Join Ale B. Gurukkal and his team for a holistic Ayurveda and yoga retreat. Enjoy a fun holiday living the five elements of Tenerife Island. Learn techniques for body and mind, get advice on diet, and be inspired into the art of living healthy! With small groups, you will get a personalized and holistic program of wellness, as well as the most intimate and peaceful holiday of your life!
The maximum participants in the group is 5.
The resort Casas de Piedra is a complex of private villas inside a huge farm full of big trees. All villas feature double beds and private bathroom. You can also enjoy the salon, terrace and roof terrace with view to the sea and the farm, garden, Wi-Fi, tables for meals in and outside the villa, and common heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
It is possible to book a villa with its own private swimming pool. Furthermore, the resort features open-air and indoor yoga studios; the latter with glass windows views on nature. Here, you will be just 10 minutes away from the sea.
During this retreat, you will get to experience a 360-degree personalized and holistic retreat offering you a healthy program based on Ayurveda medicine and a fun holiday, enjoying a lifestyle where respect to yourself harmonizes within the environment. The retreats welcome no more than five guests for a proper care.
After filling up a health questionnaire and a test to help 5 Elements Holistic Retreat recognize your dosha or constitution of elements, they will introduce you into a comfortable and personalized all levels program consisting of Ayurveda Kalari massages; therapeutic, relaxing sports, or Thai massages, Ayurveda vegan and Sattvic diet based on organic, fresh, seasonal vegetables softly spiced and less cooked to keep all nourishing properties still alive; and herbal infusions.
You will also enjoy daily Hatha yoga classes with inspiration from different styles, such as Iyengar, Vinyasa, Anusara, Nidra, and Kriya, so to adapt in the best way into a personalized restoration and strengthening of body, mind, and soul. Five surfing lessons of two hours each with all material and a certified instructor of the Canary Surfing Federation are also part of your program.
All activities are subject to weather conditions. The activities of the last day can be scheduled for an earlier time depending on your flight departure time.
You will hike along the sea side of Montaña Roja Marine Reserve. This excursion will last approximately three hours.
During the yoga retreat, you will enjoy a three-hour sailing excursion on a 16-meter yacht for up to seven guests while sighting cetaceans like whales and dolphins. You will sail with Captain Felix, a native sailor and long-time surfer. He will take you to discover the most intimate spots of Tenerife's coastline, enjoying coves full of charm and getting the best out of cetacean sightings.
Breathing the powerful healing plants of the deeper ocean will let you feel the benefit of the water elements, which are great to balance your thyroid gland and open your lungs to purify from city pollution, as well as relax brain waves. The excursion has an approximate duration of three hours.
There will be stand up paddleboard excursions with dolphins and diving with turtles during your time in Tenerife.
Trek in the sacred valley of Teide Volcano and enjoying a large biodiversity while you breathe the trees and flowers conscientiously. The trekking excursion will allow you to have memorable views of both sides of the island. This excursion has an approximate duration of four hours.
Ale Boi Gurukkal
Ale Boi Gurukkal graduated as a physic education teacher, master of Integral Hatha yoga, Kalarypayat (Indian martial art), therapist masseur in Ayurveda since 2000, traditional Thai massage, Thai yoga, Hawaiian lomilomi, and deep tissue sports massage. He has more than 16 years of experience working at differents spas around the world with various personalized cares. His continuous learning focused him on a natural and global way of healing even more holistic (360-degree wellness) and trying to work without any mental or body toxins.
The retreat will be held on Tenerife Island. Tenerife is well known for its volcano, the Teide, ranging to 3,770 meters high. You can discover a surprising nature with its protected areas through many of its paths on a mountain bike or just enjoy walking to watch the exuberant local fauna. Be amazed by its marvelous landscapes painted with deep colors.
Tenerife is a sacred island proclaimed to be a biosphere reserve where you can relax your mind and energize in close connection with all the natural elements of the ocean fauna, breeze, sunshine, mineralized soils, and biodiversity. The resort is close to the beautiful sea of Costa del Silencio.
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During this yoga retreat, you will participate in a seven-day detox program with a personal Ayurveda diet based on organic and seasonal vegetables. You will be provided a daily breakfast, a picnic lunch to better enjoy outdoor activities, and a dinner. A welcome organic fruit basket, water, and a dinner barbecue with fresh and organic vegetables and fruit juice are also included.
More than detox, you will experience an energizing organic and seasonal personalized art of cooking with inspiration from various Mediterranean countries combined with the therapy of spices from Ayurvedic medicine.
Enjoy kayaking or sailing (470 boats) along the charming coast of Costa del Silencio.
Two-hour windsurfing classes for all levels, including all material, with a certified instructor of the Canary Windsurfing Federation. Beginners classes are held at Las Galletas while advanced students can surf with professional athletes at the world-famous waves in the spot of El Medano.
Alternatively, you can book free mountain biking excursions and swim along the coastal sites of Malpais de la Rasca, a special natural reserve on the island.
The massages offered are holistic therapies that take care of the entire body, soul, and mind. They use different kinds of techniques and healing plants oils, all of them following a personalized care that balances various body systems and helps clean out toxins that cause disease and illness.
These arts, in addition to being global treatments of preventive medicines, have a detoxifying and therapeutic aim when combined with a proper diet. It is an important goal to let guests have organic meals based on a personalized Ayurveda diet.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tenerife-South Airport (TFS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. 5 Elements Holistic Retreat will pick you up from the airport. If you arrive at Tenerife-North Airport (TFN), a shuttle is available upon request for 40 EUR more.
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