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Join this Hatha yoga spiritual retreat, focused on awakening the consciousness of the central energy channel; Shushuma Nadi. Come and try a revitalizing practice focusing on the seven chakras. Find balance within yourself, feel your breath and your body, disconnect from your daily life, and reconnect with yourself again; with your true self and with nature.You will return home feeling rejuvenated, light, and healthy.
During this retreat, you will stay in an individual room with a private bathroom and ocean views. The bedrooms are simple yet new and fully equipped with a bed, desk, and closet. La Inmaculada house is a very large building with many common areas. It offers an immense garden with a canopy pine, palm trees, and a private entrance to the beach. The dining room consists of a huge picture window with views of the gardens.
There are various living rooms where you can rest on comfortable sofas. You will practice yoga in a room with large picture windows with views of the garden. This great building with beautiful gardens and a private entrance to the beach is a spiritual workhouse for the Jesuits. You will live in this house with five nuns who are delighted to welcome you into their home so that you may enjoy the harmony, peace, and quiet they have created in this marvelous corner of the world.
This retreat will be focused on meditation and relaxation. Upon waking and before going to bed you will have 30-minute silent meditations. The Hatha yoga classes are designed to connect the body with the breath. The goal of these classes are to activate the main chakras, or energy points of the body, bringing a spiritual focus to the practice.
You will practice different breathing exercises, or pranayama, to learn how to harness and become aware of this vital energy. During Wednesday evening, you will have a workshop on analyzing the seven chakras of the central channel; observing their qualities, colors, shapes, and characteristics.
The goal is to apply this knowledge and awareness of the chakras to your yoga and meditation classes.
This retreat will be held at La inmaculada house in Andalusia, Spain. Andalusia is the ideal place to relax and recharge yourself with light and joy. The climate and landscapes offer a pleasurable and relaxed life that makes its inhabitants very friendly and happy. Andalusia is known for her magic, natural charm and sunshine. No matter what time you decide to come, Andalusia is always waiting with its sunshine and energy ready to recharge your spirit.
Tourists come to Andalusia for its climate, splendid beaches, delicious cuisine, and lovely people. Andalusia is the land of a blend of cultures, the Muslim, South American, and European. Recently more and more yoga schools and retreats are making their home in this mysterious region.
Including La Alpujarra, an enigmatic mountainous area in the South, is home to the first Western Lama. Lama Osel was reincarnated as an Andalusian boy in 1985. La Inmaculada house is located along the ocean shore at El Puerto de Santa María in the Cadiz Bay.
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During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious 100% vegetarian meals plus one daily snack. This delicious diet is planned to complement your spiritual practice and to clear the body of toxins. On this yoga retreats you will be offered the ideal environment for you to enjoy a 100% yogic lifestyle. This retreat aims to create the best possible living conditions for you to incorporate daily habits that favor all aspects of yoga.
This type of diet helps to eliminate toxins from the body which facilitates the physical asanas and helps maintain a calm mind. Nutrition is a very important aspect of the entire practice as it facilitates all other aspects. Those who are not vegetarian have the opportunity to experience the benefits of this type of diet has on the body for one week.
They will feel the benefits of a lighter and more relaxed body. Traditional Andalusian food is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to its sunny climate that has allowed the cultivation of the freshest agriculture for centuries. Special dietary needs like gluten intolerant, vegan, or any other special diets can be accommodated on request with previous notice.
During your free time you will be able to stroll through the gardens or have a swim on the beach with a private entrance from the facility. Read and relax in the sun beneath the pine trees listening to the sounds of the ocean, the breeze, and the birds.
Do not forget you will be by the sea, so you always can enjoy water sports and other activities like kitesurf, surf, windsurf, paddle-surf, scuba diving, horseback riding along the beach, cycling, and hiking. Please send an inquiry to Lucia Yoga for book extra activities in advance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga - Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). Another options are Jerez Domestic Airport (XRY) or the Seville International Airport (SVQ). The best option is to rent a car from the airport for your entire stay. It´s cheaper than a taxi and that way you can enjoy the freedom of transportation every day on the retreat.
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