A yoga retreat may seem like a distant dream, with countries under lockdown and restrictions on travel. We’ve created an online mini-retreat that you can do at home.
Online retreats include a full day of yoga, meditation, movement and breathing exercises by Esther Ekhart. This will help you to relax, restore, reenergize, and rejuvenate.
Day Yoga Retreat With Esther Ekhart
How to prepare your home for a retreat
Plan your day.
You can view the retreat page to see how long each class lasts. You can create a schedule so that you know when your breaks will be. This is easiest if you include when you will eat. You don’t have to eat a heavy breakfast if you are a person who needs it all. Eat something light before starting the morning session. You can also practice your morning classes and then enjoy brunch. It is recommended that you follow the instructions for the classes, but it is not necessary.
Plan your meals
To get ideas for healthy, plant-based meals, take a look at the recipes posted on our blog. You don’t have to cook if you’re not a fan of cooking. Instead, choose meals you can make the day before.
Make sure you have enough space
If you have props, or blankets and cushions, gather them. Clear away any clutter that could distract you from your work. You can wrap a blanket or scarf around your desk if you are restricted by space. To create a peaceful atmosphere, you can use incense or candles.
Get ready for your technology
You can keep your day calm by taking a day off of social media. Tell your friends that you are spending the day offline. Switch to flight mode on your phone during breaks. Turn off notifications while you are taking your classes. Or, set up a website blocker like Freedom for the day.
Plan your breaks
You should plan what you will do between classes, ideally as little as possible. You don’t need to make a to-do listing, but it can be helpful to think about what you will do with your free time. It’s great to be able to get out in the natural world. If you are unable to go out in nature (like many others), journaling and drawing , reading a book on yoga, sitting down doing nothing or sleeping are all great options.