Loading...
Love to Be Loved2019-08-12T09:25:00+00:00

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Love to Be Loved

A healing workshop of self-love and fulfilment

In this exclusive, small-group couple’s retreat participants (whether married, engaged, starting a new relationship or in a committed partnership [gay or straight]), will learn how to re-connect with each on multiple levels.

Many of us struggle with challenges in our relationships and there comes a point when you realise you need outside help to turn things around. In this two-day workshop you will explore what your love needs are, and learn how to first love yourself. Because, after all, if you don’t love yourself – how can you ask this of anyone else?

As individuals we don’t always know what our self-love needs are, and how to satisfy these yearnings. This creates inner conflict as there is an inherent longing to fulfil deep wants, desires and beliefs but often no knowledge of what these are, or how to fulfil them.

It all starts with understanding your emotion, needs and desires – and connecting with your inner self so that you feel acknowledged and supported in a way that makes sense for you. The next part is to be open to understanding what the love language of your partner or loved one is so that you can both begin to communicate each other’s language of love to create a deeper level of connection and trust.

Karin Laing - Workshops - Love to Be Loved - Couples Therapy - L'Gharix Temple Retreat
Karin Laing - Workshops - Love to Be Loved - Couples Therapy - L'Gharix Temple Retreat - Yoga
Karin Laing - Workshops - Love to Be Loved - Couples Therapy - L'Gharix Temple Retreat

During the workshop Karin shows you how to translate this wisdom into a great personal relationship as well as the skills to deeply align with your significant other (and other loved ones) in a way that makes sense for you both.

Over the two days and two nights you’ll work with Karin and your partner to put everything you learned together into a workbook and prepare your action plan to implement upon your return home.

Before mid- afternoon check-out, we enjoy our last afternoon tea where we’ll share our experiences. We close the retreat with supportive notes valuable for you to keep the magic going at home. We say our goodbyes for now, full of inspiration to create a personal relationship as well as interpersonal ones that you love.

Bon voyage back home, full of inspiration and a deeper understanding on what self-love and love languages mean.

L'Gharix Temple Retreat - Cave Entrance - Ggantija temples
L'Gharix Temple Retreat - Healing Studio
L'Gharix Temple Retreat Steps

Love to Be Loved

COUPLES RETREAT OVERVIEW:

Day 1

Arrival from Malta airport you can easily rent a car or take a taxi to the Gozo ferry terminal. You will board the ferry and we will collect you at the harbour in Gozo. L’Gharix Temple retreat is 10 minutes’ drive from the ferry. We can discuss your travel options when you book. (Airport to Gozo transfers are not included but can be arranged).

  • 15:00 – 16:00 Arrival from ferry to L’Gharix temple retreat. Afternoon tea.

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Discussion and intention setting for the retreat

  • 17:00 – 18:00 Personal session (Thirty minutes individual retreat goal setting session)

  • 18:00 – 19:00 Pre-dinner walk exploring Xaghra

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Welcome Dinner

Day 2

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Early morning Yoga and Meditation at the pool

  • 08:30 – 9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 11.00 Introduction to the Love to Be Loved workshop

  • 11.00 – 11:30 Morning tea break

  • 11.30 – 13:00  Understanding self-love

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:30  Determining your self-love needs and goals

  • 15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon tea break

  • 16:00 – 17:30 Understanding the five language of love and how to implement them in your life showing self-love and acceptance

  • 18:00 – 19:00  Evening walk through the town of Xaghra / Watching the sunset at the beach

  • 19:30 – 21:00  Dinner

Day 3

  • 07:00 – 08:00 Early morning Yoga and Meditation at the pool

  • 08:30 – 9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 11.00 Introduction to the five languages of love in your relationship

  • 11.00 – 11:30 Morning tea break

  • 11.30 – 13:00 Integration of what you have learnt during the retreat

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Individual Retreat outcome sessions

  • 15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon tea break

  • 16:00 – 16:30 Check-out, farewells and departure

How much does the retreat cost?2019-04-24T07:48:48+00:00

There are three booking options for the 2-day, 2-night retreat:

OPTION 01: Couple Retreat for two persons staying at L’Gharix

Two nights in a private serviced bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Includes all meals, beverages and snacks (excludes alcoholic beverages).
Includes dinner at a restaurant in the town or at the beach on the second evening (excludes alcoholic beverages).
Includes workbook and course materials.
Includes yoga and morning meditation at the pool with certified yoga instructor.
Includes guided meditation and reflection time in the cave.
Access to the pool.

Cost per person per day
All workshops including yoga, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea: €495 pp
Accommodation including breakfast and dinner: €160
_______
€655 per person, per day

Full Retreat per person: €1,310
Full Retreat two persons sharing: €2,620

 

OPTION 02: Couple Retreat for two persons not staying at L’Gharix

Includes all meals, beverages and snacks (excludes alcoholic beverages).
Includes workbook and course materials.
Includes yoga and morning meditation at the pool with certified yoga instructor.
Includes guided meditation and reflection time in the cave.
Access to the pool.

