Aleid and Doby offer personal therapeutic retreats in Mallorca. They offer complete packages of yoga, meditation, counseling, massage, healthy food in nature.
Yoga Retreats (7)
Aleid is a qualified yoga instructor who utilizes her knowledge on 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 in 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 Great Britain, 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 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 Great Britain, 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 Norway, July 2017
There were hundreds of yoga retreats to choose from. So glad I picked this one. Thanks for a lovely week. The yoga, the food, the massage - everything was awesome!
from Great Britain, June 2017
"Lovely, relaxing retreat"
Doby and Aleid are just delightful, such genuine, lovely people. They open their home to a small number of guests and treat everyone like family. The food is fabulous, the yoga classes are excellent and pitched so everyone of any ability gets the right level of challenge and attention from Aleid for their level - however experienced or inexperienced they may be. Bike rides/walks to local beaches just round of the whole experience.
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 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, 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 Germany, November 2017
"Sehr entspannender Urlaub in familiärer Atmosphäre"
Aufgrund der kleinen Teilnehmerzahl (3-5) Personen entsteht ein sehr familiäres Gefühl. Jeder hatte jedoch seinen eigenen Rückzugsort und alle haben sich Zeit für sich selber genommen. Der Ort ist wunderschön für diverse Spaziergänge mit Blick über das Meer zu nahegelegenen Buchten, in den kleinen Hafen oder den Nationalpark. Besonders schön sind die Yogaeinheiten. Auch aufgrund der kleinen Teilnehmerzahl konnte Aleid auf die Bedürfnisse jedes einzelnen eingehen und ggf. Änderung der Positionen vorschlagen. Besonders toll war es, wenn das Wetter mitgespielt hat und wir die Yogaeinheit draußen gemacht haben. Das war einfach bezaubernd. Da ich eine absolute Tierliebhaberin bin, fand ich es auch super, dass es eine Katze und einen Hund gibt, die immer für eine Streicheleinheit oder ein Spiel zu haben waren :-) Was mir auch noch echt gut gefallen hat, war das Essen. Doby hat uns vor dem Yoga immer einen richtig gesunden,leckeren Smoothie gemixt und sooo abwechslungsreich, gesund und köstlich gekocht. Ich habe mich in einer Woche noch nie so gesund ernährt und habe unheimlich viele Ideen mitgenommen. Auch die Coachingeinheiten und die Massagen waren für mich richtig. Da muss jedoch jeder selber für sich entscheiden, was mehr oder weniger genutzt werden möchte.
Conny Van Den Hoogen
from Germany, November 2017
"A relaxing week in Cala Figuera "
I spent a wonderful relaxing week with Aleid and Doby. The yoga classes, Aleid’s sessions, Doby’s massages and his tasty vegetarian meals were just awesome. They are such lovely people. They treat you like being part of the family. Only two more guests were present. We all had our own space either in their beautiful garden or on the nice terrace. A very nice small harbour and a beautiful coastline just nearby.
from United States, November 2017
Das vegetarische Essen von Doby war außergewöhnlich lecker und abwechslungsreich.
Der Yogaunterricht von Aleid war sehr gut strukturiert und auf die Teilehmer individuell angepasst. Die Meditationen haben mir auch sehr gut gefallen.
Aleid hat das Programm am Anfang erstellt, es konnte aber im Laufe der Woche an die Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmer angepasst werden.
Die private Terrasse welche zu meinem Zimmer gehörte und fast den ganzen Tag Sonne einfing (besonders da es rundherum eher schattig und eher kühl war)
Den besonderen Platz im Wald wo Aleid ihr Coaching durchführt - fantastisch schön!
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 Great Britain, 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 Great Britain, 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 Great Britain, 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.
from Germany, April 2017
"An amazing feel-good experience "
The host's authenticity and the perfect balance of activities free time and wonderful talks. There was always an advice when needed and an open ear and heart.
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 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 Switzerland, July 2018
"Nice experience "
Aleid and Doby were very friendly and open. It felt familiar and it was super to be there.
Luisa Barranco Bonachera
from Spain, April 2018
La cercanía, amabilidad, profesionalidad e instalaciones.
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 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.
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!
from Germany, October 2017
"Eine Woche pures Glück"
Aleid bot uns ein auf uns abgestimmtes Yoga mit perfekter Balance von körperlicher und mentaler Herausforderung und Rücksichtnahme auf individuelle Grenzen. Vor allem wegen ihrer einfühlsamen, akzeptierenden Persönlichkeit vertraut man sich ihr gerne an, sowohl in ihrer Rolle als Yogalehrerin, als auch als Psychologin / Coach.
