6 Days A Different Christmas Yoga Holiday in Malaga Spain

Pago la Mata Parcela 1004,Malaga,Competa,Spain

Organizer: Ecoasis Yoga Retreats

Review By: Marina Bello Aparicio, Genial, en todos los aspectos, paz, tranquilidad, y buen yantar

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Overview

Experience Christmas like never-before by being a part of 6 days of “A Different Christmas Yoga Holiday” in Malaga, Spain. This amazing retreat was created for a serious practice of yoga, breathing techniques sessions, and mindful meditation. There are optional workshops like a vegan cooking course, all backed up by deliciously prepared food in the beautiful landscapes of Andalusia, the heart of Spain.

Re-invent yourself by spending your Christmas holidays in Spain with this yoga retreat!

Program Description

  • 9 yoga sessions Daily yoga practice minimum 4 hours (2 sessions)
  • Daily meditation
  • Tea before first yoga class
  • Two delicious meals (brunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation: 
    Transport from airport or train station to Eco Oasis Center (if you're in a time of pick up)
    Transport from Eco Oasis to airport or train station Workshop optional (massage and vegan cooking)

Our Teachers

Irazu

Core Subject: Yoga Teacher
Her Words: My style has its roots in Iyengar and Centered yoga systems, in which each aspect of the practice is an opportunity to investigate the body, the brain and the mind, and enter a region of profound inner vision which permits the body of light to shine from within toward the external world. The use of props, such as blocks, belts, chairs or walls helps the practitioner to achieve precision and careful alignment, while providing a gradual and safe approach in learning the postures which strengthens the body while refining the mind. My approach to Yoga is to help people to experience more sensations instead of more thoughts during their yoga practice; create more space and freedom in the body and the mind so they can release tension and breathe better, free up energy and increase creativity. With a focus on cultivating awareness to discover our habitual movement patterns we can then explore alignment in a safe and accessible way, in order to make more conscious choices about how we move on the mat and in life. I’ve been practising Yoga for almost 15 years and have practised and studied with a variety of teachers from different traditions, like Kundalini, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Tantra, Anusara and Centered Yoga. In 2008, I travelled to Soiano dei Lago in Italy to study with Dona Holleman and then went on to gain the 400hr Yoga Instructor Certificate in 2012 at Semilla Yoga, with Claudia Guerrero, Pilar Casillas, Alicia Ramos and Jñana Dakini as my main mentors. Since then I have taught yoga at Semilla Yoga and other Yoga schools, gyms, parks, clinics and offices, sharing the joy of yoga with different people. My studies have included Vipassana meditation and Chinese Traditional Medicine courses, Radiant Child Yoga program with Shakta Khalsa, Centered Yoga Teacher Training with Dona Holleman, Anatomy for movement Training with Marcela Sanchez, Ashtanga Yoga retreat with David Williams, Iyengar Yoga course with Christian Pisano and June Whittaker, Tantra Yoga workshop with Michael Stewart, Yoga Philosophy with Shashi Dhar Dimri, Mindfulness workshops with Alejandro Velasco, Restorative and Therapeutic yoga courses with Luis Becerril, and Mantra Yoga classes with Donald Niedermayer and Paola Giovine. My experience includes teaching yoga to women in prison and running yoga sessions for young people in a youth custody center. I also have experience of teaching yoga to people with mental health and addiction problems in a specialized rehabilitation center in Mexico.

