18-24 May & 21-27 Sept 2024
SAMADHI SOUL YOGA RETREATS
INTRODUCTION SAMADHI SOUL YOGA RETREAT
Come and recharge on one of the most magnetic islands in the world.
Wouldn’t some time out to unwind and totally relax be divine?
Join us to get away from it all and help your soul shine on the infamous white island, to retreat and nourish yourself in our magical villa in paradise surrounded by nature.
A chance to switch off from responsibilities and unplug from day to day stresses, 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 breathwork, through to a range of uplifting and relaxing activities and most importantly nourishing ourselves with delicious nutritious gut health themed plant based food. 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.
SAMADHI SOUL YOGA CLASSES
We (Mays & Scarlett) will hold space for you throughout the retreat inviting you to move into a safe, effective and therapeutic yoga practice. Tapping into the transformative energies that the island of Ibiza offers, 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 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 vinyasa 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 yin and 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.
EVENING YOGA NIDRA SESSIONS
The evening practices 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.
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.
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 Nutritionist 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 learn how to make long lasting lifestyle changes, regaining vitality, with tools to take home to move towards living life the Healthy Mays way. Mays will also hold group nutrition talks to explain her top tips for health and vitality.
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.
SAMADHI SOUL 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 tummies 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.
Mays will personally design our nutritionally balanced gut nourishing menu with one of Ibiza's most sought after chefs. She is happy and available to answer any nutritional queries about the meals throughout the retreat and during guests individual consultations & of course all dietary requirements will be catered for.
SAMADHI SOUL LOCATION
The ‘white island’ is simply enchanting and glowing at the start and end of the seasons in May & September. The beaches are heavenly & less crowded, the water is warm and the island has an atmosphere of peace away from the busy-ness of the summer months. We invite you to receive the transformative power and high vibrations of the Scorpio island, supporting your personal journey in a space of openness with us looking after your every need.
For 2024 we have a stunning new villa close to the lovely village of Santa Gertrudis surrounded by nature, blissfully peaceful and beautifully decorated, with a padel tennis court too & gorgeous pool - we fell in love with this haven the minute we stepped foot in it.
Our beautiful havens are close to some of Ibiza's most beautiful beaches such as Cala Llonga, Cala Martina, Cala Pada, Cala Oliviera, Cala Nova & Cala Llenya - with many more close by & some wonderful hiking tracks too. All beaches are surrounded by Ibiza's natural beauty and here you can find small coves with transparent paradisiac waters.
Our villas have the most peaceful healing energy, you will feel like you have escaped from it all with total stillness and serenity surrounded by stunning nature, oceans and mountains with nothing but the sounds of birds singing around you.
It is very common for lifelong friendships to blossom during Samadhi Soul retreats due to the positive energy & magical vibrations of our stunning retreat venues
SAMADHI SOUL SCHEDULE
Our retreat schedule allows plenty of time for everyone to explore the abundance of gorgeous local beaches, enjoying stunning island nature hikes, with amazing activities such as Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (weather permitting), a wonderful heart opening healing cacao + sound sound meditation/gong bath, somatic trauma release healing breathwork, psychic tarot card & astrology life coaching readings, crystal healing meditations and many more delights that the magical Island offers.
SAMADHI SOUL SCHEDULE IN PARADISE:
08:00 - Morning Dynamic ashtanga 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 yin or 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 our stunning villas
6 morning dynamic yoga sessions with meditation
6 evening relaxing yoga sessions
5 pre bedtime evening meditation sessions
Healthy fresh juice or kombucha or smoothie and daily brunch x 6
Dinner after evening yoga x 6 nights
1 x Cacao + sound ceremony/gong bath
1 x Somatic trauma release breathwork session
1 hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding session (weather permitting)
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 10.30 a.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.
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.
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.
HOW TO BOOK
A non-refundable deposit of £750 (twin) £950 (private) is required to confirm your space.
Payment by Bank transfer or Revolut
Please contact me, Mays on +44 7956187905 or send me an email on email@example.com
The full amount is due to be paid eight weeks before the retreat starts:
before 18 March 2024 for May 2024
before 21 July 2024 for Sept 2024
In case of cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable.
The outstanding amount may be refunded up until 18 March 2024 or 21 July 2024
Between 16 March - 18 May 2024 only 50% of the remaining amount is refundable for May 2024
Between 16 July - 16 Aug only 50% of the remaining amount is refundable for Sept 2023
Between 18 March- 18 Apr; only 50% of the remaining amount is refundable for May 2024
Between 21 July - 121 Aug only 50% of the remaining amount is refundable for Sept 2024
After 18 Apr 2024 for May 2024, no refunds are possible, however you may transfer your spot to someone else.
After 21 Aug 2024 for Sept 2024, no refunds are possible, however you may transfer your spot to someone else.
