Because of the many pressures of living now, personal transformation retreats have become increasingly popular. A quick look-see through Internet sources will easily yield references to over a hundred different places with services for people who want some time away from the world to find a way to change themselves and their environment. If you are interested in spending some time for personal transformation in a place outside of your home or usual habitat, here is an overview of the choices you have.
Options for Personal Transformation Retreats
A first step to take when you look for a place to find sanctuary is to decide what kind of a retreat you want to make as you spend valuable time contemplating the way you will alter yourself and your surroundings. A lot depends on where you are in your journey of change. If you are beginning your journey, you might still be in the process of letting go, reformatting your own attitudes, or getting over failures and betrayals. In this case your needs would be very different from someone who wants to review how much he or she has accomplished and how much more needs to be done.
Some people also just need respite but do not want to spend their down time on a cruise or any other sort of vacation where energies need to be expended on socializing. You might want to check out the Ayahuasca Retreats being offered these days. Ayahuasca, according to some sources, is a plant mixture, and apparently, taking this “brew” induces one to go into altered states of consciousness. There is an ayahuasca trip to Peru that you can take, so make sure to check it out.
Places that market themselves as self-directed retreats usually offer services and facilities for transformation but they provide guests the option of managing their own time and activities. Most of these places have spaces for meditating alone although they have meditation classes too. There will be spas, exercise gyms, massage centers and possibly even lectures, videos and movies that can be taken at will, depending on what the visitor chooses.
If you were planning to try the self-directed option when you look into personal transformational retreats, you would get more from your stay if you decide at the onset exactly what you want to do. Then do look at the activities offered because although you may not want to join all and be tied to a schedule, you might find some pursuits worth attending.