Cost per person per day
All workshops including yoga, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea: €495 pp
Excludes accommodation, breakfast, dinner and transport from accommodation.
_______
€495 per person, per day

Full Retreat per person: €990
Full Retreat two persons sharing: €1,980

This option is ideal for a couple that would like to have the workshop experience together whilst staying in a guest house or hotel. And for local Malta & Gozo residents. 

 

OPTION 03: Single Retreat for one person staying at L’Gharix*

While it is ideal to have your partner accompany you to the retreat, it is possible to do it alone to gain clarity on your self-love needs and determine a way to move forward with your partner at home (and hopefully return with them at a later date for the full couples’ retreat). 

Two nights in a private serviced (single) bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Includes all meals, beverages and snacks (excludes alcoholic beverages).
Includes dinner at a restaurant in the town or at the beach on the second evening (excludes alcoholic beverages).
Includes workbook and course materials.
Includes yoga and morning meditation at the pool with certified yoga instructor.
Includes guided meditation and reflection time in the cave.
Access to the pool.

Cost per person per day
All workshops including yoga, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea: €495 pp
Accommodation including breakfast and dinner: €160
_______
€655 per person, per day

Full Retreat per person: €1,310

When is your next retreat?2019-04-24T11:02:32+00:00

Please visit our Facebook page: LGharix for upcoming dates and information. Or contact Karin.

Please tell me more about L’Gharix and Gozo2019-04-24T11:28:43+00:00

L’Gharix Temple Retreat
The “Love to Be Loved” retreat will be held in a 750 year old farmhouse L’Gharix in Xaghra in Gozo.

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

L’Gharix farmhouse 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’Gharix temple retreat is a place of healing and renewal on all levels.

Local Attractions
L’Gharix temple retreat is built a hundred metres behind the Ggantija temples which are recognised by UNESCO as the oldest freestanding buildings in the world. They are over 5,500 years old – older than Stonehenge and the pyramids in Egypt.

Location
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 unspoilt countryside add to create this peaceful atmosphere.

The retreat and accommodation2019-04-24T11:11:22+00:00

L’Gharix farmhouse has been lovingly restored and renovated and decorated in an elegant country style.

There is one double (en-suite) room and one single (en-suite) room available for retreat guests.

We provide fresh linen and towels, complimentary toiletries and hair dryer, and a fan in summer (or heater + electric blanket in winter).

There is complementary Wi-Fi.

Please note: L’Gharix is also home to our cats – George and Leia.

If the L’Gharix rooms are already booked – Karin can recommend alternative accommodation in varying price brackets close by.  

How do I book?2019-04-24T11:02:04+00:00

Please visit our Facebook page: LGharix for upcoming dates and information. Or contact Karin.

A 50% deposit is required to book your space (via PayPal including credit or debit card). The balance is payable on arrival (PayPal or cash).

Deposits are non-refundable but your place is transferable to a future course date.

Please note: Retreat participants are required to pay their own flights and travel/health insurance.

Custom designed retreats and sessions2019-04-24T11:09:52+00:00

This retreat is intense and presented in just over two days and two nights. It can be custom-designed to suit the individual or couple’s needs.

It can be presented over a longer duration of up to six days – with more personal development and healing as well as Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression sessions in between, interspersed with excursions to beaches and attractions on Gozo and Malta.

Please note that if extra individual sessions (not included in the retreat) are required – Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Intuitive Counselling as well as Energy Healing can be booked at €85 per hour.

Please discuss this with Karin on booking to request scheduling for before or after the retreat. As the retreat can be custom designed we can also schedule them as part of the package over more days.

To find out more or book a date for your custom designed retreat please contact Karin Laing.

Teresa Azzopardi – Yoga Instructor2019-04-24T12:01:57+00:00

Teresa Azzopardi is a qualified yoga instructor and massage therapist.

Teresa has enjoyed pushing herself physically for many years, but as she’s gotten older she realized something was missing. A bigger picture. An expansion. This is where yoga came in – a place she found that the physical was only a gateway to the emotional, the spiritual, the peace that yoga practice brings.

With a long-held desire to share what worked in her life, yoga teaching was a natural one. Teresa is committed to meeting her students where they’re at and being an invitation to find a new edge of possibility. As a yoga instructor, Teresa values how what shows up on the mat can be used in everyday life. By opening to a new way of being on the mat, a new way of being in life opens up off the mat.

Teresa developed a passion and dedicated practice for breath and alignment focused yoga practice in India in 2015. “Through the physical practice of yoga, I strive to open your eyes to what it means to stand inside of yourself with pride, compassion and be able to live your truth, whatever it may be, without fear.”

L'Gharix Temple Retreat - Rose Room Bathroom
L'Gharix Temple Retreat - Orchid Room
L'Gharix Temple Retreat - Hallway

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOME OF KARIN’S

One-on-One Sessions