Sarah Fretwell

Yoga, Movement, Mobility, Wellness

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Ibizan Wellness, Yoga and Movement Retreat - 9-14 May 2020


  • Santa Eulària des Riu Ibiza (map)
Poolside at Ses Palmeres Ibiza

Poolside at Ses Palmeres Ibiza

Join me for 5 nights in Ibiza from only £1,000

I am so excited to bring to you my first ever retreat in Ibiza in May 2020 (Saturday 9th - Thursday 14th). Join me as we venture to the magical island of Ibiza to stay in this luxurious villa for 6 days and 5 nights, practising yoga, movement and meditation, eating delicious food and exploring the island. There will be plenty of time to relax and visit the nearby beaches, don your hiking shoes and explore the lush landscape overlooking the sea, or simply rest and replenish by the private pool.

During this unique retreat, you will be looked after by myself and our very own private caterer. Expect a daily schedule of delicious movement and yoga practices, nutritious plant-based meals and adventures in Ibiza, as well as a luxurious stay in this gorgeous Balearic villa.

THE VILLA

We will be staying in the truly unique Ses Palmeres Ibiza: a peaceful, luxurious haven nestled in the valley in Santa Eulària des Riu, a coastal town on the south eastern part of the island. Ses Palmeres is an exclusive Ibizan finca building aged 200 years old, lovingly decorated with antique pieces from India, Nepal, Tibet and Africa. Every corner tells a story, and each room has been exquisitely designed in neutral, Balearic style tones to aid deep relaxation. The largest room boasts a 70sqm private terrace with beautiful orange and lemon trees and a refreshing outdoor shower. Surrounded by almond and olives trees and pine forests, the villa boasts stunning views to the valley of Santa Gertrudis and plenty of space in which to explore the grounds.

The villa is fully air conditioned and there is spacious garden area with a private swimming pool where you can take a cool dip after practising. We will practice yoga in the newly built and covered yoga deck in the garden overlooking the stunning surroundings - pure bliss! There’s also your very own private gym if you’d like to use it!

The views from the villa overlooking Santa Eulària des Riu valley

The views from the villa overlooking Santa Eulària des Riu valley

THE PRACTICE

Enjoy a mindfully created combination of movement practices throughout your stay. Expect meditation and dynamic morning yoga practices led by myself, designed to lengthen, strengthen and tone the entire body. You will also have the opportunity to try my own movement and mobility fusion class, which targets the entire body, from the ankles to the hips, hamstrings, spine and shoulders, helping you to build greater strength, mobility and freedom in your body. Our evening sunset practice will be soothing and relaxing, and will include a mix of yin, restorative, partner yoga and yoga nidra, all designed to send you off into a blissful night’s sleep.

All practices are suitable for all levels and modifications will be offered and explained. There will be plenty of individual attention and guidance from myself.

Twin bedroom featuring an en-suite bathroom

Twin bedroom featuring an en-suite bathroom

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE

Subject to change depending on weather and group preferences

Saturday 9th 

16.00: Arrivals from this time, explore the villa, take a dip in the pool, settle in. Welcome snacks and refreshments provided.

18.00 – 19.30: Welcome circle to meet your fellow retreaters, followed by a gentle lunar yoga flow, yin yoga and meditation

20.00: First group dinner at the villa

21:15-21:45: Optional deep relaxation (yoga nidra)

Sunday 10th

7.30am - Tea, coffee & fresh fruit available

8.00am - 9:00am: Group breakfast at the villa

9.30am – 11.00am: Gentle morning solar yoga flow, pranayama

12:30-13:30: Group lunch at the villa

Free time to be spent however you want, whether that is relaxing by the pool, getting a massage, practising a bit more yoga alone, exploring the area, renting a bike etc. There will be optional group excursions such as:

14:00: Optional group excursion to see the surrounding area and beaches. Think SUP (stand up paddle boarding), bike rental, snorkelling, strolling around the Marina, sunbathing on the beach.

Snacks and drinks available at the villa if you choose to stay here

18:00-19:15: Meet back at the villa for our lunar evening vinyasa flow and yin practice

20.00: Group dinner at the villa

21:00-21:30: Optional deep relaxation (yoga nidra)

Monday 11th

Similar to Sunday schedule but includes an evening healthy cookery workshop to make dinner

Tuesday 12th

As previous day but includes a yoga and breathwork workshop

Wednesday 13th

As previous day but includes a yoga and mobility workshop, and a local dinner out in the nearby Marina together

Thursday 14th

7.30- Tea, coffee & fresh fruit available

8.00am – 9.30: Gentle morning yoga flow, pranayama breathwork

9.30: Final group breakfast at the villa

11:00: Closing circle

15:00: Depart by this time

Relax in style, read a book, replenish your soul and make the most of this beautiful haven

Relax in style, read a book, replenish your soul and make the most of this beautiful haven

THE FOOD

The menu is designed to support the yoga and healing practice and to help eliminate toxins from your system. The food is plant based with an option to add eggs or some local cheese on request. Our lovely caterer will bring to you the flavours of the island by using colourful and organic vegetables, fruits and herbs. We are very excited for you to eat the sacred way, we will learn how to reduce digestive issues such as bloating and a more conscious way of eating, that really makes a difference.

