Find your balance
People are continuously searching for the right balance in life in various ways. Finding the right way to divide the available time between work and private life is an ongoing challenge.
During this week we are focusing on this theme and doing this in a very relaxing way with like minded people. We will playfully use art, sound and balance development workshops for people to relax and get more insights in how to organize their lives a bit differently.
This we combine with yoga, hiking, healthy food and massages, making it an unforgettable week. We will also provide you with tools to continue your new lifestyle at home.
GENERAL INFO & DATES
Viva La Vida Balance Week
7 days full of inspiration to find more balance in your life with creative art work, sound journeys, balance workshops, yoga sessions & meditation, breath work, a healthy cooking workshop, breathtaking hikes and excursions to the beach and the surrounding mountains.
We will facilitate you in getting more balance and provide you with new tools that can help you to improve your quality of life.
By escaping for a few days from your busy life, you can make space for new insights and personal growth.
Take time to reflect on what’s really important to you in your life.
Small group – Limited Spaces
Price: 1045,- euro shared room & single room 1195,- euro
PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES
During our retreat the focus is on finding your balance, increasing your energy, improving your concentration, increasing your flexibility and building your strength. You can completely relax and renew in a beautiful environment.
We will teach you some practical exercises and techniques that you can easily integrate into your daily life when you go back home.
Be inspired by our yoga & meditation sessions, including a Beach Yoga session..
You can also join special workshop by our passionate chef Tiziana.
You will notice that when you pull out from your hectic life, you can create space for new insights and personal growth.
Take time for yourself to reflect on what is really important to you in your life.
LIFE BALANCE WORKSHOPS
BREATHWORK & MINDFULNESS
DAY AT THE BEACH
A BEAUTIFUL HIKE
YOGA, MEDITATION & QIGONG
A DAY AT A VIVA LA VIDA BALANCE WEEK
A DAY AT OUR bALANCE WEEK
We start the day with a freshly pressed juice followed by 10 minutes of sound, to center ourselves and welcome the day ahead, followed by a wonderful healthy breakfast.
You will experience your first creative Art Workshop.
Afterwards our chef will serve a tasty, vibrant, and inspiring lunch. You can plan your afternoon siesta as you please, by enjoying a beautiful walk, read a book, have a swim in the pool , reflect and write in your diary or just get to know and converse with your fellow participants. You will have the possibility to enjoy a deep relaxing Sound Massage adapted to your individual needs.
Followed by a creative balance workshop in the midst of beautiful nature. On your return the Chef invites you to a flavorful dinner. We will end the day with a tea and relaxing night sound, preparing you for a good night sleep.
STAY AT A BEAUTIFUL FINCA IN THE MOUNTAINS
A PEACEFUL PLACE
During this retreat you stay at one of the most beautiful places in Andalusia. The old cortijo (farm) where we stay is a converted traditional Andalusian farmhouse.
The cortijo has a cozy large kitchen and living room. A beautiful terrace and a nice tropical garden. There is also a large swimming pool. The cortijo overlooks the mountains.
In general the weather around that time is very nice. The cortijo has a lot of space outdoors. The view is breathtaking. This place has a very good and peaceful atmosphere. The perfect place to relax and renew.
In the beautiful finca where we stay, there are different types of rooms available. All rooms are decorated in the typical Andaluz style. If you come together with a partner or with a friend or relative you can also book a room together. The house has 7 rooms, 3 shared bathrooms and an extra toilet.
There is also a room for 3 people available.
We have rooms with double beds and rooms with single beds.
La Axarquía area, east of Málaga city, is breathtakingly beautiful and has not been spoilt.
The main attractions are the area’s dramatic hill and mountain scenery and its unspoiled white washed villages. Because of the region’s sub-tropical climate, this is also a region where some of the more tropical fruits, such as mango and kiwi are grown.
The charming village of Periana is located in the beautiful Axarquía region of Málaga, affording stunning views to the surrounding countryside. To the north are spectacular mountain ranges and to the south the beautiful Lake (Reservoir) Viñuela and the coastline.
The village sits along the scenic Route of the Olive Oil and Mountains, which follows the land through olive groves, mountain ranges and ancient pueblos blancos (white villages).
Periana is located just a 40 minute drive from the city of Málaga and its airport and less than 40 minutes away are the coastal towns of Nerja, Torrox and Torre Del mar, which boast lovely beaches.
Walking distance from the finca: beautiful Mondrón
The small white village of Móndron boasts all local amenities as well as stunning panoramic views of the beautiful mountains, surrounding countryside and nearby Lake Viñuela.
Mondrón is nestled in the hills approx 600m above sea level. This small village is only 10 min walk from our finca and has a store and a nice local Spanish restaurant.
More information about the trip
- 7 days of valuable workshops
- 6 nights accommodation in the Cortijo
- 1 healthy welcome cocktail
- 3 x delicious Vegetarian meals per day
- Unlimited water, tea and fruit
- Yoga, meditation, mindfulness and Qigong classes by a professional Viva la Vida lifestyle Teacher
- 1 x diary to write personal reflections and experiences
- 2 x creative Art Workshops
- Daily group Morning and Evening sound
- 3x special group sound Journeys
- 1 to 1 Sound massage
- 3 x Balance Workshops
- 1 x hike into the surrounding mountains
- Unlimited use of the beautiful swimming pool
- A juicing workshop
- Use of towels
- Use of Yoga Mats, blocks, belts and blankets
How can you book your retreat?
