3rd – 10th September 2021
A gestalt and climbing retreat with Kalliopi Koutousi and John Gillespie in Sfakia, CreteContact the Organiser
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.
Join us in this unique journey of self-discovery, connection with nature and community and
Particularly, we are going to discover:
* The “land of fear”, the “land of trust” and the land of “kinesthetic, relational, developmental experience”.
* The process of achievement and failure in life goals
* Your “inner compass” that guides you along your life path
* How I choose to walk in the path of my life? Alone or Together?
* The healing power of nature
* How to practise mindfulness and be present in the here-and-now
* Creative expression through natural elements
* Communal life and joy in folk Cretan music and dancing
Through an ecological and communal glance, we will also have the opportunity to come in contact with food gathering, primary food production, communal cooking, and mindful eating practices.
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 or hiking 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. https://www.alonia.gr (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 June) – €550
Full price €650
TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT JOHN@NEWGESTALTVOICES.ORG
We ask that you reserve your place with a €100 deposit. This is fully refundable up till 1st August. After 1st Aug we will need to pay a deposit on the accommodation, and at this date we will ask for the full amount to be paid and will not refund your deposit. If you cancel after 1st Aug we will do our best to refund you as much as we can, whilst ensuring we do not make a personal loss overall.