OVERVIEW OF KARIN’S PRIVATE

One-on-One Retreats

Karin Laing is an internationally certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist and Energy Healer. She is a registered member of I.A.C.T – the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and P.L.T.A – the Past Life Therapists Association (UK).

Karin is based in Malta and conducts one-on-one retreats and personal therapy sessions in Malta and Gozo. She also offers online sessions to clients from across the globe.

Karin also offers group workshops and retreats and personal therapy sessionsonline and at L’Għarix Temple Retreat – a stunning villa in the quaint town of Xagħra, Gozo.

L'Gharix Temple Retreats - One-on-One and group meditation and yoga retreats
Sunset Meditation at the beach, Gozo retreats
Resolve anxiety and depression at a private inner healing yoga and meditation retreat

ABOUT THE

Retreats

In these exclusive, custom-designed, one-on-one retreats with a qualified therapist, we will explore the root cause of the challenges you are facing (whether physical, mental or emotional) to find the healing and clarity you need to move forward.

These sessions are complemented with guided meditations on the beach and in a private cave, journaling to record your insights, and walks in nature.

Additionally, private yoga sessions with a certified instructor are offered each morning. Or, those who would prefer, have the option of a morning meditation and scenic walk.

The retreats are held at L’Għarix Temple Retreat, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Gozo. L’Għarix (pronounced La Reesh) is built a hundred metres behind the Ġgantija temples which are recognised by UNESCO as the oldest freestanding buildings in the world. They are over 7,500 years old, older than Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt. L’Għarix is said to have been built on a womb temple and is more than 750 years old.

Below are links to available one-on-one retreats. The one-on-one retreats can be booked for any dates that suit your schedule (subject to availability).

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One-on-One Retreats

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Venue & Location

L’Għarix Temple Retreat, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Gozo, is built a hundred metres behind the Ġgantija temples which are recognised by UNESCO as the oldest freestanding buildings in the world. They are over 7,500 years old, older than Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt. L’Għarix (pronounced La Reesh) is said to have been built on a womb temple and is more than 750 years old.

L’Għarix has its own large private cave where group sessions and workshops, and guided meditations are conducted. The cave is older than the temples themselves and is a place of natural healing energy. In ancient times the temples and caves were said to be used by the goddesses and priestesses and the art of connecting to nature with ceremonies and rituals were a part of daily life.

One-on-one sessions are held in the private studio. Retreat guests can make use of the stunning outdoor pool area, indoor relaxation area and the cave for reflection and private meditation.

L’Għarix is a 5-minute walk from the Xagħra (pronounced shaa-ra) town centre.

Gozo is one of 21 islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. Inhabited for thousands of years, it shows evidence of historic immigration and rule by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, French and British, among others. It’s known for its Neolithic Ġgantija Temple ruins, rural hiking paths, beaches and scuba-diving sites.

Picturesque ix-Xagħra has a particularly rich historical heritage with many historical sites, several museums, beaches, hiking trails, shopping, ocean excursions and more.

Guests relax at the pool at L'Gharix yoga and meditation retreat, Gozo
Steps to private cave at L'Gharix - yoga and meditation retreats, Gozo
Yoga with certified instructor at meditation retreat, L'Gharix, Gozo

Accommodation

For one-on-one retreats, guests are housed in the Rose Room at L’Għarix. The Rose Room has a double bed, a modern en-suite bathroom, and its own private balcony with an exterior entrance.

The Rose Room has an air-conditioner for hot nights and a heater for cool ones. There is a bar fridge and kettle with complementary water, tea and coffee.

The Rose Room at L'Gharix Temple Retreat, Xaghra, Gozo
Rose Room bathroom
Private rose room balcony with sea views, accommodation Xaghra, Gozo

When the Rose Room is unavailable, or for guests who prefer, the Orchid Room is a smaller single room with a modern en-suite bathroom, its own private balcony with an exterior entrance. The Orchid Room has an air-conditioner for hot nights and a heater for cool ones. There is a bar fridge and kettle with complementary water, tea and coffee.

Orchid Bedroom - retreat accommodation, Gozo & Malta
Orchid Bedroom with en-suite bathroom - retreat accommodation, Gozo & Malta
Orchid Bedroom with balcony and private entrance, sea views - retreat accommodation, Gozo & Malta

Meals

The retreat pricing includes three meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, morning and afternoon tea. All meals are whole-food vegetarian / vegan and are prepared using fresh, locally-sourced sustainable produce by a world-class chef.

