by Midge Kahn, Omaway Retreat Leader
Top 10 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat
October 4-9, 2014
Have you ever considered a yoga retreat? How about combining a retreat with a glorious vacation ? Maya Tulum is the perfect place to combine all the benefits of a yoga retreat with everything you might dream of for a relaxing, warm, sun-filled and fun vacation. Maya Tulum is a resort on the Yucatan Peninsula, South of Cancun, set on a beautiful beach on the Caribbean Sea. Mel Wegimont and Midge Kahn will bring a group to the resort this October 4-9.
Here are 10 great reasons to consider making this a retreat for you!
1. You could bring your yoga to the next level:
Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule. But when you’re on a retreat, you will have the opportunity to have two classes a day, which will ensure your progress and you will see the positive effects more quickly.
2. You'll get a new perspective.
Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn. On this retreat you will have the opportunity to visit three different Tulum Ruins, Yal-Ku Lagoon, Aktun Chen Caverns, go snorkeling and sailing if you wish.
3. You may “actually”, meditate.
When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply and be present in the moment.
4. You'll detox digitally.
Why not take this opportunity to shut off technology? Although Maya Tulum may have Wifi, you don’t need to constantly tweet, text, update Facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug.
5. You'll relax and de-stress.
Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress.
6. You'll eat well without having to do all the work.
Maya Tulum offers three all-inclusive, healthy and delicious vegetarian meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work will be done for you.
7. You can replace old habits.
The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.
8. You will make new friends.
Undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone, you will be going with some folks from All That Matters, and who wouldn’t want to spend a few days with Mel?! You will also have a chance to make friends with people from around the world who you might know for the rest of your life.
9. You'll appreciate home.
While five days in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigor.
10. Because you deserve it!
Thoreau said: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” While this quote might be on your refrigerator, chances are you make excuses about why you can’t YET. Often times the excuses are about money, time or circumstances but guess what, you deserve a break. You work hard for a reason and you can always find reasons why you should or should not do something. The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen. No excuses.
You deserve to invest in yourself.
On Thursday, April 10, 8am-Noon, Midge and Mel will be in the library at All That Matters to answer questions and help with registering for this trip of a lifetime.