José Antonio

Core Subject:
His Words: From a young age I was interested in mysticism and practiced in different Western schools looking for one that would give me inner harmony that I was seeking. I practised mind control and meditation for many years. After a search into the interior of human beings, I wanted to find the balance of the human being on the physical side and always thought that food had to be a very important factor to find the desired balance that is constantly being searched for by humans: health. For this I inquired in different schools of nutrition and alimentation; a scrambled sea with different theories, within a system that constantly throws contradictory messages to society about diet and health. I found in the studies of the Life Science Institute my own squaring of the circle. The life science Institute gave me the missing piece to complete the puzzle. I found that the teachings of this health system fit perfectly with the ancient teachings offered in the ancient Vedic texts on Sattvic, Tamasic and Rajasic food. I learned that obtaining health is within each person. And equal to what I learned in the mystical studies, the mandate already written in the ancient temple of Apollo in Delphos “know thyself” was repeated once again. That led me to dedicate myself to reconcile nutrition with our spiritual side, because one can hardly balance one’s energy body if the physical body is not properly harmonised. And dedicated entirely to provide students the necessary path for the body to function properly according to our biological heritage.

Location

This retreat will take place at the Axarquia region - situated in the eastern part of the province of Málaga. Competa is an inland village in the Axarquia, well-known for the Andalusian legacy of Muslim rule.

The location is a privileged tourist destination surrounded by olive groves, almond trees, and a 4000-hectare wildlife reserve in Sierra Almijara, just 15 to 20 kilometres from the main tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol, including the beaches of Torre del Mar, the famous caves of Nerja, and within striking distance of Granada, Sierra Nevada, and other places of interest.

SUMMARY

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Types: Yoga Retreat Date: From 23-12-2018 To 28-12-2018 Duration: 6 Days Area: Spain, Malaga, Competa Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Organic,Raw Surrounding Area: Near to Beach,Forest,Mountain,Close To Nature

Curriculum

  • 9 yoga sessions - Daily yoga practice minimum 4 hours (2 sessions)
  • Daily meditation
  • Tea before first yoga class
  • Two delicious meals (brunch and dinner)

Accommodation

3 rooms have twin single beds for twin sharing. They are for two travelers/ friends booking at the same time or two female travelers looking to share the room and cut down on costs.

2 rooms have double beds and are suited for couples or families.

Single-person supplements are also available.

Food & Accommodation Gallery

Food

The aim of this retreat is to help the patrons achieve the standards of holistic living. We focus not just on teaching yoga, but also on making the yogis aware of health and nutrition with the best knowledge available in the world. The teachers on this retreat are experts in nutrition, and, as a result, the week that you spend here will be full of delicious and healthy recipes. We will also conduct workshops on nutrition and healthy cooking.

The emphasis will be on locally grown organic fresh fruits and vegetables as well as wholemeal foods, antioxidants, and low-glycaemic living.

You will be explained the health benefits of the food we use – the locally produced organic food that is free of pesticides and foods made from spelt. You will return feeling like you have learned the best secrets of healthy cooking, living and practicing yoga.

Center

Yoga Retreats Ecoasis

Location is a privileged tourist destination surrounded by olive groves, almond trees, and a 4000-hectare wildlife reserve in Sierra Almijara, just 15 to 20 kilometres from the main tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol, including the beaches (a nudist beach is very near if required) of Torre del Mar, the famous caves of Nerja, and within striking distance of Granada, Sierra Nevada, and other places of interest


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Why choose Ecoasis Yoga Retreats


Yoga Eco Oasis was created by a group of people with the purpose of creating a space in nature where one can connect with cosmic energy and above all, with oneself.  The space started by being an eco space where nature was respected and from where Ana and José Antonio’s knowledge, as co-founders of Eco Oasis, could be shared as much in terms of nutrition as natural health.
 

Our objective is to make available to you all the necessary elements to help you clear the way to self realisation and achieve personal development.


Yoga Eco Oasis has found the best teachers and monitors of the different types of yoga.  Our setting in the open air will allow you to come into contact with the 4 elements and will be an unforgettable experience.

The food, which is both organic and contains no animal ingredients, will give you all the nutrients necessary to give your body the vitality and energy that you need.  You can be sure that Ana, with her wealth of experience as a vegan/vegetarian chef, will also make the food taste superb.  A natural setting, marvelous views of the sea and mountains, all add up to a stay that is the experience of a lifetime.