Business retreats
Looking for high impact programs to improve your or your team's performance? We welcome you to Glow retreats, where most of the learning takes place in ‘a classroom without walls’.


Welcome to Glow retreats on the island of Mallorca, where our ‘classroom without walls’ approach leads to high impact learning under the guidance of highly experienced and dedicated business trainers and coaches.

‘May your time in nature, lead you to yourself’
You will be lodged in a charming villa with a spacious garden and swimming pool, surrounded by mountains and green woodland.

Your program will be filled with workshops on topics like successful cooperation, personal leadership and professional communication, mindfulness, as well as personal coaching, guided hikes and for those who want, yoga. All activities are being led by highly experienced and certified business trainers, coaches, mindfulness & yoga teachers as well as mountaineers.

Upcoming event:
Personal leadership retreat: Thu. May 23 - Mon. May 29 (incl. Easter weekend)

Do you want to work on your personal and professional development in an inspiring setting? Join our high impact Personal leadership retreat. In this one week program, you will work intensively on your personal growth and leadership skills in both a group setting and with one-on-one coaching sessions.

Personal leadership implies that you can manage your life and fulfill your ambitions both at work and in your private life. It means you can take responsibility for what comes your way and that you know how to relate to whatever comes your way in a constructive manner. It also requires you to deepen your self-knowledge, give shape to your personal vision, values and qualities as well as becoming aware of your pitfalls and counterproductive behavior. Moreover it requires that you are willing to work on these issues and develop skills that you can apply directly into your daily life.

For further info, see below Program in general, Dates and Costs

Team leadership retreat

Ready to become a high performing team? Join a high impact Team leadership retreat.

The team retreat, which ranges from a 3 days to a one week program, will support you and your team to grow towards being more cooperative and high performing. A team that will be able to:
  • create and sustain mutual trust and work together effectively under challenging conditions
  • set clear and collective goals as well as define a plan of action
  • keep agreements and adopt an active feedback culture in order to enhance the performance of all its members
  • help each other and embody an inspiring leadership style.
Based on your team's specific challenges and issues, a tailormade program will be designed to meet your requirements.

Interested to know more or to explore specific options and dates? Click below.

The general program

The Personal leadership retreat is a 4,5 day program that takes place on the island of Mallorca. It consists of a combination of personal coaching (1-on-1) and group workshops. The coaching sessions take place either in the villa where you are being accommodated or on mountain walks . The workshops are held in the villa or in the mountains and consist of a combination of the topics mentioned below as well as mindfulness sessions.

Workshop topics during the Personal leadership retreat:

Day 1

  • Obtain insight on and knowledge of how the brain works as well as its effect on attitude and behavior.
  • Getting to know yourself better in terms of life attitude, pitfalls and strengths, communication with yourself and others.
  • Enhanced self-awareness and self-reflection skills.

Day 2

  • Deepening of knowledge and skills regarding personal leadership
  • Mindset of taking responsibility. Proactive or reactive behavior.
  • Awareness of counterproductive behavior and tools for self-management.
  • Enhanced self-reflection and personal leadership skills.

Day 3

  • Deepening your personal leadership by clarifying your vision, values and goals.
  • Working on effective time management.
  • Adopting practical tools and developing a plan of action for integrating personal leadership into daily life.

Day 4

  • Developing your leadership in relationship to others; pitfalls and strengths.
  • Effective communication with others, giving feedback, facilitating and inspiring others.
  • Enhancing self-awareness, self-reflection and personal leadership skills.

Day 5

  • Enhancing your ability to lead others, for example by using various communication tools.
  • Further enhancing self-awareness, self-reflection and skills development.
In 1-on-1 coaching sessions, you can address specific topics you might want to work on, such as career development, dealing with company politics and opposing interests in the work place, as well as handling conflict just to name a few examples.

The program is conducted in Dutch. It can be given in English upon request.

Maximum number of participants: 6-8 participants.

Interested to know more about the program? Click below.
If it doesn’t help you grow or glow, let it go

Location and accommodation

The Glow Retreats villas are situated in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra de Tramuntana mountains and only some 10 km from the picturesque town of Pollensa. There you will find villa Son Alegre and villa Romani. Each villa has a pleasant garden, plenty of space to lounge in and out of the sun, and a swimming pool.

In villa Romani you have access to a fully equipped kitchen. All bedrooms (all double rooms) have air conditioning. In villa Romani each bedroom has its own bathroom. In villa Son Alegre there are 2 bedrooms that share a spacious bathroom. Villa Romani has wifi, and villa Son Alegre good cell-phone reception with 4G.

