We are off! To a family yoga retreat… and here is our experience

Ever wondered what its like to go to a yoga retreat.  Or even fancied getting away with your little one, either on your own or with your other half, but to somewhere that is child (and adult) friendly and where you can simply relax, where your child can play with other children and might I add not in those brash kids clubs or soft plays (my idea of hell).  Well I’ve found it and I’m going to share this amazing secret with you.

It will come as no surprise that I love yoga.  I teach it and I run my own successful YogaBellies business in the southside of Glasgow.  Last year I went to Ibiza for the first time.  I know shock horror after 40 years of living I had never been to Ibiza. And I went to party for a friends Birthday.  And it was amazing.  But I didn’t see the beautiful island (just the beautiful clubs) and also I had to leave my little boy behind so I vowed I would return with him, see the island and experience it together (not at Pacha).

So on my return from my weekend of partying I was in full research mode to find something for the both of us (as I was NEVER partying again and NEVER wanting to leave my child again.. until the next time) and I stumbled across Holymama.  A yoga retreat for mums and their children.  In Ibiza.  You couldn’t find anything more perfect than this!  So I booked to go the following Summer.  I somehow picked papas welcome week without realising it and my husband was keen to join us.  Which I’m not going to lie I was unsure of at first as I wanted this as something for my little boy and I to experience together (writing this I am sorry hubby!) but I can safely say it turned out to be an amazing family holiday.

To add to the amazing family holiday we also spent a few days before the retreat discovering Ibiza with a toddler which was something quite novel.  The amount of people when you say you are going to Ibiza say oooh are you going to party.  No I’m going with my 2 and a half year old who I preferably (not always the way in Spain) like to go to bed before 8 pm.  But I have to say Ibiza has it all (gorgeous beaches, pools, child friendly restaurants, play parks) its not just for the party goers. Although we did sample a little party by going to a daytime beach club, el chiringuito, with a kids club little el chiringuito (again a cool kids club right on the sand) and we didn’t really party we just sat and drunk nice rose.

So I am now currently wading though my thousands of pictures and my blogs I wrote here and there.  I’m putting them together to share, to reach like minded souls, and as a memory for my family as our tans fade and we sink back into reality (but with refreshed minds and energised bodies) and before we start planning our next Holymama retreat and Ibiza family holiday.