Ibiza… You beautiful, sensual, spiritual and vibrant island. Island of the feminine, sign of the scorpio.
Protected by the female goddess Tanit, goddess of fertility.
I have previously written about some of the main passions in my life of healthy living and healthy lifestyle, where travel, yoga, spa, nutrition, dance, nature and a healthy mind are the building blocks of this lifestyle.
There is one alluring island where I can practice, refine, indulge and experience all the key, life thriving ingredients for a healthy, happy lifestyle; body, mind and soul: IBIZA.
Yes, I know what you may be thinking at first glance of the word Ibiza. Isn’t this more a clubbing capital and watering hole for thirsty party animals, who party until the sun rises?
Well, every coin has two sides and so does this beautiful Spanish Island. It may be hard to believe, if you haven’t experienced this enchanting side of Ibiza, this island is also a getaway for healers, yogis, and wellness practioners, (of every level). Even if you may not be a yoga devotée, Ibiza is attracting and blooming into a health and spiritual destination for people seeking an alternative to partying away their vacation (or combining both).
The island offers a fine balance between laid-back beaches, lively bars, restaurants with gastronomic prowess, (specially in Santa Eulalia, unofficially quoted as the culinary capital of Ibiza), delicious local foods, hippie markets, fashion boutiques and a variety of healthy cafés.
Pictures from my trip to Ibiza and Ibiza Retreats in 2015
Every year I try to travel to Ibiza to experience a yoga retreat. I thrive to continue to discouver and experience new retreats, yoga teachers, yoga trainings and hidden gems of hotels and agroturismos around the world.
Enabling me to share and portray my experiences in this blog, with the incentive to inspire you all and encourage you to visit yoga retreats and experience some magical transformation of your body, mind and soul.
Or just simply have a great week of yoga, wellness, nutrition, adventure and bliss.
Photo credit: Ibiza Retreats
These two wonderful women both come from professional, hectic, successful careers in metropolitan cities. Demanding careers, lifestyle and crashed relationships led them to find inner peace and solice in yoga… that finally led them to Ibiza. Once on Ibiza, they never looked back and have stayed on the island since starting Ibiza Retreats in 2008. Today, both have found how to cultivate that balancing act between career, life, motherhood and relationships.
Larah recently gave birth to her beautiful baby girl and Susie is a few months pregnant. And their mutual baby, Ibiza Retreat, is growing up rapidly and Ibiza Retreats has today transitioned into Ibiza’s No 1 Tailormade Retreats and Wellness Consultancy
#I needed to find the confidence, clarity and self-belief to break-free from the relationship and mental ‘gridlock’ of London living,” Larah explains. “Every cell of my being was aching to retreat. Yet I couldn’t find, at that time, any retreats in Ibiza that offered the whole holistic package of coaching and wellness, yoga and meditation, integrated treatments and therapies, spiritual guidance and consciously created cuisine. I realised that there was a thirst for this, a market niche and a need.”
This creative duo have built up an ecosystem of health, yoga, wellbeing and women empowerment. Practicing what they preach is certainly a fundamental part of Larah and Susie’s lifestyle.
“Ibiza became my place to grow, throw off the mask I had been wearing and align with my true self. Authenticity and honesty are some of the greatest freedoms – and helping people to tap into that has been a humbling journey.” says Susie.
”Our retreats are there to allow our guests to let go and experience the true nature of abundance – wellness. We are connecting world-class teachers and group leaders with the island’s incredible retreat locations, therapists and chefs to facilitate our own inspiring holistic retreats.”
It’s Larah and Suzie’s dedication to teaching and inspiring women around the world to take time from their, many times, hectic, busy city lifestyle, to find (inner) peace, health, balance and life energy during their retreats. The retreats can be transformational, inspirational, empowering, fun or just simply a nice vacation. They offer a more holistic approach for a getaway or vacation.
”With women searching for something more fulfilling in their precious free time, healthy retreats have become the new go-to destinations for weekends or vacays”
I would encourage anyone to take a break and nourish yourself by visiting Ibiza and Ibiza retreats.
”Time to retreat – to rest the mind
and allow your heart to dream”
I hope you feel inspired to pamper yourself to one of Ibiza Retreat’s five or six blissful days of recharging with morning yoga classes, a juice detoxing, fresh organic delicious brunches and dinners cooked by private chefs, wellness consultations, beautiful excursions and personalized body treatments.
And come back home feeling rejuvenated, vibrant, energized, harmonious and in touch and centered with yourself, once again. If you come in July, I hope to see you on Ibiza!