Yoga, Wellbeing and gentle Detox Retreat in Ibiza

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Description

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A week in Ibiza to unplug from modern life. The House of Om welcome you to their healing retreat for a full week of yoga, meditation, breathwork and an abundance of other therapies to promote calm and balance. Your stay with us will be in the stunning setting of a beautiful villa in the hills of San Carlos.

Your time with us will be based around carefully designed yoga, meditation and nutritional programs. Fresh organic and deliciously healthy food will be provided by our wonderful chef.

Our programs have been designed to stimulate your mind and body, to boost your metabolism and naturally cleanse and gently detoxify in order to encourage the feeling of overall wellbeing.

We also build in plenty of time for rest and relaxation, with lots of glorious down time to eat, explore, relax, read, walk and simply enjoy…. always offering the perfect balance!

A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a chance to have a digital detox and reset the mind.

Teacher and host

Vicky is very knowledgable about yoga, and nutrition (her nickname on one retreat was “vikipedia”)

She will be the wonderful host to guide you through the week, and as well as teaching most of the yoga classes, healers from the island will also be there to assist and offer their wonderful healing services. The retreat on one level, is wellness, yoga and a gentle detox to the body, to help you leave the retreat, feeling balanced, healthy, and ready to take on the world.

But on a deeper level some sort of transformation seems to happen at a deeper level, the retreat guides you on a gentle journey to go deeper in yourself. We have seen some deep level healing take place on these retreats, and that’s what seems to make them special. Each retreat also has the ability to add that something individual for each client.

The last retreat we had a guest with cancer, 2 guests with menopause, one with severe digestive problems, one with gallbladder problems, and 2 guest who had come for wellbeing. We know from their testimonials how life changing if was for them on all sorts of levels and how we were able to individualise the retreat for guests on various levels. We keep the groups quite small so we have the time to be able to do this.

Activities

Daily asana practice
Pranayama
Meditation
Yoga philosophy
Mudhra
Bandha
Breathwork
Silent meditation hike

Retreat Schedule

Arrival starts from Saturday afternoon, and Sunday evening we start the welcome circle

2 x daily yoga and meditation sessions (Morning and evening)
Yoga practice adjustment to your level, beginner, medium or advanced.
Brunch and dinner – Meals will be designed to activate detox pathways – using REAL food.
1 or 2 (weather dependent) hikes across the week in beautiful stunning ibiza countryside.
2 x nutrition talks across the week

Victoria Godfrey
Nutritional Therapist, dip CNM, BANT, CHNC
Hatha Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher

In a previous life I was a TV producer, having worked in television and advertising and live events for 22 yrs, so I completely understand the day to day pressures of a fast paced life and the stress that lifestyle brings, having no time, eating badly and feeling permanently exhausted. I therefore have first hand experience of how simple diet and lifestyle changes can make massive difference to how you feel.

I am very passionate about helping people to create the right environment for helping their body to heal. If you feed a car – diesel (and its a petrol car!) , it won’t work correctly and vice versa. The car comes to a halt and before you know it, you’ve spent several hundred pounds emptying the tank. Well the body at dis-ease is a little bit like that.

I have suffered from migraines since I was 14 yrs old, I have tried so many things and yoga is the only thing I have found that really helps me manage them.

When I worked in television industry, I would go off to India for 1 month at a time to do yoga and ayverdic medicine. This would be my one treat and big break a year.

Every time I returned from India, I wouldn’t suffer a migraine for 6 months, and much more energy and some weight loss. I always returned back to London feeling amazing. Before I knew it, old habits would slip back in, drinking and eating badly would start, and making excuses of why I couldn’t go to yoga classes. I did this three years on the trot and it was my second visit that I realised how much yoga was helping me bring my body back into balance.

In 2011 I embarked on my yoga teacher training, so I could help manage my migraines better, as yoga seemed to the answer. And over the years I tried many things from acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, Chinese herbs, Amitriptyline, Beta blockers, epileptic drugs that the doctor saw fit to prescribe me. Which all made me ill in some manner of a side effect. And none of it helped with my migraines.

By the time I was pregnant with my first child at 37, I was told I would be on blood pressure medication for the rest of my life. No guidance of nutrition from the doctors, just “Here is some medication” and you will take this to the end of your life.

In 2012, I enrolled on a course at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, studying, Biomedicine, and Naturopathic Nutritional therapy. Encompassing Lifestyle, Nutrition and supplements to support the body to bring it back to balance. The course was so mind opening. I never knew that food could be so healing and also damaging. What works for one person is another mans poison.

By the time I had my second baby, I was off the blood pressure medication (The Dr’s had put me on Blood pressure medication at a major period of stress in my life and said I would be on them for the rest of my life. But by the time I had the second baby I was slimmer than I had been through the first pregnancy.

