A New You Retreat
A-New You Retreat is an opportunity to step away from everyday life and focus on yourself and your connection to your spirituality, no matter what form that takes shape in your life. You don’t have to be a guru, well-versed in a spiritual or religious practice, or even subscribe to a particular faith tradition to take part. All you need is the willingness to recenter your thoughts to get you going on the path that’s most right and most rewarding for you. Here are five things attending the A New You retreat can do for you.
1. Develop a Stronger Connection to You
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to allocate time for ourselves, whether it be for exercise, meditation, prayer, relaxation, or anything else. Though many of us don’t like to admit how technology makes us weak in the knees, it gives us a finite and desperately needed excuse to turn away from our cell phones and resist cyber-communication. This way, we can practice being more present and better take in what the experience at hand has to offer.
2. Make Inner Peace a Priority
If you find yourself being worn down by stress at work, home, and elsewhere in your life, this retreat is an excellent opportunity to learn, in real time, from other people who can help guide you toward the feeling you want to achieve: peace. Over the course of the retreat, you’ll be exposed to teachings that are intended to help you make sense of your every thought and realign each one in a positive and peaceful direction. You’ll have the chance to put those lessons into practice, whether through prayer, meditation, or meditation in action. Doing so sets you up with the tools to bring inner peace into your life long after the retreat is over.
3. Connect with Kindred Spirits
The A New You Retreat is created in such a way that we provide instruction, yet support, for overcoming your most challenging inner conflicts. These come from experienced facilitators and practitioners and fellow attendees, who, more likely than not, are there for similar reasons. In fact, connecting with others on the same wavelength is an invaluable resource. You’ll have the chance to discuss new ideas, learn about the journey of others, share your own, and exchange constructive feedback in real time. You also have the opportunity to ask pointed questions and get answers you may not be able to readily find in a book or across other sources. Overall, its this feeling of unity-
that you are all working to create a more connected and peaceful life together- that offers you the chance to build relationships that may last a lifetime.
4. Have Fun
Whether you’re having trouble getting into your meditative zone, are not accustomed to talking about your feelings, feel nervous about what to expect at a retreat, you are not alone! People who attend and host retreats come from a variety of backgrounds, locations, and life experiences. Though some may be more experienced spiritual practitioners, there are certainly those for whom it is their first time. Everyone traverses a unique road when it comes to self-improvement, yet it’s important to allow yourself some room for relaxation and just enjoy the journey.
5. Become a Better Teacher to Others
Once the retreat is over and done with, it’s time to go back to your grind. But, how can you make lessons you’ve learned from the retreat stay with you? Try setting concrete resolutions for yourself. For example, you could commit to expressing more gratitude, from anything as simple as saying “thank you” more often, offering three genuine compliments to others every day, or by keeping a gratitude journal. Not only would such specific tasks like this help you put the knowledge you’ve gained into practice, but the people around you will take notice of the progress you make in your spiritual journey. This opens a door to deeper and more meaningful conversations with the people in our lives and allows us to exchange the pearls of wisdom discovered and practiced at a retreat. Dharma Master Cheng Yen once said that “a thousand candles may be lit from one.” Try attending a retreat for yourself and be the candle that shines a light of peace onto others.
The retreat will include:
Learning about healthy eating habits (juicing, supplements and nutrition); Morning and sunset movement and meditation practices; Skin care health; Circle time with facilitated process, group discussion and sharing; We will be teaching and guiding you on physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health practices; Discover, explore and experience what Self Care looks and feels like in yourself and in your life; Empowering and practical tools to support self-care in your daily life; Time in nature; Self-enquiry & reflection.
The date for our next A-New You Retreat will be announced in 2022.