4 Meaningful Connections You Can Make at a Women’s Retreat
“If you wish to advance in any sphere, the best way is to take a retreat.” – Pico Iyer
Have you ever come home from vacation more exhausted than when you left? Usually, this happens when you try to cram in too many activities. Or to the other extreme, you laze around the pool, doing absolutely nothing besides overindulging in food and drink. Either way, you may be missing the whole point of vacation – to refresh and reinvigorate yourself. As soon as you get back to “the real world,” anxiety quickly piles up again.
Instead, why not try a women’s retreat that balances your mind, body, spirit? As women we’re very busy caring for others, so we don’t always give ourselves permission to take time to do deep personal work. Properly executed, a retreat can revitalize and refresh you, leaving you ready to get back to “the real world” and hopefully start making a difference in it!
Explore four meaningful connections you can enjoy at a women’s retreat…
Connect with yourself.
You don’t have to worry about planning or finding places to eat and sleep. Your retreat facilitator takes care of all those stressful things. Your well-being can be your focus. Choose a retreat that gives you the time and space to reconnect with yourself and center by aligning your emotions, beliefs, values, goals, and intentions. You’ll experience emotional release and physical rejuvenation. And you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how these feelings stay with you and improve your health once you return home.
Connect with nature.
Reconnecting with nature can be very healing. It reduces the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. Filling your lungs with clean air and experiencing peaceful surroundings allow you to connect to your deep inner wisdom and rediscover the voice that you may have unknowingly silenced over the years.
Connect with like-minded people.
Group retreats bring together people who have similar concerns or interests. As a result of shared goals and intentions, you can build a support system. Others can act as a mirror to help you identify issues that you couldn’t clearly see yourself. It’s good to know that you’re not alone, that others are on the same path. Women’s retreats are also a fantastic way to find new life-long intimate friendships.
Connect with new wisdom.
The right retreat will include sessions from experienced guides in what you desire to improve the most – health & wellness, fitness, leadership, and body wisdom to name a few. Look for practices you can learn that will help you sustain well-being beyond the retreat, so your mind, body, and spirit are aligned day in and day out.
Of the four, which connection do you feel in need of the most? If you’re interested in forming these connections while strengthening your leadership skills, we invite you to join us at our upcoming Women Bring Forth the Leader Within retreat at the peaceful Canary Wave Villa in Maspalomas, Grand Canary Island. This is the ideal location for you to Re-treat into your authentic self and explore a new wave of leadership. Learn more at http://newaveleaders.com/retreats/