(See also: health.)
The practice of retreat can be a valuable tool in self-care. Attending any retreat - whether it be specific to yoga, meditation, detox, tantra or plant medicine - is a practice in cultivating your own well being. It is not just about the strengthening or cleansing the physical body, but also tuning the mind and soul to a greater level of self-awareness, purity, and joy. Retreat-goers often go intending to purify the body and find they come away with so much more!
Some wellness retreats can be seen as a relaxing getaway to refocus on your health and lower your stress levels. Wellness retreat facilities may include spa and massage services, Chinese medicine appointments, acupuncture sessions or group fitness classes. Some offer lifestyle coaching, self love workshops or nutritional consultations.
Since there is such an abundance of retreats that focus on wellness, try to determine what it is that your body, soul and mind need the most. If you dislike attending yoga classes at home, chances are you will have the same feeling at a retreat. If you are interested in healthy eating and lifestyle but just don’t know how to start, maybe a retreat that includes cooking workshops and meditation is right for you. Really look into what you aspire to work on and what you would like to learn from retreat. This experience will be an amazing journey for yourself.