Tue, 08 Oct|
Sant Miquel de Balansat
Yoga disciplines - Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini, Breath work and Sound healing lead by teachers Madeline Diaz Meiners, Rebecca Jane and breath coach Kevin O'Neill
Time & Location
08 Oct 2024, 18:00 – 14 Oct 2024, 10:00
Sant Miquel de Balansat, 07815 Sant Miquel de Balansat, Balearic Islands, Spain
About the event
Our retreats interweave the traditional practices of yoga with the medicine of the earth. Being situated amongst the glory of Ibiza’s landscape, we have the unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature and use this experience to deepen our practice. Each practice is artfully designed to balance and restore the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space within us.
Our morning practices are a dynamic and invigorating blend of vinyasa and breathwork. Evening practice is a soothing mix of restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama.
Our cuisine beautifully compliments our theme and each day’s menu is thoughtfully designed to support the day’s practices. With fresh ingredients and decadent recipes, our cuisine integrates the healing power and true joy of food into our week.
Throughout the week we provide several opportunities to connect with the elements through activities like paddleboarding or guided hikes. Furthermore, our villa’s location perfectly illustrates Ibiza’s natural beauty. Surrounded by vegetation and serenaded by birds, it is impossible not to be soothed by the nature that surrounds us!
From Sanskrit ‘To place in a special way’, Vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to strengthen our mind and body connection. A portal into self enquiry and discovery, where the emphasis lays less on the external and more on the internal. Moving one breath, one movement in a dynamic and explorative flow to increase and move any stagnant energy within. An opportunity to reconnect, to unravel and ignite our inner fire, not to find but to reconnect with our true self.
Each practice will begin with Pranayama (breath work)and/ or Meditation to bring us into a state of introspection, before moving through carefully curated movements designed to cultivate more of an equilibrium within the body moving both functionally, creatively and playfully. Drawing upon influences of Mandala Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Rocket and yin weaved with Ancient Yogic Philosophy. A chance to deepen your practice and reconnect with yourself.
~ Rebecca Jane
Yin Yoga, Kundalini and sound
Yin works on the subconscious mind, unravelling the stuff we never truly dealt with at the opportune moment when it was held in the conscious mind. As a modern society of suppressants and consumers, we have become masterful at avoiding any kind of emotional discomfort. Over time, all our residual traumas become so deeply ingrained into the subtle fascia layers of our bodies, that they form part of the pysche, lurking deep within, waiting to be later triggered over and over again.
When you practice Yin yoga, you are creating nuturing space within the body and mind, to be present and to experience all of your emotions in full without the feeling of overwhelment. Learning the art of softening, of letting go, and allowing your emotions be present encourages the body to heal and release. Suppressing our feelings day by day becomes exhausting on the mind. Yin yoga creates an internal environment which encourages the mind and body to let go of emotions that aren't serving us well, and become aware of the things that need more of our attention. This helps work through mental blockages and find more peace, as the practice heals us deeply on a cellular level.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. We systematically train our mind and attune our body to hold higher frequencies of energy associated with Kundalini and consciousness, releasing blockages to the reservoirs of untapped energy within us, balancing the subtle sytems of nadis (energy channels) and realigning the chakras. When energy moves freely through the chakras, it stimulates the mental, physical, and spiritual health of the being. There is a clarity that arises that combines perception, thought, and intuition. Kundalini Yoga is known to assist change and self-limiting habit, bringing equilibrium to the glandular system and revitalising the nervous systems.
~ Madeline Diaz Meiners
Buteyko Breathing Exercises are a compilation of exercises that have been designed in order to improve an individual’s health.
By practicing breathing exercises from the Buteyko Method you can experience more open airways and improved blood circulation in a matter of minutes. This alone is enough to demonstrate the relationship between your everyday breathing and state of health.
There is a common belief that the more air we breathe, the healthier we are. Few people realize that in order to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery to the tissues, breathing should be slowed down so that less air enters the body. You know that you are taking less air into the lungs than normal when you experience a tolerable feeling of air hunger. Within a few minutes of continued slowing of the breath to experience air hunger, body temperature increases to indicate an improvement to blood circulation. At the same time, there is an increase to watery saliva in the mouth – traditionally observed in Yoga as activation of the body’s relaxation response.
Kevin O'Neill is a fully qualified Buteyko and Oxygen Advantage instructor and trained with Patrick Mckeown and his team at the Buteyko Clinic in Ireland. He has used the Buteyko Method to improve my own respiratory health and the health of thousands of others since being introduced to the power of this knowledge. Kevin has natural talented ability of sharing his knowledge in an easy to understand format, leaving his students feeling not only inspired, but safe to drop deep into the teachings, gain the maximum effects from his teachings.
~ Kevin O'Neill
Madeline Diaz Meiners ~ Yin Yoga, Kundalini & Soundbaths
Rebecca Jane ~ Vinyasa Flow
Kevin O'Neill - Breath coach - Butekyo breath work & Oxygen advantage
Ananda Retreat Programme
- 7.15 - 8:00 | Kundalini / Breath work practice
- 8:00 - 8:30 | freshly made island fruit juices, teas, coffees / bullet coffees & energy balls
- 8:30 - 10:30 | Sunrise Vinyasa Flow yoga & meditation practice
- 10:15 - 11:00 | Delicious homemade breakfast
- 11:30-13:00 | Free time to relax by the pool, head down to the beach or indulge with our Holistic Therapy team
- 13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch - Ayurvedic cuisine to beautifully compliment the theme of the morning practice
- 14:00 - 17:30 | Free time to relax by the pool, head down to the beach or indulge with our Holistic Therapy team
- 16:00 - 17:30 | Vegan gluten free healthy cakes ~ pre practice afternoon snacks
- 18:00 - 19:30 | Evening practice, a soothing mix of restorative yoga, yin yoga, meditation, pranayama and soundbaths
- 20:00 - 21:00 | Evening 2 course dinner (or dining out on your last evening)
Optional extras included in the package
- Evening meal on the third night served at sunset on Benirras Beach at our private beach hut
- Vegan cookery workshop *
- Guided hike to a secluded beach *
- Sunrise beach meditation *
- Thai Yoga Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Holistic Bespoke Full Body Massage
- Foot Heaven Treatment
- Holistic Bespoke Facial Treatment
Master Bedroom - Double ensuite with private balcony terrace £1490 per person
Private Twin Room ensuite - £1490 per person
Private Twin - £1390
Single Occupancy - £1590
Shared room - £1190
The total cost of this 6 day retreat starts at £1090 depending on accommodation options, ( see below ) this can be paid either by back transfer or card payment over the phone. IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO PAY MONTHLY VIA DIRECT DEBIT PLEASE CONTACT THE ANANDA TEAM DIRECTLY VIA OUR CONTACT PAGE. Please see our terms and conditions for details.
To make a reservation or enquiry for this retreat please contact us directly via email
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