Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Dylan & Kathrin
Granada, Friday 19th- Wednesday 24th of October 2018
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
Veggie and Vegan Meals
Different Yoga Teachers
Full Program Daily
Arrival Day. Sunday: Checkin Friday 15.00
Wednesday: Departure day at 12:00
- 7-7.30am Coffee, Tea& Fruits
- 07.45- 9.30am Full Primary Series Led Class
- 9.45-11am Breakfast
- 11-12am Sharing Circle, Questions& Answers
- 1-2pm Lunch
- 2-4pm Theory/Technical class
- 7-8.30pm Dinner
- 8.45-9.15pm Optional guided Yoga Nidra
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.
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“I am doing Asana now” - Anon
Since a young age, Dylan has always been fascinated with life’s great questions; his own life journey has given him an unusual eye for the beauty and interconnectedness of life, and made him sensitive to the human condition. This has led him on an interesting journey of deepening his understanding of human behavior and spirituality through studying various spiritual texts and seeking out guidance from various teachers around the world.
As a spiritual pilgrim, he has been fortunate to meet many wonderful souls who have inspired and deepened his own practice and shaped his style of teaching. Beyond asana, yoga is a way of life that enables him to continue to reflect, to feel and be present.
Dylan was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga when he turned 30 and instantly fell in love with the method as a meditation in movement; a medicine for his body and mind and it has since become his daily Sadhana. He has always been interested in understanding the interplay between the gross and subtle aspects of the body/mind and feels with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method, we can learn to understand and harness the energy of these two polarities to find stability and grace - on and off the mat. Since his first class, Dylan has been captivated by the therapeutic aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and approaches his classes from this view point - to help students find their strength and balance in a safe space, whilst connecting to and integrating with the power of the breath and observing/understanding the patters of the mind. A Powerful tool and practice which invites and supports Dylan and his students to find space beyond the veil of the conceptual mind. An invitation to stillness and inner peace.
Dylan started practicing healing at a young age by accident when he started to realize that he was able to channel energy and see and connect with energy and spirits. He started meditation practice at a young age and felt the power and magnitude of stillness as a source of healing and connection to the universe. With a keen interest to focus on the deep interconnection of body and mind, Dylan attended Vipassana meditation guided by the late Mr. S.N. Gorenka and continues to explore this path of meditation practice.
By the “not so little coincidences” in life, Dylan was introduced to Jose Antonio Manchado and instantly resonated with his style of teaching and way of being and is deeply grateful to be a student and learn from his guidance, Reiki and Shindo (Tibetan) healing practices.
Currently Dylan is publishing his first book, Art of the Storm, which is soon to be released by December 2017. His book was a manifestation of a vision he had whilst he was at Vipassana meditation and brings together a collection of poems, short stories and reflections inspired from meditation, being in nature and yoga.
Giving gratitude to all his teachers, Dylan hopes to share his passion and love of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga; Ashtanga Yoga within the context of Yoga Sutras, meditation and healing to continue to inspire others on the path of healing and being one with life.
Kathrin started her Yoga Journey in 2010 when she embarked on a Study in Daoism with the focus on Daoyin and Taiji.
Originally from Germany, Kathrin left her Country when she was 19 years old. She moved to Ireland where she undertook a 4 year Bachelor Marketing Study. After she completed her study and not drawn to corporate life yet, she opened her own Café in Galway, West of Ireland. The Café was a Space for Art Exhibitions and Cultural Events.
After several years in the catering industry, Kathrin moved to Amsterdam in 2006. While working in Sales, she undertook a 3 year Daoist/ Chinese Sport and Medicine Study. This is where she learned how a daily meditative practice can bring about a level of peace and calm that serves in dealing with daily life challenges.
After finishing her study, Kathrin completed a Teacher Training in Vinyasa Yoga in 2012. While practicing and teaching Vinyasa Yoga, Kathrin took her first Ashtanga Class in 2013 and immediately fell in love with this style of Yoga and has been practicing it ever since.
Dedicated to this tradition, Kathrin completed the 200Hrs Ashtanga Teacher Training with Delight Yoga, a further 100Hrs training on the Path of Ashtanga Yoga and a 50Hrs Ashtanga Intermediate Series workshop under the guidance of her teachers Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini.
Kathrin considers Ashtanga Yoga as a lifelong journey in order to cope with Life’s challenges and to create a balance in everything that is approached. She is dedicated on her teaching path to touch and inspire others in order to bring about Happiness and Growth
PRICES AND PROMOTIONS
VERY EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE:
750 EUR (SAVE 150 EUR)
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795 EUR (SAVE 100 EUR)
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SINGLE OCCUPANCY FEE +145 EUR