A wonderful opportunity to take some time out of your busy lifestyle and enjoy this nourishing, safe environment and way of living in a beautiful retreat house in mainland Spain. This retreat house has been created not only to better your yoga practice but to provoke thought processes that will lead you to a more sattvic (healthy and peaceful) way of life. All of the teachings are based on the Sivananda tradition.
Becoming a yoga practitioner is far beyond a practice but a way of life. At Casa Ananda we would like to introduce to you what we have been taught on how to lead a yogic lifestyle - A simple, healthy and happy way of living. As masters Swami Vishudevananda would say – “Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way.”
Good health is the first step to preventing disease. Here at the retreat house we practice and teach Asanas and Meditation to help you adopt a new way of life. Casa Ananda is a space for sharing with other likeminded people, whether that be yogis, foodies, artists, farmers, business people... any type of person that is seeking peace within the body, mind and spirit.
The teachings delivered are based on 5 main points. 1. proper exercise (asanas), 2. Proper breathing (pranayama), 3. proper relaxation (savasana), 4. Correct diet (vegetarian) and 5. positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana).
Want to join us?
The retreat house offers 3 packages for you to choose from:
Live with us... For a luxurious, tranquil break for your group of friends/colleagues or even for sole use, come and stay at Casa Ananda to enjoy and relax. You and your guests have sole use of the upper villa and grounds with Josh and Maria being in the lower apartment in case you need any help or company.
Eat with us... Our "eat with" option is available for the duration of your stay, whether its for the full duration or the odd days if you prefer to combine fully catered with the self catering option. Josh and Maria can offer you the experience of joining them for full Vegetarian meals based on the yogic/Ayurvedic principles. Join them for breakfast, brunch and dinner and leave the retreat house feeling healthier, lighter and so much more energetic.
Evolve with us... The strict practice of Yoga, Meditation and general exercise is a natural order of the day at Casa Ananda. If you choose the "Evolve with" package you can join Josh and Maria in their daily practice (whichever activities you choose), a typical day is listed above. Choose all or some of the daily practices and find your body moving more freely as each day evolves.
Costs are shown at the bottom of this page.
All meals are organic, locally source produce and are Vegetarian
- 07.00am Meditation & Mantra
- 8am Yoga
- 10.00am Brunch
- 11.30am Nature walk/workshop/rest
- 02.00pm Small snack
- 05.00pm Yoga
- 06.30pm Dinner
- 08.30pm Meditation & Mantra
Staying at the yoga home...
The retreat house is hosted in a wonderful luxury villa that is located on mainland Spain, situated at the top of the Montgo Mountain, Denia. The villa is built in Spanish Finca style with rustic tiled floors, it has a real ‘homes and garden’ look with the comfort of a homely feel. Set in a quiet, prestigious residential area with spectacular panoramic sea views. The garden is peaceful and secluded surrounded by the mountain stillness and greenery. The yoga classes tend to be on the lower platform which has lovely views of the Montgo, often being able to see the sun rise over the sea.
At Casa Ananda we have a maximum occupancy of 6 guests in 3 bedrooms (1 double room with king size bed and 2 twins). All bedrooms have an ensuite shower room and are fully air-conditioned or heated in the winter months. The house has indoor and outdoor eating areas and lounges as well as a large amount of outdoor garden space with fantastic views.
All of the yoga classes are taught following the classic Sivananda structure. Beginning the class with an opening mantra, yogic breathing exercises (pranayama), Sun salutation (surya namaskar), traditional Hatha yoga postures (asanas), relaxation (savasana). The yoga classes help with flexibility of the spine, strengthening muscles and joints, and also through yogic breathing exercises you can bring about a meditative state which results in a peaceful and balanced mind.
During the morning and evening you have the opportunity to sit with us to meditate in silence for a short period of time. We will also continue with a traditional kirtan and mantra chanting, followed by a reading from one of the masters, then a small discussion on the yoga scriptures. The satsang elevates your mood, energy and opens the heart.
We recommend all visitors participating in the above activities to gain the maximum benefit from their visit.
Workshops and Activities
Throughout your stay there will also be a chance to participate in a number of workshops including;
· Practical cooking workshop on how to cook simple vegetarian meals based on the Ayurvedic and yogic principles.
· Asana and pranayama workshop. Designed to help you go deeper into your asana practice.
· Silent nature walks through the scenic national park of mount Denia with fantastic views.
· How to integrate yoga into daily life and continuing your practice.
All workshops are optional activities.
Whilst staying at Casa Ananda all meals are vegetarian, based on ayurvedic and yogic cooking principles. All food is freshly prepared and is organic and locally sourced. The two daily meals are spaced apart so that we allow the digestive system to rest and allowing it to function efficiently through regular eating times, preserving a maximum amount of energy.
Experience Casa Ananda Retreat Home - Package Prices
Live with package: £210 per night (3 night minimum stay), this price is for the whole villa (6 people max) sharing 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite. Come along on your own or with partner, friends or colleagues. If there are 6 people sharing this works out at only £35 per person, per night.
Eat with package: £50 per person, per day (to include 3 meals and snacks)
Evolve with package: £50 per person, per day (to include all activities described above)
Choose the packages that suit your requirements, find friends to share with you or indulge in sole use, we are confident that whichever packages you chose and for however long you stay, living at our retreat home will leave you feeling totally revived.
Airport transfer is available - POA
To arrange your stay please email or telephone Josh & Maria on 07929 014 043 or email: email@example.com
Meet Josh & Maria
Maria (Mahalakshmi) and Josh (Siva) are both Sivananda trained yoga teachers. After completing their teacher training course over a year ago in the Himalayas, India they have since been living in ashrams and centres in France, London and Madrid doing karma yoga (selfless services) serving the community by teaching, cooking, cleaning and more duties that are needed to run a yoga centre or ashram. Find more about them both here.
During the retreat smoking, alcohol, caffeine, meat, eggs, fish and drugs are prohibited. We would prefer you to follow the guidelines to maximise the effect of your practice.
We advice you to bring warm clothing for the yoga classes. Long cotton trousers, t-shirts jumper and socks for full comfort during relaxation, allowing a deep meditative practice.
Yoga Matts and cushions are supplied.
Just arrived home after a wonderful few days at Casa Ananda. Josh and Maria made sure that I ate healthily, exercised and rested, a recipe for a perfect weekend. I would recommend Casa Ananda to anyone that wants to take time out from their busy lives to learn how to bring yoga, meditation and good food into their daly routine, I will definitely be going back again soon! Kate, London
It is difficult to describe the tranquility and well-being that resonates at Casa Ananda! In morning the beautiful sun rises over the sea, the green garden and an ideal climate give a perfect setting. It is the ideal place for those who want to spend a few days on a yoga retreat in perfect yogi style, following the sacred principles of relaxation, meditation and healthy food. Thanks to Mary and Josh I could enjoy the tasty and balanced recipes prepared with local ingredients; the fruit and vegetables,tasty and nutritious, are brought from the local market with a varied selection of seasonal ingredients! During the yoga class I was assisted properly,the teachers were readily available to help with advice and support ... It was a great experience which helped me to embrace the benefits of yoga. The experience leaves me thinking about my stay everyday at Casa Ananda, I love thinking of the memories it helps we live a little 'Casa Ananda'every day :) Alesia, Italia
How to contact us...
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Josh or Maria on 07929 014 043 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org