Wellness Blog

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend a Healing Retreat

January 30, 2019 /

In our modern world, it is easy to feel like we are constantly on the go, pulled from one activity to the next, and that there are so many demands on our time and attention. We can end up feeling exhausted, burned out, and spread too thin…

Today, I would love to share with you the top 5 reasons why attending a retreat is a powerful gift to yourself that you should consider investing In.

  1. A retreat provides you the opportunity to get outside of your day-to-day life and to spend time focusing on your own self-healing and self-development. It can also jump-start changes in habits that you are trying to make.

With how busy we are in our daily lives, it can be hard to prioritize things like our health, self-reflection, and our own growth as a person.

It can be easy to get caught up with the to-do lists, with taking care of our families, cleaning the house, and all the various other activities that call for our attention and time. It’s sad but we are often the last thing on our priority list!

A retreat provides a valuable opportunity to step away from your life, to have the spaciousness of time to reflect on what is and isn’t working in our lives (and to commit to changing that!), and to dive deep into learning about new topics to support our health and well-being.

If you are struggling to implement some new changes in the area of your health, a weekend away focused on this topic and learning new skills can provide a “jump start” to new habits, patterns, and routines.

If everything tends to feel overwhelming or if you are feeling life like is stale right now, taking an intentional getaway can lead to powerful shifts!


2. A retreat is an amazing opportunity to RECEIVE- support, nurturing, connection, and so much more.

For most women, we are busy taking care of everyone else and not very focused on taking care of ourselves. Just ask yourself, when was the last time you did something FOR YOURSELF?

When you attend a retreat, you will have the opportunity to have homemade nourishing meals cooked just for you, the opportunity to learn from and receive support of the retreat’s leader(s), a chance to make new friends and share your own struggles and challenges in an open and honest way with other women.

There will be spacious time for being alone if you want, for walking outside in nature, to take a nap if your body requires it.


3. A retreat gives you an opportunity to reconnect to the healing power of nature.

Many retreats are held at beautiful locations around the world. Places can include global destinations like Bali, Costa Rica, or Mexico or can be more local like the Oregon Coast or a mountain near you.

We have become a society that has become more disconnected from nature as we spend time indoors, in front of screens, and connected more to technology than to Mother Nature.

Yet nature holds tremendous healing potential and gifts for us and a weekend or week away in a natural setting can offer tremendous healing benefits to us.


4. You can make new friends that can support you on your life’s journey.

By spending a weekend away with a small group of women, you will have the opportunity to form new friendships. When we are in the space of getting away together and being present, we can form much deeper and more real connections with others and these are the kinds of relationships that can support us for years to come.

Although it might initially feel intimidating to spend a weekend away with a group of people we don’t know (yet), with the help of a skillful leader and a schedule of activities focused on growth, you will find yourself connecting deeply with other participants.


5. Attending a retreat can help you become a better version of you in your daily life.

When we allow ourselves spaciousness, receive nurturing and connection, and learn new tools and skills, we become empowered to grow and to develop into a better version of ourselves.

As a result, we are the able to show up in new ways for the people and the things we care about in our lives!

Imagine being able to take better care of your family, to have more energy and passion for your work, and to show up in the world in a bigger and brighter way…


If you are thinking that a retreat sounds like the thing for you, I invite you to opt-in to my exclusive list for the first details on my October “Nourishing YOU” Retreat on the beautiful Oregon Coast! Be the first to be in the know!!