When I named my third annual Mexico yoga retreat seven months ago, I had no idea how much we would all need to “Restore, Relax, Rejuvenate“. How has this year been treating you?
Internationally recognized Buddhist Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, Sylvia Boorstein, says that people have 5 different responses to stress:
- Defeat and Losing Heart
- Blame self (It’s my fault; I did something wrong)
- Self Soothing (usually with food, drugs or sex)
Which one of these coping strategies do you use? Be honest.
I’ve been turning to numbers 1 and 2 as coping strategies a lot lately. Most recently the dreaded number 3 reared it’s ugly head. I’ve donated to causes, gone to rallies and marched for what I believe; but after the Northern California fires started I felt quite frozen and unable to take action. I was so flooded with emotion. When there is a constant barrage of stress and perceived threats, our body goes into hyperdrive and can get stuck in a cycle of readiness to take action, fight or flight. Now, I’m fortunate because my number 5 comes in healthy soothing activities like yoga and dance. I’ve been dancing a lot this year, believe me. Through my physical practices I’ve been able to move through this stressful time. Here is my offering to you to help stop your body’s stress cycle and reset.
Come on my yoga retreat to Mexico in February. There are still a few spots left, and we’ve got a fantastic group already signed up. Won’t you consider giving your stressed out self this gift? Every day you will receive: two yoga classes, three delicious farm fresh meals cooked for you, and plenty of down time to do as your heart desires. The resort is incredible, and most of us choose not to leave. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can sign up for an excursion like kayaking, horseback riding or visiting a local coffee plantation and family farm. We will also have an optional Temazcal or sweat lodge ceremony to get rid of the extra baggage you might be carrying around. It’s the ultimate reset.
Now more than ever we need to program regular downtime to relax. I know you won’t regret it, flights are still cheap and I’ve got a few spots left waiting for you.
Our retreat center is small and intimate ~ Space is limited!
Your $500 deposit will secure your spot.