Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Is a Group or Solo Retreat Best for You?

Group retreats can  be very powerful
The energy and shared intention of a focused group creates a strong foundation for a renewing, transforming retreat. Having some amount of human interaction in alternation with alone time on your retreat makes it easier to re-integrate back into your daily life when you come home.

Many group retreats are guided
Having a skilled guide can be an enormous help, particularly for people who lack the experience to design and execute an effective retreat for themselves. This can be particularly true when the group is small enough so that the guide personal feedback and direction to each retreatant.

I’m a natural introvert, so I’ve chosen to do countless solo retreats over the years. I tend to be able to relax more fully and receive deeper inspiration and renewal when I’m on my own.

If, like me, you’ve had a lot of experience with solo retreats, you probably don’t need a guide.  But, if you’re relatively new to retreats or have done only group retreats, you might it beneficial to have a guide if you opt for a solo retreat. 

Find someone you trust who will tune into your needs, not try to run you through a cookie-cutter model.  A sensitive retreat guide will know when to offer guided meditations and spiritual life coaching and when you are best served by silence and being in your own space.

I offer guided group retreats during the Summer and guided solo retreats year-round on sacred Mount Shasta.  For more info, please click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment