IBIZA 19-25 SEPT 2020
SOUL SHINE YOGA RETReat
INTRODUCTION SOUL SHINE YOGA RETREAT
Come and recharge on one of the most magical places in the world.
Wouldn’t some time out to unwind and totally relax be divine?
Join us to help your soul shine on the infamous white island, escaping from it all.
Treat yourself to a nourishing week in paradise surrounded by nature.
A chance to switch off from responsibilities and unplug from the day to day stresses back home, putting a spring back into your step.
This transformative week will help you find the reset button via an exploration of ‘balance’ in all its aspects. We will be embarking on experiences of yoga and breath-work, through to a range of uplifting and relaxing activities and most importantly nourishing ourselves with delicious nutritious gut health themed plant based food. Over our week together we will be rebalancing the body and mind connection through movement and the flow of breath, reconnecting our inner worlds to the world around us. Through our daily asanas and body work we will strengthen and realign our bodies. And through gut healthy nutritiously designed food & individualised nutrition assessments we will allow the flow of energy to both cleanse and rejuvenate our digestive systems.
This is more than just a yoga retreat, this is a healing transformational week to help destress, detox & re-balance your body nutritionally, physically, mentally and spiritually, helping your soul to shine.
SOUL SHINE YOGA CLASSES
We (Mays & Scarlett) will conscientiously co-teach and hold space for you throughout the retreat. The personal attention you receive from us is an invitation to move into a safe, effective and therapeutic yoga practice. Tapping into the transformative energies that the island of Ibiza is famous for, we go back to basics and engage with the opposing elements of masculine & feminine, yin and yang, sun and moon, heating and cooling. Working to synchronise movement with breath we will invite more harmony and balance into our bodies and souls. If yoga is quite new to you we will make sure you can access the postures with modifications suited to your level and if you are a long time practitioner we will give you some extra coaching to take your practice to the next level.
We will start every morning with a Dynamic Yoga Practice based on elements from ashtanga, rocket, vinyasa and acro yoga to activate your physical and energetic bodies. Using breathing techniques such as pranayama and meditation, we will support you to balance your physical, energetic, emotional and mental bodies. Most importantly we will ensure that the morning sessions are a fun way to engage with yourself on many levels, experimenting with different styles of yoga.
In the afternoon we enjoy a different flavour of relaxing practices that allow us to tune into and balance our emotional and mental levels.
Meditative hatha sessions are your invitation to slow down and cultivate a loving and gentle attitude to yourself. Throughout the week we will explore practices that open and release at the level of the heart centre. Taking time to tune into how and what we are feeling whilst cultivating more appreciation and gratitude towards ourselves.
Osho Dynamic Meditations. These moving meditations are a wonderful way to stir and shake up the energy inside of us. A great invitation to let go of inhibitions and free up your mind and soul.
The evening practices will vary and will be a beautiful and nourishing time to integrate the experiences of the day into our system helping to send us off to a blissful sleep.
Guided Meditation practices support us to move into a place of stillness and silence. Where we can allow ourselves to ‘let go’ and surrender into the deeper realms of our being and touch on and experience the inner peace and harmony that lies within.
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a very special practice in which we introduce the seeds of change into our subconscious to support positive and beneficial transformations. If there is some habit or addiction that you are working to eliminate from your life, this practice could be the key to long term change and healing. Research has proven that yoga nidra practises can help to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, improving sleep and mood disorders.
Quantum Light Breath. We hold space for you to experience the deeply penetrative work of the quantum light breath. In these sessions we explore the healing power of the breath combined with the deep vibrational sounds of the didgeridoo and toning to release old beliefs and patterns allowing us to re-connect to the radiance of our true nature.
COMPLEMENTARY NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION
This retreat is all about addressing individual needs on all levels with nutrition being a hugely important aspect. As a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist as well as yoga teacher Mays will provide every guest with a 30 minute nutritional consultation. Whether you have digestive issues, fatigue, brain fog, stress, anxiety, insomnia or any other chronic conditions, every guest will receive personalised nutritional advice to help ameliorate any issues they may have, learning how to make long lasting lifestyle changes, regaining vitality and moving towards living life the Healthy Mays way.
