Vinyasa flow yoga, meditation and chanting
retreat March 2018
Sun sun sun, here we come!
5-11 March 2018, 13-19 March 2018
Twice daily yoga practice on our stunning mountain-side platform
Delicious, nourishing, vegetarian menu prepared by your chef
Unveiling our inner radiance
A retreat dedicated to unveiling our inner radiance through yoga, chanting and meditation.
The theme for this retreat is inspired by The Beatles’ song Here Comes The Sun. We’ll be dedicating ourselves to rediscovering our inner radiance in a relaxed and playful atmosphere.
The morning and evening Vinyasa Yoga classes will gently warm the body and stoke the solar energy within. The yoga practice is suitable for practitioners of all levels.
Price per person
The Vinyasa yoga, meditation and chanting retreat for March 2017 costs €450 per person, including all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights or transfers.
Reserve your place today with just €140 deposit.
Daily meditations, yoga nidra or pranayama practice
Fascinating daily workshops
Hello and welcome! My name is Anna, I am a certified Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher and a neuro-physiotherapist.
Like many others before me I discovered yoga in a gym but unlike any other gym class this stretched far beyond a physical workout; it was a magical discovery of yumminess! I left my first class in a delicious bubble of contentment, contemplating what yoga really was and how it had made me feel that way after just 90 minutes! Since then I have travelled the world, sometimes for yoga and other times to immerse myself in the wilderness. Yoga and nature in harmony have awoken me and as cheesy as it might sound I am a different person now; my soul is happier and I have the yoga path and beautiful Mother Earth to thank for that.
I’m kind, super-supportive and friendly so come and join me on the mat and leave feeling rejuvenated, physically fitter, calmer, happier and in love with yoga!
What is Vinyasa yoga?
Yoga is a philosophy and a practice which allows us to unite the body, mind and spirit. Through a physical discipline we can experience the joy of peace and inner stillness. No matter what your background, body shape or level of fitness yoga can help you find a state of harmony as well as improve your physical condition. It’s like a life training and with each improvement you make you also gain a sense of empowerment and calmness which transfer into every aspect of your life.
"Vinyasa" means "linking" which in this context means that the poses are linked together in a flowing sequence, the movement is linked with the breath and the mind, body, and spirit are linked as a whole. The atmosphere created in classes is focussed, meditative and joyful. Vinyasa Flow is perfectly suited to all levels of practice so no matter where you start it is always possible to make your body feel and move better.
'Your Rustic Retreats journey
'Celebrating the coming of Spring in the beautiful hills of Eastern Spain the focus of this retreat, inspired by the sun, is rejuvenation. You will explore styles of asana practice, pranayama, chanting and meditation that will revitalise your energy after the winter months. It’s the time of year to establish your own roots and new growth alongside the sun’s growing strength.
Each workshop will draw on Ancient Solar Yoga concepts and will allow you to harness your solar energies unveil your inner radiance.'
Daily timetable for yoga retreat
07.30 Pranayama or morning meditation
08.00 Morning yoga practice
09.30 - 10.15 Breakfast buffet
11.00 Workshop (practical/theoretical) or free time
15.00 Free time
19.00 Evening yoga practice
20.30 Meditation or Yoga Nidra
21.00 Evening meal
(Please note, this is a sample timetable and may be subject to change.)
There will be one workshop a day, it may be in the morning or afternoon. There is also the option to visit local markets on Wednesday and Sunday.
Your workshop programme
Exploring the Solar Plexus
In yoga, the energy of the sun is said to reside in the the solar plexus, also known as the 3rd chakra, Manipura (energy center). The energy of this chakra is playful and bright. It is the seat of our personal power whose highest form of expression is joy, confidence and appreciation. In this workshop you will fire up the bandhas and release this chakra's uplifting energy.
The sun salutations were traditionally practised at sunrise, facing the direction of the sun and as respectful greetings (namaskars). They embody the energy of the sun as they gradually warm the whole body. Practised daily these sun salutations will have you glowing! You will learn different sytles of sun salutations so that you can explore which one suits you the most. After this workshop you will have learnt a salutation of your choice to take home and practise whenever you like.
Chanting the Gayatri Mantra
Yogic meditation is yet another means to focus the mind and stop the incessant inner chatter. It is especially useful when one is beginning a meditation practice as sitting still for prolonged periods of time is quite difficult at this level.
A mantra is a word, sound or phrase repeated to aid concentration for meditation. It helps to focus the mind and stop the incessant inner chatter. In this workshop you will learn to chant the Gayatri Mantra, a beautiful invocation to the sun that will quiet your mind and help you find your way to inner stillness.
Pranayamas are breathing techniques used to cultivate the life force energy (prana). In some ancient scriptures the Sun is identified as prana. Through conscious breathing techniques you can calm the nervous system, detoxify our digestive system, re-energise when we feel lethargic and focus the mind. In this workshop you will learn energising and uplifting breathing practices that are best suited for the morning.
Twists and shout!
A workshop designed to learn the ins and outs of the twisting yoga poses. You will learn about the health benefits of twisting poses and experience them as you are guided through an energising yet neutralising twisting flow.
We are sure you will love Bagend - from our fragrant orange groves, to our simple yet utterly peaceful accommodation in the heart of the Spanish countryside. Get in touch with us to ask any questions, find out more about our retreat or reserve your place now for just €140 deposit.