Why attend a yoga retreat? Yoga in itself is life changing. But taking your practice to the next level and outside the box of a normal routine by deciding to attend a retreat or yoga conference will positively affect your life that much more. Put aside your best yoga DVD’s for home practice for a few days and do something outside the box. Actually, attending a yoga event can be even better than going on vacation and here’s why.
You will walk away from a yoga retreat having become a stronger, braver and more courageous human being. Yes, this is true. Just making the decision alone to attend a retreat or any sort of yoga event takes courage especially if you don’t consider yourself to be an expert. Committing to the time away from home, traveling to the event itself, meeting new people and then learning everything there is to know about yoga as you practice poses in front of other yogis takes guts. Even after just one day you be proud of your efforts.
You will embody more love for yourself and others in your life naturally. With the confidence boost that comes along with fully giving yourself to a yoga retreat you will look in the mirror and not only see a physically stronger human being, you will also love how you feel on the inside. Those feelings of self-love will be projected onto your family, friends and anyone you come in contact with because when you are happy others in your life will also reap the benefits. You will feel more inspired and full of life in addition to more being more patient with everything that you do.
When you give yourself the gift of attending a yoga event, like the 2013 Yoga Journal NYC Conference, you are putting aside time just for you and that in itself feels good. You will also unknowingly and naturally deepen your practice because it’s all you are there to do. There are no interruptions in concentration; it’s just you and your yoga mat. No matter where you travel to experience your retreat, from California to Hawaii, yoga will enable you to see the world with fresh eyes. Just like vacation, or even better, you will walk away relaxed, refreshed and transformed for life.
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