Yoga Retreats

upcoming Retreats

 

Our retreats are held in the fringe seasons when the island is less busy and hot and the energy perfectly complements this type of experience.  You don’t need to have done  yoga or meditation before to take part  – all levels are welcome

    » 02-09 October 2020  – THE  SACRED SOUNDS  – with Elena, Rosie & Lorna

» Rescheduled to 2021 – THE DIVINE FLAME – with Swami Shiva Shankar

02-09 October 2020  ~ THE SACRED SOUNDS 

 

Hatha, Yin & Restorative Yoga with Sound Healing

  

Experience the incredible healing effects of Tibetan singing bowls through the sacred sounds of this ancient energy medicine

Join us for a 7-day journey of yoga practices in an enchanting villa in the north of Ibiza. Take a break from your daily routine, connect with nature and like-minded people and take the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice under the guidance of our dedicated teachers, Elena and Lorna.

The retreat will comprise a mix of Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga coupled with sound-healing and pranayamas techniques
We will practice yoga in the morning and evening on our yoga deck, which offers sweeping views over green pine tree hills and down to the shimmering sea. 
After a delicious, healthy brunch each day, you will have time for yourself to explore some of the wonders that the island has to offer.
Casa Shakti is surrounded by idyllic beacheshiking trails in nature and Las Dalias, the island’s most famous hippy market, is just a short walk away. 

We organise, coordinate and are present at each retreat to make sure everything runs smoothly and you are well taken care of.

Our retreats are open to all levels so you don’t need to have experience with yoga, meditation or breathing practices to participate. Everyone is welcome!

The Program:
We will start each day with a two-hour yoga practice on the yoga deck followed by a delicious, healthy brunch served on our dining terrace. 

You will then have time for yourself to discover what makes Ibiza such a special destination – from gorgeous beaches and lush evergreen forests to year-round blue skies and towns steeped in history. We know the island inside out and will be happy to suggest places for you to visit and things for you to do during your stay with us.

As the day starts to wind down, we have our evening yoga class by the pool before enjoying dinner together.

To complement the experience have included a complimentary full body massage by one of Casa Shakti’s wonderful, in-house therapists.
We’re sure you will love it!

During our asana practice, we will concentrate in particular on learning about the chakras and how these energy centres affect the body. From the root chakra that connects us to the earth, allowing us to become grounded and more conscious of our own body, to the crown chakra that connects us to our higher self and divine energy, each day we will focus on one of these energy centres to awaken our awareness and learn about the subtle levels on which they operate.

Alongside the physical practice, we will also practice daily with a number of different pranayama techniques (breathing exercises), experiencing first hand their wonderful benefits and why we consider them an integral part of our yoga practice.

Our aim for this retreat is to help you and take your yoga practice to the next level. Physically you will gain strength, flexibility and relaxation, mentally your mind will become clearer and more peaceful and psychologically you will become more aware whilst gaining insight into yourself.

We can’t wait to share this journey with you!

 

The Teachers:
ELENA RAVASI
Elena is one of the founders of Shakti World Retreats and the manager of beautiful Casa Shakti Ibiza.

She is a Hatha Yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for the last 18 years. Since November 2009, she has been attending the Himalayan Yoga Teacher Training under the direct supervision of Swami Veda Bharati and joining regular retreats in India. 
In Elena’s Yoga classes, great importance is given to the preparation of the breath, relaxation techniques and meditation. This will help you to let go of any tension built up after a stressful time and to restart your life calmer, with more energy and with a clearer head.
She also brings a spiritual element to her teaching and encourages you to expand your awareness both individually and collectively. 
The physical practice together with relaxation and meditation, help stimulate your creativity, re-balance your emotional state and improve the quality of your sleep.

Elena has been teaching in Ibiza since she moved there in 2011 and is now settled in her yoga paradise, in the hills with her horses and cats. 
She is also a student and practitioner of Natural Horsemanship as a way to rehabilitate horses who have experienced physical and psychological trauma. 

LORNA O’SHEA
Lorna has been teaching for the last 10 years in studios and workshops in Hong Kong, Europe and the Ivory Coast. 
Her practice and teaching are influenced by different schools of yoga – such as Iyengar for alignment, Ashtanga Vinyasa for strength of will and tenacity, Hatha for balance, Yin and Restorative for complete surrender.  Her approach to yoga is one that places importance on breath and empathy towards ourselves. Over the years, it has convinced her that most of our fundamental attitudes to life have their physical counterparts in the body.  This is what she shares in her class – control and integration of body through Asanas, mind through Pranayama and relaxation, and spirit through Meditation. This, coupled with her sense of humour, will put you right at ease.

Lorna’s teaching style incorporates active classes with restorative and mindfulness practice, always giving importance to gentle realignments and adjustments and to bringing the breath in sync with the movementWhilst challenging you physically, Lorna’s classes also gently encourage you to go a little beyond you think what you can do!

Lorna is also a Certified Sound Therapist specialising in the use of Tibetan singing bowls.

