Indian Summer Soul Retreat with Liz GriffinAlaró, Mallorca
About the retreat
Feed your soul and enjoy the full spectrum benefits of yoga and meditation guided by two teachers with over 40 years of shared experience. Dive deep into yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation with Suzy and Liz in an exquisite and luxurious manor house on the peaceful island of Mallorca. The yoga and meditation on this retreat are deeply rejuvenating and healing and it is suitable for everyone. Suzy’s deep and practical immersion into meditation is accessible to anyone, even those who have no prior meditation experience.
Our home for the week is a stunning luxury villa on the island of Mallorca. The Manor House comes with a private swimming pool, private chef serving incredibly nutritious, first-class food and seven historic and grand private apartments. We are a short walk from the charming town of Alvaro where you can visit quaint tapas bars, local sites and soak up the local culture.
Book your spot here: https://liz-griffin.com/product/ashtangavinyasameditationretreat/
- Daily yoga and meditation classes
- Exclusivity in our beautiful retreat house and full access to the facilities
- Breakfast and dinner everyday
- Travel arrangements
- from 997 € for accommodation in shared double room
Senior Yoga Teacher (500hrs, RYT), Honorary Professor, Life Coach, Mentor & Yoga Alliance Professional (500 hr RYT)
Liz is an eclectic type and she has lived a non-liner life and had a multi-faceted career. She first trained as a yoga teacher with the Sivanada school of yoga (200hrs RYT) in 2006. She then met Shiva Rea and spent six years intensively studying Shiva’s Prana Vinyasa Flow, gaining her 500 hrs certificate in 2012. Liz now holds the highest “rank” a yoga teacher can attain – Yoga Alliance Professional and teacher trainer. She is a passionate teacher and her style is warm, accessible to all ages and levels and fun.
Liz continues to study yoga and other healing arts. She recently completed her Yoga Nidra (deep yogic sleep) certification this year. Outside of the yoga studio, Liz is an untiring advocate for justice, equality and peace. She has had a 20 year career working with the United Nations, non-governmental organisations and academic institutions, rising to the level of Professor and she has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.Find out more about her humanitarian, human rights and international legal work here. Liz is multi-lingual and speaks fluent Spanish.
Liz now holds honorary positions at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and the University of Essex (UK). She is also a transformative coach and mentor who supports people to maximise their personal and professional potential.
Meditation Leader, Healer and Energy Worker
Suzy’s meditations are accessible to everyone, including those who have no prior meditation experience, or felt that meditation is not for them. Suzy’s simple, yet rich and deep meditations will assist you to attain a sense of greater calm, happiness, self-value and acceptance of who you are right here and now in the present moment. Suzy’s meditations pave the way for inner peace, happiness,
Suzy’s journey began 40 years ago when she first encountered meditation on a
Details of program (4 – 9 October, 2019)
A Typical Day on Retreat
07.00 – 08.45 Led Ashtanga Practice or Gentle Prana Flow yoga
09.30 – 10.00 Healthy brunch style breakfast prepared by our private chef
10.30 – 17.00 Free time
17.00 – 19.00 Restorative Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Meditation or Yoga Nidra
20.00 Dinner prepared by our private chef at the Manor House
The Manor House is located in Alaró is a small municipality in the district of Raiguer on Majorca, Spain in an unspoiled and peaceful village. Its central location allows us to easily get to beaches, mountains, and even to the capital Palma. The quaint and beautiful town square is just around the corner from the Manor. This is a place where you can fully immerse yourself in real local village life, wander through the picturesque winding streets and explore the many welcoming cafes and well-known restaurants and tapas bars.
The stately home is now a gorgeous much-loved yoga retreat residence with self-contained apartments of different sizes. The manor has a large garden with a lovely outdoor swimming pool and chill-out sunbathing area. The manor has a beautiful yoga and meditation space. The house also has it’s own wine and olive oil cellar, seven beautiful independent and private apartments, five of which have their own private kitchen & living area. In the grounds you will find a wonderful shaded outdoor eating area with a beautiful dining table, BBQ area, yoga spaces and an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds.
- Wine and Olive Oil Cellar
- 7 beautiful independent apartments
- 5 apartments with a private kitchen & living space
- Large ballet/yoga room
- Large fully equipped shared kitchen
- Shaded outdoor eating area
- Dining table for 20 people
- BBQ area
- Outdoor activity spaces
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Ping Pong Table
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.
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.
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)
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.
We offer guided hikes for all levels, all around the island.
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.
Our professional therapists offer a wide range of treatments to help you relax and feel happy in your body.
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.
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!
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.