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Would you like to learn kitesurfing while at the same time establishing or deepening your yoga practice? Then you are invited to participate in Space of Yoga's kitesurfing and yoga intensive camp, which will be hosted together with High Flyers Tarifa in the south of Spain this year. If you are looking for an active holiday with a lot of time outdoors and on the water while bringing your body and mind into balance, this camp is for you!
During this retreat, you will be staying at the High Flyers House, which is the guest house of Space for Yoga's cooperation partners Kevin and Lisa, situated right in the heart of Tarifa’s old town. The beach as well as the numerous cafés, restaurants, and bars are just a breath away.
The medieval old town house and its beautiful rooftop terrace have been recently renovated in a creative Moroccan style with great care and attention to detail, making this comfortable and loving place perfectly round up your experience.
In this retreat, through the daily practice of asana, you will activate and warm up your bodies while working on your balance at the same time. You will also stretch, regenerate, and counterbalance your muscles and relax them deeply. Meditation and breathing practices can further help you to find a better focus, to reduce stress, and to pay attention to what happens now. This way you will be well-prepared, both physically and mentally, for a spectacular day out on the water!
Kitesurfing is currently one of the most upcoming and intensive water sports worldwide. It offers a great opportunity to connect with the wind, the water, and the waves, and to embrace nature moment for moment in all its facets. To learn to kitesurf takes focus, perseverance, and regular exercise. At the same time, it is important to trust the interplay of your body, nature, and the kite and to relax.
In yoga, these features are called abhyasa (regular practice) and vairagya (letting go). You will start the intensive camp on the day of arrival at 05:00 with a little introduction, followed by an evening asana practice. Please note that changes due to weather and general conditions are possible.
One day will be without any yoga sessions, to give you some extra time to rest and for leisure activities. You will finish the retreat on the day of departure with a morning asana practice, followed by a breakfast together.
This retreat will take place in Tarifa, Spain. Helena came at the coastal town of Tarifa for the first time in spring 2013 with the aim to learn to kitesurf. Like a boomerang, she has been bouncing back ever since. To her, the magic of Tarifa works like a magnet, and she's certainly not the only person feeling this way, as the mix of its current population, including native tarifeños, a big international community, and Spaniards from all parts of the country shows.
Prior to that, Phoenicians, Romans, Ottomans, and pirates all left their traces in the narrow cobbled streets, hidden squares, and secret corners of Tarifa alike. Where the mystic mountains of Africa meet the flamenco, where the endless beach and Spanish Alegria go under your skin, and where the Strait of Gibraltar moves colorful kites in a play of the Levante and Poniente winds - it's somewhere there that you can experience the magic of Tarifa!
During this retreat, daily buffet breakfast and light lunch are included.
Tarifa is particularly well-known for windsurfing and kitesurfing. In addition, there is a wide range of different activities to enjoy, such as diving, taking Spanish classes, day trips to Morocco and the surrounding area, or horse riding, to name just a few.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) or Malaga Airport (AGP). They are the closest airports to Tarifa and the journey from both airports take about one hour and two and a half hours drive, respectively. It is recommended to rent a car from Malaga Airport, as rental cars are very reasonably priced, especially in low season.
Public transport is also a good option to reach Tarifa. There are two direct buses from Malaga every day and several additional connections via Algeciras.