A retreat is many things:
- Escaping routine & transporting yourself away from one reality to treat yourself with another.
- Leaving behind regular stresses that affect body & mind.
- Taking a step back to assess who you are, how you are doing, & what it may be time to let go of or what you may want to encourage more of in your life.
- Or it could simply be about escape, relaxation, new conversations, & fun!
It’s also about the body being able to open, move, & embrace different activities without
returning to stress states.
The island of Bali is perfect for this & our location choice this year, The Menjangan Resort in the Menjangan National Forest reserve, was absolutely ideal. By the end of the week, every cell in our bodies had been opened through Yoga, deeper breathing, laughter, & a host of other activities that we like to include for our participants:
- horse riding
- trail walking
- canoe trips
- healthy food!
Some pictures of the other elements of the retreat that filled in the space between our morning & evening Yoga sessions.
Leading this retreat was (& is always!) an absolute highlight of my year &, though we cherry pick the location every year, it’s almost as if the participants are specially chosen, too – simply as those who seize the moment to respond to the calling & join us!
Every sight, sound, breath, move, class, meal, walk, conversation, & person was something to treasure & file away in a very, very rich memory bank!