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Elevate & Nourish Mallorca Retreat
April 29 - May 3
Where spring begins to hint at summer with brighter skies and vibrant wildlife. Following the challenges of the years gone-by, renew and ground the body and mind on the Elevate and Nourish Mallorca Retreat this early May Bank Holiday. Release emotional struggles and peel away accumulated layers of stagnancy and self-limiting behaviours to return to a feeling of wholeness once again through stretching and mindful movements in nature, guided meditation and nutritious plant-based vegan cuisine. A valuable opportunity to take a deep pause and find tools, knowledge and insights to reveal your inner-gifts, goals and directions, as you move forward into the world.
Balance Holidays welcomes Belinda Matwali and Morgan Witkin as the leading experts on this programme.
BELINDA MATWALI – Belinda is a Spiritual Mentor and Meditation Guide with over ten years of extensive training in meditation and consciousness awareness practices. Her individual meditation styles and techniques consisting of breathing, shaking, mindful movement and deep listening are featured on the Deliciously Ella App. She has also held meditation workshops and sessions at Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival, Wanderlust, the Mandrake hotel and more.
MORGAN WITKIN – Having worked besides a number of internationally recognised Michelin-starred chefs at luxury hotels and resort groups including St. Regis, Relais & Châteaux, Cheval Blanc and Belmond. Morgan is a qualified Health Coach and certified Holistic Nutritionist from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Cornell University’s Plant-Based Nutrition programme. Morgan is also the founder of Morganic Kitchen and proudly the first vegan chef to host a television show on the Food Network in Italy.
ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS
Fusing both expert’s individual expertise and knowledge, discover the tools and insights to create a life of fulfilment. Tune in and reacquaint with your inner-qualities, setting goals and directions to become the changes you desire in a roster of daily activities and themed workshops such as:
SUNRISE MEDITATION AND STRETCHING – Embrace new beginnings with lemon water and gentle movements to lubricate the joints and awaken the body’s energy channels.
MEDITATION WALKS – Be at one with the still and serene of nature. Teasing the senses to a feast of abundant sight, scent and sound as you amble through the palatial finca.
SPRINGTIME YIN YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA – Set intentions and work with positive affirmations in a relaxed state of consciousness, primed for receiving Yoga Nidra.
SPRINGTIME MEDITATION CIRCLE – Celebrate new, welcoming ideas on how and what we want to achieve with the energy cultivated across the retreat and how to channel it into life at home.
HERBAL TINCTURE WORKSHOP WITH WUNDER WORKSHOP – In a special collaboration, together the programme’s two experts, we will deep-dive into local herbs and plants. Demonstrating how they can be integrated into food and teas to sustain the intake of vital nutrition to supplement those missing as a result of contemporary farming techniques.
PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD AND NUTRITION
With her knowledge of 100% plant-based vegan cuisine and the concept of ‘Primary Food’, Morgan together with Balance Holidays has curated a special menu for this retreat. Each meal, plant-based and zero-kilometre, will be guided by the principles of nutritional balance and nurturing our bodies. Sourcing ingredients native to Mallorca in the month of May from the property’s two vegetable gardens such as asparagus, aubergine, apricots, zucchini and citrus fruits. Morgan will also be present daily and at each meal for discussions about health, wellness and nutrition. Highlighting the importance of eating locally-grown, seasonal ingredients and how a holistic plant-based diet is fundamental to overall health and wellness, no matter when you start.
The largest of the Balearic Islands with an average of over 300 days of sunshine in a year. Find rest and respite between workshops and meals in the airy spaces of Finca Serena. A five-star hotel and resort primely positioned in the heart of Mallorcan countryside, overlooking 40-hectares of lush Mediterranean gardens and interlacing trails leading to 10-hectares of vineyards. Where Cypress trees, fields of lavender, olive, lemon and orange groves reside. Finca Serena is an expression of authentic and laid-back living, encouraging those who stay here to redefine their standards of living.
WHY CHOOSE THIS RETREAT?
Where April and May unites the rebirth of nature with glimmers of the incoming summer. Step back from the everyday to trail back to your deepest self on the Elevate and Nourish Mallorca Retreat. An opportunity to tune in, define the goals you want to achieve next and reboot your diet. The vast and endless expanse of verdant landscapes in this corner of Mallorca combined with the immersive workshops, practices and vegan, plant-based meals across this retreat will ignite new perspectives around meditation and nutrition. Practices and recipes that can convert into resourceful tools. Ready to be woven into life at home to facilitate a deeply-rooted and fundamentally resilient, focused and determined outlook on caring for personal health and wellness on a holistic level, particularly during challenging times. After the retreat, both experts will also be available to answer and follow up with any questions.