Yoga en Tenerife

Yoga en Tenerife offers yoga classes, workshops, and holidays as well as massage therapies and health consultations at a privileged location on Tenerife Island, Spain.

Instructors 1

Aday Isidro García Díaz

Aday went to study in Granada a master of clinical specialty in the AEPC while attending anthropology classes at Granada university. There he began to practice yoga and learn about Tantra at Escuela Vedica with Swami Shankaratilakananda. In 2013, he trained in Ayurvedic panchakarma therapy with doctor Nayana Rao, Udupi, India and participated in the organization of several detox retreats and teachings of Ayurvedic abhyangam and shirochampi massage.

Reviews 18

Rosanne Awadalla

from Great Britain, April 2018

"A gift of a week away!"

Aday is a passionate teacher, sharing his wisdom, his yoga practice and his healing energy. The beautiful mixture of yoga, meditation, teaching, great food and amazing excursions for us to experience the best gifts the island has to offer, far exceeded my expectations! Aday’s healing meditations were something special for me to experience, and his massage treatment too, seeing dolphins jump and dive by our boat, the magical mystery of the sweat lodge gave me a transforming gift, Luz’s detoxing and nurturing food was a wonderful thing and our trips to the ocean and Mount Teide, with a wonderful group of people. If you are considering this retreat, go for it...it may be somewhat different to what you first expect, but the rewards are many to receive for the opening heart!

Sonya Clifton

from Great Britain, April 2018

Learning meditative techniques.

The trips and experiences were extremely interesting.

Jill Gillingwater

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Time to reconnect with yourself and others"

Loved everything about this retreat - the unique and soulful location, the learning and fun created by Aday's gently assertive approach, our group from all nationalities, the walk up into the national park, the different beach locations, sitting under the stars at night with my husband, I could go on ...

Juliet Stevenson

from Great Britain, March 2018

"A wonderful trip"

The setting in Cristoforo was just beautiful

The trips out in the afternoon were varied and fun.

The sweat lodge was an "experience" and the dance class one evening was one of the most fun activities I've done for years

It was a small group of 9 from different countries but within a day or so we had all bonded and it felt like we'd known each other for years

It was just what I needed - a combination of learning more about yoga/meditation and time to relax in beautiful surroundings.

Thanks to Aday and to all my fellow yogis and hope to see you all again.

Amanda Barry-hirst

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Lovely place, great experience"

Cristforo is a wonderful haven with a relaxed vibe, green trees and birdsong.

The accommodation was charming, rustic and clean.

The people were friendly and welcoming.

Aday was a gentle, inspiring guide and teacher. He took us on some great trips and led great meditation, yoga snd chanting sessions.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Just what I needed"

The house and grounds of Hacienda Cristoforo

The way the week was set up with yoga first and last thing (often outside), communal breakfast and dinner, and outings during the afternoon.

Interactions with the 6 other participants, all women travelling alone, and Aday.

Elena Pleshan

from United States, February 2018

A truly spiritual experience. If you are seeking a change in your life, wishing to go beyond the physical part of yoga, and learn about the yogic ways of handling difficulties in your life and welcoming positive changes - this retreat will set you up for an amazing fresh start! I felt the real benefits of it right away and the effect strengthened in a few weeks (I am writing this review 2 weeks after).

Some people that I met on the retreat were sceptical about the philosophy and teaching style initially, but later were writing to me that this retreat filled them with immense positive energy. I can only agree!

During the retreat I was having some bad dreams related to my fears and negative emotions buried deep inside me - probably karmic cleansing. But I did not quite have any time to think about my problems, because the days were jam packed with activities. Upon my return home, I noticed my head getting clear, my sleep getting deeper and more energizing than usual, and many of my problems either seemed to either have reasonable solutions, or I just realized they aren't even problems :)

Conclusion: if you're feeling down, open yourself to something a bit out of the ordinary and go for this retreat. If your usual way of handling things doesn't help, accept that there are different ways of looking at your life and yourself and find out about them on this retreat.

