Clutter steals your attention, energy and time. Practice silence for part of the day. This is important, because the structure of a retreat optimizes the experience. I suggest 1 to 3 hour blocks of time.
In the most literal sense of the word, be present. You'll have to give up your need for alone time in your retirement. Be sure to connect with each person in a one-on-one conversation at least once. Your students need to know that you care about them in order to build their trust.
I teamed up with my yogic teammates at Three Jewels, a virtual studio in New York and now, to share ways to recreate a yoga retreat experience in your own home. While it may seem like obvious advice, any yoga instructor who wants to open their own retreat center should consider the monetary aspects of the trip. While this seems like an obvious concern for anyone looking to start a business, it's important to consider the business aspect of your yoga retreat project. It's also a great way to connect with potential yoga students and inspire them to start practicing yoga.
Although there are breaks, weekends and holidays, you should be prepared to accept the fact that most of your “off” days will be spent preparing, improving and improving your yoga retreat center. While it's natural to be excited about the first yoga retreat of your life, remember not to get carried away by the decor. But if you're organizing a yoga retreat just for money and free trips, you're not being fair to your students. Maybe you've already been practicing yoga at home and want to go deeper, or maybe you're just anxious to make yoga part of your new routine.
Facebook also allows people to review and rate their experience, which creates a good reputation for any company, so make sure that your yoga retreat center also has a link to Facebook and Instagram. When you open a yoga retreat center, it's helpful to know the language of the people you need to interact with, and this will help you teach more fluently. Having maximum coverage on social media will definitely be a successful start for your yoga retreat center. Yoga retreats can be life-changing experiences for your students; a time to deepen their practice, be part of a sangha or community and connect more deeply with themselves.
A yoga retreat center has the potential to be economically profitable if you use certain tactics to obtain maximum business benefits. If your intention is only to earn a lot of money and travel for free, organizing a yoga retreat isn't for you.