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Whether youre a beginner, intermediate or expert, Yoga at Shanti-Som is especially created for those who want a short break from the stresses of the world and reconnect with their inner self. Whatever your level, Shanti-Som will immerse you in a harmonious approach that incorporates the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual change that yoga can bring.
From the moment you arrive, the retreat provides ample space to either relax in the rooms, courtyard or terraces, or to simply soak up the sun by the outdoor pool. There is a sense of peace and serenity accompanied by the sound of water of the waterfalls and fountains of the retreats oriental gardens and surroundings.
The lobby is an informal space, complete with library and comfortable Balinese sofas and armchairs, looking out through the ceiling to floor windows to the panoramic view of the surrounding pine forests and mountains, offering a unique perspective of Andalucia. Its the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy a healthy juice or herbal tea.
The 14 bedrooms at Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat consist of 12 premium rooms and 2 junior suites, making it a beautiful boutique hotel near Marbella, but certainly well away from everyday life. Following the philosophy of east meets west, all 14 rooms have been individually designed with attention to detail including marble luxury en-suite bathrooms, fine linens, flat screen TV, and stylish furnishings and accessories including bath amenities, bath robes, slippers, hair dryer, safe, etc.
The private terrace or balcony is the ideal place to relax and absorb the surrounding nature of the pine forest and mountains. The suites are a private heaven with four poster beds, fine linens and soft furnishings, large terraces overlooking the oriental gardens.
Shanti-Soms teachers offer a variety of practices including Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. The 7-day yoga retreat at Shanti-Som includes a week of physical release, spiritual engagement and inspiration. Group size is limited to ensure that each participant gets sufficient individual attention both on and off the yoga mat.
Nathalie was born and raised in Amsterdam. In 2008 she moved to Spain with her family where they live a remote idyllic spiritual life. She originally has followed a 3 year course in Transformational yoga at yoga centre; Sai Mithra, in the centre of Amsterdam. Transformative yoga is a unique combination of Hatha yoga postures, consciousness of the chakras (energy centre), meditation and relaxation. She has studied the more detailed approach to yoga as developed by D.K.S. Iyengar and learned to teach in the more invigorative yoga styles Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga which will give a total workout.
Lyma’s first introduction to yoga was in 1999, and for the past 13 years she has been interested in Hatha, Asthanga, Vinyasa flow, Anusara yoga and Zen meditation.She successfully completed the Teacher Training program through The Integral Yoga Academy, and is registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) of The Integral Yoga Academy in Yogaville, Virginia, USA. Her love for teaching gives her the gift to create a space where students feel empowered to safely explore the gifts their yoga practise can offer, both on and off the mat, as well as honouring the individuali
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat is nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve in Spain. It has been carefully constructed, respecting and incorporating local materials as well as following the guidelines of feng-shui. Shanti- Som brings together elements of Balinese architecture and oriental gardens, creating a slice of eastern style within easy travelling time from Europes major cities. It is best described as a spa hotel retreat, offering you the best spa treatments with the luxury of a boutique hotel.
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The Samsara Restaurant at the Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat and Spa is the perfect location for a healthy breakfast following one of the morning yoga classes, or a relaxed lunch or romantic dinner. As guests you can enjoy sumptuous meals in tranquil surroundings, seemingly a world away from the busy activity of the Marbella coast. It is the ideal place for a unique business lunch, birthday, or any other lunch event.
The restaurant is best described as Asian / Middle East fusion food with an array of delicious dishes aimed to promote healthier eating. Without doubt Samsara is one of the tastiest restaurants in Marbella area.
The restaurant opens into an Asian style, open sky, outdoor terrace, ideal for all times of the year, and provides an atmosphere of ambience and peace. The dishes have been created to provide a perfect balance for all the senses. Samsara Restaurant is committed to use as much as possible local, organic, and seasonal produce using spices from all over the world for a creative cuisine.
There will be time to yourself for relaxation and reflection.
The nearest airport is Malaga Airport. Airport pick-up service is offered at an extra charge and upon previous request. Please contact the organizer for further information.