Our signature Yoga & Culinary Retreats are perfect for those interested in plant- based cuisine eager to learn more or simply get inspired.
Yoga calls for us to turn inward and meet what awaits us with an open heart. In this week-long retreat, you will be guided to meet your inner self with kindness and compassion, moving out of your head and into your heart through practices that encourage lightness, reflection, and deep rest.
Each morning, we’ll flow through a vinyasa practice that is both gentle and energizing, inspired by the joy we can generate simply through movement.
In the afternoons, we will take deep rest with restorative yoga and yoga nidra, and we’ll explore the vibrational healing of singing mantra.
These practices allow us to enter a stillness in which we can see ourselves and our circumstances with greater clarity.
Sharing circles will allow time for deeper teachings and reflection on the waves that arise throughout the week. As our time together unfolds and deep practice with these tools becomes second nature, you will uncover new insights about yourself and how you want to move forward into the world.
You will find that in returning to the stillness within over and again, it becomes a more accessible place. Slowly, the sense of calm you find there will begin to reach into other aspects of your life, leaving more room for the abundant joy that comes from living fully rooted in compassion. Above all, you will discover that freedom from worry doesn’t come from controlling your outer world, but from a sense of inner stillness that is accessible to anyone willing to find it.
Interspersed throughout our yoga sessions will be three culinary workshops that will guide you to nourish the body the same way yoga nourishes the soul. Each experience will leave you feeling nurtured, inspired, and ready to step back into your world with intention.
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.
by Caro Gante
In a series of three workshops, Caro will take you on a culinary journey that will provide a chance to acquire essential kitchen skills and insights. With her background in vegan cooking and holistic health these workshops offer you a unique opportunity to explore the synergy of delectable plant-based cuisine and well-being. While delving into some of Caro’s favorite recipes, you’ll find your culinary creativity stimulated throughout the entire retreat.
Learn to create delicious meals, despite a busy schedule. Caro will introduce you to some fundamental concepts which you can apply to your individual lifestyle.
Discover innovative ways to incorporate vital plant-based protein in a delicious way. Explore the world of legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts and seeds.
Simple & Healthy Desserts
Discover the sweet, yet healthy world of vegan desserts. Weather you are into chocolate, caramel or fruity flavors – a sweet treat can be quick & uncomplicated!
Retreat Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Caro will guide you with her creative approach through three workshops in which she’ll share her knowledge and passion for wholesome vegan food.
We met Caro in 2021 and it was a match! Since then Caro cooked for many of our Retreat groups a creative, detailed, diverse and always very beautifully presented menu. It is both: healthy & delicious.
Caro is passionate about food since her childhood and it is just a pleasure and so inspiring experiencing her following that passion. Her ideas about creative plant-based dishes are endless & very intuitive. Her love for nature and ingredients gets delivered through her plates.
○ 6 Nights at Casa Erica
○ 9 Yoga Sessions
○ 3 Culinary Presentations/Workshops
○ vegan meals 3 times per day
○ Vinyasa Yoga in the mornings
○ Meditation & Chanting
○ Restorative or Yoga Nidra in the afternoons
○ Hike to Maro
○ Water, Tea & Coffee
○ flight or train to Málaga
○ airport transfer to Casa Erica
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ one lunch at a local restaurant (25- 35€)
○ travel insurance (recommended)
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a typical day
07.30 tea, coffee, fruit
08.30 yoga & meditation
reading beach pool massage
15.00 lunch or snack
arrival day (thursday): check-in from 15.00,
afternoon snack, no yoga class,
19.30 dinner, 21.00 welcome circle
departure day (wednesday): 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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