ABOUT OUR RETREATS…
Ibiza Retreats uniquely offer a truly tailor-made experience for each of our guests, to enable them to get the very most out of their time with us. We hold the space for each personal journey to happen gently and compassionately within a group process that offers the essential cognitive, physical, emotional and energetic tools for all our guests to ‘Feel, Heal & Transform’ during the retreat and ongoing, when back in reality.
Our gentle, soulful retreats offer holistic support alongside practical techniques to learn and take away with you, to incorporate into your day to day life, to help you continue to heal and grow. We offer a unique blend of yoga, mindfulness, life-coaching, holistic wellness workshops and tailor-made strategies for ongoing self-care.
The facilitation happens at your own pace, in your own way. You can keep it light and lively or feel free to dive deeper if you wish. We believe in a ‘gently does it’ approach; sometimes, less is more when it comes to finding your path to a more fulfilling life.
Do you want to uncover a true purpose in your daily life and find the courage to go for it? Or perhaps you simply need time to reflect, relax and receive. We take our cues from you.
All retreats include full-board accommodation with delicious vegetarian / cow-dairy free, locally sourced fresh seasonal product. (A typical day includes pre-yoga bites, a hearty, healthy brunch, afternoon snack, nuts, seeds, fruit, herbal island teas, and a delicious 3 course yet light to digest supper.)
In 2018 our cuisine will have a greater emphasis on medicinal plants, utilising firstly locally foraged herbs, in teas, salads and different dishes, as an experiential tasting-learning about their preventative and curative properties.
All guests receive a One-to-One Wellness Consultation and a luxurious full-body holistic massage to unwind the mind, clarify wishes, issues and needs and to ease them gently into the retreat experience. Also included in every retreat is morning meditation and yoga with a teacher plus teaching assistant, daily workshops, including nutritional guidance, sound healing, restorative yoga, drumming circles, Qi Gong, MET (Emotional Freedom Technique) and many more.
We seek to inspire our guests to reconnect with the calming and healing effects of mother nature, include a beach yoga session, (except on Boutique) an evening hike in nature, bare-foot earthing meditations, maze-walking, crystal mandala making and other magical surprises.
Also included is a celebratory dinner out on the last night at a beautiful local restaurant (drinks are extra) and a ‘Back-to-Life’ wellness consultation – on some retreats with yoga therapy – to empower guests to make positive changes and create a take-home daily practice to maintain the sense of inner-connection and other retreat benefits for their ongoing conscious evolution and enhanced wellbeing.
We have a wonderful team of hosts and wellness consultants, who are present throughout your stay to support you through the experience.
The yoga we offer is for all levels and the majority of our guests are beginner to intermediate level yet offers alignment details, philosophical and energetic teachings and therapeutic techniques to inspire yogis and yoginis at all stages of their development. We teach intelligent yoga, to inspire our guests to reawaken and learn to trust their innate body intelligence. Our teachers all share the philosophy that every body has a different story and will always offer modifications for recovering from injuries, pre and post natal and moon-cycle sensitivities. The yoga is grounded in hatha vinyasa flow, with yin yoga, restorative yoga, partner yoga, yoga nidra, pranayama, meditations and guided visualisations woven in. We have two teachers in every class to assist beginners with adjustments and modifications and to offer more advanced students personalized guidance to deepen your practice.
Our Harmonise, Rejuvenate and Get Glowing retreats in March, April, May and October are 5 nights.
In the peak months of June, July August and September our retreats are 6 nights and guests can have optional day out either on a catamaran, or another ‘on the water’ experience such as Paddle boarding or kayaking. This comes at an additional cost but with greatly subsidised rates through our on-island partners.
Whether you are coming alone or with friends – rest assured that you will meet like-minded souls and truth-seekers who will become friends for life too. Many of our guests have never been on a retreat before and we have many guests who try their first retreat with us then come back year after year.
The retreats are a “stimulant free” environment – phone, alcohol and caffeine free. We encourage guests to ‘switch off’ digitally as much as possible. Two weeks before arrival we send you information about how to prepare for your retreat
The prices of the retreats do not include any additional therapies you may want to experience while you are with us. Prices vary according to time of year / length of retreat, venue and accommodation type. Please contact us for the comprehensive pricing for the retreat you are interested in.
The retreats starts at 4pm on arrival day and finishes after yoga and brunch around midday on the day of departure.
ARRIVING AT THE RETREAT
THE RETREAT OPENS FROM 4PM ON THE DAY OF ARRIVAL, with Wellness Consultations, Welcome massages and the the Opening Circle and yoga starting at around 6pm. The first evening supper is around 8pm.
If you are arriving on an earlier flight, you will need to make your own arrangements for the day up until when the retreat opens. We offer some suggestions and recommendations in our Pre-Arrival email that you will receive about 10 days before the retreat.
We will also send you contact details for recommended transfer drivers, for you to arrange your arrival and departure to and from the retreat.
If you are arriving on a late flight and expect to arrive at the retreat later than 4pm, please let us know.
A note about sharing… for many people, coming to a retreat and sharing a room with someone you have never met can be a daunting experience. At Ibiza Retreats we always do our best to group like-minded individuals of similar ages into shared rooms. Over the ten years we have been doing this, we are happy to say we feel proud that we have introduced countless new friends to one another, who have gone on to remain friends for life. Why not try it? Your new best friend could be right here on this retreat with you!
At Ibiza Retreats we have two of our own exclusive Retreat locations, for our own Group Retreats and also for rental to Teachers and Group leaders looking to host their own retreat or wellness workshop.
Most of our retreats for 2018 will be hosted at our new hilltop location in the middle of the island, that we have recently taken on and is undergoing extensive 5* refurbishments this Winter. You can have a preview of our gorgeous new property here;
Our Early season (March April) and some of our July and August retreats are hosted from our original retreat home, the beautiful bohemian finca Casa Lakshmi Luz.
The links below show details for Casa Lakshmi which gives you a feel for this lovely location just outside the town of Santa Eularia, on the north – east coast of Ibiza.
BALEARICS ‘ECO’ TAX
In 2016 the Balearic Government introduced an ‘Eco Tax’ for all visitors to the islands of Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera, which all accommodation providers are obliged to collect from visitors staying with them. The tax has been levied to fund more sustainable tourism in the Balearic Islands and to support and fund various eco-projects across the archipelago.The tax is €1.10 per person per night and must be paid in cash before departure from your retreat accommodation.