Bring Health Home

detox + yOGA + MEDITATION + sleep + exercise + PRANAYAMAS + dialogue



A healthy lifestyle starts with learning and understanding yourself, and your unique needs in a society that isn’t very healthy. At some point during what is essentially an ongoing learning process you will understand what is making you unhealthy, and what you can do about it. Over 100,000 artificial substances (chemicals) have been introduced in our lives which our bodies aren’t able to recognise and which cause more or less havoc on us. Most of these can be detoxed, and many others can be prevented from ever getting in. The method is easy, but sooner or later it will require you to feel. Feel for Real.

Over nighty percent of our guests change one or more habits after a retreat, and eighty-two percent stick with their new habits even after a year. Do you know of better results? We honestly don’t, and yet we still continue to find new and creative ways to get even better results!




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100% Outdoor Experience 

We do all the normal healthy stuff like yoga and plant-based whole food and meditation and exercise. That’s easy, but we go further and think air, sleep, movement and much more. To support your detox we have planted Neem trees and healthy herbs, constructed an open Oshala for your classes and Prana-Pods for your amazing fresh air sleep. Every drop of air getting into your lungs will be as clean as we possibly can provide. Every drop of water will be as close to the source as we can get and contain as little plastic and chlorine as we can possibly provide.

In the process of creating the ultimate detox for you, we have become more beautifully minimalistic and freely less dependent on stuff, asking ourselves in the process - what do we really need? If you decide to get healthy you will sooner or later ask this question too and the more you get rid of the more your nature (body) will be heard and respected and loved.

In choosing a life of less, and in discovering our natures or our biochemistries, creativity is a great energy source for finding amazing and often unconventional (innovative) solutions to fit the demands of our contemporary world. In Thailand the climate allowed us to skip the walls, both metaphorically and literally, and opened a new world in the process. A world of embraced (e-)motions and health.

 Morning at the O-shram. The animals from the National Park visit us when they feel safe. This particular deer is a common visitor.

Morning at the O-shram. The animals from the National Park visit us when they feel safe. This particular deer is a common visitor.

Some would say that our personal health could be defined in terms of how much “mass” we carry , and how willing we are to understand what it is to be a living creature in general rather than just humans in particular. We will never be healthier than the Earth we share. We start by our own nature, i.e., our bodies.

It is important to give some emphasis to this point. Some might say “WHOLEness is only an ideal, toward which we should perhaps strive.” But this is not what is being said here. Rather, what should be said is that WHOLEness is what is real, and that fragmentation is the response of this whole to man’s action, guided by illusory perception, which is shaped by fragmentary thought.”
— David Bohm - one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century

FEEL F' REAL - to detox your “karmentum

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the health retreat FOR THE SOUL (TOO)

Everyone knows that vegetables and exercise are good for us, right? Nothing new. The question to ask is rather - why don’t we do what’s good for us (like eat more vegetables and exercise more)?

What if we were tell you the answer has to do with feelings, all of them. The good, the bad, the happy, the painful. All feelings are NEEDED. All are part of evolution. And all are important. We’ll explain why you want to keep your feelings and feel them even more, or should we say feel them in another way, to get healthy, and also how to let certain of your feelings pass if you don’t want to keep them for the long haul. Here is where our Mind Detox Dialogue comes in handy.

We don't discard the impetus. We observe, supported by a deep body detox and informative dialogues and new ways of thinking that empower you to bring your health home. The method is called Feel for Real (FfR).

Imagination loves to be reformed

Think. Where did many of the great NGO's, mind blowing books and positive historic changes come from? Probably many of them out of 'bad' feelings of anger, pain and suffering. So don't let the feelings go, don't forget them. Bring them to us and let them burst out through your creativity to be observed, felt and ultimately understood. Who knows where your creativity will take you?

After the retreat you have the option of a 3 month Feel f' Real Program to coach you and your creativity into action.  You craft your creative ideas into a form that suits you. Our Karmentum is simply memory. To detox it we need to remember it.


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SUPER-COLORFUL DETOX - creativity is the first solution

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PLEASE Ask us anything

Our very special Chakra detox is designed to explore our inner healing powers through the ancient methods of the Vedic and Tantric traditions. Once again, it’s so easy to do when you know how. Our terminology might be ancient but our understanding is the latest in neuroscience, quantum physics, microbiology and psychoneuroimmunology. We can detox and enhance our energy, or life force (Qi or Prana) by using specific Yoga postures, acupressure and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

Our Karmentum can be considered memory manifested as the I, in which case we are simply memory and our bodies the most corporeal form of it. You might not remember your great grand dad but your body remembers him quite well, especially if you have his nose. We take several other forms than the body form, and some of them can’t be seen and some can even be questioned whether they are “us” or we are them, like the microbiome. We have 10 times more cells from microbes than we have human cells. Who are we, really?

Karmentum is evolution. To detox it we need to remember it, feel it and allow it to be liberated when and if it doesn't serve us anymore.

Evolutionary Memory + Human History = Karmentum.

We learn to understand and benefit from forces we all have in us, such as the kundalini force. You will observe, and as a result, dissolve karmic loads toward enhancing your health and life force (Prana) and Purpose (Karma), and more amazingly that of your loved ones too. If we understand the universe correctly, this applies to your life in all its temporal manifestations. Fascinating isn't it? And you don’t een need to get high or take Ayahuvasca!

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t change your Karma or even our common Human Karma, because changing our Karma is also your Karma.

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"Müssten wir das Olive Retreat in einem Wort beschreiben, wäre es wahrscheinlich: Großartig!"

