Walking the Path of Ease     

A 5 day Retreat with Ian Watson

in Albir, Spain               

13th – 17th september  2024


My first Walking the Path of Ease Retreat in September 2023 was such a magical experience for all of us that when Sheela offered to host me again in 2024 I was delighted. For me, this retreat is an opportunity to draw on so many different threads that have informed my own journey over the years. From taoism to the healing arts, spirituality to mythology, and of course the 3 Principles understanding that enables us to glimpse how all of those threads weave together in such a beautiful way.
I don’t come with an agenda of what will be covered during our time together. Rather, my intention is to simply plant some seeds here and there, listen in for whatever is ready to ready to emerge from within the group and to respond accordingly, trusting that I will know what is needed in the moment. This format makes for a gentle, flowing but also spontaneous and dynamic group experience that is relaxing, healing and rejuvenating in the deepest sense.”


As you come into alignment with your own true nature, there is a recognisable energetic shift that occurs which brings peace of mind and a corresponding release of tension in your body. You feel more relaxed, present and content with the way things are, trusting that everything is unfolding exactly as it should. In touch with your innate wellbeing, you are more open and receptive to the subtle guidance of your own inner wisdom and your capacity for self-healing on every level is greatly enhanced.

To the degree that you continue to let go of internal resistance and allow yourself to be carried by the intelligent life force energy itself, you discover that struggle and stress and pressuring yourself can give way to a much more easeful, relaxed and enjoyable way of life. Everything that needs to get done still gets done, minus the stress. And anything that was being done from an idea of ’should’ or ‘ought to’ or ‘have to’ begins to fall away, because it is seen to be unnecessary and untrue.

The time and energy that gets reclaimed as a consequence of being more aligned with your naturally unfolding life path becomes available for your healing and your expansion into new and greater forms of self-expression. You get to play and create, to be of service and bring your gifts out into the world in ways that are joyful and inspiring to yourself and others. You get to do those things you’ve been putting off for years because you were ’too busy’, ‘didn’t have the time’ or ‘weren’t ready’.

Life, in turn, responds to you in ways that are seemingly magical and beyond what you can currently imagine. New opportunities appear, the perfect people begin to show up to help and support you and synchronicities abound as if to confirm that there are indeed invisible forces orchestrating things on your behalf at all times.

In our time together we will explore how we can uncover the path of ease at any moment, no matter what we may be up against in life and regardless of how long we may have been struggling. As Sydney Banks liked to remind us, we are only ever one thought away…….

We will also spend some time walking with ease out in nature along the seafront and on the nearby hillside trails.

‘When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy’  – Rumi

Hotel Rober Palas***

The venue is situated a 10 minute walk from the beach and a 2 minute walk to shops, cafés and restaurants. And only 10 minutes from the start of the popular scenic walk to the lighthouse.  

A few of the hotel features include:

  • Pool
  • Bar/cafeteria
  • Safes
  • Aircon
  • Gym
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 80 double rooms & suites
  • Free wifi






Beautiful Albir!

Situated in a lovely corner of the Costa Blanca, on the coast, and with all the amenities of a small, quiet, yet lively town, Albir is the ideal location for the retreat.  Everything you could need to make this a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable experience can be found within walking distance including the beach, cafes, bars and restaurants, supermarket and a wide variety of shops.

Albir’s beach is called “Playa de Racó de l’Albir” and has received the coveted European Union Blue Ribbon award, annually since 2001 – not a bad recommendation!

A favourite route to walk in the nature park is the ‘Faro’ trail which leads to a lighthouse. If you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two as you look down to the sea from the lighthouse. The beginning of the trail is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel venue.  

The Finer Details

  • Daily 2 x group sessions with Ian and afternoons free to relax and explore the area
  • Group is limited to only 20 participants to ensure as much individual one-to-one support as possible
  • Lots of lovely space built in for reflection and relaxation. Loose schedule: 10-1pm & 5.30-8pm.
  • Very special room rate at Hotel Rober Palasonly available to the group (Sheela takes bookings & organises with hotel – less for you to do!)
  • A mid morning snack on all sessions

 Early Bird Price until 12th June 2024

 €1145.00 (includes 21% VAT) 

Full Price

€1495.00 (includes 21% VAT)

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Ian Watson is a transformational educator whose work has been grounded in the Three Principles understanding for the past ten years.

