Time to Bloom

All Level ✺ 11- 17 May ✺ Casa Erica, Málaga, Spain

We retreat to remind ourselves we do not exist alone. We are always interconnected, supporting each other, and helping each other to bloom.

After a long winter of hibernation, we crawl out of our cozy dens that kept us warm, ready to shed the layers of cold and dust. It is a time to make space for new beginnings, and just like the world around us, it is time to bloom.

Like the first dip into the spring ocean tides, we will immerse ourselves in the fresh joy of renewal. We will move our bodies, reconnect to our breath, and through these, create space for new ideas and inspiration. 

We will begin each morning with meditation and pranayama, followed by a dynamic, sweaty Jivamukti yoga session. A carefully crafted playlist will help you find the beat that pulses within your own body. In the afternoons, we will dive into fundamentals workshops to embody alignment and gain a deeper connection with asana. We will explore yin yoga to find softness and rest, and our evenings will include satsang and kirtan as a space for questions, singing, and meditating together to bloom into our full potential.

Yoga is about connection. It is about relationships—our relationships with ourselves, with our friends, with people we have never met, with the planet and Mother Earth, and with a higher, cosmic consciousness. We will leverage these connections to come together and find new meaning in our own experiences. 

 

"We are all walking each other home.” (Ram Dass)

Sheila Ilzhöfer

As a trained Jivamukti Yoga, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher, Sheila has completed numerous trainings and participated in international workshops. She passes on in her classes what she learns and experiences in her own yoga practice.

Sheila sees yoga not as a purely physical practice, but as a holistic tool that allows us to explore our innermost selves with radical honesty. She firmly believes that we humans are never wrong or broken, but instead perfect as we are. Yogic practices help us remember this.

Expect challenging, dynamic Jivamukti Yoga classes full of lightness, always accompanied by a selected soundtrack. The asana practice is complemented with meditations, pranayama (breathing exercises) and chanting.

Sheila lives in Berlin and teaches yoga classes and workshops throughout Germany and Europe.

More about Sheila

Sheila Ilzhöfer

retreat offerings
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day
○ jivamukti yoga in the morning
○ meditation, pranayama, 
chanting, satsang
○ asana workshops or yin yoga in the afternoons
○ hike on wednesdays
○ water, tea & coffee

not included
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ friday night dinner at local restaurant (25- 35€) 
○ travel insurance  (recommended)

investment
from 1150€

group size
18

please visit our faqs for infos about travel info, airport transfer and much more.

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ beach 〰️ pool 〰️ massage

15.00 lunch or snack

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

 

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.

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

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

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022