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Crystal Energy Hotel Banish, Balance, Boost program Yoga

Puur en Kuur

Overview

Introduction

Included in this 8-day Food & Yoga retreat:
7 nights in a suite with garden view on a full board basis
2 yoga classes per day (90 minutes)
2 informal talks per day

Free participation in daily fitness classes

Elaine Vaughan, a British based yoga teacher, wellness coach and rawfood educator is the creator of 'Banish, Balance, Boost' and has brought together her extensive knowlegde and experience to help other achieve a healthy and succesful lifestyle.

This program is dedicated to those who are:

- Looking to transform their life and enjoy long term health and happiness
- Tired of fad diets and with short term results
- Interested in raw food, but would like to learm more about the benefits
- Looking to re-energise their body and mind and reverse the signs of ageing

The program is led by Alexandra Lavic who is a yoga teacher and specialist on raw nutrition and who hs been personally trained by Elaine in the disciplines on 'Banish, Balance, Boost'.

4* hotel Capsis Elite Crystal Energy is situated in the middle of a resort, at the tip of a peninsula overlooking the St. Athanasios chapel and Cladissos private beach. The hotel is part of the Capsis Elite Resort which consists of three hotel collections with various types of accommodation from family bungalows to private pool-villasGuests have full access to all restaurants, bars and pools, making this an ideal base for those looking for a spa holiday which offers plenty of variation. The hotel has its own botanical gardens with organic vegetables and fruit. The traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelagia is within walking distance and Heraklion airport is a 25-minute drive away. Crete is recognised as the birthplace of Zeus (father of all gods) and there are numerous archaeological sites to visit on the island.

Any holiday combination can be accommodated at this hotel; be it a short break or extensive stay, with or without a specific programme, or simply a more luxurious room. Our specialist team has the knowledge and first hand experience to be able to properly advise on your hotel choice. Call us with any queries on 020 573 03 50. We'd be delighted to put together an offer around your requirements.


Accommodation

Hotel information - Crystal Energy Hotel

Location and key features

4* hotel Capsis Elite Crystal Energy is situated in the middle of a resort, at the tip of a peninsula overlooking the St. Athanasios chapel and Cladissos private beach. The hotel is part of the Capsis Elite Resort which consists of three collections with various types of accommodation from family bungalows to private pool-villas.Guests have full access to all restaurants, bars and pools, making this an ideal base for those looking for a spa holiday which offers plenty of variation. The hotel has its own botanical gardens with organic vegetables and fruit. The traditional fishing village of Aghia Pelagia is within walking distance and Heraklion airport is a 25-minute drive away. Crete is recognised as the birthplace of Zeus (father of all gods) and there are numerous archaeological sites to visit on the island.

Facilities

In total, there are six restaurants at the resort, two of which are located in the Crystal Energy hotel. The breakfast buffet is in the "Red Pepper" Mediterranean Restaurant. À la Carte restaurant H20 aqua fusion is situated by the pool and offers a mix of Asian and international dishes.

The Seasalt & Rosemary tavern serves traditional Greek dishes and offers stunning views over the fishing village and sea. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Award-winning Safran pool restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and offers diners and a lovely sea view.

Healthy options such as grilled fish or salads are available at lunch and dinner in the "Precieux" Gourmet Restaurant & Bar. Most food is prepared using fresh organic ingredients grown under one of the resort’s three greenhouses. There are eight bars to choose from: Aqua Marine Beach Bar is perfect if you are in need of a snack. We recommend sampling one of the delicious juices prepared here.The brand new “Yummy Corner” offering ice coffees, fresh juices, frozen yogurts, ice – creams and snacks take away. If you are following a weight loss programme, your meals will be tailored to you specifically following the Dukan diet principles or other customized nutrition programs.

Other facilities at the resort include six indoor and outdoor pools and free parking. There are two beaches, one of which is reserved for exclusive use by guests of the resort. A number of water sports are on offer here, including jet skiing and water-skiing, canoeing, kayaking and scuba diving. In Out Of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort the youngsters can enjoy various activities such as, floating water games, waterslides, mini soccer 5X5, sand volleyball, 3 “escape rooms”, archery and tennis. Furthermore the re-designed Capsis Amusement Park is ideal for children from 4-12 years of age. Crèche Facilities and babies’ friendly rooms are available for quests therefore all members of the family should relax and enjoy their holidays.

