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Spring Awakening – Yoga Retreat in Andalucía with
Stephanie Pelser

21 – 25 March 2020, 5 days, 4 nights

Late March is a time when nature wakes up from hibernation and growth is abundant. Use this inspiring time of year to free yourself from anything that holds you back from living life on your own terms. Enjoy four nights and five days in a picturesque villa in the middle of Andalucía to reset your life.
Let powerful Forrest yoga and meditative yin yoga support help you gather new energy. Delicious food, good company and cultural experiences offer a wealth of inspiration.

Free yourself from your everyday routines. Discover your inner strength and let your soul roam free: Spend each day exactly as you please. Take time for yourself and the support of the group to start re-writing your own story.

Use the distance from your daily life to view everything from a fresh perspective. Dream big. Return home a stronger and more self-determined version of yourself.

 

THE RETREAT INCLUDES
  • 4 nights in a double room (single booking available) with bathroom in a classic Andalusian villa in the national park Sierra de Grazalema
  • Full board: vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner (at the day of arrival dinner only, breakfast only on day of departure); mostly from local, organic ingredients
  • Yoga classes:
  • 4 Forrest Yoga morning classes (incl. opening ceremony with “Calling the Four Directions”), 1 restorative Forrest Yoga class at night
  • 2 yin yoga classes before dinner at night
  • One guided meditation with journaling + long savasana at night


 

ARRIVAL AND LOCATION

The retreat centre is located in a rural region near the village El Gastor, about 1,5 hr drive from the Malaga and Seville airport. The bus station with daily buses from Seville, Jerez and Malaga is located in El Gastor. Airport transfer from Malaga/Seville/Gibraltar 160 € one way (40 Euro per person with a shared ride for 4 people)

Why not make this retreat a part of a longer trip and discover some of the historical cities of Andalucía before or after? Please get in touch with [email protected] if you have any questions regarding flights or shared pick-ups!

The retreat centre is located in the national park Sierra de Grazalema, near the village of El Gastor in Cadiz province and is surrounded by numerous hiking trails. The surrounding UNESCO nature reserve has been named one of the best hiking regions of Andalucía by BBC Travel.

Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga is an inspiring, grounding and deeply healing yoga practice. Focused on breath and intelligent sequencing, this practice builds flexibility and strength while relieving tension. Many poses unique to this style help you release stress and truly connect to yourself. Suitable for anybody at any level, including pregnant women and those working with injuries.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a meditative practice based on traditional Chinese medicine that helps release deep-seated tension in the fascia and joints. Lying down and seated poses are held for several minutes without muscular effort, allowing plenty of time to relax deeply.

Teacher

Stephanie Pelser is based in Hamburg, Germany, where she teaches Forrest and Yin Yoga. In her classes, everybody is come as they are, with no need for pretences: The focus is on real change and individual anatomy, raw honesty and healing. As a chronic over-thinker herself, Stephanie appreciates yoga as a way to take time to listen to yourself and strengthen the connection between body, mind and spirit. Find her on Instagram as stephanie.p.yoga


Optional add-ons:

- Discover several hiking trails off the retreat centre on your own or as part of a guided hike
- Guided hike from the retreat centre: White villages, viewpoint “El Mirador”, dolmen grave and El Gastor at 15 € per person
- Day hikes around Zahara de la Sierra or Ronda, 50 € per person incl. transport
- Traditional flamenco show in Ronda, including lunch at transport; 85 € per person
- Horse riding, massages and private yoga classes by request

INVESTMENT

Early Bird (Book and Pay by 31 December 2019):

680 Euro per person, shared double room / 780 Euro double room, single use

From 1 January 2020:

780 Euro per person, shared double room / 880 Euro, double room, single use

“Yoga-curious” Companion deal: 580 € for an additional person, participating only in 2 yoga classes, based on sharing a double room (only alongside a regular “full” booking for the other guest in the room)

Secure your space by paying a 250 € deposit; this deposit is only refundable in case the retreat is cancelled.

Booking request by email to [email protected]