Here are two ways to find the perfect retreat for you. We covered some other factors that may influence the choice of retreat for you.
Firstly, decide if you which type of retreat would you like to go on – Yoga Retreat, Fitness Retreat, Mindfulness Retreat, Spa Retreat. Then research extensively, on Google, Facebook groups and Om & Away to find a retreat that you relate to. Look out for reviews, activities included, accommodation types if comfort is important to you.
Well, you don’t know which program to pick you tell me. You are looking to go on a health / yoga / wellness retreat, but don’t have one particular one in mind. You do however, want to go to Thailand for example.
Well, if you have a destination in mind, we can take you on a tour of that location and see that you can find there. So firstly, pick a destination. And then research on the retreats they have there, on Om & Away, we compile only the best of each city and make them available for you.
Either way, do your research and look into the factors below as well. That way you will be prepared, and have the best time of your life!
A very important factor is the cost of the retreat. As the spectrum of retreats is so wide, so will the cost of these retreats – these will range from affordable retreats that cost less than $1000 to more than $5,000. Have a figure in your mind on how much you are willing to spend. Then you can search for a retreat based on your budget.
There are a few factors that will affect the cost of the retreat- The number days, the type of accommodation for example. You might choose to opt to share a room with another retreat participant – this could greatly reduce the cost of the retreat.
DO keep in mind, you will still need to apportion a part of the total budget to the airfare and hotel transfers if they are not included.
Most of the meals, should be included in the price, that’s why it seems like retreat costs are so high. But in reality, all the costs are bundled up for you, and it makes life so much easier! In the inclusives, there could be spa sessions, workshops, tours. So do look carefully at the inclusions, so you are aware of what exactly you are paying for.
Also, there are many times, our retreat go-ers would like to extend their stay in the city. So do budget in hotel rates and expenditure for after the retreat.
Most retreats are multi-level, which means that even if you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, it would be suitable for you. However, do look out for pre-pre-requisites needed if the retreat is a specialised skill retreat, for example, a Yoga Teacher Training or a Pilates Retreat. Sometimes, there is pre-work to be done before the retreat, like fasting, or reading some material. It is all very fun as you prepare in anticipation for the exciting 10 days!
Some retreats are located off the beaten track, so enquire to make sure transport is provided. We at Om & Away are always here to answer any questions, and be with you through the whole booking process, only a whatsapp away.
Majority of the retreats are a week long, so do look for a retreat that suits the duration of time you can be away. There are weekend retreats for you who would just like a weekend getaway, or 7-14 days experiences where you will be able to reap the most benefits by being immersed in the retreat for that amount of time.
These are the main factors that may influence the decision you make in looking for the perfect retreat! If you have more decision making factors that you would like to share with us, do drop it in the comments below!