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Yoga Retreats (5)
Paola started practising yoga in 1998, in Argentina, with the Maestre Juan Haberfeld and it became her absolute passion in life. She continued her studies in Swásthya Yoga, the first University of Yoga founded in Brazil, where yogis from around the world congregate to learn from the masters and from each other. The Swásthya method includes asana yoga, Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana (Gyana) yoga, and Tantra yoga. She took her practice even further and lived and taught in the US, México, Costa Rica, and the Canary Islands.
Heiko Gatje is a well known chef and he looks back on over 20 years of cooking experience. He has catered for big movie productions, like Exodus, of Sir Ridley Scott, and he has his own catering service firm in Fuerteventura. With him, you will discover how to make home-baked artisan breads and learn tips and technique to make delicious, healthy vegetarian food.
Thomas passion has always been to help people achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle. As a sport and exercise scientist, certified personal trainer and functional trainer, he has the expertise and experience to fulfil his passion and help people regularly to reach their fitness goals. His main focus in our group sessions is to deliver professional and challenging classes – not forgetting the fun.
Since I am a small kid, movement and exercise play a big role in my life. Amongst others, practising various sports from childhood until now has brought me to what I am doing today. The study of sports science (B.A.) and the connecting study in prevention and health management (M.A.) have brought me closer to the desire to share my passion physical activity with others. Not only exercise and movement itself, but also a healthy and balanced lifestyle in regard to dealing with stress, relaxation and nutrition plays a significant role in life and work.
from Great Britain, August 2019
"Simply wonderful - wished I didn’t wait so long to book"
I’m not sure where to start. Laura, Heiko, Paola and Jorge are wonderful and an inspiration. I had never been to a yoga retreat and was worried I would be out of my depth, but everyone was simply amazing. I left feeling rested, healthy and positively changed. I was travelling alone and Laura and Heiko made me feel like family. I was also without a car and felt no inconvenience for it (town is just 5 min on bike or 15 min walk). Heiko’s food (as covered by a lot of these reviews) is incredible - always a healthy variety of incredibly nourishing and satisfying food. Paola is a saint and amazing - I came as a complete novice to yoga and meditation and she taught me so much about myself and the practice. I simply can’t say enough. Tip: if you have the time, the massages are incredible and try to book an extra session or two :)
from Switzerland, March 2019
"Great Yoga classes and amazing food "
Very nice atmosphere, nice food and amazing yoga classes. Paola it’s a wonderful teacher, she fixed many posture mistakes I was doing for years. Good services and activities in general. I fully recommend this retreat.
from United States, March 2019
"A fantastic combination of yoga and surfing "
I have just spent a lovely week at 7 Lemons House yoga retreat. Laura and Heiko were wonderful hosts. Surfing and yoga is a perfect combination. The week was well organised with a good balance of activity and relaxation. The yoga tuition from Paula was excellent. As someone was hardly practices yoga, it was great to have one to one tuition and the sessions catered for all abilities. Heiko’s cooking was a highlight, every meal was amazing! (I’m really going to miss the brunches!). A fabulous week, thoroughly recommended.
from Switzerland, October 2017
"The perfect holiday"
I loved everything! Heiko and Laura are the best! They made me feel at home from the very first day. Food was great, appartment very nice. The area is very calm. Lajares is a very small village but for some misterious reason you feel at home there. Beaches around are beautiful and only a few minutes drive away from Lajares. Viola and Paola are the best yoga teacher ever. Full of unconditional love!!! :-)
I would recommend this place for all the people looking for relaxing holidays.
