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The transformative magic in the retreats happens due to a combination of elements such as meditation, yoga and meditative stretching, in depth personal support and coaching, deep rest, remote nature location, silence, organic delicious meals, intuitive massages, hot tub and a dedicated staff. As a guest you can create a personal retreat package or join one of our many retreats scheduled through the year.
You will be staying in one of our luxury yurts or the guest house, completely surrounded by nature in an orange orchard yet you will have all the comfort you need.
This spacious room is situated on a beautiful spot of the property with views over the orange and mandarin orchards and the mountains. It offers one queen size bed with luxury linens and high quality mattress.
Outside, you have your own private terrace where you can sit and enjoy the morning sounds of the birds or a beautiful sunset. This room has it's own bathroom with a spacious standing shower. Amenities include silky sheets, unlimited mountain spring water, internet.
A yurt is traditionally a dwelling that provides warm and practical housing for Mongolian tribes on the steppes of Central Asia. These tented structures can be build up or down within a few hours and thus for these migrating tribes an excellent housing option.
In the Secret Garden they offer the ultimate in country side accommodation; living close to nature with all the comforts of a luxurious hotel room.Each yurt is entered through a solid pine door with windows which open out onto a small secluded terrace - guests can enjoy the gardens in their private space.
Spacious in size, each yurt is 4.5 meters in diameter and furnished with a queen size bed (with luxury cotton linen), bean bags, soft lighting, accessories and a wood stove. Each yurt will has an en-suite bathroom which comes complete with overhead shower and a dry toilet.
We offer the opportunity for you to create this retreat, with help and support from the staff of the Secret Garden.
One of the staff will be in contact with you to help you design your retreat. We are completely committed to you reaching your goals and have the best possible experience ever.
Some people like to come and want minimal interaction. The spend their time here in silence. We bring the meals to their accommodations and see very little of them. We have accommodations where you truly feel left "alone" in nature. A great power comes from having absolutely no distractions in this way. Other people like to be on a schedule and want more interaction with us. For us we hold it that we go on the journey with you together. We might start the day together doing yoga followed with a healthy yummy breakfast. Then we might meditate together and discuss some. Lunch is served. The afternoon is usually spend alone, exploring the beautiful nature surroundings or just sitting around in gardens of the Secret Garden. We come together for tapa's and have a great meditation for the evening.
So you see there are many different ways to create your retreat.
Rose has lived out of a suitcase for the last 25 years. Not because she was homeless. She was on a journey around the world looking for Home. Home of the truth, the love and feeling of belonging, fulfillment and connection that she knows was inside of her but could only feel short moments in time and then for it to disappear again. Along that journey one of the things that crossed her path early on was the practice of meditation. From the first moment she knew she had to master the art of meditating because through and in meditation she realized we can tap into a power that can transform us.
Ian his life partner Rose live in Andalusia, Spain where they are building a meditation retreat: "Secret Garden Retreats". Ian is deeply committed to his own spiritual work. The Secret Garden is his life's vision and desire to bring more love and light into this world. Ian cares deeply and his gentle yet direct approach is refreshing. His keen understanding of the body and self realized knowledge of the transformational energy help many people unlock and free their true potential in body, mind, heart and spirit. He talks extensively about the road that we travel to spiritual freedom, Home.
The retreat will take place at the Secret Garden Retreat, an 11-acre paradise located in Andalusia, Spain.
The meals provided are gourmet country style made from ingredients of the eco-gardens. They are nutritionally balanced and absolutely delicious. We also offer juices and special diets on request.
We are located on the banks of the Rio Genal, a stunning mountain spring water fed river. The rives has the best hiking trails for great hiking and exquisite swimming holes for a great swim or a refreshing dip.
The following are available upon request: intuitive massages, full body, back only and acupressure foot massages, hot stone massages. and hot tub.
The staff of the Secret Garden retreats will support you personally with directions to the retreat and any airport transfer or public transportation options.
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