benefits of meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

Exploring the scientifically based research on the health benefits of meditation

Take a deep breath and relax….

benefits of meditation

In recent times, meditation has become a major topic of interest in the field of scientific research. People are becoming increasingly aware of its practice and benefits. A number of scientific studies, on the various types of meditation and relaxation techniques, and their impact on our overall health, have emerged. Continue reading

reasons a yoga retreat will change your life

4 Reasons a Retreat will change your life

It’s so easy to find yourself overwhelmed by the daily worries and stress of the fast-paced modern world. Never-ending ‘to-do list’ weigh us down with the seemingly impossible to complete tasks that are continuously updated and extended by mobile devices that ensure we are contactable around the clock. Sometimes it can feel as though there is nowhere to hide.

As we try our best to keep on top of the errands and chores of daily life we rarely give ourselves time to take a breath before one day rolls into the next and we start again. Today our bodies and minds are never given enough time to rest and recharge. A retreat can be the perfect solution to replenish your health and boost body and mind to a peak level of wellness.

Although perhaps only a temporary escape, in essence, finding absolute seclusion, at any one of the retreats now available all over the world in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet, can yield benefits that may change your life for the better, enabling you to live a healthier and more balanced life upon your return home. 

I stand testament to this having nearly run myself into an early grave during a highly stressful, yet successful 10-year career in sales and marketing. Today things look a lot different; after experiencing my first retreat on the advice of a colleague, I began studying in my own time and after becoming professionally qualified took the leap in starting my own health and wellness business and am now proud to offer health retreats in Bali, Indonesia.



4 reasons a yoga retreat will change your life

In a day where it is rare to even get a few minutes of peace from mobile devices, computers, family, and friends, being released from these distractions can provide an opportunity, perhaps the first in a long time, for true reflection.

When was the last time you made time in your life to experience the benefits of being alone? To spend a moment in true solitude away from your mobile phone?

Money, Time, and Work can make you feel imprisoned in your current reality. Having the opportunity to enjoy activities such as meditation, yoga, exercise, creative arts or even just taking a walk in nature can deepen your self-awareness, boost creativity and can be enjoyed alone.

This seclusion from the modern world can give you a whole new perspective on how you are living your life. The almost sacred path to self-discovery in solitude can let you better hear and feel what it is you truly desire, hold important and what it is that your soul has been yearning for.

True self-love and nurturing a healthy self-relationship can enable us to have healthier relationships with others.


Whether your perfect break from reality would include health & fitness, adventure, nutrition, relaxation & stress reduction, all of course yielding benefits to your health, you can guarantee a retreat is available

There are a vast array of retreats available at scenic locations spread across the globe to suit every different type of person. From the specialist ‘Prestige Boot Camp’s in Spain, ‘Macrobiotic weeks’ in Scotland, yoga or meditation retreats across South East Asia and others providing an assortment of activities and classes.

Whichever retreat you would choose to suit your interests or ambitions all are organised with the target of returning you home refreshed, feeling revitalised and reconnected to your body, mind and soul.

Offering a multitude of health benefits it is important you choose an escape that is well organised and will provide you the education, tools, and continuing support to stay the course of a healthier lifestyle once home.


4 reasons a yoga retreat will change your life

Powerful backdrops like those found in South East Asia or Costa Rica provide flawless settings for deep relaxation, healing, and transformation.

Being surrounded by nature will take you back to your alpha mind state helping you to really feel your environment and your place within it, altering your energy and vibration and creating a sense of gratitude for the smallest of things.

Perhaps a profound experience in itself escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life stresses, walking, hiking and living in nature offer the further, perhaps now alien to us living in the modern world, opportunity to connect with nature.

Hiking through the jungle teaming with wildlife or swimming at the base of a waterfall there are retreats available globally and the natural environments to be explored are endless.

Perhaps you already feel a connection with nature, spending time at a retreat will further serve to deepen it. These experiences are unforgettable and will change the way you look and feel with nature on your return, even if you must return back to the busy city.


Whether skiing or surfing as part of an ‘adventure’ retreat, practicing yoga and meditation in a more spiritual escape or fasting as part of a detox; a retreat will undoubtedly provide an opportunity for new skills and lessons to be learned and experiences to be enjoyed.  

Trying new activities or practicing those you already enjoy in a new environment, with new teachers and other participants, expose you to new experiences and mindsets that all serve to mould and shape you, no matter how significantly or insignificantly it may seem.

This experience, as a whole, will leave you feeling calmer, more connected to who you are and more present in day-to-day life. This is something you will take home after any retreat.


bec weeden retreat

Bec Weeden – A qualified Health, Lifestyle, Integrative Nutrition Coach, and a Yoga Teacher. Having had first-hand experience of the stress and unhealthy lifestyle factors that come with working full-time, juggling a career, friends, family and social life, during a high-end corporate career in sales and marketing for over 10 years, I began studying my passions on the side and decided to take the leap and change my life. I launched IN2U Health and Wellness to focus on bringing real holistic and healthy lifestyle changes to busy people to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life. 

inspirational yoga quotes

ॐ 30 Inspirational Yoga Quotes ॐ

  1. “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” – Aadil Palkhivala
  2. “Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source -the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.” – Julie Weiland
  3.  “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho
  4. “Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” -Rolf Gates
  5. “Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”
  6. “The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.”
    – Amit Ray
  7. “Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind.”
    -Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra
  8. “The five points of yama, together with the five points of niyama, remind us of the Ten Commandments of the Christtian and Jewish faiths, as well as of the ten virtues of Buddhism. In fact, there is no religion without these moral or ethical codes. All spiritual life should be based on these things. They are the foundation stones without which we can never build anything lasting. ”
    -Swami Satchidananda
  9. “Don’t wait for a better world. Start now to create a world of harmony and peace. It is up to you, and it always has been. You may even find the solution at the end of your fork.”
    – Sharon Gannon,Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Path to Greater Health and Happiness
  10. “Yoga does not start or end on your mat, but is present in every breath you take.”
    -Evita Ochel
  11. “The purpose of Hatha Yoga is to establish a body that is less susceptible to outside influences – a stable platform to build on.”
  12. “Do your practice and all is coming.” -Sri Pattabhi Jois
  13. “Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.” -Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi
  14. “The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” -Geeta Iyengar, daughter of B. K. S
  15. “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.”-Yogi Bhajan, Guru of Kundalini Yoga
  16. “Put you heart, mind, intellect, and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”-Swami Sivananda, founder of Sivananda Yoga
  17. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” –  Jason Crandell,
    Yoga Teacher
  18. “The path of yoga is the path of self-discovery. As our self-image disintegrates, we contact our true self. Life becomes a great joy.” – Amrit Desai, Yoga Teacher
  19. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”-B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Master
  20. “Yoga takes us to the present moment, the only place where life exists.”-Anonymous
  21. “You cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening your own.”  – Rumi
  22. “Breath is life.”Krishnamacharya
  23. “A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” -Zen Shin
  24. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita
  25. “Peace comes from within, do not seek it without.” – Buddha
  26. “As the mind, so the man; bondage or liberation are in your own mind.” – Sanskrit saying
  27. “The strength of a tree lies in its ability to bend.” – Zen
  28. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tsu
  29. “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – T.K.V. Desikachar
  30. “Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar