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Culinary Yoga Retreat

A Yoga & Culinary Retreat // Autumn Reset

All Level ✺ 14- 20 September ✺ Casa Erica, Málaga, Spain

Our signature Yoga & Culinary Retreats are perfect for those interested in plant- based cuisine eager to learn more or simply get inspired.

We will meet as the height of summer fades into cooler days. The warm pavement will contrast with cool breezes and the heat that radiates from within us will meet the whisper of falling leaves. Autumn is a time of harvest, of gratitude, of taking stock, and of celebration. It is also a time of searching within, of reflection, and of remembering.

As the days fall away and leave us facing the autumn equinox, we will learn how to embrace the magic of this transitory season—a time when what is old and no longer serving us falls away, leaving only what is most essential. Together, we’ll explore themes of letting go, of gratitude, of remembering, and of loss. We’ll dive deep into our intuition to find what is required of us to move into the quiet and reemerge in a state of rebirth as a more flowing and easeful expression of our deepest selves.

We’ll begin our days with reflective meditations and flowing vinyasa practices that will challenge our bodies to open, to recall, and to simplify. In the afternoons, we’ll turn inward through softer practices that remind us of the power of deep rest and gentle reflection. Come as you are, radiant from the summer heat or weary and ready to release. A wellspring of warmth, comfort, and reflection is waiting for you.

Lauren Simonis

Hello beautiful humans, I’m Lauren and I’ve been a yoga teacher for six years, a facilitator for twenty, and a lover of shared experiences my entire life. I believe in the magic of people coming together to share their lives in a way that leaves them somehow more fully themselves. Yoga offers an opportunity to do just that.

My classes are filled with light-hearted invitations to explore new movements, anatomy-driven alignment cues, mobility exercises, and regular reminders that every body practicing yoga will look a little different—and that is beautiful! My goal is to help you connect to your spirit, your strength, and your sense of fun.

I moved to Portugal from the U.S. in 2016 and that’s where my passion for yoga grew from a hobby, to a habit, to a passion. I first began teaching aerial yoga and then expanded my training to include vinyasa, hatha, yin, and myofascial release when I realized how much joy my students brought me. With these experiences, I found myself immersed more and more in yogic spaces, and in them, I found opportunities to nurture my students through healing, love, and support.

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Culinary Workshops

by Sasha Friess

The Art of Cashews
Experience the Art of Cashews. Retreat guests learn how to substitute dairy with a healthy whole food alternative. The two hour class includes an easy raw cheesecake, creamy salad dressing and simple cheese.

The Art of Cacao
Experience the Art of Cacao. In this two hour class, retreat guests learn how to prepare a simple yet decadent cacao truffle, easy cacao bark and a savory, raw, cacao mole. All recipes are free of refined sugars and dairy. 

Morning Kitchen Rituals
Join Sasha Noelle for an interactive discussion centered around morning self-care rituals & routines which support intentional living and develop body intelligence. The workshop includes a morning ritual wellness shot, a glowing green juice and a superfood latte. 

About Sasha Noelle

Sasha Noelle is a plant-based chef and consultant. She is culinary trained with the prestigious Matthew Kenney as a raw chef and she has over a decade of experience in the tropics, hosting and cooking for retreat spaces and private settings.

Currently as a private chef, Sasha prepares cuisine for villa clients in Nicaragua and cooks for intimate yoga & surf retreats across Central America and the south of Spain. 

As a consultant, Sasha works remotely to create tailored menus for clients ready to open juice bars and other plant-based endeavors worldwide. She also works with existing businesses to integrate wellness into food & beverage operations. 

Sasha is Canadian but has resided in Nicaragua since 2010 and calls this country home.

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Fall into ease with your truest self

retreat offerings
○ 6 nights at casa erica
○ 3 vegan meals per day by Sasha Noelle
○ 3 culinary presentations/ workshops by Sasha Noelle
○ vinyasa yoga in the morning
○ meditation, breath work
○ self reflection practices
○ gentle yoga practice 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 1250€

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

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