My husband and I spent a week with Aleid and Doby and on the way back we said to each other: the best decision we ever made in our lives in terms of relationship. We fell in love with each other all over again. Aleid is a very skilled psychologist and yoga teacher, she can listen well and pick the right techniques to help a couple. Doby is a wonderful, lovely host and a fantastic cook. We both booked a reiki session with him and we are very excited about this too. The accommodation is clean and feels like a warm place. The surroundings are beautiful, the walking routes wonderful to discuss the day's session. Everything was very well prepared and proffesional.
We will definitely go back again!
Saskia, Netherlands - 05 June 2023
I enjoyed again my stay with Aleid and Doby at their new location in north of Spain. It was definitely worth going back again. Came out stronger and more relaxed.
And this environment in the north of Spain is also very beautiful!
It continues to feel familiar and safe and I feel so welcome with these two sweethearts.
It was a lovely relaxing week and definitely recommended.
Gitte, Netherlands - 24 May 2022
I had a very nice week at Aleid & Dody. Definitely good advice from you to go here. Aleid and Dody are so warm and welcoming. The location is nice and quiet, great room, clean and tidy, food perfect, very nice yoga and meditation place in the garden.
It was a very nice Me-Time week. Aleid is sweet, friendly, professional. Lots of nice conversations I
had with her at her special office location in the middle of nature. The tasty and healthy food from
Dody was really lovely. The combination of yoga, meditation, healthy food, massages and good
conversations was perfect!
Karin, Netherlands - 05 July 2021
Rita followed the Online Detox & Yoga Weekend Retreat:
I really enjoyed the guidance of Aleid. As a person she radiates what she stands for and believes in: so pure, so authentic. You also feel that she has a lot of wisdom, that what she says is lived through. That creates confidence. Moreover, such a program works much stronger for me if I can do it together with others, preferably in a small group of like-minded people. But following the porgram online worked out fine, much better than I expected.
The result on the scale were very satisfying: -2.5kg. I feel clearer in my head, have more energy and feel more optimistic in these dark times of Corona. Yoga and meditation do their work on the inside, just like cutting back on food and the intake of masses of fruit and vegetables through the delicious smoothies and juices. The juices and smoothies were so delicious and made it therefore easy to continue the cure for 2 more days.
Hopefully next year these tough times will be over and I can fly to Mallorca to follow a retreat in real life.
Rita, Belgium - 27 May 2020
Simone followed the Online Detox & Yoga Weekend Retreat:
It was a very nice online retreat!! I was reluctant thinking that a virtual retreat would be awkward but instead it did work out very well. I especially liked Aleid and her energy. Recipes for juices and smoothies were great, easy to make and tasty. Perfect! Overall the retreat met my needs and went over my expectations. I have continued smoothies fasting for 2,5 more days, I lost 4 kilos and feel really good!
Simone, Italy - 26 May 2020
The first impression of the retreat and spaces were good. It was somewhat simple and sober, but also homely. I did ot miss anything. Cala Figuera is a nice village with a beautiful harbor. The surrounding area is also beautifully green. Although I did not come for the catering industry, you could say that it is a pity that the village it is still somewhat quiet during this time of the year. A little more liveliness would had been be nice in my opinion.
What made it very nice for me was the combination of yoga and coaching. And the combination of spending a lot of time on your own, but also being able to join the group during meals etc. In addition, it is a beautiful setting, both the private garden and the surrounding area.
I didn't really miss anything during my trip. All I could mention was that I missed a bit of active exercise. But it was also good for me to take a step back and not to do power yoga, but to focus very quietly on the movements. I liked that Aleid offers some additional muscle workouts for half an hour 3x a week.
My best memory of the week was a coaching session with Aleid where I really acchieved something.
Lotte, Netherlands - 18 March 2020
I have spent a super pleasant week at Sharanam Retreat, I felt very comfortable and the attention and dedication has been unbeatable. It is hard to find anything to suggest to improve. For me, everything was perfect!
