escape from it all DAY retreat
SUNDAY 23rd may
ESCAPE FROM IT ALL DAY RETREAT
Sunday 23rd May
Secret hidden villa in Ibiza's northern mountains
The Ibiza Kitchen
Slow Flow Yoga (suitable for all levels, beginners welcome) to gently wake up the body
Cacao Sound Ceremony & Shamanic Healing
Gut nourishing nutritionally designed 3 course Plant Based Gluten Free Lunch
Kombucha + Ferments
Gut Health Nutrition Talk with registered nutritionists top tips to optimise digestion
Join Jo and Mays for this nourishing day retreat to help ignite the soul and escape from it all in nature, at a stunning secluded private villa nestled within Ibiza's northern magical mountains. This will be an opportunity to connect to the stillness within as we come together to align ourselves with the vibrant energy as we welcome the start of the summer season. Being in community and spending time in nature is always such a blessing and this venue will take your breath away, that we can promise.
On arrival guests will enjoy a gut enhancing glass of kombucha before joining Mays for an hour’s slow flow yoga session suitable for all levels.
Jo will then facilitate a heart-opening Cacao Sound Shamanic Healing Ceremony held by music, voice and love.
To ground us fully back into our bodies, Anne-Marie @theibizakitchen, one of the most sought after chefs on the island will serve up a 3 course plant based gluten free lunch nutritionally designed to optimise gut health and leave your tummy not just full, but healthy and happy.
After lunch bring your swimmers, if you fancy a dip in the pool.
Escape from It all schedule
11.00 guest arrival welcome drink
11.30-12.30 - slow flow yoga with Mays
12.30-14.00 - Cacao Sound Shamanic Ceremony with Jo
14.15 - Delicious 3 course plantbased gluten free Lunch
16.00 - Nutrition talk over dessert with Mays
To drink: Lemon grass and blueberry kombucha
Starter: Fermented garlic, tahini and spinach fritters topped with sauerkraut, fermented onion rocket, alfalfa sprouts and drizzled with a pistachio vegan pesto
Main: Buddha bowl - miso glazed tempeh with black quinoa, ginger, kale, avocado, roasted chickpeas, kimchi, pickled radish, microgreens and a sesame ginger miso dressing
Dessert: Chocolate and Ibiza carob cake served with Ibiza almond vegan ice-cream with herbal tea
Everything is organic, vegan and gluten & refined sugar free and made with love
The retreat has been designed with so much thought and love by Jo & Mays who will both be on hand all day to look after your every need.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
WHAT IS A CACAO CEREMONY?
Cacao actually translates to “heart blood” which is why it is said to be a medicine of the heart and/or heart-opening. As you tune into this beautiful, feminine medicine during a ceremony, you are tuning into your heart chakra, gently opening it up to feel into the deep wisdom that resides there. Sitting in ceremony is an opportunity for you to receive, to create space in your whole being and sacred time to be with yourself. This is a time for tapping into your true and authentic self, listening to the heart’s whispers, feeling love, connection and harmony.
This sacred plant has been used ceremonially for thousands of years by the Mayans for spiritual and medicinal purposes; as you sip on this medicine, you open yourself up to receive the ancient wisdom of the plant. It’s all totally legal and won’t induce a hallucinogenic effect like other plant medicines; it’s much more gentle on the body, the heart, and the mind. It brings you into a place of deep peace, connection, and unconditional love.
In Jo's ceremony spaces she invites receivers to do some self-enquiry; to sit and tune-in to their hearts as we open up space together in a Shamanic ceremony. She uses music as a way to assist the journey; sometimes it’s meditative, and other times it’s expressive, depending on the group. Together she will weave our energies in the space and call upon support from all of the Wisdom Keepers, Guides, and Great Spirit. Jo is honoured to bring the lineage through from the Andes into the hearts and lives of those who don’t otherwise have access to these places.
What you’ll experience:
During ceremony I will guide and hold you into:
- Deep prayer & offerings
- Meditation & Shamanic journeying
- A strong container that is held with music, voice and love
- Participating in a powerful and healing ceremony with the collective energy
Why join in ceremony?
It’s time for us to live more consciously with the planet and our communities, carving out a more beautiful way for our children, and our children’s children. What imprint do you want to leave behind? What kind of ancestor do you want to be? Are you walking a path that treads gently, kindly and compassionately; and with the natural rhythms of your surroundings? Are you living in harmony within yourself and moving from your heart? Now is the time.
- Quieten your mind and listen more to your heart
- Be guided to deeper parts within yourself that are often suppressed
- Remember that you are not walking this path alone
- Experience deep healing through all timelines
- Shine a light on all parts of yourself & your life
- Love, accept and embrace all that arises
- Empower yourself to follow your own inner guidance
CONSIDERATIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS
Cacao contains theobromine which stimulates the system much in the same way as caffeine can. If you have a strong sensitivity to caffeine then please consult with us and we will discuss if you can still participate and have a very low dosage.
Cacao can react with anti depressants causing headaches so please let us know if you are on any medication & we may lower the dose for you.
It is our intention to guide you through sound and cacao as a tool for self healing and we encourage you to seek professional advice should any content unearth past traumas. With all our gratitude, love and respect.
More info on Jo's cacao ceremonies here: www.loveyogi.co/cacao