Hey, Menders! We loved bringing you our 2017 Mend Guide to Retreats earlier this year. Today we're sharing even more trips and retreats to help you find peace and healing post-breakup this year. (Note: While these specific retreat dates have passed, many of these centers host events year-round, so we recommend checking their sites for up-to-date information.)In case you missed it, we've also shared how to mend in San Francisco, Westside LA, Eastside LA and Central LA.
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation at Ananda in the Himalayas, India (August 2017)
If you’re looking to completely rejuvenate and create body and emotional balance, check out this Ayurveda retreat during India’s magical monsoon. The climate is a prime time to undergo the cleansing “Panchkarma” therapies that the retreat offers. The moist air helps to loosen the skin and the cooler climate improves digestion and blood circulation.At this 100-acre spa situated above the Ganges river valley, you can mend with Ayurvedic treatments, private yoga and meditation sessions, talks on Vedic philosophy and meals tailored to your body type. The retreat is available for 7, 14 or 21 nights.
Unplug in Bali Meditation and Yoga Retreat (September 24th - 30th 2017)
One of our favorite LA meditation studios Unplug is holding its very first retreat in Bali.The retreat will include daily meditation, yoga, deluxe spa treatments, and clean organic food, all designed to bring your body and mind into balance and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.Unplug teachers Paul Teodo and Leah Santa Cruz (who now live in Bali) will show you all the best shopping, food and culture spots as well as offering their professional expertise to leave you feeling inspired, supported, energized and re-centered.
Girls Surf and Yoga Retreat in Portugal (September 17th - 24th 2017)
The All Girls Surf and Yoga Retreat by Apura Yoga is a women-only event in Portugal and the perfect alternative if you’re looking for something that’s active and challenging, yet relaxing. The retreat is ideal whether you’re looking to improve your surfing skills or are a complete newbie.It has internationally licensed surf coaches who tailor the lessons specifically for lady surfers. Your day will also include vinyasa yoga in the morning and a restorative yoga practice in the evening. Fun, sun, sisterhood and yoga - what could be better!
Boutique Yoga and Detox Retreat, Ibiza (September 14th – 18th, October 12th – 16th)
Why not jet away to the stunning sunshine of southwest Ibiza and enjoy a holistic detox experience for the mind, body and soul.The retreat offers a nourishing sanctuary to rest and reset the body and mind. It’s geared towards those who want to create a new journey in putting their wellbeing first, and includes sessions on detoxification and how self-care can be a pleasurable and fun experience. You will be provided with healthy food and juices as well as supportive cleansing therapies.The hosts offer top quality yoga sessions, sensual treats, a breathtaking clifftop meditation, a range of deeply healing therapies, organic and delicious meals and high-end pampering.
Embodied Heart, Embodied Wisdom Retreat at Spirit Rock (August 25th - 29th)
Spirit Rock, a world-renowned meditation center in the rolling hills of Northern California is running a retreat on how to live a more joyful, mindful and embodied life.This retreat will include guided meditations, dharma talks, walking and sitting practice as well as sessions with the teachers. It’s geared towards people who are newer to the idea of mind, body, soul concepts as well as those who are seeking to embody their wisdom more fully.It focuses on meditation, showing guests that this can offer the opportunity to connect deeply with your body and the present moment experience.Pro tip: Spirit Rock offers a sliding payment scale for their offerings.