Men's Yoga Retreat

September 28th - 2nd October

Join Jeremy for our very first Men's Retreat.  This retreat is designed to de-stress and allow you to indulge in your

yoga practice in a relaxed, peaceful environment on mainland Spain.

If your still interested then check out the full details below!

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The Essence 

Join Jeremy for our very first Men Only Retreat.  This retreat is designed to de-stress and allow you to indulge in your yoga practice in a relaxed, peaceful environment. 

This is a perfect opportunity to recharge and rest the mind and body before the winter season begins. Jeremy will guide you through 2 yoga classes a day aimed at building on your current asana practice or even starting out on your yoga journey. Jeremy specialises in teaching mens yoga and has in depth knowledge of anatomy which is reflected in his teaching style. Jeremy's classes will leave you feeling energised and stretched throughout the body bringing about a sense of deep relaxation.

If your looking to take your yoga practice a little more serious or just want to give it a good go, this is the perfect retreat for you. With Jeremy's fun and playful teaching style you will leave Casa Ananda feeling revitalised and fulfilled in both body and mind. 

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Whos jeremy?

I’m not what some people think of as a Yogi or a person who does yoga. I am a 48 year old dad of two, tall, gangly and I don’t have long hair (ooops actually I grew it) and I’m not vegetarian. But I do love Yoga.

I first had a go at it in the late 1990’s as a way to stretch due to the physical job I had. I enjoyed it, I felt stretched and relaxed and I always seemed to come back to it over the next few years especially while I was coaching football. I’ve always enjoyed sports, from martial arts to team sports, though I particularly love board riding sports including surfing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and skateboarding but it wasn’t until I discovered dynamic yoga or vinyasa flow yoga that I really found out what a total body workout yoga can be, strength and flexibility.

Jeremy has been teaching an all mens class for the past year at TYF and has had great success in making yoga accessible to men

Our Day

7:00am teas/coffee (optional)

7:30am Morning Class

9:00am brunch

1:00pm Snack/Juice

2:00pm - 4:30pm Free time or optional activities

4:30pm Evening class

6:30pm Dinner

7.30pm Relax

 

 

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Staying at Casa Ananda...

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.

Accommodation

At Casa Ananda we have a maximum occupancy of 6-8 guests in 4 bedrooms.  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. 

Yoga classes

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Back in the day, Yoga was only practised by men!  Today there are more women that practice but why should the ladies enjoy all the fun and benefits. During Jeremy's classes you will give your body a great stretch, helping to relieve modern day stress and develop strength and flexibility.

Look at the men who practice yoga now, Ryan Gigg's,
footballer, Saracens Rugby team, Sting - 65 years young pop star. Men's classes will give you the confidence to experience yoga in a relaxed atmosphere with no fear or embarrassment of being surrounded by women in yoga pants who can put their legs behind their heads. Come and give it a try, its better than the gym. Yoga is a tool for life, that can help you maintain your health and happiness!

 

Activities

Throughout your stay there will also be a chance to participate in a number of activities;

·       SUP yoga and Paddle board experience (additional cost)

·       Nature walks  through the scenic national park of mount Denia with fantastic views.

·      Visit to the Old historic town of Denia (mostly tapas bars and no museums)

·      Beach yoga and sunset meditation

All activities are optional

Diet

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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. 

Prepare yourself...

We advice you to bring warm clothing for the yoga classes. tracksuit bottoms and shorts, t-shirts  jumper and socks for full comfort during relaxation, allowing comfortable relaxation. We advise bringing swim shorts if you wish to swim in the pool or sea. 

All indoor towels, linen and shower soap are supplied, you just a beach towel and your tooth brush. 

Yoga Matts and cushions are also supplied but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. 


Testimonials 

Just arrived home after a wonderful few days at Casa Ananda.  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.  I enjoyed 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