5 Reasons to Have Your Bachelorette Party at a Yoga Retreat

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By Koya Webb

One tradition that I love is the bachelorette party. It’s all about celebrating transitions and milestones – and connecting a bride with her very best friends.

2020 changed many wedding celebrations, girlfriend travel plans and yes, bachelorette parties. So why should you have a bachelorette party at a yoga retreat?

As you plan for 2021 and beyond – why not consider going on a yoga retreat with your best friends to destress? Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming wedding, getting the girls together for a 2020 bachelorette party that didn’t end up happening, or just looking to connect with your friends before a big life milestone, here are a few reasons to consider the yoga retreat.

Yoga retreats can help you connect with your community – and small businesses – safely

Yoga retreats can take many shapes. Check in with your local yoga studios and yoga community – many teachers may be offering outdoor retreats and workshops with small groups – perfect for you and your bride squad.

Yoga retreats can be done in person or virtually

You can also consider working with a coach on a virtual yoga session you can experience together live. Gather all of your girlfriends for a perfect pre-wedding sweat session on Zoom, Google Hangouts or even FaceTime. Take a class together – no travel required!

And timing can be flexible – no matter what the pre, post or actual wedding celebration is like, you can fit in a yoga retreat anytime.

Even if you can’t be physically together, yoga retreats can foster connection beyond texts

To make the experience shared, consider thinking ahead and sending everyone a small care package as a way to tell them you care. Many of us haven’t been able to connect with our friends in real life due to the pandemic – a yoga mat, water bottle, or scented candle could brighten a bestie’s day.

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Shared yoga retreat experiences can help your squad destress

A few poses to request whether you’re a stressed out bride or member of the wedding party include:

  • Corpse pose – this relaxing pose can help you settle into your body
  • Child’s pose – by opening up the hips and back, help yourself let go of any of the wedding planning anxiety that may have been building up
  • Breath of fire – this is a breathing technique that consists of short strong exhales and passive inhales – it’s a great way to bring consciousness to your mind and body

Yoga retreats are fun

And remember: life milestones like weddings should be full of joy and connection. What greater way to foster joy and connection than by moving, breathing and laughing together with your loved ones?

AuthorClare

Senior public relations manager at Zulily