He has worked in the field of natural healing and personal transformation since 1988 and has led hundreds of workshops, trainings and retreats around the world.

Ian taught and practiced homeopathy for many years before embarking on a personal quest to discover how we can truly heal and transform from the inside out.

He also has a lifelong interest in the spiritual dimension of life and has studied many of the great mystical teachings that lie at the heart of every religion and tradition.

Ian runs a yearly Three Principles Practitioner Training at Regent’s University in London.


It takes no effort to be yourself’ – Ian Watson

And with the added bonus of being in sunny Spain you could also combine the retreat with a holiday. We have negotiated a fabulous room rate for you, which includes meals at the hotel

Jamie Smart
Jamie Smart
Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker & coach

I’ve been a fan of Ian Watson and his work since I first listened to his ‘Living Abundantly’ recordings back in the early 2000s. When I saw he was running a 5-day retreat in Spain, I got one of those ‘intuitive nudges’ to go on it, and I’m so glad I did. The combination of spaciousness, welcoming and trust of wisdom created an opportunity for me to get a greater perspective on my life and work, and sparked insights that are making a tangible difference to me, months later. If you get the chance to attend a retreat with Ian, I highly recommend you take it.

Julie McCammon
Julie McCammon

“It was incredible the way Ian shared his understanding and wisdom from not only the 3 Principles but from such a vast variety of spiritual teachings. It opened my mind, heart and soul to just how amazing this journey is.”

Sue Pilkington
Sue P

“I returned from the retreat refreshed, renewed and with an increased awareness of my ability to live in alignment. Going straight back into a busy schedule, that awareness really helped me to feel calmer and to deal with issues from what felt like a different place.”

Natalya Golovanov
Natalya Golovanov

If you have a chance to spend 5 days with Ian and Sheela exploring living through the path of ease, don’t hesitate! I came away with a restful, lighter state of being and a new understanding of certain things that may lead me in a different direction. It was a magical experience! Thank you, Ian and Sheela!

Lourdes Orozco
Lourdes Orozco

“I experience Ian’s work as the act of nourishing my anxious/excitable human and I come away feeling a deeper sense of love for myself and others. I would fully recommend this retreat to anyone, regardless of their profession, the stage they are in life”

Sheela Masand
Sheela Masand

The word that I keep using over and over again to describe my time over the 5 days with Ian on Walking the Path of Ease is RICH.
Each day was filled with golden threads and nuggets that felt RICH.
So much to bask in and let marinate.
It was a healing time for me. There was depth and lightness, rest and play, learning and releasing, understanding and being happy not to know.
Ian facilitated the group so beautifully with a light touch that drew out just what was needed in the moment. I felt like I was watching a great artist at work.

Gillian Fox
Gillian Fox

“I feel deep gratitude to have participated in such a blissful Retreat and shared the time with a small group of beautiful souls. Ian holds the group with a light but deep touch, such that and we all moved together into a rich place of insights, ease and alignment. Many, many thanks to Ian and Sheela – you rocked my world in the best way possible. Much love Gillian”


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Does the retreat price include the hotel?

No. We have secured a special rate at the hotel for all our participants. Get in touch with Sheela for prices by email: sheela@sheelamasand.com 

How do I reserve a room at the hotel venue?

Once you have booked your place on the retreat, you can email Sheela and she will organise your reservation with the hotel. You pay the hotel directly on arrival.

How do I travel from the airport to the hotel?

There are several shuttle companies offering services from Alicante airport to the hotel in Albir. Our favourite is www.beniconnect.com. They offer an express service which we recommend to reduce the travel time to under an hour usually. There are also taxis available at the airport which can cost from €90 upwards.

What if I have to cancel?

We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Please refer to our Booking Terms & Conditions.