Realign and Thrive - Women’s Movement Retreat

A Female Hormonal Health and Wellbeing Programme, OKU, Ibiza, Spain

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Female Hormonal Health Specific Wellbeing Retreat, The Eastwood Movement Method, An Opportunity for Self-Care, Appreciating and Understanding Your Body, Vibrant and Sun-filled Ibiza

 

Overview

A women’s specific programme centred on perimenopause, menopause and female hormonal health. This October, indulge in self-care, find answers to one of the biggest stages in a woman’s life and cultivate a lifestyle made up of energising movement and a healthy, nutritional diet, to continue flourishing and feeling comfortable in your body. A special occasion to focus on enhancing the relationship with self and shifting existing perceptions on how age impacts the body, all the while falling in step with the balmy and unhurried pace of Ibiza.

LEADING EXPERT 

Balance Holidays welcomes Monique Eastwood as the leading expert on this programme.

MONIQUE EASTWOOD - Monique is a celebrity trainer of Emily Blunt, Ruth Wilson, Stanley Tucci and Hayley Atwell. She is also the founder of The Eastwood Movement Method, a dynamic, full-body movement system which incorporates multi-directional power sequences that will be showcased across this retreat.

ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS 

Welcome the first signs of summer in laidback Ibiza as you liberate the body and nurture the change you desire. This schedule will be broken up by incorporating snack-sized exercises that focus on health, fitness, core, posture and form. While simultaneously bringing the rhythms of the heartbeat higher every few hours. All fuelled with healthy snacks, teas and nutrient-rich meals carefully woven in-between the practices and workshops.

MORNING WALK - Let your movement fall in harmony with the day’s first dawn of light, as you activate the muscles, joints and gently increase your heart rate.

HIIT - Consisting of multidirectional movement, create lasting change in the body as you get the heart rate up, challenge the deep core and excite the large muscle groups.

PILATES FLOW - A low impact method of supporting the body and mind, realign the focus deeper into yourself to gain heightened self-awareness. All the while strengthening and lengthening the core muscles of your body.

POWER SESSION - As we age, our muscle mass and bone density is challenged. Stimulate the body and cultivate enduring change and awareness, targeting and activating the body’s big muscle groups.

CLIFFSIDE POWER HIIT - Reacquaint with nature engaging in high-impact exercises looking out towards Ibiza’s vibrant landscape. Before plunging beneath the translucent Mediterranean waters.

TOOLS TO TAKE HOME GROUP SESSION - Encourage transparent dialogue further by sharing and discussing the changes you want to bring forward and find guidance on maintaining the practices and habits discovered across the retreat into the long term.

LIVE-STREAMED FEMALE HORMONAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS - Led by guest expert, Dr Katie Armstrong, these two informative workshops will advance the conversation on female hormonal health, perimenopause and menopause. A mixture of topics from symptoms to impacts on physical, emotional and mental health, how to approach the conversation with your GP/Doctor and more will be covered, followed by a Q&A.

*Please note, Monique, with her multi-decades of experience working with a wide spectrum of different body types, will be adapting these exercises to every guest’s individual physiological profile.

PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD AND NUTRITION

Complementing Monique’s ethos to wellbeing, health and keeping movement up. All meals and refreshments across the retreat, such as carbohydrates-rich composition breakfasts to healthy snacks and teas, will be nutrient-dense and made using locally-sourced and in-season ingredients. Intrepreted into simple but delightful and nutrient-dense dishes from a specially designed menu by Balance Holidays that provides an authentic taste of nature.

THE LOCATION

Reflecting the harmonious unity of untamed Mediterranean coastlines and lush greenery, separated only by secluded bays and sandy footpaths. Relax in the laps of simplicity and tranquillity at OKU Ibiza. Derived from the Japanese spiritual and architectural concept of “inner space”, OKU Ibiza opened its doors May 2021. With direct access to a tucked away beach, Cala Gració a short distance away and the largest swimming pool in Ibiza, it has been meticulously designed to inspire guests and awaken their true inner self: connected and rested.

WHY CHOOSE THIS RETREAT?

This October, the Realign and Thrive - Women’s Movement Retreat will provide you with the occasion to step away from routine to reacquaint with your body and to recognise and celebrate its intelligent ability to transition. Through combining movement, nature and deeper connections with self and others, step into this inspiring chapter of every woman’s life feeling empowered and encouraged to continue to thrive. Where Monique’s preferred approach is to not overcomplicate the workouts or concepts on the retreat, establish uplifting outlooks and be equipped with sufficient know-how to move forward into life at home energised and excited for all that is yet to come.

What's included

- Morning Walk
- HIIT
- Power Session
- Pilates Flow
- Cliffside Power HIIT
- Cliffside Swim
- X2 Live Streamed Perimenopause, Menopause and Women’s Hormonal Health Themed Workshops
- Tools To Take Home Group Session
- Swimming Pools and Gym Access
- Power Breakfasts
- Field-to-Fork Nutritional Meals
- Revitalising Snacks and Tea
- Accommodation and Toiletries

To find out more about what's included, please contact the Balance Holidays team.

