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13 Days Christmas and New Year Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Yoga Shala Ibiza, San Lorenzo, Spain


Deluxe Healthy Detox Spain Yoga Retreat

Spend Christmas and New Year in a fun, energizing break on the beautiful island of Ibiza. This holiday will be filled with a lot of demanding Dynamic yoga classes, interesting healthy food demonstrations, inspiring and thought provoking talks, and of course plenty of indulgent and yummy, clean food for the New Year and the new you. There will also be plenty of time for relaxation for you so you can go back brimming with health and vitality!


  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Daily meditation and breathing exercises
  • Inspiring talks on gluten-free diet and healthy living
  • Demonstration on making gluten-free meals and treats
  • Daily detox juices, herbal tea, and fruit
  • Daily detoxing vegetarian meals
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 12 days with instruction
  • English
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The luxurious villa, where you will be staying, sits in an idyllic spot, high above the village of Sant Lorrenc (San Lorenzo) with stunning panoramic views over the island and Formentera. Set over six acres, there is plenty to explore, including a hill walk leading to one of the most beautiful sunset views. Cozy in the wintertime, the house is centrally heated although we get plenty of warm, sunny days in Ibiza in the winter.

When the sun is shining, there are plenty of outdoor areas around the beautiful infinity pool for relaxing and soaking up the rays. Five of the bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and two of the bedrooms share a bathroom. All bedrooms have double beds, except for one room which has twin beds. There is Wi-Fi in the main living area of the property.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool


  • Balance your weight and look at goals
  • Brighten and uplift your mood
  • Enhance the clarity and brightness of your complexion
  • Enjoy new ways to enhance your overall digestion
  • Help you to fully embrace a healthy way of living
  • Improve your way of eating for your future lifestyle
  • Improve your quality of sleep
  • Increase skills and resourcefulness regarding knowledge of your nutritional needs and how to meet them
  • Increase your levels of energy and feel vital and more alive
  • Learn and perfect techniques to help you sleep
  • Learn techniques to help your skin glow
  • Lose weight in a healthful way
  • Reduce aches and pains
  • Reduce any allergic reactions, headaches, water retention and joint pains related to diet

You will also have memorable and inspiring talks and discussions to include:

  • Benefits of a gluten-free diet
  • How to avoid bloating and inflammation
  • Kicking the sugar habit
  • Combating food cravings
  • Eating a clean, whole foods diet, and more

Sample daily schedule

December 23 - 30, 2016

  • 07:00 Herbal tea and fresh fruit platter
  • 08:00 Dynamic, powerful, and challenging yoga class
  • 10:00 Appetizing vegetarian and gluten-free brunch
  • 11:30 Free time to chill, take a massage, or walk and enjoy the fresh air
  • 13:00 Inspirational talk and gluten-free cooking demonstration
  • 14:00 Time to relax or explore the island
  • 17:00 Evening Restorative yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises
  • 18:30 Delicious vegetarian, gluten-free dinner
  • 19:30 Free time

December 31, 2016 - January 4, 2017

  • 07:00 Herbal tea and fresh fruit platter
  • 08:00 Dynamic yoga class
  • 09:30 Healthy detox breakfast
  • 10:00 Free time
  • 13:00 Healthy detox lunch
  • 14:00 Free time to relax or explore the island
  • 17:00 Evening yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises
  • 18:30 Healthy detox dinner
  • 19:30 Free time
  • Jacqueline Purnell

    Jacqueline is a highly qualified yoga teacher and the founder of Yoga Shala Ibiza, a yoga teacher training and yoga holiday center in Ibiza. She is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Foundation Course tutor and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance teacher. Jacqueline has taught yoga for many years all over the world, including training yoga teachers for over ten years in London and Ibiza. She is originally trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Derek Ireland in India. She is also a qualified BWY and Yoga Alliance pregnancy yoga teacher.

  • Claudia

    Claudia is the founder and director of The Wellness Source, a company dedicated to empowering individuals to take charge of their well-being; supporting them toward living happier, healthier lives through wellness coaching, workshops, and retreats. She is a renowned yoga teacher and wellness expert and has guided literally hundreds of people through life-changing detox, wellness, and yoga programs in the UK, Europe, and Asia. Her adaptability, in-depth knowledge, her calm steady support and caring nature really shine through in her relationships with her clients.

