Top Hill Retreats Yoga & Pilates Retreat
About the retreat: Ibiza offers warm sunshine, cool breezes, secluded and hidden beaches, stunning scenery, a natural and laidback spiritual feel, beautiful local cuisine, traditional markets, a vibrant old town, an opportunity to let your hair down in some of the finest clubs and bars in the world – add to this daily Pilates and yoga classes with Michael King and Nicole Gibbard, and you’ve discovered a Top Hill Retreat.
Top Hill Retreats combines yoga and Pilates on the mat with yoga experiences off the mat in nature, animals and always a little adventure, to really offer people the thrill and excitement of discovering themselves spiritually, physically and mentally in the most complete way during this unique yoga holiday experience. Taking place in Ibiza from June 13 to June 20, 2015, it is the perfect time to enjoy this amazing island in the glorious early summertime.
Your day begins at dawn, as a magnificent sunrise floods the valley below, and a ‘wake up’ power walk takes the early birds out into the great outdoors. You will have the chance to practice with both Nicole and Michael most days, with invigorating and energizing morning classes and late afternoon classes that give you the opportunity to use up that final burst of energy before a dip in the infinity pool or perhaps a massage.
A private chef offers you a feast of delights at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is plentiful, and includes vegan, vegetarian and raw food fused with local Ibicenco cuisine – there is something for all taste buds! All food is organically and locally produced, offering you a real taste of Ibiza!
Each day offers you a chance to dive deep into the surrounding nature and beauty of this island, with an array of activities carefully interwoven into your week to allow you to fully enjoy your time with complete ease. From market visits, horse riding and kayaking to hikes, exploring caves and the fascinating old town, the appeal of Ibiza is endless.
About the retreat location: The Top Hill Retreats villa in Ibiza is an opulently decorated property with breathtaking views over a stunning valley – 300,000m2 of its own land – and across the beautiful Mediterranean sea in the north of the island. The villa has been designed and constructed to an extremely high standard with the perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design, full of natural light and extremely spacious. The terraced gardens included olive and citrus trees, large rolling grass lawns, secluded gazebos and a beautiful infinity pool. All guest suites boats a private terrace and ensuite bathroom.
About the retreat hosts: Nicole Gibbard was born and raised in England, spending her earlier years growing up with horses and other animals and enjoying many different sports as a child. Having lived in Luxembourg and Switzerland, she also speaks French and German. Her love for nature and being outdoors has fuelled her passion for hiking, cycling, snowboarding, horse riding, kayaking, swimming, camping and any opportunity for adventure.
Her main focus and passion for yoga and nature inspire her to offer yoga personal training, workshops and yoga retreats and nature holidays in various locations around the globe. Read more about Nicole on http://yogactivity.ch/
Michael King originally worked with the Pilates technique as a dancer at the London School of Contemporary Dance, before opening his his own studio, Body Control, in connection with the newly formed Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden London. Two years later he was offered a position in Texas managing the Pilates studio at the Houston Ballet Company. During this time sponsored by the Houston Ballet Michael travelled across the USA visiting and training at studios. In New York with Carla Trier and with Romana Kryzanowska at the original Pilates Studio in New York. Michael also worked in the Voight Centre in LA for five years teaching fitness programs as as well as at many other Pilates Studios including Winsor Pilates in Los Angeles.
After moving back to Europe, Michael was the founder and Director of the Pilates Institute UK and has since been running his own training school Michael King Pilates. Michael ‘s reputation as a renowned presenter both in Fitness and Pilates is well established. His training programs are now taught in many countries worldwide and he has been instrumental in the development of national and international standards in recent years.
Cost of this retreat: Prices per person start from 1885€ per person. For full pricing options, Visit the Top Hill website
Included in the cost of the Ibiza Yoga & Pilates Retreat:
*7 nights accommodation
*Brunch and dinner prepared by a private chef – raw, vegan and vegetarian food. Additional meals available at extra cost
*All yoga & Pilates classes
*Hiking and excursions
*Kayaking on the Mediterranean
*Tour of Ibiza town and St Joan Market
*Meditation at the island’s most magnetic point
*Airport transfers* (only one transfer arranged – arrivals outside of this time must book their own transfers)