SOLD OUT: Kelly Brandon & Micki Havard Retreat

Wellness & Renewal in Spain

Sept 18-23, 2022 |6 Days |Marbella

About This Event

Are you ready to renew and recharge your body, mind, and spirit?

Join fitness and wellness professionals Kelly Brandon and Micki Havard as they join forces for this once-in-a-lifetime retreat in Marbella, Spain.

Located in the Andalusia region of Spain, Marbella and is one of the most exclusive cities in the Mediterranean, and it is exquisite. The pride of the Costa del Sol, it embodies culture, leisure, wellness, adventure, and glamour.

This retreat is the perfect escape filled with wellness, recreational and sport activities, Michelin-starred menus, fabulous bars, and vibrant beach parties located within an all-inclusive five star resort from on-site activities to evening cocktails, it’s all included!

During your retreat in Spain with Kelly and Micki, you’ll enjoy:

Fitness and Wellness: You can choose between yoga with Kelly or pilates with Micki every morning, depending on what you feel is best for your body, mind, and spirit that day.

Pilates: Micki’s pilates sessions are designed with inclusion in mind, and they are appropriate for a wide arrange of fitness levels. She will teach classic pilates sprinkled with incentive moves that bring fun and challenge to your practice.

Yoga: Kelly’s Vinyasa (flow) yoga classes are upbeat and moderately paced, offering many postural variations and modifications to suit all levels from beginner to advanced practitioner. They are perfect for anyone seeking to build strength and endurance and improve flexibility.

Leisure: Enjoy a wide variety of beautifully designed indoor and outdoor pools, soak up the sun at the resort’s exclusive beach area, or be pampered at the luxurious Ikos Spa.

Sports & Recreation: Get your sweat or adventure on! Beach volleyball, tennis, mountain biking, canoeing, paddle-boarding — it’s all included during your stay.

Cuisine & Cocktails: The resort’s Michelin-starred menus go hand in hand with authentic local cuisine. Seven inspiring restaurants will take you on a culinary journey across Europe and beyond. Indulge in expertly mixed cocktails on the beach or an aperitif in sophisticated surroundings. The resort’s sommeliers have created a Cava of more than 300 wine labels you can enjoy in the à-la-carte restaurants on site.

Explore: Visit Marbella’s historical and archeological sites: the Moorish Castle and the Basílica Paleocristiana de Vega del Mar; the Ralli Museum featuring contemporary Latin American and European art; or Old Town filled with historical monuments, luxurious boutiques, and distinguished restaurants.

Join us for the wellness adventure and indulgence of a lifetime!

A message from Fenia, Operations Executive at Travelgems:

“I am so excited to guide you through Micki’s and Kelly’s fun retreat in cosmopolitan Marbella! I will be here to walk you through every step of the way, so please contact me at for any assistance you may need!” 

3150€/per person

About the retreat leaders

Kelly Brandon is known and loved for her traditional yet lighthearted and creative teaching style.

She began her yogic path in 2004 and has studied multiple Yoga methods such as Bikram, Power, Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga, and Anusara Yoga. She discovered Vinyasa Yoga in 2007 and has dedicated herself to Vinyasa and the Raja Yoga path ever since.

Kelly is an E-RYT 500 & YACEP level yoga instructor and has become a “Teacher of Teachers” herself by conducting RYT 200 & RYT 300 Yoga Teacher Trainings for the past eleven years, during which she enthusiastically and lovingly passes on her yoga lineages to future teachers.

In addition to her Vinyasa Yoga discipline, Kelly has accomplished additional certifications, intensive trainings, and apprenticeships in the methods of Kids & Family Yoga, Yoga for Children with Anxiety, Power Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Anusara Yoga, Yoga for Injuries, Ashtanga Yoga and Viniyoga. She has had the honor of serving as a two-time Yoga Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and continually serves her community with charity yoga classes to raise money for local children’s charities.

Over the last several years, Kelly has been following her passion of Yoga philosophy by intensely studying Sanskrit, Vedic Chanting, and the Sacred Texts of Yoga with her teacher, Chase Bossart, in the Viniyoga tradition (T.K.V. Desikachar).

It is with great devotion that Kelly endeavors to uplift, empower, and inspire others in a safe and supportive space where anyone and everyone is invited to experience the gift of Yoga.


Micki Havard:

“I am a Pilates instructor with over 20 years of experience. In 2011, I started a Wellness company called MickiPhit, where I combine my knowledge of Pilates, group fitness and movement to enhance the life of my clients.

