[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With Special Guest Hagar Basis

Created by reflexologists for reflexologists, this Equilibrio retreat brings us together in a beautiful and tranquil setting, to learn more about maintaining women’s health in balance. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen healing art, recharge your batteries and inspire your mind. A week at Equilibrio will leave you feeling energized, rejuvenated and relaxed… The perfect combination for hardworking and caring professionals![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1491315850483{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”][ut_btn button_size=”bklyn-btn-normal” button_border_radius=”4″ button_text=”Book now!” button_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fequilibrio.life%2Fupcoming%2Freflexology-retreat-may-2017-womens-health%2F%23booknow|||rel:nofollow” button_text_color=”#ffffff” button_background=”#ff9000″ button_text_color_hover=”#222222″ button_background_hover=”#6cafdf” spacing=”margin-top:15px;margin-bottom:30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1491318443041{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”]

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All activities are optional, so you can treat your time at Equilibrio retreat as a time to completely relax, enjoying workshops and discussions as and when they interest you. There will also be plenty of time to soak up the sunshine and the tranquil atmosphere, make use of the facilities at the centre and explore the stunningly beautiful mountain location.

By participating fully in the activities provided during the week you can achieve up to 20 CPD points in the category of Self Directed Learning, with each hour of study being worth 1 point CPD. Time and support to evidence this will be available throughout the week and a certificate will be awarded at the end.

Our price includes accommodation, three delicious meals a day, daily yoga class and guided meditation, four workshops sessions, supported treatment exchange sessions and full use of the centre facilities.
You will also receive complimentary bodywork treatments from 2 of our skilled and experienced Equilibrio practitioners.[/vc_column_text][ut_title_divider]Detailed Timetable[/ut_title_divider][vc_column_text]

8.00am Yoga and meditation

Each day starts by nurturing your physical and mental well being. These sessions are suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced and individual requirements can be accommodated for.

Like the rest of the programme this session is optional, so if your needs are better served by staying in bed that’s fine too.

10.00am A nutritious breakfast

The focus in the kitchen is on tasty and health-giving meals.
Each day will be an opportunity to experience and gain information about eating well.

11.00am Morning workshops

In this session, workshops on reflexology for women’s health; using herbs to support women’s health; and self awareness, will be offered by practitioners in these fields. The team section on this page gives you more details about the workshops.

Two mornings will be dedicated to sharing our skills and techniques with each other in practical hands-on sessions.

2.00pm A delicious lunch

Making full and fantastic use of the abundant local and homegrown vegetables, local olive oil, cheeses and other local produce.

3.00—7.30pm Afternoon session

Two treatments from top quality bodywork practitioners are included in the Equilibrio experience, an Aromatherapy Massage and a Shiatsu treatment. As well as relaxing, energising and balancing you, you will gain or increase your first hand knowledge of these therapies. As part of the Equilibrio team, these practitioners will be on hand at other times during the week to share their knowledge with you in a relaxed and informal way.

There will also be time and space in this session to team up with one of the Equilibrio reflexologists or other participants for a treatment swap and more in depth sharing should you chose to do so. Whether newly qualified or an experienced reflexologist, learning from and sharing knowledge with peers can be interesting and rewarding. Experiencing each others techniques and discussing methods of treatment allows us the opportunity to look at things in a different way. It can be a great wayto build confidence in our own skills and empower us as therapists, especially if we are working in practice on our own or returning to reflexology after a break.

Wednesday afternoon will be free and is your opportunity to explore the wider area, go hiking or horse-riding, visit the local town or mountain villages, Granada or the seaside. Your host Anna will be available to organise any trips you would like to take.

This is also the time to swim, walk, sleep in the sun, to breathe in the beautiful mountain air and to fully relax. There are many interesting books in the library which you can borrow during your stay.

7.30pm A tasty dinner

Another culinary delight, also including a sumptuous and surprisingly healthy desert.

