Cal Simó

After the Pandemic: Back On Top Retreat

Back On Top Retreat in Cal Simó Spain, over 5 nights (4 full days) and a morning from Sunday 3rd morning to Friday 8th October noon 2021.

Rediscover just what it would take you to regain your physical and mental health by exercising in interesting, eco-friendly and fun ways that has an impact and eating the right food that is tasty, immune boosting and nutritious and learning how to cook it, learning how to relax and be mindful. Away from it all, in Spain. Reset, Release, Relax, Refresh, Recover, Rediscover, Relaunch.

In this Back on Top Retreat we’ll be:

  • Doing Movement Meditation
  • Taking long walks along the coast and the mountains
  • Doing Taiso (Zen Shiatsu meridian stretching) by the poolside
  • Going to local markets and the country side in the fresh air
  • Taking part in healthy cooking lessons
  • Learning Zen Meditation and Zen Shiatsu bodywork on each other
  • We will also hit the local villages and enjoy Tapas and enjoy the magical rehearsals for the Human Towers (costs not included in the fee)

You will leave the retreat going forward with your health, leaving behind the ravages of 2020/21, you will be lighter, fitter both in body and mind, and fully relaxed and recovered and looking forward to the life ahead. The retreat will be available for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores and the cooking lessons will be tailor made to all those diets but taught at the same classroom.

Our Base

Our base for the retreat is Cal Simó, a traditional Catalan farmhouse built in 1850s, which is just 1 hour from Barcelona’s Airport (BCN) in the Catalan country side of Spain and the perfect location for this retreat.


Early bird price for bookings right now (until 31/07/21) is £625 per person room sharing (£725 for single accommodation). To book, please pay a non-refundable deposit of £200 and the balance is due by 3rd September 2021.

From 1st August 2021 retreat costs you £695 per person sharing (£795 for single accommodation).


Airfares from UK: The Best way to get there is by flying with EasyJet from Gatwick. We aim to fly in the same plane as a group if possible early morning on 3rd October (Sunday) and fly back either on 8th October (Friday) or 10th October (Sunday) evening, we’ll let you choose when we discuss your booking.

COVID considerations

COVID-19 – FLEXIBLE BOOKING: If the COVID situation worsens and we are unable to travel, we will ether refund your fee or what we prefer is to hold it until we are able to travel.

Spain is now open for people coming from UK. If you have had both the vaccines you won’t need an expensive PCR test to travel to Spain but you will need to take one when returning before arriving in UK and after arriving here as well. (this information may change as we go forward.)

If you haven’t had both the vaccines then you will need to have a PCR test before travelling to Spain and one before returning and another one after returning here. (this information too may change as we go forward.)

Ken’s story

Ken has been a leadership coach and the CEO of Freedom Works UK (which is a CPD accredited company) since 2012 and has a lot of experience in successfully coaching and mentoring clients in life, career and business. He has also been a qualified and acclaimed Shiatsu practitioner since 2007 .

But in 2017 he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was over weight (in excess of 100kgs). Ken was then forced and challenged to dealing with this situation as a coach and a shiatsu practitioner.

In August 2018, after unsuccessfully attempting to deal with the situation using available advice, tools and knowledge, he embarked on a self styled rehabilitation programme to both lose weight and reverse his diagnosis and regaining his health using his own intuition and testing.

Now, he weighs between 84-87kgs and he has no diabetes symptoms. He has taken on a charity running challenge to run 8 kilometres a day for 365 days from 6th June 2020 to 5th June 2021.

The retreat will be based on all the learning and experience he gained in taking control over what for most people is an uncontrollable situation and succeeding.

Ken after a run

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