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4 Days Hiking, Spa, and Yoga Retreat in Italy

  • South Tyrol, Italy

Overview

Italy Yoga Retreat and Spa Indulgence

You are welcome to join Elena from Sparkling Yoga for a retreat that combines just the right amount of yoga, relaxation, and spa indulgence in South Tyrol. Italy is an amazingly diverse country, but the Südtirol or South Tyrol region continues to amaze with its diversity and beauty. You will find endless apple gardens, vineyards towards the sides of the valley, and breathtaking nature everywhere you look; the perfect complement to a yoga holiday!

Highlights

  • Guided meditation practices
  • Daily morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Breathing techniques and myofascial release sessions
  • Use of spa facilities, yoga room, and pool
  • Hike in the mountains with a local guide
  • Daily vegetarian meals served
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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The group is staying at a beautiful family-run spa hotel in Südtirol, which has a spacious yoga room, a spa with cozy treatment rooms, three types of sauna, and relaxation rooms opening into a private garden. There is also an outdoor pool to be enjoyed. The standard of accommodation is extremely comfortable, the spacious rooms feature natural wood decor and quality designer furniture.

The extensive and spotless spa facilities include a beautiful garden to cool off after enjoying a visit to the sauna. The relaxation rooms also provide a great place to unwind. The restaurant is a heaven for any eater, offering lots of delicious choices.

The Südtirol yoga retreat has a versatile program with morning and evening sessions featuring both invigorating and Restorative yoga, breathing techniques, myofascial release, and meditation. This yoga retreat is lead by Elena Mironov, the founder of Sparkling Yoga Retreats. Elena is a very experienced yoga and meditation teacher.

This small group yoga retreat is open to all ages and levels of fitness and experience. During this Hatha yoga retreat, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of approaches to Hatha yoga, from elemental Vinyasa Flow to peaceful Hatha with a therapeutic quality. Some of the sessions may include the elements of Yin yoga, myofascial release, pranayama, and meditation.

A part of the program is yoga Nidra meditation, known as yoga sleep, which has an extremely restful and restorative effect. All sessions will be adapted to the group and modifications of the poses will be offered to cater for all participants and to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and individualized attention.

Sample schedule

  • 07.30 Morning yoga class
  • 09.00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10.00 Free time for spa treatments and massages or cycling and hiking in nature
  • 15.00 Afternoon snack
  • 17.30 Evening yoga class
  • 19.30 Dinner at the restaurant
  • 20.00 Optional spa treatments

The region where you will be staying is a rare find for a nature lover. There are many hiking trails that start from the valley where the retreat center is located, as well as powerful places for meditation and contemplation. On one of the days, you will be taken to a beautiful hiking track by an experienced local guide and get to know the local mountains close up and personal.

  • Elena Mironov

    Elena Mironov is a Zürich-based international yoga and meditation teacher, author, and composer. Over the past 16 years, she has led over 45 yoga and meditation retreats in Europe, Africa, Asia, Iceland, and Central America. She released a yoga DVD that has received brilliant reviews by leading yoga publications like Yoga Journal Deutschland, OM Yoga Magazine UK, Wellbeing, and Australian Yoga Life. Her classes are characterized by playfulness, uplifting, and warmth and are focused on safe alignment, breath initiated movement, and the experience of flow.

The location of the cozy, family-run center in Südtirol is set on the edge of a charming village and offers stunning views of the gardens and vineyards, as well as hills and mountains in the distance. The valley expanding in all directions is perfect for hikes and nature explorations for any level of experience, a true wilderness in the middle of Europe.

Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming
General
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio

Your daily meals during this retreat will be vegetarian. A rich breakfast buffet is included, with many options to choose from and freshly squeezed juices. An afternoon late lunch buffet and a three-course dinner at a restaurant are also included. The meals offer lots of variety and are fresh, healthy, delicious, as well as locally sourced whenever possible.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

You can make the most of your free time by visiting the spa for treatments and massages. You can also practice cycling or hiking in nature.

The spa at the retreat center features three types of saunas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two relaxation rooms, an outdoor garden area to cool down after the sauna, and many lovely treatment rooms for massages. The use of spa facilities is included in the price of this retreat, but the spa treatments are available at an additional cost.

