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Vinyasa Flow Beginner Slow Gentle English All Level Casa Erica, Spain Fleur van Hille May Restorative Nidra

Inner Balance

Inner Balance

Beginners, All Levels ✺ 25- 31 May 2023 ✺ Casa Erica, Málaga, Spain

Yoga is, at its core, a practice that calms the mind. Our lives are often stressful, full of inevitable interruptions and challenges to overcome. Yoga gives us a tool to stay centered and to approach each challenge with serenity.
Over the course of our time together, we’ll explore these benefits through poses, breath work, and mantra singing.
We’ll learn the essentials of yoga and explore the myths and texts, which are the base of yoga philosophy and inspired this ancient practice.

In the mornings, we will move our bodies in a dynamic, playful morning flow. The basic asanas will be explained and some asanas we will practice together with a partner, allowing you to move deeper into the poses and feel the alignment.

In the afternoons, we’ll explore quieter practices like yoga nidra – a guided meditation, restorative yoga – a practice of deep relaxation, and singing. We’ll learn how to release the subtle layers of tension in the body and open ourselves up to space, to relief, and to breath.

Each day, we’ll come together over delicious meals to share, connect, and laugh. You’ll find inspiration and friendship in others, and perhaps in yourself as well. When it’s finally time to return home, you’ll leave feeling restored, reenergised, and fortified to take on whatever life gives you.

This retreat is perfect for everyone completely or relatively new to yoga. All levels are welcome though.

Fleur van Hille 

People often describe me as a warm and sunny person with an intuitive approach to teaching yoga. I like hearing this description because it shows that I’ve made a real connection with my students. And if there’s one thing about yoga that I love the most and which characterizes my classes, workshops and retreats, it’s the feeling of being connected.

A retreat offers us the possibility of a truly profound experience of yoga. Surrounded by nature and among like-minded people from every corner of the world, a unique journey unfolds. Conversations open up, emotions are untapped, and discoveries are made…

In the quiet of each morning, we begin our yoga practice in stillness, taking time to anchor our awareness in the present moment through a guided breathing exercise, a meditation or visualisation. Then, drawing on the energy of the rising sun and the freshness of a brand-new day, I lead you through a vinyasa flow that is both gentle and energising.

During the dip in energy that tends to follow lunchtime, the sessions slow down, allowing for a deeper exploration of the techniques and practices encountered earlier in the day. There’s also plenty of time for sinking into a profound state of relaxation with restorative or yin yoga, or even yoga nidra (yogic sleep) – sometimes accompanied by mantras, music, or myths.

Yoga Videos with Fleur

Fleurs website

Abundant Heart

In the beginners mind there are many possibilites.

retreat offerings
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day
○ vinyasa yoga in the morning
○ meditation, pranayama
○ restorative yoga, chanting or yoga nidra in the afternoons
○ hike trip to a beautiful national park & hidden beach
○ water, tea & coffee

not included
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ one dinner at a local restaurant
○ travel insurance  (recommended)

investment
from 1150€ 

group size
18

please visit our faqs for infos about our corona policy, travel, airport transfer and much more.

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ beach 〰️ pool 〰️ massage

15.00 lunch or snack

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

 

arrival day: check-in from 15.00,
afternoon snack, no yoga class,
19.30 dinner, 21.00 welcome circle 

departure day: no yoga class,
9.30 breakfast, check out until 11.00

 

all yoga equipment is available at our retreat location, as well as towels & bed linen. bring sturdy shoes or sneakers with a good grip sole for the hike & a beach/pool towel. we’ll let you know again what’s good to bring, a few days before your retreat.

check- in on thursday from 15:00, lunch snacks waiting for you // check- out on wednesday until 11:00 after breakfast

arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organized for thursday from Málaga airport & Málaga city center. Vice versa for departure on wednesday. costs: 20€/person/way

we need a negative corona test (antigen or PCR) 48 hours prior to arrival via email. additionally we will test at check-in and during the retreat every guest needs to bring 6 self-tests. we ask participants during the week to take one or more tests for the groups safety.

Read more about our corona policy.

please take a look at our faqs or send us an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.

about the place

Casa Erica is where it all begun and where we host retreats since 2014. It is a home to us, which we love to share. Peacefully located on the coast of Andalusia, between Málaga and Nerja. The beach in walking distance.

