Frequently Asked Questions & Answers….
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Why should I come to a retreat?
The Rockovery retreat is a beautifully orchestrated balance of healing and growth, you are gifting yourself the opportunity to look deeply at the relationship, responsibility and connection to your body, intellect, and spiritual self.
Break away from your negative patterns, learn how to use and shape your body the way you want it, find out who you really are and let your light shine at its brightest. A retreat at Pikes is about taking back the power and responsibility of your true self, hitting the Re-set button and beginning a new positive chapter in your life, fresh, equipped, and supported. So the question really is, why not?
Who is this retreat for?
Pikes is about openness, fun, curiosity and discovery, and Rockovery is its training ground! If you are curious about your own untapped potential, if you want to shed some old bad habits, and start being the best you possible, this is the place.
What age groups do you cater for?
We cater for all age & genders.
Do I need to be really fit to take part?
Absolutely not, all our classes from boxing to breathing, caters for all fitness levels and abilities, even absolute beginners.
What can I expect from a typical day?
After waking from a blissful sleep, you will begin each day with gentle and inspiring guided meditation in our magical Rockovery dome, before nourishing your body with the first of three delicious and nutritious dining experiences in our prestigious Room 39 restaurant.
We do our most physically and mentally challenging work early in the day when our energy stores are full, so after your brekkie is settled, be prepared to work up a sweat in that beautiful Mediterranean sunshine! In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to workshop on some potent subjects like fasting/nutrition with the Pikes Professor Dr James Brown our resident scientist. There will also be plenty of time to chill out by the pool, have a swim, indulge in a massage, or even jump on the decks and take your first D.J lesson!
And of course, it wouldn’t be Pikes if there wasn’t some secret surprises on the agenda, to bring that important inner child out to play!
We end the day very much like we started it, with peace giving meditation, with added yoga and sound healing, before unwinding in your own unique room, with our Rockovery journal to note down any thoughts, intentions and wishes you may have.
What is the food like?
The food is exceptional. Our amazing and warding winning Head chef Lee Milne has worked with top nutritionists to provide you with an incredibly delicious and inspiring dining experience. We have designed your menu to be micro-nutrient and antioxidant dense, using locally sourced organic superfoods to nourish your body and replenish your natural energy stores. Chef Milne is masterful at his art, pulling all the nutrients together to create a wholesome, tasty Mediterranean menu. You may even get a cookery lesson from the man himself!
Will there be vegetarian options? What if I have special Dietary needs?
All our menus are geared towards a mostly vegetarian experience. The Ibizan countryside is abundant in fresh, and varied seasonal organic vegetables, and our island surrounded by incredibly fresh seafood. We offer what the island offers, and beyond! Balanced and prepared for health and pleasure. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when you register so that we can factor those into the menus.
Is it strictly no alcohol then?
Rockovery Retreat is very much your experience, and you are free to experience it as you like, with or without a sneaky poolside cocktail if you feel you’ve earned it!
Will I have my own bedroom and bathroom?
Yes. The cost of Rockovery is based on single occupancy (unless noted) and each bedroom has its own private bathroom. If you are interested in attending Rockovery with a buddy and want to share a room, please let us know. Each bedroom is wonderfully unique, as are their bathrooms. Some have a shower, while others have a bathtub, and some have both. If you have a preference, we will do our best to pair you with the room that best suits your needs. However, please note that it is based on a first booked/paid basis. But do not worry, every room has a story to tell!
What will the group be like? Will I be lost in a big crowd or will I be able to make some connections?
Rockovery retreat currently accommodates up to 16 people selected carefully to make sure the retreat is right for everyone, and the other guests. You will have plenty of opportunity for 1-1 time with our professionals, and time to interact personally and make friends with other guests. With the Pikes brand you know to expect like-minded individuals!
Are the trainers/professionals fully qualified?
Do I get time to go sightseeing? Is there downtime to chill and relax?
There will be plenty of personal time to chill, take in some sun, read a book, whatever you feel like! Plus, we are including the Thursday night as a free night on us, so plenty of time to see a bit more of the wonderful island.
I have an injury, will I still be able to attend?
We encourage you to listen to your body. In some cases we are able to tailor programmes to account for minor injuries but we do insist you fill out a personal medical form prior to arrival so we are aware, and please consult your doctor ahead of booking if you are unsure.
Is there ongoing support offered beyond the retreat to help me maintain my results?
Yes, you will take home your own personalised strategy pack, and be part of our post Rockovery fitness community with useful content and live Q&As with our team.
What do I need to bring with me clothing/equipment wise?
- Clothing – we recommend wearing light comfortable clothing throughout your stay with us, you want to be able to move freely. Breathable attire for workouts that you can work up a sweat in. Plenty of t-shirt, shorts, sports leggings, cap/sunhat and of course… underwear! Casual clothing is fine for dining in the restaurant. Please pack for warm weather but also remember it’s only April – evenings will most likely be chilly so pack a few warmer layers. We recommend bringing waterproofs just in case… we’re on an island after all!
- Toiletries – Don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, skincare, personal items and of course, sunscreen! Each room does have travel sized shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion.
