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Come to Fuerteventura and enjoy 8 days island-style yoga and learn or deepen your meditation skills. Our exclusive Deluxe retreats are held in the north of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. It's a unique "spirit and body travel" to recharge you with new energy and inspire.Why exclusive? Because you enroll for a personal vacation experience in small groups (maximum of 4 to 8 guests per Retreat. Why Deluxe? Because we hold retreats at Villa Casa Veda, one of the finest luxury villas in the north of Fuerteventura and all of our services are of the highest standard.
The retreat will be held in one of Fuerteventuras most beautiful modern luxury villa, Casa Yogafriends with stunning architecture. Casa Yogafriends 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. Casa Yogafriends is brandnew and purpose build for our retreats. The big garden is very private and sheltered from the wind. The big wooden terraces and the pool invite to chill, sunbathe and to jump in for a refreshing bath.
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. All our rooms have ensuite bathrooms. We have comfort rooms and a suite to choose from.
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, we will focus on restorative yoga practices as well as the deeply nourishing practice of yoga Nidra. We generally teach Hatha yoga with an emphasis on awareness, breath and alignment.
The physical practice of postures (asanas) is only one of eight traditional limbs of yoga, as outlined in the foundational text of yoga philosophy, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
These limbs present a sort of eightfold path to enlightenment, which also includes mindful breathing, turning inward, concentration, and of course meditation. In this retreat, we will give a special emphasis to meditation practice.
We will teach you right from the basics of how to sit right, how to relax and provide you with a lot of guidance towards a quieter and a more harmonious mind, as well as greater mental health. Meditation does not only alleviate stress and burnout symptoms, it also helps you to improve concentration.
Experience the transformative power of meditation, where we can truly quiet down our minds and bodies to experience an inner sense of peace, joy and well-being, while finding ways to connect with the world around us in much healthier ways.
We offer 3 guided hiking excursions (about 3 hours) on alternate days throughout the retreat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Holds a university degree in Communicational Design and has worked as a publicity designer. 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 meditation practitioner.
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.
We keep our retreats in one of Fuerteventuras most beautiful modern luxury villa Casa Yogafriends with great architecture and a beautiful location and great views over the volcanos of Lajares.
Our base is located in the north of Fuerteventura in Lajares, lovingly called Surfcity by locals, a young, ambitious place with many restaurants, bars and cafes. An art gallery and craft shops selling jewelry, silk painting, etc. reflect the multicultural community with great flair.
Our goal is to pamper your palate with our excellent vegetarian cuisine. All meals are lovingly prepared with locally grown mainly organic ingredients. We cook with virgin olive oil. Fresh fruit, mineral water and herbal teas are available throughout the day at leisure.
If you know that you react allergic to some foods that we try our best to set forward, provided You will inform us in advance. If you follow certain dietary requirements and need special ingredients, bring it along with.
Fuerteventura is known for its world-class waves. We can arrange a surf course for you with pick-up and drop-off services at the retreat villa. A 3-days surfing school costs 130 EUR and a 5 days surfing costs 200 EUR.
Fuerteventura is a perfect spot for kite-surfing. A 2-day kite-surfing course costs 270 EUR.
The retreat package includes a 1-hour massage during the 8-day retreat. Let yourself be treated to a deeply relaxing sports massage which will ideally complement your yoga practice and sports program.
Arrive at the Fuerteventura Airport (Puerto del Rosario).
From the Fuerteventura Airport to our luxury villa Casa Yogafriends in Lajares it takes about a 30-minute drive. A taxi drive from the airport is around 45 Euro. We also recommend to rent a rental car, which are very cheap, on the Fuerteventura Airport (100-130 Euro/week).