6 Day Mindful Connection Yoga Retreat,Spain

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Taking a class with Antonina is pure joy. She explains in depth why we practice yoga and brings us to the present moment. The class is a good mix of challenging, stretching and calming postures. When we leave the class we are invigorated and calm. Antonina has a profound understanding of Yoga, not only the body but the mind and the spirit as well.


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Overview

Experience a deep, authentic, and profound immersion of Andalusian nature while touring traditional olive farms and wineries, witnessing the birthplace of flamenco, sondering through the corridors of los blancos pueblos, and exploring the vast greens of los parques naturales, all while staying connected to yourself through yoga and meditation

This retreat has been curated for you to experience the authentic parts of Andalusia with ease and time. We stay away from landmarks and tourist attractions, our only intention is to delicately explore these places of beauty. As we say in Spain;

“Sin prisas, poco a poco” (without hurry, little by little)

Our team of local guides and yogi’s believe in union of the self and surroundings. Experience a part of Spain untouched by mass tourism. Get lost in the vast dimensions of the Andalusian valleys. Immerse yourself in tradition spanning centuries of historic development. Come Discover Spain.

This retreat is open to all levels of yoga, meditation, travel, and life experiences. We look forward to taking this amazing journey with you.

Program Description

Sensory Exploration: We guide you through a journey within. Whether it is exploring the mind body through yoga, honoring your truths with meditation, healing with Aryuveda, we will be there to assist in giving you the experience needed. 

Cultural Integration and Sustainability: We take you to places off the beaten path. Whether its resting in the deep valleys of los casas rurales, experiencing traditional customs, or paying homage to the ruins and natural wonders, you will feel deeply connected to the land and the self 

Rest and Rejuvenation: We give you time. While we explore the land, there will be plenty of time to wander and explore for yourself. This is your retreat, and we will be here to help make it yours. Body work (energy medicine) sessions are possible during the journey (at an additional cost).

Our Teachers

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Antonina Ramsey

Core Subject: Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher
With over 20 years of experience in yoga and wellness, Antonina has dedicated her life to simplifying, educating, inspiring, and guiding people to mental and physical harmony. She has a wealth of knowledge under her belt, with qualifications as a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and IAYT certified yoga therapist. She is also a holistic health expert practicing Ayurveda, Jin Shin Jyutsu energy medicine, hypnotherapy, and shamanic healing. Her teachings have shaped the minds of hundreds of yoga teachers today, and she continues to share her passion in bringing holistic health and harmony to the world around her. She is a prolific teacher and guide, able to lead students from all backgrounds and experiences with accurate prescriptions for diet (aryuveda), physical and mindfulness exercise, lifestyle modifications, and textual readings.
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Diana Ratana

Core Subject: Yoga Teacher
Diana Ratana is a yoga instructor, meditation guide, traveler, writer, curator and researcher with over 10 years of experience in leading students through yogic practices and lifestyle changes. Upon meeting Antonina during a backpacking trip through Spain, Diana became connected to the beauty, wonder, and healing properties of Andalusia. Under Antonina's guidance, Diana began taking her teachings inward towards energy healing through meditation. Since then, her teachings have taken her worldwide, where she continues to teach the physical, mental, and spiritual healing properties of yoga. Her background in corporate wellness and retreat curation has garnered her exponential experience in leading healing and mindful experiences for her attendees. Her mission: to create experiences, moments, and movements that will help people re-connect with themselves, so that they in turn can re-connect to the world around them.

Location

Andalusia is a land of contrasts. It has the mountains with the most precipitation in Spain, the Sierra of Grazalema in Cadiz, and the only desert in Europe, the Tabernas desert in Almeria, where the least amount of rain is recorded.

