Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat mums yoga retreat spain
28.04.2022
Mental Health

Why Mums Need to Retreat


A growing number of mums are packing their bags, kissing their partners and kids’ goodbye, and going on Retreat. While many sign up for a Wellness Holiday looking for nothing more than a little downtime, most find they have gained a whole lot more by the time they return home.

Why Mums Need to Retreat

Our Wellness Expert at Shanti-Som looks into the reasons why mums need to Retreat and the long lasting benefits.

Mums are overworked

The average mum roughly gets about 17 minutes for herself every day, a study reveals.

Another study released by Welch’s looked at 2,000 American mums of kids between five and 12 years old, and found the average hours mums work per week is 98. As in the equivalent of two-and-a-half full-time jobs. This doesn’t come as a surprise because motherhood, while a source of joy and fulfilment, is a full-on 24/7 job. Daily life often allows very little time for dedicated self-care. Whilst we can do our best to schedule time for yoga, meditation, getting to the gym, or heading to bed at a decent time, the kind of deep rest and rejuvenation that comes with a week-long wellness retreat is something entirely different, and, something entirely needed, especially by mums.

Mum constantly carry Guilt

So-called “mum-guilt” is pervasive among mothers.  It can strike at any time and can show itself in any number of “mum” situations.  There are enormous expectations from society, media, family and friends about what mothers “should be like” and what we “should do.”

The guilt and shame pushes a mum into deep judgement of the self, a constant comparing to others (where the mom believes she consistently falls short), and persistent negative thoughts about the self.  Mums hide these thoughts but often begin to believe they are true.  Mothers then become their own worst critics.

Mums can have Anxiety and low Self Worth

The guilt and resulting feelings of shame drive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and can show up in some of the following ways:

  • Depression and anxiety: Mums start to feel down most of the time, have fatigue, anger, or intense, obtrusive worry, or low self-worth, among other symptoms.
  • Negative thoughts. “I should not go back to work, because I am abandoning my baby.”  “I am a bad mother.”  These thoughts become beliefs, and self-worth decreases.
  • Overdoing, overworking and overscheduling.  Here we’re grappling with the mum’s belief that if a mum does more, and ignores the guilt, the better she will feel.  But this behavior can lead to burnout and becoming physically unwell.

Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat woman need sleep

The Benefits of a Mums Retreat

Retreats encourage mums to enjoy healthy self-care activities that they might incorporate into their daily lives when they return home, such as yoga, meditation and nature walks. They encourage women to see themselves as an individual with passions and to come together to connect with likeminded people, and most of all to have a bit of fun!

Rediscover Yourself

Motherhood is so encompassing, albeit in a beautiful way, that it is easy to lose touch with who you are as a person in your own right without the ‘Mum’ label. Putting the needs of your family first often means that you go without. A Retreat enables you an entire week to check back in with yourself. You have the freedom to do as you please, when you please! Activities such as yoga and meditation invite you to dive deeper into your heart and soul. The space and tranquillity can feel strange at first, but soon, you will embrace the chance to just be you, to follow your own needs, and to fall in love with all that you are again.

Get some much-needed Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important factors for our health and wellbeing. As parents, sleep deprivation is extremely common, and can leave you feeling far from your best self. On Retreat, sleep is a priority. In your own private room, without any distractions or sound, you are left to slumber to your heart’s content! The deep stages of sleep is where the body does its most healing and detoxification. If you never reach these deep stages, it is common to fall ill frequently, feel stressed or anxious, or to hold onto excess weight and toxicity in the body. Head home with a new sleep cycle that you can prioritise no matter what!

Focus on Your Health

How many Mum’s out there tend to live on a diet that revolves around coffee, toast crusts and whatever is leftover from the kids?! Eating on the go and eating the limited foods your children will actually touch can mean that as Mums, our own diet and health suffers too. On Retreat, one of the highlights is having all of your healthy, gourmet, delicious and nutritious meals cooked for you and having the time to sit and savour every mouthful!  A week of healthy food, spa treatments, yoga, deep sleep and activities in nature means you have the chance to put your health first. Boost your immune system, reconnect with the importance of looking after yourself, and head home with a new health focus to keep you inspired.

Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat healthy meal

Discover Self-Care

Many women can find spa treatments confronting because it involves putting yourself first and being deeply cared for by another person. It requires you to relinquish control and be open to accepting, without giving anything in return. As mothers, so much time is spent giving. Taking time out to receive is so nourishing and so essential. Giving yourself permission to surrender to massages, facials, scrubs and other spa offerings is your chance to fill up your own cup and really shower yourself with goodness.

Experience New things Again

Does your life feel a little like Groundhog Day? The routines of daily life can start to feel ever so repetitive after a while. When we get locked into a familiar routine, it becomes easy to become a little blasé with life. You lose that wonder for life and the excitement of new experiences. A Retreat moves you out of your routine and pushes your boundaries.

In a foreign land with new people, you start to feel alive and entranced by life again. The unpredictable nature of being somewhere new allows for surprise and spontaneity. As a mother, so much is about creating routines and maintaining order! Travel is one of the best ways to reconnect you with the magic of life and open your eyes to a much wider view of the world. Experiencing new places, having your breath taken away by new sights, and challenging yourself to try new things.

Return Home the Best Version of You

One of the most incredible things about taking time out for a Retreat is that is doesn’t just benefit you. It benefits everyone in your life. Having your cup full and feeling truly rejuvenated and alive gives you so much more energy to really be the best version of yourself. When we run on empty all the time, it can be hard to feel grateful for the little things. Life feels hard when we don’t have energy or time on our side. A Retreat enables you to be a better person, a better mother, a better partner, wife, friend, sister, colleague.

A Retreat also inspires you to take all of your newfound wisdom and tools back home with you. With a new perspective and fresh motivation, it can be much easier to prioritise that yoga class, to get the kids involved in helping you cook, or scheduling in that monthly day spa visit. A Retreat can be a delicious pause button, but it can also be a reset button. If your life and world feel unsustainable as it is, sometimes a Retreat is the perfect way to get back on track again.

Conclusion

It’s time to listen up mums – nobody will force you to take a Retreat. No one else will book you a getaway. Or force you to go to the gym. Or tell you to stop working late nights. Only you can shape the life you want to live!

And for any dads, son and daughters- treat your mum and show her your appreciation. Your mum will never admit it, but she needs a break. A real one! A Wellness Retreat is a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift that she will truly appreciate and return home being the best version of herself.

At Shanti-Som our goal is for all our guests to return home glowing, radiating, fully rejuvenated and connected to their inner light, passion and purpose. If you have any questions to find your mums Retreat Program, please contact us.

