Yoga and Horse Assisted Transformation Retreat

Mallorca, Spain

Nights/Days

7/8

Dates

11 – 18 May, 2019

Teacher

Judit Varga, Natasa Kovalik

Price

€1,270,00

About the retreat

Yoga and horse training. Both require true and simple presence and connection.

In this retreat, we combine the ancient power of yoga and the interaction with horses to help you disconnect from your regrets, doubts, anxieties and connect back to nature, peace, clarity, intuition, and your true Self.

Just let yourself bend and flow with ease. Let Nati guide you with the horses, and Judit to show the way with yoga. The power of two passionate women combined, in a wonderful location in Mallorca, plus your dedication will bring you an unforgettable experience of connection and presence.

(Nati + Horses x Judit + Yoga) + Amazing Location + Your Dedication = Connection and Presence

About the horse sessions:
Horses give us pure reflections, without judgment, about the things we carry in ourselves. Horses are mirrors: we see ourselves in them. Horses are partners: they pay attention to us, they communicate with us. The company of horses can create a connection which is so vulnerable and so easy to lose: the connection to our true Selves. You may find it spiritual or incredibly calming. But whether you believe a horse is a mystical being or a functional facilitator, it doesn’t matter. The idea is to let yourself feel what it means to just BE.

Our horse assisted sessions generally involve the group interacting with one or more horses on the ground, and does not include riding. No prior experience with horses is assumed or necessary to take part.

About the Yoga
The practice of yoga is very similar to the work with horses: the aim is presence and connection. It’s a journey towards your true Self. You don’t need to be flexible or athletic. Just like with the horses: the most important thing is your pure intention, your focus, and dedication. If you have those, magic happens.

In our sessions in the retreat we will focus on connecting with yourself, then you can test that connection with the horses: if you have it, the horse will follow you. If you don’t have it, the horse will disconnect.

We will combine different yoga tools: asanas (poses), pranayama (breath), meditation, relaxation, and exercises that help you get to know your Self better and to be relaxed and focused at the same time.

You don’t need any prior yoga experience to participate in the retreat, just please let us know your yoga experience and if you have any injuries, pains, or anything that may influence your practice.

Who? 
Who? Well, first of all, You! Especially if you want to:- build trust and self-confidence- listen to your intuition – connect with your inner Self and your body- be more assertive – feel more alive – change your behaviour patterns- find balance in how much energy you put into everything you do, and how much energy you receive- improve your communication in your work and everyday life.

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes by Judit
  • Yoga equipment (mats, blocks, straps)
  • Horse-assisted training sessions by Nati
  • Exclusivity in our beautiful retreat house in Llubí, Mallorca with full access to the facilities
  • Healthy plant-based brunch every day
  • Organic specialty coffee
  • Organic herbal tea infusions
  • Three-course dinner by our private chef
  • Walking meditation
  • Free time to relax and reflect

Not included

  • Travel arrangements

Price

  • 1.270 € for accommodation in a shared double room with bathroom

Teachers

Your “Fairy Tale Helpers” Nati and Judit
Do you remember the Fairy Godmother from “Cinderella”? Well, that’s kind of what we do 🙂 We work our magic, then You do Your part. Nati and Judit have been working together on retreats and found that the horse assisted sessions and yoga can complement and support each other in ways that skyrocket the effects of both methods.

Nati – the Horse Fairy
The honest and devoted behavior of horses will help you to become more authentic and true to yourself while making decisions. I would like to support you with empathic presence, personal attention and with my best knowledge throughout the sessions.
Natasa Kovalik
horse-assisted self- knowledge trainer
(EAHAE)

Further information: http://www.nativmethod.com/english.html

Judit – the Yoga Fairy
I am told that it’s one of my superpowers that my teaching is very personal and impersonal at the same time. Personal because it will touch you. Impersonal because it’s not about me or you, it’s about the human experience. I’ll be there to hold your hand, show you the doors and celebrate with you as you walk through them.

Further information: http://www.helloyoga.eu/yoga-teacher-training.html

The program

Details of program (11 – 18 May, 2019)

11 May – Sat

15:00 Check-in

19:00 Welcome dinner

12 – 17 May

7:00 – 7:30 am Tea and meditation

7:30 – 9:00 Morning Yoga

9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

11:00 – 13:00 Horse Assisted or other sessions with your Helpers (connect with your body, focus and presence exercises.) Mindfulness in everyday life, trust, and leadership, communication. 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

15:00 – 18:00 Horse assisted or other sessions with your Helpers.

18:00 – 19:00 Dinner

20:00 – 21:00 Evening yoga session (meditation, relaxation, calming, yoga practices)

18 May – Sat

7:30 – 9:00 Yoga

9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

11:00 Check-out

Retreat accommodation

A cozy country house that is an ideal venue for small group cycling holidays, yoga retreats, hiking and walking holidays. It is even accessible by public transport (the train station of Llubí is within walking distance. The charming villa is the perfect location if you would like to disconnect and enjoy the sounds of nature. Some rooms offer beautiful views to the Tramuntana Mountains. If you are looking for a small group venue for mindful walks and outdoor activities, this is your place to be!

Amenities

Covered yoga terrace.
Outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers in a palm grove.
Outdoor dining area.
Garden full of beautiful corners.
Barbecue area in the garden.
WIFI available in all areas.
Hosts who live on site.
Fully equipped kitchen: oven, microwave, coffee machine, electric kettle, refrigerator, dishwasher, kitchenware, cleaning products.
Indoor and outdoor community sitting areas, TV and board games.
Wardrobe / closet in each room.
Air conditioning in rooms.
Washing machine, dryer, iron.

Location

Set in Llubí, the villa is perfect if you want to disconnect and be surrounded by nature. The villa has 20.000 m2 land including an oak forest and a stream. Go for a walk, and discover it yourself! The location is ideal for cyclists and hikers. The house is located 34 km from Palma and is well connected by road and train.

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.

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 at the moment while participating on walks in 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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