How do you want to practice yoga?
YOGA FOR YOU
One size does not fit all
At Spanish Yoga Retreat we aim to balance the need for individual practice with the galvanizing energy of group-work
You'll learn to engage with the inner dynamics to practice yoga in ways that feel and not just look right. We pay great attention to your current and past health-status and help you set objectives which are attainable, beneficial and safe
Our groups of 6 max will help you safely explore ways to challenge your perceived limitations and take your practice to the next level
WHAT IS YOGA?
Meaning yoke or union yoga is a set of practises to bring together body, thought and intention to put you more in touch with your inner purpose and lead a fuller, happier life
Why Practice Yoga?
You can practice yoga to help you in many areas of your life
Why do you want to practice yoga?
ASHTANGA: EIGHT LIMBS
Yoga has been around for thousands of years. The classical text was written in the 4th century AD by Patanjali, who systematized yoga into eight steps:
" Yoga is the restraining of the mental impressions. Then, (in stillness) the seer abides in their true state. . .
Ha-tha yoga is Ashtanga yoga with Tantra, an Indian thought-system with a strong emphasis on the body
Ha-tha practices concentrate on posture and breath-work with attention and can be thought of as embodied meditation
Ha-tha works on your body to bring harmony to all of you
The majority of yoga practices worldwide are ha-tha: Mysore, Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda, Asthanga-Vinyasa and Bikram are schools of ha-tha yoga
Mindfulness is an approach to quietening the mind for achieving inner peace, with roots in Eastern spiritual philosophies such as Hinduism and Buddhism, although there are paralells with Jewish and Christian contemplative traditions
Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, with qualities like compassion, curiosity and acceptance
You can practice mindfulness beyond a formal meditation sitting, integrating it into your daily activities. By being mindful, you discover how to live in the present moment in a full and enjoyable way
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Introduced in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts this therapeutic approach is a very specific clinical discipline with roots in the ancient tradition of mindfulness
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Inspired by MBSR Zindel Segal and Mark Williams developed MBCT with the aim of treating Major Depressive Disorder
MBSR and MBCT have stimulated much clinical research into the benefits of meditation and helped popularize mindfulness in the West in and beyond the clinic