Canary Islands Spring yoga retreat with Sinziana
February 8-15, 2020
Sunshine Self-care Surrender
Practice Pause Peace
Restore Rebound Replenish
Inspiration Invitations Insight
Nourish Nature Novelty
Grounding Gratitude Grow
The Concept & The Practices
Give yourself space to replenish after winter and sow the seeds of joy for spring. We find ourselves energetic and inspired when we are truly connected to our deepest truths and heartfelt desires, when we align body, head and heart. But sometimes the hectic pace of life for many of us these days leaves us caught up in our thoughts and feeling a little unsure what we really want in life, of our true north. Away from our daily routine, out in the beautiful natural landscape of Lajares, under the gentle sun, with twice daily yoga and nourishing food, take some space to breathe, and dream, and just be...
This retreat will focus on how we can use our yoga practice to invite more joy into our lives, to live with steady ease, to take action form a place of peace and trust in all aspects of our life. Moving the body with awareness we release from tension and stress, so we 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.
We will practice in a very special place, a specifically yoga designated yurt – a cozy circular space with amazing magical energy. The yurt is sheltered in the garden, surrounded by nature, guarded by the stunning presence of the volcano. At the entrance there is a chill-out area were you can experience the peacefulness of the place before and after practice.
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.
Who is your teacher?
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 surroundings - Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Welcome to the “Hawaii of Europe”, a true gem with year round sunshine and perfectly preserved natural beauty! The oldest of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Fuerteventura will surprise you with its desert-like landscapes and wild seafront combining into amazing scenery. Large plains, lavascapes, volcanic mountains are trimmed by sand dunes and white sandy beaches. The island lies only 80km off the coast of Africa, which grants its fame as the island of eternal spring. The island is a biosphere reserve, highly regarded for its clean and unpolluted air, clear waters, unspoiled wilderness. No better place to experience the beauty of nature than this very well preserved environment!
The retreat venue - Yogasana House
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.
Daily after practice vegetarian brunch and dinner will be served during the retreat, so your body will be nourished with the best fresh organic produce prepared in creative ways, using combinations of various textures and cooking techniques.
The cuisine is simple and... simply delicious!. You will enjoy exquisite quality and unique taste, as the food you will taste is cooked with love and passion by your wonderful hosts Vanja and Bojan. You will taste that positive energy! Brunch consists of salads, free range eggs, freshly baked breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, amazing signature granola, honey and jam, juice and coffee or tea. In the evening vegetarian multi course meals with starters, main and dessert will enchant your taste buds.
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.
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
* 7 homemade brunch buffets and 6 dinners (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