5 DAY Energizing Yoga Retreats in Andalusia from € 699
Do you want to feel full of energy and more healthy?
Do you want to reduce stress and learn how to relax better?
Do you want a break to see what is important for you?
Or are you just looking forward to relax completely for a few days in a beautiful location?
Join our Viva La Vida Yoga Retreat in Spain
5 DAY YOGA RETREATS IN ANDALUSIA
Unwind and recharge your energy.
Relax in a beautiful location in the heart of Andalusia.
5 days full of inspiration with daily yoga sessions, special meditations, excursions, a cooking workshop, breathtaking hikes and visits to the beach and the surrounding mountains.
We will show you how yoga and meditation can help you to improve your life.
By escaping for a few days from your busy life, you can make room for new insights and personal growth.
Take time to reflect on what’s really important to you in your life.
Is This Retreat Something For You?
Our Viva La Vida Yoga Retreats are for people who are
– Recovering from burn-out, or experiencing insomnia, depression or anxiety.
– Feeling highly stressed, physically tense, recovering from injury.
– Looking for a peaceful place to renew and relax for a few days.
– Feeling ‘blocked’ creatively.
– Seeking new ways to increase your energy levels NATURALLY and sustainably.
– When you are in between jobs and need some time to reconnect with what is really important to you.
– Wanting to build your confidence and self-esteem
– Interested in learning about the chakras, your energy system, and want to learn some valuable self-healing techniques.
– Needing to create a healthy work-life balance, where you can work, rest and play more energy-efficiently.
This yoga vacation is for anyone who wants to relax and feel stronger, more energetic and want to feel more focused.
It’s for anyone who wants to relax in nature and who wants to explore what is really important in his or her life.
Suitable for all levels
Suitable for all levels – the yoga is as dynamic as you want it to be and are comfortable with. Our yoga retreats are designed for both beginners and those who already have experience with yoga and /or meditation.
Yoga and meditation experience is not required.
We choose to work with small groups and have a maximum of 12 participants per retreat.
We organize several Viva La Vida Yoga retreats throughout the year. We also organize special retreats tailored for companies, networks, friends or families.
If you would like to come with a group, please contact us.
The dates of our 5 day Viva La Vida Yoga Retreats:
YOGA & MEDITATION TEACHER
I have great passion for yoga, meditation, mindfulness and healthy food. Yoga and meditation have a huge influence on my life. I live more in the moment, I can cope better with stress and I enjoy much more of the little things in life. I’ve realized what’s most important to me and how I can make a positive contribution in this world by using my passion and talents. I love to share my knowledge and passion with others.
There’s much scientific evidence on the positive effects of yoga, mindfulness and meditation. I’ve done a lot of research and have developed several courses to help people to use yoga and meditation to improve their life. I teach yoga and meditation in 3 languages and offer courses for beginners, intermediates, seniors and children. Teaching gives me a lot of energy and it’s amazing to see the positive effect it has on people.
I did several teacher trainings and courses . I finished my yoga teacher training course at the internationally recognized Tao Centre in Spain. In addition I have done several specialist teacher training courses such as the Transformational Yoga Course for teachers by Dashama Konah and did several teacher courses around Vinyassa Core Flow from the Vinyassa Yoga Master Sadi Nardini and a comprehensive Kundalini yoga training. I went to India and finished an advanced master teacher course foccused on multistyle yoga and yoga therapy. I have developed my own style which is a mix of Hatha Yoga, Vinyassa Core Flow, YIn Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. My classes include meditation and relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, sun salutations, Vinyassa flow variations and asanas.
About our family
We are a Dutch family living in Spain. One of our dreams was to live closer to nature and to give our children the chance to grow up among animals, flowers and beautiful scenery. We realized our dream and we’ve found a beautiful spot in Andalusia. We now live in a beautiful old finca.
The farm is located in Axarquia, a beautiful area in the east of the province of Malaga.
We invite you to come to the beautiful Axarquia to unwind and relax completely.
Do you have any questions about the Viva La Vida Retreat?
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More about the program
During this yoga holiday you will learn how to use yoga and meditation to increase your energy level step by step.
We will focus on increasing your energy, improve your concentration, flexibility, strength and relaxation through yoga exercises, breathing techniques, meditations and relaxation exercises.