 

The Location:
The retreat is held in our authentic 17th-century farmCasa Shakti, nestled in the hills behind the town of San Carles de Peralta, surrounded by nature and with wonderful sweeping views over the valley and out to the sea. There are several terraces for relaxing and enjoying the views and a lovely cobbled courtyard that leads up to the gorgeous swimming pool, with jacuzzi and spectacular views. Large century-old terraces are devoted to organic cultivation and to housing 4 lovely rescue horses Arachana, Apache, Beauty and Indigo and miniature pony Rocco.

Casa Shakti has a yogi heart of its own – with its wonderful energy,  its yoga deck, pool and terraces, vegetable gardens, horses, cats and chickens, it’s the perfect place to host this very special retreat.

The closest beach, stunning Cala Nova, is 2km/25min walk away and the famous hippie market of Las Dalias is only a 10-minute walk in San Carlos village.

Please read more about Casa Shakti here »

The Food:
To ensure that this will be a real transformational week, we will observe certain guidelines about the food and diet and we will practice a sattvic diet, according to the traditional yoga practice. We will, therefore, use all those ingredients that help to maintain a balanced physical, mental and emotional state: fruit, vegetables, pulses, wholemeal cereals, fresh non-packages ingredients, nuts and seeds. 

The food we serve will be vegetarian (100% vegan on request) and most people are pleasantly surprised by how delicious and satisfying it can be. It is also of low gluten content as we experiment with flour other than wheat.
When we use eggs and dairy products, they are from a local, trusted dairy farm.

Mealtimes are always a great opportunity for us all to get to know each other and share stories and experiences together. We look forward to sharing this time with you all!

 

What’s Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation
    You will be staying in a beautiful, authentic 17th century Ibiza farmhouse nettled in the hills, with sweeping views over green valleys and down to the glistening sea.
  • 2 daily yoga classes with asanas, and pranayama techniques 
  • Daily sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls
  • Brunch and dinner
    A plentiful brunch and dinner will be prepared fresh for you each day with love using locally sourced, quality produce.
  • Complimentary full body massage with one of our in-house therapists
  • Herbal tea, aromatic water and fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • A surprise arrival gift for you

What’s not included:
Flights
Airport transfers

Prices:
Prices start from €990 
We have a variety of accommodation options to suit different budgets and requirements. 
Please refer to our PDF for further details. 

                            ** EARLY BIRD RATE**
Book by 31 Jan and get 20% off retreat prices

 

To Reserve your Spot:

Please email us at [email protected]

 

Being rescheduled to 2021  ~ THE DIVINE FLAME

 Ancient wisdom from the Himalayas

A unique opportunity to learn from an Indian yogi that incarnates the authentic teachings of the Himalaya

We are extremely thrilled to be hosting Shri Shiva Shankar at Casa Shakti for the third year running to lead a week of intense yoga and meditation practices. Taking residence in an enchanting finca in the north of Ibiza, this retreat is a chance to learn from a fascinating Indian yogi with vast teaching experience and profound knowledge of walking the yoga path.

Shiva grew up at the foothills of the Himalayas, raised by his spiritual masters in the ancient cave-monasteries of the great yogis. He has been holding classes, workshops and teacher training courses around the world for over 20 years and learning from him is a really uplifting and unique experience.

This will be an all-encompassing retreat, covering a mixture of Hatha yoga principles, asanas, mantras, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, meditation and yoga philosophy – all taught by Shiva with his signature laugh, lively teaching approach and unmistakable Indian accent.

Shiva will also teach us about the traditional daily routines of a yogi and offer us guidelines and practical tips so that we can apply some of these to our daily lives.

The retreat is open to all levels and is recommended not only to students but also to yoga teachers looking to take their practice to another level, and not only in the physical sense.

Shiva will be there to answer the questions of more experienced yogis whilst beginners will have the opportunity to start their practice with the best possible foundations.

The Program:

In order to experience the traditional schedule of a yogi’s daily routine, mornings will start with a sunrise meditation and mantra chanting on the rooftop of Casa Shakti. Accompanied by chirping birds, the changing colours of the sky and the sounds of the countryside coming to life, this is a really special and magical experience that allows us to start our day in connection with the rhythms of nature.

After the meditation, we will enjoy an aromatic tea before our two-hour yoga practice on the poolside yoga deck, which offers sweeping views over green pine tree hills and down to the shimmering sea.
Shiva’s teaching style incorporates
breathing techniques and meditation with active classes, always giving importance to gentle realignments and adjustments and to bringing the breath in sync with the movement.

His teachings come from many years of extensive personal experience, practice and study allowing him to provide safe and supportive guidance whilst always addressing the individual needs of each student.

Whilst challenging you physically, Shiva’s classes also gently push you to go a little beyond what you think what you can do, with incredible results! It’s about acknowledging the limits and learning to break down those limits.

We will also practice daily with a number of different pranayama techniques (breathing exercises), experiencing first hand their wonderful benefits and why we consider them an integral part of our yoga practice.

