1. It’s a holiday all about YOU!
Most people think long and hard before committing to the retreat of their dreams because let’s face it, they are an investment and you are trusting that the organisers of the retreat have the most amazing experience planned for you. So pamper, nourish and surrender, it’s all about you.
2. You will make new friends.
Friendships made while travelling are the best! And when you are on retreat, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people in a beautiful setting so make the most of the connections you make and the experiences you share.
3. You get to hit the RESET button!
If you have been needing this retreat for 10 years, then take full advantage of what it is you’ve longed for. If it is rest, then rest. If it is adventure, then go for it! What ever it is, honor it and reset the body, mind and spirit.
4. It’s a chance to immerse yourself.
If you’re going on a yoga and/or meditation retreat, you can completely immerse yourself and witness your practice deepen. There is no rushing to and from the studio, no one waiting for dinner when you get home, no dragging yourself out of bed to get a session in before work. You are here because you chose to be, so surrender and go deep.
5. You can have a social media detox.
By all means bring your phone and take photos to create memories, but leave it in your room when you don’t need it or put it in the bottom of your bag so you’re not tempted to use it to pass time. Instead, practice just being and doing nothing, it will blow your mind!
6. The food will be Ah-mazing!
And all the work is done for you. Food is an important part of a retreat, it should be delicious, nourishing and fresh. Check the sample menu of the retreat location to make sure it looks like your idea of food heaven.
7. Meditation will be next level.
Think about it, you will be relaxed and away from the usual distractions of every day life and you have all the time in the world! The perfect recipe for some pretty profound experiences.
8. You can remove bad habits and create new ones.
It will be easier to eat healthier, exercise regularly and get more sleep while on retreat. What ever it is you have been wanting to stop or create, now is the time. Visualise yourself continuing your new habits on the plane ride home, see yourself as happy and healthy you were on retreat.
9. You control the budget.
Retreats are great holiday options because you get to choose the one that suits you. If you are on a tighter budget or just like to know howmuch money you are spending, choose an all-inclusive retreat so that there are no surprises at the end!
10. Your family will welcome you home!
Time away to disconnect and reconnect will leave you calm, relaxed and blissed out, which benefits everyone around you when you get home. They will likely want to know the name of the retreat so they can book the next one!