Ever wondered whether a yoga retreat is for you? Often thought about it, but never found the time/money?
Here are 5 reasons I think you should make sure that this year is finally the year you go on that long dreamed about retreat.
1. TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF:
There is a huge difference between going on a vacation and going on retreat.
Going on a retreat allows you to take a step back, focus inward, and give yourself a time out so you can rest and rejuvenate.
Vacations are often centered around families and can be busy, with little time to relax and rejuvenate. Often times vacations aren’t centered around what YOU may want to because you have to make compromises to ensure everyone is happy.
Retreats can help encourage you to leave the outside world behind, step away from all the stressors in your life and leave behind drains on your time and energy, so you can focus on yourself and what you need. The nice thing is that on a retreat, you can always participate in as much or as little as you want. You make the rules.
At the very least, a retreat will give you a break from your day-to-day life and will hopefully leave you refreshed, renewed, empowered, and inspired.
2. DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE:
A retreat can help take your yoga practice to the next level. Maybe you’ve been practicing yoga for a while now, experienced its amazing benefits first hand, and are looking for more. Or maybe you’re new and wanted to better understand what it’s all about and experience its positive effect on your mind and body first hand.
Whatever the reasons, retreats can help you to further increase your strength, flexibility, and your awareness of your own practice.
The main gift a retreat gives is that it takes you out of your comfort zone. Most of us are creatures of habit. We like routine. We like our regular teachers, we like to practice with certain friends, and we have our certain spots. Well on a retreat, it’s completely new. You get to meet new people, maybe try a new teacher or type of yoga, and get to explore and appreciate new surroundings. It’s the perfect time to explore your boundaries, change things up, and step outside your comfort zone.
3. MEET LIKE MINDED PEOPLE:
You get to hang out with like minded people who enjoy the same things as you. Most people are often nervous to travel alone or even with people they don’t know, but on a retreat you don’t have to be. The nice thing is, is that you already share a common interest. You spend time together, bond over the yoga, other activities, & shared meals, and by the end of the week, inhibitions fall away and strangers become lifelong friends.
4. LEARN SOMETHING NEW:
Take your yoga off the mat and into the world. Try new things (activities or food), learn a new skill. Learn how to swim, surf, dive, paddle, whatever it may be… Expand your mind. Step outside your comfort zone and begin to discover how strong you truly are and what you are capable of. Take your new interests and carry them back home with you.
5. DETOX YOUR LIFE:
Looking to cleanse your mind, body and soul? Retreats are designed to help you feel good.
Clear your mind- turn off your electronics and unplug.
Take in the beautiful scenery and be present.
Workout and sweat. Get rid of all the toxins.
Enjoy the delicious food- fuel your body with foods that will help nourish and cleanse you from the inside out.
Get a massage and pamper yourself.
Sit in silence.
Reconnect with your inner self. Speak to your soul and allow it to help find the answer you seek.
READY TO SIGN UP?
Rather than make excuses as to why you shouldn’t go, spend the money, take time off, etc…. Decide that you are worth it. YOU, more than anyone else deserves to be taken care of. Remember that we need to continue to fill our own cups. If you aren’t happy, healthy, and inspired, you can’t help others, because you can’t fill from an empty cup. By doing this for yourself, you actually get to give back to all those around you too.
YOU deserve to invest in yourself.
My Mexico Retreat is coming up this June!!
That’s right. I’d love for you to join me for my 5 night Yoga & Fitness Retreat in Tulum, Mexico.
This retreat is all about moving and manifesting. With daily workouts & yoga for all levels, sound meditation, clay ceremony, goal-setting, cultural excursions, delicious meals and plenty of time to relax, this retreat will be a dream come true.
To learn more and to apply, visit our website. We’d love to have you!