7 reasons to book a yoga retreat

Do you ever feel tired, stressed or in need of a break?

It's vitally important to look after your physical and mental health. Treating yourself to a yoga retreat is an ideal way to do this.

Photo of people sitting in mediation in a blog about yoga retreats by Durga Yoga, Maynooth

Taking time out for a yoga retreat is an amazing way to reset the mind and body

These days life is so busy that most of us have very little down time. In fact quite often ‘being busy’ is seen as a good thing.

We don’t realise is that living with the constant pressure of a fast-paced, busy lifestyle means that we live in a constant state of stress.

When the body and mind is under stress, we release adrenalin which brings us into fight or flight sending oxygenated blood to the arms and legs and leaving the other systems of the body sluggish and under functioning.

One of the best ways to recharge your batteries is to go on a yoga retreat.

There’s nothing like leaving behind the hustle and bustle and escaping to the countryside for a weekend of yoga. On these retreats you get a chance to cultivate a healthy body and clear, focused mind, that’s ready to take on any challenges.

Here are 7 reasons why yoga retreats are so beneficial:

  1. Yoga retreat centres are surrounded by nature. The moment you arrive at your destination there is a feeling of slowing down and leaving behind your everyday life.
  2. All of your meals are cooked for you, guaranteeing delicious, organic, wholesome food that will tantalise your taste buds and nourish your body.
  3. You enjoy the company of like-minded people for an entire weekend and make great, lasting friendships.
  4. You get to stretch and strengthen your body from your head to your toes and to take time out to reflect, meditate and be mindful.
  5. Long relaxations, meditations and yoga nidra help you unravel tension in the body and mind, to work through anything you might need to let go of and to build mental strength. If you’re new to meditation, yoga retreats are an ideal time to build a meditation practise, which allow you to still a busy mind.
  6. Relaxing massages and treatments enable you to enjoy down time between classes and sooth away any stress or tired muscles.
  7. If you’re new to yoga or have a regular practise, yoga retreats give you the chance to build a yoga practise or learn new poses, with classes taking place in the morning when the mind is clear and body is rested.
Yoga retreats attract friendly people - The gang celebrate after a brilliant week-long yoga retreat in Spain, August 2016

Yoga retreats attract friendly, like-minded people – celebrating after a brilliant week-long yoga retreat in Spain, August 2016

Durga Yoga and Antenatal offers yoga retreats in Ireland and Europe throughout the year.

Our next retreat takes place in Ard Nahoo retreat centre, Co Leitrim from 9th to 11th September 2016.

To find out more email Paula Mitten on info@testing.durga.ie or call 0863642489.