Focus Yoga & Meditation Sessions
In this Yoga Retreat we'll work on:
The philosophy, history, background of yoga and meditation.
Pranayamas (breathing exercises) and basic techniques for better breathing.
The main yoga poses and variations of these exercises.
The sun salutation with different flow variations for more energy and a complete workout.
A set of yoga exercises and workouts that you can continue with when you are at home.
Relaxation techniques for stress reduction and better sleep.
Different types of meditations and tips on how to meditate at home.
We give you lifestyle tips for a different mindset: nutrition tips, habits that help to increase your energy level. Tricks to better cope with stress and anger and to look differently at life.
We will still send a few weeks after our retreat practical tips, exercises and meditations.
Yoga & Meditation in Nature
We will do when possible our yoga and meditation sessions outside. The old farm has beautiful tropical gardens with enough shade from the old palm trees. We will take you to the mountains and to the beach to do our yoga sessions.
Outdoor sessions add a different dimension to your practice and pare yoga down to its original link with nature. Yoga means ‘union,’ and when it’s practiced outdoors it seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt.
Many aspects of yoga are in fact about being in the moment and at one with nature or the universe. That’s why so many asanas reflect animals and nature. By putting your body into the shape of a tree or a dog, by exploring the graceful wings of a bird or the fluidity of the Sun Salute, by breathing with the same cyclical sense as the tides or with an ocean sound, you evoke a sense of harmony, timelessness, and connection to the universe.
Outdoors offers another level to focus on—the smell of nature, such as the ocean, pine, grass. When you start to smell the outdoors, it’s as if nature wants us to be present and breathe deeply.
Additional activities & workshops
In addition to the yoga and meditation sessions, you can also participate in a number of other activities. Participation is always voluntary. The following workshops and activities are included in the price.
We go to a beautiful beach for a yoga and meditation session. The perfect natural surroundings make an ideal location for an early morning yoga practice. What better way to get the ultimate mind, body experience than by performing yoga on the beach? Imagine listening to the sound of waves, smelling saltwater and feeling the gentle touch of sand. No music is necessary because nature provides it own unique sounds, allowing one to relax while practicing asanas.
Together with our Spanish Chef Alejandro, we have compiled a cooking workshop. You will learn to make the most delicious fruit and fruitpatés. You will learn about herbs and how to make your own milk, chocolate and jam. Alejandro is an expert in the field of vegetarian and vegan cuisine and while share his passion about healthy eating with you.
Walking meditation - silent walk
In the area you can do amazing hikes. We are surrounded by this beautiful landscape of mountains with views over a lake and the ocean. For anyone who would like to experience an breathtaking hike in complete tranquility we organize a special walking meditation.
A walking meditation is a form of meditation in action. In walking meditation we use the experience of walking as our focus. We become mindful of our experience while walking, and try to keep our awareness involved with the experience of walking. A walking meditation is an excellent way of developing our ability to take awareness into our ordinary lives. During the walk you will experience everything around you very intense. The colors, sounds, the sun and the wind. It is a very pleasant and special experience. During the our walk we will stop under these thousand year old olive tress and do a special yoga session.
After this beautiful tour we enjoy a delicious picnic.
In addition to the activities mentioned, there's plenty of room for doing nothing or to read a good book in one of the hammocks in the beautiful tropical gardens. From the farm you can do several hikes in the area, or you can visit one of the famous whitewashed villages , go to the beach, visit Malaga or plan an activity like kayaking or horse riding. More on the surroundings you will find under 'the finca and the surroundings'.
Daily sample itinerary
A typical day on our Viva La Vida Retreat
9:00 Nice yogi breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 Yoga & Meditation Session
11:30 -12: 30 Relax in the beautiful tropical garden
12:30 - 13:30 a fantastic healthy luncj
17: 00 you-time, massages, siesta, swim, sunbathe, read & reflect….or explore!
17:00: 19:00 Yoga & Meditation Session or Specail workshop
19:30: Supper beneath the stars
20:30 Workshop or Relaxation
*This is a sample schedule and may still change. Participation in activities is voluntary.
What Can This Yoga Retreat Bring You?
You get more energy and you will feel completely recharged.
You feel happier, more balanced and stronger.
Your body will feel more flexible and balanced.
You'll reduce back, shoulder, neck pain.
You'll improve your body and learn to live healthier.
