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We hope to offer a choice of at least 10 teachers visiting our yoga reterat in the 2017 season
Please read the biography of your chosen week so you are familiar with the style and form of your teacher.
The level of yoga is mixed general which is designed to suit student of all levels from beginner to intermediate.
This years teachers are below :
Teaching a Mixed Level Class from 7nd May - 9th June 2017 at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden.
I have always been amazed by the capacity, grace and intelligence of the human body and how closely this vessel is connected to our minds and inner being.
Dance was my first outlet and has always been a huge part of my life. It was during training for a Diploma in dance in Melbourne, Australia that I discovered the benefits of yoga whilst nursing various injuries and trying to gain more focus. I soon discovered how I was being nurtured not only physically but also emotionally and spiritually. The introspection and uncompetitive nature of yoga gave me a deep fulfillment that exceeded my expectations. From this realisation, grew my great passion for yoga.
I have been practicing many styles of yoga for over 10 years and taken 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga both in London and India. I teach from the heart and with complete feeling for the range of yoga methods I have accumulated knowldege from throughout my experience.
I have been lucky enough to learn from some of the most amazing teachers and have taught a huge variety of people from all walks of life, in cities all over the world. All with the same aspirations. To be happy. This inspires me to keep spreading the message of yoga and what a powerful friend it is to have by your side. A friend, that with loyalty and openness, can take you wherever you want to go. I believe every person has been put on earth with their own unique talents and that it is our duty to find and nourish these. To shine light on the potential within to make a change for the greater of all good through balance of body, mind and soul.
Ever so humbled by this practice and all the wonder in this world.
~Dig deep, be you and flow with the shifting tides of life~
Maria will be teaching a mixed level class from 18th - 30th June 2017 at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden.
My yoga journey began a long time ago, as my mother is also a yogateacher. :) During lawschool yoga was my safe heaven, the place where I could find some peace after work and study. I loved the dynamic flow of Vinyasa and started meditating every day. After University I've had some legal jobs, worked as a HR Manager and started an own employment law company (it still exists), but the office jobs didn't make me happy. I felt a deep longing to travel the world and get to learn and understand more about yoga and the yogic lifestyle, more than the physical practice alone. My yoga journey gives me inspiration to write (building a online blog right now) and read more books about the tradition. Besides yoga I've studied Ayurveda, I'm doing an online course with David Frawley and I'm planning to give Ayurvedic consults when I'm done, this in combination with pranic healing.
My yogastyle is inspired by the Embodied Flow the teachings of Tara Judelle and Scott Lyon. Embodied Flow is term that captures a means of inquiry using the art of yoga, practices of embodiment (the felt sense of experience and anatomy, drawing on Body-Mind Centering and somatic psychotherapy), and science. I usually give strong vinyasa flow lessons, but I can also teach hatha and yin. Untill september I will be teaching on the Gili Islands of Indonesia (www.theyogaplacegili.com), two classes a day, and once or twice a week I'll give a guided meditation.
I always felt a strong desire to study Spanish, that's why I went to Salamanca when I was 16. I've forgotten it a little bit, but hopefully I get the chance to catch up in October. My dream is to live on Ibiza, teach yoga and ayurveda and write about these passions! :-)
Federica will be teaching a mixed level class from the 30th JUly - 11th August 2017.
I first experienced yoga three years ago. At first, I was just curious and thought I could use it to complement my fitness routine (gym and pole dancing) – I saw it as nothing more than a series of postures and stretching exercises, which could help me develop strength and flexibility and increase muscular length. Because my initial approach was mainly physical, I chose to practice Ashtanga, which I found dynamic and engaging.
The more I practiced, the more I realized that yoga is something else. I learned the importance of breathing, understood the connection between breathing and movement, and discovered that practicing yoga opens our energetic channels as well as our minds, helping us to reach higher levels of consciousness. Physical exercise is just a way in which we access our spiritual dimension.
After practicing for two years, I decided to deepen my knowledge of Ashtanga by spending one month in Goa, India, to study and practice in a yoga school. My training included philosophy, anatomy, alignment, pranayama and meditation techniques. At the end of my month in India, I received the Yoga Alliance 200-hour certificate, which allows me to teach. Following my experience in Goa, yoga has become more than a physical practice for me. It’s become a state of mind, a way of living and interacting with the world.
Even though when I am on my own I practice Ashtanga, which gives me discipline and helps me to stay focused, I usually teach Dynamic Vinyasa flow classes (influenced by Ashtanga). I like Vinyasa Flow because it gives me the opportunity to use my creativity and focus on specific parts of the body.
The goal of my yoga classes is to guide people towards a healthy lifestyle, mental peace and a deeper level of physical fitness. It’s all about developing the body-mind-spirit awareness.
