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Experience a restorative retreat in Mallorca, Spain to escape the turmoil of your daily life. The only sound you will hear is the wind that will bring peace to your mind. You will get the feeling of abundance and a slower pace here in this arid, island environment. Combined with the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in the distance, this is the perfect place for you to practice yoga to restore yourself to a greater degree. You will encounter the feeling of remoteness and peacefulness in this unbelievably peaceful and inspirational setting.
Your stay at La Serrania Retreat Center will be based on single and double occupancy. The rooms themselves are large and spacious with lot's of glass doors and windows opening out to terraced gardens. They are stellar for sure and the bathroom / tubs are incredible.
There are many patios around the main house as well as the awesome pool terrace and deck. The housing is only for 16 people so the retreat is guaranteed to be intimate and special in this way. The yoga room is the living room of the main house and they have plenty of space for your practice on a two-leveled surface. Again, all the doors act as windows as well so everything reflects the light of this special environment.
High ceilings and large windows create a remarkable sense of space and light, highlighting extensive oak floors as well as cedar and pine carpentry. The result is an outstanding combination of natural ambience and modern functionality.
You will also encounter a meditation and massage room, a long pool with amazing views of the valley, as well as central heating and overhead fans.
You will have to arrive on Saturday afternoon, get into your fantastic rooms, and meet at 17:00 for your welcome, introductions as well as a one and a half hour yoga practice. On Sunday, you will begin your yoga practice in earnest, before and after your trip to the Pollenca farmers market.
You will then complete your practice on Friday late afternoon with six full days of practice. The departure day will be Saturday.
Thomas is an entrepreneur, yoga teacher, astrologer, body worker, artist, and writer at Esalen Institute. He is influenced by the Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Anusara styles of Hatha yoga, and draws from his devotional experience in Bhakti yoga. He travels widely to share his love for yoga.
This retreat will take place at La Serranía Retreat Center. This is a stunning property situated in the foothills of Mallorca's Sierra de Tramontana, not far from the town of Pollensa.
Palma as the capital city of the Balearic Island is very European with an elegant old world architecture crossed with the tiles and gardened courtyards of Spain. There is a very hip, cosmopolitan feel in this old world city. The islands are a major destination for the European sun lovers, particularly the British and Germans.
Just outside the city, 50 minute drive to the northern shore of Mallorca, there stretch many miles of olive and almond orchards, dotted with stunning colors of bougainvillea and oleanders. The landscape is filled with broad mountain vistas and long trails of ancient stone fences dividing the farmland and orchards. The nearest beaches are also just 16 kilometers away.
During your retreat, the food will be exquisite and there may be a nice European custom to gather for wine, olives, and almonds before your gourmet dinner. The cook for breakfast and lunch is a native Mallorqean woman who will prepare delicious local dishes along with a host of Spanish cheeses and breads.
Dinner is prepared by the owner, Tim Pinnel and his assistants, and is a great gourmet feast at the end of the day. You will take your meals on the terrace or in the dining room.
You can enjoy a massage at an extra cost.