Yoga, Meditation & Wellness tours emphasize the importance of finding your inner peace. These types of tours have grown in popularity in recent years for a number of different reasons. With our growing dependence on technology, people feel the need to unplug and become reacquainted with the outside world. Yoga, Meditation & Wellness tours are a great way to disconnect from your bustling surroundings.
It is also a great way to re-energize yourself, which can help you alleviate stress, boost confidence, and increase positivity. Sometimes, we can become disillusioned and lose track of our goals. Yoga, Meditation & Wellness tours can help refocus your occupational, relational, and personal ideals.
What to Expect from a Yoga Getaway Package
There are several key differences between choosing a yoga retreat package over just going on a yoga retreat. Firstly, yoga vacation packages usually last for a longer period of time than yoga retreats, which typically last a weekend or a few days. This extended time means that you will have more time to focus on the yoga, away from day to day distractions, and significantly improve your skills.
Another thing to expect is some form of a meal plan, included by your tour operator. Yoga vacations focus on wellness in all its forms -- spiritually, mentally, physically, -- so you should anticipate some healthy food. If you are vegetarian, or interested in exploring vegetarianism, yoga trips are known for having delicious vegetarian options, so they are a great time to test the waters!
A yoga trip is also a great opportunity to meet new people. All sorts of people are drawn to yoga trips, and if you are embarking on a trip outside of your local yoga studio, you will definitely encounter many new and interesting people.
Another common feature of yoga retreats is that the use of technology will discouraged, if not banned. Physically unplugging helps with the mission of reaching past daily and superficial distractions, and connecting with your inner self, the earth, and the community. As a result, you should prepare for the fact that you may be totally disconnected from home and work while on your retreat. While this may be a hard habit to break -- you will thank yourself by the end of the trip!
Should I go with a group, or alone?
Many travellers who repeatedly attend yoga trips prefer to do them alone. One of the main reasons is that yoga, whether it is done in a group or on a retreat, is still a personal journey. Travelling alone will force you to focus internally, without being able to rely or lean on the support a friend, an din the end will help strengthen your personal growth.
If you’re worried that going alone will prevent you from making any friends -- don’t worry! Most yoga retreat itineraries include community building and group activities, and you will have plenty of chances to get to know other solo travellers. This is further ensured by the fact that technology will probably be banned on your trip, meaning that your companions will be looking forward to more in person bonding.
How to Prepare for a Yoga Trip
Before selecting which yoga trip is right for you, we recommend doing a bit of research. Firstly, you should research the instructor (or instructors) on the trip. The personality and teaching style of your instructor will make a big difference in how your trip goes -- so it’s important to check on this ahead of time.
On a similar note, pay particular attention to the type of yoga practiced on the retreat, and the intensity of the schedule. If you are a new yogi, this may be especially important to you. Confirm with the tour company what level of experience may be expected for the trip. There are also many different forms of yoga -- from hot yoga, to yoga with cardio elements, to restorative yoga, check to make sure you have the option to experience at least a few different kinds.
Finally, remember, a yoga vacation is still a vacation! On any yoga retreat package, there are sure to be plenty of non-yoga related activities to help you get to know your surroundings -- while discovering more about yourself, you can also learn more about the world. During any given Yoga, Meditation & Wellness tour, you can also experience local cultures. Most tours set aside days when you can explore the country: Y its history, cuisine, and heritage sites.