I am based in Milan, Italy, where I teach individuals and groups at both beginner and intermediate levels. For each of my classes, I plan and design integrated and balanced lessons that take into account my students’ experience, physical ability and specific requests. Of fundamental importance is assisting them in postures, helping to find their perfect pose, always keeping their bodies safe during the practice.
Teaching Mixed level 30th April - 5th May & 4th - 16th June plus 24th - 29th Sept. At Villa Roca and the Pagoda Garden.
Opale has been teaching at the retreat for 10 years and practising yoga steadily since 1995.
She has been living in India for a few months a year since 1992 and studied different types of yoga. (Bks Iyengar; Astanga, Vinyasa and Vishranta Yoga).
In France, she was certified to teach Vinyasa and Vishranta Yoga by Gerard Arnaud after a 2 year teacher's training course at the Federation Francaise de Yoga in Paris.
In India, she was certified to teach Astanga Yoga after a teacher's training course at the International Purple Valley Yoga Center in Goa, directed by Julie Martin.
Both diplomas are certificated by the International Yoga Alliance.
She studied Indian philosophy, did a Vipassana Meditation retreat in India, and practised pranayama with Emil Wendels.
She taught in India, France, and now teaches in Ibiza.
About the structure of the 6 days program:
I always start the classes with basic pranayama , breathing exercises, to bring the awareness on the present moment.
On the first day I give a very detailed explanation and practice exercises to introduce the Udjai Breathing - a deep, sounding active breath, linked with the use of the Bandhas (Moola Bandha and Udyana Bandha) that will be used during the whole sessions.
I mostly teach a free style Vinyasa flowing dynamic Yoga class, influenced by Astanga Yoga. All the postures part of the primary series will be done, and also some poses from the secondary series.
The Yoga session is always guided by the awareness of the breath, by the awareness of every part of the body in action, and a great importance to the placement of the body is given in each Asana, in order to avoid pain and physical problems commonly caused by improper alignment.
All the classes will include:
- standing and balancing postures to improve physical strength and stamina.
- sitting postures, to have the students work on their flexibility, forwards and back bends, hip openers, twists and lying down postures.
- Pilates exercises, to strengthen the deep abdominal, lower back, and gluteal muscles.
The movements are always fluid and follow each one’s own rhythm of breath.
The Yoga session becomes one big flowing sequence, done with awareness and joy.
The practice finishes with a series of calming inverted postures.
Followed by a total relaxation of the body, leading to the complete release of muscles, skin and nervous system, where the body is completely passive but where the mind stays alert and present.
A state of interior calm and peace is achieved, and an access to the inner space becomes possible.
After the relaxation, I propose a short meditation, 5 to 15 minutes. Taking advantage of the more available and present mind after physical work and deep conscious relaxation.
A peace of mind is likely to be observed.
Teaching a mixed level ~ 10th - 22nd September at Villa Roca and Pagoda Garden.
To me, Yoga is a philosophy, a way of life and also a healing method for
body, mind and soul.
I want to offer my students a way to strengthen their bodies, calm their
minds and create healing from within. I teach beginning, intermediate and
My life has brought me to Yoga eight years ago.
Apart from an anatomical focus and correct alignment in the asanas,
becoming more aware and existing in this world with an open heart is what
is important to me. I teach Yoga to communicate awareness and love, instead
of fear. Meditation and mindfulness - instead of hurry and greed.
I understand Yoga in the classic sense oft he Sutras as the interaction of all
the eight limbs and have been studying the yogic literature for a long time
now. I have been teaching Yoga in Milan, India and California.
Recently, I have completed the advanced 500 hours teacher training in
beautiful Agonda, India, where I could further deepen my teaching
experience in terms of anatomical focuses and connect to the great
spirituality of India.
My teaching styles reach from Vinyasa Flow to Low Flow and Yin. I am
happy to lead workshops both on condition based yoga, teach specific targetgroups and teach on philosophical and spiritual topics.
Teaching in 2017 a Mixed level class at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden from the 13th - 25th August.
I founded Urban Lotus Yoga in May 2012.
With a back ground in yoga, conditioning, theatre/circus and personal development I aim to give a modern twist to an ancient practice. I aim to create classes and routines for everyday people who can often be intimidated from trying yoga by some of the myths and pre-conceptions surrounding it.
I trained as an Ashhtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher with All Yoga Thailand (Yoga Alliance accredited). My training and experience in yoga also includes yoga philosophy, anatomy, pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation. The styles of yoga that I train in include Rocket yoga, Dharma Mittra yoga, Acro yoga and Yin yoga.
As a teacher and student I am constantly trying to develop my knowledge and experience of yoga and the lifestyle and philosophy that surround it. It is my belief that you never stop being a student and through my ongoing quest to develop my training and knowledge of yoga I hope to be able to cater for as many of my students needs and goals as possible.
Having lead workshops and projects both nationally and Internationally I aim to offer and innovative approach to yoga and fitness. Fusing together what I have learnt to create funky, fresh and fun routines that build the best of strength, stamina and flexibility.
