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8 Days Yoga & Raw Food Cooking Vacations Spain

  • Calle el Almendrero 6 35640 La Oliva Fuerteventura, Spain

8 Days Yoga & Raw Food Cooking Vacations Spain

  • Calle el Almendrero 6 35640 La Oliva Fuerteventura, Spain

Spain Cooking Holiday with Daily Yoga

Daily life is sometimes a struggle and its not easy to keep things in balance; that is why taking time out is crucial. Indulge in a week filled with yoga, meditation, and gourmet raw vegan cuisine, to help you realize your own potential while supporting the potential of others. Feel rejuvenated, joyful, and alive, all in a fun and inspiring setting, surrounded and supported by nature. Clear out and let go of the old and make room for new positive energy and vitality!


  • Daily yoga practice
  • Spinal magnetic workshops
  • Raw, vegan cooking workshops
  • Chocolate making and alchemic chocolate party
  • Super foods smoothie making sessions
  • 75% to raw living daily meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The New Day Instituto private villa is situated on a post-volcanic hill, in one of the most interesting islands of the Macaronesia, Fuerteventura. The house spans an area of 300 square meters; it is a place made out of love for the ocean, the sun, people, and an incredible space. Beautiful weather all year round, a secluded location far from the bustle of tourist destinations, and the absence of neighbors are some of the greatest advantages of this charming spot.

The villa has a large, private swimming pool available to the guests, a terrace, a dining area, a breathtaking patio, and a garden. The location makes the villa a perfect accommodation all year round, offering peace and quiet, privacy, comfort, and an atmosphere of relaxation in the shadow of the nearby volcano. You can also enjoy the Canary sun in a hammock, while reading your favorite book, or celebrate the local cuisine, atmosphere, and folklore in the company of the delicate ocean breeze.

The villa can accommodate ten persons in five rooms: three double rooms with twin beds and two double rooms with a double bed. Two of the rooms have en suite bathrooms, while the other three bathrooms are located in the hallway.

The schedule times are specifically balanced between events and workshops, where free time is given. The free times are for you to enjoy the space, read a book, or relax by the pool, so that you can get the most out of the retreat.

The raw food chef will teach you special techniques and raw kitchen tricks that can help you consume your food in optimum creative and interesting ways. You will learn new techniques by using blenders, juicers, food-processors, and spiralizers that keep enzymes and vitamins all intact. He will also be giving you talks and presentations about super herb tonics and elixirs, explaining how the herbs help the body respond positively to stress and emotional upheaval.

In addition, you will also have chocolate making session, which includes making drinks, pies, and gourmet bonbons. At the end of the week, you will have an alchemic chocolate party.

Daily program sample

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Before morning practice, Ayurvedic hygiene protocol and cleansing with optimized or spring-water intake.
  • 08:00 - 08:45 Morning practice
  • 08:45 - 09:15 Relax
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Relax
  • 10:45 - 12:45 Lecture and inspiring talks with space for questions
  • 12:45 - 13:30 Free time
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Delicious gourmet vegetarian with local products and optional fish
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Free time
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Preparing dinner together with teacher
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Soulful dinner
  • 19:00 - 07:00 Relaxation and free time
  • Raymond.M.L. Persoon

    Raymond is the co-founder in 2005 of the Rawfoods and Superfoods Community Amsterdam The Netherlands with its famous Alchemic Chocolate Party. He is a holistic optimum heatlh educator with a heartwarming success rate of 95% for his clients. He is a raw and super foods instructor, detox and regeneration coach, permaculture licensed designer and a public speaker.

Your holiday will take place in Fuerteventura. Some claim that the name means the power of happiness, while others, drawing inspiration from the French conquistadors, call the place an intense adventure; and for some more, it is the island of strong winds. All these names are correct since Fuerteventura is an island where all elements meet. Here clash the desert winds of the Sahara, the currents of the Atlantic Ocean, and the volcanic, fiery soil of the island.

Over 150 kilometers of sandy dunes and beaches surrounding the island, crystal clear water, picturesque bays, and charming towns, make Fuerteventura the perfect place for rest and relaxation, for the lovers of sunbathing, water sports, explorers of the local flavors and traditions, and those looking for pristine nature, protected by the UNESCO biosphere reserve.

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Local Market
  • Tour assistance

Breaking off food addictions, is not easy. There are chemicals in the processed food that get your brain cells addicted. Cooked food allows pathogenic microorganisms to proliferate, creating a vicious cycle. As a result of this, you get sick, tired, overweight, stiff, and foggy, for all the over consumption of low quality food. To break your food addiction, you should be saturating your body with green juices and living foods, such as organic fruits and vegetables. For this retreat, you will be learning how to cook raw, organic super foods and eat for health and beauty.