Wellness centre

At the modern Euphoria Rejuvenating Spa, the focus is on awakening the senses. The spa is situated within the neighbouring OH! All suite hotel and offers holistic treatments and therapies using natural and environmentally friendly products. There are ten treatment rooms, a Finnish sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, jet showers and a heated indoor pool. There are a total of six pools at the hotel – five outdoor and one indoor. Crystal Energy hotel boasts the largest of the pools at the resort. Detoxification programs using organic food, chrono-nutrition programs, anti-ageing treatments, customized nutrition programs and unique medical equipment (dermalife wellness capsule, colon hydrotherapy, i-lipoetc) are also available in the resort.

The spa collaborates with French nutritionist, Pierre Dukan, founder of the four-stage diet and associated weight loss programme which have become known worldwide as ‘the Dukan diet’. Doctors, nutritionists and wellness experts are on hand at the hotel to address issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity. The staff here are extremely friendly and will support you in following the programme.

The hotel has a fully equipped Fit4life fitness centre which hosts daily group classes such as yoga, meditation, Pilates and aqua aerobics. Personal training sessions are also available on request against a fee. In addition, a number of activities are on offer within the close vicinity of the hotel. Examples include horse riding, mountain biking, walking and bungee jumping. These activities are to be paid for separately.

Rooms

Crystal Energy hotel is an ‘all suite’ hotel. The suites offer views of the garden, pool or sea. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, safe, air conditioning, bathroom with shower and bath and a bedroom with a terrace or balcony. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

One-bedroom suite

These suites measure approximately 45-50m2. They have a living room with sofa, bedroom, two bathrooms and a balcony. The suites have a garden, pool or sea view.

Two-bedroom suite

These suites measure approximately 80-90m2 and are located on the ground floor. The suites have a living room with sofa, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a terrace with sea view.

Three-bedroom suite

These suites measure approximately 100-125m2. They have a living room with sofa, separate living room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two balconies with sea views.
Flight information

The prices shown above are exclusive of flights. We would love to assist you in booking your flights. Flight fares as shown below are starting prices per return ticket for winter 2016/2017 and summer 2017 fares. In addition to Economy seats, we can also book your Business or First Class tickets. Fares and prices fluctuate daily and are subject to change. For questions and information, please call us on 020 573 03 50. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

The prices shown above are exclusive of flights. We would love to assist you in booking your flights. Flight fares as shown below are starting prices per return ticket for winter 2015/2016 and summer 2016 fares. In addition to Economy seats, we can also book your Business or First Class tickets. Fares and prices fluctuate daily and are subject to change. For questions and information, please call us on 020 573 03 50. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

From Amsterdam to Crete:

- Transavia (2 times a week) non stop. From approx. € 300 return.
- Neckermann (daily) non stop. From approx. € 382 return.

In case you book your own flights, please read the following:

Please do NOT book your flights before we confirm your holiday. We will send you confirmation within 24 hours.
Please read the terms and conditions of the airline you are flying with. Check your emails and the airline website prior to departure in case there is a flight change.
If you book your own flights, we recommend you take out cancellation insurance for your flights. Our insurance does not cover the cost of flights that you have booked directly with the airline.
Let us know your flight times, so we can organise your return airport transfer to/from the hotel.


Inclusive

Return transfer airport Heraklion - hotel - exclusive for Puurenkuur guests
7 nights stay in a suite with garden view
Included in this 6-day program:
Stay based on a full board basis with vegan, raw food meals (full board starts on Monday)
2x yoga session per day (90 minutes)
2x informal talks per day on a variety of topics including positive thinking, raw food and healthy living
1x cooking class to learn easy raw food meals
Daily access to the spa facilities & gym
Daily access to complimentary group fitness classes


Exclusive

Return flights to Kreta (we would like to assist you by finding the most suitable flight connections)
Personal expenses
Travel and/or cancellation insurance
Booking fee


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Retreat program

Programme

Day 1: Monday, October 10

Day 1 of 2 to cleanse the body and mind of toxins, negative energy and thoughts which no longer serve us. Juices, infusions and meals during these 2 days are designed to be light and to aid this process. An introductory talk on the benefits of raw food and a cleaner diet will give tips to help you in the future. Gentle yoga classes will help with elimination and an optional discussion on the power of positive thinking and how we view ourselves will give guidance and tips to living a happier life.

There is time for optional treatments during the day (suggestions of appropriate therapies have been made) or, and equally beneficial, for relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of the hotel.