  • 1 hike in the mountains with a local guide
  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian breakfasts
  • 3 vegetarian buffet-style late lunches
  • 3 vegetarian dinners with three courses each
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Use of the swimming pools
  • Use of the yoga room
  • Additional hikes
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Cycling
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Munich Airport (MUC), Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN), or Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY).

Arrival by shuttle

You can take the bus shuttle from Verona, which takes two hours. From Munich, the bus shuttle takes between three and three hours and 30 minutes.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Sparkling Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Tim Atkins
    10 out of 10

    "This experience exceeded my expectations by a long way. I booked it thinking I just wanted a different setting to challenge my body in, in a focused week of yoga. Firstly, the location is like a dreamland or a model toy town, especially when you get up in the mountains either side of the Engadin Valley and take a look at your surroundings. It is simply breathtaking. The people are friendly and the Hotel Arnica was fantastic, with incredible views (make sure you ask for the side that you can see the mountains out of your room from, as the other does not have windows). The staff at the hotel was extremely sweet, and one of the staff, Martina, drove back to one of the yoga studios for me to get a water bottle I had left behind after a session. "

    "The people in our yoga group also hiked around the valley in smaller groups and ate at the local restaurants together (not cheap, but lovely), which created a nice bond and conversation between us. The other ingredient that pulled the class together was the instructor, Elena. She is a delight and a skilled teacher and practitioner. Group dynamics can be difficult to manage sometimes, but her non-judgmental approach and warm demeanor made the class feel relaxed and I believe we all benefited from her style. At times, the physicality and postures were really tough for me, but that is what I was looking for, to step out of my comfort zone and stretch my body and begin to understand yoga from a different level (I had about nine months under my belt by this time). "

    "Since the retreat, I have taken the practice and lessons into my day and week, rising earlier and doing an (almost daily!) 45-minute routine before work. I do not think I would have had the motivation to do it without attending the retreat. I will certainly be back to Switzerland again and most certainly, I will be attending another location with Sparkling Yoga. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I cannot recommend it enough."

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  • Review by Mette from UK

    "I very much enjoyed the diversity of the practice and the way you framed each session. It gave everything a very immersive feel and made me feel focused and energized. I also really liked using the massage balls. You did an amazing job teaching and I think it was great that one of the two practices of the day had a more restorative character. Personally, I would be intrigued to try one of your Move retreats as well, as I do like an even more vigorous practice from time to time. Very high service level. Super friendly staff. Lovely room. "

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  • Review by Grith from Denmark

    "This retreat takes place in a magical corner of Switzerland, at a hotel that breathes through raw natural wood. It will leave you 100% refreshed and full of energy powered by great yoga and pure nature."

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  • Review by Maria from Switzerland

    "I would like to thank Elena for the great time and training at the retreat. The place is chosen perfectly to spend time for your body, mind, and soul. There are so many things you can do around this place. The weather and nature were amazing. The hotel is breathtaking. I also liked people and communication a lot, with freedom to talk and also with some privacy and calm time if you want. Yoga hours were sometimes challenging, but we could choose how far we could go. As a quite new mom, that was a great time to feel myself and a woman again, not only mom, and spend time just for me and feel my body again, although I returned already to yoga before the retreat. I will definitely return, maybe for longer just to have also more time for hiking. Thank you, Elena!"

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  • Review by Angie from US
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks so much for such a wonderful retreat! This was truly one of the best experiences I have had, having not only the opportunity to meet such wonderful people in a beautiful setting but also to be truly inspired to re-commit to my practice. I just found a studio close to my apartment and am heading to my first class this week. I hope all is well back at home and definitely hope to see you at another retreat soon!"

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  • Review by Marlene from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the yoga session, the nature, and the location, as well as Elena's unique way of tapping into the needs of the group and adapting sessions efficiently. Totally dynamic approach! Even as an experienced traveller, I cannot thing of anything that could be improved."

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  • Review by Maija from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the location and the complete set up of the classes. All parts of the retreat felt to fulfill a purpose. The teacher was as always professional and with good energy. All was very nicely organized!"

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  • Review by Hanna from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the practice, location, breakfast, and myofascial release exercises. Really, really good! Super relaxing location, perfect for a retreat."

