10 Amazing Reasons to Book a European Yoga Retreat in 2018
If you’re looking to treat yourself in the New Year, booking a European yoga retreat is the way to do it. Learn about 10 amazing benefits below.
Are you looking to treat yourself to a European yoga retreat in the new year?
Yoga offers so many amazing benefits for your mental and physical health. It calms a chatty mind, gives the body energy and has positive effects on your mood.
No matter what level you’re at in your yoga practice, retreats are the best way to improve your poses, travel to exciting European locations and make new friends.
Besides, you’ll be able to detoxify from technology and focus on your wellbeing alongside other like-minded people.
Keep reading to discover the benefits of yoga retreats and why you should book one in Europe soon!
1. You’ll Improve Your Yoga Practice
Retreats aren’t just for advanced yogis. Many beginners sign up to deepen their practice, get help with certain poses or just practice yoga without disturbances.
The instructors leading these retreats are professionals with years of experience. If you need help with a particular pose or are not sure if you’re doing it right, they’ll be right there to assist you.
2. You’ll Calm Your Mind
Aside from doing yoga, a good yoga retreat will help you to relax and forget about your problems.
European retreats usually take place in:
- The mountains of Switzerland or Austria
- The countryside in southern France
- The Coast of Portugal, Spain, Greece, or Croatia
- The green fields of Tuscany in Italy
You’ll be surrounded by nature, water, silence and fresh air. These are all important factors in reducing your stress levels and calming your mind.
Retreats are, after all, vacations.
3. You’ll Meet New People
People from all walks of life are welcome to attend yoga retreats.
It’s the best place to meet new people and make lasting friendships. You’ll probably share activities during the retreat, so this is a great opportunity to get to know them better.
The groups on these retreats are small, with around 15-20 people. You’ll have plenty of time to chat, exchange opinions and do activities together.
Many people stay in touch long after the retreat is over. This is possibly one of the best benefits of retreats.
4. You’ll Broaden Your Horizons
Going to a retreat is more than just doing yoga. It’s also about broadening your horizons, changing your perspective and experiencing new things.
For example, if your yoga retreat is in Italy, you’ll get to experience the Italian culture, the way they see the world, and the delicious Italian pasta.
At the same time, you’ll talk about your own country with fellow yogis. This way, everyone can share a piece of who they are and where they come from.
Being exposed to so many new people and cultures is a wonderful way to open your heart and cherish differences.
5. You’ll Re-Examine Your Life
Retreats are designed to help you find a deeper meaning in life.
Yoga is often accompanied by meditation. During sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on your life, the decisions you make, and your role in the big picture.
You can journal your experience in a notebook or just take some time to think in the comfort of your room.
At the same time, retreats are created with a purpose, both for the teachers and the students. This element of living with a goal every day can help you find your true purpose in life.
6. You’ll Take Some Time for Yourself
No matter how long a yoga retreat is, it’s meant for taking all that time for yourself. If you’re struggling to take a minute to breathe and take care of your own needs, retreats are the perfect getaway.
Most people who live dynamic lives feel trapped between their jobs and their me-time. When you’re on a retreat, away from everything, you’ll learn exactly how to find time for self-care. You can also prioritize your own well-being and be present in the moment.
Meeting your needs is not selfish. It’s necessary for your mental and physical health. The feeling of bliss you’ll get on a retreat will follow you even after you get back to your daily life.
7. You’ll Travel to a New Place
Europe is a wonderful and diverse continent. Each country offers breathtaking scenery, different weather, and delicious food.
Do you enjoy the quietness of mountains, lush greenery, and broad fields? You’ll enjoy Tuscany in Italy, the scenic countryside in Southern France, or the majestic Alps in Switzerland and Austria.
If you love the beach, your best choices are Greece, the Amalfi coast of Italy, Croatia, Spain, and Portugal.
8. You’ll Meditate
No yoga retreat would be complete without meditation.
If you’re new to meditation, you’ll learn the basics during the retreat. If you have some experience with meditation, you’ll learn new ways to relax, breathe and be present.
You’ll probably start or end each yoga session with meditation or have a designated time of day for it. You can also meditate on your own, at the crack of dawn or before bedtime.
9. You’ll Improve Your Health
A lot of yoga retreat packages have meals included in the price.
Since the main goal of the retreat is to improve your physical and mental well-being, the foods you’ll eat will be healthy and nutritious.
People with injuries or chronic pain find yoga retreats very restorative and healing. Even people who feel generally healthy can find a way to change their bad habits, make better dietary choices, and spend more time in nature.
10. You’ll Disconnect From Technology
A lot of European yoga retreats will emphasize the importance of being disconnected from technology. There are some that will limit the time you spend on your phone or online so you can focus on your health and practice.
People spend way too much time slumped in front of their computers and staring at their phone screens. On retreats, you’ll learn to unplug and just be present in the moment.
Get Ready for Your Next European Yoga Retreat!
Retreats are a great way to deepen your yoga practice, get some much-needed rest, and meet new friends.
Are you ready for your next European yoga retreat? Check out our latest offers and start packing for the yoga vacation of your dreams!
If you have questions, feel free to contact us today. We’d love to hear from you!
26 December 2017 | Trip for Wellness | email@example.com