Be a beach bum

The Jandia beaches have white sands and turquoise waters; they are situated in the southern part of the island and offer visitors kilometers of crystal-clear waters. There are only a few tourists around. La Concha in el Cotillo reef is an enclosed water reservoir with a natural reef and it is, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, with fine white sand and small waves.

Explore Lobos Island

Lobos Island is a secluded spot full of peace and serenity. This adventure park, once inhabited only by seals and sea lions, is currently a genuine place of escape, where you can put all your daily stress behind. At Lobos, you will discover plants and animals that cannot be found elsewhere.

Keep the adventures alive

The Corralejo adventure park is comprised of nine kilometers of large beaches and small bays. The desert-like appearance of this space makes it hard to believe that one of the most paradise beaches on these islands can be found right at the end of the dunes. This is a protected area; it has nine kilometers of coast lines, from the small bays that offer seclusion in the sun to large beaches that never seem to end.

Take beautiful pictures at Betacunria

The island's first town is located on one of the driest parts of the island. It is an archaic town founded in the 15th century with some of the most picturesque buildings on the island. It used to be the capital of Fuerteventura.

Windsurf in paradise

Thanks to the long, sunny days, strong winds, and waves up to two meters tall, the island has been the perfect spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing for many years. These sports have already become a tradition on the island.

  • 1 alchemic chocolate party
  • 1 chocolate making session
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily lecture with time for questions
  • Daily morning yoga sessions
  • Daily raw living gourmet meals
  • Spinal magnetic practice with tools
  • Super foods smoothies making session
  • Transfers to and from Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)
  • Workshops on preparing raw vegan meals
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), also known as El Matorral Airport. Transfer from and to the airport is included. New Day Institute will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Annemarie Postma from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Ray inspires to careful living and eating, living in attention and love. Coaching and education to feed oneself with the most pure nutrients and beneficial foods available on the planet: raw vegan, unprocessed and organic foods, and super foods. His interesting walk of life makes his coaching for others extra valuable. What he can transmit as none other, is the strength of respect and love for oneself, as an absolute base of a healthy and happy lifestyle."

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  • Review by C├ęcile
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Ray, hope you are well. I am writing to you from Rio, where Misha and I have moved and will be having our baby in less than three months. I want to thank you! Although we never got to get you to come to Italy as I had hoped, meeting you that day and tasting your raw food and super foods cuisine has been a very positive thing. First, we started to go much more raw ourselves. Second, we gave the video you recommended, Healing cancer from inside out, to Misha's parents, who both had cancer. They got really into it and started your advice for this lifestyle, and they began the program immediately. This is wild because Misha's dad is now retired, but has worked in the pharmaceutical industry all his life. At the time (last summer), they had given Misha's mom 4 months to live. Well, his dad had his tests done 2 weeks ago, and they show the lowest cholesterol in his life (he is 72), without taking any of his medicines. His mom just had a scan, her tumor is gone in the lungs, and in the lymph glands, and the one in the liver is so small, they would have overlooked it, if they were not looking for it! As you can imagine, this is really fantastic news for all of us and Misha's parents are planning to stick with the diet! So, I wanted to thank you for your advice, and all the beautiful consequences it has had, life works in funny mysterious ways sometimes. I hope we will get to see you again, but until then, all our thanks and gratitude. Much love, Cécile."

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  • Review by Ciara from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "We stayed a week in this villa. Many congratulations to the hosts (most helpful and very nice), and many compliments for the villa! Gorgeous!"

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  • Review by A traveler from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful place, house in super condition and amazing space around the house. If you are looking for peace and relax, go there. A goat farm, for your fresh goat cheese, are neighbors and there is a wonderful swimming pool with salt water. Thank you. You will really enjoy it here!"

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  • Review by Shefira
    10 out of 10

    "Every week, one hour and relaxation has brought me a lot. Besides a terrible agility (which I had not thought possible), the yoga brought me more peace and balance into my life. Once that piece of reality steps, you focus on yourself and on the 'nothing'. The lessons are very accessible. It is not about what you can, but pushing your own limits in the exercises, through concentration and breathing. In addition, the lessons are just very cozy!"

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  • Review by Monique
    10 out of 10

    "When I started yoga at Diana, it was a feeling of coming home. I learned that yoga is a way of life, a way of life and philosophy, but not one that you learn from a book. You have to practice yoga, you have to think about it. Yoga is short, but a perfect way to get closer to yourself, in order to penetrate the nucleus, where you always have something stuck in the external. Yoga opens your eyes to what you really want, who you want to be and what you want to do with your life. Take that chance!"

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