The eco-friendly yoga center, The Garden Of Joy, is set in fabulous natural surroundings just outside Santa Eulalia and only 15 minutes drive from Ibiza. It is just five minutes from a pebble beach and ten minutes from a shallow sandy bay and has beautiful views of the nearby "Magic Mountain" and the sea. It also has an outside shaded yoga platform and a swimming pool and as there is very little light pollution the stars twinkle very brightly.

Nearby places

  • Ibiza - 15 minutes
  • The bay - 10 minutes
  • The beach - 5 minutes

During this retreat, you will be served daily delicious, vegetarian detox breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and juices and smoothies, prepared by Yoga Shala Ibiza's incredible chef, Sol. Herbal tea, drinking water, and fruit platter are also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Enjoy massage and healing therapies
  • Explore the beautiful beaches of the white island of Ibiza
  • Explore the islands’ many caves
  • Go mountain biking or road biking
  • Horse riding
  • Try spa and hammam
  • Visit Ibiza old town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the local markets

You will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some relaxing, rejuvenating massage and healing therapies such as Indian head massage, reflexology, Reiki, or therapeutic massage session throughout the week at an additional cost.

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily detox and vegetarian meals and juices
  • Daily drinking water, herbal tea, and fruits
  • Evening meditation sessions
  • Demonstration on cooking gluten-free meals and treats
  • Inspiring talks on healthy living
  • Twice yoga sessions daily
  • Use of infinity pool
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Additional spa treatments
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ibiza Airport (IBZ). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga Shala Ibiza will pick you up from the airport.

  • Review by Michaela Pilz from September 2016

    "I just finished Teacher Training with Jacqueline Purnell in Ibiza. Already, I'm signed up for further training, coming back in two months for the Pre- and Postnatal Yoga course."

    "Why I chose Jacqueline? Having met her at a yoga retreat before, I already knew her as very knowledgeable, but also down to earth. Looking for a teacher to provide a thorough and grounded training, I was not disappointed. While training was intense, it was also a lot of fun. Jacqueline put special emphasis on our understanding the physiology of yoga, applying various teaching methods to cater to every type of learner. We all gathered extensive teaching practice during the three weeks. From the beginning on, we exercised applying the correct modifications for various physical conditions and assuring all levels had a safe and pleasant experience. Jacqueline provided a life changing experience in a breathtaking location. Through her as well as her assistant Lynn Ramsson's support I feel not only excited to start my career as a yoga teacher, but well prepared - with an intense hunger for more!"

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  • Review by Karen Kileen

    "This intensive course has given me tools and the confidence to teach and awakened an interest to learn so much more. Jacqueline created an atmosphere which brought us together as a group, motivated us and encouraged us to support one another - I feel I have made friends for life!"

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  • Review by Kayleigh Alexia Eden

    "I have had a brilliant 3 weeks at Yogashala. I felt appreciated, supported and encouraged as an individual and this has greatly boosted my confidence. The trainer took the time to give me some advice to improve on my own personal practise which was much appreciated. Also i needed some extra practise teaching and this was provided which was very helpful for my professional development. I spent an amazing three weeks with amazing people that i feel lucky to have met and i was sad when it came to an end. I would definitely return there to do the pregnancy and postnatal course and my Advanced teacher training. The setting is beautiful and the meals were delicious. The activities were fun and I learnt so much about yoga. I came on the course to develop my own personal practise but instead have come away and am now working on a career in yoga. It was an experience im deeply thankful for."


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  • Review by Carla Hobart

    "The course is excellent in terms of practical teaching skills and experience - being exposed to teaching rapidly, and to teaching external attendees for classes right away is fantastic. The clear focus on safety and alignment will also absolutely stand me in good stead going forwards. It is clear that the leader of the course is tremendously experienced and knowledgeable in the field and she responded really well to the overall feedback from the group as the course went along as well. "

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  • Review by Raoul Defant

    "My experience at Yogashala Ibiza far exceeded my expectations. Jacqueline is a fun and warm and competent teacher, and I feel ready to teach and ready to further my yoga education thanks to her. Strongly recommend, five stars, amazing, brilliant-thank you!"

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  • Review by Anna

    " Prenatal Course : A perfect combination of practical and theoretical experience. A very thorough coverage of Anatomy and class planning plus having a chance to teach to real pregnant ladies and mothers and babies was invaluable."