Anne O Connor

from Ireland, February 2018

Excellent experience. Aday was interesting and have good mediation experiences and introduced alternative pratices which were enlightening.

Anatoly Lebedev

from Ireland, February 2018

"Probably the best vacation ever"

From the beginning till the end it was an unforgettable experience. The location, the activities and most importantly the peace for soul. Aday made me feel relaxed and I learned a lot from the experience, meditation and yoga classes.

I left with the feeling I am going to be back.

I can totally recommend to anyone looking to find a peace, and start the journey on the way to find and enjoy your happiness.

Angela Halvorsen Bogo

from Norway, January 2018

"Best yoga retreat ever!"

I loved coming as a single person and feeling at home immediately. I liked the venue very much, its an exquisite gem, totally different from everywhere else I saw on Tenerife. You feel you have landed in a fairytale. The house is set in beautiful gardens, there is a pool, 1 minutes walk away and the whole place is tranquil and nurturing. The group became like a family and it was very nice to share the beautiful house together. I loved not having to think at all about how to get to anywhere as Aday took us to hike, to swim or to practise yoga in lovely places around the island. All the food was vegan or vegetarian. I loved that all the meals were included and often they were gourmet standard.

Sinead Fitzgerald

from Ireland, January 2018

"The perfect retreat!"

Aday is a lovely ,spiritual yogi and a cool guy ,adept to guide you on all planes of exsistance during your holiday.This yoga is beyond merely the physical asanas.

The Hacienda Cristofo , is a spiritual sanctuary , which is inspirational .

Anonymous

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Lovely place, yoga classes so so"

The place is like a littel hidden paradise full of beautiful trees, flowers, little pools, places to seat and relax. I enjoyed the walks and exploring Tenerife and I loved the vegetarian food. The trip on el barco was wonderful and we had opportunity to see the whales. The houses are amazingly built and you rather feel like in a Flinston's age but obviously with all the 'uptodate' facilities and equipments to use. Just lovely and unique place to stay.

Anonymous

from Switzerland, November 2017

"A trip into the yoga world. "

I came along just to do the usual yoga postures in a natural environment. What I found was so much more. It was a real discovery of many other aspects of yoga, going deeper into oneself & having the teacher fully there present to our needs. The excursions were fun and beautiful, a real treat in addition to the yoga. I am so glad to have participated in this intense & wonderful experience.

Anonymous

from France, February 2018

"Plus que du yoga, une aventure spirituelle !"

J'étais venue pour me reposer, prendre des cours de Yoga, me relaxer... J'ai quitté cette retraite avec une énergie positive incroyable.

Aday, natif de l'île, nous a conduit vers des lieux préservés des flux touristiques et a su susciter un climat serein et spirituel, à travers les excursions, ses cours de Yoga et la conduite de la méditation.

L'expérience du "Steam Lodge", un rituel de purification, peut être déconcertante mais s'avère très forte. Même remarque pour les Mantras, que l'on psalmodie longuement. L'atelier de danse est de grande qualité. L'idéal est de rester l'esprit ouvert à ces pratiques qui vous enrichissent tout au long de cette semaine.

Le jardin de Cristoforo est un havre de paix qui accueille des lodges construits avec goût. Très joli cadre, donc... La nourriture est délicieuse, et les repas partagés sont des moments riches d'échange. La plage est accessible à pied.

Aday est un très bon organisateur disponible et à l'écoute de tous. Il a su entretenir l'esprit de groupe et favoriser les échanges.

Pendant mon séjour, la langue utilisée a été l'anglais.

Carolina Páez

from Spanish State, August 2017

Una Oportunidad a un viaje interior e íntimo de la mano de Aday. En un entorno favorable, limpio, fresco y armonioso. Una alimentación consciente, salidas a la naturaleza a lugares especialmente hermosos y siempre encontramos el momento para el bañito en el mar. Para mí ha sido importante y muestro mi más sincero agradecimiento. Gracias

Testimonials 5

Yvonne Germany

Yoga en Tenerife

Thank you for this wonderful yoga retreat with very interesting yoga and meditation classes at this lovely hacienda with very good and healthy food.