Evenings are free time for star gazing, moonlight swimming, chatting or just hanging out. One evening will include a talk about nutrition.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ut_title_divider]The Team for Retreat[/ut_title_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3528″ alignment=”right” title=”Hagar Basis – Special Guest”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview” label_color=”#666666″ label_hover_color=”#000000″]Hagar originally trained with Anthony Porter back in 1988 and has delivered the Advanced Reflexology Techniques ART™ post-graduate training programme to reflexologists since its conception in 1989.
In 1997 she was appointed Course Director for the International Institute of Reflexology (UK), teaching the Original Ingham Method.

In 1998, in recognition of services to Reflexology, Hagar was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the ART Register of Advanced Reflexologists.

Hagar is the director and founder of ‘Reflexology Academy’ in London, teaching the Level 5 Mastership in Reflexology Practitioner Training. In addition to her own private practice in reflexology and massage therapy, Hagar delivers post-graduate seminars and workshops in reflexology both in the UK and internationally.

In May 2016 Hagar was one of the speakers at the 9th RiEN Reflexology Conference in Brussels where she presented ‘Reflexology For Women’s Health in the Third Age’.

Hagar’s 27 years of practical experience as a reflexology educator and practitioner has enabled her to refine, adapt and enhance techniques for their therapeutic effectiveness, integrating the very best for a unique and powerful approach.[/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Workshop”]Reflexology for Women’s Health.
Hagar will offer a practical workshop on ‘Reflexology for Women’s Health’ which aims to introduce potent and effective techniques to apply during the transformational processes unique in all stages of a woman’s life: Menstruation; fertility; through to the onset of menopause; and including the development of female sexuality.

The approach will fundamentally be on ‘Moving the Energy’, encouraged through the application of the reflexology techniques taught. We know that any disruption to the movement of energy – our ‘life force’, also known as Qi – leads to disharmony. When there is a deficiency in our life force (which is our inherent vitality), the body becomes weak or blocked and this is when dis-ease and pain can occur.

It’s important to point out that the techniques shown can be used on every body regardless of gender and also can be immediately integrated for practical use.[/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3406″ css_animation=”left-to-right” title=”Anna Bartholomew, MAR”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Anna is an experienced retreat host and facilitator. A self-employed reflexologist, she trained in Thai Reflexology Massage in Krabi, South Thailand and later in Reflexology at the London School of Massage. She has also undertaken training in Advanced Reflexology Technique (ART) and is a member of the association of Reflexologists (MAR). She is currently working as a reflexologist and host at various retreats and events and as co-administrator of Equilbrio retreats. Anna will be your host for the retreat making sure that your whole experience is as rewarding as it can possibly be.[/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3932″ css_animation=”left-to-right” title=”Jane Bartholomew, MAR, ART (registered)”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Jane trained at the Oxford School of Reflexology. Since qualifying she has continued her professional development by attending courses in Advanced Reflexology Techniques, Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT), Clinical Reflexology, Reflexology in Pregnancy, Caring for pregnant clients, Enhancing Fertility and Maternity Reflexology, Baby reflex and Palliative and Supportive Care.
She previously worked for 8 years at a Holistic Health Centre in Cheltenham and has a broad knowledge of complementary therapies and experience of co treating with professionals of other disciplines.

She now lives in Manchester where she works as a self employed reflexologist. She also works in Spain as part of the Equilibrio team.

She will be coordinating the reflexology exchanges and helping participants to get the most from the retreat in terms of Self-Directed Learning.[/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3405″ title=”Charlotte Toomey”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Charlotte is an Holistic Aromatherapy Massage Therapist with over 16 years of clinical experience. Her treatments are formed by her interpretation of her clients well-being, based on the Chinese 5 element system: She combines traditional massage & aromatherapy with various bodywork techniques including acupressure, pulsing, trigger point therapy & myofacial release and subtle energy work, to help bring body systems into healthy alignment.
Alongside her career as a therapist at retreats & private clinics, Charlotte has worked as an Aromatherapy Consultant, an Assistant Massage Teacher and a Retreat Manager. She is our Equilibrio Administrator.