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  • Review by Lydia from Europe

    "I had the most amazing time in Ibiza at the Yogashala. I was surrounded by some of the most inspirational people I've ever met and felt supported by my group who I know I will stay in contact with forever." website, edited

  • Review by Nicole from Europe

    "Can I do it again? What a fun week it was! Missing Ibiza, and Yoga shala Ibiza." website, edited

  • Review by Jacqui from Europe

    "I am excited to be returning to Yogashala Ibiza for the pre-natal and post-natal teacher training course with Jacqueline next month. I think it will be beautiful to be able to offer yoga to mothers and babies, for them to have that yoga connection, from the womb and beyond. During the five years I lived and worked in Dubai, my students were mainly women - of all ages and stages of life - I feel this training will complete my circle of experience.Since my very first Power yoga class with Jacqueline over a decade ago, progressing on to the BWY foundation and diploma course and through the years that I have been teaching, I have found Jacqueline to be an exuberant and dedicated teacher who has been an inspiration to me; always supportive and full of wisdom and experience."

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  • Review by Helene from ReeuwijkThe Netherlands

    "The awesome sweet location where I started after two years no training due to Hernia troubles was a hearth warming welcome back to yoga. As a boot camper I joined the teacher training program and with focus, concentration and beautiful build up I was within three days getting more and more back in my body. The sweet and strong guidance was uplifting and did bring a feeling of wanting more. More understanding and more training, hope to be back soon."

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  • Review by Fabienne

    "With Yoga Shala Ibiza, I have booked yoga holiday! I had a lovely accommodation run by a nice spanish family. The yoga area was good reachable with a walk of 15 min from the appartments. The Garden of Joy is a lovely place to practice yoga and in the middle of a nice garden. For breakfast we had a lovely small buffet with cold/warm tasty food. At the time I was there, there was teachers training. I have realy enjoyed my stay with Yoga Shala and would come again!"

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  • Review by Karine

    "I am back at home now, my yoga retreat in Ibiza was really nice, thanks a lot! Thank you for these 15 fabulous days!"

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  • Review by Helene

    "The awesome sweet location where I started after two years no training due to Herniated Disc troubles was a hearth warming welcome back to yoga."

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  • Review by Sigrid from Brussels

    "My retreat at Yoga Shala Ibiza was quite interesting in the sense that it was the first time I took yoga and diving clases. I liked the combination of both. Both sports have to do with breathing, so one adds up to the other one. The yoga exercises were quite challenging sometimes, and the diving was good fun. Cala Martina, where I took the diving clases, has a very nice beach and the diving club has a great atmosphere. The apartments are decent; although maybe a bit expensive. But I'm sure this depends of the season. I had a good time and would certainly recommend this vacation to anyone who is interested in yoga and diving. Some organizational aspects could be improved, but I'm sure that will be taken care of in the future as this was the first time it was organized." website, edited

  • Review by Boo from Europe

    "It is now 3 years since I completed my 3 weeks intensive yoga teacher training at Yogashala Ibiza, and I am so happy to be returning this year to help out and to learn some more. The course was one of the most challenging but also rewarding and transformational few weeks of my life. I gained so much knowledge and confidence. I had undertaken the course mainly for my own learning, and to have the confidence to develop my own personal practice at home. But I left there feeling humbled by the the knowledge I had gained and really wanting to share it, and so I did start teaching. Now I realise how much I have learnt from teaching, and how much I enjoy it.Thank you Jacqueline for all your care and advice and for asking me to come back. I am so excited to be a part of this course and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga." website, edited

  • Review by Anita from London, UK

    "Having just arrived home from a 200-hour teacher training course with Jacqueline, I feel completely renewed and energized. Instead of lamenting at the London weather, I find myself now walking with a smile on my face and yoga mat on my shoulder as I continue on the path I started paving in Ibiza. Studying to become a yoga teacher has been one of the more difficult things that I have done in my life (and I thought I was tough after 10 years in the city!), as its physically and mentally demanding, but the sense of accomplishment and personal growth I gained as a result of graduating to become a yoga teacher has made it very worthwhile. Jacqueline is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable yoga practitioners I have come across, and I feel really fortunate to have had her share her knowledge and passion with us on the course. She also understood that all the students came from different walks of life and had differing depths of yoga practice thus far, making everyone feel included and important. We were also given the opportunity to spend significant time teaching full 90-minute yoga classes to external students a great confidence booster! While my newfound Ibiza tan will unfortunately fade, I think that the internal glow this course has given me will last."

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  • Review by Maria Stribling

    "Jacqueline provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in one activity of yoga across a period of three weeks. This, together with the in-depth knowledge that Jacqueline has of her subject, an amazing location, superb food, and prearranged accommodation add up to a period where one can focus totally on the one subject a luxury in its own right!If you have the passion for yoga and want to know more indeed be qualified to teach it then I cannot think of a better way of achieving your goal. Added to this, Jacqueline's positivity always shines through, creating a path of joy and hope. This is a very inspiring memory and inspiration for ones future. Thank you, Jacqueline."

