Aleid and Doby offer personal therapeutic retreats in Mallorca. They offer complete packages of yoga, meditation, counseling, massage, healthy food in nature.
Yoga Retreats (5)
Aleid is a qualified yoga instructor who utilizes her knowledge of evidence-based psychology to gain a wider perspective and approach to healing. She was born and bred in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where she received her master's degree in psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Her travels have made her more knowledgeable and broadened her knowledge of different cultures and times. She has concentrated on her own blend of yoga, coaching, therapy, and meditation since 2004 when she started her own successful psychological practice called “Personal Radiance.”
Doby van den Berg
Doby comes from a family with a curiosity towards many different cultures, especially culinary culture and music. He started helping his mother in the kitchen from a young age and never stopped liking the process of preparing world food and the joy of eating together. Doby trained as a cabinet maker first to allow him to live and work anywhere in the world and building beautiful kitchens was a favorite. After going trough cancer, Doby took up healthy, tasty cooking as a new profession and loves it.
from Switzerland, July 2020
The hosts Aleid and Doby are very warm and caring persons that made me feel welcome, they did everything they could to make me feel at home. I really loved doing yoga outside in the beautiful garden and next to the pine trees of the nearby wood! Also something I loved was the food: I am not a vegetarian, but Doby's food was really delicious and I didn't miss at all during my 15 days there.
But the most outstanding thing about this retreat is the yoga teacher / counsellor Aleid and the personal attention in the semi-private setting. Even though I am still a beginner, I have taken some yoga classes during the last 15 years. But never has someone explained every pose the way Aleid did, making sure everybody (we were only 3 guests!) did it correctly and fitting the exercises to our individual needs. She explained the sense of the poses as well as the meaning of the meditations and breathing exercises. And of course the combination of yoga/meditation with the daily counselling session is very unique - you usually don't get this at a yoga retreat! With her background in psychology and as a yogi as well as her experience in life Aleid has a very different approach to therapy than other psychologists, which I really liked! She gave me some new insights that were really helpful.
Overall a can only recommend this retreat if you are looking for a place to unwind and at the same time learn yoga and something about yourself in a familiar setting.
Thank you so much Aleid and Doby!
from United Kingdom, January 2018
"A Real Slowdown and unwind"
The whole experience was just what I needed. A mix of very targeted yoga practice, specific life coaching, plenty of time for getting to know the local environment: cyling, walking, dog walking, enjoying the sea and sun, and just the right amount of quiet relaxing time. The food was wonderful.
Luisa Barranco Bonachera
from Spain, April 2018
La cercanía, amabilidad, profesionalidad e instalaciones.
from Germany, December 2017
"Warm and wonderful timeout"
I had the most amazing two weeks with Aleid and Doby! I loved how yoga and the coaching sessions were perfectly combined as Aleid was giving both. The food Doby made was delicious and full of amazing spices and healthy vegetables, I have been given a lot of inspiration for doing more yoga, meditation and cooking at home. The surroundings were beautiful, you could take long walks in nature, sit on the cliffs and look out at the sea, very calm in the winter time, yet warm enough to do yoga outside or even swim. We had a lovely group of people, it really felt like a little family with new found friends. Aleid & Doby make sure you really feel comfortable and can relax a lot. I will definitely visit again. Big hugs! <3
from Switzerland, December 2017
Es war mit Abstand eine der besten Erfahrungen, die ich machen konnte! Habe in diesen 10 Tagen viel über mich selbst gelernt, was ich zuvor nicht nur annährend in Betracht gezogen hätte. Es war eine unvergessliche und einschneidene Zeit, die mich mit viel positiver Energie zurück in den „Alltag“ gebracht hat. Aleid und Doby sind zwei wunderbare Menschen und das Leben bei ihnen hat sich wie eine zweite Famile angefühlt...
Thank you Aleid & Doby for everything and until we meet again!
"Just like home "
Perfect location, yummy food 🥘, great mixed abilities yoga practices, powerful coaching sessions, lovely home.
from Italy, August 2020
"Experience to remember - soul and mind retreat! "
Dear Aleid, Doby,
Thank you so much for this week spent together. I feel so lucky to have met you and our amazing little group. I have learned to meditate with more consciousness, enjoyed so much our morning yoga sessions and our chats in the port, under the trees and by the sea! Also I felt so spoiled with Doby’s superb cuisine. It’s not just tasty and healthy, it’s authentic, unique, with a very special touch based on Doby’s important experience with various cuisines. Thank you for being always respectful to my dietary requirements.
