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Kenda Retreats

For those who have not met me, I am jacqui and this will be the third event that KendaReiki has hosted and has been  life changing. I cannot wait to share with you all the amazing activities we will be doing during our stay in the historical village of Xaghra, Gozo 

Eliminate Stress - Discover simple methods to enrich your soul.

A summer invitation

Date: 8th October 2024

7 nights/8 days

on B&B basis

Last single bed remaining - 1person

It's time to REimagine your work and life

  • REflect once a day
  • REelect your sounding board
  • REsharpen your curiosity
  • REdiscover your hidden gifts
  • REvision of the good life
  • REframe your time boundaries
  • REclaim your purpose
  • REmember that You Are Enough

KendaRetreats will help you do all this as you begin to eliminate the stress and slow things down. Discover simple methods to enrich your soul during a time of reflection and uncover your true authentic self that’s been hiding away.

This is a retreat for women ONLY

Our third retreat will take place in the beautiful and historical village of Xaghra, Gozo. 

Retreats are not about escaping life, but they are all about fully embracing it!
Get ready to switch off your phones and enjoy the here and now as you reconnect with your inner self and remind yourself that 'I Am Enough'.

I am extremely intentional about curating the perfect group of up to 8 guests for each retreat, to ensure privacy and personal support, providing a safe and non-judgemental experience to reignite your passions into intentions and to help you discover your authentic self.  Our time is spent according to how we feel in the present moment, whether that is getting active with a swim in the warm mediterranean sea or the farmhouse pool, a hike in the local fields, taking an afternoon nap, listening to soft gentle sounds, curling up with a book, or unleashing your creativity in art and craft workshops.

My invitation is for you to fully accept, embrace and celebrate life in this now moment.

First of all by falling in love with exactly who you are - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Removing any and all limiting beliefs of who we can and cannot be. Rewriting stories told to us by others.


Kenda Retreats
- has become one of my favourite ways to share my passion to helping others rediscover who they truly are. You are not obligated to partake in all the activities or any activities at all, and it's highly recommended that you rest as much as you require!

At Kenda Retreats, there's no prescribed way to exist; being authentically yourself is what matters most.

The retreat schedule includes both group and private sessions, and you have the flexibility to participate in whichever ones suit your mood and preferences.


You are invited to join me and other kindred souls on this exclusive and inspiring retreat. 

Benefits


  • Discover your true authentic self.
  • Deepen one's spiritual understanding.
  • Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been.
  • Become stronger mentally and find your inner peace.
  • Restoration, Exploration, and Transformation are all part of your journey.
  • Escape the high-stress, fast-paced hustle and bustle of modern life.
  • Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body.
  • Connect with kindred spirits.
  • Learn the gift of the AromaTouch technique (hands) using essential oils.
  • Lose yourself in arts and crafts as a form of meditation.
  • Learn various tools and techniques you can take home with you for your own self practice.
  • Learn how to write your own meditations.
  • Visit the Ggantija Temples, a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic era (c.3600-2500BC) to meditate silently.
  • Create your very own crystal suncatcher.
  • Time to reflect as you soak in the sun by the pool or in the open sea.
  • Embrace the serenity of nature.
  • Draw in the moons gentle energy during a sound bath.
  • A beautiful welcome pack including essential oils, crystals and a workbook (and a few surprises).
  • Walk away knowing your are enough.

What you will receive:

