4 Helpful Tips For Packing For Your Meditation Retreat

Packing for your meditation retreat is a key part of getting ready for your retreat experience. Here's how to prep for your mindfulness retreat

James Wilson
April 1, 2019
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Packing to go on vacation can be fun, from packing your favorite sunglasses to making sure you don’t forget the suntan lotion, it’s exciting, yet hectic, because you don’t want to forget anything.  The same holds true for packing for a meditation vacation or retreat near you. You know that there will be meditation sessions and yoga, so you want to pack things to use for those practices, however, you want to pack stuff such as clothes for other activities as well. With that in mind, read on below for a few of the things that you’ll want to pack to take with you on your next retreat.

Yoga Clothes/Yoga Mat

There are many ways to relieve stress from holistic remedies to yoga and meditation. That’s why you’re heading out to a meditation retreat to begin with. However, the last thing you want to do is show up at a yoga session in uncomfortable jeans and without a yoga mat in sight. So, it stands to reason that the first things you need to pack in your carry all is your yoga clothes and the yoga mat you’re going to use.

Casual Clothes

Of course, you’re not going to spend all of your time on the yoga mat or in the meditation room. You’ll want to get out and see the sights and participate in other activities as well. This is where packing a few sets of casual clothes comes in handy. A few pairs of jeans, some shorts and tops and a couple of plus-size summer dresses for those casual days should do the trick.

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Going to a meditation retreat on vacation is just what the doctor ordered for most people. Making sure to pack what you need and leave behind what you don’t is the best way to avoid the stress of not having it there when you need it, don’t you think? Using the tips above to do your packing will ensure that you have a relaxing fun time on your vacation.

Comfortable Shoes

Meditation retreats are no place for heels. You’ll want to pack flip-flops and sandals, something that is easy to slip into and walk from one session to the other and then easy to slip out of when you get there. However, don’t forget to pack a pair of sneakers, or two, so that you can participate in any other outdoor activities that are offered as well.

Healthy Snacks

Depending on how long you’re going to be staying at the retreat, you might want to pack a few healthy snacks between meals. A meditation vacation is relaxing, but there’s work involved as well, you want to be able to keep up your energy for those sessions. On top of that, if you’re going to be traveling to get to the retreat, then you’ll want to avoid those tempting, highly overpriced snacks offered at the airport. Having snacks in your carry on will help you achieve that goal.

Conclusion

Meditation retreats can be profound, meaningful experiences. Pack prepared so you’ll be able to get the most out of your retreat.