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9 Days Immersion Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, Spain

Introduction Yoga Retreat Spain

A yoga retreat in the pure surroundings will help lighten up your spirit and deepen your practice. Being fully immersed in such beautiful nature allows you to relax into your practice and meditate fully. The clean and crisp ocean air rejuvenates the spirit, and lets you return to your deeper sense of self. You will learn to create a healthy and happier life through yoga and meditation.

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Anouschka
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Highlights

  • Daily Ashtanga yoga classes
  • Surya namaskar and Vinyasa krama sessions
  • Workshops on alignment and breathing exercises
  • Yoga philosphy and ujjayii pranayama
  • Daily vegetarian or vegan meals
  • 8 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will be accommodated in a retreat center carefully selected by the organizer in Fuerteventura. You may choose to stay in private or shared rooms, according to your preferences. All rooms are beautifully furnished and have an en-suite bathroom.

Program

This retreat is an introduction into traditional Ashtanga yoga, one of the most authentic and holistic yoga methods according to Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is an eight-day of introduction into the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga by a systematic step-by-step method through guided Mysore-style classes and yoga philosophy.

After the retreat, you will feel safe to attend Mysore-style classes at your home and to build on your foundation of Ashtanga yoga which you have been integrating during the retreat. It comprises the most important aspects of yoga practices, a highly valuable and powerful tool to initiate you into the journey of yoga.

You will learn a series of postures, conscious breathing, and focus of the mind and bandhas, accompanied by philosophy. Afternoon sessions include workshops or sessions on alignment, breathing exercises, yoga Nidra, and Yin yoga. The retreat is a precious gift to yourself to immerse into your journey of yoga on the beautiful and powerful island, Fuerteventura.

Ashtanga yoga provides you with a healthy body, vitality, flexibility, serenity, and balance, and teaches you a healthy way of thinking. This ancient yoga method becomes a "flowing meditation" in due course of time and with dedication. It can help you to discover your natural spirituality, happiness, and inner peace.

Ashtanga yoga also is the foundation for a healthier every day life, as it educates and purifies your mind in a special way. All postures are adapted according to the students practice level and physical conditions.

A short program overview

  • Surya namaskar: sun salutations
  • Vinyasa krama breathing: movement - system
  • Ujjayii pranayama: conscious breathing
  • Asanas: postures
  • Dristhis: mind focus
  • Bandhas: energetic and physical locks
  • Dharana: concentration
  • Philosophy

Instructors

Anouschka Rudel
Ashtanga Primary Series (Ashtanga Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 700 (Yoga)
Anouschka is the founder, owner, and director of The Yogashala Canary Islands. She was certified as an international yoga teacher and in Vedanta (RYS / YA 700-hour) in India. Anouschka was also certified in the tradition of Ashtanga yoga for primary series by Manju Jois. Additionally, she is trained as a life coach and Alpha Chi consultant for energy body Feng Shui. Being an Ashtanga yoga practitioner, she offers retreats and teacher training in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga on the beautiful Canary Islands. ​She has also studied meditation, as well as the chanting of sacred Vedic texts.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. Fuerteventura, literally translates into "strong fortune", is one of the most pristine islands of the Canary Islands. The pristine and pure qualities emanate from the sea breeze and gorgeous white beaches. Visiting Fuerteventura breathes new life into one's soul. Fuerteventura is the oldest of all of the Canary Islands, created by a 20-million year old volcanic eruption.

The island was once attached to Lanzarote, but erosion and time have severed the land connection. Today, their similar arid climates and picturesque sandy beaches show the bond that once was, and now, Lanzarote has become a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve protected site.

Unique features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Surfing

Services

  • Car rental

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served vegan or vegetarian brunch and dinners. You also may choose to have your dinner at nearby local restaurants.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is plenty of time during the retreat to do different activities such as surfing, biking, hiking, private yoga session, or more. You can also go for a day trip to the nearby and beautiful island Lanzarote and a breathtaking nature reserve.

Additionally, you may sign up for various body therapies, such as an energizing and deeply transformative energy body feng shui session to purify your system and enhance your energy level which can be booked with Anouschka, or massage or treatments that can be booked at the retreat center.

What's included

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily vegetarian or vegan brunch and dinner
  • Yoga sessions at the ocean or in nature

What's not included

  • Excursions
  • Extra activities
  • Car rental
  • Private yoga sessions

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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