2018 – La Serrania

Mallorca Neurogenic Yoga Retreat

A week long retreat in the sun.

September 29th – October 6th 2018

Slow down…Step back…and meet yourself.

Meet the part of you that is at ease with itself.

The part that has the space and peace to watch the sunset.

The part that is restful and open to the beauty of life.

The part of you that is already enough

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Jo and Raki will introduce you to nourishing healing practices that will enable you to step back from the busyness and weather of life…to a place of okay-ness and peace. Practices that sooth and are soothing of themselves. Let’s try easy instead of hard. So that your mind and body can let go and feel safe.
 Here we meet our true unburdened selves. Our true nature. This retreat is accessible to all levels. You can dip your toe into the retreat, enjoy as much as feels right for you, or you may choose to simply dive in. You are free to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful haven, walk in the mountains or head to the coast…and feel the seas breath. Or you might choose to meet yourself and be.

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Location

La Serranía is a wonderful island hideaway set in the foothills of Mallorca’s Sierra de Tramontana mountains. La Serranía is a retreat center in a class of its own. Featured in Condé Nast Traveller, Harpers & Queen 100 Best spas La Serranía was designed with great sensitivity to the environment and exquisite attention to detail. The almost unimaginable tranquility of the location and stunning design of the buildings regularly draw small groups of artists, writers, and yogis in search of privacy, natural beauty, and creative inspiration. High ceilings and large windows create a remarkable sense of space and light, highlighting extensive oak floors and cedar and pine carpentry. The result is an outstanding combination of modern luxury and natural ambience.

  • 10 acres of private grounds
  • 8 Luxury double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and private terrace
  • Stunning fully equipped Yoga Studio with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the mountains.
  • 2 large group rooms
  • Alfresco and indoor dining
  • Indoor snug reading room and lounge space
  • Meditation room and massage room
  • 14 meters long pool with amazing views of the valley and mountains
  • Central heating and overhead fans

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Retreat Itinerary

Saturday Arrival Day

Arrive from 4.00pm and make yourself at home

19.00 Welcome followed by Supper

Evening

Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation

Sunday to Friday 

7.30 Meditation (seated or lying)

8.00- 9.30 Morning Yoga

9.30 Breakfast

13.30 Lunch

17.30 Late afternoon yoga

19.00 Dinner

20.30 Evening gathering

****Please note: Itineraries may vary a little but the one above is quite typical.

We’ll begin the day with Guided Meditation – which can be enjoyed seated or lying if pretzel sitting isn’t for you! On some days we will begin with soothing breath,  Pranayama and cleansing breath Kriyas

There will be daily –  morning and early evening Yoga practice inviting you to be nourished by gentle Hatha practice We will weave a blend of Hatha based Neurogenic Yoga, TRE and Nidra throughout your stay.

Daytimes are free to discover the island…..or to meet yourself … and simply be still.

Lunch is always available for those choosing to rest during the day in the embrace of La Serrania

During our retreat we will have a day  of silent practice, This is deeply nourishing and to date everyone, even those who have not experienced this before….always want more!

Dinner will follow early evening Yoga. Afterwards, some evenings we’ll gather for meditation, yoga nidra or for Raki and I to share our ‘off the mat’ tools for life. One evening we will come together for the wonderful experience of the Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony.

Saturday – departure day

Morning Nidra followed by breakfast and departure 10.30 am

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Food

Throughout your stay enjoy fabulous, fresh locally sourced vegetarian food, lovingly prepared by our passionate kitchen team. Water, tea, coffee, and herbal teas are available all day long. Special dietary requirements can be catered for when requested at the time of booking.

 

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Price

Luxury shared twin room with ensuite and private terrace £875.00

Luxury Single room with ensuite and private terrace £1325.00

What is Included:

Full Board includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at La Serrania

Luxury Ensuite Bedrooms

Twice Daily Yoga Practice

Meditation

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What is Not Included:

Travel – Return flights available from UK London, Bristol and Exeter with Easyjet, Ryanair and Flybe starting at £85.

Retreat-ees are responsible for their own travel to Palma de Mallorca and from the airport to La Serrania close to the village of Pollença on the North East side of Mallorca.

Those who’d like to taxi share to La Serrania will be connected up via email in order to ‘self organise’. Equally you may wish to rent a car for the week and to share car rental too. Great idea if you’d like to explore and see more of the island. This can be ‘self organized’ with other group members via email….we’ll put you in touch.

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About The Teachers

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Jo Hamilton is a DSY Teacher and Advanced TRE Trauma Release Practitioner and Neurogenic yoga Teacher. Following her own healing journey she supports others to release emotional and physical trauma through activation of our natural instinctive tremor mechanism, releasing accumulated deep tension held within our body. Jo is a Relax and Renew Trainer in Restorative Yoga having studied with Judith Lasater PhD, Dr Bo Forbes Psychologist and Yoga Therapist and Dr David Berceli, an expert in the field of trauma.

Passionate about the healing benefits of yoga nidra, Jo studied iRest Yoga Nidra to Level 2 and Total Yoga Nidra at yoga Campus. She enjoys blending her toolkit of practices to untie the body and mind from past painful experiences.

For more information on Jo click here

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Raquel Lyons is a Yoga Teacher, Certified TRE Provider, Bowen Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner. Creative, earthy and known for her grounded and nurturing way of teaching body awareness, providing safe spaces for everyone to feel at ease and calm. Inspired by the love of nature, meditation, swimming in the sea, spiritual literature, anatomy, loves animals, yoga and shaking!

Raquel was born and raised in Mallorca and has been providing one to one yoga and yoga classes for 10 years and runs weekly TRE groups as well as individual sessions.

For more information on Raquel click here

 

 

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Feedback From 2017 Retreats

“What a wonderful retreat..and so special to experience some very useful and empowering new tools.. ”

“Thank you both so much for your calm and skilled presence and the slow pace of everything.. just beautiful.”

“I felt your loving energy, Jo… enveloping.”

“I really connected with your slow deep energy.. sometimes when I listen to certain American yoga teachers, I feel the fingernail blackboard effect. and my body goes ‘aargh’. you are the complete opposite..”

“Honored to experience you and the retreat lived up to all expectations.”

“Meeting you has been like a breath of fresh air in my life…..something really positive to hold on to during the more difficult times. I have no problem trusting my gut instinct this time!”

“I truly appreciate your lovely gentle way of teaching, you really are a valued treasure Jo.”

 

For Booking your Space

Please contact in the UK

Jo on Tel:+44 7714253992 jopureyoga@gmail.com

or in Mallorca

Raki on +34 699 954 296 rakilyons@me.com