When was the last time you pressed the pause button on all the distractions in your life?
A time just for you to completely reboot your health and come back to the present moment.
This retreat is for you if you:
• Have any digestive issues
• Want to learn how to break a sugar addiction
• Optimise your health and elevate your moods
• Sleep deeper and wake up feeling refreshed
• Practise yoga and immerse yourself in soul enriching nature
• Detox your mind from negative beliefs
• Nourish your body with whole & healing plant based foods
• Have more zest and energy throughout the day
• Soak up the sunshine and drench yourself in vitamin D
• Learn new tools on how to listen to your own intuition and trust your gut
• Leave with life long and supportive friends!
Leave all your stresses behind and come and join us for a serene yoga + detox-health coaching retreat at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain.
Say YES to:
Twice daily yoga sessions with Jennifer Kesik - Dynamic morning practice and Restorative evening classes
Delicious plant based breakfasts and nutritionally balanced gut healing dinners
Superfood smoothies by Nuzest
Recipe ebook of all the retreat meals so you can recreate them at home
Goodie bags for each of the participants
Daily probiotics by VSL#3
Daily guided meditation
Breath work sessions
Kombucha by GoKombucha
A masterclass on medicinal mushrooms, superfoods & gut health
Removing hidden blocks and goal setting workshop
Private health consultation with our health coach Mellissa Laycy
Alhambra visit and time exploring Granada
Skin replenishing workshop - learn about the gut/skin connection, make your own nourishing facemasks and allow your skin to soak up the power of nature.
Time to relax by the pool and soak up the sunshine in our lemon and orange tree garden
Thai massage workshop
Closing sacred cacao ceremony
Unlimited herbal teas by Pukka and Yogi Tea and access to the natural mountain spring water
Your Peaceful Villa
You’ll be staying in a charming, sunny villa on the outskirts of an Andalusian village, with a private pool and beautiful sun drenched terraces. Here you will be able to admire incredible views of the lake and the valley. You will enjoy your spacious room with a view of either the lake or our pretty garden. There will be plenty of space to relax in the lounge and around the swimming pool where you will be able to soak up the sun and replenish your vitamin D in between yoga sessions.
Retreat Space Testimonial
“ 'Paradise retreat' is no exaggeration! The views from this house are stunning, and the whole house is laid out very well - they've thought of everything! The beautiful wraparound terrace makes the most of those views, the bedrooms very comfortable, and the yoga room was a real bonus. Another plus is the excellent restaurant a short walk away. I would recommend this house to anyone -- I would only hesitate because I want to keep it a secret for myself! Thank you again - Tracy.”
You’ll start the day with a dynamic, energising vinyasa flow yoga class on the sunny terrace that will warm up your body and get you glowing from the inside out for the whole day. The class will be followed by a guided meditation session and an exploration into various breathing techniques (pranayama). You will be guided into a deep relaxation that will allow you to re-connect with yourself and help you gain an inner sense of peace, calm and contentment.
In the afternoon yoga sessions you will immerse yourself in a deeply calming and restorative yoga class. The class will incorporate restorative and yin yoga practise as well as some techniques of myofascial release to relax the muscles. You’ll float out of these classes feeling revitalised and relaxed. During the retreat you will have a chance to participate in two optional workshop sessions: acro-yoga - where we will experiment with partner yoga acrobatics and an inversion workshop where you will learn the basics around arm balancing postures and going up side down. In the workshops you will be given full support and will work in pairs or groups to spot each other.
During the retreat you will take part in group workshops and talks as well as have the unique opportunity for a 1:2:1 session with Mellissa Laycy - an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, who will facilitate a deep exploration into your health and well being. She will help you to uncover any potential hidden blocks that are holding you back from achieving your goals not only with your health but in your relationships and career, guiding you to answer your inner calling where you can uncover your unique gifts and live your purpose.
Good Mood Superfood
Food is such a big part of life and it affects all aspects of the way we feel, the way we look and the way we think. To support your daily yoga practice and nourish your body, during the retreat you will enjoy two delicious plant based meals each day. After your morning yoga and meditation session you will enjoy a healthy breakfast, lovingly created using fresh fruits, plant based yogurts, a selection of optional home made chia jams, fresh orange juice plus superfood plant based smoothies. This nourishing start to the day, enriched with vitamins and minerals is a great way to replenish the body after your dynamic morning yoga practice.
Evening meals will consist of hot and cold plant based meals plus a few delicious (guilt free) desserts. During the retreat you will explore the benefits of a whole foods diet focused on healing the gut and lowering inflammation in the body. You will learn about the magical power of various superfoods such as goji berries, cacao, maca, hemp seeds, chia seeds, shilajit, spirulina, chlorella, ashwaganda and other ancient herbs all in support of your health.
We will share with you our tips and creative ways about how to incorporate these nutrient powerhouses into your daily routine and provide you with recipes for all the meals so that you will be able to recreate these at home.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Lecrin Valley is famous for its verdant landscape (due to the melt-water run off from the Sierra Nevada), its citrus groves, its walks, birdlife and amazing spring colours. Oranges, lemons, figs, pomegranates (in Spanish – granadas) and cactus line the roadsides. There will be plenty of time to explore the valley and you will be able to take part in the optional group activities. You will have your pick of wonderful world class walks right on your doorstep. With spectacular scenery, you can hike along river valleys, over meadows, on medieval mule paths and enjoy spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada’s snow-capped peaks. On one of the days we will adventure further afield exploring the city of Granada, with the "must see", 100 year old Alhambra palace, some time for shopping in the Moroccan quarter and maybe some Spanish tapas.
