Culture in Old Town Ibiza and Meditation
Our last day had arrived and we sailed into our final stop to The Old Town of Ibiza.
For anyone who doesn’t believe the island of Ibiza has any culture, then I urge you to take them here. Oh and make sure you wear comfortable shoes… I made this mistake!
Feet firmly on land again, our old town adventure started in the marina. Our mission was to make it to the top of the hill behind my head to the Cathedral.
When you wear sailor stripes it would be criminal not to have a few photographs with the boats.
Winding our way around the port we began to see the town a little more clearly.
The streets started to come alive with little eateries and cute shops.
The old town is very far removed from the raving, partying Ibiza that comes to mind.
The streets are cladded with beautiful historic buildings, painted in a rainbow of colours. You mustn’t forget to look up either, as the houses all have these beautiful balconies and are draped in flowers.
But you’re never too far from a clue of what island you’re on!
We had made our way through the shops to the drawbridge and entered the walled area of the town. This is where the climb really began.
The cobbled streets wound round and round.
…and there were a lot of steps.
I imagine this is what the inbetweeners car would look like now!
Even more steps…
I told you there were A LOT of steps, this is when the trainers would have come in handy!
But finally we made it to the top… and WOW – the view was worth it.
After a few survivor photos at the top we decided to have our final meditation session looking out onto the bay.
On the third and fourth day we did Tantric Meditation. Now I know what’s going to spring to your mind, but let me stop you there… it’s not that!
Tantric meditation is about focusing on opening up your heart and your emotions to allow you to learn to accept how you feel enabling you to understand how you can get through certain situations and to come out a better person.
Dipa’s taught me how powerful the mind is and when you’re not taking care of it you’re not taking care of yourself. The retreat was a great opportunity to have a kickstart into a new way of thinking. Even if I only take a small little section back into my normal routine I think that will make a huge difference to my daily outlook on life.
Fellow Londoners will know that life gets crazy sometimes (okay so most of the time). We are all guilty of never switching off. This retreat taught me the importance of taking time daily, even if it’s just 10 mins to switch off and just be present in the moment.
The last 4 days have been exactly what I had needed. The ‘Yoga Muni’ Ibiza retreat is the perfect way to switch off and de-stress. Call it a body and mind MOT.
Dipa’s clients range from top city CEO’s to the rich and famous, and after spending 4 days with Dipa I can see why she is so sought after. Her laid back approach and calming and friendly aura is infectious. Most of all it’s clear that she loves what she does, and loves to share her passion for healthy living with others.
Both an ambassador for my favourite active wear brand; Sweaty Betty and one of the wonderful trainers on the TruBe app. If you haven’t read my review on TruBe take a look here… (Personal training on demand.. it’s like the uber of fitness)
So I’m now back in London and back to the daily stresses of life. But I feel good, I feel calm, like I can handle whatever life and work throws at me. To find out more information about the ‘Yoga Muni’ retreats or to book in a session with Dipa clickhere.