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Meditation for inner peace

Author – Lydia Chang, Flow Retreat Director

At the end of every Flow Retreat, I often find guests feeling hesitant to leave. Many of them have experienced profound sense of relaxation, and they are not sure how to continue feeling peaceful once they return back home. 

Fortunately, there’s a powerful tool to help sustain or create the transformative effect of a retreat at-home. This powerful tool is meditation.

What is Meditation?

 “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” – Alan Watts 

Imagine there’s a glass of water, inside the water is muddy as it’s mixed with dirt and sand.

This water represents our mind, and the dirt and sand represents our thoughts, feelings, and mental clutters.

All day long, we are constantly moving, doing, and thinking. This is similar to us stirring the water of our mind, the more the water is stirred the more muddy the water becomes.

Now what happens when you leave the water alone? After awhile, dirt and sand slowly sinks to the bottom…..and the water becomes clear again.

Just like water, within each one of us lies the capacity for inner peace and calm. 

But we often get consumed by our busy lives, leaving us feeling stressed out, tired, and confused.

When we practice meditation, we are creating an opportunity for true rest, we are allowing mental clutters to subside, and from there we can access your inner tranquility whenever needed.

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation offers numerous benefits that contribute to our overall well-being and help us maintain inner peace.

Physically, science have proven that meditation practice lead to structural changes in the brain in as little as 8 weeks of regular practice. Areas associated with attention, emotional regulation, and self-awareness showed improved cognitive function and emotional stability, allowing us to better navigate stressful situations and maintain a sense of inner calm.

Emotionally, meditation cultivates self-awareness and emotional resilience, enabling us to observe thoughts and emotions without judgment. This non-reactive state promotes a peaceful mindset and harmonious and more loving relationships with ourselves and others. 

Spiritually, meditation enhanced intuition and wisdom: By quieting the mind and accessing deeper levels of consciousness, you can tap into profound insights, creativity and guidance.

How to Meditation?

  • Step 1 : Relax the body

Find a comfortable position to sit, and relax your body. You can try to relax your body starting from the top of the head, part by part, down to the feet. Scanning the body from top to bottom, wherever your attention goes, relax that part of the body.

  • Step 2: Focus on Breathing

Bring your attention to your breathing. Naturally breathe in and out, there’s no need to change your breathing. Focus on the breath movement, enjoy the sensation of the breath. Whenever thoughts and feelings show up and you’re distracted, know that it is normal, gently bring your attention back to the breathing over and over again. The more you practice being aware of the breathe, the stronger your ability for focus and awareness.

  • Step 3: Be in Stillness

Continue to focus on breathing and allow the body to settle into stillness. Resist the temptation to move or scratch your body. As the mind and the body is intricately connected, the more the body can be still, the more the mind can be still. Practice for at least 20 minutes.

We love to hear from you! Try meditation today and let us know how your practice goes!

Project-Mother’s Day 3D2N Yoga Retreat

Mother’s Day 3D2N Yoga Retreat: Relax & Rejuvenate with Mom

A mother is represent of the source of the universe and an embodiment of infinite love. Come on a mindfulness retreat with your mother, enjoy some qulaty time, spiritual practice and relaxing holiday together.

During the 3-day, 2-night retreat, you don’t need to worry about meals or household chores. We will arrange your schedule and daily necessities for you. We have also arranged a special partners yoga workshop, where you can reconnect with your mother through physical touch, guided breathing, and eye contact, deepening the bond between you and your mother.

Retreat Date: Start every Wednesday and Friday in May.
Duration: 3D2N. 
Suitable for: beginners and all levels.  

You may choose these dates in May

5/3~5/5

5/10~5/12

5/12~5/14

5/17~5/19

5/18~5/20

5/19~5/21

5/24~5/26

Information

All-inclusive package price:

Wednesday or Thursday Check- in:
Single 1 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 21,990, discount price starts from NT$16,990
Double 2 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$35,980, discount price starts from NT$29,990.

Friday Check-in:
Single 1 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 23,490, discount price starts from NT$21,990
Double 2 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$37,480, discount price starts from NT$35,980.

