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.
This retreat is truly uplifting, joyful and full of moments of deep connection.
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.
We – Dana & Philippa – will be hosting our second retreat together 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.
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.
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day & snacks
○ jivamukti yoga morning practice
○ chanting, meditation, pranayama
○ afternoon classes restorative/workshop style
○ kirtan & satsang
○ hike on wednesdays
○ water, tea & coffee
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ 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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