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Yoga Retreats Malaga invites you to this moving meditation retreat that will leave you rejuvenated. In this retreat, the classes are more focus with centering and drawing inward, moving through warm-ups, postures and periods of rest. You will feel a deeper connection inside your body and mind and develop more self-awareness and self-realization. You will get a better control of your breath that will help you to keep your mind quiet and calm. This retreat is the ideal way to start your Ashtanga yoga practice, and is great for beginners completely new to yoga, new to Ashtanga yoga, or for anyone looking to expand the fundamentals.
In the main house, there are 8 simple yet nice decorated bedrooms, all of them with their own bathroom. All the bedrooms are very spacious and very quiet with great views to the fields around the Cortijo. They have all you need to feel comfortable while you rest. Daily cleaning, fresh linens and towels are provided.
The program includes sitting or walking meditation and two yoga sessions (a more dynamic one in the morning and some restorative postures in the afternoon) as well as special breathing techniques. The yoga classes are specially designed for all levels; beginners, masters and everyone in between. The meals will be prepared by a vegetarian chef with organic and natural products, mostly produced by the local farmers around the retreat center. During the retreat, plenty of fruit, mineral water, and splendid herbal teas that help relax and keep you healthy will be offered.
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 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.
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, and fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.
14:00 Arrival time
14:30 Healthy juice and snack
15:30 Leisure time
16:30 Meet and greet
17:00 Evening yoga class
19:00 Vegetarian dinner
Monday to Thursday
08:30 Sitting meditation (optional)
09:00 Morning yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa
11:00 Delicious vegetarian brunch
12:00 Leisure time,rest
17:00 Evening yoga, Yin yoga, chanting, philosophy
19:00 Vegetarian dinner
Occasionally, changes may have to be made to the program (e.g., yoga teacher, class times or other arrangements), which we reserve the right to do at any time. If a significant change becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure.
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 retreats center is located between mountains surrounded by olive and lemon trees, in Benalmadena Pueblo, a beautiful village located closer to the mediterranean coast of Malaga. It has a green amazing landscaped garden of 10,000 meters with magnificent views towards the mountains and the sea. The garden is an oases of exotic plants, palm trees, pine-trees, orange trees, cactus and so on. In the middle, it has a beautiful swimming pool with sun beds.
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.
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 / 50 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 / 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 relaxation massage is 40 EUR per sessions / 50 minutes.
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.