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Why El Chorro Changed My Life!

I recently had one of the most amazing experiences of my entire life. I attended a Pilates retreat! I had absolutely no expectations other than I’d be in Spain doing Pilates every day. What actually happened blew my mind.

Rebecca Still Pilates

 

I arrived quite late around 11pm due to flight cancellations, which in itself was actually quite a fun adventure where I ended up gaining a sight seeing tour around London and £400, but that’s another blog!… Upon arriving, the spirit of the place hit me. A sense of warmth and happiness flooded the area and the smell of the air as I approached the mountains from the airport (Location was about an hour’s drive away from Malaga) was magnificent. I typically book adventures on a whim and never pay too much to what it’s all about until I get there and I guess that made this all the more enthralling as I woke up the next morning to an astonishing view of mountains, olive tree’s and bright sun. What a stunning location El Chorro is!

From there the holiday just took off! It was a week of amazing Pilates classes, taught by two of the very best teachers out there, workshops on how to improve teaching (everybody but one was a pilates teacher) and also exploring and revisiting the essence of Pilates. There was also HIIT training for those who wanted to get the heart rate up and also running for those who wanted it. One of my highlights was leaving just before dawn to run up to the top of a mountain and admire the sunrise while feeling the euphoric high of having just ran up a mountain! Double whammy baby! I was also lucky enough to be able to walk part of the Camino. If you don’t know what the Camino is, please google it! I realise now that it’s one of life’s musts! There was also downtime around the pool or to just simply walk around the area and take in the pure energy of surroundings.

It was wonderful to be in an environment where I was able to connect with lots of likeminded people and everyone was amazing. The owners of The Olive Branch where the retreat was actually held were pretty epic and there were a team of people there who were so friendly and supportive. There was only good vibes going on, creative talk and lots of fun! The whole package of being in this idyllic location where everybody feels free and no one cares what car you drive, being surrounded by positivity, education and creative energy, really rocked my world. I came back from that holiday an upgraded version of myself! I learnt so much. Not just about Pilates but about myself, too. I was already on a good vibe roll before the holiday and now I am 100% vibrating higher. I’m back now, full of inspiration and ideas for the future. I’m so ecstatically happy and thrilled with how my life is going.

In life, the Universe delivers exactly what you need.

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