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7 Days Art, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Spain

  • Casa Rural Ondina, Calle los Pedacitos, 24, 38820 Hermigua, La Gomera, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Overview

Inspiring Spain Yoga Retreat

OIDA Therapy Institute and Inbound Shool of Yoga blissfully present this retreat in the beautiful island of La Gomera in the very beginning of the New Year! Come and share the flow towards an experience that will allow you to have a new, exciting start. This retreat will help you get relaxed, inspired, and recharged for bringing harmony and wellness in your life. This unique art and yoga holiday will empower you to find your true authentic self and bring new understanding towards life, unlocking your creative potential, enthusiasm, and gratefulness.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Creative art therapy ateliers
  • Campfires with dance celebration
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Guided walking tours
  • 6 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • Bulgarian, English
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Offering a huge sun terrace with ocean view, Casa Rural Ondina is located in a natural banana plantation in Hermigua. It is the perfect place for a holiday that feels as far away from the daily stress as possible. It has 3 two-floor houses with private entrances for each. It offers barbecue facilities and sun beds.

You can choose between 4 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each and 1 bedroom with double bed and equipped by en-suite bathroom. All places have free Wi-Fi access. There is a small kitchen and area for dining and resting.

OIDA Therapy Institute has prepared everything to give you experience from deep, enjoying relaxation and tranquility to a little buzz in adventurous activities. It includes easy and light inbound yoga and meditation sessions, creative art therapy ateliers, personalized detox program, lots of nature walks in the stunning surroundings, and of course wonderful sunsets on the beach. The program does not require previous experience. Advanced practitioners and beginners will enjoy the benefits alike.

Sample schedule

Below is the sample schedule for this retreat. The practices may vary according to weather conditions and the group dynamics.

Day 1

  • 17:00 Check-in to your accommodation
  • 18:00 Round-table briefing and presentations
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • 08:00 Inbound yoga and relaxation class
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 18:00 OIDA art therapy on creative expression (art ateliers for creative offering)
  • 19:00 Circle of trust (sharing and personal counseling)
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 3

  • 08:30 Inbound yoga and meditation on universal love, gratefulness, and joy
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 12:00 Setting on a sacred tour (a nature walking tour to the beach / mountain)
  • 18:00 'Honoring Mother Nature' OIDA art therapy atelier (mandala meditation in nature)
  • 19:00 Circle of trust (sharing and personal counseling)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Dance celebration with music

Day 4

  • 08:30 Inbound yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and prayer (exploring mantras, prayers, and being present)
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 18:00 'Discovering Your Inner Guide' OIDA art therapy atelier
  • 19:00 Circle of trust (sharing and personal counseling)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Outdoor dance celebration with healing chants

Day 5

  • 08:30 Inbound yoga class and meditation on emotional recovery
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 18:00 'Meet Your Empatical Self' OIDA art therapy atelier
  • 19:00 Circle of trust (sharing and personal counseling)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Movie night

Day 6

  • 08:00 Inbound yoga and a silent walk of solitude (recover your connection with yourselves, nature, and the source of love in your life)
  • 10:30 Brunch
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 18:00 'Celebrate Your Big Family' OIDA art therapy atelier
  • 19:00 Circle of trust (sharing and personal counseling)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Night walk and star-gazing in nature

Day 7

  • 08:30 Inbound yoga and healing meditation session
  • 10:30 Breakfast or brunch
  • 11:30 Circle of trust (sharing and personal counseling)
  • 12:00 Free time and farewell

Daily excursions and nature walks will be available and organized for you.

Petia Gieva

Petia is a certified therapist and explorer of the consciousness and its potential for transforming spaces into empathy and love. She is the co-founder of CoopAcademy, where she manages a place for communication and personal growth and development for children and parents. Fond of the alternative and progressive education, she leads many courses and qualifications for teachers on Reggio Emilia, Nature Pedagogic, Play Therapy, and Hands-on Experience in play-based education.

Petia works on a holistic methodology for working with people, based on the relation with nature, values, and natural art. She gives many seminars, lectures, and courses on parenting skills as Conscious Parenting, LearnGrowLove, Nurture Love, and many others. She is inspired by expressive group therapy, art therapy and couching, poetry, yoga and meditation, contemporary art, old photography, and nature.

Enthused by healthy lifestyle and bio dynamic agriculture, Petia studies Diet and Nutrition Couch in Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. Disciple of Paramadvaiti Swami, she explores the spiritual as a legitimate way of healing and growth. As coordinator of Conscious Psychologists Network for Bulgaria, she develops OIDA Therapy Institute in Bulgaria.

This retreat will take place at Casa Rural Ondina, Hermigua, Spain. Hermigua is a canarian village which is situated in the north part of La Gomera Island. The Hermigua valley was, together with the nearby village of Agulo, one aborigenal territory called “Mulagua”. Hermigua is a paradise of greenery, banana plants, tranquility, and beauty. It´s 21 kilometers from the island's capital San Sebastian de La Gomera. With an altitude of an average of 210 over sea level, it opens to the Atlantic Ocean with a coastline of more than 8 kilometers.

