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3 Day Heal Yourself: Personal Walking Meditation, Yoga, and Massage Retreat in Gozo

Ta'Kemmuna, Triq II Fortin Sant Anton, Qala QLA 1770, Malta

Heal Yourself - Empower Yourself Yoga Retreat Malta

Relax, renew, and recharge at the serene sanctuary called The Healing Tree. They welcome you to their healing space and home, a two bedroom 400-year old Gozitan farmhouse offering comfort, charm, and tranquility. Join Andrea as she will guide and lead you for 3 days of yoga, meditation, walking, cooking, and juicing. Daily outdoor private yoga classes, daily sunrises and sunsets, visiting sacred feminine sites, and enjoying beaches and island life in which you will rest, restore, and feel rejuvenated. You will also receive 1 healing treatment of massage or reflexology. Allow yourself the opportunity to let go of the pain, suffering, and discomfort that has accumulated in the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Honor yourself through time and space in a safe, nurturing, guided healing sanctuary.

Meet the instructors

Andrea
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Highlights

  • Daily custom Hatha and Yin yoga classes
  • Meditation practices including karma yoga
  • One-on-one individual and personal support and guidance
  • Learn how to cook healthy, fresh, local meals, smoothies, and snacks
  • Visit sacred sites of crystal and feminine ancient civilizations
  • Pickup and drop-off from the Gozo ferry
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily fresh juice

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

The retreat will be held in a 400-year-old farmhouse built of the local Maltese limestone, which has been renovated and kept in old-modern style, offering comfort, charm, and relaxation. The house is set on three floors with two en-suite queen bedrooms, a healing therapy cave, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, fireplace, and a private pool overlooking Comino and Malta.

Enjoy the most sought after views in the Maltese Islands with beaches, valleys, and lovely coastal walks all around. The farmhouse offers a warm, sensual, and idyllic sanctuary to re-generate and re-invent yourself. The Healing Tree provides fresh towels and linens, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer. There is Wi-Fi and each room is equipped with a gas heater (winter) and a fan (summer).

The Healing Tree share their space with their three cats: Azué, Molly, and Puss. They buy fresh goat cheese, goat milk, and free range eggs from their neighbor, who is a shepherd and can be seen walking her sheep and goats daily by the house. The Healing Tree accommodation is simple, modest, and nurturing. You will be well looked after and nurtured as all your basic needs are provided for.

The Healing Tree space does not have a television but it does have a large table for you to share and support one another. The triangular common area kitchen, dining room, and living room are the heart of the home. Located just below is the healing cave where healing therapies and session take place. There are two guest rooms, one on each floor, which both allow private space and comfort with an en-suite bathroom.

Program

This is a personal retreat that is conducted in privacy so one level of the house is designed and accessed only by you. The room is equipped with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom, heater, fan, and use of the common area, kitchen, fireplace, and swimming pool. There is also the healing cave in which indoor therapies and yoga classes (depending on weather) are held.

Each retreat is tailored to what you need at a specific time through diet, yoga practices, guided meditations, healing therapies, guided walks, counseling sessions, and free time. If the weather permits, you will spend most of your time outside with sunrise yoga sessions, nature walks and light trekking, and enjoying the sun, water, and loving yourself. The schedule is flexible to be most suitable for your needs and reflected the season.

Schedule

Day 1: Arrival

  • 15:00 Check in
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Seaside yoga, meditation, and walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Brunch
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Massage
  • 15:30 - 18:30 Beach / Island excursion
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 3: Departure

  • 06:00 - 7:00 Silent Sunrise Meditation
  • 07:00 - 09:00 Seaside yoga, meditation, and walk
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 Check out

House Schedule

The retreats are flexible and in tune with your needs and feelings. Please observe some weekly house observations that may or may not impact your stay. Please contact Andrea if questions arise.

Sharing Circle

  • Every Tuesday @ 19:00 - 20:30 (7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Malta time)

Freedom Day

  • Every Thursday
  • No activities scheduled unless requested beforehand.
  • Take time for yourself in whatever way appears before you.

Fasting

  • Every Thursday
  • No meals will be cooked or served in the home
  • If you choose to eat you are welcome to eat outside or discretely in your room

Healing Sessions

  • Every Thursday @ 19:00 - 20:30 (7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Malta time)

Silence

  • 21:00 - Sunrise, daily
  • 11:00 - 14:00 Daily
  • Morning breakfast / brunches in silence
  • Observed during sunrise morning until notified
  • No Wi-Fi
  • 21:30 - 06:30 Daily

1:1 Support with Andrea

  • Available as needed (inquire directly)

Instructors

Andrea Ridgway

Retreat location

Welcome to the healing sanctuary of The Healing Tree. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on the island of Gozo in the village of Qala. Gozo, which means "joy', is a little spit of land sitting in the Mediterranean Sea with a unique rocky coastal landscape, waters so crystal-clear and the sky so bright blue that you’ll have to rub your eyes to believe what you are seeing.

Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago and is an ideal destination for those who treasure a slow, relaxed rhythm of life and cherish unspoiled countryside and being close to the sea. The beauty of surrounding nature all around create an ambiance of complete peace.

The Healing Tree welcomes you to our Gozitan farmhouse built of the local Maltese limestone, which has been renovated and kept in old-modern style, offering comfort, charm, and relaxation. Set on three floors with three en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room overlooking the private pool and nature views of Gozo and sea views of the Blue Lagoon, Comino, and Malta. There is also a cave room, where you can book your therapy or treatment session.

Food

All meals are vegetarian/vegan and usually gluten-free and it can be bio and organic when available. The meals are a combination of hot, warm, cool food depending on the weather. Meals are eaten together, family-style with always an option for second helpings outside on the terrace (weather permitting), picnic-style, or indoors together.

