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Relax, renew, and remember at the serene home sanctuary called The Tree Gozo. Personal, not group retreats. The Tree supports 1, maximum 2 persons at a time. Andrea welcomes you to her life, her home, and family; a three-bedroom 400-year old Gozitan farmhouse offering comfort, sisterhood, and tranquillity. Join Andrea as she accompanies you for 4 days of yoga, meditation, self-care, and deep relaxation. You will rest, recover, and feel rejuvenated. This environment allows and supports you to be your authentic self.
After over a decade of service in the field, Andrea approaches retreats like she does life: play with what arises in a spiritual-human way. Spontaneity, creativity, and joy of whatever arises is the dance of life. Support and sharing are the cornerstones. In the home, taking responsibility for what we feel as well as owning our own authenticity is essential. Join her family of cats and local women who warmly welcome you to share and remember the beautiful gift of being human experiencing life.
Andrea welcomes you to her magical home, a 400-year-old farmhouse built of the local Maltese limestone, which has been renovated and kept in old-modern style, offering comfort, charm, and relaxation. The house lies on a ley line connected to a water portal just off the island of Comino. A magical space is abundant in local crystals, plants, cats, and love.
The house is set on three floors with three en-suite bedrooms, a healing therapy cave, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, fireplace, and a private pool overlooking Comino and Malta. The farmhouse offers a warm, sensual, and idyllic inspiration to regenerate and reveal yourself.
The Tree Gozo has a garden behind the pool and uses in-season vegetables and herbs when available. They also buy fresh goat cheese, goat milk, and free-range eggs from their neighbor, who is a shepherd and can be seen walking her sheep and goats daily by the house. The Tree Gozo's accommodation is simple, modest, and nurturing. You will be well looked after and nurtured as all your basic needs are provided for.
The space does not have a television but it does have a large table for you to share and support one another. The triangular common area kitchen, dining room, and living room are the heart of the home.
You will find fresh lemon turmeric water available as well as fresh herbal teas. Both the indoor and outdoor living spaces are comfortable and inviting - a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere to be in and enjoy. The Healing Tree also shares their home with their warm loving cats Molly, Tigre, Blackie, Oscar, Louisa, and Azue (all of which are indoor and outdoor cats).
You will stay in a private bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Fresh towels and linens, and a hairdryer are provided. There is Wi-Fi and each room is equipped with a gas heater for winter and a fan for summer.
The middle room, which connects to the common areas, has one queen bed and an en-suite bathroom. It has a door that connects directly to the pool. The bathroom also has a bathtub. It is the oldest room in the house and displays traditional Maltese tiles as well as high ceilings. The room is ideal for dreams, relaxation, and connection to water.
The lower room, which is partially underground, has one queen bed and an en-suite bathroom. It connects to the healing cave. It is the quietest room in the home. The room is ideal as for deep introspection and meditation. The energy of the room and its cave have been known as an initiation room, where you are able to meet, embrace, and unlock awareness and power that has previously held you back. It is also the warmest room in the winter and the coolest room in summer (if you are temperature sensitive).
Massages, sessions with Andrea, some ecstatic dances, and yoga - weather not permitting in winter - will be held in the cave (only for those on retreat). The Tree Gozo kindly asks you to allow them to pass through the room to the cave. All other uses of the cave are by the discretion of the guest in this room.
Allow yourself the opportunity to let go of the pain, suffering, and discomfort that has accumulated in the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Be supported to embrace and meet your inner world. Receive tools on how to cultivate your relationship with yourself, emotional release, and how to navigate and discern the discomfort of what arises within you. Honor yourself through time and space in a safe, nurturing, sanctuary. Andrea will also be on hand for one-on-one individual and personal support and guidance if needed.
Life in the home focuses on relaxation and authenticity, allowing what has been unseen within to be seen, embraced, and transformed through support, gentle guidance, and self-realization. Movement, foods, guidance, exercises, and sessions all support your process. (this retreat is not a replacement for medical assistance or a home for substance withdrawal).
This is a personal retreat that is conducted in flow, which means, adjusts to the natural rhythms of life and how we feel in the moment.
Each retreat is tailored to what you need at a specific time. The schedule is flexible to be most suitable for your needs and reflected by the season.
Opportunity to stay extra nights before and after the retreat. Please ask about the possibility of extra nights when making a reservation.
Karma yoga is performed daily, which is, together we clean up after meals washing, drying, and putting away the dishes. You are always welcome to help water the plants in the garden or garden if you wish to.
If the weather does not permit us to be outdoors, yoga sessions will be in the cave.
Thursday evenings from 19:00-20:30 are self-care sessions.
The silent sunrise meditation will take place at the ancient cart ruts.
Andrea founded The Tree (Gozo), formerly The Healing Tree. Equality, trust, integrity as an approach to living and being, which empowers individuals to transform their lives working inwards. She provides space, time, guided journeys, and channeled wisdom that allows her to serve as a guide who bridges you back to yourself, helping you to remember what you have forgotten within. You have the choice to heal, transform, and bloom in every aspect of being; naturally and effortlessly. She serves as a lighthouse, lighting the way for you through the darkness of discomfort and unease.
Welcome to the home of Andrea Ridgway. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on the island of Gozo in the village of Qala. Gozo, which means 'joy', is a little spit of land sitting in the Mediterranean Sea with a unique rocky coastal landscape, waters so crystal-clear and the sky so bright blue that you’ll have to rub your eyes to believe what you are seeing. Gozo is the second-largest island of the Maltese Archipelago and is an ideal destination for those who treasure a slow, relaxed rhythm of life and cherish the unspoiled countryside and being close to the sea. The beauty of surrounding nature all around creates an ambience of complete peace.
All meals are vegetarian/vegan, local catch (fish) available upon request, and usually gluten-free and bio and organic when available. The meals are a combination of hot, warm, cool food depending on the weather. Meals can be eaten together or solo, outside on the terrace (weather permitting), picnic-style, or indoors.
Meals include fresh juice or superfood smoothie, breakfast, and dinner.
Other options available are: fasting, substitute a meal for a fresh vegetable juice, or substitute a meal for a soup
Meals are made without added sugar or salt. These are available for you to add if you wish. Dinner meals are usually plant-based and protein-based, if you would like starches and carbs (ie. rice, potatoes, gluten-free pasta) please request at the time of booking.
Snacks available include fresh fruit, an assortment of nuts and dried fruits, dark chocolate, dips (hummus, pesto, and bean), granola bars, energy balls, rice crackers, and fresh vegetables.
Lunch available for 15 EUR; includes main, side, and dessert.
Malta International Airport (Luqa Airport)
Transfer not provided
Specific directions and location available upon request.
Please book your flight to arrive at Malta International Airport (MLA).
There is a direct bus X1 (2 EUR) that will take you from the airport directly to the Gozo Ferry Terminal. The journey by bus takes over an hour and you will enjoy some nice views of Malta on the way.
The Healing Tree can also organise a taxi from the airport to the ferry terminal in Malta (Cirkewwa) and the cost is around 25 EUR. Please send your flight details and arrival time to The Healing Tree so they can arrange it for you.
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