The Soulful Wellbeing Guide To The Balearic Islands

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Last Updated on July 10, 2021 by Editor

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Escape to the beautiful Balearic Islands for an inspirational wellbeing holiday with yoga, meditation, hiking, fitness or pilates, along with nutritious food and plenty of relaxation time.

Or create your own bespoke retreat by booking into a boutique hotel and attending a group class at a studio or with a private teacher who can come to you.

Here’s our Soulful Wellbeing guide to retreats, hotels with a heart and soul and classes you can join in Ibiza and Mallorca.

Ibiza

Retreats

Ibiza is one of our favourite Islands in the world! As soon as you step foot off the plane you can feel the healing energies work their magic….and that’s even before the retreat starts!

It’s the perfect place for yoga, meditation, detox, wellbeing, beaching, guided walks, nurturing, unwinding, relaxing, pampering, spa time and plenty of YOU time!

Return to Radiance Weekend Retreats

During these long weekend retreats in Ibiza, we re-connect to our true radiance with specific kundalini yoga and meditation classes.

Of course, in order to get there we first need to clear out toxins, clean the organs, clear the energy, relax the physical body, still the mind and open up the energy whilst removing energetic blocks.

We feed the soul with two kundalini yoga sessions per day and we nourish the body with a specifically designed menu which works alongside the yoga to detox the body, clean the liver and balance the body’s PH, leaving you feeling refreshed.

Mostly using produce direct from the farmer’s kitchen, the food offering on our Radiance Retreats is designed to compliment the yoga practice and the food really is the medicine here.

We reside at our beautiful Xuclar Beach House, an elegant beach house set high up in the mountain surrounded by forest and opposite the beach. This is true Ibiza style at it finest, an authentic Ibizan experience, with incredible sunsets and secluded spots for watching the sun go down.

Each room is named after one of the glorious local beaches along this precious northern coast of the island and each room has stunning views either out to sea or of the mountains.

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Immersive Yoga Retreat

Immersive yoga isn’t just your average yoga retreat. It is an invitation to explore, connect and go deeper through the practice of yoga into your own being. It is open to everyone whether you are just starting out on your yoga journey or well into your own practice. If you can breath, you can do yoga.

We have a program carefully designed to progressively take you deeper, experiencing complete presence, expanding, healing, honouring your soul, whilst at the same time connecting to other like minded people simultaneously on the same frequency.

Set on the magical island of Ibiza by the stunningly iconic bay of Benirras, experience the famous hippy drumming that takes place every evening at sunset, allow the tribal sounds and throbbing energy connect you to the beauty of the island and precious nature that surrounds you.

But, beyond its gorgeous setting and inspiring location, Benirras delivers on a deeply spiritual level, providing a haven of happiness to all those who seek her shores, there we meet, completely immersed…and finally coming home to ourselves.

The program has the perfect balance giving you the right amount of time for practices, self reflection, growth, rest, fun, free time to explore the island plus added unique creative workshops throughout the week.

Ever wanted to attend a Cacao ceremony, learn more about astrology or simply relax in consciousness through yoga nidra and sounds? Then join us on our next Immersive Yoga experience.

Kundalini Yoga & Healing Retreat

During this week long retreat we focus on a chakra a day with a specific programme of kundalini yoga and meditation sessions (morning and evening) and incorporate the ancient arts of Reiki and Shamanic Healing alongside the therapeutic vibrations of twice daily gong meditations.

This programme has been running since 2013 and it is a truly transformational experience which connects us back to ourselves, our true selves, back to the real essence and that is where our highest frequency resides.

We go deep into the process of clearing energetic blocks, coming back to centre and stepping into bliss. When our chakras are open and balanced we then begin to vibrate at higher frequencies, we begin to feel wonderful, vital, energised, glowing, flowing, calm, and quite simply happy.

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Mixed Media and Storytelling Workshop

In this hands-on workshop you will explore in depth the inspirational, aesthetic and symbolic potentials of art materials, textures, images, objects and composition of all kinds. You will uncover the metaphorical and imaginary language that lies within your choices of media and how it can jump start your imagination. You will experience how your creative process reveals itself through unconscious connections and unexpected synchronicities.