Meals are prepared by Andrea or vegan chef Petra, who has extensive experience as a vegan raw chef here on the islands and cooking for retreats.

All meals are vegetarian and gluten-free, bio or organic when available prepared by Andrea or vegan chef Petra. One fresh fruit or vegetable juice will be offered daily, as well as a combination of hot, warm, cool foods depending on the weather

Meals are eaten together, family-style, outside on the terrace (weather permitting) as a picnic, or indoors together.

Example menus

Brunch

  • Fresh local fruit or vegetable juice
  • Homemade local goat milk's yogurt
  • Fresh local fruit or vegetable superfood smoothie
  • Warm spicy porridge with fruits, nuts, or seeds
  • Soaked chia seeds in coconut milk with local fruit
  • Spinach pie
  • Chia pudding with granola
  • Overnight porridge
  • Forrest fruit or apple vanilla crumble
  • Gluten-free onion and herbal bread with hummus and veggies

Dinner

  • Indian daal with cumin rice and papad
  • Mushroom risotto
  • Tomato and mushroom thyme polenta
  • Shepherd's pie with vegan meat
  • Cannelloni with fresh cheese and spinach
  • Coconut curry with cardamon seeds
  • Asian stir fry with peanut butter sauce
  • Tagliatelle with creamy mushroom sauce

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Group sailing day trip

On a typical sailing trip, you can visit Comino, Caves, and The Blue Lagoon. The price includes water, tea, good coffee, vegetarian food, and wine. Snorkeling equipment is also provided free of charge. The trip will start at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and priced at 55 EUR.

Sunset sailing charter

Sail or Motor (depending on the wind) along the South Cliffs of Gozo, watching a magical sunset at sea onboard a sailing boat. The trip will depart two and a half hours before sunset and lasts until one hour after sunset. The price is 350 EUR per trip.

Ġgantija temples

Ġgantija is a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic on the Mediterranean island of Gozo. The Ġgantija temples are the earliest of the Megalithic Temples of Malta. The Ġgantija temples are older than the pyramids of Egypt. The trip will start at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and priced at 10 EUR.

Game of transformation

Awaken to see your life from a different perspective - your soul's perspective. A conscious game that illuminates, acknowledges, and gives space to perceived obstacles, confusion, and suffering as well as lights the way to embrace, heal, and evolve. Experience calm reflection, sharing, and guidance, where self-discovery and growth become enjoyable. The retreat is priced at 45 EUR per player.

Akashic Records

The Akashic Records contain all human events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future. Akashic records are like a virtual library; the more questions we ask the more clear answers we receive. The records point out the origin of such karmic debts, patterns or blockages which in most cases can be traced back to previous lifetimes.

Akashic Records provide all the information and understanding so one can take appropriate action. They empower people so you can create a change in your life, release self-limiting beliefs, transform relationships in your inner and outer Universe and embrace peace as a way of life. They provide opportunities for growth and direction for the soul’s advancement.

Past life reading and healing priced at 75 EUR, one question reading is 30 EUR, and three-month energy forecast is 90 EUR.

Aguahara water session

Aguahara is a gentle form of aquatic bodywork used for deep relaxation and passive aquatic therapy. It is characterized by one-on-one sessions in which a practitioner gently cradles, moves stretches, and massages a receiver in water. It combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching, and dance.

The receiver is continuously supported while being floated, cradled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support, combine with movements, stretches, massage, and point work, to create a bodywork with a range of therapeutic benefits and potential healing on many levels. Warm water sessions is 50 EUR and Mediterranean sea session is 40 EUR.

Lomi Lomi and Swedish massage

"Lomi" is a Hawaiian name which means "massage". In literal translation, it means pressing but also stroking - "touching with a soft paw of a content cat". Repeating the word "lomi" gives it a double power and shows how special it is. Lomi-lomi gives you a special feeling of bliss and satisfaction.

The massage is performed on the whole physical body as well as on the energetic "bodies" which surround the physical one. The massage is like a dance around the patient with great harmony and grace, which looks really beautiful. Its techniques different from western massage through the application of forearm movements and stretch techniques. Two hours session will cost 90 EUR.

Spa treatments

Swedish massage

  • 60 minutes - 50 EUR
  • 90 minutes - 75 EUR

Deep tissue massage

  • 60 minutes - 60 EUR
  • 90 minutes - 85 EUR

Aromatherapy relaxing massage

  • 60 minutes - 55 EUR

Indian head massage

  • 45 minutes - 40 EUR

Lomi Lomi massage

  • 120 minutes - 95 EUR

What's included

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 2 guided meditations
  • 2 daily walks or treks
  • 1 Healing Massage Treatment
  • Free pickup and drop off from the Gozo ferry
  • Brunch, dinner, and healthy delicious snacks
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Aguahara water session
  • Sailing
  • Ayurvedic herbs
  • Game of transformation
  • Akashic records

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by car

Specific directions and location available upon request.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malta International Airport (MLA).

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus X1 (2 EUR) that will take you from the airport directly to the Gozo Ferry Terminal. The journey by bus takes over an hour and you will enjoy some nice views of Malta on the way.

Arrival by shuttle bus

The Healing Tree can organise a shuttle bus from the airport to the ferry terminal in Malta (Cirkewwa) and the cost is around 8 EUR. Please send your flight details and arrival time to The Healing Tree so they can arrange it for you.

Arrival by taxi

The Healing Tree can also organise a taxi from the airport to the ferry terminal in Malta (Cirkewwa) and the cost is around 25 EUR. Please send your flight details and arrival time to The Healing Tree so they can arrange it for you.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • January - March
Mid season
  • April - June (Private sky room)
  • April - March (Private pool room)
Peak season
  • June (Private pool room)

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