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Healing retreats for the mind, body and soul

The healing island of Ibiza
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Because we have been a part of this world for a while, we’re used to the language that comes with the retreat space. Words and phrases like ‘journey’, ‘healing’ and ‘inner peace’ might seem to be incredibly overused and not mean a lot, but we promise you they really are valid. People join a Glow Retreat for all sorts of reasons, from wanting to improve their yoga practice, connect with likeminded people, or to work on their wellbeing. And while our retreats are not specifically designed for healing, many of our guests have told us that they found their stays transformative. So, what exactly is a healing retreat, and would it work for you?

Where can I go to heal?

Getting away to a healing retreat can be a great way to begin your recovery from past traumas or to work on self-improvement. Some places hold extra magic when it comes to healing. Ibiza is a popular destination for wellness retreats, and for good reason. Our retreat home of Can Shanti is imbued with a soothing, gentle energy that promotes peace and healing. It is a beautifully renovated finca, parts of which date back over three centuries, nestled amidst the lush pine forests near the tranquil village of Santa Agnes. The stunning architecture and serene natural surroundings create an idyllic setting for a transformative wellness and healing experience.

In addition, the Greek island of Lefkada offers a unique and serene setting for those seeking healing and rejuvenation. Lefkada is known for its stunning natural beauty, with crystal-clear turquoise waters, lush green landscapes, and a peaceful, laid-back atmosphere. 

Can you reset your mental state?

Retreats offer the opportunity to step away from the stresses and distractions of everyday life, allowing participants to focus inward and reset their mental state. We believe that by immersing yourself in a supportive and nurturing environment, individuals can cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness, clarity, and improve their inner peace. The combination of guided practices, such as meditation and mindfulness exercises, along with the serene surroundings, can help our guests to release tension, reduce anxiety, and find a renewed sense of balance.


Why is it called a retreat?

The term "retreat" is used to describe these wellness and healing experiences, as they provide a sanctuary for individuals to withdraw from the demands of the outside world and reconnect with their inner selves. Retreats offer a chance to step back, reflect, and rejuvenate, enabling participants to return to their daily lives with a refreshed perspective and a renewed sense of purpose. Practices like yoga, meditation and wellbeing workshops encourage introspection and a retreat away from the everyday. 

What activities on a Glow Retreat can lead to healing?

Glow Retreats offer a holistic approach to healing, incorporating a variety of activities and practices that address the mind, body, and soul. These include yoga, meditation, breathwork, and other mindfulness-based exercises that help guests cultivate a deeper connection with their inner selves. Additionally, our retreats often feature therapeutic treatments, such as massage, energy work, and holistic therapies, which can help release physical and emotional blockages, promote relaxation, and encourage the healing process.

Will everyone on the retreat be there to heal?

It's important to know that not everyone on the retreat will be there for the same reasons. Some guests may be looking to deepen their existing spiritual or wellness practices, while others may be seeking a much-needed break from the demands of everyday life. Regardless of individual motivations, our Glow retreats have an environment that fosters a sense of community, support, and shared understanding, allowing our guests to connect with like-minded individuals and support one another on their respective journeys. The connection with fellow attendees is usually one of the most popular parts of a Glow Retreat.

How can you prepare for a healing retreat?

Just deciding to attend the retreat is a great first step! But if you want to get the most out of your visit, you could consider investing some time identifying areas of your life that you would like to address or improve during your visit. This can help you set clear intentions and make the most of the retreat experience. 

You might not come on a Glow Retreat to heal, but it may end up being a very welcome side effect of your stay! 

Are you ready to experience one of our Glow Retreats? Please do get in touch with us today


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