Aleid: I think you are a very authentic person, you transmit true passion in everything you do, and even in your way of being you can see the love and effort you dedicate. I am not a very spiritual person, but with you I managed to transfer to that place of light and energy that we need so much in our day to day. The coaching phenomenally met my expectations, and I think we have done a good job together, which I bring with me for the future. I came to your house "frozen" and I left "empowered"!
Doby: you know that food is very important in my life, it is part of the moments of union in my family, it always generates good memories... for this reason, what you learned me about to take care of food during the retreat for me has been 50% of the experience. One can see the effort and dedication you put into each smoothie, in each dish... And I will never forget your massages ... that is a true complete massage!!
The return home is being hard. After 7 days there I returned very connected with myself, and it is difficult to reopen. but little by little I will get back into my routine, trying to apply what I learned with you, which stays with me forever. I hope to see you soon, I think I'll be back ...;)
Barbara, Spain - 01 December 2019
I have had a great week in Spain and my holiday was well prepared by SIS! The first two days I felt very restless, because I couldn't get the rest I really wanted. Very difficult and very odd feeling, but fortunately Aleid and Doby took very good care of me. They are so sweet!
Had a real home feeling and would soon return there again. This has done a lot for me, a good week of rest. I never expected that I would enjoy it so much in the end and that I would be able to look back on an instructive week with a good feeling. The yoga lessons where very good and the coaching sessions were really great, at first very emotional, but later also very instructive. It has helped me a lot and it has given me a lot of insights and perspective on life. I have become a confident woman, my self-confidence has grown enormously. I am proud of myself for doing this and look back to a very beautiful week in a beautiful environment.
I do know that this is worth repeating and I advise everyone to do it someday.
Gitte, Netherlands - 26 November 2019
It was a fantastic holiday, you guys are great! Thank you for an unforgetable experience!!
Sylvia, Netherlands - 28 May 2019
Had an amazingly healing time at Sharanam with Aleid and Doby. Though the retreat is in their home (a beautiful space) I had my own private area and roof terrace, and could either be a part of the house (for chats and with fabulous sunspots, gorgeous dog and cats and many secret garden reading areas) or take time out for myself and feel private. I felt they were both very experienced in their field (therapy, yoga, cooking and massage) and that they genuinely engaged with my need for rest and recovery. Two very special people, who really care about what they do and healing others. Walks around the area, the beautiful harbour and cliff strolls were a bonus - and morning yoga on a beach whilst waves lapped at the sand was blissful. Have done a lot of retreats and really this was one of the truest and best. I shall be back. Thank you A and D for all you give.
Jane, United Kingdom - 19 March 2019
I have had a fantastic week with Aleid and Doby from Sharanam Retreats. Thanks also for the nice hammam towel. The program exceeded my expectations, partly due to the nice weather with which you should have some luck at the beginning of March and I had that. I am very satisfied with your service, you felt well what I was looking for, small scale and a private room. Without you I would never have ended up at Sharanam Retreats. I found you via the internet and would definitely use your service again next time.
Marleen, Netherlands - 08 March 2019
Aleid and Doby created a unique place that allows you to re-connect with yourself, disconnect with the outside world if you wish and to look closer at your patterns, your current situation or whatever. Besides that you will get inspired by Dobys meals, Aleids yoga lessons and guided meditations as well as the place itself. There is always enough space and time for whatever else you would like to do (hiking, cycling, reading...). I would go back anytime and I am happy that I discovered this awesome place of peace.
Manuela, United Kingdom - 09 February 2019
O how I miss morning yoga & meditation followed by Doby's latte in the warm sunshine. It was a week of true relaxation in the warm and welcoming home of Aleid and Doby. You can feel that their heart is in it and in everything they do. From the deepening yoga, meditation and other sessions to the amazing vegetarian food. The small scale of the retreat adds to the intimate and homely atmosphere. The location is great, Cala Figuera is lovely in itself and not too crowded and there are nice walking and biking options as well as beaches and a nice town close by.
