So over the past 18 months I have been practicing yoga. It has changed my life and is such an important part of me now. I have been offered to attend a yoga retreat in bali. 2k, 9 days, yoga classes, mediation, massages etc in a 6 star resort. I really want to go but I can not shake the guilt of travelling overseas without my family. 2k is a lot of money to spend on a getaway for myself. What are your thoughts? Should I go for it....or is it a selfish thing to do?
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15-08-2014 14:28 #1
Your thoughts please?
15-08-2014 14:39 #2
For me, it's only selfish if you can't afford it. And not just money but time. I have a good friend who was a yoga teacher and she regularly attends Bali yoga retreats for around 9/10 days and absolutely loves them. Yoga is a part of who she is and she finds these retreats essential.
She manages her guilt by making sure her family is completely organised while she is away so no one carries a burden by her absence.
Personally I couldn't handle 9 days away from my kids but she said the time flew.
15-08-2014 15:00 #3
It depends if you have the money and the time. It's okay to look after yourself sometimes.
15-08-2014 15:12 #4
15-08-2014 15:14 #5
I agree with Sonja its only selfish if you cant afford it
15-08-2014 15:15 #6
I don't think it's selfish at all.
15-08-2014 15:18 #7
If the money is there I would do it. I'm actually hoping to do a Bikram yoga retreat sometime next year. I work hard and my family will benefit from having me back all refreshed and happy. Well that's my excuse anyway!
15-08-2014 16:22 #8
Definitely not selfish, go for it.
15-08-2014 17:56 #9
Go for it!
16-08-2014 10:47 #10
Thanks for all of your imput. I still haven't made a decision, guilt is a hard feeling to overcome. Ill think about it over the next week... Would be pretty amazing though!!
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