While Yoga retreats come in all shapes and forms, for me I use them as a true reset button for my practice. A chance to explore, peel back the layers, remove all other obstacles of daily living, set intentions, and completely dedicate myself to my practice.
Today marks for me 20 consecutive days of meditation, which also coincides with 20 days that I’ve been home from retreat in India. This is the biggest gift that I brought home with me. The power of ritual and a renewed and deeper focus to my own personal practice. The benefits have been amazing and… Continue reading The Power of Ritual
There is something so very magical about India. Perhaps the history dating back thousands of years, the people, the food, the magnificence of the Himalayas and Ma Ganga. There is something so provocative and beautiful it will draw you back again and again. Even sitting here just now invoking the sensation of being there, the… Continue reading The Beauty of India
Ma India loves you. Loves you so much that she wants the very best version of you to come forth and so will challenge you by all means necessary for that beautiful truth to emerge. A friend said: “upon arriving to India, she hands you all your emotions on a platter.” You then have a… Continue reading The Fire of India
Part 2 of a 3-Part Series on How to Prepare for Your Wellness Retreat. Check out Part 1: How to Mentally Prepare for Your Wellness Retreat Here is the cold hard truth of packing. You are going to spend hours agonizing over whether to bring an extra sweater that you either won’t take out… Continue reading How to Pack for Your Wellness Retreat
At Sangha Wellness Retreats, one of our mottos is to “enjoy a vacation you don’t need a vacation from.” Essentially, we want to make sure we come home feeling rested and relaxed. Unlike some all-inclusive holidays that seem to require a 30-day liver detox or an adventure holiday that is so jam packed we forgot… Continue reading How to Mentally Prepare for a Wellness Retreat
My favourite Sutra from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (a 2500 year-old text on Yoga Philosophy) is the very first line in Book 1: And now the exposition of Yoga is being made. Every time we read this, "now" begins again. Essentially, I think of this as our restart button. We fall off the wagon, we… Continue reading On Starting Again