About Mindfulness Travels

Mindfulness Travels is located in Asheville, North Carolina. Our educational services are offered worldwide.


"To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one

with those around you and with what you are doing."

Thich Nhat Hanh




Mindfulness Travels provides educational retreats to inspiring places throughout the world with leaders in the field of mindfulness and mindful movement. We have been teaching mindfulness and leading international retreats for over two decades. We offer mindfulness meditation instruction, continuing education for health professionals, and mindful movement classes. Our retreats integrate experiential education, cultural explorations, and connection with the beauty of nature, providing you with very comfortable and beautiful accommodations that are sure to please you. Our retreats foster community, supportive friendships, and joy, which adds meaning, depth, and aliveness to the educational and cultural experiences that we provide. 

Mindfulness Travels goes beyond the standard tourist path. Our goal is to respectfully connect with the people and the culture wherever our travels take us. We make lifelong friends along the way and enjoy everything we possibly can about those we meet, including: music, art, culture, spiritual practices, and the tasty delights of the region’s cuisine. 

Mindfulness Travels supports you to move outside of the familiar by expanding your openness to foreign cultures without the overlay of personal judgments. We encourage our fellow travelers to relax into the unfamiliar and enjoy a sense of community that many people around the world share joyfully and without pretense. We can learn to be a good friend and offer kindness to those we meet in our travels. We embrace, honor, and celebrate this philosophy on all of our retreats. 


Click this link for a retreat center interview about our work: Retreat Interview                                                                                                                                                                      

Disclaimer: Mindfulness Travels is an educational organization that invites fellow professionals to study the art and science of mindfulness in beautiful locations throughout the world. Mindfulness Travels is not a travel agency or tour company.


What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of intentional present-centered awareness integrated with attitudes such as acceptance and openness. It’s more than paying attention, and involves remembering what can liberate us from needless suffering. The practice of mindfulness cultivates a compassionate, peaceful relationship with self, others, and the world. It's good for the brain and heart, and increases the capacity for enjoying your life, work, and relationships. Mindfulness is a practice that offers much more than the ability to calm and center the mind and body. We value the ethical dimension of living a mindful life, which involves cultivating skillful thoughts, speech, and actions while exercising restraint from engaging in unskillful behaviors. 

For more information about mindfulness, please click on the links below: 

Defining Mindfulness: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives

Mindfulness, If Not Now, When?

For information about mindful movement, please click on the link below:

Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation, Health, and Wellness



About Us

To contact us, please click on: Contact


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Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in applying mind-body practices of self-regulation to stress, mood, and sleep health. She is the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Travels and Natural Sleep Recovery. Linda has designed and presented wellness programs at world renowned spas in the US and internationally. She integrates mindfulness, gentle yoga, qigong, and contemporary science into her teachings. Her professional experience spans over 30 years in tradtional and complementary healthcare and wellness settings. 



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Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindfulness-based therapy and education, including the science and practice of mindful movement. He is the Director of Education of Mindfulness Travels. Larry is also an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. He was designated as an "Author-Expert" by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mind-body health, fitness, and wellness. His mindful movement work was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. 



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Emily Nichols is a professional photographer, yoga teacher and marketing specialist. She serves as the manager for Mindfulness Travels. Emily met Linda Cammarata at a holistic retreat center in Western North Carolina where they worked together and immediately hit it off as great friends. She was introduced to Larry soon after and went on to learn her first qigong form under his guidance. Since then, Emily and Linda have collaborated on various projects, including a Women’s Retreat to Bali. In her free time, you can find her exploring the mountains or enjoying a mindful trail run with Larry. 






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