You will notice that your concentration is better, you feel more focused.
You will improved your brain function. Just 20 minutes of yoga will improve cognitive function, boosting focus and working memory.
You learn to live more in the moment and to enjoy the little things.
You improve your breathing which will improve your energy level.
You'll be able to relax more and sleep better.
You will be able to deal better with stress and you feel calmer.
You work on your selfconfidence.
You get a better view of what is really important in your life, in your personal life mission.
Return home feeling physically rejuvenated, spiritually enriched and mentally rebalanced.
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Details about the trip
During our Viva La Vida Yoga Retreat we stay in a beautiful old Andalucian finca. The beach is a 35 min drive and we're 50 minutes from Malaga airport.
More about the retreat and the location can you find below.
This retreat includes:
- 5 days of inspiration.
- 4 nights in a single or twin room ( with shared or private bathroom).
- 4 yoga & meditation session in the morning.
- 2 yoga sessions in the afternoon.
- 2 special yoga & meditation workshops.
- Excursion to the beach: beach yoga
- Excursion in the mountains: silent walk - walking meditation and yoga on top of a mountain.
- 1 healthy welcome cocktail.
- 4 times light breakfast with fresh juice, fruit and tea.
- 5 x extensive lunch/brunch
- 4 x delicious vegetarian dinner buffet.
- Free Wifi
- Unlimited water, special yogi tea and fruit.
- Free cooking workshop by our great Spanish Chef.
- Massage to unblock any energy issues with a very experienced therapist ( one hour 40 euros)
- Additional excursions in the area (hiking, museums, sports activities).
- Transport Airport or Malaga centre- Finca . If you join our arranged transport it is 20 euro's per trip. See below for the schedule. If you arrive at another time we can arrange a taxi for you.
- Flight to and from Malaga.
- A travel insurance or cancelation insurance.
- Personal expenses.
- Please bring comfortable (sports) clothes.
- Yoga mats, meditation cushions and yoga blankets are provided.
- Check-in is from Thursday from 11:00 check out Monday at between 13:00 and 17:00.
- We have arrange transport around 11 o'clock on Thursday. And we normally have two rides back on the Monday: 13:00 PM for the people who have the afternoon flight and around 17:00 for people who have the night flight. We offer to pick you up or drop you off in Malaga city centre as well.
- If you are planning on doing some trips on your own you can best rent a car. www.rentalcars.com
- You can book your flights with KLM, Transavia, Ryanair and Vueling. If you want, we help you with your booking.
- The swimming pool is open from May till Sep.
When you make a booking you agree with our Terms & Conditions
+ After our retreat will will send you additional tips, free meditations and exercises to motivate you to continue with everything that you have learnt during the retreat.
+ You receive some nice playlists with the best yoga music to take home with you.
Reload Your Energy During Our 5 Day Yoga Retreat in Andalusia.
VIVA LA VIDA FOOD
Our professional Spanish chef Alejandro is specialized in the vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
We can cater for special diets as well like a gluten-free diet. We use ecologiscal products from local farms in the area.
All meals on the premises, herbal teas, fruits and nuts throughout the day are included.
The Finca And Surroundings
Stay in a beautiful old finca surrounded by mountains
During our retreat we stay in a restored nineteenth-century Andalusian Cortijo (farm). The finca was formerly used as an olive oil mill, powered by a watermill. The location also has a wonderful museum space. The finca is located in Alta Axarquía and has more than 600.000m2. land full of fruit and olive trees.
Location & Rooms
This unique location includes four different buildings. It has a big old country house with several rooms, two additional houses + the old mill. You can choose if you would like to share a double room or whether you book a single room. The rooms are decorated in traditional Andalusian style; cozy and completely in the atmosphere of this beautiful old farmhouse.
Yoga Session On The Beach
The Area And Activities
This area is known for the wonderful mild climate. The setting is magnificent. It lies between the mountains near the beautiful lake Viñuela where you can do all kinds of water sports such as kayaking, sailing and SUP. There are several walks nearby. You can also climb the surrounding mountains: Los Tajos de Doña Ana, El Gomer, El Fraile, Bermejo or La Atalaya. Or visit the healing water in the nearby Vilo. The Cortijo where we stay lies between several beautiful white Andalusian villages: Alfarnate, Riogordo (El Paso, Holy Week), Periana and Frigiliana.