  • Time and space to reconnect with nature.  
  • Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day.
  • 7 nights accommodation is available in sharing rooms (single and double beds available with ensuite facilities).
  • Bed & Breakfast (continental breakfast).
  • Pre and post retreat support from myself. 
  • Art therapy. Using the medium of water paints or pencils, after a mini meditation, you will draw your insight on what your authentic self looks like to you for all to see maybe adding crystal chips and other embellishments to express your inner magic. All supplies will be provided.
  • Crystal suncatcher workshop. We will all get the opportunity to create our very own piece of magic to take home with us, incorporating the chakra colours through crystal chips. 
  • Workbook and personal journal for note taking, ideas, inspiration - whatever you fancy.
  • Daily Meditations including breathwork, guided meditations, mantras and essential oils throughout the day.
  • Sound healing using shamanic drums, rattles, singing bowls, koshi chimes and rain discs.
  • Welcome gift including essential oils, crystal tumblestones, roller bottle and a few surprises.
  • 10ml roller bottle Guaiacwood essential oil - to enhance your meditation and reflections.
  • AromaTouch hand technique workshop. Learn how to apply this beautiful technique (includes oils) taking this home with you to treat your loved ones.
  • Oil workshops. Learn what essential oils are, how to use them, why you would want to use them and how they can support you emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.  
  • 1-1 Reiki session. Tap into the Universal Life force as you raise your vibrations, balance and align your chakras. 
  • 1-1 Symphony of Cells. Surrender yourself to the power of the gifts of the earth in the form of a gentle application of the oils to the spine and feet (extra sessions are possible and will be payable locally).  
  • Roller blends with crystals workshop. As we explore the connection between the stars, the Western and Chinese zodiac signs and characteristics, we will create a unique roller blend adding crystal chips to enhance the potency already found in the oils to bring out your Avatar.  All equipment is provided including the roller bottle, a choice of crystal chips, essential oils and the carrier oil.
  • Intuitive Coaching. There will be time during the day where you will be free to delve deeper and request some private 1-2-1 coaching with myself.
  • 1-1 Tarot reading. Each participant will enjoy a private tarot reading during their stay.
  • Enriching Conversations. I encourage you to dig deep and let your Avatar out.
  • Time alone to reflect.  Whether that be sat by the pool soaking in the sun's rays or strolling through the local village.
  • Wi-Fi connection - as much as we want you to switch off, we also understand that you have loved ones back at home and may wish to connect with them in your free time.
  • Transportation during the retreat during the visit to Ggantija Temples.
I am holding space for restoration, exploration, and transformation.
A place for you to come home to your authentic self.

I invite you to retreat with me

To take the time out to simply be present with yourself.

To rediscover yourself, reconnect with your body, your mind, your heart and your soul, reside among like-minded individuals, and feel confident knowing that You are Enough.

Sample retreat day

08:00 - Breakfast
09:30  - Introduction to Chakra colours and meanings
10:00 - Create your very own Crystal Chakra Suncatcher - various designs to choose from
13:30 - Stop for lunch 
16:00 - Return back for a guided Chakra meditation using crystals and essential oils by the pool
18:00 - Out to eat evening meal in one of the local restaurants.

A full itinerary will be sent to you closer to the departure date 


Your stay includes:

Accommodation in this stunning Gozitan house -
This property is fully furnished and equipped with all the modern gadgets to make your stay as comfortable as possible. WIFI, Fresh bed linen, air conditioner in all bedrooms, bath towels, toiletries such as toilet paper are provided and are included in the price of the retreat. The entire property is secure and protected. 


The Gozo House

Quirky, Majestic, Imposing, Charming, Unique. All of these adjectives aptly describe the composition of traditional Maltese/Gozitan homes. Elements such as stone floors and arched or vaulted ceilings are typical and the use of Limestone can be seen in every home you pass. Not only are these aspects pleasant and cool, but they are part of the story that these homes have to tell. A chapter in history that is worth rediscovering with new eyes - just like yourself during this retreat.

This stunning typical gozitan house has a private entrance and offers four bedrooms (three of which are ensuite).  There are three rooms that hold one double bed and a single bed in each. The forth comprises of two single beds.  It boasts an open plan lounge/diner/kitchen with direct access to the pool area. The turquoise pool with a view of neighbouring fields, invites you for that morning swim or an afternoon float. You are surrounded by nature and fields of cactus. Some of the rooms will have a balcony or terrace offering garden/field or internal courtyard views.
 
For added comfort you will find a well-equipped kitchen as well as a barbecue area by the pool. The best part is the washing machine which means no taking home dirty clothes! There are hair dryers as well as an iron saving you valuable space in your luggage. 

 Bed & Breakfast 

In order to create something special, and to keep within a budget appealing to many, I decided to try something different and offer this retreat on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
This allows everybody to work within their own dietary requirements whether that includes fish/dairy/meat products or whether you prefer vegetarian or vegan options. Gluten free options will be available in the restaurants too. It will allow for wide range of variety as we explore the delicious local cuisine together - a feast for both our eyes and tummies.

The kitchen is always open and you can access as you please, finding a wide selection of herbal teas, juice and fresh coffee along with some healthy snacks. 

The lunch and evening meal lists are typical local food suggestions that you can expect to indulge in during your stay when dining out. 

About the food - Breakfast

Should you have any dietary requirements, please advise at time of booking. This meal is included within the price of the retreat.

