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    Dear yogi friends,

    It has been a while since we last wrote you. Many things have happened in between. Let’s start with the greatest news: we found our own retreat location! We are amazingly glad and grateful that we found such a wonderful location in southern Spain, within such a short period of time. And we would love to share our new home with you! That is why we have planned several interesting and inspiring retreats for the upcoming months.

    Yoga and Meditation Retreat Special Theme: The Emotional Body

    November 28  – December 4, 2015

    February 6 – February 12, 2016

     

    During this retreat we will focus on the emotional body. We will try to get a better understanding of our emotions and from where they arise. We will explore various approaches like yoga, meditation, sharing (speaking from the heart) and other methods to transform emotions and use them in a positive way.

    Introduction in Meditation & Gentle Yoga

    December 12 – December 18, 2015

    January 16 – January 22, 2016

     

    This retreat is especially for those who would like to start making meditation a part of their daily lives. With three hours of meditation per day, lots of personal guidance, additional theory classes and gentle yoga practice, you will set a strong foundation for your personal meditation practice.

    Special New Year’s Yoga Retreat

    December 28, 2015 – January 3, 2016

     

    This week we will celebrate a peaceful, quiet and healthy New Year with a small group of wonderful people. It will be a week of yoga, meditation and hiking through the amazing forests. Theme of the week will be how to integrate spiritual practices into your daily life. And on January 1st we will have a special (optional) New Year’s  dive into our swimming pool! J

    Energy Retreat

    January 23 – January 29, 2016

     

    During this retreat we will focus on (awakening) the energy body. Through different exercises, yoga and meditation we will become more aware of the subtle flow of energy through our body.

     

    If you are interested in any of the above retreats, please send us an email through info@yogaretreatspanje.nl. We are working very hard on our new website, and until then you can find more information and pictures through our facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/yogaretreatinspanje/

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    Our *retreat house* story

    When we decided to stay in Spain to start our own Yoga and Meditation Retreat center, we couldn’t have imagined it would go so fast. Only weeks after starting our online search through fincas, casas and cortijos, we found an add (without pictures!) that just sounded amazing. A house in the middle of a national park, with a large yard, no direct neighbors, absolute peace and silence, a small river with potable water running over the terrain…We were a bit hesitant in replying to the add, as there were no pictures, and it just sounded too perfect. However, we did send a message and within two days we were visiting the house, and…totally fell in love with the place! J

    Located a little more than an hour’s drive from Málaga airport, and 5 km. into the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, is our new home and retreat center. When sitting outside, watching the amazing view, you only hear the birds, the wind and the sound of water running through the little brook. From the yard you enter the national park immediately where you can walk for hours through beautiful forests and hills. The water from the brook is clear and clean, entering our taps and the swimming pool right from the source. The sun takes care of our electricity, while the heat comes from our cozy fire place. This place is just amazing! And we would love to share it with you.

    We hope to welcome you to one of our retreats!

    With heartfelt greetings,

    Alexander & Serieke
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  • Newsletter 01

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    Dear friends,

    One and a half months ago we started our yoga adventure in Spain. We had a wonderful time hosting two retreats in August, sharing our practice with two beautiful groups of individuals. There was laughter, crying, singing, lots of yoga, meditation and also time for making friends, being quiet and enjoying the amazing nature around us. We will cherish the memories!

    New retreats at “El Molino” in Spain October & November 2015

    Because we enjoyed organizing the retreats so much, we decided to plan two more from October 25th until the 31st and from November 1st until the 7th 2015.

    To all the people who could use a break from daily life: Join us! 😀
    All inclusive prices from €395,-

    There will be yoga, meditation, workshops and theory classes, while (again) staying at the beautiful location called “El Molino”. This rural retreat location is situated in between the orange, fig, pomegranate and lemon trees (yummy!). Also there is a very nice creek called Rio Guaro, where various herbs and turtles can be found.

    For more information about the retreat and for pictures, take a look at our website:www.yogaretreatspanje.nl

    We hope you like the new (rebuild :P) website and want to share it with your yogi friends:

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    Feel free to forward this mail as well 🙂

    Our journey so far and the quest for our own retreat location

    Furthermore for those of you who are interested in our personal journey; we have been very busy looking for our own retreat location the last month. This quest brought us to different regions of southern Spain, starting with the Alpujarras, south of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. As it was the fig season, and fig trees were abundant, we were feasting on them every day. We were pleasantly surprised by the cute organic shops in the main town of the region Órgiva, and enjoyed a couple of beautiful walks through the mountains.

    We were being tipped that the Sierra de Grazalema National Park ought to be a beautiful place, so we made that our next stop. As rainfall in the Grazalema National Park is about four times higher than in the surrounding areas, there is an oasis of green. After weeks of drought and sunshine, we experienced our first Spanish raindrops on our way there. We were thrilled! Being from a country where rain is abundant, we forgot how important it is for life to flourish. The humid air smelled wonderful! The scenery in the park was spectacular and we definitely felt a connection to the nature there.

    Our third stop was in the coastal town of Tarifa. A surfers’ paradise, with a huge white sanded beach, perfect for our morning yoga practice. Not only did we enjoy the sea, the beach and the lovely shops, we also enjoyed the fact that finally we found several really good vegetarian restaurants (which is quite difficult in carnivorous Spain!).

    So, did we succeed in our quest for a permanent retreat location? We might have! More news will follow in our next newsletter… 🙂

    For now, we wish you all a beautiful after-summer, with lots of love, yoga and peace.

    All the best,

    Alexander & Serieke
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