'Beyond You' is an immersive, mindfulness retreat where you can step out of your busy life and spend 7 days nurturing your soul.
Spend a relaxing, rejuvenating week, in a beautiful Masseria, in the heart of the Sicilian countryside. Share delicious home cooked vegetarian food, made from local produce with like-minded people in a welcoming, supportive, safe environment created by our highly experienced and friendly team.
You’ll be practicing yoga and meditation daily, along with two mindfulness sessions. You’ll learn techniques and mindsets that will change the way you see and experience the world, forever. You will uncover some of the underlying causes of stress that relate more to your own habitual reactions to challenging situations than to any external conditions. This approach will leave you with a new sense of grounding and inner calm, and a higher resilience to deal with anything that life throws at you. Mindfulness helps us to cope with stressful situations by giving us the tools to choose how we behave, rather than reacting from a place of heightened emotion.
There will also be plenty of free time for you to relax, take in your surroundings, swim or even explore the island.
Please note that Natalie Smit-Ash will be guest tecahing at this retreat, however this is NOT a Chillout Retreat.
- 7 nights/ 8 days from Saturday 7th Sept 5pm - Saturday 14th Sept 2019, 10am
- 1 morning yoga class every day
- 2 mindfulness sessions every day
- 1 evening yoga class every day
- 3 vegetarian / vegan buffet meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All locally sourced, fresh produce.
- Non-alcoholic beverages (water, tea, coffee, juices)
- Herbal teas and snacks during the day
- Use of a yoga mat, blocks and straps
- Cotton sheets and a towel
- One room clean during the week
- Exclusive use of all yoga spaces, lounges, restaurant, swimming pool and communal areas and grounds
- WIFI in the lounge area
Saturday 7th - 14th September 2019
Private accommodation in a double room and en suite or shared bathroom £2,500
Shared accommodation in a twin room with a shared bathroom £2,200 per person
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of £200 if you book throughout May. Quote CHILLOUT RETREATS to receive a further £200pp off throughout May saving up to £400 in total.
For more information about what you’ll be learning and the experience, please visit https://www.mindfulnessretreats.life
The Masseria is nested in the heart of the Madonie mountain park, a few miles from Gangi – “Most beautiful village in Italy” prize winner, and about 40 km from the enchanting fishermen village of Cefalù.
Surrounded by the silence offered by its enclosed 25 hectares park, at 650m above the sea level, you will be able to walk for hours in the secret inner paths and in the hidden centuries-old oak forest, get lost in the labyrinth garden of the 18th century, explore the banks of our “private” river, meditate or practice yoga at sunrise or sunset in the terrace overlooking the mountains and the valley or just sunbathing and swimming in the infinity pool.
The Masseria is a certified organic farm and produces extra virgin olive oil, wheat, vegetables and fruit that we use to prepare our healthy vegetarian meals and their homemade preserves and jams.
The Masseria is set in a 17th century farmhouse, surrounded by 25 hectares of a lush private park that includes a secluded oak wood, a small river and a labyrinth garden of the first half of 18th century. With 13 double rooms, distributed between the main building and the garden cottages, the Masseria hosts up to 26 people (although there will only be 12 guests on this retreat). You will have at your disposal a large indoor yoga room of 130 sq.m., located in the old barn, three different lounge areas for every moment of the day, a special space dedicated to massages and a cozy restaurant, where enjoying three delicious vegetarian Sicilian meals a day, prepared with the very own products of the Masseria, a certified organic farm since 15 years.
All rooms have air conditioning facilities and are elegantly furnished with antique or Sicilian style furniture.
Nearest Airports: Palermo and Catania, Sicily.
Airport transfers: We can arrange an airport transfer for you for an additional cost, just let us know when you book.
Aaron probes into your motivations and has the ability to truly understand how to push you as an individual to overcome your fears and become more effective in everything you do. Personally, Aaron has helped me to build my executive leadership skills that has elevated my career within my organisation. The sense of gratitude and happiness i have in life is priceless. Aaron is an inspirational and fun coach who I look forward to connecting with on a regular basis.
“Kate has helped me so much. She has guided me to overcome my worries by seeing life differently and to appreciate each and every moment by living in the now rather than focusing on the past. She never judges and has helped me find the freedom to brave new things, to live my life being true to myself. I love our sessions and enjoy frequent awakening moments with Kate’s help! Thank-you.”
Aaron was the facilitator for my 9 week mindfulness program under TeamUp which had a profound impact in elevating my self-awareness. He has a natural ability to make people feel at ease and to open up in his coaching sessions such that you would feel absolutely no barrier between the coach and coachee throughout the process. I would highly recommend Aaron as a Mindfulness Coach for anyone seeking to improve their life in any aspect. Thank you so much for the purposeful journey in self-discovery Aaron!
"Kate was a great facilitator for my mindfulness course. She allowed the group to evolve yet guided us when we needed, to achieve the best outcomes. I appreciated that she asked the tough questions and challenged me to understand some of the habits and embedded traits I had. Her calm, friendly nature was great for the triad in building trust and making it feel like you were catching up with a friend. Thanks Kate!"
Testimonials from Mindfulness Course graduates, which this Retreat content is based on
“8 weeks on from completing this experience, I feel like quite a different person. I’m less stressed, I communicate and listen better and I’m happier! I’m also more effective. My team have noticed a difference and I’m able to use the tools and ideas to help my management team and in my relationships outside of work.”
“This course was life changing for me. It set me on a path which has given me so much more awareness in life and about myself, as a person.”
“If you have any specific challenge or change you desire to make, this course will be a powerful catalyst to help you in that endeavour. I loved the experience so much!”