Practicing what they preach is a big part of the process for Ibiza Retreats founders Larah and Susie…
Christmas is here… the season of great cheer, of giving and receiving and also, a lot of commercial splendour. But how do you truly feel about the annual exchange of gifts?
Do you look forward to chill-axing with loved ones and relish the opportunity to see their faces light up with surprise and pleasure? Or do you feel that we, in general, already have a surplus of too much ‘stuff’ and that the whole occasion has been manipulated by the media as a drive to boost the economy? Read more
October is here, the closing parties are coming to an end and as the annual end-of-season rains give our dusty hot island a gorgeous cleanse, the green shoots soften the rust red fields and after being ‘on’ for so long… its time to empty the monkey mind! Read more
Ibiza life coaching expert Larah Davis of Ibiza Retreats asks: When was the last-time you retreated from the heat? Not on an all-action holiday, itineraries plumped to the max, but to a magical place that nurtures you physically with space to stretch your legs and breath fresh air, with a pace and space that is different from your day to day life?
As I am watching the sun set this evening, a luminous ball of magenta-orange, bouncing off the glistening grass, I am feeling so deeply grateful, for the opportunity to retreat in England, tucked into the side of a hill, where my family and I are taking some deep breaths, and plenty of time to reconnect with one another, during our mid-summer retreat-from-the-Ibiza-heat. Read more
Do you find yourself setting high standards for yourself and others, then beating yourself up if things look or feel less than absolutely perfect? Or do things happen according to plan for you? Do you feel your breath shortening, or do you feel anxious or stressed if things move and happen out of your control? Read more
As the heat is rising and the summer in Ibiza is has most definitely arrived, is your pulse racing too? Are you feeling excited? Over-excited? Full of butterflies for this fast-paced high octane high temperature season?
Whether you are living in the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Germany or in the US or Canada too, as we enter the summertime, our social calendars open up with festivals, parties, clubs and many wonderful magical experiences.
So to enjoy this gorgeous flow sustainably, how can you ensure that you are able to stay in balance in body, heart and mind? Read more
How often do you find yourself saying, “I wish I could… make it to yoga, go running in the morning, treat myself to a massage, visit the art gallery, go for swim, walk in nature, tell my friends I love them, stop to rest properly… but I just don’t have the time!”.
Go on. Be honest. Are you truly taking responsibility for your health and happiness or are you subscribing to the ‘I’m too busy’ cultural zeitgeist that sees this busy-ness as an asset? Read more
How much of your life is focused on achievement, ticking off lists, getting things done or running from A to B? Do you often find yourself accomplishing things you have being longing to do, yet once the initial ‘high’ is over, find yourself feeling surprisingly empty?
When it is the weekend, or a holiday, where is your smartphone? Is it held tightly in your hand in case of calls, Whatsapps or emails? Or do you put it on a shelf so you can enjoy your time with friends and loved ones or simply enjoy your own headspace?
When was the last time you stopped ‘doing’ and enjoyed just ‘being’ instead? Read more
Here in Ibiza, fresh new leaves are cloaking the bare limbs of the trees like a vibrant green satin. Fuzzy baby almonds are bulging beautifully from their branches and the cats and chickens of the island are vibing up the atmosphere with calls and crows that herald this potent season. You can feel the energy of creation is alive, everywhere, with a serious call to action!
So how can you focus this energy to ensure to enable your buds to blossom brilliantly? Read more
Even within the magical white island bubble of Ibiza, we do, on occasion, get sick. Yes, even us wellness teachers, practitioners and health specialists! Perhaps the difference with us, is that we see the sickness as something that benefits us, rather than popping pills to ‘keep it at bay’ (and to stop the head-rolling-off feeling) or to prevent a fever taking hold. We actually embrace it, stop everything and surrender fully to total rest.
All sounds to holier than thou? Well… let me continue. Read more