‘Retreat to replenish, renew, re-align and dive deep into your own inner journey.’
the whole Being retreat
24 – 29 september 2023
You are invited to come to a renewing, restorative retreat with yoga, meditation, spiritual inspiration and more at the beautiful Molino del Rey described as one of the best retreat centres in the world by Lonely Planet, Yoga Magazine and The Times as well as others. Molino del Rey is located in a gorgeous green valley flanked by orange groves, in the spectacular Andalusian mountains. Lovingly converted from an old water mill, by the owners, Anthony and Lidiya, it features a natural salt water pool half nestled into a cave in the mountain side. A spring of the river “Rio Grande” is born nearby. From it, the purest of waters pour through the yoga centre forming waterfalls among the mountain flowers. The rooms are tastefully designed by Anthony and Lidiya themselves, and the delicious and healthy vegan/vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared. Enjoy the view of the valley and mountains while practicing in the peaceful, light-filled yoga shala. There is plenty to explore in the area, but perhaps you just want to stay put. Find a quiet moment in the meditation caves, get a massage or simply relax in a hammock. This is a place where you have the feeling of having arrived. You don’t need to go anywhere else. Situated in Southern Spain only an hour from Malaga and the magnificent Ronda & surrounded by Moorish mountain villages, the Molino del Rey will be our secret hideaway for a replenishing retreat, where the oasis of calm awaits…
What To Expect…
- Yoga / Meditation / iRest Yoga Nidra / Spiritual Inspiration
- 2 healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan meals per day and plenty of nibbles through the day
- Unlimited teas & coffee
- Characteristic comfortable spacious en-suite accommodation
- Magical cool “Grotto” pool is equipped with an automatic Sea Water System & contains no chlorine. It also has it’s own natural waterfall.
- The whole mountain is honeycombed with caves. There are meditation caves on the property itself and many other caves nearby to be explored by the adventurous yogi!
- Hammocks, couches, lounges, terraces, balconies and plenty of hideaways to be silent, rest, reflect, relax, read and connect with others
- Peaceful walks
- Massages and Spa Treatments available to book
- Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets provided
- Lots of fun & laughter!
What’s Not Included…
- Flights to Malaga (We can try and all go on the same flight)
- Transfers to/from Malaga International airport (I can help organise a shared taxi)
- Travel Insurance
- Massage & Spa treatments
- Soft drinks via an honesty bowl payment
The Whole Being Retreats
We will explore hatha yoga, meditation, spiritual inspiration, connecting with nature and more to renew our connection to our deeper self. These are wonderful tools for inner transformation helping us to deal with life in a more enlightened, integrated and joyful way. We will also explore yoga off the mat by experiencing the natural beauty around us. We choose high standard accommodation in beautiful locations to give you a retreat that will truly inspire and uplift creating a happier healthier you! Retreat is your time to dive into the depths of your being and help you experience the stillness of the now, and learn how to access it at any time. These retreats are intentionally small, a perfect setting for a more personalised experience. A space where you can fully express yourself amongst the nurturing support of an intimate group, create authentic connections and go into solitude when desired. This is your opportunity to boost your energy and calm your mind, improve flexibility and strength while having lots of fun and laughter with like minded guests. It is all about you! Come as you are, with whatever is now, with your hopes, your challenges and your trust. No matter what your experience, level of yoga, meditation or fitness is, this retreat is open to everyone. My aim is to meet you wherever you are and gently guide you towards your personal next steps towards ease and relaxation within yourself, bringing you closer to your true self.
The benefits of retreating from our familiar surroundings and busy schedules and ‘pulling back’ are manifold. The word “retreat” comes from the Latin root meaning to ‘draw back’.
If you’re willing to honestly challenge yourself, a retreat can be a life-changing experience. It allows you the space and time to contemplate life, reevaluate paradigms, and become better equipped to walk life’s Journey more consciously. On retreats, we have the opportunity to slow down our days and see ourselves and everything more clearly. A retreat is often a transformative experience that gives you time to restore, relax, reflect and re-awaken to health, happiness & wholeness. It’s a time to focus on you, go deeper into yourself, let go and open up to new possibilities. Retreats afford us the opportunity to see accumulated habits of distraction and begin to soften them. In removing everything we do that is not supportive of living with freshness and wakefulness, practice retreats realign us with our deepest values, helping us discover ways to upgrade how we live our lives on a daily basis. Many of our unskilful choices stem from unconscious patterns of unaware living, shielding us from the inherent simple joy in ordinary moments. Removed from our daily activities and responsibilities, we learn to interrupt the habits of our conditioned patterns through compassionate attention, freeing us to live from a larger truth, an authentic clarity of being. We are also encouraged to attend to that which is pulsing softly within us, under all the noise or numbness. Sufis call this primordial aspect our Hidden Essence, Taoists call it the tranquility at the center of all storms, the Tao, Hindus say the Self or Brahman, Buddhists refer to this as our Buddha nature, while others say inner spirit or God. A retreat opens the door for you to do something great for yourself, and in the process do something great for everyone you touch in your life. In turn, you’ll also be better able to support the people in your life – at work, at home, and at play – and contribute to their wellbeing as you contribute to your own.
During your stay at Molino del Rey, you will be served two delicious, healthy, vegetarian meals (Why 2 meals a day are good for us). Meals are served buffet style so everyone can choose what they like from the varied dishes on offer each mealtime. If you have any particular dietary requirements, do let us know upon booking and we will do our best to accommodate. The lovely restaurant has glass curtains which ensure privacy, but lend to beautiful views of the green valley. It also boasts a TV/lounge & free wireless internet (WIFI). A perfect place to gather and discuss the day’s activities over a drink or two! Soft drinks are available via an honesty bowl payment system.
In silence we have the chance to allow our experience to be whatever it is. It helps us notice the world around us more clearly and rediscover the wonder of life. I always include a period of silence on my longer retreats. We move from silence into speaking again gently with the understanding that silent contemplation can be a powerful experience. Some people don’t want to give it up!
All rooms are en-suite. Warm/cold air conditioning, superbly comfortable beds, ceiling fans, tea making facilities, safes, hair dryers, alarm clocks, electric blinds, cosy duvets.
Investing in Yourself
Investing in your inner wellbeing and enhancement is the most important investment you’ll make in your life, There’s no other financial investment that will ever match because if you develop more competence, more skill, more ability, more capacity to take 100% responsibility for your life and become a joyful human being, the way you experience and express yourself and the world will change. Your activity will rise to a completely different level and you will become a catalyst for a more joyful, loving and inclusive world. Please take some time to invest in yourself – retreat to replenish, renew, re-align and dive deep into your own inner journey. You’ll be glad you did!
The Whole Being Spain Retreat
Price (Excl. flights, transfers & travel insurance)
– Twin Room Sharing: £845pp / Single Occupancy £1015pp
– Single Room: £999 (booked – none available)
– King Double/Twin Sharing: 899pp / Single Occupancy £1125pp (1 available)
– Deluxe Double Sharing: 899pp / Single Occupancy £1125pp (1 available)
Places are limited and rooms will be allocated on a first come basis. All rooms are en-suite.
A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to secure your place and the balance is due by 25 August 2023.
Please contact me to book a place.
Please note that all participants are required to have a comprehensive travel insurance policy.
Terms & conditions apply.