Exploring mindful relationships through Sound, Bodywork, Breathwork, Mindfulness & Yoga Nidra. Enjoy some time at the stunning Galanias Hotel in Ogliastra, Sardinia, reconnect with your partner, and work together to strengthen your relationship through enhanced trust and intimacy. We will help you to explore and develop your relationships through Partner Yoga, Mindfulness practices, sound massage (Harmonic Massage) and deep relaxation. The retreat is hosted by Alexandra Redmond from Yoga in Sardinia in collaboration with Michele and Ignacio from Sonidos Aethernos.
7 Nights Half Board for 2 people sharing a room
All Retreat Activities
One Private Partner Vibroacoustic Treatment
Car and/or Bike Hire
Alcohol & Beverages
Additional Massage Treatments
Highlights of this Retreat
Partner Yoga Classes
Mindfulness & Pranayama Classes
Partner Sound Healing with Vibroacoustic Massage
Guided Yoga Nidra
Group Mantra experience
One Private Vibroacoustic Massage session per couple
7 Nights in a beautiful hotel
Close to the beach
Galanias Hotel is a peaceful, idyllic place to wind down and relax and is ideal for couples in search of a sanctuary. It is situated 4km from the town of Barisardo and 600m from the sea and the beach and is comprised of three main buildings: in two of them there are 33 rooms and in the main building are the other 10 Superior rooms. The hotel has a pool, a restaurant, bar and bespoke Yoga Shala for group activities. They also offer a small gym and additional massage treatments by the hotel therapist available by appointment through Reception.
At Galanias Hotel you can enjoy the local, seasonal produce in a range of Mediterranean dishes prepared each day by the chef, dining by the pool with a glass of locally produced wine. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated, but please let us know when you book so the chef is aware of any dietary restrictions.
This area of Sardinia; Ogliastra, which is often referred to as the “island within and island” offers the heart, soul and eyes an abundance of pleasures. It is sheltered away from the overcrowded tourist areas like Costa Smeralda, Olbia, Alghero & Cagliari and offers some of the best beaches on the island in our opinion! The east coast offers protection form the “Maestrale” winds that often batter the western coast, the sea is a transparent turquoise and, unlike Costa Smeralda, this area has miles and miles of sandy beaches. Cardedu & Bari Sardo beaches offer the opportunity to walk over 10km of beach without interuption!
The area offers a diverse range of natural attractions; Mountains for walkers, mountain bikers and climbers, woodlands for nature lovers and explorers, beaches galore for sun worshippers.
There are beach bars and restaurants within walking distance as well as a Diving School which also offers Paddle Boards and Snorkelling. It is, perhaps, the perfect location for those needing an oasis of nature, calm and bliss, far away from all the modern glitz and constant barrage of materialistic pressures and demands of our modern western society.
What to expect
The theme for the week is all about “Good Vibrations”. We will be using sound as partners, as a group and also as a private treatment for individual couples. We will use various techniques and musical instruments, such as Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gong, Didgeridoo and our own voices, working in a group and also teaching you how to use sound on your own partner as a relaxation and healing technique.
And to compliment this we will also be working with different Yoga practices, in partners to enhance trust and intimacy with our partners and also working individually using Mindful Hatha Yoga to better connect with our own bodies and develop a sense of well-being an harmony, which not only benefits you as an individual, but also improves your relationships with others around you.
Additionally we will learn some useful Mindfulness Practices and tools that will help us in all aspects of life, but especially in our relationships with ourselves and those closest to us, learning to be more accepting and compassionate. We will look at Mindfulness practices that we can use to generate forgiveness and gratitude, and also recognising our own behaviour patterns in order to be able to live life with more emotional intelligence!
The final itinerary is set by the retreat leaders and can be subject to change, but the itinerary below will give you an idea of what to expect from your week with us:
Morning Partner Yoga Class
Afternoon Pranayama, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra Class
Morning Sound Healing with Vibroacoustic Massage
Afternoon Mindful Movement, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra Class
Morning Partner Yoga Class
Afternoon Group Mantra followed by Yoga Nidra & Harmonic Sound Bath
Day off to relax, take an excursion or explore the area.
Morning Sound Healing Vibroacoustic Massage
Afternoon Mindful movement, Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra Class
Morning Dynamic group exercises with Yoga and Vibroacoustic Massage
Afternoon Retreat Closing with Pranava Aum followed by Group Mantra and Yoga Nidra
Is it just for couples?
This retreat is for anybody who wants to create a better relationship with another important person in their life, whether that be a spouse, life partner, parent, sibling, close friend or other important person.
About the Teachers
The retreat is hosted by Alexandra Redmond and by Michele & Ignacio from Sonidos Aethernos.
Ignacio has travelled through more than 30 countries around the world. He has lived in London (UK) and Florence (Italy), and is currently residing in Barcelona. He is a musician, healer and yogi, he plays guitar, Australian didgeridoo, African berimbau, Tibetan bowls, quartz bowls, Chinese gong, drum and different types of percussion instruments.
Michela studied Art and Theater in Italy and England; Holistic Therapies and Thai Massage in Thailand; Reiki, Yoga and Meditation in Spain. She has traveled through more than 30 countries around the world over 4 continents. She is a Reiki Master, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher.
Alexandra has been practising yoga & meditation for over 15 years and started teaching 5 years ago, she is also a Reiki Practitioner. Alex is a founding member & President of Yoga in Sardinia, a non-profit Cultural Association, based in Sardinia, aimed at promoting the benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Holistic health. She has also recently launched Stress Management for a Modern World, an online mindfulness based stress management course.