Monique, Netherlands - 15 April 2018
It is certainly not a mainstream Majorcan holiday: no vast buffet style meals, no TV in the room, no multiple swimming pools. The aim is not to distruct guests with endless “entertainments”, but to help them focus on themselves, look at what troubles them within their bodies and mind. This is the holiday dedicated to ourselves: towards achieving inner peace and happiness - and to this end the retreat does wonders: Aleid and Doby managed to create in their house atmosphere of calmness, kindness and comfort: daily yoga classes within 3-4 people group, coaching sessions, massages, delicious simple vegetarian meals cooked in front of you by magnificent Doby, where hosts are eating with guests, harmony with nature - bicycle rides, coastal walks - there is abundance of physical activities should guests want it. Even dogs and cats are happy around the house, sleeping and eating in the same place. It is a magical place where hosts are a happy, kind and enlightened people helping their guests to regenerate and to find the way back to themselves.
E.S., United Kingdom - 10 April 2018
I had a fantastic stay at Aleid’s: the whole atmosphere of their house, their kindness and great yoga classes gave me a huge boost. I had a great rest and feel inspired to do yoga regularly at home, especially for meditation purposes!
Elena, United Kingdom - 09 April 2018
Thank you so much for looking after me.
The week has left me feeling really great.
Great to have the exercises to follow every day.
Geraldine, United Kingdom - 13 November 2017
Aleid Warmelink retreat was great. The program exceeded my expectations and the help of SIS was good. The wellness result was positively positive. I could use the Detox effortlessly and took over 5 KG! If I were to travel to the region for the first time, I would not borrow a car. Everything is easy to reach by bike
Marcus, Germany - 22 September 2017
A stay at a home (far) away from your own home. A week full of sun, sea, yoga and working on my personal development. The room was basic, but perfect, private and all you need. The program was very good. The combination of yoga, meditation and breathing exercises was just perfect. De personal coaching session were very professional. The meals in the homey setting I really enjoyed. I had a good connection with the other person at the retreat, but if not, then there is also enough space to be on your own. The house needs some refurbishment, but it was fine for me. I really enjoyed the week!
Floor, Netherlands - 25 May 2017
I had an amazing time in Mallorca. No phone, no computers, no pc. Wonderful nature, close to the nature reserve and precious harbour and beautiful blue seas around the corner. Just relax, enjoy the sun. Doby made amazingly joyful food. Aleid gave wonderful yoga lessons. All the stay can be adjusted to your needs. Worth staying here!
Caroline, Belgium - 25 April 2017
A perfect trip for body and soul in beautiful scenery and with very warm hosts. The fasting was very well cared for, the juices varied wonderfully and personally to the daily form. The overall package was even better than expected.
H., Germany - 18 April 2017
I really liked my retreat with Aleid Warmelink. I received a very personal and special treatment and the detox was really good. I felt very comfortable and for sure I will return someday soon!
Alicia, Spain - 01 February 2017
My stay at Aleid Warmelink retreat has been a huge success. Aleid and Doby are super sweet and they take care of their guests with their heart and soul. It felt like I was visiting friends. The food is delicious en prepared with love, the yoga classes are - even for a first timer like me - very good and the massages and Reiki treatments are the best! This has been an experience to be very grateful about and to treasure for a long long time.
Kitty G., Belgium - 07 November 2016
The yoga retreat with Aleid was better than anything I could have ever expected. Aleid and Doby had the warmest hearts that I immediately felt as if I was at home. You can feel their genuine generosity and compassion. The energy in their home was constantly positive and encouraging. Aleid provided yoga in an intimate setting, offering one on one coaching. Additionally, her counselling sessions were mind and heart opening. Not only was she completely understanding, but her depth of knowledge was outstanding. Doby made the most delicious meals that I have ever had. He had such a wide range of culinary options and I never left the table hungry!! I requested my meals to be sugar free and gluten free- I never imagined food could taste so delicious and be so clean and healthy! Furthermore, Doby provided an experienced and professional massage. He truly relieved all my tensions which made my retreat 100x more relaxing!! I cannot praise my retreat enough, words can never explain how amazing my experience with them were. After my lovely experience with Aleid and Doby, I can never go to a mainstream yoga retreat again. This is the best present anyone can treat themselves to... everything was absolutely perfect!!"
