As the summer heat subsides and the nights grow longer we transition into Late Summer with a change of pace. Now is the time to slow down and operate from a strong sense of centre and self-worth which makes it a fantastic time of year to enhance our yoga practice and go on retreat!
Cocooned in the Espuna Mountains of southern Spain Bagend is calling and we are in for a treat! It will be my first time at Bagend and I am excited to get there! Having watched keenly over the years as Elliot has created and developed the perfect yoga sanctuary. One where we can come together year-round and be good to ourselves and unravel under its support.
So what should you expect from the Late Summer Yoga Retreats?
On a physical level we will work-out to lengthen and strengthen the ‘core’ muscles and become more aware of how to apply them on and off the mat so we can move better, perform better and avoid injuries and back pain.
On an energetic level, we will work-in to feel more connected and balanced. We’ll tune into our inner compass to cultivate inner-strength and confidence. We’ll learn nourishing self care techniques which will keep you in touch long after the retreat so you can continue to look after ourselves, polish your radiance and avoid burn out when the going gets tough.
Yoga & Meditation
Rhythmic yoga flows, grounding meditations, calming breathing techniques, energy work and mindfulness. Practiced twice a day you will experience a supportive and nourishing journey back to centre to a strong sense of self.
You will learn how to practice yoga in a balanced way that feels right for you and take away the tools to enable you to continue your personal yoga and meditation practice long after the retreat has finished. If you’re coming on the retreat why not practice with me in advance. Check out this Core-focussed yoga flow (intermediate) or others on my YouTube Channel ‘BalanceBec’.
During the retreat we will develop our understanding and awareness of energy cycles and the importance of learning to recognise and balance our energies.
We will have 5 workshops to dive deeper and learn, experience and share various tools to balance ourselves. This nature immersion amongst mountain wilderness is the perfect setting to re-connect under the centering influence of the Earth element.
Here is some insight into the concept of balancing energies with the seasons. And here’s something to ponder before you come on retreat.
I love nature and the mountains so much so that I have made it my home. For the most-part you will find me in the French Alps involved in mountain sports and teaching yoga in promotion of balance. I simply cannot wait to share these influences with you to enhance our Bagend mountain retreat experience.
Check out my website and social media for a better picture of who I am, my teaching style and ethos.
I whole-heartedly look forward to meeting you and being part of this Late Summer Mountain Magic.
7 Reasons to go on a Mountain Yoga Retreat
Written by Rebecca Black from www.balancebec.com
1. Stress Management
Stress builds mountains. Plateaus, volcanoes, fold mountains all formed by stress to the earths crust. We, like the mountains, also experience stress that has the power to shape us. Our stress responses are felt emotiona