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AN IMMERSIVE, TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE

IBIZA CACAO RETREAT

4th - 10th May 2019

Join this unique transformational retreat which is an integration of yoga and meditation, one-on-one bespoke, and group coaching.  Attend cacao ceremonies and get introduced to powerful breathwork techniques that energize, heal, and bring vitality.

 

 

As you relish fresh organic meals and spend your free time exploring the beautiful island of Ibiza, you are sure to return home fully charged, inspired, and full of motivational ideas for the future ahead!

Location

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I have been running my Transformational cacao retreats in Ibiza now for 3 years. And of all my retreat locations around the world, This one holds a Very special place in my heart.

 

I have been going to this beautiful part of the world for over 12 years and know it well. I love it with a passion and so part of The retreat experience is to explore some of the most beautiful and magical parts.

 

There is a definite palpable powerful energy on this island. You can feel the happiness and good vibes, freedom and childlike essence it holds that really inspires you to relax and just let go. Total surrender to the moment.

 

Es Vedrà, a mysterious rock island off the western coast of Ibiza, is known as the third most magnetic place in the world. And I realised that it was the perfect place for my Transformational retreats. Integrating life coaching, cacao ceremonies, energy work, yoga and a group of like-minded, conscious people to spend the week with, with that energetic field, you can have a deep transformation that is truly life-changing!

 

 

Check out this article in vogue on why Ibiza is becoming more popular for healing and spirituality

 

https://www.vogue.com/article/ibiza-spain-healing-retreats

Your Cacao and Retreat Host

Hi I'm Lisa!

My mantra is to live life to its fullest - and know that anything is possible.

 

Life is precious, and I’m determined not to let it pass me by – I have found my power, and it is my mission to help you to find yours!

 

I have spent 12 years working with gifted healers, teachers and therapists from around the world, researching and experiencing all the routes to healing the body in order to seek a solution to my own chronic pain condition.

 

My background and expertise within the Western medical profession, combined with my skills as a holistic therapist have led me to develop a unique process using positive psychology, CBT, NLP and meditation to allow the body to rebalance and heal itself.

 

On my travels through Central America, I discovered the power of cacao.

Used by shamans and healers, this ancient powder can be used not only in a physical healing capacity but also as a heart-opener and way to connect to your inner voice and true self.

I specialise in working with sacred ceremonial Cacao to facilitate and enhance my client's journey, taking them from where they are now, to where they want to be, following a process I underwent myself on my own personal spiritual journey.

 

Are you ready to remember who you really are?

Come join us...

Your Retreat Yoga Teacher

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For our retreat we will have Laura guiding us through our daily yoga practice. Laura believes in the self-healing process that yoga can provide. Laura first fell in love with yoga when she discovered she had scoliosis and was told yoga could help.

 

Fast forward 5 years and Laura has chosen to share her love of yoga with others and became a teacher!

 

Laura will be using Vinyassa flow as the base for the practice for our retreat. However she will be bringing her unique style to support our journey on this heart opening retreat. Each day she will be focusing on a different element to support us to connect deeper on the physical level, bring us to the present moment in order to support our cacao visioning sessions....
 

 

The Chocolate Coach

Your Retreat Meditation Guide

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Solara An-Ra, author of ‘Pleiadian Emissary to Gaia’, is a channel, who through her guides and Higher Self, teaches vital skills to both beginners and the more experienced, such as: - a felt experience of your chakras, how to ground yourself, reclaim your power, connect with your Higher Self and move into a heart-centred way of being.


On this retreat Solara will be leading a guided meditation session in which she will channel guidance directly to the group. This is a blessing beyond measure, to receive guidance that leads you forward on your path ~ the path which leads you towards consciousness expansion, health, abundance, healing and activation of your gifts.

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Lao Tzu

Nutrition

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Eating healthy, organic nutritional food is so important for feeling good, working at your optimal best and keeping fit and healthy.
My passion as a health and wellness coach is to inspire people as to how key what you put into your body is. With a huge factor in overcoming Fibromyalgia myself being following a clean, healthy diet and learning to listen to your body's signals.

Our Retreat chef Itzak serves the most delicious vegetarian or vegan food, all freshly prepared with love and care. with gluten and/or sugar-free options available. I promise you, This will be a week of the most tasty, energizing and fulfilling meals you've ever had!

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Relaxation

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We are in such busy times, with constant streams of information feeding into us. We're literal!y bombarded with social media to the point we can't absorb it all and it becomes overwhelming and mentally exhausting.

With most of us working long hours, a retreat is perfect for taking a step back and just being still. We have Optional trips to beautiful beaches and massage therapy and energy work available to really create the most inspiring and relaxing week for transformation!


 

Laura will be offering her services of Ayurvedic yoga massage (AYM). AYM is a unique form of yoga-based body-work developed in India. AYM combines elements of Ayurvedic massage, assisted yoga stretches and deep, coordinated breath-work.

 

In AYM, the body is considered to be a reflection or storehouse of the subconscious. Often tensions or problems in the body have their origin in unresolved emotional issues or emotional seeds. Therapist and client work together fully to awaken the entire body, until each unfulfilled area is sensitized and cleansed by the power of the breath / stretch / massage combination. Ayurvedic yoga massage incorporates the use of the hands and feet as tools for massage. The utilisation of the feet allows for deeper and more thorough pressure through long and graceful strokes.

 

The herbal powder used in the massage is made from the root of the Calamus plant, known for its detoxifying properties that purify the blood and organs. It is anti septic, anti-inflammatory and exfoliating, helping to bring out the deep seated toxins from lymph and muscles. This, combined with a deep boost to the circulatory systems, rapidly speeds up the detoxification process and makes Ayurvedic Yoga Massage the perfect complement to any cleanse, detox or fast.

