7 Days Five Elements Yoga Retreat in Malta

Meditation and Yin-Yang Yoga Holiday Malta

This retreat is your opportunity to combine the yoga practice with traditional Chinese medicine, the yin-yang philosophy, and the five elements theory. These ancient wisdom point us directions to follow in order to effectively harvest the benefit of our mindful practice. Enjoy a tailor-made itinerary to focus on one element each day (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire),including yoga practice, meals, special activities to let you dwell into the profound knowledge of each element. You will learn in a practical and relaxing way to embrace the nature of this island of "Joy", Gozo.

Retreat highlights

  • Exotic Sound Bath
  • All sightseeing activities (Comino Island trip at your own cost)
  • 1- 2 daily yoga classes matched with the daily theme
  • A special blend of yogic smoothies each day
  • 3 healthy and delicious meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Satori Gozo Center can accommodate up to 25 people in 3 different houses. You will be staying in either one of the shared room or a double room with your partner. All the rooms are designed with soft color. The kitchen, bathroom, and living room are shared. You are free to use the private swimming pool, and visit the treatment room to book a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Health Reframed Yoga Retreats Europe Itinerary

During this retreat, you will learn about the five elements with special activities each day. You will enjoy daily 1 or 2 yoga classes and experience a workshop for each element per day. You will dwell into the profound knowledge of the five elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. Throughout the retreat, you will enjoy a sound bath, swim at Ramla Bay or take a boat trip to Comino Island (at your own cost), and hikes in nature.

Tentative daily schedule (subjected to change according to feasibility and weather)

Day 1 - Arrival

  • 14:00-18:00 Arrival
  • 18:00-19:30 Light Dinner
  • 19:30-21:30 Introduction

Day 2 (Metal)

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Healthy Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:30 Workshop on Metal Element
  • 11:30-12:00 Smoothies
  • 12:30-18:00 Treatment or Free time
  • 18:00-19:30 Light dinner
  • 19:30-21:30 Sound Bath

Day 3 (Earth)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Healthy Breakfast
  • 10:00 -10:30 Workshop on earth element
  • 11:30-12:00 Smoothies
  • 12:30-17:00 Hiking in the nature
  • 17:00-18:00 Yoga practice
  • 18:00-19:30 Light dinner
  • 19:30-21:30 Treatment or Free time

Day 4 (Water)

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Healthy Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:30 Workshop on Water Element
  • 11:30-12:00 Smoothies
  • 12:30-18:00 Swimming at Ramla Bay or Boat trip to Comino (at your own cost)
  • 18:00-19:30 Light dinner
  • 19:30-20:30 Meditation or Treatment

Day 5 (Wood)

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Healthy Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:30 Workshop on Wood Element
  • 11:30-12:00 Smoothies
  • 14:30-17:30 Visit to Horse Farm
  • 18:00-19:00 Yoga practice at the Farm
  • 19:00-20:00 Light dinner

Day 6 (Fire)

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Healthy Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:30 Workshop on Fire Element
  • 11:30-12:00 Smoothies
  • 12:30-16:30 Meditation or Treatment or Free time
  • 17:00-18:00 Yoga practice
  • 18:00-19:30 Light dinner
  • 19:30-21:30 Candle Light Meditation

Day 7

  • 08:00-09:00 Yoga practice
  • 09:00-10:30 Healthy Breakfast
  • 11:00- Farewell

Included excursions

  • Hiking in the Nature
  • Swimming at Ramla Bay
  • Visit to Dreams of Horses Farm
  • Visit ancient temple and Inland Sea
  • Visit Ta Cenc cliff

Instructors

Sean Yuen
After more than seven years of medical studies in Hong Kong, Sean achieved his dream to become a traditional Chinese medicine doctor. He finished his degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at HKU and his master's degree in Sports Medicine and Health Science at CUHK. He is specialized in treating sports injuries and pain syndromes using acupuncture. Sean finished his yoga teacher training in India and started teaching in various European countries, focusing on Hatha yoga and Yin yoga. He also took an advanced course on Aerial yoga in Thailand. He is also a Qigong teacher.

Retreat location

Satori Gozo Center is located in the village of Xaghra. It is a holistic center perfect for relaxing your body, mind, and spirit, to immerse yourself into absolute tranquility. With a private swimming pool and a massage treatment room, you can swim, enjoy sunbath or have a massage during your free time. Satori Gozo Center is about 15-minute walking distance to Ramla Bay, the most famous beach in Gozo. Xaghra town center is 10 minutes away on foot.

Nearby places

  • Ramla Bay - 15 minutes' walk
  • Xaghra town center - 10 minutes' walk

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

Food

You will enjoy three yogic meals daily (breakfast, nutritious yogic smoothies, and a light dinner) with fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. The professional chef will make sure your guts and taste buds are well-catered, and there will be a twist on the food according to the element of the day. Special dietary requirements can be arranged.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Acupressure massage (50 EUR)
  • Book other therapies
  • Cupping detox treatment (60 EUR)
  • Swim at Wiel-il-Gharsi gorge
  • Swimming in the pool or at the beach
  • Visit ancient Salt Pans
  • Visit natural cave
  • Visit Small Window
  • Visit Cliff

Spa treatments

During this holiday, you can receive a massage or therapy treatments for an additional cost. Some of the treatments available are an acupressure massage for 50 EUR and a cupping detox treatment for 60 EUR. For more information, please send an inquiry to Health Reframed Yoga Retreats. Details on the treatments are shared upon request.

What's included

  • 1 or 2 daily yoga practices
  • 5 workshops based on 5 elements
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious yogic meals
  • Exotic Sound bath experience
  • Sightseeing activities listed on the itinerary (except Comino Island)
  • Systematic instructions and careful guidance

What's not included

  • Airfare to Malta
  • Transfer from and to Malta International Airport (MLA)
  • Transport from airport to Satori Center
  • Optional excursions
  • Boat trip to Comino Island
  • Massages and treatment sessions
  • Spa services

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malta International Airport (MLA). Transfer from and to the airport is not included. Health Reframed Yoga Retreats can arrange a taxi at a reasonable price or advice you to take public transport, it is easy.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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