You know when something is so wonderful that you have a hard time finding words to describe it? Well, that’s me, trying to write about the Regenerating Retreats held at Herdade da Ferraria. Every time one of these retreats ends I feel overwhelmed with joy, hope and strength, energised despite all the work and looking forward for the next one.
Most of us live very busy and demanding lives. We feel the pressure of our work life, our family obligations and societal demands, and more often than not our own personal needs get left behind. Sometimes we don’t even know what those needs are. The Regenerating Retreats were idealised to reset your body, mind and spirit. A fresh start. A Regeneration. During a week we provide the right environment for you to let go of things that don’t matter any longer, emotional or physical toxins that have built up in your physical and subtle body, while also reintegrating healthier habits and providing the necessary support and tools to help you keep these positive changes when you return home.
The core team
During the retreat you’ll have access to private sessions with a caring group of therapists:
Alexandra Degryse, our dedicated Health Coach, Nutritionist and Naturopath and the main organiser of these retreats;
Christelle Deroubaix-Hopkins, our Yoga Teacher, Health Practitioner (H. Chenot Method) and Energising and therapeutic Masseuse;
Mila Buchmann Crantelle, our meditation facilitator, a therapist trained in psycho corporal techniques and psycho-energy, naturopath specialised in overall revitalisation and a practitioner of Eriksonian hypnosis.
Along with these three magical ladies, there’s a rotating team of energy healers, masseuses, manicures and pedicures, that make this a one of a kind experience to truly renew yourself, inside-out.
Finally there’s me, in charge of everything food and cooking related. I work in tandem with Alexandra providing nutrient packed meals and teaching you all the essentials of a plant based cuisine.
The Olive Grove House at Herdade da Ferraria is a beautiful place, rooted in sand dunes and surrounded by eucalyptus and pine trees. The two-storey recovered farm building has 6 suites, an infrared sauna, an open living room, dining room and kitchen, with plenty of outdoor areas and a pool for you to relax and enjoy nature.
The retreat starts on a Sunday afternoon and it last until Friday at lunch time. During these five nights you experience daily yoga, meditation and cooking classes, long and short hikes at the beach, through the forests and up the mountains, organic plant-based meals (this is where I come in, by the way), a liquid day, because your digestive system also needs to rest a bit, massages, energetic healing sessions and personalised health coaching. Although it might seem like a busy schedule there’s also plenty of time for sleeping, including napping which is considered crucial to help integrate the whole experience, hanging by the pool, reading, enjoying the infrared sauna and chromotherapy.
Ready to join us? Head over to my Events page to book your place! I hope to see you soon.