of Insight practice, which is a form of Vipassana meditation.
Daily schedules consist of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers in order to support you doing your inner journey. Spirit Rock also hosts shorter retreats, workshops and classes.
Pro tip: Spirit Rock offers a sliding payment scale for their offerings.
Healing Hot Springs at Esalen
Wind down for a weekend retreat at Esalen Institute, an incredible center perched along 27 miles of rugged and breathtaking Pacific coast in Big Sur, California. Their 3-5 day workshops deeply nourish your mind, body and heart with healthy meals, daily yoga and movement classes, massages and visits to the natural hot springs that overlook the ocean.
Pro Tip: Many Esalen activities are unstructured so you can practice at your own pace, so this could be a great retreat for you if you don't like conventional retreats.
Commune And Surf At Maderas Village
Looking for a luxurious retreat that won't break the bank? Head to Maderas Village in Nicaragua, a warm and vibrant community that welcomes singles, pairs and groups alike - our friends who go to Maderas say it's unlike any other place they've been, and they're already talking about going back.
This beautiful coastal resort has a variety of private or shared rooms to choose from (from $40/night) and offers its guests yoga, surf lessons and horseback riding. You can also enjoy a massage from the resident masseuse or take a day cruise around the bays on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.
Ayurveda Along The Arabian Sea
If you're looking to start the year fresh, head to Goa, India with Love Yoga (one of our favorite yoga studios, with locations in Venice and Montauk) for their yoga and meditation retreat this January. You'll spend seven days on Cola Beach along the Arabian Sea and receive nourishing Ayurvedic treatment.
Each day in Goa will begin with a vigorous vinyasa class and wind down with a restorative practice to prepare for evening pranayama (breathwork) and meditation on lava rocks. Love Yoga also hosts retreats around the world: Greece, Italy, and Portugal to name a few recent locations.
Mend In Majestic Marfa
Kick off the new year at Sky Ting Yoga's January yoga retreat in Marfa, TX - a haven for contemporary art lovers and nature lovers alike. You'll spend four days and nights practicing yoga at the luxurious Hotel Saint George, a great home base to enjoy the art and eclectic vibes that Marfa has to offer.
This retreat includes 8 yoga classes, a visit to Chinati Fountain, a day trip to other-worldly Big Bend National Park, and a margarita party. Sky Ting also hosts retreats around the world. Their most recent retreats have been in Portugal, Costa Rica and Italy.
Heal Your Heart At The Chopra Center
If you are in need of emotional healing, check out Healing the Heart at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA. This 3-day emotional healing workshop, which is scheduled throughout the year, gives participants the opportunity to experience a deep emotional release process in a group setting.
You'll practice heart-opening yoga and breathing techniques, nourish your body with delicious Ayurvedic meals and connect with other like-minded individuals who share your desire for healing and greater happiness. The unique five-step emotional healing process will help you identify, mobilize, and release any toxic emotions caused by fear, resentment, and heartbreak.
Rounding Retreat In Bali
Nourish your body, mind, and soul in the mountains of Bali with meditation teacher Light Watkins. Light will teach Transcendental Meditation away from the hustle of everyday life so that you can deepen your practice. You will also learn the art of "Rounding," an advanced meditation technique.
This six-day retreat includes 3 daily vegetarian and seafood meals, deluxe spa massage treatments, morning and evening yoga sessions, and a traditional Balinese dance performance.
Mend with us!
We have hosted two wonderful wellness retreats in Portugal and Spain, and we can't wait to host our next retreat soon (we're planning Mexico and France). Our retreats either focus on healing burnout or breakups, so you can choose what theme you'd like to focus on mending before you book. We ensure nourishing food, compassionate company, healing practices, and a beautiful backdrop for mending. To get more information on upcoming retreat dates, subscribe to our newsletter below.