Yoga Retreat with Antonee Lua
20th - 25th May 2020
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.
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
Arrival Day. Sunday: Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus Station
Friday: Departure day at 12:00
- 7:30- 9:00 Energizing Yoga class.
- 9:00- 09:30 Meditation.
- 9:30-10:30 Gentle Yoga Class.
- 10:30-11:30 Breakfast.
- 11:30-13:30 Free time.
- 14:00-15:00 Lunch, Traditional Meal in the city or Picnic
- 15:00-18:00 Free time.
- 18:00-19:15 Energizing yoga Class or Workshop.
- 19:15- 20:15 Gentle or Restorative yoga class.
- 20:30 Dinner.
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
Dancing Yogini is directed by Antonée Lua, a native of Los Angeles, who began her formal dance training at the age of three studying ballet with the renowned Olga Fricker for six years. Eventually she added tap, hip-hop, freestyle as well as traditional African dance and dances of the African diaspora to the mix.
It was love of movement that led Lua to her first yoga class in 1994 (someone said it was like dancing!) and the euphoria that comes from an awesome asana (yoga postures) and meditation practice. Her love for "moving meditation" led her to study with various yoga schools and teachers. After years of a rather eclectic practice, she has for the last several years focused on the flowing energy of Vinyasa yoga, the alignment of Iyengar, and the restorative and quieting practice of Yin Yoga.
Antonée has found an inner calm and physical well-being through the teachings of these schools which are not mutually exclusive but complementary. In order to deepen her understanding of yoga, Lua spent six months studying Eastern Philosophy and Yoga in India and Thailand and received her Teacher Training Certification from Sivananda Kutir in October 2006. She has recently finished her second teacher training with Gérard Arnaud in Paris and continues to study with him and his wonderful team.
The creation of Dancing Yogini is a means to share knowledge acquired from her wonderful teachers at Kula Yoga Project, Deborah Wolk and Kristen Davis in New York, Simon Park, Swami Nirmalananda and Prema of Sivananda Yoga, Swami Govindananda Saraswati of Sivananda Yoga Veedya Peetham, and all of her wonderful yoga and dance teachers throughout the years.
The aim is to help students bring consciousness to their body and optimize their breath in order to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
"My motivation is to help students become conscious of their body and encourage them to use the powerful energy of their breath to create space within and release blockages so they may have a healthier spiritual, mental, and physical state" - Antonée
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: +165 EUR
DATES: 20th - 25th May 2020