the origins

Experience Retreats was born out of the desire for finding our "ikigai", a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being". An invitation to be honest with ourselves to release the inner purpose.

It's pillars guided us through an organic process using our main interests and passions as the building blocks.

So we “Started Small” curating our Yoga Retreat Venue Experiences concept to invite and nurture those that are in need of “Releasing Oneself” from their everyday in order to find their true reason for being or simply disconnect from their busy lives through witnessing and experiencing the “Joy of little things”.

The aim is to provide authentic escapes that allow meaningful, mindful and enriching experiences whilst focusing on the “Here and Now”.

Balance is essential in life and in our bodies. Yoga is the backbone of the experiences that we curate. A discipline that can provide equilibrium between mind, body and soul.  Combined with genuine activities and support that will provide “Harmony and Sustainability” to local people whilst shaping our lives in beautiful locations allowing us to relax and appreciate.

 
The end result, everlasting memories that sparked positive changes in people’s lives.
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Our Team

 
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Ale Romei & Susie Bown  -  Co-founders 

Ale is a natural creator that loves art, design and travel. Also, a beach, nature lover and eco-warrior who is very enthusiastic about collaborating with others, discovering new places and experiences. Susie is a certified Yoga Teacher who oozes good vibes to all around her and believes Yoga is the best way of reaching our body and mental wellness.

Since the beginning of their relationship they've been looking for that special venture that could involve both their strengths and after a long search and learning along the way Experience Retreats was born. A combination of their passions; Yoga, Travel and discovery and authentically designed & styled properties were the right factors for the equation they were looking for. With this in mind, and collaborating with various experts in their fields they have started curating experiences that can potentially shape positively people’s lives.

As they say, we are beings shaped by the experiences we go through in life so why not hand craft events that can spark positive outcomes.

 

COLLABORATORS

 
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Sabrina & Barbara

Sabrina & Barbara are the beautiful souls that created our amazing Yoga Retreat Venue in Tuscany. Both sisters have built an oasis of authentic Tuscan style on the footsteps of the renaissance town of Pienza and their energy has made the place a truly magical experience for all those wanting to come on a retreat and live the beautiful activities we have to offer.

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Caterina

Caterina is an Italian mama from the south of Italy that has been living in Tuscany for many years with her Tuscan husband and son. She is an amazing local cook that will delight you with the amazing organic produce and Tuscan cuisine nourishing you from top to toe! Caterina’s cuisine goes from local traditional Italian food to vegetarian based meals. Her contagious happiness will make you love her along with her amazing food.

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Andrea Everingham

Andrea is a fabulous Yoga Instructor with the most fantastic energy which makes everyone feel at ease around her. She started her Yoga journey about 20 years ago whilst being a Personal Trainer and took her first steps into it in Brazil learning to be a Yoga therapist in the state of Santa Catarina. She is a Certified 500hr Senior Yoga Teacher with International Yoga Alliance accreditation. She has also trained in California with Integrative Yoga Therapy completed 500hrs and trained in New York with Jivamukti Founders Sharon Gannon & David Life, completing her 300hrs training.

 
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Fenton & Franny

Fenton & Franny are the beautiful souls behind our Yoga Retreat Venue in Andalucia. They manage and fill up with positive energy a very stylish Spanish cortijo that is turning into well known retreat heaven in the south of Spain. Fenton is a Reiki Master and a Holistic Masseur and can provide his services to your guests during the retreat if you wanted to add some more pampering to the experience. Franny is a Yoga instructor with lots of experience teaching in Spain and the UK.

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Benjamin & Anne Marie

Benjamin and Anne Marie are two fantastic souls that settled in the South of Spain more than a decade ago and started producing the most amazing plant based retreat food you could ever imagine. They are the ones who inject the right type of fuel to our bodies to nourish us and give us the best to live a wonderful gastronomic experience. They are passionate about growing and creating delicious 100% organic plant-based whole foods in harmony with Mother Nature, so we believe you will love what they will offer you.