Yoga Retreat in Spain November 2016
with Christie Pitko as our guest Yoga Instructor
E-RYT 200 Vinyasa Yoga, Reiki Master Teacher, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Christie believes that there is beauty, light, and limitless power within each and every one of us. One only needs to learn and practice the techniques to access these gifts. This retreat features yoga and meditation, with a special reiki workshop to guide you towards complete joy. You will feel refreshed and balanced from head to toe.
Yoga Type: Vinyasa Yoga
Certifications:RYT 200 (200 hours)
Born in: USA
Current City: California
Lucia Yoga Co-Founder, Head Yoga Instructor and Psychologist
Patricia Villegas studied Psychology , a young science that as Yoga does, it tries to understand the mind and control the thoughts and emotions.
Patricia is a student of Saraswati Jois in KPJAYI in Mysore, India. Her aim is come back every year to keep inspired and inspire others.
Yoga Type: Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga.
Certifications:Hatha Yoga Sivananda TTC, 200 hr. Ashtanga Yoga TTC, 200 hr.
Born in: Spain
Current City: Cádiz, Andalucía.
Christie Pitko will be teaching with Lucia Yoga Retreat in Spain on November 2016
Yoga Retreat in the Andalusian White Villages
Why not try a yoga retreat in Spain with rural tourism? On our yoga retreat in the surrounding areas of Ronda you'll be able to enjoy a week of good company, 3 vegetarian meals and yoga each day with a visit to one of the amazing corners of the andalusian white villages route.
Thanks to your daily Hatha yoga and meditation classes, daily workshops which focus on different processes that create and maintain human suffering, and learning scientifically proven, habit forming skills for overcoming them, complete room and board, with amazing organic products from local farms, fully furnished rooms each with a private bathroom and garden views, you'll find the balance you need to enjoy the amazing rural tourism in Ronda, the south of Spain.
You can't miss a countryside vacation while practicing yoga on a luxurious andalusian farmhouse!
INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOUSE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
An authentic luxurious Andalusian farmhouse, 10 minutes from Ronda, the capital of the white villages of Andalusia. A private ranch of 132,000 square meters surrounded by olive groves, hundred-year old holm oaks, and aromatics such as rock-roses, lavender, thyme and verbena. The house is situated among a 12,000 square meter garden with a pool, surrounded by three natural parks: Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Alcornocales and Sierra de las Nieves.
The house itself
This traditional luxurious Andalusian farmhouse has ample common areas furnished with traditional style and elegance. Equipped with a spacious kitchen, several rooms with garden views and open glass porches.
There is WiFi, heating and air conditioning throughout the house.
INFORMATION ABOUT ROOM AND BOARD
All of the bedrooms are fully equipped with a private en-suite bathroom and garden views, with heating and air conditioning. Choose between double rooms with two beds or single room with a double bed.If you sign up as an individual, you can share with another visitor or have your own room for an extra 250€.
Yoga Retreat in Spain: NOVEMBER 13th 2016
Arrival day: Sunday NOVEMBER 13th 2016. You can come any time after 14:00.
Departure day: Saturday NOVEMBER 19th 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Included in the price of your stay
• 6 nights accommodation.
•11 yoga lessons.
• Meditation and pranayama.
• Reiki Workshop by Christie Pitko hr.
• 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day. (Sunday, only dinner. Saturday, breakfast)
(NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE) We can arrange for you.
Other Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, rafting, Canoa, Transport to the town, other activities.
* The following schedule is flexible. It will adapt to the needs of each group or other reasons.
Sunday: Arrival Day
Arrive from 14:00.
Rest and get used to your new home.
17:00 Welcome meeting.
17.30 Welcome Yoga Class.
Monday to Friday
Meditation. (30 min)
Yoga lesson by Christie Pitko. (1,5hr)
Free time. (Mountain, swimming pool, read, other activities.)
Free time. (Mountain, swimming pool, read, other activities.)
Yoga Lessons by Patricia Villegas. (1 hr 30 min)
Reiki Workshop by Christie Pitko. (evening, 2 hr)
Saturday: Departure day
7.30 Optional Meditation.
8.00 Last Yoga Lessons.
11.00 Vacate room.
Yoga Lessons by Christie Pitko.
Sivananda Hatha Yoga Lessons by Patricia Villegas.
In this lessons we follow the teachings of Swami Vishnudevananda and Sri. Swami Sivananda. This lessons are a tradicional hatha yoga style, focused in pranayama, relaxation and meditation. Enjoy the pure traditional yoga style and learn about the teachings of one of the most important and recognized yoga masters in the world.
Our Yoga classes are designed to relax you completely and to fill you with renewed energy and strength. We will focus on all aspects of yoga: balance, strength and flexibility. Each day we'll focus on a different aspect: we'll practice backbends, inversions, hip openers, balancing postures, etc. Classes will be adopted to the needs of each group. We'll have guided meditation and relaxation exercises. We'll also provide a yoga nidra session where we'll aim to achieve a deep yogic sleep.
Choose health and wellbeing for your vacation, choose Lucia Yoga!