COMPLEMENTARY HOLISTIC MASSAGE
With over 20 years of training and experience as a holistic therapist Scarlett will be offering each participant a 30 minute holistic massage session. Trained in many different healing techniques and disciplines Scarlett is skilled in a range of different treatments. Whether you have a specific injury or you simply want to destress Scarlett will give you a wonderful session of healing according to your needs.
SOUL SHINE NOURISHMENT
Food is life. What we put in our body directly impacts on our health and wellbeing. We will be eating healthy, plant based, gluten free, nutritious meals that will replenish and invigorate, filling us with energy and increasing our life force.
The overall nutrition theme for the retreat will be to improve gut health with lots of ferments, kombucha & other delights to ensure our tummys are happy. You can look forward to fresh locally sourced ingredients, living nutritious foods, yummy juices & vibrantly delicious dinners all made with our magical secret ingredients: passion and love.
As a qualified nutritional therapist Mays will personally design our nutritionally balanced gut nourishing menu. She is happy and available to answer any nutritional queries you may have about the meal plans throughout the retreat and during guests individual consultations.
SOUL SHINE LOCATION
Ibiza The ‘white island’ is simply enchanting and at its best in September. The beaches are heavenly, the water is warm and the island has an atmosphere of peace after the busy-ness of the summer months.
Casa Solara, our sanctuary, a beautiful finca in the middle of the tranquil Ibizan countryside is the perfect space for you to press pause, unwind and reset. Casa Solara is based close to the town of Santa Eulalia in the north of the island, surrounded by fields of fig trees perfectly ripe in September. The villa has the most peaceful healing energy you can imagine with nothing but the sounds of birds singing around you. It is very common for lifelong friendships to blossom during Casa Solara retreats due its positive energy & magical vibrations.
SOUL SHINE SCHEDULE
Our retreat schedule allows plenty of time for everyone to explore the abundance of gorgeous local beaches, enjoying stunning island nature hikes, a special sunrise or sunset trip, a group dinner out at our favourite magical local restaurant La Paloma (cost excluded, optional), Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga, a wonderful heart opening healing cacao + sound sound meditation/gong bath, and many more delights that the magical Island offers.
SOUL SHINE SCHEDULE IN PARADISE:
08:00 - Morning Dynamic yoga
10:00 - Body, mind and soul nutritionally nourishing brunch by our incredible chef
11:30 - TIme for swimming, relaxing, treatments, pampering and group activities
17:00 - Afternoon meditative hatha yoga
18:30 - Body, mind and soul nutritionally nourishing dinner by our incredible chef
20:30 - Evening relaxation practise to help send you off to a blissful sleep
We invite you to join us on this incredibly transformative week. We trust that our combined years of experience and passion will deliver you the most beautifully nourishing experience straight from our hearts and souls. Throughout the week you will have our undivided attention, love, care, support and guidance.
6 nights accommodation at Casa Solara
5 morning dynamic yoga sessions with meditation
5 evening relaxing yoga sessions
5 pre bedtime evening meditation sessions
Healthy fresh juice or kombucha or smoothie and daily brunch x 5
Dinner after evening yoga x 4 nights
1 x group evening dinner out to La Paloma restaurant (cost not included, optional)
1 x Cacao + sound ceremony/gong bath
1 x Sunrise or Sunset meditation outing
1 hour Stand Up Yoga Paddle Boarding session
1 x island nature walk/hike
1 complimentary 30 minute nutrition consultation with Mays
1 complimentary 30 minute Holistic Massage session with Scarlett
Fruit, teas and water during the day
GOOD TO KNOW
Max 14 guests per retreat staying in the villa
Check-in Saturday 3.00 p.m.
Check-out Friday 11a.m.
Our yoga is suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced yogis.
Our food is fresh, seasonal, healthy, plant-based and caters to everyone’s needs, please let us know if any allergies/intolerances.
