Why Go On A Retreat?
"Retreat is not an absence; rather it is the search for a true presence"
What is a Retreat?
As the word intimates, a retreat is a wonderful opportunity to step back from our daily lives to find a moment of rest, to get in touch with yourself and simply find inner peace. Retreating is a way of taking time out and assessing our life decisions, helping us to bring clarity to the challenges ahead.
Why go on a retreat?
Our current lifestyle is hectic. Technology may make life easier but it is not without stress. Our bodies’ natural state is not used to this rhythm, and periods of rest are becoming more and more important. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of life and dedicating time to ourselves affords us peace and strength to carry on our way of life.
10 Reasons to go on a retreat
• DISCONNECT from the routine of daily life • Have time for REFLECTION • GET TO KNOW yourself • Truly REST • Find your true SELF • Contemplate and learn from the LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE • CREATE • RECOVER energies • REJUVENATE and strengthen your spirit • FIND a new approach in your personal and professional life
Types of Retreats
Group retreats are formed by at least two people up to the number that each centre or retreat leader considers feasible. This type of retreat usually offers guided activities and personalised to the participants’ needs. Sharing the evolution and changes one may undergo during a retreat with others is a rewarding experience.
Within the group retreats we also find training or workshops, in which you spend a few days of intense work in a certain subject.
ADVANTAGES of Group Retreats
• Guided activities
• Share and interact with other group members
• Group energy
Personal retreats are those which provide us with a space for ourselves and we can decide how we organise our time. In many cases, there are facilities suitable for meditation and guidance. Some venues will offer certain facilities.
ADVANTAGES of Personal Retreats
• Greater flexibility of dates and duration • Personal reflection • Possibility of one to one instruction