Retreats are abundant and available everywhere, and for many, it has become a way of enjoying a more conscious holiday, one with a purpose. There are thousands of retreats on offer, one must ask, which one is the best for me at this time in my life, and what do I want to get out of a retreat? Where should I go and how much should I pay? And the search begins – #yogaretreats has 209,000 posts which is a start, and googling yoga retreats will bring up thousands of retreats on offer. For sure there is one for you in there, but which one? First look at the place the retreat is being held, does the place satisfy you and will you be comfortable there for a week or so? Then who is the leader, the yoga teacher? What is the program like, do the activities make you smile and are you looking forward to being there? What about the food? What is inclusive and not inclusive? Will I get my money’s worth? What will I learn from the experience? And of course, I am sure you have your own questions!
My experience leading groups from 1994 till 2000 to some of the most remote places on the planet has proven to be very useful when creating a yoga retreat program – the same guidelines apply, always keeping the participants in mind. Traveling in a group is an experience of its own, the group soon becomes an entity, sometimes I feel something mystical brings people together at a certain place at a certain time, participants tend to open up and letting go more, moreover, some long-term relationships are created.
When Iyan and I introduced ourselves to the world of retreats in 2003, our intention was to offer an awesome travel and life experience that would please all five senses with the purpose of entering into another dimension. We believe that once all senses are satisfied and the mind feels secure, we are able to reach our sixth sense, which is where spirit, intuition, and happiness lie. Being one within, satisfied, grateful and in the now is the ultimate outcome, this is what we base our programs on. We made the word retreat more meaningful by splitting it – RE:TREAT, and our well-trained team is aware of these intentions.
When looking for a retreat, visit the review sites, read or watch testimonials, find out what people really got out of the retreat, get it first-hand from the retreat goers as a retreat is not just a holiday, it is time for the self to live a personal and sometimes deep experience.
At Oneworld Retreats, there is always a retreat going on, the distinctive programs are spread over 52 weeks, therefore, a new retreat begins every Sunday, and most programs are 7 days/6 nights.
Co-Founder Oneworld Retreats | Oneworld Ayurveda
Reaching dreams is not new to Claude; over the years he has set many goals and has developed ways to achieve them. One of his dreams was to create a retreat centre and make a difference in other people’s lives and to remain faithful to the concept of letting everyone follow their own path in a simple and non-dogmatic way. Today Oneworld Retreats has grown to be the leader in holistic retreats in Bali. It all started with a dream! Read more about Claude »