6 Transformative Benefits of a Yoga Retreat on Your Daily Life
By Dr. Rojas & Ari Rasori
If you are in healthcare, you may ask yourself “do I really need or have time for a yoga retreat?”. If you consistently practice, you might have found that you can already see some of the benefits of yoga in daily life. If you don’t not practice yoga consistently, below we share our thoughts on why doing a yoga retreat is much needed for healthcare burnout prevention and overall improved wellbeing.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
While physical fitness is part of it, yoga goes well beyond this. Once you adopt a daily practice, the benefits of yoga are also mental, emotional, and spiritual. Yoga allows you to adopt an entirely different philosophy when it comes to your daily activities. If you attend a yoga retreat (like the one we’re hosting one in Sayulita in April 2021!), the benefits of immersing yourself in this wonderful practice will be even greater.
Want to learn more about this transformative practice? From time to disconnect to finding a likeminded community, here are six benefits of a yoga retreat on your daily life.
1. A Yoga Retreat Improves Your Practice
Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing yoga for years, a yoga retreat is a unique opportunity to bring your practice to an entirely new level. The amount of time you will dedicate to this daily activity with the support of expert instructors is key for this development. In addition, you can implement what you learn at your yoga retreat once you’re back to your routine.
2. It Also Offers Time to Disconnect and Reconnect
The concept of a yoga retreat is that you take a break from your daily routine and disconnect from the world for a few days. This allows you to have some time with yourself and reconnect with the innermost part of you. The stress and tasks of everyday life can sometimes get in the way of that me time you deserve. By going on a retreat, you can center yourself. That reconnection is something that will transpire to your daily life once you are back. It can be very transformative because, after this experience, you might find that you look at things from a different perspective.
3. You’ll Have a Chance to Reinforce Mindfulness
One of the main cores of yoga philosophy is living in the moment. This all comes back to the concept of mindfulness.
Mindfulness involves being present and experiencing what is happening now. This is a great way to help you let go of past pains and disappointments. Mindfulness is also a way to avoid excess anxiety caused by the uncertainty of the future. By applying these mindfulness principles, you might find that you are able to face the world with a calmer attitude. This can have great positive effects on your mental health, which will have positive consequences in your work life as well as your home life.
4. A Yoga Retreat Can Be the Start of a New Routine
Without realizing it, you might find that you’re stuck in a permanent routine that’s not good for you. By attending a yoga retreat, you have the opportunity to break from that routine. Furthermore, you can set an entirely new one! One of the key benefits of a yoga retreat is that it can be the starting point you need to motivate you to implement different practices in your life. You might start including meditation as part of your day or adopting healthier eating habits. Sometimes, all you need is a little push to change how you do things.
5. You’ll Be Meeting Like-Minded People
Yoga retreats are also a great opportunity to meet people with interests similar to yours. This can be the beginning of great friendships and shared experiences. Having someone you can talk to about your hobbies and the development of your yoga practice with is great! And you can continue this relationship after you’ve gone back to your daily life. It’s also an opportunity to simply learn about people outside of your usual context, which can be refreshing.
6. And You’ll Have a Chance to Reconnect to your True Self
“The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible or standing on your hands is not the goal…the goal is to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil layers of protection you’ve built around your heart. To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates. To make peace with who you are. The goal is to love…well, you. Shift your focus and your heart will grow” ~ Rachel Brathen
Have you ever experienced the benefits of a yoga retreat firsthand? You’re invited to join us in 2021 for our Wellness & Yoga Retreat in Sayulita. Deepen your practice with the support of expert instructors, plus, you’ll get to explore a new place while meeting great people along the way! All levels welcome.