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Game of Transformation Women's Yoga Retreat in Malta

Relax, reveal, and remember at the serene home sanctuary called The Tree Gozo. Personal, not group retreats. The Tree supports 1 person at a time. Andrea & Katia welcome you to their life, home, and family; a three-bedroom 400-year old Gozitan farmhouse offering comfort, sisterhood, and tranquillity. Join Andrea and Katia as they accompany you for ten days to return and remember your nature and authenticity. This environment allows and supports you to be your authentic self.

Meet the instructors

Andrea
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Highlights

  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Emotional Release Techniques
  • Sunrise in silence at ancient Cart Ruts
  • Free pickup and drop-off from the Gozo ferry
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Massage treatment

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

9 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Welcome to the home of Andrea; a magical 400-year-old farmhouse built of the local Maltese limestone, which has been renovated and kept in old-modern style, offering comfort, charm, and relaxation. The farmhouse offers a warm, sensual, and idyllic inspiration to regenerate and reveal yourself. It lies on a ley line connected to a water portal just off the island of Comino. A magical space, abundant in local crystals, plants, cats, and love.

The home and lifestyle are based on relaxation, play, and inspiration. While there is Wifi, you will find a better signal without it as our home is connected with nature, animals, sunrise, and walking trails. She shares her space with five affectionate cats: Azué, Molly, Louisa, Oscar, and Blackie.

The garden outside the pool area gives season vegetables and herbs when available. We also buy fresh goat cheese, goat milk, and free-range eggs from the neighbor, who is a shepherd and can be seen daily walking her sheep and goats by the house.

Life is simple, supportive, and nurturing. You will be well looked after and nurtured as all your basic needs are provided for. The home does not have a television but it does have a large table for everyone to share and support one another.

The house is set on three floors with three en-suite bedrooms on each level. Its private pool overlooks the untiring views of Blue Lagoon, Comino, and Malta. The heart of the home is the triangular common area with a living room, kitchen, dining, and a fireplace.

And located just below is the natural healing cave where therapies and sessions take place. Andrea lives in the top part of the house while the other bedrooms, The Pool Room and The Earth Room are located in the middle and lower part of the house. ​​

You will stay in a private bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Fresh towels and linens, and a hairdryer are provided. There is Wi-Fi and each room is equipped with a gas heater for winter and a fan for summer. Andrea lives on the property.

Pool Room

The middle room, which connects to the common areas, has one queen bed and an en-suite bathroom. It has a door that connects directly to the pool. The bathroom also has a bathtub. It is the oldest room in the house and displays traditional Maltese tiles as well as high ceilings. The room is ideal for dreams, relaxation, and connection to water.

Earth Room

The lower room, which is partially underground, has one queen bed and an en-suite bathroom. It connects to the healing cave. It is the quietest room in the home. The room is ideal for deep introspection and meditation. The energy of the room and its cave have been known as an initiation room, where you are able to meet, embrace, and unlock awareness and power that has previously held you back.

Massages, sessions with Andrea, and yoga - weather not permitting in winter - will be held in the cave (only for those on retreat). We kindly ask you to allow us to pass through the room to the cave. All other uses of the cave are by the discretion of the guest in this room.

Program

​After over a decade of service in the field, Andrea approaches retreats like she does life: play with what arises in a spiritual- human way. Katia is deeply connected with nature and shares the wisdom of sacred plants. Spontaneity, creativity, and joy of whatever arises is the dance of life. Support and sharing are the cornerstones.

In the home, taking responsibility for what we feel as well as owning our own authenticity is essential. Join their family of cats and local women who warmly welcome you to share and remember the beautiful gift of being human experiencing life.

Allow yourself the opportunity to let go of the pain, suffering, and discomfort that has accumulated in the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Be supported to embrace and meet your inner world.

Receive tools on how to cultivate your relationship with yourself, emotional release, and how to navigate and discern the discomfort of what arises within you. Honor yourself through time and space in a safe, nurturing, sanctuary.

Andrea and Katia will also be on hand for one-on-one individual and personal support and guidance if needed (unless spirit calls for a journey).