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  • Review by Myrtille from France
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed peace, time, your way of teaching, your way to give energy and confidence. It was amazing! I hope to come back with my family. Thank you for everything."

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  • Review by Line from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the holistic approach to yoga. The teacher was very attentive in yoga lessons, very good planning on focus in yoga classes. The location is a very good spot to do yoga and to relax."

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  • Review by Tuula and Andrea from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Very powerful teacher. Your teaching is very generous, professional, well structured, and interactive. Every student, no matter the level, is considered by you in a very intelligent way to give confidence and courage. You give lots of elements to the home practice as well, which is absolutely great. You are able to boost the students in all possible ways; in a physical, as well as a spiritual way. This has been a surprising retreat, the third for me. Your knowledge of yoga and your capacity to integrate harmoniously important elements from other sciences (fascial therapy, connective tissue, lymphatic system, Ayurveda, marma point massage) is amazing. You are a big gift to all your students, Elena. Thank you."

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  • Review by Andreas from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed everything!"

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  • Review by Cally from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Just wanted to say thank you very much for what was a wonderful first yoga retreat for me. Everything was just perfect, I feel grounded and rejuvenated and I have been inspired to practice yoga and meditation more regularly back home in London. I hope to attend another retreat next year!"

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  • Review by Karen
    10 out of 10

    "Dear ever sparkling Elena, thank you so much for the fantastic retreats. I feel so lucky to be able to join you in Sweden, Italy, and Iceland twice. Whether it was shooting stars or glow bugs or ice swimming , they have been sparkling in every way."

    "Thank you, Elena, also for the retreats that are sure to come. Love, hugs, and sparkles."

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  • Review by Cally from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Just wanted to say thank you very much for what was a wonderful first yoga retreat for me. Everything was just perfect, I feel grounded and rejuvenated and I have been inspired to practice yoga and meditation more regularly back home in London. I hope to attend another retreat next year!"

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  • Review by Sylvester from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The synergy of everything being amazing: nature, food, yoga, meditation, sauna, treatments, people. I appreciated the personal connection that was present with both you and Ben. I felt safe and respected at my level of practice. I felt that your classes worked well as supplements to each other, e.g. after a very physical class with you, we had a very relaxing class with Ben. This was great and you could probably do even more like this. You radiate a lot of positivity, which really gives an uplifting energy to your yoga classes. Keep doing that! "

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  • Review by Trine from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "It was a great chance to get into a slower pace of life, to have time to just be me. The combination of yoga, meditation, pranayama, and time in between put me in a good place to think about my life while also enjoying the bodily efforts and the beautiful scenery. And to slow down the pace in between. I both enjoyed the time to really breathe and the fun and difficult classes you put us through."

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  • Review by Helena from Holland
    10 out of 10

    "The structure, the quiet, the surroundings, the food, the company. Fabulous."

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  • Review by Rune from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat in Morocco with Sparkling Yoga was my first ever experience with yoga. I had worked a lot for a long period of time and felt like relaxing and getting a bit out of my comfort zone. The experience was extremely positive. Elena created a warm and relaxing atmosphere, where both beginners and more experienced practitioners felt welcome, and she was really good at adjusting the training to the group's different levels and the mood of the day. Overall, I can say without a doubt that it was the most relaxing holiday of my life and I came back after a week feeling happy and full of energy. Thanks for a great time, I will definitely come back another time."

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  • Review by Anja from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed everything. It has been a great experience. I really liked the slow yoga practices. The teacher is very competent and challenging. Giving different options is a good idea to meet all levels. Great location for a yoga retreat. Loved it! "

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  • Review by Anette from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "So well organized and it could not be better! "

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  • Review by Hanne from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I loved everything!! Perfect amount of yoga and free time. Perfect surroundings, very relaxing and restoring. Very good yoga and you explained the postures very well. Good music! "

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  • Review by Pernille from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga, the peaceful place, the food, and the possibilities for hiking complemented each other. The best thing about the teacher is Elena's sweetness when she is correcting the poses by hands. Very good instructions. Lovely place! Fantastic that we had it almost to ourselves. Very kind and helpful staff. "

