Marlene is a very experienced and passionate yoga teacher. She has a unique ability to naturally inspire a deeper understanding of the flow of breath, movement, and mindful connections in yoga. She emphasizes energetic alignment in her teaching, creating space in the body and synchronizing movement and breath. She teaches with a clear eye on body alignment and gives precise guidance on how to work intelligently with yoga. Marlene is a certified (500 hour) experienced senior yoga teacher and is a leading teacher at the Yoga Moves Vinyasa Teacher Training in the Netherlands.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Maud Bakx Netherlands
Thank you for the photos and videos. I'm still overflowing with inspiration and energy from the retreat. It was exactly what I needed :)
Can Amonita is a beautiful villa, clean, nice rooms, different spots to relax and it has everything you need to unwind. The food was amazing, Wendy did everything to make sure we loved the food and to fit our needs. I didn't feel guilty indulging the healthy food :) The yoga deck was a perfect spot for the lovely classes. The morning sessions had a very nice flow with a different theme or flow each morning. Every day the classes were a bit more challenging making it accessible for the experienced students as well as the less experienced students.The restorative classes were the perfect way to end the day. The group was very diverse but it was a nice mix and it all clicked. The size of the group was perfect as it was small enough people to connect and be one group, though also large enough to do your own thing. The vibe was very relaxed and laid back which really helped to unwind and take a breath. Marlene was a great host making sure everyone had a good time and felt happy. She was always there if anything needed to be organised (transfers etc.), open to teach you new things or give you more insight in your yoga practise. I had an amazing week in Ibiza and wished it went on a week longer. My spark is ignited!
I think both the June and the September dates are good. Though in September a lot of people might already have gone on a big summer holiday so I'm not sure if you'd be able to fill the retreat easily. The June date is just before the big summer holiday then people will probably skip the big summer holiday and do your retreat instead.
Hope this all helps :)
F.L.J. van Dijk Netherlands
Thank you for the most lovely, tasty, relaxing, surprising and playful retreat at casa Can Amonita. Such a beautiful (&clean!) house. The food was seriously delicious. The cook was awesome and fun to be around.
And the best part: the magical practices...flowing outside, singing birds&frogs, the wind. How do you do that woman?
Big kiss, Fleur
Nina van Doornum
I was in the Ignite your spark yoga retreat in 2016, and it was an amazing experience! The location of Casa la Carmonita was beautiful and the vegan food was superb. In the mornings, we had various levels of core flow yoga that set the day. Marlene knew exactly where to put the level for each day, I don't know how she knew.. but it was a perfect pace each day! And the restorative yoga in the evening before the 3-course dinner was the "dot on top of the i". Between the yoga classes, there was the choice of private yoga classes, exploring the island or just chill by the pool. The retreat was super relaxed and restorative rather than disciplined, which was exactly what was needed! I definitely go again if I can!
Marlene’s yoga retreat was my the first yoga retreat ever. Besides the yoga classes, this event was for me also an amazing mindful experience. The yoga retreat's theme was to ignite you spark. This was also my feeling when participating to this event, in which the physical body, as well as the mind, where challenged to a higher level. Besides the wonderful location and delicious food, I can truly recommend people to join this wonderful event.
Marit De Groot
It's a fantastic house with great food and fantastic hosting people! Really friendly and they are eager to help with Ibiza stuff. Marlene's classes are very energizing and sparkling as always. The wonderful music playing in the background, as well as the frogs in the pond, make the picture perfect. The total package is perfect for a yoga holiday. Not too intensive, but definitely active enough to return home much stronger, more flexible and rested. The Vinyasa combined with the wonderful restorative practice is the perfect combination.