Leading a yoga retreat can be a deeply rewarding experience. Organizing a yoga retreat, however, can be an overwhelming endeavor. Beyond planning and teaching your classes, you’re responsible for choosing and booking a venue, planning the agenda, marketing the event, and managing enrollment. I’ve led over 15 yoga retreats now, but planning my very first one was a huge learning experience. I spent a lot of time visualizing the kind of experience I wanted to offer my students and organizing it, but I had no idea what I was doing. I remember having a lot of questions and feeling overwhelmed by all of the decisions I had to make. What have I learned over the years? Planning a successful retreat is about designing an experience. Visualize the kind of space you would like to create for your students and let it guide you through the planning process. Here, six steps to help you keep big-picture perspective as you focus on the details and create a retreat that reflects your intention.
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Chrissy Carter is a yoga educator, writer, meditation teacher, and lifestylist based in New York. She shares her passion for yoga and the art of mindful living on her blog, H(OM)E. Chrissy is a senior teacher at YogaWorks, where she has been leading teacher trainings for over a decade. She teaches meditation classes at MNDFL and is a featured teacher on Meditation Studio App. Follow Chrissy on Instagramand Facebook.