THE B. YOGA HOLIDAYS 2015
JIVAMUKTI & VINYASA YOGA DETOX RETREAT
WITH DANIELA FUENTES & QUETZAL SANTIAGO
IBIZA, BALEARIC ISLANDS.
MAY 5th.-12th. 2015
Join main B.Yoga Basel teachers Daniela Fuentes (Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher & Artist) and Quetzal Santiago (VinyasaYoga & Professional Contemporary Dancer) for a week of full-on yoga practice focused on Detoxing and Rejuvenating Body, Mind and Soul at a beautiful Balearic seaview house set on 80,000 sq. metres of private ancient gardens and terraced woodland.
This yoga retreat will clean your body from the inside out, releasing toxins from the physical and energetical bodies, letting it glow after a long winter. Going back to the island’s origins as a haven for bohemians, our retreat–hosted in a private and tranquil Ibiza Country House which has its own resident sheep and just a short 25 minute drive from Ibiza town–offers a cure to anyone feeling the heck of a modern lifestyle with two daily yoga sessions at a seaview Balinese yoga deck, three delicious vegetarian meals specially crafted by our local chef and great outdoors.
Quietness, Peace, Nature, Freedom, Yoga, Sharing, Nurturing, Love, Joy.
During this week we access different elements of the Yoga practice like steady regular asana practice, Kriyas (cleaning practices), Pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation to renew and clean up the physical body (skin and organs) of toxins often more accumulated during the cold months and to purify the energetic body of fear, doubt and the reminiscences of a life submerged in into extreme rationality, competition and stress. As the days pass, you will experience less mental noise, more intuitive clarity and a connect with your sense of natural inner happiness reflected outside.
“up in the North West Hills of Ibiza; a finca set in 20 acres of fruit trees and scattered with sheep and goats, not overlooked by a single neighbour and only a 45 minute walk to the beach. The perfect escape to unwind and recharge..” – H.A.
The laid-back lifestyle of the Balearics has long attracted a free-spirited crowd. At a „secret location“ on a sparkling Spanish island is the perfect antidote to the endless pounding music of the nightclubs that Ibiza is known for.
During the Franco-ruled dictatorship years of Spain, Ibiza was the refuge of artists, musicians, and liberal-minded Spaniards who would have been tormented if they lived on the Spanish mainland. Most of the island retains the air of the off-beat, tranquil life that is little-known to anyone who associates Ibiza with the skimpily-dressed crowd of bright young things who dance the nights away each summer.
Our retreat will be hosted at a Country house in the North West of the Island, close to Atzaro Spa & Beaches, restaurants and nightlife. It is a refuge of peace and tranquility quietly serving as a base for some of Ibiza’s finest beaches just 2kms. away, yet only 25 minutes from the centre of Ibiza – a Unesco World Heritage site.
“…Ibiza is also known for its private beaches and quirky artistic local community. The summer season begins as early as May, when temperatures begin to rise to an average of around 20 degrees C each day. Ibiza’s main attractions lie in her natural splendor. The thick forests that are protected from logging, and the abundant, curious, unspoilt sealife make this a surprisingly fulfilling experience for visitors wanting to get away from it all”. yoga info
Here you will be surrounded by tree lined hills, a few houses and a 14th. century church with little farmhouses dotted on the landscape around the sabena and the pine woods to a glorious seaview.
The House is a sensitive reformation of a large beautiful finca with a simple minimal blend of traditional and modern interior design which exudes elegance and serenity, inlcuding its own enclosed Orange Grove courtyard, fire pits at the garden, al fresco luxury Moroccan tents for glamping under the starts, stone wall lamps, day beds, dream-like yoga Balinese pool deck with seaview, massage & meditation zones.
Three tasty vegetarian meals a day are included and each meal is three courses. Spring water and tea are available free all day.
We will start the day with a 2.5 hours of meditation and yoga practice every morning including. If the weather is sutiable we will go for meditative walks before morning yoga class. Another shorter yoga practice will be held every evening. Yoga classes will be led either by Daniela or Quetzal.
