Relaxing Yoga Holiday Spain

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.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga session
  • Mind move session every day
  • 4-hour kitesurfing lessons on 6 potential days
  • 2 stretching sessions and 1 EFT energetic training
  • Daily breakfast buffet and light lunch
  • Transfers to and from the beach
  • 7 nights’ accommodation

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7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

High Flyers House

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.

Double room

This room can be double or twin configuration.

helene.moves Surf Camp Spain Program

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!

Yoga

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.

  • Cardio training
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching
  • Deep relaxation

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.

Mind work

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.

A typical day

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.

  • Start your morning in Spanish style with a cup of tea (or a cheeky cafecito) on the terrace before stepping on your yoga mat.
  • It is time to stretch, warm-up, and observe your bodies in motion. Breathe, meditate, move, and energize in your beautiful yoga space surrounded by artsy photography or at the beach.
  • Pick your favorite regional fruit and vegetable from the breakfast buffet. Enjoy freshly baked bread, scrambled eggs, and other surprises.
  • If the winds blowing strong, it may be time to join the kite instructor Kevin for your daily dose of kitesurfing.
  • Make sure you take the delicious lunch box with you wherever you go.
  • You will gather again in the evening for meditation and stretching, or an EFT session with breakfast artist and EFT practitioner Gitty to refresh and re-charge.
  • At night, it is time to dive into Tarifa’s medieval old town. Pick up a few tapas on one of the plazas and listen to live music in one of the countless bars. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of the famous flamenco dance that Southern Spain is well known for before cozying up to dream your Andalusian dream.

You will close the retreat on the final day with a morning yoga session, followed by a brunch in the sunshine.

Instructors

Helene Roselstorfer
YogaWorks and Yogawerstatt Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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 Mitchem
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
Gitty is a breakfast artist and EFT practitioner.

Location

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.

Nearby places

  • Bars - 5 minutes on foot
  • Cafés - 5 minutes on foot
  • Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) - 1 hour by car
  • Numerous cafés - 5 minutes on foot
  • Restaurants - 5 minutes on foot
  • The beach - 5 minutes on foot

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Additional EFT sessions
  • Additional leisure activities
  • Day trips to Morocco or Cádiz and the surrounding areas
  • Diving
  • Horseback riding
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Optional massages
  • Taking Spanish lessons
  • Swimming

What's included

  • 1 daily yoga and mind moves session (60 minutes)
  • 4-hour kitesurfing lessons on six potential days
  • 2 stretching sessions
  • 1 EFT energetic training
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet and light lunch
  • Transportation to and from the beach
  • Insurance

What's not included

  • Additional nutrition counseling
  • Additional EFT sessions
  • Additional leisure activities
  • Optional massages
  • Travel to / from Tarifa
  • Additional catering (dinner)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday October 6, 2018
Departure: Saturday October 13, 2018

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