WHAT TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
RONDA AND WHITE VILLAGESYou'll have several free evenings where you'll be able to visit Ronda and other surrounding Andalusian white hill towns. A collection of small villages with white houses and flowered walls tucked all along the hillsides between the Sierra of Alcornocales of Málaga and the Sierra of Grazalema in Cádiz.
Ronda (Malaga) is the capital of the white hill towns. You can't miss Puente Nuevo, the Aldehuela lookout or the New Bridge. You'll also be able to enjoy the Plaza of the Duchess of Parcent, the Hanging Gardens of Cuenca, the Arab public baths, the walls of Ronda, the palace of Mondragón, the historic bullring and bullfighting museum, authentic flamenco shows and the Lara museum. Simply strolling around the ancient city streets enjoying Andalusian social life and ambiance is a marvelous experience.
Another beautiful town close to our estate is Setenil de las Bodegas. An amazing village famous for its homes built into rock overhangs where families have lived for over three generations. There are also several hiking trails nearby. We recommend the route of the bandoleros, from Ronda to Setenil de las Bodegas where several famous bandoleros would wander during the Spanish Civil War.
Come to the South and get to know its villages, people and traditions!
Contact us for all the information you need.
LOCATIONSAddress: Ronda-Campillos Road. 29400 RONDA. MALAGA. SPAIN
Distances: 1h 15 min Malaga airport. 1h 45min Jerez airport. 1h 50min Sevilla airport
FAQsAre activities included in the yoga retreat? Activities are paid separate, this way you can choose the ones you prefer. Once you arrive, we'll reserve your favorite activities for you.
How can I get to the yoga retreat? The best option is to rent a car from the airport for your entire stay. It´s cheaper than a taxi and that way you can enjoy the freedom of transportation every day on the yoga retreat.
I need a special diet, can you provide it? Of course! As long as you let us know before your arrival, we can prepare the diet you need. For example, if you are gluten intolerant, vegan, or have any other special diet needs.
Are cancellations allowed? You can cancel your reservation up to 60 days before the retreat. If you cancel after the allotted time period you'll lose the deposit or you can transfer it to another guest.
What should I bring? Bring comfortable clothing for practicing yoga, a swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen, and a yoga mat although we provide all yoga materials.
Yoga Retreat in Spain with Christie PitkoPrice: 895€ / £730 (aprox). Date: NOVEMBER 13th 2016. 6 NIGHTS
1 Booking:(A) Your payment is refundable up to 60 days before the start date of yoga retreat. After that date the course can be changed by another course or person according to our availability and discretion.Cancellation charges are detailed in terms and conditions, paragraph 7.
(B) The reservation will not be considered effective until we confirm via email that we have received the deposit payment set correctly.
2 Payment:(A) Use your PayPal account or Credit Card by our Booking Form. 4% processing fee will be added before payment
(B) You may make full payment or deposit (200€) of the yoga retreat by bank transfer.
We will email you our banking details on request.
Please indicate the yoga retreat, date and email. We will contact you when we have received the income. In case that you do not receive news from us, please contact us via email, telephone or other means.
3. Accommodation:(A) Share a room with a stranger: Please provide at the time of booking via email gender preferences of the other person. If any other traveler request for a room share, we will tell you as soon as possible.
(B) Single Room Supplement:
- Yoga Retreat with Christie Pitko: +250 Euros.
*If you want single room please inform us correspondingly when we contact you after booking.
4. Travel Insurance(A) LuciaYoga informs you that you should bring the insurance policy in case of any emergency.
Please read the full Terms & Conditions of LuciaYoga.com.
More About Christie Pitko with Lucia Yoga Retreat in Spain
Christie began her journey towards yoga at a young age. Dance, gymnastics, and the arts were a large part of her childhood in Ohio. She went on to live in several different cities in the U.S., studying theatre arts, comedy, and communications.
She took her first yoga class in 2001, and everything gradually shifted. Though she continued working in corporate sales and acting in television and stage part-time, she knew her life was headed in the wellness direction.
In 2011 she finished her first yoga teacher training at White Lotus Foundation in Hatha Yoga. She began teaching right away in Las Vegas studios, schools, and offices. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area leading classes in vinyasa, hatha, restorative, and prenatal. Her focus is alignment and breath paired with awareness of the inner landscape of the mind and body. She has witnessed her students experience life-changing events both on and off the yoga mat. She is nearly finished with a 500-hour advanced training in Flow Yoga.
Christie is also a reiki master teacher. She discovered reiki during a traumatic time in her life. She had been diagnosed with endometriosis, and was seeking an alternative method to invasive surgeries. During her first reiki treatment, she felt the powerful effects of energy work. It was so incredible that she decided to learn reiki herself. After some time, she received her master level and has taught many people about this beautiful gift. She has over 1,700 hours of hands-on reiki experience. Her body is vibrant and well!
Christie is also a nationally certified massage therapist. Her vast knowledge of anatomy, bodywork, and energy create a yoga class that is accessible to all. She created Shifting and Inspired based on the belief that everyone has the right to be healthy, happy, and free. She encourages this through yoga, reiki, and meditation.