2024 BOOKINGS: 18-24 May & 21-27 Sept
Room 1 - Master bedroom en suite twin sharing room - £1399
Room 2 - Twin sharing room with en suite (stairs to corridor without door) - £1299
Room 3 - Twin sharing room with en suite - £1399
Room 4 - Twin sharing room with en suite (small) - £1299 or £2099 as private single occupancy
Room 5 - Quadruple sharing room (shared bathroom - large) - £1299
Room 6 - Private single occupancy (shared bathroom - small) - £2099
Room 7 - Twin sharing room with en suite (annexe) - £1399
We also have some lower price more basic shared accomodation available - £1000 per person.
Offsite accomodation available - get in touch to discuss options to suit different levels
We also welcome local Ibizan residents for drop ins. Get in touch for daily drop in rates.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS IBIZA RETREATS
September 2023 was the second time I'd attended Mays and Scarlett's retreat. Once again I had a very enjoyable and enlightening week. The yoga was supportive and consistent and helped to deepen my practice. Experiencing other practices such as the breathwork and cacao ceremony was transforming. Thank you! My yoga journey continues.... :-) Eleanor, London, Sept 2023
I had an amazing week on yoga retreat in Ibiza with Mays and Scarlett. Healthy and very tasty food. Lots of various yoga, breathwork and fun activities. Both teachers are very professional and were given massage and individual nutrition advices. After this week I feel lighter, stronger, more flexible and well rested. Git, Sweden, Sept 2023
I had one of the best weeks of my life on the Samadhi Soul retreat with Mays & Scarlett. Mays is so knowledgeable and passionate about health and wellness and is an exceptional yoga teacher. Thank you Mays for an incredible experience ❤️ nothing short of magical! Camilla, UK, Sept 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed my week with Mays and Scarlett in Ibiza. I had no expectations, other than looking forward to seeing Ibiza (which didn’t disappoint) but the level of yoga was way higher than I was expecting. They are wonderful teachers and my practice improved a lot. We were kept very busy - and the group was really great. I loved the paddle-boarding, the cacao ceremony, the tarot, a talk by a marvelous consciousness coach, the breathwork and the Thai massage. The food was very good & Mays is very knowledgeable, I have struggled with gut issues most of my life and know a lot but was able to chat with her and get some great nutrition advice. Briony, Mallorca, Sept 2023
I worked with Mays in 1-1 Nutrition initially - Mays is extremely knowledgeable in nutrition and food and Is a mindful of information and far exceeds anyone I have worked with previously & then I also attended her retreat in Ibiza in May 2023 . The retreat itself was superb . The food was first class , the Villa was beautiful and with its central location on the island . The yoga every morning and evening was for people at every stage of experience and along with Scarlett , they made a great team . There were also a number of other different events during the week long retreat so there was a good mix and plenty of time to relax too . I would highly recommend Mays week long retreats . Brendan, Ireland, May 2023
I had a wonderful week at the retreat. New to yoga but I was able to do most of the poses. Food was outstanding, the accommodations quite nice and an interesting group of people. By the end of the week great friendships were formed. Mays and Scarlet are a great team and pleasure to be around. I would recommend this retreat to anyone. Emilia, Greece, May 2023
I attended the Samadhi yoga retreat in September 2022 for a 6 day course. Here, I met Mays and Scarlett who ran the programme. The day started with a yoga session in the morning followed by a hearty breakfast made by the very talented chef. We had a few hours free time where we chose to indulge in a session on Nutrition with Mays or massage with Scarlett ( both highly recommended). Another yoga session would then again take place Late afternoon and then dinner. After dinner yoga Nidra (Very relaxing). Sometimes we had a session with other therapists such as crystal healing, trauma release workshop and also participated in the Cacao drinking session. Another highlight was going for SUP. The accommodation was clean and very peaceful. The location was up in the mountains with a short walk to the beach if you fancied a walk. On the whole a truly amazing experience. Xxx Sofia, UK, Sept 2022
I’ve just attended Mays magical retreat. It blew me away. Exceeded all expectations. Everything was spot on. The location & villa , rustic with all the comforts you need. Food was absolutely amazing , nourishing & plenty. Yoga was fabulous both Scarlett & mays were hugely knowledgeable. The ceremonies & workshops were extremely moving. And the other women on the retreat have now become my , hopefully, life long Soul Sisters. I’ve come back feeling reset, refreshed and energised. I’ve picked up so many tools to incorporate into my life routine to enable me to vibe high! Thank you with all my heart to Mays & Scarlett oh and Davide for keeping me fed! Xxxxx Kerrie, UK, Sept 2022 & Sept 2023
Mays has created a really special week in her Ibizia retreat. The location is amazing with a beautiful villa nestled in the hills providing an inspiring and nurturing environment for all the retreat has to offer. Whether you are a Vegan or not (I'm not) the food is delicious and plentiful and I definitely felt healthier at the end of the week. If Ashtanga yoga is your thing, the morning sessions will get you going with a more relaxed approach for later in the day whether in the shala surrounded by nature or inside the yurt. There is plenty of time to do your own thing, with towns and beaches a short drive away and also activities to keep you at the villa or relaxing by the pool. Come with an open mind and heart and let your journey be what it may, for me it was healing and learning from inspiring people. Nicola, UK, May 2022