The workshop combines scrapbooking, collage, assemblage and mixed techniques on paper, on hard surface and on canvas with guided creation exercises, embodied explorations, creative writing and group sharing to inspire personal studio time. You will create 4 to 5 artworks during the workshop.

Roseline’s art studio in Santa Eulalia has been the cradle of many artistic projects and vibrates with creative energy. The studio is a 70 m2 luminous space with high ceilings and outdoor country area perfect for intimate sharing and relating in small group settings. It is fully equipped with ample space to provide for all modalities of artistic expression.

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Yoga, Energy and Natural Wellbeing Retreats

Ibiza retreats

It’s not something that is easy to define, but ‘to glow’ is to reach a shining and inspiring state of consciousness; an internal understanding between your inner self and your physical body, which exudes and radiates, from the inside out, that shows a positive effect on every part of you, in body, mind and spirit.

Come with us on our new Glow retreat – a wonderful and satisfying journey – where a special kind of magic takes place on your yoga mat. Whether you are fairly new to yoga, or a more accomplished yogi looking to deepen and enhance your practice, we will show you how to connect to your glow!

The focus of this Yoga, Energy and Natural Wellbeing retreat is to allow you to take time and space to hear the voice of your heart. Feel the glow radiate from within to reveal a new you – inspired, energetic and shining, inside and out.

Get your glow back! Sometimes, the daily grind and general pressures of life can leave us feeling depleted. The natural wellbeing retreat is all about recharging your batteries, re-booting your energy system and reclaiming your sparkle!.

Your natural wellbeing retreat experience is completed with back-to-life coaching, for you to create new “sustainable energy” strategies with personalised yoga and meditation practices to empower your life.

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Yoga and Lifestyle Detox Retreats

Ibiza Retreats

Designed for people who find themselves over-thinking or over-analysing, or who are prone to stress and fear they are heading for burn-out, and for those seeking to heal trauma or heartbreak. The Harmonise Retreat is the perfect environment to disconnect from the over-stimulation of 21st century living and bring your life back into true harmony; mentally, physically and spiritually.

Through mindfulness and meditation practices to train the “monkey mind” and flowing, therapeutic yoga for all abilities, you will ease relentless mind-chatter and tune into the quieter voice of your inner-guidance system.

The 21st century sees us constantly plugged in and always digitally available; we invite you to step into stillness, switch off your phone and tune back in. Bring the art of mindfulness into your yoga practise, with breath-work and meditation to reconnect to your power-centre and inner guide. Feel new passions and purpose emerge, empowering you to create a more sustainable love-life-work equilibrium, and step forward into a more harmonious chapter of your life. This is for you if you are feeling burned out, tired out or in need of stillness.

A personal program of massages and therapies will help you to let go of stress and tensions and practical life coaching techniques to take away with you, will transform your fears and anxieties, whilst daily meditations and evening yin and restorative yoga rejuvenate your peace and clarity. You will then feel fresh insights arise, with holistic life coaching and spiritual counselling to help this process further.

And 1:1 yoga therapy and wellness coaching will empower you with a compelling daily practice and a new sense of personal boundaries, so you can feel equipped and excited about your return to reality.

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Nourishing Retreats for Women

Ibiza retreat for women

By the women of Ibiza, for women from all over the world, this retreat space is a sanctuary, a meeting point for like minded souls in need of nurturing and nourishment.

Connecting you with your inner-guidance system, tuning you into your intuition, your inner wise woman through yoga, meditation, breath work, yoga therapy, reiki and different forms of energy work, cranio-sacral therapy, massages and many types of therapeutic bodywork, holistic life and wellness coaching, spiritual counselling, sound healing, dance and creativity.

Embrace your power and creativity, learn to live life in true abundance, in health and harmony, in rhythm with your natural cycles as a woman, in touch with your feminine elements. We support you on this nourishing retreat for women to create a rhythm in your life that fills you with positive energy and enables you to live in harmony with yourself and world around you.

