SOUL ALIVE - Tarifa, Southern Spain

A creative, multi-sensory, well-being retreat by the sea

When too many plates are spinning it's hard to decide which ones to drop.  Making time for yourself becomes both a rare luxury and a much needed necessity.  

SOUL ALIVE allows you to take a step back to reassess  your life through movement, mindfulness and creative expression.

You'll be part of a small, confidential group in a safe and nurturing environment.

Everything you need is taken care of, which leaves you free to focus on yourself and enjoy your new friends. 

No telephone, no emails, no internet - unplug, switch off and widen the field of your observation for seven whole days. 

Get out of the fray and enjoy some time out under the blue expansive skies
Slowing down to take a break from technology, your job, the children, your partner
Relax and explore some beautiful natural landscapes and soak up the local history and culture.
Regroup from a busy-busy lifestyle and declutter your busy mind.

SOUL ALIVE RETREAT takes you on a transformational journey.  Expertly-facilitated by Mary Nondé - The Creative-Intuitive Coach,  Mary creates a safe container while group camaraderie is there for support and encouragement.

If you've been operating at full throttle, the SOUL ALIVE RETREAT is the time to re-focus your attention inwards and listen to the wisdom of your soul.  This quiet voice can so easily get drowned out in a frantic outer world, yet it's the best guidance you have as to your well-being.   

Somatic Movement-Art therapy. Explore what it’s like to be fully present in the body through the portal of organic movement.  A journey of self-awareness beyond the intellectual mind to discover the life-force streaming within.

By heightening our awareness of sensation and the subtle flow of prana (or chi), we uncover what may have unconsciously kept us away from the present moment.  What we’ve been holding onto unnecessarily and what can now be released without further thought or ado.

Each movement session, somatic arts workshop and daily excursion is designed to awaken your creativity further and build on your previous discoveries.   

If you are able to attend the Intuitive Vision Board workshop before the Retreat that is advisable on two accounts. You’ll gain an appreciation for somatic exploration and start to build a bridge between your deepest desires and their manifestation.  

You can also request post-Retreat coaching to consolidate your discoveries and integrate these insights into your daily life.

Please telephone 07827 017188  or contact me to explore whether SOUL ALIVE meets your needs or to book your place.    

VILLA LA PENA

We have the exclusive use of Villa La Pena - a spacious and secluded luxury property on the edge of Tarifa.  Nestled between mountain and sea, it enjoys an elevated position with panoramic views over miles of sandy beach.   Facilities include indoor heated pool and outdoor plunge pool, an indoor studio and an outdoor movement platform, and a massage room.

The Mediterranean meets the Atlantic sea at Tarifa, providing a haven for dolphins and whales and a playground for wind and kite surfers.  The area is famous for its abundance of high-quality fresh fish, plentiful fruit and vegetables, and year-round sunshine.

Facing the Straits of Gibraltar, Tarifa looks east towards the Rif Mountains and West to Tangiers in Morocco, which is only a 30-minute ferry journey away.  The daily excursions however are only about a half an hour's drive away from the Villa.

PACKAGE

  • Seven nights stay at Villa La Pena

  • Private guest bedroom with en-suite (shared or solo occupancy)

  • 5 movement sessions

  • 5 somatic arts workshops

  • Daily excursions in the surrounding area

  • Transfers to and from Gibraltar airport (40 mins away)

  • Full Board - nutritious Vegan/Vegetarian meals

  • Last meal together in Spanish restaurant

  • Exclusive use of the Villa's pools, yoga studio and gardens

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SOUL ALIVE

Pre-breakfast
1-hour  'morning pages' meditation, alone and in silence
Gentle movement class before breakfast (optional)
Post-breakfast
Sharing dreams, experiences and 'morning pages'  
3-hour somatic arts workshop
Lunch
Using fresh ingredients in season from the garden.
Post-lunch
Excursions to places of historic, cultural and natural interest.  
Pre-supper
Free-time to take a walk, sit, shower, swim, chat
Supper
Winding down to a delicious meal in the Villa.  
Post-supper
Free-time.  Conversation.  Sharing stories.
Night-time
Restorative sleep. Record dreams.

GETTING THERE

Recommended flights from the UK are with British Airways, Heathrow to Gibraltar.

Transfers between the airport and the villa are included to connect with these flights.   

PRICE

£800 - Shared occupancy with one other, ensuite
£980 - Private room, ensuite  

To explore whether the Soul Alive Retreat meets your needs please write to me here and we can arrange to speak by phone.

PAST CLIENTS

"I really enjoyed my time away and appreciated the amount of effort and time Mary gave us.  I came back with a more decisive attitude and I can now see the direction my life is taking.  I'm no longer afraid of what's to come, which had left me in a state of inertia prior.  Mary gave of herself 100%.  She helped me to feel as free as a bird at times and allowed me to tap into the creative side I didn't even know I had.  I was very grateful."

"I really enjoyed my time away and appreciated the amount of effort and time Mary gave us.  I came back with a more decisive attitude and I can now see the direction my life is taking.  I'm no longer afraid of what's to come, which had left me in a state of inertia prior.  Mary gave of herself 100%.  She helped me to feel as free as a bird at times and allowed me to tap into the creative side I didn't even know I had.  I was very grateful."