After the yoga, we will be served a delicious, healthy brunch of both sweet and savoury dishes before we sit down with Shivaji as he leads the yoga philosophy class. He will take us through some of the rich history behind our asanas and talk us through the practices and rituals found in the daily life of a yogi. You will learn about how to bring more yoga into your daily life whilst away from the mat and how to gain greater inner strength for your own practice.

During this time, you will have the chance to take notes and ask Shiva questions.

Following the yoga philosophy class, you will have time for yourself to sunbathe by the pool or explore some of the wonders that the island has to offer. Casa Shakti is surrounded by idyllic beaches, hiking trails in nature and Las Dalias, the island’s most famous hippy market, is just a short walk away. We know the island inside out and will be happy to suggest places for you to visit and things for you to do during your stay with us.

As the day starts to wind down, we will have our evening yoga class by the pool before enjoying dinner together.

We have been on retreats with Shiva for the past 3 years and have also joined him for a month in India, and we can honestly say that he is an incredible teacher. In his classes, you get a real sense that you are learning from someone with a vast wealth of yoga knowledge that comes from learning in an authentic environment, yet at the same time he is humble and fun to be around.

We can’t wait for this retreat to start andto share this journey with you!

The Teacher:

SWAMI SHIVA SHANKAR
Shiva ​grew up in India​, at the foothills of the Himalayas, and has dedicated his whole life to following the journey within by following in ​the footsteps of the great Himalayan masters, sages and great yogis of the past​.

From a young age, Shivaji showed a flair for the practice of yogic techniques, meditation, reciting mantras and studying the ancient Holy Scriptures of Veda.
At the age of 12 he felt a calling and, crossing the limitations imposed by family and social boundaries, he left his home to follow
the path to spiritual enlightenment. After successfully completing a three-year course in Vedic Science and Meditation and possessing an impressive knowledge of Yogic tradition, its texts and its practices, he was selected to visit the West to spread the ancient wisdom of yoga and spirituality.

Shiva holds classes, workshops and teacher training courses around the world, returning each winter to his homeland at the foothills of the Himalayas to spend time on the banks of his beloved river Ganges.

Studying under Shiva is a unique chance to practice with a teacher that incarnates the authentic teachings of the Himalayas and can really help take your yoga practice to another level.

The Team: 

ELENA & ROSIE 
Elena and Rosie
, the founders of Shakti World Retreats and managers of our venue Casa Shakti, will be organising and coordinating this event.
They will be on-site to make sure that everything runs smoothly during the retreat, that all our guests are well taken care of and that all the little details are in place to make this the most memorable retreat for our guests.

We can’t wait to meet you all and welcome you on this retreat!!!

The Location: 
The retreat is held in our authentic 17th-century farmCasa Shakti, nestled in the hills behind the town of San Carles de Peralta, surrounded by nature and with wonderful sweeping views over the valley and out to the sea. There are several terraces for relaxing and enjoying the views and a lovely cobbled courtyard that leads up to the gorgeous swimming pool, with jacuzzi and spectacular views. Large century-old terraces are devoted to organic cultivation and to housing 4 lovely rescue horses Arachana, Apache, Beauty and Indigo and miniature pony Rocco.

Casa Shakti has a yogi heart of its own – with its wonderful energy,  its yoga deck, pool and terraces, vegetable gardens, horses, cats and chickens, it’s the perfect place to host this very special retreat.

The closest beach, stunning Cala Nova, is 2km/25min walk away and the famous hippie market of Las Dalias is only a 10-minute walk in San Carlos village.

Please read more about Casa Shakti here »

The Food:
To ensure that this will be a real transformational week, we will observe certain guidelines about the food and diet and we will practice a sattvic diet, according to the traditional yoga practice. We will, therefore, use all those ingredients that help to maintain a balanced physical, mental and emotional state: fruit, vegetables, pulses, wholemeal cereals, fresh non-packages ingredients, nuts and seeds. 

The food we serve will be vegetarian (100% vegan on request) and most people are pleasantly surprised by how delicious and satisfying it can be. It is also of low gluten content as we experiment with flour other than wheat.
When we use eggs and dairy products, they are from a local, trusted dairy farm.

Mealtimes are always a great opportunity for us all to get to know each other and share stories and experiences together. We look forward to sharing this time with you all!

 

What’s Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation
    You will be staying in a beautiful, authentic 17th century Ibiza farmhouse nettled in the hills, with sweeping views over green valleys and down to the glistening sea.
  • 12 yoga classes covering Hatha yoga principles, asanas, mantras, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, meditation
  • Daily yoga philosophy classes ​with note-taking and question time
  • A plentiful brunch and dinner will be prepared fresh for you each day with love using locally sourced, quality produce.
  • Herbal tea, aromatic water and fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • A surprise arrival gift for you

What’s not included:
Flights
Airport transfers

Prices:

TBC

 

To Reserve your Spot:

Please email us at [email protected]

We recently launched an exciting new project called Shakti World Retreats, offering a variety of unique retreats around the world.

Visit our website to find out more and learn about the wonderful destinations and programs we have in store.