Life in the home focuses on relaxation and authenticity, allowing what has been unseen within to be seen, embraced, and transformed through support, gentle guidance and self-realisation. Movement, foods, guidance, exercises, and sessions all to support your process. (this retreat is not a replacement for medical assistance or a home for substance withdrawal).

Schedule

This is a personal retreat that is conducted in flow, which means, adjusts to the natural rhythms of life and how we feel in the moment.

Each retreat is tailored to what you need at a specific time. The schedule is flexible to be most suitable for your needs and reflected by the season.

Day 1: Arrival

  • 15:00 Check in
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga, Meditation, and Walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Massage
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga, Meditation, and Walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Emotional Release & Aspecting
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 4

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Island Excursion (beach or visit places of power)
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 5

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga, Meditation, and Walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Game of Transformation (Part 1)
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 6

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga, Meditation, and Walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Island Excursion (beach or visit places of power)
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 7

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Game of Transformation (Part 2)
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 8

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga, Meditation, and Walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 11:30 - 18:00 Free Day
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 9

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yoga, Meditation, and Walk
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Island Excursion / Game of Transformation / Float Session
  • 18:00 Dinner

Day 10: Departure

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Silent sunrise meditation & walk (optional and weather permitting)
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Card Readings
  • 12:00 Check out

Notes

  • Opportunity to stay extra nights before and after the retreat. Please ask about the possibility of extra nights when making a reservation.
  • Karma yoga is performed daily, which is, together we clean up after meals washing, drying, and putting away the dishes. You are always welcome to help water the plants in the garden or garden if you wish to.
  • If the weather does not permit us to be outdoors, yoga sessions will be in the cave.
  • Thursday evenings from 19:00-20:30 are self-care sessions.

Instructors

Andrea Ridgway

Location

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on the island of Gozo in the village of Qala. Gozo, which means 'joy', is a little spit of land sitting in the Mediterranean Sea with a unique rocky coastal landscape, waters so crystal-clear and the sky so bright blue that you’ll have to rub your eyes to believe what you are seeing.

Gozo is the second-largest island of the Maltese Archipelago and is an ideal destination for those who treasure a slow, relaxed rhythm of life and cherish the unspoiled countryside and being close to the sea. The beauty of surrounding nature all around creates an ambiance of complete peace.

Food

Meals are community-style which means you will prepare and eat together or separately. Upon arrival, you will go to the supermarket. You use The Tree Gozo's own ingredients except for basics like oils, herbs and spices, and grains like rice, risotto, and gluten-free flours. Teas are provided. You can do the shopping if need be. That way you can eat what you feel when you need it and thus take away the pressure to eat.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Paleo diet
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Yoga & Meditation Sessions
  • Sunrise in Silence at ancient Cart Ruts
  • Massage treatment
  • Game of Transformation
  • Daily Card Readings​
  • 1 - 5ml bottle of essential oil
  • Optional activities / exercises to cultivate your relationship with yourself
  • Emotional Release Techniques
  • Integrating the Self (Aspecting)
  • Sacred Sites / Places of Power
  • Nature Excursions
  • Activities like Ecstatic Dance, Cacao Ceremony, Music and Fire
  • One-on-one individual and personal support and guidance
  • Daily Fresh Vegetable Juice or Superfood Smoothie
  • Free pickup and drop-off from the Gozo ferry
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Self-care Thursday evenings
  • Gift yourself the time and opportunity to connect with yourself
  • Enjoy life and yourself in a relaxed, gentle, loving sanctuary
  • Immerse yourself in the sun, sea, and spontaneous creativity

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel Insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by car

Specific directions and location available upon request.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malta International Airport (MLA).

Arrival by bus

There is a direct bus X1 (2 EUR) that will take you from the airport directly to the Gozo Ferry Terminal. The journey by bus takes over an hour and you will enjoy some nice views of Malta on the way.

Arrival by taxi

We can also organise a taxi from the airport to the ferry terminal in Malta (Cirkewwa) and the cost is around 25 EUR. Please send your flight details and arrival time to The Healing Tree so they can arrange it for you.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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