Updated: Jul 5, 2021
Alex and yogis during her first yoga retreat
As you may know, Alex recently organized her first yoga retreat in Al Ain, UAE. We are all aware of the many benefits of yoga, but what are the benefits of yoga retreats? Nowadays, most of us live very busy lives; whether it’s work, family, or other daily life commitments. Yoga retreats offer so many benefits for anyone, whether you’re a committed practitioner of yoga or brand new to the community. Alex’s yoga retreat is unique because it is centered around the 7 chakras (energy centers along the spine). So if this is something you have ever considered, here’re the 7 benefits of yoga retreats, specifically Alex’s yoga retreat.
The first chakra is the Root Chakra. The root chakra is the support system for all the other chakras. When it’s in balance, we feel grounded and stable.
In today's society, there’s this idea that you’re wasting your time if you’re not doing something productive. We tend to be “go-go-go” all the time and we end up being burned out and stressed. We’re so focused on our daily routine that sometimes it’s best for us to take some time off and reconnect. A yoga retreat like Alex’s yoga retreat, gives you the chance to take a break, breath, and center yourself. When you immerse yourself in yoga retreats, this will offer you calm, connection, and the ability to destress. This will help you retain this state of mind once you're back to your daily routine.
2. Deepen your Yoga Practice
The second chakra is Sacral Chakra. The sacral chakra is the home of creativity, sensuality, and emotions. When it is in balance, we feel excited about being alive and able to go with the flow.
Whether you’re new to yoga or a regular, your yoga practice deepens when you join a yoga retreat. Yoga is more than just the asana (the movements and poses). You get the chance to learn about yoga philosophy, especially in Alex’s yoga retreat, where you have the opportunity to learn more about the Yamas and Niyamas. Retreats are a great opportunity for teachers to break down poses, modify, and give hands on assists. You’ll get access to expert advice about yoga, meditation, pranayama, or coaching sessions. When you take the extra time to connect with the teacher on a deeper level, you get to ask any questions and have the chance to learn what you need to support your yoga practice specifically. Alex’s yoga retreat also offers activities that will unleash your creativity like making vision boards, chakra bracelets, drawing, journaling, and so much more!
3. Enjoy Yourself, Sober
The third chakra is Core Chakra. This chakra is all about stepping into our personal power. When this chakra is in balance, we feel confident, have high self-esteem, and believe in our own potential.
The idea that you need booze to enjoy your vacation is a hoax. With Alex’s yoga retreat you get to be fully present in the moment and center yourself with every single moment. You also get to enjoy premium alcohol-free drinks by the Drink Dry Store and take some time off of the usual brunches in the Middle East. If you’re curious about sober life and its benefits, you’ll get a chance to schedule a one-on-one coaching session with Alex to explore the sober path.
4. Find Yourself
The fourth chakra is the Heart Chakra. The heart chakra is the bridge between the inner world and the outer world. When it is in balance, we can accept, love and forgive both ourselves and others.
With yoga retreats, you get the chance to discover new scenery. Not only that, but you get to rediscover yourself. Retreats help you connect with your inner and outer world. After just a few hours in this atmosphere, you will notice how stimulated your mind is. When you start detoxing from your daily, highly stimulated routine, you can turn inward and check-in with your thoughts and and yourself. Alex’s yoga retreat will provide you with the tools to destress and pinpoint what makes you stressed which will help you in the future whenever you feel stressed or anxious. This is a time where you can just be and let go of all the doing. Yoga retreats are a great way to help you find clarity.
With the sharing circles, you’ll get to hear some of the amazing and inspiring insights that the others come to during and after the retreats. Which leads me to the next benefit.
5. Meeting Like-Minded People
The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra. The throat chakra is all about communication and represents integrity of speech. When it’s in balance, our thoughts, words and actions are all in line.
At a yoga retreat, you’re more likely to meet people who are on the same level as you are. You will be surrounded by their positive energy and good vibes. You’ll meet people outside of your daily life and form connections and friendships that will last you a very long time. Coming together will give you the chance to connect with an open heart and mind, as well as being vulnerable with sharing, being yourself, and growing together. Every retreat will bring a different group of people and experiences.
6. A New Beginning
The sixth chakra is the Third Eye. The third eye chakra is about intuition. When this chakra is in balance, we move beyond the surface and are able to see the world around us with clarity, insight and wisdom.
With the unique experience of a yoga retreat, you’ll gain some valuable insights that will help you with making mindful decisions in your everyday life. Alex’s yoga retreat will give you a holistic experience of yoga, meditation, sharing circles, healthy meals, alcohol-free drinks, coaching sessions, creative activities, and so much more that will give you a different perspective. You’ll learn a valuable lesson of taking time off for yourself without feeling bad about it. Because you deserve it!
7. You’re Worth It
The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra. The final chakra, the crown chakra, is awakened when all the other chakras are opened and balanced. When your crown chakra is in balance, you feel awake, alive, and in deep connection with yourself and the universe.
You can't pour from an empty cup, right? We sometimes push ourselves to the limit, but then we need time to fill up our cups again. Our physical and mental health are so important and by attending a retreat like Alex’s yoga retreat, you will leave feeling more aligned, refreshed, and grounded. This has a ripple effect, which will be felt by all those around you.
If you’ve ever been to a yoga retreat, we’d love to hear your experience. Share your insights in the comment section below. Share this blog with anyone who would find this helpful.
We’re happy to let you know that Alex is working on her next yoga retreat! Stay tuned for more info. Here are some of the reflections shared about their experience with Alex’s yoga retreat: