Yoga Retreat, 26 of April - 1st of May, 2024
El Chorro, Spain (5 nights/ 6 days)
Welcome to El Chorro retreat Vol.7 - same epic location, same duration, yet unique and slightly different to my previous retreats. 6 days of movement, yoga, connection, nature, new friends, silence in a supportive and welcoming environment.
- Pick up from and drop off to Malaga airport
- 10 x yoga sessions in the open air studio (90 minutes each) overlooking the mountains and gardens
- Abundant, healthy and wholesome veggie buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Painting workshop with a local artist
- One activity TBA
- 2 hour hike in the mountains
- Moonlight Yoga retreat goodie bag
Yoga Sessions & Workshops
We will be practising yoga in our open air yoga shala with fairy lights and big windows overlooking the rolling hills, olive trees and mountains of El Chorro.
10 sessions/workshops (90 minutes each) will include: Movement Exploration workshop; Vinyasa Flow, Stabilising and Strengthening our Lower Bodies; Rocket yoga; Safe shoulder, Chest opening & Back Bending practice; Yin Yoga; Inversions workshop and more.
Expect to have fun, playfully challenge yourself and learn something new every day!
*All levels are welcome, no matter if you are new to yoga or have been practising for a long time.
Who are the teachers?
Ieva Luna - the founder and host of Moonlight Yoga Retreats, a passionate climber and movement enthusiast. Ieva received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate in India and was deepening her yoga practice in Indonesia and China for several years. Additionally, Ieva has completed a Yin Yoga + Acupressure teacher training course, 'Yoga as a therapy for Back Problems', 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 Pain Science. Ieva is currently studying with Jules Mitchel to receive her 300 hour yoga teacher training certificate in Biomechanics, Pain science and nervous system. Ieva is also a certified CBT practitioner as well as had attended various courses on Non Violent Communication.
Her intention is to create a welcoming, supportive and nourishing space during the retreat where everybody could feel comfortable and at ease. A home away from home.
During the retreat, you will enjoy 5 x 90 min yoga classes and workshops with Ieva Luna.
Sarah Logue - is a wonderful human being and a co-teacher during this Moonlight yoga retreat in El Chorro.
Sarah says that yoga is about connection & community! Sarah loves to weave this in all her classes, encouraging you to cultivate a practice that is uniquely yours, making the space for a couple giggles and sighs along the way.
Expect a creative flow weaved with a few challenging postures (options will be offered), a philosophical theme & a steady mindful breath; each practice leaving the mat, a little calmer, stronger & lifted. Sarah specialises in Vinyasa, Rocket & Children’s Yoga, and has also trained in Trauma informed practice, Sound Healing, Size inclusive practice, Bhakti Yoga & Yin. Sarah’s ever evolving personal practice draws from both Buddhist & Bhakti teachings, - from here she loves to share snips of different teachings and meditations.
During the retreat, you will enjoy 5 x 90 min yoga classes with Sarah.
Painting workshop with a local artist
During the 2 hour "Paint Your Own Picasso" workshop, led by artist Silvia Rodriguez, you will learn the fundamental concepts of Cubism and have the opportunity to create your own artwork. Using easy to follow instructions, vibrant colours, shapes, and angles, you will paint your own interpretation of Picasso's artistic vision. In the end of the retreat, we will take our own "Picasso" artwork home as a memory from south of Spain.
Why this workshop? Picasso and Cubism have a strong connection to the south of Spain, particularly the region of Andalusia where Picasso was born and spent his formative years. The vibrant cultural atmosphere and artistic heritage of this region greatly influenced Picasso's artistic development.
Through this workshop you will get to know the area where the retreat takes place better as well as will explore your creativity through hands-on painting experience.
Retreat Space & the Surroundings
Imagine spending 6 days in the nature, surrounded by mountains, rolling hills, olive trees and gardens. There is a swimming pool with sun loungers to relax and refresh yourself; open air training area that include bouldering wall, pull up bar, slack-line, weights; hammocks are set under the trees; communal areas with sofas, pool table, darts, chess and other board games, as well as the open air yoga shala with fairy lights and big windows. It's a peaceful oasis to unwind, relax and recharge. Night sky is full of stars as there is no light pollution, and each day we are gifted with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
El Chorro is also a world class rock climbing destination, therefore if you are a climber - welcome to spend your free time during the retreat climbing rocks. The closest crag is 5 min walking away from the retreat space (you can literally see those walls from the swimming pool). Another option is to arrive or depart earlier and combine this yoga retreat with your climbing holiday.
Retreat chef will be announced soon. Expect the food to be nourishing, colourful, abundant and delicious. We will have three daily meals in a buffet style. The food is mostly gluten free and refined sugar free. It's also all plant based, except for the local eggs for breakfast. Every day we also enjoy a dessert!
Price is per person (p.p.) for 6 days of a retreat: 5 nights accommodation, all Yoga sessions & workshops, excursions, meals from welcome snack & dinner on the 26th of April to goodbye brunch on the 1st of May (breakfast, lunch and dinner on other days), goodie bag, unlimited tea & coffee through out the day, pick up from and drop off to Malaga airport.
Staying in a twin room en suite bathroom, all inclusive price is 895€ p.p. (one double bed & one bunk bed or two single beds - sharing with another retreat participant).
Double room (single occupancy) with an en suite bathroom, all inclusive price is 1195€. Option to share the double bed with a partner/friend - if so, then 895 € per person.
Staying in a single occupancy camping tent with a proper bed mattress, bed linen, pillow & a sleeping bag under the olive trees is 795€ p.p/ (shared bathroom).
Price does not include: flights (check skyscanner.com for super good deals from the UK or any other European city to Malaga! Wizzair, Ryanair and Easy jet have good deals), insurance, optional activities (such as horse riding, massage), extra snacks, wine or soft drinks.
What to do now and how to reserve your spot?
Take a slow, calm and deep breath. Smile. Visualising this beautiful yoga adventure all together in the magical nature of El Chorro, Spain.
Get in touch with Ieva Luna at email@example.com 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 (16 in total), so don't wait too long if you are coming!
Pick up and drop off is arranged for you from/to Malaga airport.
Pick up from Malaga airport will be around 14:00 on the 26th of April.
Drop off to Malaga airport will be around 12:45 on the 1st of May (leaving the retreat place at 11:30am).
- For arrival we suggest to arrive in the morning or early afternoon on the 26th of April to Malaga's airport. Or to arrive one or few days earlier and to stay in Malaga and explore it's old town. Malaga's old town is beautiful and is a close metro or bus ride from the airport.
- For the departure on the 1st of May we suggest to find a flight later in the afternoon/ evening in order to enjoy the last yoga session, goodbye brunch, swimming pool and sunshine!
- Check out Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizzair, AirBaltic or British Airways for flights to Malaga from London or any other European airports.
Payment and Deposit
The payment can be made in full or a non refundable deposit of 200 euros can be made first to secure your spot and then the rest of the payment to be paid by the 25th of March, 2024. The full payment to be made if the reservation is done after the 25th of March.