Personal development retreat with yoga, mindfulness and conscious eating
This personal development retreat is designed to provide a unique integration of methods and experiences to support your journey towards wellness of which foundations can be found in relaxed minds, healthy and strong bodies and open, compassionate hearts.
We believe that wellness is a day-to-day holistic process and our mission is to encourage and empower you to be more conscious of the interplay between your body, mind, emotional health and the surrounding environment, and rather than fighting bad habits we'll help you introduce new, more beneficial ones.
In addition to sessions in modern approaches to mindfulness, we have incorporated yoga, guidance in integrated cooking and plenty of time in nature exploring the most ancient and unspoilt parts of the island. The beautiful setting of the island of Gozo provides a peaceful and unspoilt backdrop for this six night retreat.
Nutrition and our eating habits are closely linked with emotional, physical and cognitive health. Eating a healthy diet gives your brain and your body the vitamins and minerals needed to thrive. Healthy eating habits, however, can be difficult to maintain, especially if you live a busy and demanding lifestyle. You will leave this retreat with concrete ideas and recipes for nutritious and tasty meals and snacks. Your lunch box is never again going to consist of sandwiches and crisps!
Because eating has both physical and emotional components (providing comfort, familiarity and even recreation), this retreat will focus not only on introducing new eating habits but also the principles of mindful eating. This ancient practice has profound modern implications for resolving the troubled love-hate relationship with food many of us have. Mindful eating is eating with the intention of caring for yourself and with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body. It is much more than eating slowly and without distraction. While that’s certainly an important part of it, we believe that mindful eating encompasses the entire process of eating:
- Awareness of your physical and emotional cues.
- Recognition of your non-hunger triggers for eating.
- Learning to meet your other needs in more effective ways than eating.
- Choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment.
- Eating for optimal satisfaction and satiety.
- Using the fuel you’ve consumed to live the vibrant life you crave.
Monday 14th (18:00) to Sunday 20th (11:30) May 2018
- Shared twin room with en suite bathroom £625
- Private single occupancy with en suite bathroom £845
- Private double room with en suite bathroom £1,100 (£550 per person)
We will be staying at Djar ta Menzja, a luxurious villa situated in the village of Sannat. This spacious traditional Gozitan house has its own swimming pool and jacuzzi and is conveniently located less than 500 meters from the awe-inspiring cliffs of Ta Cenc.
This retreat will be facilitated by Luka Hadrych, who will lead sessions in mindfulness and self-compassion. He will be supported by Dorota Los who is trained in a number of body-based, such as yoga, pilates and Lomi Lomi Nui, and Gosia Sachryn, a travelling chef passionate about sharing ways in which people can honour their bodies through food.