Do you ever find yourself feeling uninspired? Drained? Feeling as if you have been running 100 MPH with no end in sight? Sometimes, when we are in the thick of the race of our lives, we can’t see just how hard we are working. We become so accustomed to a certain pace, it isn’t until we stop, step back, and consciously slow down that we realize just how fast we have actually been moving.
Spring season is already here and with this seasonal shift can come a sense of heaviness, dullness, and lethargy. According to Ayurveda, also known as “the science of life”, the sister science of yoga, spring is a season where excess elements of earth and water are present (think: “April Showers bring May flowers”). Earth and Water combine to create mud, a substance that is cool, sticky, and heavy. The combination of earth and water present in nature influences our mental and physical bodies creating a sense of heaviness, dullness, and lethargy; it manifests in knowing you have a to-do list 3 pages long but all you really want to do is take a nap.
If you are already feeling this way, feeling burned out and in need of an adult spring break, the temperature is only getting warmer and the intense heat of summer can be especially energy-zapping for some. For this reason, spring time is the perfect time to rev-up your self-loving rituals and treat yourself.
For this reason, we at Bristol Yoga have created the Spring Time Recharge and Renew Yoga Retreat hosted at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC. Tucked away in the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, this is a retreat for women geared towards helping you to re-connect with your inner goddess, recharging your emotional, mental and physical body and renewing your sense of purpose. When we connect to our divine feminine energy that is rooted in self-love, we can then harness the power of that love and align with our divine nature, finding a space in which we can nourish, nurture and sustain ourselves.
As if you needed any more convincing, here are 5 other reasons why the Recharge and Renew Yoga Retreat needs to be scheduled on your Spring Calendar.
You will Deepen Your Yoga Practice
This retreat will include daily guided Asana practices allowing you the opportunity to practice in a new environment and connect with your practice on a deeper level.
You will have the opportunity to Detox Digitally
Of course you have access to your personal electronic devices, however, being tucked away in the mountains gives you the perfect excuse to not respond to your email immediately.
You will Eat Healthily
The Art of Living Retreat Center will be providing fresh, delicious Ayurveda-inspired vegetarian meals prepared by a talented chef.
You will Discover New Adventures
Included in this retreat is a guided nature walk, creative workshop building yantra art as well as journaling practices and exploring self-care routines.
You will forge Deeper Connections with Yourself and Those Around You
This retreat is geared towards helping you to connect with YOU. When we are able to develop a deeper connection with ourselves, we operate from a more authentic place and in turn can deepen the connections with those around us.
To find out more about the Spring Recharge and Renew Yoga Retreat, check out the Bristol Yoga Center webpage at http://www.bristolyogacenter.com/retreats/ and even visit http://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/event-registration/?ee=171 to book your stay!