How to Make the Most of Your Yoga Retreat Experience
Are you thinking about attending a yoga retreat (like our Signature Yoga Vacation) for the first time, but are feeling a little intimidated? Or maybe you’ve eagerly signed up for one and just want to be sure you make the most of it? In either case, these tips will help you get the maximum benefits and have the best experience possible. Consider these suggestions before you join us at Vikasa or go on any yoga retreat.
Know what you hope to get out of it.
Choose the best retreat for you.
One of the best ways to set yourself up for a great experience is to choose the right retreat for you. Don’t go on a kundalini retreat if you’ve never tried kundalini before, and don’t choose a retreat that’s more like an intensive course if you’re really looking for a vacation. Before you register, learn what you can about the location, schedule, philosophy, and leaders to make sure it’s a good fit.
Approach everything with an open mind.
Don’t push yourself too hard.
Limit your use of devices.
Plan for lasting changes.
About the Author
Jen is a freelance writer, blogger, and yoga teacher who left her office job in Boston to travel the world with her husband. She previously worked in international development and academic research, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Rwanda. Some of her biggest passions include promoting responsible and mindful travel and helping her students develop their personal yoga practice.