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Come and join the Bliss Without Bother team in this extraordinary retreat focused on mindful yoga and medicinal cooking on the island of Ibiza, in the heavenly Balearic Islands of Spain. Discover hidden island gems such as secret beaches, orange and carob groves, breathtaking mountain views, and the exquisite turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, all while being tucked away in a relaxing and beautiful finca. Take this well-deserved trip and find your way to exquisite blissfulness.
You will be accommodated in single rooms, double rooms, luxury suites, or tents in a beautiful finca (villa) in Ibiza, Spain. For those who wish to avail of the camping option, kindly bring your own camping equipment.
This week-long retreat will focus on mindful yoga practice, meditation sessions, a study of The Stanzas on Vibration (Spanda Karikas), teachings on Ayurvedic lifestyle techniques, and Gaia Weaving, a program designed to equip individuals with skills and knowledge to tap into their own wellspring. You will experience Gaia Weaving through daily cooking workshops on clean food, and making herbal preparations from foraged native plants such as wild rosemary, fennel, calendula, aloe, and herbs santo.
The cooking workshops consist of short lessons on detoxifying and energizing meals and drinks. Healthy and tasty treats such as aloe, lemon, and honey smoothies, vegan and gluten-free chocolate, coconut, and chia mousse, true Andalusian gazpacho, super food power balls, and much more will be showcased. A sea salt collection activity for making body scrubs and culinary salts with rosemary, lavender, and thyme will also take place on the south shore.
Besides the usual, daily yoga practice in the villa, you will also have special yoga and meditation excursions in the nearby beaches and hills. There will be an advanced afternoon yoga class at Atzaró, a gorgeous and tranquil beach resort in Ibiza. An evening yoga and meditation session, accompanied by live sitar and tabla playing, will also take place on Moon Beach. There will also be a sunrise meditation session on Cala Xaracca, followed by a picnic breakfast and swimming.
You will also go for a hike up a nearby hill that overlooks the mythical island of Es Vedrà for a yoga and meditation session and a talk on dharma, complete with some snacks and tea. You will also view the sunset at Cala Benirrás and enjoy a drum circle, swimming, and candlelit picnic dinner. There will also be an evening stroll through the Dalt Vila of Eivissa in the old Ibiza Town port, followed by dinner in a great restaurant.
You will also visit the famous Las Dalias hippy market in San Carlos, and the San Juan Sunday market which is filled with live music and artisan vendors. A private shopping adventure in Ashalak, a local bohemian mecca for unique couture, will also take place. For your final night, a fiesta dinner with surprise live entertainment will be held in the villa.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Colleen has been a student of yoga for over twenty years. She is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and holds several certifications from various traditions. She is also certified in Thai massage and is a practicing herbalist. Colleen is also the director of Lila Tandava Yoga Teacher Training and the co-founder of Gaia Weaving, a retreat program that aims to weave the lifestyle practices of Ayurveda, western herbalism, permaculture, and homesteading. She frequently hosts workshops and outdoor adventure retreats for adults, teens, and children, and is known for her playful and spirited style.
Cassandra is a vegetarian chef with 25 years of cooking experience on Greenpeace ships, at shamanic retreats in India, and in private cheffing in New York City, USA. During her college years, she opened a bakery and wrote a thesis about bread. She now specializes in seasonal, farm-sourced foods and loves teaching about how to make cooking part of a spiritual practice, finding the divine in what can seem mundane, sharing the joy of the table, and unraveling the mysteries of health trends. She is currently working on a book about her experiences as a chef around the world called Biting the Hand.
This retreat will take place in Ibiza, a part of the heavenly Balearic Islands that are located between Spain and North Africa.
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The picnic breakfast at Cala Xaracca, snacks and tea during your hike up a nearby hill, candlelit picnic dinner at Cala Benirrás, dinner in a great restaurant in Ibiza Town, and fiesta dinner in the villa on your final night are all included in the price of this retreat.
If you're feeling adventurous, Bliss Without Bother can help you organize a series of activities and excursions at an additional cost. You can avail of a tarot and astrological chart reading from the celebrated French astrologer and San Juan icon, Noelle Ruzsancik. You can also participate in an empowering striptease and burlesque class with American dancer and teacher, Thalassa. You can also schedule a kayaking trip around the Portinatx harbor and a visit to a nearby lighthouse.
You can book numerous styles of massages at the villa with the island's best practitioners at an additional cost.
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