Yoga Retreat with Meryl Winby

27th August - 1st September 2017

Granada, Spiritual Magnetism.
Leave me in Granada in the middle of paradise where my soul wells with poetry

Give him an offering, my lady, for there is no greater tragedy than that of the blind man in Granada.

Anonymous

So goes the famous quote, allegedly said to a woman passing a beggar in the street in Granada. The beauty and truth of the phrase encapsulates everything about this majestic city. The city offers the visitor a dizzying variety of attractions, from it’s fun-filled streets (this is a large student city) to its reputation as a Flamenco hotspot, Granada offers both history and modernity. Opposite the Alhambra is the Albaycín – the old Muslim quarter of the city, and with its steep banks, winding streets and sharp turns, an air of the past still lingers here.

Our venue is near the capital of the province of the same name and the wider region holds a number of attractions. From the mystical Alpujarras mountains, to the Sierra Nevada and down to the Costa Tropical centred on Salobreña, a visitor to this province can ski in the morning, have lunch in the city, then sit on the beach in the afternoon. Not a bad claim to fame.

While on your yoga retreat, spend an evening in old town for a night out where you can experience the nightlife of Spain, nibbling tapas and get the chance to see local flamenco dancers. Stroll around the Albaycín, exploring the old Muslim quarter opposite the Alhambra and stop at the Arab tea house Abaco Te for a journey in time with a tea and sweet local pastry, 1400AD style. Afterwards head up to the Mirador San Nicolás for a spectacular view of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. Visit the Cathedral and Royal Chapel – resting place of the famous Catholic kings Fernando and Isabel. Take your time to explore the province visiting the Costa Tropical for the beach. Practice a variety of Yoga styles with different instructors immersed in the peace of Spiritual Magnetism of Granada

You can relax on the beach, go to the mountains, enjoy sightseeing and practice yoga on this all encompassing yoga retreat in beautiful Granada Spain!

Veggie Organic Meals

Different Yoga Teachers

Four Yoga Classes per Day

Pick Up and Activities Included



HIGHLIGHTS
  • 5 Nights at the beautiful Granada venue
  • 4 Yoga classes per day: 2 Energizing and 2 gentle/yin yoga. For all levels and ages
  • 2 Yoga Workshops
  • 3 Delicious healthy meals daily
  • Pick Up from Granada Bus Station to the Venue
  • Beach Day Trip and Picnic to Motril or Salobreña Beach
  • Sightseeing Tour to the Granada city center, Albayzin neighborhood, Arab tea/shops, Miradors and Traditional meal
  • All transportation for included activities
  • Visit local historic sites

PROGRAM
Arrival Day. Sunday: Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus Station
Friday: Departure day at 12:00

  • 7:30 Meditation.
  • 8:00- 09:30 Energizing Yoga class.
  • 09:00-10:30 Breakfast.
  • 10:00-11:00 Gentle Yoga Class.
  • 11:30-13:30 Free time, Included Activity or Workshop.
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch, Traditional Meal in the city or Picnic
  • 15:00-18:00 Free time, Included Activity or Workshop.
  • 18:00-19:15 Energizing yoga Class.
  • 19:15- 20:15 Yin Yoga or Restorative yoga class.
  • 20:30 Dinner.
(*)The schedule is flexible. It will adapt to the needs of each group or other reasons.

LOCATION

The retreat is located at Pinos Puente, Granada, Spain. This is 20 min from Granada airport, 2h 30 min from Sevilla airport, or 1h 15 min from Malaga airport.

If you wish to have an airport transfer from Malaga we are happy to organize for you both pick up and drop off in time for your flight after the retreat. You can also get to the house via train or bus to Granada. Both, buses and trains, leave Malaga or Sevilla city regularly throughout the day and we can come pick you up from the bus/train station in Granada.

GUEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Meryl Winby
Meryl Winby

Hi there, my name is Meryl and I am passionate about Yoga and Mindfulness and the changes I have witnessed both for myself and my Students that Yoga and Mindfulness can make to people’s lives - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am dedicated to sharing the Yoga tradition and lifestyle with my students and am recognised for my ability to conduct warm and inviting breath led classes that foster a grounded and calming environment.

It is inconceivable to me that I would ever be without my Yoga and Mindfulness practice and the feeling of calm, grounding, renewal and balance that it offers to me - my aim is always to teach in a way that ensures my Students leave class with those same feelings.

I teach breath led Mindful Hatha Yoga classes, which incorporate an initial centring /grounding practice, followed by a pranayama practice, warm up prep exercises, leading into a mindful asana sequence (vinyasa). This is followed by a cooling down period, a final pranayama practice to end the physical aspect of the practice, and then a mindful meditation practice. We work at a slow pace which, over time, increases strength, and allows us to bring full concentration to the practice of moving in and out of asanas, to our breathing and to moving deeper into asanas. Working slowly also means that we can connect fully to the experience of asana, and how our mind and body are feeling in the present moment.

My objective for my Mindful Yoga retreat with LuciaYoga is that first and foremost it will, of course be pleasurable, along with being non-competitive, safe and nurturing, with an overall theme of mindfulness and rejuvenation, bringing a sense of self and serenity to my Students. The classes will be suitable for all levels of Students, including beginners, and modifications will be available to all the asanas that will be practised. I always encourage Students to work totally within their own capabilities and limitations.

During the Retreat I will be running a Mindfulness Workshop – this will be in the form of an introduction to Mindfulness and will include valuable and practical mindfulness practices which can be incorporated into your everyday life.

It gives me the utmost pleasure to be able to teach at the LuciaYoga Grenada Yoga Retreat Centre. LuciaYoga’s ethos of “creating a worldwide Yoga network of like-minded individuals” resonates with me, and it would be wonderful if you could join me, at what, I am sure, will be a delightful retreat, in beautiful surroundings, with the opportunity of meeting some lovely like-minded people.

Please find below some quotes from Students on previous Retreats that I have run:

"The pace and duration of the classes suited my abilities and I feel fitter, but it was the genuine warmth and honesty of the teacher that I enjoyed the most."

"Yoga sessions were well planned and perfectly pitched with lots of options offered to the Group. I have learned that Yoga is more than a series of "moves" / postures and I want to practice with this knowledge in future."

"Yoga sessions had the exact balance between Yoga and relaxation. I was really pleased that the evening sessions focused on relaxation. I loved the Mindfulness theme throughout."

Training/Education

YOGA
Meryl Winby British Wheel of Yoga* - 500 hrs - Teaching Diploma (BWP Dip)
British Wheel of Yoga – 60 hrs - Foundation Course 1
British Wheel of Yoga – 60 hrs - Foundation Course 2
British Wheel of Yoga – Yoga Philosophy Module
First Aid Certification

* The British Wheel of Yoga is the National Governing Body for Yoga in Great Britain.
Professional Association Memberships:
British Wheel of Yoga – Membership number: BWY-0023438

The Register of Exercise Professionals UK (REPS) – Membership number: R0134413

Complementary Medical Association (CMA) – CMA Membership number: P201602250001

MINDFULNESS TRAINING
Mindfulness Diploma accredited by:
The International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, and;
The International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching.
Professional Association Memberships:
The International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
The International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching
Complementary Medical Association (CMA) – CMA Membership number: P201602250001


PRICES AND PROMOTIONS

VERY EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE:
750 EUR (SAVE 150 EUR)

EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE:
795 EUR (SAVE 100 EUR)

LAST MINUTE BOOKING: 895 EUR

FRIEND PROMO (-50 EUR): BOOKING AT THE SAME TIME

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: IN DOUBLE BED: +145 EUR

DATES:27TH AUGUST 2017

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