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About This Center

Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, justice and strength symbolizing all the qualities a modern woman aspires to. Athena Centre is a place of healing and transformation, a space in which to reacquaint with the authentic self.  

The retreat combines a variety of activities to restore balance. Through coaching, healing, energetic body understanding and higher-self connection, you will achieve clarity, confidence, regain your voice and self-love. The focus of  Athena is to provide a place in which women can empower themselves whilst supporting and encouraging others to do the same, in a non-judgmental and loving environment. 

As much emphasis is given to relaxation and recuperation as is to, healing, learning and exploring unchartered waters. It is important to us that you have fun whilst uncovering your deepest desires, that you are able to feel the freedom and liberation that transpires once you move out of the head and into the heart. That you learn to move forward making future decisions from a place of love, not fear.

ATHENA Where you become your own goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration.

Venue Highlights

THIS RETREAT PROGRAM IS FOR WOMEN ONLY.

A place to speak openly about your experiences, the pain you feel, the anxiety you suffer, the struggles, the misunderstandings, the incomprehensible, the lack of trust, the fear - a place to be truly heard and understood, without judgment.

Women who have suffered trauma, through aggression and abuse, be that physical or psychological. Women who feel trapped by their current circumstances or by limiting believes all greatly benefit from this retreat.

We work by pulling all that pain, hurt, mistrust and fear out of each other, transmuting the heavy negative energy from your system, whilst applying love and forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a big part of true healing - but don’t mistake forgiveness as acceptance or that you condone the behaviour or action - far from it - forgiveness is an essential part of healing self and moving forward.

You will learn to take ownership of your subconscious patterns of behaviour which led yourself and others to treat you badly and you will learn how to STOP it.

You will embrace your yin and yang and make peace with it.

Ultimately YOU leave knowing who YOU are, how you’re past no longer matters and how to shape the future the way YOU want it.

Knowing what YOU want/need at a soul level, so life starts to flow with ease.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The direction of flow will be led by the group collectively, and nothing within this retreat is mandatory - we believe you are the master of your destiny and you will grow at your own pace, in your own time.

But as with anything, your speed of healing depends on your force of personal investment.

Through sister-ship, we will nurture, encourage, empathize and support each other through the grieving process before learning and receiving healing modalities to rebuild a better future.

WHAT MAKES THIS RETREAT SPECIAL?

This is not a band-aid retreat and not for the faint hearted – the hard work comes from YOU, you will be required to be completely honest with self, and face the parts of life you currently hide from.

You will be required to pull those wounds open and clean them so they can heal permanently.

We believe that every woman should be given the opportunity to empower themselves, it is, for this reason, we combine transformational coaching with healing. We teach foundation level energy body understanding and healing modalities, so you have the tools to continue healing, empowering and enlightening your life well after the retreat is completed.

If you are ready to take your life to the next level and leave the past behind, take those insecurities, doubts, fears and fruitless relationships and disintegrate them into a past memory from which you grow strong - then this is the place to get started.

Accommodations

Hotel Gran Sol is a small family run hotel, located in the hillside about 3 km from Calpe centre and the beach. The Hotel is not far from the town but far enough to capture fantastic views of the surrounding area and Ifach, Europe's smallest natural park. Our maximum intake is 24 persons using a combination of dormitory sleeping in 4-6 bedded apartments, shared twin rooms and single rooms. All with standard single beds and en-suite bathrooms.
Other amenities included
* Breakfast, lunch and evening meal in the hotel restaurant
* Linen and towels provided (not beach towels)
* Room cleaning
* Tea and coffee making facilities
* Hot/cold Air conditioning
* Ample wardrobe space
* Free WiFi

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

The Hotels Restaurant offers a wide variety of fabulous home-made dishes, preparing international cuisine and of course, being the Costa Blanca dishes from the famous Mediterranean diet. All dietary requirements are catered for as long as prior notice is given. Each day you are able to choose from the al carte menu.
BREAKFAST - Continental buffet
LUNCH - Light lunch
DINNER - 3-Course evening meal including 1/2 bottle of wine or refreshment of choice

*Vegans, please note - The chief is sensitive to beliefs and great care is taken with food preparation but ALL foods are prepared in the same kitchen.

Directions

The nearest airport is Alicante (ALC), with many daily flights travelling back and forth to European countries. Easy jet and Ryan air providing the cheapest options.

If travelling from further afield, the most economical route would be a connecting flight from London to Alicante, but there are also possibilities of Valencia and Madrid.

We recommend car hire from the airport for the duration of your stay returning the hire car at the airport on departure. this gives you greater freedom during your stay to explore the area - as stated previously the complex is in the foothills of Calpe and the use of Taxi would be required if wanting to explore.

From Alicante airport the easiest and most economical transfer is with Beniconnect, at present we are negotiating with them to include the complex on the pick-up/ drop off areas list - but at present, you would need to depart the shuttle at – Hotel Imperial Park just a little ways walk from the complex.

There are also the options of taxi and trains if you require further information please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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