• 4 Ways A Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life

    4 Ways A Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life

    Something magical happens at a yoga retreat when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives. The result is really beyond words – the alchemy of yoga at its best. How are the ways this alchemy works to change one’s life?  Here are four ways a yoga retreat can change your life:

    Number 1: A Deep Sense Of Relaxation And Renewal

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    You will have a chance to completely separate yourself from your daily routine, activities, and responsibilities that we all face in our day-to-day lives.

    After arriving in a place where space is held for you to feel safe and nurtured your body, mind, and spirit can let go as you soak up a beautiful, relaxing environment. Attending a retreat gives you the opportunity to let the stress go and for the true you to come forward.

    As a result, most individuals experience a deeper level of harmony and contentment feeling rejuvenated and invigorated! This peace lasts even after returning home, as our senses and memories guide us back to what it is like to feel truly relaxed.

    Number 2: Quantum Transformation

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    During a retreat, there is an opportunity to “break” the bonds of ordinary awareness and expand consciousness to a level that would otherwise take months or years to attain.

    The explanation for this change is beyond logic and reason. One might call it a “quantum leap” borrowing terminology from quantum physics. A quantum leap means a massive, often sudden, increase or change in something.

    Number 3: Release of Unwanted Habits

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    When we make a break from our daily life and engage in healthy activities we are in an excellent environment to release unwanted habits. This release might include detoxing the physical body by lessening the amount of alcohol or coffee you drink, improving your diet by eating freshly prepared meals, and increasing physical activity through daily yoga and hiking.

    The experience of breaking emotional and physical bonds is a major benefit of going on a yoga retreat. Healing takes place when we are relaxed and when we are in a new environment. Old emotional paradigms can emerge so we can see our mental habits (what yoga calls samskaras) or unhealthy habits and ways of being.

    We can begin to recognize these patterns and create new modes of thinking and being, and reset internal dialogue with positive forward moving intentions.

    Number 4: A Yoga Retreat Can Nurture Supportive Life-Long Friendships

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    Surrounding yourself at a yoga retreat with people who are committed to growing, healing, and moving forward can facilitate willingness to change. New supportive and life-long friendships are often made during this deeply transformative time.

    Think a retreat might be right for you?  You can find all the details, registration information, and testimonials of past participants for Awakening Hope ~ Yoga, Hiking, and Healing in Sedona Arizona here

    Hope Knosher, Certified Yoga Therapist-IAYT, E-RYT500 and Founder Hope’s Yoga.

    Hope is a passionate yoga teacher, writer, breast cancer survivor, and healthy living coach who found her voice and her strength through her practice. Overcoming breast cancer 7 years ago, Hope turned to yoga to help her heal. After her practice lifted her mentally, physically and emotionally she experienced a heartfelt calling to share the healing qualities of yoga with others. She founded Hope’s Yoga and began sharing her experiences and her passion for yoga and healthy living through teaching, writing and speaking. Hope loves inspiring and empowering others to live a more joyful and connected life and to be more of who they truly are. Through sharing the practices of yoga, mindfulness, and healthy living she helps others reduce chronic stress, increase awareness, compassion, and mindfulness; while strengthening body and mind. Hope’s writing is featured by MindBodyGreen, Lucy Activewear, Mantra Magazine, Natural Awakenings, The Wellness Universe, as well as her own blog. Hope’s Yoga has been named Best Of Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine and Hope has been named one of Atlanta’s Over 40 and Fabulous by Best Self Magazine. Connect with Hope at www.hopesyoga.com for more information including her full schedule, retreat calendar; or to schedule corporate or private classes and speaking engagements.

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