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Personal retreats
Feel like bringing more balance into your mind and body? Looking forward to some quality me-time to reflect, relax and refuel? We welcome you to Glow retreats, where you decide what helps you most to glow from the inside out.

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Welcome to Mallorca, the beautiful Mediterranean island that is the home of Glow retreats. You will be lodged in charming villas with spacious gardens and swimming pool, surrounded by mountains and green woodland. It will be a week filled with yoga, mindfulness, mountain hikes and/or NIA workshops. All of them being led by an experienced, certified and dedicated team.

You decide what activities you want to do or join. The retreat week has no obligations, whatsoever. In addition to the classes and hikes, there is more than enough space for me-time. You can laze around the pool, soak up art and culture or shop-till-you-drop in the capital city of Palma. And what about visiting beautiful beaches and idyllic villages or checking out the island with a rental car?

September retreat

If you are looking for inspiring yoga classes and pampering yourself with delightful ayurvedic treatments, this is your retreat week.

Jemitra Hairston is our yoga guest teacher. She is one of the very best and inspiring Vinyasa flow teachers ever, who will enchant you with her yoga teaching style and storytelling approach.

Amanda Dries our guest massage therapist. Amanda is a lovely and caring Ayurvedic practitioner and Yin yoga teacher. She will offer you healing ayurvedic treatments that uplift your health and wellbeing.

May retreat

This week will have a special extra touch because of the exciting combination of stillness (meditation) and play.

Kim Brice, a sparkling and passionate NIA and Mindfulness teacher will invite you to tap into your self-expression and joy. Get ready for some dancing in the garden and on the beach!

Program in general

Day 1

Arrival day. Your room is ready for use as of 16.00 h. If you have arrived before that time, you can temporarily store your luggage in villa Son Alegre and Villa Romani.
  • 19.30 h.: Dinner time.

Day 2 up to 6

  • 08.15 h.: Morning yoga or NIA class
  • 09.15 h.: Breakfast
  • 11.15 h.: Mindfulness session (1 hour session on 3 days)
  • 13.00 h.: Lunch
  • 14.00-17.00 h.: Time to relax, me-time
  • 17.15-18.30 h.: Yin yoga or NIA dance workshop

On 2 or 3 days (depending on the wishes of the group and weather conditions) there will be hiking from approx. 14.00-18.30 hours. On Sunday we will visit the morning market in Pollensa (optional)

Day 7

Departure day. After breakfast or during the course of the day.

Set up of the classes

The morning class (yoga or NIA) is a gentle yet energetic class to waken body and mind with ease.

The Mindfulness sessions around 11 o’clock in the morning offer participants space to reflect on what gets in the way of having peace of mind in their daily lives or to learn the benefits of being in the here and now with more awareness.

The afternoon Yin yoga workshop is focused on stress release and flexibility of the body. After a Yin yoga class, you will experience a meditative and relaxed state of being. The afternoon NIA workshops will energize your body and mind by moving barefoot to soul stirring music.

For more info about the yoga styles, NIA, mindfulness or hiking see extra info, click below

Don’t forget to whisper positive wishes
to yourself every day!
Love yourself internally to glow externally.

Location and accommodation

The Glow retreat villas are situated in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra de Tramuntana mountains and about 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, in case you’d like to cook for yourself in the evening.

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.

All together there is room for 12 guests with four double rooms for single use. The other rooms are shared double rooms with single beds. These rooms are only shared with a guest from the same gender unless you are traveling with a partner.

In the vicinity

The nearest village (Sa Pobla), where you can shop and have nice dinners in the evening, is some 3 km’s from the retreat location. For guests without a car, we will arrange transport twice during the retreat week to the supermarket in Sa Pobla.

If you prefer to go out for dinner and drinks, we can recommend the big and lovely square of Pollensa. A taxi to Pollensa will be more or less € 16,- one way.

Transport

  • Transport from and to the airport (about 45 min.) can be booked with Glow retreats. Costs for one way will be € 30,- p/person, based on multiple passengers.
  • In case 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.
  • In case you want to use public transport to come to the retreat, just let us know. We will send you all the required information.

Distance to:

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

Catering

The retreat offers you freshly prepared food, tea, coffee, ice water and fruit during the retreat days. Every day we serve breakfast and lunch, Dinner will be served on the evening of arrival and on the last evening of the retreat. 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.
Find out where the joy in you resides and give it a voice beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss it all

Dates and costs

Dates of Personal retreat weeks in 2019-2020:
  • Sat. 21-28 September 2019.
    Retreat with yoga, mindfulness, hiking & Ayurvedic treatments.

