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8 Days Gran Canaria - Beach & Dunes of Maspalomas

Holiday Yoga, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain

Holiday Yoga Canary Islands

You are invited to let go and remember who you really are during this holiday retreat in Gran Canaria. The Canary Islands are often referred to as the "Hawaii of Europe".

Sunshine and summer weather all year round, according to a study by an American university the best climate in the world. Just a few kilometers from the beach and the big sand dune start mountains, valleys, caves, streams, and volcanoes. Nature pure! Exotic plants, trees, flowers, and wild herbs are constantly blooming in all colors. And not to forget the culture. The colonial capital Las Palmas is a paradise for those interested in history, architecture, theater, art, and museums.

The aim of the retreat is to get in touch with your inner self again through yoga sessions, meditation and relaxing walks on the beach and in the mountains. Return to the feeling of being centered and grounded.

The center is the place to back to when life's challenges push you off balance - a place where you can keep calm and happy. Away from your daily commitments and routine, you will find back to inner harmony. True happiness comes from the inside!

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Highlights

  • 10 Yoga classes a 90 minute (including Aerial yoga)
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions integrated with yoga
  • Outdoor and indoor method teachings and theory
  • Free time to explore beautiful nature of Gran Canaria
  • 7 nights accommodation in Bungalow
  • 5 mini snacks and ginger before yoga
  • Get together and welcome dinner
  • 5 healthy vegetarian breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

During this retreat, you will stay at Maspalomas Lago resort. Bungalows accommodate 1 to 3 people (according to your booking) and have a fully equipped kitchen, TV, Aircon, a living room with sofa-bed and a terrace. The resort also has a swimming pool and restaurant. Yoga Studio with indoor and outdoor facilities is located inside the resort.

Program

The yoga holiday starts on Sundays at 6 p.m. with yoga and a welcome dinner where we get to know each other a little bit closer. Curious about who we are going to spend the next days with and also a bit shy in the beginning, we quickly realize that 'by chance' the right people met here.

From Monday to Friday, you will practice Vinyasa or Aerial Yoga in the morning and Yin Yoga in the evening. All classes include pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Patanjali a la carte.

At the breakfast brunch after yoga, we sit together on the rooftop terrace and we will recommend to you what things to do during your stay in Gran Canaria. Our yoga teachers live on the island all year round and they will give you all the information you need to make your stay unforgettable. Beach, massages, hiking or maybe do nothing at all, here you will have time to focus on yourself and to do the things you want to do.

In the yoga group, you will find like-minded people if you feel like having company. As much privacy or company as you wish. In the evening we come together for another more calming session of yoga and meditation. Afterwards, the group prepares for dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • 18:00 - 19.30 Yoga class on the rooftop
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Get together & welcome dinner

Day 2

  • 08:30 - 10.00 Yoga basics and method
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 18:00 Free time for activities and treatments
  • 18:00 - 19:.30 Mindful yoga
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner (optional booking)

Day 3

  • 08:30 - 09:45 Yoga and pranayama
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 18:00 Free time for activities and treatments
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Mindful yoga
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner (optional booking)

Day 4

  • 08:30 - 10.00 Yoga and pranayama
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 18:00 Free time for activities and treatments
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Mindful yoga
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner (optional booking)

Day 5

  • 08:30 - 10.00 Yoga and pranayama
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 18:00 Free time for activities and treatments
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Mindful yoga
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner (optional booking)

Day 6

  • 08:30 - 10.00 Aerial Yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 18:00 Free time for extra activities and treatments
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Mindful Yin yoga
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Vegetarian dinner (optional booking)

Day 7

  • 07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast (optional buffet)
  • 10:00 - 20:00 Free time for tours

Day 8

  • 07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast (optional buffet)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Check out for departure
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Check in for next arrivals

Instructors

Theeta Sangawattana

Marcus Dodd

Hari Anand

Thierry Lecetre

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at a yoga studio in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria in Spain. This is also called the "Island of the fortunes" or the Hawai island from Europe. Geographically, it is near to Africa, and ethnologically it is a South American influenced region administrated by Madrid.

The subtropical destination of Maspalomas includes the natural reserve of the dunes, which constitutes an important landmark of Gran Canaria. It is much appreciated as a winter destination for foreign tourists, mostly from North-European countries and it remains as the largest tourist destination in the Canary Islands.

Distances

  • Gran Canaria International Airport (LPA), 25 kilometers

Unique features

General

  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

During your stay, we offer a great variety of food with fresh ingredients from the local market. Breakfast starts with warm porridge, which can be combined with Canarian bananas, ayurvedic fruits, and various nuts and seeds. Homemade bread with cream cheese and jams of oranges, tomatoes, guava or even onions. Hearty hummus variations, green salads, alternating with egg dishes, tortilla, gazpacho, guacamole, and herbal spreads. We serve drinks like fresh ginger, herbal tea, and coffee.

And, of course, filtered water for bottling. Before the yoga class, you will be able to enjoy a healthy snack which includes tea, water, and fruit. You can find over 150 restaurants nearby where you can enjoy fresh fish and specialties from all over the world from just 10 EUR. And if you prefer to stay at home, you can use the fully equipped kitchen of the bungalow. The supermarket is within walking distance. On the first evening, you are invited for a surprise dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • 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)

  • Boat tour to see dolphins and whales
  • Camel riding in the dunes
  • Enjoy outdoor activities in a unique flora and fauna
  • Explore the variety of Canary botanic at the botanical garden
  • Hike through the Baranco trail and stone arch
  • Observe the stars at the local observatory
  • Spend a magical night and astronomy workshop in the mountain
  • Take the volcanic island Gran Canyon tour and small villages
  • Tour through Las Palmas city
  • Trekking on the Roque Nublo, Buggy Tour
  • Visit historic sites such as Vegeta oldtown from the capital, Valeron Monastery, Fortaleza, and the caves of the aborigines, Fort de la Luz, and Casa Christopher Columbus
  • Visit museums such as Casa Colon, Museo Elder de la Ciencia y la Technologia, Museo y Parque Arquelogico Cueva Pintada, Museo Nestor, Centro de Interpretation de Guayadeque
  • Visit neighbor islands
  • Visit the farmer market on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Volcanic horse riding
  • Walk in the dunes
  • Watch whales and dolphins

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you may enjoy body treatments for an additional cost. Treatments are given by Theeta, a Thai team member of Holiday Yoga - Gran Canaria at the Dunes. Some of the available treatments are:

  • Abhyanga Ayurvedic oil massage
  • Al Hijama (Cupping)
  • Face care
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Indian head massage
  • Internal organ detox therapy
  • Lymph drainage
  • Royal Thai massage
  • Shirodara bliss oil flow
  • Tok sen buddhist monk healing
  • Traditional foot reflexology
  • Uro-Genital organ detox therapy

What's included

  • Yoga basics and method tuition
  • Integrated pranayama sessions
  • 10 x 90 minutes Yoga and Meditation (including 1x Aerial Yoga)
  • 5 mini snacks and 5 vegetarian brunch
  • 7 nights accommodation in a bungalow
  • Free time to explore Gran Canaria
  • Get together and welcome dinner

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional yoga classes
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Excursions
  • Spa treatments
  • Dinner

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.

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