A retreat to (re)connect with (your) nature
How often do you take the time to ground yourself - in your day, in your meetings, in the present moment? Or are you constantly being swept away by the movements of your mind or surroundings? Are you curious about your own needs and desires? Or do you just want to spend an amazing long weekend in the mountains of Spain and (re)connect with (your) nature?
This retreat has been carefully crafted to connect you back to your roots. To root down deeply within yourself so you are able to move more freely throughout life. Joanne and Kim will take you on a beautiful, grounding journey to help you discover and nourish your own roots. They will help you to firmly plant the seed of your true nature so that you can begin blooming into your own unique direction, giving life to your essence.
meet Joanne & Kim
This retreat will be guided by Joanne and Kim who are not only close friends, but also carry a special connection between them that may remind you of the Chinese sign of duality: yin and yang. They will guide you through both of these worlds so that you are able to find the seed of your true nature in your very own roots. They can’t wait to share their love for the more slow and grounding practices with you.
We have designed our GROUND. program in alignment with our Summer Essenza retreat in bella Italia in order to create a year round journey for those who would like to continue to grow and evolve from the space of the heart, from their essence. Having that said, our GROUND. retreat is an unique journey that anyone can join, no matter your starting point.
finca serrato - málaga spain
Finca Serrato is situated on the edge of Montes de Málaga, a vast natural park with an extensive diversity of flora and fauna. The 200 year old finca is surrounded by olive and almond trees, cacti, wild flowers and herbs - the perfect GROUND to enjoy high quality, slow living, and endless peace & nature.
The yoga platform gives spectacular views onto the valley below and the infinity pool feels like a dream where you can dive straight into Malaga’s beautiful essence.
We offer various accommodation options that each embody the authentic southern-Spanish vibes with warm colors and natural materials combined with the modern comfort - an instant vacation feeling.
Check-in: from 12u. Our program starts at 18u.
Check out: before 12u.
We offer complementary pick-ups at fixed times at Málaga airport so please contact us before booking your flight.
Finca Serrato is run by a Dutch couple: Marie-Claire and Sander. Joanne and Marie-Claire met in Rotterdam when they were teaching at the same studio and always stayed in contact when Marie-Claire followed her dream (man ;-)) to Spain to create a finca together. Sander is an amazing vegetarian chef and will accomodate any dietary wishes you may have. Just let us know in advance!
Each day of the retreat includes a vegetarian brunch, a midday snack and a heartwarming dinner. Fresh fruit, water and tea will also be available throughout the day. For those of you who fancy a glass of wine with dinner, we got you covered! After all, life is all about balance, right?!
We are so excited to host our GROUND. retreat at their intimate and small-scale B&B and are looking forward to this special collaboration. We cannot wait to welcome you to enjoy a nice long weekend connecting back to your roots.
8.30 - 9.00u Meditation
9.00 - 10.15u Morning practice
10.30 - 12.00u Brunch
12.00 - 17.00u Free time*
17.00 - 18.30u Afternoon practice / workshop
19.30 - 21.00u Dinner
*Midday snack is served around 15.00u
Because we truly believe that life is all about balance, you have the whole afternoon to yourself. You can choose to work on your tan by the pool, go for a walk & immerse yourself in the earthly landscapes or practice your siesta skills like a pro. We want you to feel free to do whatever it is that you need the most. It’s your time.
Private house - double room with private bathroom
Shared house - double room with shared bathroom
Shared house - triple room with shared bathroom
Private room with shared bathroom
To create an intimate atmosphere we have limited spots available.
Included: Daily meditation, yoga classes and workshops. All food and one alcoholic beverage. Transfers from and to Málaga Airport (fixed times).
Excluded: Plane tickets. Additional alcoholic beverages.
Please make sure you have your own travel- and cancellation insurance. Cancellations must be made 90 days prior to the retreat as all sales are final and non-refundable. Cancellations made for proven COVID-19 travel restrictions are fully refundable.
‘I had an amazing retreat in the mountains of Malaga. There was a good balance between the program (yoga, workshops, etc) and free time (tanning, swimming, reading). The connection with the group was really good and special. The atmosphere in nature really helped to ground and be mindful. Kim and Joanne are amazing teachers!’
‘Everything we did gave me the opportunity to get to know and feel myself better. Now there is so much more love for myself! Every day it became more complete. One day I was embracing my difficulties and the other day my sunny side was more prominent. I partly left the restless feeling I had prior to the retreat in the mountains and went home radiating with happiness which I can feel in my belly and heart. I also found it very special to feel a deep connection with strangers who became beloved acquaintances after spending these days together!’
‘Kim & Joanne have created and delivered a wonderful retreat! The program was well thought out and they give everyone the loving and wholehearted attention they need. Fortunately, there is also time and space for lightness, delicious food and a (few) glasses of wine in the evening! Kim & Joanne thank you so much! You rock!’
‘The GROUND. Retreat was a very special experience for me. I didn't really have any expectations beforehand because this was my first retreat, but I did have a feeling that it was going to be special. And it certainly was! For me, the weekend was perfectly balanced between the yoga classes, meditations and workshops. The things I've learned I will take with me for the rest of my life, and the people I've met will forever have a special place in my heart!’
‘The GROUND retreat was magical! During all parts of the program I learned a lot about myself while there was also room for fun, laughter and lightness. Kim and Joanne are great guides in letting you explore in every sense of the word! Also, the group was amazing, I felt so much love and respect! When can we go back?!'
‘What a wonderful journey was this! Hard to describe it in words. Kim and Joanne are such loving, warm and incredible women. The program they made truly felt like a journey towards a much better and self-loving version of myself. It was something I will never forget and hope to do more often. The connection with the entire group was instant and developed during the days also thanks to the guidance of Joanne and Kim. Coming home I felt lighter and so grateful.’
‘Joanne and Kim are very good in what they do, because they do it with full dedication and love - really helping other people from their passion. This is also exactly what I feel during Joanne's yoga classes in the Netherlands and why I love practicing with her. Together they also bring great energy that they can convey to the group. It is not just a yoga retreat, but an entire experience that they give.’
‘It was a very special retreat. It was my first one and joining the retreat together with my boyfriend made it an even more special experience. The theme GROUND is very well incorporated in the sessions and I really felt much more grounded afterwards. Joanne and Kim were very helpful in supporting me in my journey. I am very grateful for being there together with them and the group of lovely ladies.’
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