Slow Down & Cleanse

14-20 August 2022, Málaga Spain

Detox & Yin Yoga – A reset for body mind and soul.
Join us for a six day detox program in combination with yin yoga linked to the meridian theory & organ health, as well as cleansing pranayama (breathwork) practices and gentle somatic flows to attain balance.

During this retreat, you will nourish your entire system through targeted meridian practices and activate your body’s own healing powers with specially prepared smoothies, shots and health tonics to optimize your organ’s functions, boost your immune system and start glowing from the inside out. 

The yin practice will open up different meridians working from the inside out and each day’s food will focus on activating a particular organ pair.

Yin practice doesn’t require a lot of energetic effort, instead we are creating a rest and digest practice for the body to accompany the cleanse and encourage healing. Additionally we will bring balance with gentle somatic flows, mantra practices and well chosen musical elements throughout the practical sessions.

There will also be an introductory workshop offered on traditional chinese medicine & yoga.

Expect a week of self care, nourishment, heart based somatics and mantra practices surrounded by nature. 

Suitable for all levels. 

Janine Behrendt

Janine’s Yoga journey started in 2008 during her late teens after being in show dance for a decade. First for the physical relief but not long after that for the feeling of wholeness, a calm mind and the ability to see things differently. 

In 2013 she completed her first 200 hour Multi- Style Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala, India with Trimurti Yoga School (RYS), focused on Yogic anatomy and various different styles like Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin which she personally likes to combine during her own practice and therefore share that experience with her students – “Different bodies, different needs. Its about finding the balance (tula) in everything .”

In 2017, she completed a 300 hour Jivamukti Teacher Training under the guidance of Sharon Gannon (Co-founder of the method) , Yogeswari and Moritz Ulrich. Later in 2017 she started studying and practing the Insight Yoga method as taught by Sarah Powers.

2018 she completed an apprenticeship program with her mentor Miriam Iannone (advanced certified Jivamukti teacher) who has shared with her the art of sequencing and hands on assists.

2020 she completed a Yin Yoga Teacher Training focused on functional anatomy and TCM practice with Sebastien Pucelle and Murielle Burrelier (With-Yin Yoga).

She is currently diving into the therapeutic approach of Iyengar Yoga as well as doing in depth studies into the field of Kundalini Yoga practices, integrating and exploring the benefits of Pranayama ( breathwork). Janine continues to explore the blend of various different styles and likes to share the benefits of a well balanced Yoga practice , integrating Yin and Yang sequences supported by Yogic teachings , gracefully incorporating music to assist those benefits . 

Janines Website

A week long reset for the body, mind and soul
by the sea in magical Andalusia.

retreat offerings
○ 6 Nights in Casa Erica
○ 9 Yoga Sessions
○ Light Vegan Meals
○ Yin Meridian Practice 
○ Meditation, Pranayama
○ Gentle Flows in the Afternoons
○ One TCM & Ayurveda Basics Workshop  
○ Afternoon Hike to Maro
○ Water, Tea all day

not included
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional workshops
○ one dinner at the local restaurant
○ travel insurance (recommended)

from 970€

a typical day

07.30 meditation & agni shot/tea

08.00 yin meridian yoga 

10.30 smoothie

reading 〰️ beach/pool 〰️ massage

14.30 raw lunch: bowl or salad

17.00 gentle flow yoga 

19.30 soup or light curry

more about the food

Each day will focus on a different organ pair according to traditional chinese medicine (kidney – urinary bladder/ liver – gall bladder/ lung -large intestine / heart – small intestine/ spleen -stomach), as well as on the five elements being present within each one of us. The food and yoga practice will be adjusted accordingly.

Together as a group we abstain from coffee, alcohol and other toxins. Healthy meals bring us joy and make us go through the day without feeling hungry. You will surely feel the effects of this week in your body, mind and soul.

Retreat chef and integrative nutrition health coach Caro Gante will spoil us with vegan healthy food all week long. 


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

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

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.  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.

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