Yin Yoga Retreat with Marianne de Kuyper


1 – 5 May, 2018

Quiet presence, soothing practice.


1 May – Tuesday 2 May – Wednesday 3 May – Thursday 4 May – Friday 5 May – Saturday
8:00 yoga 8:00 yoga 8:00 yoga 9:00 brunch
10:00 brunch 10:00 brunch 10:00 brunch 10:00 check-out
16:00 check-in free time / optional program free time / optional program free time / optional program
17:00 welcome circle
17:30 light welcome yoga 17:00 yoga 17:00 yoga 17:00 yoga
19:30 dinner 19:00 dinner 19:00 dinner 19:00 dinner



  • accommodation in shared double rooms with en-suite bathroom.
  • unique historical mansion by Randa, surrounded by nature.
  • plant based, locally sourced brunch and dinner by our private chef.
  • 7 yoga classes.
  • walking possibilities close to our location.


  • airport transfers / travel arrangements.
  • massages or any programs not included in the program schedule.
  • bike / car hire.
  • SUP, guided hiking.


Yin Yoga Retreat is hosted by Marianne de Kuyper who known for her soothing voice, clear instructions and quiet presence. She is also known for her focus, attentiveness and her patience and for making a difference in people’s lives. Her students are also able to continue practicing on their own after attending her classes. This is also her goal: to teach you how to do Yin Yoga yourself, so you can apply the tools whenever you need them most. Marianne also strongly believes that Yoga and meditation can be useful tools to sooth your body, mind and heart in a world full of impulses and sounds.

She is the founder of Yinyogawithmarianne.com: a website on Yoga and Personal Development and she started a YouTube channel ‘Yin Yoga with Marianne’ to train people to apply the tool of Yin Yoga themselves. Marianne has worked as a certified Yoga teacher since 2010, ran her own studio and currently combines travelling with teaching Yoga abroad. She is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and often travels. As a result she has taught Yoga classes and workshops at various well-known Yoga studios, health clubs and resorts in Amsterdam, Mozambique and South Africa.

Additional information teacher
Marianne de Kuyper
‘Yin Yoga with Marianne’
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During the Yin Yoga classes with Marianne you will focus on reconnecting with your body by applying the tool of Yin Yoga. In steps she will guide you through moments of sitting still whilst doing breathing exercises. This will flow into a Yin Yoga class in which you hold poses for longer periods of time, so that each pose becomes a mini-mediation. If needed, she will add Restorative Yoga poses to make the practice even more beneficial. The effect will be that, apart from improving your range of motion and flexibility, that you will slow down and that you will feel rested, calm and soothed after each practice.

Additional activities you can book with Marianne are Private Yoga sessions, Meditation sessions, Breathing sessions and Guided Self-Inquiry Meditations. In the Self-Inquiry Meditation she will guide you through 8 steps and you will find your own answers to a situation you would like to work with. It is a powerful tool to experiencing your own wisdom and strength.

Early Evening Yoga / May 1st / 17:30 – 19:00 / Yin Yoga / Stretch from Toe to Crown
Focus: Stretching the whole body from Toe to Crown.

Doing an all-round Yin Yoga sessions. In this class we will focus on stretching the major muscle groups in the body to feel light and rested afterwards. Individual requests are welcome and these will be added to the Yin Yoga flow.

Goal: Improving flexibility and soothing the whole body, mind, heart and spirit.

Morning and Evening Yoga sessions (6 classes) / May 2nd – May 4th / 17:30 – 19:00 / Yin Yoga / Stretch from Toe to Crown
Focus: Practicing and repeating 5 different Yin Yoga sequence based on the principles of Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley and I the 6th classes we will combine all that we have learned into an all-round Yoga class on the elements.

In the classes we will focus on poses that you can do to work with the elements in nature (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal (and Ether)) which are again linked to certain organ pairs. The Yin Yoga poses will not only have an effect on your energy level, but also on your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Only the most important part of all of these Yin Yoga practices is to add more Yin activities to our lives instead of adding more Yang to it. It is time to do less instead of more.
Goal: Improving flexibility and soothing the whole body, mind, heart and spirit.

Extra Goal: 
Understanding how you can adapt the Yoga practice for your own benefit, so you can continue practicing on your own. You will learn more about the movement possibilities of your own body and on what you individually will need to do to make the pose work for your body. It is like the book from Bernie Clark states: ‘Your body, Your Yoga!’.

You will receive a PDF to continue practicing on your own. This PDF will not only give you more information on the Yoga poses of the various Yin Yoga practices, it will also give you all kinds of questions and viewpoints that you can work with during the retreat. The goal of these questions is to raise more awareness on & off the Yoga mat and it will guide you towards your own answers.

Tip: Buy the book ‘Insight Yoga’ from Sarah Powers and bring it with you to class.


Our retreat will be hosted in our main venue in Randa that was built in the 13th century therefore staying there provides a unique experience in traditional Mallorcan countryside lifestyle. The house is equipped with all modern commodities, rooms with en-suite bathroom, terraces, a yoga room and a swimming pool.


You fly to Palma de Mallorca International Airport (PMI) which is the capital of the beautiful island of Mallorca.

“If you can bear living in the paradise, then come to Mallorca.” – Robert Graves

If you have never been to Mallorca, chances are, that you might have an image of high rise apartment blocks, streets lined with bars and a plenty of drunken package holiday makers.

Mallorca, however is quite different and far more complex.

First, the inevitable 550 km coastline of the island with a variety of small, hidden calas (bays) and vast stretches of virgin beaches with a Caribbean-esque feel. There is almost 200 beaches altogether!

The Mediterranean climate makes the island particularly attractive in all seasons.

Mallorca has a long historic past, and thus the great number of impressive buildings and architecture of interest. The rich cultural history has left many remarkable sights to explore, such as castles, ruins, monasteries, grand manor houses and gardens.

We should not forget about one of the main attractions of the island: its astonishing natural beauty. The stunning scenery is ideal for enjoying outdoor pursuits. You can find protected Natural Parks all over Mallorca topped by the Serra de Tramuntana, which is a Unesco World Heritage site. Walking and hiking are popular activities as well as cycling, which is really massive in Mallorca, as it is a well-established destination for professional road cycling teams.

The island also attracts golfers of all levels with its around 20 golf courses.

The surrounding seas offer great possibilities for sailing as it hosts many international regattas each year.

Scuba divers can choose between a wide variety of National Parks and other amazing diving spots all around the island. Here you have the chance to submerge in the unique underwater life of the Mediterranean.

Mallorca is known by Spaniards as “La Isla de la Calma” which refers to its laidback and relaxed atmosphere.

The island is only a few hours flight from all major European airports, hence it is the best choice for group retreats!

Use this opportunity to discover paradise just a few steps away from you!