Flow and Kundalini Yoga retreat
14-20 September, 22-28 September 2019
Connection, Creativity and Awareness
Playfulness and creativity is the essence of this retreat. Our yoga classes will be fun, active and meditative and our workshops will develop our spiritual and creative sides. Flow, Kundalini Yoga, meditation, beautiful mantras and creative activities will allow us to connect with intuition and each other.
Price per person
Balancing the emotional body through Yoga retreat September 2019 retreat costs €479 per person, including all meals, yoga, workshops & equipment. Not including flights or transfers.
Reserve your place today with just €140 deposit.
Twice daily yoga practice on our stunning mountain-side platform
Daily meditations, yoga nidra or pranayama practice
Delicious, nourishing, vegetarian menu prepared by Elliot your chef
Fascinating daily workshops
I can’t imagine my life without yoga – there is barely any day I take a break from my practice. Since 2005 it has become my passion and it has been my elixir for feeling vitality and energy. My practice has also accompanied me when I needed to be strong through challenges and sorrows.
I’ve been teaching for nearly seven years now and have adjusted my lifestyle a great deal thanks to my practice: I switched to a healthier lifestyle, discovered a whole new world of beautiful mantras and new techniques to go through life more consciously.
After learning the basics of yoga from magazine photos, I knew I needed to know more and undertook teacher training in Kundalini Yoga in 2009 with Christine Michon in the Netherlands, and then Power Yoga training with Tonnie Goes in 2012. Whereas Kundalini Yoga is very meditative, Flow (power) Yoga gives me the space to ground, challenge my physical limits, become stronger and more flexible. The more I have learnt from other teachers, I discovered a whole playground of asanas, flow and breathing techniques. I always strive to approach my students with kindness and respect and help them at whatever level they currently are in their practice.
Coming to Spain in 2014 marked a new period of my professional and spiritual growth. I completed training in Shamanic Practices, OSHO Active Meditations and Biodanza and am now learning more about art-therapy. I approach my sessions more and more intuitively, blending different techniques to help others feel more connected with their center and with others, opening their hearts and allowing the space to feel, laugh, cry, feel their power and joy of simply being alive.
Styles of yoga to be taught
For this retreat I’ve blended Kundalini Yoga, Flow (Power) Yoga and Active Meditations with some techniques that have been my friends on my journey towards healing, a healthier lifestyle and state of higher awareness. I invite you to open up your body and energize yourself during morning yogasessions, and enjoy our Active Meditation and a Kundalini classes in the evenings.
Flow (Power) Yoga wakes up the body, energizes and provides grounding, it is at times physical and intense. Kundalini Yoga is an experience of active movement with focus on powerful breathing practices, connection with the group and the music.
Flow (Power) Yoga is an active style, stemming from Ashtanga Yoga. It invites students to practice at their own level with various modifications. We will play with asanas creating a wide variety of sets of postures depending on the preferences and needs of the students. A class usually includes a warm up with Sun Salutations and a set of asanas. I usually like to include a few challenging postures to keep the practice “warm”, like the core strengthening asanas or hip opening postures. We always finish with relaxation and close the practice with meditation or pranayama.
Kundalini Yoga is like no other yoga style and as a beginner you might feel surprised by the mantras we sing or the way we move. Kundalini Yoga has a wide range of already set kriyas (sets of asanas (poses)) that serve for different purposes. It can be a series to exercise the spine or to harmonise the work of the glandular system or to release toxins. A class usually includes a meditation with beautiful music. You will definitely be carried away with joy by the energy of the group, beautiful sound and inner focus.
During these days I´d like you to allow me help you have a great time, open up, do something you haven´t done before and simply feel what a wise, creative and beautiful being you are. Bagend is a precious, most beautiful space for you to feel taken care of with such kindness. This is the place to let go, relax and meet new friends. Enjoy your new experience in a very magic space surrounded by mountains, orange and lemon trees, filled with love, delicious cuisine and fun.
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 Rustic Retreats journey
During our morning sessions apart from playful physical yoga practice we will devote a few minutes to silent meditation. In the evenings we will do Kundalini Yoga always closing with beautiful mantras. Every day we will practice different OSHO active meditations for entering the state of profound presence through allowing your body be guided by its instincts with very special music. OSHO, an Indian spiritual guru, believed that Western people need help with meditation. He developed active
meditations that are all joyful and serve the purpose of rapid transformation into awareness.
The workshops will guide us through looking at emotions, how to care for ourselves, creativity, movement through dance….. You will learn about the techniques of becoming more present and connected with yourself and others. Each workshop will serve to inspire you towards a change you desire for yourself, like change in your lifestyle habits, seeing new steps to take on your life path or learning about other approaches in your communication with others.
Your Workshop Programme
Caring for ourselves.
We will start it off with a conscious walk using a mantra – a wonderful tool to take away followed by recipes for wellbeing from Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda tradition. This workshop will provide ideas about simple tools to help us to feel fabulous in our body. You’ll hear about yogic diet and a special green diet, Ishnaan (water therapy), use of oils and aromatherapy for radiant skin and positive state of mind.
In Kundalini Yoga teachings they say: “We create our world and we manifest our spirit through communication. We can destroy ourselves or someone we love with incorrect communication.“ You’ll hear about this from a talk by Kundalini Yoga master Yogi Bhajan and I’ll explain more about it based on the wisdom of Kundalini Yoga. We will directly walk the talk and practice a silent communication in the group to demosnstrate the power of connecting with another person by just being with them.
Diving into your creativity through an instinctive art.
This is an opportunity to free up your instincts, receive answers and enjoy being present, using your body to create your own piece of art. At the beginning of this session we will dance to open up and come into the flow of being very centered. After that the true magic begins: you will draw with your eyes closed to receive guidance of the Universe towards new beautiful opportunities in your life.
Biodanza for connecting with creativity and playfulness.
A guided dancing session to allow that desire for fun, play and joy be released and nurtured. This will be the time to have a great time with the group and at the same time to follow your instincts to recognise them and release your potential in your daily life.
Introduction to Radical Forgiveness Technique. Confronting and transforming emotions.
Here is where we will talk about how to work consciously with your emotions to uncover your patterns and how you can work with negative habits. You will be introduced to radical forgiveness, a method designed by Colin Tipping. This method can turn around your vision of what happens to you in life! It’s about taking responsibility for your life, and getting out of victim hood. I will provide you with the reading will explain how to use this method for difficult situations in your life.
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.