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Sardinia Yoga offers a yoga holiday rather than a retreat. They have a yoga class every day so you can arrive any day you prefer and stay for as long as you wish (minimum 3 nights). Energize and refresh yourself with a morning yoga by the beach on the stunning east coast of Mallorca and have a delicious brunch, then you are ready to spend the rest of the day doing exactly as you like, you can explore the local area, enjoy a variety of activities, or relax at the hotel just reading a book in the shade.
The hotel offers standard and superior rooms, both with and without sea views. Sardinia Yoga mostly uses standard rooms, but upgrades can be arranged on request and subject to availability when you arrive.
There will be yoga class every morning for 2 hours. This is followed by a buffet-style brunch of healthy Mediterranean food which all the guests will eat together. The rest of the day is then free.
The classes will be dynamic Hatha and they are suitable for beginners and more advanced yogis. The teachers have plenty of time in the 2-hour class to give everyone individual attention. Extra yoga sessions in the afternoon are available.
You can enjoy visiting local markets, boat trips, horse-riding, cycling, exploring caves, spa treatments and many other activities. For the evening there are many local bars and restaurants in nearby Cala d’Or town, just 5 minutes away, and our guests often meet up for social dinners (there are no restrictions on food or alcohol).
You are welcome travelling solo, with friends or as a couple, and you can get involved socially as much or as little as you like as the retreat has a very relaxed social vibe.
British Wheel of Yoga (Yoga)
Triyoga, London Yoga Alliance UK (Yoga)
Heidi will be teaching in Majorca on October 15-22, 2016. Heidi teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, blissfully infused with the grace of asana, flowing through the breath towards a soft, meditative mind. Heidi's youth was dedicated to exploring the color and beauty of our exquisite world. Since returning to the UK, she has been on a very different kind of journey - an inner journey. The path of yoga lights the way to our inner world, an ocean without depths, beauty beyond words, and an expanse without horizon.
Caroline will be teaching in Majorca on October 22-29, 2016. Caroline qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga and has been teaching since 2006. Her classes are Vinyasa Flow in style and draw upon influences from the many teachers she has studied with. She uses Mindfulness Meditation techniques in her classes and also runs Yoga Nidra & deep relaxation. Caroline considers herself to be an eternal student. Her emphasis is on playfully exploring what is available to her students in the present moment, creating a sense of ease in the body to find ease in the mind.
Micki will be teaching in Majorca on October 29-November 5, 2016. Micki has devoted herself to the practice of yoga and all that it encompasses. In 2008, she completed her teacher training and in 2010, she began her advanced teaching training of Pranakriya with the masterfully-skilled Yoganand Michael Carroll. As a teacher, Micki strives to show the many amazing facets of yoga, not just the asana practice or that ‘fancy pose’ the person next to them is doing. She encourages each student to accept who has shown up on that mat that day and simply be happy with that.
This luxury yoga retreat will take place at Hotel Cala d’Or in Majorca, Spain.
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Pre-yoga light breakfasts and brunches are included in the price. The brunch is all healthy Mediterranean food in a buffet-style meal so you can choose to eat whatever you like.
Dinners are not included in the price.
The hotel offers dinner every evening from 19:30. There is also a pool cafe, and in higher season, a beach bar. There is a choice of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. 5 minutes’ walk takes you to the town center of Cala d'Or where there is an abundance of restaurants. You can typically eat out for 15 - 20 EUR per person, or more if you prefer.
Sardinia Yoga is based at the Hotel Cala d'Or, the only hotel at Cala d'Or beach, beautifully set in a quiet and deep bay. You will stay right in front of the beach and there are several other nearby beaches to explore within walking distance including Cala Gran, Cala Serena, Cala Ferrera, and Cala Esmeralda.
Visit the Caves of Drach for an afternoon and see one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world. The caves are in Porto Cristo, which is just 25 minutes north from Cala d'Or where you are based so your yoga groups can share a taxi ride. Port Cristo is lovely for dinner afterwards too.
Mallorca is well-known for its cycling routes. You can hire a bicycle nearby or even a scooter if you would prefer the authentic Mediterranean experience. Moto Sprint, just 5 minutes' walk from the hotel, can rent you bicycles for exploring the area.
Explore the Mondrago Natural Park with its varied landscape and wildlife, turquoise seas and white beaches. The park is about 4 miles south of Cala d'Or, a lovely walk by the coast or a quick cycle / taxi ride.
Experience Majorca's beautiful scenery on horseback. The stable pick you up from the hotel, take you for a ride on the beautiful Mondrago beach which is just south along the coast from Cala d'Or, and bring you back to the hotel.
Visit Santanyi market for traditional local crafts, gifts and produce. The streets around the church are the focus for one of Mallorca's liveliest markets. Santanyi is a traditional rural town about 20 minutes inland from Cala d'Or. The guests can share a ride to the market on Wednesday after brunch. The market closes at around 2 p.m. so you would have plenty of time for the beach afterwards.
Take a day trip to Palma for cafés, restaurants, shops, museums, galleries, and the extraordinary 13th century La Seu cathedral. The city is steeped in history and culture and a great place for a relaxed afternoon tour, some shopping and dinner.
Take a boat trip along the beautiful Mallorcan coast and visit beaches and coves that are only accessible by sea. Glass-bottomed boats operate near Cala d'Or and private charter is available.
This old hermitage near Felanitx boasts spectacular views of Mallorca and a rich history dating from 1348. It is 40 minutes inland north east from Cala d'Or and well worth it for an afternoon trip.
In the Sierra de Levante mountain range, there is the fascinating Santueri Castle with panoramic views of the east coast of Majorca. Santueri Castle sits on top of a rocky outcrop some 475 meters above sea level. It is a stunning, well-preserved castle with remarkable views of the south east of Majorca and the Cabrera Islands on a clear day. The present walls date from the 14th century but a fortification has existed here since Roman times. The journey time is 25 minutes from the hotel.
Physio Mallorca offers physiotherapy and spa treatments at the highest level. Fully qualified German physiotherapists, regular training and personal counselling ensure individual treatments according to the latest medical findings. They are happy to advise.
Sea salt and oil scrub (25 minutes) 20 EUR
Free your skin from dead and dry skin cells, using a combination of pure sea salt, cornstarch and cold-pressed olive oil. Let your body breathe freely, leaving you to feel refreshed and invigorated.
Initial diagnostic finding (50 minutes) 45 EUR
Follow-up treatment (25 / 50 minutes) 20 / 40 EUR
Personal training price upon request
Lymphatic drainage (30 / 60 min) 25 / 50 EUR
Special massage to activate the lymph flow and to decongest the tissues in case of an edema (fluid retention). Useful for swellings e.g. after injuries and operations.
Compression-bandaging (15 minutes) 10 EUR
Kinesio taping (small application 15 EUR / large application 25 EUR including findings)
Drug-free therapy to improve muscle function, stabilization and support of joints. Pain relief for muscle tension, back pain, tennis elbow, migraine headaches, knee problems, even dysmenorrhea by means of elastic, colored tapes.
The hotel is just 50 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport. Palma is very well served by many European airlines. Hiring a car is an option and the route from the airport through rural Mallorca is fascinating if you enjoy that sort of adventure.