Flow into Balance -
A Yoga & Culinary Retreat

21 - 27 August 2022, Málaga Spain

This unique retreat concept allows you to connect with your authentic Self and to create balance for body mind and soul. Away from everyday stress you will have the space to nourish yourself through two daily Yoga (Yin&Yang style) practices accompanied by a variety of somatic practices as well as breathwork and healthy balancing food! Additionally you will gain insight about how to maintain balance in life and tap into your full potential.
There will be plenty of free time to relax and time spend outside in nature to ease the fluctuations of the mind. Immerse yourself into the teachings of Yoga, allow nature to heal you and experience an unforgettable week full of movement breath and balance.
We will start our mornings with energizing Yang Style practices, working with somatic flows within the Hatha Yoga tradition.
Additionally there will be pranayama practices to support flow of energy.
The afternoons will be gentle and restorative (Yin Style). Balance is the key element of this retreat.
The practice will be suitable for all levels as Yoga is every body!
Depending on our flow, there will be a few extra highlights throughout the week such as Mantra and meditation practices.

When you’re not on your yoga mat, you are invited to join the series of culinary workshops that are unique to this retreat. There will be plenty of down-time to go for a stroll, sunbathe, swim in the sea and read. 

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.

Caro Gante

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. Next to essential ideas of the plant-based cuisine Caro will introduce to you a variety of her favorite recipes which are designed for experienced cooks as well as curious-minded yogis that are new to the world of vegan cooking. 

On this retreat, you’ll level up your cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen while also getting a better understanding of holistic health and wellbeing.

More about Caro

About the workshops

Vegan Dairy

You will learn the basic concepts of preparing milk, creams & cheeses from nuts and seeds. You can look forward to delicious mozzarella, parmesan & cheese dips, all vegan and cruelty free!

Dips and Spreads

Caro will show you some delicious speeds and dips you can use for your breakfast or to enrich your bowls! Think: Cashew vanilla butter, Hazelnut chocolate spread, Curry sesame carrot..


Energy Balls and Dessert Bars

Do you have a sweet tooth? Soon you can enjoy sweets without feeling guilty, all so healthy & delicious! How does Salted peanut dessert, Cheesecake or Lemon Curd bars sound to you?

retreat offerings
○ 6 Nights in Casa Erica
○ 9 Yoga Sessions
○ Vegan Food 3 times/day
○ 3 Plant-Based Cooking Presentations
○ Dynamic Yoga Morning Practice
○ Yin Yoga Practice 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)

from 1070€

a typical day

07.30 tea, coffee, fruit

08.30 yoga & meditation 

10.30 breakfast

reading 〰️ beach/pool 〰️ massage

12.30 Vegan Cooking Presentation

15.00 lunch / snack

17.00 yoga 

19.30 dinner


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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