Join Ale B. Gurukkal and his team for a holistic Ayurveda and yoga retreat in Tenerife, Canary Island. You will be experiencing a personalized and healthy holiday based on yoga, Ayurveda and Thai massages, herbal infusions, and organic vegetarian or vegan food. You can choose from different activities with long time experienced instructors and local guides. The team will be happy to assist you with your very own unique holiday!
The resort Casas de Piedra is a complex of private villas inside a huge farm full of big trees. All villas feature double beds and private bathroom. You can also enjoy the salon, terrace and roof terrace with view to the sea and the farm, garden, Wi-Fi, tables for meals in and outside the villa, and common heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
It is possible to book a villa with its own private swimming pool. Furthermore, the resort features open-air and indoor yoga studios; the latter with glass windows views on nature. Here, you will be just 10 minutes away from the sea.
5 Elements is very open to customize your retreat and start at the time you arrive. They will begin by going to the airport for your arrival, so that they can let you decide among different activities such as excursions on stand-up paddle, kayak, sailing, surfing, and hiking trough the most beautiful and natural corners of the island or just get more massages instead of surfing or sailing.
The retreat welcomes no more than five guests during each retreat for a proper and personalized care. After filling up a health questionnaire and a test to help recognize your dosha or constitution of elements, the team will introduce you into a comfortable and personalized all levels program.
You will feel the benefits of a new state of mind, soul, and body to better enjoy the wonderful planet, while discovering this island trough the outdoor activities and ideas for your free time.
You will start the day around 8:30 a.m. with an Ayurveda herbal infusion following your personal dosha or combination of elements. After 30 minutes, you will start an open air under the trees, with an Integral Hatha yoga class for 90 minutes practicing asanas, yoga Nidras, pranayama, and meditation.
Meanwhile, your chef will prepare a copious organic breakfast served at the table in the garden, made of fresh season fruits, juices, cereals, tea or coffee, local cheese, honey and jams, etc.
After some time to relax by the peaceful and green resort (at the pool, Jacuzzi, by the trees, or under the sun), your guide will check the webcams and weather to program the daily activities and excursion, which could include surfing, sailing , mountain biking, SUP, etc.
After a meditative sunset to feel the benefit of a resourced soul by the 5 Island Elements, the team will offer you a restorative full body Ayurveda, Thai, or Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massages.
After the masssage, it will be time for an organic dinner served at the table, tasting your well appreciated Chef Fatima's art of cooking, that combine the healthy fresh organic and Satvic yoga food with the delicious taste of Moroccan, Canarian, Mediterranean, and Sicilian cuisine.
You will hike along the sea side of Montaña Roja Marine Reserve. This excursion will last approximately three hours.
During the yoga retreat, you will enjoy a three-hour sailing excursion on a 16-meter yacht for up to seven guests while sighting cetaceans like whales and dolphins. You will sail with Captain Felix, a native sailor and long-time surfer. He will take you to discover the most intimate spots of Tenerife's coastline, enjoying coves full of charm and getting the best out of cetacean sightings.
Breathing the powerful healing plants of the deeper ocean will let you feel the benefit of the water elements, which are great to balance your thyroid gland and open your lungs to purify from city pollution, as well as relax brain waves. The excursion has an approximate duration of three hours.
There will be stand up paddleboard excursions with dolphins and diving with turtles during your time in Tenerife.
Trek in the sacred valley of Teide Volcano and enjoying a large biodiversity while you breathe the trees and flowers conscientiously. The trekking excursion will allow you to have memorable views of both sides of the island. This excursion has an approximate duration of four hours.
The retreat will be held on Tenerife Island. Tenerife is well known for its volcano, the Teide, ranging to 3,770 meters high. You can discover a surprising nature with its protected areas through many of its paths on a mountain bike or just enjoy walking to watch the exuberant local fauna. Be amazed by its marvelous landscapes painted with deep colors.
Tenerife is a sacred island proclaimed to be a biosphere reserve where you can relax your mind and energize in close connection with all the natural elements of the ocean fauna, breeze, sunshine, mineralized soils, and biodiversity. The resort is close to the beautiful sea of Costa del Silencio.
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During this yoga retreat, you will participate in a seven-day detox program with a personal Ayurveda diet based on organic and seasonal vegetables. You will be provided a daily breakfast, a picnic lunch to better enjoy outdoor activities, and a dinner. A welcome organic fruit basket, water, and a dinner barbecue with fresh and organic vegetables and fruit juice are also included.
More than detox, you will experience an energizing organic and seasonal personalized art of cooking with inspiration from various Mediterranean countries combined with the therapy of spices from Ayurvedic medicine.
Enjoy kayaking or sailing (470 boats) along the charming coast of Costa del Silencio.
Two-hour windsurfing classes for all levels, including all material, with a certified instructor of the Canary Windsurfing Federation. Beginners classes are held at Las Galletas while advanced students can surf with professional athletes at the world-famous waves in the spot of El Medano.
Alternatively, you can book free mountain biking excursions and swim along the coastal sites of Malpais de la Rasca, a special natural reserve on the island.
The massages offered are holistic therapies that take care of the entire body, soul, and mind. They use different kinds of techniques and healing plants oils, all of them following a personalized care that balances various body systems and helps clean out toxins that cause disease and illness.
These arts, in addition to being global treatments of preventive medicines, have a detoxifying and therapeutic aim when combined with a proper diet. It is an important goal to let guests have organic meals based on a personalized Ayurveda diet.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tenerife-South Airport (TFS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. 5 Elements Holistic Retreat will provide a taxi from and to this airport. If you arrive at Tenerife-North Airport (TFN), you can get a bus straight from there with an extra charge of less than 10 EUR.
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