Finding Balance at a Yoga Retreat

 Nothing can bring you peace but yourself – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yoga Retreat in Spain 2017 by Bristol Yoga Centre

Going on a yoga retreat is an excellent way to relax and rejuvenate. It gives you time and space to deepen your practice and reflect on what is important in your life. The daily yoga practice helps to bring a sense of calm and peace. As Judith Hanson Lasater, renowned yoga teacher says ‘Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well’.

I often hear people coming back from holidays and saying that they need another break straight away! When we go away we tend to sleep late, eat and drink too much and end up running around doing lots of sightseeing. Although this can be fun, we can often come home feeling tired and depleted.

Whenever I’ve been on a yoga retreat, I’ve noticed that my mind becomes clearer and I develop a tremendous sense of wellbeing. I return feeling balanced and full of energy, and ready to take on whatever life brings.

Twice daily yoga means that there are opportunities to delve into different practices such as pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra. These techniques are incredibly restorative and energising, by doing them regularly you’ll be able to feel the benefits they can bring. 

Healthy food at a yoga retreat can also help you revitalise as delicious balanced meals are provided everyday. These offer a great opportunity to get to know each other and make new friends in beautiful and inspiring surroundings.

The yoga retreat should help to encourage and instil your own personal practice once you return home, meaning that the benefits you’ve gained will stay with you.

This year, I am running a luxurious 7 day yoga retreat in Tarifa, in the south of Spain, from Saturday 17th – 24th June 2017.  It’s open to all ages and abilities. There is currently £100 off last minute discount available.

The villa is located in a stunning elevated position in the La Pena area (Natural Park) of Tarifa, nestled between mountain and sea with a panoramic view over miles of sandy beaches.

There are lots of exciting activities that can be organised including:

  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Water sports
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Whale watching
  • Day trips to Morocco
  • Roman ruins

Or you can just relax on the beach or at the gorgeous grounds of the villa!

This article was originally featured in British Wheel of Yoga Spectrum magazine Spring 2017.