Let’s talk to you about yoga retreats because I want you to know how I used to feel about them and how that’s changed.
I used to think that yoga retreats were not for me. Of course, I knew I’d love to go on one, but I didn’t think I could go on one YET.
I had a million reasons.
- Yoga retreats were too long.
- I was needed at home.
- I worried (as the primary caregiver) how “everything” would get done without me there to do it.
- My partner’s job can be unpredictable. What would happen if he was stuck in a meeting or (gasp) had to go out of town at the last minute? Our families live too far away to swoop in at the last minute.
- Yoga retreats always seemed so expensive.
I just couldn’t go.
Every “reason” I came up with justified my thoughts. Plus, I traveled to yoga festivals and yoga weekends with friends. Those were always fun, so I convinced myself that was enough… for a while.
Eventually, I talked to my husband about it, and he reassured me that we could figure it out. Of course, I knew that, but I needed someone else to point it out to me.
I was simply making excuses so I could let my fear of the unknown stop me. I knew deep down that a retreat could change the way I looked at the world, which was just as scary as it was exciting!
So after I talked it out, I practiced the Inner Mentor meditation (in the membership) and quieted my inner critic so my future self could shine. Then guess what happened?
Finally, I went on my first “official” yoga retreat!
I had never met anyone there in person before, but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and it was incredible! I returned a better partner, mother, and business owner because of it.
Seriously! I returned with more patience – especially for myself! I was seriously a better human.
It was worth every penny!
So I went on another one 6 months later.
Are Yoga Retreats for You?
What about you?
What have you wanted to do for a long time, but you keep coming up with “reasons” why it won’t work?
Let’s journal about it. (If you don’t want to write about it, set a timer on your phone and give yourself 5 minutes to think about it.) Use this prompt:
What have I wanted to do for a long time, but I keep coming up with reasons (excuses) why it won’t work? If I knew it would turn out well, what would I do in the next 24 hours to start my journey?
Let me be that person who points out that you can do so much more than you think you can.
If going on a yoga retreat is on your dream list, please check out my Dream Bigger Yoga Retreat on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Bonaire. There are already 17 lovely humans registered but there is room for one more woman in a shared double room. But that’s it. Just a single bed left so act quickly!
Will it be yours?
See you soon, my courageous friend!
P.S. When was the last time you did something just for you? There is one spot (in a shared double room) left for our transformative Caribbean retreat where you will have plenty of time to nourish yourself body, mind, and soul. If you’ve been thinking about coming but keep putting off the decision for whatever reason, the time is now! I’d hate for you to miss out on this amazing opportunity.