  • Sat. 16-23 May 2020.
    Retreat with yoga, NIA, mindfulness & hiking

Prices 2019-2020

  • Shared double room (single beds)
    € 660,- (Incl. airport transfers)
    € 600,- (Excl. airport transfer)

  • Single room (limited number)
    € 860,- (Incl. airport transfers)
    € 800,- (Excl. airport transfer)

Included in the price

7 nights, daily Yoga, Mindfulness or Hiking activities, breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, water and fruit throughout the day and 2 evening meals (day of arrival and last evening of the retreat), as well as use of all the facilities in the villas (such as use of the kitchen, towels and swimming pool).

Not included in the price

Travel costs to and from Mallorca (about € 200,- from the Netherlands), transport in Mallorca from airport to villa, travel insurance and any other personal expenses.

Ayurvedic treatments: Amanda offers us a massage for the special price of only € 50,- per treatment or 3 massages for € 120,-.

Conditions of participation

  • After you have informed us that you want to make a booking, you will receive the booking form separately by e-mail.
  • A booking requires a deposit of € 100,-.
  • Your booking will be final once Glow retreats has received your deposit.
  • You are only eligible to join the retreat once full payment has been received by Glow retreats.

Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations must be made by e-mail.
  • Full refunds, minus € 50,- of the deposit, will be provided for cancellations made up to 8 weeks prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
  • Full refunds, minus the € 100,- deposit, will be provided for cancellations made up to 6 weeks prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
  • A 50% refund, minus the € 100,- deposit will be provided on cancellations made between 30-42 days prior to the start of the booked retreat.
  • No refund will be provided for cancellations made between 29-0 days prior to the start of the booked retreat.
  • No refund will be provided for premature departures from the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason. All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk losing their retreat booking.

Extra info

Some more info


  • Group size during a retreat week: maximum of 12 guests
  • Level of yoga, NIA and mindfulness: beginners and semi-advanced.
  • Level of hiking: beginners and semi-advanced.
  • Approach in yoga and mindfulness classes: no-nonsense, though with care and compassion.
  • Yoga styles: Vinyasa flow (Yang style) and Yin yoga


‘Like a tree you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind’

Vinyasa flow yoga

A dynamic form of yoga, consisting of a flow of rhythmic yoga movements. The yoga poses follow the movement of breath, while engaging the muscles. This Yang style of yoga is strengthening and lengthening the muscles and has a warming and energizing effect. Altogether, Vinyasa flow yoga increases flexibility, mental focus, cardiovascular conditioning, calorie-burn and muscle development.

Yin yoga

A quiet meditative form of yoga in which we hold poses for a longer time, while the muscles are relaxed. Yin yoga has a positive effect on your organs, immune system, muscles and joints. It stimulates the connective tissue in the body. Yin yoga improves the flow of your vital energy by working on the energetic channels in your body. All in all, Yin yoga improves your overall emotional well-being, immunity and organ health.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is a mental practice that involves focusing your attention on your present moment experience (such as emotions, thoughts and sensations) . It can include breathing practices, mental imagery, awareness of body and mind, and muscle and body relaxation. When you practice Mindfulness on a regular basis, you will notice that your focus and concentration improve as well as your creativity and productivity. Another important benefit is that it can greatly reduce overall stress and anxiety levels.

NIA

Our bodies love to move and the Nia technique invites you to tap into the joy of movement. It combines elements of the dance arts (emotional expression), martial arts (organic precision) and healing arts (functional movement). With Nia, you get a strong, grounded, flexible, and relaxed body and mind. You learn to move fast and slow, with power and grace, precision and ease. Nia is dynamic. It ignites muscles and joints, increases your range of motion and improves breathing patterns. It stimulates the nervous system, leaving you refreshed, relaxed and energized. Nia invites a deeper connection to self which naturally results in a more loving relationship with the body.

Hiking

You can expect walks through enchanting and breath taking nature. We will visit the most beautiful spots of Mallorca, from quiet beach coves to mountains sides, while overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Our philosophy is safety and pleasure. Walking in nature can lower your stress levels and increase productivity. It enhances your overall fitness and gives your muscles a good workout. It lowers blood pressure and increases happiness. Hiking heals!
‘I would like to thank the whole Glow team for creating such a unique, open and safe environment, which helped me to relax and restore’
Emilie - Germany
This truly was a real me-time week. Reflecting, awareness, slowing down, delicious food, lovely people, luxury and indeed a motto of ‘anything goes’.
Liesbeth - Tilburg
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