Perhaps you are already practicing yoga at home and want to go deeper, or you just want to make yoga part of your new routine. Wherever you are on your yoga journey, if you spend more time at home these days, you should improve your practice with a yoga retreat at home.
I teamed up with my Yogi teammates at Three Jewels – an NYC and now a virtual studio – to share ways you can recreate a yoga retreat experience in your own home. Sure, your home won't be able to closely mimic the yoga escape experience on the beach that you can think of when you think of a "yoga retreat," but you will still be able to take advantage of some of the benefits to pull out of your little corner of the world.
In fact, if you're looking for shelter locally, it's actually a great time to try out an intense yoga experience. Now, free from many of the usual distractions from the outside world, you can penetrate deeper into your body and mind. In addition, today's social distancing has an uncanny resemblance to the loneliness that yogis have developed since the beginning of practice to enrich their work.
The following suggestions relate to what to do before and during a one-day retreat. However, you can repeat and reuse them at any time. You may want to dedicate three days to a retreat at home, or you may even feel inspired to incorporate an element into your everyday life.