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Extend your summer and get ready for a healthy and sunny beach week in Southern Spain! helene.moves would like to share with you the magic of Tarifa, where mystic African mountains meet the flamenco and where colorful kites move along sandy beaches in a play of the Levante and Poniente winds. If you are looking for an outdoorsy holiday and enjoy spending time on the beach while bringing body, mind, and soul into balance, this retreat’s for you! Kitesurfing session gives you a chance to dive into an active lifestyle and learn to kitesurf or improve your kiting skills.
You will be staying at the High Flyers House which is situated right in the heart of Tarifa. The medieval old townhouse and its beautiful rooftop terrace have been recently renovated in a creative Moroccan style with great care and attention to detail. It is just a five-minute walk away from the beach and numerous cafés, restaurants, and bars.
This room can be double or twin configuration.
Indulge in a week of Spanish alegría, yummy dishes, and healthy moves. Practice yoga, warm up your body, stretch your muscles, and combine outdoor activities with meditation, breathing exercises, and a session of EFT energetic training. The program includes a rich breakfast buffet and light lunch, providing you with all the nutrients and energy that you need for sunny days surrounded by the ocean, winds, and waves. Not only will you take an extra bit of sunshine home with you in your relaxed smile, you will also receive a selection of easy and delicious recipes, get ideas for healthy habits, and make new friends on top of that!
The practice of yoga connects many of the elements that are being focused on at helene.moves. In the Western world, yoga is mainly known as a physical practice (asana = yoga posture). It includes, however, also meditation and breathing practices, among others. A physical yoga practice both strengthens and stretches muscles. It also stimulates the fascia, which plays an important part with regard to your flexibility, suppleness, and agility. Depending on the type of physical practice, yoga may include the following elements.
An important aspect of physical yoga is that it is non-competitive. It is not relevant that you are better, stronger, or more stretched. Instead, you observe and experience your body, mind, and thoughts and work with whatever is present. In the fast-moving society of performance, a yoga practice can create some balance. The teaching style of asana is rooted in a precise and detailed instruction of various yoga postures, to make sure you have a healthy and safe experience of the practice.
Exercises for the mind - meditation, breathing practices, or different focusing techniques - can help release blockages. Common results are that you feel balanced, calmer, and more relaxed mentally. Various aspects of mental training have been widely used in sports psychology. Not only do mental exercises boost the confidence of athletes, but also help improve their focus and performance. No matter if there is a particular situation creating stress in your life, or whether you feel you could do with some extra calmness and clarity in your thoughts, a bit of brain hygiene can be beneficial for all of you.
You will start the time together on the day of arrival at 19:00 with a little meet and greet. Here is what a typical day of the yoga, kite, and mind moves retreat looks like.
You will close the retreat on the final day with a morning yoga session, followed by a brunch in the sunshine.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (YogaWorks and Yogawerstatt)
Yoga is a part of Helene's life, even though she was not aware of this for a pretty long time. Yoga consciously happened for the very first time around the year 2005. It was not love at the first sight, but she felt straight away that yoga was good to herself, her body, and her mind. Yoga and Helene slowly grew closer and closer as time passed, and since 2010, she has been practicing yoga regularly. Her relationship with yoga intensified in 2013 when she attended her first teacher training and so she gradually started teaching yoga as well as practicing it.
Kevin is a Level 2 International Kiteboarding Organization instructor. He is one of the most experienced instructors in Tarifa, having lived and worked here since February 2006. He has a detailed knowledge of all the best beaches for you to kite each day, the wind conditions, the town, cafes, and restaurants here in Tarifa and beyond.
Gitty is a breakfast artist and EFT practitioner.
Tarifa is particularly known for windsurfing and kitesurfing. In addition, there is a wide range of activities to enjoy, such as diving, swimming, day trips to Morocco or Cádiz and the surrounding areas, horseback riding, or taking Spanish lessons, to name a few. Tarifa’s current population consists of a lively mix of native Tarifeños, a big international community, and Spaniards from all parts of the country. Prior to that, Phoenicians, Romans, Ottomans, and pirates all left their traces in the narrow, cobbled streets, hidden squares, and secret corners.
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Please book your flight to arrive at Gibraltar International Airport (GIB).
The nearest airports are Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) (approximately 1-hour drive), Málaga Airport (AGP) (approximately 2.5-hour drive), and Jerez Airport (XRY) (approximately 1.5-hour drive). If you plan on day tripping and exploring the region, helene.moves recommends renting a car from the airport. Rental cars are very reasonably priced, especially in low season. Nevertheless, the public transport is also an option. There are several buses from Gibraltar, Málaga, and Jerez every day.