Yay! It’s Yoga Retreat Time On Ibiza 7 augusti 2017

Hello lovelies,
hope you’ve all been enjoying beautiful summer holidays. I just came back from 2,5 weeks on my favourite island: Ibiza. It’s my haven, my paradise and where I recharge my energy, retrive my balance and harmony and reconnect with my zen.
Free spirit, goddess, femininity, sensual, connected body and mind, chilled and happy – that’s me and Ibiza.
As I mentioned in my previous post, for me Ibiza is a magical, energetic, serene and beautiful place where I feel at home. Where I blossom into my free spirit and goddess nature. Yay!

Ibiza has a very special energy, that either invites you or challenges you. For me I felt this energy, – a magnetic, powerful and spiritual energy – that resonated with me the moment I placed my feet on the island.
I feel at home when I am on Ibiza and every time I leave, it’s always with an intention to be back soon again.

For me Ibiza is beauty, health, nature, ocean, versatility, beauty, chill, yoga, fun and play – all in one wrapping. Ibiza has so many sides, and versatility. From the beaches, music, yoga, party, people to cuisine.
The island has been labelled with an unflattering image of just being a hard core party island but it has so much more dimensions than this. On Ibiza you can explore and find hidden gems every time, or just relocate to your favourite spots every time.

As a yoga practitioner and a keen indulger of healthy living, organic local foods, tasty cuisine, beautiful locations, the choice of serene or party beaches, hanging out with chilled n cool people, transformational massage treatments, energetic healing, vibrant music and feeling the flow – I encounter all this on Ibiza.
I love the chilled, laid back and sensual lifestyle the island offers.

And I have several wonderful friends who have relocated to Ibiza part-time to check out from the stress filled lifestyles of  London, New York, Paris ….

This time I, true to tradition, I attended a one week yoga retreat ’Rejuvenate – yoga & holistic fitness retreats’ at Ibiza Retreats, one of my favorite yoga retreats on the Island. Helt in the north part of the island and the lovely Can Amonita.
The week of  includes every day yoga, meditation, HIIT Training, hikes, spacious and lovely rooms for accomodation, afternoon chill by the pool, excursion with the boat to Formentera and a restaurant treat on the last day.



The food at the retreat = totally nutricious, organic, ayur vedic based, is ahhh sooo delicious, tasty, yummy and beautiful to the eye. And after a week your tummy and digestive system is like a child’s again – all clean/alkaline, in sync, light and re-energized and purring with content.

We all ask for the recipies after each retreat.  spacious room and mind blowing treatments

One of the best parts with going to the yoga retreats are the amazing people you meet from all over the world. Every time I have gone to Ibiza Retreats I met interesting, fun, genuine and lovely girls and women (it’s most female participants, eventhough men are of course welcome). This time we were 3 from the US, 2 from UK, 2 from Netherlands, 1 from Switzerland and me. Successful, interesting and curious career women, mothers, models, students and yogis who are all coming to the retreat for some time out, rebalancing, recharging energy, cultivating their yoga, upgrading their health, bonding or just sharing an experience.
After the retreat it is not unlikely that you have a new handful of friends in your life. This time around the group connected really well – we were a really great group of people. After the retreat 4 of us booked an airbnb in Ibiza town so that we could have some weekend fun and play.

After the retreat, I stayed on for 1,5 weeks with some friend’s in their beautiful villa in Cala Bassa. Awesome days hanging out with friends from different parts of the world and enjoying the island and Formentera.

If your interested  to try a yoga retreat on Ibiza then I can warmly recommend Ibiza Retreats. Just to give you a taste with a brief intro:

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 decide to go to Ibiza, let me know!

Alluring Ibiza – a magical island to discouver 19 juni 2017

APCCDT Harbour, Dalt Vila, Eivissa, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Have you ever been to Ibiza? If you haven’t I highly recommend it. And if you have, but maybe only discovered the infamous party side of Ibiza, then I invite you to discover this multifaceted gem of an island.

For me Ibiza is magical, mystical, breathtaking, alluring and a place I feel at home every time my feet land on it’s soil. There’s a tangible vibration and energy to Ibiza. For me Ibiza is about health, organic, nature, harmony, inner peace and a slow combined harmonic pace. All of which can be spiced up with sensual beaches, beautiful people, pulsating nightlife and a seductive variety of restaurants, bars and cafés.

