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Through delicious healthy food and a carefully designed program of yoga and meditation, you can relax and detoxify your body and mind in beautiful surroundings. You’ll take home the knowledge to continue a healthier lifestyle and outlook beyond the retreat. The detox program includes resetting your diet, practicing yoga to stimulate the body to release and remove toxins and emotional tension, and through meditation increase awareness and train the mind for a positive outlook.
Yoga Eco Oasis offers accommodation with excellent quality, assuring that you will have a pleasant and comfortable stay. If you are a solo traveler and wish to have more privacy, good news for you, as single person supplements are available for all rooms. If you don't mind sharing with other participants, Yoga Eco Oasis can find someone of the same sex to share with.
There is also a swimming pool, which you can use and swim during your retreat. Wi-Fi is also available for the entire length of your stay. A library of books on yoga, philosophy, meditation, and travel and a library of CDs with mantras, meditation music, philosophy lectures, and classical music is also provided for you to use.
They have three rooms with two single beds and shared bathroom. The rooms can either be booked individually (shared option only available for female solo travelers) or by two friends booking at the same time. One room has one double bed and has a bathroom. Shanti has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Shanti can only be booked either as a double room for partners or couples or a single occupancy room (single supplement applies).
If deluxe options suit you better, you will be accommodated. This room has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom.
Retreats start on Sunday evenings and last till Friday afternoon. It is best to arrive Sunday morning and leave Friday early evening. The yoga retreats are suitable for students of all levels including beginners because all the classes are personalized for the students on each particular yoga retreat. Their aim is for you to move at your own pace, at a pace that you enjoy and feel comfortable at.
The yoga taught at their yoga retreat center uses movement and flow from one posture to another to bring the student closer in awareness to the breath and to give them the experience of meditation. Practitioners from all backgrounds should gain benefits of meditation and inner silence by practicing at Yoga Eco Oasis.
The classes involve postures that can put pressure on the uterus. Whilst the exercises help with your health at normal times, they may disturb the developing baby during pregnancy so if you are pregnant, Yoga Eco Oasis prefers you go to a retreat that will help you with the specific parts of yoga that are designed for pregnancy, such as breathing and hip opening.
Note that all the classes are all optional during your yoga retreats. Yoga Eco Oasis wants you to develop at your own pace and they want you to enjoy your stay. They want you to enjoy your yoga retreats as much as possible, to become healthy in mind and body, to learn how to relax and deal with stress, and to learn how to feel at one with yourself.
Hatha flow yoga classes are twice daily on the outside yoga platform and combine traditional asanas (postures) in fluid sequences to unite the body and mind. This improves strength, flexibility, and balance, both physically and mentally, and helps remove stagnant energy and toxins. Through synchronizing movement with the breath, they bring awareness to each part of the body, expanding your consciousness and inviting the mind to find stillness. In creating this space and inner silence, you can begin to see yourselves more clearly.
Classes also include chanting mantras and practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) - an integral part of Hatha yoga which increases energy levels in the body and clears and balances the mind - when the breath is even and rhythmic, you are calm and in control.
Morning yoga will be more stimulating (Yang) - always starting gently but building to more dynamic transitions, longer held and stronger poses, and sun salutations. Evening classes will be more restorative (Yin) gentle yoga to focus on releasing tension and quietening of the mind and will include the practice of the calming moon salutation to bring balance to the day.
Over the week, your practice will develop as you open up, release, and relax the whole body. Taught in native English, classes suit a range of experience levels, always offering variations to suit the individual.
Beginning with an introduction to meditation and its benefits, you will explore a number of meditation and relaxation techniques, providing release and ease in the mind and body to support the detox process. There will be guided and walking meditations and yoga Nidra (yogic sleep - a practice to bring you into a deep state of relaxation) to allow you to relax during the retreat and beyond. There are many benefits of meditation and in learning the techniques, you’ll also be able to continue beyond the retreat.
Mindfulness is the practice of developing complete awareness and acceptance of what you’re doing, feeling (emotions and bodily sensations), and thinking. It is being in the moment. There will be mindfulness activities in the day including looking the teachings of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, discussing, learning, and practicing mindful drawing in the peaceful surroundings of the retreat, helping you to relax and improve your health, both physically and mentally.
From a young age, Jose was interested in mysticism and he practiced in different Western schools looking for something that would give him inner harmony that he was seeking. He practiced mind control and meditation for many years. Jose dedicated himself to reconcile nutrition with people's spiritual side because one can hardly balance his or her energy if the physical body is not properly harmonized. As a health advisor, he is also dedicated entirely to provide students the necessary path for the body to function properly according to their biological heritage.
With many years’ experience of practice and teaching, Ella, originally from England, has gained so much physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually from yoga and meditation. She now dedicates herself to sharing this with others. She trained with Shakti Mhi, the renowned founder of Prana Yoga College in Tel Aviv, and went on to teach around London at the yoga and meditation detox juice fasting retreat Moinhos Velhos in Southern Portugal. She now lives with her partner in Malaga, where she continues to teach in English.
