Yoga + Climbing Retreat, 24-30 of September, 2021
Join us for a Yoga+Climbing Retreat in the south of Spain from the 24th to 30th of September (6 nights/ 7 days).
There will be 12 Yoga classes and workshops with Ieva Luna and Lizzie from Planted Yoga, 3 Rock Climbing sessions on a real rock as well as plenty of time by the swimming pool as well as wholesome, delicious & abundant plant based food.
The program & What's included
- Pick up from and drop off to Malaga airport (many low cost airlines fly to Malaga!)
- 12 x Yoga sessions in the open air Yoga Shala (90 minutes each) overlooking the mountains and gardens with Ieva Luna & Lizzie from PlantedYoga
- 3 Rock climbing sessions on a real rock with professional instructors Hannah and Chris from Geomancy Climbing
- Healthy, nutritious and wholesome veggie breakfast, lunch and dinner made by amazing Olive Branch Chef Noan
- Comfortable single, twin en-suite rooms with little terraces overlooking the mountains or gardens
- Hiking to the top of the Arabic Staircase, enjoying the view along the way of pine forests, El Chorro village and rolling hills and rocks down below. Around 8 km of hiking in total
- Goodie bag with vegan products and goodness
- Use of retreat facilities. Relaxing by the swimming pool or in the hammock, reading or journaling in the garden, playing dart and board games in the communal room
- Journaling as well as self and group reflection time
- And of course living the dream!
Yoga Sessions & Workshops
Expect yoga sessions to be energising, fun and dynamic flow style. Sessions will awaken, strengthen the body and minds. We will move from one asana to the other linking each pose with our breath. Every session will be quite different composed of creative yoga asana sequences where strong focus will also be given to learn the sustainable postures in order to be able to practice yoga individually after the retreat as well as how to prevent injuries.
Sessions/workshops will include: 'Why Mobility and Active Range of Motion is important in Yoga practice'; Stabilising and Strengthening our Lower Bodies; Safe shoulder, Chest opening & Back Bending practice; Rocket Yoga; Yoga Nidra; Inversion Workshop; Yoga for Climbers; Deconstructing more advanced arm balances, such as crow pose or flying pigeon and more.
Expect to playfully challenge yourself and learn something new every day!
Ieva Luna - the founder of Moonlight Yoga Retreats, received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate in India and was deepening her yoga practice in Indonesia and China for several years. She has also completed a 12 hour training of 'Yoga as a therapy for Back Problems', 15 hours of Contemporary Yoga Flow training with A. Hocke and A. Husler as well as various workshops with Jenni Rawlings from Shoulder and Hip Applied Anatomy to Nervous System and Yoga practice. Ieva is also a certified CBT practitioner as well as had attended various courses on NLP and Communication.
Lizzie is a yoga teacher & the owner of Planted Yoga Rugs, based in Brighton, UK. She has been practicing yoga since 2012 and is qualified to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, and Rocket Yoga. Lizzie is currently training towards her 500hr qualification having already completed a 100hr apprenticeship and an advanced yoga philosophy module with Yoga London. Her classes are influenced from her dance and gymnastics background, and are typically playful and strength based with plenty of flow and soul. Lizzie is interested in navigating the mat creatively, designing interesting sequences that allow her students to find a moving meditation, linking breath and movement.
Lizzie’s intention is to guide her students through an energetic physical practice, so they can discover more stillness in the mind during mediation and savasana. Yoga has been an important pillar for her mental health and wellbeing, so she aims to create the same experience for her students. She says that if you feel compelled to follow the somewhat mysterious path of yoga, she is confident you won’t regret it.
Price is per person for 7 days of Yoga retreat: 6 nights accommodation, 12 Yoga sessions & Workshops, meals from dinner on the 24th to breakfast and lunch on the 30th of September (breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 of September), 3 rock climbing & hiking sessions, use of communal retreat facilities and pick up from and drop off to Malaga airport.
Staying in a twin room en suite bathroom, all inclusive price is £875 (sharing with the same gender).
Double room (single occupancy) with an en suite bathroom, all inclusive price is £1075.
Staying in a single occupancy camping tent with proper bed mattress, bed linen under the olive trees is £670 (shared bathroom).
Price does not include: flights (check skyscanner.com for super good deals from the UK to Malaga! Wizzair, Ryanair and Easy jet have good deals), insurance, optional activities, extra snacks or soft drinks.
What to do now?
Take a deep and slow breath. Smile. Visualising this beautiful yoga adventure all together in the magical nature of El Chorro, Spain.
Get in touch with Ieva Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and if you'd like to reserve your spot. I am here to happily answer any questions you might have. You can also check FAQ section for frequently asked questions about the retreat.
Places are limited, so don't wait too long if you are coming!