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Welcome the New Year Spanish style in the sun at our gorgeous retreat on the Alicante coast. Over the New Year we will be adding a few New Year Spanish traditions creating a festive spirit at the retreat. Our New Year program will run from 7.15am - 8.30pm daily (except New Year´s eve which will be extended to see in the New Year Spanish style), we give you the option to combine all of our retreats eg Relax and Rejuvenate, Yoga, Life Makeover etc for you to get the most out of your stay with us. We currently have a minimum of 14 yoga sessions per week including Hatha, Hatha flow, Vinyasa, Yin and Kundalini. We will also be offering dance classes, Qi gong, creativity classes, rebounding and guided walks. You can take part is as many classes as you wish and there is also rest time throughout the week for you to relax or even head down to the beach.
La Crisalida Retreats offers spacious en-suite accommodation, together with a large number of facilities for your convenience. Each apartment includes a seating area (television with large sofas and armchairs), and a communal area (table and chairs). All apartments have free access to Wi-Fi internet. For convenience, all apartments also have basic kitchen and refrigeration facilities. Rooms are cleaned daily.
Every room has a television with basic English, Dutch, Spanish and German channels. The apartments also have a fridge, hair drier, tea making facilities, iron with ironing board, and clothes drier.
At La Crisalida, we offer spacious rooms, each with their own facilities including your own outside terraces. In addition to private terraces, all rooms in the retreat have direct access to the private courtyard, which has its own outdoor swimming pool and areas for relaxation and sun bathing.
All of our apartments and communal areas include central heating for the winter months and air-conditioning at no extra charge. We do ask that you turn off the air conditioning when you are not in your room.
You will have the pleasure of having your own charming studio apartment with outside terrace.
For those of you who are interested in taking shared room option, you will be accommodated in one of our charming studio apartments. There are eight studio apartments at La Crisalida. Each studio apartment sleeps maximum 2 persons. We also have two quad apartments which are designed with two separated sleeping areas with twin beds sleeps maximum of 4 persons. If you are travelling on your own, La Crisalida will match you in a room with someone of the same sex and, where possible, a similar age.
You will be staying in your own room with a double bed in a cosy two bedrooms apartment. No more than two people sharing this apartment.
La Crisalida has generous facilities at the retreat and La Crisalida is adding more all the time. The facilities on offer at the retreat include the following:
Other facilities: We offer free filtered water and herbal teas. There are beautiful grounds with mature plants, including bourgonvelia, palm trees and jasmine. We also offer a book swap facility and a small library at no cost.
The following shows the type of day you might expect at La Crisalida. There is no pressure - you can pick and chose which classes you wish to participate in and give yourself plenty of time to relax.
Note that this schedule is shown for indicative purposes and the schedule is different every day of the week - other classes may be scheduled in addition to or instead of those shown. We reserve the right to change our schedule at any time.
As part of our detox and weight loss retreats we include 30 minute rebounding sessions various days a week.
If you do not know what rebounding is, rest assured you will find it to be the best activity bar none for burning calories, detoxing the body, and having fun all at the same time! Rebounding is bouncing on mini trampolines to music and is great fun - you have been warned!
Yoga is a core part of the La Crisalida program, and we cater for all levels of ability - so if yoga is something you have never tried before, this is your opportunity to try out something new. Studies have proven yoga to be one of the best ways to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and relieve symptoms such as insomnia, depression and anxiety. Yoga also helps to improve overall fitness, strength, and flexibility. There will be a 1.5 hour daily morning yoga session with additional afternoon sessions of either 1 or 1.5 hours.
Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices is one of the most popular parts of the La Crisalida program. Most people report the juices we prepare to be refreshingly tasty and enjoyable. However - watch out, if you have a rich diet (e.g. a high proportion of sugars, meat and/or dairy) you may find that it can take a little longer to adjust to the natural and fresh flavors. Some call them an acquired taste!
The juices we offer at La Crisalida Retreats are designed to give the digestive system a well-earned break - much of the energy intensive digestion work normally carried out by the body has already been done. With natural fresh juices, we are squeezing the very best nutrients out of your favorite fruit and vegetables and putting them in liquid form into a glass. It often amazes guests how our juices can leave them feeling full for hours.
