Yoga Retreat with Emma Isokivi
23 -28 August 2019
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. Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus Station
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
Emma Isokivi is a KPJAYI level 2 authorised Ashtanga Yoga teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland Mysore Teacher @ Meadowlark Yoga (http://www.meadowlarkyoga.com)
Emma began practicing yoga in 2006 whilst living in Canada. At the time, she was also a distance runner, and the concept of “being able to touch her toes” was a foreign one. Over the years, chronic sciatica fuelled her focus to practice yoga more and run less- as she was still able to achieve the same headspace from being on the mat that she used to have running outdoors. They were both breath based.
For many years, she attended a variety of classes with Bikram and Moksha Yoga a regular part of her life. However, her outlook on yoga practices all changed in 2009 when she took her first trip to India. During her trip, she spent several weeks in a Sivananda Ashram in Madurai, where she followed a strict regime of asana practice, chanting, cleanses, mediation and philosophy classes. This was the pivotal point where she begun daily practice- and eventually went in search of a teacher to continue her learning and dove deeply into a sweet ashtanga community in Edinburgh- at Meadowlark Yoga in 2011. Both Karen Kirkness and Sarah Hatcher at Meadowlark are both still her teachers and mentors to this day.
Emma regularly studies at KPJAYI in Mysore, Southern India- the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga with Paramaguru Sharath Jois. During her fourth trip to Mysore in the winter of 17/18 studying, she received his blessing to teach Ashtanga Yoga (to Karandavasana).
Emma’s teaching is closely transmitted from her own learning on her mat- from her early days of not touching her toes, to regularly practicing the intermediate series of the ashtanga vinyasa practice. She welcomes both newer and more established practitioners. You will find pranayama, philosophy and a little chanting sprinkled across her teachings too.
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: 23 -28 August 2019