Welcome Center: Begin Your Retreat

Browse Viva’s top free resources to get your retreat started now.


MINDFULNESS { Expand your reach }

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King.

It’s been said that two questions were asked at the gate to the Egyptian Heaven: “Have you found the joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?” Watch this video.


MEDITATION { Inhale, exhale, ascend }

“There are so many techniques to try. Or noble silence. It’s all good.” – Pamela Walters Martin

One of our favorite methods for effective and immediate energetic clearing is called the Sheet Meditation. Read more and watch these videos.


HEALTH { Thrive }

Did you know that Viva Institute began as a raw-vegan retreat center in Brazil? If you’re ready to THRIVE but don’t know where to begin… Start here.



Meeting the right book at the right time can have a profound impact on your spiritual path. Did your favorite book make our list? Find out.


PLAYTIME { Lighten up }

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ―Thích Nhất Hạnh. Play more.


COMMUNITY { Think you’re crazy? you’re not alone. }

Lightworker (noun); any being dedicated to the cultivation of inner presence and the elevation of awareness in self and other selves. Read more.