Yoga for daily life: Yoga to keep it cool! 

Summer is sizzling away here on the island. And when our bodies are overheating, we tend to become more agitated, competitive and self-critical. This is an imbalance in the body and can also produce physical symptoms like rashes, itches, digestion issues and heart burn. Lovely. So here’s some suggestion on how to keep cool this August…

Featured retreat: Post-Party Purification

Ibiza is an island of hedonism, and Ibiza Retreats encourages you to have fun, and let us help you find balance. So if you dance in high heels all night and enjoy a few drinks, then go barefoot all day and replenish with green juice whilst our world class team of therapists ease away your headaches and post party pains…

The art of living life in the slow lane

As the summer energies rise, you can feel the energy in Ibiza bubbling up and down your spine. It is so exciting, inviting to dash around from one glorious party to another. Familiar faces, wonderful cocktails, bouncy sounds and good vibes. Yet balancing social and work time in Ibiza’s summer-whirlwind is vital if you are going to happily last the rest of the season!

Vibrational healing with Georgina Withers

If you are feeling out of balance, in a downward emotional spiral, spiritually low or have an illness or physical issue that classical medicine can neither diagnose nor treat, perhaps it is time to explore the subtle yet powerful world of Vibrational Medicine. This cutting-edge alternative medicine heals deeply, yet gently at the source… you have to feel it to believe it.

Georgina Withers, a student for many years of the renowned Derek Talbot, Ibiza’s leading light in naturopathic medicine and vibrational healing, began her healing journey in the UK, when, with her own hair and beauty salon, her kidneys gave up: she was completely burnt out. Studying and applying Reiki saved her and also called her to share her own gifts for bodywork and energy healing on a greater scale.  She was drawn to the white island and became swiftly renowned as a superb hands-on therapist, yet her own journey of self-development, mentored by Derek, journeying frequently to deep her studies, has taken her far deeper.

With her own practice for many years now, Georgina’s faithful following extoll the benefits of checking in for a seasonal ‘shift’ – beginning with her diagnostic assessment of the key issue, that lies at the source of all of the superficial symptoms. She creates a personalised ‘remedy’, in a base oil, that combines the vibrational essences of the natural remedies centrifuged together by her special machine, in a base of almond oil or alcohol. This is gently applied to different parts of your body – perhaps the thymus, solar plexus and sacrum. Georgina then supports your physical system to dissolve associated held blockages, expertly combining Reiki and soothing massage, with supportive breathwork and energy release.

It’s not just for adults – Georgina’s skills also work wonders with kids! As one island mother testified: “My son had been experiencing great pain and screaming episodes, with Georgina’s loving and compassionate care, he quickly relaxed to receive her dowsing diagnosis that his gall bladder was imbalanced and that it was hereditary. Whilst she applied vibrational essence oils , his whole system relaxed, and I found out from my husband that she was spot on – the gall bladder problem had come from his family line.”

Whether you want to rebalance your hormones, heal deeply held traumas, boost your immune system or investigate the deeper cause of a repetitive strain, Georgina’s mastery, as we feel it, is not only in her intuitive information gathering, her systemic professional approach or brilliant bodywork to aid your deeper physical release, Her work is heartfelt – she simply loves to share her wisdom. The space she creates, with a warm bed, soft music and calm atmosphere, enables you, the lucky recipient to know you are safe to let go – and let the vibration healing take place.

Contact Ibiza Retreats to book a one-to-one vibrational healing session with Georgina Withers

Yoga for daily life: Working with your energy

The yoga mat is a direct reflection of our lives. The way we approach the yoga mat tells us everything we need to know about how we approach life. And yoga is about being present. It’s about listening to your body’s needs, rather than just ticking a box. The real yoga comes with the subtleties of the practice as you learn to tune into yourself and where are are at ‘this moment’.

The first way to develop your yoga practice is to develop a connection with your body. Each day, you will feel different – depending on many life-factors and respecting this is key to managing your energy. Let’s begin with a basic sun salutation. These can be practised slowly and mindfully, feeling every muscle and ligament as you work it. Or you can practice very quickly to create some heat in the body if you are feeling really sluggish. If your energy feels like nervous energy – then try to listen to that and a slower, more mindful practice will definitely be beneficial.

Our top tips before you start. Let your breath guide you. Keep it slow. Inhale to open and lengthen the body and exhale to come into the space your have discovered with your inhale.

* Stand at the front of your mat with your arms by your sides – root down through your feet

* Inhale lifting the arms up and exhale to hinge from the hips and dive down

* Inhale to lengthen the spine and look up

* Exhale to step back to a plank pose

* Inhale to activate and inflate the body in plank

* Exhale knees, chin chest

* Inhale to a cobra (activating your legs)

* Exhale to a downward dog

* Take five breaths here – feeling every muscle and keep the body moving

* Inhale up to your tip toes and look forward

* Exhale to step to the front of your mat

* Inhale to lengthen the spine

* Exhale forward bend

* Inhale to press down through your heels and rise up

* Exhale hands in namaste at your heart

Try this same flow as slowly as you can do, then try it a little faster. Try to always synchronise your movements with your breath and if you lose your breath, stop and recalibrate. Try holding each pose for five breaths for a real strength builder. Always listen to your body. If it doesn’t feel good – then don’t do it! Why not challenge yourself to 10 sun salutations each morning for a week – and see what that does to your energy? Namaste…

For a private class with Ibiza Retreats or to join us on retreat to go deeper into your practice, email