Just Stop!… and remember, ME- time is the key!
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 embraced the 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
Sept 10th – 14th Enjoy personalised care within a group retreat tailor-made for individual needs. With Rebekah Fensome, Life Coach & Hypnotherapist & Larah Davis, Holistic Wellness Coach, both “Yoga for Life” teachers. Combining daily yoga, breath-work & meditations, Life & Wellness Coaching, Reiki-Massage, purifying organic cuisine with Valerie and Faye holding a healing space to rest and rejuvenate completely. From 795 GBP / 920 € sharing all-inc.
Elle Magazine June 2012 recommends… this body-mind rejuvenation…
(and it does great things for lifting your spirits too!)
Feeling burned out? Tired out? Worn out? Lacking motivation? Need a break to get your breath back again?
Just Stop! Retreats have been created for you to do just that!
Find new purpose…. passion and life inspiration…
The magical white island of Ibiza has an amazing energy and has always been a place known for self-expression and release. The perfect place to Just Stop! and join us in 2012 for a rejuvenating, life-enhancing retreat:
Unwind your mind
Rejuvenate your body
Refuel your energy
This all-inclusive retreat is all about putting yourself first and letting go of all responsibilities and “have to’s.
Feel like just stopping in total silence, with siestas by the pool? We are here to help you listen to your body… and do only what feels good!
Massages, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology & much more
Yet if there are things in your life you do want to achieve, release or change… we have the knowledge & experience to help you do just that.
Massages & Nerve-calming Cranio-sacral Therapy on arrival, an A-Z of holistic treatments and Rebekah’s transformative Hypnotherapy, plus a chocolate box of experiential workshops for healing & life-balancing tools & techniques.
Personalised programs of treatments & therapies
Enjoy an A-Z menu of treatments & therapies for Mind, Body and to re-Fuel. Extra private classes include Personal Training, Qi Gong, Pilates. Daily optional beach trips to some of Ibiza’s most beautiful sandy coves. Plus evening activities including horse-riding, sunset hikes & meditations, spirit of dance & more.
Mind-Body-Spirit Concierge Service – so everything is nice & stress-free!
Larah and Susie from Ibiza Retreats and their team are mind-body-spirit concierges for the island: to manage all your island logistics, helping you with flights, transfers, car-hire, boats, bicycles & horse-rides, to essential Island “need to knows” plus the most beautiful natural beaches to explore & spiritual places to visit and go. “Island knowledge of the moment”… so you can go with the flow!
It is vital here in Ibiza and it sets a positive, holistic well-being trend for when you return to wherever your day-to-day reality may be.
So why is it so important for our health, happiness and wellbeing? Well……
When you do stop properly your mind can unwind properly.
Our conscious mind can deal with 5, 7 or even 9 bits of information at any one time.
Our amazing unconscious, which is running our whole mind-body system, is always at work. So when switching off the phone, stepping away from the emails, the whassups and bleeps, the unconscious mind can also rest. Whether you choose to sleep, you are giving your always-active-senses time off to recuperate and recharge.
Our eyes, our ears, our taste-buds, our smell and even our sixth intuitive sense are always working, tuning in and out of stimuli in our environment.
So when you give them space – and close your eyes – or purely look at the sea, the pool, green grass or something simple and relaxing, this creates energetic space – and space in the mind – help you feel clearer, lighter and refreshed. Use an i-pod and listen to soft calming sounds to help your mind keep relaxing.
The conscious mind LOVES to keep spinning. And this can send us into a tail-spin! By giving clients, emails and other reactive triggers space and time, you can also come back with a more considered, careful and most likely, more successful response. In your own way, in a calm and easy pace.
Just notice the difference, when you receive an email or text from someone who you can “just feel” is on the run, or highly stressed.
And how much nicer is it to receive a note or text from someone who clearly put thought and care into what they were writing?
So Just Stop! once a day – even just for 5 minutes in the afternoon, wherever you are in the world, breathe, be, look at beautiful inspiring pictures or even better, sit down or lie down on the grass…. under trees, somewhere in nature. It is summer everywhere afterall!
And if you feel you would like to create a deeper healthy renewal, join us for one of our Just Stop! Yoga Retreats in Ibiza. These offer an opportunity to properly detox the mind and the body with yoga, wellness, energy work, life coaching, cranio-sacral therapy, massage, reflexology and a gentle flow of naturally relaxing and rejuvenating de-activities…
Because this is the beauty of knowing when to Just Stop!.
We create space for the energy that we have put out….. to have time to spread its ripples and make waves in positive ways. It gives the universal synchronicities time to come into effect and this is when magical opportunities, possibilities and creations, somehow, amazingly….. take place.
So feel the magic in your life…. by doing less and receiving more. Allow life’s flow to carry you and….. look forward to the beautiful surprises that may be in store.
Contact us for info about Just Stop! Yoga, Lifestyle Detox and Rejuvenation Retreats firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Stop! Yoga & Life Coaching for a wonderful Lifestyle Detox this springtime!
Dates: March 27th – 31st
Join Larah Davis, Rebekah Fensome and the team of world-class teachers & therapists from Ibiza Retreats that make up the Just Stop! team to tailor-make your retreat to bring you life-enhancing benefits for body, soul and mind. Refuel with plenty of tools & techniques. Empower your spring into summer-time. Find fresh focus and feel fabulous in body and mind as we support you to reconnect with your life path, your life purpose and plenty of inspiration from beach trips and cliff-top walks on our beautiful white island.
In the heart & soul-warming Can Morrel, with sabina wood beams, beautiful fig trees and hectares of countryside around, just 10 minutes from the turquoise waters of Benirras beach. Soak up plenty of Ibiza’s magical natural energy!
– A professional and experienced team of teachers & therapists
– Study of yoga to develop your own practice
– Life Coaching & Wellness Coaching to support you with practical strategies to maintain your balance when back in reality
Cost from €860 (sharing) including
- Room and delicious full-board fresh, seasonal organic cuisine
- 5 yoga sessions (for all levels) with pranayama breathwork and meditation
- Life Coaching 1:1 session, Wellness & Energy Coaching 1:1 session
- Full body stress release massage or cranio-sacral therapy
- Mind Body Spirit Concierge service with Ibiza Retreats