Ibiza Spirit Festival

Come and celebrate a life of spirit and connection, in this essence-of-Ibiza Ibiza Spirit Festival, taking place at Atzaro on Sunday 5th October 2014 from 11.00 – 20.00.  This day of inspiration and celebration is part of organisers, Jerry and Sabina Brownstein’s vision of a world transformed.  With yoga, tantra, therapies, dance, talks, meditations and workshops…

Open your voice and your heart with singing circles, happily-priced delicious nutritious organic food and drink, music to lift your spirits and a special children’s area to ensure that the whole family can relax and flow with the day.   Long-time residents of Ibiza, Jerry, a consciousness coach and Sabina, a talented energy worker, are working with an amazing island-wide team of healers, therapists and teachers to share many different experiences for healing, consciousness and growth.

All of which will do some VERY good things for your soul.   Entrance is by donation and all the benefits go to the Greenheart Transforms foundation, supporting this magical event.   Fun that will open your heart… for all the family.  Read more about it here!

Boutique Yoga & Detox Weekenders 2014

Sometimes we need a little reminder about how magical life is! A new perspective and a rest from the daily routine which can feel a little like Groundhog Day!  We need to space and the time to realise again that life is magical, to have a little sparkle put back into our lives and a spring back in our step. So this is the tonic – a Boutique Yoga and Detox Weekender to dust off the cobwebs and, yeah be sprinkled with a little Ibiza fairy dust too! Join us for 4 nights to detox the body with flowing yoga and a 1-day juice fast. As well as plenty of pampering to ease the mind too. We will send you home feeling light, inspired and with your lust for life fully intact again!

Trust Ibiza’s magical sunsets, our secret Ibiza villa, beautiful walks, deserted beaches, fresh air and plenty of vitamin D. And not forgetting our team of experts to take perfect care of you.

Dates from October 18-22 2014 in our stunning luxury Ibiza hideaway.

From £1,095 / €1,300 sharing a beautiful twin suite. Single occupancy available. 

enquire now or read more about the retreat details here

Just Stop! and Surrender

Sometimes its time to Just Stop! and Surrender.… I was driving through the beautiful Ibizan countryside yesterday and I reached a red-light – most unusual in these small roads and natural surrounds – and my inner-mind spoke up: “hmmmm – it must be time to Just Stop! “ I laughed to myself: it had been a beautiful, memorable, yet intense few weeks, many wonderful clients and amazing, transformational retreats, gorgeous boat trips and sacred family time.  Yet not much down time…  So what was missing?  Why was I feeling this? Because I needed some slow-down time for me.  I saw a negative thought flash through my consciousness: “I am so sick of driving everywhere” And, just as the universe works with such precision to bring us exactly what we are asking for, my beautiful white jeep shortly stopped… just like that! At the bottom of a small hill.   And so that… was that.  I had to Just Stop! and Surrender.

* I noticed myself feeling relieved, as I rearranged appointments.  I accepted and even embracethe situation with the insight that this was going to be a beautiful learning curve and was what my soul was actually asking for, the jeep was faithfully towed to the mechanics leaving me… car-free for 24 hours at least !

* I was able to slow down as I surrendered and began to let go of control.  

* I breathed deeply into my belly and trusted that we would find ways to easily manage the many intricacies of work and family life gently and easily.

* I allowed  my husband to drive me and my son to his school.  We then did something we have not done together often since our son was born, my husband and I returned to feeling as light and free as teenagers, as we took an early morning swim together in the glittering emerald waters of Benirras beach.  I felt cheeky little tickles as fish nibbled my legs and announced their presence and, with no control over when we were leaving… I felt my mind quieten into a deep, blue, calm as I immersed myself in the waters and enjoyed the incredible majestic cliffs and rock formations, the morning light, the peace…

The rest of the day just flowed…. with a natural rhythm, from meetings and clients to lunch and emails.

And me? I softened, I felt myself enter this sacred feminine place that is gentler, more open, receptive, as I allowed others to take the actions necessary, which I did not try to control and which they, therefore, did with pleasure and with ease.

And as I descended further into this beautiful “softer” realm, my intuition became clearer, and I experienced many wonderful insights about other areas of my life that I need to “prune” this autumn, to purify and release, in order to conserve my energy and to secure more sacred, car-free, natural-letting-go time for me.

It was time to create some Autumn exhale time :0)

Join us for our Just Stop! Retreat in October and come share more of this surrendering-into-softness and enjoy the gentle new energy that can flow.

