The Energy Wheel
Exploring the Chakras
7-day Yoga Retreat in Magical Ibiza, Spain
11-18 October 2020
Come with us on this journey through the Chakras as you deepen your yoga practice and take time out for yourself
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 Franziska and our yogi support Rosie.
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.
During our asana practice, we will concentrate in particular on learning about the chakras and how these energy centres affect the body. From the root chakra that connects us to the earth, allowing us to become grounded and more conscious of our own body, to the crown chakra that connects us to our higher self and divine energy, each day we will focus on one of these energy centres to awaken our awareness and learn about the subtle levels on which they operate.
Alongside the physical practice, 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.
Our aim for this retreat is to help you and take your yoga practice to the next level. Physically you will gain strength, flexibility and relaxation, mentally your mind will become clearer and more peaceful and psychologically you will become more aware whilst gaining insight into yourself.
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.
We are really excited to be welcoming Franziska back for a second year to teach on another chakra retreat. Her passion, upbeat energy and teaching style were a big hit with the students.
Since experiencing her spiritual awakening on a retreat in Morocco, Franziska’s life has been shaped by yoga and meditation and passing on its magic to students.
Her 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, Franziska’s classes also gently encourage you to go a little beyond you think what you can do!
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 Carlos 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.
- 12 yoga classes of asanas, pranayama, relaxation techniques and Yoga Nidra
- Brunch and dinner
A plentiful brunch and dinner will be prepared fresh for you each day with love 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 €1060
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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“The body is the vehicle, consciousness the driver. Yoga is the path, and the chakras are the map. ” ~ Anodea Judith