PHOTOGRAPHY / BODYWORK RETREAT
THE PHOTOGRAPHY / BODYWORK RETREAT MALLORCA FROM SEPTEMBER 10 TO 16, 2023. DURING THE PLEASANT HOT LATE SUMMER DAYS AND EVENINGS, MALLORCA CAN EXPERIENCE ITS MOST HAPPY AND RELAXED TIME OF THE YEAR! A UNIQUE RETREAT WHERE PHOTOGRAPHY AND BODYWORK CONNECT AND ENRICH EACH OTHER IN A SPECIAL WAY. IN THIS WAY TIME AND SPACE IS CREATED FOR A NEW SURPRISING WAY OF PERCEIVING, MINDFULL FOCUSING AND EXPERIENCE. YOUR IMAGINATION AND INSPIRATION WILL FLOWERING IN AN UNRIVALED BEAUTIFUL AND DYNAMIC WAY. YOU WILL BE GUIDED PROFESSIONALLY SO YOU GET TO KNOW BETTER THE TECHNOLOGY OF YOUR CAMERA, EITHER MIRROR REFLEX OR AND CAMERA ON SMARTPHONE. YOU GET ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING WITH O.A. LIGHT AND SHADOW, COMPOSITION, SPEED ETC. IN SHORT YOU GET ALL THE HANDLES TO CREATE YOUR UNIQUE IMAGE. TO FREE YOURSELF FROM ANY OBSTACLES THAT HOLD YOUR IMAGINATION AND INSPIRATION, WE WILL WORK WITH, MEDITATION, FREE STYLE YOGA, BREATHING EXERCISES, HIKING, MASSAGE, MANTRAS, DANCE, ETC. MORE SPACE IN THE BODY GIVES MORE SPACE IN YOUR MIND FOR A CLEAR LOOK IN COMPLETE FREEDOM. MINDFULL PHOTOGRAPHY TAKES YOU INTO THE HERE AND NOW, A COLORFUL MEDITERRANEAN MEDITATION. JOIN US ON THIS INSPIRING JOURNEY TO BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL MALLORCA WHERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND NOTHING IS A MUST.
Time and space for yourself in which you can experiment with photography and bodywork in a playful way and at your own pace. Photography and bodywork have many similarities. With both photography and bodywork you are in the moment, full focus is required and you get something unique in return through complete surrender. In this retreat we approach photography in an organic way so that your individuality is clearly translated into your images. We pay a lot of attention to a nice balance between inspiration and technology. During this whole process there will also be a stop for reflection, for growth and possibly healing. You are central to this week in which you can be completely yourself. During this retreat you will be invited to be inspired by everything that is offered and everything that will come your way, once again feel free, nothing must, everything is allowed. So do you want to give yourself a valuable gift, enjoy a week in a very special beautiful place where the energy is very pure and magically positive on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, with delicious honest healthy vegetarian / Mediterranean cuisine every day, Are you starting or advanced interested in photography and bodywork, young or older, then you are very welcome with us in beautiful Mallorca.
Hello my name is Anja Maas, I am from the Netherlands living and working in the Netherlands and Mallorca. I have been working as a yoga teacher since 2007, and since 2008 I have my own practice for massage and body therapy in the Netherlands and from 2020 also in Mallorca. I have had a special love for the Baleraren since 1981 and I am very happy that I can offer retreats in the past, present and in the future in this magical place in the world. My passion lies in inspiring, and my strength lies in organizing. I am therefore always very grateful to see how people come to themselves in their own way during a retreat and find the peace and space to enjoy and experience the joy of life. My greatest gift is always the big smile of a guest and the look in their eyes that say “it was good I had a wonderful reset and can continue with a fresh look at my life”. During this photography / bodywork retreat the elements come together for me that make me very happy and in which I feel completely at home. Because of my education at the HKU High School of the Arts in Utrecht, the faculty of directing / theater, De Kleine Tiki training in artistic dynamic coaching and my work in the past as a photographer, plus my current work as a massage and body therapist and yoga teacher, I know that together with Annuoesjka, with you as an individual and the group we will make very special and beautiful week again. More info about me, my yoga offer and massage options can be found on this site www.studiolagente.com.