We educate you about your cycles and rhythms as a woman so that you can begin to embrace your emotional sides, your sensitivity, your creativity, to become more selective about what you invest your time and energy in and more receptive to life’s magical opportunities.

Connecting you with your inner-guidance system, tuning you into your intuition, your inner wise woman, through yoga, meditation, breath work, yoga therapy, reiki and different forms of energy work, cranio-sacral therapy, massages and many types of therapeutic bodywork, holistic life and wellness coaching, spiritual counselling, sound healing, dance and creativity.

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Hotels with Heart and Soul

Can Lluc

Can Lluc is one of those special and breathtakingly beautiful places, abundant with greenery, that has you feeling relaxed and radiating peacefulness within 24 hours.

Stunning views at sunset, an amazing zen garden with Balinese beds and a Finnish sauna await you at this luxurious boutique agroturismo. The peaceful surroundings and tailor made spa treatments at Can Lluc will relax you on every level. Perfectly located for those seeking tranquility somewhere remote, private and with no disturbances, yet only a 15 minute drive away from Ibiza town and 20 minutes from the best beaches on the island.

Come to Can Lluc if you are seeking a retreat with five star service and facilities. The restaurant serves a fabulous breakfast with local and organic produce. All the staff are wonderful and the owners Tina and Lucas take very good care of their guests, ensuring that all of your wellbeing needs will be catered for.

Can Lluc offers three night Stay Healthy and Yoga Packages suitable for individuals, couples or small groups. Yoga teachers and group leaders can also arrange to host their retreats here. Book here or read reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hacienda Na Xamena

Hacienda Xamena

Set on a cliff top on Ibiza’s northern shoreline the beautiful Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena offers elegant rooms with stunning sea views. The gorgeous spa, La Posidonia, named after the important seaweed that grows around the Mediterranean basin, is a sanctuary in which to feel reborn. A not to be missed experience is the thermal circuit with suspended waterfalls, named the Cascadas Suspendidas.

The one of a kind naturally based exterior parcours built around and within the Ibicencan nature, will revitalise all your senses and infuse a deep overflowing relaxation.

Set on a cliff top on Ibiza’s northern shoreline, the stunning sea views are a must see. There are some places that have a special magic and the Hacienda Xamena is one of them.

It’s ideal for a short wellbeing break or a romantic weekend away with your partner. Some of the rooms offer a private jacuzzi and more jaw dropping views. As is a visit to the spa, La Posidonia, (named after the important seaweed that grows around Ibiza) to experience the famous ‘Cascadas Suspendidas’, an outdoor thalassotherapy circuit and a series of heated infinity pools where you spend 45 minutes following the bubbles of varying temperatures and water jet strength to move from pool to pool. Read our review to discover more! Book here.

Ibiza Zen

Located in Santa Eulalia, Ibizazen is an 18th century former small farm house which has been meticulously restored in and converted into a small private luxury boutique hotel, offering comfortable and modern accommodations with a warm bohemian touch.

The name ‘Ibizazen’ comes from ‘Ibiza’ on the one hand and ‘Zazen’ on the other hand. The aim of the ‘Zazen’ state of mind is ‘just sitting’. Letting words, ideas, images and thoughts pass by without actually getting involved in them. A big red Buddha greets you at the door and there’s an eclectic mix of modern art along with recycled artefacts and funky furniture.

This is the place to retreat in tranquil surroundings and spend your days lying on one of the colourful and comfy Balinese day beds. The Asian inspired rooms come with kimino robes to lounge around in which beats your average white dressing gown. Book here and read reviews on Tripadvisor.

La Torre Del Canonigo

La Torre Del Canonigo Ibiza

A hidden gem located right at the top of Dalt Villa, in the old town of Ibiza. It’s worth a visit just for the 360 degree views of the Island. This quaint and charming four star boutique hotel retains its original features from the fourteenth century along with luxury comfort.

Rooms are beautifully designed, breakfast is served view a birds eye view over the harbour and there’s an outdoor pool to cool down in after all that up hill walking. Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor. Book here.

Cas Gasi

The gates of Gas Gasi open to reveal a serene and secluded garden, surrounded by pine forests, olive groves, almond and carob trees, and the most charming and beautiful ”hotel with a heart”.