Read more from Jana at AUF DEUTsCH Vegan Blatt - das vegane magazine

 

 

Mind & Body Detox - for all

Nominated a Top 10 Wellness Holiday by Queen of Retreats. Featured in Conde Nast, the Independent... 

I just wanted to say the most massive thank you from every fibre of my being. My circumstances at home haven’t changed, my job hasn’t changed, the people I come into contact with every day haven’t changed but somehow it’s all very different.
— Alison

NO PAIN. AMAZING GAINS.

Change 

"If you need some direction in change, this is the right place."

O•live Retreat is a unique, top-ranked wellness destination and health retreat dedicated to helping individuals discover what health means to them and applying this health knowledge into the rest of their lives. There is no right nor wrong. There is only different degrees of suffering. You decide yours.

We are a top-ranked destination by the most travelled of reporters, but not because we have the nicest pools or best ACs. What we have is an understanding that the changes we need or seek in our lives often require transcending the most familiar of forms, physical, social, and psychological. Our venues are lovely, sure, but more lovely is our ability to synthesize knowledge from all disciplines and world views. You'll learn from latest scientific research and most ancient wisdom, and how to incorporate this learning back home. We believe in  everyone's right to be healthy and define that for themselves.

Let us guide you to a healthier, more enhanced lifestyle as you dream and define it. Enjoy our gentle and open approach to healing with our retreats in SPAIN and THAILAND.

 

Everything is Included

We don't complicate things, so everything is included. You get your flights, we do the rest

  • Accommodation: single or double/twin room and in Thailand we also offer tents and Prana-Pods

  • 24 h staff; we are always there for you, and we love it!

  • Pick-up transfer from the airport (SPAIN around 5 pm. Thailand anytime)

  • Transfer back to the airport (SPAIN latest 1 pm. Thailand anytime)

  • Books: Body Detox + OO8 Mind detox + Yoga manual + Cook Book + more literature

  • Health assessment (extensive Health Questionnaire is sent once you are booked)

  • Determining your Ayurvedic Dosha Prakriti, etc.

  • Personalized herbal detox program including liquid day(s) and flush

  • All meals: clean, real, vegan, detoxing food (and you'll learn why we don't eat gluten, sugar, yeast or refined food). Don't worry, you won't be hungry!

  • 1 massage to enhance your detox (more can be provided, to be paid in cash)

  • Daily availability of snacks for the hungry, (hungry is not healthy, you just have to figure out what hungry really means :)

  • Unlimited detoxing herbal teas and spiced waters according to your specific Dosha and needs

  • Daily Body, Mind & Chakra health classes with a lot of inspiring dialogues (bring your questions)

  • One-on-One sessions

  • Cooking, desert making, smoothies & baking classes - all you want

  • Well monitored liquid day(s) with digestive detox flush if applicable (decided at health assessment)

  • Daily yoga/stretch/body awareness with Pranayamas and Meditation and why you could continue

  • Daily individualised aerobic + anaerobic exercise in amazing nature (see pictures :)

  • Daily meditations (guided + non-guided + mindful) and the philosophies behind the world of meditation

  • A gentle facial + acupressure class with natural remedies

  • Outdoor swimming pool (Spain) or the Sea (Thailand). If you stay in a Thai Hut you have a pool there too

  • Time and space to relax, excursions, hikes, read, talk and enjoy.

  • Internet to support your learning, but please leave your social media and work at home

  • Recommendations upon departure (how to continue your quest for better health back home)

  • Post-retreat support and follow-ups

  • A unique gift for you to remember a life transforming week and your new O • friends

  • Flexibility on dates and prices - let us know what you need and we'll adapt if we can

  • In Thailand you can rent a scooter or borrow a bike

  • In Thailand we take you to the temples, see the sights, markets, the OTOP, etc

(You only have to book your flights and get a travel insurance if applicable for you. Please compare our price considering we include everything. We know it is not the best pricing strategy but we are not in this business to be strategic. We just think it's easiest for both you and us!)


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Vegan is the New Normal

All the data is in. All the feeling will come. Becoming vegan is not just a cellular detox, it's giving you more life and freedom.

Enjoying a stunning, easy to prepare, cost effective, and sustainable diet in all ways is the new common sense and the easiest and quickest way to get healthy and save our Earth from the destruction caused by the farming industry.

Or if that's not enough, consider your own health, or weight, or that of those you love. If that's not enough, think about sustainable living, or consideration for living creatures. Consider how the energetic catastrophe of 400 million animals killed daily to to us if we are all connected as now proven in quantum physics. Whatever reason, going vegan is the right choice.

It is a documented fact that animal agriculture, or trying to sustain an animal based diet globally is the leading cause of environmental destruction, species extinction, and with other unhealthy food, the number one cause of illness globally, beyond alcohol and smoking. From the US FDA, the UN, the WHO, and health authorities in the EU, it's accepted that a vegan - we mean really good, non-refined, not radical, not boring diet - will enhance your life in every category, period. Easy!

Not only is all our food acclaimed from both friendly and high-brand-equity sources, it's easy, filling, and awesome to eat. 

Look at, too. 

Read more about vegan food - blog.


I had no idea it was so easy to be healthy. Thank you for making amazing food.
— Laura
 We like to see our food as rustic food, as opposed to fancy. It's healthy, delicious and fast. It's also environmental friendly and healing. The best detox is the daily one.

We like to see our food as rustic food, as opposed to fancy. It's healthy, delicious and fast. It's also environmental friendly and healing. The best detox is the daily one.


First time I came for the food, the second time, for the food, guess why I come back now?
After a year on Vegan food I got rid of my statins. The second year I got rid of the HT pills (who F* would have thought). My doctor said, don’t tell me what you do, just do it.
This time guess why I come? I love Cristina’s food :)
— Glen

 

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