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A life changing yoga retreat doesn't need to be expensive. Here, at Yoga Eco Oasis, you will be provided with excellence at every level during this retreat and at a reasonable price. Yoga Eco Oasis has a lot of experience in running yoga retreats with several different themes in Spain. On Yoga Eco Oasis retreat, you can be sure that the quality of excellence in every aspect is constantly maintained and that a warm homely atmosphere as well as personal attention for each guest are guaranteed.
Yoga Eco Oasis offers you an 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.
Note that three rooms have twin single beds (Muladhara, Anahata, and Manipura) which are intended for two female travelers wanting to share or two friends booking at the same time. The other two rooms have double beds (Svaditshana and Vishudda) which are for couples or family members. Single person supplements are also available or there is the option to share with another female yoga student if you are also a female yoga student. Yoga Eco Oasis can arrange this for you in one of the three rooms and it is a great way to make a new friend.
This yoga retreat is suitable for students of all levels including beginners because all the classes are personalized for each student. The aim is to move at your own pace, at a pace that you will enjoy and feel comfortable at. The yoga taught at this 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.
Your yoga teacher will be using his highly developed teaching system during each class. You will be asked at the beginning of each yoga retreat what areas you want to develop in. Your yoga retreat will be personalized according to your wants and needs for your own development whether you are a new or established student of yoga.
The practices will be held specifically in a shala, a place of refuge and a place to find inner peace. Yoga Eco Oasis will be a perfect place to escape the stresses of the modern world and develop a sense of peace, calm, well-being and happiness. On your free time, you can relax, swim, have a therapy session, explore the area, and even help out in the organic gardens.
Please note that all the classes are all optional during this retreat. Yoga Eco Oasis wants you to develop at your own pace and to enjoy your stay, enjoy this retreat as much as possible, become healthy in mind and body, learn how to relax and deal with stress, and learn how to feel at one with yourself.
On this yoga retreat, you will be taught meditation, asana (posture), chanting, and breathing techniques. You will be focusing on different guided meditations every day in the morning and evening to teach your mind to relax and focus on silence within. The aim is to help you return with a more positive and happy mindset.
There will be different series of Yin and Yang based Vinyasa yoga taught to you every day (Yang every morning and Yin every evening). The practices are designed to slowly open up the whole body over five days so that by the last day of the retreat, every muscle within your body feels open, alive, relaxed, rejuvenated and energized.
On this retreat, Yoga Eco Oasis’ aim is to help you develop your health, learn relaxation techniques, and learn meditation that will help you to deal with stress, improve the quality of your life, happiness, and sense of well-being.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheels of energy. The seven chakras, when awakened, cause a transformation of consciousness and physical changes in the body. The body will experience ultimate health and the mind will possess knowledge about something beyond this world. An awakened chakra spins or turns and the sensation can be felt in the body.
Note: Attendance to both of these is highly recommended.
Irazu's style has its roots in Iyengar and centered yoga systems in which each aspect of the practice is an opportunity to investigate the body, the brain, and the mind and enter a region of profound inner vision, which permits the body of light to shine from within toward the external world. Her experience includes teaching yoga to women in prison and running yoga sessions for young people in a youth custody center. She also has experience of teaching yoga to people with mental health and addiction problems in a specialized rehabilitation center in Mexico.
Since 1999, when Ana came into contact with veganism, she made a personal decision to adopt that philosophy of life. This is a philosophy that renounces food of animal origin, in search of a personal ethic in harmony with the environment without sacrificing the pleasure of tasting flavors, textures, and aromas. She later set up her own restaurant and was completely self-taught researching and creating her own culinary style.
Spain 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. He also dedicated entirely to provide students the necessary path for the body to function properly according to their biological heritage.
Yoga Eco Oasis is located in Competa, an inland white village in Axarquia, a small region well-known for the Andalusi 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. It is just 15 to 20 kilometers from the main tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol, including the beaches of Torre del Mar, the famous caves of Nerja, and within striking distance of Granada, Sierra Nevada, and other places of interest.
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Healthy delicious organic vegetarian meals will be provided using locally grown organic fruit and vegetables. The recipes used will be created by health and nutrition experts including Jose and Ana, the founders of Yoga Eco Oasis. Wholemeal foods will be used as well as foods low in saturated fat during this retreat. All meals are based on the principles of good nutrition, health, and taste.
There is no meat or fish on this retreat. All the food is vegetarian in the tradition of yoga and ahimsa (non-violence). The yoga tradition encourages the vegetarian diet during the practice of meditation in order to increase the experience of peace. Your meals 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.
You will also provided with a fresh organic fruit from the local organic farmers available all day as well as over 20 of the best quality organic teas from around the world which are available to drink whenever you want to.
Other special dietary requests such as vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and wheat free can also be catered for. Please let Yoga Eco Oasis know to meet your requests.
Yoga Eco Oasis is situated on a strategic location in Costa del Sol and able to organize excursions to various destinations nearby such as traveling from the mountain snow in Sierra Nevada to the beaches in Costa del Sol in just one hour. The following excursion proposals of interest to visitors are classified by distance from Yoga Eco Oasis.
Caves of Nerja are located on the slopes of the Almijara mountains, 5 kilometers from the tourist resort town of Nerja and 1 kilometer from Maro. The caves are series of caverns called the "natural cathedral of the Costa del Sol", with an area of 140000 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, considered the tallest in the world and the world´s largest stalagmite. The Show Gallery is accessed by a 8-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. A work is currently under way to open new galleries.
Chillar River is a tourist trail for hikers to enjoy the beauty spots and clear mountain waters running under their feet. You can enjoy a tour with pools of water and alternating gorges where the river narrows. The source of the river is over 1200 meters high on the Almijara mountain range. The Chillar River maintains a fairly constant flow throughout the year even during periods of drought and it runs almost entirely along a deep gorge of dolomite marble.
