Benefits of online retreats during stressful times

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It’s more common than ever for us to be experiencing stress and anxiety. As the world starts to come out of lockdown, the first half of 2020 has been unlike any other and our normal ways of life have been permanently changed.

With increased anxiety about going out, stress about finances and health and also the lack of social interaction, many people are finding the lockdown to have had a large and negative effect on their mental health.

One thing that may be able to offer a positive solution for some is online retreats. There are myriad benefits to online retreats, and those benefits are even more prevalent in times like these. As most of our customers already know, we are all about promoting health, wellness, and positivity. So with this in mind, we decided it was time to start offering our very own Kolibri Online retreats.

For all of our lovely customers who have purchased a Kolibri bespoke soft drink or CBD cocktail in June 2020 will be able to get free access to the first Kolibri Digital Retreat on Sunday, 5th July. In this retreat, our founder Kamila Sitwell joins Reiki Master Elaine to bring mindfulness and reiki to your home.

Before you RSVP to our digital retreat, take a moment to explore the benefits of online retreats and why they are more pertinent than ever in this current climate.

Discover new ways to relax, unwind and heal

Just like a normal retreat, an online retreat can open doors for you to discover new ways to relax, unwind and heal. With a variety of online retreats available, from reiki to mindfulness and even fitness retreats, there is plenty you are able to learn through your laptop screen.

Whilst we spend more time inside than usual, not only do we find ourselves with more free time but also with more worries. Taking part in an online retreat allows us to utilise the spare time we have to discover new ways to improve ourselves.


Access professional teachings around the world

For those who don’t live in larger cities, gaining access to professional retreats, classes or talks might be a challenge and you might find you have to travel a long way to get great quality teachers. However, one of the best things about online retreats is their ability to bring professionals from around the world to your home.

Whether you complete a yoga flow guided by an instructor on the beaches of Australia or access a mindfulness seminar being filmed in America, online retreats bring the experts to you.

Enjoy them from your own, personal space

If you have found yourself with higher levels of anxiety during COVID-19, particularly when it comes to being out of your home and in close proximity to others, you may not be interested, or even able to visit a normal class or retreat.

By accessing an online retreat, you can enjoy everything in the comfort of your own personal space. This way, you do not need to add extra stress by going into the world and being elbow-to-elbow with new people.

Equally, if social situations are a cause of stress for you anyway, being able to sit behind a laptop screen is a great way to manage your social anxiety. With the ability to turn off your camera and microphone at will, or even leave the session quickly and easily, it’s a great way to gain that much-needed social interaction without putting yourself into a demanding position.

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Join a new community and meet new people

Whether you find that your friends and loved ones don’t have the same mindfulness interests as you, or you are just looking to meet new people and expand your current circles, taking part in online retreats can allow you to join a whole new community and make lasting friendships.

Coming together with a common goal, those who take part in online retreats might find they meet kindred spirits in other participants, or in their hosts.

Educate yourself on the healing benefits of CBD

If this isn’t the first Kolibri blog you’ve read, you’ll know we are avid promoters of CBD and have even designed our bespoke CBD drinks for a great Cannabidiol experience. Whilst there is a wealth of CBD information available online, including the CBD drinks news on our blog, hearing it first hand is an even better learning experience.

Giving you the floor to ask your own questions, hear sage advice and first-hand accounts, the Kolibri Digital Retreat is a great place for CBD beginners to learn more and educate themselves.

Benefits of online retreats during stressful times:

  • Discover new ways to relax, unwind and heal
  • Enjoy them from your own, personal space
  • Access professional teachings from around the world
  • Join a new community and meet new people
  • Educate yourself on the healing benefits of CBD

If you are interested in trying an online retreat, anyone who buys a Kolibri sugar-free drink or CBD drink in June 2020 will be able to access the Kolibri Digital Retreat for free.

About the author:

Kamila is a bestselling author of  “Bespoke. How to radically grow your bar and restaurant business through personalisation”, and passionate trend-spotter for the UK Eating Out market with thousands of followers on her widely popular blog

With a decade of hands-on experience collaborating with hospitality influencers and insight experts and a background in setting strategies for leading brands, Kamila has become the industry champion for truly bespoke and guest-centric experiences.

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