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8 Days Stand Up Paddle and Yoga Retreat in Mallorca, Spain

Surf and Yoga Retreat Spain

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 12 participants
Breakfast & dinner included
Airport transfer available

Join My Era for this exclusive stay at a 13th-century castle in Sant Elm, Mallorca, Spain. The retreat focuses on well-being, healthy food, and activities such as stand up paddle boarding and yoga for recharging both your body and mind. During this amazing holiday, you will immerse yourself in practices, totally relax with treatments, as well as take tours to visit many attractions. Sleeping well in your comfortable accommodation will give you full energy for every next day of activities.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Stand up paddle classes
  • Guided morning meditation sessions
  • Transport to and from Cala Llamp and CC Andtratx gallery
  • Exciting hiking, day trips, and healthy treatments
  • Daily breakfast, dinner, snacks, and juices
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Danish, Dutch, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer available:
Palma De Mallorca Airport (US$70 per person)

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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay overnight Sant Elm castle in a shared twin or triple room with a private bath or toilet. This is a unique and exclusive accommodation in the 13th-century castle in Sant Elm, which is located on the south-west Mallorca, far from over-touristed beaches and all-inclusive hotels. The castle was originally built as a hospital and in the last century, it has been used as a watchtower. The castle was restored and modernized in 1995 with the ancient walls and chapel preserved.

The building is classified and registered as European cultural heritage. All rooms are exclusive and in authentic style. The castle has a large terrace with stunning sea views. From there, you can watch the sunset and admire the small island of Sa Dragonera, as well as the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range (UNESCO world heritage site). A small beautiful private beach is an only five-minute walk from the castle and Sant Elm town can be reached in 10 minutes.

Program

Everyone can participate in this retreat, regardless of age, sex, and physics, and the activities are adapted to the group and to the wishes.

Stand up paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding is a fun and easy water sport that everyone can learn. There will be boards for lending, introductory courses in small teams, as well as a joint stand up paddleboarding trip. In the case of unsuitable weather conditions, My Era will arrange other activities, for example, hiking, workouts, snorkeling, and clipping.

Yoga

The stay focuses on recharge and well-being where yoga forms part of a daily morning routine. Every morning, you will start with one hour yoga in beautiful surroundings in Sant Elm. The teaching is suitable for all levels, beginners as well as practitioners. The instructors are based on the two yoga traditions, Hatha and Vinyasa. There will be focusing on balance and strength as well as breathing techniques. The teaching is conducted in either Danish or English by Danish and Dutch instructors respectively.

Daily schedule

Day 1

You will arrive at the accommodation and enjoy the welcome dinner.

Day 2 to 6

The days are flexible, but the following activities will take place every day.

  • Morning meditation - silent hour (some days of hiking)
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Leisure and time for yourself
  • Lunch (can be enjoyed by the city's restaurants, cafés, or purchased in the city's supermarket)
  • Time for yourself, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, massage, excursions for the gallery, and so on
  • Dinner

Day 7

You will enjoy your breakfast and then return home.

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will take part in day trips and hiking tours. My Era will guide you to beautiful walks in the area. Behind the castle is a beautiful mountain, ideal for morning or afternoon hiking. It is also possible to take a day's hike on UNESCO-protected Sa Dragonera, which is the great protected island that can be seen in the bay of the castle. You will visit gallery CC Andratx, Cala Llamp, and Port of Andratx.

Instructors

Marijke Reed
Marijke is a yoga teacher and an Ayurveda massage therapist.
Line Pihl Dalbøl
Dansk Surf & Rafting Forbund (Stand-up Paddling)
Line is a concept developer, a food passionist, and a stand-up paddle surf instructor.
Sophie Teilmann
Sophie is a yoga instructor, a food passionist, and a soul surfer.

Location

The retreat will take place in Mallorca, Spain. The Sant Elm castle is situated secluded on top of a mountain with a breathtaking view and amazing hikes. The castle is located five minutes from a private beach. Sant Elm town, a small town with a café strip and little beach, is 10 minutes walk. The nearby areas offer everything from cliff shop (if any), snorkeling, art, tapas, nightlife, and historic buildings.