3D2N Mother’s Retreat includes:

  • 【Class】6 hours in total
  • – 1 session of 90-minute Acro yoga workshop
  • – 2 morning yoga and meditation classes
  • – 2 evening restorative yoga classes
  • 【Food】
  • – 5 meals of Vegetarian Morning / Lunch / Dinner with local ingredients from small producers
  • – Locally grown herbal tea & and handmade raw vegan energy bar.
  • 【Pool Time】Unlimited access to on-site public swimming pool
  • 【Accommodation】2 nights at Forest Chalet
  • .A relaxation practice to recharge and improve relationships with family
  • .Guided morning nature therapy & mindfulness walks
  • .Group welcome, sharing, and loving kindness energy circles
  • .Inner reflection & silent mindfulness time

Extra Bonus:

  • 2 Free Space Yoga / Space Cycle classes gift voucher ( worth $ 3,800).
  • 15% Discount on any Prana Spa treatments.

*Extra bonus for first 20 pairs of guests booking only. Spaces are first come first serve, reserve your spot today!

3D2N Mother’s Retreat Schedule Sample

Day 1

  • 15:00-16:00 Check-in & Welcome Circle
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Yoga

Day 2

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 16:00-17:30 Flow Inspirations Workshop: Acro Yoga
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Yoga Nidra & Guided Relaxation

Day 3

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 10:00-10:30 Closing Circle
  • 11:30-12:00 Packing & Check out

Book Now👉https://reurl.cc/vk2kxy

Enter the link and choose the dates, room type and numbers you wish, and click on 【Mother’s Day Yoga Retreat】 to make a reservation.

Go with Your Flow Retreat

Go with Your Flow Retreat

A self-guided retreat for those seeking a private getaway without joining a full retreat program.

Looking for a peaceful and serene place to rest and relax? Go with Your Flow Retreat is perfect for individuals wanting a private retreat for alone time, creative works, or special celebration without joining the full group retreat program. This package includes private accommodation in our Flow Forest Chalet, full breakfast, and unlimited access to all resort facilities. 

Want to be in Silence?

We will respect your silence and inform other guests who may be here to avoid conversation etc. with you. You are welcome to use the yoga studio for your private practice as long as there is not a group class happening.

Great for Artists, Writers, and Creative Workers!

Discover the vibrant nature of Hulien at Flow! Each season provides vibrant new energy, colors, and tones to capture on canvas or in writing. Whatever your creative medium, designing a new project or finishing a novel, you will certainly find inspiration in this natural setting. 

Customize Your Retreat

Whether you want to deepen your personal meditation practice or just sleep deeply, we will cater to your needs. You can book and Indulge in a warm oil massage, or request one-on-one Ayurveda wellness consultations to gain deeper personal insights. Lunch and dinner meals can also be added to your stay as you wish.

Group Retreat

If you wish to book our whole facility for your family and friends group, please get in touch with us to discuss available dates and offerings.  We are happy to cater to your group to create a fun and unique retreat experience!

Retreat Date: year-round.
Duration: starting from 2D1N.
Suitable for those who like to stay quiet and travel alone.

Information

Go with Your Flow Retreat Includes: 

  • 1 Night Accommodation in Flow Forest Chalet
  • 1 Nourishing breakfast
  • Complimentary locally grown herbal tea 
  • Complimentary Flow Mindfulness Booklet
  • Unlimited Access to Natural Thermal Spring

All-inclusive package price:

  • Single 1 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 4,990.
  • Double 2 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 5,490.

Please Note:

  1. Additional fee of NT$1,000 will be charged for weekend (Saturday).
  2. Additonal fee of NT$1,500 per night will be charge for Taiwan statutory holidays.
  3. Valley Forest Chalet is extra NT$1,000 per night.

Project Flow Wellness Retreat 5D4N

Flow Wellness Retreat 5D4N

Flow Wellness Retreat takes you on a journey of total wellbeing, to relax, find balance, and feel your absolute best. 

Imagine spending your holidays in beautiful Haulien, waking up in the midst of nature, sounds of birds singing, and a glorious sunrise. 

A relaxing day of total wellbeing awaits you. 

Your morning begins with practicing gentle yoga and meditation, tasting fresh and delicious foods, bathing in natural hot springs, and enjoying precious self-care time. In the afternoon, you’re invited to recharge your five senses – laugh, paint, dance, explore, and bond with other like-minded friends in our Flow Inspirations Workshops. By nightfall, you are guided to deeply relax with an evening Yoga Nidra, preparing your mind and body for a good night’s sleep. 

At Flow, you’re invited to do as little or as much as you like. You can enjoy a variety of specially curated wellness experiences, slow down or meditate in our comfortable Forest Chalet, book a relaxing Ayurvedic warm oil massage, or enjoy our many facilities on site.

Now visualize yourself post-retreat-glowing, empowered, and bursting with renewed excitement for life. You’re filled with new inspirations, insights, and feel confident with the useful tools you’ve learned to continue your wellness journey at home. 

