After an unimaginably unbelievable almost two years since our wonderful last retreat at the end of Feb. 2020, the whole world really needs a wellness retreat!
But if everyone can’t attend a wellness retreat to recover, at least you can…
Here is our offering to you; designed with caring and thought invested in every detail, with deep appreciation of your need for rest and rejuvenation, quiet and reflection, connection and community, learning and sharing, fun and inspiration.
You are invited to our
WOMEN’S WELLNESS RETREAT 2022 ~ NAHSHOLIM, ISRAEL
at a magical seaside resort on the most beautiful, serene shoreline in the world.
What is a wellness retreat?
A Wellness Retreat provides the opportunity to disconnect from the busyness of day-to-day life, to slow down, relax, and unwind in solitude.
To listen to what our body, mind, heart and feelings are telling us.
To have transformational, healing, uplifting experiences through breath and movement, yoga and dance, rest and relaxation, quiet and reflection, quality time in the serenity of nature, healthy mindful eating, learning, exploration, fun, laughter, sharing memorable experiences with other participants, connecting with your inner peace, attaining more clarity about your life.
What can you expect as a result of a Wellness Retreat?
- Feel more relaxed, refreshed, and energized after the retreat
- Gain new insights and perspective about your purpose or direction in life
- Gain clarity about your past, present and future
- Release blockages in your life, physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically
- Reconnect with your inner feelings and allow emotions to come through
- Break unhelpful daily life habits and learn new and healthier habits
- Jumpstart your physical health and positive outlook, and gain the momentum to continue after you return home
A personal note from the retreat organizer:
I’m looking forward to sharing with you my most favorite and the most beautiful coastline I’ve found in the world, our talented and special retreat staff, and three precious days filled with the opportunity to:
- slow down
- savor the moments
- breathe deeply
- enjoy movement in various forms
- smell the sea air
- notice the light and colors in nature shifting throughout the day
- watch the sun rise and set with a stunning colorful sky display
- eat nutritious food mindfully and peacefully
- connect with amazing women from all over Israel
- rest, reflect
- learn, have fun
- …and go back home refreshed, relaxed, and in the best of spirits
Testimonials from the past four Women’s Wellness Retreat in Israel
“Thank you for an uplifting beautiful experience on every level like I never had before in my life.”
“Thank you so much for all your hard work to make the retreat a success. I, along with all the other women, had such a special, much needed relaxing and enjoyable time. So really, thank you, thank you!! Looking forward to the next one!!!”
“You did great. I really loved it all. I came home and was truly renewed, which rarely happens. I usually the glow within the first day after the retreat is over. But this time I am still humming with happiness. I went to yoga today and I just kept thinking about how the retreat added so much to my love for yoga. Well, it goes without saying that we all want to practice in the Boutique Room again…. Having this retreat on a seaside was an inspired idea. I have been to many retreats. Not one of them, as nice they have been, compares to this three days at all. This is due to the teachers, the aromatherapy, the seaside …and the general attitude of everyone that attended.”
“You excelled yourselves this year! Your organization, both pre- and during the Retreat was so efficient and undertaken in such a good spirit and it contributed to the general wonderful atmosphere of the Retreat.”
“I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. Your organization skills were impeccable. The program was amazing and the people a delight to meet. Looking forward to the next one.”
“I cannot thank you enough for those three days. It really rocked my world.”
“It was awesome. I told so many women already who would love to come next time. I really think you did an amazing job… the warmth, location, women, and staff and programming were the best!”
“Thank you so so so much for everything, your incredible devotion and hard work have really transformed my life! I have so many new tools now for me to use to improve my emotional and spiritual well-being. Thank you!”
“This retreat was one of the most incredible, transformative, energizing, relaxing, invigorating, spiritually nourishing experiences I have ever had. It was everything I could have ever wanted and more from a 3 day retreat. I thought the atmosphere was so positive and supportive and non-judgmental and I loved and savored every single second. Kol hakavod and thank you so so so much!”
“The staff was amazing and very personal. They made me feel very welcomed and I was very warmed by it. The atmosphere was accepting and welcoming and an amazing crowd of women. I want to comment that I could really feel how much thought and care went into the program. To really bring us the best of the best. I went to other programs that were much more expensive and in a much more luxurious location and the program wasn’t half as good as this one.”
