Let’s face it: for city dwellers caught between constant noise and busyness, bliss often takes the form of silence. For those yearning to welcome the upcoming year in quiet reflection and delve into self-discovery, here are some silent retreats on our #RadarList that we believe should also be on yours.
Bali Silent Retreat
Indulge in the serene bliss of Bali Silent Retreat. Nestled amidst lush rice paddies, the venue offers a picturesque view of Mount Batukaru, serving as a mesmerizing backdrop to your retreat. Whether you choose a day, a week, or an extended stay, you can tailor your wellness journey to align with your schedule.
Embrace the serenity, as electronics and talking are prohibited, aiming to encourage guests to fully immerse themselves in the sounds of nature. However, the Chat Zone is available for those seeking socializing. Food-wise, Bali Silent Retreat abstains from caffeine, alcohol, meat, and dairy, offering all-day organic vegetarian buffets with dishes crafted from ingredients harvested from their own garden.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Take in the zen and let out the stress at Vikasa Yoga Retreat. Nestled in Koh Samui, Thailand, this seaside sanctuary provides an array of yoga retreats and training programs tailored for guests of all levels, including the transformative 7-day Silent Meditation Retreat. Discover the essence of yoga and savor the peace of silence in this tech-free program.
Engage in mindfulness activities and receive teachings from seasoned yoga experts. The venue also offers diverse accommodation options, all boasting oceanfront views for a serene seafront experience.
Silent Yoga Retreat at Masia Escrigas
Yoga enthusiasts who dedicate themselves to the art of yoga will be captivated by the allure of this Silent Yoga Retreat. Hosted by the Hot Yoga Academy, this program invites you to bask in the joy of practising yoga and meditation within voluntary silence, amidst the serene Spanish countryside at Masia Escrigas — a tranquil farmhouse in Santa Maria de Merlès.
Spanning a 4-5 day period, these retreats offer a rich array of activities, including meditation techniques, pranayama, yoga nidra, restorative yoga, creative art projects, and the enchanting experience of a full moon fire burning ceremony, just to name a few.
Notes: Phones, books, and music are prohibited during the retreat.
Samyama Meditation Center
Elevate your annual retreat experience with the 3 and 5-day Samyama Spiritual Heart Silent Meditation Retreats at Samyama Meditation Center in Ubud, Bali. These programs are crafted to cultivate spiritual intimacy, allowing guests to rediscover themselves and immerse in the natural beauty of their surroundings free from worldly distractions.
The retreats provide mindfulness techniques, including Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Enquiry method, walking meditation, and mindfulness practices from Tibetan Buddhism to guide you towards inner calm and reflection.