There are a few reasons why I love teaching yoga retreats. On a more superficial level, it is great to have a change of routine and scenery. It is also a fantastic opportunity to check out a new corner of the world, and there are so many wonderful corners out there to explore!

I am also happy with the quality of teaching I am able to offer when I have an intimate group to work with every day for a week. The pace, the space, and the nourishment of the week, creates a huge shift in everyone from the day of arrival to the day we depart. I love observing this process. It is magical.

When my regular students come along, I have time to get to know them on a more personal level.  It’s really special to dig a little deeper into getting to know someone. Equally, I love meeting new people. It forms many new connections, and those new people often become familiar faces in class.

It may sound cheesy but I always experience moments when teaching retreats that I fall completely in love with everyone. For their individuality, their challenges and their gifts.

photographer: Karen Yeomans

The process of the practice and the relationship that is built over the week is intensified in such a cozy setting and there is a huge amount of great stuff that comes out of that for everyone involved!

For the past three years I have chosen to work with Destination Yoga and have visited some really wonderful locations. The schedules, transfers, and smaller details are sewn together seamlessly, and I always arrive slightly blown away by how beautiful the setting is, how friendly the staff at the venue are, the standard of the rooms, and how delicious the food is. I really appreciate all of these elements because, if I’m honest, I really don’t enjoy the organisational side of things. Working with Destination Yoga means that each time I step into leading a retreat I can trust everything is in place. I feel supported, and can use my energy to do what I do best. Teach.

I will be teaching on two Destination Yoga retreats in 2017: 22-29 April in Puglia,
Italy and 22-29 July in Andalucia, Spain.
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