Hatha, Yin & Restorative Yoga with
7 day Yoga Retreat in magical Ibiza
01-08 May 2020
Awaken the magic in you and take time out for yourself on this transformative, restorative and blissful retreat
Join us for a 7-day journey of yoga practices in an enchanting villa in the north of Ibiza. Take a break from your daily routine, connect with nature and like-minded people and take the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice under the guidance of our dedicated teachers, Elena and Lorna.
The retreat will comprise a mix of Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga coupled with sound-healing and pranayamas techniques.
We will practice yoga in the morning and evening on our yoga deck, which offers sweeping views over green pine tree hills and down to the shimmering sea.
After a delicious, healthy brunch each day, you will have time for yourself to explore some of the wonders that the island has to offer.
Casa Shakti is surrounded by idyllic beaches, hiking trails in nature and Las Dalias, the island’s most famous hippy market, is just a short walk away.
We organise, coordinate and are present at each retreat to make sure everything runs smoothly and you are well taken care of.
Our retreats are open to all levels so you don’t need to have experience with yoga, meditation or breathing practices to participate. Everyone is welcome!
We will start each day with a two-hour yoga practice on the yoga deck followed by a delicious, healthy brunch served on our dining terrace.
You will then have time for yourself to discover what makes Ibiza such a special destination – from gorgeous beaches and lush evergreen forests to year-round blue skies and towns steeped in history. We know the island inside out and will be happy to suggest places for you to visit and things for you to do during your stay with us.
As the day starts to wind down, we have our evening yoga class by the pool before enjoying dinner together.
Elena is one of the founders of Shakti World Retreats and the manager of beautiful Casa Shakti Ibiza.
She is a Hatha Yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for the last 18 years. Since November 2009, she has been attending the Himalayan Yoga Teacher Training under the direct supervision of Swami Veda Bharati and joining regular retreats in India.
In Elena’s Yoga classes, great importance is given to the preparation of the breath, relaxation techniques and meditation. This will help you to let go of any tension built up after a stressful time and to restart your life calmer, with more energy and with a clearer head.
She also brings a spiritual element to her teaching and encourages you to expand your awareness both individually and collectively.
The physical practice together with relaxation and meditation, help stimulate your creativity, re-balance your emotional state and improve the quality of your sleep.
Elena has been teaching in Ibiza since she moved there in 2011 and is now settled in her yoga paradise, in the hills with her horses and cats.
She is also a student and practitioner of Natural Horsemanship as a way to rehabilitate horses who have experienced physical and psychological trauma.
Lorna has been teaching for the last 10 years in studios and workshops in Hong Kong, Europe and the Ivory Coast.
Her practice and teaching are influenced by different schools of yoga – such as Iyengar for alignment, Ashtanga Vinyasa for strength of will and tenacity, Hatha for balance, Yin and Restorative for complete surrender. Her approach to yoga is one that places importance on breath and empathy towards ourselves. Over the years, it has convinced her that most of our fundamental attitudes to life have their physical counterparts in the body. This is what she shares in her class – control and integration of body through Asanas, mind through Pranayama and relaxation, and spirit through Meditation. This, coupled with her sense of humour, will put you right at ease.
Lorna’s teaching style incorporates active classes with restorative and mindfulness practice, always giving importance to gentle realignments and adjustments and to bringing the breath in sync with the movement.Whilst challenging you physically, Lorna’s classes also gently encourage you to go a little beyond you think what you can do!
Lorna is also a Certified Sound Therapist specialising in the use of Tibetan singing bowls.
The retreat is held in our authentic 17th century farm, Casa Shakti, nestled in the hills behind the town of San Carles de Peralta, surrounded by nature and with wonderful sweeping views over the valley and out to the sea. There are several terraces for relaxing and enjoying the views and a lovely cobbled courtyard that leads up to the gorgeous swimming pool, with jacuzzi and spectacular views. Large century-old terraces are devoted to organic cultivation and to housing 4 lovely rescue horses Arachana, Apache, Beauty and Indigo and miniature pony Rocco.
Casa Shakti has a yogi heart of its own – with its wonderful energy, its yoga deck, pool and terraces, vegetable gardens, horses, cats and chickens, it’s the perfect place to host this very special retreat.
The closest beach, stunning Cala Nova, is 2km/25min walk away.
The famous hippie market of Las Dalias is only a 10 minute walk in San Carles village.
To ensure that this will be a real transformational week, we will observe certain guidelines about the food and diet and we will practice a sattvic diet, according to the traditional yoga practice. We will therefore use all those ingredients that help to maintain a balanced physical, mental and emotional state: fruit, vegetables, pulses, wholemeal cereals, fresh non-packages ingredients, nuts and seeds.
The food we serve will be vegetarian (100% vegan on request) and most people are pleasantly surprised by how delicious and satisfying it can be. It is also of low gluten content as we experiment with flour other than wheat.
When we use eggs and dairy products, they are from a local, trusted dairy farm.
Meal times are always a great opportunity for us all to get to know each other and share stories and experiences together. We look forward to sharing this time with you all!
*7 nights’ accommodation
You will be staying in a beautiful, authentic 17th century Ibiza farmhouse nettled in the hills, with sweeping views over green valleys and down to the glistening sea.
*2 daily yoga classes with asanas and pranayamas techniques
*Daily sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls
*Brunch and dinner
A plentiful breakfast, lunch and dinner with be prepared fresh for you each day with love by our chef using locally sourced, quality produce.
*Complimentary full body massage with one of our in-house therapists
What’s not included:
Prices start from £990
We have a variety of accommodation options to suit different budgets and requirements.
Please refer to our PDF for further details.
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Respond to every call that excites your spirit ~ Rumi