I'm hosting my first ever Yoga & Fitness retreat this November at El Dorado Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico. I have wanted to put something like this together for a long time and I couldn't be more thrilled that it is actually happening. If you're on the fence about attending, here are 10 reasons why you should sign up for A Yoga & Fitness Retreat TODAY!
1. You'll take your yoga and fitness to a new level....in a short period of time
Let's face it. Trying to fit regular, thorough workouts into your hectic, everyday schedule is tough. At the Yoga & Fitness retreat, you'll leave the demands of your everyday life back home and you'll have nothing BUT time to dedicate to your health and fitness. We'll offer at least one yoga class a day in addition to at least one group-fitness activity. There will also be daily walks/runs on the beach and a gym on property you'll be free to use at your own convenience. The best part is, you'll be refreshed and motivated to bring these new, healthy habits home with you!
2. You'll eat well....without any planning or prepping
Our retreat will take place at El Dorado Royale, an all inclusive resort. All of your food and drinks are included in the up front price. Without any extra charge you'll have access to 24 hr room service and numerous a la carte restaurants and buffets. There is even a 70,000 sq. ft. greenhouse located on the property! EDR is known for providing fresh, flavorful food and a memorable culinary experience.
3. You'll enjoy a digital detox
While EDR provides free wi-fi and there are no restrictions on using electronic devices, you'll find yourself just not wanting to! We invite guests to use this time to unplug and enjoy a few days of uninterrupted paradise! Instead of reaching for your phone, reach for a cool drink and enjoy the sound of the ocean and the warmth of the sun!
4. You'll meet new, interesting and like-minded people
People from all over the country are signed up to attend this retreat. These men and women have various backgrounds and are coming for their own unique reasons. The one thing we all have in common though is an interest to improve our health and wellness! Weather you're traveling alone or with a friend, you'll have the opportunity to meet new, interesting people who share your passion for wellness.
5. You'll spend time connecting with nature
Simply put, connecting with nature makes you feel better. There is something so therapeutic about listening to the sounds of the ocean, soaking up the sun, and walking barefoot in the sand. When you feel connected with nature you feel more connected to yourself and the people around you. Our itinerary includes morning meditations on and walks along the beach, daily yoga on a pier overlooking the ocean, and group fitness classes at various outdoor locations.
7. You'll have the opportunity to evaluate yourself, your life, your goals, your future
Pressing pause on your regular routine gives you the opportunity to gain clarity and perspective. Immersing yourself in a retreat lifestyle (exercising daily, eating healthy, connecting with nature, meeting new people) gives you the opportunity to clear your mind and make observations about what shifts you can make to bring you closer to your authentic self when back in the real world. Whether it's setting new goals, reevaluating relationships, or making hard decisions, you might just find the answers you've been seeking after attending a retreat.
8. You'll find new appreciation
Spending a few days in paradise is amazing, but nothing compares to HOME. Attending a retreat will refresh and rejuvinate you, give you clarity about your life, and will ultimately give you a new appreciation for your life and the many blessings you have back home. Sometimes it takes a step back to gain appreciation for all that you have. It's likely you'll find yourself going home not sad to leave but excited to bring your new ideas and fresh perspective back to your everyday life.
9. We're offering low deposits and flexible payment plans
When we started planning this retreat, it was very important to me to make it affordable. So I teamed up with my good friend and go-to travel agent, Dana Lewis. Dana works for Ultra Tech Travel and I've used their services a number of times in the past. UTT has relationships with some of the best resorts in the caribbean and was able to secure affordable prices at no extra charge to me or you. Using a travel agent ensures that our i's are dotted and our t's are crossed. The best part? UTT offers low deposits and flexible payment plans.
10. Because YOU time is really important and YOU deserve it.
So often we put off doing the things we really want to do because we focus on all of the reasons why we shouldn't. Those reasons are usually related to money, time and/or circumstances. So we put off what we want until timing is "better"...until there's more money, more time and better circumstances. But guess what? You deserve to treat yourself and chase your dreams. And if you don't do it now, then when? Sometimes our reasons 'why not' are valid and should be honored, but oftentimes they're simply our fears in disguise. If attending this or another retreat is something you really want to do, I invite you to spend some time thinking about why you SHOULD do it and how you can make it happen. When you shift your mindset from a place of scarcity to a place of abundance, the possibilities are endless.