Looking through the next news on the Internet, we increasingly come across offers to sign up for a retreat. Advertising insists with all its might that a retreat is necessary and assures that a modern person cannot do without this mysterious action.
So, what is it and what is the importance of the retreat?
Let’s start with the value. Retreat is an international term for a pastime dedicated to spiritual practice.
Retreats can be solitary and collective. At the collective, meditation and relaxation practices are most often taught.
Speaking in a more familiar language, a retreat is a kind of sanatorium where our grandmothers went to improve their physical health, and the retreat puts the mind in order.
Agree, we live in a difficult information period, in this regard, we are often overcome by stress and anxiety. We simply forgot how to relax. Life in big cities covers us headlong, without having time to look around and we are already at work 24/7 – our thoughts are overloaded and anxiety becomes a common condition. Obviously, we definitely need a rest. Such programs help recharge, become healthier, eat right, get the necessary vitamins, which in daily life we can get as vitamin b supplements.
Yes, we are used to the fact that rest is evenings watching TV or a computer, but this is far from the best way to relieve emotional stress, rather, it is even a kind of illusion of relaxation. From a physiological point of view, this method is not suitable for dealing with stress, because in order to fully restore mental strength, it is necessary to activate the body’s natural relaxation reaction. For this, there are special techniques that only professionals will tell in detail. That is why retreat centers have been created. There you can retire and explore yourself more, even in the company of other people who have come for the same purpose.
Where to go for a retreat?
The first retreat center was opened back in 1936 in New Zealand. For the sake of prolonged meditation, people sought solitude far from civilization and worldly fuss. However, this type of recreation began to gain real popularity only now.
Today, specialized centers open their doors to a large number of people.
1 – Bali – Indonesia
Airport: Denpasar International Airport
Retreat Center: Blooming Lotus Yoga
Address: Br. Mawang Kaja, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Bali 80571
Prices: from $ 800 for a weekly program (all practices, accommodation and meals are included)
2 – Goa – India
Airport: Dabolim International Airport
Retreat Center: Little Cove Yoga Retreat
Address: Little, Cola Beach Road, Canacona, Goa 403702
Prices: from $70 per day (all practices, accommodation and meals included)
3 – Koh Samui – Thailand
Airport: Koh Samui International Airport (Koh Samui)
Address: 55/20-24 Moo 4 T. Namuang, Koh Samui Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Retreat Center: Samahita Retreat
Prices: $ 1200 for a weekly program (all practices, accommodation and meals are included)
4 – Aourir – Morocco
Airport: Agadir Al Massira Airport
Retreat Center: Surf Maroc
Address: Center Villa Mandala, Km 12, Aourir، N1, Agadir 80020, Morocco
Prices: from 813 € for a weekly program (all practices, accommodation and meals included)
5 – Kathmandu – Nepal
Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu
Retreat Center: Kopan Buddhist Monastery
Address: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Prices: $150 for a 10-day introductory course (all practices, accommodation and meals included)
Just think for a second, how long has it been since you really took a break? Perhaps it’s time to relax, get to know yourself again, and find answers to important questions. Retreat centers are one of the best ways to find peace, gain invaluable experience and unique impressions. Do not delay, embark on the path of absolute relaxation and reboot!
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