Are Yoga Retreats Worth It? 5 Reasons We Think So

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Have you been considering a yoga retreat but are wondering if it’s worth it? Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for 10 years there’s a lot of reasons to do a yoga retreat! 

Here are 5 reasons you’ll find out it’s actually really worth it to do a yoga retreat.

  1. You’ll share a space with like-minded people. It’s hard finding people you vibe with (especially as an adult?!). Yoga retreats bring together people from all different kinds of backgrounds, but with a common interest. You’ll have plenty of time to chat with people who are having the same experience as you. You’ll build a community.
  2. You’ll likely try something new. Depending on what the retreat organizers have planned, you’ll probably get the opportunity to try something new. At the Mountain Yoga retreats we often include guided hiking, paddle boarding, tarot reading, sound baths, and other activities! The best part is they’re almost always included with your retreat price.
  3. The food will be amazing. No matter what dietary restrictions you have- or if you have none- the food is guaranteed to be some of the best you’ve had. You’ll get amazing dining in a great atmosphere every single day. Some of our favorite options in the past have been the Granola Bowl Bar, Local Steelhead trout with tomato honey glaze, Indian Ratatouille, Korean rice bowls, Marinated Tri-tip with Chimichurri and fresh frittatas! YUM!
  4. You’ll get to do as much yoga as you want in a serene setting. Yoga retreats are guaranteed to be set in a beautiful place. Whether your happy place is the desert, the mountains, or the ocean there is a yoga retreat for you. Imagine taking your first chaturanga overlooking a serene landscape that makes your heart sing. You’ll also likely get a variety of classes and teachers.
  5. Destress and disconnect. With the hustle and bustle of regular life, you may be considering a vacation where you don’t have to plan as much- giving yourself some much needed R&R.  While there will be plenty of time for activity, you’ll also get time to yourself. Since you don’t have to plan all of your activities (you’ll be given an itinerary where you get to choose what you want to do), you’ll have time for whatever you want. Some yoga retreat centers have limited or no cell service- forcing you into blissful disconnection. 

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Catherine McKenzie

Catherine is the Marketing Manager at Mountain Yoga. Catherine explored yoga in high school at the local recreation center, and then again in college at

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