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Join this all in one yoga retreat in the beautiful Costa del Sol, Spain. Yoga Eco Oasis gives you the best excuse to escape from your daily routine and submerge yourself in a conscious environment, which will transform your view on life. You will feel totally relaxed and your mind will be refreshed, while your senses will acquire a pleasant awareness. The retreats open a door for you to discover your true self, your true meaning in life, and your true way of happiness.
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.
The rooms are classified as Manipura, Muladhara, or Anahata for female travelers, as well as Svaditshana and Vishudda. These rooms are available on a single or shared basis.
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.
Start the day with a Kundalini yoga practice daily. The main purpose of that activity is to unlock your bodies to be allowed to express your emotions. You will work with all parts of our existence - body, mind, emotions, and soul. It is an intense practice of two hours. It is very powerful and very nice to feel better and put out of your life that big bag you are used to carrying.
Later, you will have a massage course where you will learn how to do a correct massage with lots of practice if you are ready. If you don’t like to be in touch with other people, you have the chance to do a meditation or some exercises in the pool. After meals you are going to feel music, and your bodies will express emotions with lots of rhythm and happiness. Every day will be different. It would comprise of meditations, psycomotricity, dance etc.
For finish every day, you will have a Hatha yoga practice to calm your mind and work with your bodies. The Kundalini yoga class will help in stress alleviation, expanded lung capacity, increased flexibility, strong core, quick movements and increased energy. The massage course will help you reduce or eliminate pain, improve mobility, circulation, lymphatic drainage, and reduce muscular tension. It will also help to deal with anxiety and stress disorders.
Music therapy will help to develop positive self-image, stimulate the brain waves, develop a positive mind state, and reduce stress. Hatha yoga tones the spine, increase flexibility, relaxes the mind, and releases tension in the body, helps with cravings, and connects you with yourself.
Azucena has a great interest and is very motivated to help people as her career develops. For her, it is very important to promote her patients' well-being and improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. She offers her knowledge on the technique with many years of experience based in a therapy approach. She has had experience in meditation groups and teaching yoga to people from different countries and cultures.
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.
This retreat will take place at the Axarquia region, which is situated in the eastern most part of the province of Malaga. Competa is an inland white village in the Axarquia, which is 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, just 15 to 20 kilometers 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.
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Healthy, delicious vegetarian, totally 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 on the yoga retreats. 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 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.
The retreat takes place in the strategic location of Costa del Sol. Excursions to various destinations are organized nearby, to travel from the mountain snow in Sierra Nevada to the beaches on the Costa del Sol in just one hour.
These are located on the slopes of the Almijara mountains, five kilometers from the tourist resort town of Nerja and 1 kilometer from Maro. There 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, 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. It is a tour with alternating gorges, where the river narrows, and there are 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.
It is one of the wildest places of the Axarquia region of Málaga, and 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.
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.
Eco Oasis can offer massage and reflexology treatments at extra costs. Treatments usually cost around 50 EUR each.
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 Malaga airport is 12:00 on Sundays, and on Fridays from Eco Oasis at 14:00 to be dropped off at 15:00 for flights leaving after 17:00 at Málaga Airport (AGP). Please inform your flight itineraries upon booking. Airport transfer from and to Málaga Airport (AGP) after 12:00 on Sundays (arrival day) and flights departing before 17:00 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 costs 80 EUR. The closest airport is Malaga. Yoga Eco Oasis will arrange the transfer from airport to the yoga center on the arrival day as well as the transfer to the airport on the departure day. To make sure your retreat will be hassle free, transport to and from Malaga airport are included in your stay.
"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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"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."