Enjoy daily Stand Up Paddling adventures in the pristine aquamarine waters of Malta, somatic movement & awareness classes for deep renewal, art making, and excursions to natural wonders, and ancient neolithic sites. This retreat focused of the health benefits of water, nature and moving meditation.
The Magic of Malta is everywhere for you to experience deeply.
EXPLORE THE MAGICAL COUNTRY OF MALTA
The enchanting island of Gozo, Malta is home base. This retreat includes paddling SUP's along glorious sea cliffs and aquamarine seas, stopping in sheltered bays for swimming breaks and lunch. Included is sightseeing trips to Unesco World Heritage megalithic archaeology sites, and geological wonders, nature walks, art making, as well as daily restorative somatic movement sessions, using breath, sound, movement and various awareness practices to support well-being.
Living quarters will be in a family run bed and breakfast farmhouse retreat, a traditional Gozitan house of character, located in a picturesque countryside village retaining many of its original features such as stone arches, wooden beams, stone slabs, and traditional wooden balconies. Single and double share rooms are available. As well as deluxe.
A delicious mediterranean style breakfast is included each morning.
Airport pick up and drop off at designated time. Transport to all planned activities and sight seeing included.
Experience Unesco World Heritage neolithic sites, and the amazing natural features of Gozo.
Unique experiences with art-making & the wonderful natural world of Gozo, along with visting places only known by locals.
Improve your paddling skills, balance and fitness with daily paddles, swims and walks. Experienced guides share Gozo's secret treasures.
Gentle restorative somatic movement classes using meditative listening to natural internal movements of the body for fluidity, regeneration and relaxation each day.
Flights can be taken into many major cities of Europe as a hub – London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Zurich with a separate connecting flight to Malta purchased.
Flights should be scheduled to arrive on the Saturday afternoon at Malta International Airport, Luqa, Malta for pick up and evening welcome dinner.
Departure flights should be scheduled for the Saturday early afternoon departure
**Flights scheduled outside this time will have added transfer costs above retreat fee..
A wellness retreat designed for health, resiliency, & creativity
The retreat is for anyone in reasonable shape who can swim, and walk 4-5 miles in uneven terrain. You can be a beginner paddler. A keen interest in connecting with natural and archeological sites, history, art, cultures and combining it with the wellness activities of paddling, walking & somatic movement meditation, and sharing the experience with a small group.
Reconsider this retreat if you are struggling with trauma or mental health challenges to the degree you cannot self-regulate or struggle frequently emotionally. The retreat is not focused for trauma or any related work that needs special support. Although Prue is a Master Somatic Movement Educator, Craniosacral Therapist and Teacher, and works with trauma in her personal practice - the retreat is not the place for this depth of work.
Also reconsider if you have significant health challenges that would make walking or hiking or paddling difficult or endanger you. The retreat is not a bootcamp get fit quick or detox focus or special nutrition. It is also not a party event. The retreat is focused on a wellness holiday - where people come together to enjoy a guided experience for resourcing themselves. A creative timeout from the life
they know and for some personal growth in a shared environment.
Unfortunately Covid-19 is still with us and is an ongoing evolving situation. Organizers will follow Maltas Health Directives and may also add their own if needed for everyones safety. Attendees may be asked to take covid tests, isolate in another location at their expense if they have Covid-19 or symptoms, or wear PPE such as masks, or wash hands or disinfect things. This may also be true for any other communicable diseases. A capacity to consider ones impact on other people and communities, and to have empathy for those with less capacity to manage contracting any virus is important.