Saturday, 21st September
4pm: Opening ceremony
5pm: Tea and healthy snacks
5.30pm: Gentle yoga flow
7pm: Plant based meal
Sunday, 22nd September
8.30am: Yoga by the pool
9.45am: Lemon garden meditation
11am: Local supermarket trip
12pm: Free time by the pool
4pm: Goal setting workshop
5.30pm: Restorative flow
7pm: Plant based meal
Monday, 23rd September
8.00am: Yoga by the pool
10am: Mountain hike
4pm: Tea and snacks
5pm: Skin workshop
5.30pm: Yin Yoga (1hr)
7pm: Plant based meal
Tuesday, 24th September
8am: Yoga by the pool
11am: Free time
4pm: Medicinal mushroom workshop.
5.30pm: Yoga Nidra
7pm: Plant based meal
Wednesday, 25th September
8am: Yoga by the pool
10am: Trip to Grenada/Alhambra Palace
4pm: Partner/Acro Yoga
5.30pm: Thai massage workshop
7.30pm: Plant based meal
Thursday, 26th September
8am: Yoga by the pool with closing ceremony
9.30am: Farewell breakfast
10am: Relax by the pool until transfers to airport
“Mellissa and Jenifer were very much hands on ensuring each persons’ individual needs were taken care of. The food was nutritious and delicious with lots of choices throughout the week. The yoga sessions were delivered by an experienced teacher both challenging and relaxing with a lovely aromatherapy mini shoulder and head massage at the end. The retreat appeals to all age groups from the solo yogi such as me (55), mother and daughter trip, friends or couples. It really was a beautiful nurturing experience that I would highly recommend and I really enjoyed the holistic approach throughout the retreat.”
Price Options & Bookings
We have several price options depending on the room you will choose. Prices include five nights of accommodation, two meals per day plus all yoga sessions and workshops. Prices are per person and exclude flights, transportation to/from the villa and other activities/excursions.
Secure your space with just £100 deposit - the remaining balance can be paid 60 days before the retreat.
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellations.
Flights to and from London/Bournemouth are between £40-£80 return!
KING SIZE ensuite
2 people sharing (friends or a couple)
2 people sharing (friends or a couple)
TWIN bedroom with shared bathroom
TRIO (Single + Double) bedroom with shared bathroom
Jenny's yoga journey began back in 2009 as a cure to the back pain caused by scoliosis which she developed while competing as a professional windsurfer. Jenny was amazed how positively her body responded to yoga and what started with simple stretching quickly turned into a regular practice. After 8 years of regular practice in 2016 Jenny traveled to India and completed a 200h yoga intensive Ashtanga/Vinyasa teacher training at Sampoorna Yoga Institute in India. Jenny now teaches weekly classes around Bournemouth, UK. Her classes are dynamic and combine creative sequencing which allow you to challenge yourself on the mat! During the classes Jenny encourages you to try new things and go outside your comfort zone but also grow and develop yourself spiritually off the mat. Jenny's other passion is healthy eating and nutrition. She organises Yoga + Smoothies Social events where yogis are able to enjoy healthy smoothies after a dynamic flow. She also runs a blog Yoga Foodie Girl which she uses as a tool to inspire others to uptake yoga and eat in a more mindful and wholesome way.
INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION & GUT HEALTH COACH
Mellissa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and creative chef. Her imaginative cuisine and style of cooking concentrates on whole, healing foods that focus on nourishing the mind and body while reducing inflammation. Hypocrates said “All disease begins in the gut” and Mellissa's approach closely follows this ethos which has enabled her to develop a way to empower and help others heal their physical and mental health issues. Her delicious food and inventive recipes run parallel with her approach to yoga and mindfullness. Mellissa's keen desire to help others through nutrition began with her own health issues, leading her on a self discovery journey through India, Bali, the U.S and Portugal. It was during this time she resolved the only way forward for her was to take her health back into her own hands. During this time she perfected the art of meditation, spending silent months in Indian Ashrams and following the teachings of Adyashanti and Mooji. With this well rounded knowledge and empathic approach to a holistic lifestyle, Mellissa will be offering one to one sessions during the retreat which will focus not only on diet but any possible hidden blocks that might be preventing you from living a fully enriched life.
She gained her 200 hour YYT at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh and is a Level II Reiki therapist. Aside from her training with IIN she also gained expertise with Pure Raw in Bali, has catered numerous retreats and parties around the world, is part of the team behind Rise and Shine and has worked as a live in chef at Rainbow City (now Merkebba Community) in Portugal. Mellissa loves creating healthy, gluten free, low sugar recipes and can't wait to bring them to the group on the Revitalise In Nature, Wellness & Yoga Retreat in Grenada. For a sample of her recipes or to work one on with her you can connect with her directly on instagram @mellissalaycy.
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If you want to secure your place on this incredible retreat all you need to do is send a £100 deposit!
“Words can’t describe how magical it was and how blessed I feel to have done this retreat with Jen and Mellissa. I honestly feel more healed and getting closer to where I want to be! I’m genuinely hooked! The best type of addiction I think.”
“My first retreat experience and it definitely won’t be my last! Although I’m usually an introvert in group situations, I found myself opening up to the group and becoming more comfortable and confident in my own skin. Not only that but since returning I’ve found I’ve been sleeping better, which I believe is down to some unconscious healing I did during the retreat. Thank you Mellissa & Jen for this wonderful experience!”