It’s not easy to carve out time for yourself. Between work commitments, family responsibilities and social obligations there isn’t any room for “me time”… And taking a vacation just for yourself can seem, well, a little selfish.
But it’s not!
In fact, giving yourself time to take care of YOU pays off tenfold when it comes to taking care of others. If your cup isn’t full, how are you supposed to continue to give? A yoga retreat is great way to relax, gain some perspective and revitalize so you can get back to your day-to-day stronger than ever.
Still not convinced? Here are 10 reasons to attend a yoga retreat…
1. You’ll leave feeling like a new person
After a week of healthy meals, daily yoga, meditation, sunshine, lush landscapes, laughter and lots and lots of love we guarantee you’ll become a brand-new person. Or at least feel like one. Your body will be stronger, your minder clearer and your heart bigger. You’ll realize how capable and strong you really are. You will have grown in ways you never thought imaginable and you’ll have new tools in your toolbox to continue that growth. You’ll also have a new team of people supporting you and the knowledge that you can always go back for a refresh. Retreats don’t have to be a once-in-a-lifetime thing, you know.
2. Inner peace.
Need we say more? If you don’t already have a meditation practice, a yoga retreat is the perfect place to develop one. You’ll be away from daily distractions and commitments. You’ll have time to just to be still. In fact, it’ll be encouraged! Sitting in silence for a few moments each day is instrumental in creating inner peace. It’s amazing how being still can change everything. Tapping into that peaceful place within yourself will not only get you through life’s stressful moments but through every moment. Seven days of yoga and meditation will take you closer to inner peace than ever before.
3. It’s a great workout
A yoga retreat is exactly what it sounds like: a vacation all about doing yoga. What better way to dedicate time to your practice and to your body than with a yoga retreat? It’s the perfect opportunity to let every other stress in your life melt away as you focus on toning, shaping and stretching your body for a whole week. Is there a pose you haven’t been able to master? A yoga retreat is the perfect place to focus on getting it right. You’ll be surrounded by yogis, a trained yoga teacher and all the props you’ll need. It’s a transformational opportunity for you and your yoga practice.
4. Healthy eating has never been so easy
We’ve talked about how good our food is. Now imagine getting that every day, three times a day without having to lift a finger. Pretty awesome, right? Our yoga retreats not only cater to feeding your soul, they feed your body in just the right way. All our meals are made with your optimal health and wellbeing in mind, without cutting corners on taste. You’ll be amazed how simple it is to eat well and we guarantee you’ll be inspired to go home and try it out for yourself. We even offer a cooking class to help you master the recipes.
5. You’re surrounded by likeminded people
Yoga retreats attract a diverse array of people but they all have one thing in common: they all want to be there. Retreats create a family environment within the group. Not only are you doing yoga everyday together, you’re opening your hearts and sharing yourselves. You’ll meet people from all walks of life who are as committed to bettering themselves and their lives as you are. Together you’ll laugh, cry, encourage and grow. This is a family that will always have your back (physically and emotionally!). Don’t be surprised if you leave the retreat with lifelong friends. It happens all the time.
6. It’s a digital detox
You’ll be living that Instagram dream life without having to scroll through it. In fact, you can leave your phone at home for this week – you won’t need it. A yoga retreat is the perfect time to take a digital detox. We spend waaaaay too much time on social media and on our phones in general. This is your opportunity to turn off the phone, step outside and truly live your life. There is nothing more important than being fully present for yourself and it’s impossible to do that when you’re staring at a screen.
7. You’ll connect with nature
Routine is great, but it can also be a huge distraction from paying attention to what’s going on around us. Not only is a retreat a break from routine but it allows you to fully live in the moment. There’s a reason yoga retreats are often based in stunning locations; because you’re in the best frame of mind to enjoy it. Go on that hike. Sit outside with your coffee. Watch the sunset. You’ll never feel so connected and so powerful as when you’re enjoying nature and a yoga retreat gives you ample time and opportunity to do just that.
8. Sunshine and fresh air do the body good
And on that note, may we remind you how awesome being outside is for you?! The modern lifestyle doesn’t promote going outside as much as it should. Instead we’re usually indoors and looking at a screen. So it’s no surprise we’re more deficient in vitamin D, higher in stress and anxiety and generally more unhappy than ever. It’s time to get outside. Soaking up the sun, walking among the trees, even laying on the beach are all proven to improve personal health and wellbeing. A yoga retreat gives you the chance to get outside and refresh your system.
9. You’ll fall in love with yourself
You did it. You showed up, you exercised daily, meditated, ate healthy and really put yourself out there. You said YES to taking care of yourself. By the end of the week, you’ll realize how amazing you truly are. Because you ARE amazing. But sometimes we forget that when we’re busy rushing from one appointment to the next or scrolling through Instagram and envying our friends. A yoga retreat is just another reminder to stop and look at how awesome YOU are. Showing up for yourself is one of the most courageous acts you can do, and we know you have it in you.
10. It’s the best gift to give yourself
At the end of it all, it all comes back to YOU. A yoga retreat is the best gift to give yourself because it’s one that promises to keep on giving. You’ll leave the retreat with a stronger body, a daily meditation practice, tips on how to prepare healthy and delicious meals, new friends to provide you with tons of support and a taste of how invigorating life NOT spent in front of a screen is. It truly is a wonderful way to change your life for the better. Don’t deny yourself the amazing life you deserve.