Journey through the elements

An awakening and energising retreat in Spain

8 – 14 October 2017

This retreat will take you on a soul soothing journey through the elements, using yoga, Ayurveda and nature to help balance and harmonise your whole being.

Yoga Spirit Circle Retreats are held at Casa Erica, a traditional Spanish Finca that is surrounded by mountains and sea, making it an idyllic coastal hideaway.

A dynamic morning practice will be offered to build strength and stability, for greater comfort and flexibility, in a way that is explorative, playful and fun. Each day we will discover the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air/Space together for increased health and vitality.

An introduction to Ayurveda with be part of the programme, so you can begin to understand and connect with your true nature. You’ll learn how to look after yourself well according to this ancient tradition as we review the right diet, lifestyle and yoga practice for you. You’ll discover how to make small changes that make a big difference on every level of mind, body and soul.

In the afternoons we will come together beneath the Andalusian sun for restorative yoga that will help you to relax deeply.

What you’ll get:

  • 6 nights accommodation at Casa Erica
  • 5 morning yoga classes
  • 3 afternoon classes
  • 1 afternoon introduction to Ayurveda workshop
  • A light pre-yoga breakfast, an hearty after-yoga-brunch and a delicious vegetarian dinner everyday
  • Free water and tea with the meals
  • Airport pick-up

What’s excluded:

  • Additional afternoon snacks

The venue

Tucked away in Andalusia, between Malaga and Nerja, it is the perfect place to enjoy a pretty and peaceful break.

Here, beneath the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, you will unravel and unwind with ease. Lounging pool-side, lapping up the calming countryside views, practising yoga on the terrace, being soothed by the sound of the ocean and hungrily devouring delicious vegetarian food every day are just some of the things you will remember if you retreat here with me.

The Casa is beautifully and brightly decorated with 11 studios and apartments to accommodate guests, a pool, terrace, garden (complete with lounge chairs) and a common area for eating and relaxing. Its just a short reach to reach the beach and feel the sand between your toes.

The accommodation

Each studio offers a comfortable stay and has a bathroom with shower, kitchen, AC, TV and a double bed with separate mattresses or a french bed for sleeping.

The food

An abundance of delicious dishes will be available every day, made with love and regionally grown fresh produce as much as possible. Once a week there will be a Spanish Tapas and BBQ night so you can try traditional, local cuisine.

Early each morning a light pre-practice breakfast is offered which includes fresh fruits, cereal, coffee and tea.

After practice there will be a rich and hearty brunch awaiting you which will include freshly prepared dishes such as homemade granola, pancakes, Spanish omelettes, quiche, fresh fruit, cereals, jams yoghurts, local cheeses, fresh baked bread and juice.

In the afternoon you can get a fruity smoothie, green juice, energy ball or chia pudding from our snack bar.

In the evening you can make your selection from our hot vegetarian buffet.

Facilities and additional services

  • Free wifi (good enough for emails but please don’t expect high speed internet)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor and outdoor yoga spaces complete with props (mats, blocks, belts and blankets)
  • Optional massages (30min./35€, 55min./50€)

How to get there

Malaga is the closest airport. If you fly here there will be a bus waiting for you between 8-9.30am to take you directly to Casa Erica.

If you need a transfer outside of this time we can arrange one for you at the additional cost of €15.

You can also fly to Seville or Madrid. See http://yogaspiritcircle.com/en/travel-info/ for more details.

Dates and prices

Prices start at €595 for a shared studio apartment.

Visit the Yoga Spirit Circle website. 

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