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Women's Health Retreat
1-6 October, Andalusia

Transitioning through the Seasons of Life from Menstruation to Fertility to Second Spring

Welcome to El Refugio Reyes

What to Expect

Time off to breathe and be

This retreat is all about putting you first.  No responsibilities or looking after parents or children.  Nothing to do, nothing to fix. Simply relax, be nourished with delicious food curated by Gita, our Retreat Chef, chill by the pool and enjoy daily mindful movement and meditation.

Explore the local area - we'll take a trip to nearby Vejer de la Frontera for an evening meal and stroll, and a day out to Bolonia to admire the sand dunes, or simply stay by the pool and read a book. There are plenty of areas to be quiet and enjoy nature, or communal areas to chat.

Everyone is gifted an Ayurvedic massage and a complimentary Five Element Health Assessment and you can take up optional extras such as horse riding, or additional holistic treatment.

We'll start the day with an energising movement practice, followed by brunch.  A little while later, we'll gather for a talk, workshop or women's circle.  The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool, before we gather together for a rejuvenating practice and supper.

Complimentary Five Element Health Assessment

Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to balance yin and yang; when qi flows smoothly through the energy channels in the body, we feel happy and healthy.

 

Let's take an example.

The menopause can cause an imbalance in the Kidney, Liver and Spleen meridians and organs, that may manifest as hot flushes, irritability, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety, and dehydration internally and externally.  The Heart meridian can also be affected by insomnia, empty nest syndrome and a lack of joy.

 

When in balance, this natural phase of life can be positive, as it's a time to put ourselves first and express our true feelings; we may also enjoy a surge of creativity and spiritual connection.

A health consultation is a great way to find out what's out of balance, and to address that with a clear plan of action.

What's Included

Staying in a beautiful residence  in 3 acres of land with a swimming pool, come together in community to learn a plethora of holistic tools and techniques from the wisdom of yoga, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, while nourishing your body with delicious nutrition to support your health and happiness from the inside out.

All yours:

  • 5 nights accommodation in a beautiful, secluded casa with a pool in 3 acres of land

  • choose from deluxe double with ensuite, double, twin and bunk rooms

  • towels, linen, yoga mats

  • all inclusive delicious healthy meals (except during excursions)

  • twice daily movement classes designed to bring ease and joy

  • daily pranayama breath / meditation / mindfulness

  • soul circle and journalling

  • expert insights from Traditional Chinese Medicine into women's health

  • complimentary Ayurvedic massage and Five Element Health Consultation

  • optional extras - horse riding on the dunes, additional holistic treatments

  • excursions may include a day trip to the sand dunes at Boloña, and an evening in Vejer de la Frontera

Not included: flights.  Transfers are provided if arrival on recommended flights to Gibraltar:

BA (LHR) 0710 (arr 1105) return 1205 (arr 1355)

Easyjet (LGW) 0700 (arr 1100) return 1150 (arr 1345)

You can also fly from Stansted to Jerez, and London to Seville; car hire is very reasonable or I can arrange for a transfer

Example Itinerary

Day 1

Tuesday 1 October

12 noon Arrival at the villa

Welcome lunch

relax by the pool

5pm Gentle Yoga to rejuvenate your senses

7pm Dinner

830pm Intro to Meditation

Day 2

Wednesday 2 October

optional yoghurt and fruit, with herbal tea

830am Energising Yoga | Tai Chi | Qigong

10am Women's Circle about Sleep

11am Brunch

leisure time: swim | massage | health consultation

630pm Supper

8pm Yoga; Heart Practice for Better Sleep

Day 3

Thursday 3 October

optional yoghurt and fruit, with herbal tea

9am Breakfast

leisure time: day trip to Bolonia

630pm Supper

8pm Self Shiatsu, Yin & Restorative Practice

Day 4

Friday 4 October

optional yoghurt and fruit, with herbal tea

830am Good Morning Qigong Practice

10am Talk: A Journey Through the Seasons

11am Brunch

leisure time: swim | massage | health consultation

530pm Cooling Fire Practice to alleviate Heat and Anxiety

630pm Supper

9pm Yoga Nidra Meditation for Deep Rest

Day 5

Saturday 5 October

optional yoghurt and fruit, with herbal tea

830am Energising Breathwork and Sun Salutations

10am Journalling Workshop; Ikigai Soul & Purpose

11am Brunch

leisure time: swim | massage | health consultation

530pm Earth Element Practice to ease Irritability & boost Digestion

630pm Metal Element Breath Practice for Taking In and Letting Go

730pm Evening in Vejer

Day 6

Sunday 6 October

optional yoghurt and fruit, with herbal tea

830am "Top 3 Takeaways" Practice & Your Wellbeing Plan

930am Breakfast

1030am Depart

Accommodation
El Refugio Reyes

Accommodation
La Casita Reyes

Accommodation
Casita Mimosa