 

Overall, this technique will help dissolve physical and emotional blocks, eliminate toxins from the body, promote correct posture, improve respiratory patterns, balance the doshas and leave the recipient with a deep sense of well-being.

Massage:

Optional Trips

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Energy Work

Our Island therapist and energy worker Fiona Grace is available for bookings, and will be guiding special energy movement workshops for the group.

She offers;

-Immune-booster massage

-Reflexology

-Reiki Healing

More info to follow soon!

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Our retreats are based in beautiful, awe-inspiring parts of the world. To create the best setting for transformation. When we are in natural places of beauty, we are reminded of who we are, things fall into perspective and we start to open up to the realm of possibilities in life. And within us too, feeling that innate sense of unlimited potential, through the sense of expansion and freedom that comes with taking time to be still and enjoy being in nature. Whether that's on top of a mountain or next to the ocean . Because we are part of nature, and so that inner part of us remembers what we are capable of!

 

According to medical research- there is evidence that exposure to nature can reduce hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure), respiratory tract and cardiovascular illnesses; improve vitality and mood. Along with benefiting mental wellbeing such as anxiety; and restore attention capacity and mental fatigue. But more than that, feeling a part of nature has been shown to significantly correlate with life satisfaction, vitality, meaningfulness, happiness, mindfulness, and lower cognitive anxiety.

 

It is for this reason that on our Ibiza retreat we have optional trips to explore the island. Which is legendary to be a high energy vortex, which naturally raises your bodies frequency to assist healing and well-being, and has a definite noticeable energy within it.

 

 

Aguas Blancas is a beautiful beach away from the tourists. Its known for its natural clay rocks, which give an exfoliating and purifying effect when applied on the skin, which we love as a pamper morning on our retreat!

 

Clay has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. All the toxins, free radicals, heavy metals and chemicals are pulled away from your skin and stick to the clay through electrical charges until they are washed away along with the clay. So, we will grab some clay, put it on as a mask covering your face and body, stay like that for 15-20 minutes until it dries and then dive into the sea to wash it all off! The result is amazing: soft and healthy skin, ready to shine again.

 

 

On Sunday we will go to experience the drums at sunset on Benirras Beach. This ritual goes back many years to Sunday, August the 18th 1991 when many hundreds of people gathered to protest about the Gulf War. This became known locally as The Day of the Drums. This then grew into an annual event attracting thousands of peace lovers and hippies from across the world sending out the message that Ibiza is all about peace.

Sadly due to the numbers attending the local authorities had no choice but to ban the event, however, a small number of dedicated drummers have turned up every Sunday since and have drummed the sun down beneath the waves.

It is a truly unique experience, words and pictures will never come close to actually being there, with so many people from all walks of life, all nationalities coming together to share with the true hippy or spiritual culture of Ibiza in one moment.

 

 

Ibiza’s hippy roots can be traced back to the 1960s when the island’s welcoming atmosphere and freedom of expression inspired groups of painters, artists and designers to flock here. And later, in the 1970s, hippies began opening markets all over the island to sell their handmade goods.

Es Cana’s Punta Arabi hippy market (which is also the local Ibiza Town hippy market) was the very first to open in 1973, and we love this as a cultural trip on the retreat. 



 

One morning we will have the opportunity to go and enjoy sunrise at Aguas Blancas, which is truly majestic experience. And a deep spiritual practise to enjoy at least once. And for those brave enough, taking a swim as the suns first rays hit the ocean is highly rejuvenating and inspiring. There's lots of research about the power and benefits of cold water therapy for health and well-being. Which is why we recommend everyone to try this once! 

Aguas Blancas:

Benirras Beach for Sunset:

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Sunrise at Aguas Blancas:

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Lao Tzu

Coaching

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These steps work; they have massively changed the lives of many of my clients! See the video testimonials to hear some of our past retreat guest experiences.

I integrate both 1-1 life coaching and group coaching into my retreats becuase it is such a powerful a tool for realising our full potential, gaining awareness of what's holding us back from being truly happy and feeling fulfilled and overcoming self doubt and starting to really beleive in ourselves and our capabailities. 

 

We often get so ingrained and set in our ways that it’s hard to see things from a fresh perspective. Since childhood, most of us were taught to not boost and to play small. To not stick out or be seen, for fear of not fitting in and therefore being judged. And so, for many people, it's too difficuly to see the possibilities that exist out there in the world since we’ve been so used to operating within what we’ve deemed “safe” for so long. We can't grow from within our comfort zone - and our retreats are designed to gently encourage you to step out of this in fun, adventurous and exciting ways.

 

Our group coaching is around my 5 steps for exciting change. Over 5 of the days we will learn the tools and techniques within these steps that will change your life in the most amazing ways. To wake each morning excited for the day ahead, to be your best self, to feel great, to live the life you really want.

Cacao and Cacao Ceremonies

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My work with Cacao came from discovering it on my travels through Guatemala. Where I worked for over a year with the Chocolate Shaman there and realised how powerful Cacao is, not only in a healing capacity but also as a heart – opener and way to connect to your inner voice, your true self.

It pushes past all the walls we put up, all our pretence, self-disbelief and filters we’ve developed in our life. To see what it is that we really want. Our purpose. And that is why I use Cacao with my clients to help them connect deeply within themselves to re – discover what it is that makes them spark, ignites excitement in them. The thing that inspires and motivates them to wake each morning raring to go! That we all have inside of us. Our big story that we are passionate about- that makes us feel alive, that we want to present that to the world and share in such a way we really feel alive!

I help people find that passion within themselves to really grab hold of their life and make it what they want through working with this plant medicine combined with my Transformational coaching. We drink a cup of this pure chocol