Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in Mallorca

Mallorca, Spain

Nights/Days

7/8

Dates

20 – 27 April, 2019

Teacher

Stella and Chris

Price

€975,00

About the retreat

Stella Shakerchi and Chris Leuenberger invite you to join them in their vinyasa yoga and creativity retreat held at a beautiful Mallorcan style finca and eco estate located near Porreres, in the southeast of the sunny island of Mallorca.
Enjoy relaxing yet focused daily yoga sessions that will fit your yoga needs. Surrender to the flow of your innate creative potential and try somatic dance and/or creative writing.

You will start your day with a 90 minutes Vinyasa class. After your class and relaxation session, you will enjoy an abundant brunch buffet.
It is important for us to offer you sufficient time to rest, go for a walk or larger hike in the surrounding nature or treat yourself to a massage.
If you can’t get enough of the yoga, we will give the option of taking a shorter Kundalini yoga class around noontime.

In the late afternoon of Monday, Wednesday and Friday you will have a choice of creative writing or somatic dance workshops to unleash your creativity. On Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday we will offer a 90 minutes restorative evening yoga class with meditation, yoga nidra and/or sound baths.

After dinner, you’re invited to join us for 20 minutes of mantras with music and mudras. On the last morning, we’ll surprise you with a fun practice that will leave you beaming with energy for your homeward journey.

You will come home not only feeling inspired but also recharged!

What's included

  •  2 daily yoga classes (vinyasa, kundalini, and restorative yoga)
  • 7 nights accommodation in a shared room (twin or double bed)
  • daily yogic brunch and dinner
  • choice of creative writing or somatic dance workshop on 3 afternoons
  • mantra singing and celestial communication sessions after dinner
  • teas, coffees, and water
  • use of all facilities including two private pools, table tennis etc.
  • Wi-Fi

Not included:

  • travel arrangements
  • airport transfers
  • massage

Price

  • 975 € for accommodation in shared double room

Yoga teacher

Stella Shakerchi teaches creative writing and yoga in Oxford.

Chris Leuenberger is a Swiss dancer/choreographer working internationally. Both are 500hr RYT yoga teachers.

Stella is a 500hr RYT Vinyasa and Level 1 Kundalini Teacher KYTA, an experienced Aerial Yoga teacher and CPD provider. She found yoga in Bermuda 17 years ago and developed her practice around the world. After overcoming ovarian cancer and surprised to be alive she trained for her first teaching certificates in South India. Influential teachers to whom she is hugely grateful are in Bermuda: Michael Watson and at Tribe: Sequoia Henning, Scarlett Dee, and Mark Ansari. Also Simon Low and Jeff Phenix of TriYoga and John Scott for invaluable advanced teaching advice on anatomy and safety. Her Aerial Yoga training was with Aerial Steps based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Stella is constantly researching aspects of anatomy and safe yoga practice, she attends masterclasses or teacher training every year. The latest was in Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes in London. The International School of Kundalini Yoga i-SKY was where she gained her level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teaching Certificate with Guru Dharam, Benjamin Steele, Darryl O’Keeffe, Livtar Kaur, Livtar Singh, and others. She is now studying for Level 2. She specializes in Pranayama, Meditation techniques, Astanga based Vinyasa, Aerial, and Kundalini Yoga. Her style of teaching is joyful and her daily Sadhana practice is a blessing for which she will always be grateful.

Chris has been practicing yoga and meditation for over a decade. In his professional career as a dancer and choreographer, yoga has continuously helped him find peace of mind, inner strength, and balance. His classes are based on the Astanga Vinyasa method. Individual asanas are coordinated with the breath and linked with each other like a dance. This flowing style of yoga can be quite dynamic or more meditative depending on the level of the students and the desired effects of the class. In his workshops, he often includes elements of meditation, pranayama as well as sound explorations.

The program

Details of program (20 – 27 April, 2019)
10:00 Vegetarian / vegan brunch
11:00 Free time
13:00 Kundalini class (60 minutes) on 3 days out of the week
17:00 Evening Restorative yoga class (90 minutes) thrice a week
17:00 Creative writing / somatic dance (90 minutes) thrice a week
19:00 Vegetarian / vegan dinner
20:30 Mantras with mudras

Retreat accommodation

The yoga retreat finca is located in Porreres, in the southeast of Mallorca, 15 km from the beach. It has been restored and adapted for all requirements of a yoga retreat.
The estate is cataloged as a Wildlife Refugee by the Balearic Government, as it preserves the ecosystem and the native environment. The house is surrounded by 2000 m2 of a garden with native fauna (mostly birds), ponds and a native forest with protected Mallorcan donkeys. If you want to get away from busy every day, we invite you to discover your personal paradise.

