As a leader of Tropical yoga retreats in Hawaii and Mexico, have researched a lot of hotels and retreat centers to discover the locations most acceptable for the clientele wish to draw. Retreat centers include the rustic to the lavish, from mountain to shore settings, and from distant to city centre. Following are some considerations for what to search for in your search for the perfect yoga retreat.
Understand what you want. Would you like to escape into yourself or have a societal outdoor adventure? Some centers have many groups intermingling in meals, in the swimming pool, dance parties, or are centrally situated in a city with road noise, music, etc… Others have space for just 1 group, or are in remote locations with no cars in sight. Many are in between. have discovered that even though there are tons of additional activities offered, an individual can always decide to abstain, remain silent, take naps, get bodywork, etc, so long as the atmosphere is tranquil.
Creature Comforts: Are you looking an exclusive resort/5-Star hotel experience, or do you prefer the somewhat rustic or low-budget experience? Yoga retreats cover the entire selection and are usually priced accordingly. Spend some time researching what’s provided and the quality of the lodging before you enroll. Is the escape located in a centre that caters to yoga retreat centre? Otherwise, they might not be equipped with yoga props or have the familiarity with how to best serve the yoga group’s unique needs.
Is it located at a Retreat center or in a hotel? Based on what you are wanting from your escape, one of them is better for you. Would you rather be eliminated from the everyday distractions of driving, driving, net and busy roads, or would you want to be in town where you are able to walk, bike, bus or drive to local attractions? Being in a retreat center where there is loads of acreage isolating it from the outside world can be quite conducive to moving inwards and focusing on your own practice, private well-being, relaxation and rest. Many retreat centers provide both, where you are able to opt to stay exclusively in their campus or you may elect to attend trips to explore the local attractions and environment.
Are all meals included? Have found sharing meals with my retreat participants is a very bonding experience for the group. It is a time when we can get to know each other and strengthen our relations. Additionally it is a treat to not have to fuss with cash and ideas at every meal when it is all-inclusive. But if you are more of the adventurous or solitary kind, you might prefer a retreat not including all meals where you are able to go off to explore the local fare.