Retreat Date: Start every Wednesday.
Duration: 5D4N. 
Suitable for: beginners and all levels. 

Information

All Inclusive Retreat Price:

  • Single 1 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 43,980.
  • Double 2 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 71,960.

Please Note:

  • Additional fee of NT$1500 will be charged for weekend (Saturday).
  • Additonal fee of NT$2500 per night will be charge for Taiwan statutory holidays.
  • Valley Forest Chalet is extra NT$1000 per night.

5D4N Flow Wellness Retreat Includes:

  • 8 Yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions
  • 1 90mins Flow Inspirations Workshop
  • 2 Local Excursions
  • 11 Nourishing vegetarian meals prepared with love
  • Complimentary locally grown herbal tea
  • Welcome raw vegan snack and kombucha drink
  • Guided morning nature therapy & mindfulness walks
  • Inner reflection & silent mindfulness time
  • Unlimited access to on-site natural thermal spring (winter) or swimming pool (summer)
  • Group welcome, sharing, and loving kindness energy circles
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Forest Chalet

Flow Wellness 5 Days 4 Night Retreat Schedule Example

Day 1

  • 15:00-16:00 Check-in & Welcome Circle
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Yoga

Day 2

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Local Excursion
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Yoga Nidra & Guided Relaxation

Day 3

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 16:00-17:30 Flow Inspirations Workshop
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Yoga

Day 4

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Local Excursion
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Yoga Nidra & Guided Relaxation

Day 5

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 10:00-10:30 Closing Circle
  • 11:30-12:00 Packing & Check out

Ayurveda Reset & Renewal Retreat 5D4N

Ayurveda Reset & Renewal Retreat 5D4N

Ayurveda Deep Renewal Retreat invites you to a journey of deep rest and rejuvenation with ancient healing science of Ayurveda.

Life can be stressful, everyday we are exposed to various toxins and pollutions – both external and internal. For more than 5000 years, Ayurveda has been using detox to reduce accumulated stress, restore health and balance back to one’s mind, body, and soul.

In this 5D4N retreat, you can enjoy deep rest and relaxation with personalized natural detoxification and energy rejuvenations. You will experience wonderfully restorative yoga & meditation classes, sound healing, Ayurveda workshops, hot spring bath, and Ayurvedic warm oil spa treatments base on your unique body type.

Guided by an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, you can gain deeper understanding about your own unique Ayurvedic body type and the best diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices for you. Most importantly, you will leave the retreat feeling lighter, happier, and empowered to continue your own wellness regime for life-long, lasting benefits.

One session every two months.
Retreat Date: 7/19-7/23、8/23-8/27、10/18-10/22、12/6-12/10
Duration: 5D4N
Maximum:8 people
Suitable for: beginners and all levels. 

Information

All Inclusive Retreat Price:

1 Person Private Room: NT$49,980 / Per Person
2 Person Double Room: NT$41,980 / Per Person

Please Note:

  • Additional fee of NT$1500 will be charged for weekend (Saturday).
  • Additonal fee of NT$2500 per night will be charge for Taiwan statutory holidays.
  • Valley Forest Chalet is extra NT$1000 per night.

5D4N Retreat Includes:

  • 8 Yoga, meditation, breathing classes
  • 3 Ayurveda self healing workshops
  • 1 Mindful local excursion
  • 1 Sound Bath
  • 1 Ayurveda deep detox kit
  • 50 Min use of on-site natural hot spring in an individual and private bath
  • 30 Min Ayurveda wellness 1:1 consultation & take-home report (valued at NT$2800)
  • 120 Min Prana Spa Signature Rejuvenate Treatment (valued at $8800)
  • 11 Detox meals
  • Complimentary locally grown herbal tea
  • Daily guided nature therapy & mindfulness experience
  • Inner reflection & silent mindfulness time
  • Group welcome, sharing, and loving kindness energy circles
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Forest Chalet
  • Enjoy 20% discount on any Prana Spa Ayurvedic treatments add-on

5D4N Ayurveda Deep Renewal Retreat Schedule Example:

Day 1

  • 15:00-16:00 Check-in & Opening Circle
  • 16:00-16:30 Ayurveda introduction
  • 17:00-18:00 Detox Dinner
  • 18:00-20:00 Free-time
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice

Day 2

  • 05:30-06:00 Self-cleansing & water
  • 06:15-07:30 Morning yoga & meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Detox breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural therapy, mindfulness experience
  • 10:30-11:45 Ayurveda self healing workshop 1
  • 12:00-13:00 Detox lunch
  • 13:00-13:30 1:1 Ayurveda Wellness Consultation
  • 13:30-15:00 120 Min Signature Rejuvenate Spa Treatment
  • 17:00-18:00 Detox dinner
  • 19:00-20:00 Free-time
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice

