In the heart of Andalucia amidst thirty-three acres of fruitful Spanish gardens, La Finca Paradiso enjoys 360-degree views of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains, Mojacar Pueblo and the Mediterranean Sea. This ingenious, carbon-neutral retreat, harnesses natural resources to provide power from the sun and the wind. It is a luxury Eco-centre of transformation, designed to educate, inform and inspire. An Eco-Healing centre where a wide range of people can enjoy the luxury of being off-grid in a fabulous and inspiring setting, coming together with family, friends or strangers of like-minds to experience a variety of activities whether recreational, spiritual or creative.
Whether you are an individual coming to one of our own bespoke Utopian Retreats, a teacher running a private course of your own, a couple celebrating getting married or a group of family and friends enjoying a fun filled holiday, the beauty of the surroundings, the warmth of the hospitality and the comfort of the venue, all combine to make the Utopian Retreat experience such a pleasure that you will want to return again and again.See more events in this venue
DescriptionEver thought of yourself as a writer? If you have, or even if you haven’t, this course offers something different that will surprise you. Whether you want to explore personal memories or unleash your wildest imaginings, Niamh and Crysse create a nurturing and fun environment to help you discover, develop, and polish your ideas.
They’ll take you step by step, using light-hearted exercises, from the first scraps of an idea to a finished piece of personal writing that you’ll be really pleased with. It’s astonishing what you can achieve in a week! Our bespoke course will include a two-hour writing session each morning to generate and expand ideas, and you’ll reconvene at twilight for a further hour. At the end of the week, Niamh and Crysse will hold a soiree in our beautiful ampitheatre, which will give you a golden opportunity to complete your course by performing your chosen piece to the rest of the group. One-to-one sessions are also available.
There will of course, be plenty of time to relax and write at your leisure, either on your private terraces or in our extensive and verdant gardens and there will be a welcome Barbecue at our Tiki Bar where you will be able to feast on fresh local fish, meat or vegetarian kebabs and salads from the gardens.
Located in Almerìa, Spain, La Finca Paradiso is a beautifully crafted private village, which has been ingeniously developed to be enjoyed either as a luxury holiday home or a retreat destination which can accommodate corporate, leisure and activity groups with equal facility. Conceived, then born, La Finca Paradiso is a luxury Eco-centre of transformation, designed to educate, inform and inspire. An off grid healing centre designed for both social and creative interaction. La Finca Paradiso operates self-sufficiently in harmony with nature, being both solar operated and having abundant and fully stocked permaculture gardens. As a place to experience living off grid in super luxurious surroundings, it cannot be surpassed.
Utopian Retreats was created in order to give a wide range of people the chance to enjoy their chosen luxury eco retreats in the beautiful and inspiring setting of La Finca Paradiso. A stunning luxury retreat standing amidst a site of 33 acres of fruitful Spanish gardens, La Finca Paradiso enjoys a vista of 360 degree views of the surrounding Sierra Cabrera Mountain Range and the Mediterranean Sea. You won’t find any luxury eco retreats like this one.
Any course organizers, whether corporate, creative or spiritual, will find everything they need in order to run a successful and fun-filled eco holiday.
The beauty of the surroundings, the warmth and efficiency of the hospitality and the comfort of the venue combine to make the Utopian Retreat experience a pleasure from the moment you step off the plane.
At Utopian Retreats our luxurious accommodation is flexible, catering for intimate blessings, holidaymakers, corporate groups and bespoke retreats such as yoga, meditation, dance and photography.
La Finca Paradiso is the main family house and comprises of three beautiful double bedrooms including the master suite, and two twin bedrooms with three bathrooms. Upstairs there are private terraces, all with fabulous and extensive views.
Downstairs there are three reception rooms, two with wood burning stoves, two dining areas, a study with a selection of board games and books and a large kitchen leading out onto a covered terrace with a small pool and dining area. The Finca has fast Wi-Fi, a large flat screen TV with English free view and DVD player with an extensive library of films for you to enjoy.
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Trips to the beach can also be arranged at anytime throughout your stay for a small surcharge. If you want anything extra it can be arranged for you, whether it’s a luxurious massage or beauty treatment to an afternoon of horse riding. All prices include writing classes, accommodation, food and nonalcoholic beverages. Prices start from £840 per person per week based on sharing.
For more information on prices and room options please get in touch. If you want a sharing option and are coming alone, we are more than happy to find someone to share with you.
A chance to relax and enjoy creative writing in inspiring surroundings. Reveal your true potential and expand your ideas with fun and expert guidance
Crysse Morrison and Niamh Ferguson
“Being a member of StageWrite has been an incredibly
inspirational and motivating experience… I loved being involved” ~ Linda Perry, participant 2012
“We’re thrilled each time by the powerful potential of writing for happiness, health, and even life change” ~ Crysse & Niamh
Crysse is a writer of fiction, poetry and drama with long experience of leading courses in venues across the world from Thailand to Chile.
Currently she devises performance projects for theatre companies in the southwest of England, where she now lives.
Niamh’s background is in journalism and theatre, both as a performer and behind the scenes. She offers personal coaching on how best to present your work to an audience with confidence and pzazz.
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