TO BE OR NOT TO BE TRANSFORMED: My First Yoga Retreat

Updated: Sep 16

Written by Aleyssa G.


Yoga was just another name for poses I couldn't accomplish due to my lack of flexibility. I had no interest in performing handstands, one-foot balances, or raising my feet to my ears; I believed I'd never be able to do those things. Like Pilates or High-Intensity Training, Yoga was just another type of exercise. However, yoga isn't only an exercise that burns calories, but even better, it's rooted in spirituality. . Yoga has gained popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, this mind-body exercise has become a "fashion" in specific locations, diluting its sacred meaning. The Beyond Yoga Retreat invited us to learn all aspects of Yoga, including its spiritual meaning and the beauty of the practice.


WHEN AN IMPULSIVE TRIP PAYS OFF


First-time Yoga Retreat jitters, yikes! The retreat I attended was Beyond Yoga Retreat (BYR), located in beautiful nature-filled Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I booked through BookRetreats.com, and the process was pretty easy. BYR guests received thorough emails with travel information about what to pack, how to schedule laundry, and spa services, including the complimentary massage we were rewarded for booking the trip.