The Mountain Yoga Retreats

The Mountain Ibiza organises Yoga and Women Retreats on Ibiza for those who want to slow down, deeply relax and are curious to rediscover their True Nature. Our natural state is that what we are beyond limiting thoughts and beliefs from the mind. It’s the Joyful, Peaceful and Silent place within ourselves that we all long to know. Through Yoga, meditation, movement, silent days, rituals and various other spiritual practices in nature, we purify and strengthen the body and quiet down the mind. In this state of higher awareness, we are able to connect back to our Heart and come Home to our true Self.

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True Feminine Yoga Retreat

12-19 September • Ibiza

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True Nature Yoga Retreat

12 - 19 September • Ibiza

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True Feminine Yoga Retreat Ibiza

17-24 October • Ibiza

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New Years Yoga Retreat Ibiza

26 Dec - 2 Jan • Ibiza

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ALL IS WELCOME

I grew up in a family where emotions and feelings were not suppressed but most of the time freely expressed. It was okay to be sad, it was okay to be angry, it was okay to be frustrated, cranky or to be even hysterical at times. We didn’t have to pretend all was well when it was not. It was sometimes overwhelming and intense as a child, but it also gave me the space and freedom to express whatever was alive in me too. 

There was no shame in crying or screaming. There was no shame in feeling. In my childhood I saw it as a part of being human, a part of life. And what I found especially fascinating about those intense emotional moments was that as soon as they were played out, there was always this big field of Love.

I am very happy that I grew up in a place where it was overall safe to give space to what I felt. Because later on when I got older and be more in the world I realised it was not so much appreciated anymore to show how you really feel. You were far more likeable if you pretended that you were always happy and never jealous, frustrated, sad or angry. And that is where the problems start if you ask me. 

Suddenly it didn’t feel so safe anymore to express my self, because I immediately would be judged about my behaviour. I was too direct or too hard or too emotional when I showed how I felt or what I thought. That was painful because I felt I could not really be myself anymore. I did my best to suppress my feelings, but the problem was that the harder I tried to suppress them the stronger they would come out, when they eventually did. I was like a volcanic eruption destroying everything around me. So I decided maybe it was safer to give my myself permission to feel all the feels and to come to peace with my natural way of expressing myself even though it meant losing some friends and boyfriends along the way 🙈. 

Fighting against what I felt was actually costing me a lot of energy. And did you know that suppressing your feelings and emotions can eventually even make you sick? It is all heat that you store in your body that can cause inflammation and illness. I understood that for my own well-being... ⬇️ keep reading in comments
ALL IS WELCOME I grew up in a family where emotions and feelings were not suppressed but most of the time freely expressed. It was okay to be sad, it was okay to be angry, it was okay to be frustrated, cranky or to be even hysterical at times. We didn’t have to pretend all was well when it was not. It was sometimes overwhelming and intense as a child, but it also gave me the space and freedom to express whatever was alive in me too. There was no shame in crying or screaming. There was no shame in feeling. In my childhood I saw it as a part of being human, a part of life. And what I found especially fascinating about those intense emotional moments was that as soon as they were played out, there was always this big field of Love. I am very happy that I grew up in a place where it was overall safe to give space to what I felt. Because later on when I got older and be more in the world I realised it was not so much appreciated anymore to show how you really feel. You were far more likeable if you pretended that you were always happy and never jealous, frustrated, sad or angry. And that is where the problems start if you ask me. Suddenly it didn’t feel so safe anymore to express my self, because I immediately would be judged about my behaviour. I was too direct or too hard or too emotional when I showed how I felt or what I thought. That was painful because I felt I could not really be myself anymore. I did my best to suppress my feelings, but the problem was that the harder I tried to suppress them the stronger they would come out, when they eventually did. I was like a volcanic eruption destroying everything around me. So I decided maybe it was safer to give my myself permission to feel all the feels and to come to peace with my natural way of expressing myself even though it meant losing some friends and boyfriends along the way 🙈. Fighting against what I felt was actually costing me a lot of energy. And did you know that suppressing your feelings and emotions can eventually even make you sick? It is all heat that you store in your body that can cause inflammation and illness. I understood that for my own well-being... ⬇️ keep reading in comments
LIFE with(out) HER (by Wouter)

I'm one of these men who find it particularly hard to commit to a woman.

It is not that I cannot seem to make up my mind or heart between all these lovely women with whom I could share something romantic, no, the difficulty of my choice lies between me being in a relationship with a woman or me being solo.

I love my life, I've always loved it. Ever since I was a little boy I knew the value of life. The grandness of allowing life to flow through you effortlessly, creating beauty through the exalted emotions generated this way .

I just knew that being alive was the biggest gift of them all. Bigger than being a hot shot lawyer, a doctor or being someone famous . Just being alive was the true valuable thing and not this game of claiming yourself to be this or that for others to admire you.

As a kid I was mostly a loner. Every now and then I would have a friend to play with, but when they proved to be too dominant and would disturb my natural flow too much, I would lose all interest in them and retreat. This attitude gave me a lot of time to be in my own world, but it also deprived me from the situations in which I could learn to interact with another being and set clear boundaries. I became a bit shy and scared to connect with people, whom I wanted to meet and get to know better. Something in me wanted to make a connection, while another part of me was afraid to get sucked in and lose my way. I became a hopeless romantic, dreaming about possible scenarios, without the guts to ever engage and set the first step.

