May 1 – 5, 2019

Spring Detox Retreat with Javier de Salas
Meditation, Intermittent Fasting and Silence in Nature

Grazalema Natural Park

“Slow down, stop doing, give a rest to the mind & to the digestive system and in doing so feel the warm hug of Mother Nature and the protective shawl of the Spiritual Light….this is what this retreat is about”. Javier de Salas

It’s not easy in today’s modern life to achieve deep rest at all levels: body and mind.

The body rests with relaxation and profound, uninterrupted sleep and also carrying out breaks in our eating patterns, correcting the mistaken habit of eating at all times….thus we will introduce ourselves into intermittent fasting, in a soft way, without being hungry…

The mind rests by moving away from the uncountable sources of external stimuli which draw its attention outwards, producing stress and exhaustion. And instead putting the senses in touch with nature which has a mellow and relaxing effect. It also rests with silence and thus we will venture into a day of complete silence, were we will invite you to put technology to the side…

Body and mind become rested and reinvigorated by coming in touch with the healing energies of nature and thus our schedule will provide for this frequent contact. Just by opening the window of your room the vital energy of Grazalema’s mountain range will enter through it.

With a relaxed body & mind the connection with our Inner Self becomes easier and we are able to go deeper within during the moments of yoga & meditation.

Intermittent Fasting

What is intermittent fasting?

A type of sheduled eating plan where you simply restrict your normal daily eating to a 6-8 hour window of time, without cutting calories.

Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to eating that is becoming very popular because it can help you lose weight without feeling hunger, and help reduce your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. If done correctly, intermittent fasting can also lead to better sleep and lots of energy.

This type of scheduled eating was practiced by our ancestors, since they did not have the frequent access to food that we have now.

Today, modern science has proven that fasting yields the following benefits:
• Helps promote insulin sensitivity – Optimal insulin sensitivity is crucial for your health, as insulin resistance or poor insulin sensitivity contributes to nearly all chronic diseases
• Normalizes ghrelin levels, also known as your “hunger hormone”
• Increases the rate of Human Growth Hormone production, which has an important role in health, fitness, and slowing the aging process
• Lowers triglyceride levels
• Helps suppress inflammation and fight free radical damage
In addition, exercising in a fasted state can help counteract muscle aging and wasting, and boost fat-burning.

THE PROGRAM

Each day includes:

• Yoga for all.

• Guided meditation.

• Relaxation and mystic therapy.

• Talks about healthy eating and personal development

• Hikes through Grazalema Natural Park or silent walks.

There will be a full silent day.

Arrival: Wednesday, May 1 at 4:00 pm.

Departure: Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Closest airport: Málaga (1 h. 30 min)

If you are arriving by plane, there are serveral ways to arrive to the retreat center. You can easily take a train or bus from Málaga to Ronda and we can arrange a transport from Ronda to the retreat center (30 minutes). You can also contact us and we will put you in touch with other participants arriving by car.

We can also arrange a direct transport from the airport for you.

THE TEACHER

JAVIER DE SALAS

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1968, Javier went to College in the UK obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance and a BA Honours in International Business Studies at Plymouth Polytechnic.

Soon after graduating he felt drawn towards personal development, spiritual growth and alternative health methods.

In 1992 he started training as a Mystic healer, Meditation and Inner Growth instructor in the Self Realization School that Master José created in Spain more than 20 years ago.

Alongside with this he has extensive education and traininig on natural health therapies with particular focus on diet, detox and biomagnetic balance. Javier has directed literally hundreds of retreats and workshops on inner growth, mystic healing and meditation both in Spain as well as in other European countries, Israel, the United States, Canada, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

WHERE

We propose a total immersion in nature, where we can absorb the benefits of breathing, walking and exercising our body consciously.

We have chosen a silent property with all the modern comforts.

It is located at the entrace of Grazalema Natural Park, northeast of the province of Cádiz, only half an hour from Ronda and an hour and a half from Seville or Málaga airport.

Grazalema Natural Park has been declared a Biosphere Reserve and it is formed by a huge karst complex with peaks reaching 1,600 meters and seventeen mountain ranges. Its peculiar pine forests, a kind of fir trees that are only found in some areas of Russia and northern Morocco, make it practically unique in the world.

We will lodge in beautiful well-equipped rural houses, each with its own swimming pool. They have studios and double and single rooms with private bathrooms.

A unique space, from which to combine the tranquility and silence that nourish the practice of meditation and conscious eating with hikes  through one of the greenest natural parks in Andalusia.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in the type of room chosen (5 days, 4 nights)
  • 2 daily meals: Vegetarian food, with fresh proximity products, aimed at nourishing and detoxifying the body.
  • Daily yoga classes suited to everybody, meditation and relaxation practices.
  • Mystic therapy practices.
  • Talks about conscious and healthy eating.
  • 2 trekkings through the Grazalema Natural Park and silents walks.
  • Fruit and nuts available all day, for those who need to supplement the diet.

Does not include:

  • Transportation to the retreat center.

Total Price

Early Bird Discount for the first 10 registrations until April 1.

Total price per person: Before April 1 (Only for the first 10 places):

  • Accommodation in a large double room or studio with its own bathroom, shared with another participant: € 340
  • Accommodation in a single room with its own bathroom: € 480

After April 1:

  • Accommodation in a large double room or studio with its own bathroom, shared with another participant: € 400
  • Accommodation in a single room with its own bathroom: € 540

To reserve a place, a 100 € deposit is required, which will be paid upon registration. This deposit is non-refundable in the event of cancellation by the participant.