Yoga retreats have the potential to be truly transformative. They offer the chance to unplug from everyday life and destress while diving deeper into yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and more. Going on retreat is like pressing the pause button and giving yourself the opportunity to reset your body and your head.
f your timing is flexible, sign on to a retreat with a teacher that you already know and like. That removes a big variable from the equation; you know that you will enjoy the yoga instruction. Most teachers put a lot of thought and effort into planning their retreats, so take advantage of their legwork. If you go with a teacher from your home studio, you also open yourself to the possibility of meeting people that you can continue to see when you get back. Strong friendships can be forged quickly during intense experiences like retreats.
If you don’t have a regular teacher with whom you’ve already bonded, don’t let this put you off. These days, it’s not hard to get the vibe of a teacher, and the retreat they will lead, by looking at their website and social media accounts. As with booking any travel arrangements, it’s well worth doing your research and comparing plenty of different options.