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At Home DIY Yoga Retreat: Transform The Year Ahead

December 24, 2023

Are you looking for a fresh start that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and ready to conquer your goals? A DIY yoga retreat at home might be just the thing you need. It’s a wonderful way to reset and reconnect with yourself, allowing you to embrace the year ahead with a sense of balance and tranquility. Let’s explore how you can create your own blissful yoga retreat experience in the comfort of your home.

1. Set the Mood

Start by setting the stage for relaxation. Clear your space of clutter and choose a quiet corner where you can practice uninterrupted. Dim the lights, light some candles or incense, and play soft, soothing music in the background. If you feel the need, cleanse the space with sage and charged with palo santo before you begin the practice. 

If you are on the lookout to restock these supplies or are finding some new things to try, our Wellness Subscription Boxes often include scented candles, smudges, and calming essential oils, amongst other things, that are perfect for enhancing your retreat ambiance.

2. Plan Your Retreat Schedule

To make the most of your retreat, plan a schedule that includes various yoga sessions, meditation, and downtime. Aim for a mix of energizing and restorative practices. Keep it flexible and allow room for spontaneity – it’s your retreat, after all! Add some Mantra Chanting, Sound Healing, Cacao, Meditation, and Breathwork to make the most out of it. 

3. Morning Yoga

Kickstart your day with a gentle morning yoga session. Focus on awakening your body and mind. Poses like Sun Salutations, and practices such as Surya Bedhi Pranayama, can invigorate you and set a positive tone for the day ahead.

Adding a Sunrise Cacao Ceremony is a great idea, however, if you do not feel like sitting with your thoughts right at the start of the day, a Sunset Cacao Ceremony can be beneficial to think through and journal the things that came up during your personal DIY Retreat.

4. Mindful Eating

Enjoy nourishing meals as a part of your retreat experience. Prepare healthy dishes with love and intention. If the schedule does not give enough room to whip off quick healthy meals, feel free to meal prep a day before or early morning. Coquihalla Subscription Boxes often contain recipes and ingredients for quick healthy meals that promote well-being and holistic living.

5. Yoga Workshops

Consider participating in online yoga workshops or using instructional videos focusing on elements that you need the most. These resources can help you deepen your practice and learn new techniques. If you are taking an online workshop, it is always a good idea to build the schedule around that class. 

6. Nature Connection

If possible, spend some time in nature during your retreat. A walk in the park or a few moments in your garden can provide a profound sense of grounding and connection. If you like to garden, adding a few minutes to work through your plants might be beneficial. If all else does not work, just a few breaths of fresh air, can be magical.

7. Guided Meditation

Meditation is essential for inner peace and clarity. Use guided meditation apps or videos to help you unwind and center your thoughts. Using tools like crystals, and affirmation cards can help you with a direction for your meditation. If you are not sure which crystal, chakra, or card to work on, our Mindfulness Subscription Boxes include such meditation tools and more, feel free to pick the one you received in the last box.

8. Digital Detox

Disconnect from screens and social media during your retreat. This will help you be fully present and avoid distractions. Consistently getting outside information may cause hindrances in the progress.

9. Evening Yoga

Wrap up your day with a gentle evening yoga session. Focus on relaxation and letting go of any tension accumulated throughout the day. Keep this practice calm and grounding, perhaps something like a slow Vinyasa or Yin flow. 

10. Self-Care Rituals

Pamper yourself with self-care rituals. You may do this at this towards to close of the day or fit them in between different sessions. Drawing a warm bath, using skincare products from your Wellness Subscription Box, and lighting some more incense help with calming down. The idea is to learn to take the time to nurture your body.

11. Gratitude Practice

End each day with a gratitude practice. Write down three things you’re thankful for. It’s a simple yet powerful way to cultivate positivity.

12. Set Intentions

As your retreat comes to a close, set intentions for the year ahead. What do you want to achieve, and how can your yoga practice support your goals? Are there any material or spiritual accomplishments you want to focus on? Keep a note of these intentions and track them regularly. Here are some ways that will not only help you set the right intentions but also keep you honest with them.

13. Journaling

Reflect on your retreat experience by journaling your thoughts and feelings. Find some prompts online, or create them as per the theme of your DIY Retreat. You may also buy a Mindfulness Journal, or use the one from one of your Subscription Boxes to make this a habit. 

Creating a rejuvenating DIY Yoga Retreat in the comfort of your home might be just what you need now. You can always add your friends and family to this experience and make it more magical. We hope that this leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized. If there are any particular recommendations on things that you would like to see in your upcoming Subscription Boxes, please leave us a note. We carefully curate these boxes to enhance your well-being journey and always welcome thoughts from our members.

As you embark on this self-care adventure, remember that it’s not just about relaxation; it’s an investment in your overall health and happiness. By taking time for yourself and embracing the tranquility of a Retreat, you’ll be better equipped to tackle the challenges and opportunities this year brings.

Let’s start your year with a dose of self-care that will set the tone for the months ahead, and your mind, body, and soul will thank you for it. 

Cheers to a rejuvenated you!

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