Experience the La Crisalida programme for health and wellbeing. This lovely holistic retreat centre provides you with a place where you can re-connect, re-balance and re-energise and find the authentic you. The La Crisalida Programme offers an all-inclusive holistic health and wellbeing experience with activities from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm at night. The specially trained mentors will guide you through a wide range of classes and workshops that help and encourage you to reach the best possible results.
Explore the stunning local natural environment on the daily nature walks. Re-connect your mind body and spirit through meditation and re-balance your body in the daily yoga classes. Exercise classes such as rebounding or core-works will help you feel re-energised. Explore your inner workings and find the authentic you in the specially designed life makeover workshops.
Enjoy a wholesome and delicious plant-based food, juices and unlimited water and herbal teas are designed to keep your nutrition and hydration maintained throughout the retreat activities.
Take time to rest around the two outdoor pools (one is a magnesium pool, heated and open all year round), enjoy a holistic treatment in the dedicated beauty suite, relax in the infra-red sauna or wander down to the nearby beautiful blue flag beach.
You can arrive and depart on any day of the week and the retreat is open all year round, 365 days, so you can create your healthy holiday to suit you. When you book your health and wellbeing retreat with La Crisalida, your accommodation, meals (or juices) and transfers between Alicante and the retreat are all included in the cost.
Guests say that they feel at home from the moment they walk through the door. You will find an environment in which you can connect with others, be creative and be inspired.
La Crisalida means chrysalis – the place a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly. We believe the retreat is a place of personal inner transformation, a place to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect with the authentic you. By the time you leave, you will feel re-connected, re-balanced and re-energised.
What you can expect from the La Crisalida Programme:
Enjoy the plant-based (vegan) diet at the retreat and become aware of how your diet impacts on how your body feels. (They are not there to convert you into becoming a vegan!). With this diet you nourish and hydrate your body to reset your digestive system and feel more energised.
The nutritionist has designed a tasty menu that helps to cleanse and re-balance your body whilst delivering maximum nutrition. They use seasonal products where possible, grown or sourced locally, so the menu is typically Mediterranean. All food is served fresh, prepared and cooked daily on the premises, with care and loving attention from a talented team of chefs.
The menus change four times per year, in line with the seasons.
The food and juices are designed to help you to cleanse, balance and heal, so that you feel re-energised. You can decide yourself if you want to follow the solid food diet, may be you want to detox based on juices only or you could do a combination of juices and solid food, you decide! If you try juicing (for a few days or longer), you give your digestive system a rest, whilst flooding your body with healthy micronutrients, so your body can naturally start to detox, cleanse and heal. A full juice detox takes around three days at the retreat, but you can extend as long as you feel good about it.
Whatever diet option you choose, you will experience freshly-prepared, nutritionally-rich foods, with minimal processing.
As part of the plant-based diet there are a number of foods that are excluded from the menus. These foods all place extra stress on our body systems, so by cutting them out for one week, or a few days, the body has the opportunity to re-balance itself. The foods that are not served include: bread, dairy (milk, cheese, cream, yoghurt), eggs, caffeine (no coffee or black tea), alcohol, processed foods and refined sugar. They also do not use salt.
They can cater for coeliac and others special diets (gluten-free, nut-free, food intolerances etc) – please let us know at the time of booking if you have special requirements.
The accommodation is spread between two buildings located next to each other. Apartments are available to reserve privately to yourself. If you are a single traveller you can also choose to share a twin-share apartment or one of the two-bedroomed apartments (with your own private bedroom, but shared bathroom). If you opt to share an apartment we pair you with someone of the same gender and, where possible, someone of a similar age.
Friends or couples travelling together can share an apartment – just let us know. If you are part of a group of three or more, some apartments are suitable for groups. Please contact us to discuss the options available.
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Whether you are coming to lose weight, detox your body, practice yoga or make changes to your life, your time away at La Crisalida Retreats is designed to recharge your batteries. You can enjoy all of the many facilities during your stay at the retreat.
So, come watch the sunrise or sunset from the outdoor yoga terrace. Read your book under the blue sky next to one of the 2 pools (1 of them is a heated magnesium pool), snooze in the hammock, get inspired in one of the workshops or snuggle up in your cosy apartment with a DVD. Whether you visit alone or with friends, you will always find space for yourself in the tranquil surroundings.
Many of the activities often take place on the wonderful rooftop yoga terrace where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and sea. It’s a beautiful and calming space to practice yoga and mindfulness and allows you to reconnect with nature around you.
Occasionally, when the weather is cooler, wet, or too warm outside, activities are moved to the lovely indoor activity studio. The studio is fully equipped with air conditioning and fans to keep you cool in the summer, and heating to keep you comfortable during the cooler winter months.
There is a supply of rebounders, hand weights, yoga mats, blocks and straps for your use during your retreat, plus blankets to keep you nice and snug during your savasana. You will be given your own set of yoga equipment, for your personal use during your stay.
There is also an infrared sauna, which is an excellent way to support the body’s detox process and can help to ease any aches or pains you might have by helping you to relax. It also gives you some quiet time to yourself, to quieten your mind.
At the dedicated beauty suite you can indulge in one of a wide range of treatments delivered by one of the well-trained therapists. There are many treatments that you can enjoy including a relaxing or deep massage, or you might like to try one of the other treatments on offer, for example chakra balance or Reiki. They use natural organic massage oils and facial products to pamper your body and indulge the senses.
There are three communal outdoor dining areas in the retreat grounds for you to enjoy your meals and connect with other guests. Each apartment also has a small outdoor table for personal use, if you just feel like being alone, that is also fine!
There is a large indoor communal area close to reception, where you’ll find a spacious indoor dining area, sofa and TV with DVD. They also have a growing collection of light-hearted and inspirational movies to watch in your room snuggled up beneath a blanket. And there is a book exchange. You will also be able to find and replenish yourself here with herbal teas, mineral water (hot and cold) and fresh fruit. They also offer fresh lemon and ginger to help give you a boost during your detox.
Below is an example of the type of day you might expect at La Crisalida health and wellbeing Retreats. There is no pressure – all activities are optional – you can pick and choose which classes you wish to participate in and give yourself plenty of time to relax.
Some days they swap the classes, so sometimes the walk will be at 8am and other days it is at 10.30am. The same applies to morning yoga classes. That way, you can have a sleep in and not miss your chosen health and wellbeing retreat activities!
08.00h - Guided walk (90 minutes)
09.30h - Breakfast
10.30h - Yoga (90 minutes)
12.15h - Rebounding, Aqua aerobics (summer only), Exercise class (30 minutes)
12.45h - Meditation (quiet)
13.30h - Lunch (juice or plant-based food)
15.00h - Afternoon activity: Juice demo or Cooking Demonstration (60 minutes), workshop
16.00h - Afternoon juice
16.30h - Class: yoga , exercise, workshop (90 minutes)
18.30h - Dinner
19.30h - Guided Visualisation, Yoga Nidra or Life Makeover Workshop. Summer months: Evening walk
FREE cap and water bottle!
The retreat is located on 65 km and 45 minutes driving from Alicante airport.