Why You Should Take a Yoga Retreat
Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Here are some great reasons why you should embark on a yoga retreat!
1. You'll take your yoga to the next level.
Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule. But when you’re on a retreat, chances are you’ll have 2 classes offered a day, which will ensure your progress and you will see the positive effects more quickly. And if you're not sure what to pack, here are a few tips on what to pack for a yoga retreat!
2. You'll get a new perspective.
Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn. Plus you will meet new people and see life from other people’s perspective.
3. You'll make new friends.
Undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone, you have a chance to make friends with people from around the world who you might know for the rest of your life.
4. You'll eat well without having to do all the work.
If your retreat is all inclusive, you get three healthy and delicious meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you!
5. You'll detox digitally.
One of my favourite things about a retreat is shutting off my technology. While lots of resorts have Wi-Fi, you don’t feel the need to constantly tweet, text, update Facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug.
6. You'll *actually* meditate.
When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No phone buzzing or your boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply and be present in the moment.
7. You'll relax and de-stress.
Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress.
8. You'll replace old habits.
The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviours that support you in being your best self.
9. You'll appreciate home.
While a week in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigour.
10. Because you deserve it!
Often times the excuses are about money, time or circumstances but guess what, you deserve a break. You work hard for a reason and you can always find reasons why you should or should not do something. The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen!
ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
Based in Marbella, Spain and originally from Australia, Susan holds a RYT 200 hours certification with Yoga Alliance and is currently completing her 500 hours. Susan teachers Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Pilates. With an emphasis on balancing the physical, mental and emotional state through a guided practice.