The Sacred Sounds
Hatha, Yin & Restorative Yoga with Sound Healing
7 day Yoga Retreat in magical Ibiza
02-09 October 2020
Experience the incredible healing effects of Tibetan singing bowls through the sacred sounds of this ancient energy medicine
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 and our yogi support Rosie.
The retreat will comprise a mix of Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga coupled with sound-healing and pranayama 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.
As part of our daily practice, we will explore different styles of yoga – Hatha, Yin and Restorative which, whilst being gentle on the body, also bring deep, long-lasting effects. These styles are indicated for those looking to let go of deep-rooted stress and experience a sense of relaxation and harmony. Their pace also allows you time to listen to and observe the effects that the practise has on the body.
Alongside the daily asana practice, you will also get to experience the incredible healing effects of Tibetan singing bowls – an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help clear the mind, reduce stress and create a deep sense of peace and wellbeing. Sound has been used for centuries by indigenous cultures as a type of energy medicine used for healing and meditation purposes.
We will also practice daily with a number of different pranayama techniques (breathing exercises), experiencing first hand their wonderful benefits and why we consider them an integral part of our yoga practice.
We can’t wait to share this journey with you!
To complement the experience we’ve included a complimentary full body massage by one of Casa Shakti’s wonderful, in-house therapists.
We’re sure you will love it!
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 what you think you can do!
Lorna is also a Certified Sound Therapist specialising in the use of Tibetan singing bowls.
Our Yogi Support:
Rosie is the other half of Shakti World Retreats’ founding duo and our all-round amazing Yogi Support – taking care of anything from our website and social media content to guest relations and retreat logistics; all with her trademark positive vibes 🙂
Alongside Elena, she will be making sure that everything runs smoothly during the retreat, that all our guests are well taken care of and that all the little details are in place.
Rosie discovered yoga quite late in her life and felt an instant and powerful connection to it that continues to grow. From trips to India to study with the masters to taking part in and co-hosting many retreats, yoga is now a central part of her life and she looks forward to sharing its many benefits with you on the retreats!
She is also a professional photographer and has been documenting life at Casa Shakti and on our retreats for many years.
Rosie moved to the island with her husband in 2012 and they have never looked back, fully embracing the island’s energy, nature and outdoor lifestyle. You will often find her exploring the island with her walking group friends and her beloved camera.
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 and 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.
Mealtimes 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 nestled in the hills, with sweeping views over green valleys and down to the glistening sea.
*2 daily yoga classes with asanas and pranayama techniques
*Daily sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls
*Brunch and dinner
A plentiful breakfast, lunch and dinner will 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
*Herbal tea, aromatic water and fresh fruit available throughout the day
*A surprise arrival gift for you
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 or go to “Reserve your Spot” for full price details.
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Respond to every call that excites your spirit ~ Rumi