Hi all! I was wondering if anybody feels the way I feel. I've started doing yoga a year ago and it has been a fantastic experience. I never thought learning yoga from videos can do so much good for you if you stick to it. I do feel however, this sport of the mind, body and spirit is becoming more and more popular even in the younger generation and I think that's brilliant. My daughter is in her first year at University and she's into yoga as well. I was thinking to make her a surprise and book a yoga-holiday for next summer, but I'm not sure where to start? Any recommendation? Thank you all!
Yeah, I was quite surprised she would like to do something like that. I think I was reading a book about yoga and it just came in the conversation. So when I asked her if she like going in a yoga-holiday with me, she said yes. Now I need to find a place where they do stuff like this and where should I get started. As time goes by, they might get more and more expensive.
I have been to Yoga Plus in Crete several times (since the 90's) - it is a super awesome holiday and I've felt the best I've ever felt in my life after 2 weeks there there. (you can go for 1 week, but seriously change your life and go for 2). Lots of yoga, other activities on every session (nothing compulsory - its up to you), beautiful beach, cocktails and wine if you want them, really fantastic veggie & vegan meals provided (you can buy other meals at local taverna if you want meat/fish occasionally), and interesting people from all around the world.
I like ashtanga so long as the teacher sticks to the physical and doesn't start spouting bollocks about stuff that is biologically incorrect- that does give me the rage. I think the physical benefits of yoga as a restorative practice are also better known so it's becoming more mainstream. Before, many people thought it was just for hippies.
AggressiveBunting If it used to be just for hippies, maybe the hippies knew better, right? Crete sounds really good, thank you! I will look into it. Thanks everybody for you opinions, If I find something interesting, I'll share it with you.
they are serious about yoga, but this is balanced with respect for your holiday too, so it's not like an ashram and it's not dogmatic at all. It is a great fun holiday, with some serious well supported yoga to start the day.
A regular yoga practice is transformational. It's impossible to explain this to the uninitiated. I'm an athlete and on the physical side it keeps me injury free from the other stuff I do. However it goes so much further than that in its benefits - better sleep, better mental attitude, better posture, fewer aches and pains to name a few. And it really is for everyone. The lady on the mat next me at my regular class is 92 years old- she doesn't want to be in pain and a drain on her family. What an inspiration.