A Yoga & Culinary Retreat //Abundant heart
All Level ✺ 26 Oct- 1 Nov ✺ 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.
Life can be hectic, keeping us on a hamster wheel of thoughts and worries. On this retreat, you’re invited to break free from this state of being by opening and listening to the wisdom of your heart – out of your head, into your heart.
Each day, we’ll flow through our yoga practice, carried by inspiring musical vibrations, and sing mantras that fill us with joy. We’ll use the breath to soothe our nerves and take deep rest with Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra, creating the stillness we need to see ourselves as we really are. And we’ll use the stories and myths behind the asanas as a playful way of understanding life’s universal themes – and looking at our own situations with a fresh perspective.
This shared journey will remind you that you are part of a bigger whole and connect you to the abundant joy that comes with this experience. You’ll learn to let sadness and pain flow through you, gently widening your compassion towards yourself and others. Above all, you will discover that freedom from worry doesn’t come from controlling your outer world, but from trusting yourself in this very moment.
Simone & Adi love to share their passion for cooking and great ingredients with you. That’s why they will show you their favorite kitchen hacks and surprise you with their Ayurvedic wisdom. Eat good and good will come to you. Are you ready to get inspired?
Whether you have been practicing yoga (and cooking) for many years or you are new to it; you are welcome!
Fleur van Hille
Fleur has been a student and teacher of yoga since 2009 when her career as a professional dancer transformed into a love for yoga’s physical postures, breathing exercises, mantras, and meditation. Since then, her training has spanned the globe and expanded to include advanced postures, philosophy, yoga nidra, and yoga therapeutics.
As a teacher, Fleur is creative and supportive. Her playlists offer a carefully crafted, steady beat that will carry you through flowing transitions and intentional holds. She offers options for all levels, so everyone feels held and at ease, and if there is one thing that characterizes her classes, workshops, and retreats, it is the feeling of being connected. She brings a warmth and joy to her classes that open the door for her students to experience both playfulness and stillness.
Fleur has been teaching yoga retreats with Yoga Spirit Circle since the very beginning. She has returned again and again because her retreats offer a truly profound experience of yoga. She will both guide you and inspire you to explore yoga as a way of living and an experience—one in which our hearts expand to include all of life as one spiritual whole.
~ Eat good and good will come to you ~
Pictures by Vanessa Maas
Simone & Adi – Karma Food
Our philosophy: Eat well, feel well
Simone loves to travel and dine, literally bringing people together with good food and natural wine. She enjoys having fun in the kitchen and strolling through local farmer’s markets. She loves to develop new recipes, to ferment, to throw huge dinner parties for family and friends but also likes to take some slow moments in between: a nice cup of Karma coffee in the morning (her very own blend, which she developed and roasted together with her friends from Jonas Reindl Coffee Roasters) or a long stroll through the woods with her dog Charlie.
Adi’s motto is: Everybody can cook. And he is the best proof with his own journey: from a self-taught cook to a trained Ayurvedic chef. Adi grew up in India (he will tell you lots of stories about it), where literally at all times of the day a curry or dal was simmering on the stove. He loves to share his family recipes with the world and passes on his random facts/ life advice.
3 Cooking Presentations
Basics of Ayurvedic cuisine – In Ayurveda, we don’t count calories, we count tastes.
In Ayurveda, we don’t count calories, we count tastes. We give you all the tips on what, how, and when to eat depending on your dosha and tell you about the most important ayurvedic spices & their superpowers. Ayurveda 1:1 – how to feel great with a little help from our friend’s spices & plants.
Quick & easy Meal Prep & Creative Use-Up Challenge Workshop
The only ‘rules’ in our kitchen? Cook with love, passion & lots of creativity! For us, this means cooking with what you’ve got, cause trust us your fridge and pantry usually is a wonderland. We show you how to create flavorful, quick recipes and give you some pantry stocking tips to make healthy meals (for days) on the fly.
You got the sauce: One base, countless flavors
The secret recipe for easy, quick, healthy, and wholesome meals at home? We show you why we love our curry base so much. It’s perfect for every day, incredibly diverse, colorful, and a real taste explosion. Just add some fresh ingredients and your hidden pantry treasures.
Picture by Vanessa Maas
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day by Simone &Adi
○ 3 culinary workshops/presentations
○ gentle vinyasa yoga in the morning
○ meditation, pranayama
○ restorative yoga, yoga nidra, chanting in the afternoons
○ one afternoon hike
○ water, tea & coffee
○ travel to Casa Erica, Málaga
○ massages, day trips
○ travel insurance (recommended)
Please visit our faqs for infos about our corona policy, travel, airport transfer and much more.
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
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
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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