Day 3

  • 05:30-06:00 Self-cleansing & water
  • 06:15-07:30 Morning yoga & meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Detox breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural therapy, mindfulness experience
  • 10:00–10:50 Private thermal spring bath
  • 12:00-13:00 Detox lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Ayurveda self healing workshop 2
  • 15:00-17:00 Free-time
  • 17:00-18:00 Detox dinner
  • 18:30-19:15 Tibetan Sound Bath
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice

Day 4

  • 05:30-06:00 Self-cleansing & water
  • 06:15-07:30 Morning yoga & meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Detox breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural therapy, mindfulness experience
  • 10:00-12:00 Mindful local excursion
  • 12:00-13:00 Detox lunch
  • 13:00-15:30 Ayurveda self healing workshop 3
  • 15:30-17:00 Free-time
  • 17:00-18:00 Detox dinner
  • 19:00-20:00 Free-time
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Practice

Day 5

  • 05:30-06:00 Self-cleansing & water
  • 06:15-07:30 Morning yoga & meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Detox breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural therapy, mindfulness experience
  • 10:00-10:30 Blessing & closing circle
  • 11:30-12:00 Check-out

Project Flow Wellness Retreat 5D4N

Flow Wellness Retreat 5D4N

Flow Wellness Retreat takes you on a journey of total wellbeing, to relax, find balance, and feel your absolute best. 

Imagine spending your holidays in beautiful Haulien, waking up in the midst of nature, sounds of birds singing, and a glorious sunrise. 

A relaxing day of total wellbeing awaits you. 

Your morning begins with practicing gentle yoga and meditation, tasting fresh and delicious foods, bathing in natural hot springs, and enjoying precious self-care time. In the afternoon, you’re invited to recharge your five senses – laugh, paint, dance, explore, and bond with other like-minded friends in our Flow Inspirations Workshops. By nightfall, you are guided to deeply relax with an evening Yoga Nidra, preparing your mind and body for a good night’s sleep. 

At Flow, you’re invited to do as little or as much as you like. You can enjoy a variety of specially curated wellness experiences, slow down or meditate in our comfortable Forest Chalet, book a relaxing Ayurvedic warm oil massage, or enjoy our many facilities on site.

Now visualize yourself post-retreat-glowing, empowered, and bursting with renewed excitement for life. You’re filled with new inspirations, insights, and feel confident with the useful tools you’ve learned to continue your wellness journey at home. 

Retreat Date: Start every Wednesday.
Duration: 5D4N. 
Suitable for: beginners and all levels. 

Information

All Inclusive Retreat Price:

  • Single 1 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 43,980.
  • Double 2 Person Forest Chalet starts from NT$ 71,960.

Please Note:

  • Additional fee of NT$1500 will be charged for weekend (Saturday).
  • Additonal fee of NT$2500 per night will be charge for Taiwan statutory holidays.
  • Valley Forest Chalet is extra NT$1000 per night.

5D4N Flow Wellness Retreat Includes:

  • 8 Yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions
  • 1 90mins Flow Inspirations Workshop
  • 2 Local Excursions
  • 11 Nourishing vegetarian meals prepared with love
  • Complimentary locally grown herbal tea
  • Welcome raw vegan snack and kombucha drink
  • Guided morning nature therapy & mindfulness walks
  • Inner reflection & silent mindfulness time
  • Unlimited access to on-site natural thermal spring (winter) or swimming pool (summer)
  • Group welcome, sharing, and loving kindness energy circles
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Forest Chalet

Flow Wellness 5 Days 4 Night Retreat Schedule Example

Day 1

  • 15:00-16:00 Check-in & Welcome Circle
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Yoga

Day 2

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Local Excursion
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Yoga Nidra & Guided Relaxation

Day 3

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 16:00-17:30 Flow Inspirations Workshop
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Restorative Yoga

Day 4

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 12:00-13:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Local Excursion
  • 18:00-19:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner
  • 20:00-21:00 Yoga Nidra & Guided Relaxation

Day 5

  • 06:15-07:30 Meditation and Morning Yoga
  • 08:00-09:00 Healthy & Delicious Vegetarian Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00 Natural Therapy, Mindfulness Walk
  • 10:00-10:30 Closing Circle
  • 11:30-12:00 Packing & Check out