Anne, United States - 04 October 2016
It was a very nice stay with 2 lovely people. Accommodation is basic, but that was fine for me. Doby prepared the most amazing dishes! It was a very nice and pleasant introduction to yoga.
Sylvia, Netherlands - 11 August 2016
It was a very special week. I came to get new insights to live my live in a different way. It was confronting, but all Aleid´s advices have contributed to it. Aleid and Doby are a golden couple who makes everyone feel at home from the first moment. A beautiful house in a beuatiful surrounding. Aleid´s coaching and yoga sessions and Doby´s wonderful dishes and relaxing massages makes it a retreat I can recommend to everybody. It is a place where you can find peace and get the time to be on your own to think, to rest and to relax...
Franciene, Netherlands - 17 July 2016
The accommodation is very cosy and has fantastic views, really a place to unwind. The program, 7 night Coaching & Yoga Retreat, was intense but with enough rest. The retreat is familiar and small, exactly what I needed at that time. My experience was very good, Aleid and Doby made me feel at ease and knew exactly what I needed.
Ineke R., Netherlands - 14 June 2016
I just wanted to write and say what a wonderful time we had at Aleid Warmelink.
Alied and Doby are such warm, welcoming and nurturing people. We felt completely at home and comfortable in their care. The food was absolutely delicious, natural, health and home-cooked with love. The house is beautiful, clean, peaceful and comes with breathtaking views. They even lit a log fire to keep us cozy at night.
The yoga classes were very well done, extremely personal and very educational. Previously I had attended a couple of group classes at home and never really understood what I was suppose to be doing. Alied breaks down the postures and builds up to them in a way that you find your body is able to achieve so much more than you would have thought possible. This will be hugely valuable as i continue to practice yoga.
We also had a Shiatsu massage which was very personalised and really focused on treating specific issues and pain.
We hope to return again and hope other customers will find this review helpful....
Zoe, United Kingdom - 01 May 2016
As I arrived to a beautiful sunset view and sat down to a delicious healthy meal with the warm and welcoming hosts Aleid and Doby, I knew I was in the right place. When dark chocolate was offered and the stars lit up the very dark and silent night in Galilea I felt deeply blessed that I’d found exactly the retreat that I was looking for.
Drawing from many therapeutic modalities enables Aleid to tune in quickly to what works best for you and she has a talent for combining yoga with coaching to gain deeper insights and accelerated progress and healing. This in combination with some silence and solitude while immersed in beautiful nature is truly powerful and I found the experience deeply replenishing. Doby is an excellent chef and the morning smoothies were nourishing and delicious too. Their company was relaxing, easy and charming.
If you are looking for an escape from the world so you can reconnect with yourself, I highly recommend Aleid and Doby’s retreats!
Linda L., United Kingdom - 14 February 2016
We are back from our great holiday and only have positive words to say about our stay with Aleid. The retreat is such a charming place, full of peace and tranquility, the landscape really is spectacular, a delight to the eye. We really enjoyed the yoga and meditation, Aleid adapted the lessons to match our different levels and so we could both practice according to our limits. Doby´s meals are exquisite, varied, delicious and with fabulous presentation. He really is a great cook. Both are charming and really looked after us.
We returned home happy and eager to return. I can highly recommend their retreat.
Gloria, Spain - 18 September 2015
The retreat was good, it may not suit everyone as it is basic, but it was good for me. There are many beautiful walks to do and the classes were in Spanish and English...... The surrounding mountains and villages are just BEAUTIFUL, and very inviting to walk! The yoga was very deep and more spiritual than physical. I would go back for a second visit. Thank you also to SIS, I think that your services and communication was TOP!
