RE-CONNECTION YOGA RETREAT
with Frauke & Valentina
24.April- 01.May 2021
30.October - 06.November 2021
7-night accommodation, in a peaceful Villa in a quaint surfer village at the base of a volcano, 8 km from amazing beaches (El Cotillo)
2 daily yoga sessions; Different styles of Yoga : Jivamukti, Kundalini, Yin, Nidra suitable for all levels
Full Moon Gong Session
Daily Vegan Brunch & 6 Vegan Dinners
2H practical Vegan cooking class
Solar heated swimming-pool
24/7 Water, Ayurvedic tea, Coffee, Fruits & Nuts
The Concept & The Practices
This retreat will focus on re-connecting with your true Self. In the yoga practice we do many things to improve our physical and mental well-being. What we are really after is that sense of peace and freedom we have when we end the session in shavasana. It is supposed to give us a sense of separation from the body. This is not your body nor is it your mind. They are vehicles alone. We are supposed to be able to completely separate from the flesh and connect with the spirit. Once we can embrace that concept than we can look further to see the true Self. That is the person we are trying to connect with. That is our own little piece of God right inside us. When we are able to make this connection we realize nothing else matters and we are content and happy with things just as they are.
By practicing different styles of yoga: Jivamukti, Kundalini, Yin, Nidra, Meditation and Gong sessions) 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 and invite new perspectives into our horizons, so we can stay physically and emotionally well-balanced in daily life.
“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” (B.K.S. Iyengar)
Who is your teacher?
Frauke imparts her radiant spirit and joy for life in her yoga classes, and retreats.
She is passionate in sharing her knowledge to help others use their gifts, continue t
o grow, and be the change they wish to see in the world. Each class and meditation she
leads help us to connect and to cleanse. Trained in Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yang Yoga, Yin Yoga &
Mindfulness and Aereal Hammock Yoga, Frauke offers an inspiring and powerful
combination of asana, breath, meditation and chanting that leaves students uplifted and
empowered. Frauke reminds us to connect and centre, to know that life is to be enjoyed,
and it’s a great message.
Valentina has walked into the path of yoga in 2005 in Italy, and
She combined her practice with philosophical studies and travelled all over to meet different
teachers and grow with this ancient discipline, mainly following the Ashtanga yoga method.
She has been practicing different styles all of which influenced the way she teaches, especially i
n Jivamukti yoga she can combine the tradition of Ashtanga yoga, the dynamic sequence of
asana, with the depth of the philosophical and the spiritual search, suitable for any kind of body
Her main teachers are Petri Raisanen, Matthew Sweeney, Sharon Gannon and Mark Robberds.
She loves story telling in her classes and she consider herself to be a lifelong students and
a servant of the truth.
Food -Eat fresh-Feel fresh
We will serve vegan food with some vegetarian options as well. Daily after practice, brunch and dinner will be served during the retreat, so your body will be nourished with lots of fresh prepared food in creative ways, using combinations of various textures and cooking techniques.
The cuisine is based on seasonal fruits and vegetables from the Islands (papayas, pineapples, bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes etc). We include a lot of nuts & seeds, beans and legumes (chickpeas, black beans, quinoa, brown and red rice). Additionally we have our own vegetable garden so fresh greens are close whenever needed (basil, coriander, carrots, spinach, salads, rucola etc). We bake our own spelt and wholegrain breads, for gluten free version we offer quinoa chia bread. Some dishes follow Ayurvedic approach where we replace onion and garlic by fennel, celery and mustard seeds. Be prepared for colourful smoothies and vegan bowls, homemade granola, Ayurvedic soups and so much more. The food you will taste is cooked with love and passion by your wonderful hosts Vanja and Bojan. You will taste that positive energy! Each meal is different and each dish is an experience, you will discover amazing combinations and will go home with a collection of recipes to add to your repertoire. There is no alcohol served nor available for purchase on location during the week.
In this retreat we will incorporate a variety of yoga styles: Jivamukti, Kundalini, Yin, Nidra, Meditations and Gong sessions.
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 house is nestled right under the volcano “El Calderon Hondo” in the surf village of Lajares in the north of Fuerteventura. The village (easy 15 min walk) offers a few restaurants, cafes, bars and shops, and on Saturdays it becomes a local market for arts and crafts. From the house you have direct access to running, treking and mountain bike paths around the volcano.
The house is very spacious and modern, but still, it retains elements of classical Canarian building and every corner is dedicated to the well-being of our guests, including a beautiful green Patio garden with palm, banana trees and an herbal garden.
The swimming-pool is solar heated (temperature ranges from 21C in winter to 26C in summer).
Each room has a bathroom, private lounge área with a hammock, free wi-fi, and many of them with a kitchenette. Linens, towels (beach and bath), hairdryer and soaps are included. Washing machine is 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 yogis.