NATURE AND NURTURE YOGA RETREAT CANARY ISLANDS
It is not nature vs nurture, it's nurture in nature!
October 31st – November 7th, 2020
Nature is your ally and connecting with nature helps you nurture your body, mind and soul... Get outside and feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair and the warmth in your heart. Learn from nature how to be resilient, to be free, how to grow your roots deep and let your wings fly high! Let yourself nourished and get closer to your own nature.
This retreat will focus on inviting more joy into our lives: how can we live with steady ease, take action from a place of peace and trust in all aspects of our existence. The sun doesn't stop and question if sunrise happens today! The tree doesn't hesitate to shed their leaves, the bloom turns into flower, the flower turns into seed... The sunsets set the skies on fire and let the moon shine bright... What do we fear?
Moving the body with awareness we'll release from tension and stress, we'll transform stagnant energy into determination and agitation into steadiness and grounding. As the week unfolds, we reconnect to our inner compass, shed old layers of preconditioning and invite new perspectives into our horizons, so we can stay physically and emotionally well-balanced in daily life.
And what other better way to nurture yourself than yoga and meditation, complete with heavenly home cooked meals! Your body will thank you: twice daily yoga sessions, active vinyasa in the morning and gentle yin in the afternoon. Combining both Yin and Yang elements provides a balanced practice and will have a powerful effect: you will feel relaxed and full of energy, while the mind is getting calm and focussed. Add to that amazing vegan / vegetarian home cooked food... We will nourish our bodies and souls, creating awareness and balance with yin & yang yoga, we'll indulge the senses in healthy food that doesn't harm anyone, we will resource our brains with meditation and yoga nidra. At the end of this week you will be able to take better care of yourself, recognize your limits and learn how you can strengthen your inner resources and stay physically and emotionally well-balanced in daily life.
The retreat will take place in a peaceful villa situated in Lajares. The house is quite secluded and only a short walk away there is the volcano El Calderon Hondo; there is direct access to paths around the volcano for walks and hikes. The island is a biosphere reserve, highly regarded for its clean and unpolluted air, clear waters, unspoiled wilderness. Large plains, lavascapes, volcanic mountains are trimmed by sand dunes and white sandy beaches. No better place to experience the beauty of nature than this very well preserved environment, the island of eternal spring!
Sample schedule for a day of the retreat (subject to changes):
8h00 Meditation (optional)
8h30 Dynamic vinyasa yoga (~2h)
11h00 Delicious brunch buffet with coffee, tea, water and juice included
Free time (relax or explore, it's up to you! you can go for a hike, visit the island, go to the beach, lie on the hammock, read a book, enjoy others' company or solitude)
17h30 Yin yoga (~2h)
19h30 Delicious homemade dinner with dessert
20h30 Candlelight Mantra listening / chanting (optional)
Starting from 890EUR per person.
Rates differ if single or double occupancy. You can book with a friend and share a studio or have your own private bedroom. For more information please contact Yogasana House for booking and mention “Nature and Nurture and Nourish yoga retreat with Sinziana”
What is included
* 2 yoga sessions a day, except for one free evening so that you can have more time to explore the surroundings or have a different activity (hiking, beach, boat sailing, island visits)
* all class materials such as mats, belts, blocks, blankets, bolsters
* 1 meditation session every day
* homemade brunch buffet and dinner (including welcoming dinner on the day of arrival and breakfast before departure)
* 7 nights accommodation
* beach and pool towels
* tea, water, coffee and light snacks (fruit and nuts) during the day
What is NOT included
* flights to and from Fuerteventura
* airport transfers
* alcoholic drinks during your stay
* meals in between brunch and dinner
* optional excursions/ activities
Book early to avoid disappointment! 12 people maximum
Questions? email tel no: +32498382970
“I love Sinziana's retreats <3! The combination of more active classes in the morning and slower ones in the evenings gives me plenty of energy for the day and readies my body for rest at night. Sinziana's classes are taught in both a professional and super fun manner. We practice, we sweat, we laugh (sometimes a lot), we meditate, we chant, we go deep inside ourselves and come out with more clarity. Exactly what I'm looking for. As for the hosts... well all I can say is that there is a queue of us requesting to be adopted by Vanja and Bojan. They are the kindest, gentlest, most helpful souls and, if that wasn't enough, in addition they prepare the most delicious, healthy and visually stunning vegan food. You want a good practice? You want good food? You want to have fun? If you reply to just one of those, just go ahead and book your spot :)
only a short walk away from the house
large preserved park area featuring expansive stretches of sand dunes & pristine beaches
everything is freshly home made using organic ingredients
El Cotillio is 8km away from the house
Disclaimer - The Fine Print
All classes are undertaken at participants' own risk. If you are unsure of your physical ability due to previous injuries, you should seek the advise of a healthcare practitioner beforehand and inform Sinziana of your health conditions. Sinziana cannot be made liable of any injury to self. All participants are responsible for they own physical integrity and assume the risk involved when participating in yoga classes, foreign travel, and any and all activities undertaken while participating in the program. All participants are responsible for their own medical coverage and insurance (to include cover for illness, personal injury, travel delay/cancellation).
Guests rooms will be ready from the start of the holidays date. If you arrive before the designated dates, or depart outside the designated dates, you are fully responsible for your accommodations.
It is vital that participants communicate a valid email address. If you change your email address you should inform immediately.
Weather conditions can be unpredictable, and can change quickly and significantly. Sinziana cannot be made liable for unpleasant or unsuitable weather conditions and no refunds are made for such conditions.