Ibiza Retreat Program
Did you know that the stiffest muscle of your body is in your mind?
We are mostly limited by our mind. By learning to ease and relax your mind you will find freedom in your body and flow with lightness in your practice. Learn a unique approach which integrates the tools of Mindfulness into the physical practice of Yoga for ALL LEVELS!
Ibiza yoga retreat dates 2018
October 4, 2018 – October 8, 2018 / 4 nights / 690 €
October 14, 2018 – October 21, 2018 / 7 nights / 1090 €
Vinyasa flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic and flowing Yoga using free body sequencing, in movement or in stasis. Guided by the rhythm of each breath, deep and conscious it becomes one big flowing sequence done with awareness and joy, a moving meditation.
This approach includes many variations of Asanas. The use of different variations of postures permits to go deeper into the final Asana and allows a precise understanding from a new point of view. Each Yoga session will go deeper into the flow and will be different.
With a practical step by step program, you will practice a wide variety of Asanas, learn to correct your alignment, guided by hands-on adjustments from the teacher.
In a week’s time, you will feel taller, built up stamina and a stable core strength. You will learn to release tensions and practice with tranquility and ease.
Suitable for all: the classes are designed in such a way that both the beginners and the regular practitioners will benefit from the Yoga course. Suitable variations are always proposed along the way.
As the days will pass, the rhythm of the class and the number of the Asanas will increase. But each student is invited to keep listening to the energy of the moment, practicing within their own body’s limitations, with no expectations of what could (or could not) be done before.
Opale is very attentive at the correct placement of your body in the posture, to avoid pain and physical problems caused by improper alignment. She considers the practice of Yoga as an essential tool to cure oneself.
Dharana: keeping your attention on a single place. Your physical practice is a meditation in motion.
Introduction to the breathing technique, Udhjaï Breath, and how to use the Bandhas. And how to initiate the movements from the Bandhas, applied to flowing Vinyasas and simple Asanas
Santosa: satisfaction and contentment, to be at peace with the experience you are living.
Introduction to the tools of Mindfulness and how to integrate them in our Yoga practice, and further ahead in our daily life.
Introduction to the correct placement of the weight on the feet. Emphasis on the foundation of the Standing Asanas, and where to place the mind’s attention.
Ahimsa: non-violence towards yourself. Treating your body with kindness and respect.
Emphasis on energizing back bending Asanas, and how to release tensions in the lower back. Preparation for Urdva Danurasana, the upward bow pose.
Pratyahara: traveling inwards deeper, towards our inner space, with the practice of Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Emphasis on letting go and surrendering, with forward bends and hips opening Asanas.
IN EACH CLASS, you will practice:
- PRANAYAMA: with various breathing exercises you will learn to raise your awareness of the Here and Now.
- Mindfulness MEDITATION, where you will be invited to observe the different mind states, and to create an aware connection between your body and your mind.
- ASANAS, standing, sitting and lying postures, to tone and stretch your body, working on both your stamina and flexibility. All Asanas will be practiced from a Mindfulness approach point of view, integrating the tools of Mindfulness into the practice of the postures and the flowing transitions between them.
- PILATES exercises to strengthen your abdominals, your back, and gluteus,
- INVERTED Asanas, to shoot and calm your nervous system, done with warns and care.
- Deep and guided RELAXATION.