Comments 0
Leave a comment

Follow us

    Start 2023 right, and join us for a transformative experience.
Enjoy 10% off Detox and Weight Loss Retreats in January and February 2023. 
Book Online with Promo Code: CAMP-transform. New bookings only. Subject to availability. 
#transform #newyear #newyou #positivemindset #detox #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingretreat #rebirth #weightlossgoals #marbella #wellnessretreat #marbslife #healthylifestyle #wellbeing #retreatlife #loseweightIf you've ever visited the Shanti-Som restaurant, you will know Clara. She moves around with quiet efficiency, grace, and always with a gentle warm smile. She has a passion for customer service and continuously strives to make each and every guest feel like family. Knowing each guest by name is important, as well as helping solo travellers to find their place in the community with ease. 
Clara is originally from Madrid but is a local resident as she grew up in Andalucía. Having quality time with family and friends is her number one priority, and she enjoys quiet time with a book during down time. Thanks Clara for bringing a sparkle and helping our restaurant run so smoothly. 
#meettheteam #hospitality #shantisomwellbeing #shantisom #marbellaretreat #wellnessretreat #yogaretreat #holistichealth #wellness #marbellalife #team #grateful #marbslife #hotelhospitalityAll of us go through some rough times. And those times may bring up some issues like frustration, depression or anxiety. We can often feel like things are not going to get better, which is overwhelming. However, if you have the patience, you can overcome any situation. Life tends to move in cycles of ups and downs. 
So when things feel broken and you feel exhausted, remember that tomorrow there's always a new page. Be kind to yourself. Seek help. Everything will be okay. In the end! 
#mindfulmonday #selfcaretip #burnout #healing #gratitude #selfcare #energyhealing #quotes #yogaretreat #positivevibes #personaldevelopment #mentalhealth #coaching #wellnessretreat #wellnessmarbella #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingretreatThe reclining or sleeping Buddha statue is one of the most poignant ones. It depicts the last moments of Gautam Buddha's mortal life before he achieved nirvana, or freedom from the cycle of rebirth.
This particular Buddha was proudly crafted and shipped directly from Bali 🇮🇩 to Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat in Marbella 🇪🇸 It’s a labour of love, and a gorgeous way to enter our doors and start your journey of enlightenment! 
#recliningbuddha #sleepingbuddha #nirvana #rebirth #buddha #bali #balistatue #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingretreat #wellnessretreat #marbslife #marbella #healthretreat #yogatribe #yogaretreatAnnemarie has been with us from the beginning, with 10 years experience at Shanti-Som, she knows all the ins and outs on how to make each guest feel their best. Annemarie is highly reliable and hard working, she brings a pragmatic and highly functioning work ethic to our Reception team. She not only goes over and beyond for our guests, but also her team, by listening and helping to solve problems. 
Originally from Holland, Annemarie has been in Spain together with her husband for 24 years, enjoying the beautiful Andalucía climate and lifestyle. She loves the simple things like being home with her pets, relaxing on her terrace and enjoying nature. 
Thank you Annemarie for helping to build Shanti-Som into what it is today! 
#meettheteam #hospitality #shantisomwellbeing #shantisom #marbellaretreat #wellnessretreat #yogaretreat #holistichealth #wellness #marbellalife #team #grateful #marbslife #hotelhospitalityIf you feel stuck right now or overwhelmed, you should try unplugging. Start with a short disconnect and if that doesn’t work, go extreme and embrace a longer period. Here are some ideas from our Wellness Expert on how to disconnect every day:
- Unplug by going on a walk. Move your body and connect your mind to your movement. If that doesn't work, try listening to a podcast. 
- If something feels off, go out into the sunshine and get some fresh air. Lift your face to the sun and just breathe. 
- When you find yourself angry or demotivated, increase how much time you sleep. Rest matters. Sleep more. Mediate more. Or take afternoon naps more.
- If all the tips above don’t help you unplug, that could be a signal it’s time to take a holiday and travel. Reboot yourself with some positive energy and get inspired by a change of scenery. 
Your life will never be the same again after you’ve learned to treat your mind like an electrical appliance and unplug it regularly. Give it a go! 
#mindfulmonday #selfcaretip #burnout #healing #gratitude #selfcare #inspiration #selflove #yogaretreat #positivevibes #energyhealing #quotes #coaching #mentalhealth #personaldevelopment #wellnessretreat #wellnessmarbella #unplugShanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat is a family owned business with personalised care being at the heart and soul of what we do. Intentionally keeping it ‘small’ with only 15 rooms allows us to provide a warm cosy community for those needing a reprieve from their busy daily lives. 
It brings us so much joy to welcome you and walk in this wellness journey together 🌼 
#supportsmallbusiness #family #wellnessretreat #wellbeingescapes #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingretreat #yogaretreat #marbslife #marbellalifestyle #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #marbella #marbs #spainholidayBeatriz is our beauty therapist with the most magical healing hands. She started working at Shanti-Som in 2014 and fell in love with holistic wellness and helping others achieve 'Zen'. She is fascinated by the way we can reach overall health and happiness from the inside out, and genuinely hopes each guest can achieve this. Beatriz is an expert in making our guests feel at ease as their worries are washed away and they transform into a relaxed state. 
Beatriz also has a passion for animals and her family means everything to her 💙
