Established in 2000 Ibiza Yoga Ltd
Each year we have a new team , usually on a volunteer basis. All are knowledge friendly and are available to advise on relaxing and interesting ways to appreciate the area of Benirras and Ibiza.
Sarah Robbie MD
Sarah started to practice and study 'Hatha Yoga' in 1979 while modeling and living for 5 years in Tokyo Japan. In the early 90's she discovered Ashtanga yoga attending many yoga retreats worldwide and learning from some of the world's best teachers. While in New York with, Berul Bender Birch. Danny Paradise in Oxford England and had the pleasure of hosting him at the retreat back in the early 2000's. David Swenson who shared my flat in London for 3 months another one of the world's great teachers. David Sye a local Camden town resident whom I also had the pleasure to host back in the mid 2000's. Kahti Goupil again, I hosted and was famed for teaching Madonna, and Hugh Poulton, hosted on many occassions we met over 30 years ago in an Oxford Church hall both studying Danny Paradise. Sarah is a partial advanced yoga practitioner albeit it only in the 1st series of Ashtanga. 'Yoga changed my life and for the better. I have not met anyone yet who has said yoga has not done this for them also.
"It had long been a goal of mine to offer guests a place where they could focus and work upon their body in a creative and healthy activity. Eat delicious vegan and vegetarian food, swim in the nearby sea and breathe the fresh pine tree air. Have fun and break from ordinary lifestyles to leave refreshed energized and perhaps see life in a new light ". This goal is accomplished with 'Ibiza Yoga' a company in its 23rd year.Over the years in the region of 16,000 guests have enjoyed the experience.
I hope to see you in Ibiza for your yoga holiday. Every Sunday at 10.30am, I host the welcome meeting (when I am on-site) on the terrace of Villa Roca - where we get the opportunity to chat about your stay and discuss the many local walks and information about the island and the history of the villas you stay in. Meet the yoga teacher and local massage therapist.
Please book early and treat your body to 12 hours of yoga - your body will thank you and so will I.
Background info in relation to business life :
In the '80s Sarah spent many months living and modeling in both Madrid and Barcelona, Ibiza became a number one choice location to spend some fun time. Sarah was the first unknown celebrity to appear on the cover of The Sunday Supplement of the newspaper El Pais, a small claim to fame !!. (photo below). In the UK she worked with photographers such as David Bailey & Eamonn McCabe.
Model turned photographer In the late 90's early 2000's she photographed three of Godfrey Devereux Books, Elements of Yoga, Dynamic Yoga and 15 Minute Yoga. All available on www.amazon.com. Try this link for Dynamic Yoga http://www.amazon.ca/Dynamic-Yoga-Godfrey-Devereux/dp/0722536577
From 1990 to 2004 Sarah owned and ran along with 8 employees a company named Ordinary People Ltd, a London based employment agency. The agency still supplies character actors and models to the television and advertising industry. She helped supply between 1 to 100 artistes on over 5,500 individual shoots for work that included TV Commercials, Pop Promos, Corporate Videos, BBC work and lots of photographic advertising campaigns. Credits include TV Commercials for H&M, Shredded Wheat, Head & Shoulders, Scholl. Pop videos for The Kills, Madonna, Kooks, Sugarbabes, Robbie Williams, George Michael. Photography for Hewlett Packard, Shell, Volkswagen, RAC, Virgin Media, Coca Cola, and BT.
It is the combination of some business experience and love of yoga that has created Ibiza Yoga Ltd.
Dan is a Londoner who spent many years in the late 80's living and running his own business in Tel Aviv Israel. He is a fully trained master painter and decorator and talented chef. General household maintenance is also a skill he learned along the way.
In Ibiza in the late '90s, Dan spent some time at a friend’s yoga retreat, which inspired him to run his own. Once Dan discovered Villa Roca available, he knew that it would be the ideal location, because of its outstanding beauty and closeness to Benirras beach. In 2000 he started Ibiza Yoga with his partner Sarah Robbie.
Between 2007 - 2011 Dan also ran in London his own catering company named Top Deck Catering. He converted 2 Route Master buses with seating upstairs and kitchen down. On film and TV commercial sets he cooked for Jamie Oliver, The Hairy Bikers and at the house of parliament for Ann Widdecombe. He also catered at Festivals - Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Secret Garden, Kimberley to name but a few. Dan is a foodie and a talented Vegetarian Chef. Sometimes he cooks for the retreat but we also hire in chefs to have a variety of cooking styles. Dan does not host the retreat but answers all the emails and puts the teacher schedule together each year.
Tina hails from Canada , is fluent in Italian and pretty good at French too. She is a great yoga teacher and also helps run the retreat. She arrived as a guest in the summer of 2018 and didnt leave !!! We laugh about that, a little like , Hotel California, you can check in anytime you llike but you can never leave. We make a great team and long may it last. Photo to accompany description soon (todays update 16th july 2023)
We run a program for therapists to work on a self employed basis at the retreat please email for more info.
We also run volunteer therapist options whereby you partake in the yoga program and offer your services at the same time . Please see our volunteer page for more information please take this link http://www.ibizayoga.com/volunteers.php
Our volunteer program works whereby you volunteer for a few hours per day in exchange for shared accommodation and 1/2 board. If you are interested in applying please do so through our website and email a brief letter about yourself, a recent photograph, CV and relevant references. The volunteer program suits those who have an interest in yoga and Ibiza plus have enough funds to cover their stay with us. Please take this link and fill in our application form http://www.ibizayoga.com/volunteers.php