Are you a wellness-based business, instructor, or enthusiast hosting local retreats? Or maybe you have been planning retreats abroad, but they don't involve yoga? No matter the reason you're interested in hosting retreats, you should consider that your next retreat will include yoga and international travel.
Yoga and traveling really go hand in hand and are beneficial for the mind, body, and soul. However, they are valuable in different ways! So, by combining both in your next retreat, you will be able to reap all the benefits.
Traveling abroad and yoga will elevate your retreat goers' experience. If you want to make the most of your next retreat, read on to learn why you should be planning to go abroad and adding in yoga sessions!
Why You Should Include International Travel In Your Retreat
Hosting a retreat abroad has the ability to enrichen your hosting experience for both you and your travelers. This enrichment is due to the fact that traveling amps up the level of benefits one can receive from a retreat compared to one that is hosted domestically.
Although traveling is fun and exciting, that isn't the only great thing about it! Plenty of research shows that traveling internationally has a real beneficial impact on health. So, if traveling is proven to positively affect your health, wouldn't it make a great addition to a wellness retreat? I think so!
Are you convinced that you should host a wellness retreat abroad yet? If you're still on the fence, here are some fact-based reasons to prove that you should travel abroad to your next retreat.
Traveling keeps you healthy.
Especially when your goal of going on a retreat is to enhance your health, you will really find benefit in taking a retreat abroad! Traveling allows you to explore cities, go on hikes, and participate in water activities, etc. No matter the destination, there will always be activities that will help to keep you active and give you the chance to explore in new ways.
These activities and adventurous that people experience when they are abroad helps them both mentally and physically. In fact, research has proved that traveling actually supports your well-being and can make you a healthier person. For example, according to a study from the U.S. Travel Association, people that travel regularly show a significantly lower risk of suffering from heart disease and mental-health issues. The reasoning behind this study was found that traveling makes people want to live long and happy lives. Therefore, when people begin traveling more, they focus on themselves more and their well-being.
Traveling relieves stress
Traveling takes people out of their busy, jam-packed lives and allows them to rest, reset and unplug. Especially if you are traveling to a wellness retreat, they are usually situated in serene locations close to nature and inspiring adventures. A wellness retreat abroad puts you in the perfect setting to forget about the hustles of life and unwind. You will also be exploring and appreciating the new surroundings, cultures, and excursions. In addition, you will be encouraged and will be given the space to practice mindfulness throughout your retreat. All of these aspects of traveling will help to dramatically lower stress levels.
From checking destinations off of your bucket list, indulging in delicious meals, exploring the culture, meeting new people, taking time for yourself and seeing breath-taking views, retreats abroad can increase happiness. A study from Cornell University shows that people increase satisfaction from just planning a trip. Furthermore, the happiness grows once on the trip and will continue even after your retreat home. Neuroscientists explain this longevity of joy because we are rewiring our brains to new experiences when we travel. When rewiring our brains during travelling, our new neural pathways help us become more creative, accept new ideas and become happier.
As you can see, there are so many benefits to traveling! You will thank yourself in the long run if you incorporate travel into your retreat offering!
Why You Should Include Yoga In Your Retreat
Imagine waking up in a tropical destination and taking a yoga class beachfront in the tropical sun. Or maybe, you're somewhere in Europe, and you start your day with a refreshing yoga session. If you love yoga, wellness, and travel, any option sounds like a dream!
Many people have a misconception about yoga retreats and think they will be at the center of the retreat! However, this is not the case with Fit4Travel. Instead, we have put together catered itineraries with destinations worldwide that include yoga sessions and plenty of other activities. So, you won't only have yoga classes as your only movement; we also want you to experience the destination and participate in other wellness activities!
Adding yoga to your international wellness retreat will bring you and your travelers many physical and mental health benefits. In addition, you will be in a beautiful destination, so it's definitely a win-win situation.
Here are some of the benefits you can expect to gain from adding yoga classes to your wellness retreat itinerary:
- Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility.
- Yoga benefits heart health
- Yoga relaxes you and helps to manage stress
- Promotes self-care
- Allows you to experience mindfulness
- Learn from Yoga Instructors all over the world
Who wouldn't want to experience all these benefits on their wellness retreat? I know I would!
Your wellness retreat will feel as if it's been upgraded if you choose to go abroad and add in some yoga sessions. Both traveling and yoga are really beneficial and will make your retreat experience that much more impactful. So, if you're convinced about traveling and adding yoga to your retreat, check out our exceptional itineraries. In addition, view our latest blog posts if you're stumped on which destination to pick. We go over the top destinations to travel to in the spring, summer, and winter!
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