I have been looking forward to this weekend
for almost a year now, or so it seems anyways. I am at a hotel outside of Tampa, Florida getting ready to attend the Warriors at Ease Retreat Training. This three-day long course was originally supposed to take place back in February but was rescheduled due to COVID-19. I’m not sure things are in a much different or “better” place than they were then, but that’s not what I plan to share about today.
As you probably already know,
yoga has become a huge part of my life over the last several years. During my yoga teacher training journey, I was introduced to Warriors at Ease and couldn’t be more grateful. Warriors at Ease brings yoga and meditation to military communities all over the world and supports the health, resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and connection of service members, veterans, and their families.
Currently I am a level 2 trained Warriors at Ease Teacher,
and am also in the training pipeline to be part of their faculty. I share that as a testament to my love for the organization and all that they do. When I learned about the opportunity to become certified to facilitate The Resilient Warrior Retreats, I felt a strong calling to attend. Leading retreats has always been part of my vision as a yoga teacher but to receive a curriculum that is specifically designed to provide participants with a toolbox that supports overall wellbeing and resilience is completely in line with the work I am already so passionate about.
I look forward to sharing more about all I learn this weekend. Stay tuned!
Admittedly, I am also really looking forward
to some time to myself. Honestly, I’m not sure the last time I had more than a few hours with just me, myself and I. The thought of it feels magical. As I was thinking about how to make the most of this time away, time to learn and time to refuel, I had a thought pop into my head – “maybe you should REALLY disconnect and refuel by completely unplugging from social media”. Now there’s an interesting thought. I’ve actually been contemplating similar thoughts quite a bit lately – is the amount of time I spend on social media contributing to my wellness or detracting from it?
The pros and cons of social media
have been on my mind quite a bit over the last few months. This seems like the perfect time to see what it’s like to completely disconnect. To allow myself the opportunity to fully experience this time away in a way that is refueling and growth oriented.
I will let you know how it goes!
Have you ever taken the time to disconnect for a period of time?
What did you do and how did you feel afterwards? I’d love to hear about it! Share in the comments. Oh and just in case you missed it, be sure to check out my first blog on this new site here.