Any other special dietary requirements can be catered for on request, at an additional fee. Please enquire for further information. Drinks (tea, coffee, water, and fruit juice) are provided during meals and workshops (further beverages not included).

Typical menu options

A continental breakfast is served each morning which includes:
*Fruit plate
*Granola/Muesli with selection of yogurt or almond milk
*Fruit smoothie
*Overnight oats with Maple syrup or honey
*Croissants (plain or chocolate)
*Toast with preserves
*Ham and a cheese selection
*Fruit juice, water, tea and coffee

Lunch

Lunch is a daily set vegan menu (such as the below over sample 6 days). The menu changes depending on the season as only fresh, locally sourced produce is used.

*Wrap with feta cheese, beetroot, salad and quinoa
*Salad with ricotta, walnuts, Granade apple, apple, and raw crackers
*Grilled vegetables and potatoes, hummus, baba ghanoush, salad, vegetables
*Spinach quesadillas with vegetables and salad
*Lasagne with vegetarian meat, tomato sauce, béchamel and cheese
*Summer rolls with sesame seeds and peanut butter dressing

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea includes a delicious vegan sweet treat, such as lemon and walnut energy balls, chocolate cheesecake slice, berry crumble bar or chocolate cube.

Dinner

Dinner is a daily set vegetarian or vegan menu (such as the below sample over 6 days). The menu changes depending on the season as only fresh, locally sourced produce is used.

*Aubergines filled with quinoa and a fresh salad
*Cannelloni with fresh Gozo cheese and spinach
*Thai red curry soup with whole-grain noodles and peanut butter tofu
*Ratatouille with pesto quinoa
*Rosemary & thyme baked polenta with seasonal vegetables, baked cherry tomatoes, salad
*Red lentil dhal with socca (chickpea bread)

Dinner includes a small, seasonal dessert such as fresh figs and lemon sorbet or berries and ice cream.

Please contact us if you have questions about the meal options.

Raw vegan salad by NOT SO Guilty Pleasures, Petra Viskova
Raw vegan hazelnut brownies by NOT SO Guilty Pleasures, Petra Viskova
Raw vegan gazpacho by NOT SO Guilty Pleasures Petra Viskova

Activities

The beautiful Mediterranean island of Gozo has an abundance of activities and attractions for every kind of traveller.

Our retreats include free time to explore the island as this ‘down time’ allows you to subconsciously process your therapy sessions.

Options include:
*Tours of Gozo
*Snorkelling and scuba diving
*Beach excursions
*Boat cruises
*Hiking or horse riding
*Spa and beauty treatments
*Holistic treatments such as sound healing

Filled with historical monuments from ancient times, Gozo has a rich healing energy. Some of the best sites to visit include:

1. Ġgantija Megalithic Temples

Consisting of two temples which date back to between 3600 and 3200 BC, the Ġgantija Temples are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The site is considered as one of the oldest free standing monuments in the world, preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Some of the megaliths of the Ġgantija Temples exceed five metres in length and weigh over fifty tons.

2. The Cittadella

Towering high above Victoria, the capital city of Gozo, sits a majestic fortified town known locally as the Cittadella.The Cittadella rests atop a steep hill with cliff faces on many sides. The natural defences of the area as well as the spectacular views of the whole island have made it a very popular settlement location since Neolithic times.

3. The Wied il-Mielaħ Window

The Wied il-Mielaħ Window is a limestone natural arch on the north-western coast of the island of Gozo in Malta. It is located at the end of the valley Wied il-Mielaħ north of the village of Għarb.

4. Xwejni Salt Pans

On the north coastline of Gozo, just past Qbajjar Bay west of Marsalforn, the coast is characterised by beautiful rock-cut saltpans protruding into the sea. These 350-year-old salt pans, which are roughly 3km along the shoreline, are more than just picturesque. They are part of the centuries-old Gozitan practice of Sea-Salt production that has been handed down through some families for generations.

5. Ta’ Kola Windmill

Ta’ Kola Windmill is one of the few surviving windmills on the Maltese Islands dating back to the Knights’ Period. Its origins go back to 1725 during the magistracy of Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena (1722-36). Nowadays, the windmill houses one of the largest known collections of tools, some of which were manufactured by the last miller who lived inside the mill. The site offers a glimpse into the traditional rural life of the locals during the past centuries.

Ġgantija Megalithic Temples, Gozo
The Citadella - ancient citadel in Victoria, Gozo
Ramla bay, Xaghra, Gozo