To reserve your spot we ask you to pay 150 euros deposit, or you can transfer the entire amount in one go. You can book securely and directly through our website via a direct transfer. We can also send you an invoice by email if you prefer this.
Shared twin room (two single beds)1045,- euro per person (shared bathroom)
Single room 1195, – per person (shared bathroom)Book for Monday 9th of September – Sunday 15th of September 2019 Book FOR Tuesday 5th of November – Monday 11th of November 2019
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- Flight to and from Malaga.
- Transfer airport – finca. We have a fixed transfer time (departure from airport or Malaga city center). If you travel at that time you pay 25 euros per ride. We can also arrange a transfer for you, but then the costs are higher (80 euro). Of course you can also rent a car yourself via, for example, www.rentalcars.com
- A travel and / or cancellation insurance.
- Personal Expenses like additional drinks on the beach etc.
Good to know:
- Bring relaxed clothing
- Yoga mats, meditation cushions and other yoga props are available for use.
- Check-in at the location is possible from 13:00. Check out is around 12:00 (in consultation with the location sometimes later). Inquire with us about the flights that fit best.
- You can book a flight at a good price with Transavia, Ryanair or Vueling or EasyJet. We usually use the website www.skyscanner.com. It can often be cheaper to book two single tickets. You can thus book the most advantageous price / time with eg two different companies.
If you want, we help you book.
TIP: many participants book a day and night in Malaga before or after the retreat. This is highly recommended. It is a very nice and relaxed city by the sea.
HEALTY VEGETARIAN FOOD
Be spoiled with the most delicious health veggie and vegan dishes
During this week we will prepare delicious meals and healthy fresh juices. The organic meals are prepared from scratch using local produce from local farmers. As it is very important for us to support local organic/ecological farmers.
If you have special dietary requirements like a complete vegan or gluten-free meal, or an allergy we will adapt the meals for you.
Tiziana will surprise you with delicious vegetarian meals during the retreat. You can also join her for a juicing workshop.
THE TEAM FOR THE BALANCE WEEKS
In the last years we have been able to bring together a very nice group of people who make all Viva La Vida activities possible. We are very happy that we have been able to gather such special people around us. We organize this week together with a great team.
We do the balance weeks with five of us. We have developed this week together and created a very nice program for you.
Michiel, Tiziana and Veronique are hosting this week and are staying at the location. Ilse and Jeroen both do some activities and will be present regularly.
A week full of inspiration where you also learn some very useful tools to apply more balance in your life.
More about the Retreat
Is this Yoga Retreat something for you?
This week is especially created to inspire you to integrate simple healthy eating, self-development, body work and creative workshops in a playful way. We offer you new tools to help you center and bring you closer to yourself. By recognizing old patterns and belief systems, and bringing new solutions and new habits it will enhance your well-being and strengthen your core. To help you master your daily work, life and the balance between them, with more joyfulness and fulfillment.
The diary that you will be given, will not just help you to reflect and integrate new tools, it will also give you something to look back on and read to help anchor your new skills once back home and remember the special moments of the week.
What kind of people are coming to our retreats?
People come to us for a variety of reasons.
Some people just want to relax and have some time for themselves in a beautiful place. Other people visit us because they have (or had) a difficult or stressful time or because they had an emotional period.
But this retreat is for everyone who wants to relax and who wants to feel stronger, more energetic and more focused. To create more balance in his or her life.
It is for anyone who wants to calm their mind in a peaceful place.
A retreat is great place to meet like-minded people and we have seen a lot of new friendships grow.
During the retreat you have all the freedom to be by yourself and enjoy the beautiful spots in the tropical gardens.
All activities are also voluntary. The most important thing is that you can relax and enjoy this special time for yourself.
We choose to work with small groups. There will be a maximum of 10 people participating.
Are you interested in coming to our Viva La Vida Balance Week?
Would you like to contact us before you book?
You can always call, text or WhatsApp us via +31 6 14 900 730 (Ilse-Marie)
You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message here.
Greetings from the beautiful Andalusia,
VIVA LA VIDA – OUR STORY
Viva La Vida
Who created Viva La Vida? We are a Dutch family who decided a couple of years ago to go on an adventure in the beautiful Andalusia. We first planned to go for a year, but we enjoyed it so much that we decided to stay here for a longer period.
We, Jeroen and Ilse-Marie, and our two daughters Elise-Sophie and Ana Rosa, have found a pretty old cortijo in an incredibly beautiful area.
We are very enthusiastic about the area and like to share it with other people. We organize yoga retreats, courses, coaching weeks, yoga & hiking holidays all year round at the most beautiful places in Andalusia.
We really enjoy to create a special program for you. We try to give our retreats something extra. We bring you to beautiful places and organise do special activities, hikes and workshops.
Furthermore we will learn you some useful tools to relax and to re-energize to take home with you.