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8 Days Wellbeing and Active Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, Spain

Wellbeing and Active Yoga Retreat Spain

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Spain.

Come to Fuerteventura and celebrate island style yoga and a sports vacation. Enjoy an intensive and transforming vacation experience on the luxurious villa Casa Veda set in northern Fuerteventura. This exclusive deluxe retreats is set in northern Fuerteventura and surrounded by far reaching volcano ranges. You are taken on a very unique 'mind and body journey' to fully recharge, reboot and inspire you. Feel the transformative power of a 2 times a day active yogi lifestyle and take positive changes back to your everyday life and to your yoga practice.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 yoga sessions a day
  • 2 volcano hiking and trail running
  • Deep relaxing anti-stress massage (60 minutes)
  • Vegetarian meals (breakfast, snacks, fruits, mineral water 24 hours, dinner)
  • Optional Island tour (5 hours)
  • Optional Mountain bike tour
  • Mountain bike for free use
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

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Accommodation

The retreat is held in one of Fuerteventuras most beautiful modern luxury villas with stunning architecture. The luxury villa Casa Veda is located in Lajares which is just a 30-minute drive from the Fuerteventura Airport.

The villa is situated in some of the most spectacular scenery in the north of the island, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is set on a nicely situated plot near to a protected area of the Calderon Hondo Volcano.

You can choose to stay in a shared double or a private room. Room allocation is arranged based on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Yoga Friends Fuerteventura Spain Yoga Retreat Program

Each day of the retreat will begin with a silent meditation followed by a longer morning yoga class in which we do softening, hydrating and releasing practices as well as stabilizing and strengthening practices.

In the evenings you will focus on restorative Yoga practices as well as the deeply nourishing practice of Yoga Nidra.

Yogafriends Fuerteventura offers Hatha Yoga with a special emphasis for sportive active people to help regain flexibility, avoid injuries, shorter recover times, etc.

Included excursions

In this retreat, there will be a two hikings tours. The first one climbing on the top of the crater of a close by Volcano for great views and situating yourself with a great view to Lobos Island and Lanzarote. A second hiking tour will most likely be led to the close by West coast of Fuerteventura and lead you along the rough and rugget western cliff line to some spectacular views.

Instructors

Annette Arndt
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Holds a university degree in Communicational Design. Annette started her yoga practice at the age of 18. She got hooked on the positive effect of yoga on body and mind. Yoga has proven to be a natural and ideal progression for a sports fan with a background in tennis, volleyball, mountain climbing, and surfing. She is a qualified Yoga, tennis and surfing instructor. It is no surprise that teaching comes naturally to her. Annette teaches Hatha Yoga and is also a Vipassana meditation practitioner. Her main teacher is Donna Farhi.
Miguel Aguirre
Miguel is originally from mainland Spain and holds an economics degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. While Miguel is a dedicated surfer since an early age and has travelled extensively across four continents searching for waves, he also started practicing yoga during his studies in Santa Cruz, California in 1992. Miguel has been a yoga teacher in the Canaries since 2000. He founded the Casa Yoga studio and has been teaching yoga here since 2005.
Franziska Gottschlich
Franziska Gottschlich is a Yoga teacher native from Berlin, with a practice background from Anusara and a special interest in Yin and Yang Yoga, asisting Yoga teacher trainings."Franzi" has been teaching and hosting at Yogafriends for many retreats. Our guests love her calming and sweet presence.

Retreat location

Lajares is located in Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands and there is plenty to discover on this island. Surrounded by the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Fuerteventura is a perfect place to relax, recharge, find inner peace and enjoy outdoor activities.

The village of Lajares (also called jokingly Surfcity among locals) is a young and upcoming village with many restaurants and bars. The art gallery and artesian shops such as jewelry shops and silk drawing stores reflect the interesting community with multicultural influences. On Saturdays a well-visited artesian market makes the center of the village really lively. Lajares is a melting pot of people from all over Europe and beyond.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Yogafriends Fuerteventura aims to delight your palate with world class vegetarian cuisine. All meals are lovingly prepared using mainly organic ingredients and locally grown produce, cooked with virgin olive oil. Complimentary fresh fruit, mineral water and herbal teas are available throughout the day.

If you are allergic to certain ingredients Yogafriends Fuerteventura will do their best to meet your requirements, provided that you advise them in advance. If you have dietary needs that require special ingredients, please bring those items with you.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Enjoy hiking

Learn surfing

Learn kite-surfing

Explore the surroundings

Go mountain biking

Relax in the villa

Refresh in the pool

Go hike and see the volcanos

Swim in the beach

Tour the islands

Spa treatments

A 60-minute relaxing anti-stress massage is included in the price.

What's included

  • 2 guided running
  • 2 guided hiking
  • 6 vegetarian dinners
  • 7 late buffet-style breakfasts after morning yoga
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All yoga classes
  • Anti-stress massage (60 minutes)
  • Fruit basket and mineral water
  • Morning tea before yoga
  • Rental bikes at the free disposition of guests

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfer to and from retreat villa
  • Costs for additional or optional activities
  • Insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at the Fuerteventura Airport.

Yoga Friends Fuerteventura is happy to arrange low cost group transfers from the Fuerteventura Airport to the luxury villas in Lajares (30-minute drive).

Cancellation Policy

  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Special discount

For retreats starting on June 10 and June 24, a discount of 20% per person is available.

 

For early booking (4 months before retreat date), a discount of 5% per person is available.

 

2 persons sharing a double room get an extra discount of 5%.

 

If you have a partner or friend who would like to come along and enjoy the stay with all the services (food, accommodation, massage) without doing the course there is a special price reduction of 75 EUR.

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