The Elements Retreat
Ibiza, 8th -14th of August 2020
with Ola Jas & Zara Rutherford
Organic Alchemy Yoga ~ Acroyoga ~ Thai Massage ~ Sound & Voice Journey ~ Dance ~ Somatic Explorations
Inspired by the wild and vibrant nature that surrounds Ibiza along with its crystal clear waters and its powerful energetic rocks we would like to invite you to experience the Elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Ether) through the natural surrounding of the retreat centre Can Lotus and all of the practices we offer in our outdoor platform as well as in the waters, beaches, cliffs and stars…
For this Satya Retreat, we invite a deeper connection and experience with Nature. We will be exploring the Elements within ourselves and their qualities and taking them out into magical spots on the island to feel them even closer while you unfold your body insights and awareness.
The particularity of this retreat resides in:
Its dance inspiration, calling effortlessness, subtleness, expression and authentic movement through the week and a special evening dance session.
Somatic practices, as a development to raise our curiosity, listening and intuition. A somatic practice invites you to amplify your range of sensitivity and perception.
Through games, circle and partner/ group explorations we ignite new forms of creating and sharing together.
Guest musicians provide a musical setting for Voice exploration and Sound journey.
We will take you to some of our favourite and incredibly beautiful beach spots during the retreat.
Besides the promise of a juicy, chilled and empowering week, let some space for the unexpected to arise and expand your living to new heights. Open your wings, trust and believe in magic.
6 Nights Charming Ibizencan style retreat centre surrounded by ibizas nature on the far north of the island
Delicious vegan, nourishing meals made with Love
Morning Organic Alchemy Yoga with Ola Jas
Full immersion into Acroyoga and other movement experiences
Excursion to amazing beaches and sunset with activities
Evening sessions such as Sound journey & dance with Guest musicians
Informal time to chill, soak in the natural surrounding, make new friends and enjoy Ibizas breathtaking beauty
Is an introspective journey where we emphasise breathing, alignment, flow motion and core power, to improve overall well being. Basic postures and creative flows combined together target an intense nonetheless respectful practice, stimulating ourself to renew our reality. In quest of momentum, we can cultivate body-mind-spirit strength & flexibility, as well as balance. I especially like inversions and core power, along with practice of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Rocket, Synergy Yoga & Yin.
The foundation for our retreats is Acroyoga which in itself holds a integrative approach as the discipline blends in the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. A practice that goes beyond the technique igniting new forms of creating and sharing together by cultivating the qualities of play, trust and community.
Thai Massage also know as 'ancient healing touch' is more then just a massage, it is a dance between giver and receiver, conecting to loving kindness, working on the many layers of the body through the energy lines and your own presence. We will be sharing with you the essence of the practice, the principles as well as a variety of techniques that will support you in your sensitivity, healing touch and your own unique dance of giving thai massage. We will also be taking you through therapeautic flying wonderland and exporing the many ways you can lengthen, twist, sretch and massage someone flying.
We are seeing that not only movement/ body practices allow us to express and connect with our Essence (our Truth) but also the power of sound, voice and music that is the primordial vibration of our existence.
In this week of movement explorations we are bringing together some incredible Ibiza talent of musicians for an evening experiences cultivating the fire in our hearts through Kirtan and delighting the soul with healing sounds and ecstatic dance.
These are some of the possible evening events that will be offered at our retreats: Chakra Sound healing Journey, Kiran, Ecstatic Dance, 5Rhythms, Live musicians and hang concert……
Experience the magics of Ibiza, we offer two excursions out to some of our favourite beach and sunset spots as well as offering an activity such as Acroyoga beach session, photoshoots, somatic exploration in nature or in the water and a delicious sunset picnic on the beach.
Also leave some space for the unexpected, that which arises in the moment as from this space is where many beautiful experiences arise.
Immerse yourself in a relaxed environment to nurture yourself and leave behind the stresses of your daily life.
Be inspired by healthy living and raising your vibration through pure foods, fresh air, being surrounded by nature and sharing with like minded people.
Whether you are a beginner, or you’re an experienced yogi, learn and deepen your practice and discover new forms of movement, connection and expression through Acroyoga, Thai Massage and Playful Connection.
Delight in all the benefits that the Yoga has to offer bringing more flexibility, relaxation into your body and mind giving you an overall sense of well being.
IS THIS FOR EVERYONE??
Where ever you are on your yogic practice you will be acompanied to deepen and awaken into new spaces, adapting to wherever you are at and learning to listen to your body. For those that want an extra challenge and go deeper into handstand, arm balances for example we can offer personalised attention.
Not sure about Acroyoga and getting upside down? don’t worry we offer different elements of the practice that are accesible to everyone and depending on the interest and level of the group the practice will be adjusted. Its not so much about doing acrobatics but more about reaching new heights, building trust and new forms of connection.
Ibiza is renowned for parties, but the mystic north with its wild nature and incredible beaches can only seduce soul seekers. Can Lotus, located in the countriside among pine forests overlooking the sea and hills is an authentic Finca Ibizenca is a perfect and intimate setting for this journey of movement and self discovery.
Can Lotus offers comfortable and cozy accomodation in beautifully remodelled rustic house. There are open chill out areas such as under the carob tree, on the roof tops and a wooden deck which will be our playground space for the week. All directions of the Finca lead out into nature where you can explore a little walk in the forest and breathe in the vibrant surroundings.
There will also be a few excursion/ beach trips to some of our favourite secret spots on the island to enjoy the crystal clear waters, soak up the sun and see the sunset.
Ibiza has much to offer and if you have a few days extra you can explore the island’s wild, lively and colourful markets, stunning sunsets, sacred sites and alternative events and activities.
Inspire a healthy diet into your life through our amazing Vegan chef that will also give you a class on tips and how to make your own healthy vegan delights.
We will be offering a Brunch at around 11 am and dinner at 19:00 (with exceptions of Picnics on the beach that will be at sunset, there will also be fruits and nuts available and fresh flavoured waters, tea during the morning before yoga and throughout the day.
We provide high vibrational food that nourishes and made with a lot of love, always trying to use local produce and organic as much as possible. The meals will be mainly vegan with a few execptions of eggs or bread on the side on some days but always with vegan/gluten free option.
We avoid the use of processed sugar, refined flours and coffee to give this opportunity to clean the body and see how it feels with such pure foods. There is a balance with protein dishes through beans, quinoa, seaweeds and seeds and there will be some sweet healthy delights every once in a while to please the inner child.
We encourage people to rent a car, or coordinate with a few others to share a car so that during the free time you can explore, go to the beach or check out some places we can suggest to you like the San Juan Market, Hippy Markets, places to eat and some of our favourite beaches or kayak & SUP excursions.
* We include the transportation to Beniras beach excursion and to Namaste Party
Early Bird till (until 6/03/20) – Please inquire for price info
To reserve your spot fill out the registration form and we will send you further details
Our package includes:
6 nights accommodation in shared room with one or two other people.
All meals are vegan with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce.
Excursion to Beniras beach and Namaste party
All Activities and personalised attention to help you develop your practice
Suggestions for exploring the island and arrangements of extra activities
Teas, fruits and snacks available throughout te day