Summer Solstice
& Culinary Retreat

19 - 25 June 2022, Málaga Spain, FULLY BOOKED

Path of the Sun – The Sun is often used as a metaphor for consciousness, because its rays of light dispels darkness – spiritual ignorance. In yogic philosophy spiritual ignorance is to not recognise the essence of who we truly are, and since we’re unable to recognise the divinity within us we’re even less likely to recognise it in each other. 

Yoga is a rich and extensive experience, and one of the recurring themes in the teaching of yoga is that of Vidya, right knowledge. We move towards vidya when we bring our body and mind into balance, which requires a commitment to a healthy diet (food & information), mindful movement and pranayama to support the energetic flow of prana in our bodies, and spiritual inquiry through the study of ancient texts and the practice of meditation.
Each morning will start with chanting, meditation & pranayama, followed by a deep & purposeful asana practice. The afternoons will alternate between workshops and satsangs, to explore and discuss the physical, physiological and philosophical aspects of practice in more detail.
When you’re not on your yoga mat, you are invited to join the series of culinary workshops that are unique to this retreat. There will be plenty of down-time to go for a stroll, sunbathe, swim in the sea and read. 

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 trainings, workshops and retreats.

Yoga Videos with Rowena

Rowenas website

The self-aware being realises that all other beings are reflections of herself, as she is also a reflection of them, and that all are reflections of the one Self.
- Christopher D. Wallis, Tantra Illuminated

Caro Gante

Self-taught 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.

More about Caro

retreat offerings
○ 6 Nights in Casa Erica
○ 9 Yoga Sessions
○ Vegan Food 3 times/day
○ 3 Plant-Based Cooking Presentations
○ Jivamukti Yoga Morning Practice
○ Chanting, Meditation, Pranayama
○ Afternoon Satsangs & Asana Workshops
○ Afternoon Hike to Maro
○ Water, Tea & Coffee

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

from 1070€

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ beach/pool 〰️ massage

12.30 Vegan Cooking Presentation

15.00 lunch / snack

17.00 yoga workshop/satsang 

19.30 dinner



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

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

about the place

Surrounded by mountains and sea, Casa Erica is very peacefully located on the coast of Andalusia, between Málaga and Nerja. It’s only a 600m walk to the beach.  While being warmed by the sun you will enjoy the view over the countryside and the ocean. Between the yoga classes you can chill at the pool, enjoy a relaxing massage or discover the surroundings. 

There is a lot to discover around Casa Erica. Once a week you can join a hike through cliffs, that ends at a hidden beach. At the weekly market you can buy souvenirs and culinary delights. 

The Costa del Sol has a micro climate because it is sheltered from the northern winds by the Sierra Nevada. The sub-tropical vegetation brings us mediterranean and tropical fruits such as avocados, guavas, cherimoyas, figs or passion fruit, depending on the time of the year – enriching our retreat menu. Discover the location.

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