Aside from yoga my experience includes over eight years in youth work, rehabilitation, specialist education and social enterprise.
I place a strong emphasis on diversity, equality and individuality which is reflected in my classes and teaching.
Teaching a mixed level class at Villa Roca & Pagoda Garden from the 2nd - 28th April.
Ebba have been a travelling yogini for the last decade and she’s done 4 season at Ibiza Yoga. She seen the mysterious transformational energy of Benirras transform many of her students to leave feeling utterly happy, free and with loads of new energy and inspiration. A lot can happen in one week!
Ebba is living and breathing Vinyasa Flow. Her classes are built around music, creative sequencing and she teaches a rhythmic fluid vinyasa that will be adapted to all levels. Ebba also loves to play with mixing in material art movements, prana Shakti dance, kundalini, breathwork, pilates, mantras and yin yoga. All with integrity, intension and respect for the traditional yoga.
She started her yoga journey in India and returned yearly to Asia to live and study different ways to happiness and wellbeing. Her multiple skills and studying of different traditions reflects in teachings and she combine them into her own style; HAPPY SOUL YOGA, a form of yoga to make people happier.
During the week you will learn and experience:
When Ebba is not in Ibiza she is teaching in London, Thailand and setting up her own wildlife yoga summer camp in Sweden. She also organizes retreats around the world. Visit her webpage for more info, she offers free online classes that you can try out. www.happysoulyoga.se
Teaching 26th June - 1st July mixed level at Villa Roca and Pagoda Garden.
Yoga has been part of my life for more than ten years. I took part in a beginner’s Hatha Yoga course in my village in Austria, where I grew up. Having developed interest in this ancient practice and feeling inspired that there is more to life than just our daily routines my journey brought me to an extended trip through Asia, some European countries and finally to London, which I have made my home for the past four years.
Here my Yoga has taken on new dimensions when I began with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. From that moment I knew I had started to walk a unique path, a discovery of myself, which after years of practice finally led me to the point that I wanted to share this wonderful gift with other people. I graduated as a Yoga teacher in 2013 on the magical west coast of Ibiza and meditation became an important aspect of my practice. I studied with the accredited teachers Gemma Mallol, who brought the somatic approach close to us, Susie Howell (Ibiza) and Marcela Enriquez Wakeham (London) who I can’t be grateful enough for the gifts they gave to me.
I have been teaching small groups of people and several private clients in London. My approach to teaching is from the inside out. Starting the journey by feeling the body and bringing back the awareness of our beauty and individuality, I teach a flowing practice, Vinyasa style from beginners to an intermediate level. Inspired by the different needs of the students or the group I tailor the classes to everyone’s best benefit. Through asanas, subtle movements and a ‘flowing’ practice as well as breathing techniques I invite the students to find the connection to themselves again and become the strong, balanced, confident and content persons that we naturally are.
Teaching 3th - 15th July 2016 mixed / general level at Villa Roca / Pagoda Garden
Elizabeth came to yoga about 14 years ago now having trained as a dancer she felt exhausted by the age of 20 and was looking for a practice to heal the body mind and spirit ...Having lost both her parents the spiritual nomadic path of the yogi seemed to make sense somehow ...She trained with Danny Paradise, Leela Miller, Edward Clark Michael Gannon . Jonathan Monks , Norman Blair and Ryan Spielman back in the early days. Elizabeth also spent time in India training with various Swamis and Sadhus along the way . About 6 years ago Elizabeth Started practicing with Stewart Gilchrist in Satyagraha Yoga Asana and there she found her teacher . Other recent teachers include Craig Procter, Mark Kan and Eileen Gaulthier. Having spent several seasons now teaching in Thailand at The Golden Buddha Resort on the remote island of Koh Phra Thong Elizabeth is a resident teacher here, alongside teaching at Vikasa Yoga Studios on Koh Samui Thailand and most recently she taught at ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY in Thailand where she also trained with Briony and Dice BRYCE Yoga of the famous Equinox Yoga you tube clips. Elizabeth also completed 100 hours of advanced rocket training last year with Its Yoga Thailand and is certified to teach all 3 rocket yoga sequences. Elizabeth is also a certified thai yoga massage Therapist and attuned to give reiki tummo healing level 3 shing chi 9. Elizabeth has taught internationally around Europe and Asia.
My style of yoga is dynamic passionate and full of bhakti / devotion. I teach all levels of students and we focus on developing a strong dynamic and yin healing practice which will benefit students from all walks and areas of life.
Non dogmatic, fun, challenging , stimulating, refreshing practices to awaken body and soul. My prime goal is to help each individual discover and awaken their own unique bliss.
Specialises in Back bending , heart openers ,flexibilty, Yin, Vinyasa, inversions, grounding and balancing.
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