Times & Terms
Registration and welcome will take place between 12 and 3pm on the first day. Upon arrival, you will be able to register and you will, then, be shown to your accommodation. You will have the opportunity to refresh and rest or go for a walk on the beachfront or the vicinity before a tour of the retreat and surrounding areas at 4.00. This will be followed by a first, introductory, meeting and talk, during which staff and guests will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to each other and start to get to know one other. A light evening meal will be served at 7, followed by an evening meditation session.
The retreat ends at lunchtime of Day 14. You are welcome to stay for brunch, served at 12.00 - 1:00pm. We would be grateful if you could let us know a couple of days in advance whether you will be able to join us, so that appropriate arrangements can be made for the food quantities required. We would please ask you to vacate your accommodation by 14:00. If you wish to vacate your room earlier but spend your afternoon in the vicinity, your personal belongings can be left in a locked, safe room and be collected by 18:00 at the latest.
Airport transfers will be arranged for all guests and we would be grateful if you could let us know of your travelling arrangements as soon as your bookings are completed.
We are, unfortunately, unable to accept guests who can only stay for part of the planned retreat. We, therefore, ask you to commit to attend for the entire 14 days, as this supports fellow guests and demonstrates respect for staff, practitioners and therapists.
Airport transfers will be arranged for all guests and we would be grateful if you could let us know of your travelling arrangements as soon as your bookings have been made.
What To Bring
In terms of clothes, our advice is to bring with you clothes that are appropriate for the month of April, when the area has a temperature of equivalent to spring in the UK, but showers and cold spells are still possible and quite likely. We would ask you to dress modestly, using mainly comfortable and loose clothing that is appropriate for meditation, exercising, informal meetings and food workshops. You are also encouraged to use comfortable indoor and outdoor shoes that are appropriate for walking and exploring the area.
The accommodation is simple but comfortable and tastefully decorated. It consists of twin rooms, each one furnished with two single beds. There is a wardrobe, desk and chair in each room, as well as an en-suite bathroom and toilet. All accommodation provided includes linen, towels and toiletries.
We would strongly discourage the use of perfume, as powerful scents, however pleasant, can be problematic for many guests. As we will engage in creating our own perfume and creams during your stay, we hope that you will be able to support us in this request.
If you are on any medication, please remember to bring enough for the length of your stay. All supplements that have been recommended for your use will be provided at the centre and at the end of the retreat you will have the opportunity, if you so wish, to purchase more for when you go back home.
We would strongly encourage you to turn off your mobile phone and any other electronic device upon arrival to the retreat, or to at least limit their use. Detoxification from the radiation emitted by these devices is an important part of the retreat. We would like to reassure you that there is a 24-hour contactable phone number for the retreat in case of emergencies and we will pass this number on to all registered guests upon confirmation of their booking. Non-smart watches and clocks are welcome.
We provide meditation/yoga mats both in your accommodation for your personal use and in your yoga class. However, we are happy for you to bring your own, if this makes you feel more comfortable
The retreat provides a respectful, calm and supportive environment in which you can explore and build up serenity, contentment and a better understanding of the positive contribution that small lifestyle changes can bring to the quality of your life as well as to those around you. To maximise the imparted benefits, we would like to ask that you follow some basic guidelines and practices:
Upon arrival at the retreat, please aim to switch off all electronic devices, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops and smart watches. We would be grateful if you could limit your calls and/or emails during the length of your stay.
Please refrain from consuming alcohol, cigarettes and other recreational drugs or intoxicants within the premises.
Whilst activities are not mandatory, we would strongly recommend that you participate in and benefit from as many activities as your physical state permits.
As we strongly encourage an atmosphere of respect and tranquillity, abusive and harassing behaviours towards other guests or staff will not be tolerated and may result in a guest being removed from the premises.
Our emphasis is on wholesome, organic and, where possible, biodynamically grown produce.
Menus will be largely vegetarian, with optional fish occasionally. Eggs will be available, as will be nut milks. There will be a mixture of raw and cooked food daily, fermented vegetables, home-made kombucha and kefir and a variety of spices available for guests to season their meal further, to their required taste.
All nutrition prepared and consumed on the premises will be sugar-free and vegan options will also be available. We would be grateful if you could inform us of any food or food ingredient allergies you may have.
Herbal teas and filtered water will be available to be consumed throughout the day, while freshly prepared juices will be consumed at specific times during the day.
We make every effort possible to ensure that our rates are as low as possible. Our prices reflect the essential costs for the supply of our meals and refreshments as well as the provision of accommodation and essential facilities.