Location

The venue is located on the road between Porreres and Felantix, 5 km from both villages. They both offer a variety of restaurants with local and international dishes. Palma is 45 km away on very good road connections. Laid back coastal villages like Portocolom are only 15 km away. You can not miss visiting the monastery in Felanitx (Santuari de Sant Salvador) or in Porreres (Puig de Montesión) and the lovely beaches of the area. The Felanitx Sports Centre that is only 5 km from our house has an Olympic size heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, tennis, padel and basketball courts. The golf course Vall d’Or is just 14 km away. We highly recommend you to rent a car (we are happy to organize that for you) as it gives you the freedom to discover the area.

Destination

The ever-popular star of the Mediterranean, Mallorca has a sunny personality thanks to its ravishing beaches, azure views, remote mountains, and soulful hill towns. Fly to Palma de Mallorca (PMI) that is very easy to reach from all major European airports.

Lyrical Landscapes

For Miró it was the pure Mediterranean light. For hikers and cyclists, it is the Serra de Tramuntana’s formidable limestone spires and bluffs. For others, it is as fleeting as the almond blossom snowing on meadows in spring, or the interior’s vineyards in their autumn mantle of gold. Wherever your journey takes you, Mallorca never fails to seduce. Cars conga along the coast in single file for views so enticing the resort postcards to resemble cheap imitations. Even among the tourist swarms of mid-August you can find pockets of silence – trek to hilltop monasteries, pedal through honey-stone villages, sit under a night sky and engrave Mallorca’s lyrical landscapes onto memory.

Return to Tradition

Mallorca’s culture took a back seat to its beaches for decades, but the tides are changing. Up and down the island, locals are embracing their roots and revamping the island’s old manor houses, country estates and long-abandoned fincas (farmhouses, estates) into refined rural retreats. Spend silent moments among the olive, carob and almond groves and you’ll soon fall for the quiet charm of Mallorca’s hinterland. Summer is one long party and village festes (festivals) offer an appetizing slice of island life.

Coastal Living

Mallorca tops Europe’s summer holiday charts for many reasons, but one ranks above all others: the island’s stunning coast. Beyond the built-up resorts, coves braid the island like a string of beads – each one a reminder of why the island’s beaches have never lost their appeal. Go west for cliff-sculpted drama and sapphire seas, or head north for hikes to pine-flecked bays. Scope out deserted coves in the east, or dive off bone-white beaches in the south. With a room overlooking the bright-blue sea, sundown beach strolls to the backbeat of cicadas and restaurants open to the stars, you’ll soon click into the laid-back groove of coastal living.

Mediterranean Flavours

Eating out in Palma has never been more exciting, with chefs – inspired as much by their Mallorcan grandmothers as Mediterranean nouvelle cuisine – adding a pinch of creativity and spice to the city’s food scene. Inland, restaurants play up hale-and-hearty dishes, such as suckling pig spit-roast, to perfection, pairing them with locally grown wines. On the coast, bistros keep flavors clean, bright and simple, serving the catch of the day with big sea views.

Things to do (optional)

Cycling
Mallorca is cycling paradise. If you are a professional cyclist or just want to cycle a few hours, we will find a suitable route for you. You can bring your own bike, rent one from our partners or participate on a guided tour.
Hiking
We offer guided hikes for all levels, all around the island.
Rock climbing
Mallorca is one of the best locations in Europe for rock climbing and deep water soloing. We work with the best experts on the island to make your experience safe and unforgettable.
Massages
Our professional therapists offer a wide range of treatments to help you relax and feel happy in your body.
Mindful walks
With the help of our meditation specialist, you will experience how to be fully present in the moment while participating on walks in the nature.
Wine tastings
We value local gastronomy a lot. Our goal is to show you the healthy and seasonal delicacies our island has to offer. Wine culture is deeply rooted in Mallorca and the island has some really interesting wines that are worth a try!

Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing.
Each deposit paid (25% of retreat fee), is a non-refundable registration fee. In case of venue reservation a deposit of 30% has to be payed, that is non-refundable either.
Full refunds, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations, up to 90 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 60-89 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 30% refund, less the standard deposit rate will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refund will be provided for premature leaving of the retreat or failure to arrive at the retreat for any reason.
All retreat payments are due 30 days prior to start date unless otherwise specified. Clients whose balances are not received by the 30-day deadline, risk forfeiting their retreat booking.

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