As no outside visitors are allowed at the hotel, the discretion and privacy of the guests is of the upmost importance, giving it an exclusive more members club feeling. There’s no pretentiousness around this though, just no crowds and restrictiveness.

The land is abundant and colorful and grows the vegetables and fruits that are served in the restaurant. There are two pools, one of them exclusively for children so that the adults and other guests without children always have their own space to relax in.

This is a hotel that will keep you on the health and wellbeing track. There is a spa that offers massages, body and facial treatments and complimentary yoga classes offered in the morning. With the help of a nutritionist, they have created the most deliciously healthy menu for vegans and vegetarians including organic acai bowl, scrambled tofu with tomato and a superfood juice menu available at breakfast!. Read reviews on Tripadvisor. Book here.

Mallorca

Retreats

Yoga and Wellness Retreats at Cal Reiet

Cal Reiet Mallorca

Cal Reiet was founded with the purpose of inspiring guests with a unique and transformative experience. Their different retreats include yoga, meditation and mindfulness workshops, seminars and other holistic wellness related events.

The retreats integrate all aspects of wellbeing; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social. Most of our retreats are led by renowned international teachers and holistic wellness experts. You can choose a completely personalised wellbeing experience tailored to your individual needs, or you can choose to join one of our upcoming group retreats. Book a retreat at Cal Reiet!

Serenity in Spain – Five Night Yoga Retreat

Are you tired of the 24/7 grind and ready for a complete break, reset, and transformation?! Perhaps craving more connection and/or a deeper meaning to life? Then join us for our five night yoga retreat in Mallorca.

Known for its gorgeous beaches, limestone mountains, hidden coves and Roman remains, this is one yoga trip you do not want to miss! The adventurous, yet relaxing retreat will consist of yoga and meditation at a beautiful shala right on property, mindfulness talks, day trips to the beach, taste testing Spain’s most exquisite wines, and embarking on a wide range of cultural adventures.

Through practicing yoga, meditation, and journaling, to snorkelling in crystal clear waters and taste testing Spain’s top notch foods, this is one experience you do not want to miss!

You will get to stay at a stunning house in a tranquil environment in the heart of the island. The yoga retreat finca is located in Porreres, in the southeast of Mallorca, 15 km from the beach. It has been restored and adapted for all requirements of a yoga retreat.

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Yoga Teacher Trainings

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training multi-style with Green Yoga International

Green Yoga’s 200 Hour Yoga teacher’s course is duly certified by Yoga Alliance and has been devised after in-depth study of yoga texts and having years of experience in yoga techniques.

Covering the most important aspect of yoga by building a bridge between East and West, between science and spirituality, between practice and teaching.

Teaching a Multistyle yoga practice including Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga (dynamic flow), Yin yoga, Sivananda and many other traditions of India. In this manner, the student has an option of choosing their own style of yoga practice and teaching in future. And emphasising on the therapeutic aspect of yoga, so that students who are suffering from disease can join us for their own benefits and also for the help of others.

Their newly open green yoga retreat centre is a traditional finca hotel situated in the Eastern side of the island. Spread over 80.000 sq meters of land with a beautiful landscape surrounded by almond, carob and many other trees which nestles various colourful birds.

Some of the most beautiful beaches (Cala Varques, Cala Romantica, Cala Mandia) are just 10 minutes by car. In 10 min you can also visit the picturesque village of Porto Cristo and the famous Coves del Drag.

You can enjoy a stunning view of sunrise and sunset from the swimming pool area and some of the balconies.The entire retreat is equipped with stone buildings, enough place to chill out, to meditate or to be in your own when you required

The hotel has a total of 11 rooms with washroom, kitchen, living room and some of them with balconies overlooking the ocean. Every room is furnished with modern furniture, comfortable beds and linen. The kitchens are equipped with fridge and basic utensils for cooking. In all the washrooms you can find modern shower and hairdryer.

