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Stress Management, Self-Love & Authenticity

8 day Personal Development Retreat in Crete

11 - 18 May, 2018

The Retreat

Soak up the sun, make new friends and give yourself the nourishment you need. This retreat is focused on turning inward and creating space so you can shed what no longer serves you. Identify what is holding you back and learn simple techniques to release stress, cultivate self-compassion and overcome your fears so you can live a life of authenticity and balance. This 8 day female only retreat in Crete combines personal development workshops, yoga, delicious food and luxury accommodation.

The Villa

Beautiful luxury villa situated in the area of Falassarna in Western Crete. The villa consists of 5 en-suite bedrooms (3 twin and 2 double), living room with open kitchen, guest W.C., spacious terrace, private pool, garden, and private parking. Enjoy the amazing sunsets, walk down to the beach (1,2km) or just relax by the pool!

Workshop Themes

I will be running the workshops personally and these are the core themes that we will be covering during the retreat. They are all interconnected and combine theory, practise and tools you can use on a daily basis.

Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Is stress damaging relationships with those around you? Do you dread going to work? Can you feel that it is affecting your health and wellbeing? Through exercises based on awareness, mindfulness and self-compassion you will learn how to lower stress and anxiety, be in control of your emotional responses, become more present, positive and self-compassionate and shift your perspective to approach difficult circumstances with resilience and ease. 

Learning to Love Ourselves

We will identify limiting thought patterns and try to turn our inner critic into our inner coach. Through evidence based exercises we will learn how to fully accept ourselves and treat our perceived failures and inadequacies with love and compassion. Self-compassion is linked to increased wellbeing, positive emotion, resilience and stronger connections with others. 

From Fear to Authenticity

Fear is the number one reason we do not pursue our dreams. Fear of rejection, of failure, of loneliness...and the list goes on. What is the root of all fear? Many say, fear of the unknown. In this module we will explore the dimensions of  fear and see how we can combat it via love and compassion. What are your values? What energises you? What does authenticity actually look like? How can you create more meaning in your life? These are just some of the questions we will answer during this module. Based on Buddhist teachings, you will walk away with knowledge and practical methods to turn fear into fearlessness and live closer to your authentic self.  
The Area

The exotic beach of Falassarna is located 59km west of Chania city and 17km west of Kissamos, where you can reach the exquisite bay of Balos. Falassarna is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and voted as one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. At the northern end of Falassarna beach there are the ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falassarna. It is only 45km from the renown beaches of Elafonisi and Kedrodasos.

The Agenda

08:00 - 09:30: Breakfast 10:00 - 13:00: Workshop 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch 14:00 - 18:00: Free time 18:00 - 19:30: Yin-Yoga 20:00 - 21:00: Dinner 22:00 - 22:30: Guided Meditation

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Book now! Only 10 spots available! Come join us from May 11-18th, 2018

Shared Room - All Inclusive

Accommodation (7 nights): Shared twin room. All Meals Included (+ drinks) Workshops (3 hours daily) Exercises & Print-outs 5 Yin-Yoga Sessions Guided Meditations Optional excursion to Balos (See FAQ) *50% deposit to reserve your spot

Private Room- All Inclusive

Accommodation (7 nights): Private double bed. All Meals Included (+ drinks) Workshops (3 hours daily) Exercises & Print-outs 5 Yin-Yoga Sessions Guided Meditations Optional excursion to Balos (See FAQ) *50% deposit to reserve your spot


If you still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

What is included in the price?

- Accommodation for 7 nights
- All Meals: Breakfast - lunch - dinner (bio produce & traditional cretan cuisine)
- Drinks (tea, coffee, water, juices, wine)
- 5 sessions of Yin-Yoga (1,5 hours each)
- Personal development workshops (3 hours daily)
- Daily sound healing meditation sessions 

How far is the beach?

The beach is 1,2 KM from the Villa, so it is definitely walking distance! 

Should I rent a car?

A car is not needed, as you can relax at the villa or walk down to the beach. If nevertheless, during your free time you would like to explore the area further, then a  car or scooter would be a good idea! Let me know if you need assistance for making a reservation. 

Is it ladies only?

Yes! I want to create a safe space of personal exploration and make you feel as comfortable as possible.  

Will I have my own bathroom?

Each bedroom is ensuite so you will be sharing your bathroom with your roommate, or if you have a private it will be all yours! 

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel up to 30 days before the start of the retreat you will get your deposit back (50% of the total package price). After the 30 day period the deposit is non-refundable. 

When do I have to pay the remaining 50%?

The remaining 50% of the retreat package should be paid 1 week before arrival via bank transfer/paypal. 

Which airport is the closest?

Chania International Airport is the closest to the retreat location (60km). If you are flying from Amsterdam, Transavia has direct and economic flights. 

What applies for the airport transfer?

If you arrive with the direct Transavia flight from Amsterdam on Friday evening (20:00), airport transfer to the villa costs €20 

What applies for the excursion to Balos?

If you would like to take a day trip to the beautiful beach of Balos, the excursion costs €45. It includes the boat trip (both ways) and transport from the Villa to the bay of Gramvousa. Let me know if you are interested upon reservation! 

Reserve your spot now!

I'm at your disposal to answer any questions you might have! Let me know in the message section if you are interested in the private or shared option. I will come back to you with details to make your deposit and reservation. Alternatively email me at [email protected]