Last year I had the great privilege of offering massage on a ladies wellness retreat hosted by Jennifer Oechsner of Warrior Flow. I had never been on a retreat and really did not know what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised! Even though I spent part of the time giving massage to the guests I left feeling rested, renewed, more balanced and overall healthier. I attribute this to all of the well planned and perfected details of the weekend. The beautiful surroundings and views of the Pacific Ocean, the warm cozy environment of the house, the absolutely amazing farm to table meals provided by Yamhill River Farm, the after hours chats and wine in the hot tub and especially the daily yoga and meditation lead by Jennifer. Every moment of the retreat was filled with the right amount of quiet, activity, camaraderie and relaxation. Sometime’s we just don’t know just how much we need to be the receiver and to be taken care of. I have discovered the reason for retreats now and that is taking the time to give back to the one that is most important and integral to keeping things in your world moving along smoothly: yourself. To truly find peace and regenerate from all of the tasks set before us in life we occasionally need a good “time-out” where EVERYTHING we need is provided for us and the Warrior Flow Wellness Retreat offers this rare oasis.
Yamhill River Farms
Have you been on a retreat? If so I would love to hear about your experience!