Going on a holiday and retreat is not the same thing; there is a huge difference between them. Holidays are about doing more but the retreat is simply about being. Retreats encourage you to leave the outside world behind and step away from all the drains and stress of your life. After attending the retreat you are going to feel refreshed, inspired and deeply rested. Thus, it is going to help you gain clarity as well as seek a deeper truth.
A retreat is going to take your practice to the next level. Whatever the levels of yoga experience you have, a retreat will help you to go beyond that. As most of the retreats include twice daily yoga which helps to increase your strength, flexibility as well as your awareness for practice more than you would ever believe or think. The main reason behind organizing a yoga retreat is to take you out from your comfort zone make you more inspiring and surrounded by new people. Therefore, a retreat is the perfect time when you can explore new things.
One of the beautiful things about going to retreat alone is that you already share a common interest as well as passion with everyone else. Within a week strangers are going to become your friends and you will open yourself to sharing with, growing and learning. Thus, you are going to learn many new things.