Need to Press the Pause Button?
Stressed nation: 74% of UK ‘overwhelmed or unable to cope’ at some point in the past year – Mental Health.Org – May 2018
Sound familiar? Why do we NEED a holiday? It’s often a need to destress, take some time out from work, stressful situations at home or maybe even run away for a while! I’ve been here so many times and used to be a complete holidayholic for all of the above reasons. I used to live my life at 100 miles an hour then the ‘I NEED A HOLIDAY’ appears just in time before I crash and burn. The thing is… whilst a holiday is wonderful for taking time out, relaxing, indulging, having fun and creating wonderful memories – the only problem is, a holiday doesn’t always truly give you the opportunity to detach from what’s happening in real life or offer you tools take with you to manage situations and change your life. What I have learned is the most important relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself and a yoga retreat offers you the space to do this.
So why would I want to go on one of your Yoga, Reiki and Sound Retreats in the French Alps?
A yoga retreat gives you the space to unplug from the stresses of everyday life and detach from outside responsibilities to give yourself some well-deserved ‘you time’ to truly learn about yourself, recharge and gain tools to take away with you to improve your life physically, emotionally and mentally.
Imagine waking up at an altitude of 1250 meters in www.Icebreakerchalets.com flagship chalet and beginning your day with meditation and an invigorating morning yoga practice amidst breath taking views before breakfast. Days filled with optional activities including taking a chairlift or hiking through the forest to the mountain tops, swimming in a crystal-clear alpine lake, mountain biking, horse riding, white water rafting, visiting a local market or just chilling out at the chalet in the reading room, jacuzzi or heading out for coffee in the sunshine. Optional lectures available in the afternoons and evenings spent enjoying a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating yin yoga practice before dinner and followed by a reiki drumming or a sound bath before bed. You really don’t have to lift a finger as we have a professional chef who will prepare nutritious and creative vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It really is a true opportunity to destress and connect with ‘you’ again.
Training in Singing Bowl Therapy with Grand Master Shree in Nepal has allowed us to also incorporate sound healing into the retreats to enhance the experience and offer deeper healing and relaxation. The sounds, vibrations and frequencies which we play using the singing bowls are transported to the cellular level of our body and has a profound effect on mental peace, relaxation and healing. We also put the bowls directly onto the body so the vibrations can go directly into the body. The singing bowls are great for stimulating the blood vessels, lymph’s, nerves, veins and muscles to open up blockages and loosening tension in the body.
James also completes his Reiki Masters in May 2019 and will be incorporating energy work into the sessions. Reiki re-activates the body’s natural energy system bringing you back into balance on every level, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Reiki Drumming can be a deep relaxation technique that reduces stress and promotes healing. Drumming for healing and meditation is an ancient practice and goes back thousands of years, the power of sound over the body and spirit is well known in tribal cultures. Scientific research confirms that drumming (even for short periods) can influence brain activity, bringing you into the meditative alpha state and can reduce stress. Study also shows that drumming can increase the production of the body’s natural painkillers and can therefore help control pain and enhance healing.
Top 3 reasons to join us for your summer Yoga, Reiki and Sound Retreat…
Its good for your soul – you will be residing in a stunning flagship chalet in the magical french alps with breathtaking views, surrounded by nature, and doing everything good for your soul for 5 days and 4 whole nights
Deepen your yoga practice – the physical practice is only a small part of yoga! We will also be exploring yogic philosophy, self enquiry, meditation, sound, reiki, chinese meridian theory, the chakra system and more depending which retreat you choose! This will help you to incorporate into your yoga practice and everyday life back at home
It is only the beginning – It doesn’t end when the retreat ends…. thats just the beginning – we will give you tools to take away so that you can make changes in your life. We will prepare a goody bag including all of the meditations, breathing exercises, some of the sequences and more so you can continue back at home
We would love you to join us on one of our summer retreats and there is a Special discount of £100 per person if booked by 28thFebruary 2019.
Please click below links for detailed information about each yoga retreat
Check out www.yogainnature.co.uk for more information about us, testimonials and how to get in touch. Give us a shout if you have any questions.
Natalie and James