'Full Circle' Yoga & Yoga Therapy Retreat Spain
Holistic, full range of practices for emotional and physical wellbeing.
Wellness is never the result of one practice or one area in your life going well, it is the result of a fine balance that is created by combining practices and creating awareness in multiple areas in your life. Together those separate parts elevate the whole to a new way of being.
On this retreat with yoga therapist Montserrat G. Mukherjee and yoga teacher and psychologist Suze Retera, you get to explore a range of practices that allow you to integrate the important experiences in your life, in order to use them as stepping-stones to grow. Focusing on nourishing instead of depriving, this retreat will allow you to become present in your body, in this moment, so you can show up in your life full of energy and inspiration.
Regardless of the phase your life is in, whether you are in the middle of a transformative period or life is comfortable as it is, you are welcome at this retreat to spend time for and with yourself.
Montserrat and Suze share a wealth of experience, passion for the teachings they have to offer, and a good dose of humor. They will guide you every step of the way during this retreat with practices including yoga therapy, yoga asana, breath work, yoga nidra, and a variety of lectures.
In your free time, you can enjoy the beautiful retreat center, go for walks in nature, explore the area, or enjoy some time alone with a book. Throughout the week you will not only be nourished by the practices, but also by the 3 delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals you get to enjoy each day.
DATES: 29 Feb - 7 March 2020
Suryalila Yoga Retreat
7 Nights accommodation
24 hours of Yoga & Yoga Therapy classes
3 Vegetarian meals a day
Triple Room from €1219 (€969 Early Bird)
Double Room from €1239 (€989 Early Bird)
Single Room from €1679 (€1429 Early Bird)
Please click on 'Book Now' to see all room and price options with descriptions.
Early bird discount of €250,- is available for the first 8 registrations with full payment before 1 September 2019 only.
Yoga Style: Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa Yoga, functional strength and flexibility
Explore meditation practices and beath work
Study with two senior teachers
Relate and apply your practice to your daily life
Enjoy a week of deepening practices to take care of yourself and serve others
Stay at a beautiful eco-resort
Enjoy healthy home-cooked vegetarian meals
On this retreat, we will explore a broad range of practices. Besides yoga asana, meditation and breath work, we include lectures and the practices described below:
Yoga nidra is also know as yogic sleep. This profound practice offers you the clarifying benefits of deep meditation, the restorative power of restful sleeps and allow you nourish and heel yourself on a physical, mental and emotional level.
YOGA THERAPY & THE PANCHAMAYA KOSHAS :
Yoga Therapy Practical Applications and Inspiration for the 5 human layers/ dimensions:
Yoga Therapy focuses not only on the physical body, but also on the breath, sleep, digestion, our thoughts, our emotions, and our beliefs. Only when we can introduce new patterns and “undo” old destructive habits in these areas, we can start the process of healing and repair, from the deepest layers within ourselves.
Inspired by the “Joint-freeing” series of Mukunda Stiles, father of Structural Yoga Therapy and the Pawanmukhthsana series of the Bihar School of Yoga, this is a beautiful, slow practice with the breath, which allows full motion of the joints in combination with deep breathing, suitable for everyone but specially healing for students suffering from physical and emotional exhaustion.
FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING:
Healthy joints are the starting point of any constructive physical practice. Instead of passive range of motion or uncontrolled flexibilility which often creates injuries, we focus on bodyawareness and expanding the controlled range of motion of the joints which benefits any other physical activity you choose.
MONTSERRAT G. MUKHERJEE
Montserrat G. Mukherjee RYT-C-IAYT One of the first yoga therapists in Europe, Montserrat qualified at the top of her class at The Yoga Biomedical Trust in London over 12 years ago. She was part of a 3 -year intense study by a pioneering generation of yoga therapists led by world-renowned Dr. Robin Monro.
Since then, she has been working as a yoga therapist with hundreds of clients from all over the world, suffering from a wide range of health conditions from lower back pain, heart disease, cancer, auto-immune and degenerative disease.
She is also a qualified Restorative Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra teacher and has done many studies and intense workshops at the Bihar School of Yoga, and in the Kundalini and Hatha Yoga traditions.
Montserrat is the founder of The Yoga Therapy Institute in Amsterdam, which has developed the first Yoga Therapy Program in Europe to be accepted in its application of accreditation with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
She lectures and inspires large groups in the corporate world, and she is starting a new yoga therapy program in Spain and Turkey. Recently, Montserrat has worked as a leading yoga therapist at the Yogini Rosa Foundation for women affected by breast cancer in Tenerife, and she continues to be a leading force in this field.
Montserrat is well known for her in-depth knowledge of health issues, her attention to safety in Yoga, and for her accessible, compassionate approach with a sense of humor that gives a new meaning to the art of teaching.
Suze is a Psychologist and certified yoga teacher, teaching since 2006. Throughout the years she deepened her knowledge in both fields by adding Family Constellations, TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises), FRC® (Functional Range Conditioning) and Yoga Nidra to her qualifications.
Her passion for travel, a conscious lifestyle, and (self) healing inspired her to start Global Flow Retreats in 2010. Global Flow Retreats offers yoga events that combine a deep yoga practice with sustainability and self-care.
Suze believes strongly that the holistic approach of combining yoga with disciplines like mindfulness, Ayurveda, and trauma- and stress release practices, offers all the tools we need to not only find inspiration but to gain insight and find the healing that can alter the course of our lives.
Her yoga teaching style is a combination of challenging asana sequences, a focus on alignment and functional flexibility and strength, deep embodiment, and self-healing. The challenging parts of the practice are met with humor and clear guidance that keeps you safe and grounded.
Suze's yoga nidra and meditation classes offer you a relaxation that goes beyond just physical relaxation and allows healing to take place on a deeper level.
During the retreat you get to stay at Suryalila, a beautifully renovated old olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees.
The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. Organic vegetables and fruits are grown in the gardens.
Suryalila is situated serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking view extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.
The houses on the property are all artfully and tastefully furnished and decorated with careful attention to detail. Every room is uniquely beautiful with impeccable Feng Shui
The room options differ from a triple room to double rooms with shared bathroom or a single room with private or shared bathroom. For the complete room descriptions, please visit the booking page.