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Yoga Retreats Malaga invites you to an ideal short break yoga retreat in Benalmadena Pueblo, a typical beautiful Andalucian historical village in Spain. The village is on walking distance and is famous for its white houses and narrow streets and amazing views and of course the perfect climate. Enjoy these relaxing days to reload your battery. Give yourself this boost of energy and strength with different forms of yoga, meditation, and pranayama. This ideal, peaceful place is an oasis of green and has stunning views towards mountains and the sea. Every day, you will eat different healthy and delicious vegetarian meals prepared by experienced chef.
You can choose one of the different rooms around the swimming pool and the gardens. All of them are equipped with high quality furniture, and plenty of space for your comfort and peace.
The Surya room is a double bedroom, very spacious, and bright. It has a big glass door facing the swimming pool and en suite bad-room, with a superb 2 person bath. It can be booked as a single room. Surya means Sun, and here you will wake up enjoying the morning sunrise light. It is inside the Namaste House.
The Prana room is located next to the Surya room. This big room with amazing views is perfectly situated in front of a beautiful terrace with big garden and swimming pool. It has a full glass front which you can open so you are direct connected with nature. This room has a two persons bed and if necessary a one person bed. This room is ideal for a couple or friends who wants to share a room. If you want to have lots of space and privacy you can book this as a single room. The ensuite bathroom is beautiful and has all that you need to feel really comfortable. Prana means breath.
The mudra room is located at the back from the Namaste house. This room is cosy and has everything you need to feel comfortable, two separate beds and a big bathroom. It is private and quiet and on the side of the beautiful exotic garden and a small walk to the pool and Yoga area. Ideal room to share with a friend or a new friend at the retreat. This room can also be rent as a private single room. Mudra means gesture.
Shanti means peace. Shanti room is a beautiful, delightful, and big apartment room with two persons bed, nice bathroom with bath and a romantic decor. It has a big living room, dining room and terrace. This is a place to feel at home. It is located above the Asana room. You can book it as a private room or shared with partner/friend. Asana room is a super fresh double bed room, with a very modern en suite bathroom. Outside there are many beautiful bambus trees. It has a living room with chimenee and an extra glass door to its own private terrace. Asana means posture. This room can be book as a single room, or with a partner.
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 / night, male / female, yin / 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.
This is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred as Vinyasa flow or just flow. The harmony between breath and movement will give you strength, grace and freedom.
A yin yoga class will help you to relax while you stretch the connective tissue and the joints. During a yin yoga class, you'll hold poses for much longer than you would in another yoga class (3 - 10 minutes at a time).
07:30 Wake up and light breakfast coffee and tea in the Main House. Get the new energy from the sunrise and the fantastic views from the sea
08:45 Meet in the main terrace overlooking the garden and the ocean. Have a light meditation session before having Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class
09:00 Begin yoga (asana) practice. This 75-minute practice will learn the sun salutations, all of the standing poses from the 1st serie of Ashtanga yoga and some siting asanas then finish with a long relaxation to renew your energy
10:15 Walk to breakfast together and enjoy the delicious buffet of all fresh fruits and smoothies, with Greek yogurt, and different breads also gluten free.Time to chat with new retreat friends and prepare for any of the extra activities for the day
14:00 Meet altogether in the garden to enjoy the vegetarian buffet lunch
15:00 Time for a siesta or a massage, or to lay under the sun, or going to the village of Benalmadena Pueblo or for a walk on the beach.
17:00 Yoga class based in Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. The class will be held on the grass overlooking the sky and relaxing with many different techniques to stretch and to heal any pain you could have on your muscles
Just before dinner : Two afternoons you can deepen your yoga experience by joining dharma talking sessions or chanting sessions led by Miguidet and end in restorative poses and the yogic sleep know as yoga nidra
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga)
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 our 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 nest in the middle of the village of Benalmadena Pueblo. The beach is around 5 kilometers away and easy to reach by car / taxi. Malaga city / airport is half an hour away by car / 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 well-being. Enjoy the extra taste and nutrition of local seasonal produce with a lot of variety in products. Most of vegetables and fruits come from the local farmers from the area of Malaga and even from Malaga Yoga Retreats' own garden, you will love it.
A personal chef will prepare your daily delicious meals, breakfast, lunch 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.
Many of our recipes contain chia seeds, goji berries, almonds, blueberries, spirulina, wheatgrass,rice protein, raw cocoa, quinoa, coconut oil, Agave, sesame seeds, and many others. At the end of the Yoga Retreat, when you are back home, you will get all the recipes with your favorite dishes, as a courtesy from Yoga Retreats Malaga, so you can practice at home some of the delicious meals.
Explore the clear blue waters by boat trips
Flamenco classes, Classical Guitar lessons, Spanish lessons, Tai-chi sessions
Go on excursions
Have fun hiking, dancing and swimming
Take massage or a reflexology sessions
Visit the Andalusian village walking distance 5 minutes
Visit a variety of tourist spots in Benalmadena
Walking to the beach, Enjoy the sunshine and the beach
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.
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 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.
Arrive at Malaga 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.
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