It’s Not All About Getting to the Top

3rd – 10th September 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 June) – €550

Full price €650


Refund Policy

We will not take money from you until it is fairly clear that the retreat will go ahead. Please notify us of your interest and we can reserve you a place… Once you have paid, should you then not be able to do the retreat, we will do our best to refund you as much as we can, whilst ensuring we do not make a personal loss overall.