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  • Review by Julie from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I am back home safe and still smiling after the wonderful experience. I just wanted to thank you for such a great retreat and all the dedicated work you put in to make it so enjoyable for everyone. I loved the yoga sessions, they were exactly the right combination of challenging, new, fulfilling, and relaxing. I just do not know how you do it! Wonderful teacher, Elena; enthusiasm, knowledge, calmness, balance. The flow classes are new to me and very interesting but hard! The location and the hotel were amazing too; I am completely refreshed by the mountain air, the scenery, and the company of such lovely and interesting people. Also, I have found some of your recordings on Spotify and I am planning to relax after work this evening with a yoga Nidra. Your voice is so calm and soothing! Thanks too for the CD of your music. It is beautiful. Just beautiful. "

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  • Review by Ann Britt from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Very professional teaching and the teacher. Loved your guided meditations. A beautiful hotel! "

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  • Review by Line Fjord from Copenhagen, Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful yoga retreat with Elena and Sparkling Yoga in Morocco. Surrounded by a calm Berber village and a blue sky, the Tigmi resort is the perfect spot for yoga. Elena is a professional yoga teacher, always ready to guide and answer our questions. She is present, interested, and a very nice person to be around. I look forward to taking another retreat with her in the near future."

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  • Review by a traveler from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the attention to detail: Balinese spirit, flowers, and food! The staff is lovely and the food is excellent!"

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  • Review by Eva from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed Vinyasa yoga, which was new for me, meeting so many nice people, taking time for me, and the food! Elena provided great explanations and vibe; she is great at interacting with the students and she took into consideration how we felt for choosing classes. The participants were just very sweet! I hope that I will maintain this spirit at home. Thanks so much for everything!"

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  • Review by Marlene from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed this amazing week with my friend and a great variety of yoga, activities, and meals; Elena's calm, presence, and ability to scan the group for moods and adapt the practice accordingly. I enjoyed every bit of the ride!"

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  • Review by Ninett from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I have tried lots of new yoga. It was nice with the variation. The good thing about the teacher was Elena's great knowledge, the possibility to teach different kinds of yoga and with awareness of how we are feeling. Fantastic and very kind staff. I am so happy to have had this experience."

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  • Review by Lone from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed Elena's yoga, the hike to the waterfalls, the food, the staff, the group. A very good combination of different yoga sessions, Elena sensed the group's needs. It was such a nice package. Everything combined made a lovely retreat!"

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  • Review by Kimberlee Erlen from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I recently participated in Sparkling Yoga's Switzerland retreat in the gorgeous Swiss Alps. This was my first retreat and although I did not have any expectations nor comparisons, everything was more than I had wished for. The location was breathtaking, the hotel and its facilities were perfect. Elena put a lot of effort into making this retreat wonderful. Her classes were challenging yet she provided an atmosphere where I felt safe to make and play with my own physical and mental boundaries. I am already recommending Elena and Sparkling Yoga's future retreats to friends."

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  • Review by Celine from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you very much, Elena, for my first retreat with you. You are a very nice, patient, and passionate person. I learned a lot in this short time (both in yoga asanas and overall yoga philosophy). I will be returning to Munich very balanced and relaxed. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Gitte from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the lovely, sweaty, and sweet yoga classes. Perfect blend of physical challenge and restorative and insightful guidance, in addition to the absolutely stunning location. The blend of styles, the receptive energy in the room, the care you put into everything, the selection of location, the classes... just continue doing what you do. You have a real talent in teaching and guiding and your music is absolutely beautiful. One of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in; a real feeling of secludedness and a great room. The staff was very friendly."

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  • Review by Andrea and Tuula from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Elena, we would like to thank you once again with the heart for a marvelous yoga weekend that you have organized. We really enjoyed it. We were impressed with your talent in yoga, music, teaching, and organizational skills. The location was a real fairytale with powerful energy. We are full of gratitude."

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  • Review by Jill from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Elena, I am just home and wanted to thank you so much for an amazing yogi break! I have put your music on and it is outstanding and reminds me of Ludovico Einaudi - Islands! Truly beautiful, you should be very proud! What a talented person you are!"

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  • Review by Sofie from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the yoga sessions, the sun, being in Morocco, so basically everything! The great classes and Elena's great knowledge about yoga. I learned a lot, thank you! Beautiful place and very nice, helpful staff. Thank you, Elena, for the wonderful experience."