08.00 Cleansing Juice on arrival (Skin Cleanser)

Breath work
Relaxation
Restorative Yoga

09.30 Cleansing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time(Suggest “Body Cleanse foot detoxification)
12.30 - 14.30 Introductory talk on raw food
Cleansing lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Class focusing on release.
17.30 Juice (Chlorophyll Crunch)
17.30 – 18.30 Discussion group “Banishing negative thinking”
19.30 Dinner & Free time

Day 2: Tuesday, October 11

Continuing the good work of day 1, day 2 starts with another refreshing and cleansing juice. Breath work to calm the body and eliminate negative thoughts is followed by a yoga class designed to awaken the body. An informal talk on why we should amend out eating habits and make healthier choices is followed by a delicious lunch. The afternoon yoga session will focus on surrender and opening the body allowing us to face what we may have been holding on to. The evening discussion will be based on “The Four Agreements” by don Miguel Ruiz to open our mind to an alternative way of thinking.

08.00 Cleansing Juice on arrival (Carrot Deep Cleance) Breath work & Meditation

Yoga Class focusing on waking the body and eliminating toxins

09.30 Cleansing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time( Suggest Affusion Shower and full body massage).
12.30 - 14.30 Talk on why we should eat clean
Cleansing lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Class focusing on opening the body and surrender.
17.30 Juice (Black Mud!)
17.30 – 18.30 Discussion group “The Four Agreements”
19.30 Dinner & Free time

Day 3: Wednesday, October 12

Following 2 days of “Banish” we start day 3 with a nourishing smoothie. During these two days we will aim to bring the body and the mind back into equilibrium, discovering the importance of our sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems and why our gut controls our emotions. Relaxation, Restoration and Rebalance are the focus and will be encouraged through gentle yoga postures whilst we “learn to stand upright” through mindfulness-based practices.

08.00 Nourishing smoothie on arrival (The Healer) Attitude of Gratitude, Relaxation, Restorative Yoga

09.30 Nourishing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time or walk (Suggest Hot Stone Massage).
12.30 - 14.30 Raw food demonstration
Balancing lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Free time /Optional treatment
16.00 – 17.30 Yin Yoga Class
17.30 Juice (Serenity Smoothie)
17.30 – 18.30 Discussion group Balancing the body, mind & soul – “Learning to stand upright”.
19.30 Dinner & Free time

Day 4: Thursday, October 13

Day 2 of “Balance” will continue to calm the mind and the body. Yoga classes will stretch the body to allow free movement of energy through all the chakras and also calm the body and the mind through a series of balancing postures to encourage focus and clear thoughts. Time for relaxing in the sunshine to enjoy the important Vitamin D or to have restful treatments is encouraged. A talk on “The Gut as our second brain” will be the topic of discussion today.

08.00 Nourishing smoothie on arrival (Kind Milk) Breath work (Balancing the nervous system), Meditation, Stretch Yoga

09.30 Nourishing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time or walk(Suggest Anti-stress massage)
12.30 - 14.30 Raw food demonstration& Superfoods

Nourishing lunch

14.30 – 16.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Class focusing on Balance
17.30 Juice (immunity booster)
17.30 – 18.30 Discussion group “The importance of your gut microbiome”
19.30 Dinner & Free time
Day 5: Friday, October 14
7.30 Dinner & Free time

LESS

Day 2

BANISH

Continuing the good work of day 1, day 2 starts with another refreshing and cleansing juice. Breath work to calm the body and eliminate negative thoughts is followed by a yoga class designed to awaken the body. An informal talk on why we should amend out eating habits and make healthier choices is followed by a delicious lunch. The afternoon yoga session will focus on surrender and opening the body allowing us to face what we may have been holding on to. The evening discussion will be based on “The Four Agreements” by don Miguel Ruiz to open our mind to an alternative way of thinking.

08.00 Cleansing Juice on arrival (Carrot Deep Cleance)

Breath work& Meditation

Yoga Class focusing on waking the body and eliminating toxins

09.30 Cleansing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time( Suggest Affusion Shower and full body massage).
12.30 -2.30 Talk on why we should eat clean
Cleansing lunch
2.30 – 4.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
4.00 – 5.30 Yoga Class focusing on opening the body and surrender.
5.30 Juice (Black Mud!)
5.30 – 6.30 Discussion group “The Four Agreements”
7.30 Dinner & Free time

Day 3

BALANCE

Following 2 days of “Banish” we start day 3 with a nourishing smoothie. During these two days we will aim to bring the body and the mind back into equilibrium, discovering the importance of our sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous systems and why our gut controls our emotions. Relaxation, Restoration and Rebalance are the focus and will be encouraged through gentle yoga postures whilst we “learn to stand upright” through mindfulness-based practices.