Thank you to Beatriz for making our Wellness Team all the more healing with that soulful ease. 
#meettheteam #hospitality #shantisomwellbeing #shantisom #marbellaretreat #wellnessretreat #yogaretreat #holistichealth #wellness #beautytherapist #spamarbella #marbellalife #grateful #team #marbslife #hotelhospitality"Yes" is such a nice word. It instantly gives a positive emotion and desired connection. The problem with saying 'yes' all the time is we keep adding to our 'mental load', and soon there is a wall between what we actually need to thrive and be happy. 
Saying 'no' is a handy, magic word which can protect you and your boundaries. This can be a really difficult word to say. You might need to practice it slowly. After all, the guilt of saying 'no' could cause you a lot of anxiety. 
How about starting with a stranger, or someone you seldom meet. Step by step drop the 'no' word in with close friends, colleagues, your boss, and finally the toughest ones - your family members. Explain why, and offer alternative solutions. Slowly the scales will tip, and we hope you find yourself saying 'yes' to YOU more than anyone else! 
#mindfulmonday #selfcaretip #burnout #healing #gratitude #selfcare #inspiration #beauty #selflove #yogaretreat #positivevibes #energyhealing #quotes #coaching #mentalhealth #personaldevelopment #wellnessretreat #wellnessmarbellaIt’s often best to not over work your  ingredients, especially when you have beautiful fresh produce. 
Here’s our house marinated salmon, accompanied with fresh leaves and citrus fruits. Very simple but very delicious! Bon appetite! 🍋
#healthyfood #freshfood #citrusfresh #marbslife #marbellalifestyle #shantisomwellbeingretreat #marbellarestaurants #wellnessretreat #foodies #healthcoach #simplerecipeAudrey is Shanti-Som's resident Yoga Instructor. To be honest she's a lot more than that to our guests as she guides them on a journey of self discovery and awareness. Audrey believes in a holistic approach to wellness where physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are all connected. She hopes through the practice of Yoga, guests discover the best version of themselves, to live a more peaceful and joyful life, and to find the grace and kindness to be better to others. Audrey's genuine and personable nature sparks a lot of inspiration and motivation in her classes. As she comes up to her 3 year anniversary with Shanti-Som, we would like to say a big thank you to her for helping our guests discover a more happy, calm and confident way of being. 
Audrey loves spending time in nature and when not teaching Yoga she can be found hiking, camping or travelling. 
#meettheteam #hospitality #shantisomwellbeing #shantisom #marbellaretreat #wellnessretreat #yogaretreat #yogalife #yogateacher #holistichealth #wellnessteam #marbslife #grateful #team #marbellalife #hotelhospitalityBeauty is being exactly who you are. Beauty is believing in yourself and remembering that you are worth it. Beauty is being kind to others and also being kind to yourself. Beauty is being able to give and receive love. Beauty is accepting yourself for who you are and standing tall in that truth. 
It begins by simply being yourself 🌼
#mindfulmonday #healing #gratitude #selfcare #inspiration #beauty #selflove #yogaretreat #positivevibes #energyhealing #coaching #personaldevelopment #love #wellnessmarbella #quoteoftheday #wellnessretreatNur will be the one who welcomes you with a big cheerful smile at our Reception. Making our guests feel at home is her love and talent. Nur is a curious and outgoing team member who enjoys meeting guests from all over the world. This taps into her love for travel, exploring new places and cultures. She is passionate about living in the moment, self development and personal growth. Thank you to Nur for her dedication to hospitality and providing a superior guest experience at Shanti-Som. 
#meettheteam #hospitality #shantisomwellbeing #shantisom #marbellaretreat #wellnessteam #wellbeingretreat #grateful #team #retreatspain #marbellalife #travel #hotelhospitalityEvery day is a fresh start. Slow down, let the worries of yesterday go. Today is what matters, and you are in control! 🙌
#mindfulmonday #gratitude #actwithgrace #selfcare #inspiration #tbt #yogaretreat #meditation #positivevibes #peresonaldevelopment #coaching #energyhealing #lifegoals #retreatyourself #wellnessmarbella #marbellalifestyle #quoteoftheday #inspiration #wellnessretreatWelcome to our Yoga Retreat. We encourage you to disconnect from the world and learn to be comfortable ‘just being’ yourself. No social or work pressures as you disappear into a world of movement, relaxation and pampering. Let someone else take care of your meals, schedule and be guided by our Wellness Team. With two Yoga sessions and meditation every day, you will find yourself walking taller, leaner and with more confidence.
#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat #marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #yogaholiday #retreatlife #wellnessescapes #luxurywellnesstravel #selfcare 
🎥 @a_touch_of_tinksJuan Antonio has been part of our team since 2013 and is at the heart of our Retreat in the Shanti-Som kitchen as Head Chef. His signature dishes have become staple menu items that repeat guests look forward returning to, time after time. After tasting one of Juan Antonio's meals, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the heartiness and complexity of flavours, which is contrary to what people believe is served at a Wellness Retreat. In addition to cooking, he loves cinema and music. 
Thank you Juan Antonio for bringing life and joy to 'healthy eating'. 
What are your favorite dishes on our menu?
#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #meettheteam #chef #cookingishismusicIt’s Monday again and are you moving at a million miles an hour to get everything done? Trying to please everyone? Often our weeks are tiring and to make our weekends exciting we over stretch our commitments. 
Today we ask you to stop. When we over commit, stay in places we don’t want to be or be around people who diminish our energy we create unnecessary negativity. 

