Have you ever wanted to step off the carousel of your life and take a complete break?  A yoga retreat is the answer.  If you take care of others in your personal or work life, it’s important to take time out to nurture yourself.  Ask yourself this: if you don’t look after yourself, who will?  During a retreat, you can build inner reserves of strength and resilience that you can draw on in the months after you return. Here are some really good reasons to head for the hills:

  1. Rest and Rejuvenate

Once you reach your yoga destination, everything is laid on.  All you have to do is relax and enjoy.    Return home energised and inspired after yoga, fresh country air, amazing food and great company.  What’s more, the zen buzz can last as long as you like.  After a weekend retreat, you’re more likely to bring the calm awareness of yoga into your day-to-day life.

2. Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Doing a yoga weekend retreat allows you to fully immerse yourself in the practice, bringing you to a new level in your yoga practice.  It will increase strength, flexibility and muscle tone as well as helping you to feel calm, focused and confident.  Fewer distractions mean the teachings sink in more deeply.

3. Eat Yourself Healthy

Imagine sitting down 3 times a day to delicious, healthy nutritious meals served in beautiful surroundings.  Amazing food is part and parcel of every good yoga retreat.  Get some new food inspiration, de-tox or just enjoy not having to shop, chop, prep….

Twin Room at the Elbow Room Escape retreat centre

4. Connect with Like Minds

Whether you are a regular yogi or not, chances are you will meet and enjoy the company of other yoga retreaters.  Enjoy mountain walks and mealtime chats with a new network of interesting yoga buddies.

  1. Do Something Different

Going on a yoga retreat, perhaps by yourself, can be a little daunting.  Stepping outside your comfort zone in this way will open your mind and give you the courage to take on new challenges in other aspects of your life.  Going on a retreat gives you head space: space to see clearly what works in your life and what you need to let go of.