Summary

Types: Yoga Retreat Date: From 12-October-2019 To 17-October-2019 Duration: 6 Days Area: Estepona, Malaga, Spain Food: Vegetarian,Organic,Pescetarian,Ayurvedic,Include Meat Surrounding Area: Near to Beach,Sea,Mountain,Close To Nature

Curriculum


Day 1; Arrive and Meet

  • 3PM – 6PM: Arrive to the casa rurales, meet the others, explore!
  • 7PM: Welcoming ceremony
  • 8:30PM: Group Dinner


Day 2; Journey Within

  • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
  • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: Holistic health and meditation workshop; Journey Within
  • 1 PM: Lunch
  • 2:30 PM: Explore Pueblos Blancos
  • 7 PM: Evening yoga
  • 8:30 PM: Dinner


Day 3: Discover the Mountains; Ronda

  • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
  • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: The Mountains – Trip to Ronda
  • 1 PM: Lunch in local taberna
  • 3 PM: Tour bodega winery cellar in Ronda
  • 6 PM: Siesta
  • 8:30 PM: Dinner


Day 4: Discover the Self

  • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
  • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: Discover your dosha; Intro to Aryuveda + Cooking Class
  • 1 PM: Group lunch
  • 3 PM: Siesta / Free time
  • 7 PM: Evening yoga
  • 8:30 PM: Dinner
  • 7:30 PM: Aryuveda Workshop + Cooking Class


Day 5: Discover the Sea

  • 7:30 AM: Morning yoga and meditation
  • 9:30 AM: Healthy group breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: The Sea – Trip to the Coast
  • 1 PM: Lunch in local taberna
  • 4 PM: Hike and Beach Yoga
  • 6 PM: Siesta
  • 8:30 PM: Farewell Dinner


Day 6: Peace Be With You

  • 7:30: Morning Yoga and Meditation
  • 9 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:30AM: Farewell Ceremony
  • Arrange transfers and goodbye!

Accommodation

We will be staying in a traditional casa rural in Andalusia, just at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja and on the edge of the sea to give you an authentic experience of local life. This beautiful home is just steps away from the beach, mountain hikes, and traditional villages of Andalusia and features:

  • Private pool and amenities
  • Private kitchen
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor yoga patio, terrace, and garden
  • Game room and library

* We offer comfortable shared double rooms with two single beds or private rooms.

Food & Accommodation Gallery

Food

Local vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are provided by Andalusian chefs, restaurants, and ingredients. There will also be Aryuvedic and holistic cooking classes.

What Makes This Program Special?

Discover Spain is an experience where you explore the intimate, authentic, and raw parts of yourself through travel. With travel and tourism on the rise, it has become easier than ever to get lost. And while getting lost may be part of the journey, eventually, you will yearn to find yourselves.

Discover Spain goes beyond the tour by inviting yourself to dive into yourself through mindful practices and activities led by a team of experienced travelers, spiritual healers, and yoga teachers. Diana Ratana will stay with you as you traverse your inner selves through authentic connection with yoga and the beautiful region of Andalusia.

Inclusion

  • Health and wellness workshops
  • 3 healthy meals a day (Traditional Spanish, sometimes Vegetarian, Holistic)
  • Amenities included in accommodations (swimming pools, rooftop terrace, sports equipment, library and game room)
  • Aryuvedic and holistic cooking classes
  • Visits to traditional historic Spanish towns
  • Visits to a traditional taberna and local authentic Spanish restaurants
  • Day trip excursions to pueblos blancos, nature reserves, beaches, and coastal towns.

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Private Andalusian Style Villa

With lush mountains and whitewashed villages to one side, and the glorious coast on the other, this casa rurales has the best of both worlds.You will be staying by the sea, along the Algoran Sea coast in fully equipped and charming rural home.The property is a private Andalusian style villa which features an outdoor swimming pool, private garden, playroom, den, fully equipped kitchen, and multiple bedrooms

Payment And Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • Non-refundable deposit can be used towards future events if booking is cancelled.
  • In extreme cases, we can work with you towards finding a solution that benefits everyone.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Advance Payable Percentage- 10%

Why choose Diana Ratana

 

This retreat is a culmination of self discovery and cultural immersion. We will work with you to help you stay connected to yourself as we connect to the beauty, culture, and land around us. 

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