What we love most about it are the pastel sunsets, the wild beaches and the laid back Andalusian mentality. Also our dog Alpha and cat Hanuman live here. More

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022

Kategorien
Jivamukti English All Level Dynamic Casa Erica, Spain May Sheila Ilzhöfer Spain

Time to Bloom

Time to Bloom

All Level ✺ 11- 17 May ✺ Casa Erica, Málaga, Spain

We retreat to remind ourselves we do not exist alone. We are always interconnected, supporting each other, and helping each other to bloom.

After a long winter of hibernation, we crawl out of our cozy dens that kept us warm, ready to shed the layers of cold and dust. It is a time to make space for new beginnings, and just like the world around us, it is time to bloom.

Like the first dip into the spring ocean tides, we will immerse ourselves in the fresh joy of renewal. We will move our bodies, reconnect to our breath, and through these, create space for new ideas and inspiration. 

We will begin each morning with meditation and pranayama, followed by a dynamic, sweaty Jivamukti yoga session. A carefully crafted playlist will help you find the beat that pulses within your own body. In the afternoons, we will dive into fundamentals workshops to embody alignment and gain a deeper connection with asana. We will explore yin yoga to find softness and rest, and our evenings will include satsang and kirtan as a space for questions, singing, and meditating together to bloom into our full potential.

Yoga is about connection. It is about relationships—our relationships with ourselves, with our friends, with people we have never met, with the planet and Mother Earth, and with a higher, cosmic consciousness. We will leverage these connections to come together and find new meaning in our own experiences. 

 

"We are all walking each other home.” (Ram Dass)

Sheila Ilzhöfer

As a trained Jivamukti Yoga, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher, Sheila has completed numerous trainings and participated in international workshops. She passes on in her classes what she learns and experiences in her own yoga practice.

Sheila sees yoga not as a purely physical practice, but as a holistic tool that allows us to explore our innermost selves with radical honesty. She firmly believes that we humans are never wrong or broken, but instead perfect as we are. Yogic practices help us remember this.

Expect challenging, dynamic Jivamukti Yoga classes full of lightness, always accompanied by a selected soundtrack. The asana practice is complemented with meditations, pranayama (breathing exercises) and chanting.

Sheila lives in Berlin and teaches yoga classes and workshops throughout Germany and Europe.

More about Sheila

Sheila Ilzhöfer

retreat offerings
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day
○ jivamukti yoga in the morning
○ meditation, pranayama, 
chanting, satsang
○ asana workshops or yin yoga in the afternoons
○ hike on wednesdays
○ water, tea & coffee

not included
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ friday night dinner at local restaurant (25- 35€) 
○ travel insurance  (recommended)

investment
from 1150€

group size
18

please visit our faqs for infos about travel info, airport transfer and much more.

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ beach 〰️ pool 〰️ massage

15.00 lunch or snack

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

 

arrival day: check-in from 15.00,
afternoon snack, no yoga class,
19.30 dinner, 21.00 welcome circle 

departure day: no yoga class,
9.30 breakfast, check out until 11.00

 

all yoga equipment is available at our retreat location, as well as towels & bed linen. bring sturdy shoes or sneakers with a good grip sole for the hike & a beach/pool towel. we’ll let you know again what’s good to bring, a few days before your retreat.

check- in on thursday from 15:00, lunch snacks waiting for you // check- out on wednesday until 11:00 after breakfast

arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organized for thursday from Málaga airport & Málaga city center. Vice versa for departure on wednesday. costs: 20€/person/way

we need a negative corona test (antigen or PCR) 48 hours prior to arrival via email. additionally we will test at check-in and during the retreat every guest needs to bring 6 self-tests. we ask participants during the week to take one or more tests for the groups safety.

Read more about our corona policy.

please take a look at our faqs or send us an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.

about the place

Casa Erica is where it all begun and where we host retreats since 2014. It is a home to us, which we love to share. Peacefully located on the coast of Andalusia, between Málaga and Nerja. The beach in walking distance.

What we love most about it are the pastel sunsets, the wild beaches and the laid back Andalusian mentality. Also our dog Alpha and cat Hanuman live here. More

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022

Kategorien
The Relais, Italy All Level Jivamukti English Rowena Johnson May Very dynamic June

Freedom of the Heart

Freedom of the Heart

All Level ✺ 30 May- 5 June 2023 ✺ The Relais, Sorrento, Italy

Alignment is internal work, meaning what matters most is that we live from the truth that speaks to us through our spiritual hearts.

