All photos by Monique Pantel
This Nourish in Nature Yoga retreat came at a time I couldn’t have planned out to be more perfect.
I was inbetween an exam, tired of everything and didn’t know what to do with myself during what I thought was a phase of “uninspiredness”.The name of the retreat is so incredibly fitting because Nourish in Nature is exactly what I did and exactly what I needed. Not having to think about things like grocery shopping, uni, work or any other responsibilities I had at home, enabled me to dig deeper into underlying issues, pulling them to the forefront and tackling them head-on. I am in no way at the end of my journey but I felt like the retreat has provided me with tools I will be able to use and hone as I continue my journey of self-love and self-care.
The yoga retreat ended at the perfect time. I made new friends, connected with incredibly powerful, kind and smart women and am an experience of a lifetime richer.
I went on a Yoga retreat in the hopes of finding something I didn’t yet know what it was. I have written about my take on female friendships before and being on this trip has shown me, again, that women bring out a side in me I have not seen and known for the majority of my life.
It’s unfamiliar at times, sometimes even uncomfortably deep but most of the time, I am experiencing connection and compassion in such a beautiful new way that I feel rejuvinated, inspired and supported enough to be a truer, more authentic version of myself.
I left the retreat with a full heart, a smile on my face and plans and ambitions ahead and I am so thankful to Sara, Fiona, Gill, Gabi and Mabel for making this retreat a truly transformative experience.
And not to forget, I am thankful to myself for taking the plunge, getting on a plane despite my fear of flying and trusting that the retreat and connections I make will be everything and more.
Annie and me in Asquith London yoga wear
I can only reccomend taking the trip to participate in one of the Nourish in Nature and there are two more retreats this year, with still free spots still available:
- September 16-22
- September 23-29
*For this post, I partnered up with Nourish in Nature to write about my experience at the yoga retreat in exchange for a discounted stay. Our ethical and sustainable yoga gear in this post was provided by the ethical and eco-friendly online retailer Asquith. All opinions in this post are my own, read more about my disclosure policy here.
You can also read my lovely fellow EWC gals’ review of the retreat here: Alden of Ecocult’s review, Holly of Leotie Lovely’s review, Annie of Terumah’s review, and Francesca of Ethical Unicorn’s review.