Welcome to Alaya Retreat Centre


“Healings for Animals by Humans and For Humans By Animals”

We offer energy healing and coaching for animals and people:

  • Reiki treatments and healing for animals and people
  • Quartz bowl treatment for animals and humans
  • Systemic coaching assisted by horses for individuals and teams
  • Meditation with horses for humans
  • Various massage techniques for humans

Ellen Christiaanse – Founder

Ellen took her first yoga classes at age 14. At that age she wanted to become a vet. After that she was a bit distracted for about 30 years by doing a master in psychology and a doctorate in Information Systems at Harvard and MIT and working for many years in the academic and consulting world. From 2005 on she started to focus again on what life was really about and educated herself in healing techniques and in 2008 left her academic career as an Associate Professor of Information Systems to dedicate herself to build ALAYA Retreat Centre at Masia Cal Pau Cruset, near Barcelona, Spain.

She has worked with groups for over 20 years. She completed 2 years of the Four Cycles TM integrated healing program (http://www.cuatrociclos.com) and in 2006 obtained her master in Reiki which allows her to teach reiki to other students and work as a reiki healer. In addition she participated in a first level teacher training of Yin Yoga and has a diploma in sound therapy level I and II, to give healing with Quartz Bowls. Since 2017 she educated herself as a horse assisted coach and animal reiki healer. With this her circle was completed and she is now happily doing healings on horses, sloths, dogs, cats, donkeys, leopards, lapas, ant eaters, squirrels, monkeys, scorpions, bees and humans.

Currently she is the owner of Alaya Retreat Centre where retreats are held on a variety of topics like yoga, meditation, detox, tantra, healing, hiking, mindfulnes and coaching.

The team working with Ellen

Daiana: Certified massage therapist
Pierluigi: Yoga instructor, Reiki healer


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