Meredith Cameron

Obstacle Advice

Advice on taking care of yourself while teaching a retreat

Obstacle

Going on retreat as a facilitator is a “vacation” but you’re also holding space for your participants 24/7 so your nervous system is always “on”. The only way to enjoy the experience and stay healthy and energized is to give back to yourself during the process. Plus, people pay a lot of money to go on retreat so they need you to be able to give your all.

Advice

When I wake up, I like to take 20 min. to myself every day before joining the group. Even if I wake up feeling tired and it is tempting to sleep through that time until I need to go, I remind myself that self-care is critical and that I must get up and take time to myself (and, I can always take a nap later in the day if I need it). Sometimes all I do in this time is sit quietly and stare out at the ocean, or stretch, or write or meditate. The point is to take time where I am giving only to my self.

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To drop deep into the practices and connect with my true nature... Alison
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.