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  • Review by Helle from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoy the diversity very much. You are very good at building up the difficulty. I also liked that we were supposed to read a book on yoga. Your instructions were clear and easy to follow. I like your retreats very much and I hope you continue to organize them."

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  • Review by Charlotte from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Very well planned and organized throughout. Extremely well taught. Elena's knowledge, passion, caring, and lots of attention; she is very personal, nice, and caring. Completely excellent! I would love to come back, 10 days would be perfect."

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  • Review by Dorthe from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the diversity of the classes, the breathing techniques, and explanations regarding inner organs. Elena's instructions, kindness, voice, music. Always well prepared! Excellent!"

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  • Review by Nikita from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The yoga led by Elena was amazing. The best experience of my life. The good thing about the teacher was patience, motivation, willingness to explain and properly show how the postures are achieved. The planning and dedication are absolutely perfect. I could not fault it. The staff was amazing. The retreat was perfectly located. The food was nutritious and wholesome. The room was simple and perfect. Everything was perfect. I loved it so much that I will be back next year and I will even bring my friends. Elena is an angel; calming and wonderful."

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  • Review by Manuela from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "The location offers great space for yoga and I enjoyed the way you teach yoga a lot. I think the amount of yoga and time off is just right. I like the structure of the classes and the mixture of intense yoga and relaxing parts. Beautiful place and very nice staff. I felt very welcome and well treated. Thank you for the beautiful time."

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  • Review by Tine from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The beautiful surroundings, the relaxing atmosphere, the energizing and challenging yoga practices. Elena, your voice and instructions are so assuring and calming - my body just contorted in all sorts of poses without thinking about it! I also enjoyed the variety and diversity of the types of yoga as well as the poses. An option for two weeks retreat would be nice!"

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  • Review by Kristina from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for an absolutely great retreat. Loved it! Elena, you are a good presenter, very skilled, lovable, kind, and empathetic. I liked everything about it: the kindness and helpfulness of the staff, having a "personal" driver, the view, the surroundings, and the food."

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  • Review by Thea from US
    10 out of 10

    "Elena taught me so much, I feel like I have come so far! Staff was wonderful, prompt, and thorough. The building here is absolutely beautiful and amazing. So peaceful. I loved this retreat. I overcome my chronic insomnia. It was lovely and well needed."

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  • Review by Bobby from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Elena cultivated a beautiful mix of people in a stunningly beautiful countryside forest. The practice sessions were challenging while accommodating many different levels of ability, from beginners to fellow teachers. The retreat center was charming, accommodating, and respectful of our collective mindfulness. Elena's ability to connect individually with each participant made this unlike any retreat to which I have ever been. I would go back in a heartbeat!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Enjoyable, inspiring, and relaxing retreats in a beautiful surrounding!"

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  • Review by Michaela from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely love Elena's teaching, beautiful soul and peaceful spirit! Lovely also to try Ben's teaching - you complement one another wonderfully! You have to do it again! The sauna and lake evening was amazing! Beautiful retreat centre, loved the calmness and simplicity of the place that holds you but yet gives you freedom to explore. Gorgeous food and staff."

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  • Review by Karen from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "This place is amazing and I feel truly blessed to have been able to experience this retreat here, I have loved every minute if it, it was exactly what I needed and I have enjoyed doing (and remembering) exactly what I need to do to stay grounded and content. Thank you for this fabulous retreat and all your sparkles, it was everything that I could have wished and dreamed of 1000 times. Lots of love!"

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  • Review by Mira from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "What I enjoyed most is the location and asana practice. And that we were able to do hikes in between! I enjoyed the calmness, softness, and down-to-the-point of the teacher. Clear instructions, easy to follow. Warm and welcoming, including. Knowledgeable! Thank you so much for this truly amazing weekend, it was such a treat and I feel really blessed and filled with sunshine from inside out and outside. I hope to be able to part take again and would be very pleased to join you with music at any time!"

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  • Review by Christina from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the integrated wholesomeness. Amazing location, themes of classes, sauna, massage balls, core, and hips classes. Teacher: your calmness, combined with both deep and broad knowledge, manifested in exquisite threads. The ability to adjust to the present moment at any moment. You are a true inspiration. The retreat made me find home and freedom. Thank you! Namaste."

