Meditation: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyway. The School 4 Meditation is for anyone who wants to go within and learn how to meditate or deepen their current practice.
Yoga Retreats (2)
Rose has lived out of a suitcase for the last 25 years. Not because she was homeless. She was on a journey around the world looking for Home. Home of the truth, the love and feeling of belonging, fulfillment and connection that she knows was inside of her but could only feel short moments in time and then for it to disappear again. Along that journey one of the things that crossed her path early on was the practice of meditation. From the first moment she knew she had to master the art of meditating because through and in meditation she realized we can tap into a power that can transform us.
Ian his life partner Rose live in Andalusia, Spain where they are building a meditation retreat: "Secret Garden Retreats". Ian is deeply committed to his own spiritual work. The Secret Garden is his life's vision and desire to bring more love and light into this world. Ian cares deeply and his gentle yet direct approach is refreshing. His keen understanding of the body and self realized knowledge of the transformational energy help many people unlock and free their true potential in body, mind, heart and spirit. He talks extensively about the road that we travel to spiritual freedom, Home.
from Great Britain, February 2020
"Serenity and Simplicity"
I loved my whole experience at the School 4 Meditation Retreat. It really made me go inwards and connect with my inner self. It made me aware and self conscious about everything I was doing and do from waking up in the morning to going back to bed at night. There is so much more to learn and I will definitely go back to keep me guided and be shown the right path.
from Austria, March 2020
"zu Hause angekommen"
Ich fühlte mich sofort wohl mit Rose und Ian an diesem magischen Ort des Rückzugs. Die beiden machen ihre Arbeit mir großer Liebe und Hingabe - sie geben sooo viel! Ich habe es sehr geschätzt, dass sie aufgrund ihres großen Erfahrungsschatzes sehr individuell und intuitiv unterrichten. Ihre Begleitung geht sehr in die Tiefe und ist sehr persönlich! Ich bin sehr dankbar, dass ich in diesem Retreat viele alte (Denk)muster und Hindernisse, die einem freien und glücklichen Leben im Weg stehen, loslassen konnte und tiefe spirituelle Erfahrungen machen durfte. Danke an Ian für die vielen spirituellen Inspirationen während dem Yoga praktizieren! Danke an Rose für das Schaffen einer Atmosphäre des Vertrauens, das Halten des Raumes und der weisen Ratschläge!
Es ist ein kleines Paradies, das sie sich hier geschaffen haben und es mit anderen gerne teilen: die Terrasse mit Blick über die Berge, der Garten...die Stille und das gute, gesunde Essen. Einfach herrlich! Ich bin in diesem Retreat wirklich bei mir innerlich zu Hause angekommen und als anderer Mensch wieder rausgegangen: mit viel Vertrauen, mit der Gewissheit, dass ich immer verbunden bin mit mir und etwas größerem und mit offenem Herzen mit viel Liebe!
Dies ist unbezahlbar! Ich danke euch von ganzem Herzen dafür und komme sicher wieder!!!! love, Doris
from Netherlands, June 2019
"Best experience - exactly what I needed "
Really personal retreat, with focus on why you decided to go on a retreat. It was really helpful for me and I got a lot of new ideas.. Besides the food was amazing and I really like the nature that is around the place we stayed. And the mediation-lessons are so one of a kind!! Want to go back soon!’
from Spain, June 2018
"There are no words to describe"
This was an unforgettable experience (at risk of using clichés) - Rose and Ian gave themselves completely to ensure that we had the most peaceful and heartwarmingly enjoyable time in their beautiful Secret Garden.
The teachings are invaluable. Rose has so much relatable life experience of having followed her own path to awakening and finding her true self, and it shines in her guidance. She is unconditionally compassionate and helpful - importantly, in that she gives you the tools and courage to explore yourself through meditation and inner reflection via your own very personal path. Not to mention, she puts her heart and soul into the most delicious and fresh food that is packed with flavour and life.
Ian is a huge-hearted and caring, special person. Its clear that nothing makes him happier than to aid people and watch their growth. He is intelligent and has excellent knowledge about a range of practices involving Yoga, body awareness and massage. Together as a team, they complement each other's knowledge in teaching you to listen to your body, mind and soul.
