DIY Retreating

Retreat:  a place of security or safety;  withdrawal for a period of meditation, prayer, reflection, silence.

I think it’s a common misconception that we have to go to Costa Rica for ten days to practice yoga 6 hours a day or check into a pricey bed-and-breakfast for a long weekend with a stack of novels to be officially on retreat.

While I’d jump at the chance to stand in Tree Pose in the rainforest and encourage you to pamper yourself with room service and down comforters if you can, I’m a huge fan of the simple DIY-style retreat (do-it-yourself).  Designing your own personal retreat has the advantages of being spontaneous, free or almost-free, totally customized, and flexible.  Read more