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Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat Gran Canaria - August 16-23 2020

December 23, 2019

 

Immerse yourself in the nature and in the splendid Gran Canaria sea for a week of total well-being. Yoga, Mindfulness, surfing, hiking and lots of relaxation.

 

Activities

 

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

We will explore breathing techniques and asanas in order to generate physical and mental strength, all accompanied by a final deep relaxation. Each lesson will be structured based on the needs of the individual participants.

 

Yin Yoga

The asanas are maintained for longer generally between 2 and 5 minutes, but always on the ground and in total safety.

By holding the positions we allow access to the connective tissue increasing our flexibility. This connection between body and mind allows us to open ourselves to a path of greater freedom of choice and awareness of the present moment.

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is an ideal practice for reducing stress, anxiety and insomnia.

Traditionally it has been said that an hour of Yoga Nidra equals to four hours of ordinary sleep. Yoga Nidra practices on this retreat will take place outdoors, in silence, under the starry sky.

 

Mindfulness eating 

We will use some of the breakfasts proposed to explore the awareness of food, its origin and its meaning, deepening psychological and evocative aspect of eating.

Our breakfast will also be organic and vegetarian.

 

Mindfulness in nature 

We will practice mindfulness in open spaces: along a path, by the sea, in the sand dunes for a deeper connection with the natural environment through increased sensory awareness.

 

Surf lessons

It will be possible to book group and individual private lessons with qualified surf instructors with whose teaching aligns with the content of the retreat. It will be possible to open up to this experience both physically and in terms of our awareness of the elements of nature and our awareness of ourselves.

 

Excursions and guided tours

We will explore the local attractions with guided tours and nature walks, the city of Agaete, the lighthouse, the gothic cathedral, the marvelous dunes of Mas Palomas, the home of Christopher Columbus. We will also be able to snorkel in the beautiful Playa de Tufia and visit the old town of Vagueta.

 

 

 

 

Schedule

 

Sunday 16:

17.00 - 18.00: Welcome Circle

18.00 - 19.00: Cold tea / vegetarian appetizer

19.00 - 19.30: Guided meditation

20.30 - 21.30: Dinner

 

Monday 17:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast

11.00 - 13.00: Visit to Playa las Canteras

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 19.00: Free time surf - beach - relax

19.30 - 20.30: Yin Yoga at sunset

20.30 - 21.30: Dinner

 

Tuesday 18:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga 

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast

11.00 - 13.00: Visit to Agaete and the lighthouse

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 19.00: Free time surf - beach - relax

19.30 - 20.30: Yin Yoga at sunset

20.30 - 21.30: Dinner

 

Wednesday 19:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast

11.00 - 13.00: Free time surf - beach - relax

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

16.00 - 19.00: Walk to Vegueta, the old city, the gothic cathedral and Cristopher         

                       Columbus’ house 

19.30 - 20.30: Yin Yoga at sunset

20.30 - 21.30: Dinner

22.00 - 22.30: Yoga Nidra

 

Thursday 20:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast

11.00 - 13.00: Visit to Playa de Tufia - snorkeling - relax

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

16.00 - 19.00: Visit to Mas Palomas Dunes

19.30 - 20.30: Yin Yoga at sunset in front of the Mas Palomas Dunes

20.30 - 21.30: Dinner

22.00 - 22.30: Yoga Nidra under the stars

 

Friday 21:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast 

11.00 - 13.00: Free time surf - beach - relax - massages

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

16.00 - 18.00: Vegan cooking course (bookable)

19.30 - 20.30: Yin Yoga at sunset

20.30 - 21.30: Dinner

22.00 - 22.30: Yoga Nidra under the stars

 

Saturday 22:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast 

11.00 - 13.00: Free time surf - beach - relax - massages

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

16.00 - 19.00: Free time surf - beach - relax - massages

19.30 - 20.30: Yin Yoga at sunset

20.30 - 21.30: Group dinner 

22.00 - 22.30: Meditation

 

Sunday 23:

8.00 - 9.30: Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

9.30 - 10.30: Organic/Vegan breakfast

10.30 - 11.30: Closing circle

 

Note

Excursions may vary depending on weather conditions. Massages, the vegan cooking class and the surf lessons can be booked for an additional fee.

 

 

Teacher

Riccardo De Paolis:

Yoga and MBSR Mindfulness teacher

 

Riccardo gained considerable experience internationally, having qualified as a Yoga instructor at the Byron Yoga Center in Australia, obtaining the Certificate IV 800hr.

Riccardo is a registered Yoga teacher at the Yoga Alliance ERYT200 - RYT500 - YACEP.

Riccardo lives and works in Italy, but also teaches internationally and has led community classes, workshops and meditations in Australia, Switzerland and the UK.

He recently lead the 4th Mindful Yoga Workshop at the North London Buddhist Centre in London. 

 

He currently works with people from beginners up to experienced high level practitioners. He teaches at several yoga studios and fitness centres in Rome as well as working with companies and individuals; periodically organising international retreats and workshops.  

Riccardo is a qualified MBSR Mindfulness teacher with a II level Master in 'Mindfulness: practice, clinical and neuroscience' at the Faculty of Psychology of the La Sapienza University of Rome. The title is recognized and respects the high international standards of the 'University of San Diego Center for Mindfulness'.

The words that summarize his work are Professionalism, Respect for Diversity and Compassion.

For more information: www.OneBodyMind.net

 

Accommodation

 

We provide 7 nights accommodation at Mahalo Healthy House, a spacious house located just  few minutes from the golden beach of Alcailavaneras in the center of Las Palmas.

The house is managed by Alessia Martuscielli, a vegan and vegetarian chef, a writer, photographer and surfer. In the morning we will be welcomed by the flavors and aromas of vegan / organic breakfasts prepared directly with her hands. 

For more information visit the site: www.mahalohealthyhouse.com

 

Directions

 

The house is about 26km from the Gran Canary airport and it can be reached by the bus 60 which leaves directly from the parking lot.

Once you arrive at the Santa Catalina stop, the house is only a 10-minute walk away, on Calle Barcelona 2.

 

Costs

 

7 nights at MahaloHealthyHouse, 8 organic breakfasts, 2 daily Yoga and Mindfulness classes (19 hours total practice), mats and props included, 4 guided tours, 1 closing dinner:

 

Eur 800.00 per person.

Eur 700.00 per person if booked by March 30th 2020.

Minimum number of participants: 6

 

A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.

The deposit is not refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

 

If the minimum number of participants is not reached by the 1st of June 2020 we will refund 100% of the payment.

 

 

Reservation

 

For more information and to book the event, contact Alessia Martuscielli by sending an email to:

 

Email: mahalo.laspalmas@gmail.com

Cell: +34 658880180 / +39 3667467317

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