Essential Self

All Level ✺ 2 - 7 May 2024 ✺ La Viñuela, Spain

We invite you to step away from the busyness of daily life and immerse yourself in the ancient practices of yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Our aim is to guide you in rediscovering your fundamental being by stripping away the unnecessary layers that have accumulated over time.

During our retreat, we will encourage you to go within and explore the infinite realm of potentiality that exists within each of us. Through the practice of quieting the mind and simplifying our lives, we will connect with the power of the breath as the basis of our practice. We believe that the breath is the doorway to the mind and the key to unlocking our full potential.

Together, we will journey breath by breath, shedding the dense layers of old beliefs, conditionings, patterns, and fears. Our aim is to reveal the lightness of the self that exists beyond these limiting factors. We will guide you to connect with your essential self, the part of you that remains constant and unchanged through all of life’s experiences.

Zarah Boden Yoga Teacher

Zarah Boden

Always fascinated at the grace and intelligence of the human body and guided by Spirit, Zarah has explored movement through yoga and dance for over 20 years.  Coming from a background in ballet and jazz dance, she completed her first Yoga TTC in London,  going on to travel and further her learning in India with intensive studies of Astanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Pranayama and Indian Philosophy and various forms of bodywork and energy healing. She has also studied and practices Integrative Breathwork which incorporates breath awareness and conscious breathing for healing, growth, personal awakening and transformation.

Zarah greatest source of inspiration is the breath which you feel as she carefully weaves it into each of her classes.  The breath as a companion to unearth the depths of our being, a way to strip back the layers into our most authentic version and a path to cultivating balance of body and mind, to shine light on the infinite potential within.

Zarahs website 

“What we most need is what we already are: our essential self. There is no escape; there is only coming home"
Kabir Edmund Helminski

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 mornings
○ pranayama & breathwork techniques
○ one conscious connected breathwork session
○ chakra workshop
○ yin & yoga nidra in the evenings
○ 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)

from 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

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