My obstetrician wrote in my notes that “She says She has come off the blood pressure medication, and her blood pressure is fine 120/80 and Victoria says it is from lifestyle changes and nutrition” in disbelief!

The healing from my c-section 2nd time around was also a completely different experience. I was up and about within a couple of days, and had my stitches out 5 days (Instead of 8 days as recommended on 2nd C section.) The midwife called me a superwoman, and said she had never seen anyone sit up crossed legged in bed after a C section.

The only thing I can put it down to was I was taking care of myself better. I was eating organic food, all cooked from scratch, no processed food, hardly any sugar unless it was from a natural source, and no chocolate and crisps (which I ate lots of in my first pregnancy!)

The model we followed and studied was based on the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) to get to the root of the problem. Functional Medicine focuses on a highly individualised and scientifically based approach to health with the emphasis on addressing underlying imbalances rather than just dealing with a set of symptoms. I apply this approach to all my clinical cases.

I’m also a hatha yoga teacher, a pregnancy yoga teacher (Tri Yoga teacher training ) and a reiki master since 2006. I also studied Yoga and meditation in Kerala, South Goa, and Risikesh where I completed a 10 day Osho Meditation course, a ancient kundalini one to one training with a Himalayan yogi and scholar as well as doing yoga with a 104 yr old which was a pretty amazing class.I cannot stress how much studying Yoga, meditation and nutrition has changed my life. I hope it does yours too.

The retreat begins with a welcome circle and setting intentions for the week and the year ahead. NB: (Schedule does vary) Some mornings we will do sunrise yoga and mediation (weeather dependent).

18:30 on the Sunday, followed by a welcome dinner at 20:00.
8 – 10am Yoga will be daily yoga practise.
1 – 11am Brunch
11am – Breathwork with Sapphire (1 session during the week) / Or a nutrition talk
12 – 5/5.30pm free time for treatments, or exploring beaches, sitting by the pool reading, or journaling.
One of the days there may also be a cacao ceremony and sound bath (tbc)

Cuisine

Vegan / Vegetarian options.

Accommodation

7 bedrooms in total
All sharing with twin beds and shared bathrooms.
1 master bedroom with a double bed and en suite.

Retreat Price

Starts from £1150
Shared rooms (twin beds, 2 occupants) – £1150
Master room with en suite – £1250
Single room occupancy – £1500

Includes

  • Two meals a day
  • Snacks and unlimited hot drink (Herbal teas) and water.
  • Breathwork
  • Silent meditation hike
  • Yoga 2 x per day
  • Meditation x 2 per day
  • Cacao ceremony and sound bath (Tbc)

Does not include

Massage
Individual treatments from healers and therapists on the island.
Beauty treatments

(All can be booked separately at an additional costs). A PDF of all the healers offerings get sent out nearer the retreat time, so we can guarantee availability for the guests of our therapists and healer offerings.

Optional activities

Hiring bikes

To hire a car is strongly recommended to visit various beaches around the island and hippy markets, and explore some of the stunning scenery.

What past guests have said

”Hi Vicky. So sad I didn’t get to say bye to you!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful retreat. Have enjoyed every bit from the yoga, to the nutrition, to the meditation, the yurt and even the storm!! Very sad to be leaving, so wish I was staying for the rest of the week. Really hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much again, Lucy”.

”Hello you two! Just wanted to say thank you to you both for an amazing experience in Ibiza last week – seems ages ago already. The villa was a wonderful place to stay, amazing food prepared by Sam, loved my time with Fiona and really enjoyed the yoga, excellent teaching and explanation and ideas of how to progress own practice. I have been on 5 previous retreats and this was certainly one of the best, I will be back; please keep me posted on future retreats!.” Lynn

”Vicky – Thank you! I will miss you terribly – your enthusiasm and energy is contagious. I could not feel any more blessed to have been part of your first retreat. I never would have said this before but I’m convinced something drew me to your site and to you.

Please do keep in touch and know that I will always have a piece of you with me. I’m sure I will need to talk to someone as I think I was just about to break through some scary emotional bits – yesterday with you and today with Kate I found it very hard to keep it all in – and I’m NOT a cry-ey type of person. This was truly special! Love Greg

What to pack

  • Yoga pants
  • Leggings
  • Towels
  • Beach wear
  • Swim wear
  • T- shirts and comfortable clothing

Location and how to get there

Taxi or car hire, you can get a bus to Es Canar and a taxi from Es Canar to the villa.

Booking

To enquire about or make a booking on a this Yoga, Wellbeing and gentle Detox Retreat in Ibiza, fill in the form. You can also contact the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com if you have any questions.