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5 Reasons why Ibiza is the best place for Tailor-made Yoga Retreats

Yoga on Playa Las Salinas

Ibiza is an island where tailor-made yoga retreats are enhanced by the magical energy that you can feel all over the island…

1. In Ibiza you feel free in body and mind… enabling you to deepen your yoga practice and “connect” with yourself 

Our wonderful white island has been attracting spiritual seekers and yogis for decades! Drawn by the open-minded attitudes, the free-thinking people who come to live here and share in our community that welcomes you to relax and be who you are.  Yoga is a spiritual science that recognises the importance of honouring your own, personal needs.  Here in Ibiza, you feel free to be who you really are, which enables you to open your heart and to reach a deeper level of connectedness, in body, soul and mind.

 

2. Ibiza has attracted top yoga teachers specialising in many different forms and schools of yoga.

Ibiza is a yoga hotspot that has the same vibrant and colourful international feel as the spiritual communities in Goa, in Bali and even Byron Bay.  Whether you are looking for Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga or an integrated Vinyasa Flow, we can tailor-make your retreat to bring in the teaching and guidance of experts in many different yogic fields. And Ibiza attracts teachers from all over the world – bringing their expertise to the island via their passage to (or home from) India for us to enjoy!

 

3. You can enjoy many different incredible types of retreat accommodation

From sumptuous, luxurious agroturismos ( boutique hotels that were former farmhouses) to rustic and bohemian barefoot bliss, the architecture is soul-ful, with Sabina wood beams and ancient Fincas that nourish your being, just by “being” there. So whether it’s starry skies from the comfort of your Moroccan bell tent – or boutique-hotel style  luxury villas, we have got it all and can bring those day dreams to a reality!

 

4. Ibiza has over 50 gorgeous beaches…

… with miles and miles of sand and sparkling turquoise waters.  So you can begin your day with a morning meditation by the waters edge, continue with sun salutations and then complete your practice with a swim in pristine pools of emeralds and blues.   And every beach is so different – there is so much diversity to suit every mood and every sand-style

preference. There is tremendous natural beauty here in Ibiza and within the yoga retreats, your itinerary can include trips to unspoilt beaches, boat trips to hidden coves, sunset hikes and cliff-top meditations at “Heaven’s Gate” and many more exquisite places and spaces where practising yoga ignites your inner-smile and generates a lasting peace that will permeate your reality.

 

5. We have over 320 days of sparkling sunshine in Ibiza every year

For a vitamin D injection… look no further! Whilst enjoying flowing yoga asanas in the beautiful outdoors, you can feel the warmth of the suns rays bouncing off the soil, bringing the pine scent to life.  As you inhale the fresh invigorating rosemary that grows wild throughout the island, your mind is refreshed and you can feel yourself being revived here. We promise!

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Utkatasana – Using your chair to stay warm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to some very credible yoga sources, the secret to a comfortable stay in Utkatasana (or chair pose) is ‘the release of the heads of the thigh bones toward the heels’. Ahem. It may feel like a form of torture…and that burn in your thighs is so, well, burny! Already we are learning a little about our stamina! But in truth, this slightly awkward, but powerful and fierce posture can bring you so many benefits.

Physically it…

  • Strengthens the hip flexor muscles, the fronts of the thighs, the adductors of the inner thigh as well as the hips gluteus muscles, the calf muscles
  • It opens your chest and shoulders and stimulates your heart… enjoy the sensation of your heart pumping and working hard for you!

How to do it…

  • Stand in Tadasana.
  • Inhale and raise your arms over your head.
  • Keep arms parallel, palms facing inward.
  • Exhale and bend your knees, trying to take the thighs as nearly parallel to the floor as possible.
  • Keep the inner thighs parallel to each other and press the tops of the thigh bones down toward the heels.
  • Melt your shoulder blades down your back.
  • Extend your tailbone down toward the floor and slightly tilt it under to keep the lower back long.

Stay for 30 seconds to a minute – test yourself. To come out of this pose, inhale your knees straight, lifting strongly through the arms. Exhale and release your arms to your sides back into Tadasana

And especially when it’s winter outside, creating a little heat and energy in the body can really help you stay warm on the inside…