When we initially came to the practice the shifts we felt may have been primarily physical, but as we increase the frequency and the dimension of our practice we begin to sense something deeper is calling to us. Yogic practices provide us with tools for introspection. And with this we’re able to recognise our truth, and take action from a place of inner alignment. This does not have to look like a radical external change, you don’t have to leave the modern world and go and live in an ashram, you can live from this place of deep alignment right there where you are – and this is the most radical realisation.  

During this week long retreat we will create space to learn, grow and deepen our connection to practice. So that you can return to your life feeling nourished and refreshed, ready for all that is coming. 

Each morning will start with chanting, meditation & pranayama, followed by a deep & purposeful asana practice. The afternoons will be a mixture of workshops designed to explore specific aspects of the practice in more detail.

Rowena Johnson

Rowena is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and a 200hr & 300hr teacher trainer, who has been practicing yoga since 2008.

With a personal practice of Ashtanga and Jivamukti, Rowena’s classes are strong, purposeful and interspersed with personal insights, spoken word and uplifting music. The alchemy created is inspiring and potent, far beyond the mat.

Whilst based in Berlin, Rowena teaches internationally on yoga teacher trainings, workshops and retreats.

If you want to take a class with Rowena you can find her at Three Boons Yoga in Berlin (also online classes) or try the yoga video we’ve  recorded with her last year.

Yoga Video with Rowena

Rowenas website

Rowena Johnson

"It is not perfection we must seek, but freedom of the heart.” - Jack Kornfield

retreat offerings
○ 6 nights at the relais in sorrento
○ 3 vegan meals per day & snacks
○ jivamukti yoga in the morning
○ meditation, pranayama
○ full moon ceremony
○ asana workshops in the afternoons
○ transfer from and to Sorrento train station
○ water, tea & coffee

not included
○ travel to Sorrento
○ massages, day trips
○ travel insurance  (recommended)

investment
from 1.800€

please visit our faqs for infos about our corona policy, travel, airport transfer and much more.

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

beach 〰️ reading 〰️ discover the coast 〰️ massage

15.00 lunch or snack

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

arrival day: check-in from 16.00,
afternoon snack, no yoga class,
19.00 dinner, 20.30 welcome circle 

departure day: no yoga class,
9.00 breakfast, check out until 10.00

 

all yoga equipment is available at our retreat location, as well as towels, bed linen & beach towels. we’ll let you know what’s good to bring, a few days before your retreat.

check- in on sunday from 16:00, Dinner will be served around 19:00// check- out on saturday until 10:00 after breakfast

arrival & departure: pick ups & drop offs from Sorrento train station (free of charge)

2G+ you need to have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate (valid by Cov Pass Check App). additionally we need a negative corona test (antigen or PCR) 48 hours prior to arrival via email. every guest needs to bring 5 self-tests. we ask participants during the week to take one or more tests for the groups safety.

Read more about our corona policy.

please take a look at our faqs or send us an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.

about the place

If you are looking for the lushest of all Yoga Spirit Circle experiences this is for you. The famous Sorrento peninsula with it´s breathtaking views, the charming towns radiating La dolce vita and The Relais indulging you with the exclusivity of a private beach and it´s 5star amenities. More

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022

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Intermediate German Jivamukti May Yin Casa Erica, Spain Very dynamic Sheila Ilzhöfer

Evolve

Evolve

Intermediate ✺ 18- 24 May 2023 ✺ Casa Erica, Málaga, Spain

Die körperliche Asanapraxis ist eine Form, an unseren Beziehungen zu arbeiten. Sie ist wie ein Spiegel, der uns zeigt, wo wir noch blinde Flecken haben und was unsere Vorlieben und Abneigungen sind. Wir begegnen uns selbst auf der Matte mit all unseren Vorgeschichten und Glaubenssätzen. Wenn wir bereit sind, uns wirklich damit auseinanderzusetzen, hat die Asanapraxis das Potenzial, uns tiefgreifend zu verändern.

Bei diesem Jivamukti Yoga Retreat lernst du die energetische und anatomische Ausrichtung von verschiedenen Asanas verstehen und wie diese mit Atem, Blick (drishti) und Energieverschlüssen (bandha) einen Flow ergeben. Das gibt dir die Möglichkeit, deine Yogapraxis zu vertiefen und dich spielerisch auch an fortgeschrittene Asanas zu wagen.