Breakfast menu
  • Homegrown fruit
  • Local breads
  • Local jams
  • Pancakes
  • Juices
  • Cereal
  • yogurt
  • Selection of local cheese
  • Selection of cold meats
  • Tea/Coffee

Lunch ideas -

Some of the traditional food you will find on the Island of Gozo are as follows:
  • Pastiizzi  - A traditional savoury pastry which is usually filled with ricotta or curried peas. They are very popular and a well-known traditional Maltese Food. 
  • Hobz biz zejt  - Pronounced as 'Hobs - bis - zeyt' translated to meaning bread with oil, is a simple yet delicious tradition that the Maltese and Gozitans love. Thick slices of local bread are spread with a sweetish tomato paste and topped with capers, olives, garlic and black pepper with a drizzle of olive oil. Sometimes Tuna will be added for added flavour.
  • Tuna and spinach pie  - Jam packed with lots of exquisite mediterranean ingredients. 
  • Ftira Pizza  - Gozo is very proud of their food and this is a typical Gozitan dish, similar to the pizza that we know and love but the Gozitan way.
For as little as €4.00 you can fill your tummy (and take some back to snack on).

Evening main course ideas

Main course options
  • Bragioli A flattened piece of steak wrapped around a filling made from bacon, ground beef, hard boiled egg, breadcrumbs, herbs and seasonings 
  • Maltese Sausage Everybody loves a good tasty sausage. It's a type of Maltese sausage made with fatty minced pork, garlic, herbs, pepper, and sea salt. It’s known to be garlicky and quite salty so they’re often boiled first before being fried, but boy are they tasty.  Added to pasta dishes, served on their own or in a sauce.
  • Steak Who doesn't love a big juicy steak (with or without added sauces)
  • Fresh Fish Surrounded by the mediterranean Sea, you are quite frankly spoiled for choice when it comes to fresh fish.  Lampuki is my favourite and is a white, meaty fish with a delicate flavour. Best time of year for this fish is September and October so perfect timing for our retreat. 
  • Pasta A hearty meal for any occasion. There is so much choice from spaghetti to ravioli. 
  • Pizza Not just a suitable lunch choice but an evening meal choice too.   Trust me there is so much to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.

And finally the Desserts!!

A delicious and very difficult choice to be made. Here are a few suggestions of what you might be tempted by:
  • Cannelloni
  • Imqaret (date cakes)

  • Local village biscuits

  • Homemade Ice-cream and Sorbets

Are you ready to join us?

£250 deposit will secure your space and the price (early bird discounts - if within time frame)

Below are the suggested flight details from Birmingham Airport to Malta International Airport (just to make life simple). 
Flight time is approx 3hr 15 mins. 

Note: Luqa Airport is a very modern airport and there is duty free shopping available.
Airport transfers are not included in the price of the retreat. 

If you would like to book a transfer through Kenda Retreats, I can either book you a taxi collecting you from the Airport to the Ferry point and you make your own way to the farmhouse or provide a private chauffeur service from Luqa Airport direct to the venue (this can be private or shared with other group members).

  • Taxi: €30 Airport pick-up to Cirkewwa - Malta harbour to take the Gozo Channel ferry (this will be the same for the return journey) you will however, be responsible to get yourself to the farmhouse from Mgarr Harbour and from the farmhouse to the Ferry point for the return.
  • Private Chauffeur Service: €90 Airport pick-up to take you all the way to the farmhouse (one way). The return will NOT include the ferry ticket which you pay as you leave Gozo.
  • Shared Chauffeur Service: €60 Airport pick-up to take you all the way to the farmhouse (one way). This will include the ferry ticket price as you leave Gozo.
GOZO FERRY

There are two ferries that run consistently from the main island of Malta to her sister island, Gozo where we will be staying and these can be reached directly from the airport using private car hire, taxi, local bus, Uber or Bolt services. The ferry crossing only takes approx 25 minutes from Malta to Gozo (same for the return) and leaves from the northern point of Malta called Cirkewwa.

Note: You only pay for the ferry when you leave the island of Gozo from Mgarr Harbour.

Unless you are using the suggested private transfer option, there is another way to get to the farmhouse if you are feeling a bit more adventurous.