Casa Rural Ondina is located close the tranquil Hermigua Beach, an outstanding place for beach walks and activities. It is also conveniently near the road that leads to the start of the trekking path to the Caleta del Palmar in the mountains, through the high peaks of Enchereda, reaching San Sebastián de La Gomera. Also, Casa Rural Ondina is 15 minutes’ walk from the nearest supermarket. Plaza de la Encarnacion Square and several restaurants are situated around the property. Garajonay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is just 15 minutes’ drive away and San Sebastian de La Gomera ferry port is 22 kilometers away.

Nearby places

  • San Sebastian de La Gomera, 21 kilometers
  • Garajonay National Park - 15 minutes by car
  • San Sebastian de La Gomera, 22 kilometers

You will be served brunch after the morning yoga sessions and an early dinner every day. OIDA Therapy Institute offers a nutritious diet with fresh local products. The meals are Ayurvedic, vegetarian, with a vegan option. There will be fruits, nuts, and herbal tea available all day long.

If you wish to make excursions, spend the day at the beach or enjoy any activity, meals will be available for you to take anywhere. If you have some specific dietary requirements such as gluten or lactose intolerance, please inform OIDA Therapy Institute in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Hallal
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Enjoy boating, diving, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing
  • Enjoy the stunning beaches of Santa Catalina and La Caleta
  • Experience dolphin photo safari
  • Explore the village
  • Go on excursions to the mountains and trekking
  • Personalize your detox program
  • Relax by a natural pool in the cedar woods, fed by a stream of pure and crystal water
  • Rent a car and explore the island
  • Take a whale and dolphin watching day trip
  • Treat yourself with a massage at the expert Larissa De Las Casas (40 EUR)
  • Treat yourself with an osteopathic treatment at San Sebastián with the expert Diego Sequi (50 EUR)
  • Try snorkeling or diving at the diving centers nearby
  • Visit The Garajonay National Park
  • Visit the rock formation of Roques de San Pedro

Complete your retreat with a full detox Ayurvedic treatment at an additional cost. You will experience deep cleansing treatments, massage, natural food selection, customized herb supplements, and educational sessions. You can naturally and gently restores harmony and balance to body and mind. Consultations with the staff and Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment provide you with a customized wellness program, personally tailored to your needs. If you are interested, please send OIDA Therapy Institute an inquiry to book your appointment for the Ayurvedic detox treatment which must not later than December 5, 2016.

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • All scheduled yoga classes, meditations, and workshop art ateliers
  • Campfires with dance celebration
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Fruits and tea all day
  • Guided walking tours
  • Use of the common areas and other facilities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra activities
  • Massage therapies and personal counseling on demand
  • Personalized Ayurvedic detox treatment

Arrival by airplane

La Gomera cannot be reached directly by air from the European mainland. For most holiday-makers, the journey begins with a flight to the neighboring island of Tenerife and have a ferry journey to La Gomera. You should book your flight to Tenerife-South Airport (TFS). If you land at Tenerife-North Airport (TFN), you have the option of catching a connecting flight to La Gomera. For low cost airlines, OIDA Therapy Institute suggests you to include Ryanair, Vueling, Wizz air, and some others.

From Tenerife-South Airport (TFS), you can take a taxi to the Puerto de Los Cristanos for approximately 20 EUR. You can also take the public transports. In Los Cristianos Port, you will find offices of Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen Express, the two ferry companies which travel to La Gomera.

From Tenerife-North Airport (TFN), you can also take a bus to the main bus station of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, called “Intercambiador”. There, you will find offices of the two ferry companies which travel to La Gomera, Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen Express, to buy your ferry ticket. Your ferry ticket will include free transportation from the Intercambiador station to the port of Los Cristianos if you request.

For information about the booking conditions, please send OIDA Therapy Institute an inquiry.
  • Review by Elena from Bulgaria

    "I met Petia when I had to deal with a new role in my life - that of a parent. She helped me a lot to remember the most valuable part of me, guided by into being myself, find the image of me beyond all daily masks. I started to be creative again to play and be more brave and authentic."

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  • Review by Rumbo

    "The place was beyond my expectations! Ocean, volcano, jungle like Park! Just what I needed for a new start after several tough years. But the biggest adventure I found in the art therapy sessions where step by step Petia guided my in restoring my life. I felt deeply connected with myself, people all around me, and nature, getting creativity and art as a path towards empowering gratitude. Thank you so much for everything! "

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  • Review by Kamelia

    "Perfect combination of relaxing time in an amazing island and an exciting adventure of going deeper in yourself. I liked it very much."

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  • Review by Veronika

    "Petia is a devoted teacher, I was lucky enough to take part in her classes in her wonderful place and greatly appreciated her kindness and skillful guidance. "

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  • Review by Adriana

    "One week of meditations and art in this beautiful island was just what I needed."

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  • Review by Monika

    "Petia taught me how to relax. Since I learned how to relax my mind and body I discovered how to transform anxiety and sadness into positive energy and gratitude. Recommended to all stressed out people out there! "

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  • Review by Niki

    "Really to be recommended. The people, surroundings and art and meditation practice will transform you."

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  • Review by Anna

    "My best holiday in a long time."

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Departure: Monday January 9, 2017

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