A Retreat is exactly how it sounds - a place where you step back from what you are used to.
Xasmin Travels will pair you with a location and routine that should best suit your needs. We will manage everything from door to door to make it as easy as possible for you.
Step out of your comfort zone and enter a new one. We encourage you to leave your phone and laptop at the door.
The retreat doesn't need to be lonely. You will meet other like-minded people, have the ability to explore and experience the area and of course soak in the local culture and pace of life.
RETREAT | TAKE A STEP BACK
DO YOUR RESEARCH, THEN SIMPLY GET IN TOUCH WITH US TO START A DIALOGUE AND DISCUSS OPTIONS
HOMESTAY | STAY WITH A LOCAL FAMILY
TREATMENT | ROUTINE AND BALANCE
South India in particular has some incredible destinations for retreats so that you may enter a new kind of routine, one that will nourish your body and stimulate your mind.
A DIFFERENT ROUTINE
Whether you know it or not, your body craves balance. To work at your best, to gain your highest value, let yourself slip into the natural balance and flow that a retreat is designed to give you.
You will find yourself seeing things in a different light, gaining more clarity and the ability to become objective when you need to be. Take these lessons back into your life.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE
This journey will be an eye-opener mainly due to the fact that there is so much to learn, from all members of the family. Leave India with a plethora of new skills, or a new take on existing ones.
If you dont already love the simple complexity of Indian cuisine, you will after staying with a local family. Learn how flavours are mixed, colours are blended and take part in the whole process, as part of your daily routine.
Staying with a local family will open a door into a new world. A world akin to your own, with hundreds of subtle differences. The people you meet on this kind of journey will become life-long friends.
Embark upon a spiritual journey, without the woo-woo and nonsense. Learn and practice the art of meditation in a setting that is more conducive and streamlined
Spend some time doing ayurveda treatments, or learning how they are done, depending on your preferences and needs. This complex and ancient medicinal art is a sure fire way to notice negative trends and work on balancing them.
From breathing exercises, to local art clases, to cooking courses and calm photography tours, there are plenty of practices that we can tailor-make into a tour that will offer long-term benefits.
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS
Through volunteering, your skillset will double if not triple. Hone all sorts of skills you didn't know you had through the diverse routine of a volunteer's day. Remember Mahatma Gandhi: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever".
Volunteering brings together a huge and diverse mix of people from all walks of life. What better way to develop your interpersonal skills, have a constant sourc eof inspiration, expand your network and make lasting friendships.
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
Through helping others, the experience of volunteering brings out a real and lasting sense of community spirit that will do wonders for your confidence and give you the feeling of being part of something.
"THESE PAINS YOU FEEL
ARE MESSENGERS. LISTEN TO THEM."
XASMIN TRAVELS | DIGITAL DETOX AND REGAINING BALANCE
Are you looking to do something slightly different?
We live in a strange era. The pressure to be 'connected' constantly takes its toll, regardless of whether you are conscious or aware of it. Burn-out is just an extreme example of an overworked and unbalanced life-pattern.
The team at Xasmin Travels offer tailor-made programs for those of you who need a break from the digital pressure, the jagged weight of routine and the monotone of an under-lived reality.
Take a look at a few examples below and get in touch to discuss a program
that would best suit you
RETREATS | HOMESTAY | TREATMENT | VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
A homestay will see you integrate into a local home with a local family.
The benefits are endless. Xasmin Travels will match you with a local family, who are geared towards having people in their house. You will follow the routine of the family, learn to cook and communicate and experience something that few foreigners have the chance to.
This can be a short stay or a long stay, up to a month. Our team will be on call to help you and this will be as much about the family as it is about you. After an experience like this, we guarantee you will have made life-long friends.
India has long been a spiritual destination for the world over: the birthplace of Buddhism, Yoga and Ayurveda. This part of the world is rich in contrast and profundity and there is an energy here that is seldom found elsewhere. The perfect place to embark upon a novel or adapted routine that will begin a wonderfully positive ripple effect on the rest of your life.
Talk to Xasmin Travels to define:
What sort of treatments you would like to take
What sort of practices you are interested in learning
An inbalance that you feel you need to recognise and work on
We will connect you with a specialist and talk over the myriad of options available.
India and Nepal are home to plenty of NGO and Charity organisations that do inspiring work in different sectors such as agriculture, women empowerment, combatting poverty, helping the homeless, social elevation and much more.
Many organisations will attempt to charge extortionate prices for the experience of "volunteering", but its not necessary. Speak to one of our team for free advice on finding the best opportunity most suited to what you want to do, where you want to do it and more importantly "why".
Volunteering positions should be inexpensive, we will charge no commission on connecting you with the right organisation.