- Medications – Please remember to bring any medications you may need. If you have asthma, we require you to bring your inhaler at all times.
- Shoes – Comfortable trainers for outdoor workouts and on the beach. Walking boots would be beneficial for the morning hike however, sturdy and comfortable trainers with good ankle support will be fine.
- Sunglasses – Eyewear for UV protection from the sun.
- Watch/Alarm – Make sure you don’t miss out on any of our workouts or classes. Set an alarm each morning with your watch, phone, alarm clock… Whatever works best for you!
- Easy Carry Bag – It’s a great idea to have a light carry bag, rucksack, tote etc. to carry essentials (water, snacks etc.) around with you on a daily basis. Make sure it’s suitable for taking to the beach and on our hike too.
Will all sessions run if the weather is not great?
Yes, we have locations to host any outdoor sessions inside.
I know Pikes usually hosts parties that run until early morning, will these be taking place during the Rockovery?
No, there are no evening events/parties planned for the dates of the Rockovery!
I have another question?
If you are still unsure, have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to reach out and we will answer any questions you may have. Please email: email@example.com.
Terms & Conditions
Rockovery Retreat Terms & Conditions
a. In order to reserve a place on the Rockovery, a deposit of 20% is required upon booking.
b. The remaining balance will be due 4 weeks before the Rockovery (27th March 2020).
c. If booking within 4 weeks of Rockovery, the full amount will be charged at time of booking.
d. All deposits are non-refundable.
Cancellation/No Show Policy
a. Cancellation more than 2 weeks before Rockovery, will incur a loss of deposit only.
b. Cancellations made within 2 weeks of Rockovery, Pikes Ibiza will refund 50% of the full amount paid.
c. In the case of a no-show or cancellation on arrival day it would be loss of full amount paid.
d. If circumstances mean you need to leave Rockovery early, you will have to bear any additional costs yourself.
e. We will try to accommodate any change you would like to make, but we cannot promise to do so
f. Pikes reserves the right to cancel Rockovery, for which there are not enough bookings, not less than 4 weeks prior to departure. In the event of our cancellation, your deposit (and any other payment you may have made to us) will be refunded in full, or, if you prefer, transferred to an alternative Rockovery Retreat.
Travel to Ibiza & Transport in Ibiza
a. Flights are not included in the Rockovery package.
b. All guests are responsible for arranging their own transport to & from Ibiza.
c. Transfers are not included in the package. All guests are responsible for arranging their own transport to & from Pikes
d. Transfers are included to/from the beach as part of one of the Rockovery activities
e. All guests are responsible for ensuring they have valid passports and any other necessary document (e.g. visas) organised in time for the trip
a. Check-in time at Pikes on Monday 27th April is from 14:00, and check-out on Thursday 30th April is flexible depending on your flight time.
b. Guests wanting to stay at Pikes 1 extra night (night of 30th April can do so FREE of charge. However, check-out on Friday 1st May is a strict 10:00am. Please note, if you are staying the extra night, the retreat package finishes after lunch on Thursday 30th April so all food & drink from that time will be charged separately and will need to be paid for on check-out.
c. Rooms at Pikes are all unique and will be allocated in order of booking.
d. Rooms are cleaned daily with beds sheets changed every second day.
e. All rooms have air conditioning, safety deposit box, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar (individually charged).
f. Free Wifi is available in the rooms and all public areas.
g. At Check-In guests are required to pay Ecotax of 2.20€ per guest, per night – not included in the room rate.
h. All rooms at Pikes are non-smoking. Pikes reserves the right to charge if smoking occurs in the room during your stay.
Food & Drink
a. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included in the Rockovery Retreat package. All menus are curated by our Head Chef Lee Milne, Doctor James Brown & Franky Vincentio. Snacks, smoothies and soft drinks will also be provided at relevant times throughout the retreat.
b. Any dietary requirements should be communicated to the team on reserving your space in order for the Pikes team to ensure the menus are suitable for all guests.
c. Any food allergies must be advised to Pikes in writing when paying the balance 4 weeks before attending Rockovery (or when booking if within the 4 week period)
Health & Safety and Travel Insurance
a. All guests joining Rockovery are required to complete the necessary forms and questionnaires which will be provided at various points of the booking process. It is the responsibility of the guests to ensure these are filled out accurately and submitted within the timeline sets.
b. All guests must comply fully with all and any health and safety regulations introduced by Rockovery. Guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit and able to participate in all activities.
c. It is a condition of booking the Rockovery Retreat that you take out appropriate travel insurance before attending Rockovery. You must send us proof of cover when you make payment of the balance. We cannot approve the cover you have bought and are not responsible if it is inadequate.
a. Should there be any adverse weather conditions during Rockovery, alternative venues will be used to ensure all aspects of the schedule are still covered.
b. Pikes reserves the right to modify, remove or change elements of the Rockovery package and will notify of any changes before the start of your retreat.
c. It is also possible that our advertised team of professionals, such as yoga teachers, workshops may change closer to the Rockovery date due to changes in personnel or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.