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Come and experience a transformative retreat in the yogic tradition that will guide you towards a healthier, more enhanced lifestyle, of which you are in full control. Olive Retreat has developed a method based on modern science and ancient theory to help you become more aware of your choices and options in the modern world, and thereby live more healthily and happily. Create the change you seek or just come and relax and renew under the warm Andalusian sun!
During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or shared room at a beautiful cortijo. The large cortijo is called Horse Venue because it is set in pristine nature where wild horses may come along for the afternoon walks, and the sensitive, protected Spanish Imperial eagle and the Leonado vulture can breed. That's the sign which is often sought when searching an area for a perfectly clean Olive Retreat.
The shared rooms need to be shared with someone you know. If you book separately, let Olive Retreat know in advance who you travel with so they can reserve the twin-double.
The staff at Olive Retreat is continuously studying the latest research, science, nutrition, and the environment. They have found that since 1940, over 90,000 synthetic chemicals have been added to the environment and only a small percentage of these have been tested for their health impacts. Many are dangerous, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and endocrine disrupters. These chemicals affect the human body when interacting with the environment.
Olive Retreat has strategies to dealing with the toxicity of the modern world. When you become healthier, your imbalances dissipate. Many diseases, allergies, worries, pain, sleep problems, general low energy, obesity, anxiety, depression are symptomatic of an unhealthy environment, diet, and habits. When you detox through healthy food, meditation, yoga, and exercise you come into greater contact with your body, and your body and mind are the best experts and pharmacies there are.
Your detox retreat will combine a variety of activities customized to be accessible to you, and tailored to your needs. There will be detoxing yoga, exercise, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), dialogue, and Olive's famously delicious all-vegan food with spices and herbs. These components work together to boost your metabolism and much more.
Everything is designed specifically to enable your body and mind to cleanse naturally, in a way that is best for you. For example, not everyone is suited for an all-liquid detox, intense meditation, or complicated yoga postures, but together with your team you will find what is the most efficient and gentle process to produce the best results for you.
After earning an MBA in Economics from the University of Stockholm, Cristina navigated her way upward through the corporate ranks in some of Sweden's highest earning and most recognizable companies, until as with many leaders in the wellness industry a personal experience lead her to leave her management position and change careers. Her teachings and practices are based on her 25 years of prolific study and personal trial and error. She became a devoted disciple to famous holistic leaders and her healing focus became Ayurvedic, orthomolecular medicine, Ashtanga yoga, pranayama, and meditation.
Ray started meditation whilst he was trying to recover from a medical adversity, The activity of meditating for Ray is listening to the voices of nature, wind, water, insects, etc. This would lead him on a journey that began with his being diagnosed and healed from Celiac Sprue disease by a naturopath in Oregon, through over forty countries until today, where he gives part of his time to the mission and vision of Olive Retreat. During that time Ray has lived and taught in universities in the USA, China, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia and Thailand, and in recent years, served as a communication advisor.
The retreat will take place at the Olive Retreat venue in Spain, which is an Andalusian cortijo located in the countryside of Sierra de las Nieves, near Málaga, Spain. Nestled in rolling olive fields, its tranquility, comfort, clean air, and nature make it a perfect detoxing environment. The setting of the venue allows beautiful, relaxing walks or runs, exciting forest hikes, good exercise, and clean air to enhance an efficient detox on a cellular and energetic level.
The price of this retreat includes three daily delicious whole vegan meals. Common Ayurvedic spices are used to individualize each guest's need to detox properly. The menu will be plentiful, high protein, and will cover a variety of world cuisine. All meals are gluten free, sugar-free, and do not include any refined foods.
Snacks and unlimited herbal tea and spiced water are available. During one or more days of your week, in accordance with Cristina, you will be offered to enhance your detox with “all liquid” food.
Olive Retreat can arrange excursions to the village, to the market, and to hiking areas you will enjoy.
This retreat includes a lymphatic massage to enhance your detox and a facial treatment with all natural substances. You will also be able to book a massage on location, for an extra cost.
Flights should be booked to arrive at Malaga Airport (APG). Olive Retreat will pick you up from the airport.
If you choose to arrive at the venue by other means than the included transfer, a taxi can cost up to 200 EUR, per trip.
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