[ Frequently Asked Questions ]
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the wifi in your place? Can I work online?
Many of our guests come here to get away from their online activities, and we naturally want to support you in whatever degree of “digital detox” you can manage during your stay! However, in case you may need to send a few emails or call home, the wifi is ok. You should go online to do the essentials, as nothing else is needed, at least not in the context of a retreat.
Is there coffee in the morning?
Coffee consumption prevents most people from self-reflection, falsifies facts about our energy balance, confuses it, and prevents us from discovering the causes and correlations of it. In consideration of people with these difficulties, and for the overall benefit of the retreat, we do not use coffee at all, but do use cacao and macha tea as a substitute, which effects we find more mild, vibrant and gentle.
Will I detoxify at the retreat?
Our bodies have different ways of detoxifying. Through nutrition, nutritional rhythms, blood circulation, elimination, which also includes breathing and sweating. We always include all possibilities in the retreat. Sauna, breathing exercises, physical movement and massage (blood circulation), certain vegetables, seaweed, etc.
Will I lose weight at the retreat?
We keep our bodies moving, and the intervals between meals allow fat to be metabolised. The meals are vegetarian to vegan, easy to digest, with no industrial fat and no added sugar.
Fats are basically not bad, actually they are essential. A small amount of fat is an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet. Fat is a source of essential fatty acids, which the body cannot make itself. Fat helps the body absorb vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E. These vitamins are fat-soluble, which means they can only be absorbed with the help of fats.
One of the main reasons for obesity, apart from the lack of fat metabolisation, is eating out of an unconscious need to calm down or stimulate oneself. Excessive use of flavour enhancers, such as fat, salt and sugar, but also protein and associated carbohydrate consumption, play an underestimated role. There are other ways to stimulate and soothe our need for nourishment, which we are happy to address. However, you are ultimately responsible for your own weight loss.
I need rest, do I have to go through the whole programme?
No, nobody has to. Some people need more quiteness than others and this comes first. The programme is based on our experience, the individual activities support each other and are built on each other. The more you skip, the more the overall benefit of the retreat falters. In addition, each participant has a place and a social benefit within the group. To see your good and bad sides, you always need other people to mirror you.
What about alcohol?
We do not serve and do not accept the consumption of alcohol at 7lemonshouse during the retreat.
What infrastructure is there in the village?
The centre of the village is a 15-minute walk away. There are shops, supermarket with organic products, pharmacy, bars, restaurants, cafes. The supply of food is not necessary, we provide that.
Is the tap water drinkable?
The tap water is desalinated seawater and contains chlorine and other minerals and acids. It is not drinkable, but we always provide for your whole stay mineral water available in glass bottles from Gran Canaria.
I want to strengthen my immune system, can I do that with you?
Everything we do in the retreat programme helps you to use your body’s own systems, to become aware of them, and to integrate them into your everyday life in the form of meaningful and individual habits. Including the immune system.
Do you use organic products for the meals?
We are striving to steadily increase the percentage of organic products. Our small vegetable garden also contributes to this. We place great emphasis on using locally grown fruit and vegetables from the island, but also from the Canary Islands in general, the quality of which is just that good and often even better.
I would like to go surfing with you as much as possible. Can we make that happen?
You have our full understanding. Fuerteventura lends itself to this and we love it too. We offer surf only in the 5 day yoga & surf retreat. As a therapeutic tool, it serves movement, focusing, body awareness and coordination, as well as the connection to the laws of nature. Of course, it’s fun and it’ s carried out with trained surf instructors but it is not the main focus of the retreat. You are not booking a surf camp.
Do I need a rental car with you?
However, there are free moments in the retreat program where it can be nice to explore one or the other corner of the island spontaneously. If you are willing to share a car, please let us know in advance and we will help you to communicate with the other participants. You can easily get a taxi at the airport exit door. The ride from the airport takes about 45 minutes.
I am a complete yoga beginner, is that a problem?
No, on the contrary, it is probably the best! For many people yoga is the introduction to a more conscious approach to life. Yoga is not about perfection, but it may look that way on social media. It is about insight that is released on the way of practising. Our groups are kept small, so the yoga teacher can pay more attention to each practicioner. Don’t worry, your greatest potential is often outside your comfort zone.
And finally, please don't forget:
Despite all the seriousness of personal development, not everything has to have a higher purpose. You are also allowed to do things that make no apparent sense. There may be a certain time for meaninglessness, whatever you want to call it. Do not suppress it. A time to follow only your pure intuition. Free from “I have to”. Free from all self-improvement and judgement. Otherwise you will forget that life is exciting and fun, not always serious in its duality. That’s the only reason you came to life.
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