Finding Balance & Alegría2018-10-24T08:49:13+00:00

Finding Balance & Alegría

Professional Leadership Retreat

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Featuring the city of Seville, the #1 destination on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list, this program is designed to be a unique, life-changing experience that combines authentic, cultural travel with local experts to off-the-beaten path spots in Andalusia, with a prestigious leadership program only available in Spain.

Learn about Spain’s colored history and modern day society, through your first person contact with its art,  architecture, gastronomy, culture, people, and natural environment. Sarah Gemba, owner and operator of Spain Savvy, a boutique travel design company specializing in bridging the U.S. and Spanish cultures, will guide you on this unique travel program that will allow you to experience authentic Spain, and take important lessons and values away that you can incorporate in your everyday life.

Learn from Sarah what she has discovered as a long-term expat in this country that has truly brought her life balance, with a focus on the alegría so ingrained in the Spanish lifestyle.

*Joy, cheer, happiness: Alegría is the background music for the rhythm of life in Spain

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Learn about yourself, unlock your potential and gain the FOCUS you need as a LEADER on the innovative “Voice of Balance” journey with revered psychologist and HR consultant Manuel Moncayo. Mr. Moncayo is the creator of Programa10, an innovative personal and professional development program that focusses on the liberation of the leadership potential in business owners and executives.

Programa10 has helped hundreds of leaders to uncover a new way to understand the meaning of their lives.

Finding Balance and Alegría will help you to delve deep in to the Spanish culture and thus motivating you to find ways to manage stress, with a healthy dose of alegría, in your own life.

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RECOMMENDED ITINERARY

Day 1

(Individual Flights from U.S. to Spain)

Departure on overnight flight from U.S. (quotes available separately)

to Seville’s San Pablo airport

Day 2

(ARRIVAL IN SEVILLE)

  • Morning arrival in Seville, transfer from airport for check-in at Hotel Vereda Real, located in the peaceful countryside of the Aljarafe region on the outskirts of Seville
  • Light lunch at hotel upon arrival.
  • Rest at hotel after lunch.
  • Evening bus ride to Seville to is visit the city center including the Metropol/Parasol/Antiquarium for gorgeous sunset views, followed by welcome dinner at a local, emblematic restaurant featuring classic Andalusian cuisine.

Day 3

(EXPLORE SEVILLE)

  • Early morning yoga and meditation, optional personal training session.
  • Breakfast buffet at hotel.
  • Morning departure in private coach to Seville for a private monumental tour with a local historian including entrances to the Cathedral, Alcázar palace and gardens, and a walking tour of the Santa Cruz district.
  • After your intimate discovery of Seville, participate in an educational and fun tapas tour for lunch, followed by free time to continue to explore Seville on your own.
  • In the evening, you will experience an evocative flamenco and music show in the Triana district followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4

(DAY TRIP TO CÓRDOBA)

  • Early morning yoga and meditation, optional personal training session
  • Breakfast buffet at hotel Morning departure in private coach for day trip to Córdoba
  • Mid-morning arrival in Córdoba for private visit of the Great Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter/Synagogue
  • Learn about the “convivencia” of many different cultures throughout history in this great city
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Córdoba specializing in Sephardic dishes and afternoon return to Seville
  • Evening free for dinner on own (a list of local recommendations will be provided)

Day 5

(THE VOICE OF BALANCE PART I)

  • Early morning yoga and meditation, optional personal training session
  • Breakfast buffet at hotel
  • Morning departure for Voice of Balance retreat Part I (full morning)
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Afternoon visit to a local winery for sensorial tasting of local wines and olive oils
  • Evening dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6

(THE VOICE OF BALANCE PART II)

  • Early morning yoga and meditation, optional personal training session
  • Breakfast buffet at hotel
  • Morning departure for Voice of Balance retreat Part II (full morning) with optional
    horseback riding component
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Afternoon return to Seville for paella cook-off team-building event at local food market
  • Evening free for dinner on own (a list of recommendations will be provided)

Day 7

(OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO BEACH OR COUNTRYSIDE)
COSTA DE LA LUZ BEACH // ARACENA HAM COUNTRY

  • Early morning yoga and meditation, optional personal training session
  • Breakfast buffet at hotel
  • Morning departure for excursion to the beach or the countryside including visits and lunch at a local restaurant
  • Late afternoon return to Seville
  • Farewell group dinner at El Gallinero de Sandra restaurant in Seville

Day 8

(DEPARTURE FROM SEVILLE)

  • Breakfast buffet at hotel and check-out
  • Private coach transfer to Seville’s San Pablo Airport for return flights to U.S.
INCLUSIONSNOT INCLUDED:
  • Transportation as detailed in itinerary in a comfortable and private coach bus with driver and room for luggage
  • Lodging at Hotel Vereda Real (4*) in Seville (Aljarafe region) for 7 nights in single or double rooms
    including breakfast buffet and taxes
  • Privately-guided visits in Seville and Córdoba as detailed in itinerary with expert instructors and
    including skip-the-line entrance fees
  • All meals and group activities as detailed in itinerary
  • Recommended meals and activities not requested as services
  • Personal incidental expenses
  • Travel/medical/cancellation insurance (can be included at extra cost)

INCLUSIONS

  • Transportation as detailed in itinerary in a comfortable and private coach bus with driver and room for luggage
  • Lodging at Hotel Vereda Real (4*) in Seville (Aljarafe region) for 7 nights in single or double rooms
    including breakfast buffet and taxes
  • Privately-guided visits in Seville and Córdoba as detailed in itinerary with expert instructors and
    including skip-the-line entrance fees
  • All meals and group activities as detailed in itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Recommended meals and activities not requested as services
  • Personal incidental expenses
  • Travel/medical/cancellation insurance (can be included at extra cost)

TOTAL COST PER PERSON 

FROM 3,300€*

(PRICE BASED ON MINIMUM OF 6 AND MAXIMUM 10 IN GROUP)

*This program can be completely customized based on the specific requests and needs of each group.

Are you a group organizer?  Contact us today to find out about our group discounts

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Client Testimonials

Sarah planned our summer trip to Spain this year. She was incredibly patient as we revised and finalized our itinerary. The app she provided us was the best I have seen and used on any trip – it had all the information we needed, even for things that we booked on our own. Sarah was also available and checking in on us during the trip. I highly recommend Sarah for your Spain trip!

Pablo Gersberg

Sarah Gemba is the best. She is there for you from the first time you are in touch with her until you are home. She gave me everything I wanted within my budget and I wanted somewhat of a particular trip to Spain. I feel so lucky that I found her. Indeed, Sarah is savvy about Spain.

Tim Chapman

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