I enjoyed a lot the excursions and the feeling being in a big family with very nice sisters and brothers.

I would recommend it to everybody!

Valérie

Yoga en Tenerife

I'm well coming back home and I already dream to go back again in Tenerife, it was a very nice week. The people I've met there are all very beautiful persons. The place at Cristoforo was like at home. The different things you teach us, Yoga class, and meditation were very interesting, I've learned a lot of it and some practices were really beneficial. I'm happy to have met all the members of our group and also your friend Ricardo, the champagne for the sweat lodge, Simona and Juan in their fabulous garden which inspire me a lot, and the captain of the boat.

I'm happy of this delicious vegetarian week too which invites me to continue.

Carolina

Yoga en Tenerife

HACIENDA CRISTOFORO - REVIEW

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is lovely, rustic, beautiful. The grounds are extremely peaceful with little, interesting nooks and crannies where you find turtles, buddhas, goats and little waterfalls. Our room was nice, spacious, the beds vary from soft to very hard and we had a little visitor of a mouse on a couple of nights when we left food out.

LOCATION

Inside the resort is really idyllic, outside is quite stereotypical Tenerife, a bit run down, a 20 minute walk to the beach but many beautiful places are within driving distance.

FOOD

The food was an absolute highlight. Compliments to the chef, Federico who went out of his way to accommodate my vegan diet and my son’s particular tastes. He made sometimes simple, sometimes adventurous, always delicious, vegetarian food.

Our lunches were provided by a catering couple, Josue and Simona who made very delicious vegetarian food full of love, grown in their garden. We had the pleasure of meeting them and visiting their permaculture garden which was a real treat.

YOGA

Anahat was our yoga instructor and tour guide throughout. He provided a very full service, picking us up at the airport with food and drink, being our yoga teacher morning and evening as well as instructing us on yoga theory, driving us to all our hikes, beaches, extra destinations etc. At first, I thought the yoga was slightly unstructured but, I was looking it as each individual session rather than as a whole week. In the week, we covered so much and managed to go really in depth. Anahat is a master chakra opener and meditation guru.

EXTRAS

This was another exceptional part of the holiday. We did an ecstatic dance workshop one evening that was mind blowing, we went on really beautiful hikes to El Teide and Vera de Erques. One day was a beach day, the other we went to the depths of a hippy beach after a small hike. On the last day we boarded a catamaran and got to see wild dolphins and swim in the ocean. Another night we went to a permaculture farm and did a sweat-lodge there. Truly moving. Another evening, we did mantra chanting and spiritual spinal realignment. Anahat knows a lot of great people who come to give workshops and seem to be part of his extended “family.”

Overall, this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I recommend it to someone travelling on their own, a couple or a family. Really nourishing, relaxing, purifying and healing.

Diana Hayes England

Yoga en Tenerife website

Anahat is a very gifted and giving teacher. The daily yoga/meditation classes and healing treatment took me on a journey that was both cleansing and uplifting! By the end of the week I felt energised and much lighter. The retreat itself is a magical place, set against a backdrop of mountains and brimming with character. The classes, setting, lovely people I met and trips to so many beautiful places were all better than I could have ever expected. So much care and effort was put into making this a gorgeous and exceptional week! Thank you.

Carla Belgium

Yoga en Tenerife website

This yoga retreat has been an absolutely wonderful experience! I left Haciënda Cristoforo re-energised, full of positive vibes and feeling extremely blessed. Anahat teaches truly from the heart, has so much knowledge he wants to share and gives a lot of himself to the group. There is a broad diversity in his teachings as in the activities. We have visited magnificent places and settings. Not to forget the amazing location where we stayed, Cristoforo, of course. There are so many beautiful things that I took home with me, but what touched me deeply is to go back with ‘brightness in the eyes’! (dixit Anahat) I am grateful that I have been part of a wonderful group of people and hope to go back again soon!

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