Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Curacao.
The qualified yoga teacher, Yvonne Martin, gives regular yoga, individual attention and guidance to pupils based on the yoga philosophy. This is done by means of yoga, meditation and breath therapy.
Through the asana’s after exercises a deep relaxation arises in the body, in the long term, due to that there is increased body awareness. Yoga is also a spiritual path that gives human kind the space to discover own talents and possibilities. Hatha-yoga is a popular yoga to slow down or reduce stress. In addition to the techniques also attributed a beneficial effect on the nervous system, the glands and other important organs and a relaxation of the body. The goal of hatha-yoga is therefore above all to promote the health and well being.
There is a maximum for four persons to stay at the yoga center. You can share a room with bathroom or make a reservation for a single room.
There are fixed programs of 8 days. You decide for yourself when you come and how long you stay. There is no group retreat but a peaceful serene Center with individual attention. You learn methods to find compassion with yourself.
Activities are, hiking tours and beach yoga, and meditation-silent walks with attention to the feet. The walking meditation can give direction to the troubled mind. The awareness of the feet making contact with the earth works very soothing, so you learn to let go of negative thoughts and emotions better.
Yoga classes suitable for all levels.
Seeing things as they really are is using trough meditation our respiration and senses. Our senses are constantly stimulated by the environment, by meditation on our senses: smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing, together they form the basic thinking (cittam, manas, Buddhi). By distinguishing these senses first, you profound the focus, concentration perceive better: the coolness of the air in your nostrils, the sound in the area, the pain which feels in any part of the body, so you increase your consciousness. Each sense has its own effect on the thinking also seeing pictures, movies, TV programs. By taking the sense as object of the meditation you better understand aversions and what it has for impact on the mind.
Understanding the suffering from stress, burnout or depression this meditation technique is very beneficial. Meditation is paying attention “just” on your breath and your mind. Perceiving the attention by observing the abdominal wall, the rise and fall of the abdomen. To keep this focus we increase the concentration. Every thought or emotion, each mental impurity that comes at the mind is reflected in the breath by the sensations of that moment. By observing breath and sensation, we notice very quickly that the impurities solve. If we persevere, we end up and all impurities disappear and rest. We are better of trough meditation but also better for others.
The breath is central during the yoga class, the breath helps us to relax. A day not breathing well is a day not lived well, we say sometimes. It is important to reflect on your breath if you feel it can be done better. Or if there is hyperventilation. In those cases it can be a good help to follow some lessons breathing therapy. Under guidance you observe and discover your breath to learn better techniques to breathe.
At the urgent request of the National Parks of the Netherlands Antilles Foundation, the island government purchased the former Savonet, Zorgvliet, Knip and Zevenbergen plantations in the late 1960s. These four plantations were merged, now forming Christoffel Park, with adjoining Knip hills. Nature lovers won’t believe their eyes. You can drive through Christoffel Park, up to the foot of Mt. Christoffel. For those who like to walk they can start the hiking to the top of the Christoffel, it is a nice work out.
A hiking tour in nature with a yoga session on the beach is included.
Curacao is the ideal holiday island for a good rest, not only by the sea, there are many areas with no one in sight. Stay for a while at the Yoga Centrum Curacao to relax and enyoy the tropical climate.
Curacao is the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles and is one of the most important Caribean islands. The island is 61 kilometers long between its two furthest points and between five and 14 kilometers wide.
Curacao has a large number of small beaches. Most beaches have free admission. Only a few ask for a contribution for maintenance. Beaches can be found at nearly all the hotels and various private beaches are also open for tourists.
Curacao was created from volcanic limestone on which coral has grown for centuries. It can easily be seen during a first dive. You immediately encounter the magnificent coral reefs along the coastline. No wonder that scuba diving is now one of the most popular sports on Curacao.
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The retreat offers daily vegetarian meals, tea, coffee, and juices.
Nature lovers wont believe their eyes. You can drive through Christoffel Park, up to the foot of Mt. Christoffel. For those whose cars are not in great shape, no need to worry. If the car cant make it up the hill, there's a jeep available daily to haul your car out of the park.
The many landhouses comprise one of the important, if not the most important, architectural heritage of the island. Curacaos landhouses played an important role in the islands history and are unique. Most of the landhouses can be toured; an appointment may be required.
You can enjoy the rich and varied history of Willemstad. Under leadership of an architect or historian, weekly guided tours are made by Otrabanda, a part of Willemstad. Also there is an excursion to climb the unique fosfor rich table mountain.
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