We support you with any of the following, and more.

De-Stressing, Relaxation, anxiety & Depression, Self-Care, Life & Career, Nutrition & Cooking, YOga, Fitness, Meditation, Creativity, Meaning, Loneliness, Food, Weight-loss, Addiction, Allergies & Sensitivities, Inflammation, Disease & Disorders, Relationships, Breathing, Living and More.

Massive learning curve. This week has changed the way I look and live my life.
I’m in an amazing place now, thanks. Feel so safe, it stops my mind from wandering
Another massive “thank you” to you both. No panic attacks very little anxiety. I’m doing amazingly well.
I keep following my intuition and constantly it provides solutions, answers and reassurance. I am so grateful for feeling connected. Xx.
The universe is just awesome so thank you for helping me to see this for myself.
I have learnt so much about myself: started to listen to my body again, question the opinions I have picked up along the way, reengaged with my love of music and literature, learnt how delicious simple and healthy vegan cooking is, and a whole lot more...
This was more than just a yoga retreat with fab food, it was a retreat for the whole mind body spirit. Cristina and Ray were so inspiring, caring and knowledgeable. Came away feeling I’ve entered a new stage in my life. Fantastic.
I will never forget the conversations i had with you both as i really don’t get the chance to speak to anybody about what is going on with me and my struggles in life. The time you gave me is really appreciated and i thank you from the bottom of my heart
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.

How O·live Thinks & Works


Because we recognize that everyone is unique, we never assume any detox program of any prearranged length or design will suit all people. What we offer therefore is a set of understandings and methods that can be tailored to all individuals in order to ensure you get what you need, and not what some conventions or market forces presume for you.

Mind Detox Dialogue

The O·live 8 Mind Detox Dialogue has been referred to as the “incredible” ethos behind pretty much all we do at Olive Retreat. The eight propositions derive from well established conclusions in the physical and social sciences, and correspond to certain healthful Buddhist teachings being employed in the modern world with great results. We combine meditation with a fresh look at ourselves in light of modern thought, the best vegan diet, yoga, and exercise toward an experience that is not only physically and emotionally therapeutic, but will lead you to a self healthier than you could have imagined. More.

I am leaving Olive Retreat with the science-based knowledge and the skills to look after my body, soul, and mind! Thank you so much for showing me the light.
It was incredible meeting and getting to know you both. Thank you for your kindness. Massive learning curve. Ray you inspired me to find the future.
I just wanted to send you a quick note. Thank you for really being solid friends and support to me. I am so grateful that you reached out in the way you did following my initial desperate email!

Feel f’ Real Detox

Feel f' Real was developed in 2017 and seeks to build awareness in you, by you. You’ll learn to acknowledge and feel all of your feelings, the good, the bad, the happy, the excruciating - all of them. All of them are what makes you unique in the world, and learning to feel and understand them first, and then convert them into healthy action and finding your place in the world has proven to heal the deepest of wounds and create the most fulfilling of lives. More.

The retreat helped me to stop, listen and learn new skills that realigned my natural rhythm and needs, through a trifecta of mental awareness, nutritional enlightenment and physical agility.
You guys are crazy nuts, in the most beautiful and best way. THANK YOU!
I’m back home safe and sound and thought I would let you know I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 4 lbs which is a positive start!

Chakra Detox

Chakra derives from an Indo-European base meaning turn. This very special sensitivity is designed to explore your own inner healing powers through the best of ancient and modern methods and traditions combined. In addition to the usual O·Live program, you’ll work with all your senses to liberate your self - your cells, mind and soul - from all sorts of energetic and chemical negativity. More.

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

 If you need any kind of change, “the O·live family is the right choice.”

We have been praised by the most traveled of reporters but not because we have the nicest pools or best ACs (most of which are unsustainable). 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 while resisting cliches at all levels. 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.

O·live Retreat is your inspiration to a healthier life as you define it.

That morning we got up beofre four am and just sat there talking until the sun rose....that morning changed everything for me.

Video Testimonial by LUZ, 2019.

Olive Retreat Video in Spain, 2013.

As I’ve already said the most awesome thing about Olive is you two and the fact you’re intelligent and compassionate beings that live and breathe everything you believe in and teach.

Everything is Included in the cost

You get your flights, we do the rest

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

  • 24h 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-up

  • 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 to and from Malaga or Bangkok and get a travel insurance if applicable for you. Please compare our price considering we include everything.


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 yourself and the earth itself more life and freedom.

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, drugs and smoking. Read more.

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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