A Yoga & Culinary Retreat // Warrior Within
All Level ✺ 15- 21 June 2023 ✺ Casa Erica, Málaga, Spain
Our signature Yoga & Culinary Retreats are perfect for those interested in plant- based cuisine eager to learn more or simply get inspired.
Join us for a week of cultivation. We will be learning how to move from fear to faith. Cultivating the mind and body of the spiritual warrior, rising above our own limitations, remaining unattached to the outcomes of life circumstances, staying centered and physically, mentally and emotionally.
Through the week we will explore three pathways; action, devotion and knowledge. You will begin to connect to the strength, stability and power that already lies within you leaving the week standing strong in your true self. As you return to the battlefield we call life you will be empowered to live a life of integrity and truth, embracing your full warrior potential.
This retreat is about tapping into your warrior potential. Often in life what really holds us back from our own power is our fears.
Each morning will include a strong vinyasa practice interwoven with yoga mythology, meditations, self-enquiry, and goddess ritual. Each evening you can join a lunar practice which will be either yin or restorative in nature (or a combination of the two). There will also be plenty of down-time to pause, to rest or to enjoy the sights and sounds of the local area.
Imogen hails from London, England and is now based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. She trained initially under the expert eye of Katy Appleton and primarily teaches Yin and dynamic Vinyasa flow descended from the Krishnamacharya lineage.
Imogen enhanced her teaching becoming one of Judith Hanson Lasater’s Relax and Renew® certified restorative yoga teachers and continues to train with her teacher Tiffany Cruikshank towards her Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist certification.
Imogen is passionate about helping people make changes in their lives. Her teaching fuses anatomy, physiology and biomechanics with traditional Eastern yogic practices; tantra, ritual, and a deep reverence for nature.
Imogen’s teaching honours the lineages of all of her teachers and through her teaching she hopes to inspire possibility and encourage self-awareness, awakening your authentic creativity as a yoga practitioner in the modern world. Imogen fiercely believes that yoga is for everyone, that it is a vital tradition that transcends all race and religion, fundamental in all of our lives more so now than ever before.More about Imogen
Nourish and Connect
by Caro Gante
The process of cooking and eating food does not have to be a chore–it can be a celebration. With Caro, you will feel the collective energy of cooking as a community, sharing laughter, tips, and the recognition of the land as provider of everything. You’ll eat a variety of food that not only feed your belly but nourish your soul. Disconnect from the utility of consuming and reconnect with the idea that food is more than just food—it is the core of community, of connection, of life.
In the afternoons, we’ll gather around the kitchen for three different vegan workshops:
- Fermentation: learn the basics and the benefits of this ancient practice
- Pasta: a hands-on adventure in preparing 3 different pastas and sauces
- Galette: a sensory affair of both sweet and savory
In the evenings, the dinner table will become our social experience where we will feast on the soulful meals we created, sharing mouth-watering bites and the stories that bind our hearts to one another.
You’ll leave this retreat with a greater ease in the kitchen, technical skills and a recipe e-book, and a deeper connection to your own intuition so you can flow beyond the recipes to create meals that bring you both joy and sustenance.
About Caro Gante
Retreat chef and integrative nutrition health coach Caro will guide you with her creative approach through three workshops in which she’ll share her knowledge and passion for wholesome vegan food. Next to essential ideas of the plant-based cuisine Caro will introduce to you a variety of her favorite recipes which are designed for experienced cooks as well as curious-minded yogis that are new to the world of vegan cooking.
On this retreat, you’ll level up your cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen while also getting a better understanding of holistic health and wellbeing.
Soulful meals & a heartfelt yoga practice.
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals/snacks per day by Caro
○ embodied strong vinyasa yoga in the morning
○ all classes are interwoven with meditations, self-enquiry, yin and goddess ritual
○ yin and/or restorative practice the afternoons
○ 3 culinary workshops/presentations with Caro
○ hike on wednesdays
○ water, tea & coffee
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ friday night dinner at local restaurant (25- 35€)
○ travel insurance (recommended)
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
reading beach pool massage
15.00 lunch or snack
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.
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
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