Yoga retreats are back and just in time for International Yoga Day! For more than a year, we’ve all been experiencing the stress of getting used to a new normal, worrying and wondering how the outbreak of COVID-19 will affect our loved ones and us. As a result, we’ve been separated from our friends and family, and we’ve had to postpone trips and vacations.
But now, with the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, things are beginning to open again. And this is good news for yogis everywhere! We can now go on a yoga retreat.
Why should you take a yoga retreat? There are so many reasons, and we could go on and on, but we’ll stick to discussing just seven benefits of yoga retreats to help you know if you should sign up for one this International Yoga Day.
Find Deep Relaxation
Health Yoga Life recommends yogis of all levels go on at least one yoga retreat within their lifetime because it’s the perfect way to achieve deep relaxation. Have you ever felt exhausted after returning home from a vacation? This is because vacations require planning, prepping, and constant movement (possibly wrangling kids along the way). Let’s face it, vacations are fun and good for memories later in life, but they are not the time for relaxing.
Yoga retreats are planned for you so all you have to do is focus on yourself. You’ll return home feeling fully refreshed.
More Time with Yoga Instructors
If you’ve ever attended a yoga class online or in-person, you may have wished to have just a few extra minutes with the instructor, but your fellow yogis probably had the same idea, and it almost became impossible to get that one-on-one time.
With a yoga retreat, you’ll be able to spend more intimate time with yoga instructors who can guide you through your practice and speak about the areas of wellness in which you may be struggling.
Time for Reflection
If you have a major decision to make, you could benefit from attending a yoga retreat. Sometimes you’re too close to the matter and can’t view it with complete clarity. A yoga retreat offers you time and distance to reflect on and evaluate your current circumstances so you can return home with fresh insight.
A Calmed Mind
Sometimes our minds never seem to quit running, and this can be exhausting. One of the greatest benefits of a yoga retreat is how it teaches you to quiet your overthinking mind.
Meditation can help you harness your thoughts and allow you to think more positively. You’ll be sure to discover inner peace and calmness on your yoga retreat.
Mindful and Emotional Healing
One benefit to going on a yoga retreat is the mindful and emotional healing you’ll experience. Everyday life can drag you down and may cause anxiety or fear. A yoga retreat can renew your mind and give you the tools you need to handle the stress of normal life.
Surrounded by Positive Energy
We love going to in-person yoga retreats because we’re constantly surrounded by positive energy from fellow yogis. Everyone is there to find healing and support others in their own healing. You’ll share positive thoughts and feelings with the people on the retreat with you, making it an unforgettable experience.
Increased Knowledge of the Philosophy of Yoga
Going on a yoga retreat can open your eyes to the philosophy of yoga. It is more than just poses; it is a way of life. A retreat can teach you about how yoga can improve your responses to events in your life and how to properly feed your body, mind, and soul. Learn more about this ancient art at a yoga retreat.
Signing Up for a Yoga Retreat
Health Yoga Life wants to invite you to experience the benefits of a yoga retreat yourself. We’re hosting a Reunite Yoga Retreat Weekend in the mountains of New Hampshire. Experience enrichment and fun with our HYL community.
We’re excited to see everyone in person again and can’t wait to connect you with our co-founders and favorite HYL yoga teachers during a revitalizing experience. Happy retreating, yogis!