FAQ’s – Regarding COVID / corona precautions & discounts
All guests must either provide (upon registration) an up-to-date Tav Yarok or arrive at the hotel for the start of the retreat with a negative PCR test taken 72 hrs. before the start of the retreat. (The test must be taken no earlier than Thursday afternoon Feb 24th from 13:00).
All guests are required to wear masks in the restaurant while taking food from the buffets, and can remove the masks only when seated for eating. If a guest needs to take more food from the buffet during the meal, masks must be put on again.
Yes. In order to ensure that everyone will be safe without a mask while doing yoga, dancing, sitting in classes and workshops in enclosed spaces together, we are requiring each participant to take an antigen/rapid home test the morning the retreat begins, and bring the negative result with you as proof that you are arriving healthy at the retreat.
The antigen/rapid home test can be purchased for 30-35 nis at the kupot cholim.
If I register for the retreat and then get sick with COVID/corona myself, have a sick family member at home, are required to quarantine, or get a positive test result the morning of the retreat will I get a refund?
You will get a full refund from the hotel when providing proof of any of these circumstances, less a non-refundable 200 nis retreat registration fee.
What if I am healthy but the Israeli government or Ministry of Health does not allow the retreat, due to nationwide COVID/corona regulations?
You will get a full refund, less a 100 nis processing fee. (If the 100 fee is a major issue for you, please email Devora directly to discuss).
As we all know, we are currently in the shmitta year and the prices of produce are significantly higher. We arranged with the hotel to use only Eida Charedit produce for our retreat, so that everyone can join, regardless of their preference of shmitta produce.
While the hotel raised the prices since last retreat, we made a special arrangement with the hotel manager which has allowed us to keep the prices of the standard rooms the same as our last retreat in 2020.
Thank you for understanding that there are no additional discounts available.
- One suggestion that has worked well for many past participants: ask family members and/or friends to give you the gift of the retreat as a birthday, anniversary, or holiday (pre-Pesach) gift.
- Another idea that was done in the past: a retreat staff or friend in your neighborhood posts on the email/WhatsApp group in your community asking women to donate small sums towards giving a woman in great need of a break the opportunity of coming on the wellness retreat.
I am on a gluten-free, wheat-free, sugar-free, vegan, vegetarian, or specialized diet; can the chef accommodate my dietary needs?
Yes, please indicate on the registration form what are your dietary requirements and the chef will do his best to accommodate your needs.
The food at this retreat is very clean, healthy food, with a large variety of options.
In past years, people with special diets have been able to eat comfortably.
Some Seaview Boutique rooms have an unheated dipping pool and the bay in front of the hotel is shallow and lovely to swim in on a sunny day, so bring a bathing suit. But the hotel does not have a heated pool.
The only option is the full 3-day/2-night retreat. No one night option is available.
I have a cousin/friend/daughter living nearby who I can stay with, can I join just for the classes and activities?
The only option we are offering is the full retreat which includes accommodations, meals, and all classes & activities.
Can I or my daughter bring a baby who will stay in our room the entire time (we will take turns watching the baby).
The retreat is for women and girls age 18 and over only, babies can come to this retreat in 18 years from now.
The retreat is already priced as reasonably/low as possible, so we do not offer discounts.
This year we have available the kibbutz country rooms (located on the kibbutz grounds, not on the hotel grounds) which are available at a reduced price.
Payment is due in full to confirm your spot at the retreat.
We accept payment in cash, bank transfer, or credit card (2% additional credit card processing fee).
The retreat cost includes your choice of room type, 3 abundant meals a day, hot and cold drinks all day, and all classes and activities.
Massages, facials, and private sessions with coaches and teachers cost extra, and are booked and paid directly with the therapist/coach/teacher.
By the time registration has opened, almost all of our staff has already been hired and the schedule arranged.
If you would like to be considered for teaching staff for future retreats, you could send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after this retreat with a short description of your skills and experience in the area you want to teach as well as 3 titles and descriptions for classes you are inspired and capable of teaching.
Possibly. If you are an experienced massage therapist and would like to offer massages at this year’s retreat, please email email@example.com as well, sometimes we do need additional massage therapists.
Yes, there are mini-fridges and a tea & coffee corner with hot water kettle.