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3 Reasons to go on a Wellness Retreat

Have you been thinking about having a break from the busy-ness of life? Does the idea of spending a whole week in a beautiful environment appeal to you? Have you considered going on a detox and yoga retreat?

I have been guiding wellness retreats for the past 7 years. During this time I have met many hundreds of cleansers that are looking to escape their phones, daily stresses and create new experiences. Some are newbies and some of them seasoned retreat attendees. These latter guys, I can spot them from a mile away. They have a glint in their eye; they know that magical things are about to unfold.

The Vida Cleanse is the only comprehensive, 5 Day detox juice cleanse and yoga retreat in the southern California desert where you can enjoy the powerful, healing benefits of natural, mineral springs during your fast. Healing, mineral spring water is an important element during your cleanse fast retreat.

Right now, we are offering a 15% off for a 30 Day Advanced Booking (valued at $400). If you have a double occupancy in a room, you save another $500. Click the link below to see a sample daily schedule.

The next retreat is July 21st at Miracle Manor, Desert Hot Springs

Our retreats are designed so you are supported and guided based on your “own” pace and comfort level. Since everyone’s health is at a different place, we suggest that you take from our schedule what feels best for YOU.

The retreats not only supply you with the fresh juices, broths and teas, supplements and 2 colonics, we also provide you with nutritional guidance, energy workers, healers, light hiking and yoga practitioners so that you leave the retreat a healthier and more educated person on wellness.

Once you book a retreat, you are given a welcome letter with a detailed agenda and a packet of information will be sent to you a week prior to arrival that you can take with you to enable your success post cleanse.

Each day there is a scheduled hike, yoga or energy work practitioners…or you can just soak in our natural mineral spas, make a spa appointment and or just relax. Again, we encourage everyone to go at their own speed.

During this time of teaching about health and balance, I have noticed that there are many reasons why people may choose to come on a retreat. Today I wanted to highlight 3 main reasons why people might consider taking a week out of their lives, often travel to another country to come to a wellness retreat. In this article I outline these reasons and I hope that this helps you decide if attending a retreat is the right thing for you to do this year…

The first reason is to create a new perspective.

Maybe you are someone who feels an inner calling to do something different with your life. Maybe you are in the midst of making a life changing decision or choice that will affect yourself, as well as others around you that you love and care about.

Attending a retreat at this time can help you get new perspective because ‘being on the retreat’ breaks the groove of your everyday life.

For most people they are stuck in a familiar routine. This is usually some version of get up, commute to work, work, commute home, eat dinner, do dishes, socialize or do chores such as washing, cleaning, mowing the lawns, shopping and then go to sleep. Get up the next day and repeat.

Wellness retreats help you break free of familiar routines. They move you out of your comfort zone and into a space of growth, new people and new places. Wellness retreats help you to deepen your yoga practice, finding new space in your body allowing new possibilities and new thoughts into your life. Your self-talk shifts from “I can’t….” to “I wonder if I could?”

At a wellness retreat you will have the luxury of time and space to do things just for you. You can focus on yourself and your needs. You will have time to indulge in long yoga sessions and deep relaxation. You will be able to contemplate what makes you happy and the time to do it! You can read books just for pleasure while you lazily swing the morning away in a hammock, eat yummy local foods, go for long walks or just sit peacefully in the sunshine.

In short, wellness retreats encourage being-ness, not busy-ness.

The second reason is to support a transition period in your life.

Life is all about change.

Change is one of the only constants in life and yet for many of us, it can be one of the hardest things to deal with. When our lives change, everything and everyone we know changes too. Retreats help us cope positively with change.

On wellness retreats, people regularly make life-long friends. Deep bonds and connections form during every yoga retreat. Former retreat participants frequently tell me that by the end of the week, the other people on the retreat know more about the ‘real’ them then many of their friends and colleagues at home. Many of my participants stay in touch via email and Facebook and meet up to continue supporting each other, months and even years after the retreat has ended.

If you are reassessing your life in any way; change of relationship, or thinking of leaving your job or changing careers, then attending a wellness retreat is a beautiful and peaceful place to gain insight, support and space so that you can connect deeply with yourself and make these choices with clarity.

The third reason is that wellness retreats<strong> facilitate deep healing and total transformation. Stress disconnects us from our true selves and relaxation allows the space for us to reconnect. As we reconnect with inner self we get clear on our values, passions and desires. This clarity facilitates the healing process. As you heal, you can transform anything in your life; your body, your thoughts, your career, our relationships, your pain, your health, your bank account and even your waistline.

Wellness retreats are a brilliant way to break free of old patterns, release limitations, let go of fear and step into the space of courage and new possibilities. They allow you to go deeper into your yoga practice so that you can find space in your body that will allow you to connect with new opportunities in your life.

If you feel the desire to want to get away from it all or to take some time to relax or to find the inner strength and courage to do something different with your life, then I highly recommend you book yourself on to a wellness retreat today!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions at 760-641-9385.

Your Health is Your Wealth!

Yesenia Johnson

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