9 Top Meditation Retreats
Rolling Meadows Meditation Retreats
The location: While its home base occupies a rural spread on the coast of central Maine, Rolling Meadows runs meditation retreats several times a year in Tulum, a stunning spot on Mexico's Yucatán peninsula where ancient Mayan ruins overlook the Caribbean Sea. The retreats take place at Retiro Maya, a rustic beachside camp with a palapa-roofed meditation center, a restaurant, and thatched cabanas.
The practice: Participants in the weeklong retreats follow a daily schedule that incorporates both yoga (a synthesis of hatha, Iyengar, and Desikachar viniyoga practices) and guided vipassana meditation.
The accommodations: The 13 thatch-roofed cabanas at Retiro Maya have private baths, tiled floors, king-size beds with mosquito nets, and doors that open wide to the sand and sea just outside. But this is a place for meditation, not indulgences: there's no electricity.
Be mindful: If you simply can't do without a ceiling fan or a light to read by before bed, Retiro Maya's restaurant keeps its generator going until 11 pm each night.
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