What to wear to yoga is a pretty common and normal question I encounter in my work, and the answer usually revolves around – keep it comfortable and simple. But does the rule apply to yoga retreats? That topic is a bit wider, as you are taking more clothes, but how much should you think about fashion when going for a relaxing, battery-charging holiday?
Not a lot. An important part of going on a retreat is letting go of the materialism and the urban life we have to face daily. Becoming closer to nature, learning from it, and releasing the negative energy we pick up during our stressful days. Going on a retreat should be treated as a trip back to simplicity, that is giving us a lesson in being kinder to ourselves and people around us.
Practising yoga in nature is a beautiful experience, it really is one of those moments you dream of during a busy day in office. While the sun rises, and the light breeze goes through your hair the last thing you want to worry about is the way you look. So, do yourself a favour and just don’t try to look nice. You will probably get sand in your knickers, but that doesn’t really pair up well with those nice pearl earrings you have. So why not just enjoy the sand?
When packing your suitcase remember the warm sun rising every day in Spain, walking on the beach, the idyllic little cottage you will be staying in. Do you still want to bring those expensive shorts? Aim for your most comfy clothes, swimsuits and flip flops, maybe trekking shoes (for hiking in the woods), and any attire that makes you feel happy and relaxed. And don’t overthink it!
There are only a few places left to join Molly on her retreat in Spain this September! You can enjoy 6 days of yoga practice, included massages and beautiful rustic surroundings. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on that or any of the future retreats.