Dobys wohltuende Ganzkörper-Massage ist von der Art, bei der man sich wünscht, sie würde nicht enden. Und er zauberte für uns immer das beste, vegetarische Essen mit köstlichem Geschmack.
from Switzerland, June 2017
"absolut empfehlenswert für Anfänger"
really enjoyed the week and the wonderful Yoga sessions and discussions, be these in your peaceful garden or on the shores. It is definitely a place for people wanting to experience Yoga in a personal and very private environment.
from Switzerland, April 2017
Die individuelle und liebevolle Betreuung durch die Gastgeber Aleid&Doby und ihre Bereitschaft auf meine Bedürfnisse einzugehen. Ich habe keine grosse Yogaerfahrung, und konnte trotzdem maximal profitieren. Es war ein erholsamer und ernergisierender Aufenthalt, in einer kleinen Gruppe von nur 3 Gästen.
The retreat was absolutely wonderful! Aleid and Doby are two very kind souls who have created a peaceful sanctuary. The location of the house and the overall atmosphere is delightful—I felt right at home. Doby created deliciously healthy and organic meals and his reiki treatment was very powerful. Aleid’s counselling was insightful and helped me immensely. I went to the retreat after accumulating a lot of tension and stress over many years, but after 3-4 days there, I felt rejuvenated and reborn. Even though I have had many yoga sessions in the past, the yoga training I received here taught me a lot about the yogic postures and their effects. I really cannot recommend this retreat enough! I miss Aleid and Doby dearly and will go back as soon as I can.
Thank you both so much for sharing your home, knowledge and energy with me over the past week.
Aleid, I have loved the yoga and meditation! Doby your food is fabulous!
It has been a complete experience for me, and a new experience
Steph and John Sweden and USA
Yoga and Coaching Retreats Mallorca website
Aleid and Doby certainly live up to their name. We came from the grey, wintery skies of Scandinavia hoping for some sunshine in Majorca but somehow chose the odd week when it was rainy and cloudy. However, the warmth of our time with Aleid and Doby more than made up for the lack of warm weather and was the ideal setting for our couple's therapy. They are a link to warmth through their home which they have transformed into a center of holistic healing. Unlike traditional office-based counseling, Sharanam Retreats treats the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) through amazingly good and healthy food, yoga, massage, and reiki. Holistic awareness helped to reveal areas of tension in our bodies. We could probably spend years doing a traditional model of counselling and still not reach the same breakthroughs that we experienced at Sharanam. The small community we formed with the other guests also contributed to a sense of holistic healing since traditional counselling usually deals with couples or individuals in isolation. We especially enjoyed the 'animal therapy' of their pets :) The location is incredible and therapeutic in and of itself- close to amazing beaches, world class deep water soloing, and great rock climbing. I have been to many counselors in the past and Aleid is the most talented therapist I have ever met. Some counselor's are eerily detached and almost inhuman, but Aleid's warmth flows into the therapy in a way makes it easy to talk to her about extremely difficult subjects. She is a magnificent couple's therapist and perceives how to offer couple's practical techniques tailored to their unique situation. We also enjoyed the flexibility of the time and meeting space- it's the first time we've done psychotherapy outside!
Yoga and Coaching Retreats Mallorca website
Hello dear ones,
It has been over a month since I flew back home after our lovely week together. Here is my over due review...
I spent a week with Aleid and Doby at their therapeutic yoga retreat, and wow, am I ever glad I did. I have been home over a month and not a day goes by that I don't think of these two lovely human beings.
The retreat space is lovely, airy, wild, and beautiful. As a team they are warm, welcoming, thoughtful, insightful, and kind. They both managed to see us (I was there with a few lovely women who I have kept in touch with and adore) all as the individuals we are - whether it was how I like my coffee (Doby's coffee is wonderful) or what I would most benefit from in my productive and insightful sessions with Aleid. Additionally, they were able to maintain a remarkable presence with each of us honoring all our different needs. The yoga was outside and nourishing for us all. Aleid managed to meet each of our individual asana practices from beginner to experienced yogi. We all left class open and gently challenged. Doby made wonderful food for us to share that took everyone's needs into thought. Sitting around a table with them was like being with my dearest people; I felt so seen and accepted right where I was (which was exhausted at the beginning of the week and expansive and rested at the end).
This was truly divine week, I would highly recommend paying a visit to these two lovely people. Anyone craving solitude or connection, quiet, evolution, opening, peace, and a break from every day responsibilities needs to look no further. They have a rare gem of a retreat center.
Sending you two big hugs and warmest thoughts.
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