What I hope to gain from going to a Yoga retreat

In case you hadn’t heard me screaming about it on every social media platform I own… I’m going on a Yoga retreat! I’m still absolutely buzzing and I cannot wait – this is something I’ve never done before and something I’d never even considered doing. I’ve been really into my Yoga for about 2 years now; I practice daily, I work on different areas of Yoga and I’m always trying to expand my practice and work on my body. Not just to get fitter and trimmer – although that’s a bonus – but just learning about my own body, what feels good, what doesn’t and unlocking different areas and poses that I didn’t really know existed. Yoga has changed my life but I’ve never considered taking it further than the comfort of my living room before now.ย 

Booking this retreat was quite a spur of the moment decision. It wasn’t something I’ve been looking into at all nor had I set out to book a Yoga retreat that particular day when I turned on my laptop. I was bored actually, did a quick Google search of ‘UK Yoga Retreats’ and had a little look at what was on offer. And one instantly stood out to me and somehow, I knew I had to go to it.

The retreat I’m going on is run by a lady called Tiffany, who runs Nuture Works, at a renovated farm house in Norfolk (where I’ve been on my boat holidays twice before so I know I love it there!) I’m not going to talk too much about the retreat itself just yet because I’ll likely be blogging about it when I get back and share everything then (as I’m sure Hello Bexa will as well, who’s coming too!) but today, I wanted to share what I’m hoping to gain from going on a Yoga retreat.

Social media detox

Working as a self-employed blogger and small business owner, it’s very difficult to me to have any sort of social media detox. An odd day here or there but even when I’m on holiday I’m usually checking Twitter, replying to emails and a number of other small tasks which can be done through my phone. I want to really have a good go at a full on social media detox over the weekend that I’m at the retreat; no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or emails. And I think it will do wonders for me on a mental level.

Reflection

With the retreat being in November, quite near the end of the year, I think it’ll be a really great time to do a lot of reflecting over what’s happened in the last 10 months. I like that it’s a Winter retreat – not only because I love the colder months but because it seems like a nice way to semi-end the year. And as with the end of anything, comes a lot of reflection and I’m hoping to have a good sit down with myself and think about what I’ve learned and what I can take with me, going forward.

Meeting other strong women

This is a women’s only retreat, which I absolutely love and by going, I’m hoping I’m able to meet and connect with different types of women who are there for a number of reasons. I have no doubt that there will be a wide spectrum of ages there and reasons for attending and I’m hoping I can learn from the other women at the retreat. Also, as previous mentioned, Bexa from Hello Bexa is also attending this retreat with me so I’m looking forward to spending time with a fellow blogger and getting to know her better, too!

Strength

Not physical strength – mental strength. The impression I’m getting of this retreat from the website is that it’s very nurturing and restorative. For example, a lot of women who have had fertility problems go to this particular retreat as a way to regroup and reawaken after what may have been a tough year and on emailing the owner of the retreat, she told me it’s a great place for any woman with any type of women’s health / wellness issue to go and do what you need to do. Having anxiety, going to this retreat at all is a huge step for me so for that reason, I’m hoping to gain even more mental strength from doing something out of my comfort zone.

So there we are! Here’s what I’m hoping to gain from going on a Yoga retreat this year. I’m super excited and will definitely be blogging about it after it’s finished. Have you ever been to a Yoga retreat? If so, what did you think? Would you like to go to one? Let me know!

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84 thoughts on “What I hope to gain from going to a Yoga retreat

  1. Oh my word that sounds beyond amazing! (jumps about excitedly!) I’d say it’ll be amazing and the feeling afterwards, the adrenaline, excitement and all round lovely feeling will last and last! well done in advance and enjoy!

  2. Best of luck on the yoga retreat! I really hope you have a fantastic time! I hope you enjoy your social media detox, reflection and meeting new people. It sounds like a great opportunity. Would love to hear what you thought of it!

  3. I’ve always wanted to get into yoga but I’ve just never done it. The retreat sounds amazing though, I’d love to do something like that that just allows me to take time out of my life essentially. I feel like yoga would be good for me, especially to be at peace with myself and like you said gain strength mentally.

    Abbie
    overpeachchic.com

  4. This is something I have always been interested in but never actually done. My sister-in-law is a yoga instructor and is always talking about how much she loves her retreats and benefits from attending them. I hope that you have a great time and it lives up to all your expectations (and more)!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  5. I canโ€™t wait to hear all about your trip! Iโ€™ve tried to focus more on my health and eating habits, so working out has started to come into play and I am excited to try different workouts, maybe Iโ€™ll find something Iโ€™m as passionate about as you are with yoga

  6. Reading this has made me even more excited about the yoga retreat Jenny! ๐Ÿ’– Itโ€™s definitely the perfect opportunity for a social media detox whilst we are away. I also canโ€™t wait to meet you and other amazing women and spend some time reflecting on the year. Itโ€™s a great time to chill as well before the busy Christmas season begins. We are going to have the best time!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Same! I re-read my post this morning and got that โ€˜lump in the throat from excitementโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m SO excited! Itโ€™s going to be so so good. Iโ€™d definitely think about going again next year if itโ€™s brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  7. This sounds like a perfect weekend and break. Detoxing and chilling, just before Christmas, great timing. I hope you and Bexa have an amazing experience and I’ll look forward to reading your respective blog posts when you’re both back! x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  8. Omg Iโ€™m so jelly!! I hope you have an amazing time. I plan on going on one myself Iโ€™ve been practicing for a little while. Canโ€™t wait to read about your experience ๐Ÿ’œ

  9. Oh wow! A yoga retreat sounds perfect ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™ve been doing yoga on and off about a year now and really think it opens the mind and heart up as well as the body. I cannot wait to hear all about your retreat! Good luck with it ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Jo | mindfuladventures.co.uk

  10. This sounds fabulous I hope you and Bexa have a great time! It will be great to have some time away from social media, i find it gets a bit much sometimes as a blogger and a break is always good. I recently had a short break away and it did me the world of good! I also love the idea of using it as an oppourtunity for reflection as when we are busy at home itโ€™s alomost impossible to do, for me anyway!
    Great post Jenny, I look forward to seeing your post-retreat blog!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

  11. This sounds amazing! I’d love to go to something like that to just completely switch off and reset. I look forward to reading all about it!

  12. Pingback: What I hope to gain from going to a Yoga retreat โ€” Jenny in Neverland – SEO

  13. This sounds like it’s going to be such a lovely break for you. I am in awe of your hard-working ways but I’m also glad to hear you’re going to take some time to focus on yourself and to feel your best. I reckon you’re going to have an amazing time and I can’t wait to hear about it!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  14. How exciting! I love how spontaneous the planning of this was! Spontaneous trips are always the best ones! I’m so excited to see yours and Bexa’s posts when you get back and see how great it was! The social media detox sounds great. It’s so hard to switch off as a blogger, but you’re so right, it’ll be amazing for your mental health! It’ll be an amazing time to reflect and think about the year to come. It sounds like a great way to meet people and I’m so excited that Bexa is going with you and that you two get to bond too. It’s amazing that, despite your anxiety, you’re still stepping outside of your comfort zone and doing something that will really make a difference to your life both physically and mentally! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you’re back! I’d LOVE to join you if you ever go again!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo
    http://gracetoglowandgo.com

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