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inspiring roadtrip in Ibiza

Suzanne, freelance copywriter

Suzanne, freelance copywriter

Al maanden, misschien zelfs jaren zag ik Irene’s zonovergoten foto’s op social media voorbijkomen. Telkens bleef ik hangen, wegdromende, terwijl mijn werkdeadlines verdampten. Zal ik dan toch een keer mee met Soul Island Ibiza? Toen mijn kat overleden was, hakte ik de knoop door. Nu of nooit. Doodeng vond ik het wel.

‘Stoer’, noemden mijn vrienden me. Voer voor mijn zenuwen, want als ik íets niet ben. En ja, stel dat de chemie met Irene nul is, dan zijn vier dagen een wel heel lange rit. Alle zorgen verdwenen als sneeuw voor de Spaanse zon toen ze bij het vliegveld naar me zwaaide en ik in haar trouwe bakkie stapte. Binnen een paar minuten werd duidelijk dat zij een van de meest bijzondere mensen is die ik ooit ontmoet heb.

Lief, ontspannen en warm. Een lichtje, zoals je er maar een paar in je leven tegenkomt. Die eerste minuten bleken de opmaat voor vier onvergetelijke dagen, zoals meerdere mensen terecht schrijven: een cadeau aan jezelf.

De coaching, lol en persoonlijke gesprekken liepen als een golfbeweging in elkaar over. Net als het ademwerk en de yoga. Irene werkt heel intuïtief, ze voelt ter plekke aan waar je behoefte aan hebt. Een gave die maar weinig mensen hebben, denk ik. Haar betoverende casa, bovenop de berg met een ongekend 360-graden uitzicht, omarmde me. Net als haar goede zorgen, kookkunst en opgewekte gemoed.

Eenmaal thuis heb ik nog weken in de Ibiza-modus gezeten, wat me afwisselend een lach (warme herinnering) en een traan (van heimwee) bracht. Maar met mijn aantekeningenboekje, vol met opgekrabbelde inzichten en plannen, gaat de roadtrip thuis gewoon door.

Op weg naar de toekomst. En zeker weten weer naar Ibiza!

Michelle, interior architect

Michelle, interior architect

Back to my inner peace

After a long winter, I’d lost my confidence as an independent mid-thirty woman and I've felt in need of some reflective retreat. I'd travelled around the world, but never visited Ibiza before. A friend recommended to me SOUL ISLAND IBIZA. Two days later I went of to the island.

This magnificent place on earth immediately brought me back to my inner peace. It was March, an early spring and plenty of good vibes surrounded me. Then the angel of the island appeared to me: Irene. I’d booked her as my guide on this roadtrip, without reading any review in advance.

I’ve stayed on a charming farm recommended by her. Every morning I started the day with some yoga practice in the beautiful garden. Afterwards Irene picked me up for some walks and together we’ve visited beautiful spots. Sometimes I invited her for lunch, other days she brought some delicious homemade soup and hummus with her and we’d had a delicious picnic with astonishing views.

What a beautiful energy: just nature, Irene and me. We’d talked for hours. I didn’t realise she is the guide to the ‘know thyself’. After this week of soul retreat, I went back home and felt completely one.

One month later I just realise my dreams. It’s there every minute: love. Love for work, love for beauty, love for family and friends, love for life! It’s just inside me coming out: love and beauty.

I recommend this trip to anyone, whatever your search is.

SOUL ISLAND IBIZA is there to be your guide on this magical trip through life. 

With love, Michelle

Marleen, nurse & mother

Marleen, nurse & mother

Marleen (The Netherlands)

She lived in a world of pressure. Combining motherhood and career - and all the pressure that this entails – left her feeling exhausted and incomplete.

When Marleen came to the island she felt lost and unfulfilled. She was tired of being in her head all the time. She wanted to enthuse about life again and regain her sparkle. And so she did.

Please, view her post.

Anne, psychologist & writer

Anne, psychologist & writer

Anne initially came to me for a one day coaching, but found it so fulfilling and rewarding that she signed up for an extra three days. In her review the psychologist and writer explains why. “This way of coaching is far more effective than weeks of talking.”

Please, view her post.

Ingrid, manager

Ingrid, manager

When Ingrid came to Ibiza she truly got a unique experience.

Ibiza and the mainland suffered the worst December in 35 years. Water gushing down once dry river beds. A valley of almond trees up to their knees in water. Ancient towers and walls collapsing.

Luckily it was Ingrid as my Soul Island companion, because she embraced the situation completely. Despite the almighty downpour we had an amazing four days together. Everyday we were chasing the sun.

Please, view her post.

Danielle, researcher

Danielle, researcher

She was my youngest client so far and I will never forget Danielle, a sparkling young woman from Australia, who left her beloved country to live a life without regrets.

Besides exploring and enjoying the island she booked a trip with Soul Island Ibiza because she wanted to get clarity on what her best life would look like. She didn’t had a clue. Yet! We had a wonderful time together, but most important is that Danielle left Ibiza with a plan that made her soul shine.

Please, read her review about our trip.

Vera, designer

Vera, designer

When lovely and creative Vera was on a holiday in Ibiza, we went walking every day. She enjoyed it so much, that she started to call it the 'Irene Experience'.  If you want to know why, read her post. 

Bas, digital nomad

Bas, digital nomad

I’m so happy with the wonderful review Bas wrote about the four-day roadtrip we’ve made late September. Why am I so happy? Because he dares to be open. Bas tells profoundly and openly what the trip gave to him. 

Bas, thanks for our special journey together and for your comments. I’m grateful and happy that Ibiza and I could make you fly.

Please, view his post (only in Dutch)

Veer, traveller

Veer, traveller

Early October SOUL ISLAND IBIZA went on a four-day trip with Veronique from the Netherlands. She wanted to be challenged, to feel her strength again and to realize her dreams. To stop negative thoughts, to be fulfilled in everything she does and in stead of doubting, just to go for it.  

To be powerful, energetic and decisive in doing what she was born for she needed to stop being involved in the stories of others. 

Veronique is a radiant woman and a dedicated world traveler. We had a beautiful soultrip together and now an exciting future awaits her. Wow! 

Please, view her post.

Ingrid, teacher

Ingrid, teacher

At the age of 63 I was at a turning point in life. Within a month I would be a pensioner, I would stop the work of my heart. My new future frightened me. For the first time in my life there was no one to take care of, except me. My children were dispersed and happy, my husband had recently died.

And now what to do? How will I - after 38 years of fulltime work and taking care of others - give meaning to my life again? That question puzzled me when I came to the island. 

>> Click on the photo to read more.

Katrin, entrepreneur

Katrin, entrepreneur

'During my time in Ibiza I went on several day trips with Irene and it felt great to explore the island with her. Thanks to Irene's influence and imagination I experienced a magical week in Ibiza. Her passion for the island captured me straight away. Irene's selection of music to accompany our drives was perfect. She took me to the most secret and enchanting places in Ibiza. There we had many in-depth discussions, we swam and walked, took in the beauty of the island and apart from all this we laughed our heads off. 

Flow!

Thanks Irene for who you are and how you live your dreams. Very inspiring!'