This allows the body to divert energy towards any worn out or unhealthy cells which allow them to repair and rejuvenate with ease. We hear stories of many of our guests energy levels and vitality reaching new highs after only a few days juicing. Note that juicing is also a great way of cleansing the body of toxins, and this elimination process will work in harmony with your yoga practice at the retreat.
We offer a popular program of mindset classes, designed to explore and enhance your sense of mental well-being. These classes are designed to compliment the meditation at the retreat and although are light hearted and fun, they seek to capture the base cause of your experiences in life. A key fundamental is that to have outer harmony in life, there must be inner harmony and for there to be inner harmony, there must exist mastery of the mind. In these classes we explore very practical ways of developing inner harmony. We also look at the role motivation plays in our lives and role of our inner self, thoughts and feelings in creating our own very personal reality. We explore the often overlooked aspects of experience that we desire - those relating to inner riches. Mindset classes also compliment our life coaching.
La Crisalidas location by the sea and close to a natural park and woodland makes the surrounding area a great one to explore, enjoy the scenery, sea and fresh air. La Crisalida encourages all the guests to join with the guided walks, which takes us between 1.5 and 2 hours (depending on the walk) and gives you some of the very best views on the Costa Blanca.
La Crisalida is located on the sunny Costa Blanca coast in Spain, just north from Alicante.
This part of Spain enjoys sun all year round and has a wonderful climate. Indeed, on average there is over 300 days of sunshine each year.
The winter months are relatively mild with some rainfall, and in the summer temperatures can rise up to 40 degrees C, with no rainfall for some months.
The retreat is located in Albir, the town itself is relatively quiet, with tree-lined streets and has an unhurried air; perfect for relaxation. We are located off the main road, up a quiet side street, within 15 minutes stroll to the beach.
The coastline is stunning, with azure blue sea and a back drop of mountains. The beach, the Playa de Racó de l’Albir has been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag classification, denoting its excellent facilities and cleanliness.
There is a lovely promenade that you can walk on which stretches all the way up along to Altea (a beautiful place to exercise). From the beach, you can see Calpe rock, the Peñon de Ifach, itself a challenging walk.
Surrounding Albir is the Sierra Helada, a protected nature reserve. The walk through trees along to the lighthouse is beautiful and you are rewarded at the end with the opportunity to spot bottle nose dolphins.
On a clear day, you can see all the way to Ibiza. Although Albir is just north from Benidorm, the town cannot be more different, with very little nightlife apart from restaurants and cafes.
We believe that the starting point for rejuvenation of the body and mind is through the foods that we consume. Therefore we offer an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables and whole foods at La Crisalida Retreats. The food at La Crisalida is included in the cost of your retreat.
To us, detox and weight loss means eating the foods that support our bodies to cleanse and to help us move towards our ideal weight, rather than adopting a starvation diet where you are always feeling hungry.
For each of our retreats, our nutritionist has designed juices and meals that cleanse and rebalance our bodies, without eliminating the essential nutrients required. A typical side effect of all this is weight loss!
Our aim is to prepare and serve tasty, fresh, wholesome nutritious food, without dairy, meat, sugars or processed food. We use seasonal products where possible, grown or sourced locally, so the menu is typically Mediterranean. All food is served fresh, prepared and cooked on the premises, with care and loving attention.
The foods that we do not serve include: sugar, bread, refined flour, cow's milk and derivatives, eggs, coffee and tea (except herbal and green teas), alcohol and sweets.
These foods all place extra stress on our body systems, so by cutting them out for one week, or a few days, the body has the opportunity to rebalance itself.
You can choose to juice or eat at each mealtime.
Sometimes we also offer occasional treats - of the healthy variety of course! In the afternoon we provide you with a fresh juice to freshen up after your siesta.
We encourage you to drink at least 3-5 liters of water per day whilst at the retreat as this helps with elimination of toxins and helps to keep the body well hydrated. Filtered water is available for you around the retreat. There is also a wide range of herbal teas, including green tea and hot water so you can make yourself a hot drink whenever you chose. Fresh fruit is always available.
Albir is easily reached from Alicante and Valencia airports La Crisalida provides a collection and drop-off service from Alicante airport, which is included in the cost of your holiday. Simply inform La Crisalida about your flight details and La Crisalida will be there to greet you.