LOCAL BUS SERVICE

There is a direct bus - X1 (which costs approx €2) that will take you from the airport and drives directly to Cirkewwa (just ask for the 'Gozo Channel Ferry Terminal'). This journey can take over an hour (a bit longer in high traffic) but it is beautiful as it drives along the coastline, so you will enjoy some stunning views of Malta along your journey.


Once you verify your booking with me, I'll promptly provide you with comprehensive details regarding your travel, itinerary, and all necessary information for your retreat.

8th October 2024

Outgoing flight from Birmingham - Ryanair - FR3901 departing BHX 14:55    arrival MLA 19:10 (local time)

15th October 2024

Outgoing flight from Luqa - Ryanair - FR3902 departing MLA 19:35    arrival BHX 22:05

Any individual travel arrangements varying from the suggested flights will incur extra charges and must be to and from Luqa Airport.

What's NOT included


  • All travel arrangements will need to be organised by yourself  (I have included the suggested flight details above for reference) and I also would highly recommend you take out travel insurance incase of any illness that prevents you from traveling.
  • Airport return Transfers to and from the venue. This will be an additional fee as per the above and will be per person. Should you book through Kenda Retreats, it will include the return ticket for the short ferry ride to get to Gozo - the transfer fee will be collected locally. Of course you can also make your own way there and all details including address will be given to you once the full balance has been settled. I added a little bit of extra information above including guideline prices.
  • Lunch and evening meal (unless provided with excursions). This is to allow total freedom when it comes to food choices. It allows us to dine in different locations together experiencing the charm of Gozo.  
  • Additional treatments.
  • Additional activities not included within the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance - I cannot stress enough and I highly recommend you get this sorted. I recommend obtaining maximum coverage. This could provide protection for any potential situation, regardless of its magnitude. Such as; travel delays and disruptions or missed flights; lost or damaged baggage; theft or damaged belongings; emergency medical expenses and hospitalisation; cancelling or cutting your stay short; just to mention a few.
  • I want you to be fully relaxed and focused on this special retreat.

The following items can be paid for locally on site:
Extra Full Reiki sessions, Extra Symphony of Cells sessions or Extra Aromatouch sessions that can be booked during your free time.
Alcoholic beverages, however, these can be purchased from local shops.
Lunch and Evening Meals.


Once again, I invite you to retreat with me.

To take the time out to simply be present with yourself.

To rediscover yourself, reconnect with your body and your heart, live alongside like-minded people, and enjoy the pleasures of simple, slow living.


The last opportunity to book will be August 01st 2024 with payment in full to be required at this time. 

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When you book with the Early Bird starting price of £952.00
 per person sharing a room (sleeping in a single bed) 

- £1011.50 per person when sharing a room (sleeping in a double bed - 1 person) 

- £1326.00 for private room and ensuite facilities.

(Price reverts to the full amount - £1120.00, £1190.00 or £1560.00 respectively, after 08th March 2024)

Once you are ready to secure your space a non refundable deposit of £250.00 will be required.   This to be paid by bank transfer (all bank details will be provided at the time of booking). 

Without a deposit your space will not be confirmed.  


For further information please do not hesitate to contact me.


Once you have paid the deposit, begin to look for flights and visa (should this apply to you). If you require a visa for Malta you need to apply for this at least 3 months in advance as it is quite a slow process.

Cancellation Policy

  • £250 (initial deposit) when cancelled more than 8 weeks prior to the Check-in date.
  • 75% of the charges for cancellation more than 5 weeks but less than 8 weeks prior to the Check-in date.
  • 100% of the charges when cancellation is less than 5 weeks prior to the Check-in date.
I understand that plans can be disrupted. If you are unable to attend for any reason and are able to sell your place (or gift it) to another female, please let me know as soon as possible and i'll be happy to transfer your booking over to the new recipient.

Any refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the final decision will rest with myself.

Remaining Balance


  • Once the initial deposit of £250.00 has been settled, the next payment of £500.00 per person will be due on the 01st May 2024
  • A third payment (for sole occupancy of a room) of £250.00 per person will be required no later than 01st July 2024.
  • The final and remaining balance is due no later than 01st August 2024. where the retreat will be settled in full for all guests.

Please note: For deposit and remaining balance amounts, please refer to your booking summary email.

Payment plans (other than the above) are available upon request and may be arranged on an individual basis.


Contact Jacqui

If you feel drawn to joining us on this women's only retreat, then click on the button below and fill out the form to hold your space