This was my first She Recovers retreat. I knew I would love it, but I didn’t know how much. Yoga is my path to spirituality and although I’m used to a very different style of yoga, I loved the Hatha yoga. I loved the readings, music, chakra work, meditations and yoga philosophies that Taryn shared with us. I also loved being surrounded by and identifying with so many interesting, dynamic and strong women recovering in so many different areas of their lives.
This retreat was so much more than I expected. It brought me in touch with so many different people who I wrongly assumed I had little in common with and would otherwise never have had the occasion to meet. It turned out to be incredibly powerful to be surrounded by a group of strong, resilient women. Despite our variety of ages, occupations, religions and nationalities, we were united in our commitment to overcome our histories, have faith in our futures, and embrace the present.
My time at the She Recovers retreat was transformational. The retreat forced me to rest and reflect on all the things I am grateful for and take an inventory of what could be better. Taryn has the ability, through her yoga instruction, to pierce your heart and allow your body and mind to tell you exactly what you need to hear in the moment. This was an incredible experience that I believe will change my life. I will always be grateful.
The best part of the retreat for me was the time to pause, reflect and get honest with myself as to what’s really been going on within me, my soul…what to keep, what to change, and then the chance to reset. Magic happened for me at this Sacred Pause retreat. I hope to be able to attend again next year.
I have pretty high standards and I can be both picky and hard to please from a dietary perspective. Attending the inaugural She Recovers retreat in Mexico exceeded my expectations on every level. The yoga classes, the food, the accommodations, the fabulous women I got to know at the retreat – all left me with an indelible positive impression. I came away leaner, lighter, relaxed and with new friends and fabulous memories.
My whole attitude toward my job/my life has changed since the California retreat. I was so fried when I arrived and by the time I left I was refreshed in a way that I can’t even explain. I’m actually a little teary about it — a big deal for me. I can’t quite explain what happened in my head but it is really magical.