Mother nature's calling: mindful movement and hiking retreat
Mother nature's calling is a 7-day hiking and mindful movement retreat carefully designed to provide a unique integration of methods that can support your shift toward an awakened mind, relaxed body and a more open-hearted life. This retreat will provide you with a fusion of daily hiking trips, yoga, pilates and dance along with sacred fire ceremonies, health vegetarian food and holistic treatments.
Join us for this 7-day retreat on the magical island of Gozo for a unique experience to explore, reconnect and enjoy. Step away from the demands of daily life, relax, find bliss and explore a better version of yourself. Reconnect with Mother Earth through daily hiking trips in nature, mindful movement (elements of yoga, pilates and dance), healthy vegetarian food, holistic treatments and sacred fire rituals. This retreat is suitable for complete beginners and for those with well-established practice of mindful movement.
Friday 8th December to Thursday 14th December 2017 (it is possible to arrive before the scheduled start of the retreat and stay in the venue).
This retreat will take place in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on the island of Gozo in the village of Xaghra. Gozo, which means 'joy', is a little spit of land sitting in the Mediterranean Sea with unique rocky coastal landscape, waters so crystal-clear and the sky so bright blue that you’ll have to rub your eyes to believe what you are seeing. Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago and is an ideal destination for those who treasure a slow, relaxed rhythm of life and cherish unspoilt countryside and being close to the sea. Baroque churches and old stone farmhouses dot the countryside. The beauty of surrounding nature all around create an ambience of complete peace.
The retreat includes:
- 7 nights of quality accommodation with en suite bathrooms in beautiful typical Gozitan farmhouse
- 3 x daily delicious vegetarian meals
- Daily hiking experience (every day different tracks)
- Daily mindful movement sessions (yoga, pilates, dance)
- Amazing sacred fire ceremonies
- Community living, periods of involvement in preparation of the meals
- 120 min of Lomi Lomi Nui massage – at €65 – please book your space at the time of reserving your place
- 90 min of Reiki session – at €35 euro – please book your space at the time of reserving your place
- Single occupancy with en suite bathroom €650
- Sharing occupancy with en suite bathroom €550
How to get here
There is a direct bus X1 (€2) that will take you from the airport directly to the Gozo ferry terminal. It takes 20 minutes to cross to Gozo. You only pay for the ferry when you leave the island (€4.65). We can also organise a transfer from the airport to the ferry terminal in Malta (Cirkewwa) and the cost is around €25. Please let us know your flight details and arrival time. You will be collected from the ferry and taken to the retreat venue.
The retreats will be held at Dorota's private 'Pachamama' studio set in a traditional Gozitan house of character in the village of Xaghra in Gozo. There are two double bedrooms available for couples.
To secure your place please settle the deposit of €200. The remaining amount can be paid on arrival. Deposits are not refundable. Please contact Dorota for bank details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the host
This retreat will be facilitated by Dorota Los who is an associate practitioner of Mind-Reframed. She is trained in a number of body-based approaches to well-being, such as yoga, Pilates and Lomi Lomi Nui massage. To find out more please visit www.mind-reframed.com/falling-awake.