A yogi’s guide to finding the perfect yoga retreat
Are you looking for the perfect holiday spot to deepen your yoga practice? How do you want to spend time during your hard earned holiday? Do you want to combine yoga with meditation or do you prefer more energetic practices such as surfing or hiking? At Nirbana for example, we take pride in being one of the key surf and yoga retreats in Sri Lanka to facilitate both energetic activities like surfing and reflective practices like meditation. But only you can figure out the exact flavour of the cup of tea you would enjoy. Begin by asking yourself specific questions.
finding the perfect yoga retreat
What kind of location would suit you?
Imagine yourself in an idyllic location, guaranteed to bring you peace of mind and bliss. It could be a surf and yoga retreat by the ocean or a quaint cottage on a mountain top. Afterward, consider the logistics of travel. How much will the trip cost and would your preferred retreat offer meals fit for your practice?
What are the activities you would enjoy?
Make a list of activities you prefer to combine with your yoga practice. Do you want to focus on daily yoga sessions at scheduled times? Would you like to learn to meditate? Or would you rather brave the waves or go for long hikes to discover your inner voice. It is important to be honest with yourself. If you simply wish to sit by the pool and take a laissez faire attitude to your yoga sessions, look for a more laid back retreat.
What about the teachers and your would be hosts?
This question relates to your emotional well-being. After all, if you are not with likeminded people, you simply cannot have a good time, let alone find serenity. Research online about hosts and teachers. You can read past student testimonials and read guest reviews about retreats. It is important to find a harmonious yoga community. Your ideal yoga retreat will depend largely on your personal yoga journey. At Nirbana, we try to create a space for you to travel your path at your own pace.