- Start by writing down the obvious things such as the names of people you love, your abilities or best experiences, even material things. Be sure to note down why you are thankful at a deeper level. Try to go beyond the ego!
- Try to write down different things everyday. This will challenge you to unlock more and more things you never noticed. Also, it will help you to be more present in your day, bringing more peace to your world.
- As your wisdom and openness grows, try to look at all experiences as part of one amazing unfolding, and see the grace at work in every piece. Saint Francis of Assisi used to say thank you for every single thing that happened to him, even when he got beaten up, because he understood the hidden treasures in all of life’s experiences.
Whether your life is “good” or “bad” is ultimately nothing more than a statement about your thoughts. This sounds crazy but it is a profound truth that, if properly digested, can totally transform our lives. Gratitude journaling is an excellent way for each of us to understand this truth, and unlock its power.
There is only one universe but millions upon millions of worlds – one world for every pair of eyes that looks out at the universe. Each world takes in the information coming from the universe and processes or interprets it in its own unique way. Usually, things that are deemed “bad” within a human world have remarkable sticking power compared to things that are deemed “good”. We replay our bad experiences to ourselves so many times more than our good ones, and seem to remember them much longer. As bad as things may seem, with so many worlds around, there will always be people on this earth who would absolutely love to have one of your bad days.
Gratitude journaling can really change your world. Each day, you make a list of things you are thankful for that day. Here’s the power hidden inside: Through paying attention to the “good” things and taking measures to remember them, they will start to stick much more than the “bad” things. Also, through consciously being open to them, you will notice so many more good things that you used to just overlook. Your world will start to look different. Eventually, your thoughts will move from mostly negative to mostly positive, as the “good” things start occupying them and an attitude of thankfulness starts to truly set in. Then the magic happens – Your whole world will shift. You will be amazed. You might even find that the “bad” things start to enter your list, for when viewed with wisdom, you will see how they were necessary or somehow helpful in directing the course of your life. What an amazing paradox!
Here are a few pointers to get you going:
Changing the world begins with changing YOUR world. Try this out as an experiment. It might turn out to be one of the best things you ever “do with your life” :).
When: October 12 – October 18, 2014
Where: Ibiza, Spain
Submerge yourself in a peaceful detoxifying environment, deepen your yoga practice, learn about nutrition & healthy cooking, cleanse and relax in Ibiza this coming fall. After a week with Nectar Yoga you’ll feel renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated, we promise!
A peaceful haven welcomes you where the air is pure and clean. The view of distant peaks piercing through the morning mist is a perfect way to start off your day of yoga & well-being. You’ll be led through two daily yoga and meditation sessions in the yoga dome taught by Amrita and Mirella, your retreat hosts. Whether you are new to yoga or deepening your existing practice, you’ll gain a stronger awareness of your mind, body and spirit connection after your week with us.
This hillside property features a centuries-old “finca”, or traditional farmhouse, one detached adobe cottage and two adjoining stone dwellings which are truly one-of-a-kind. A terraced swimming pool, framed by extra-large group seating and dining, is the focal point of the main house’s exterior. Natural rock landscaping, beds of fresh herbs, including mint and rosemary, trees bearing almonds, figs, pomegranates, oranges are yours to indulge in. Hammocks dot the property giving you many options to choose from when in search of a place to relax and rest.
This small exclusive retreat is your perfect getaway this Fall. Join Nectar Yoga for a retreat you’ll always remember.
Join Nectar Yoga this fall for a truly unique and exotic retreat adventure. Nectar Yoga Retreat Morocco.
WEEK 1: October 26 – November 1, 2014 SOLD-OUT!
WEEK 2: November 1 – November 8, 2014. LIMITED SPACE REMAINS
Breathtaking natural surroundings as well as a treasure trove of antiques, artifacts and art work, makes this gem a perfect yoga retreat destination. Your body will feel toned, stretched, relaxed and lighter after your week with Andrea, owner of Nectar Yoga.
Enjoy the beautifully manicured grounds, a private olive grove, stunning interior spaces, dip in the outdoor infinity pool, meditate in the open air yoga studio, walk through the countryside, a guided tour of Marrakesh, a henna party, outdoor cinema, reading, and relaxing are just a few of the activities you will partake in during your Nectar Yoga Morocco Retreat.
This small exclusive retreat is your perfect exotic getaway. Feel the warmth of the Moroccan sun this Fall with Nectar Yoga.
A row of fountains in a garden of roses leads you to the front door of your Nectar Yoga Morocco Retreat. Everything you see has a story to tell, with treasures gathered the world over. With 99% positive feedback of Trip Advisor and articles in Elle Decor, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveller and over 20 more, this location is sure to leave you in awe.
The 800 square-foot Pool is the centrepiece of the property, inviting you to cool off during the warm days. Loungers & umbrellas offer the perfect spot to sunbathe or read.
Hidden away in the olive grove, is the Outdoor Cinema. This exclusive theatre has a huge screen, amazing surround sound, deckchair seating and a fire pit to warm up during the evenings. It’s a memorable spot to watch Casablanca under the stars.
Another magical feature is the exotic Arabian Dining Tent. Lush carpets create a cozy atmosphere and the one-of-a-kind linens will provide the perfect backdrop to the delicious evening meals that you will be served here.