WHAT IS A HOLISTIC RETREAT?
A holistic retreat is different to any other retreat you may have read about or been to. We look at all aspects of the mind & body – emotional, physical, mental and spiritual and always identify and address the cause of why you are feeling as you do, not the symptoms.
Our private retreat welcomes anyone who wishes to change how they feel. These changes can not only change how we feel straight away, but deliver sustainable results which improve the quality of our future life too. These not only impact change emotionally and physically, but spiritually too. In short, you arrive with all of your baggage and leave with none.
We give you the tools and wellbeing principles for longevity and improved general health.
Our retreat has been is continually evolving, encompassing clinical experience and the latest research to design experiences based solely around you. These bespoke retreats offer transformational changes from the worlds of psychology, biology, physiology, neurology family systems and immunology to achieve rapid and lasting change!
This is not a ‘fluffy break’, this is a life-changing body & mind reset, giving you the opportunity to be the very best version of you from this moment forth.
Retreat Creator: Lilly Wickham
Utilising her 20+ years clinical experience, Integrative Health Psychotherapist Lilly Wickham writes each retreat package from a blank sheet, based on the needs of those attending. You are never expected to fit into a pre-designed programme, and that is why each person’s retreat is not only effective, but unique to them and their health goals.
We invite small groups of up to 10 people and deliver an unequaled attentive service to help you through your transition to better physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
As a multi-disciplined and highly sought after therapist, Lilly heads a team of 11 dedicated professionals & support staff, all who are all focused on you achieving your mental and physical health goals in an idyllic environment.
Read more about key members of the team who will be caring for you here
- ALL INCLUSIVE -
- BEFORE YOU ARRIVE -
Pre Retreat Consultation
This gives you a chance to meet Lilly virtually, discuss with her what’s going on and how we can help you on the retreat
Your Retreat Place
Only 10 people are invited to attend one of our retreats. This ensures you receive the one-to-one care and support we are famous for
We not only give you all the flight info you need, but we're there to greet you in the arrivals hall & take you to the retreat
Your Own En-Suite Room
Unlike most, we don't expect you to share. You get your own comfortable en-suite room, complete with A/C & sun lounger
- WHILST YOU ARE HERE -
Your Own En-Suite Room
Unlike most, we don't expect you to share. You get your own comfortable en-suite room, complete with air conditioning & sun lounger
Guided Visualisation Sessions
Training for relaxation & effective breathing for long-term health. After the recent pandemic, never has it been more important to get your breathing right
Daily Yoga Classes
Start the day the right way with a yoga class. Whether you are experienced or new to yoga, our instructor will show you how to get the most out of each class
In addition to those included in your package, there's a comprehensive list of holistic & therapeutic treatments you can enhance your experience with.
Lilly & Monica show you 6 different meditation techniques across 6 classes so you can choose the one you find easiest and most beneficial to continue with
Hydration is king and there's always a great choice of regular & naturally flavoured spring waters, decaf tea & coffee and fruit teas to choose from
Inclusive Treatment Package
We include everything you NEED - you can go ahead & add anything else you WANT. See individual retreats for exactly what's included
3 brain & body awakening sessions, including HIIT & our sunshine Aqua-Fit classes
Use of Resort Facilities
You have an 'Access All Areas' pass to our private resort to use the pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, studio, hammocks and games area. Plus there's plenty of space
Organic locally grown whole foods that offer a medicinal benefit to your entire body. You will feel a noticeable difference in the 6 days you are with us
Helping the detox along - these little anti-inflammatory shots, oils & blends help your digestion and gut, thus having an impact on your mental wellbeing
We take you out to enjoy nature, with mindful walking & sunset meditation sessions as you experience some of the spectacular beaches we have nearby
- WHEN YOU LEAVE -
At the end of the retreat it's not over, it's the start of a relationship to maintaining your emotional & physical wellbeing with diet plans, recipes audios & more
As a retreater, you get priority access to booking online & clinical sessions with Lilly, discounts on classes & workshops and much more.
OUR RETREAT PROMISE
You will achieve noticeable results and changes as your journey to a better life starts on this retreat
A GENUINE TRANSFORMATION
Very often trauma grief, shock, loss and upset is held in the body as well as being played out in the mind.
Examples of this could be breathlessness, headaches, hormone imbalances, bowel issues, reflux, skin complaints, neck shoulder and back pain.
It can also slow down or stop recovery from injury and illness and lead you down the path towards a chronic disease state.
Understanding the mind-body connection and how that can mask symptoms and cause other medically unexplained symptoms is integral to our approach and the success of your treatment.
Similarly, thought processes and how our behaviour is affected and influenced by our mindset and beliefs is equally as influential on our longevity and wellbeing.
This intensive retreat focuses on releasing, inspiring and encouraging you back to better health. AND…..If you wish to start the process off before your retreat starts, or continue after, we offer online or clinic-based treatments.
FRESH ORGANIC MEALS
Our amazing catering team offer extensive catering experience to Michelin star restaurant level. The organic and nutritious meals created by Lilly and prepared by our team focus on different elements every day, so by the time you are ready to leave, your gut and digestive system is feeling as good as the rest of you.
All ingredients are either grown by us or on local farms. In the Algarve, organic food is much more widespread than other countries and we enjoy relationships with local farmers who deliver the freshest ingredients to our door. When fish is on the menu, it would have been caught at sea that morning.
All meals are free from gluten and refined sugars. We do not use dairy either.
These meals will redefine your views on food. We encourage you to try everything, it will awaken your tastebuds and introduce you to new flavours that are good for you.
A MIND & BODY RESET
6 days in an idyllic location with the warmth of the sun, a team of people to take care of you and no distractions. The perfect ingredients for a complete mind and body reset, although this retreat will take the definition of the word to a new level.
This retreat will deal with what is holding you back from being your best, whether that’s physically, emotionally or spiritually. It’s the only retreat that offers personalised programmes to get the very best results for each person attending.
And the journey does stop on the last day… Whilst we have stronger resilience and better tools to deal with every day life, if the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s how life can often throw a curveball and sometimes we need some additional help to make sense of things. We are here for you after the retreat for as long as you might need us. Most don’t, but having that safety net there in case you do is another tool in your box for taking on the world.