Massive learning curve. This week has changed the way I look and live my life.
— J
Another giant thank you to you both AGAIN. I got so much from my 3 weeks with you guys and and I’m still getting so much from it.
— T

I’m in an amazing place now, thanks. Feel so safe, it stops my mind from wandering
— T
I keep following my intuition and constantly it provides solutions, answers and reassurance. I am so grateful for feeling connected. Xx.
— B

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 that I probably haven’t realised yet.
— L

You guys are crazy nuts, in the most beautiful and best way. THANK YOU!
— HS

 Miracles happen when you become vegan

100% Outdoor Experience (if you want)

Of course we do all the normal healthy stuff such as yoga and plant-based whole foods and meditation and exercise. That’s easy, but we also go many more refined and essential steps further and think air, gravity, light, sleep, movement, feeling and much more. Come to us if you want to take a detox to the next level and wake up to the full potential of life.

The minimalistic Shala at the O·land in Thailand. We live in to a nature reserve but only 5 minutes from the best beaches and the village. Upstairs is the yoga room with a giant dreamcatcher, and downstairs is the classroom/kitchen/play area ( sunrise ?)

The minimalistic Shala at the O·land in Thailand. We live in to a nature reserve but only 5 minutes from the best beaches and the village. Upstairs is the yoga room with a giant dreamcatcher, and downstairs is the classroom/kitchen/play area (sunrise?)

In Thailand our garden is a wild herbal pharmacy with Neem trees and medicinal herbs. We have constructed an open Oshala and customized Prana-Pods. Every drop of air flowing into your lungs and every plant or herb you eat will be as clean as we can possibly provide it, and as close to the source as we can get. It matters, and your detox will speak for itself. You (and others) will notice it in your eyes, your skin your movements and your mood.

In the process of creating the ultimate detox for you in Thailand and finding it in Spain, we have become more beautifully minimalistic and freely less dependent on stuff, asking ourselves in the process - what do we really need? Really, if you’ve read this far you will sooner or later ask that question too and the more you get rid of the more you’ll respect your nature (body).

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


When was the last time you thanked your feet, your hands, your lungs?

In choosing a life of less, and in discovering our natures or our biochemistries, creativity has been the best energy source for finding amazing and often unconventional (innovative) solutions to fit the 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 experienced and embraced (e-)motions and health. In Spain we choose venues that offer the same experience.

Some would say that our health as individuals could be defined in terms of how much “mass” we carry and how willing we are to understand what it is to be living creatures in general rather than just humans in particular. We will never be healthier than the Earth we share. We start by our own natures, i.e., our bodies, and not take them for granted any more.

Morning at O - land just after construction. The animals from the National Park visit us when they feel safe. This particular deer (Roscoe) comes at night and early hours.

Morning at O - land just after construction. The animals from the National Park visit us when they feel safe. This particular deer (Roscoe) comes at night and early hours.

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 we know is good for us, why do we harm ourselves by eating unhealthy stuff and smoking and sitting still and drinking and… Read more.

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. No theme is censured, no words excluded. We talk about everything and anything that needs to be talked about.

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 (xE). To detox it we need to remember it.


Feel for Real

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

+ for the serious +


SUPER-COLORFUL DETOX - creativity is the first solution


PLEASE Ask us anything

A 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, education and good, informed thinking.

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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 father but your body remembers him quite well, especially if you have his nose. We take several other forms than the bodily form, and whereas some of them can’t be seen, others can be questioned to the extent as to whether they are “us” or we are them, like the microbiome for instance. We have 10 times more cells from microbes than we do 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 x 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 even need to get high or take Ayahuasca!

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t change your Karma or even our common Human Karma, because if we are all connected as often stated, changing your Karma is also changing ours (or the other way around).



"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 Retreats by Queen of Retreats. Featured in Conde Nast, the Independent, Vegan Blat, and some others along the way.

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



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

O•live Retreat is unique, and by some reporters claimed to be “a 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 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-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 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 yourself 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 factory farming.

Or if that's not enough, consider your own health, or weight, or that of those you love. If health or environment aren’t enough, consider living creatures. Consider the energetic catastrophe of 400 million animals being killed daily to please old tastes and old habits. If Einstein, Bohm and others were right, we are all connected, and for whatever related 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, drugs and smoking. From the US FDA, the UN, the WHO, and health authorities in the EU, it's accepted that a plant based diet - we mean really good, non-refined, non radical, non boring food - 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

*We don’t eat animals. We live among and love them!


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