Yoga: Find the balance between Mind, Body, and Soul

What is a Yoga Retreat?

The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ and it is a discipline that involves three aspects: the physical, mental, and spiritual.

A yoga retreat is an experience that helps us in many ways: it improves our physical fitness, alleviates tensions, improves flexibility, increases our self-awareness regarding the body, increases our energy levels, and most importantly it endows us with an incredible feeling of inner peace.

A yoga retreat can be for both those already familiar with the practice and complete beginners. It is recommended that you check before signing up, to see whether the retreat is suitable for your level. However, most retreats happily accept range of levels. Attending group sessions – yet individually – everybody can achieve some degree of accomplishment.

The advantage of incorporating yoga into your retreat is that it balances working intensely on the body along with meditation.

For those who regularly practise yoga already, a retreat is a chance to do so surrounded by nature and to enjoy a serene and peaceful atmosphere, giving you the opportunity to reconnect with your inner self.

Types of Yoga

According to the sacred text of Bhagavad Gita, yoga is based on four paths to achieve a state of union with the divine, which is the last and primordial meaning of the word.

The four paths consist of karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga or traditional yoga (also known as ashtanga yoga) and jnana yoga.

All types of yoga share a core philosophy: to achieve the perfect union between body and mind. In spite of this shared philosophy, though, each style has its own special characteristics. Below is a list of the most well-known types of yoga:

  • Ashtanga
  • Hatha
  • Kundalini
  • Iyengar
  • Sivananda
  • Vinyasa

In our filter for retreats you can search for the type of yoga you are most keen on practising or trying out. Just look for the subcategories on the left.

 

Should I go on a Group or Personal Yoga Retreat?

 

Group yoga retreats allow us to exchange experiences with others and enjoy a community energy. A personal retreat caters for more personalised work and more contact with ourselves. We should make a decision based on our requirements at a particular life-stage.