Now, many years later, I'm in a relationship with this amazing woman, who also happens to be the mother of my  beautiful daughter. The amount of sexual attraction between the two of us is unlike anything I've ever experienced before. She is one of those women who feel way out of my league and as such she feels like too much for me to gracefully handle. She is not at all satisfied with the beautiful images I hold dear about myself. She wants everything I am and if I hold back she cracks me like a nut to expose my nutritious soft center to satisfy her hunger for authenticity and truthfulness.
 
Keep reading in comments ⬇️
LIFE with(out) HER (by Wouter) I'm one of these men who find it particularly hard to commit to a woman. It is not that I cannot seem to make up my mind or heart between all these lovely women with whom I could share something romantic, no, the difficulty of my choice lies between me being in a relationship with a woman or me being solo. I love my life, I've always loved it. Ever since I was a little boy I knew the value of life. The grandness of allowing life to flow through you effortlessly, creating beauty through the exalted emotions generated this way . I just knew that being alive was the biggest gift of them all. Bigger than being a hot shot lawyer, a doctor or being someone famous . Just being alive was the true valuable thing and not this game of claiming yourself to be this or that for others to admire you. As a kid I was mostly a loner. Every now and then I would have a friend to play with, but when they proved to be too dominant and would disturb my natural flow too much, I would lose all interest in them and retreat. This attitude gave me a lot of time to be in my own world, but it also deprived me from the situations in which I could learn to interact with another being and set clear boundaries. I became a bit shy and scared to connect with people, whom I wanted to meet and get to know better. Something in me wanted to make a connection, while another part of me was afraid to get sucked in and lose my way. I became a hopeless romantic, dreaming about possible scenarios, without the guts to ever engage and set the first step. Now, many years later, I'm in a relationship with this amazing woman, who also happens to be the mother of my beautiful daughter. The amount of sexual attraction between the two of us is unlike anything I've ever experienced before. She is one of those women who feel way out of my league and as such she feels like too much for me to gracefully handle. She is not at all satisfied with the beautiful images I hold dear about myself. She wants everything I am and if I hold back she cracks me like a nut to expose my nutritious soft center to satisfy her hunger for authenticity and truthfulness. Keep reading in comments ⬇️
Choose Love over Fear 

The world around us is changing fast these days. Restrictions are pouring down on us from our governments in ever increasing quantities. 'Fear this, fear that, do this and, for the love of God and your fellow man, absolutely don’t do that!’ seems to be the mantra of the public world these days. How can we still be in stillness, enjoying a situation with openness and innocence, while this constant noise of our society is seeping into our minds?

Last week my Beloved and I decided to make a conscious effort to deepen our love. We signed up to join a couples retreat in Portugal. This retreat, we both felt strongly, was THE thing to bring our love and relating to the next level. The will was there, but so were the ‘what ifs?’ 

What if Portugal goes into total lockdown and we cannot travel out again? What if Spain gets a lockdown and we cannot move in again? What if we spend all this money on travel and the training in this insecure time and nothing comes back in again?

All these questions and many more are based on a fear that was fed to us by what we see on television, read in the newspapers and experience around us when we step out of our house. Now I’m generalising things a bit, because we don’t watch television and we don’t read newspapers, but I know many of you do. And we can see how consuming mainstream media makes the people around us more contracted and afraid.

When it boils down to the choice between fear or love, it is our experience that love is always the better choice. When you choose love you choose expansion. When you choose love you choose flow. When you choose love Life loves you back and showers you with her blessings. When you choose fear you contract, when you contract all flows are cut off. When you choose fear you grow old and cold. Fear is simply not the direction in which you want to go and Life will try to show you that by making your life harder and harder until you’ll get it.

Me and my Beloved chose love and we went to the training despite all the ‘what ifs’. And yes it was an undertaking. There were no direct flights.... Keep reading in comments ➡️
Choose Love over Fear The world around us is changing fast these days. Restrictions are pouring down on us from our governments in ever increasing quantities. 'Fear this, fear that, do this and, for the love of God and your fellow man, absolutely don’t do that!’ seems to be the mantra of the public world these days. How can we still be in stillness, enjoying a situation with openness and innocence, while this constant noise of our society is seeping into our minds? Last week my Beloved and I decided to make a conscious effort to deepen our love. We signed up to join a couples retreat in Portugal. This retreat, we both felt strongly, was THE thing to bring our love and relating to the next level. The will was there, but so were the ‘what ifs?’ What if Portugal goes into total lockdown and we cannot travel out again? What if Spain gets a lockdown and we cannot move in again? What if we spend all this money on travel and the training in this insecure time and nothing comes back in again? All these questions and many more are based on a fear that was fed to us by what we see on television, read in the newspapers and experience around us when we step out of our house. Now I’m generalising things a bit, because we don’t watch television and we don’t read newspapers, but I know many of you do. And we can see how consuming mainstream media makes the people around us more contracted and afraid. When it boils down to the choice between fear or love, it is our experience that love is always the better choice. When you choose love you choose expansion. When you choose love you choose flow. When you choose love Life loves you back and showers you with her blessings. When you choose fear you contract, when you contract all flows are cut off. When you choose fear you grow old and cold. Fear is simply not the direction in which you want to go and Life will try to show you that by making your life harder and harder until you’ll get it. Me and my Beloved chose love and we went to the training despite all the ‘what ifs’. And yes it was an undertaking. There were no direct flights.... Keep reading in comments ➡️