Join Glenda & Rayneen in Colorado, September 22-27
In anticipation of their fall retreat in beautiful Winter Park, Colorado, Glenda & Rayneen share some insights on how a retreat can open space for personal growth:
Why choose a retreat?
One of the many benefits of yoga is practicing with the intention to create space so that we can pay attention to what is on the inside. When we attend classes we are mindfully choosing to practice this amidst daily life.
Retreating offers this opportunity for multiple days while also taking us away from regular distractions and to do lists. With more time and space to feed the spirit, we are able to reset and refuel in a profound way. Rather than leaving class and moving to the next activity, we can finish class and stare out at a beautiful view, take a walk or have a conversation with someone who is also making their mind/body health a priority. The meals are provided to allow for even more space for what each individual needs. In this spaciousness we can more fully integrate the practices and have time for reflection - time to hear the whispers (and sometimes loud directives) of the soul.
Why is reconnecting to nature important?
Being in an inspiring environment with new views allows for a fresh perspective.Time in the natural world is one of my favorite ways to connect with center. Nature herself is a teacher, mirroring beauty, destruction, cycles of birth, death and growth. Whenever I spend time in nature, I feel a sense of freedom and calm that fosters my creativity! It's like a booster shot for my soul!
Remember & Reconnect: A Mountain Retreat is dedicated to connecting students with nature, community and the divine through time spent in yoga, meditation and personal reflection. There will also be opportunities for outdoor excursions.