"Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become"
Together with my husband and daughter Skye Avelon ( 8 years old) I came to Ibiza 6 years ago, first for 2 months, but actually never left after those 2 months.
Life on Ibiza gives us a high quality of life. A life in nature where you have more time for yourself and for each other.
The island has brought us so much, that I recently published a coffee table book: Ibiza Bohemia. It is full of pictures of the most authentic islanders, characters and style setters... But it's about much more than that; about spirituality, love and freedom.
I think it's important to do everything I do with love and attention. I care about craftsmanship and quality. This can be in small things, how you present your breakfast, a gift wrapping or what food you eat.
I'm a stylist, and I think it's important that everything looks beautiful. Our house feels light and positive and is the heart of our mother and daughter retreat, My Daughter & Me.
I would like to transfer my life to mothers who are swallowed up by the busy city life.
With My Daughter & Me I want to find the connection between mothers and daughters.
Real quality time for each other but also ME time for the mothers themselves. A place where you can connect and recharge.
My daughter Skye was the inspiration for this retreat.
I often talk to Skye about my personal development and how important it is to feel. Bas and I let Skye blossom. We don't want to slow her down, punish or reject her and want to look at her without judgement.
Skye is the biggest mirror for me and she can teach me so much.
By not placing expectations on her and taking responsibility for my feelings, I feel that there is room for Skye to be her pure self and that connects us. Living from the heart, thankfulness and lifting each other up is something that I find very important and that I teach Skye aswell.
But the most important thing for our connection is time and sincere attention.
I can see from my daughter how valuable our time together is, which is priceless.
I found my other half in Liza. Her love for children, nature, healthy food all with a spiritual message. This fits exactly with how I see the upbringing of my daughter; conscious, high-spirited and free.
Liza is a free spirit with her feet firmly on the ground but also dares to dream big, one of our messages in the philosophy of our retreat.
"The future is for those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
I look forward coming together with a beautiful group of inspiring mothers and daughters, 4 times a year, to create unforgettable and loving memories.
We are happy to call Ibiza our home. Together with my partner and daughter we are living a slower live in nature.
To be able to give her a childhood growing up on this magical island is a privilege we are very grateful of.
From the first moment that I lived here, I worked as a children's program writer and children's yoga teacher at different kind of family-retreats. Including Andalusia and Bali. The special moments and memories between the parents and their children is very valuable. Organizing My daughter and me is a dream come true.
In my experience with children I see how important it is to have a flowing connection between parent and child. The children who hardly have to ask to be seen and heard often feel good and vice versa.
My connection with my own parents is very flowing and honest, which we keep working on every time. Loving contact and taking time for each other. Our values in life.
My company KidZ Garden has a holistic view on education and dealing with children. Being outside in nature and recognising emotions are the main focus.
We are a nursery/day-care centre and organise summer-camps in Ibiza.
This retreat is about time. Taking time for each other.
Making an imprint on the invisible golden line of mother and daughter. Recognising and acknowledging the longing for each other's affection and charity.
Renu is a conscious mother to her daughter Skye. Love and open communication are key values within her family. Her view on style and beauty gives our retreat just that bit of extra luxury. This attention is the perfect balance when it comes to shine from within. Renu is the perfect partner for me when offering My daughter & me.