Olive Retreat

Marbella, Spain

Olive Retreat is a top-ranked wellness destination and health retreat dedicated to helping individuals discover what health means to them and applying this knowledge into the rest of their lives.

Detox Retreats 3

Speaks English

from US$2,118
from US$2,118
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

7 Days Body and Mind Detox Yoga Retreat, Thailand

Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Jul | Aug, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$888
from US$888
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Speaks English

from US$1,385
from US$1,385
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

Instructors 2

Cristina Azcarate

After earning an MBA in Economics from the University of Stockholm, Cristina navigated her way upward through the corporate ranks in some of Sweden's highest earning and most recognizable companies, until as with many leaders in the wellness industry a personal experience lead her to leave her management position and change careers. Her teachings and practices are based on her 25 years of prolific study and personal trial and error. She became a devoted disciple to famous holistic leaders and her healing focus became Ayurvedic, orthomolecular medicine, Ashtanga yoga, pranayama, and meditation.

Ray

Ray started meditation whilst he was trying to recover from a medical adversity, The activity of meditating, for Ray listening to the voices of nature – wind, water, insects, etc., – would lead him on a journey that began with his being diagnosed and healed from Celiac Sprue disease by a naturopath in Oregon, through over forty countries until today, where he gives part of his time to the mission and vision of Olive Retreat. During that time Ray has lived and taught in universities in the USA, China, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia and Thailand, and in recent years, served as a communication advisor.

Testimonials 19

  • Ruth

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    I have still had more energy than I’ve had in a long while. The detox was definitely effective and I was particularly sceptical that it would have any effect, so I can’t put it down to placebo! I’ve decided to radically cut down cheese from my diet. I know that it doesn’t agree with my digestion but I persist in eating it and I suspect that it’s been one of the culprits in my low energy because of the effort taken for me to digest. I’m getting lots of compliments about my appearance and how well I look. My mother is particularly impressed! She says that I look better than I have done in years. I continue to be pain-free, – this current run is 17 days – and I’m sure that this is related to the gluten-free diet, which is plenty of incentive to stick with it for the foreseeable future. Thanks again for a wonderful week

  • Catriona

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    What a life affirming, restorative and happy week. Your wonderful Olive Retreat certainly means I bring bags full of health knowledge home. You are inspiring and magnetic people – full of health and energy that you impart to your students. You are change agents. A life changing week with a fabulous collection of people

  • Pritpal

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    This has been the most wonderful experience and journey that I will cherish for a very long time. You are all very good at what you do and have changed my life in such a positive way. I feel very privileged to have met such lovely people and hope to see you guys again in the near future. I have learned so much and will promise to pick your brains when back in the UK

  • Amanda

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    I have told many people about the experience and how well I feel. Many of my team are following the principles. I did my marathon last weekend, I followed a structured 3 run a week training program and also did 30 minutes swim or 30 min cycle or Ashtanga on other days. I set myself a 4 hour target, I revised that to 3.45 after a recent 1.42 half marathon. I finished the marathon in 3hours 39mins and this is a qualifying time for Boston marathon for a woman 10 years younger! I felt amazing and was over the moon. I have recovered well and will be running again at the weekend. Thanks so much, my stay with you has really helped me. I hope to see you soon, I would still love to come back

  • Gillian

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    The accommodation, food, nutrition lectures, and mediation sessions have far exceeded my expectations. This past week has been life changing for me. This from a person who thought they were already leading a so-called healthy lifestyle. I am leaving Olive Retreat with the science-based knowledge and the skills to look after my body, soul, and mind! Thank you so much for showing me the light.

  • Debbie

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    I feel so much better; safe and totally confident that I can continue eating, thinking, and living in new and healthier ways.

  • Deborah

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    What an amazing week, I loved every moment, from Saturday to Saturday. This place has been life changing for me, enlightening in many subjects, especially food; it was divine! Just what the doctor ordered. So happy to have met you and the dream team. What fun we have had!

  • Inge

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    I am so lucky to have found you at a time of my greatest need. You have the gift of making people feel so welcome. I enjoyed and appreciated the beauty of this place the few days I was here. I am grateful for the love you showed me and my family.

  • Nick and Margaret

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    Simply the best! We arrived with no expectations and just about everything here was unforgettable, a life changing experience. We will for sure change our diet and focus on breathing exercises and meditation and hopefully maintain the glow you can see in our faces. Thank you for putting us on the right track and changing our lives.

  • Jose

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    My Olive retreat was a surprise birthday present from my wife, definitely the best gift ever. This experience was absolutely amazing in all ways. I experienced an unbelievable feeling of body and mind detox, wellness, and what is more important, a truly sensation of adding some of the routine to my everyday habits. I would love to do it again and fully recommend it to everyone.

  • Sandra

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    I learned which food products to use, healthy recipes to cook, and how to make a face mask out of avocados! In addition, I met some really interesting people: a cross section male and female, a young lawyer, and a restaurateur all seeking a healthy lifestyle. We went walking together, we exchanged life stories, we watched films that made us laugh and cry, and we have all exchanged emails to keep in touch. I have returned home relaxed, refreshed and full of ideas to keep healthy, and I can only urge you to think seriously about a week at this wonderful place!

  • Kim

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    I can’t put into words how this week has helped me. It has been helping me in so many ways. I promise to take the knowledge and inspiration you have given away with me and use it to make some important changes in my life. May the sun always shine on you.

  • Rebecca

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    Thank you for your caring, compassion, support, and delicious, heartwarming, happy food. Unforgettable and inspiring! And it’s been wonderful to laugh this much! I will never look at the stars the same way again!

  • Alison

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    Passion for health and life shines through in every little detail that Olive Retreat provides!

  • Coco

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    It has been the shortest and the longest week in a while, filled with: the most delicious food (my diet and kitchen will be forever transformed), safe guidance, support, and a world of knowledge. I can already feel a huge difference to my overall health. And I am rediscovering yoga and meditation! I am so grateful for that and I am officially back in the habit. Thank you.

  • Suzy

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    Thanks to your care and kindness I have had a truly inspirational experience. I was hoping to find some peace and tranquility and I am blessed to have found that and more. With thanks and love.

  • Daisy

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    Soulful food, beautiful, wild surroundings, and lots of love and support. Thank you for helping me to love and find myself.

  • Deborah

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    Yes I have lost weight, and everyone is saying how well I look! The sun is shining and my thoughts go to that wonderful week I spent at the Olive Retreat. Oh how lovely it was!

  • Ena

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    I have had a most enlightening week. I came not knowing what to expect and I am leaving feeling more in charge of my life and a great deal healthier.

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