27 May – 3 June 2018

Nurture, Nourish and Flow Yoga Retreat
with Nichi Green
Lanzarote Island.

El retiro se impartirá en inglés / The course will be taught in English.

On this retreat you will really have an opportunity to nurture and nourish yourself both body, mind and soul. Nichi will encourage you to switch off from technology and reconnect with yourselves, nature and each other.

Yoga and meditation allows us to deeply listen. By moving and tuning into the breath we can practice absorbing feedback from the body and filtering out the chatter that often preoccupies and dominates us through most of the day.

You will learn to listen. You will learn to witness what you are most in need of. You will learn to let go and be ok about trusting your intuition to do that.

Nichi works very much from a place of connection with her students. She builds her teaching from her students’ needs seeing herself very much as a guide whilst sharing her passion and enthusiasm for Yoga. She is fascinated by the body and movement and very much delivers this in creative and inspiring vinyasa that feels fluid and organic. She wants her students to feel and breathe first. She believes that we all have the power to heal ourselves and movement, yoga, breath and meditation are fundamental in enabling this healing.

Students of all abilities are very welcome to attend this retreat. Nichi asks that you come with an open heart and an open mind as we will work deeply and honestly.

The program

We will start the day with a complete and long yoga practice. Guided meditation and pranayama will open up the process of diving within yourself. Asana practice will always start from the floor with hip and shoulder work and move into fluid vinyasa guided by the breath.

Afternoon practice will either be partner yoga and Thai massage or Yamuna Body Rolling. These afternoons will be gentle and recuperative.

Yamuna Body Rolling is an incredible deep body work practised by leaning weight onto specially designed balls. As we move the ball along different areas of the body we create space, release tension, realign and stimulate bone, energy lines and improve circulation. You will learn to work with Yamuna balls in your own practice

On a couple of evenings Nichi will guide you through a creative exercise where we may use art materials or story work to express feelings, sensations or work through unresolved issues.

Meditation or Yoga Nidra to end your day will enable you to sleep and rest well.

The excursions

All excursions and transport during the trips are included.

We will have time to discover the magic of Lanzarote, exploring the most special natural places, bathing in isolated beaches, meditating inside a volcano, trekking though cliffs and watching the beautiful sunrise or sunset from the best spots of the island.

We will offer the possibility to surf or snorkel on request.

Outstanding excursions:

  • Endless golden sand Famara Beach (Surfing and best sunset spot)
  • Trekking in Caldera Blanca Volcano
  • Trip boat to La Graciosa Island
  • Crystal clear and blue Papagayo Beaches (Snorkeling spot)
  • Meditation inside El Cuervo Volcano

THE TEACHER

NICHI GREEN

Director and founder of the Yoga space in Leeds, UK, Nichi has been teaching yoga for the last 16 years and training teachers for the last 10 years.

She became hooked on Ashtanga and Vinyasa based yoga, and after her first teacher training with Brian Cooper, she continued studying with many of the worlds leading Ashtanga teachers including Pattabhi and Manju Jois, David Swenson, Matthew Sweeney and John Scott. She visited Mysore and spent time studying at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute with Sharath. She has completed extra training with Shiva Rea and with Grischa Steffen of Ashtanga Yoga Berlin.

Having a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice, Nichi also teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga which she finds suits her more imaginative side inspiring her teaching to progress and shift.

Nichi became a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner in 2012 and uses this method to enable her students to enhance and regain good functional movement as well as helping them learn about anatomy and alignment.

She is registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a senior RYT500 teacher.

She teaches for Brian Cooper’s  teacher training and she runs her own Teacher Training 250 hour course in her studio in Leeds. She also runs workshops and retreats all over Europe and Sri Lanka.

She is a regular teacher on the well-known online studio Ekhart Yoga, which has more than 800.000 students all over the world.

You can find out more about Nichi at www.theyogaspace.co.uk  and www.ekhartyoga.com

WHERE

lanzarote

An eco-conscious villa surrounded by vineyards located in a large property in open countryside, with a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere far from traffic and light contamination and only 15 min drive from the best beaches of the island.

A unique paradise in nature to support your practice, where you can let the healing essence of the place regenerate you.

You will stay in beautiful little houses or studios shared for two people, each with their own bathroom and terrace. You may enjoy the solar-heated pool and a large organic garden with fruit trees and vegetables.

We will be treated to high quality Vegetarian food that is made fresh and mostly organic, picked directly from the garden and cooked with love and dedication for your health and pleasure.

Sample Daily Schedule (*)

07.00 Meditation and pranayama

07.45 Yoga

09.45 Breakfast

10.45 Activity Outdoors (Trekking/Beach/Surf/SUP/Snorkel)

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Rest, Beach, free time

17.00 Partner Yoga and massage or Yamuna Body Rolling Session

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Group Discussion, Philosophy, Creative experience.

21.30 Meditation/ Yoga Nidra

22.00 Rest

(*) The daily schedule can change depending on the weather conditions and the duration of the trips.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in little houses or double rooms, both with ensuite bathroom and terrace (7 nights).
  • Healthy vegetarian food, using fresh, local and predominately organic ingredients prepared by an experienced Italian chef (3 meals per day)
  • Coffee, teas and purified drinkable water available all day long.
  • Use of the solar-panel heated swimming-pool
  • Yoga classes with Nichi Green in a beautiful indoor yoga shala or outdoors
  • Daily meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Partner Yoga and Thai massage classes
  • Yamuna Body Rolling workshops
  • Yoga philosophy discussions
  • Trips to some of the most pure, tranquil and beautiful natural places in the Island
  • Transport on the excursions: Rental cars, petrol and car insurance.
  • Boat to La Graciosa Island.
  • Local guides and advice.

On request (at additional cost):

  • Surf Classes and/or surf or snorkeling material (On request at the registration)
  • Several types of massages and energy healing (on request at arrival)

Flights tickets are not included

Total Price

Early bird discount valid for registrations until March 15, 2018.

Registrations before March 15: 1040 €

Registrations after March 15: 1150 €

Booking Procedure:

To secure your retreat booking, we require a 250 € non-refundable deposit.

Full payment is due before April 27, 2018

The Center has different forms of double accommodation: small houses (50 m2-40 m2), studios (30 m2), double rooms (15 m2) and a Yurt (28 m2).

The type of accommodation will be assigned by registration order.

A few double rooms will be reserved for individual use. Supplement: 180 €

For more information: info@shamaretreats.com