Updated: Mar 25, 2018
Hawaii! Enough said. :-) Although the sun, sand and tropical weather is enough for me to jump on a plane to practice yoga twice a day, there are many more reasons why you should join a Yoga & Wellness Retreat.
DO LESS, BE MORE - Retreats provide the opportunity to step away from all the day-to-day stresses that drain on your time and energy, and puts your focus on doing less and being more. This simply can help you gain clarity, seek deeper truth, and possibly even find the answers you've been searching for. At best, you will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, re-inspired, and deeply rested. To quote the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a famous spiritual leader, "I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds."
RELAX YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM - Retreats situated in secluded and serene locations present the perfect platform for you to forget about the hustle and bustle of life and let your nerves relax. Being close to nature has shown to reduce the production of cortisol—our primary stress hormone. Research finds that spending time especially by the ocean is good for your well-being. “We are beginning to learn that our brains are hardwired to react positively to water and that being near it can calm and connect us, increase innovation and insight, and even heal what’s broken,” Wallace J. Nichols writes in Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. The surroundings of open air, the ocean and plants allow you to unwind and be thoroughly rejuvenated so that you can have a fresh start to your life upon return.
DEEPEN YOUR YOGA & MEDITATION PRACTICE - It does not matter what your yoga/meditation experience is. Retreating to a serene location allows you to free your mind and focus on your practice. The days are normally structured to include morning meditation and 2 yoga practices, lasting 90 minutes to two hours. At a retreat the surroundings will be completely new, and often inspiring, with new people and maybe even a new teacher. This is the perfect opportunity to explore, learn and experience something new, ultimately deepening your practice.
EAT WELL - Yoga & wellness retreats cater to those seeking a healthy lifestyle. Most retreats hire a private chef to cook fresh and nutritious meals. Compared to a normal vacation, there's no need to plan, prep or clean up! Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you.
COST EFFECTIVE - Yes there are those luxurious yoga retreats that can be expensive, however, there are many that are very economical. Because retreats are pre-planned and include accommodations, meals, yoga training and workshops, this makes it financially feasible and reliable.
If you are interested in experiencing a 5 days & 4 nights Yoga & Wellness Retreat at an incredible eco-friendly sanctuary,surrounded by spiritually healing energies of the Hawaiian land, which also includes yoga twice a day, daily morning meditation, and healthy farm-to-table meals, please check out our 2018 Yoga & Wellness Retreat on the Big Island! Aloha, Kalina