In Healthy Mays retreat you can expect to load your batteries to an absolute maximum. Your Body and Soul will go through a journey of blessing cacao and crystal ceromonies and yoga on a high level. Doing practice and spiritual work for a week will bring you in a mood where - no job is too big. Christian, Denmark, May 2022
I have attended Mays yoga retreat 2 years in a row and last years was even better than the first. Lots of delicious vegan food (i never felt deprived), really nice varied type of yoga practise, a cacao ceremony, ecstatic dance, a coaching talk and lots of connection from some like minded souls. The pool was a real bonus this year too and a beautiful villa along with the magic of Ibiza, the cherry on top of the cake. Katharine, UK, Sept 2021 & May 2022
I joined Mays retreat for an awesome yoga and nutrition retreat this September in Ibiza. Great food and lovely group, lots of yoga styles in offer and a fantastic venue. I came back home feeling both refreshed and empowered, thank you Mays! Valentina, Italy, Sept 2021
Absolutely incredible soul restoring happiness boosting retreat in Ibiza. The set up was so slick, the yoga brilliant absolutely loved every second and felt so well looked after and healed. Lovely group too. Thank you Mays! Alicia, UK, Sept 2021
I had an AMAZING retreat in Ibiza. Mays is a fabulous host, yoga teacher and all round gorgeous human. The retreat was very healing and full of nourishing experiences and food! The chef prepared outstanding healthy meals. I feel renewed, full of strong energy and ready to take on the UK winter. Thank you!! April, UK, Sept 2021
It was a very last minute decision to join Mays at the retreat in Ibiza but I am so glad I did! A beautiful peaceful environment, thoughtful guidance and amazing food all contributed to me leaving feeling rejuvenated in body and mind. Thank you so much, I will be back! Eleanor, London, Sept 2021
I joined Mays’ yoga retreat in September 2021 and had an amazing time.Everything Mays had planned was perfect, whether it was:
- The 3x daily yoga classes that enabled me to deepen my practice and improve in a short amount of time (when Mays taught, Scarlett would correct postures and vice versa)
- The delicious food and focus on gut health
- All the other special activities (cacao ceremony, sound healing, SUP yoga, ecstatic dance etc)
Mays’ retreat struck the perfect balance between a busy and exciting schedule and time to explore Ibiza on our own. It was an amazing holiday and a great opportunity to take some time for myself. Thank you so so much Mays! Marie-Ann, France - Sept 2021
No words can describe how I felt after Mays retreat in Ibiza. So nourishing for the soul and body which has helped me kick start my healthy regime heading back into normal life. The villa was stunning and the food out of this world. The extra little touches made it even more special- SUP yoga, ecstatic dance, massage, cacao sound healing ceremony and nutrition advice with plenty of time for ourselves. Thank you Mays and can’t wait for the next one. Mark, UK, Sept 2021
In september I joined the retreat in Ibiza with Mays and Scarlet, and I must say I had a marvelous time and the retreat was super. Of course only possible on the magical island of Ibiza. As a newbie in yoga I had to learn the tricks of the trade, and Mays and Scarlet made that very easy. We had such a nice weather, every day around 30 degrees, the food was incredible, two cooks (Joey and Becks) prepared it every day and they were guided by nutritionist Mays. The day plan was nice in the morning and evening we had yoga sessions, and during the day we had some time off to investigate the beaches, really relaxing. Next to the yoga we also had some special treats like, massages, Chakra healing, Cacao ceremony with music healing, SUP yoga at sea, in total I had an incredible time :) Warm regards Mark, Germany, Sept 2020
I went on a Mays yoga retreat in Ibiza. It was a beautiful and transformative time. The food was amazing, prepared by an excellent chef and the menu was created by Mays. My energy level increased directly due to the healthy diet. I also changed my diet afterward because I received so much inspiration. Mays is an angel and has a vast knowledge of yoga, nutrition and healing methods. Thanks!! Melanie, Germany, Sept 2020
I returned recently from a yoga treat in Ibiza hosted by Mays and Alex feeling completely revived. The luxury of practicing yoga twice a day in such a beautiful setting and eating amazing vegan food that had been carefully planned out by Mays and cooked on site by the chef was just what the doctor ordered! I also had a free nutrition consultation with Mays which I found very helpful as she was able to point out what I was lacking in and what changes I could make to my diet to gain optimum nutrition.Thank you Mays! Martha, UK, Sept 2019
I spent a week on a yoga retreat put on by Mays and Alex. Everything was incredible! From the twice daily yoga, to the unbelievable vegan meals (menu curated by Mays!) . I had a free nutrition consultation with Mays which I found so helpful and have come back inspired with ideas of how to eat more healthily. Mays really knows her stuff :-) Daisy, UK, Sept 2019
I joined Mays’ yoga and nutrition retreat in Ibiza Sept 2019. I was looking for a yoga retreat and got the added bonus of nutritional counseling and 6 days of delicious and satisfying vegan food prepared by a chef on site! The gut-health menu was designed by Mays and prepared by the chef on site. 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 US, 2019
I had an amazing experience on Mays' Yoga retreat in Ibiza. I love the way she teaches, and encourages 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. Thank you Mays, you have changed my life. xx Clive UK, 2019
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, 2019
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