Daily program roughly
9:00-9:30 Meditation & Dharma
14:00-18:00 Free time
Other activities available at the retreat location or in the nearby are: Massage, Spa, Pedicures, Manicures, Hiking, Kayaking, Healing Therapies.
“I am finding the introspective nature of yoga both nurturing and liberating. It will most certainly be forming a part of my life again. Having spent the week in the company of like-minded people, having been exposed to new concepts, having been open to exchanges of views and ideas and having had the opportunity to digest, reflect and wonder, I can honestly say that I have benefited immensely from the retreat.” – Testimony from Retreat 2013.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Daniela Fuentes (Adv. Dipl. Yoga Teacher/BA Design/ MAS Curating)
Daniela has been devoted to the study, practice and teaching of yoga through the last 12 years of her life. She founded B.Yoga Basel in 2008 and coached other yoga teachers since then. Daniela has studied diverse yoga methods in Mexico, New York, India and Switzerland, which influence constantly her teachings. She is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher (NYC) and certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher (It’s Yoga, San Fran.) who has taught extensively in Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Greece, Dubai & Austria. She studied Art, Photography and Design in Mexico City and recently completed a MAS in Curating at the University of Arts Zürich in 2014 as well as collaborated in diverse creative projects related to art, design, photography & music. She develops her own projects at her atelier in STELLWERK (BS) which often dwell in between the borders of design, art and–sometimes–yoga. Her classes are based on inteliigent flowy vinyasa sequences and the integration of different aspects of the Yoga practice from the Jivamukti method, accompanied with inspiring playlists of diverse music genres, theory and philosphy inputs coming from science, spirituality, psychology, philosophy and art theory cooked in her creative mind and delivered in an experience which promotes transformation and joy.
Quetzal Santiago (Dipl. Yoga Teacher/BA Dance)
Quetzal (pronounced: ketsal) studied Contemporary Dance in Mexico. She specialized in presentation and danced for the Mexico National Contemporary Ballet for five years as well as realized many individual projects together with other artists. She was granted by the mexican government the Young Artists Grant from 2004 to 2008 and developed diverse coreographic projects which were presented in Switzerland as well as in Mexico. Her coreographies are strongly influenced by the day-to-day life and urban poetry. In her path of explorations with the body movement, she started to practise yoga long time ago, but it was when she moved to Switzerland that it became an important part of her life. Quetzal’s classes are a beautiful mix of her different backgrounds and her special energy. Her capacity of setting a surrouding environmental containing energy allow people to explore with safety their interiors.
ACCOMODATION & PRICES
– double room – 1430 CHF
– single room – 1870 CHF
*Prices are per person, include all yoga activities , accomodation and three daily meals (breakfast, brunch and dinner; only welcome snack and dinner on arrival day, only breakfast on departure day).
* Prices do not include transfer back and forth from the retreat center. The trip to and from the retreat center is not included and needs to be booked and organised separately. Low cost fllghts from all major European to Ibiza airport should be booked by students indivudally ASAP to secure fares. There will be transfer-shuttles on arrival and departure day from/to Ibiza airport for a flat fee. Departure and arrival times of shuttles will be announced closer to May and will be adjusted to students flight times as possible.
*Shared room means that we may assign roommates to your room up to the maximum mentioned capacity of the room booked. We will of course honor requests if you want to share a room with a friend. Reserve your place with 400 EUR and buy your airplane ticket asap!
HOW TO RESERVE MY PLACE?
To set a reservation contact B.Yoga Basel via email firstname.lastname@example.org and set a bank transfer for 400EUR to reserve your place:
- NAME: B.YOGA BASEL
- BANK: POSTFINANCE
- KONTO: 60-499484-5 CHF
- IBAN: CH66 0900 0000 6049 9484 5
- BIC: POFICHBEXXX
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: -100EUR if you reserve before December 15th. 2014.
B.YOGA MEMBERS DISCOUNT: -50EUR (60CHF)
* you can add up both discounts if you happen to be a B.Yoga member.
The difference of your fee should be transferred before February 5th 2015.
– Please, read the Prices & Conditions page of our website for more information about Cancellation policies.