One of the wildest places of the Axarquia region of Málaga is within walking distance. It is a protected natural park located in an unspoilt highland region which is ideal for hiking and biking routes. This natural park contains sierras of Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama. This park has an area of 40662 hectares covering the mountainous landscape of the sierras of Tejera and Almijara between the Province of Málaga and Granada, in a northeast southeast direction toward the sea and the natural cliffs of Maro.
Treasure Cave is located 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 came from a legend about an Almoravid royal treasure hidden there.
Please book your flight and arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). Yoga Eco Oasis will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
The scheduled collection from Málaga Airport (AGP) is at 12.00 p.m. Meanwhile, the scheduled collection from Yoga Eco Oasis is at 2.00 p.m. to be dropped off at 3.00 p.m. for flights leaving after 5.00 p.m. at Málaga Aiport (AGP). If you wish to be transferred before or after the established time, Yoga Eco Oasis can arrange for a local driver to collect you. The transfer normally charges 80 EUR.
"Pasé una semana fantastica con José Antonio, Ana y Agatha en Yoga Eco Oasis. Tuvé la impresión estar en familia y aprendí millones de cosas además de relajar y de practicar asanas. Me encantó la práctica de yoga (hatha y kundalini yoga por los más "clasicos" y raja yoga e yoga nidra por los menos conocidos) como las clases de cocina consciente/vegana (nuevos ingredientes, nuevas maneras de cocinar). Y comé muy bien porque era todo muy rico! También tuvé "clases" de teoría sobre la alimentación vegana (porqué, cómo, consequencias de la alimentación típica, los medicamentos...) muy largas con explicaciones claras de José Antonio, de vídeos y de libros. Todos me ayudaron con el idioma para hablar y entender castellano, y también hablan francés así que no hubó ningún problema por esa parte."
"The retreat with Eco Oasis was fantastic - Carmen is an incredible yoga teacher!"
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"Hello Anna and Jose Antonio, Thanks to you both for a fantastic course and the most welcoming atmosphere at Eco Oasis. After this, I can improve my life through yoga. We are now cooking something from the course every day and I am still eating a vegan diet. Before the retreat, I really needed inspiration for a healthy way to live and eat and now I feel so inspired to continue on this vegan/raw path .I’m really looking forward to your upcoming activities and workshops so we have a reason to visit Spain and Andalusia again."
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"I stayed in Yoga Eco Oasis in mid-April for a week of Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga, taught by the Eco Oasis fantastic manager, Carlos, and by the wonderful Ashtanga teacher, Carmen. I had an absolutely superb week filled with yoga, chanting, meditation, relaxation, and the most phenomenal food I have ever tasted! (Thanks Anna!) Carlos is so welcoming, and full of energetic positivity which quickly spread through the whole group, making everyone feel relaxed, comfortable and happy, All team are so hospitable and kind, and it is clear that they genuinely care about each and every person who visits the Eco Oasis. Thank you for such a lovely experience, one which I highly recommend to all!"
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"My experience at Yoga Retreats Eco Oasis was one of ultimate peace and calm. The centre itself is beautiful and located in the mountains of Andalucía it was the perfect escape from the chaos of central London. Fran is an amazing teacher. As I was quite new to yoga and it was my first retreat, I was a little apprehensive but he put me at ease from day 1 and I never looked back! It was lovely to spend the week with such a great bunch of people too - all like minded but from very different backgrounds. And I must also mention the food - it was delicious!! I've never eaten so well in my life! All in all, I left Yoga Eco Oasis feeling great and with a new outlook on life. I enjoy Yoga so much more because of it and would recommend it to anyone."
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"Thank you so much for such a fantastic weekend, I was very sad to leave so soon because we had such an amazing time. The best part for me was being around like minded people with whom i can be 100% myself which doesn’t happen very often in my life unfortunately. I always try to be very open minded and socialize with people who just don’t understand veganism but this weekend has taught me that I need to make more friends with like minded vegans and spend more time with people like myself. Overall the yoga retreat has taught both myself and James a lot and we will take everything we learnt and use it in our everyday lives. Its helped us change the way we live for the better, and hopefully it will help James to understand why I live the way I do a little bit more (hes getting there slowly). Ana was the STAR of the show and made cooking so much fun, we laughed and laughed the entire retrait which is the best medicine one could ever wish for so thank you so so much for the time we shared this week"
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"Eco Oasis is a very special place. A huge amount of care and attention is put into the classes and the food! I could not recommend it highly enough."
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"First of all I’d like to start with a big ‘Thank you’. I had booked my week in Cómpeta fairly spontaneously, only two weeks in advance. I’d had a bit of a rough time earlier in March and felt I needed to treat myself, to get back into shape and recharge my batteries. The Yoga and Cooking Class Retreat with Eco Oasis seemed just what I needed – and overall my expectations were exceeded. First of all, I thoroughly enjoyed with Yoga practice and all the cooking class, and the style and atmosphere in which they were taught. Our group was very small, and José Antonio took care of each visitor’s needs, which made all of us progress and develop day by day. It was so useful to have someone help you make constant adjustments and improvements. And what I learned has kept me motivated and helped me to improve my practice now that I’m back in London, both in class and at home. Food was amazing too! Anna was an absolute star! Every single dish was delicious. And it was impressive to see how much care went into it to make every meal special and healthy. I would have enjoyed my week with my group pretty much anywhere, I’m sure. But the fact that we were surrounded by beautiful mountains and had lots of sun and fresh air made the whole experience all the more enjoyable. I wish I could do it again soon, and highly recommend it!"
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