Fuerteventura Yoga Retreat Spain

Join Valentina Parmigiani on this week-long Vinyasa Krama yoga immersion. Learn joyful flow, find space within and reconnect with yourself, as you practice with an amazing teacher in an inspiring location. Valentina is passionate about yoga and her warm and inclusive classes are perfect for all levels of practitioner. Whatever your level, this is an opportunity to awaken your enthusiasm, move, chant, and be happy and free.

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Valentina
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Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • The Moon Sequence practices
  • Ashtanga yoga primary sequence inspiration
  • Daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • One hour full body therapeutic massage
  • One beach / Corralejo transfer
  • All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Surya Retreat has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, beautifully decorated rooms from and lots of comfy chill-out areas. You can relax with a book in the garden, have a dip in the pool, chat with your fellow guests in the bright open lounge or Spanish courtyard or sit and enjoy the view to the sea from the terrace. Our eco-friendly villa is powered by solar panels and a wastewater management system to feed the gardens. If you are there in season you will taste some of the delicious fruits and vegetables grown in the Azul garden.

Prana Vista Cabin

Bright and beautiful cabin with lots of light. Sweeping vistas of Mt Escanfraga and the coast. Two twin beds. Shared shower and bathroom in lovely custom built communal bathroom and shower area, off pool. Short walk to shower block, situated just behind cabin.

Serenity Room

  • Private room with single bed, private bath. With its own private courtyard and a pool view this is one of our most popular rooms. Off main courtyard.

Contentment Pool View

Private room with single bed, private bathroom with shower. Pool view with a large window. This beautiful room is off a lovely, cosy lounge, with a lovely wood burning stove. Beautiful private chillout terrace off lounge.

Sanctuary Courtyard

Private room with double bed, shared bathroom. Bright and beautiful room. Off main courtyard.

Rejuvenate Room

Private room with double bed, private bath. Garden view. This room is off the lounge, with a lovely stove. Beautiful private chillout terrace for the apartment.

Soul Space Cabin

Bright and beautiful cabin with lots of light. Two twin beds. Shared shower and bathroom in lovely custom built communal bathroom and shower area, off pool.

Vitality Deluxe Courtyard Suite

Suite with large ensuite bath, deluxe bed and beautiful shower and tub. Off main courtyard.

Tranquility Courtyard Apartment

Private room with double bed + single bed, large bright private bath. Private garden terrace with lovely seating. Bright and beautiful room. Off main courtyard.

Program

In this week, you will learn and practice the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, through guided class and the "self practice system", in order to bring home a concrete practical knowledge of the sequence.

Valentina will also teach the "Moon Sequence" of Matthew Sweeney as a complementary instrument to learn with the Primary series.

You will explore how to adapt your body with variations to improve the asana (pose), investigate breath techniques to better feel the power and the benefits of the Vinyasa. The "Vinyasa", or movement between asanas, encourages the blood to circulate properly in the body, while the deep breathing supplies a rich source of pure air, oxygenating the blood and allowing the removal of unwanted toxins through the lungs.

"My approach, as though by my teacher Matthew Sweeney, is to practice yoga as an holistic experience: asana, pranayama and meditation will be combined to help the student to experience the multiple aspect of the beauty of yoga." - Valentina

To attend the week we require a minimum of 6 months of yoga practice.

Injuries or special needs with their modified versions of the pose, will be explained also during the afternoon workshops. You will learn the Primary series through Navasana.

About Ashtanga yoga

The Astanga Yoga method taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois focuses first on the practice of asanas in order to establish health, to correct imbalances, and to strengthen the system, thus stabilizing the body and mind.

Through the discipline of asana practice, done consistently over time, we are able to bring ‘sthira’ (stability) to the body and citta (the mental fluctuations).

The method of asana practice prescribed by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois was taught to him by his teacher, Shri T. Krishnamacharya.

Internal heat is produced, and is described as burning up the impurities in the body, the toxins are liberated from the tissues by each asana. The sweat that results also serves to remove toxins through the skin. ‘Drsti,’ or steady gazing in different places during each vinyasa and asana, is an important element of the practice, which over time facilitates dhyana (meditation), having a profound effect on the steadiness of the mind. When all of these elements are incorporated into the practice, having been learned correctly under the guidance of a qualified teacher, we are able to purify and strengthen the system, making the body light and strong, and the mind calm and peaceful. We are then able to realize the full benefits of the practice and dive deeply into the ocean of yoga.

