A retreat is a gift you give yourself. It is a gift of time that frees you up from your usual duties and chores so that you can rest, relax and nourish your body, your mind and your spirit.
You don't have to be an expert yogi, you don't need to know all the yoga postures, you don't need to be in the best shape, you don't even have to be flexible. All you need is the desire to connect to yourself and to feel centered.
When you visit a new place, you refresh your perspective and see everything with new eyes, including yourself. During the retreat you have time to slow down and notice the beauty that surrounds you. You also explore your internal landscapes, including the sensations in your body, your breathing patterns, your thoughts and emotions, all in a safe and welcoming environment. There is no judgement and no competition because every person is seen and honored in her/his uniqueness.
Each retreat is an easeful journey for deepening your sense of relaxation, well being and integration. The yoga practices and techniques are designed to help you improve your balance, strength and flexibility and to optimize your breathing.
Each session is tailored to the needs and level of ability of the group so that you can enjoy the benefits of a consistent yoga practice. Of course, there is still plenty of time to relax, enjoy treatments and read that book you have been wanting to read.
A retreat provides you with opportunities to enjoy delicious food prepared with care and the freshest ingredients. You also get to meet like-minded people on a similar journey to tranquility, kindness and compassion.
A yoga retreat is the gift of reconnecting to a relaxed, joyful and vibrant you.
Some comments from past retreats:
"It is the most magnificent thing I have ever done for myself. It has been the most peaceful experience that I've ever had. It is an experience that I'll take with me for the rest of my life." – J.
"It was having such warm people and your kind teachings that helped me calm down, let go, and find myself again. I truly felt the trip was transformational for me." – C.
"It was wonderful to put my trust in Ruben for the week. His planning, choices, thoughtfulness, and guidance made it a truly blessed trip." –E.
"The recent trip to Costa Rica was one of THE best I have ever been on.....and I have traveled a lot." – A.