What to expect
Our mission at HolyMama is to create a sacred space for mamas and children. This nurturing 'love field' is the perfect environment for mothers to reconnect with their true essence as creative, powerful females.
HolyMama retreats include yoga, meditation, accommodation, meals prepared by private chefs, snacks, daily childcare and a beauty treatment such as a pedicure or facial. It is an 'all-inclusive' holiday for mother and child. Finally here is a yoga retreat where you can bring children and babies. As one participant put it, "Everything is top quality: Accommodation, yoga, food and childcare. Its real value for money" (see other testimonials here).
As motherhood involves constant giving, on this retreat you have the possibility to recharge. You'll be supported, looked after and nurtured with organic and well balanced meals. Mornings are for you to enjoy yoga, brunch with other mums, massages, treatments, a one-to-one consultation and time alone in order to reconnect with your self, which is vital for all those in your family system. Afternoons there is free-time for going to the beach, village visits, walks, pool fun and of course spending precious hours with your child.
You can come on the retreat with your baby, toddler or child. We also have limited space for mothers with more than one child. The childcare is Waldorf/Montessori style with two children assigned to one carer. There is the option of having one-on-one care. The childcare team is multi-lingual and extraordinary.
Come to this magical island to enjoy quality time with your child and gain some space for your own visions. Escape to the sun, sea, countryside and clean, fresh air.
We love Ibiza – the original location for the HolyMama retreats. It is a glittering jewel in the Mediterranean where the energy is perfect for yoga, meditation, healing, dancing and transformation. Legend says there are crystals under the earth in Ibiza which is why everything vibrates at a higher frequency; others say it is one of the most magnetic spots on the planet working as an energy vortex. Either way Ibiza makes people feel different; freer maybe. The island can also polarise things you need to transform – so come with an open mind and ready to embrace the changes this scorpio island will catapult you into.
The HolyMama retreats are held in the spring and autumn when the temperatures are perfect for yoga, babies and being in the sun. Ibiza is blessed with sunshine – with an average of 300 days a year of radiant rays. It is also a multi-cultural melting pot. Over 85 different nationalities reside on the island, alongside the nomadic travellers who come and go and the international tourists. Claudia can tell you some stories about the island’s characters as she has also written about them in a beautiful, coffee table photography book called 'Ibiza Portraits'.
You can fly direct from most major cities in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Scandinavian countries. Or fly direct to Barcelona or Madrid and then get a connecting flight with budget airline Vueling or Iberia.
From Ibiza airport it is only a 20 minute cab ride or drive to the retreat location.
How much and what’s included?
Prices range from 1500 - 2700 Euros depending on accommodation choice. Each rate includes the following:
7 nights/6 days or 5 nights/4 days (mini retreat) accommodation in beautiful Ibicencan villa or country cabana for you and your child/ children. Choose your preferred accommodation from 'HolyMama Sanctuary' or 'HolyMama Haven' (space is limited, so please book early to ensure you receive your preference).
2 evening meditations (for e.g. HolyMama Women's Circle with flower mandala, womb healing and activation led by Claudia, Sundance/Medicine Dance, Sound Healing with live instruments and voice, Voice Essence Journey with Laor, Intuitive Music Programming with Sa Indot). Evening babysitting included, in case your child wakes up.
Opening welcome circle for mums and children, closing circle for mums.
2-3 children's yoga classes with special children's yoga teacher
Pedicure or Dr. Hauskcha/Dulkamara organic bamboo facial on-site
Creative children's programme every morning for 3.5-4 hours. Multi-lingual, heart-centered carers using Montessori/Waldorf approach. Languages spoken English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch.
All meals for you and your child. These are delicious, organic, vegetarian meals prepared by high-end caterers and private chefs. Children's evening meal prepared by children's chef.
Daily organic alkalising juices and smoothies
Snacks and fruit
Unlimited herbal teas and mineral water
Superfoods such as maca, alfalfa, wheatgrass and goji berries
Beautiful welcome gift
Yoga mats, towels, bed-linen, hairdryers, WiFi etc
If you'd like to come with a friend/mother/helper and want to share a room please ask for prices.
If you want to bring a second child this is an extra 250 Euros to cover extra childcare, food, sleeping arrangements.
Retreats are Saturday to Saturday – there is the option of arriving on Sunday if flights are better for you.
Check-in is between 17.00 and 2300 on Saturday. You can also check-in on Sunday before 1700, if those flight times suit you better. Check-out is 10.00 the following Saturday. The retreat begins officially with the opening circle on Monday. Saturday is the arrivals day. Participants arrive at different times and dinner is provided. On Sunday we give you time to settle in and acclimatize. There is no fixed schedule to allow for rest after travel and space for small excursions. We will offer a complimentary mother and child workshop in the afternoon before dinner and the first opening circle will be Monday morning at 9.15 am.
More questions? Refer to our FAQ section.
Flights to Ibiza, shuttle from airport to villa (taxi or car rental)
Meals out and outings (although we can organise these and extra childcare if needed)
'Yoga is an advanced teaching. Some say that if you have found yoga in this lifetime then you’ve done it before and you are well on your journey of growth and expansion. Each asana is designed to purify and heal the physical body, as well as the subtle body. The cells in the tissues of our physical body actually communicate with our subtle body. No one needs this healing and purification more than a woman who has given birth and is caring for a family. We at HolyMama know how hard it is to keep on your spiritual path as a mother and we are here to support and inspire you as much as we can'.
- Suzanne Slocum Gori
If you have a question that isn’t listed here don’t hesitate to contact us.