This retreat took place from Saturday 11 March - Friday 17 March 2023 - Boutique retreat location on a deserted beach, near Essaouira
A complete internal reset
Finding time to do nothing and become still gets more and more challenging each day. But stillness helps to calm and tame the weary mind. This retreat, set in Moroccan nature, south of Essaouira, guides you to unwind, to re-energize and to reconnect with yourself.
To reconnect with yourself (and with the people around) you need to become still inside. This retreat is described as a complete internal reset to take leadership of your personal and professional life. Revitalize in nature, with simplicity and healthy food, in combination with body movement, mind training, sessions of silence and deep relaxation.
The rolling sand dunes and long, undulating beaches will surround you with immense emptiness. No-one as far as the eye can see except the retreat attendees, camels and perhaps a local villager passing by on a donkey. Nature immediately brings you into harmony and gives you a deeper sense of place, peace and purpose.
I developed this retreat after 25 years of creating experiences in order for my (corporate) clients to live and work more conscious, with more compassion and creating a deep connection with themselves and with the people around them. These skills are more relevant than ever before.
This retreat is now open to anyone who understands the impact of self-awareness and self-care. It contributes to a more compassionate world and it is thé way up towards health & happiness, peak performance & professional influence and sustainable friendships and alliances. A deep transformational experience to elevate your life!
This the power of time off retreat will be led by Daniella Konopasek and Ingrid Valks, facilitators for conscious leadership and international certified yoga and meditation teachers. Daniella is also a certified nature therapy guide. Ingrid is the initiator of the power of time off and she brings over 20 years of expertise in creating experiences with impact to reconnect people and organisations.
The power of time off
A the-power-of-time-off retreat is a complete internal reset. A journey to boost the senses and to become still inside. The retreat forces introspection and for the mind and body to reach a distinct state of clarity. The retreat gives you the opportunity to lose yourself and to find yourself.
The title ‘the power of time of’ refers to my belief that we need to make time for mind and body to fully recharge and to develop a heightened consciousness and a deeper understanding for oneself. From the day I started working I took time off regularly. Ten minutes every day, one hour every week, one week every year and one year every seven years.
About the retreat
Attendees will participate in sessions of silence, enjoy daily meditation and mindful (simple) yin practices will help heal mind and body. One will take a journey up the spine and take the seven steps to stillness to re-balance the energy centers in mind and body. Restoring and re-aligning the natural and necessary curves of the spine helps release tension and generates a fresh aliveness in how you move, feel and think.
Attendees enjoy zen-walks on the endless and golden beach and swim in the waves of the Atlantic ocean. The daily guided nature experiences will boost the senses and help to reconnect with your authentic self.
The retreat fosters a sense of collectivity as we do it together with others which will awaken impactful energetic exchanges in the group. The retreat is centered around attendees’ individual journeys but the group will be an important tool and support too.
There will be time for reflection and attendees will participate in activities that are revitalizing, unleashing the potential to reach clear minds in calm bodies. Egos will be left behind, unleashing inner wisdom to realize your objectives and dreams in life.
When you arrive, everything is important.
- Ellen | Chief HR Officer
Upon leaving, you'll feel that nothing is.
Keywords to describe your retreat location are nature, simplicity and healthy food. The retreat center itself is a gem. Simple but elegant. All the large rooms have a fireplace and a terrace with a sea view. The stunning beach and rolling sand dunes are just a short stroll away. The swimming pool is a welcome treat on hot days, or a lovely place to just take a siesta. The kitchen is renowned for being healthy and pure. A flavor explosion. The produce used is locally sourced from the land around the retreat center and the local souks.
All-inclusive retreat package, sharing a room € 1750,-. There’s a supplement if you want to book your own room for this retreat of € 200,- in total. Not included travel to/from retreat location and your insurances.
To book your place in the retreat in nature is very easy; select your date, room and payment. Fill out your name and contact details. Agree with terms and conditions and pay online. If you never make time, you never have time!