Holly, United Kingdom - 15 September 2015
It was a fantastic and really nice place. Doby and Aleid are very sweet. The program met my expectations. Particularly nice was the fact that there were only three guests!
Lidewij S., Netherlands - 11 August 2015
A time to forget anxieties, a time to reconnect, a time to be at home and yet away, a time to be active in stillness. This place -special, intimate, each day a joy!!! Simply perfect. Incredible food from Doby. Beautiful yoga sessions from Aleid. It was like being at home rather than just visiting but without all the chores!!
Charlie & Mark, Spain - 27 July 2015
I had the most wonderful stay with Aleid and Doby - thank you....and Mallorca was stunning!
I was completely being taken care of in mind and spirit. The retreat was exactly what I needed and wanted. Other people may expect something less homely, but I imagine they all are won over by the scenery, the atmosphere, and the totally relaxed way in which Aleid and Doby address their life and business.
A.M, United Kingdom - 14 November 2014
We really experienced a week of bliss: yoga in nature and a very caring environment. We cannot wait to come back!
Our stay surpassed all expectations. As we were the only guests the program not only met our individual needs (back and shoulder issues etc) but could also be adapted time wise to our other activities (including the needs of our children). Aleid´s yoga style is very conscious and well thought-through. We loved her approach as a teacher. She managed at the same time to challenge us to go further in the postures and aptly adapted the program to our needs and constraints (like us not being well rested due to turbulent nights with our kids who were accompanying us).
We had a great opportunity to do family yoga with our older old son, who also became addicted ;-). Both Aleid and Doby are extremely welcoming, flexible and open to needs of their guests: in our case also to needs of our kids. Thanks to them we could fully enjoy our yoga experience having at the same time an impression of being accepted and cared for as a family.
J.G, Poland - 12 November 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. We had lovely weather and really enjoyed it, as well as the yoga and Doby´s cooking! As beginners in Yoga Aleid really gave us a good introduction into the world of Yoga. With clear explanations, very caring for each individual we made a beautiful start with yoga. Also the coaching sessions included in the program had good results. Doby´s cooking was lovely, fresh food, varied and prepared with so much care and love! We highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a peaceful week to get rested and gain new energy. A great place with lovely people!
Leonie, Netherlands - 27 October 2014
Jennifer, United Kingdom - 29 September 2014
My week with Aleid and Doby has really been perfect - and just what I needed. I came from a very demanding job and had become exhausted. Too drained and tired to remember where my zest for life had dissapeared to. One week later - and I am leaving with a new kind of excitement and a deep happiness. Doby makes the most delicious juices everyday - so you are never bored of the same old tastes and yoga sessions with Aleid have been eye opening. She is extremely supportive and really personalises each session. I also can´t forget Hearty - their lovely dog - who makes a wonderful walking companion through the village and the hills of Galilea. Doby and Aleid - I can´t thank you enough. I will definitely be back.
Sophie McK, New Zealand
Sophie, New Zealand - 26 July 2014
We have experienced Aleid and Doby as very warm, open people with a big heart. People who fill in the concept of hospitality in a nice, respectful way. I indeed returned home relaxed and full of new energy. I would book again!
Yvonne & Nathalie, Netherlands - 22 May 2014
It was an experience never to forget! Aleid and Doby are a wonderful couple together that complement each other well. Together they have made sure that we felt at home and could completely relax. The guidance Aleid was fantastic and Doby´s cooking completed the picture.
Mirije, Netherlands - 15 May 2014
Aleid, I don't think these words can begin expressing my gratitude to you and Doby. I will never forget you - as a person or a teacher. You have given my life a renewal and a sense of well-being. My time here was one of the best experiences I've had in my journey of self discovery, I came to detox my body, but got so much more. I feel like I've detoxed my mind and my soul as well.
The accommodation was great. Quiet and peaceful, warm and comfortable, like having my own little apartment with a private outside space and a magnificent view.
