AN UNWINDING WEEK WITH A CULINARY FOCUS IN SUNNY ANDALUSIA

Dates

14th -20th of June 2020


Prices

from 900 Euros


 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Days in Andalusia at the Beach
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in Casa Erica
  • Open Sky Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes
  • Meditation & Chanting
  • 3 Plant Based Cooking Classes/Presentations
  • Workshop Style Yoga Classes in the Afternoon
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Inspiring Vegan Food
  • Hike, Massages & Smoothies (exclusive)

RETREAT LANGUAGE

  • English

LEVEL

  • All levels from Yoga beginners to experienced Yogis are welcome.

ABOUT THE YOGA

Our signature Yoga and Culinary Retreat with Sasha and Fleur is a really special one.
If you want to unwind, feel deeply into your body and find out how to nourish your whole self with amazing vegan cuisine, while having lots of fun, this retreat is for you. Combining two of their greatest passions, food and yoga, Sasha and Fleur will lead you through a week that is sure to inspire and restore.
The daily yoga practice will help you to develop the ability to listen to the thoughts and feelings that are present, without getting caught up in them. Enjoy moving your body during dynamic morning classes, find balance in yoga poses with someone else in partner yoga, sing mantras at sunset and discover the healing quality of rest with restorative yoga.

 

Whether you have been practicing yoga for many years or you are new to yoga; you are welcome! Fleur provides a safe environment and guides you through the classes in a light hearted, yet grounding way.
When you’re not on your yoga mat, you are invited to join the series of culinary workshops that are unique to this retreat. Sasha will share her passion for fresh-fusion, vegan cuisine and being creative in the kitchen.
On this Retreat you’ll learn how to get started with plant based cooking, cook a whole plant based dinner and make raw vegan desserts, as well as being inspired by the dishes you indulge in every meal time.

Yum!

Welcome to the YSC Kitchen

Good food is very important to us! We want to spoil and inspire you. In the last years we worked intensely on our culinary development. Passion and high standards are the main ingredients for our Retreat Menu.

After the high demand for the first two YOGA & PLANT BASED COOKING RETREATS in 2019 we decided to give it another shot and open our kitchen doors to give you an introduction to the plant- based world and to prepare a bunch of hand-picked recipes with you.

Workshops

1. Introduction to plant-based cooking

This first workshop of the week will give you a starting point for your plant- based kitchen adventures. We will talk about the benefits of a plant- based choices and I will show you my favorite tools and tricks. I will introduce you to ingredients which are fairly common in the vegan world and we will start of this week with delicious spreads, dips and pestos. Try them with our freshly baked buckwheat bread.

2. Raw Desserts

Desserts don’t have to be a guilty pleasure once you learn how to make raw desserts. They are nutrition rich, refined sugar and flour free, whole and real food which will make your heart and belly sing! You will be learning how to make quick and easy our infamous peanut butter cups, no- bake fudge as well as a raw cheese cake with a plenty of variation ideas. It would be a great time to ask question, mingle and be inspired by tasty treats.

3. Let's prepare dinner

Get involved in the making of a whole dinner menu. You will be able to cook this dinner at home and of course we will provide a recipe booklet.

Info
All Workshops are demonstrations and some hands on participation. There will be plenty of deliciousness to try during the workshop or we will prepare dishes to enjoy afterwards all together. All ingredients are plant- based.

Fleur van Hille

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher &
Mantra Lover

Since childhood music and movement have been FLEUR’s major passions. No surprise she became a professional dancer. She enjoyed the excitement that came with this career, but after a while she was looking for a way to counterbalance a somewhat hectic lifestyle. When travelling to India, Fleur discovered yoga. Amazed by the calming effect it had on her mind she was inspired to pursue a new path.
Thus, she followed teacher trainings in India, Amsterdam and New York and began sharing her enthusiasm as a VINYASA FLOW and YIN yoga teacher. Fleur takes her qualities as a dancer into her yoga classes by guiding you through the yoga poses like a dance and giving clear instructions on how to practice the poses in a safe way. With her enthusiasm and light energy Fleur creates an atmosphere that invites you to practice in a playful way. A highlight of Fleurs classes is Chanting Mantras.

Fleurs Website

 

Sasha Friess

Plant-Based Chef

Sasha is a culinary trained plant-based chef with the prestigious Matthew Kenney and served as head chef and retreat coordinator at Apoyo Lodge, the first 100% vegan hotel in Nicaragua whom she joined forces with in 2010.
Sasha hides out in a small beach town on the Northern Pacific Coast where she likes to surf and experiment with new dishes made from foraged wild edibles and indigenous plants.

more about Sasha

 

A typical Retreat Day

07.30 am Pre Yoga Bites, Tea & Coffee
08.30 am Meditation & Vinyasa Yoga (120min)
11.00 am Breakfast
12.30 am Cooking Workshop
03.00 pm Light Lunch
05.00 pm Yoga / Workshops
07.00 pm Dinner

Specials

SUNDAY
Evening: Opening Ceremony
MONDAY
Cooking Workshop
TUESDAY
Cooking Workshop
WEDNESDAY
Optional Hike in the nearby Stunning Cliffs of Maro (35€/person).
THURSDAY
after breakfast: Farmers Market, afternoon: Cooking Workshop, evening:Yoga Nidra
FRIDAY
Evening: Pizza Night, Closing Ceremony

Arrival & Departure Information

SUNDAY
from 1.00 pm Check- In
2.30 pm Light lunch
5.30 pm Yoga
7.45 pm Dinner
9.30 pm Opening Circle


SATURDAY
09.30 am Breakfast
until 11.00 am Check- Out & Departure

Arrival: First transfer from Málaga Airport to Casa Erica is at 12am, 3 times daily, optional and exclusive 20€ per person and direction.
Departure: Transfer from 8am till 11am.
You can also reach Casa Erica by public transport (takes about 2 hours).
more about how to get there


FOOD

Retreat Treats
Made with Love

We cook a creative, plant- based menu and we are keen of trying new things. It is important to us to use ingredients which are nourishing and at the same time not harming any animal or our environment.
More Impressions of the Food

CASA ERICA

Happy Place
& Retreat Venue

Surrounded by mountains and sea, Casa Erica is very peaceful and idyllic located on the coast of Andalusia, between Málaga and Nerja.There are no disturbing neighbors or street noise. It's only a 800m walk to the beach.
More Impressions of Casa Erica

Questions?

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