Doch Asana ist nur ein Aspekt auf dem Yogaweg. Dahinter steckt eine unglaublich reiche Philosophie. Zum achtgliedrigen Pfad des Yoga nach Patanjali gehört unser Umgang mit anderen (yama), der Umgang mit uns selbst (niyama), Atemübungen (pranayama), Rückzug der Sinne und Reflexion (pratyahara), Konzentration (dharana), Meditation (dhyana) und schließlich der Zustand von Befreiung (samadhi). Mithilfe intensiver Pranayama-Sessions, angeleiteten Meditationen, gemeinsamen Chanting sowie Raum zur Selbstreflexion werden wir all diese Teile erleben und erfahren.

Morgens starten wir in Stille mit Meditation, Pranayama und einer dynamischen, intensiven Asanapraxis nach der Jivamukti Methode. Nachmittags erwarten dich Workshops und Asana-Labs, um die eigene Asanapraxis zu vertiefen. Beruhigende Pranayama-Sessions und Yin Yoga Einheite sorgen für den nötigen Ausgleich und die Abende verbringen wir in Gemeinschaft (Satsang), um zu Chancen, Erfahrungen und Ideen zu teilen, um Fragen zu stellen oder einfach das Zusammensein zu genießen. 

Dieses Retreat richtet sich an alle, die bereits eine regelmäßige Yogapraxis haben.

Sheila Ilzhöfer

Sheila ist ausgebildete Jivamukti Yoga, Power Vinyasa und Yin Yoga Lehrerin, hat zahlreichen Aus- und Weiterbildungen absolviert und an internationalen Workshops teilgenommen. Sie gibt in ihren Stunden das weiter, was sie in ihrer eigenen Yogapraxis lernt und erlebt.

Sheila versteht Yoga nicht als rein körperliche Praxis, sondern als ein holistisches Werkzeug, das es uns ermöglicht, unser Innerstes mit radikaler Ehrlichkeit zu erforschen. Sie ist fest davon überzeugt, dass wir Menschen nie falsch oder kaputt, sondern wir stets vollkommen sind. Die yogischen Praktiken helfen uns dabei, uns daran zu erinnern.

Für Sheila ist die Yogapraxis ein Privileg, die uns nicht nur mehr Mitgefühl uns selbst gegenüber, sondern allen Lebewesen gegenüber schenken soll. Sie erinnert uns daran, dass wir nie abgeschnitten von anderen existieren, sondern immer in Verbindung miteinander stehen.

Sheila unterrichtet herausfordernde, dynamische Jivamukti Yoga Klassen voller Leichtigkeit, stets unterlegt mit einem ausgewählten Soundtrack. Ergänzt wird die Asanapraxis mit Meditationen, Pranayama (Atemübungen) und Chanting.

Sheila lebt in Berlin und unterrichtet Yogaklassen sowie Workshops in ganz Deutschland und Europa.

Mehr über Sheila

Sheila Ilzhöfer

Get ready to meet yourself on the mat.

retreat offerings
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals/snacks per day 
○ jivamukti yoga in the morning
○ meditation, pranayama, 
chanting, satsang
○ asana workshops or yin yoga in the afternoons
○ hike on wednesdays
○ water, tea & coffee

not included
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ friday night dinner at local restaurant (25- 35€) 
○ travel insurance  (recommended)

investment
from 1150€

please visit our faqs for infos about our corona policy, travel, airport transfer and much more.

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ beach 〰️ pool 〰️ massage

15.00 lunch or snack

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

 

arrival day: check-in from 15.00,
afternoon snack, no yoga class,
19.30 dinner, 21.00 welcome circle 

departure day: no yoga class,
9.30 breakfast, check out until 11.00

 

all yoga equipment is available at our retreat location, as well as towels & bed linen. bring sturdy shoes or sneakers with a good grip sole for the hike & a beach/pool towel. we’ll let you know again what’s good to bring, a few days before your retreat.

check- in on thursday from 15:00, lunch snacks waiting for you // check- out on wednesday until 11:00 after breakfast

arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organized for thursday from Málaga airport & Málaga city center. Vice versa for departure on wednesday. costs: 20€/person/way

we need a negative corona test (antigen or PCR) 48 hours prior to arrival via email. additionally we will test at check-in and during the retreat every guest needs to bring 6 self-tests. we ask participants during the week to take one or more tests for the groups safety.

Read more about our corona policy.

please take a look at our faqs or send us an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.

about the place

Casa Erica is where it all begun and where we host retreats since 2014. It is a home to us, which we love to share. Peacefully located on the coast of Andalusia, between Málaga and Nerja. The beach in walking distance.

What we love most about it are the pastel sunsets, the wild beaches and the laid back Andalusian mentality. Also our dog Alpha and cat Hanuman live here. More

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022