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8 Days Breast Cancer Yoga Retreat Tenerife, Spain

  • Mandala de Masca, Finca la Pimentera, Masca, Buena Vista del Norte, Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Therapeutic Yoga Retreat Spain

Recharge yourself in a safe environment far away from home, a place where you can be totally yourself and enjoy things the way you like it! Located in Tenerife, Spain, Yogini Rosa retreat is designed especially for you, a woman who has been confronted with breast cancer. It does not matter when, a short while ago or maybe years ago. What level of experience you have with yoga, meditation, or mindfulness doesn’t matter. You’re always welcome on this yoga retreat.

During this seven-day retreat, activities, workshops. and treatments are offered which will help to cope with the effects of the disease and treatment. A Yogini Rosa retreat supports the recovery of the body and mind. Being together with other women on the same journey often gives a different understanding, strength, and energy. It helps in the process of dealing with the effects of breast cancer.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga practice
  • Daily communal meditations
  • A mixture of healing yoga styles
  • Massage and mindfulness workshop
  • Tasty & healthy vegetarian meals
  • Snacks & homemade drinks
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Dutch, Spanish, English
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You will be staying at Mandala de Masca. This accommodation is facilitated with 10 double rooms with single beds, 2 outdoor yoga decks and an indoor Shala, a spacious yoga living room with open fireplace, a swimming pool filled with water directly from the natural spring, a steam bath, 6 layers of terrace gardens full of beautiful plants and tasty fruit, an outdoor cinema, a sun terrace with lovely sun lounges, an open and honest kitchen, and quiet space to withdraw into yourself. Towels for the bathroom and the swimming pool, yoga mats, soft cushions, and other accessories during the yoga and workshops

Yoga

During your stay, you will be offered a mixture of different healing yoga styles, which are suited for every yogini at every level. Yoga will bring you relaxation and stimulate the self-healing abilities of the body. Yoga improves your fitness levels, concentration, and breathing. These facets support and release the physical and mental effects of the treatments.

Communal meditation

Every day starts with a communal meditation. Meditation helps to find greater self-understanding and to find peace and balance.

Mindfulness Workshop

The fight against the disease, the experience of the treatments, and the recovery, it all takes a lot of energy. By giving attention to the moment, you learn how to deal with fear, tiredness, and a new reality. Mindfulness shall support you to see things differently and to trust your body again.

Massage

During the retreat, every Yogini Rosa receives two treatments from a specialized therapist in massages for women. She decides together with you which treatment fits you best.

Other workshops and activities

During your seven-day Yogini Rosa retreat, there are several workshops and different activities. All will contribute to help finding your inner self, give you peace, and are fun to do. Yogini Rosa will make a choice based on the season and composition of the group.

  • Mala beads (prayer beads) – make your own Yogini Rosa mala beads
  • Mandalas – coloring in mandalas in silence brings you closer to your feelings
  • Helping with the garden – put your hands in the earth, pick fruit from the gardens, or just water the plants with the manguera
  • Deepening your knowledge – yoga philosophy, the background of yoga
  • Singing mantras under the stars – singing together before going to sleep
  • Ayurveda – Kapha Vata Pitta
  • Cooking class – inspire yourself to eat healthily and enjoy nice food
  • Painting and drawing – from your heart to paper or canvas
  • Masca Valley – walking through the Masca gorge to the sea where a boat is waiting for you
  • Pico del Teide – walk in silence or follow a yoga session in the crater of the highest mountain or volcano of Spain

The team

The seven-day Yogini Rosa retreat is provided by a team of women with their own expertise. They are supported by a group of female volunteers who have experienced up close the effects of the disease and treatment often themselves. The team is led by Monique Castiglione, a yoga teacher and self-experience expert.

  • Yoga teacher – an experienced yogini with a good heart
  • Masseur – knows that all women are different
  • Mindfulness trainer – totally focused on the here and now
  • Yogi chef – takes care of the tasty dishes and healthy drinks
  • Yogatographer – she puts perspectives and memories into pictures
  • Team Mandala de Masca – inspiring people who are all connected through passions
  • Montserrat Gomez

    Montserrat Gomez studied yoga therapy at the Yoga Biomedical Trust in London (currently Yoga Campus) for 3 years, involving medical studies and the application of all yoga disciplines to medical issues such as heart disease, cancer, back problems, and degenerative disease, among others. For over a decade she has worked with hundreds of clients from around the world, implementing the therapeutic values of yoga for varied medical issues of the body and the mind. Her practical and compassionate manner make her one of the most approachable teachers in modern yoga therapy.

  • Marijke de Vries

    Marijke de Vries started doing yoga when she was 16, then mainly to learn how to relax. Now, she practices yoga to connect herself to the wisdom of silence and the wisdom of the body. Since 2005 she runs her own art therapy practice. She is medically schooled and coaches people, both individually and in groups, in the areas of health, disease, loss, and personal development. As a therapist, she has coached many people suffering from cancer and each time she notices how moving and complex it is to deal with such situations.

  • Lucette Vermeijden

    Lucette is a dermatologist specialized in the aftercare of breast cancer treatment. She treats scars and edema and gives Pilates classes with attention to complaints that may arise after the treatment of breast cancer. She is the founder of a clinic in Haarlem for women touched by breast cancer. In this clinic, she offers everything you might need during or after the treatment for breast cancer. Her goal is to support woman in the process after all treatments. To find the ME again and to empower and regain strength

This yoga retreat will take place in Tenerife, a sunny island in the Atlantic Ocean. This island is the largest island of the Canary Islands, Spain. Due to the favorable location at 28 degrees north of the equator, Tenerife has a subtropical climate. Mandala de Masca, where this retreat will be held, is a yoga retreat center on top of the mountain estate Finca La Pimentera in the Masca Valley on Tenerife Island.

Healthy and tasty food is very important. All vegetarian meals, healthy snacks, and homemade drinks are prepared with mostly organic products from Yogini Rosa’s own garden or from farmers on the island. The Yogini Rosa’s chefs are cooking every day with lots of love and attention to a balanced menu. They are advised and inspired by fellow chefs from around the globe and dieticians from different cultures. There is an open and honest kitchen. With slow food meals, healthy bites, healthy drinks, and smoothies, they provide everybody with the necessary energy and wholesome nutrients to help with the recovery. The most important organic ingredients are harvested daily from Yogini Rosa's own gardens.

  • 2 lovely massages by a specialist
  • 4 insightful and therapeutic workshops
  • 6 days of 2 daily yoga
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • A descent hike down the Masca Gorge and a boat trip to the port (if the weather permits)
  • All delicious vegetarian meals and snacks
  • All teas, aqua, Fresca, and other non-alcoholic drinks
  • Beautiful photographs and videos of your Yogini Rosa retreat
  • Mats, soft cushions, and other accessories during the yoga and workshops
  • Meditation sessions
  • Picnic lunch at the moon landscape of Pico del Teide (if the weather permits)
  • Towels for the bathroom and the swimming pool
  • Transfers from and to the airport of Tenerife–South Airport (TFS)
  • Transportation during group outings
  • Flight to Tenerife
  • Purchases from the Yoga Tienda shop or the honesty bar
  • Trip cancellation and travel insurance (to join the Yogini rosa Retreats you need to take out a cancellation and travel insurance)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tenerife–South Airport (TFS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.