Re-Treat Me! A Brand New Woman-Centric Retreat at Can Verru

Last week, Can Verru played host to a brand new retreat – Retreat Me!

The brainchild of the Nikki Porteus from We Are Beautiful Ibiza and Natalie Gillot from Love Pilates Ibiza, having seen so many retreats at Can Verru in the past, now seemed like the perfect time to try one of their own.

“We have the perfect space at Can Verru Ibiza! We are lucky enough to know some of the most incredible inspiring teachers and therapists on the island. Add to that friends begging us to create something to give them a break away from the craziness of kids, work and life – it was a no brainer!”

Natalie and Nikki say the objective of the retreat was to bring together a group of busy women, to provide well deserved time away from the day-to-day routine. To relax, nourish their bodies with plant-based delicious food, exercise, be pampered and enjoy some down time.  Also they really wanted them to take home some new knowledge around living a healthier lifestyle.

When asked why Can Verru makes the perfect venue for a retreat, Nat and Nikki said “Can Verru Ibiza has become a well known retreat location over the past years amongst fitness trainers and Yoga teachers. It is set in a tranquil location near some of the most beautiful beaches and countryside in Ibiza. There are plenty of hiking routes, more than enough open space for workouts, and it comes complete with its own beautiful Yoga Shala in the forest. It is also fully equipped with fitness equipment and Yoga kit. It comfortably sleeps 12 people and more can be accommodated very near by.”

And it seems that their wealth of experience made the retreat run especially smoothly. All the hard work was done in the lead up and as they both have different strengths, they thought it actually was was a breeze! They were so happy and they worked perfectly together!

So what did they learn from hosting their first retreat?

“We received great feedback from everything! The food was a highlight, provided by our friend Wendy at LoveBites Ibiza.  The group raved about the yoga sessions provided by the lovely Rachel at Rachel Spain Yoga, focusing on a chakra theme. We also added in a kundalini Yoga session with Nicole Shenton which was really special.
We had an informative talk by nutritionist Evie at Evie Nutrition, on the subject of digestive health.  It seems bloating is a common issue and some really useful tips were offered.
We held a talk on hormone health through the various ages of womanhood hosted by Cyd Jewellery. Plus a motivating talk on self love by Lydia Kimmerling which was a fascinating insight into the impact of negative thoughts about ourselves. This was a lightbulb moment for many!
On top of this daily pilates and outdoor workouts by Natalie at Love Pilates Ibiza, afternoon massages in the cosy tipi provided by Sarah Langlois and her team of skilful therapists and clinical hypnosis sessions by Claire from Valencia, dealing with a few anxiety related issues.
To  add to the wellness sessions, we organised a lovely hike through the gorgeous Ibizan countryside taking in the stunning view of Es Vedra.
We even had a really fun night out in Ibiza town at a dinner in a traditional tapas bar. (With a few bottles of wine, after all it’s all about balance!) Followed by Halloween celebrations at the world famous Pikes Hotel!
This schedule was expertly managed by Nikki who has many years experience in spa management, so even though this all sounds like a lot to fit it, it was actually seamless!”
Watch this space for the next Retreat Me coming soon!

The Loose Women are let loose at Can Verru!

 

ITV’s Loose Women have just spent the last week at Can Verru on the Elite Retreat. Judging by their regular posts on their Instagram accounts, they seem to have had a happy balance of fun, relaxation and wellness. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

If you want to know more about the many luxury retreats we run over the course of the year at Can Verru, just click HERE

Check out our Instagram @canverruibiza, plus that of @andreamclean1, @iamsairakhan and @nadiaandkaye for lots more videos and photos from their wonderful stay…