The Yoga Beat invites you to join them in their intensive yoga retreat held in the wonderful Andalusian hills of Spain. Enjoy relaxing yet focused daily yoga sessions that will fit your yoga needs. Surrender to the flow of your innate creative potential and try somatic dance and /or creative writing. While on your leisure time, you can stroll along the beautiful sandy beach and maybe after dinner, join mantra chanting to calm your mind. You will come home not only feeling inspired but also recharged!
The maximum participants in the group is 14.
You will be staying at Casa Erica, a beautifully renovated, peaceful and idyllic finca / holiday villa. Surrounded by mountains and the sea, Casa Erica offers inviting rooftop terraces, Spanish archways and staircases and spacious outdoor common areas for living, dining and relaxing. There are 11 bright and comfortable apartments and studios, all of which have a bathroom with a shower and a kitchenette.
During this retreat, you will have two daily yoga classes with Chris Leuenberger and Stella Shakerchi. Experience Vinyasa, Kundalini and Restorative yoga, and celestial communication (mantras with extended mudras) in the evening. To make full use of the life-affirming benefits of a regular yoga practice and to help unleash your creativity, you will be offered a choice of workshops in creative writing or somatic dance on three afternoons.
You will start your day with a 90-minute Vinyasa class in the morning sun. After your morning yoga and relaxation session, you can enjoy your breakfast from the buffet on the terrace with sea views. There is sufficient time to rest, have a chat or jump into the pool until lunch. If you can’t get enough of the yoga, you will have the option of taking a 60-minute Kundalini yoga class right before lunch.
In the late afternoon you will have a choice of creative writing or somatic dance workshops (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). On Tuesday and Thursday there will be a 90-minute Restorative evening yoga class with meditation or yoga Nidra. After dinner you’re invited to join 20 minutes of mantras with music and mudras.
Tribe Worldwide Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Stella found yoga in Bermuda, 17 years ago, and developed her practice all around the world. After overcoming ovarian cancer, she trained for her first teaching certificates in South India. With a joyful style of teaching backed by her wisdom of nutrition and healing, she is a KYTA member (Kundalini Level 1 teacher) and Yoga Alliance Member (RYT 500), graduated from Tribe Worldwide Yoga School, specializing in pranayama, meditation techniques, Astanga, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga.
Chris’s yoga classes are based on the Astanga Vinyasa method. Individual asanas are coordinated with the breath and linked with each other like a dance. This flowing style of yoga can be quite dynamic or more meditative depending on the level of the students and the desired effects of the class. In his classes and workshops, he often includes elements of meditation, pranayama, as well as sound explorations.
Yoga Spirit Circle is located on the grounds of a beautiful Spanish finca, named Casa Erica. Located about 30 kilometers east from Málaga city, surrounded by nature and with the beach at your footsteps, it is the ideal spot to unwind and reconnect. The mild climate in spring and autumn with light sea breezes make you want to spend most of your time outdoors. Wake up with the sun, practice yoga under the sky and make new friends. The yoga classes and workshops take place up on the hill overlooking the sea, on pool level and on the roof top terrace.
In this retreat, healthy yogic food with vegetarian and dietary options will be served. The following meals are included: brunch, light lunch, dinner, drinks. Should you have special dietary requirements, kindly send an inquiry to The Yoga Beat.
You will start the day with tea, coffee and fruit. Choose between soy and oat milk. After the morning yoga class, a delicious brunch is waiting for you. Freshly baked bread, different porridges, vegan spreads, fruit, veggies and fresh orange juice as much as you want. In the lunch break you can have freshly made smoothies and light snacks, such as Chia Pudding and Açai-Nicecream. In the evening The Yoga Beat try their best to impress you with fresh veggies, hearty dishes and colourful creations influenced by the world’s cuisines.
There are many options for you to spend your free time on your retreat. You can use the spacious and beautiful areas of Casa Erica to relax, read, take a dip in the pool, sunbathe and luxuriate. You might want to discover the surrounding nature or walk down the hill to go for a swim at the beach. You can catch a bus to Torre del Mar for some sight seeing - or how about a city trip to one of the beautiful Andalusian cities close by, such as Málaga, Nerja or Granada?
Maybe you feel like treating yourself to a massage. Please note that massages and treatments are offered at favourable retreat prices.
Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga Airport (AGP). The Yoga Beat offers a free pick-up and drop-off service three times a day for flights arriving and departing from Malaga Airport (AGP) between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The pick-up is included in the price.
For arrivals and departures before 8 a.m. and after 9:30 p.m. The Yoga Beat can organize a personal transfer at an additional cost.
It is also possible to fly to Seville Airport (SVQ) or to Jerez Airport (XRY) in Jerez de la Frontera and rent a car or take a bus to Malaga or Torre del Mar. Another option is to fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) in Madrid. From there, you can catch a train (Renfe) which brings you to Malaga in two and a half to three hours.
Car sharing makes the cheap rental cars even cheaper. At Malaga Airport (AGP) you can rent a car starting from 80 EUR per week. The Yoga Beat will send an email before the trip and put all interested participants in contact.
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