who is behind the project?
My name is Céline, I am 28 years old and I am from Belgium. After 1 year and a half living in Australia, I decided to move to Barcelona where I am based now for the past 4 years. I found here the perfect balance to be happy : Incredible yoga studios, vegan restaurants growing everywhere, the mountain, the beach, the multicultural vibe and a community of conscious and creative people. You can also find me on Instagram trough @freeoversea, where I share a part of my journey. I have always been feeling more free while traveling, and it's while experiencing life abroad, overseas, that I found myself. I specially connected with the Moroccan culture and it is during one of my trip in Essaouira in 2018, that I understood what really thrives me in life : connecting with inspiring people and nature. It becomes obvious that this was the path I needed to take to live in alignment with my standards. Little by little, I started to feel the need to share this enthousisam with others.
That's how the Iris Retreat project started to grow inside my mind. Gathering like-minded people from all over the world together through yoga, spirituality and healthy food, in the beautiful surrounding of Essaouira. In March 2019, I launched the first retreat with a group of 10 curious and daring souls from 5 different countries and since then, the project hasn't stop growing. I am beyond than blessed that what I have always considered a passion and an escape route, has now become the main project of my life and my way to support my obsession to appreciation, travel and discovery. If you have read this text until the end, thank you for your time, it means a lot to me. I truly hope that your path and mine will cross in one of the 8 retreats in 2021 or anywhere else in the world.