7 Days Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan, Beach and Nature in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
“Yoga retreat and holiday – all in one!”
9th – 15th July 2017
For one week leave your daily grind behind! Dive deeply into revitalizing yoga boosting your immune system and giving you innere balance and peace. Experience new stimulating impressions, new tastes, smells, sounds, and the beautiful sights of Tenerife’s nature, the mountains, the sun and the ocean with its wide horizon.
Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary Islands and offers, with its wide, idyllic natural parks, protected sites and geographic contrasts, an ideal background for recreation, nature vacations … and a yoga retreat. Almost 45% of the island under protection in one way or another.
Because of its diversity of different landscapes as well as native flora and fauna Tenerife is sometimes called the Mini Continent: tropical plants, extensive pine forests, barren rocky landscape, gigantic cliffs, and beautiful white and black beaches.
The island’s show-piece, however, is the Teide National Park with its 3,717 meter volcano, the highest peak in all Spain with view on the whole island.
The climate is great all year round with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius and lots of sunshine.
What is included in the Retreat?
Every morning and every evening there is a 90-min hatha yoga class, which gently stretches, energizes and strengthens your body, enlivens your senses, and calms and deepens your mind. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, all classes are tailored to your individual abilities and needs. You always learn lots of new things on a retreat which later enrich your practice at home. The maximum number of participants in this retreat is eight.
Breathing techniques, meditation, deep relaxation techniques (Yoga Nidra) and Kirtan (in the evenings) complete our daily practice. In Integral Yoga these items support the experience of harmony in body, mind and soul.
Most of our yoga practice will be done on Elska’s ocean-view yoga shala.
We will live on an organic farm (Spanish: finca) called Elska Organics, situated in the mountain range of Arico in the east of the island (25 min from Tenerife South Airport). This picturesque, remote place far out in Tenerife’s nature shelters countless fruit trees, cactuses, an olive grove, organic vegetable patches, flowers, hammocks, swings, and a chemical-free swimming pool with sunbeds. There are different secluded spots where you can withdraw and enjoy the vista on the ocean and the endless horizon.
We will be staying in typical small houses from South Tenerife. “La casita” is a small stone building from the XIX century with two double bedrooms; another fully equipped two double rooms are carved into the mountain rocks. The aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, known as Guanches, used to live in such caves set into the hills all over the island. And there is also a Mongolian yurt, a spacious and cozy nomadic tent for absolute proximity to nature.
All rooms are beautifully furnished, with comfortable mattresses and lovely rustic ambiance.
The retreat includes 6 nights in a double room. Single rooms available for extra charge.
Free time activities
Every day we have got ample opportunity to explore the surroundings and the beaches, time for nature walks, climbing in the mountains (the area of Arico is the best place on the Canary Islands for climbing, there is a climbing school just 20 min away http://www.ocho-escalada.com/de/), diving, surfing, or shopping on one of the street markets or on the Playa de Americas.
Or you enjoy with a good book at the pool or in a hammock…
On 2 days we are going to organize excursions, one to the beach and a day trip to the Teide Natural Park.
On 3 evenings Kerensa will give us a cooking course, where you can learn new simple and delicious recipes.
Kerensa, our host, who is marvelous cook supplies us with wholesome and delicious meals, using healthy ingredients and organic, home-grown or locally-sourced produce.
There will be two meals a day, brunch and dinner, and during the day we’ll have snack and other delicacies, which will be prepared early enough so we can take them with us in case we are out during the day.
Please inform us if you have a special diet, be it vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, etc.
Your yoga teachers
Your yoga teachers from Vrindayoga are Susana and Aksara. Both of us are practicing yoga for more than 15 years and have done a number of teacher trainings and seminars in different yoga traditions. Our focus is on Integral Yoga by Swami Satyananda, optimized execution of yoga postures (Iyengar Yoga style), back program, breathing program, energy work, Yoga Nidra relaxation, and Kirtan (mantra meditation with musical instruments).
Price per person in a double room: 720 euros.
Price per person in a single room: Please enquire
Included: Accommodation, use of all the facilities of the place, meals, yoga and meditation classes, cooking course.
Not included: Flight to Tenerife, transportation on the island, optional visits to restaurants, extra free time activities
300 euros deposit per person will be requested at the moment of booking. Final payment due 15th of May.
Full refund of the deposit up to 1st May 2017.
Accepted payment method
Bank wire transfer, paypal
* Please contact us for more details
Renting a car in Tenerife is the easiest and cheapest way to move around the island. Prices go from around 15 euros per day. If you wish to share a car with other participants, we can help organizing it.
If you need a pick up from the airport please let us know. Price: 30 euros (can also be shared with others arriving at the same time)
Special menu request
Please tell us in advance about any special dietary requirements that you have (diabetic, intolerant to gluten, lactose, allergic, etc). Please tell us as soon as possible.
What to bring:
Light and comfortable cloth for yoga, swimwear, sun protection, a hat, shoes for light trekking.
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 0034661058135.
We will be happy to assist you.