Fruit, teas and unlimited water available throughout the day.
Our retreats offer a laid back atmosphere. All activities are optional, you can take part in as much or as little as you’d like.
Casa Solara is 6 minute’s drive from the town & beach of Santa Eulalia and 25 minute’s drive from the airport. Taxis from the airport are approximately €35 one-way (more late at night) but we encourage you to hire a car which often works out cheaper and is great to give you the freedom to check out the beautiful local beaches.
Optional extra treatments (beyond the initial 30 minutes included above) available to be booked such as massage/reiki/nutritional therapy consultations/channelling
We (Mays & Scarlett) are on hand for you and will make all efforts to take care of you.
HOW TO BOOK
A non-refundable deposit of £400 is required to confirm your space.
Payment by Bank transfer. Please contact me, Mays on +44 7956187905 or send me an email on
• Flights, transfers & local transport
• Travel and personal insurance
• Additional activities and personal treatments/massages beyond those listed above.
• Any food and beverage purchased/consumed outside the venue
A non-refundable deposit of £400 is required to confirm your space.
The full amount is due eight weeks before the retreat by 19th July 2020.
In case of cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable.
The outstanding amount may be refunded up until 19th July 2020
Between 19th July - 19th August only 50% of the remaining amount is refundable.
After 19th August 2020, no refunds are possible, however you may transfer your spot to someone else.
19TH - 25TH SEPTEMBER 2019
Shared Occupancy - £900
Single Occupancy - £1500
Moroccan-style bell tent in the garden
Shared Occupancy - £800
Single Occupancy - £1400
Mongolian yurt in the garden
Shared Occupancy - £800
Single Occupancy - £1400
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £100 off for the first 5 bookings.
The tent and yurt are beautifully decorated with normal beds and electricity. Set up in the garden they are a popular option for those who love their privacy and enjoy cultivating a closeness to nature.
There are 2 bathrooms in the house (shower, bath, bidet, toilet), 2 outdoor showers & a third toilet outside
Off-site accommodation also available. Get in touch for more details.
We also welcome local Ibizan residents for drop ins.
TESTIMONIALS FROM IBIZA 2019 RETREAT WITH HEALTHY MAYS @ CASA SOLARA
I had an amazing experience on Mays's Yoga retreat in Ibiza. I love the way she teaches and encourages. She has left me completely addicted to yoga. I was not eating enough protein, which Mays spotted, and now I feel so much better on a daily basis from the diet & lifestyle changes she suggested. Thank you Mays, you have changed my life. xx
Clive Chaud, London
I really enjoyed Mays's advice and help on my dietary habits during a recent yoga retreat. I am not a vegan nor a vegetarian, so it was really enlightening to learn about eating different types of delicious foods and how to tweak my own nutritional habits in order to address different issues such as supporting the immune system, incorporating additional proteins and much more. A truly life changing and yummy experience including wonderful yoga too. Thank you Mays!
Valentina Carlet, London
I joined Mays’ yoga and nutrition retreat in Ibiza Sept 2019. I was looking for a yoga retreat of which the yoga was amazing but I also got the added bonus of nutritional therapy and 6 days of delicious and satisfying vegan gut healthy themed food prepared by a chef on site & designed by Mays. Mays is very helpful in assessing your current diet and making suggestions to supplement your eating plan. I found I was not getting enough protein when eating vegetarian and made some changes which have left me feeling more satisfied. Her approach is not to make you feel you are eating ‘wrong’ but to help you eat ‘right’ for your own body’s needs. Thank you Mays!!!
Elaine Corral, Austin Texas
I spent a week on a yoga retreat organised by Mays in Ibiza at Casa Solara. Everything was incredible! From the twice daily yoga, to the unbelievable vegan meals (menu curated by Mays!) . I had a nutrition consultation with Mays on the retreat which I found so helpful and have come back inspired with ideas of how to eat more healthily. Mays really knows her stuff :-)
Daisy Collinge, London