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Join this retreat to escape for some winter sun and join me on this beautiful Island in the Canaries and take in all the natural beauty, whilst doing a daily practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. You will have an inspiring and tranquil time surrounded by vineyards and mountains that run into sandy beaches, making it the perfect place to leave behind the Christmas rush, switch off, unwind, and recharge your body and mind.
You will be accommodated at Villa Amatista in Tinajo, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Spain. All the studio / apartments are designed individually with their own colorful, charming character. Most have their own patios with outdoor seated space, en-suite bathroom, and kitchenette.
Amatista Retreat Center is an inspiring and tranquil haven set in the unspoiled countryside and vineyards of La Geria Natural Park. The harmonious and peaceful atmosphere that supports inner and outer transformation makes it ideal for retreats, groups, workshops, and training of many kinds. The beautiful workshop space has a wooden floor, use of stereo and speakers and opens onto the pool area with spectacular views of the Fire Mountains.
It sleeps up to 20 people and its facilities include six small houses, studios, and one yurt; a workshop space (70 square meters); a solar heated swimming pool; alternative therapies; organic gardens with fruit trees, vegetables, and aloe vera; solar panels, water recycling, and composting; and free internet Wi-Fi access. The central location makes it the perfect base for exploring this magical island. The secluded country setting and Amatista's excellent facilities make it a wonderful place for peaceful holidays as well as courses and groups.
This retreat welcomes all levels of practitioners. Ladan Soltani, your instructor, always has a mixture of people attending. Ladan can cater for beginners to advanced. The style of yoga varies too as Ladan has trained in quite a few disciplines, such as Sivananda (Hatha style ) and Ashtanga. She really works with the feel of the group and meets the needs and requirements of her class participants at that moment, adapting with modifications or more challenging versions of the postures for those who want the option.
Each morning, you’ll start the day with a yoga class followed by a healthy, vegetarian brunch using locally, produced organic food, prepared by one of the Islands top chefs. All dietary requirements can be catered for.
The evening sessions will be varied such as Yin yoga, yoga Nidra, breath work ( pranayama ), guided meditation, sound healing and a yoga workshop for core strength and back care, then you can enjoy a delicious dinner.
There will be plenty of time between the morning and evening sessions to explore the wonders of this Island and learn about history. Alternatively, you can stay at the Villa and take a relaxing massage or peacefully read a book by the solar panel, heated swimming pool.
This is the perfect opportunity for solo travelers to make friends and meet like-minded people.
Ladan is a yoga and meditation practitioner who facilitates her own classes, workshops, and retreats. She trained with Sivananda yoga in the Himalayas and Mysore style Ashtanga in San Francisco with Greenpath Yoga. Ladan’s classes have all been aired on various Sky fitness channels, she writes a blog on Huffington Post, and is a published author of Fabulous Fitness at 40 and has two DVDs. She loves teaching yoga as it has allowed her to become aligned with her true sense of purpose in life. She lives by the Eastern philosophy that yoga is about self-realization.
This retreat takes place at Villa Amatista in Tinajo, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Spain. Lanzarote is located at the same latitude as the Hawaiian islands, giving it the same sense of peace and tranquility, yet this island is unique in its beauty.
Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish archipelago. It’s around 125 km off the coast of Africa, meaning the weather is glorious most of the year, where the sun shines with clear blue sky’s. In December, you’ll get average highs of 22°C during the hottest part of the day.
Nature and geology are unlike anywhere else in the world, granting it a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protected site status where mountains meet the oceans and 300 volcanoes with black lava colors next to green plants and multicolored waters. The island is blessed with magnificent sunshine all year round with enormous bright light and amazing colorful sunrises and sunsets. The landscape is diverse with breathtaking beauty.
During this retreat you will be served daily deluxe brunch (including breakfast on December 29, 2018) and 6 delicious 3 course, vegetarian evening meals (including welcome meal on December 22, 2018). Christmas eve is chefs night off, so it will be the time to enjoy the local restaurants.
There will be plenty of time in between the yoga sessions to venture and and explore the Island. Therefore, it is advisable to rent a car. Many of Lanzarote’s attractions are of volcanic rock. Some of the wonderful places to visit which shows the creative force of past volcanic eruptions are the fire mountains in the National Park of Timanfaya. The lava caves, Cuevas de los Verdes, the green lake in El Golfo.
Other activities available including:
Transfer available for additional US$36 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Lanzarote Airport (ACE).
Ladan Soltani highly recommends hiring a car during your stay as the retreat is in a peaceful, rural setting. ‘Plus Car’ is a local company the venue have been using for many years who are reliable and economical.
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