Bija’s massages were an icing on the cake 💙
It’s an experience to remember and to repeat for mind and soul.
from Switzerland, August 2020
This retreat heals your soul in so many ways... the warmth of the owners Aleid and Doby, the amazing food, the professionalism in Yoga, Meditation and Psychology, the nice areas around the finca, the wonderful beaches, the peacefulness of the nature... It might have only been one short week but for me the impact was bigger than a trip around the world. Thank you, love Marion
from France, August 2020
"A perfect place for having a break"
Aleid and Doby are very nice and underwtanding people. They work with effeciency ans to there best to make you feel great. Very nice situation in a small fish Harbor. I recommend greatly this retreat.
from United Kingdom, March 2020
"The ideal spring clean"
We had the most perfect week juice fasting at Aleid and Doby’s retreat.
From the moment we arrived we felt totally relaxed and welcome, and truly nurtured. The retreat size of three was ideal for us as neither of us like large groups.
Fasting was a little challenging with Doby’s divine smelling and tempting meals wafting in front of our noses every day. But our juices were also a culinary feast of different fruit and veg combinations. Each juice was different. Always with a warm juice in the evening.
By the end of the week we both felt energised and ready to face the world again.
Aleid patiently led us through our yoga, exercise and meditation classes. Both of us were very rusty and creaky, but Aleid was a wonderful teacher, and we really benefited from her gentle way of teaching.
Aleid’s one on one sessions were also beneficial and timely, as I arrived feeling emotionally run down after three months of caring for my ageing parents.
I had two fabulous massages from Doby, who really does have healing hands.
Thank you both for a beautiful week. We loved spending time with you. We will be back one day….
from Switzerland, March 2020
"If you need a personal retreat you cant get it better!"
The friendlyness und professionell custody during the whole stay.
Quality of meals, yoga sessions and coaching. the nice Living room, terrace and garden, situation 50m close to the cala.
I lost 6 kg in one week (+1 week of post treatment) and changed some of my behaviours substancially.
Thank you very much!
from Sweden, November 2019
"Calm, honest and well executed overall mindset"
The host are loving and welcoming and still keep it very professional. They are excellent at their profession and full of knowledge. You get the sense of trusting the process due to this and can dedicate to your own cause.
from United Kingdom, October 2019
"10 truly happy days!"
It’s odd to be back home after 10 truly happy days with Aleid and Doby. I knew when we arrived it would be ‘fine’ and it was so much more than fine- it was a wonderful ‘spacious’ experience with two of the nicest people possible.
I had never done anything quite like this before and at 70 and with only two years of yoga behind me I think I was a bit apprehensive- nothing to worry about!
During our stay we were always three guests: my friend and myself and one (delightful) other and it was such fun. Aleid is very gifted: perceptive, intuitive and intelligent- she has a great depth of knowledge, effortlessly shared. Her teaching is gentle and firm and her counselling truly helpful. It was surprisingly easy to be open with her. Doby has healing hands, so reiki and massage were really special….and his cooking was marvellous! Delicious meals, smoothies and ( healthy!) snacks miraculously appeared and lunch in particular was a time for relaxation and chat.
I loved my living space, and the gorgeous garden. I loved swimming in the harbour early in the morning, visits to Cala Santanyi beach and Mondrago. It’s a beautiful part of Mallorca and the views of the sea are stunning. Best of all was the company of two warm and special people, who as I write, I miss! Thank you to you all (which includes Hearty the dog who has stepped out of an Eygyptian painting and the three cats) for including us so generously into your family.
from United Kingdom, March 2019
"Fantastic Authentic healing experience in a beautiful settin"
I felt that the owners of the retreat, Aleid and Doby were very authentic and genuinely very experienced in their field and interested in my health journey and doing all they could to help me.
from Kuwait, January 2019
"Fantastic Way to Bring in the New Year"
The location, the wonderful home cooked meal, the small group size and easy to follow guidance.
from United States, January 2019
Aleid's yoga instructions were very professional and insightful. The environment was very welcoming and warm. Doby's cooking was excellent and generous. I've never eaten so well and so light. Every meal was a revelation. I forgot all my worries for awhile and it felt great!
from United Kingdom, October 2018
"First time yoga retreat experience"
I have never done this type of holiday before and I have never done yoga either! It was a new experience and after settling in I enjoyed my stay with Alied and Doby very much. I met some lovely people (I think I was very lucky!), the food was exceptional, massages worked wonders and the yoga classes were very enjoyable – fit for all levels. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly (may take some time to adapt if you are very stressed – just take it all in!). The presence of animals in the house just made my experience even better – I really enjoyed walks with Alied and Hearty (the chief dog and yoga teacher assistant). :)
from United Kingdom, September 2018
"Excellent in every way."