My name is Annoesjka Graaf. My photos say a lot about who I am like a
person and how I look at the world around me. As a sensitive child
I could already look around me in amazement and put this as pictures
stuck in my head. I am a visual thinker, which means I can do everything
remember by calling up the images. Because I was a young girl
lived in the Arab world, its colors, atmospheres and other cultures
my biggest source of inspiration. In 2015 life pushed me in the right direction
to turn my passion into my profession. Photography is more important to me
than just for a technically good picture. A photo has to touch you, you
take it into an experience and turn on your imagination. You learn this part
not from a book, you have to feel and experience it.
I’ll take you on a journey where you will learn to see all the beauty of mallorca in a different
way, and how to capture it with your camera.
One of my ultimate dreams is to become a travel photographer
By taking care of this retreat together with Anja I can fulfill my dream
achieve and share it with you.
For more information about me and my work visit www.noesjmoments.nl.
Casa Rosa is a Spanish Finca built in the 19th century and beautifully converted into what it is today. The finca can comfortably accommodate 14 people. There is a large living room with several cozy sitting corners and a spacious modern equipped open kitchen. The living room has a large open conservatory with glass sliding doors over the entire width, which makes the space wonderfully light and the inside and outside flow into each other beautifully. Downstairs and upstairs there are several private and shared very tastefully styled bedrooms and 4 bathrooms equipped with haman towels, shampoo, conditioner and shower / bath gel, all with a beautiful view.
There is also a very cozy separate guest cottage that can accommodate two guests with 1 bathroom. There is a covered area outside that is open at the front where space can be given to yoga and massage. Both inside and outside there is ample opportunity at the large tables to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner together with the group. The estate of Casa Rosa offers space for a huge garden with beautiful greenery and many trees and plants, has a large lawn and on the other side a large pond with cage carp and fountains.
Behind it is a wonderfully spacious swimming pool with sunbeds and seating areas to enjoy the sun. The swimming pool is special. It is filled with salt water from the terres de l’Elbre, one of the seven areas in Catalonia and part of Unesco. The natural salt is good for skin and hair. For people with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, this is a blessing and healing. Partly because of the salt you can float in this pool, which is one of our activities during the retreat. You really imagine yourself in a small paradise because of all the greenery, the breathtaking view of the mountains and of course the silence with only the sounds of nature and the birds around you.
Casa Rosa is located in the north west of Mallorca. It is located in the quiet outside area of the pleasant village of Esporles, which is located in the rolling hills at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, which has the status of Unesco world heritage. From the airport it is a 20 minute drive to Casa Rosa. Even though Casa Rose is really exceptionally quiet, hidden away from the tourist crowds, it has a very practical central location. From Esporles you are so further in the Tramuntana mountains to all the beautiful mountain villages, where we also go hiking during the retreat, to Palma the capital of the island, to all the different beaches and you are so on the highway that takes you to all other destinations carry on the island. So Casa Rosa is the perfect location for our retreat.
DAY AND EVENING LAYOUT
A day and evening schedule has been made with various activities in which you can of course participate according to your own needs. The day is arranged in such a way that there is still space and time for yourself outside the offer, which can be filled in according to your own ideas and needs. The massages can be booked at the beginning of the retreat. This time format is possible with some changes.
07:30 Wake-up call
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Meditation / Yoga
9:15 to 10:15 Brunch
10:45 to 12:45 activity
13:00 Lunch with the option to take away.
