We talk a lot about wellness these days, what it means to nurture the body and soul. We talk a lot about getting off our devices, putting down our screens, and getting outdoors.
But when was the last time you thought about really doing it, leaving your routine and diving into a whole new life, just for a little while? When was the last time you devoted yourself to you?
It's a common problem; women are busy, overtaxed and often struggling to meet too many deadlines...get the kids to soccer practice, get the holiday party organized, get to the office for an early meeting. But what about you? When was the last time you truly considered your own wellness, instead of someone else's? Admit it, it's been a while, right?
Being healthy isn't just about starting an exercise routine. If it were, the whole world would be healthy! True wellness is about paying attention to your body, devoting time and attention to what you need, and listening to what your spirit is telling you. Taking the time for a Sunflower Retreat is the perfect antidote to a hurried – and harried – life in the modern world.
Our retreats in Italy and Costa Rica are designed to help you restore those elements of yourself that sometimes get neglected, like your yoga practice and a healthy diet. Our instructors – enthusiastic and experienced – lead you to new heights (and lengths!) as you stretch your body, mindful of each muscle and every sensation. If you're an experienced yogi, they'll help you master the eagle pose that has eluded you thus far. If you're new to yoga, they will guide you through simple poses until you're ready to try a more complicated one. No matter your level, they will help you achieve whatever goals you've set for your personal yoga practice. If you would like to simply join us but not partake of yoga classes, we can arrange that, too.
No matter what schedule you choose, we provide plenty of organic, fresh fare that gives you energy and fuels you thoroughly – and plenty of it! And if you any any food preferences or allergies, just let us know in advance and we will be glad to accommodate you. Speaking of accommodation, our rooms are private with en-suite baths, so you see new friends when you want to, but can close your door if you want to read, or meditate or snooze! - alone. At meal time, we gather to toast one another, share stories about our lives and yoga – they're the same thing, right? - and laugh at whatever adventure the day has brought us.
And we offer more than yoga... there's bike-riding, horseback riding, walking in the mountains, and other free activities for you to enjoy. And when your day is over, when you long to feel your skin renewed and your muscles restored, we offer an array of therapies to do just that. Whether you're travelling on your own or with a fellow yoga enthusiast, we can ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The only decisions you'll have to make are: what class shall I take today? Should I rise at dawn or sleep in a little? Will I go for a walk or work on my poses, ride a bike through the olive groves or laze on the beach? Now those are choices that really help restore wellness!
Will it be Costa Rica or Italy, or perhaps even both this year? Contact us at sunflowerretreats.com and we'll be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make your decision.