The juices were made very personalized and delicious, attention given to combinations and what Aleid felt my body needed.
Doing yoga with Aleid is oh my gosh! -such an experience, made my practice so meaningful. After 5 years of yoga, she showed me how to really correct my poses. The 2 sessions with Aleid have given me new perspectives on the past. The hiking, meditative dancing and trip to the Spa were added delights that contributed to such a beautiful experience.
K.L, France - 01 March 2014
Super, thank you for a very good experience!!
Kirsten, Denmark - 17 February 2014
A special experience, self-development, peace, good psychologist, delicious food, lovely warm people.
C. Oudman, Netherlands - 14 February 2014
We give this juice fast retreat a 9, it is a super place! Very relaxed, personal, good juices, beautiful surroundings, Aleid & Dody are the best! The program more than fulfilled our expectations.
Also, the service of SIS - Spa In Spain we have experienced as positive; the personal attention distinguishes you from others.
All in all we had a wonderful week and came back home full of energy.
Brenda van R., Netherlands - 06 January 2014
..... for me the program was PERFECT! It was very well adapted to what I needed. Aleid and her husband have been really caring.
Michaela, Switzerland - 27 September 2013
Once back in the city I realized- even more- how much I enjoyed my 7 days in the nature doing yoga and having therapy, and for the first time of my life not feeling any pressure.
I really managed to relax and get back the inner peace I had lost, thanks to Aleid´s professional help, the friendly atmosphere of the house and the beautiful landscape. I go back home feeling stronger and with more psychological tools and a better experience of yoga.
Staying at Aleid & Doby’s beautiful place was like being in a kind of comfortable second home, surrounded by amazing landscapes and mountains in the charming and quiet village of Galilea. The house is super nice and the atmosphere, warm and relaxed. I especially enjoyed the fact to be free to do what I liked and having my privacy with an independent terrace. The room is really nice. In terms of food it was absolutely perfect: healthy, veggie (but if you eat meat you can ask for some) and natural. Very flexible in terms of meals times, snacks etc etc which has not always been the case in the other places I stayed at.
The value for money is excellent. You will have a great and healthy time!
Sonia Galliet, United Kingdom - 27 August 2013
Aleid, thank you for this first introduction into yoga. For teaching me to be aware of my body, for teaching me to slow down and to disconnect. I really appreciate these days of peace and your serenity and hospitality. For me it was a pleasure to be here! Doby, thank you so much for your excellent cooking and sharing your recipes.
Mar, Spain - 25 April 2013
It was pleasant, varied, relaxing and soothing. It was great to be so well cared for by Aleid and Doby and also to have time and space for myself. The first few days were a bit confusing when I felt not quite at ease, but as the week progressed it became better and at the end that feeling disappeared. Therapy and Yoga sessions Aleid were very good. Only I found my own space somewhat limited, which was a pity. For the rest it was a beautiful quiet week in Mallorca.
Floortje, Netherlands - 11 February 2013
I really enjoyed my stay with Aleid! It was very helpful to take my time to reflect on my life with the help of Aleid and Dobey. Aleid made sure to make me feel at home and welcome. The surrounding, being in the mountains with an absolutely perfect view over the ocean, the sun, the air, the yoga - everything really helped to feel good and better!
Katharina, Germany - 14 January 2013
Aleid was brilliant, a really good coach and teacher. The food was fab and it was a great escape. Great to get away and have had time to reflect with someone who is clearly a professional.
Miriam, Spain - 31 October 2012
Overall score: 8. Why not a 10? I reserve a ten for five star class facilities, but for the facilities she has, rustic as they are, quite comfortable. The coaching sessions were excellent. I believe this was due in part to the pre-retreat communication we had, so she had designed a program by the time arrived which was tailored to my goals and personality. SIS was very efficient, friendly and helpful. I couldn’t ask for more. My week with Aleid was life altering in small, but powerful ways. Many thanks!
Meredith, Denmark - 20 February 2012