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This perfect balanced and scheduled yoga retreat is made for you to escape from your busy lives. The venue is close to the beach, swimming pool, and only four minutes walk to the beautiful center of Benalmadena Pueblo, a chance to visit Benalmadena Stupa, a Tibetan meditation temple. You will learn to de-stress with the help of meditation, yoga and beautiful surroundings, with big garden with a pool and a lot of exotic plants and trees, views over the sea and mountains, a perfect place to be!
At the beautiful accommodation, they have nice and clean big rooms waiting for you. The accommodation consists of five different dwellings (casitas). Around the swimming pool, the gardens, contains seven spacious single and / or double bedrooms - each dwelling is individually equipped with living room and chimney, high quality furniture, construction, and spacious rooms offering you comfort and peace.
Yoga Retreats Malaga is offering you this all-in yoga retreat where you will enjoy your days with morning meditation and yoga, full big brunch and dinner. There will also be evening yoga and there will be a special workshop in the afternoon one of the afternoon.
After the brunch you have time to relax, read, swim at the pool or go to the beach, or the city of Malaga, Marbella etc. - whichever your preference. Yoga Retreats Malaga has a brochure at the retreat with ideas of places you can visit.
Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, structured, and intelligent approach to the practice of yoga, and is comprised of both practical and philosophical components. The practical portion has been traditionally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in two ways - Mysore style and led class. In the Mysore class, new students are instructed individually, and taught small amounts of a sequence of poses that increase each day according to the capacity of the student.
When practiced in a consistent manner, this method of yoga will strengthen, purify and align the body, steady the nervous system through even breathing, and give equilibrium to the mind. The led class is the more typical style yoga class that is offered in the West, where the teacher instructs the group together, leading the class through the 48 postures of the primary series.
This is a more restorative, softer form of yoga, Hatha yoga refers to the practice of bringing balance to the two main energies in the body-the energy of the moon and the energy of the sun. Ha means sun and tha means moon, this is a translation from the Indian Sanskrit and refers to the balance of day or night, male or female, yin or yang. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to the breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of Yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time - five minutes or longer per pose is typical. It is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang. In the body the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. A Yin yoga class usually consist of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body-the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Miguidet, is best known for her sense of humor, generosity, and positivism. She is a devoted yoga student, yoga teacher, and lover of her family. Miguidet is a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher RYS from the Yoga Institute Houston, USA, and completed a teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in the Parthman Niketan, Risikesh, India, where she also studied Indian Philosophy in the Punab Paschim Institute. She has studied Ashtanga yoga with Sharath Jois and Saraswati in Mysore India, and with other Ashtanga-certified and authorized teachers: Eddie Stern, David Swenson, Manju Jois, Max Czenszak.
Erik started with yoga five years ago, before playing soccer, doing fitness and martial arts. He learned that yoga is for everyone and that Yoga is an inner practice that you can do all your life, and what gives you benefits in and outside the mat. His first teacher was his wife Miguidet, who had the patience and love to teach him the basic steps of yoga. In the Netherlands, Erik taught Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga and meditation. In addition to his yoga practice, he got the highest certifications of Ayurveda massage therapy and Ayurveda cooking at the ADHN institute Gokulam in India.
With a background in music and administration, Nico’s approach to yoga is one that honors the need self-actualization and union with your body. Nico has studied yoga since 2012 and has began teaching this year. He draws much inspiration from teachers such as Pattabhi Jois, and Sharath. Nico’s classes are fun, focused, and very naturally flowing; lightheartedly and fun. He is also a seasoned and passionate musician having played for many Art Of Living events. So you can expect to also hear and play music after your yoga classes.
The yoga retreat center in Benalmadena has a green amazing landscaped garden of 10000 meters, hidden in the beautiful center of Benalmadena Pueblo. Here, you can find optimum rest and quietness to escape your normal busy life. A magnificent view you will have towards the mountains on the back and sea view up front.
The garden gives you a lot of spaces to chill and relax. The garden is oases of exotic plants, palm trees, pine-trees, orange trees, cactus, and so on. In the middle, there is a beautiful swimming pool with sun beds. On the ranch, you can encounter with one of the animal friends, the two peacocks, the chickens, or the Argentinean little horses.
The beauty of this place is that you are in a beautiful oasis of green, and at the same time next in the middle of the village of Benalmadena Pueblo. The beach is around 5 kilometers away and easy to reach by car or taxi. Malaga city or airport is half an hour away by car or taxi.
Benalmadena Pueblo is a Touristic Village of Interest nominated by the European Union. This is because of the traditional Andalusian life style, white houses, balconies, beaches, and great views it posses. The town has a lot of nice terraces and streets.
Yoga Retreats Malaga offers you the best fresh, mostly organic, vegetarian food to maximize your energy and wellbeing. Enjoy the extra taste and nutrition of local seasonal produce with a lot of variety in products. Most of the vegetables and fruits come from the local farmers from the area of Malaga and they even come from Malaga Yoga Retreats' own garden, which you will love!
A personal chef will prepare your daily delicious meals, brunch and dinner. The menu is designed to provide you all the proteins and vitamins to clean your body without eliminating the essential nutrients required. All meals and drinks are included, and between the meals there is plenty of filtered water, herbal teas, and fresh fruits. Let Yoga Retreats Malaga know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
The Ayurveda massage is a very therapeutic massage and gives you completely rest in the mind and detoxifies your body completely. This strong massage will be given with long strokes, movements with warm oil including fresh herbs. The cost for Ayurveda massage is 40 EUR per session for 60 minutes.
Foot massage is based on the tenets of foot reflexology and involves applying pressure on key points in the foot to get benefits. The legs will be massaged too. This massage is with oil. The cost for foot massage is 25 EUR per session for 30 minutes.
The Relaxation massage is a massage (Swedish) to help you relax. The massage therapist will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure. In this massage you might even fall asleep! It is also a good massage for someone who is getting a massage for the first time. The cost for the relaxation massage is 40 EUR per sessions for 60 minutes.
Arrive at Mlaga-Costa del Sol Airport where you will be picked up by Yoga Retreats Malaga.
To book tickets, you can check Skyscanner. Some of the air companies are: Vueling, Ryan air, and Transavia.