To me it was way above my expectations I will definitely go back!!
from Switzerland, March 2019
"Ein rundum toller Urlaub"
Die Unterkunft war sehr schön und das Essen von Heiko einfach fantastisch. Ebenfalls war die Organisation von Laura mit allen Aktivitäten (Surfen, Yoga, Ausflüge) perfekt. Auch die Surfschule war toll, habe den Kurs um 2 Tage verlängert und wirklich viel gelernt. Auch beim Yoga habe ich einiges dazu gelernt, die Stunden mit Paola waren wirklich top! Auch die Verlängerung des Aufenthalts um 3 Nächte war kein Problem. Nebst der inklusiven Massage bei Jorge habe ich noch eine zweite dazu gebucht, die Mischung aus Massage und Osteopathie war genau was mein Körper gebraucht hat. Das nächste Mal würde ich allerdings ein Mietauto für den Aufenthalt nehmen da man sonst nirgends alleine hin kommt und die Miete ist soviel ich gehört habe ziemlich günstig.
from United States, January 2019
"Très beau séjour"
Feels like family. Lovely Laura, Heiko and Paola and Vickie. Charming rooms. First class vegetarian food.
from Germany, November 2018
"Most caring hosts, amazing food, great place to relax"
Heiko and Laura both really care about their guests. They organized just the right programme for us, gave tipps and flexibly organized all our special wishes. They even extended my programme for a few more days and took care of a lovely place to stay for me.
Paola does really well-structured Yoga lessons and cares for the details. Heiko is an amazing cook. Never had so good breakfast / sushi / vegan food!
A very recommendable place to stay.
from Germany, November 2018
"refreshing escape from everyday life "
Lajares is a nice village, away from the touristic center, it's a real Fuerteventura.
It*s a good place to stay, if you want to explore the north of the island. The beautiful beaches in El Cotilo and Corralejo can be reached by car.
I had amazing time in 7 Lemons House, everything is made with love and passion.
It definitely exceeded my expectations! Laura and Heiko are helpfull and warm-hearted people. The yoga lessons and the teachers were great, they make the classes suitable for all levels. Heiko cooks very delicious and healthy food. The walk to the volcano was impressive, the music lesson with selfmade instruments, which are tuned to 432hz and the great massage complete the whole program and ensure a proper relaxation. Perfekt place to stay- for body and mind!!! Thank you so much for making my stay so comfortable and wonderful!!!
from Great Britain, January 2019
"Wonderful Yoga retreat with delicious food + fantastic team"
I really enjoyed the yoga classes, the standard of teaching was excellent, the classes were small and the location was really peaceful and inspiring. The food was also amazing; I had read that Heiko's cooking was great, but I wasn't ready for just how delicious and healthy each meal would be and made in such abundance with great care and love. The whole energy of the retreat is one that is immediately relaxing and welcoming. Our hosts Laura and Heiko went out of their way to help with anything that is needed and they made it a very special week. I also enjoyed the daily planned activities and excursions.
from Great Britain, November 2018
"a chilled, laid back week"
Both Laura and Heiko were attentive hosts; the atmosphere is calm and peaceful, no rush. Healthy vegetarian food, fruit and nuts always to hand. The small group is also a bonus.
The yoga was excellent. Paola is a treasure.
from Germany, April 2019
Es war wirklich rundum gelungen. Die Lage des Hauses im Ort Lajares, das gesamte Gelände, die Unterkunft, die Verpflegung, die Yoga Sessions, die Gastgeber - es war wirklich fantastisch. Es war mein erstes Retreat und ich könnte mir nichts besseres vorstellen. Die Sessions waren für jeden geeignet, da Paola optimal auf jeden eingeht, egal ob Beginner oder Profi, unabhängig von Alter und Beschwerden. Sie hat mir wirklich die Welt des Yogas tiefgründig eröffnet und mich verzaubert. Auch die anderen Angebote wie Massage oder Ausflüge sind toll und optional für jeden. Man kann sich toll zurückziehen wenn man Ruhe möchte oder Gesellschaft suchen bei Gleichgesinnten. Vor allem dass die Retreat Größe so klein ist (max. 6 Personen, wir waren 4) fand ich ganz toll. Die Gastgeber Laura und Heiko geben einem das Gefühl willkommen und zuhause zu sein. Man merkt dass sie absolut lieben was sie tun, was dem Retreat einen total entspannten und wunderbaren Charakter gibt. Ich empfehle das 7LemonHouse uneingeschränkt weiter!!
