As we gear up for the season of excess, it might be a good idea to book in your New Year re-boot now…
The White Goddess Retreat, a new yoga start-up in Mallorca, Spain, promises to leave you rebalanced, refreshed and rejuvinated. Retreat organisers and the team behind The Yard (a lifestyle centre and cafe in Alderley Edge) have teamed up with yoga teacher Claire Farman (who’s clients include Gwenyth Paltrow and Sting) to create this brand new yoga experience.
Accommodation – scenery to inspire poetry
The retreat is set in the foothills of Deia, a pretty coastal village on the west coast of Mallorca, and gets its name from the well-known book penned by Robert Graves who was inspired by the surrounding countryside. Guests will stay in a stunning former 14th century monastery, Son Rullan, which boasts a tempting infinity pool with unbeatable views across the landscape.
Activities – yoga and mindfulness
Throughout the holiday, activites on offer include:
- Daily 1.5-hour yoga and meditation class – healing Hatha yoga led by Claire Farman
- 1 hour massage session
- 1 hour personalised nutrition consultation
- 30-minute astro-gemstone reading
- Transformational breathwork
- Reflective “Mindfulness” workshop
- A trip to the beach with a picnic
- Dance play and poetry
- Art trips visiting David Templeton, a Mansfield-born artist and singer who has lived and worked in Deia since the 60s
Full board, of a delicious organic menu, is provided over the six days.
Prices for this six-day yoga experience range from £860 – £925 based on two people sharing, with single supplements also available. Check for further retreats in the future, as plans are already underway to host these gatherings across multiple locations over the course of 2015/2016 including, Wales, the Lake District, Marrakesh and France.
For bookings or information on further dates please contact ask Alex or Sadie at The Yard on 01625 586962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.theyardalderleyedge.com
Recommended for… Anyone tired, stressed or suffering from overindulgence during the festive period
Be aware that… Although not all activities are compulsory, alternative therapies are on offer to those with an open mind (possibly not one for the cynics! Although, if it’s good enough for Gwenyth…)