The place itself is situated by the most precious and pure river, Rio Genal, which makes for the perfect backdrop to spiritual discovery.
from Germany, May 2018
"Yoga und Meditation im Garten Eden"
Das Yoga und die Mediattion, die Hängematte unter den Orangenbäumen, das köstliche und gesunde Essen von Rose, der sehr persönliche Unterricht, die Liebe mit der dieser Ort gestaltet wurde, der Fluss vor dem Garten Eden in dem man wunderbar baden kann, die Wanderwege rundherum, die Ruhe, das Vogelgezwitscher, das köstliche Wasser aus eigener Quelle - also mir gefiel einfach alles und zwar weit besser als erwartet!
from Germany, November 2017
"Eine perfekte Woche"
Der Aufenthalt im Secret Garden hat unsere Erwartungen absolut übertroffen. Die Atmosphäre war sehr persönlich, warm und fürsorglich, der Tagesablauf individuell auf die Wünsche der kleinen Gruppe abgestimmt. Sowohl Yoga als auch Meditation waren keine vorgefertigten Programme, sondern wurden perfekt auf unsere Bedürfnisse angepasst. Das Essen von Rose war ein Traum - die Massagen von Ian waren außergewöhnlich und intensiv. Absolut empfehlenswert.
from Germany, September 2017
"The place to find inner peace"
I didn't investigate much before I came here, had booked quite spontaneously, and was grateful to find exactly what I needed: Silence in a beautiful setting far away from my usual everyday routine in the crazy city, the total opposite of what I had been used to. I learned how to meditate without having too many expectations before. The atmosphere was ideal for being open to it. So meditation "worked" for me right from the start and I was thrilled. I managed to let go of a couple of issues... I could feel that things were moving and that it did me good.
At night I sat on a sofa outside watching the stars - I had never seen that many at a time before!
Thank you so much, Rose and Ian, for this wonderful experience! Your Secret Garden is just a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing, caring, tasty meals, good conversations, good stretches, relaxing massages and your warmth!
from Germany, March 2020
Every space at this retreat is beautiful. Rose and Ian go out of their way to accommodate each guest. Their attention to detail was supreme. Rose has an incredible resume of the work she has done in the meditation world. Ian's yoga and meditation classes each morning were gentle and led for all levels. Every meal Rose made was with the intention to nourish and heal, as well as taste delicious.
They are true beacons, showing us how to live with desire to make the world a better place; and it showed all 11 days days I stayed with them.
I am looking forward to the next time I am able to study with them again.
from Poland, March 2020
"Heart warming, perfect experience "
Rose and Ian put all their heart into the course supporting you on your meditation journey, overlooking each detail from comfy and cosy casita where you stay, delicious food and above all their wisdom about meditation. This was a ground breaking experience for me, giving way more than I expected from a meditation teacher training. They made sure we were well prepared before coming to Juzcar, passing well prepared materials and having skype call consultations. On site it was a perfect balance of meditation, yoga, wisdom and relax time to ground well what we were learning. The location is magical, full of nature, space and beautiful views. I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to dive deep into meditation no matter what experience with it you had so far. If you feel like you are missing a part of yourself and want to change your life for better, however it may seem these are big words, but this is THE PLACE to do it. I am very grateful to both Rose and Ian for how they run the course with passion and giving their all for my growth, as well as my friends - co-participants with whom we created a bond for life.
from Switzerland, March 2020
"11 Days 100-Hour Meditation Teacher Training"
The teacher training started already 6 weeks before we actually went down to Andalusia. We got superb Material to prepare ourselves and had Skypecalls every two weeks with everyone joining the teacher training,which was so nice and which i am sure is very unique for a retreat!
From the moment we arrived at they're beautiful place I felt welcomed and home! Every detail is thought through carefully and everything is done with so much love- from the amazing food (Rose is a nutritionist), to the wonderful cosy casitas, the lush garden with an astonishing view and I sooo many more things throughout the whole day. There are always some little gifts awaiting you:)
The mornings startet with a meditation followed by yoga in the beautiful yurt lead by Ian who gave us so many inspiring inputs on the way! He knows so much about the body and is also an excellent masseur too;)
After breakfast was a second longer Meditation lead by Rose. She put all her heart in and was there for everyone. We learned so much more than I expected or could have ever asked for...it was a whole transformal experience, it is hard to describe-it has to be experienced! With all they shared with us I feel now ready to guide people through a meditation!
Rose and Ian really want to share everything they know-they give way more than you could ever expect!
I couldn't have asked for a better training retreat! Thank you both so much-I feel very lucky to have found you and will come back for sure! :))
from Netherlands, November 2019
The retreat was overall amazing. Rose and Ian are lovely people who care a lot for the attendees. The surroundings are beautifull and quiet.
from Netherlands, May 2018
"Ik vond het een geweldige retreat"
Vooral de persoonlijke coaching vond ik enorm fijn. Rose en Ian zijn hele warme, fijne, betrokken mensen. En een geweldig mooie locatie.