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Celebrate a return to the earth, get in tune with your body through asanas and pranayama, discover the benefits of a natural lifestyle, and earn to nourish your body and soul. Join this carefully planned yoga retreat in in the splendor of Costa de la Luz, Spain to grow, transform, and experience mindfulness with yoga and meditation.
During the retreat, you will be residing at the Cortijo. The Cortijo is a not a retreat center, but rather a beautiful resort perfect for retreats; a 70000 square meter estate a mere 300 meters from the La Fontanilla Beach in Conil de la Frontera, one of the most beautiful coasts in the south of Spain, with outstanding natural landscapes, clear waters, and white sands.
The apartments and villas, completely independent from each other, are deeply integrated into an exuberant garden filled with weaving footpaths, palm trees, pine yards, fruit trees, and charming flowers.
All accommodation options come with free access to the private pool and are fully equipped with a kitchenette, TV, air conditioning, a terrace or private balcony, and a private garden. Each one has a lounge and a private entrance. In this natural environment, nature lovers will be fully satisfied.
Ocean Yoga welcomes you to grow, transform, and experience mindfulness with yoga and meditation. Enjoy yourself through relaxing yoga practices in the splendor of Costa de la Luz, Spain. Through mindfulness exercises, guided meditation sessions, and deep relaxation classes, you will gain emotional balance, find your center, and learn to promote a willingness to let go of old habits. You will also cultivate inner stability and strength, so that you will feel grounded and flow freely again.
Live mindfulness and enjoy yourself with yoga and meditation. From the moment you arrive, leave everyday stressful situations and come (back) in a deep connection with your inner core. Harmonize body, mind, and soul with yoga and breathing exercises and feel this way a sense of clarity, internal balance, and a connection with yourself. Let go through conscious awareness exercises, energy exercises, guided meditation, and deep relaxation; you will experience inner peace and serenity, dissolve energy blockades, and encourage the willingness to let go of that is holding you back.
Be grounded in your own center, flow freely, and enjoy your being and yourself; rediscover your potential and power. You will practice together Vinyasa yoga grounded in the principles of core strength, conscious relaxation, and breathing exercises. This will help you resolve energy blockades and will strengthen all energy systems, especially the immune system.
Start your day with a hot tea or a coffee and join the soft and energizing Vinyasa morning yoga practice and guided meditation session starting at 09:00. At 11:00, enjoy a luscious breakfast, while in the afternoon and evening you are free to treat yourself with a self-nurturing massage or energetic treatment, to book in for a holistic coaching unit, or to just float and relax through your day with productive recreation. Afterwards, you will prepare for a nourishing meal that you can share with other participants.
The next morning is free for you to sleep till late, watch the sunrise while on a beach walk, or join a meditation session before you enjoy breakfast at your apartment or in one of the small cafés (on the days with afternoon yoga there is no breakfast provided). At 17:30, you will enjoy a regenerating Vinyasa yoga with meditation practice. Optional coaching units, energetic treatments, and massage are also available if booked in advance.
This retreat will take place in Conil de la Frontera (Cadiz), Spain.
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During the retreat, you will enjoy three delicious breakfast, as well as a special welcome dinner.
You can enjoy wild beaches that will remain in your memory forever. There are also numerous shopping possibilities, including a daily fresh market hall that is opened weekdays and supermarkets. Several cafés and tapas bars are also within reach if you wish to enjoy a typical Spanish breakfast or taste some of the southern Andalusian traditional dishes.
During the retreat, you will have the possibility to enrich your days with energetic treatments and massages.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jerez Airpot (XRY), Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) or Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). An airport transfer is available at an additional cost.
"Why was it a wonderful yoga retreat? Why? Because, first of all, Petra found us the most beautiful play to stay in for our holiday. A home not just a house. A place which was welcoming inside with stunning views outside of the coastline and ever-changing sea and sky.Next because each day starts with a special yoga and meditation session for about one and a half to two hours' long when we were treated gently but at the same time (literally) stretched to go that little bit further both within our minds and in our bodies. Refreshed, re-energised and healed, this session would sometimes bring issues to the surface for each one of us in different ways. Never more than we can cope with but always helping us to let go of different stresses and strains showing up in our lives which we had never stopped long enough to deal with before.Each day, she would present us with familiar exercises and add in new ones to extend us further, skilfully judging how far to take us to build and restore our confidence in ourselves and our physical abilities. Each day, the practice of quiet ending the mind became a habit which none of us wanted to lose. It quickly became as essential part of every day rather than a luxury.The rest of the day would be our own to relax, read, contemplate, walk, explore - all helping with the steady process of restoring ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in whatever way felt right for us as individuals.We had the opportunity to tour local places such as the beautiful Vejer de la Frontera, voted so worthily the second most beautiful town in Spain. Petra kindly arranged delightful welcome and farewell dinners in beautiful restaurants with delicious food. She suggested lovely places to visit, the best beaches, the best places to eat and watch the world go by.We took up Petra's kind offer of a massage which, from personal experience, is probably one of the best massages I have ever had. By the end of the week, we not only looked healthier, fitter and slimmer, we were healthier, fitter and slimmer! We felt calmer and more ready to face the world again with renewed strength, patience and courage.Having returned, people have commented on how different we are and how they would like to experience such a retreat themselves. It was a very previous time for each of us individually and collectively. Together, we laughed and we cried, we reflected and allowed one another to dream about the future.We will be back, Petra, with more friends and colleagues. Thank you for being our teacher, our guide, our hostess and our sweet friend."
"Hi Petra! Thank you so much again for the wonderful yoga retreat! It was everything I needed that week and I already started applying the core strength Vinyasa principles in my classes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your dedication and for being you. Big hug and hasta luego!"
"Petra, I know I speak for all of this when I thank you again for such a wonderful week. We are all really feeling the benefit and dont want to return to old ways! We are trying hard to integrate what we learned last week with you into our daily lives."
"Hi Petra! I just wanted to say a big thank you for a super week. You were such a great hostess and looked after us with such great detail. The yoga was awesome! Back in England the weather is cold and wet, but I can now deal with my problems in a relaxing mood. I have a new outlook to life! I am spreading the word and I feel I shall return soon!"
"This was an amazing week and exactly what we needed. Not only is Petra a highly-talented and very experienced yoga teacher, she worked with us in a very sensitive and intuitive way, anticipating what we needed at every turn. Each day we could see that we were making progress with our fitness but, most valuable of all, was the amazing sense of calm and peacefulness. The venue was charming and we had everything we needed.All the team were very caring and considerate. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to step out of their lives and take stock of what they are doing and where they are going. I feel fitter and more equipped to maintain the holiday feeling than I have ever done before. The surrounding area is extremely beautiful, the beaches stretch for miles and, most days, you can see Africa in the distance. We definitely want to return there again."
"We had a fantastic time at Ocean Yoga at the beautiful Costa de la Luz. Petra is a fantastic yoga teacher and made sure our stay was relaxing and invigorating! It was absolute bliss! We would strongly recommend Ocean Yoga to anyone who truly wants to get away from it all or change their daily routine in a supportive and stunning environment. Thanks Petra!"