THE RETREAT INCLUDES

Throughout the week I will be sharing all of the practices that I have grown to cherish: vinyasa, mandala, movement & mobility, yin, meditation and yoga nidra. Plus:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation, with private use of the pool, gardens, indoor and outdoor communal areas

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday, plus teas, coffees, fruit & snacks throughout the day (all food vegetarian or vegan)

  • Twice-daily yoga, pranayama and meditation

  • Movement and mobility practices and workshops

  • Opportunity for 1:1 sessions with me which must be booked on arrival, at the very reduced rate of £40 an hour. We can work on anything you wish during this time, my skill set includes: yoga, mobility training, meditation, yoga nidra, painting, social media and marketing.

  • A flexible schedule - you choose how much you want to practice and do

  • Excursions to some of the best beaches on the island for exploring, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) swimming and sunbathing (food out and SUP not included)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to and from Ibiza

  • Transfers to and from the airport (the villa is a 20 minute taxi from Ibiza Airport)

  • Massages: there are massage therapists on hand to book at your request, from £50

  • Independent meals out

  • 1 evening meal out as a group

  • Any additional activities or trips you wish to take around the island - the villa is 5 minutes drive away from Santa Gertrudis village and 15 drive minutes to Ibiza town. Car or bike hire is recommended.

Rest and relax before or after your practice in the villa’s spacious grounds

Rest and relax before or after your practice in the villa’s spacious grounds

TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will need to fly into D’Eivissa airport and the villa is a 20 minute taxi ride from there. Local taxis are available at the airport, but if you’d like to have a private transfer arranged, please let me know.

Read some testimonials from my past retreats here

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

TWIN ROOM (double bedroom)

  • Shared room with two single beds & en-suite bathroom - £1,100 p/p (early bird from only £1,000). If you would like to share a double bedroom with a friend or someone else, please let me know and I will arrange for this. The price is the same p/p. The beds are twins so can be pushed together or separated.

    Pay the deposit by 01/12/19 for early bird price

    DOUBLE BEDROOM

  • Shared room with double bed & en-suite bathroom - £1,200 (early bird £1,100)

    Pay the deposit by 01/12/19 for early bird price

    PRIVATE ROOM OPTIONS

  • Large private room with double bed and en-suite bathroom and a small terrace overlooking the garden - £1,300 (early bird £1,200)

  • Luxury large private room with double bed, en-suite bathroom & a large 50 square metre private outdoor balcony with orange and lemon trees and an outdoor shower - £1,500 (early bird £1,400)

    Pay the deposit by 01/12/19 for early bird price

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total price of your accommodation will be required upon booking. The full balance will then need to be paid 2 months before the retreat start date, so by 1st March.

Payment plan options available. Email me at sarahfretwellyoga1@gmail.com to find out more.

TO BOOK:

To reserve your space, please send an email to sarahfretwellyoga1@gmail.com letting me know your accommodation choice and I will confirm the price send you all the details of where to send your 50% deposit to.

All questions welcome! Get in touch or contact me on T: (+44) (0)7905754396

FAQ

  • How much downtime will there be in the day? This is totally up to you. I have left enough time between lunch and our evening practice for you to explore the areas nearby or relax at the villa as you wish, and there will also be optional group excursions and workshops to get involved in. You do however much you want to do.

  • I have allergies or follow a specific diet, will this be catered for? Absolutely. Just let me know your situation and our chef will work to create healthy, delicious options for you. The meals will all be vegetarian, but if you are vegan this can be catered for too, and there will always be healthy snacks available.

  • I want to come with my partner, but he/she is not particularly interested in the yoga. Can he/she still come? Absolutely! It will be the same price p/p, however I guarantee that the practices will be inspiring and you never know, your partner might just grow to love movement by the end of the week.

  • What is there to do around the area? Tons! There are several local beaches nearby, within a quick bike ride or car journey, slightly longer by foot. Snorkelling, SUP and water sports are big in the area, there is also the option to rent bikes and cycle down to the sea or take a trip to the marina for some drinks or sample some of the local tapas. The villa is huge, so if you’d rather chill out there, you can take a swim in the outdoor pool, practice yoga on the grass, sunbathe, or book a massage or 1:1 session with me. Read up more about Santa Gertrudis (the local area) here.

  • I am totally new to yoga and don’t have great flexibility. Will I cope?! You are in the price place to start! What better way to get into the practice of yoga and movement than spending a week long in Ibiza, trying new styles and finding out what you enjoy? I always offer modifications and adjustments, so you will be in good hands. Plus, there is enough downtime between our twice daily sessions for you to ask me any questions or simply relax. The morning practice will be slightly more dynamic, but the evening practice will be gentle and restorative. Just come with an open mind to learn!

  • I can’t afford to pay you now, when is the deadline? I offer payment plans if you’d rather split the price up, and we can talk about options that work for you. I am also offering an early bird rate until December 2019.

  • How many people will be coming on retreat? There will be 14 people maximum on the retreat, plus myself and our lovely caterer.

  • I am nervous about getting a taxi from Ibiza airport to the villa, can you help me arrange it? Of course! I will check who is on which flight and see if I can team you up so that you can share taxis to the villa, which is a short 20 minute drive from Ibiza airport. You will also join my Whatsapp group before the retreat, so you will have the change to chat to your fellow retreaters beforehand.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. 50% deposit required at time of booking

2. Balance payment due by 01 March 2020

3. Cancellations made before 01 March 2020 will receive a 50% refund, after this the full amount is still payable. If I am able to fill your spot (not guaranteed though I will do my best) a full refund will be given subject to £100 admin fee.

4. Bookings are non-transferable and for one person only