TYF Summer Retreat

5th - 9th Aug 2019

Join us for TYF’s summer August 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 

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. Sarah and Josh will be guiding you through 2 yoga classes a day; Mornings classes will be lead by Josh, who will be delivering a traditional Hatha yoga class incorporating all aspects of the physical practice (asana, Pranayama and relaxation). Every evening Sarah will guide you through a relaxing and rejuvenating Yin class. Sarah and Josh are two experienced yoga teachers that are keen to keep sharing their knowledge of yoga through teaching asana classes, meditation and philosophy.

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 two yoga classes that are guaranteed to leave you feeling revived you will leave Casa Ananda feeling fulfilled in both body and mind. 

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Who are YOUR TEACHER FOR THE WEEKEND?

A bit about Sarah!

At the end of a year abroad I took my first yoga class in Fiji and couldn't believe the effect it had on me! I felt calmer and became very aware of how I held tension in my body and around my breath. With every class this deepened and from this starting point I began to live more consciously, with more ability to flow with life instead of feeling overwhelmed by it. 

I am now very proud to be an 8th Generation Reiki Master. In India I lived and studied Yoga at an Ashram in Goa. I then completed my 200hr Teacher Training course at Himalaya Yoga valley and I am a member of Yoga Alliance.

My time in India left me inspired to teach in a style that honours a traditional approach. I focus on healing and strengthening the body and mind with internal focus, connection to the body and use of breath. My understanding of Yoga, Reiki and Meditation compliment each other beautifully and the more I learn the more passionate I feel about passing the benefits on to the people I teach.

A Bit about Josh!

After leaving my first yoga class  at the age of 16 and stepping into the car I knew that there was something special and life changing about to happen. 

 A few months later I found myself signing up for a yoga teacher training, excited to begin my deeper enquiry into yoga.

With a strong desire to learn more about yoga I followed the advice of my first teacher Conrad Paul and went to India. I studied Vedanta, Pranayama, Asana, Meditation and Bhakti  yoga over the course of 4 weeks and they were the most life changing weeks so far in my life.  I  am now back in my home town after living for many months in the Sivananda centres in both London and France and am excited to serve the local community using the practice and teachings of yoga.

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 8 guests in 4 twin bedrooms all guests will need to share a twin room so if you can come with a friend it’s ideal, otherwise we will choose a room for you with someone of the same sex.  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. 

FLIGHTS: To take advantage of the group transfers from and to the airport (£100 return), please book the following flights: Depart: Monday 5th Aug - Southend to Alicante departs at 13:00 Return: Friday 9th Aug - Alicante to Southend 17:05

Yoga classes

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Sarah and Josh will be delivering classes that are accessible to all abilities. In the morning classes will be lead by Josh and he will deliver a traditional Hatha yoga class focusing on strengthening the spine, building energy in the body and exploring flexibility and range of movement. Evenings classes will be lead by Sarah where she will deliver an hour and a half of Yin Yoga, a chance to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.

Activities

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

·       Cooking experience

·       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. 

Investment: £550 plus flights

Deposit: £100

If you are interest in our TYF retreat you can secure your your place by paying £100 deposit via the button below, we will be in touch regarding room allocation.


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