How to choose your next retreat

Are you looking for a break from your busy life? Do you long for your next vacation where you can just get away and experience life to its fullest? If your answer to these questions is ‘Yes,’ then a fun and transformative yoga retreat may be exactly what you need.

But how do you really know which retreat is the right one for you?

Here are a few things to consider as you choose from a list of hundreds of retreats available to you.


If you dream to wander, relax and experience the miracle of mind-body transformation and full immersion, choose a yoga retreat that is scheduled out of town, it could be at your favourite place, your dream destination, or anywhere you can truly relax.

Location is everything when it comes to choosing a yoga retreat. The atmosphere definitely adds value to the whole experience. Your much needed retreat can double as a holiday where you can balance quiet time at the beach, a fun-filled adventure in the jungle, or a chance to discover historic places and engage in a rich culture.

Wherever it may be, choose a location that suits your personality, whether you are someone who likes exploring the city or likes the peaceful feel of the countryside.

The Purpose of Your Retreat

What is your goal? Research the theme of the retreat you’re considering attending. The activities and size of the group must serve you for what you plan to achieve. There are a variety of themes to choose from, whether it’s for relaxation, healing, cleansing etc.

Pay attention to the offering to see how it aligns with your personality and goals. Learn about what workshops or transformational sessions are being offered. It’s important to check your expectations before you make the booking.

Your Schedule and Budget

Consider how much money you will need.

Determine what is included in the package, as well as the extras. Ask for the details. This will help you anticipate whether you need to re-adjust your budget or not, in order to have a ‘worry-free’ time away.

With regards to the schedule, you can opt to book a retreat during the holiday season where you can enjoy and experience interesting events in other places while having your vacation. On the other hand, you can also choose to steer clear from the holiday rush and spend less on tickets and other necessary ‘peak season’ expenditures.

As long as you’re clear on you want to achieve, any retreat you choose is likely to bring out your life’s hidden potential and will serve as a valuable memorable experience.


Categories: Retreats