It’s not that we think you need convincing to go on a yoga retreat, it’s just that we wanted to one more time remind you why a yoga retreat is an amazing choice for a holiday whether you’re going solo, with your best friend or your better half!
Here are 10 reasons to go on a yoga retreat.
- Yoga. Well, duh.
When on a yoga retreat you will take your yoga on the next level and it doesn’t matter where you are – on a few year journey or just a beginner. You will not only practice yoga for a few hours a day (if you want to!), but also have teacher available at all times to answer all your yoga-related questions. The teacher will also be able to watch your progress and give individual advice and adjustments so needed for your development.
- Relaxation and zero stress
Yoga retreats are held in serene and calm locations. That’ one. You also do not need to worry about a thing – everything is planned and ready for you. From the daily itinerary to meals and fun outings. You just need to sit back and enjoy the ride.
- Meditation (finally!)
Mediation is something many people struggle with. Especially if they have only started. It is hard to get into practice during your busy everyday lives. However, once you’re far away from that and all the other distractions it will be much easier not only to try, but also to really get into meditation deeper. A beautiful and relaxing environment is a huge plus too.
- Healthy and delicious meals
Meals that are cooked and ready for you to nourish your body after yoga and meditation will be your daily treat. Unlike on your regular vacations, where indulgences usually mean cocktails, cakes and some fast food, a yoga retreat will be a holiday where you will indulge in healthy and detoxing meals. Well, for most of the time (because hey, balance is key and a glass of red is not a sin!)
- Digital detox
Yes, it’s a thing. And it doesn’t mean that you will completely stop using your phone (but you actually could try!). When on a yoga retreat your itinerary is planned for the entire week and yoga, spirituality and quality time with your new friends take front and center. That means that your desire and/or need to use you phone decline by a lot and this way you get a chance to remember that real life is so much more beautiful and relaxing than the virtual one. Okay, except a few photos on Instagram, because you’ve got to keep your friends informed!
- New friends, a new tribe
It’s amazing how fast you connect with new people on a yoga retreat. And not only because you initially share the same interest in yoga, spirituality and travel. Yoga retreat sets a non-judgmental, open environment and vibe where you can feel free to share your thoughts and life stories with your tribe without a worry of being misunderstood. That feels amazing.
- Feeling the feelings
And yes, such an environment helps and encourages you to feel all the feelings you have and may have been repressing for a while. When you’re in a relaxed and encouraging place like a yoga retreat it is easier to forget all the social pressures and just give in to the emotions. There’s a chance you’ll cry. And that’s a good thing.
8. Nature and adventure
Nature is healing. It’s beautiful and it moves us in many ways. You will most likely be surrounded by incredible sights and places when on a retreat and will be taken to unforgettable spots. Take in this adventure to the fullest and remember to appreciate our home (the planet Earth) once again.
9. Be active. Or not.
That’s the beauty of the yoga retreat. You are given all these options of classes and tours, but if on someday you don’t feel like doing anything – that’s alright! It’s your holiday, your choice and whatever you do – it will be just perfect.
10. Leave recharged and motivated
We’re not saying that any other holiday does not recharge you. But a yoga retreat does an especially great job at that. After a week of strengthening your body at the classes, meditating, connecting with new friends and eating healthy you will feel inspired and motivated to get back to your life (well, maybe you’ll need a day or two to adjust) and keep up the good work of taking care of yourself!