Release - fully booked

All Level ✺ 8 - 13 October 2024 ✺ La Viñuela, Spain

We will meet as the height of summer fades into cooler days. The warm soil 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 change. 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. I believe in the magic of people coming together to share experiences in a way that leaves them somehow more fully themselves than when they first arrived. A retreat 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.

More about Lauren

Fall into ease with your truest self

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ journaling 〰️ going for walks 〰️ massage

15.00 lunch or snack

17.30 yoga

19.30 dinner

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

retreat offerings
○ 5 nights at La Viñuela
○ 3 vegan meals per day
○ vinyasa yoga in the morning
○ meditation & chanting
○ yin yoga in the afternoons
○ hike to the stupa
○ water, tea & coffee

not included
○ flight or train to/from Málaga
○ airport transfer to/from La Viñuela
○ massages, optional Workshops
○ travel cancellation insurance  (recommended)

1200€, group size 12

please visit our faqs 

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

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

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

© Yoga Spirit Circle 2024


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