This is my story, which became OUR STORY.

Hello! My name is María Angélica

The founder of Mangelda Retreats. 

I am a Venezuelan journalist with a masters in Social Communication. In 1998, I left my home country and since then I have been living in different places around the world.

The moment came in which the structure of my life broke and I began to question myself about life and the meaning of my existence.

This was a clear wake-up call, the start of a new beginning, more in alignment with my purpose.

Yoga came to me as an opportunity to slow down. All of a sudden, after many years of running around, I became aware of the presence within me. I experienced a deep change, and so did my universe.

This revelation touched me in such an intense way, that I decided to dedicate my life to support the same process happening in other people. Helping them, creating the conditions, holding the space and sharing my own experiences and knowledge.

It is an amazing gift to see how my students find their way back home, reconnecting with their true essence: love, peace and compassion.

I am a RYT 500 certified Yoga Teacher on Yoga Corrective Exercise (YCE), Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Antastha Yoga, Anatomy, Physiology, Philosophy and Coaching.

Curious about energy and its healing properties, I completed the first level of Qi Gong practice. I am also certified by the Byron Katie School of the Work and by the first Eckhart Tolle School of Awakening. 

Through the lectures, yoga and meditation sessions, I invite and encourage participants to be in the present moment and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. 


More recently, the new discoveries in the field of neuroscience, quantum physics and epigenetic came to my life as a strong support and foundation to completely understand the experiences that I have been going through. The combination of this scientific approach, yoga and meditation practices, helped me realize the key role of perception in the creation and manifestation of our “reality”.


Mangelda has now become a team of co-creators coming together with the clear intention to support people in their awakening process.

Mangelda Team. A vortex of magic, love and creativity

Richie Bostock


Richie, or the Breath Guy, is a leading figure and evangelist for Breathwork, the next revolution in health and wellness. He is a breathwork coach, author and speaker and his mission is to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork to the world.

Richie spent years traveling across five continents learning from many of the modern day masters of Breathwork and continuously witnessed the transformative effects of when people became aware of their breathing and started to use it as a tool to create physical, mental and emotional benefits.

Elisabet Alfstad
Heart, mind & body expert

Her desire to explore life´s meaning and mysteries, and her passion for living in our true potential, have resulted in certifications in several healing modalities such as: Qoya, Angelic Reiki and Seraphim healing, Quantum healing, Psych-K and Womb healing. A deep-rooted love and respect for nature led her to study holistic health and herbal medicine, and in 2018 she became a Naturopath.

In this retreat, Elisabet invites you to explore, embody and express your intuition. Her greatest honor is to do her sacred work and inspire you to ignite the sacred flame within -for you to live and love from your heart!

Jimena Rosso
Yoga teacher & Mangelda coordinator

Since a young age, Jimena’s path to health and balance has led her to different schools and styles of yoga: Power, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin.

Having completed her Master’s in Chemistry in Buenos Aires, she left her country to establish herself in Europe, where she became a certified yoga teacher. 

Nowadays she helps people experience movement to expand awareness and be more connected to themselves. Offering a space to explore strength, flexibility and mobility, with the attention placed on the sensations of the body as an anchor to stay present.

Her teaching style is a blend of softness and strength which encourages you to go a bit beyond what you thought was possible, while always respecting your overall being. She invites you to experience the practice as a chain of interconnected postures, creating a smooth flow guided by the breath, resulting in a meaningful meditation in motion.

Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth Jordan
Senior Consultant Psychotherapist

Dr Elizabeth is a senior consultant psychotherapist, clinical and academic supervisor, doctoral examiner and Qi gong instructor. She has a Doctorate in Psychotherapy (D.Psych), the first in the UK.


Becoming a Spring Forest Qigong Certified Master Healer and Instructor has deepened this rich experience. Elizabeth has helped so many to unlock the ancient art of self-healing. 


Accessing wisdom and being one with the Universe in the present moment is central to Dr Elizabeth’s work.

Blanka and Gonzalo
Vegan Life Ibiza

The expression of Mediterranean roots, feelings and emotions through the cooking.

Our two vegan specialised chefs Blanka & Gonzalo will choose everyday for us fresh and local products.

Beautiful colours and flavours served.

Vegan food made with love, passion and joy.

Specially for you.


Andrea Valencia
Communications coach & Storyteller


Andrea is passionate about people’ stories, words and creativity. She worked as a journalist, translator and academic researcher, but she felt that something was missing.


A sad event changed her life and, after many years on the “doing” circle, she learned to “just being”, knew herself and started a path of healing, self-acceptance and rediscovery of her inner essence. After that, she understood that such “sad event” had happened for her, not TO her. And she sees it as a gift and an opportunity to evolve.


Currently, she finishes her PhD on Public Service Communication and at the same time she works on her true dream, which is to help people to communicate with themselves and with others, and to do it with honesty, acceptance and rock&love.

She worked with Mangelda from the very beginning to define the narrative and visual concept of the project.


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