Alltogether there is space for 10 participants in case of a Team leadership retreat. There are five double rooms for single use available. The other rooms are shared double rooms with single beds. These rooms are shared with a guest from the same gender.

In the vicinity

The nearest village is Sa Pobla which is some 3 kms from the retreat location. For guests without a car, we will arrange transport once during the retreat to the supermarket in Sa Pobla.


  • Transport to and from the airport (about 45 min.) is included in the price.
  • In case you are extending your stay on the island and you want to book a rental car, have a look on Do You Spain; they offer interesting rates. Be aware though of the cheaper companies because they tend to add on a lot of costs after you’ve made the booking.

Distance to

  • Palma airport - 50 km
  • Pollensa - 10 km
  • Nearest beaches – 12 or 16 km (Cala St. Vincent or Port de Pollensa).


The retreat offers you freshly prepared food, tea, coffee, ice water and fruit during the retreat days. Every day we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. In principle we serve vegetarian and vegan cuisine. On request fish or meat will be offered. We will take other dietary requirements into account. So just let us know.
The best view comes after the hardest climb

Dates and costs

Dates of Personal leadership retreat in 2023:

  • Thu. May 25 - Mon. May 29 (inc. Easter weekend) 

The retreat program starts on Thu. May 25 at 14.00 hrs and ends on Sun. May 28 at 13.00 hrs.

You can arrive earlier on Wedn. evening May 24.
You can leave later on Mon. May 29.

Prices 2023 per person

For the 4-day retreat:

  • For shared double room (single beds): € 1.885,- excl. VAT.
  • For single room: € 2.025,- excl. VAT.

Included in the price

3 nights (Thu., Fri., Sat.) all workshops and 1-on-1 coaching, Mindfulness and Hiking activities, breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as tea, coffee, water and fruit throughout the day, use of all the facilities in the villas (such as use of the kitchen, towels and swimming pool), transport in Mallorca to and from the airport to the villa as well as to hiking locations.

Not included in the price

  • Travel costs to and from Mallorca (about € 250,- from The Netherlands)
  • 1x dinner in restaurant.
  • Extra night incl. breakfast at Glow retreats villa: € 50,-.
  • Catering: lunch and snacks extra day: € 20,-.
  • Travel, cancellation and health insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

Extra info

Meet our Business retreats trainers and coaches. We are looking forward to cooperate with you. The main trainers and coaches during the Glow Business retreats are Muriel Hillenius and Bart van Amerongen. Depending on requested specialized topics, guest trainers will be invited to join.

Muriel Hillenius

Founder, owner, trainer and coach of Glow business retreats

Personal profile

Muriel Hillenius works and lives with a true interest in what drives people as well as what impedes them in achieving what they really care about. She services people and organizations in empowering themselves. She stands for inspiration, drive, connection, empathy and focus. Muriel leads people to self-reflect and to reach greater authenticity and personal leadership with a sense of deep dedication, as well as a good balance of lightness and sharpness.


Muriel Hillenius has worked for some 18 years in Marketing and Advertising for profit and non-profit clients. She has been a senior leader and consultant in various communication agencies and communication departments of organizations. For about 8 years she was owner, partner and managing director of a communication consultancy with 30 employees.

Since 2003 she has been active as a certified Business trainer and executive coach in management and leadership programs, personal effectiveness and team development. In that way she supports various types of organizations in creating a working environment in which people are stimulated in their professional and personal growth. She also facilitates management teams in organizational development and cultural change programs. Her working field is international with an emphasis on the Netherlands. She is partner at De Groeifabriek and founder and owner of Glow retreats.

Bart van Amerongen

Owner, trainer and coach of Glow business retreats, hiking instructor.

Personal profile

Bart knows how to make people wanting to act and meanwhile achieving desired results. He connects these matters with vulnerability and social conscience. His wide range of interests, his talent for improvising and life experience have turned him into an effective advisor, facilitator and (team) coach. Bart guides the mountain walks and takes care of training and (team) coaching for Glow retreats.


Bart has been working as a manager and leader at the trade union, (interim) manager HR, (interim) managing director of a Day-care organization and had various other leadership positions. His ‘specialty’ is to bring strategical and political complex processes to a successful conclusion.

He is currently active as managing director of Pole4 and responsible for all Outdoor leadership programs in Mallorca for both youngsters and companies.
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