Our deepest desire is to heal people’s hearts.
We envision a world in peace, where people live in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, in connection with Nature, and can therefore, love and honor each other and the planet.
WELLNESS – We emphasize physical, mental and spiritual wellness in each of our programs through daily mindfulness practices (yoga, qigong, and meditation), moderate physical activity, and the receiving of massage, bodywork, energy work, and other healing modalities.
ENVIRONMENT – We work with eco-conscious vendors, print all of our materials on recycled paper, and purchase carbon offsets for participants to minimize the impact of travel on our precious planet.
LIVABLE WAGES – Too often, tour guides are compensated in “free” international travel, which, while amazing, doesn’t pay bills back home or allow them to plan for their futures. Integral Travel delights in paying fair salaries that allow our guides and vendors to share their passions while earning a good living.
GENDER EQUALITY – In a world dominated by male leadership, we are out to empower people of all genders by employing a diverse roster of leaders.
ANTIRACISM – We actively promote racial equality through the hiring of all races to our staff and our teaching team and the recruitment of a diverse set of guests on our retreats. And we are always open to feedback and suggestions. If you have some, please let us know!
COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM – We work with non-profits and other community-based entities to spread the economic benefits of travel and tourism to the locals and to provide authentic and immersive experiences to our guests.
LOVE – the only force in the Universe powerful enough to overcome fear, anger, hatred, greed, and violence. For this reason, each of our programs is grounded in love, for the planet and for all of her people.