2015 Week of Wellness, 10-17th Oct – block it out in the diary!

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son ametler dee 1014It’s an auspicious date, the 10/10 for our 10th Annual Week of Wellness! Make sure you put it in the diary and email for the application form to secure your place, as spaces are limited.

In 2014 we were blessed with amazing weather, fabulous food and a great group of people. As 2015 will be our 10th year in Mallorca it’s something to celebrate and so we shall.  Details to follow.  What you can be sure of is that Paola and James will once again look after us so well at Son Ametler, and that Jane and Helen will be ensuring that you enjoy a wonderful week and return home chilled, nourished, relaxed and recharged.

We’re offering earlybird discounts for those booking before the end of December 2014. Get in touch for details.

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what do astronauts and tai chi have in common?

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I’m reading Cmdr Chris Hadfield’s autobiography – An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.  In case it passed you by, he’s the utterly wonderful Canadian astronaut who, in 2013, brought amazing images/footage from space into our living rooms via social media. He’s made space “cool” again, and his cover of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” (filmed in space) is currently at 20 million+ hits.  It makes me smile every time I watch it.

So what has this to do with tai chi?  A somewhat tenuous link?   Well I’m only about 30 pages in but what emerges again and again is that word “focus”.  A very young Chris Hadfield was very clear and focussed about what he wanted to do with his life, and his decisions were shaped by that goal and that focus.  In tai chi we employ body and mind, using our mind to focus on what our body is doing, whether it’s softening, yielding, grounding or aligning, for example.  If we’re focussed, grounded and balanced, we’re in a strong position to be able to make clear choices and good decisions, in the way we move, the way we feel, and the way we respond to situations.

Cmdr Hadfield’s goal was to be an astronaut.  I’m utterly delighted he’s achieved that.  Delighted for himself as he seems a thoroughly lovely man, and also delighted for the folks like me who have relished the astonishing images he’s shared with us all, making the science accessible and fun.  

Talking of goals, a rather shorter term one, requiring some focus, is to get yourself booked on our Week of Wellness in Mallorca, 4-11 October.  Tai chi, reflexology and walks, good food and wine and wonderful surroundings.  We can’t promise you a space odyssey, though previous participants have said the week is “out of this world”!   Earlybird discounts until end of March 2014.   

Meanwhile back to my book…!

“No time to wait…”

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lemons blue sky Pollensa“..No time to wait til her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”

(Leisure, by W.H.Davies.)

Make time to wait, make time to stand and stare. Oct 5-12th 2013, Mallorca. Tai chi, reflexology and walking.

“No time to stand…”

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“..No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass..”

Make time to stand, make time to see. October 5-12th 2013, Mallorca. Tai chi, reflexology and walking.

Note to self: BOOK 5-12th October 2013, Tai Chi and Reflexology in N Mallorca

P1080216For the 9th year running a treat of a week awaits you in North Mallorca. Sunshine, tai chi, reflexology, a snooze by the pool, a good book in the shade, walks by the sea and in the hills, finding treats and delights in the local markets, good food and good company on the terrace. Plus time to chill out, rejuvenate, sleep and eat well and reconnect with yourself and this wonderful environment.

More information to follow shortly. Email us using the booking enquiry form.