Why go on a Retreat?

What is the concept of a retreat & why would you go on one?

Retreats are designed to create a safe and relaxing space to nurture your body & soul. They allow you time to think, get inspired, start making healthy changes in diet & lifestyle and spend time with like-minded people. 

Retreat comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.”

Taking a retreat is a time to pull back from daily routine and the world. The environment on retreats is relaxed and everything is taken care of for you. All you really need to do is enjoy the activities, surroundings, food, the company and your free time.

Here are just 7 reasons we think retreats are important…

Pull Back. 

A retreat is time to withdraw from being constantly pulled in different directions and your energy being spread thinly across so many areas in your life.

We feel the pressure of modern day society and are bombarded with the message that to be successful we have to be constantly striving for more and we never relax.

Retreats offer us to simply stop doing and just be…

Detox the mind. 

Retreats are a chance to completely step out of the structure of day-to-day life. Mental and emotional toxins can often go unnoticed in the busyness of life. 

Retreats allow you to step into space so you can detox your mind from the clutter. They allow you to bring attention to your all your thoughts and figure out which ones are not serving you right now and let them go.

Get Inspired.

Retreats are a time for YOU, to do what you love, what makes you feel good and what is important to you. From this place to you get a new perspective, a better understanding of how you want to live life and this is inspiring!

When you are inspired, you are motivated to take action and you’re guided to make the changes you need, so you can start living the life you have always envisioned. 

Focus.

So many of us are trying to do everything all at once and end up achieving nothing which is frustrating to say the least. So life becomes a process of prioritising the things that are most important to you and your values. 

Whether it be the website you want to finish, to learn more about meditation techniques, take an online course or deepening your yoga practice, taking time out to focus on one thing and finish it is extremely rewarding.

Start Healthy Habits.

Getting out of your daily routine and away from your usual environment is a great way to start creating new healthy habits. By stepping out of daily life you will be able to observe any habits or parts of your life that are no longer serving you and could be preventing you from being the best version of yourself. 

Make Time.

Retreats are often a very powerful experience in people’s lives! You go because you want to be happier, healthier and overall, just feel better. Whether it’s conscious or not, this time allows people to acknowledge personal issues and emotions that haven’t been dealt with and can open up the door to the healing process. 

Be with like-minded people.

Sharing time with people who are inspired, motivated or going through a similar experience, creates bonds that are remembered for life. 

You can enjoy conversations that are engaging & excite you. Sharing and receiving ideas create’s value to people’s lives and the world. 

Fun.

When was the last time you stopped being serious & did something ‘just for fun’ & just for you? 

Whether it’s your creative side or your adventurous side that needs to be unleashed, getting away from it all means you have time to do whatever YOU consider FUN!

The best thing is you don’t have to go far to find fun as everything is at your doorstep on a retreat and taken care of for you.

 

Check out our upcoming 4 night YIN & YANG retreat at Alba Wellness Resort this September.