With most retreats and hotels in Ibiza shut up for winter, we are offering a special and exclusive peek into ‘out of season’ authentic and local island life; all the magical parts of Ibiza the tourists don’t see! The retreat will offer personal wellbeing guidance and activities in the run up to Christmas. It offers a chance to release all the challenges of 2017, and let go of accumulated body stress to enable a peaceful Christmas time.
The program we are running is a combination of sleepy, beautiful and natural island life, with log fires, the best sunsets of the year, locals’ cafes, events and silent beaches… with a deep releasing yoga program, meditation and self healing workshops, transformational energy work and rustic organic home-cooking. The house will be warm and cosy, with romantically lit outdoor areas, autumnal spiced air and crackling olive wood fires.
The retreat runs from Thursday to Monday with a perfect balance of relaxation with body movement and nourishment. The retreat villa is a charming forest hideaway, flooded with sunligh, set on a hillside with far reaching views over San Carlos and the Morna Valley. It is in easy walking distance to San Carlos, a bohemian village with a famous market, ideal for Christmas shopping. Within five minutes there are 5 of the islands best beaches, which are pristine and stunning at this time of the year. Hiking the surrounding countryside and coastline will be offered as part of the included program, there is so much to see, surprisingly the island is lush and green in December and the days are warm.
In the evenings we will relax with wind down yoga, hearty yet ‘figure loving’ meals and the opportunity to enjoy peace and quiet, good books and optional extra activities (connecting with the young and creative winter resident community). Winter approaching is a time to remember how to hibernate and to rise with the sun, meeting the day with sun salutations and new rituals to take home and into 2018. After this retreat you will be ready to bring in the new!
Instruction Level: All levels
Instruction Language: Englis
Thursday - Arrivals, welcome meeting, 1st Yoga class introduction and evening mead
Friday to Sunday - 9 - 11am: Morning Yoga
12pm: 1 to 1 coaching and therapies
6pm: Evening Yoga
9-11am: Morning Yoga
11.15 am: Last brunch and farewells
The house sits on a hill surrounded by pine trees, creating a quiet and peaceful space, and yet only a few minutes walk from the charming village of San Carlos, situated on the East side of the
The house has 5 bedrooms, including some with en-suite bathroom, a little studio on the ground floor, with its own bathroom and kitchenette.
All bedrooms are very spacious, with a lot of storage space and natural light, all opening up on terraces with beautiful views.
There are 2 big living rooms, terraces for outside dining and, a big area to relax on sun lounges around the pool.
All the bedrooms have natural light and are very spacious, opening up on the terraces.
The village is 5 to 10 minutes drive from some of the nicest beaches of the Island (Cala Nova, Es Figueral, Cala Llena)… It is also 5 to 10 min walk from the famous Hippy Market, Las Dalias. A great way to spend your Saturdays, finding some local craft stalls, clothes, jewellery or just enjoy the local vibe, especially out of high season.
The Island of Ibiza is pretty small (40 km North to South) so it is a real treat to go exploring the various areas and villages, all with their own charm. Whilst driving on these roads you will be amazed by the luxurious nature and surroundings.
The South offers also spectacular beaches like Cala D’hort overlooking the majestic of rock of Es Vedra or the more hype beach of Salinas.
In the North you can discover more beaches like Benirras and its famous sunset drumming nights on Sunday, or explore more unspoiled cricks and bays.
The beauty, diversity and energy of Ibiza is very unique, it won’t leave you untouched.
Check ins from:
Thursday 12 pm
Monday 12 pm
How to get there:
Many taxis are available from the Airport and in many ways this is certainly the easiest (but not the only) option.
It will cost you appx 35€ and ride will take about 20 minutes.
BY CAR HIRE
You can also decide to hire a car (a great option if you wish to go exploring the Island during your stay).
All main Car hire companies are available straight from the Airport terminal and offer great deals.
In any options you choose, we are here to help. We will always be available over the phone on your arrivals. and able to help you with any information needed.
Yoga Teacher: Arlette Amouyan
Years of dance practice in France (Classical and contemporary) awakened in me very early a great sensitivity for the aesthetics of movement, the body and later the role of the breath in the physical practice. Which is when I moved from Dance to Yoga studios.
Quite quickly, I felt the need of deepening my knowledge, and unveiling what lay beyond the physical aspect of the practice. I enrolled into a British Wheel of Yoga foundation course and straight after, a Hatha Teacher Training Diploma course (BWY 500 hrs certification). I carried on also with my practice in Ashtanga Yoga and did an intensive Teacher Training in the Primary Series of Ahtanga , followed by a further traditional training in India.
From then my passion only grew; teaching, sharing what I know became an immense pleasure and I am deeply grateful for the experience.
The mixture of these different styles of Yoga as well as my background in dancing, help me understand deeply the body, the breath and the physical aspect of the practice. Many further studies through my teacher trainings, enabled me to link the physical practice with the philosophical facet of the powerful discipline. Whilst retaining my integrity with the roots of this ancient practice I believe in a non dogmatic approach to sharing this knowledge and teaching.
I have now been teaching for over 10 years, in London, Barcelona and Ibiza, and looking forward to share and practice with you!
Our Chef and Host: Leah Kamath
Leah is a full time resident on this beautiful island of Ibiza – she has spent a great deal of time traveling, working
and living in many countries experiencing different cultures and their cuisine.
Through this love affair, creativity, intuition and a playful alchemy towards aromatics, fragrances and flavor inspire the delightfully delicious, colourful and explorative world of Leah’s cooking.
Supporting the community and local small businesses play an important part of sourcing produce and ingredients. Knowing who your producers are, where and how your produce comes to your table is all part of the culinary journey – Intention and awareness is everything when making healthy and informative food choices.
Soulful, uncomplicated clean food that is healthy, nutritious, balanced are those all important attention to detailing that is Leah’s signature –
‘You bring a smile to the table and we read from the same page – Made with Love’
850 - 1250 euros
4 nights accommodation
Daily delicious rustic home cooked meals
2 hours morning yoga – rooftop, garden and indoor shala.
1 hour evening candlelit yoga
one to one coaching
letting go/release ceremony
self healing workshop
transformational energy healing sessions
access to island therapists and bespoke therapy in comfort of your own bedroom
full moon wishing and manifestation ceremony
hiking – campo and coastline with hand-made picnics
opportunities for Christmas shopping and trip to Ibiza town
visiting local cafes, markets and creative groups and entertainment