08.00 Nourishing smoothie on arrival (The Healer)

Attitude of Gratitude

Relaxation

Restorative Yoga

09.30 Nourishing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time or walk(Suggest Hot Stone Massage).
12.30 -2.30 Raw food demonstration
Balancing lunch
2.30 – 4.00 Free time /Optional treatment
4.00 – 5.30 Yin Yoga Class
5.30 Juice (Serenity Smoothie)
5.30 – 6.30 Discussion group Balancing the body, mind & soul – “Learning to stand upright”.
7.30 Dinner & Free time

Day 4

BALANCE

Day 2 of “Balance” will continue to calm the mind and the body. Yoga classes will stretch the body to allow free movement of energy through all the chakras and also calm the body and the mind through a series of balancing postures to encourage focus and clear thoughts. Time for relaxing in the sunshine to enjoy the important Vitamin D or to have restful treatments is encouraged. A talk on “The Gut as our second brain” will be the topic of discussion today.

08.00 Nourishing smoothie on arrival (Kind Milk)
Breath work (Balancing the nervous system)
Meditation
Stretch Yoga
09.30 Nourishing Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time or walk(Suggest Anti-stress massage)
12.30 -2.30 Raw food demonstration& Superfoods
Nourishing lunch
2.30 – 4.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
4.00 – 5.30 Yoga Class focusing on Balance
5.30 Juice (immunity booster)
5.30 – 6.30 Discussion group “The importance of your gut microbiome”
7.30 Dinner & Free time

Day 5

BOOST

Using food, breath and exercise to bring us energy and vitality will be the aim of our final 2 days. By now our minds should be clear and we should feel more alive and more vital. Dynamic yoga sequences focusing on the Fire Element and the solar plexus chakra will encourage confidence and greater self-esteem. Making plans for the future and taking forward what has been learned this week will be the topic of discussion

08.00 Energising Smoothie on arrival (Apple Gone Loupey!), Energising Breath work, Dynamic Yoga
09.30 Vitality Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time(Suggest Vitality of the body anti-aging massage)
12.30 - 14.30 Talk on energising foods
Vitality lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga Class focusing on Fire postures.
17.30 Juice (Pineapple Power)
17.30 – 18.30 Discussion group “Stepping forward into your new way of life”
19.30 Dinner & Free time
Day 6: Saturday, October 15

The final day of this 6 day program will commence with a meditation on joy and the importance of happiness in our lives. We will give thanks for what we have and what we value during a day of energetic yoga classes and life enhancing breath work. Sharing our experiences of the programme, planning menus and stepping forward into a happier, more successful life will be the focus of discussion in the evening whilst enjoying a celebratory dinner of healthful food.

08.00 Energising smoothie on arrival (Sunset Peach), Happiness and Joy meditation, Fire Breath work, Dynamic Yoga focusing on Solar plexus chakra

09.30 Vitality Breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 Optional Treatment & Free time (Suggest Brightness of Ice Face Treatment).
12.30 - 14.30 Cooking for a better life
Vitality lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Free time /Treatment /Walk
16.00 – 17.30 Yoga class to boost your energy level
17.30 Juice (Triple Orange)
17.30 – 18.30 Discussion group Q&A and Sharing thoughts for the future
19.30 Celebratory Dinner

Important to know before you go

You can check in from 2pm, the checkout is at 12 noon.
Bathrobes, towels and slippers are in your room
Pool area is mixed men and women. Swimming clothes are allowed
There are 2 beaches; Cladissos Beach (main beach for hotel guest use) plus also the public beach called Aghia Pelaghia (publich beach) with a watersport centre (extra charge)
There is an kids club in the hotel
5 minutes walk to local fishing village, Aghia Pelagia
10 restaurants and 8 bars


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Company Information

Puurenkuur is the leading Spaand Wellness tour operator in Benelux and offers a wide range of health and wellbeing holidays worldwide. From a yoga weekend in Benelux to an authentic Ayurveda program in Sri Lanka or a detox retreat in Thailand. In the last years they have helped thousands of customers to find their perfect Spa hideaway that contributed to their wellbeing and relaxation.


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