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  • Review by Jacqui Ives

    "My experience of doing the Ibiza Yoga TCC was an enlightening, uplifting and challenging experience. Jacqueline was an inspiring and insightful Teacher who encourages students to reach their potential in all the different aspects of yoga, acquire sound, safe teaching skills and develop their own practice and technique.The Yoga Centre is a lovely, uplifting, spiritual and sensual arena - the sounds, the sea, the smells are fabulous. The food was fantastic too. Gourmet, delicious and wholesome! All this and the delights of a beautiful, magical Island."

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  • Review by Lisa Mortimer from Yorkshire, UK

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and really pleased to have had this experience and feel honored to have met all the people involved. I loved the morning walks, the meditation, and that we started teaching by day two! It really built up my confidence and sense of grounding and security in teaching."

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  • Review by Sylvia from Norway

    "The teachers instructions were always very easy to understand, clear, and precise. She has a lot of knowledge and I felt free to ask questions at any time. In all, I've learned so much about yoga and I feel very ready to teach thanks to this training. I am very pleased with what this course has given me."

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  • Review by Monique from Spain

    "Although feedback was straight to the point, I felt valued and respected and was encouraged to develop my learning at all times. Positive feedback was given as soon as I earned it and I really appreciated this. I now feel fully motivated and able to focus on developing the knowledge I have gained on this course."

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  • Review by Jette Keppler from Frankfurt, Germany

    "Many greetings from my first 500-hour teacher training course. Here, I realize that with the Yogashala TTC 2012 I am well educated and qualified for the advanced study period. I feel well-informed about asanas, anatomy, philosophy, and didactics. And what differentiates me from the others is that I have the self-confidence and security to teach groups, because at the Yogashala, we started teaching nearly from the first day on.Before the TCC on Ibiza, this would have been unthinkable to me. The TCC transformed me. It made me stronger, more secure, trustful and more vital. Why? Because within these three weeks I had to cope with many challenges - both physical and psychological - and so I could discover myself. And I was supported by so many beings: A funny and loving group (thanks, you wonderful people!), expert teachers that I was allowed to learn from (thanks, Jacqueline, Arlette, Chris and Seba), delicious meals (thanks, Sol and Olli!), the magic of the island (thanks, Ibiza! and myself, my courage, my confidence, the support by my loved ones and my own way (thanks, Jette!). The transformation goes on."

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  • Review by Jonathan McLoughlin

    "Ibiza, the perfect location for yoga! I am a recent graduate of the three-week intensive yoga teacher training course. Well, where do I start?T he food was flawless, totally vegetarian, full of flavor, excellent quality, and large portions, thanks to Sol, our chef extraordinaire! The intensity of the course, in the heat of Ibiza, was very challenging physically but achievable with the right attitude and effort, and almost addictive, once one was familiar with the routine of 6.30 a.m. starts! During the three weeks of training, I felt my body and mind had woken up to reality after a long, long sleep!How often does one have the opportunity to experience this and open ones heart to the feeling of peace and serenity? No distractions, no chit-chat to fuel the mind with irrelevant scenarios and negativity, just oneself. Being in the now is sufficient. Talking is overrated anyway! The creativity that was evident in all of the student's demonstrations. They were so inspiring and so memorable. The bonding between all the students was unexpected but boosted the group dynamics from the very beginning of the course, so that in the end, we were friends who had the spirit of yoga as a common denominator. The course tutors opened our minds to the human potential in all of us.I thoroughly recommend the course, tough as it was at times, but so worth every second of effort. I am a different person now. More confident, grounded, content, knowledgeable, skillful (oh, and modest!). If you can dedicate this time to the course, you will be overwhelmed at what can be achieved, with the guidance of Jacqueline, a truly beautiful soul who surely has enthusiasm, inspiration, wisdom and knowledge on yoga well beyond her years, in the beautiful, magical location of Ibiza.Do it! In life, opportunities will present themselves, it is up to us to seize them! Namaste."

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Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Yoga Shala Ibiza is operated from Garden of Joy, a unique space hand-carved by Jacqueline Purnell and family, where retreats, yoga teacher training, and prenatal training take place.

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Arrival: Friday December 23, 2016
Departure: Wednesday January 4, 2017

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