Try for this week, just do YOU! Do the things that make YOU happy! 💫

If you struggle with this, what is stopping you from saying ‘no’ to the things you don’t want to do? Leave a comment 👇 
#mindfulmonday #selfcare #doyou #behappy #inspiration #tbt #yogaretreat #doyoga #meditation #positivevibes #energyhealing #personaldevelopment #coaching #lifegoals #retreatyourself #wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingFinally #friyay! 
Have a RELAXED WEEKEND, TAKE CARE of you, get enough ME-TIME and keep in mind that there well be ONE HOUR EXTRA on sunday with time-change for those living in CET! ⏱️

#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #weekend #timechange #relaxOur next member on #teamthursday is someone who acts more likely behind the scene: VALENTINA TUDOSE - most of the people know her as „Tina“. 

She is one of our lovely fairies from the housekeeping team who ensure that our guests find everything in perfect order and cleanliness, so they are able to concentrate entirely on themselves, their process and their relaxation. ✨

Tina says that she loves to be in nature and when she came to Shanti-Som in 2016 for the very first time the first thing she thought: Oh wow, that nature here! After 6 years she is still grateful every day when she comes up to work or looks out of a window that she can work in such a lovely place. 

Thank you Tina for your work! We are so happy to have such a warm-hearted person on our team 🙏🏼

#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #housekeeping #teamwork #naturelover #natureNATURE IS THE PUREST PORTAL 
TO INNER PEACE: ‘SHANTI‘. ✨ 
- Angie Weiland Crosby -

Lucky us, that our small sanctuary is deeply rooted in lush, flourishing nature to make it even easier for you to walk on the path towards your own ‘Shanti‘.

We can’t wait to welcome you here and guide you! 🙏🏼

#innerpeace #nature #shanti #healing #wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingWe think, that you can count the total amount of rain days here in Andalusia on both of your hands.
BUT if it rains, we see it as natural refill for brand new SHANTI-SOM bottles. 😉💦
On the other 355 days with ☀️ you can refill your bottle at one of several dispenser around our hotel for free. 
And the best thing: when you stay 5 nights or more, you get the bottle for free! 
That is what we call a #sustainablesunday 
- we hope, you have a relaxed one! 🧘🏽

#sustainability #refill #refillyourbottle #wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingOur next team member on #teamthursday is JUAN ARANA TORRES, one of our lovely hosts in the restaurant. 
With a never fading smile, Juan serves at Shanti-Som since 2017 already. If he can not be with his Shanti-Som family and bringing his passion in serving you your favorite dish, he loves to be with his own family most. Especially with his little daughter. 
We appreciate your warm-hearted service for all of our guests, Juan!

#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing #teammember #stafflove #appreciationJUST SOUND ON: Get your daily dose of SHANTI here by listening to nature and water for only a couple of seconds. 
💧🌴
And soak in a little bit of Andalusian sun rays… ☀️
Have a lovely day! 💙

 #shanti #getshanti #relax #relaxation #soundon #healingenergy #heamingvibrations #wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeingWhat we mean when we talk about our 
„HIDDEN SANCTUARY DEEP IN NATURE“.

When you enter our gate you will immediately feel a glimpse of your „SHANTI“, your INNER PEACE, because the nature around us gives us access to our very own nature. 

Can you feel it? 🌴☀️🌿

What is the most important thing for you to find your SHANTI? ☮️

#innerpeace #shanti #truenature 
#wellnessmarbella #marbellawellness #marbellawellbeing #wellbeingmarbella #retreatmarbella #marbellaretreat #retreatspain #wellbeingretreat
#marbella #marbs #spainholiday #yogaretreatspain #marbellalifestyle #shantisom #shantisomwellbeing

Guest Review

Get in touch

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions are addressed on the About Us page. If you have any questions which are not answered on our website, please contact us using the Contact Form here or send an email. We are here to help!

Telephone

+34 952 864 455

Whatsapp

+34 616 488 235