Holiday Yoga - Gran Canaria at the Dunes is dedicated to help people to access well-being tools like Meditation, Chi Kung, Yoga: Aerial/Hatha/Kundalini/Yin.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Sangawattana is a Thai therapist with 20 years record from Leading Spa of the world and Thalasso therapy. He is also a holistic trainer and an excellent service provider since he brings the healing secrets from his origin town. He grew up by an old Buddhistic monk tradition and the flow of deep relaxation is transferred in his presence. His touch can transform your whole life.
Marcus was born in New York, he resides in Chicago and Gran Canaria, but is a citizen of the world. Marcus is both a student as well as a teacher, deriving and constructing his knowledge from a variety of sources. Marcus is a graduate of Harvard University and has practiced yoga consistently for more than four years in a variety of studios, completed his 200-hour yoga teacher training at Core Power Yoga in Chicago. Marcus is currently completing his 500-hour yoga certification at Prana Pure on Gran Canaria.
Strong Raja Yogi Inside+outside multi traveller, happiness researcher, change maker, 1000 new ways finder, humanator, hypnotherapist, lazy 500 yogi, author, ...
Thiery Lecetre is the creator of Les jardins de La Boirie in Oleron, France. Since 20 years-old, his work delights the visitors from all over the world in the summer with a sea of coloured flowers. His passion makes people happy. He contributes happiness also with his yoga classes given on the island of eternal spring.
from Norway, July 2018
"yoga at the dunes"
I liked the focus on both hatha and yin yoga. There was a spiritual aspect to the yin part and also the hatha part. The breakfasts after the morning yoga sessions were great. Delicious and healthy food.
from Germany, May 2018
"A wonderful experience!"
From the day of the booking the info and communication from Hari exceeded my expectations and previous experiences anywhere else. We were received with an incredibly warm welcome and never felt like customers but more a part of a family. The program and yoga lessons were great and the food was delicious, healthy and varied. Even the location (which may not be for everyone) was very convenient for us and off-season was definitely not too busy; it's also very easy to connect with the rest of the island. Lastly, Theeta the wonderful massage therapist is highly recommended by us, we enjoyed our experience with him so much. Thankyou Hari and Theeta!! :D
from Ireland, April 2018
"Excellent Yoga retreat"
This yoga retreat is totally worth it. Classes are focused on Tibetan meditation, breathing, Yin yoga; so expect 8 relaxing and emotional days knowing your inner self.
I usually practice more physical styles of yoga such as Ashtanga and Vinyasa, but classes with Hari were completely different in a positive way. I now can say I can focus on my breath and all the practices we've done have really worked for me. I'm definitely going to continue with these.
Maspalomas is a turistic place, yes, like most of the places in Spain and worldwide. I'm originally from Spain so I knew what to expect. Either way, the key is letting go and don't let these minor thing ruin you holiday and state of mind. Gran Canaria has a lot to offer, we went hiking one day and it was a very empowering experience.
Can't thank Hari and Theeta enough for their warm welcome and attention for the entire 8 days I've spent there. Loved the introduction to Aryuveda, breakfast, classes and how we all bonded so nicely.
Also Theeta offers an excellent massage service. I had many problems with my back due to emotional and physical stress and now I feel so much better. Totally worth it!!
from Sweden, January 2018
from United Kingdom, May 2017
"Excellent introduction to yoga holidays"
Yoga at the Dunes was a great introduction to yoga holidays. The yoga sessions were varied and suited to our needs and abilities. The yoga room was good and perfect for a small group (6 at our maximum plus teacher). The villa was pleasant and well stocked, with everything you might need, with use of a fantastic shared pool that was mostly empty and the food was excellent - varied and interesting! very good value for money.
Katherine De Koningh
from United Kingdom, April 2017
"Not in the Dunes"
Yoga was challenging
Breakfast was excellent
Tatsiana was great fun
Group were fun
Island was great
Alessia Di Giacomo
from Netherlands, April 2017
the food was really good and various. The people were friendly. I met lovely yoginis that week with whom I had a great time. The weather was perfect. I enjoyed one lesson aerial yoga. Everybody was very helpful if we had questions, I could stay few more hours after check out which I am really thankful for.
from United States, April 2019
Sehr gute Yoga Stunden mit ausgesprochen guter, engagierter und empathischer Betreuung durch Hardy und Dörte. Wir haben dadurch eine außergewöhnliche Woche erlebt! Vielen herzlichen Dank an unsere beiden Yoga Lehrer!
from Luxembourg, April 2018
"Excellent stage animé par Sonja et Tanja"
2 sessions de yoga par jour: un le matin et un le soir
Formateurs très sympas et qui donnent des explications claires permettant à toute personne, de tout niveau, de suivre et faire les exercises
Petite maison dans laquelle j’ai logé (3 chambres) et où avait lieu les cours. Petite maison avec une énergie agréable et conviviale.
Brunch du matin: délicieux! (Porridge, pain, fruits,...)
