Updated: Mar 16
I just got back from our AcroSpirit Acroyoga Retreat in Amed, Bali and it was so damn good! This was I think our 6th or 7th AcroSpirit retreat, and it honestly feels like everyone gets better and better each time. This retreat especially just re-highlighted and illuminated how much I love sharing Acro and how special these retreats really are! Sadly due to covid lockdowns, it had been 5 months since our previous Acro retreat. So I think I was starting to forget how it felt to lead one of these events and how rewarding it can be.
I am super grateful that we managed to make this one happen, and I am actually very excited to organize the next one. This particular retreat was a bit of a challenge, delaying several times due to lockdown and restrictions. So for it to finally come together and with a beautiful bunch of students, it was really special. The community vibes, the amazing feedback that we got, and just the interactions and shared energy throughout the retreat were the biggest highlights for me. Plus it doesn't even feel like so much effort leading the retreat because I get to be part of it too, and very much participate in all of the activities. It's kind of like an acro retreat for myself too! :)
So anyway, as I'm on a high right after this retreat, I want to share what we got up to and my favorite bits from an awesome weekend. To give you an insight into what one of these events is like. First off, we ran this event in Amed which is on the far east coast of Bali. It's a diving hub that attracts some tourism for its dive spots, calm oceans, and nice warm weather. The retreat we choose was nice and isolated and situated right on the beach itself. So we had amazing views of the ocean, and also a really nice pool and yoga shala. We started off the retreat with an opening circle and some icebreaker games and name games so that everyone got comfortable with each other. Then we moved straight into the first acro class which was good fun! In actuality the class was maybe a little bit too challenging for the level of students, so we ended up adjusting the content down and in the following classes, which ended up working out really nicely. After the acro class, we had a nice group dinner and then headed down to the beach for a bonfire hangout and music jam. This was probably one of my highlights of the retreat, being super cozy on the beach with a roaring fire and getting to play guitar and sing songs together is always so much fun.