Why go on a Yoga Retreat?>
Words by : Dawn Thie, E-RYT
May 16, 2022
As one of my best friends said, “A yoga retreat is a vacation for your soul.”
Our daily lives keep us stuck in pattern. A place where we are doing, but not always being. When we move throughout our days we aren’t always consciously aware of what we actually need. We end up doing for others and usually sacrificing some part of ourselves. The more we do this, the more depleted and resentful we become. We forget that taking care of ourselves is just as important as taking care of others. Actually, I think it’s more important because if you are depleted, you have nothing to offer yourself or anyone else.
When we do get the chance to go on vacation, it can become a place of over-indulgence and excess, as if we are making up for lost time. Then what happens? Guilt, frustration, not feeling so great is how we return from vacation and then we jump right back into our lives.
What if I told you that a yoga retreat is to fill your love cup. An opportunity to listen to your body, quiet the mind without the distractions of everyday life, and get clear! A time of reflection, self-care, community and a time to experience life in the moments. When we go away to somewhere special, we get to connect with the land, the culture, the people and the traditions. Truly a life worth living.
Students return from retreat, feeling refreshed with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose. A shift happens that allows you to step-into your life more fully when you step away to refill that cup.
Come retreat with me and let’s get clear, move the energy that binds us and awaken to our soul!