Petit groupe de 6 participants
from Germany, August 2017
"Beste Yoga Reise ever"
Die Inhalte vom. Yoga, das schöne Haus, sehr sauber, nette Menschen, sehr viel gelernt, die Insel hat viel zu bieten
from Belgium, May 2017
De sfeer in huis , de extra uitstap ( mits betaling) , de locatie in een rustige wijk
from Germany, May 2017
"Cran Canaria Yoga"
Die Yogalehrer Hardy und Tatsiana waren sehr gut...sehr bemüht.
Das Essen einsame spitze, nicht nur gekocht bekommen von den Yogalehrern, was eine sehr persönliche Note hatte. Sondern auch die gute Perle im Haus, die Frühstücksdame tischte jeden Morgen toll auf. Auch die Möglichkeit, dass man mit dem Yogalehrer einmal die Woche einen Ausflug in die Umgebung machen konnte.
from Switzerland, April 2017
"vielseitiges und ausgewogenes Programm"
Auch wenn der Playa ingles ziemlich touristisch daherkommt, habe ich meine Nischen gefunden :-)
Das kleine feine Yogazentrum ist eine Oase, das Yoga abwechslungsreich, da die Lehrer verschiedene Techniken präsentieren. Mir hat u.a. sehr gut gefallen, dass Kundalini Yoga auch einen Platz im Programm hatte.
Die Atmosphäre war insgesamt sehr familiär und entspannt.
Das Essen liebevoll hergerichtet und lecker.
Der Hausherr hat uns überrascht mit interessanten und bereichernden Ausflügen ins Hinterland.
Er ist botanisch bewandert und kann daher einiges über endemische Pflanzen zum Besten geben.
Zu guter Letzt muss ich noch die Massagesitzung beim kongenialen thailändischen Heiler Theeta erwähnen, sie ist unbedingt empfehlenswert und eine Superergänzung zum Yogastretching :-)
from Austria, April 2017
"Yoga in the dunes????"
Das Essen, das Wetter, die Sonne, die anderen Gäste, das Meer
This intensive 4 week course is fascinating in content. Its teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable. I would recommend strict self practice beforehand as well as familiarising yourself with Sanskrit names for postures.
We were there for a week in march. The accomadation was big and pretty nice. Unfortunatly there was a bar underneath and every night really loud music. So it was not possible to sleep well. The Yoga classes were usually lasting around 60-70 minutes and not 90 minutes. Eventhough the yoga teachers were really nice, it was mostly relaxing yin yoga and not demanding at all. Therefore we were a bit dissapointed of the yoga classes. The breakfast, which was included, was good. Only one day, there was pasta with cheese and potato mayo salad for breakfast- which made us wonder if this were left overs from some dinner...We would recomend the yoga retreat for people who want to party and rather try out yoga for the first time.
The retreat was incredible and especially the beautiful people I get to know there. Tati was incredibly warm with us and gave us a lot of love. She even made me a especial food when I was sick and the faszien yoga was wow! It helped a lot to release many tense parts in my back. Olivia was also very sweet and open to include asanas that I wanted to practice.
The acroyoga with Harry was incredible!!!! It made me release a lot of things that were kept deep down and in the end of the retreat I was completely renewed :-D
Now, if you are thinking to go there I can not recommend you more to go to Theeta. He gave me the best massage ever!!! I felt parts in my body that I didn't know they were so tight!
It was an amazing experience to have this time for myself and also the location and going to the dunes was very especial for me.
I would have liked though to have a farewell dinner or party with all the people as I felt that it was a little bit cold the ending of the retreat but in general it was a very nice experience.
Thank you very much for all the love and care that the people I met there gave me.
I stayed there one week in March and did not regret it. The studio is nestled in a cozy villa where we had the daily (and very healthy) breakfast altogether. The place is very peaceful and invites you to yoga practice and meditation (the wooden ceiling is my top favorite among the refined decoration of the whole place). I was staying in a spacious and very pleasant house 10 min walk from the studio. We had three different teachers, who brought their own experiences and techniques, which helped me discover e.g. new breathing exercises, massages with tennis balls, etc. And I loved the air yoga session! So this program is perfect for those who want to combine yoga practice and visits/relaxing on the beach.
from United Kingdom,
I had a lovely 2 weeks here. The yoga and teachers were great, food lovely and felt very welcome.
I greatly enjoyed my week with Hari and the team at Holiday Yoga. There was an immediate sense of camaraderie among the participants and the teachers. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to practice different types of yoga during the week, culminating in the playful aerial yoga session on the last day. I also liked the international atmosphere of the retreat as participants hailed from all over Europe. The vibe was very easy going, accepting and supportive. And the creative vegetarian group meals were a nice way to spend time with fellow participants. I’ll probably be back!
I had a wonderful week at Holiday Yoga - Gran Canaria at the Dunes. Your host, Hari, is a very positive, welcoming and authentic person who puts his heart in what he does. In case of questions, he is really there for you. The classes were neither too advanced nor too beginner. I learned and I relaxed. The meals were absolutely fantastic. As a vegetarian, it was such a treat to have these diverse, healthy, delicious breakfasts and dinners. We slept in a very comfortable little house with everything you need included. Even yoga mats to do yoga at the end of the week when the classes are finished. We enjoyed the garden and the swimming pool so much. On Thursday, Hari took us for a wonderful hike in the mountains. This exciting excursion was appreciated by everyone. Thank you so much Hari and everyone who made it happen! Hope to see you again!
