5 Reasons to Make Your Next Vacation a Yoga Retreat
Have you ever thought about going on a yoga retreat but were unsure? Read my five must reasons below for making your next vacation a yoga retreat.
1. Break out of the Routine.
Shake up your everyday routine and get ready for adventure. Going on a yoga retreat is a good way to energize and revitalize your mind, body and soul. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, there is something for everyone on a yoga retreat. Getting out of your comfort zone gives you a new perspective and allows you to grow. It can help stimulate your creativity as well. Meet new friends, try a new pose, and explore a new place. Traveling gives you a sense of how vast the world is and yet how similar we all are. Tap into that childlike sense of curiosity by switching up your routine and going on a yoga retreat.
2. Deepen Your Practice.
Practicing in a new environment brings a new perspective to your practice, and allows you to delve into the practice of svadhyaya, or self-study. It opens you up to new possibilities, no matter your experience level. Even if you have never tried yoga before, a retreat is a great way to dive in and create healthy habits while on vacation. Retreats typically offer two yoga classes daily and vary in style and intensity. This is a great way to experience a variety of classes and skill level. Being on a retreat allows you to relax into the experience and explore your playful side. It also helps foster a routine since the classes are already included in the price of retreat.
3. Make New Friends.
A yoga retreat is a great place to meet new people and make new friends. Encounter like-minded individuals from around the world. Worried about going alone? Many retreats will match you up with a roommate so you can take advantage of double occupancy pricing. Making new friends is at the top of my list for going on a yoga retreat. Foster new community and form bonds to last a lifetime.
4. Learn a New Culture.
What better way to explore a different part of the world than while on a yoga retreat. Most retreats include excursions which allow you to learn about the local culture and cuisine. Learning a new culture helps you to expand your horizons and see things from a different perspective. Those who travel and experience different cultures have a tendency to be more open-minded. Experiencing a new culture gives you a better appreciation for life. You come to realize that we are all truly one.
5. Location, Location, Location!
Yoga in paradise? Sign me up! What better way to spend your vacation than by doing yoga in paradise? Plus, you'll have plenty of time to see the sights and shop while on retreat. Whether in an exotic location or admist historic relics, you’ll be sure to unwind, relax, and return home with a renewed sense of purpose. Combine your sense of adventure and passion for yoga! It’s sure to be an experience of a lifetime.