Appreciate to Energise

As we draw to the end of summer-time, many magical summer memories may be flooding your mind. So draw on these memories to keep your inner-smile alive, immerse yourself in the beautiful photos, from your iphone, to your inner-eye. Print off photos and have them around you to surround yourself with images that reflect lightness, warmth and happiness. Like the butterflies warming their wings in the sun, appreciate the first rays of each day. Whilst work and home-life may require more attention indoors, keep taking time to prioritise walking in nature, to appreciate space, greenery, flowers, peace.

Where attention goes energy flows – everything is energy,

Here are 5 simple steps to keep your attention flowing positively at regular intervals, amidst the day-to-day routine:

(1) Begin your day by breathing deeply into your belly, long and slow and deep, appreciate the intricate workings of your body as a whole human organism, unconditionally living and breathing.

(2) Before you get out of bed, visualise your day ahead, unfolding perfectly… appreciate the people around you, from train and bus drivers to colleagues and life-partners, friends and children, who support your rhythm flowing easily

(3) Drink a hot water with lemon – for a sensory uplift that also gives the liver a recharge, appreciate the scent of the fresh lemon and notice how the smell and the flavour energise and clarify

(4) Whilst in the shower consciously cleanse and appreciate preparing yourself for the day – caring for your body consciously, your hair, you face, all the physical gifts you have been given

(5) Look in the mirror and appreciate yourself – at least 3 x different qualities – go on, give it a go! Notice how, as you focus on your positive traits, your inner power elevates

And lastly…. make it a practice to exercise your appreciation daily, even in the most challenging situations, appreciating something – even small, helps shift the energy into a brighter, warmer vibration.

Alkalise your diet, rebalance your life

We have had the pleasure of teaching in some of renowned nutrionist (and co-author of Honestly Healthy) Vicki Edgson’s retreats. She has recently spear-headed the recognition of the alkaline diet internationally, as being fundamental to a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Enjoy this self-healing methodology in September, for rebalancing your system, when things get out of balance.

Vicki’s 3 Top Tips for Alkalising the diet:

Choose to increase your vegetable intake, rather than your fruits.  Whilst fruits are good for you, they tend to be laden with sugars, that render them more acid than alkaline.   Think green – chard, kale, watercress, rocket, parsley and basil.   All rich in minerals, and totally alkalising.

Think living, rather than harvested.  Sprouted beans and seeds are far more alkaline than their picked or dried counterparts.  Sprout your own mung beans, lentils and chick peas – easy to do, and fabulous sources of protein.

Choose to pulse your smoothies, rather than juice your vegetables – putting all the raw ingredients (stems, leaves and all, is infinitely more nourishing than stripping the fibre away.  If you make one investment in your kitchen this year, make it a strong blender, rather than a juicer.  you won’t regret it.

Walk in Beauty

16th – 21st October – Ilona and Zorah invite you to explore the Goddess, shaman and wise woman within you and celebrate your deep love for mother nature. Relax into the exotic luxury of Buddha House retreat, high on a mountain-top with magical views. Dance, sing and meditate, with rituals learn to weave powerful medicine into your life, explore techniques to retain your beauty, stay physically fit and learn delicious ways to enjoy a healthy diet. Retreat into the arms of mother nature herself with two wise and wonderful island women with vibrant international backgrounds and decades of holistic wellness expertise. Walk in Beauty and..  take time to..

* return to yourself and your spiritual essence;

* explore and enjoy your body through yoga and dance

* pamper yourself with light, delicious food and learn more about a healthy diet

* reconnect or deepen your contact with your nature-loving femininity

* dance and sing your prayers

Zorah Leduc
Is an Oriental dance artist and dance-medicine woman. Since 1978, through Osho and also with contemporary shamans, she has studied in many schools and sacred ceremonies. Her dance reflects her prayers and great reverence for the Goddess, mother of life. She inspires women to discover and honor their own strength and beauty with gratitude.

Ilona… and the Buddha House
Ilona is a multilevel therapist, fasting-guide and medicine woman. After years of applied studies and in-depth trainings in various holistic formations (psychotherapies and other healing approaches) Ilona experiences and senses people and their issues, supporting them on their healing journey. The Buddha House is a wonderful place, high in the mountains in the north of the island of Ibiza. The big Dome in the woods and the large pool invite you to relax and enjoy the closeness with nature.

390€ plus meals and accommodation.

Contact us for further information and to book your place.

2014 Ibiza Retreats

We begin with a New Year ‘refresh your life retreat’ – for positive projections that set you up with healthy habits and empowering life strategies (rather than unrealistic resolutions!).  From lightening up physically (with plenty of exercise and delicious, nutritious food), to banishing negative beliefs, spring-clean your lifestyle for 2014 in our secret Ibiza villa – the perfect place to cosy up after dynamic yoga sessions and brisk walks full of fresh air to invigorate body and spirit! From €995 for 6 days including brunch, dinner (on 4 nights) and yoga. Register your interest here for more details. Places are limited.

And if you can’t get away in January – why not book a retreat for 2014? We have just launched our 2014 Retreats Schedule. Those who book before 31 December 2013 will receive a €50 discount and a complimentary full body massage.




Meditation & Transformation Retreats 2013

Meditation and Transformation 11th – 14th Oct. Join us for an inwards journey, to embrace Ibiza’s transformative energies in Casa Corazon, during this meditation retreat as the perfect peaceful space required to look within.  Led by the wonderful Valerie – a wise woman of this healing island, with our expert team in the background to guide and host you through a journey of reflection, discovery, deep change and finally transformation. A journey of seeing the truth within and letting go.  From 495 GBP / 585 € pp Develop strength and realistic goals to support you with allowing those changes  to unfold when you get home. So whether you would like to begin a meditation practice or you are looking to dive a bit deeper and develop your practice further, this retreat offers the space and time for you to explore the sacred worlds within.

Dates: 11th – 14th Oct  – with a focus on ‘Freedom and Creativity’ & 11 – 14 October 2013 – will focus on ‘Finding Inner Balance’

Cost: £495 per person all inclusive of accommodation in a beautiful ancient finca, nourishing soul food, meditation guidance and practice (including a starlit roof-top meditation), Sunday drumming at Benirras to salute the setting sun and many more delightful surprises. Enquire here now.