This retreat took place from Saturday 21 May - Friday 27 May 2022 - In the rolling hills of Sabina, a world away from modern life, yet within reach of Rome and its airports

The power of time off. Spring retreat in the rolling hills of Sabina, a world away from modern life, yet within easy reach of Rome and its airports.

Reset and Reconnect versus Today’s daily life

Understanding people and creating connections, including with ourselves, is one of the most important new aspects of life. Leaders and top performers often face information overload and time pressure and there is always a high pressure to deliver the best results. A common – unconscious – strategy is to work and live without compassion and disconnected from others and out of touch with ourselves.

Short-term dissociation is a very useful strategy to help leaders and top performers deal with a time of crisis and if there is a high pressure to deliver results. Long-term dissociation leads to possible disconnection from ourselves, disconnection from the ones we love and from the ones we work or collaborate with; our team, our clients, our business partners.

To reconnect with yourself and 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 and  mind training, silence and deep relaxation.

Origin

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, self-care and training human-skills. It contributes to a more human world and it is thé way up towards health & happiness, peak performance & professional influence and sustainable friendships, partnerships and alliances. A deep transformational experience to elevate your life!

This the power of time off retreat will be led by Ingrid Valks, a facilitator for conscious leadership and an international certified yoga and meditation teacher. Ingrid brings over 20 years of experience in creating experiences with impact to humanize people and organisations.

The power of time off

A the-power-of-time-off retreat is a complete internal reset to take leadership of your personal and professional life and to develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence. 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 towards heightened consciousness and deepened 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. Spending time in stillness, in wild nature, eating simple and healthy food, in combination with exercises to relief stress, clear your mind and learn to relax will help you revitalize and grow.

About the retreat

Attendees will be asked to detox digitally, to refrain from reading books and participate in sessions of silence. Finding time to do nothing and be still gets more and more challenging each day. But stillness helps to calm and tame the weary mind. 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.

These days we escape to the rolling hills of Sabina  with its ancient forests and medieval hilltop towns. A world away from the rush and bustle of modern life, yet within easy reach of Rome and its airports. ‘Keep close to nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while spend some time in the woods and wash your spirit clean.’ John Muirnaturalist, author, environmental philosopher. Attendees will participate in a solo-in-nature experience and swim in the pool to feel at one with nature. When you take time off to spend time in nature away from distractions it will improve your general well-being and improve the ability to connect with nature, yourself and others.

Collective practice

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.

Give this retreat as a gift to your partner, your friend or your employees

- A complete internal reset to boost personal satisfaction, performance and productivity

Upon leaving, you'll feel that nothing is.

Location

In a lush, enchanting valley you are being welcomed to reset and replenish in tranquil surroundings, to absorb the healing energy of this magical landschap and to bask in the unique spirit of the rolling Sabina hills.

Two rustic, ancient stone farmhouses have been restored with exquisite artistic detail combining the whimsical and the refined. The extensive grounds are cultivated with care and reverence for nature with shaded terraces, intimate hideaways and quirky nooks which surprise, delight and inspire visitors.

The magnificent outdoor platform designed by Marco Antonini, perches on the hillside overlooking the valley and brook below, surrounded by stunning views and the natural splendour of cypresses, olive groves, and walnut trees.

The restful, refreshing swimming pool, the myriad outdoor and indoor spaces for leisure and practice, the simple, elegant, distinctive bedrooms with artworks by local and international artists are all designed to nurture, soothe, inspire.

The local surroundings abound in natural springs, rivers and streams, countryside walks and nature reserves. The beauty of this unspoiled, undulating rural landscape has attracted a diverse community of writers, artists and those who wish to reconnect with self and with nature. Off the beaten track, Sabina remains an unsung, secret gem in the heart of the resplendent Italian countryside, within easy reach of Rome and its airports.

Details

  • Attendees do not need any yoga or meditation experience.
  • Detox digitally. Switch off cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices.
  • Gentle detox with healthy meals and herbal teas prepared by the private chef.
  • From Saturday 21 May – Friday 27 May 2022.

Book this retreat

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!