But then I met my beautiful hosts for the week, the absolutely gorgeous Caitlin and Nicole, they made me feel so welcome and by the end of the first day, I knew I had found something very special.
I realised that BYC was more than just yoga and meditation, it was a place to come and be nurtured holistically.
As the days passed, I began to feel amazing, I was nourishing myself on every level, not only was the yoga and meditation classes helping me to relax physically, it was teaching me to slow down and connect with my spiritual side, and with that came a calmness that I had never felt before. The Sattvic meals were an absolute highlight, and by the end of the week after eating such pure, clean food, I felt so much better, with more energy and a real sense of wellbeing. I felt like I was glowing from the inside out!
It was also lovely to have the afternoons to myself and either have some much appreciated quiet time wandering through the beautiful gardens, reading a book, or indulging in one of the amazing treatments that are included.
The retreat hosts and staff are a group of such different people from all over the world, but they manage to provide a unique environment that is so warm, friendly and welcoming, it feels like a big happy family.
I have since completed two more retreats and each time I leave, I come away with more knowledge and inspiration than before. I have been able to implement many of the things I have learnt into my everyday life, and feel I am living a much happier and healthier life.
Byron Yoga Centre is a truly magical place.