Hotels with Heart and Soul

Ca’n Roses

Once an olive oil mill, Ca’n Roses hotel is now as unique as it is elegant. Every room has its own charm and ambience. Brigitte Richter, photographer, started the hotel and decorated every corner with unique style. Her daughters, Anna and Marie Richter, are in charge of the hotel and make sure to offer well-being a first class experience to the guests.

Time to feel good. Time to be pampered. In the middle of the garden of the Hotel Can Roses you will find our wellness area. Escape the daily routine and let your body, mind and soul rest. Our therapists offer you exclusive massages. Let yourself relax in our Jacuzzi, both in summer and in winter. Enjoy a warm bath in the open air surrounded by nature. Read reviews on Tripadvisor. Book here.

Finca Son Miranda

Finca Son Miranda is an art hotel in the countryside of the lovely and authentic village Sencelles with exceptional comfort and detail. The finca, with an area of 10 hectares, has surrounding gardens and fields with cypress, olive, palm trees, grapevines, lavender and bougainvillea through which beautiful paths wind, perfect for jogging, cycling or simply walking – taking in the beauty of the nature, the fresh air and the sound of the countryside, in an intimate and picturesque atmosphere.

It’s one of the quietest parts of the island, providing a peaceful and serene atmosphere, a perfect place for rest and relaxation. You can find Finca Son Miranda in the middle of Mallorca – the beating heart of the island. The hotel offers yoga holidays, fitness and yoga classes. Read reviews on Tripadvisor. Book here.

Son Brull Boutique Hotel & Spa

Son Brull Mallorca

Son Brull in 5 words – Authenticity, Respect, Culture, Tradition and Heritage. Welcome to Son Brull Hotel & Spa, where you can enjoy the best of Mallorca in its most authentic and sophisticated way. A Jesuit monastery from the 18th century converted into a 5-star spa hotel with contemporary design and luxury.

A Luxury boutique hotel in a rural setting, located at the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana, near the best beaches, the Formentor Peninsula and the picturesque town of Pollensa.

Their recently renovated spa offers guests and non-guests the ultimate relaxation experience. Soothing music and sweeping views of the Mallorcan countryside help bring an immediate sense of calm when entering the spa, which features a boutique-style thermal circuit, indoor pool and luxury treatments using all-natural ingredients and products.

Complimentary morning yoga sessions for hotel guests inspire a sense of mental and physical wellbeing, whilst the fully equipped gym offers the very best in work-out equipment.

Three to six day spa, wellness, fitness and activity packages are on the menu such as cycling, personal training, hiking , golfing and cooking. Read reviews on Tripadvisor. Book here.

Fontsanta Hotel, Thermal Spa & Wellness

Fontsanta Hotel is a 5 star hotel located in Campos in the Southern portion of the island of Mallorca. It is much more than just an exclusive location: one is able to enjoy from the pleasure and welfare of the thermal spa, which offers the only natural thermal waters in the Balearic Islands.

Everything in Fontsanta Hotel and its environment leads to inspiration. The body and mind, the leisurely gaze and the pleasure of listening to the silence. Its creation appropriates the space offering guests a unique experience. Visitors are delighted to find, within each space, an original work of art, conceived by contemporary artists.

The sublime sculptures, installations, murals, drawings and paintings create dialogues in a natural, essentially Mediterranean environment. This is a collection of art created exclusively for the site. We invite you to quietly contemplate, and get your inspiration flowing.

Short 3 day and longer 6 day packages are offered including, Detox-Yoga, Time for Wellness, Calm & Tranquility. Read reviews on Tripadvisor. Book here.

Read our round up of the best Spa and Boutique hotels in Palma.

Best Spa Hotels in Palma Mallorca

Healthy Eats

For recommendations on healthy places to eat in Ibiza check out this blog post by Can Planells Agroturismo. We have to say that we are a big fan of Passion Cafe, it’s our favourite hang out, they do the most delicious food, smoothies, juices and heavenly to die for cakes!

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In Mallorca, read this guide from The Culture Trip on Palma’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants.

We recommend Happy Cow as a great resource for finding local vegetarian and vegan cafes and local juice bars. It’s an app that you can download on your phone which lists all the great places to eat in the area along with reviews and tips.

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