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Yoga is a great way to work on flexibility and strength, as well as improving your posture. It's a great way to stay in shape. TheYogaTravel teaches various yoga styles, including Air yoga, held in their own yoga studio located a couple of minutes away from where you will be staying. The hosts are competent and well-trained personnel, backed by many years' experience in yoga, medicine, massage, and tourism. They specialize in yoga therapy and also provide one-to-one sessions to address specific issues or conditions.
As guests you will be accommodated in rooms in a shared villa. Either you are a single traveler, couple, friends, or a group; TheYogaTravel has an offer for you. The private villa is located in a small complex with access to a swimming pool and a tennis court. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing. If you travel alone, TheYogaTravel will be a good choice. You will meet others who share your love and interest for yoga, and will soon feel included in the small community. You can do other activities with the group, or alone if you prefer.
The villa has two single bedrooms and one double, and two bathrooms. The double room can offer double or single beds with shared bathroom, and the single rooms offer a single bed with shared bathroom. It is located in a safe, quiet environment within one to two minutes' walk from the yoga studio. Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided. The villa sleeps maximum five people, and it is easy to get to know each other.
TheYogaTravel B&B is a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga school, based in a quiet area of Playa del Ingles on beautiful Gran Canaria. They chose this location because of the exceptional health benefits this area offers, notably great air quality. TheYogaTravel offer yoga classes for all levels of experience and for guests of all ages. New weekly program starts every Monday. Sunday is the arrival and departure day. Saturday is for free disposal.
The Natural Reserve Dunas de Maspalomas on the island is a dramatic, yet tranquil golden landscape which is great for earthing or grounding. Earthing is said to have a positive effect on sleep quality, the immune system, and to reduce pain.
For the first half of my life, I was running for success as an author and lecturer for medics and paramedics. I also had my own restaurant, and I did success running a hotel. Then I started to realize the universe we are inside. As a multi traveller, my fire started to burn to explore mindful awareness and power of consiouness in the inner cosmos, Hari says.
Hari studied yoga and yoga therapy, meditation, and Chi Kung for five years. He became an accredited teacher for yoga and yoga therapy from Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research in Indore, India. He also became a meditation teacher from Doi Suthep and the International Buddhist Centre in Chang Mai, Thailand; a Chi Kung certified instructor from Mantak Chia, Thailand; and Ayurveda and a Panchakarma therapist from Kannur, India. Until today, I didnt stop the learning process, and I never will, Hari adds.
Gran Canaria is the most popular island of the Canary Islands. It is located about 150 kilometers off the northwestern coast of Africa. The island is of volcanic origin and the population is around 850.000. The climate is pleasant all year round with the average daytime high ranges from 20 - 26 degrees Celsius in summer. In winter, some cool nights might occur, but below ten degrees Celsius is unknown near the coast. The coastline in the south is known for its microclimate.
The weather is warm and dry, and there is hardly any pollen in the air, which makes the area particularly suitable if you suffer from lung diseases, allergy, eczema, or psoriasis. The Natural Reserve Dunas de Maspalomas and its dunes are great for earthing, meditation, restoration, sun bathing, and water sports.
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The food is vegetarian and based on whatever is fresh and available in the season. Meals are served at fixed time where you all eat together. Before morning classes, TheYogaTravel serves refreshments, and when you finish classes, breakfast will be waiting for you. Saturday and Sundays breakfasts are self-catered. Dinners are all home cooked. They are inspired by the Thai, Scandinavian, Spanish, and Middle Eastern kitchen and every day will bring you new food experiences. The five dinners are served from Sunday to Thursday.
Lunches and Friday and Saturday dinners are not included in the price of the retreat.
On occasion, TheYogaTravel offers trips to discover different parts of this magical and surprisingly varied island of Gran Canaria. It won't cost the earth, as the team tries to keep all expenses for such trips to a minimum.
While staying, you also have the option to do water sports, horse riding, bicycling, color therapy, sunbathing, swimming, one-to-one yoga sessions (starting from 65 EUR), excursions to different parts of Gran Canaria, and many other activities on your own or with others in your group.
Thai massage can be booked on site with a qualified in-house masseur for an extra-fee of 55 EUR per hour.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA).
Most major cities offer flights to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) at Gran Canaria. The Nordic countries offer charter flights as well as ordinary airline flights several times per week.
From Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Playa del Ingles, you can go by public transport at 3.5 EUR.
From Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Playa del Ingles, a taxi will cost around 40 EUR.
"The accommodation was nice, the food was very good. Unfortunately Playa del Ingles is very touristic and it does not create the atmosphere I would wish to have for a retreat. Yoga Classes varied with the teacher. To me Lisa was excellent. Hari was ok, with him I missed adjustments and corrections. Aerial Yoga was a great experience. I would have expected more classes - may be I did not read the description well enough. The extra offers like trips to las Palmas were good but quite expensive. "
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