© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022
Let´s dive together into a feeling of “endless summer”, immersing into the practice with a welcoming, kind and fun group.
The new moon marks the starting point of our retreat. New moon stands for new beginnings. A positive outlook on what is to come for us individually and collectively. A spark of inspiration for what we want to create.
Removed from the daily hustle of our everyday lives, we gather as complete human beings in interaction with one another. Come for time alone or come for time with others – your needs are welcome.
We offer you a retreat where you can be fully yourself. Take things with lightness and ease, as we explore the magic of the practice together. The most insightful spiritual teachings happen, when we feel open and safe. It is in those moments that we can truly let go and allow ourselves to become receptive. If you feel called to join us, we will embark on this journey together.
Our retreats are uplifting, joyful and full of moments of deep connection. We make it a priority for everyone to feel fully themselves – because we are.
The morning asana classes will be the full package – a vigorous practice, fun and sweaty with a soundtrack that will make you want to dance, chanting which softens the heart and Dharma (Philosophy Talk) that sparks new ideas for the spiritual path.
We recommend some experience with Jivamukti Yoga or Vinyasa/Ashtanga Yoga (you can join online classes or come to the studio in Berlin or elsewhere).
The afternoon practice is usually held in workshop style where we dive deeper into a topic. Some asana related, some focussing on a chakra or on a teaching. In any case we go deep here.
Some evenings are spent with Satsang (chanting or meditation together and some philosophy) where you get to connect or simply be inspired by the teachings.
Level Intermediate: You should have a regular asana practice and expect dynamic, challenging classes.
Dana Sertel (Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher)
Dana is based in Berlin where she practices and teaches daily – Ashtanga and Jivamukti Yoga. She cares a great deal about authenticity and vulnerability. She is giving thanks to her teachers, who always accompanied her with a loving eye, while giving her the tools she needed. Her classes are vigorous and always come with carefully curated music.
Philippa Heyden (Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher)
In early 2015 she completed the Teacher Training at Radhanath Swami’s magical Govardhan Eco Village in India with her teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, Lady Ruth and Jules Febre under her mentor Yogeswari.
What inspires her about Jivamukti Yoga is the combination of intensive asana practice, meditation, chanting, various styles of music, pranayama, awareness and awareness of the direct and indirect environment.
We – Dana & Philippa – will be hosting the 4th retreat together and il´ll be our fist time at Yoga Spirit Circle. Each time we teach a retreat together, we are also asked to show up for each other and for the retreat group and each time we are even more surprised by the amount of love, joy and connection we get to experience.
○ 6 nights in Casa Erica
○ 9 yoga sessions
○ vegan meals 3 times/day
○ Jivamukti yoga morning practice
○ chanting, meditation, pranayama
○ afternoon classes restorative/workshop style
○ afternoon hike to Maro
○ water, tea & coffee
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional workshops
○ one dinner at the local restaurant
○ travel insurance (recommended)
a typical day
07.30 tea, coffee, fruit
08.00 yoga & meditation
reading 〰️ beach/pool 〰️ massage
15.00 lunch / snack
17.00 yoga workshop/satsang
all yoga equipment is available at our retreat location, as well as towels & bed linen. we’ll let you know what’s good to bring, a few days before your retreat.
check- in on sunday from 15:00, lunch is at 15:30 // check- out on saturday until 11:00 after breakfast
arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organized for sunday from Málaga airport & Málaga city center. Vice versa for departure on saturday. costs: 20€/person/way
2G+ you need to have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate (valid by Cov Pass Check App). additionally we need a negative corona test (antigen or PCR) 48 hours prior to arrival via email. every guest needs to bring 5 self-tests. we ask participants during the week to take one or more tests for the groups safety.
Read more about our corona policy.
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. There are no disturbing neighbors or street noise. 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.
© Yoga Spirit Circle 2022