Essential Self - A Yoga & Culinary Retreat.
All Level ✺ 17- 23 August 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.
We invite you to step away from the busyness of daily life and immerse yourself in the ancient practices of yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Our aim is to guide you in rediscovering your fundamental being by stripping away the unnecessary layers that have accumulated over time.
During our retreat, we will encourage you to go within and explore the infinite realm of potentiality that exists within each of us. Through the practice of quieting the mind and simplifying our lives, we will connect with the power of the breath as the basis of our practice. We believe that the breath is the doorway to the mind and the key to unlocking our full potential.
Together, we will journey breath by breath, shedding the dense layers of old beliefs, conditionings, patterns, and fears. Our aim is to reveal the lightness of the self that exists beyond these limiting factors. We will guide you to connect with your essential self, the part of you that remains constant and unchanged through all of life’s experiences.
Always fascinated at the grace and intelligence of the human body and guided by Spirit, Zarah has explored movement through yoga and dance for over 20 years. Coming from a background in ballet and jazz dance, she completed her first Yoga TTC in London, going on to travel and further her learning in India with intensive studies of Astanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Pranayama and Indian Philosophy and various forms of bodywork and energy healing. She has also studied and practices Integrative Breathwork which incorporates breath awareness and conscious breathing for healing, growth, personal awakening and transformation.
Zarah greatest source of inspiration is the breath which you feel as she carefully weaves it into each of her classes. The breath as a companion to unearth the depths of our being, a way to strip back the layers into our most authentic version and a path to cultivating balance of body and mind, to shine light on the infinite potential within.
by Sasha Noelle
The Art of Cashews
Experience the Art of Cashews. Retreat guests learn how to substitute dairy with a healthy whole food alternative. The two hour class includes an easy raw cheesecake, creamy salad dressing and simple cheese.
The Art of Cacao
Experience the Art of Cacao. In this two hour class, retreat guests learn how to prepare a simple yet decadent cacao truffle, easy cacao bark and a savory, raw, cacao mole. All recipes are free of refined sugars and dairy.
Morning Kitchen Rituals
Join Sasha Noelle for an interactive discussion centered around morning self-care rituals & routines which support intentional living and develop body intelligence. The workshop includes a morning ritual wellness shot, a glowing green juice and a superfood latte.
About Sasha Noelle
Sasha Noelle is a plant-based chef and consultant. She is culinary trained with the prestigious Matthew Kenney as a raw chef and she has over a decade of experience in the tropics, hosting and cooking for retreat spaces and private settings.
Currently as a private chef, Sasha prepares cuisine for villa clients in Nicaragua and cooks for intimate yoga & surf retreats across Central America and the south of Spain.
As a consultant, Sasha works remotely to create tailored menus for clients ready to open juice bars and other plant-based endeavors worldwide. She also works with existing businesses to integrate wellness into food & beverage operations.
Sasha is Canadian but has resided in Nicaragua since 2010 and calls this country home.
“What we most need is what we already are: our essential self. There is no escape; there is only coming home"
Kabir Edmund Helminski
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day by Sasha
○ vinyasa yoga in the mornings
○ pranayama & breathwork
○ chakra workshop
○ yin & yoga nidra in the evenings
○ 3 culinary workshops/presentations with Sasha
○ guided hike to secluded beaches
○ water, tea & coffee
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ one lunch at a 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
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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