COVID-19 Update

In our commitment to the safety and well-being of our entire community in the face of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to cancel all of our in-person events in Spain until May 1, 2020. We are committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we believe this is the most effective way of doing our part to keep people safe and healthy.

If you are already enrolled in a teacher training, retreat, or workshop from now until May 1, we will be reaching out to you separately with more information around alternative offerings and cancellation policies.

For trainings, retreats and workshops planned after April: we are constantly checking the updates from the authorities and we hope we can make a decision as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we are doing everything we can to make sure you feel supported with the practices you need in these uncertain times. While it would be irresponsible to hold in-person events right now, we know this is the very type of situation our teachings were made for. To ensure everyone has ongoing access to Viva la Vida teachings, we are going to:

  • Make available virtual online trainings
  • Offer a suite of new webinars on various topics that you can live-stream at home

We will let you know as soon as these online offerings become available.

We will continue to be responsible, supportive, and transparent regarding decisions we’re making around in-person events and the online offerings we’re creating as time goes on. We will make decisions informed by science and aligned with our mission and vision. We know these times are challenging but do remember, shining through it all is our indestructible ground of Being and well-being. May it continue to support and nourish you regardless of changing circumstances in the world around us.



We are a Dutch Family who moved to southern Spain with our two daughters Sofía and Ana. We wanted a life change and moved from the center of the city of Haarlem to a beautiful old farm in the middle of nature.

We started our family business  Viva La Vida and we organize Yoga Teacher Training Courses (TTC), Retreats, Workshops,  Courses, Hiking Holidays in beautiful locations in Southern Spain. We know the area very well and we have met great (local) people with whom we organize tall our activities.

We both really like what we are doing and organize everything with a lot of passion. Every retreat, course and trip is created with a lot of love. We like to offer you more than the standard retreat, holiday or course. Every retreat and every trip has a program with surprising elements and with all our trips you go home with practical tools that you can use directly in your daily life.

We have been doing this for a number of years now and we have already had a lot of great people visiting, many of whom have already visited us several times.

But to really get an impression of the Viva La Vida Retreats & Holidays read the stories of our visitors here.

We hope to welcome you soon!

Greetings from the beautiful Southern Spain,

Jeroen & Ilse-Marie and the rest of the Viva La Vida Team

Reviews of visitors
ilse-marie Sobering Jeroen Ruijters Viva La Vida


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