Join in for a wonderful experience in Ibiza: our Vinyasa Flow Yoga /Pilates & Mindfulness Meditation retreat in a ideal location, only a few steps from the beach! ~a great opportunity to deepen your practice, learn to integrate the tools of Mindfulness into your Yoga practice & have a rejuvenating, healthy, fun holiday!
In the last decade, Ibiza has grown as a very alternative, ecological and healing orientated location. Known as “the white island” for the curing properties of its white clay, Ibiza is nowadays a worldwide famous destination for nature lovers and Yoga practitioners.
The retreat: will take place in Blue Sky Training Center, a few steps from Cala Martina beach, in a beautiful and calm spot. Leisure and entertainment activities are easily accessible. Located on the island of Ibiza which, over the last 50 years, has become a focal point for alternative living. A place where people feel the freedom to express their own individuality and explore different ways to connect with their inner Self. Alternative people from all around the world gather in Ibiza, particularly in summer season. However, all year round, you are likely to come across eccentric characters.
Yoga: Opale will be providing teachings of Vinyasa flowing and dynamic Yoga which incorporate and combine Prana Flow sequences. You will practice 3h daily Yoga, daily in an indoor Yoga shala or on a shaded terrace by the seashore. Morning sessions run from 9.30 – 12.30 am, or 10 to 1pm; and will be followed by a delicious & organic vegetarian lunch. Evening sessions from 5 to 8 pm. The 6 sessions include Asanas (Yoga postures), Vinyasa (sequence of poses) Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Mindfulness Meditation. Pilates exercises will be incorporated in the teachings. This is to ensure there is some specific focus on improving your core and help to build and strengthen the muscles supporting your spine. The lessons are suitable for all. We welcome complete beginners and those who have practiced Yoga for some years. Every student will receive a special attention.
Mindfulness: Did you know that the stiffest muscle of your body is the one inside your head? We are mostly limited by our mind. By learning to smile and relax your mind, you will find freedom in your body and flow with lightness in your practice. Experience a unique approach which integrated the tools of Mindfulness into the physical practice of Yoga.
Opale‘s background in various Yoga schools will promote the thorough study of each posture. She will gently ease you into the practice with breathing exercises and smooth movements to awaken the muscles and joints with preparation throughout the week for tougher poses through core and back strengthening exercises. Opale teaches with a professional and sensitive approach allowing for each individual student to evolve into their practice with fluidity and confidence.
Accommodation: Ciel Azul, a tranquil accommodation, is a perfect place to unwind. The vintage looking center regularly hosts guests to workshops and activities that are related to health and wellbeing. All the studios and 1 or 2 room apartments have a well equipped kitchen, a private bathroom and a terrace with a view onto the sea, the garden or the swimming pool. The prices are per person per week, where 2 are sharing a room. Possibility to be alone in the room for a supplement of 200 €.
Food: The food is delicious, healthy & vegetarian. Gluten and/or dairy-free requirements are catered for when necessary, please advise when booking. Healthy breakfast: fresh seasonal fruits and nuts will be at your disposal for a light breakfast before the lessons. Lunch/ or dinner (depending if the Yoga class is in the morning or in the afternoon) will be provided on a terrace on the sea shore..
Activities: An ideal location, very close proximity to the quiet beach of Cala Martina, where you can find lovely restaurants. The famous Chirincana La Playa restaurant is a few minutes walk and here you can enjoy a tasty vegetarian dinner and a musical show on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sunday evenings. There is a water sports center on Cala Martina where you can book the following activities: Kite surfing, wind surfing, Scuba diving, Canoeing and pedal boats. On Wednesdays, Es Canar hosts the famous Hippy Market.
There is a snack-bar, swimming pool, gift shop. And other services available, e.g. baby sitting and child care are possible on request (a price for the week during Yoga lessons can be negotiated: count around 300 euros for 18h).
Treatment /Massage with Mary Bland Integrative Bodywork practitioner: 1 hr treatment session: €70; (For serious physical issues, 2 sessions recommended).
From 1.30pm your day is yours… There are beaches to enjoy, an island to explore, have a massage or relax by the pool. In the evening, you can discover Es Canar’s animated port (a 15 min walk away), with a variety of bars & restaurants and night life. You can also choose to cook dinner in the quiet of your appointment. Can Suldate is a rustic restaurant close to Es Canar which also has live music on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Santa Eularia is 2.5 miles away and a charming port town with a wide sandy beach, it offers all services (Pharmacy, Banks, etc…) and a fast shuttle boat to the sister island, Formentera, and to Ibiza town. Cala Nova, once of the Islands most spectacular beaches is walking distance from EsCanar.
Car rental: There are a wealth of things to see on the island (if you share the cost of hiring a car you can enjoy sites further afield) such as Ibiza city’s old walled town, the Saturday hippy markets Las Dahlias, the drumming at Beniras beach on Sunday’s sunsets, and Es Vedra, the birthplace of the island’s goddess, Tannit. For the lowest prices book via: www.doyouspain.com, www.skyskanner.com, or www.okrentacar.es .
Check-in & out: For this 8 day retreat, day 1 is the arrival day, day 8 the departure day.Check-in after 4pm (you are welcome to the bar and pool) and check-out by 12 noon.
The Yoga classes starts on day 2 until day 7, and will be followed by lunch or dinner, depending if the class is a morning or an afternoon class.
Flights not included: Try www.skyskanner.com
Airport pick-ups: 40 € each way (cost is shared if there is more than 1 guest). Please advise a week in advance.
Payment: you can pay a deposit of 350 € now (non refundable) to reserve your place and the balance on your arrival day. Please contact us for the bank transfer. Thank you.
Drop in classes for people already on the island: 1 class (3h): 30 €. With Lunch: 50 €.
Vat 21% non inc.