Retreat and Recharge Southern Spain
First, a note from Gael:
"For many years I have been running group courses in our home in Southern Spain. Last year I tried something different – a very similar break to the ones I am planning for 2005. (I have just replaced one individual session with a group one and added two follow-up e-consultations). This new format proved very successful as the testimonials below indicate. Each person who attended has kept me updated on their excellent progress and continuing friendship with each other since the Retreat. Below are their comments on the experience."
Testimonials on Retreat and Recharge 2004
"Travelling to La Granja for the Retreat and Recharge Break was the best present that I could have given myself. 0n arrival I was warmly greeted by Gael with a glass of Rijoa (the region's local wine) and introduced to the other guests whom quickly became friends and still are.
La Granja itself is an oasis of beauty and tranquillity - the perfect place to journey inward with Gael's help of course!! My daily sessions with Gael (5 in total) were amazing ...in the sense that Gael did not listen to my litany of cop-outs and excuses instead gently encouraged me to go the extra mile and challenge myself! From our work together during these sessions I have a clearer vision of who I am and where I am going in my life.
In between sessions, we talked, laughed ate and drank a lot along with some necessary sunbathing by the pool!! By night we walked into the village of Les Pueblos and sampled the local tapas which were sublime!
I think the additions to the program for next year are an excellent idea - they will be very beneficial.
All in all, my sojourn at La Granja was very special and I look forward to returning real soon.
It is very rare to have the opportunity to truly escape the pressures and routine of everyday life. La Granja allows its visitors to do just that. The views across the Andalucian countryside are breathtaking and invigorating.
I had been struggling to make some major decisions and was finding it difficult to think clearly whilst coping with the demands of normal life at a very stressful time. La Granja is a calm and tranquil place; it was the perfect setting in which to relax and take time to peacefully consider the changes I wanted to make.
Thank you, Gael for the opportunity to benefit from your skills in this inspiring environment. La Granja provides a wonderful retreat, a place to reflect and recharge before striking out in a positive direction. To share this experience with three special people who are now good friends was an added bonus!
A belated thank you, yet again, for an absolutely wonderful retreat to recharge and energise myself. It's been amazing to see the rapid progress I've made over the years in my personal (& business) growth and development, as a result of the work we've done together!
Do you realise I've been coming back time after time - 8 in total - since 1992? I've so enjoyed watching La Granja grow and develop into such a special home, in such a beautiful setting - now complete with relaxing swimming pool and landscaped gardens.The view of the olive groves, distant fields and mountains against the light filled sky is just magic - I can imagine it instantly. I feel I bring a piece of Spain back with me to London each time I come.
P.S. Please thank all the local villagers for such a warm welcome again too!
My stay with Gael at "La Granja" was in September 2004.I hold very fond memories of a wonderful visit, especially the free and easy style of the Retreat. I found it to be a place that enabled me to calm my mind, encouraged me to rest and relax my body, and to share with others, fun and laughter that lifted my spirits. This whole environment, combined with personal counselling sessions, gave me valuable time and space for contemplation and reflection. I returned home energised, more importantly - I found clarity and direction in my life."