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This is a luxury spa retreat with a difference as it stimulates body and mind. You will strengthen and tone your body with regular yoga, Bodywise Pilates classes with Sally, walking, and swimming. You will stimulate your mind with meditation and top-class writing coaching with Ken. The writing classes have been specifically designed to help you go deeper within and explore your creative side.
During this retreat, you will be staying at the highly acclaimed Akinon Resort in La Nucia. This purpose built wellness resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools together with a spa. It is nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains and boasts a superb climate all year around. Akinon is a true oasis with everything provided for you on site so you can delve deeper into yourself and your writing.
The accommodation will be in private apartments each with its own kitchenette, bathroom, and lounge area. Rooms can accommodate one or two guests and you can choose if you want to share with another retreat participant or book a single room. Breakfast packs will be provided so you will have the luxury of having breakfast at your leisure in your room.
Do you have an exciting book idea that you wish you had time to progress? Do you keep getting distracted with work, family, other commitments? Do you feel you deserve some quality ‘me-time’ to nourish your body, mind, and soul? Then why not join the team on this true retreat for your body and mind. The team here will take care of your every need.
Your body will be stretched and strengthened by yoga, Bodywise Pilates with Sally will help you develop mind and body control and strengthen your core, and peaceful walks in the countryside will give you time and space for your ideas to grow. Your mind will be stimulated through dynamic group and personal writing sessions with their best selling author and coach. You will also feel relaxed and pampered with two spa treatments and daily access to the luxury spa facilities.
During this retreat, you will discover the history of the area in a unique cultural excursion hosted by Ken Scott, your mountain guide and writing coach. Ken will also lead a guided walk and hike through the beautiful Sierra Bernia Mountains. You will also be pampered on this luxury retreat. You will be able to focus on yourself with two complimentary spa treatments, sound healing, and Yoga Nidra. The team creates a sacred and nurturing space just for you, where you will not have to lift a finger to cook, clean, or take care of anyone else.
This retreat is the perfect opportunity for you to progress your writing project. It does not matter if you are the first time author, have just decided you want to write a book, have some new ideas, or need to rework a book you have already written.
At this retreat, you will have time to clarify your purpose, set your goal for the week, and carve your special time to write. Creative meditations, sounds healing, and yoga Nidra practices are all designed to give you that special headspace and relaxation time to be able to write.
Bodywise Pilates has been developed by Sally Nolan from a solid advanced level of training with STOTT Pilates and is firmly rooted in the original teachings of Joseph Pilates. The original Pilates exercises were devised from a mixture of bodybuilding, gymnastics, and yoga to produce an exercise regime which moved the body in the most natural, efficient, and pain-free way.
These original exercises form the base of Bodywise Pilates with the added benefit of some adaptations through the application of modern science and knowledge about the body. Sally’s classes are always varied, motivating, and most importantly safe. Sally caters for both men and women, mixed abilities, and any injuries or physical problems within the class by adapting exercises as required to suit your needs.
Tania and James teach a combination of Hatha, mindful Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga and meditation. All of their classes will combine core breath work with progressive intelligent sequences. With over 25 years combined experience, Tania and James will ensure that the yoga classes are tailored for your body and offer the right mix of stretching, strengthening, and relaxation. Tania will lead the meditation, mindfulness, and breathing classes which will help you de-stress, relax, and focus.
(Note: On Sunday, there will be two Pilates classes of one hour each. People can decide to join one or both depending on how they are feeling)
During this holiday, you will enjoy a guided hike through the Sierra Bernia Mountains with a picnic lunch included. The Costa Blanca has some of the most beautiful hiking in Spain. The grade of the hike will be assessed according to you. The hike will also include an outdoor yoga and meditation session.
The second excursion is a half-day trip hosted by the bestselling author, Ken Scott, will take you on a guided tour. This excursion will offer you a chance to understand a bit more about the cultural history of the area they are staying in. The final excursion will be a trip to the beautiful old town of Altea with a dinner in one of the scenic restaurants.
This retreat will take place at La Nucia, Alicante, Spain.
Lunches and dinners during the retreat will be served at Fusion 8, Akinon's highly acclaimed restaurant. Fusion 8 serves high-quality and exciting international cuisine based on natural, fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients. Special diets can be accommodated if notified in advance. Alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost.
A number of meals will be provided outside on the excursion days, and you will have a celebratory dinner at a fabulous restaurant in the old town. Each apartment is provided with a healthy breakfast pack including muesli, yogurt, fruit, bread, eggs, tea, or coffee milk. This enables you to have your breakfast at your leisure.
The team feels that they have provided just the right number of experiences and excursions to keep you stimulated both mentally and physically and still allow plenty of time for writing. However, if you would like, they can organize the following excursions at an additional price: cycling, stand-up paddle board yoga or Pilates, kayaking, paragliding, trips to local market, horseriding, and additional spa treatments.
There will be two spa treatments included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.