Beatrix Rentke Pühringer
from Switzerland, December 2018
"Recommendable Yoga Retreat: Happy to come back"
The personal reception, the vegetarian and vegan nutrition, variety of sports activities. Personal tours (e.g. bike tour)
from Germany, January 2018
Die freundliche, familiäre Atmosphäre, das sehr gute Essen, die absolut entspannte Stimmung, die Zusammenstellung der Kurse und Angebote.
from Germany, December 2017
"Amazing Holidays! "
Perfect mixture of sports, Yoga and healthy eating. And still time to relax, read, have a drink in a Bar... Laura and Heiko are so wonderful. The meals were extraordinary delicious!! And I was truly lucky that I had so cool people who did the retreat in same time. What a nice trip, a nice experience which will stay in mind!
I have been dreaming about trying a Yoga retreat for the past several years, and I finally bit the bullet and booked a week’s stay at 7 Lemons House in Lajares, Fuerteventura for the Christmas week 2016. I have to say I am so glad I did – it’s one of the best things I have ever done! From arrival I was greeted by the very graceful and friendly Laura and Heiko and made to feel extremely welcome. I was shown to my accommodation which was absolutely lovely, spacious and clean with everything you could need with a home from home, even the little details were a plus such as towels, beach towels, hairdryer etc. which was great as I didn’t have to bring them with me and I had more room in my luggage. Another nice touch was a bowl of fresh fruit was provided as well cooled bottled water in the fridge. The apartments are self-catering if you fancy a change from the meals provided but I doubt you will as the food prepared by Heiko was incredible! There was such a variety to suit everyone’s tastes and plenty of it too...you will not go hungry or thirsty as Laura and Heiko make sure all your needs are met. 7 Lemons House is not just about Yoga, it’s a complete package of activities including Pilates, Stand-up paddle boarding, hiking to the volcano crater (a must – you’ll see the beautiful little chipmunks), coastal walks, music therapy, massages and cooking classes (you can also do the Dune walks and trip to the Island of Lobos). In fact, you can pretty much opt in to what suits you and opt out of what doesn’t, and if there is something you would like to try then Laura and Heiko are only too happy to make arrangements for you. The yoga was brilliant; I was extremely rusty having not practiced for many years but the wonderful instructor Paula catered for all levels with all experiences. Pilates was also as good and I learnt a lot from Diane, our instructor. The outdoor space for taking the classes is in a stunning setting of lush tropical gardens, in a quiet, peaceful environment with beautiful mountain views. It really was an amazing time I spent there and I met some fantastic people that I am still in touch with. You never know who you will end up with on a retreat (unless you go in a group booking) and I feel so blessed and so lucky to have met such a group of wonderful people. I cannot thank Laura and Heiko enough for making my first yoga retreat so special and a Xmas that I will never forget. I would highly recommend 7 Lemons House, if not for the wide variety of activities, the marvellous food or the beautiful location but because Laura and Heiko truly make you feel welcome: like a home away from home.
The week at 7 lemons was a fantastic experience. I went for a Christmas Yoga retreat and felt totally relaxed and taken care of, there was plenty to do, but also lots of time for reflection and generally recovering from a busy year. The yoga was a great mix between gentle and active (I have been practicing for around 2 years) and the other activities were well thought out and organised. Some had to be changed around due to the windy weather in that week, but that really wasn't a problem and Laura kept us fully informed of any changes. The apartment where we stayed was comfortable and the location is spectacular, surrounded by volcanic scenery (there is a volcano you can walk up from the house) and a short drive from some great beaches. There is a fantastic garden where you can relax in the sun and Laura and Heiko are great hosts. Heiko is a great chef and the food was delicious and healthy. He also provided us with snacks whenever we wanted them, so I didn't feel hungry ever! All in all, a wonderful stay. I would definitely recommend 7 lemons!