I started practicing Pilates in preparation for my wedding and fell in love with the principles, movement and results of Pilates. After practicing for 2 years I became certified through Power Pilates as a Mat I and Mat II Pilates instructor. I am also certified through ACE and AFAA as a Wellness Coach, Strength Coach and Group Fitness Instructor.

In 2018, I launched a membership based Online Pilates Studio ( that offers 24/7 access to step-by-step instructional Pilates videos providing simplified Pilates for your home or on-the-go Pilates practice. I also offer the MickiPhit Fitness app for those who want more athletic weight training workouts for home or on- the-go.

My aim is to bring Pilates and movement to a wide range of students with the MickiPhit Method; by offering variations of the traditional Pilates moves. My book, Pilates for Everyone, provides over 100 variations of Pilates and Pilates inspired exercises- making Pilates more accessible to students of many fitness levels.

I have an international following and have taught in Greece, Panama, Jamaica and Aruba. I enjoy the relationship building that Pilates retreats provide and getting to know my students at a deeper level.

When I am not traveling,teaching clients or filming inventory for my online platforms; I love spending time with my husband Imari and my two children Autumn and Miles.“

About the hotel

Close to the cosmopolitan glamour of Marbella, the exclusive Ikos Andalusia brings a new world of luxury and Mediterranean hospitality to Spain’s dazzling southern shores. Offering miles of sand, bathed by cooling waters, this peerless beachfront setting on the tranquil shores of Playa de Guadalmansa offers more than 21 acres of landscaped gardens and leisure facilities.

Renew yourself

& indulge in fun 

Arrival at Ikos Andalusia Resort

3:00pm Check-in

8:30pm Welcome Community Dinner at Resort's Fresco Restaurant

Day 2: September 19th

8:00am – 9:00am Yoga Fundamentals Class with Kelly

Location: Yoga Garden

9:00am – 10:00am Pilates with Micki

Location: Yoga Garden

10:00am-12:00pm Breakfast at Fresco Restaurant

Free Time


2:00pm -7:00pm: Optional Activity; Visit the Museum of Picasso

2:00pm: Pick-up from Ikos Andalusia Resort

3:35pm-6:00pm: Visit to Picasso Museum & Free Time

6:00pm: Pick-up from Malaga

7:00pm: Drop-off at Ikos Andalusia Hotel

Free Time


8:30am – 9:30am Pilates with Micki

Location: Yoga Garden


8:30am-9:50am Full vinyasa Yoga Practice with Kelly

Location: Next to Beach-Volley Court

9:50am-10:30am Breakfast

Free Time


2:30pm -7:30pm: Optional Activity; Cruise

2:30am Pick-up from Ikos Andalusia Resort

3:00pm-7:00pm: Cruise

7:00pm: Pick-up from Puerto Banus

7:30pm: Arrival at Ikos Andalusia Resort

Free Time



8:00am – 9:00am Mandala Vinyasa Class with Kelly

Location: Yoga Garden

9:00am – 10:00am Pilates with Micki

Location: Yoga Garden

10:00am-12:00pm Breakfast at Fresco Restaurant

Free Time


5:00pm -6:00pm: Gentle Yoga & guided Relaxation with Kelly

Location: Next to Beach-Volley Court

Free Time to relax


8:30am – 9:30am Pilates with Micki

Location: Yoga Garden


8:30am - 9:50am: Full Vinyasa Yoga Practice with Kelly

Location: Next to Beach-Volley Court

9:50am-10:30am Breakfast

10:30am- 8:30pm Free Time

8:30pm Farewell Community Dinner at Resort's Ouzo Restaurant

7:30am -10:30am Breakfast

10:30: Check-out

End of the retreat

Start your

Event Highlights

5-night accommodation in Garden View Room

All meals & drinks are included in the price

All sessions with Kelly & Micki


3150€/per person

in Double Occ. room


3700 €/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation in Garden View Room
  • All meals & drinks are included in the price
  • All sessions with Kelly & Micki

what’s not included

  • Airfare to/from Spain – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets 
  • Arrival and departure land transfers
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets


Language: English

Airport Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Dietary Needs: Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.

Transport: For Micki and Kelly’s retreat in Marbella, you can fly into Malaga Airport (code: AGP)
From there, you can book a transfer to the hotel (duration: 1 hour)
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