Everything You Need to Know About My Spanish Health and Wellbeing Retreat

A wellbeing retreat is all about letting go, a chance to rejuvenate, heal and transform the relationship you have with yourself and those you love.  The opportunity to step back and reevaluate what is important without any distractions and move forward with more purpose towards a happier life.  Retreats are transformational.   This article will outline and explore everything you need to know about my Spanish Health and Wellbeing Retreat. What you can expect from a retreat and the details around the Spanish retreat in April 2022.

The article will go into details about what you can expect to get from a retreat, travel details, the costs, the beautiful natural and tranquil environment and even discuss the structure of the day and any excursions you may like to participate in.  If you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop me a message in the comments at the bottom of the article and I will get straight back to you.

If you need a little more information on what a retreat is then this article will help What is a Health and Wellness Retreat?

El Molino Spanish Pilates Retreat

What would you get from going on a retreat?

The most important thing you will get from going on a retreat is time to connect and get back in touch with yourself to restore your inner peace and calm.  A retreat is a way of taking time out and assessing life decisions which enables you to bring clarity to the direction in your life and any challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

If you are looking for rest and a tranquil scene, then this retreat will be perfect for you. The retreat includes Pilates and meditation daily alongside some quality time relaxing and enjoying some soulful rest.  My lovely yoga friend Katie and I put together a gentle timetable that includes daily Pilates, guided meditations, rest, relaxation, and of course reading and a bit of sunbathing

The retreat will be an opportunity to detox from life’s busyness and allow you to relax and enjoy some great healthy food and calming Pilates exercise. If you are interested in finding out more about the most common (and annoying!) misconceptions about Health and Wellbeing Retreats read my article

El Molino evening

Where does this retreat take place?

This Andalucian Sanctuary, El Molino del Conde, is situated in the heart of Spain.   Andalucia is the most southern region of Spain and it is world-famous for its amazing climate, flamenco, tapas, fiestas, beaches and diverse geography.  The retreat is in a beautiful white Andalucía mill which is a wonderful place and a great location to explore Andalucia. A walk up the valley between the olive groves and you will be able to buy fresh vegetables from the local market in Villanueva de Tapia and enjoy tapas and fino in one of the bars – fino is the local dry sherry.

On the other side of the lake from El Molino del Conde is the white-washed hilltop village of Iznajar which looks across the 30km long Lake Iznajar, the largest lake in Andalucia. At the top of the village lie the remains of an 8th century Moorish Castle reached through a labyrinth of narrow streets. This is a real non-tourist village, with a true Spanish character.

Lying 20 minutes from El Molino is the small town of Archidona with its 18th century octagonal plaza and its beautiful hilltop monastery.  You can book your 7 day Andalucia Sanctuary retreat click here

What is the villa like that you stay in?

El Molino del Conde is a beautiful big white Andalucian mill house which is set in large secluded gardens, with a private swimming pool, surrounded by hills and olive groves near the lovely Lake Iznájar.   The villas have been lovingly restored to retain all the character of the big old mill house. There are high beamed ceilings, 10 comfortable bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.

​There is excellent access to the vibrant cities of southern Spain – Granada, Seville, Córdoba, Ronda and Málaga.

If you are looking to read more about retreats in Europe read this article What are the best retreat holidays In Europe?

How many guests take part in the retreat?

There will be a maximum of 11 guests and 2 hosts; with 10 comfortable bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.  There are single rooms available at a small supplement, feel free to email me and let me know if you would like a single room with an ensuite.

What activities will you do on my health retreat?

There is a daily gentle guide to activities that are available to you.  You are very welcome to join all the day’s events or simply find yourself resting and relaxing. Using Pilates to truly understand your body and as a relaxation tool; as well as guided meditations and simple and effective yoga.

This retreat is about finding out what you need.

  • Early morning guided meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Restful Pilates
  • Lunch
  • Reading and relaxing, walk to the nearby village
  • Afternoon chat/get together
  • Evening meal – vegetarian
  • Places are booking up > Click here to book your place

 

What food will you enjoy?

