In a week inspired by mantra, we will explore the subtle body and the energetic space that exists between and within each of us. We will explore practices that nurture the heart space, leaving room to create greater depths of unconditional love and compassion.
With mantra as our guide, we will start the day with sound and vibration. Carefully selected music will set a rhythmas we move our bodies in a dynamic vinyasa practice that will get stagnant energy flowing again, leaving us feeling freer and lighter. In the afternoon, that pulse will slow as we explore softer practices like mantra, yoga nidra, sharing circles, and restorative yoga to release subtle layers of tension from the body and mind.
This retreat will center on a deep dive into mantra. The vibration we feel in our day-to-day lives is often out of sync with our body’s true song. This vibration becomes our vibration until we answer the call to find a more intentional rhythm. When mantra is sung in groups, the sound waves create a subtle reverberation that echoes through the heart and clears the air around you, leaving behind a greater clarity and sense of self. We’ll chant together, explore the meaning of mantra, and discuss how it relates to our daily lives.
This week will also offer the unique opportunity to learn to play a mantra on the harmonium and, if you desire, you can lead the group as well.
As we move as one through each practice, you will find an inner knowing of the space that we are all connected to and through. This space finds its center in the heart and gives us the gifts of patience, openness, and a dissolving of the barriers that leave us feeling anything other than aligned with joy and compassion.
Fleur van Hille
People often describe me as a warm and sunny person with an intuitive approach to teaching yoga. I like hearing this description because it shows that I’ve made a real connection with my students. And if there’s one thing about yoga that I love the most and which characterises my classes, workshops and retreats, it’s the feeling of being connected.
A retreat offers us the possibility of a truly profound experience of yoga. Surrounded by nature and among like-minded people from every corner of the world, a unique journey unfolds. Conversations open up, emotions are untapped, and discoveries are made…
In the quiet of each morning, we begin our yoga practice in stillness, taking time to anchor our awareness in the present moment through a guided breathing exercise, a meditation or visualisation. Then, drawing on the energy of the rising sun and the freshness of a brand-new day, I lead you through a vinyasa flow that is both gentle and energising.
During the dip in energy that tends to follow lunchtime, the sessions slow down, allowing for a deeper exploration of the techniques and practices encountered earlier in the day. There’s also plenty of time for sinking into a profound state of relaxation with restorative or yin yoga, or even yoga nidra (yogic sleep) – sometimes accompanied by mantras, music, or myths.
a typical day
07.30 tea, coffee, fruit
08.30 yoga & meditation
reading journaling going for walks massage
15.00 lunch or snack
arrival day: check-in from 15.00,
afternoon snack, short yoga class,
19.30 dinner, 21.00 welcome circle
departure day: no yoga class,
9.00 breakfast, check out until 10.00
○ 5 nights at La Viñuela
○ 3 vegan meals per day
○ vinyasa yoga in the morning
○ meditation & chanting
○ mantra or yoga nidra in the afternoons
○ hike to the stupa
○ water, tea & coffee
○ flight or train to/from Málaga
○ airport transfer to/from La Viñuela
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ travel cancellation insurance (recommended)
1200€, group size 12
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Ceramics plant press workshop (optional)
3.5 hour session – Price 75€ per person
by Danyela Totuma
We love the meditating effect working with clay has! Just like in yoga there is no pressure, you can enjoy the process. If you have experience already or not – it is always nice to join the workshop. Maybe it is going to be a new inspiration you take home with you and find a ceramics course back home?!
During this workshop we will learn how to make slabs to later stamp leaves or flowers and make a piece with it. There will be foliage available but you can collect your own.
This workshop is suitable for everyone, as no prior experience is necessary. All materials are included, and you will be able to take your piece home.
If you want to explore your creativity and connect it with nature this is for you!
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 is from 16:00, dinner at 19:30 // check- out on departure day until 10:00 after breakfast
arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organised for arrival day from Málaga airport & Málaga city center. Vice versa for departure. costs: 30€/person/way
about the place
This is the cozy place you want to escape to for a week of withdrawal from the world. The venue is set in the mountains overlooking the beautiful La Viñuela lake. The sun here is also warming in the autumn and winter months. More
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