Healing through Nature

Our Healing Retreats have been created for those whose soul is tired or broken through illness, grief or a life-changing event. Whatever the reason for your heartbreak, at Hacienda La Bonita you'll feel safe, comfortable and cared for. You'll be in Nature, able to relax and enjoy privacy, yet will also be a member of our home. You'll be able to take part in simple farming activities if you so wish and thereby experience the transformative effects of Nature to facilitate healing and connection. At Hacienda La Bonita we practice mindfulness through planting, harvesting, cooking and tilling the Earth.


Hacienda La Bonita is a world away from wellness hotels or therapy centres. The farmhouse is a private home so you'll be our only guest whilst on a Healing Retreat. We also welcome families that have suffered a traumatic event and are seeking to reconnect to each other. We have welcomed loss parents, trauma survivors and people recovering from surgery. I myself am a loss mother – my son Alex was a victim of homicide so I know only too well how hard it can be to find a safe space where those around us 'get' what we're going through and are able to support us on our healing journey.


Past guests have commented that La Bonita is a “healing place”, a “home that I want to come back to”, “a place where I expressed feelings I'd repressed for years”, “where I found connection and could be myself.”



Katja is a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care® counselor through the Center for Loss and Trauma in partnership with the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust. She is also a writer at Still Standing Magazine.


If you'd like to know more, please don't hesitate to contact Katja to find out if a Healing Retreat could be right for you.

Marva, who has joined us several times at La Bonita, is a mother who lost both her sons.