Why do I love Retreats, more specifically yoga retreats? Because I get to get away for at least a week and reconnect with my body. I give the time to myself I really need, and I am able to sit in my thoughts and see which thoughts are no longer serving me. It’s the time to reflect and heal. Here I tell you How Yoga Changed My Life.
After attending an intensive yoga retreat, I was able to go much deeper into my practice. If I hadn’t of had this experience, I would not have been motivated enough, disciplined enough, or had any idea of what I would gain from having a daily practice.
What did I learn? I know that I can always come back to my practice when I need to feel grounded, when I can’t keep up with life, or when my anxiety wears me down. I can take control of my worrying thoughts by reminding myself to breathe and that I am safe within my body. All of my problems are just manifestations of thoughts repeated over and over and over…..
If I hadn’t of gone on this intensive retreat, I doubt I would have ever given myself the time to really look into parts of me where I still struggle, and learn that not only can I release these struggles mentally, I can let them go physically.
Having a daily practice has really changed my life. I feel much stronger in my body and mind and all the lessons I have taken from ancient scriptures, amazing teachers, sitting in my own thoughts, have really helped me through some of darkest times.
I know that retreats are quite a trendy thing at the moment, and being a bit of a “rebel” when it comes to these kinds of things, I do think this is one trend worth following. Especially in this day and age when we get so caught up in this fast-paced, technological, rat race. Give yourself the time, place and space to wind down, relax, and enjoy some time for yourself and this is ways that how yoga changed my life.

Love,

Brynn C.
Co-Founder, RoadtoRetreats.com

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