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Join Ziza and Yair for a new year break in Lanjaron, Spain. Experience practicing yoga in a place where you can breathe in the beauty of nature and fresh mountain air. Feel the joy of being alive in every moment and revitalize your body, mind, and soul. Free your heart and body, let go of all stress and worries from the previous year, and prepare for a fresh brand new wonderful 2017!
During the retreat, you will stay at an eco-friendly accommodation at Cortijo Las Amapolas, Spain. Offering an eco-friendly accommodation, Armonia Alpujarra is environmentally self-sufficient and totally in line with the natural world. The water comes from its own well and the electricity is solar-powered. There are two accommodation available for this retreat, Casa Iris and yurts.
Casa Iris is surrounded by ancient olive trees, wild nature, and spectacular views of the high sierras. This 70 square meters house consists of two bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with twin single beds), two bathrooms, and a beautiful terrace where guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It also has a kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi, TV, and a DVD player. In addition, guests also have full access of the outdoor swimming pool. Casa Iris is an eco-friendly property that uses solar energy for hot water and electricity.
There are two yurts available, big and small yurts. Both yurts are located at Armonia Alpujarra Healing Retreat Centre, at the foothills of the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains. Looking out from each yurt, you can enjoy breathtaking views, as you gaze across the stunning olive and almond orchards sloping up towards the majestic Sierras.
As well as being eco-friendly, both yurts are self-contained and part-equipped with all modern facilities. Yurts have a different energy from more conventional living spaces as their rounded shape creates a sense of spaciousness and tranquility. At night, you can gaze up at the stars and during the day natural light fills the yurts.
The big yurt has a seven meters diameter round structure with wooden floors and canvas walls. There is a double and a single bed plus a mattress for additional guests. The small yurt has a five meters diameter with a double bed. Both yurts are south facing with breathtaking views.
For both yurts, there is an outdoor compost loo (15 meters away) and an outdoor shower, equipped with a solar system to heat the water.
The big yurt is fully equipped with cooker, fridge or freezer, and a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils, cutlery, and glasses. The small yurt has a sink with a kitchen top.
The big yurt has an area for dining and both yurts have space to lounge and relax.
Guests of both yurts can enjoy the shared outdoor swimming pool.
This yoga retreat program focuses on inner reconnection, transformation, and healing process. This program enables you to relax in a harmonious and healing environment, calming yourself from any distress. With daily yoga and meditation practices, you will nurture your core being and restore your inner harmony.
In the morning, you will have morning yoga classes for strength and flexibility.
Afternoon program will focus on soul enriching activities such as nature walk, Qi Gong, energy experience, or expressive dance.
You will end your day by an evening meditation, followed by free time for you to relax and reflect in Armonia’s peaceful, healing, and harmonious surroundings.
After serving in the Israeli army for four years, Yair felt a deep need to change, like an inner voice that was whispering "that is not it, you need to continue and explore, your destiny is calling". That voice was so strong that he could not ignore it. So he packed up and embarked on a spiritual quest which led him to India where he discovered yoga, meditation, and a deep urge to unite with the divine. As the magic continued to evolve, Yair was guided in a way that allowed him, through teaching yoga, Qi Gong, and the practice of acupuncture, to help others to heal and transform.
Ziza Fernandes Sagy
After finishing her army service and a degree in art, Ziza moved to Los Angeles. Whilst living there, she was invited by a friend to model in a foot reading and reflexology class. She was amazed by the depth and amount of information the students managed to gather from her feet, as well as the deep physical and emotional experience when she was treated. That experience had a profound effect which helped her understand herself in a new way. For the first time, Ziza understood there is a connection between body, mind, and emotions, and so she decided to become a therapist herself.
The yoga retreat will be held in Armonia Alpujarra, Lanjaron, Granada, Spain. It is located at the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Andalucia, Spain. Surrounded by olive and almond groves, it offers spectacular views, enabling you to be close to nature and relax in a peaceful atmosphere.
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During the retreat, you will be served daily healthy vegetarian meals.
Indulge and rejuvenate yourself by booking additional treatments during your free time. You can enjoy the following special treatments from Armonia Alpujarra at an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Granada Airport (GRX) or Malaga International Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to those airports is available upon request. Airport transfers are subject to your flight arriving no later than 1:30 p.m. and your request being confirmed in advance. Airport transfer fees (one way) are 90 EUR from or to Malaga Airport and 60 EUR from or to Granada Airport (these fees can be divided among passengers).
Please take a bus to Lanjaron bus station. Transport from and to the bus station is available upon request.