I try to visit Ibiza at least once a year and it will nearly almost involve a week of yoga, finding my center and reconnecting with my spirituality, my core, my breath, my thoughts and coming home to me and my center.It might sound a bit over the top for some people, but this is what the island brings to me.
It’s a seductive island, that can also test you, challenge you as well as encourage you to re-discover yourself. If that’s the journey you are on.

A word that comes to mind when I think about Ibiza is: freedom. The sense of feeling alive, being playful and free to be who you are. Others words are hippy chic, goddess, femininity, sensuality, flow, loose hair, flowey dresses, dancing barefoot in the sunrise to the beating and melodic drums on Benirrás Beach... etc

Despite the island’s relatively small size, there is a lot to discover, it has a rich history and offers an abundance of plant life, vines and almond trees. And each area/town has it’s specific charm and setting. My favourite places/towns are Santa Eularia,Can Verru, Sant Josep, Roca Llisa and the old town of Ibiza. In addition to these is of course always an excursion to the beautiful island of Fermentera.

Ibiza has 4 cities San Antoni, Ibiza Town, Santa Eularia and Sant Josep and a lovely boat ride away lies the smaller island Formentera with the most turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The architecture of Ibiza is showcases an organic, living relationship between it’s people and nature. And it offer a serene space to work, think and play.

A quaint little fact, that you may not know, the port in Ibiza Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Another aspect that makes Ibiza so intriguing is it’s people. Everybody who comes to Ibiza and decides to stay has an interesting, compelling or unconventional story to tell. I’ve always been intrigued by storytelling, which is one of the reasons I enjoy my work that also includes interview (or hosting a conversation as I prefer to call it), interesting, dynamic and inspiring thought leaders, thinkers, philanthropists, culture leaders etc.. We can all get inspired of someone’s life story, and Ibiza holds several life stories.

A couple of my choices of hidden gems on Ibiza:

Es Torrent -Located at Platja d’es Torrent lies this adorable restaurant that you only find if you know about it. It’s hidden away but always attracts an eclecctic group of people. Food, beach and service puts a smile on your face and a lifts your spirits.
The restaurant is located in the cove of Es Torrent, on the south coast of Ibiza, between the beaches of Porroig and Sa Caixota. The nearest towns are Sant Josep and Es Cubells.

Cas Gasi – This is a gem of a family run, eco-friendly, agrotourism hotel located centrally on a off beaten road close to the village of Santa Gertrudis. I love this place. It truly is a home away from home with that understated luxury and attention to details, offering a feeling of there being nothing to miss.

It’s quaint, serene, lush and tranquil. A 12-room property surrounded by lush nature, that winds down a hillside smothered in almond, fig and carob trees. Attracting high-profile guests who love its secluded location and it’s adept at meeting each guests’ individual needs.

Every morning you can enjoy an outdoor yoga class with the lovely Bettina, followed by a breakfast that is a dream for a healthy lifestyle practitioner like myself with a colourful palette of biodynamic food, own organic fruits from the gardens, free-range eggs, fresh ginger teased water and a meny that will make your tummy happy. The same goes for the dinner, with meat and fish coming from local farmers and fishermen and newly picked vegetables directly from the gardens and delicious olive oil pressed from the olives growing on the grounds, are just some of the choices on the menu.
The attentive and charming staff, together with Cas Gasi’s passionate owner Margaret Von Korff, strongly contribute to the unique experience of Cas Gasi. Suitable for couples and families and singles looking for the chill and authentic harmonious beat of Ibiza that syncs with nature.

Once you’ve stayed at Cas Gasi, you are prone to long back to visit again.

A handfull of my favorite Beaches:
Cap D’es Falco – one of my favorite spots for chilling and absorbing some unspoilt Ibiza scenery and generously gets one of the best sunsets on the Island. Need to add that this offers a great chillin place for a glas of wine, after beach or lunch at the family Fabbri’s Italian sea fronted restaurant. It’s more a rocky beach. But the sunset is worth the visit.
Cala d’Hort – has the best view of Es Vedrà – the mystical rock that rises dramatically out of the sea at the island’s south-west tip, said to be  the third most magnetic place on earth. There are also boat trips to Es Vedra.
Formentera’s Beso Beach – beautiful island and beach and food that tease your tastebuds.
Blue Marlin – This is a classic when on Ibiza. Epic beach club.

I will be sharing more tips and suggestions on Ibiza shortly. Interested in experiencing a yoga retreat on Ibiza? Don’t hesitate just do it! Tomorrow I will share 3 of my favourite yoga retreats on the Island.

Stay radiant!