After two years of not being able to go on holiday, the fact that we can now go abroad has many of us looking to get something in the diary. Yet this hiatus has also got us considering different types of breaks that we might not have previously thought to do. Instead of just sunning it up on a beach somewhere, we are looking for valuable experiences that will help us grow as a person. It's this authenticity and opportunity to travel and grow at the same time that means retreat holidays are on the up. Whether you've never considered a retreat holiday or if you're looking to try something new, there are so many reasons a retreat is a great idea for you. Here we've put together just a few reasons why you should go on a retreat holiday...
It offers a chance to relax and rejuvenate
Normally when you go on holiday, you spend your time cramming in sightseeing alongside drinking and eating unhealthily. You end up bloated and tired and come back home wishing you had another holiday prepared to get over that one. With a retreat holiday such as Avalon's Ayahuasca retreats in Europe, you properly get the chance to relax and rejuvenate. You will feel refreshed and have a much better head going back to work or in your personal relationships.
You can go alone or with others
A retreat holiday is a great choice as you can either go away on your own or with others. No matter if you want to do it as part of a social thing with your friends or other half, or if you want the chance to meet new people, the choice is yours. A retreat holiday can either be as social or solitary as you want and you can either have it as a chance to connect with people you already know or to just be with your own thoughts. It can be a great way to escape a stressful situation back home such as if you're going through a breakup and want to just get away and process things alone.
You will learn things you can take back with you
At many retreats, you will have an expert on hand to help teach you things such as yoga or relaxation techniques. They will give you skills that you can transfer and take back home with you, meaning it's a holiday that just keeps on giving. You might learn to cook or be thrown out of your comfort zone which you can then apply to other situations. Be sure to research the different types of retreats and find the one that's best suited for you.
These are just a few reasons why you should go on a retreat holiday. By heading to a retreat, whether you go for a month or for a few days, you will find you return home feeling much better than before you went. Have you been on a retreat holiday before? If so, what did you think?