Elevate Your Cooking & Eating Habits BootcampMallorca, Spain
5-8 Dec 2019 9-12 Jan 2020
About the retreat
This retreat has been planned to give you an insight to healthy living in the shortest possible time. Designed for busy professionals, the “Elevate Your Cooking & Easting Habits” Bootcamp gives you easy to use tools that you can immediately implement and integrate in your daily life. Hosted by experienced professionals, the bootcamp is ideal for anybody who is looking for a lifestyle change. The group size is limited to 8 guests only at a time.
- Accommodation in a beautiful retreat house in Alaró, a tranquil area on the beautiful island of Mallorca
- Morning rituals
- Full board catering: made from healthy, organic ingredients by our private chef
- Cooking & healthy eating workshops by our nutritionist
- Boot camp-style morning workout
- Relaxing afternoon yoga or tai chi class
- Massage by our private therapist
- Transportation to/from airport
- Travel arrangements
- Travel insurance (obligatory)
- 990 € for accommodation in shared double room
1. Own your morning. Elevate your life.
Build a habit of self-discipline, productivity, and integrity. Rise before dawn, meet your primal genius in this so-called victory hour. In the first 60 minutes of your day, you will move your body, sit with your mind and set your intention for a victorious day.
2. Food cooked and received with love intention and gratitude
We will recreate the way of cooking and eating. We go back to the roots and get back in touch with the ingredients and the whole process of cooking and eating.
Eating has become a pretty much automatic process. Oftentimes we eat for the sole purpose of staying alive. A quick 5 minutes breakfast before heading out to work, a 30 minutes lunch break, where we eat, go to the bank, do groceries and make some phone calls. And maybe a somewhat less stressful dinner-if so.
And now imagine a world where you have the time to prepare your own food. Where you actually look at the ingredients, smell them, touch them. Where you prep and cook with a calm and curious mind, a heart filled with love and gratitude and a big smile. Where you awaken and feed your senses before you have one single bite. Where you eat to stay alive AND enjoy and relish your food.
Breakfast or brunch: prepping different smoothies, salads, spreads, and sweets to fuel your body and mind with energy and vitality for the day.
Lunch: preparing soup to keep up our liquid intake and the main course.
Dinner: starter, main course, and a light dessert
The menu will vary according to the season and what our body needs, on hot summer days we will create cooling, light meals, to make us feel energetic, light, and at ease.
On colder spring and autumn days we will focus on more filling, warming, cosy foods.
We aim to use seasonal, local, fresh, unprocessed ingredients to create simple, nourishing food, rich in nutrients and flavour, cooked and eaten with love, intention, and gratitude.
Morning workout (fitness, yoga or pilates class)
Afternoon relaxing class (yin yoga, stretching, tai chi)
Shopping together for the given menu, later
everyone gets an hour to get lost in the market, see what is there, see the varieties of fruits, veggies, spices, etc (mindful
Details of program
11:00 Welcome circle / Briefing / Setting intentions
11:30 Market visit
16:00: Welcome yoga
19:00 Welcome dinner
Intuitive cooking workshop
Tai chi class
Wrapping up / Yoga class
The retreat is hosted in a beautiful mansion in the village of Alaró. The house consists of several apartments, that provide privacy for the participants. You can choose to share or have your own room, even your own apartment. The mansion has a beautiful yoga room, an outdoor pool, and a winery.
This stunning and traditionally Mallorquin stately manor once belonged to the descendants of the Viscount of Bearn.
For centuries the house, the surrounding estates, the family and the town prospered thanks to the high-quality vineyards and olive groves nestling in the mountainous terrain around Alaro.
The quaint and beautiful town square is just around the corner from the manor. Fully immerse yourself in real local village life, wander through the picturesque winding streets and explore the many welcoming cafes and well-known restaurants and tapas bars. The stately home is now a gorgeous much loved holiday residence with self-contained apartments of different sizes. The whole house can be rented for private events or large group bookings. It is also possible to rent an apartment within the manor for a stay in the sun too. The manor has a garden with a lovely outdoor swimming pool and chillout sunbathing area. A large shared kitchen can be used for group dinners and breakfast. There is also a separate space for doing yoga and meditation.
The ever-popular star of the Mediterranean, Mallorca has a sunny personality thanks to its ravishing beaches, azure views, remote mountains, and soulful hill towns. Fly to Palma de Mallorca (PMI) that is very easy to reach from all major European airports.
For Miró it was the pure Mediterranean light. For hikers and cyclists, it is the Serra de Tramuntana’s formidable limestone spires and bluffs. For others, it is as fleeting as the almond blossom snowing on meadows in spring, or the interior’s vineyards in their autumn mantle of gold. Wherever your journey takes you, Mallorca never fails to seduce. Cars conga along the coast in
Return to Tradition
Mallorca’s culture took a back seat to its beaches for decades, but the tides are changing. Up and down the island, locals are embracing their roots and revamping the island’s old manor houses, country estates and long-abandoned
Mallorca tops Europe’s summer holiday charts for many reasons, but one ranks above all others: the island’s stunning coast. Beyond the built-up resorts, coves braid the island like a string of beads – each one a reminder of why the island’s beaches have never lost their appeal. Go west for cliff-sculpted drama and sapphire seas, or head north for hikes to pine-flecked bays. Scope out deserted coves in the east, or dive off bone-white beaches in the south. With a room overlooking the bright-blue sea, sundown beach strolls to the backbeat of cicadas and restaurants open to the stars, you’ll soon click into the laid-back groove of coastal living.
Eating out in Palma has never been more exciting, with chefs – inspired as much by their Mallorcan grandmothers as Mediterranean nouvelle cuisine – adding a pinch of creativity and spice to the city’s food scene. Inland, restaurants play up hale-and-hearty dishes, such as suckling pig spit-roast, to perfection, pairing them with locally grown wines. On the coast, bistros keep flavors clean, bright and simple, serving the catch of the day with big sea views.
Things to do (optional)
Mallorca is a cycling paradise. If you are a professional cyclist or just want to cycle a few hours, we will find a suitable route for you. You can bring your own bike, rent one from our partners or participate on a guided tour.
We offer guided hikes for all levels, all around the island.
Mallorca is one of the best locations in Europe for rock climbing and deep water soloing. We work with the best experts on the island to make your experience safe and unforgettable.
Our professional therapists offer a wide range of treatments to help you relax and feel happy in your body.
With the help of our meditation specialist, you will experience how to be fully present at the moment while participating in walks in nature.
We value local gastronomy a lot. Our goal is to show you the healthy and seasonal delicacies our island has to offer. Wine culture is deeply rooted in Mallorca and the island has some really interesting wines that are worth a try!
All cancellations must be received in writing.
Each deposit paid (25% of retreat fee), is a non-refundable registration fee. In case of venue reservation a deposit of 30% has to be payed, that is non-refundable either.
Full refunds, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations, up to 90 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 30% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.
All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk forfeiting their retreat booking.
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