Charlotte will be providing Holistic Massage at the retreat and will be available to share her knowledge of aromatherapy and massage throughout the week.[/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Therapy”]Holistic Body Massage with Charlotte.

The treatment Charlotte gives reflects the rich experiences she draws upon, to aid relaxation and release of tension; promote flexibility and balance; and maintain the body–mind in harmony.

Holistic Body Massage:

A thorough and firm yet nurturing body massage. Charlotte blends specific organic essential oils according to the clients needs and uses them together with a range of bodywork techniques she has learned from various traditions over the past 16 years.

By encouraging deep relaxation, tonifying the body’s systems and aiding the elimination of toxins, this enjoyable massage can restore and maintain the body and mind in balance, harmony and well-being.[/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3953″ title=”Fiona Ruddle”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Fiona originally trained as a nurse and midwife and then as a shiatsu practitioner in 1997, working mainly with women and specialising in shiatsu for pregnancy. Her interest in complementary therapies and preventative healthcare guided her to become a yoga teacher and hypnotherapist, and she will be combining all these skills into a self-care workshop during this retreat.[/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Therapy & Workshop”]You will receive a complimentary Shiatsu treatment from Fiona during your stay.

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to balance itself, working on the whole person supporting the psychological, emotion and spiritual aspects of being.

Fiona will also be offering a workshop this week. During the workshop you will learn some self-nurturing Shiatsu, plus a sequence specifically for women’s health, to use for self-care and with clients.[/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3410″ title=”Ceri Stockwell”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Ceri will be leading the morning yoga class, teaching Vinyasa flow, a fluid, flowing form of yoga, linking the moves on the wave of the breath. Creating a moving meditation, Vinyasa Flow Yoga focuses on the breath to bring you into the present moment. It allows the breath in turn to move you smoothly through a sequence of movements which on a mental level signifies that all forms are impermanent and for this reason not to be held on to. The beauty of Vinyasa flow on a physical level is its versatility, ranging from slow (Yin style yoga) flow to more dynamic practices. This enables Ceri to modify and adapt classes to the needs of our particular group. Your yoga journey is absolutely personal to you and of course goes far beyond the physical so you are encourage you to come to the mat with acceptance and compassion of all physical and emotional states, cultivating an introspective, meditative attitude through your practice. Hopefully, these feelings of calm and tranquil oneness will be carried away from the mat and into every day life.[/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Yoga”]Ceri will be leading the morning yoga class, teaching Vinyasa flow, a fluid, flowing form of yoga, linking the moves on the wave of the breath. Creating a moving meditation, Vinyasa Flow Yoga focuses on the breath to bring you into the present moment. It allows the breath in turn to move you smoothly through a sequence of movements which on a mental level signifies that all forms are impermanent and for this reason not to be held on to. The beauty of Vinyasa flow on a physical level is its versatility, ranging from slow (Yin style yoga) flow to more dynamic practices. This enables Ceri to modify and adapt classes to the needs of our particular group. Your yoga journey is absolutely personal to you and of course goes far beyond the physical so you are encourage you to come to the mat with acceptance and compassion of all physical and emotional states, cultivating an introspective, meditative attitude through your practice. Hopefully, these feelings of calm and tranquil oneness will be carried away from the mat and into every day life.[/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3049″ add_caption=”yes” title=”Maggie Whiteley, M.Ed”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Maggie is an educator and coach with 35 years experience in Personal and Professional Development work. For the last 15 years she has worked with people from all walks of life in her internationally successful coaching practice, which has been designed to empower people to listen and respond to their own deep inner wisdom.

She takes a holistic and spiritual approach to coaching and her own life and the purpose of her work is to unlock the dreams of the human spirit.

