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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.
Vicky is an Ashtanga Yoga and Prenatal Yoga instructor. Her passion for movement, adventure and the search for experiences to connect with her essence were those that brought her closer to Yoga. After a trip to India, where she could feel the healing power of this millenary practice, she trained as Ashtanga Yoga Instructor with Patricio Moralo, in Barcelona. Ashtanga Yoga classes are dynamic and require discipline. In this type of Yoga, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance are worked through a concatenated sequence of asanas and synchronized breathing.
from Great Britain, February 2020
"A special place"
7LemonsHouse is a special place with a well thought out programme of activity and relaxation. If you go for the food alone, it will be worth it! Add to that fantastic instructors (yoga/surf) and amazing treatments/experiences. Highly recommended.
from France, January 2020
"Excellent place and the best people"
from France, December 2019
Everything was perfect for a relaxing week, yoga courses perfect and brunch and dinner delicious! Thanks again to Laura, Tamie, Carie and Heiko for this dream week!
from Netherlands, September 2019
"A perfect week!"
I had the most wonderful week with a perfect balance between activities and relaxation! It was my first retreat ever. I was still a beginner in yoga and I didn't know anything about surfing. As soon as I got there, Heiko and Laura made me feel welcome. They are the most amazing and caring people and they really went above and beyond to make me feel at home. I loved the apartment and the location, because of how peaceful it was. I had so much fun doing the various activities of the program. I had really nice and patient surfing teachers and we went to this beautiful beach in Cotillo, which wasn't far. And though I didn't use it very often, I did rent a car, and I was glad I did, because I was more flexible that way. As for yoga, I learned so much from Vicky and Paola!! They had an infectious energy and I really enjoyed each class! There was also plenty of time to just relax, and I had the most amazing osteopathic massage from Jorge. Also, I got to enjoy Heiko's incredible food every day!!! Overall, the entire team consists of beautiful souls beaming with positivity and I was just soaking it all up. After this week I felt so happy, healthy, balanced and just completely refreshed that I can't thank them enough!!! I really recommend it to everyone that needs a break or just some time for themselves and I will definitely be back!! <3
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 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 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 Germany, March 2020
"Bestes Yoga Retreat auf den Kanaren"
Die Woche bei Laura, Heiko und Paola hat all meine Erwartungen übertroffen. Vor allem im Vergleich zu anderen Retreats, an denen ich bisher teilgenommen habe.
Laura ist ein echtes Organisationstalent. Vor und während dem Retreat managed sie alles stets freundlich und schnell. Seien es Vorabfragen zum Retreat oder eine zusätzliche Massage bei Jorge, dem wahrscheinlich besten Osteopath auf Fuerteventura (wärmstens empfohlen). Heiko als ausgebildeter Koch zaubert mithilfe seiner internationalen Volunteers erstklassige, meist vegetarische Gerichte, in denen er Gesundheit und Geschmack sehr gelungen kombiniert. Paola (Yogalehrerein aus Argentinien) ist ein echtes Juwel. Sie lässt jedem Teilnehmer die Freiheit, alle Übungen gemäß seinen Voraussetzungen auszuführen und bietet immer auch Alternativen für Fortgeschrittene. Ihr Musikspiel mit begleitendem Gesang geben den Stunden einen wundervollen Rahmen.
Abseits des "regulären" Wochen-/Tagesplans bleibt genügend Zeit für Ausflüge zu umliegenden Stränden (Yoga u Essenszeiten waren perfekt auf den Sonnenuntergang abgestimmt) oder ein wenig Kultur. Ein Mietwagen ist empfehlenswert - zumindest einer je 3 Personen. Mittlerweile gibt es auch einen Pool und die Hängematte ist super gemütlich.
Abends kommt man je nach Gusto zum plaudern unter den Heizpilzen zusammen, macht ein Lagerfeuer oder genießt die Sterne inkl. Sternschnuppen unter freiem Himmel für sich allein.
Ich komme definitiv wieder!
Ana Jimenez Remacha
from Spain, February 2020
"Combinación perfecta de ocio y salud"
La atención personalizada tanto en las clases de yoga, que se adaptaron a mi nivel desde la base trabajando postura y respiración cómo en la atención de Heiko y Laura y el ambiente tan agradable y familiar que crean a su alrededor.
from Switzerland, January 2020
Die Yogastunden unter freiem Himmel haben mir besonders gut gefallen. Die Lehrerin ist gut ausgebildet und hilfsbereit.
Die Ausflüge mit Heiko haben mir alle sehr gut gefallen. Insbesondere die abenteuerliche Bootsfahrt! Das Essen war hervorragend! Hätte nicht besser sein können. Danke für eine wunderbare Zeit!
from Spain, January 2020
"Unos días de calma y aventura, con la calidez de una familia"
La comida que prepara Heiko es buenisima: todo fresco, cantidad, y con siempre alguna sorpresa en el postre :) Laura, la organizadora, ha sido accesible en todo momento y flexible respecto a horarios, actividades segun el grupo. El apartamento compartido es muy bonito porque esta al lado de donde se hace el yoga y la comida: sientes que tienes tu espacio pero tambien un sentimiento de comunidad. Me quedo con las excursion al volcan y los acantilados, el yoga con Paola y las conversaciones al anochecer....
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!!
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.
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, 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 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!