Art Gallery CC Andratx

CC Andratx (CCA) was founded in 2001 by Jacob and Patricia Asbæk. CCA offers works from well-established artists as well as from upcoming local artists who live and create their art on-site. The building is 4,000 square meters in size and has a minimalist but traditional style that is perfectly integrated into the wonderful nature's surroundings. CCA is one of the largest centers of contemporary art in the Balearic Islands and in the rest of Europe.

Cala Llamp

The beach bar Gran Folies in Cala Llamp is one of the secret beach bars. Here you can swim in a natural rock pool, jump from cliffs, snorkel, or enjoy a breakfast at the lovely Gran Follies restaurant.

Port of Andratx

This is a small hip harbor town with good restaurants, organic superfood supermarket, tapas places, and nightlife and a place where Several Danish celebrities have understandably bought a cottage. You can try the popular breakfast place "cappuccino", shop local design, and go to art exhibitions, all in this small town with its blue water and small harbor.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 5 minutes
  • Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI) - 45 minutes
  • Sant Elm town - 10 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

General

  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free bottled water

Food

This trip will focus on healthy vegan and tasty super food. My Era will serve you delicious and nutritious plant-based breakfast and dinner all week. Your lunch can be enjoyed at local cafés and restaurants or purchased at the local market and taken on the beach. It will be possible to buy local and organic wines as well as other beverages at a good price. Your breakfasts, dinners, snacks, and juices are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Whole food
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

You will relax with a mini facial treatment and one 60-minute manuvision body therapy or one Ayurveda massage. Booking from August 23rd to September 6th, you will receive 75 minutes of Ayurvedic yoga massage. Ayurvedic yoga massage combines traditional Indian oil with deep tissue massage and yoga-based stretch therapy. The individual session of Ayurvedic yoga massage is given on a mattress on the floor.

The treatment time is 90 minutes, which involves a shift between deep tissue massages and a number of stretches covering all areas of the body. Gradually comes a sense of openness and presence to the recipient. Both hands and feet are used for the massage treatment. Another unique tool for the massage is the use of Calamus powder which, when mixed with a little oil, brings toxins out of the body. The wrinkling and stimulating sensation wake the skin, blood circulation, and senses.

The Ayurvedic yoga massage therapy provides instant benefits on physical, psychological, and energetic levels including reducing muscle tension and stress, improving flexibility, resetting the body structure, improving the airway capacity, promoting circulation of body fluids, maintaining the proprioceptive sensitivity, and reconstructing energy reserves.

The Ayurvedic yoga massage also contributes to relief and recovery of injuries and diseases, such as the common and muscle related pain, respiratory distress, general problems related to stiffness from lack of exercise, intestinal disturbances or digestive disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, and sleep disorders.

If booking from September 6th to 13th, you will get 60 minutes manual exercise. Body therapy consists of pulsating massage, acupressure, reflexology, body massage, and breathing work as well as easy joint relief. The body gets the flow, and oxygen and nutrition come back in the body. A treatment can remedy neck and back pain, headache, stress and burnout, injury, sports injuries, and strong body.

What's included

  • Daily Hatha and Vinyasa inspired yoga classes
  • Stand up paddle instruction sessions
  • Guided morning meditation sessions
  • Hiking
  • Day trips
  • 1 60-minute body treatment or Ayurveda massage
  • Mini facial treatment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 healthy and tasty breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • Delicious snacks and juices
  • Transport to and from Cala Llamp, CC Andtratx Gallery, and port of Andratx
  • Yoga mat
  • Goodie bag
  • Daily lending of boards
  • Lending of go-pro camera

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunches
  • Food on excursions
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
  • Mama matcha teatox boost program

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. It will take 40 minutes drive and approximately 60 EUR each way. My Era will create a facebook group for participants, so you can arrange for groups in groups of two to four persons.

Arrival by taxi

You can arrive by taxi to Castell de Sant Elm in 40 minutes at an additional cost of approximately 50 EUR.

Airport: Palma De Mallorca Airport Airport transfer available: Palma De Mallorca Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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