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Women’s Retreat

Start your journey of remembering the gift

Are you ‘stuck’? Do you need to take time out of your busy life? Do you feel like

spending time with other women in a sacred space?

We live in a beautiful time where women are triggered and awakening. They are

remembering who they are and connecting to the divine sacred energy within.

During our retreats, we create a safe space for women, even when they are

strangers to connect on a feminine level as they rediscover the goddess within.

Women are precious and worthy of happiness and living fulfilled lives. We have it

within us to create a life we love.

In the sacred space at L’Gharix we remember, share, heal, laugh, explore and relax

in this beautiful healing space.

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, group retreats, we create a space to explore

who you are and acknowledge the challenges you are facing (whether physical,

mental or emotional) and connect with your higher self to find the healing and clarity

you need to move forward.

You will benefit from this retreat if you are…

  • Wanting to live an authentic life
  • Open to understanding what will bring you joy
  • Ready to let go of what is keeping you back

  • Inspired to connect with other women who speak your soul language

  • Needing to remember who you are

  • Ready to live your best life

If you identify with these sentiments but don’t know where to begin … then these

Women’s retreats are for you!

Women’s Retreat

Highlights

These exclusive group retreats are facilitated by a qualified therapist
Learn practices proven to help self-transformation
Get to connect to your inner goddess
Rebalance your energy and find your bliss
Connect with other women on their spiritual journey
Get to explore beautiful Gozo and the ancient temple sites
A beautiful holistic retreat venue with its own private cave

FAQs

LEARN MORE ABOUT…

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L’Gharix Temple Retreat is situated on the one of the Maltese islands, Gozo in the middle of the Mediterranean. Gozo is the second largest of the three islands and we enjoy a relaxed, calm slow rhythm of life. The sandstone buildings, Baroque churches and unspoiled countryside add to create this peaceful atmosphere.

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L’Għarix Temple Retreat 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.

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L’Għarix Temple Retreat is a 750 year old villa in Xaghra in Gozo. L’Għarix (pronounced La Reesh) means sanctuary in Maltese.

The villa is built from the local limestone and is said to be the second oldest house in the town.

L’Għarix has been lovingly restored and renovated and decorated in an elegant country style. It has three bedrooms and a studio clinic where the hypnotherapy, healing sessions and smaller workshops are conducted.

There is also a large cave where group sessions and workshops as well as meditation in groups and individually happens.

The whole property including the house, studio, garden, private pool and cave all make up this place of healing.

As one enjoys the calming yet spectacular views over the valleys you notice three churches dotted on the horizon. Beach, coastal and town walks are available and a lovely way to relax as you watch the sunset.

L’Għarix Temple Retreat is a place of healing and renewal on all levels.

Counselling therapy session at L'Gharix - healing retreats Malta and Gozo
Guided meditation in a private cave, L'Gharix Temple Retreat, Gozo
Spiritual healing and counselling with qualified therapist, one-on-one retreats, Gozo
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

Women’s Retreat

Bookings

These private, women’s goddess group retreats can be booked for any dates that
suit your schedule (subject to availability). Contact Karin to enquire about booking
either a 1 Day Mindful Goddess or the 3 Day Beautiful Goddess Retreat in Gozo,
Malta.

1 Day Mindful Goddess Retreat
3 Day Beautiful Goddess Retreat

LEARN MORE ABOUT KARIN’S

One-on-One Retreats

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