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Expand Your Mind At These Spiritual Retreats Around The World

By Danielle Dorsey

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Not only does travel have a positive impact on our mental health, but it can also help us get in touch with our spirituality and open our minds to new ways of being in tune with the world.

Here are a few of our favorite spiritual retreats for travelers who are looking for a high vibe escape: 

Holistic City Life’s Wellness Experiences

HolistiCitiLyfe Travel specializes in destination trips and retreats that enhance, maintain, or jumpstarts your holistic journey. They believe that wellness travel is a valuable part of our collective journey to balance mind, body, and spirit.

Founded by magical Black woman Leslie Carrington, Holistic City Life’s next retreat will be an all-inclusive, five-day retreat in the Grenadines with a small group of six to eight participants. Packages start at $1,050 and go up to $1,300, with payment plans available

Centering: A Weeklong Yoga & Aromatherapy Retreat

Hosted by Black-woman-owned Oya Retreats, Centering will take place at the Sophia Boutique Hotel in Finikia Village in Santorini, Greece from October 4 through October 11, 2020.

The retreat will be hosted by licensed pharmacist and aromatherapy expert, Lindsey Elmore, with activities that include yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, workshops, massage, and leisure time for exploring or relaxing. The retreat costs $1,865, which is inclusive of accommodations, breakfast, yoga sessions, talks and workshops. 


Tushita (The School of Life) Nepal

This eight-day retreat in Nepal is a steal at just $400. It’s a great option for those interested in learning ancient wellness traditions like Vedic Vashtu (feng shui), Ayurveda, and of course, yoga.

Nestled in the majestic Himalaya Mountains, this retreat is ideal for a spiritual awakening.

“The Ten Bodies” Kundalini Retreat

Located at the Mystical Yoga Farm in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, The Ten Bodies Kundalini Retreat takes guests on a week-long journey through the “ten bodies” which refer to the soul body, negative mind, positive mind, neutral mind, physical body, arcline, auric body, pranic body, the subtle body, and the radiant body. No experience is required. If this sounds up your alley, you can join the retreat for $1,043. 

Spiritual Yoga Retreat

This seven-day retreat in Angkor Wat, Cambodia is super affordable at $350 and offers yoga and detox in the cultural center of Krong Siem Reap. The isolated location allows participants to fully focus on their practice and make a stronger commitment to health and well-being. It comes with comfortable accommodations, balanced meals, yoga, and meditation sessions hosted by renowned spiritual teachers and local monks. The retreat also includes excursions to the rice fields and the Khaal Spean waterfall.

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