The food on the retreat is lovingly prepared using the freshest local ingredients.  Katie prepares a wide variety of healthy nutritious, vegetarian meals.  Ensuring that the meals are well-balanced with a great variety.

The meals are created to get the right balance of macros including enough protein from lots of different types of foods including pulses like quinoa.  The meals combine cereals and legumes as ‘complementary’ proteins for example beans and rice or houmous and bread which will provide a biologically ‘complete’ protein.

This thoughtful and creative planning ensures that each meal is delicious as well as incredibly healthy.

Pilates retreat lunch

 

The important question…how hot is it?

Similar to the majority of Spain in April; Andalucia has pleasant temperatures with beautiful blue skies. The temperature begins to steadily increase during April reaching 20 ºC on occasions and peaking at an average of 21.8 ºC. However light winds or breezes feeding in throughout the day will make the days feel cooler.

Spring and early summer is the best time of the year to travel to Spain. It’s a period of mild temperatures across the area and with spring comes an abundance of nature and freshness.  But if you are looking for a warmer climate then read this article Everything You Need to Know About my Greek Health and Wellbeing Retreat

Spanish Retreat

How much will the Spanish Retreat cost?

Your investment is £315 x 3 payments which will be across 3 consecutively monthly payments. This payment doesn’t include your flight, but if you do book the Exeter to Malaga flight and travel with me, I will be arranging transport to the retreat.

This includes breakfast and lunch throughout your restful stay. PLUS evening meals for 5 out of the 7 evenings, on two evenings we shall enjoy evenings out.

The investment is based on a twin room sharing or a single room with a shared bathroom. All your classes, meditation and tutoring are part of the package. You are very welcome to purchase some local wine, it will be available.  The first payment can be paid now to secure your place £315 and two further instalments over the next two months. The flight payment is not included in this price.

What a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to share it with you

 

What Covid19 protections/considerations are you putting into place?

The retreat dates are 23rd-30th April 2022, and of course, nobody can rule out the problem surrounding the pandemic. Please feel rest assured that all Covid safety measures will be in place based on both Spanish and UK government guidelines.  If we do have to cancel the trip because of Covid, we will be delighted to offer another alternative. You will not miss out on the opportunity to visit this amazing venue.

Spanish Retreat bathroom and accomodation

How will it improve your health and wellbeing?

If you are like some of my other clients who find it difficult it is for you to stand still or to treat yourself without feeling guilty or anxious.  When you do take the time to love yourself, to treat yourself kindly, the reward to those around you are considerable, everyone benefits  How often do you have the chance to step back from your day and … breathe? I want to offer you space, time and some peace to connect back to how you feel. The space to allow you to relax. As a busy mum, I know what juggling can do to your frazzled brain and tired body.  This wonderful Spanish retreat will give you the time and peace you crave.

There will be an abundance of fun and calming activities including:

  • Pilates will help you to stretch and unwind
  • Simple reflection time to calm your thoughts
  • Guided meditations will help you to step back a gear
  • Healthy eating will kick-start your health goals
  • Company of others to help you to re-focus on yourself and feel comfortable that you are not on your own.
  • Book your relaxation time with Katie and I click here

It will be a joyous and wonderful experience, giving you the opportunity to reset and recharge

Pilates outside

How will you feel after the retreat?

If you find sitting quietly isn’t possible, then after this retreat, you will know that mindfulness and stillness can be approached in a different route. A way of being that becomes part of your day. It is as simple as becoming aware of yourself and I know from experience that once you understand something you can never ‘unlearn’ it.

You will come away from this retreat with new skills to approach life’s ups and downs.  Your challenges will be viewed from a different perspective

What is your next step…

You know you benefit from a holiday, spending time away from your daily chores imagine how life-changing a retreat would be. A retreat is not just a holiday it is an experience. A retreat is reflection time, time for you, time to put life into perspective and find out what you need.

There are limited spaces available on this retreat with 2 coaches who are dedicated to your well being, health and happiness.  There are only have a few spaces available. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to email me straight back and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Places are booking up > Click here to book your place

 

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