She is currently studying for a Diploma in Spirituality and Wellness through the Spiritual Companions Trust.[/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Workshop”]Women’s Health and Spirituality

This workshop will give us the chance to consider what we mean by spirituality, the connection between spirituality and health and what, if anything, we as practitioners, can do to bring that spiritual dimension into our work with clients.

You can expect to:

Explore how you would define spirituality for yourself and assess the importance it has in your life.

Learn about the proven connection between spirituality and health.

Discover what would be appropriate for you to do in your own practice to bring more spiritual energy to your work.

And hopefully we’ll have some fun doing this![/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3954″ add_caption=”yes” title=”Rebecca Jones”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Rebecca is a qualified Natural Nutritionist, practicing for the last 6 years with private clients as well as in a retreat environment.

Her training has a holistic approach that recognises labelled diseases as symptoms that our bodies present when they are out of balance. She has been treating people from a number of backgrounds and her gentle manner allows her to connect and empower her clients with the knowledge they require to move their health forward.

She is also a certified GAPS practitioner (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), undertaking the training which accompanies the book written by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, understanding the links between our microbiome and our mental health.[/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Workshop”]Rebecca will be leading a workshop focused on healthy living for women, through conscious eating, sharing her knowledge of nutrition and superfoods. Offering helpful advice on how to get the most from your food, her emphasis will be on how to integrate good food practices into your existing life style. Eating well does not have to complicated and time consuming![/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInLeft”][vc_single_image image=”3438″ title=”Sophie Paulding, BSc. (Hons)”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ animate_once=”yes” effect=”fadeInRight”][ut_icon_tabs align=”left” label_font_weight=”normal” label_text_transform=”uppercase”][ut_icon_tab label=”Overview”]Medical Herbalist, Health Educator, Hypopressive Technique trainer and mother of 2.

Sophie is an active herbalist in our community. Women’s Health is a subject close to her heart: She believes using herbs to ease women’s health complaints is a symbol of the perfection of life on this plane.

Women herbal healers came long before the current medical model![/ut_icon_tab][ut_icon_tab label=”Workshop”]Sophie will take you on a Journey from Maiden to Mother to Crone, sharing her favourite herbal strategies along the way.

Herbs are useful as a means of nourishment, supporting normal function of the body, as well as being used specifically for relief of symptoms and management of chronic discomforts.

In this workshop Sophie will discuss a number of commonly available herbs that are used for both prevention and treatment in women’s health. We will discuss the particular actions of these herbs and how to use them in combination to get the best results in life, from menstruation to menopause.

There will be the opportunity to discuss specific issues for women, ask questions and drink tea![/ut_icon_tab][/ut_icon_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column animate_once=”yes” delay=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1491322996442{padding-top: 60px !important;padding-right: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;padding-left: 60px !important;background-color: #ffdcb2 !important;}” offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10 vc_col-sm-offset-1 vc_col-sm-10″ effect=”fadeInUpBig” animation_duration=”0.4″ delay_timer=”200″][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGlkJTNEJTIyYm9va25vdyUyMiUyMGNsYXNzJTNEJTIydXQtb2Zmc2V0LWFuY2hvciUyMiUyMG5hbWUlM0QlMjJib29rbm93JTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGYSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][ut_title_divider]Booking an Equilibrio Retreat[/ut_title_divider][vc_column_text]The price for the retreat is £795, with a 10% early bird discount (£715) for bookings paid in full 4 months before the start of the retreat.

  • We understand that you need time to organise your travels, so to hold a place for seven calendar days from the date of booking, pay a £50 non-refundable deposit now.
  • Your booking will be secured once you pay the second instalment of £250 minimum.
  • The remaining balance is payable on or before arrival.

This includes accommodation, three delicious meals a day, daily yoga and guided meditation, four workshop sessions, supported treatment exchange sessions, a shiatsu treatment and an aromatherapy acupressure massage, as well as full use of the centre facilities.

It does not include flights or transfers. Please see our Venue & Travel section for details.[/vc_column_text]

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