It depends what you’re looking for in a wellness retreat. Most forms of meditation aim to clear the mind, relax the body and put you firmly in the present moment. They’ll help you switch off from all the niggling voices chattering in your head and the day-to-day to-do lists that arise from work or running a household.
But self-inquiry goes much deeper. It’s very much a practice for those looking to question their very nature and being. Whilst the notion of separating one’s self from one’s ego is in many ways a simple concept, actually arriving at the point where one can distinguish between the two can be a long and difficult process.
Getting there can of course be incredibly rewarding, but it’s important to remember that self-inquiry retreats can be more intense on the individual than most other wellness retreats.