In a world that only gets more chaotic with each passing day, meditation retreats are becoming the go-to choice for those looking for peace and quiet. It is no surprise that these retreats are gaining so much popularity, with their well-craft packages, unique locations, and offerings that help guests find balance in the chaos.
Browse through Well Traveller’s four must-visit meditation retreats in Australia that are guaranteed to help you relax.
Restore, rejuvenate, revitalize weekend meditation retreat
Lifeflow Meditation Centre, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Healing takes time, and time is precious. At the Restore, Rejuvenate, Revitalize Weekend Meditation Retreat by Lifeflow Meditation Centre, three days and two nights will make all the difference.
Here, you will pay no heed to the demands of life outside the retreat. Unplug, unwind and open yourself up to serenity. Set in the countryside, surrounded by lush greenery, guests will be able to enjoy the scenery without a worry in mind. The retreat includes -vegetarian meals and snacks for guests to enjoy over the course of their stay as they bask in the blissful environment.
Experienced instructors will teach you the ways of relaxing with deliberation and skill in immersive meditation sessions. Ideal for everyone, from beginners to more advanced enthusiasts, and the yoga sessions are gentle and relaxing. You will leave feeling renewed and finally at peace.
"Experienced instructors will teach you the ways of relaxing with deliberation and skill in immersive meditation sessions."
Move, Meditate and Massage Retreat
Shizuka Ryokan, Daylesford & surrounds, Victoria
For those looking to immerse themselves in rich culture and comfort, look no further than the Move, Meditate and Massage Retreat by Shizuka Ryokan. This authentic Japanese guesthouse is located on a 3½ acre property, where you will find yourself surrounded by countless trees and greenery.
The retreat brings together wellness and Japanese culture in a perfect blend. Guests receive a personalized written program best suited to their needs. Indulge in specially prepared breakfast made with locally sourced organic ingredients. The first day includes a two-hour private session with an experienced meditation, yoga and shiatsu massage therapist who will guide you through the program, as you learn about and partake in breathing techniques and yoga poses, meridian theory, acupressure, and more.
The rooms are designed based on traditional Japanese insulation principles and reflect comfort, simplicity, and beauty.
Walk away feeling relaxed, comforted and with new knowledge to continue your journey of finding peace within.
Eat, Meditate, Elevate Retreat
Spiritual Journeys, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
The eyes demand indulgence, and that is what guests are treated to at the Eat, Meditate, Elevate Retreat by Spiritual Journeys. Inspired by the tropics, the retreat is one that will transport you completely, away from your worries and troubles.
With the Thala Beach Nature Reserve surrounding you, you will be treated to unparalleled sights as you awaken yourself through immersive yoga and meditation. Here you will learn to ground yourself and be truly present.
Taste your way through a gastronomic spread for breakfasts and dinners, andor take part in a cooking class led by a professional chef. Learn about mindful cooking and eating that will have you appreciating the finer details about every plate.
The Jungle Walk Bungalow is sure to appease as accommodation, with its cosy and inviting aura. Sleep with the sounds of nature being the orchestra to your dreams. Wake up and dip your toes in the ocean, orocean or energise yourself with a swim in the pool.
Find mindfulness in all its glory, and go beyond the physical at the Eat, Meditate, Elevate Retreat.
" Learn about mindful cooking and eating that will have you appreciating the finer details about every plate."
Billabong Retreat, Sydney, New South Wales
Meditation Essentials by Billabong Retreat is a wellness sanctuary on the outskirts of Sydney. When the world is moving too fast for the mind to feel at peace, you will find some comfort here, where stillness and tranquillitytranquility are promised.
Merging the art with the science, Meditation Essentials is a retreat designed to calm your mind, eliminate stress and improve your focus. Combined with organic meals to nourish you from the inside out, this retreat comprises twice-daily yoga flow classes to start and end your day on a high note.
Sit in on evening meditation sessions and workshops that explore its many forms, rich history and its benefits. Here, you will learn how to meditate optimally and make it a habit that could help you overcome the more hectic variables of your day-to-day.
Guests can choose from a variety of accommodations based on their preferences. For a homely touch, there are beautiful cottages that comfort and warm you. The treehouses put you in touch with nature and cool you. Ffor those looking for a touch of grandeur, the luxury cabins will serve the purpose and not leave you wanting.
Be at peace and find contentment at this retreat.