Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist, after studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She worked for the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) and NHS Blood and Transplant, where she published a number of scientific articles on infectious blood-borne diseases in the English population. Lisa is now following a more alternative health route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied nutrition so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Lisa also presents many of the online retreats such as our relaxing evening at home and guided meditation sessions and is also the author of the retreat’s online plant-based cookbooks. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.
John is an author, speaker and transformational coach. He oversees the retreats, as well as often leading life makeover workshops, meditation, walking, and if you are lucky, rebounding! John worked in a high pressure career as an Actuary before making significant changes in lifestyle culminating in his move to Spain. He is a master trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and is also qualified in hypnosis, life coaching and the Demartini Method. John also presents many of our online webinars on life makeover topics such as empowering yourself and how to live a life you love. John is passionate about helping others to find their own inspired path.
Carina (General Manager) and Cherith (Duty Manager)
Carina is our multi-talented General Manager and has been with us here at the retreat for many years – most guests will know her! Cherith is our bubbly and courteous Duty Manager who will welcome you to the retreat with a warm smile. This fabulous duo are here to support you, our guest, during your stay, so that you enjoy your time with us and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. You see them around the retreat, making sure everything runs smoothly. Feel free to say hi!
Tessa (Manager), Sylvia, Amanda, Juan and Tania
Our programme team have a wealth of experience and training. They lead many of our yoga, meditation, exercise and life makeover workshops and classes. They are here to support you during your stay with us. One of our programme team will speak to you in a welcome chat when you arrive at the retreat. During the welcome chat you have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the classes and the retreat. The programme team are also around during meals times and other times if you have any questions or need any help.
Finance, Marketing and HR
Janet, Alice and Hayley
Our Finance, Admin, HR and Marketing team work hard behind the scenes to make your stay pleasant. You might spot Alice around the retreat with a camera in hand as she updates our social media pages. Alice and Hayley also help out on reception and Janet is one of our Duty Managers.
Nicola, Jamie, Jodi, Karly and Naomi
The reception team is a talented group, fantastic at multi-tasking and sorting things out! They are the team who will answer your questions about availability, finalise your booking, arrange your transfers and book any treatments that you want. They are here to help if you have any questions or need something sorted out.
Barbel, Lorna, Virginia, Jan, Marsa, Sue and Paolo
What can we say about our kitchen team except they are AMAZING! Led by the energetic Barbel, together they serve up delicious tasty, home-cooked food and juices every day, always with a smile. You can chat to them if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies.
Housekeeping and maintenance
Cristina (manager), Mircia, Olga, Cris B, Antonio, Lumi and Alex
Our housekeeping and maintenance team, led by the wonderful Cristina, are the people that keep the retreat clean, tidy and looking great all year round. You might also see some of this smiley team helping out around meal times or in the kitchen.
La Crisalida is relaxed and laid back
Pick and choose what you want to do!
Find your balance. Yoga everyday.
La Crisalida is the retreat for you!