What is a retreat? - Beginners Guide to Yoga Retreats

I don’t know about you, but with summer upon us and as our world opens up a bit more, I’ve been craving a reset that requires more than my day-to-day routines and a different view other than my front window. Can you relate? This past year has been a lot and stepping away from your daily life to reset and recharge will help to support your desire for deeper change.

Perhaps you’ve been honing in on your wellness routine this year already, but you’re looking to go deeper, or maybe in the midst of the world opening back up, you’re eager to expand the scope of your self-care. Wherever you are in your wellness journey, if you’re looking to elevate your current practices, consider attending a wellness retreat this year!

What is a Retreat?

A retreat isn’t necessarily a spiritual journey, but it is designed to aid in physical and mental transformation. Retreats generally blend a plethora of healing modalities. From breathwork, yoga, and meditation, to nature walks, journaling, and spa services. Combined with skilled staff and breathtaking locations near and far, retreats have all the things.

Who Benefits from a Retreat?

Retreats are for anyone in need of a recharge and after the past year, it’s safe to say, the need for a getaway to recharge applies to us all. Retreats come in many shapes and sizes, all you have to do is find one that’s right for you and clear your schedule.

How to Find a Yoga, Meditation, or Mental Health Retreat?

Retreats can be found all over the world or even in your own backyard. Obviously, a google search can take you almost anywhere you want to go, but we like to start local first. Check-in with your favorite local yoga studios, health food stores, and wellness influencers on social media.

Retreats the Daily Shifts Recommends

  1. For the Love of Travel is modern group travel for ages 25-39. These retreats are designed to help you meet new people and explore new cultures and are located all over the world. Their itineraries include opportunities to participate in group activities as well as plenty of solo time. You can explore their calendar and book your trip here. 
  2. Whole Health Retreat is located at Civana Wellness Resort & Spa in Arizona's Sonoran Desert. This is the ultimate zen retreat, stacked with twice daily meditation and yoga, 15 vegan Ayurvedic meals, custom spa experiences, and more. The retreat is held twice each month providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy a 5 night stay to reset your whole system. 
  3. Big Sky Yoga Retreats offers a plethora of luxury retreats with yoga at foundation. Set in the Montana mountains, settle in for some clean mountain air, abundant wildlife, and an active-yet-relaxed atmosphere. Their mission is to take you on a journey deeper into yourself through yoga and outside activities.


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