It was a wonderful stay at Holiday Yoga. Hari the owner is a lovely person, he is very anxious to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. The yoga classes had a big focus on breathing and meditating which was a great experience for me as a Vinyasa Yogi. The food was delicious and always fresh. The joint meals where a good opportunity to get in contact with the group. Overall I met a lot of friendly and lovely people and I would recommend everyone to do a Yogaretreat at Haris place.
I had an amazing, relaxing week at Holiday Yoga - Gran Canaria. I was made to feel very welcome the moment I arrived which was reassuring travelling alone. My room was lovely and comfortable in an apartment within walking distance to the yoga studio and main house. It was also walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and evening entertainment so a great location. I loved the yoga classes morning and evening, all classes were for all levels of yoga. All the yoga teachers were professional, welcoming, warm and very supportive always adding their own individual style and advice. The Yoga studio is a very calming and relaxing atmosphere with perfect little personal touches such as candles, incense, meditative music, blankets and pillows. The brunch provided each morning was delicious, always vegetarian with a variety of healthy options and there was no need for lunch as always plenty to eat. Evening meals were also offered at an additional cost with my package, these were great value and the food was vegetarian and again delicious. Hari and Sonja gave information of local places to visit and also arranged a tour into the mountains on the weekend which was beautiful. I finished my week at Holiday yoga with an amazing treatment from Teeta who provides holistic Thai massage and I felt thoroughly relaxed to return home. Throughout my stay I felt welcomed by the staff and other guests with also having freedom to explore Gran Canaria if i wanted to. This made travelling alone so much easier for me. I have come home feeling relaxed, refreshed and relieved of stress. Such an amazing experience I cannot wait to return for another retreat.
Sophia and Alex
My husband and I had a wonderful and relaxing week with Holiday Yoga - Gran Canaria at the Dunes. Great yoga, charming host and teachers, a marvelous opportunity to relax with your loved ones or on your own. YOGA: The host and the teachers are all extremely warm, fun, and welcoming, and you can feel and see at every corner the little personal touches that make your stay extra special. For example, from time to time, candles would be lit during relaxation or meditation, you would be tucked in under a comfy blanket, or incense would be lit. We thoroughly enjoyed the Yoga classes that were offered bilingually in English and German, and had particular fun at the aerial yoga class at the end of our stay. You could feel that all teachers enthusiastically embraced the spirit of yoga, while never being dogmatic or pushing participants to do anything they were not comfortable with. Host Hari is particularly gifted in guiding relaxation and meditation phases, and wonderful free-spirited Sonja (I never laughed so much during yoga in all my life) spent an optional extra hour introducing us to shamanism and power animals. ACCOMODATION & MEALS: The private accommodations are easy on the eyes, spotlessly clean and comfortable and feature access to a pool. The vegetarian breakfast/brunch and the dinners tasted amazing and were lovingly prepared. WELLNESS: Do not miss out on the massage options! LOCATION: In walking distance of both the famous dunes and the beach of Playa Ingles. Easily accessible from the airport. EXCURSIONS: The host is kindly advising the guests on any excursions they would like to go on. In addition, a hiking and sightseeing trip to the stunning center of the island is offered on Saturday. PRICING: Excellent. The week was well worth the money and we would go back again in a heartbeat.
A full and filling experience exceeding any expectations! Enriching not only to my simple practice of yoga, but the facilitators and teachers are extremely professional, so caring, authentic and supportive in seeing that each individual feels comfortable in their residential community and is getting what they need. Excellent balance of dynamic morning Vinyassa Yoga after which an absolutely healthy and delicious generous organic communal breakfast was provided at the main house where many friendly exchanges took place. The break during the day offers enough time to go to the beach, hike or do some shopping, have a massage (the team practitioner you’ll want to take home with you!) and then the crown of the day – evening Yin Yoga. Relaxing, challenging and integral in assimilating all the components of whatever the day’s experience presented and are individual to each of us. Hari is a rare gem. We stayed a week longer on the island after the retreat but were welcome and grateful to attend further yoga sessions. We really missed it!
from United Kingdom,
After a long hard year I booked on this retreat hoping to find some peace, and I found that and much more. I arrived feeling broken and rundown and I left feeling healed and nourished - mind, body and soul! The yoga was wonderful with great teachers, the food delicious and prepared with love, and I felt part of a loving community. The beautiful people I met will all have a special place in my heart and I would recommend it without hesitation.
Dr. V. Lemm
Ich war vom 14.12.-21.12.2016 Holiday Yoga - Gran Canaria at the Dunes. Das Hotel ist urban gelegen, man kommt schnell überall hin. Der Strand ist nah gelegen, sodass man sowohl Stadt, als auch Strand im Urlaub hat. Die Lehrer sind sehr nett und auch die Küche hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Alles in allem hat es mir sehr gut gefallen.