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We want you to connect with nature and to disconnect with the worries and stress of daily life. Completely relax your mind, body and spirit at this yoga and meditation retreat. In this Hatha yoga spiritual retreat, you'll focus on awakening the consciousness of the central energy channel: Shushuma Nadi, and you will try a revitalizing practice focusing on the 7 Chakras with the goal of finding 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 in a beautiful and serene setting by the beach.
La Inmaculada house is a spiritual workhouse for the Jesuits. Its a very large building with many common areas, and an immense garden with a canopy pine and palm trees, and a private entrance to the beach. There are various living rooms with comfortable sofas, and the yoga practices will take place in a spacious room with views of the garden.
During the retreat you will be sharing this house with five nuns who are delighted to welcome you into their home, so that you can enjoy the harmony, peace and quiet they have created in this marvelous corner of the world.
There are single rooms with a private bathroom and ocean views, and just a few double rooms available for couples. Make your reservation soon, since these rooms are limited! The bedrooms are simple yet new and fully equipped with a bed, desk and closet.
The focus of this retreat is on meditation and relaxation. The Hatha yoga classes focus on 12 basic Asanas and activating the chakras. These classes are designed to connect your body with your breathing to activate your chakras, bringing a spiritual focus to the practice, focusing on one aspect each day: balance, strength, flexibility, and inversions. With the different pranayama exercises you become aware of this vital energy and learn to harness it. There will be morning and evening 30-minute silent meditations. On Wednesday theres a special workshop on analyzing the 7 chakras, 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.
Patricia Villegas is the co-founder and head yoga instructor. She is Spanish, vegetarian, yoga lover, and psychologist specialized in Sivananda Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (Mysore) and Saraswati's student, the daughter of Pattabhi Jois. Through her professional website, she mixes eastern yoga practices and western psychology around the world.
This retreat will be at Pinos Puente, Granada, Spain.
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Enjoy three daily delicious 100% vegetarian meals and one daily snack. This diet is planned to complement your spiritual practice and to clear the body of toxins. You'll return home feeling rejuvenated, light and healthy!
The focus of this retreat is to relax. During your free time you'll be able to stroll through the gardens or have a swim at the beach, which you can reach from a private access directly in the facility. Read and relax in the sun beneath the pine trees listening to the sounds of the ocean, the breeze, and the birds. If you want to explore the town, there are many historic buildings, churches and monasteries dating back to the 14th century.
The closest major airport to Granada, Spain is Granada Airport (GRX).
Other options are Sevilla Airport and Malaga Airport.