If look at our body as a divine instrument to reach the deep superhuman energy underneath our muscles...Ashtanga yoga practice it's an amazing way to experience that.

We will breathe and stretch deeply, and invite harmony and a fresh energy to our body and mind.

This week promises to be an incredible and inspirational week of blissful practice, lead by the abundantly experienced and open hearted Valentina.

The classes

This retreat includes morning and afternoon yoga classes in our beautiful yoga shala at Surya Retreat or on our beautiful outdoor open air yoga deck. The classes are led by Valentina, offering you the perfect opportunity to develop your practice (or try yoga for the first time) in an immersive experience. She is highly experienced and attuned to the needs of her students.

Saturday

  • Arrivals
  • Restorative welcome class

Sunday

  • Welcome and Moon Sequence guided class
  • Theory of Ashtanga
  • Pranayama and meditation

Monday

  • Primary series guided class
  • Workshop on alignment and asana modification
  • Pranayama and meditation

Tuesday

  • Primary series guided class
  • Workshop on core strength and jumps
  • Pranayama and meditation

Wednesday

  • Theory and practical class: Learning the sequence; how to do "self practice"
  • Yoga philosophy on Patanjali yoga sutra

Thursday

  • Learning the sequence: self practice
  • Question / answer workshop Inversions

Friday

  • Primary series led class
  • Chakra meditation
  • Mantra chanting

Saturday

  • Gentle guided class and meditation ( restorative)
  • Departures

Instructors

Valentina Parmigiani
(Yoga)
Jivamukti Yoga Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Valentina is an inspiring teacher, and blends classical Hatha yoga adapted for all levels with Vinyasa yoga to make classes fun, challenging and inspiring. She connects with each and every student and her warm, open demeanor allow her to really see what each student needs. Having trained using ancient Indian methods learned in her various studies all over the world. Classes with Valentina improve agility, muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and breath control. Valentina believes in yoga’s physical and mental benefits, providing a holistic harmony in human’s bodies through asanas and pranayama.

Retreat location

Surya Retreat is located in the village of Villaverde. The retreat is only ten minutes drive from the beach in the beautiful and typically Canarian village of Villaverde. With amazing volcanic scenery and incredible vistas of the ocean and Lanzarote, this is the perfect respite from the busy day to day. The villa is also conveniently located for those wishing to get out and explore the island. There are walking paths and a bus stop close by and transfers are provided from the villa to the beach and Corralejo once per week

Distances

  • Fuerteventura Airport - 35 minutes
  • Lanzarote Arrecife airport - 1.5 hours

Unique features

Activities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Swimming

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals.

Spa treatments

Included in this special week is one-hour full body massage - the perfect way to relax, enjoy the wonderful therapies. You can book additional treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies, to make sure you go home rested and pampered. For more information on the spa treatments and complementary therapies, please send an inquiry to Azul Yoga & Pilates Retreat.

What's included

  • All classes and workshops
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)
  • Daily brunch and five delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • One hour full body therapeutic massage

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to come directly to Fuerteventura airport (FUE). For a wider choice of flights, you can fly to Lanzarote Arrecife airport (ACE) and take the 20-minute ferry crossing to Fuerteventura.

The last ferry crossing to Corralejo from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is at 19:00 so please make sure your flight arrives by 16:00 if travelling with luggage.

Shared transfers from the airport can be arranged for guests arriving at similar times to keep your costs down.

Arrival by bus

Coming by public transport is not recommended as you will need to take three buses to get to Villa Azul (bus number 3 to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number 6 to Corralejo then the number 8 to Villaverde).


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Availability

Arrival: Saturday November 24, 2018
Departure: Saturday December 1, 2018

Other room options:
  • 1 person private double room | Vitality Deluxe Courtyard Suite : 1360 EUR
  • 2 persons private double room | Vitality Deluxe Courtyard Suite : 2090 EUR

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