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Feeling good in your skin from the inside out is the essence of vibrant health! The meditation, yoga, healthy vegan food enhanced with superfoods and the beautiful natural environment will empower you to get more strong and healthy in your body and calmer in your mind. The yoga and excursions are each day in alignment with the chakras, making this retreat a powerful inner journey as well. It will help you to ground yourself, be in your flow, feel your inner strength and power, connect with your heart, express your authentic voice and reconnect with your inner wisdom and guidance.
The retreat venue where we stay in three hectares of exotic gardens looks out to the soft folds of the wonderful Alpujarra mountains that lie south of the city of Granada and surround this place of peace. The morning yoga class takes place on the roof of the house under a beautiful pergola and the class begins with mantra singing accompanied by harmonium or guitar playing.
Afternoon yoga takes place in the garden under 500-year old olive trees and you can find yourself really sinking into complete stillness and relaxation embraced by the magic of the Alpujarras. All the rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean and are ensuite.
The vegan raw- and superfoods are healthy nutritious, delicious, nourishing and exciting, you can feel its restorative qualities and the zing of its colors in the first mouthfuls. On top of all this, you can also enjoy holistic massages, excursions to the waterfalls or a sunset at the beach.
You will be spending 7 days together near the village Orgiva in a beautiful retreat center, situated in the southern hillside of the Sierra Nevada. It has 2,5 hec. of green and fertile land, because of the old watering system created by the Arabs.
Here in the middle of hundred-years-old olive trees, oranges and lemons you'll find cozy and comfortable cottages. There is the main house with 4 bedrooms that offers single and double rooms and there separate self-contained furnished cottages which offer accommodation for 2 to 4 people. They have 2 bedrooms (each with single beds). 2 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a covered porch.
We dedicate each day to the energy of one of the chakras, starting with the base. You will be gently taken into a deepening practice of yoga postures, meditation, and pranayama. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student. We have small groups and so there is lots of personal attention. Everyone can get deeper into awareness of there body, breath and being. Even when you have never done any yoga before then this is a great opportunity to get into a non-demanding practice at your own pace.
Indulge in an array of organic, raw and (when desired also) cooked vegan meals. We will show you that eating raw food can be a sensational culinary experience, that delights the palate and leaves you fully satisfied. You don't need much time or special equipment to be able to make delicious recipes, and we are going to show you how!
Healthy menus include delicious and nutritious protein-filled super-foods lovingly prepared. Our chefs will be sharing with you valuable tips and resources that enable you to take your SunFoodYoga experience home with you.This retreat is much more than a fine combination of yoga and delicious fresh raw food
First base Chakra day. We tune in with the earth element through re-connecting with nature and making a beautiful walk in the surrounding area. We start the day with lemon water and herbal tea at 08:15. Enjoy Chakra meditation from 08:30 - 09:00 Empowering Shakti Yoga 09:15 - 10:30, Meditation and yoga are focused on grounding ourselves and using moola bandha, our root lock. Breakfast will be at 10:30 with lunch at 14:00. In the afternoon you'll have yoga from 17:30 - 18:45 with dinner at 19:00. After dinner you will go for a walk.
Second Chakra day. Tuning into the water element by hydrating and cleansing the body through drinking lots of spring water and fresh juices. We start the day with lemon water and herbal tea at 08:15. Enjoy Chakra meditation from 08:30 - 09:00 Empowering Shakti Yoga 09:15 - 10:30, Meditation and yoga are focused on coming into our flow. When weather and transport allow we like to go for an excursion and pick nick in the Sierra Nevada mountain range to a beautiful waterfall and visit authentic whitewashed villages. In the evening we have a dance workshop instead of our afternoon yoga.
Third Chakra day. This day we tune into the fire element and we have a fire ceremony to let go of that which no longer serves us. We start the day with lemon water and herbal tea at 08:15. Enjoy Chakra meditation from 08:30 - 09:00 Empowering Shakti Yoga 09:15 - 10:30, Meditation and yoga are focused on bringing more fire energy into our practice. Breakfast will be at 10:30 with lunch at 14:00. There will be a raw food preparation class to learn more about how to use spices in the raw food kitchen after lunch. Afternoon restorative yoga from 17:30 - 18:45 followed by dinner at 19:00. Enjoy a fire ritual in the evening.
Heart chakra day. Meditation and yoga help us to come into our heart space. Tuning into the air element we start to incorporate more pranayama (breathing exercises) into our practice. In the afternoon there will be a heart sharing circle. There will be a workshop on 'how to make raw chocolate' and in the evening we will have a heart opening cacao ceremony.
Throat Chakra day. The element here is space and we will start incorporating more mantra into our yoga practice. There will be another raw food workshop on whatever topic people like most. In the evening there will be a bhayan circle.
Sixth Chakra day. The third eye. The meditation and yoga are focused on connecting and tuning in to our inner wisdom, intuition and inner guidance. The element here is light. Each day there is a possibility to learn about raw food preparations and detox through different kind of workshops or just helping out in the kitchen. Also when we have enough transport for everyone we can do excursions to the beach or the mountains.
Seventh Chakra, the crown. We focus this day more on meditation and silence. Moving beyond the body, mind and emotions. Each day there is a possibility to learn about raw food preparations and detox through different kind of workshops or just helping out in the kitchen. Also when we have enough transport for everyone we can do excursions to the beach or the mountains.
A trip to waterfalls outside the lovely Pampaneira village, higher up in the mountains where we will have a swim and a delicious picnic together.
Tara was born in Holland. In 1991, she became a certified rebirther in Haarlem and in 1995, she finished an intensive four-year massage training learning classical massage, rebalancing, and Shiatsu. She learned Thai-yoga massage in Thailand and Ayurvedic yoga massage in India. She likes to share the knowledge of this ancient practice and intermix it with a mantra and pranayama. She uses alignment principles and fun to bring in her own unique teaching style. She specializes in Hatha yoga, Flow yoga, Yin yoga, meditation and pranayama, and teach for over 25 years.
Welcome to Orgiva, a small village situated in the Alpujarra mountains, a beautiful area with a wide variety of landscapes, lots of it is Natural Park, so there is a wealth of plant and animal life. It is only 50 km from the old city Granada with its famous Alhambra and it is also just 45 minutes drive from Costa tropical with beautiful beaches.
During the retreat you will enjoy three delicious organic meals a day with herbal tea and tropical fruits throughout the day.
All food is organic and free of any GMO ingredients, refined sugars, gluten or animal product. If you don't eat this or that, no worries, we are happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.
There are other optional activities to choose at an extra cost like horse riding, cycling, hiking, massage treatments or have a personal nutritionist make a diet plan for your individual needs.
There is a spa about half an hour away from us in the small village of Lanjaromn.
Transfer available for additional US$42 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga airport - Costa del Sol (AGP) or Federico García Lorca Granada Airport (GRX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. SunFoodYoga will pick you up from the airport. Once you have booked with them, they will give you detailed information on how to get to them.
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