It’s Not All About Getting to the Top

31st May – 6th June 2021
A gestalt and climbing retreat with Kalliopi Koutousi and John Gillespie in Sfakia, Crete
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About the Retreat

Faced with a rock face, ropes, a colleague and yourself… what does this bring up?

In a safe and graded way, we create a retreat experience around a day of climbing.

We will explore trust, grounding and relational exercises, bi-lateral movement (relying on right/left brain integration). There will also be plenty of time to connect to ourselves our stories and nature.

Activities can be graded suitably for all ages and physical abilities and disabilities. The retreat is suitable for anyone who has some prior experience of gestalt, or a lively interest. It does not require previous climbing experience. A mix of self-catering, and meals cooked by our hosts in the traditional cretan way.


We will be staying at the beautiful Alonia Guest House. (Agios Ioannis, Sfakia, Crete). Most rooms are shared. A single room is available for a €10/night premium.


(includes 6 days full board and all transport apart from airport transfer – we can however help organise airport transfer)

Early bird (before 30th November) – €550

Full price from 1st December to 30th April €650


Refund Policy

Full refund up to 28th Feb 2021
Full refund minus €100 deposit up to 30th April 2021
Refund minus actual costs incurred after 30th April 2021