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... a means to excavate the minds inner architecture and rewild our urban outlook ... 

Conde Nast Traveller (UK&US), Oct 2019

About Us


At Malabar, our philosophy is one of offering holistic solutions for connection,  revival and wellbeing.  

Our retreats were conceived as a haven for people looking for an escape from the continual pressure of daily life. We appreciate from personal experience, the need at some point in our lives,  to step into a different space.


  • ​To take a few days or more, where you actually do come back feeling rested, healthy, genuinely reinvigorated and ready to take on your life with positivity, energy and strength.

  • To experience something that changes your world, those rare moments that can subtly redirect your life.

  • To take something away with you that you can easily incorporate into your day to day - to keep the benefits of your retreat well beyond the length of your stay.  

Our retreats are designed to be rigorous and profound in terms of effect - and yet to be experienced within a personal and serene environment. We believe in a personal, low profile approach hosting no more than 12 people at a time, to ensure each guest receives proper attention and guidance.  

Malabar retreats offer a chance to realign yourself in places where the primal energies of the world still hold sway.....Rest, rebalance, reconnect, reorientate.

Who are we


Malabar Retreats is the creation of  Bibi Morelli Schofield.

Malabar was born of a belief in the beneficial effects of these combined elements: Lu Jong, meditation, digital detox, silence, therapeutic bodywork, the balance of time spent in nature and the deep immersion into yourself which our retreats permit.

Bibi Morelli Schofield spent 15 years working as a banking lawyer and in business in London, Madrid and Milan.  Bibi spent a decade living and working in and around Zimbabwe and Mozambique, in largely undeveloped areas, rich in nature and tranquillity. A subtle appreciation of the indigenous environment and an undiscovered world of nature and wildlife was revealed to her. This triggered the beginning of a fundamental shift in her values.  A few years later, after experiencing the profound benefits of Lu Jong practice, Bibi certified as a Lu Jong teacher in the tradition of renowned Master Tulku Lobsang. Priorities evolved and crystallised into a new direction - to bring the benefits of time spent in nature, Lu Jong practice, meditation and therapeutic bodywork to a wider audience, collaborating with inspirational practitioners in a variety of enchanting locations worldwide.  This shaped the mission of Malabar Retreats. 

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19 - 27th November 2023



The yoga retreat in Seville was not only an amazing and beautiful experience but a LESSON FOR LIFE. 

I learned how to make myself healthier, physically and mentally. The breathing and postures used by Lu Jong techniques are a very special gift that you have given me and needs to be shared. 

Thank you for that and I’m sure to be joining you for another fabulous and so well organized retreat. 


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