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!
Ibiza: the island of Ibiza, over the last 50 years, has become a focal point for alternative living. But in the last decade, it has grown as a very 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. A place where people feel the freedom to express their own individuality and explore different ways to connect with their inner Self.
The retreat: will take place in Sea view Eco house, an old farmhouse which was renovated in 1856. Located in the magical surroundings of Pou des Lleó and Cala Boix, only a few steps from the beach, it is a very peaceful spot. It has a familial atmosphere where each one is invited to respect the house and the environment, using water and electricity responsibly, changing towels only if necessary, smoking free in all areas, etc… Artisanal local products on request.
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, on a shaded terrace. Morning sessions will be followed by a delicious & organic vegetarian lunch. 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: Sea view Eco house, a tranquil accommodation, is a perfect place to unwind. All the rooms have a private bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony or a terrace with a view onto the sea or the garden. The prices are per person per week, where 2 persons 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 the shaded outdoor living room, with view on the sea shore.
Activities: An ideal location, very close proximity to the quiet beach of Cala Boix, where you can find lovely restaurants, some offering sea food and local fish. Great place to hike around the location. About 10 mn drive: on Wednesdays, Es Canar hosts the famous Hippy Market of Punta Arabi; on Saturdays, Las Dahlias hippy market happens near San Carles. And on Sundays San Juan host a lovely handicraft market with live music. The famous Dalt Villa medieval town is about 30 mn drive.
Services available: 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 15 treatment session: €70.
Free time: from 12 pm the day is yours… There are beaches to enjoy, an island to explore, have a massage or relax under the shade of the palm trees. In the evening, you can discover Santa Eularia little town and its charming port with a wide sandy beach. Stay Eulalia is about 15 mn drive and offers all services (Pharmacy, Banks, etc…) and a fast shuttle boat to the sister island, Formentera, and to Ibiza town.
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 5pm (you are welcome to relax in the garden if you arrive earlier) and check-out by 11 am. Free luggage storage service where you can keep your bags on the last day.
The Yoga classes starts on day 2 until day 7, and will be mostly followed by lunch. (Dinner, in the case that we have 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 300 € 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.