Yoga retreats are special.
They are intimate and provide the time, space and support to hit ‘pause’ and switch on the ‘all about me’ button – without judgment.
Carefully planned, they assist people to step out of the daily rat race and remind us what it feels like to feel rejuvenated, rested, connected, invigorated and in many ways challenged – mentally, physically and spiritually.
Many retreats possess an element of attentive care and nurturing to feel and know that we are supported. They can be a reminder of the love, or oneness, that exists within us that more often than not we deviate from.
If you have been fortunate to attend a yoga retreat take a moment – recall the feeling that you experienced on closing, the remainder of the day, that evening. How did the next few days unfold?
I remember the feeling of calm in my shoulders, space in my chest, the presence of a moment talking eye to eye with my daughter – noticing that I am not distracted and that my breath was smooth and landing in my belly. There’s a sense of ease in my day and there is clarity in my mind. My type of peace.
And then a week goes by and I’m lingering in daydreams of ‘that time’ I went on a retreat and I am back in the rat race once again.
May I suggest next time, from one person who needs to listen to her suggestions more often, that on the evening that follows your next retreat that you jot down one thing you experienced in class, or a thought that popped up in your mind during, that gave you what you were seeking in that retreat.
Implement that daily or at most weekly.
The first thing that comes to mind.
Please do not overthink it, it’s not meant to be complicated.
Make it happen. Those feelings are worth it and you too are deserving of it.
Note to self. I recall placing my hand on my heart, feeling it beat, breathing in to and out of it and at that moment I mattered to me.
I hope to see you and to share in your experience at our next yoga retreat in July. For more information and tickets on this event – visit here:
Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher
Mumma, wife, daughter, friend, coffee drinker, worrier and passion seeker