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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.
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.
Eco Oasis can offer massage, Thai 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.
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.