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  • Review by Bastiaan from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "I enjoyed yoga Nidra meditation with live music, it was the best experience of this weekend. I would like to thank you for the incredible energy you brought to the group. It is always a good thing to meet someone who can teach a personal style of yoga. I hope this weekend will open new doors and opportunities in my life."

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  • Review by Anna-Carina from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for inspiring me to continue with my newly found yoga practice. It has moved me and I have felt quite fearful at times! Compassion, patience, a genuine interest in the students. And so much warmth! Thanks so much, Elena and Ben. What a lovely place Mundekulla is. Warm staff, lovely food, and a sweet little room. The sauna really provided my body the chance to charge itself after all the yoga."

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  • Review by Lisa from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Both Elena and Ben are happy and humble and nice to be with. And teaching in a way that is easy to understand even when English is not my first language."

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  • Review by Minna from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Elena, you are a joy to have as a teacher. I love the combination of yoga and your music. I liked that Ben was so attentive to everyones need, adjusting our postures along the way. Very friendly staff. Amazing food! Almost makes me want to become a vegetarian. I loved the meditation sancturary."

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  • Review by Katarina from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you, Elena and Ben, for a lovely retreat and for everything. You are two different beautiful persons who guided me through yoga positions in two different ways. I really liked that there was an opportunity to that. I learned how to used different positions in different parts of life. You have been guided with love, joy, and simplicity. All good to you."

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  • Review by Minna from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "You both have such a great calmness, I enjoyed that a lot. I hope I can bring just a little bit from your practice back home. Combining the different yoga styles worked really well. I could do a lot more yoga with both of you. So inspiring to have the time to focus so much on the different poses. Thank you for an amazing and mind opening experience! This is not my last retreat."

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  • Review by Mona Bchi from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend with Elena in beautiful Engadine. As I arrived, I was taken aback by the stunning winter landscape. Elena greeted me warmly as I arrived at the Hotel Arnica, where the yogis stay during this particular retreat. The hotel staff was courteous and welcoming. The hotel itself is lovely. My room had a stunning view of snow-capped mountains. The yoga was so, so good. Elena is a wonderful teacher: knowledgeable, present, gentle while knowing how to challenge her students further. Every single yoga session was planned effectively to enable us to feel good by the end. And that is precisely how I felt at the end of this retreat. I would highly recommend this retreat."

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  • Review by Anna from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The location is very nice and a nice distance from Marrakech. I liked the possibility for day trips. I liked the yoga room and the food was very good. The teacher was as always very nice, smiling, and made it easy to understand the poses. I also liked the music at the yoga classes and the schedule (yoga starts at 08:00 and then again at 17:00), plenty of time to relax and also time to get enough sleep, which is very important to me! I also really enjoyed swimming in the pool every day! Thanks for a lovely retreat!"

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  • Review by Guillaume
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the location, nice rooms, and atmosphere that totally immerse you in the local culture (the type of building, furniture, food, staff, and more). The teacher is great as usual, very calming person with a lot of positive energy."

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  • Review by Karen
    10 out of 10

    "This scenery is amazing and I truly felt so far away from home that I could let go of it all. The team here made us feel so at home. Please pass on my deepest thankfulness. Elena, you put together a really varied schedule and met almost everyone's requests, although we are a very different group."

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  • Review by Hanne
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was held in a nice location in the countryside. Very peaceful and quiet and still close to the big city with a possibility for daily shuttles. The staff is very friendly and service minded and doing their best to fulfill requests regarding food. I did not know Elena and her style before coming to the retreat and was a bit anxious and full of high expectations. Elena has delivered everything I expected and lots more. She is a wonderful teacher and her style appeals to me and my regular classes so I have been in the flow and also challenged and able to grow and develop my practice. Besides Elena being a great teacher, she is also a very lovely and caring person who interacted with all participants, answered lots of questions, gave advice, and offered personal assistance and support. All in all, she went out of her way to ensure everybody had a good time."

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  • Review by Malene from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful location, love all the little corners and the relaxed atmosphere among staff and everybody. All the yoga, the beautiful themes, and development through the week."

