Why are retreats good for you?


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A yoga retreat is a very special yogic experience that we love sharing with you. Seeing faces change, as the tension melts aways and a deep level of peace, ease and spontaneous joy arise.

We have yoga retreats in Perth, at our Bibra Lake studio, and also hold our yoga retreats in Yallingup and Eco-Beach Kimberleys. A Tamara Yoga retreat is an amazing experience.

Take a wellness day at our Bibra Lake Yoga studio, 3 days for a long weekend yoga retreat in Yallingup, or a week-long yoga retreat at Eco – Beach and feel even better afterwards than if you’d had a long holiday. Sounds almost too good to be true. How is it such a magical experience? Because of several intertwined factors:

The complete immersion in yoga means that you’re able to focus, without distraction, on deeper yoga practices. It’s time for yourself, time to recharge. Something we all need. Many of us are too busy with lives that are packed full of urgent demands and long to-do lists, working to pressing deadlines. Often, we can feel as though we’re on automatic, responding to the next urgent thing, rather than attending to what matters most.

Sometimes even going on holiday doesn’t leave us feeling refreshed. Whether it’s because we’ve over-indulged, haven’t had a real rest, have had to attend to other’s needs at the expense of our own, or because we’re too wound up to relax properly even while on holiday.

When we’re at home, we may have the best of intentions, we’ve all heard of work/life balance, we plan to get to yoga every day, but instead, sometimes we feel as though we’re drowning under incessant stresses and don’t get to class.

A yoga retreat is the antidote. It’s as if Tamara Yoga Retreats help us to ‘re-wire’ to our best self. The ancient yogis knew how to fold time and space and miraculously this is possible for even we modern-day yogis. Many of us have experienced major breakthroughs and greater peacefulness from yoga class. So often students say, “I was really stressed before I came to yoga…I’ve had so much pressure at work but now I feel so much better…” or “I feel like myself again!“ 

The fantastic part of going on a yoga retreat is that these benefits are exponential. It’s not just that we feel as good as after one yoga class, there’s a depth of experience that occurs due to the sustained practice over the days of the retreat. The yogic practices of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), kriyas and meditation work at such a deep level that we literally feel cleansed and are renewed.

We’ve been teaching yoga retreats for years and the wonderful people that attend always impress us. One of the benefits of yoga is that it attracts people from all walks of life, creating a community of like-minded individuals. It’s called sangha in Sanskrit.

Feedback we’ve received from our yoga retreats include:

“As well as a deeper understanding of yoga postures, I loved the chance to bond with and get to know other members of the yoga community with the luxury of time…”

“We bonded so well as a group.”

“An added bonus is sharing the time with beautiful like-minded people from all different walks of life…”.

Having highly qualified and experienced teachers who truly live yoga enables the transformation. All of the Tamara Yoga teachers that lead the yoga retreats have been yoga devotees for decades; this experience means that they are able to transmit authentic yoga to you. It also means that they too are students just like you, so they are understanding and can relate to what you need and what you want to get from your yoga practice – whatever stage you’re at. They’ve all undertaken more than two years of yoga teacher training and are the best of the best.

Yoga retreats actually help our brains to be healthier. Recent research in neuroscience has shown that our brains love novelty and challenge. Exactly what yoga retreats provide. You are literally assisting your brain in feeling happier!

In Yallingup we’re just minutes from the beach and surrounded by native forest and bushland.

In Margaret River, our yoga space looks into tranquil and quiet nature reserves, and nearby the stunning Margaret River beaches and karri forests.

In Eco-Beach our yoga shala overlooks the pristine beach. Healing warmth, the  gentle sound of waves and the beautiful sunset accompanies our classes. Oh, and look out for whales!

Extensive research indicates spending time in nature leads to faster recovery from stress, decreases mental fatigue, restores mental clarity and increases sense of wellbeing, improves physical health and healing, and even improves performance. That’s why we’ve picked each of those locations for our yoga retreats.

Imagine waking to the sounds of nature, strolling through a beautiful garden to meet for meditation practice and an exhilarating yoga class with your yoga teacher. A teacher you know is of the highest caliber, that you know is highly trained and one you trust to take you deeper in your practice. After your blissful, extended yoga class, you join great people to eat delicious, healthy food prepared for you. Afterwards you might have a massage or read a book, go and explore the beautiful surroundings nearby, have fun with your newly-found friends or maybe you’ll just have a rest. Imagine being able to have the luxury of time. Your free time is just that – free – there is nothing that you ‘have’ to do.

Your afternoon yoga practice supports you in integrating the wisdom of a great lineage of teachers into your experience both on and off the mat, and you leave class feeling more inspired, lighter, and more open to possibilities in life.

And you get to do this day after day. By the end of the retreat you feel clear, refreshed and happier.

Tamara Yoga Retreats are an injection of wellbeing. We’d love you to join us on our next yoga retreat.

We carefully keep our retreat numbers small so you receive individualised instruction. Limited places means that you’re guaranteed personalised attention but you’ll need to book early. Tamara Retreats book out!

For more information regarding our yoga retreats, contact us or call us directly on 08 9520 8363 or email info@tamarayoga. One of our friendly team will be more than happy to help. If you’d like to book into one of our yoga retreats, click on the ‘make my booking’ button below

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