What is a Yoga Retreat?
The word ‘’retreat’’ has become common in the yoga community and it represents the decision to withdraw temporarily from the everyday life; it is the act of stepping away from the “pattern” of everyday living; it means departure from all the challenges which prevent us from regaining internal peace.
The retreat implies the decision to seclude oneself and to perceive one’s life from an essential perspective. This is often not an easy decision to make. Daily life challenges happen continuously one after another. The daily commute to the place of work, relations in the workplace, professional and complex communication with friends, career, romantic relationships, challenges concerning children – all this can be complicated and stressful at times. When we wake up in the morning, there are times when we wish for all those stressors to stop. Nevertheless, challenges keep coming up at an overwhelming pace, while chronic exhaustion leaves marks on us and endangers our health.
Peace – the Source of Wisdom
Scalar yoga retreat or yoga camp (as it is often called) is an excellent choice to try and stop for a moment, to get away from the stresses of everyday life and bring back peace and natural wisdom, with the guidance of an experienced yoga Teacher. The terms such as “reset”, “reprogram” and “detox” represent an attempt to describe the outcome of participating in a scalar retreat program. Scalar retreat programs have a duration of 3; 5; 7; 11 or 30 days, in accordance with personal capabilities and are conducted under the guidance of experienced yoga Teachers with the help of yoga demonstrators.
Yoga retreats (camps) are characterized by carefully conceived content, devised by a yoga Teacher, with the goal of purification and release on the energetic plane, while regenerating the body plane and refining the emotional and creative plane, rewarding your inner being with deep contemplative experience. Scalar yoga retreat (yoga camp) is an “alchemical” transformation experience. The Teacher leads you into the deep calm (prashanti) of your center. From that point of view, the solutions to all important challenges become available and the challenges of no importance disappear, releasing the “weight” within.
At the Scalar yoga retreat (yoga camp) many yoga techniques are practiced – carefully chosen and combined by an experienced yoga Teacher.
Tourist Wellness Retreat
In the last couple of years yoga wellness retreats have become progressively more popular, especially during tourist season. They are usually conducted under the guidance of younger yoga instructors and imply recreational yoga classes in the morning or evening. Today it is common for tourist agencies to include yoga retreats (wellness) in their offers.
Participants have become wise enough to know the difference between scalar (transformational) and recreational yoga retreat. The main points the participants should consider are:
– is the retreat lead by a teacher or a yoga instructor with a certificate
– reports and photo galleries from previously held retreats
The participants should choose the intensity and quality which suits them personally only after carefully analyzing the information obtained.
In modern times scalar yoga retreats are synonymous with quality rejuvenation and personal transformation vacations, which are under the guidance of a skilled and experienced yoga Teacher.
Allow yourself to experience an unforgettable journey of love, peace and blissfulness, enlightened by the spiritual radiance of the Teacher.
Dwell within the healing energetic field of the Teacher and the energy of love he emanates.
Our Scalar Yoga Retreats are held under the guidance of yoga doyen, prof. Predrag K. Nikić, PhD, winner of prestigious honors in the field of yoga.