The Gift of Going on a Retreat
First of all, the group that we had was fantastic! They were all positive people, whose unique personalities and strengths, brought something special to the group as a whole. We laughed more than I have laughed in ages, we spoke about life, love, and had more in-depth conversation that you would typically with someone you just met or are just getting to know. We also experienced a new part of the world together, which is always incredible!
But the greatest lesson that a retreat can teach you, is that no matter where you are in the world, you can cultivate a sense of wonder and an unconquerable sense of bliss. Retreats aren’t meant to be a fantastic experience that you then get on a plane and forget all about, they are meant to catapult you into a space of knowing yourself better, deepening your practice, and to utilize a lack of distraction and incredible life experiences to guide you to a growing sense of love, happiness, and connectedness in your own daily life. While a place as beautiful as Santorini, is incredible to visit, it’s the change within you that is what is most special about giving yourself the gift of a yoga retreat.
The Trinity Retreat was certainly one of the most phenomenal gifts I have ever given myself! So until you take your own retreat ask yourself, what I am I doing for myself each day, each month, or this year? Am I setting myself up to feel that by the end of the year, I have grown, changed, experienced new things or am I just chugging along without feeding my soul? As cliché as it may sound, life is short, fill it with the kind of days you don’t ever want to end!