International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 56 - Page 78

The aim of a retreat is to facilitate a nurturing environment tailored towards complete relaxation,enabling you to experience peace, movement and inspiration. The morning classes begin after breakfast, pilates by the pool followed by a guided meditation. Then time throughout the day to just BE. The afternoon classes begin again at tea time, giving you plenty of time to reflect on your personal discoveries. You can explore the island and take time with your thoughts, for me personally one of the best ways to meditate walking within nature, or, perhaps you would prefer to spend time by the pool with your feet dipping into the cool water whilst you read a book. One afternoon, whilst on the retreat, there will be an excursion to the beach, overlooking Es Vedra, a highly magnetic, mystical rock just off the south west coast. Some believe this is the tip of the lost city of Atlantis, but whatever you believe, this is the perfect location to enjoy a beautiful meal and watch the sun as it sets. One to one sessions with Sarah and Mary-Jane can be arranged whilst you are on retreat, and a local massage therapist will be on hand should you wish to book a treatment. Sarah is a Pilates instructor and Spiritual teacher working in London and the South East. Her unique approach is based on classical pilates, studio pilates and therapeutic pilates. She has spent time in Peru, alongside the native Shamans and spent twelve years learning her art from a worldrenowned healer. You can read more about Sarah here http://www. wingspilates.co.uk/ Mary-Jane is a multi-qualified alternative health practitioner running a thriving private clinic in Sussex to which people travel from all over the UK. She has trained as a homeopath, a N.A.E.T. Allergy Elimination Practitioner and most recently in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). The health advice she offers draws on the different disciplines in which she has trained. She combines these therapies in a unique way to help her clients achieve the gentlest and quickest return to health, both physical and emotional. With a keen interest in nutrition and a healthy lifestyle she works with people to empower them to take their health and well-being into their own hands. You can read more about Mary-Jane here http:// www.sussexhomeopathy.co.uk/ “If you are looking for a safe environment to learn things about yourself, acquire the skills to develop and participate in your own life in a nurturing non-judgmental, non confrontational environment .. look no further. A little odd - yet it works .. go figure! Pilates with Sarah was like my whole experience while on retreat; challenging, eye opening, surprising and thoroughly enjoyable. Instructions were clear and perceptive. Sarah manages the fine line between group classes including one-to-one coaching - with a professional and engaging manner. The only downside about Mary-Jane and Sarah is there is only one of each of them, therefore time is finite. Wish it lasted longer.” Phill, Surrey. I believe that the start, to really finding inner peace, is stepping out of your current environment into one that feeds all your senses and your accommodation, C’an Planells, is paradise itself, so much so you may not want to ever leave the grounds. www.internationallifestylemagazine.com