I’m back from a weekend yoga/meditation retreat in the countryside, and I feel quite tranquil and rejuvenated. Coming home feels strange, which is a usual side effect from a long holiday. We were situated up on this hill so the view of the valley was spectacular. Particularly when we did yoga first thing at 7am in the morning with a spectacular view of the sunrise. Gosh. And the food.. Was mind blowing vegetarian/ vegan food. Mind. Blowing.
It was pretty down to earth and informative too. The guided walks were rooted in activities that would ground us to the Earth, allow us to observe our external environment, and learn about the traditions of the indigenous. Most of our yoga/ meditation practices were also rooted in personal internal observation. I really enjoyed the creative freedom we had in between, where we could do yoga, stretch, write, draw or whatever in the yoga room. Which of course had a fireplace, and that lovely view. Omg our bedroom had a fireplace. My face lit up when I discovered this. Everything was so cosy and full of love! Oh and my body feels so fluid and amazing!
I recommend you try a retreat!