This retreat will take place at the Axarquia region, which is situated in the easternmost part of the province of Málaga. Competa is an inland white village in the Axarquia, which is a small region, well-known for the Andalusian legacy of Muslim rule.
The location is a privileged tourist destination surrounded by olive groves, almond trees, and a 4000-hectare wildlife reserve in Sierra Almijara, just 15 to 20 kilometres from the main tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol, including the beaches (a nudist beach is very near if required) of Torre del Mar, the famous caves of Nerja, and within striking distance of Granada, Sierra Nevada, and other places of interest.
Healthy, delicious vegetarian, 100% organic meals will be provided using locally grown organic fruit and vegetables on every yoga retreat. The recipes used will be created by health and nutrition experts, including Jose and Anna, the founders of Yoga Eco Oasis. Wholemeal foods will be used, as well as foods low in saturated fat, during your yoga retreats. All meals are based on the principles of good nutrition, health, and good taste.
There is no meat or fish during the yoga retreats. All food served is vegetarian in the tradition of yoga and ahimsa (non-violence). The yoga tradition encourages a vegetarian diet during the practice of meditation, in order to increase the experience of peace.
Instead, your meals at the yoga retreat center will contain beans, nuts, avocados, tofu, seeds, and other vegetarian sources of protein, allowing you to build core, back, and other muscle groups that have been developed from practicing yoga postures by yogis for millennia. Other special dietary requests, such as vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and wheat-free will also be catered for.
During your free time, you can go for a nature walk in the mountains and admire some of the stunning views here, as well as breathe in some of the lovely mountain air. You can also arrange a trip with the driver to the surrounding villages or to the local beach at Maro. There is also a nearby natural park that the driver can take you to if you feel like a nice walk one day. Most people, however, like to relax by the pool, read, chat to new friends at the yoga retreat center, or listen to quiet music.
Since Yoga Eco Oasis is situated in a strategic location on the Costa del Sol, they are able to organize excursions to various destinations nearby, being able to travel from the mountain snow in Sierra Nevada to the beaches on the Costa del Sol in just one hour. The following excursion proposals of interest to visitors are classified by the distance from Eco Oasis.
Located on the slopes of the Almijara Mountains, five kilometers from the tourist resort town of Nerja and one kilometer from Maro, are a series of caverns called the natural cathedral of the Costa del Sol, with an area of 140,000 square meters and a maximum length of 700 meters open to the public. The most impressive feature is a huge central column 32 meters high in the Hall of Cataclysm, which is considered the tallest in the world and the world's largest stalagmite.
The show gallery is accessed by an eight-meter flight of stairs leading to the entrance hall (Sala de Vestibulo), where archaeological excavations took place and where some of the finds are now displayed. Work is currently under way to open new galleries.
This is a tourist trail for hikers to enjoy the beauty spots and clear mountain waters running under their feet. A tour with alternating gorges where the river narrows and pools of water. The source of the river is over 1200 meters high on the Almijara mountain range in the heart of the natural park of the sierras of Almijara, Alhama, and Tejeda, at Piedra Sellada Mountain, although its main tributaries are 500 meters away at a location known as La Vegeta de la Grarna.
The Chillar River maintains a fairly constant flow throughout the year even during periods of drought and runs almost entirely along a deep gorge of dolomite marble.
This is one of the wildest places of the Axarquia region of Málaga, which is within walking distance. It is a protected natural park located in an unspoiled highland region ideal for hiking and biking routes. The natural park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama has an area of 40,662 hectares covering the mountainous landscape of the sierras of Tejera and Almijara between the province of Málaga and Granada, in a northeast-southeast direction towards the sea and the natural cliffs of Maro.
Yoga Eco Oasis can offer massage and reflexology treatments. Treatments tend to cost around 50 EUR each. Please feel free to send an inquiry to Yoga Eco Oasis if you want to find out more.
This is in the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria. With many spectacular galleries, it is one of the three known marine caves in the world and the only one of its kind in Europe. The cave can be reached by bus, on a bike, or as part of a pleasant walk along the seashore. Dating back to the Jurassic period, the cave is carved in a natural limestone promontory forming a cliff on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Its name stems from a legend about an Almoravid royal treasure hidden there.
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga Eco Oasis will pick you up from the airport. The scheduled collection time from Málaga Airport (AGP) is at 12 p.m. on Sundays and on Fridays from Eco Oasis at 2 p.m. to be dropped off at 3 p.m. for flights leaving after 5 p.m. at Málaga Airport (AGP). Please inform your flight itineraries upon booking.
Airport transfer from and to Málaga Airport (AGP) after 12 p.m. on Sundays (arrival day) and flights departing before 5 p.m. on Friday (departure day) will not be included by Yoga Eco Oasis. If you wish to be transferred before or after the established time, they can arrange for a local driver to collect you, which normally charges at 80 EUR.