 

Thank you for reading! And have an amazing, go-with-the-flow day.

 

 

All love and lots of light x Larah x

 

“Walk in Beauty” Women’s Retreat

The Dalai Lama has said, that women will heal the world.  Yet first we need to heal ourselves and rediscover our beauty and feminine strengths to inspire the changes to flow.  From October 9th – 12th Zorah Leduc and Ilona Pantel-Ayel welcome women from all over the world to find strength and receive inner-healing in this powerful women’s circle as you meditate, dance, sing and through rituals, weave new medicine for strength and inner-healing into your life.  Through this carefully guided three day ceremony you will deepen your innate connection to mother earth and will feel your connection with all that is.  As you explore the simplicity of shamanic rituals that allow your female wisdom to arise, you will experience the blessing of inner-silence and open up to a new appreciation of your own beauty, learn techniques to cultivate and maintain this, your fitness and physical wellbeing, with nutritional details shared by detox and fasting expert and multi-level therapist and medicine woman, Ilona.   Zorah and Ilona will lead you with with wisdom that encourages you to reconnect with your own.  And just by being there, you will feel new gratitude for the tremendous beauty around you – in the stunning eco-setting of Ibiza’s most beautiful mountain top retreat: : “Buddha House”.

3 day workshop 295 euros

Food and accommodation: 49, 69, or 95 euros per day – please email us for further details.

 

Hand Reflexology Uncovered…

Hand Reflexology uncovered… by one of our therapists Gini

Reflexology is a safe, non-invasive therapy that we literally have at hand (and foot!) wherever we go. Whilst booking yourself in for a treatment is always a great option, reflexology is something that we can all carry out on ourselves if we need a quick health fix.  Most people associate reflexology with the feet, but we can actually carry out reflexology on ourselves by applying pressure to the reflexes on our hands.

Here are my 5 quick and easy steps for self help reflexology: 

1. Studies have shown that reflexology can relieve stress. Knowing that we have our hands available at all times is therefore very reassuring.

We can calm the nervous system by accessing the brain reflex and the spine reflex. The brain reflex lies at the tips of our fingers, so simply pinch and hold several times. The spine runs down the side of the thumb; reflexologists use a thumb walking technique, but this isn’t necessary if you are using reflexology for a quick fix. Just add pressure to the area, in whatever way feels most natuaral to you.

The diaphragm and the solar plexus are also great reflexes to work to ease stress and tensions. Massage across the hand just underneath where the fingers meet the palm. This will actually be the lungs, but if you go a touch further down the palm of the hand and work across you hit the diaphragm line and solar plexus. Practice some relaxing breath work techniques by inhaling for 4 and exhaling for 6, at the same time and you will really feel the benefits.

If it’s convenient try giving yourself 5 – 10 minutes, using these relaxation techniques.

2. Congestion and colds can cause a lot of discomfort, particularly around the face and in the head. Work the whole of the fingers to connect to the reflexes in the face. Working them on the front and back and around the sides, really give them a good old massage! Once again pinch the tips of the fingers to work the brain reflex for any headaches.

3. For back pain! Whether it’s tension around the shoulders, or discomfort in your lower back, connect to the spine reflex on your hand. Try pressing the edge of your thumbs against each other so that they massage each other. Simple and effective!

4. If you suffer from IBS or bloating after meals, there is a great way of working the digestive reflexes using a golf ball. The reflex for the colon and the small intestines sit at the lower palm of your hands. Take the golf ball and connect to these reflexes by holding it between your two palms, and rolling it around the lower part of your hands. Just remember to pop the golf ball in your bag so you can do this anywhere at anytime!

5. Having trouble sleeping? Reflexology can be great for helping with insomnia. The pineal gland that is found in the brain is the regulator of sleep, as it produces the hormone melatonin. If you’re off balance in this area, connect with the tip of the thumb where the pineal reflex sits; my advice is roll the tips of the thumbs together so that they are massaging each other, nice and easy and something you can do when you are tucked up in bed. Remember to make sure there is no light creeping into your bedroom too, as this stops the release of melatonin which is essential for sleep!

My advice is to work from hand to hand so if you get interupted you can be sure you are balanced!

Don’t worry if you forget these reflexes, just give yourself an over all hand massage and be assured that this is having a balancing effect, and just make sure you take off your shoes and walk barefoot when possible! Feeling the grass underneath your feet, or the sand in-between your toes, enjoy the feeling of being balanced and grounded by the earth.

You can also meet Gini on our retreats as she is our invaluable retreat assistant too!