Why a Retreat ?

Why a Retreat?

Retreats have become very popular in the last years and are offered around the whole world. What is so compelling to go on a retreat? Who could benefit from a retreat? Why are retreats so important these days? Let’s have a look to find out why retreats are more than just a current hype.

What does retreat mean?

To retreat literally means moving back or withdrawing from something. In common use retreat means a withdrawal from daily life, to pause from the demands of everyday life and from tasks that we are usually consumed with. Most retreats offer various activities in a structured daily schedule with the aim to let go of the usual routines for a certain period of time and to focus on ourselves and our wellbeing. The reduction of distractions and external stimulations are key aspects of a retreat.

Who benefits from a retreat?

There are many benefits to go on a retreat, which can range from a yoga holiday retreat on a beautiful island to a meditation retreat in Bali.

A retreat can be great if you…

  • like to press the pause button and retreat from your daily routine.
  • long for relaxation and like to recharge your batteries.
  • have the feeling to loose yourself in the hectic of everyday life
  • like to deepen your yoga and meditation practice.
  • wish to reconnect to your intuition and have more awareness.
  • face a turning point in your current life and like to contemplate on what matters in your life and how to move forward with inspiration and clarity.

What is included in a Retreat?

Contents, structure and schedule vary in different traditions and depend on the retreat leader or organizer. A traditional Buddhist Vipassana meditation retreat for example includes long hours of daily meditations and silence which can be very transformational yet are likely to be challenging for many people. Retreats can also have more of a holiday vibe where you combine different activities such as Yoga and surfing or Yoga and wellness. In many cases there are movement practices such as Yoga or Chi Gong, meditation, healing modalities and self reflection included in a retreat.

Why is it so important to do a Retreat?

Nowadays we are facing a hectic daily routine, challenges in private and business life and long lasting periods of stress. This can lead to the feeling that we loose touch with ourselves, feel disconnected and under pressure. It is so important that we pull the emergency break button early enough to recharge our batteries and bring back balance to body, mind and soul.

A retreat creates more space and clarity for the mind, but it also increases our awareness of the body and its needs. It is a great opportunity to have a well deserved break – ideally in a beautiful surrounding – and meet like-minded people. The time of the retreat can help us to find out what is really important in our lives and what we need to live in harmony and balance. A retreat is often an initial spark to create change and has a lot of potential for personal and spiritual growth.

Are you ready for a Retreat in Bali at Udara?

The Udara Yoga retreat packages allow you to dive deeper into your yoga and mediation practice with up to 8 classes a day. Pick your favourite classes lead by experienced Western and Indonesian teachers ranging from Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin to Aerial yoga and more. Daily massages such as Balinese massages, Hot Stone or Yoga stretch massages help you to release tension in the body and relax deeply. Healthy, delicious meals in our Organic Ocean Restaurant will surely make your tummy feel happy as well! You have access to the amazing Spa facilities with Sauna, steam room, warm and cold pools and sun beds right at the beach in front of Udara. Meet interesting people from all over the world and connect to the warm hearted Balinese who will greet you with their beautiful smiles.

We offer you the flexibility to choose your own starting date and length of stay. Send us an email if you wish to receive more information or book directly through our website to get the best rates. See you on your retreat in Bali!

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