About Mindfulness Travels

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

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Tai Chi at the ancient Greek temple in Segesta, Sicily

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 two decades. We offer mindfulness meditation instruction, continuing education for health professionals, and mindful movement classes, including Tai Chi, Qigong, and/or Yoga. 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 magazine interview about our work: Mindfulness Travels      

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 agent or tour company.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a mental state of intentional present-centered awareness integrated with acceptance and equanimity. 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 component 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 link below: 

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


Linda Cammarata, RN, RYT is a Registered Nurse and Registered Yoga Teacher. Linda is the founder and director of Mindfulness Travels, LLC. She has extensive experience in healthcare management and in preventive medicine education, with a specialty in Natural Sleep Recovery. Linda has designed and presented wellness programs at the world renowned Golden Door Spa in Southern California, and at Chiva Som in Thailand. She teaches mindfulness, yoga, and qigong. Her teaching spans over 30 years of experience in healthcare, integrating traditional and complementary health practices. She has received numerous yoga trainings and a certification with Nischala Joy Devi, Yoga for the Heart. Linda is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Linda completed a comprehensive 3-year certification program in Energy Medicine. She has also received training in Integrative Sleep Education, Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Reflexology, Qigong, and is a meditation teacher. National women’s health conferences, private industry, yoga teacher training programs, as well as several medical programs have utilized Linda’s wellness programs. Linda has shared her work in the US as well as abroad. Her latest DVD, Support and Strengthen Your Immune System, is published by IDEA. Linda is also a professional singer-songwriter and recording artist. 

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Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and mind-body medicine. Born and raised in the United States, he maintains dual US-Italian citizenship, which connects him to his Sicilian heritage and love of Italy. Larry has practiced psychology for over 30 years and has expertise in the areas of mind-body medicine, clinical hypnosis, stress management, interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, and issues of midlife. Larry is a published author who was designated as an "Author-Expert" by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mind-body health, fitness, and wellness. Along with Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Dan Siegel, and other leaders in the field of mindfulness-oriented psychology and education, Larry is a co-author of a book entitled, A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices. He is a professional speaker and workshop presenter who has made contributions to local, national, and international retreats and conferences. His work on mindful movement was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. In recent years, he has provided training to health professionals in Asheville, NC, San Diego, CA, Santa Fe, NM, La Jolla, CA, Costa Rica, Provence, France, Spain, Sicily, New Zealand, Italy, and Bali, Indonesia.  In addition to his involvement in the profession of psychology, Larry is an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. He is also a professional musician and performance artist.


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