'Find Your Centre' Retreat for Busy People
- Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018 (7 days)
- 700-1450 EUROS
Reconnect * Revive * Restore
Everyone needs a rest sometimes. Even if, scrap that, especially if you’re super busy.
Slowing down…breathing….relaxing…all this might seem counterproductive when you have so much to do, but in fact this is exactly what you need to reconnect to your centre, refocus on your goals, your personal needs, dreams and desires, and find the inspiration and motivation to strive for them with clarity and intention.
Introducing the You Go | Do Yoga ‘Find Your Centre’ retreat for busy people: designed not to detach you from your regular life, not to ‘detox’ or to ‘switch off’ but instead to help you to rethink, refocus, and restore. Think of it as an annual 'spring clean' for your mind, tidying your thoughts, leaving your head uncluttered and re-energised with renewed clarity and focus.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
You do not have to be a yogi to benefit from this retreat. Designed for busy people, the retreat is open to anyone who cannot seem to find the time to dedicate to themselves. Maybe you’re feeling sluggish, or uninspired, overworked, stressed or unclear about your goals or what is important to you.
Maybe you just need a break, in the sun, with some yoga by the pool.
If you already practice yoga, prepare to go deeper into it, using the practice to enhance your life ‘off the mat’ and set new goals and intentions for moving forwards.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
This 5-day retreat will provide the space for you to return to your motivated, happy and inspired self. Set in a beautiful private riad (villa) outside of Marrakech, complete with two pools, a private chef and maid service; we’ll help you to ‘find your centre’. We’ll explore the practices of Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, as well as an introducing you to mindfulness in order to help you tune into your inner desires and needs, revive and restore the body and mind. You’re invited to join us for workshops which will help you to take what you learn from these practices and apply them to a busy life back home.
Mornings will start with introductory mindfulness sessions followed by a Hatha or Vinyasa practice (depending on the group desires). After a delicious breakfast the rest of the morning is yours to spend as you wish. Lounge by the pool with a book, catch up on emails, write in your journal, talk a walk or have a massage. After lunch, you'll spend some afternoons in workshops in which you'll explore the practical lessons you can take from your yoga practice, and how to apply them into your daily life. You'll learn easy stress-management techniques, how to face your fears, work with others and identify and set achievable goals. On other days you might spend the afternoon relaxing, or visiting the city; whatever takes your fancy!
Each evening we'll come together again for a gentle, relaxing yoga practice, followed by a traditional Moroccan or French dinner. The evening is yours to spend it how you please.
Everything is optional, allowing you to listen to what you need, and create your own experience. There is no strict, regimented routine other than the coming together for yoga sessions and meals. We simply want you to enjoy your time in whatever way you chose in this beautiful, peaceful environment.
HOW IS THIS RETREAT DIFFERENT?
You Go | Do Yoga is about applying yoga to your everyday life. It is not about bending yourself into a pretzel, burning incense or chanting in Sanskrit (well, not all the time 😉). I worked a corporate job in London for 7 years before embarking on my yoga career. I know what it's like to not feel like you have the time to look after yourself, both in body and in mind, and so this retreat is for normal people, with busy lives, commitments and struggles. We'll be exploring the practical lessons we can learn from yoga, applying them to our daily lives in order to break down fears, deal with stress and acheive our personal or professional goals.
More importantly, this retreat is designed by you; fuelled by what you need it to be. Don’t feel like practising one day? That’s OK, take a break. Want a glass of wine? Help yourself. Not vegetarian? No problem, meat options are available.
Beginners have nothing to fear, and even if you’re sceptical about yoga, we can help you explore it as an option, in a relaxed, natural and non-judgemental environment.
There will be plenty of free time for you to enjoy doing your own thing (alone or with your friends or partner if you bring them along, or even with your new retreat buddies), explore Marrakech, sunbathe, read, or even work if you have to (after all, we’ve already established that you are busy!).
If you would like to to bring your partner along, that’s great! We know it can be tricky to find a time when you can get away with your partner, friends or family members, so why not combine the two? We even have an option if they just want to come for the sun and don’t want to join the yoga classes or workshops (email me for more details).
Finally, for those of you who don’t have time to come for 5 days, we’re offering an option to just come for the first three days at a discounted price, giving you the chance to have a quick break to restore and refresh.