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Bodywork
19:00 to 20:00 Dinner
20:30 evening program
A SELECTION OF THE ACTIVITIES
Photography and bodywork. On this unique retreat, Photography will be an activity every day of this week. As indicated earlier, in this week we will work on our individual journey in our fantasy and inspiration, so that we become aware of what really touches us and how we can present an authentic image. Of course it is nice to know the basic theory so that you can achieve the result you have in mind. We cover, among other things, basic exposure triangle, focusing, composition, viewing and framing, editing, color, black and white, etc. Everything can be applied with your SLR camera / system camera or good smartphone camera. Of course if you would like to shoot via automatic setting, that is absolutely no problem. Feel free to work the way you like. And of course there will be people who know all the technical possibilities of their camera, for these people the challenge will certainly be no less interesting. Themes we will be working with include landscape, portrait, food, lifestyle, atmosphere, street, art, etc. Of course the most important thing, we will be working in a place in the world where the environment and especially the very beautiful famous light of Mallorca, its all available for you to work with. Many known and unknown photographer, artist and filmmaker have preceded this, and have closed Mallorca forever in their artistic hard by the enchanting light and its breathtaking surroundings. We will therefore go to the beautiful artists’ village of Deia where we will not only walk, meditate and photograph, we will visit a visual artist to view his work and discuss his story about inspiration. Freeing yourself through bodywork, creating space for your unique image. Hata Yoga and Hatha Flow in combination with Yin Yoga a nice balance between Yin and Yang. The lessons are always adapted to the moment, time and energy. Meditation quiet and active forms. In silence or with sound, in rest or in motion including kundalini meditation and 5 rhythms dance, visualization or focused on pranajama, a range of different meditative forms and techniques that are a valuable contribution for you during this week to find peace, insight and inspiration to come. Various massage treatments that provide even more depth and relaxation. Look for the possibilities on the site www.studiolagente under massages options. We go hiking, walking with and without guidance through the beautiful nature of Mallorca. Be surprised by the versatile landscape of the island, there is much to see, smell, hear and feel. The energy that this landscape radiates is a true experience and often enchantingly beautiful. We have a great range of options all over the island. We want to keep a good eye on the balance between rest, relaxation and being active. we have therefore chosen for this retreat at Casa Rosa, an area in the tramuntana mountains that stretches from south west Port Andratx to north west Soller and the municipality of Calvia. The program certainly includes a visit to one of the fascinating cities, the beautiful dreamy villages and a visit to one of the nearby beautiful harbors with beaches. We will of course also enjoy a refreshing dip in the clear water and relax in the sun on the lovely beach. For one of the evenings we have a surprise with music and mantras that will be provided by David Lurey. And again, everything is allowed, nothing is required.
We are going for a group of 8 people. We consciously keep it to a relatively smaller group because we can pay sufficient attention to everyone. We stand for quality, and want to be able to fulfill all our promises, and believe that we can deliver on this better in a smaller group.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE OF THE RETREAT INCLUDE
Transport from the airport to Casa Rosa and back to the airport.
The 6 nights in a shared room.
The 6 nights in a private room.
Three extensive meals and small snacks every day.
Water, tea, coffee all day long.
The massage treatments, from Studio La Gente.
Backpack with reference book for photography, notebook and pen plus small surprise.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE OF THE RETREAT EXCLUDE
Rent your own car.
The drinks and snacks if we have an external activity.
DATE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY/BODYWORK RETREAT
Sunday, September 10 to Saturday, September 16, 2023. Check-in from 3:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 AM.
PRICE AND DEPOSIT
Price for this retreat 6 nights pp already inclusive as indicated in a shared room total € 1225,-
Price for this retreat 6 nights pp already inclusive as indicated in a private room total € 1375,-
When registering for the retreat, a deposit of € 400 is due
The remainder of the total amount must be paid no later than 3 weeks before the start date of the retreat.
Of course you can also pay the total amount in one go.
Cancellation and refund
In the event that the organization cannot allow the retreat to continue in the event of corona measures or any other reason, a 100% refund will be made within 3 weeks of the total amount transferred by you for the retreat.
There is also a possibility to fix your booking in a then newly created date for the canceled retreat, within the year 2022 and 2023.
In case you want to cancel yourself, this is possible up to 3 weeks before the start date of the retreat. If you cancel within these 3 weeks for reasons OTHER than serious injury or illness, death or corona restrictions from the country of origin, a refund of 50% can be given as costs have been incurred for you within that time place in the retreat. For all other cancellations, i.e. those made before 3 weeks and validly allowed cancellations within 3 weeks, a 3% administration fee will be charged. There are no partial refunds possible if, for example, you arrive later, or leave the retreat early, flight cancellation or travel delay. We are not responsible for that. You are allowed to bring in a replacement guest at all times if you want to cancel. We recommend that you take out travel insurance for cancellation costs and illness.
Registration for the photography and bodywork retreat
For registration or non-binding information about this wonderful week, please contact us via email Info@studiolagente.com or via GSM 0031-651119048.
After the application for registration, you will receive an application form by e-mail. A question form that can help us make your retreat run as smoothly and safely as possible, of course all this information will be treated confidentially. An invoice for the deposit. As soon as the deposit has been made, your registration for this great week is a fact. And come with us to Mallorca. After that you will receive all kinds of information that you need for this week with some handy tips.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
It is important to us that you lack nothing this week, that you feel free and safe, that you have arrived at the right place for rest and reflection and inspiration. That after this week you are fully charged with positive energy, with renewed strength and renewed focus, knowledge and your unique beautiful images and with all of this, you go back home, and the world around you.