read about our Venues below. Spain is first, and then Thailand.
Olive Retreat: Spain
Our Olive Retreat venue is a modestly renovated Andalusian cortijo in the countryside near Málaga, Spain. Nestled in rolling olive fields, its tranquility, comfort, clean air and nature make it a perfect detoxing environment.
The building is set in pristine nature where wild horses may come along for our afternoon walks, and the sensitive, protected Agila Imperial can breed.
The setting is perfect for beautiful, relaxing walks, exciting hikes, good exercise and for breathing clean air to enhance an efficient detox on a cellular and energetic level.
No toxic substances are used in our venue, including harmful pesticides or chemical applications, or cleaning products. We are very careful to leave a low impact, which means you can expect nature to visit us in many forms - flies, mosquitoes, wild animals, frogs, birds of all kinds, and anything else that might appear.
We provide complementary airport pickup from Málaga with your retreat booking. Our retreat property is a one hour drive from the Málaga airport. Once you arrive in Spain, all you need to do is sit back and relax.
Olive Retreat: Thailand
Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Olive Retreat leads you to a hidden gem nestled on the coast of Thailand. Set in the jungle, next to a nature preserve, our property is located just a few hours from the airport, in the lovely fishing village of Khao Tao, right on a handful of often deserted beaches, and framed by fabulous mountains and temples. We have set out to leave as low an impact as possible and minimum building has taken place on the land and around the Shala where we hold our most of the classes. Toilets and showers are all outdoor, and wildlife abounds. Expect a deer to be chewing near your tent, or a peacock or dozen to come swooping down from the mountains. Two kinds of monkeys visit us often, both of them quite entertaining.
We provide complimentary airport pickup and return from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. If your flights conflict with bus times, our trusted drivers will pick you up at the airport (addition cost of 50$) and deliver you right to our property in an easy drive of approximately three hours. After the retreat, we will bring you directly back to the airport. Bus transfers are included in the price of your retreat and private cars are an additional 50$.
There are many options for accommodation. One, we partner with a few beautiful neighboring resorts where you can stay in their charming casitas, or you have the choice of simple rooms in local Thai houses, as well as five star resorts. Each morning, we bring you 5 minutes down the road to our land which borders a protected forest. Two, you can choose to camp in one of our tents in a covered area on our land.
We practice morning yoga together on the beach. Then we’ll rest, eat some vitalizing breakfast, and explore the beauty of the surrounding temples, markets and more.