Transportation costs to and from this retreat and any additional costs and personal expenses incurred outside of this programme

A typical day

*The activities and timings listed in this itinerary are indicative only. The final programme schedule will be emailed to you prior the beginning of this experience and may vary depending on factors such as local weather conditions. On occasion, we may swap activities around to ensure sufficient time for rest.

The experts

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    Monique Eastwood

    Referred to as the woman behind the bodies of Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Wilson and more. Monique Easwood is a celebrity personal trainer, lifestyle coach, trained ballerina, professional dancer and she is also qualified as a Stott Pilates instructor for over 25 years. Through working with an array of clients spanning decades and of all ages and abilities, Monique’s wealth of knowledge in understanding how bodies move and react to movement to keep bodies fluid, lean and strong are translated into The Eastwood Movement Method. Founded in 1990, Monique’s method draws inspiration from the key principles of Pilates and dance-inspired movement. Bringing discipline, energy and motivation to help individuals achieve their desired results, all the while highlighting Monique’s wellbeing ethos: the importance of everyday movement. Find Monique on the Realign and Thrive - Women's Movement and Awareness Retreat.

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    Dr Katie Armstrong

    A doctor with over 20 years of experience, Katie Armstrong is a GP and runs a private menopause and women’s health clinic in England. Just as importantly, she is also a woman in her late 40s and a working mum, providing her with a personal understanding on the impact hormones have on day to day life. Having trained under Dr Louise Newson, British Menopause Society and Royal College of Obsetrics and Gynaecology, Katie offers a holistic approach to women’s health to improve access to safe, evidence-based information and treatments to ensre women can be empowered to be happy and health throughout their reproductive life, menopause and beyond. Find Dr Katie Armstrong on the Realign and Thrive - Women's Movement and Awareness Retreat.

Property and rooms

Pared back aesthetics, following the Japanese architectural concept of inner space. Rooms at OKU Ibiza carry an interior principle determined to provide a restful environment to silence the mind and attune to tranquility. Shaded by pristine coastal vegetation, they draw slow living with added emphasis on wellbeing layered through delicate choice of materials, patterns and furnishings. Resulting in a fulfilled promise of lasting comfort and relaxation.

 

  • Superior Room Single Occupancy

    Referencing nature and local connections, which form the fundamental basis of the property, echo into the Superior Rooms too. Where minimalism - expressed through a neutral, earthy palette, dressing the room in soft greys, beige and musky brown - creates a canvas for new dialogue. As the vastness of the outdoors seamlessly blends into the rooms through the tall double-panelled glass sliding doors that lead out to a private balcony. Encouraging the mind and body to tune with the great appeal of a simpler and satisfied lifestyle as stray thoughts slip away. Each room is equipped with a large double bed and spacious ensuite bathroom with a modern rainforest shower. Toiletries included.

    Occupancy: Single occupancy
    Price: 3588 £ per person
  • Superior Room Double Occupancy

    Referencing nature and local connections, which form the fundamental basis of the property, echo into the Superior Rooms too. Where minimalism - expressed through a neutral, earthy palette, dressing the room in soft greys, beige and musky brown - creates a canvas for new dialogue. As the vastness of the outdoors seamlessly blends into the rooms through the tall double-panelled glass sliding doors that lead out to a private balcony. Encouraging the mind and body to tune with the great appeal of a simpler and satisfied lifestyle as stray thoughts slip away. Each room is equipped with a large double bed and spacious ensuite bathroom with a modern rainforest shower. Toiletries included.

     

    Occupancy: Double occupancy
    Price: 2796 £ per person

Practical information

CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT

This programme will commence at 5:00pm on the day of arrival. You will be allowed to check into your room from 3:00pm onwards. We therefore suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the airport to the estate. On the day of departure, this programme includes a workshop, activities and a farewell brunch scheduled until 12:30pm. The checkout time will be 12pm, with free time available beforehand for packing. However, you are welcome to depart earlier to meet the needs of your personal agenda.

GETTING THERE

The closest airport is Ibiza. You may book a car or taxi from outside the airport, quoting the below address to bring you directly to the estate. Alternatively, the hotel will be happy to organise a transfer for you. This transfer service will entail a separate fee, not included as part of the cost of this programme and will be payable to the hotel before departure. Please email guestexperience.ibiza@okuhotels.com quoting “Transfer for Balance Holidays Retreat” in the subject line. Total journey time if local traffic conditions permit will be approximately 25 minutes.

ADDRESS

Camí del Portixol,
2, 07820,
Sant Antoni de Portmany,
Illes Balears,
Spain

 

  • 5 days
  • 05th - 09th October 2022
  • 20 participants

  • 5 days
  • 20
  • 05th - 09th October 2022