I was so impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of Aleid and Doby. My yoga instruction and counseling sessions with Aleid have changed my life. Doby made me the most spectacular vegan food and Nothing was too much to ask. My reiki session with Doby was lovely and truly calmed my spirit. The location is so beautiful and enabled me to hike, cycle, swim to my hearts content. I will DEFINATELY return. I rate this retreat 10 our if 10.
from United Kingdom, May 2018
"Utterly magical experience "
I turned up at Aleid and Doby's feeling broken, mentally and physically. I was planning to do a 6-day juice fast, as I've heard it can help with chronic pain.
In the end though, it wasn't the fasting that was the most restorative part of the trip. Aleid's yoga sessions (in the morning sun, surrounded by birds and trees) were the first time in 20 years of sporadically doing yoga that I really understood how my mental and physical processes are linked and how yoga can tap into this and bring about healing.
Likewise the one-on-one sessions with Aleid. She's a trained psychologist, understands bodies and is preternaturally perceptive, making her such a wise and warm mentor. I learned a lot.
It was torturous not eating Doby's food, which I saw served up every day. I'll be back to do an eating retreat as soon as I can!
Both Aleid and Doby are lovely people and the small group size (just four of us) mean you're looked after on a really personal level. I'm sure I wasn't the easiest guest, especially mid-meltdown (!) but they never made me feel as though I was being a pain.
Thanks so much, both of you! It was transformative x
from Germany, January 2020
"Yoga mit dem "Klack""
Diese 10 Tage waren für mich einfach grandios! Im Yoga bin ich mir selbst in meiner körperlichen Tiefe begegnet - im Coaching hat Aleid mich sanft in neue psychische Ebenen begleitet. Es hat "Klack" gemacht :-). Ich wurde mit herrlichem Essen verwöhnt und zwei entspannenden Massagen. Und ich habe es sehr genossen, bei diesen beiden sehr warmherzigen und liebevollen Gastgebern und ihren Haustieren (Hearty!!!) zu Gast zu sein. Danke!
from France, September 2019
La gentillesse de Doby.
Gill Van Velzen
from Netherlands, August 2019
"Yoga, meditatie en meer op het prachtige Majorca"
De warmte, deskundigheid en liefde van Aleid is heilzaam, en de massages en heerlijke maaltijden van Doby maken deze Retreat een geweldige ervaring. Tijd voor jezelf, leerzame gesprekken, fantastisch eten. Wat wil je nog meer?
from Switzerland, July 2019
Aleid und Doby sind die perfekten Gastgeber. Mit Geduld, Einfühlungsvermögen und Freundlichkeit haben sie es geschafft, dass wir uns wie zu Hause gefühlt haben. Ich kann Sharanam wärmstens weiter empfehlen.
Best retreat I've ever been!
from Switzerland, April 2019
"Un séjour parfait pour se retrouver "
Seule hôte de la semaine, j'ai pu profiter de cours de yoga personnalisés et de la merveilleuse cuisine de Dobby. L'emplacement est super car il se situe dans un écrin de verdure et proche de la mer. Je recommande chaudement cet endroit à toute personne qui souhaite prendre soin de soi dans le calme et la nature.
from Germany, April 2019
"Yoga retreat in Cala Figuaera"
Tolles Yoga, unglaublich gute vegetarische Küche, sehr nette Gastgeber, kleine Gruppe, gute Freizeitmöglichkeiten - alles in Allem absolut perfekt!
Eefje Van Roosmalen
from Netherlands, January 2019
"Liefdevol, leerzaam en warm"
yogalessen, therapiesessies en het eten
from United States, October 2018
"Een plaats om tot rust te komen, in respect voor iedereen."
Gezond en lekker eten en hartelijke sfeer
Kleine groepen, Yoga met veel individuele aandacht, rekening houdend met ieders niveau of wensen. Goede begeleiding op maat door Aleid met ook hangijzers naar de toekomst. Onze groep bestond uit 4 personen. Elk hadden we een ander doel voor ogen en we zijn allen zijn met een goed gevoel huiswaarts gekeerd.
from Austria, September 2018
"One of my best holidays ever!"
