Ibiza wellness: Our Retreat – A beautiful balance
Our Retreat is a luxury fitness and wellness retreat that breathes a healthy balance into weight loss retreats, led by world-class trainers and fuelled with nutritionally dense, über delicious five-star food in the high-end surroundings of luxurious Ibiza villa Can Terra. The perfect balance between losing weight and having fun!
Without losing the will to live or going hungry, participants lose fat and gain mass in one wonderfully well-planned week. The exercise may be physically challenging – including daily high intensity training and yoga with a mix of Pilates, hikes through Ibiza’s heavenly hills and those all-important abs and booty classes – but the balanced approach and beautiful confines of the villa leave you feeling recharged and empowered with a new zest for life.
Our Retreat’s top trainers are experts in the field with celebrity status, led by The Strength Temple himself Richie Norton, with yoga from Carte Blanche Yoga and Pilates by Lottie Murphy. Richie is such a font of knowledge when it comes to nutrition that by the end of your stay you’ll have had a full body, food and fitness makeover. You’ll see food as the fabulous fuel that allows you to train, and will celebrate what your body can do when it’s working at peak condition.
The Ibiza Kitchen sets you up for the day with light but mighty chilli and herb scrambled eggs, or you can dive into a recharging power smoothie with almond milk, coconut oil, spinach, bee pollen, strawberries, mango and banana, before embarking on your morning beach workout. Lunch options never scrimp on portions, such as the Asian salad with marinated chicken, ginger and soba noodles, or sundried tomato stuffed chicken with wilted spinach and leek. If that’s not enough to get your taste buds going, dinner options include cod in a miso and ponzu dressing served with black rice, followed with pure mango ice-cream and not so naughty chocolate nibbles.
Relaxing evening activities at Our Retreat add a further dimension to your stay and let your body rest while keeping you entertained. Imagine listening to soothing acoustic sounds under silvery stars, or enhancing your culinary skills with a cookery class by The Ibiza Kitchen to inspire new ways of eating. Pop up cinema allows you to take a break from your own story and get lost in someone else’s, and you can indulge in divine pamper nights with beauty treatments and therapies that are almost as delicious as the food.
Richie’s hikes are always an adventure, leading you through the dramatic coastline of Ibiza’s northern stretches. A trip to a secret beach winds down an old and ruined road until a narrow fisherman’s path disappears around the cliffs. The path weaves in and out the shade of an ancient forest and back into the streaming sunshine at the cliff’s edge. Vast stretches of sky meet sea, eventually crashing on the cliffs below in swirling swathes of white topped blues. The rocky path eventually overlooks the secret beach, so enclosed by cliffs that it appears like a sparkling lagoon, surrounded by fisherman’s huts, clothed in trees and encased in nature. It sounds like a wonderful holiday experience – one that is beneficial to body, mind and soul at the same time!
Back at the ranch, Can Terra provides the ultimate Ibiza sanctuary to support your new start in sheer luxury. The luxury Ibiza villa is designed by Blakstad – one of island’s top design firms – known for transforming Ibiza dream fincas into luxury dens of contemporary cool with natural rustic touches. Huge picture windows and skylights invite Mother Nature right inside, while the open plan minimal style with its comfortable feel encourages pure relaxation after a day of exercise.
The atmosphere at Our Retreat is warm and welcoming, bringing together busy professionals in need of a break and fresh inspiration for their fitness goals. Bonds are sealed over the yoga mat, sweat is shed and pounds are lost. Departures are the emotional goodbyes of new friends celebrating the start of a new chapter – sad to be leaving Ibiza, as visitors always are, but happy to return home a healthy, happy new you.