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  • Review by Hans Peter
    10 out of 10

    "Your timeless approach to yoga. The set and setting were amazing. I am so lucky that I had an opportunity to meet you. Your openness and spirit bring light into everything you see and touch. This is the beginning of a new life. I learned so much about my body, mind, and spirit."

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  • Review by Mona from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "The place is situated away from the city, in a calm and beautiful place. Elena helped develop my yoga skills progressively during this week and I feel strong, balanced, and smooth."

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  • Review by Claire from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Peaceful location. Elena has a beautiful way of teaching yoga. She is clear, safe, and inspiring. I love the way we worked up to certain poses that I would usually feel were out of my scope. Loved the yoga classes and yoga Nidra. I am going home inspired and excited with where I need to develop my personal yoga practice and as a yoga teacher. I have now experienced the inner strength that I have been searching for a long time! Thank you for all your teaching this week. You are a kind, patient, inspiring, considerate, and caring. I look forward to learning with you again in the future. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Grith from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Far away feeling yet close to Marrakech. The place, the location, the decor, the food, the program, and the training and practice. I enjoyed the yoga and meditation classes very much. I love your teaching and your music!"

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  • Review by Anne-Mette from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "To get in depth with yoga - have time for details! Love your sweet nature - your yoga is elegant and combines restoration and fire beautifully! Thank you for this beautiful retreat!"

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  • Review by Mungo from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "We had the most enjoyable weekend yoga retreat in Iceland with Sparkling Yoga. Elena is a wonderful teacher and has a gentle and playful approach to her classes. The classes combined with the thermal pools at the blue lagoon made it a memorable experience. I would definitely go on another of Elena's retreats."

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  • Review by Ilo from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "Easy to follow; I loved the detail and the explanations and when you brought in the anatomy. I loved the lavender oil and the push down on the shoulders. I loved the yoga and Iceland and the springs, combined - floating, meditation and yoga, absolutely amazing. Beautiful space, very nice and spacious rooms."

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  • Review by Malene from Denmark
    10 out of 10

    "The beautiful setting - really Icelandic Magic - and wonderful yoga gave me a feeling of being present that I have not enjoyed for a long time, so this inner peace is definitely a memory I will take with me to Copenhagen. I think you made a great mix of things I could follow and poses that challenged me! You are extremely good to integrate the elements in the yoga practice and being here in Iceland, it really helped to slow down and just enjoy being. Somehow, I felt that the peace of the nature went into the yoga room and grounded me from the busy life at home. Wonderful experience! I would love to join you on some other retreat. Thank you so much! It has been amazing. Challenging, wonderful, peaceful, happy to be here with all of you."

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  • Review by Mia from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Lovely people; thus, great energy and positive vibes. Beautiful location, great yoga room, and my first meditation. I like Elena's approach to life, giving her energy to inspire each and every one of us. Everything was stunning."

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  • Review by Christina from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "The beautiful peaceful surroundings, the sauna, you as a teacher! The extra treats of raw cakes, smoothies, and mini workshop about superfood. The yummy nutritious food! I liked your soothing voice, your easy-to-follow guidance, all your tips, and knowledge about so many interesting things that you so happily share! The program was perfect; enough time to for yoga, eating, exploring... I love this place and everything that we are blessed with here. I would love a longer retreat here. Also, I love the goodie bags. They are a very sweet and thoughtful treat. Thank you, Elena!"

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  • Review by Shauna from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "All was perfect and beyond expectation. I think it could have been longer. Good mix of free time to enjoy the space and the yoga and meditation. All wonderful; I want to come back!"

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  • Review by Pernille
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Elena, thank you once again! It was my first yoga retreat (but absolutely not the last) and what a magical experience! I feel energized and much clearer about how to handle my job and my living situation, thanks to you. I also want to thank you for the lovely little goodie-bag. My memories will be renewed when drinking the herbal tea and my pace will be slowed down when listening to your relaxing and beautiful voice on the CD. Thank you, Elena!"

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Zurich, Switzerland

Sparkling Yoga offers world-class yoga retreats led by highly experienced teachers. Their retreats are created to ensure guests are supported, nourished, and inspired throughout their yoga journey.

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