I am not sure about you. But my home life is pretty bloody busy! If I am not emptying the dishwasher or answering a work email, I am listening to a child read, or rushing another to an emergency doctor’s appointment etc etc. Multi-tasking is my middle name.
So going on a yoga retreat is an absolute joy! I am officially addicted to them. It’s a little like pressing pause and stepping out of your usual life and entering into a whole new world (where you get fed delicious food, sleep like a baby and don’t have to run at the end of a lush yoga practice!).
It’s almost like the space created on a yoga retreat re-orientates your brain and it gives you a fresh perspective. You come home from a retreat feeling refreshed, soothed, and rested.
Before you leave for your retreat – these are my top tips on how to make your yoga retreat a full-on amazing experience!
COME WITH AN OPEN MIND
This is the best piece of advice I can give you. For sure you are going to be doing things on retreat that might not usually happen in your daily life. The food may be new, you’ll be meeting new amazing women, your routine is going to be different. So, it’s essential to keep an open mind and embrace the change. Everything on a luul retreat is optional (it’s your break after all) but that being said, why not just go for it!? Do stuff that you don’t usually do. This is when things shift and transformations can happen. So, say yes! To the sunrise swims, evening meditation, or taking part in a circle just might change things up for you!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE DOING BEST?
I could write a list of things I love to do but don’t have the time for at home. My life is a little like a long negotiation with my family – especially when I am on holiday it’s rare that I get to do exactly what I want! Massage anyone?
So really think about what it is that you would like to do when you have free time and do just that. You have no one else to please other than yourself!! So get that facial, take the surf lesson, and take a nap (it’s your retreat – BLISS right!).
TALK TO AS MANY WOMEN AS POSSIBLE.
Yoga retreats are where amazing connections are made and friendships are formed. These are not a one-time thing! So often after the retreat ends women stay in contact with one another. So my advice is to change who you sit next to at breakfast/supper etc – interesting conversations are what retreats are all about.
Tell me what do you most want to get out of your yoga retreat?!