What is a Yoga Retreat?

What is a Yoga Retreat and why would I want to go on one?  france-retreatYoga retreats are getting really popular these days.  But what is a retreat?  By definition, re-treat means to withdraw from enemy forces (noun) as a synonym: withdraw, retire, draw back, pull back, fall back, give way, give ground.  I really like the sound of that!  

A retreat is a gift to yourself to withdraw from your daily life and give way to slowing the pace, finding your center and letting go of the things you no longer need.  It’s a place to learn and explore.

Each retreat I attend or teach at has transformed me in some way.  Either in my yoga practice, or maybe I shed an unhealthy thought pattern or maybe I meet someone new who inspires me to live in my BLISS everyday!

Do I have to be a full blown yogi to go to one of these?  No way!  We go on these trips to learn, to support one another and to let go of our doubts!  Retreats are some of the most nurturing yoga you will ever practice!

Retreats are expensive!  Yes they can be a bit pricey.  I agree. Before I started treating myself I was very intimidated to spend that kind of money on me.  

Think of it like an all inclusive vacation.  But even better.  In addition to having your stay & meals all included you also get usually two yoga practices included right on location. No energy spent trying to figure out when and where you’ll  “do yoga” or get your heart rate up AND!  no energy spent planning your trip! It’s all done for you.  Time, location, optional excursions. Sometimes even tips are offered to get great deals on flights and yes sometimes wine is included too!  All you have to do is show up and enjoy!  Now if you’re not a big “people person” that can also make you a little apprehensive to go.  Have no fear, we learn in our yoga practice that creating space and being alone is important too.  You get to do you on these trips!

Then to top it off you are with like minded loving people.  These people truly care about living a kind, compassionate and healthy life.  The retreat leaders or hosts are people who truly love what they do and truly care about your health & happiness.  WOW!  I don’t know about you but sounds AMAZING!!!!  

So set aside your doubts and fall back/retreat and remember who you are and what it means to truly be in this life.  

My love to you all!

Your Blissful Blogger



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