Want to press pause and rest in the space? Sometimes a short break can revitalise our energy and reconnect us with our true selves. This realigning gives us the clarity to return to daily life with resilience and new tools to use.

Our retreats are experiential events that take many different forms – from one day local mini-breaks to weekend regional getaways or even international retreats.

Retreats are as dynamic or as quiet as you like. We have a range of activities from reflective personal practices to creative workshops, yoga classes, meditation groups and mindful eating experiences. We recommend a post retreat one on one debriefing with one of our team which we offer at a retreat discounted rate.

Upcoming Retreats

 Avila Retreat
30 August – 3 Sep
Dates changed by popular request to the Eid holidays in August/September!

Escape the heat of the Dubai summer and join us in a contemplative retreat in the beautiful province of Avila, Spain. Inspired by the teachings of Saint Teresa of Avila, we’ll explore what it means to be a modern mystic. Modern mystics are ordinary people going through an extraordinary journey. A journey of self discovery and love.

”Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away’’
– Teresa of Avila

At Mindful ME we believe experiencing authentic local culture is a way of travelling mindfully and so the retreat will include time to soak up Avila while we explore mindful living. In fact – we will be living, eating and sleeping in a 16th Century Palace! Take this opportunity to explore one of the oldest cities in Spain, rich with heritage, and experience a guided retreat with Isabel Galiardo and Helen Williams in Avila.

Rates include transfers from Madrid (set dates), accommodation in a 16th Century Palace in Avila, all food and retreat activities for 4 nights, 5 days.

Retreat fee per person sharing: AED3900

excludes: return flights to Madrid, visas, and any personal expenses. We have partnered with Flight Centre who are offering discounted flights for retreat participants.

Register now!


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Retreat Dubai
28 – 30 September
No need to take leave – this local retreat runs from Thursday night to Saturday evening in Dubai!

Following the wonderful experience of our first local retreat at the XVA Art Hotel in April we are so thrilled to be returning at the end of September to bring a new retreat programme to this welcoming and quiet space. This time around we will be exploring Helen’s creative and reflective Authentic Living programme alongside mindful meditation.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

– Carl Jung

We will begin with a mindful curiosity of our own stories and build an awareness of how these narratives shape our physical, emotional and intuitive lives. The weekend retreat, in the inspiring XVA Art Hotel space, will include mindful activities including restorative yoga, meditation, mindfulness learning, creative journelling, mindful eating, walking and more. This retreat is for exploring and connecting with your authentic self and will help you make the space to do that.

Rates and packages:
Single retreat fee: AED2500
includes 2 nights accommodation, all meals, all retreat workshops
Double retreat fee: AED1900 pps
includes 2 nights accommodation, all meals, all retreat workshops

For more information or to book email Cindy on or call us on +971 54 466 8400.


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