It's simply a great work with meditation, yoga, massage and healthy food that Aleid and Dody provide their guests! Very holistic and with a lot of experience in it's individual focus on your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs you might have. All that in very open minded, kind and relaxed atmosphere, so that you can feel comfortable and enjoy each day at it's best. Further more a really great and so beautiful place to stay. Starting with the house and beautiful garden in a small and quite street close to one of the most beautiful harbours in whole Europe and an amazing coastline. Also having a great time in doing stand up paddling, the explorer boat tour, visiting beautiful beaches nearby, a market and at least a great local Flamenco evening with music and dance.
And last but not least if you have to take care in nutrition because of allergy and/or intolerances, Dody is a really great cook who serves you with healthy food that will also in this case fit for you.
Finally I just can recommend to try out how great it feels if you spend your time on doing a lot for your well being this way.
Dear Aleid and Dody, thank you so much for the great stay with you and your wonderful work... the 8 days felt like 2 weeks, inspiring and moving things in a real postitive way!!!
from Czechia, September 2018
I enjoyed everything about this one week retreat - Aleid and Doby are the most lovely hosts, I was a yoga beginner and am now so motivated to continue. I felt really at home and Aleid took the time to really guide me into transformational yoga, meditating and being more conscious about my body and mind - it was really a mind changing experience. And last but not least Doby is the best cook. I am sure I will come back!
from France, August 2018
"Un séjour merveilleux "
Les cours de yoga personnalisés selon les besoins de chacun, les différentes approches, les conseils et les entretiens avec Aleid, la nourriture fantastique, l’excellente ambiance du groupe, la tranquillité, la beauté des paysages,les massages.
from Germany, August 2018
"Ein Ort der Ruhe und Inspiration"
Das Gesamtpaket mit Gesprächssessions, Yoga, Massage, gesunder, leckerer Küche, das Meer vor der Haustür und ein herzliches Gastgeberpaar mit viel Empathie und Engagement ließen mich jeden Moment genießen.
from Germany, July 2018
"wonderful, loving place"
It is a wonderful place. Very welcome, loving and familiar atmosphere with 3 other guests. Calm and beautiful location, directly at the harbor. Cycling/Biking or walks to the sea with beautiful beaches or cliffs, visits to the market in Santanyi - all around the corner.
Very inspiring sessions with Aleid in her outdoor office. Yoga grew up every day and takes care of individual needs. Perfect combination of Yoga poses, meditation and visualization exercises.
Delicious, healthy and fresh food with local ingredients and delicious spices - prepared with love from Doby (and Marion). Very relaxing and soothing Massage and Reiki.
I had my own "Rooftop Terrace" and enjoyed every minute - already looking forward to my next stay and a reunion with Aleid & Doby.
from Switzerland, July 2018
"Nice experience "
Aleid and Doby were very friendly and open. It felt familiar and it was super to be there.
from Switzerland, April 2018
Die Säfte und die Gastgeber
from United States, April 2018
"Un séjour cousu main pour guérir d'une rupture traumatisante"
Le site, l'habitation, ma chambre au calme avec terrasse privée (superbe vue), le chant des oiseaux dans le jardin, la nourriture exceptionnelle (saine ET savoureuse), la qualité de coeur des hôtes et l'atmosphère qu'ils ont pu instaurer parmi les participantes.
from Switzerland, January 2018
"Egal wonach du sucht, du wirst es hier finden!"
Vor meiner Reise wusste ich selber nicht wonach ich wirklich suchte und was mich diese Woche erwarten wird. Ich hab mich einfach mal darauf eingelassen und es war genau das was ich brauchte, es hat auf jeden Fall alle meine Erwartungen übertroffen. Ich braucht meine Ruhe und hab viel allein unternommen. Die Landschaft ist wunderschön und man kann schöne lange Spaziergänge machen. Mit dem Velo kann man zudem auch gut alles besichtigen was in der Nähe ist.
Mir hat alles gefallen:
Die Unterkunft und mein Zimmer
Das Essen und die Gastfreundschaft von Aleid und Doby
Die Yoga und Meditation Lektionen
Perfekte Lage - zwei Minuten vom Meer entfernt
und und und.....
from Réunion, January 2018
"Un accueil chaleureux dans un coin paradisiaque "
L’accueil de Doby et Aleid, qui étaient très à l’écoute de mes besoins. Les cours de yoga étaient bien expliqués, et se déroulaient dans des lieux variés. Le stage est vraiment tourné vers un travail personnel.
La nourriture était incroyablement savoureuse.