NATURE and NURTURE in Lajares with SINZIANA
09-16 November 2019
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
The Concept & The Practices
The week will blend different styles of yoga, alternating flowing active classes and relaxing sessions. Meditation and yoga nidra complete the program. Vinyasa sessions will be a dynamic whole body mindful flow: postures are linked together almost like a dance, graciously and effortlessly moving from one to the other using our breath. Yin invites to slow down. Only a handful of postures, each held a longer time, which allows you to sit with your mind, breathe through the thoughts, let go. This will create space in your body, ease tension and allow deeper movement. 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. A truly rejuvenating wellbeing experience.
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)
15h00 Yin yoga (~2h)
19h00 Delicious homemade dinner with dessert
20h30 Candlelight Mantra listening / chanting (optional)
Sinziana has been leading yoga classes since 2014. She accomplished her first teacher training at the Yoga Loft Brussels and soon after she started exploring yin yoga, which opened a different chapter on the extraordinary journey of yoga discoveries. She's also a graduate of Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India. Her invigorating sequences are led in a friendly, down to earth manner, and she has a humorous and joyful approach towards the limitations of the body and shortcomings of the mind. The Yin teaching is very dear to her, for its sweet and nurturing qualities; she introduced the practice to many yogis through workshops and regular classes. You can find more about classes and workshops she teaches on www.sinsanyoga.com
The Yoga Yurt
It’s a circular space containing a very special energy inside. It is nestled in the garden, surrounded by trees and the stunning presence of the volcano. At the entrance you will find a chill-out area were you can experience the peacefulness of the place after your practice.
The retreat will take place in a peaceful villa situated in Lajares, a quaint village with restaurants, cafes, shops and a local arts and crafts weekly market. The house is only a short walk away from the volcano El Calderon Hondo, and it has direct access to paths around the volcano for walks and hikes in the reserve.
The place is spacious and modern, following the classical elements of Canarian architecture, with every detail conceived for the guests' well-being and comfort. There is a beautiful patio garden with palm and banana trees, a herbal garden, a solar heated swimming pool (temperature ranges from 21C to 26C ). Each room has a bathroom, private lounge area with a hammock, free wi-fi, and several of them have also a kitchenette. Linens, towels (beach and bath), hairdryer and soaps are included. Washing machine is also available.
Fuerteventura is one of the 7 Canary islands, in the Atlantic ocean and often described as the ‘Hawaii of Europe’. Characterised by volcanic origins, contrasting landscapes and mild climate,Fuerteventura is a low-lying island with desert-like & volcanic landscapes; coastal dune formations, over 150 km of pristine beaches and stunning water clarity. A top destination for water sports, beach lovers, trekkers and yoguis.