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Story about… Feeling Great

In October 2012, feeling stressed, rundown and generally downright miserable and discontented I bit the bullet and booked myself on a retreat with FEEL GREAT BREAKS in Denia, Spain. I turned up feeling nervous and unsure about how the 5 days would pan out. I left feeling like a new person, re-engaged with life and filled with joy: which it turns out when hanging out with Nikki and Jess of Feel Great Breaks is a contagious disease!
This retreat is unique (and I have been on other retreats). The yoga is first class, with Nikki teaching with such warmth and joy you cannot help but improve your practice. But the yoga in many ways is the tip of the iceberg. Nikki and Jess work with a number of other people in the Denia area who are experts in life coaching, therapies (massage etc), reiki to name but a few. You can opt in or out as you chose, I opted in. Having the chance to practice yoga alongside these therapies/discussions was so enriching and invaluable. I laughed and I cried and all those issues that had been bothering me either melted away or I was given the tools to be able to ensure that I could focus on leading a happy and joyful path in life regardless of what stress may be encountered on that road. Basically, all that white noise that we all hear every day just disappeared. Our “seeds and weeds” ceremony on our last evening was so beautiful, we “planted” our dreams and intentions for the future and “buried” those negative patterns we get so used to: literally the “weeds” went up in flames.
What else is there, well I cannot leave this story without mentioning the fabulous tasty and healthy food that Jess makes for the afternoon snack every day. There are literally no words to describe how amazing it is! The location of the retreat is fabulous. The hotel is very comfortable with a great pool and restaurant and the local area is really nice to explore on bike (or running along the coastline as I did). The weather is great too – shorts and t-shirts at the end of October – nice!
Nikki and Jess are now firm friends and I am so thankful that I did bite the bullet and book that retreat. It remains one of the best things I have ever done and truly has changed my life. As Nikki and Jess say “live, love and laugh”!

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