We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘Be your authentic self’, but we’re rarely told how we can do this. During this week-long retreat, you’ll explore the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether – and how they’re used within the Science of Ayurveda (Indian medicine) and the Yogic Chakra System, to discover what the ‘truest’ version of yourself really looks like and how you can get there.
As we move through this shared journey, we’ll use asana, pranayama and meditation to manage the elements and balance the entire system – clearing the way for the free flow of ‘chi’, or ‘prana’. Morning classes, for example, will be fiery in nature, igniting the day with a dynamic vinyasa flow, whereas afternoons will take on the quality of water, inviting inward reflection and rest as we slow down with a combination of restorative or yin yoga, pranayama and meditation. Join the journey and let’s live our ‘truest’ adventure together.
Vera is an E-RYT 500 YA certified yoga instructor & former YTT lead. Vera is specialized in Vinyasa Yoga and has additional certifications in Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. She was born and raised in Italy, but lived for about 15 years in San Diego, CA. She has taught classes in the U.S., Europe and India. Currently she teaches yoga at numerous studios in Italy, and travels the world leading yoga workshops and 200hrs Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Vera believes that yoga is limitless in its potential to transform and heal our lives. Her intention is to create space for everyone to move with intention and awareness to the breath & body, to turn inward, to recognize the constant transformations taking place with each breathe and to connect with the strength of the heart that’s in us all. She feel blessed and grateful to be able to share the essence of Yoga’s teachings.
When not teaching, Vera loves eating avocados, reading books, watching sunsets, spending time with family and & exploring every corner of the planet.
retreat offerings○ 6 Nights in Casa Erica○ 9 Yoga Sessions○ Vegan Food 3 times/day○ Vinyasa Yoga Morning Practice○ Meditation, Pranayama○ Yin Yoga in the Afternoons○ Afternoon Hike to Maro○ Water, Tea & Coffee
not included○ flight or train to Málaga○ airport transfer to Casa Erica○ massages, optional workshops○ one dinner at the local restaurant○ travel insurance (recommended)
a typical day
07.30 tea, coffee, fruit
08.30 yoga & meditation
reading 〰️ beach/pool 〰️ massage
15.00 lunch / snack
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 on sunday from 15:00, lunch is at 15:30 // check- out on saturday until 11:00 after breakfast
arrival & departure: group pick ups & drop offs will be organized for sunday from Málaga airport & Málaga city center. Vice versa for departure on saturday. costs: 20€/person/way
2G+ you need to have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate (valid by Cov Pass Check App). additionally we need a negative corona test (antigen or PCR) 48 hours prior to arrival via email. every guest needs to bring 5 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 terms & conditions 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. There are no disturbing neighbors or street noise. 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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