30 September – 7 October 2018

Align with Magic Retreat
with Sandra Carson
Lanzarote Island.

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

This retreat is a getaway from your life as you are living it. A time in which you will be able to fully breathe and let go, a time that is just for you!

During this week, you will have at your fingertips: energizing and relaxing yoga, conscious energy practices, delicious foods and comfortable accommodation, the luscious surroundings of our partner center in Lanzarote, with its volcanic mountains, the beach, the breeze and a warm climate.
A beautiful opportunity to release, relax, and recharge.

Although this retreat offers open or all level yoga, some yoga experience is recommended.

THE PROGRAM

Sandra will lead you in delicious daily morning and evening classes.

The morning yoga will be energizing and fun; to wake up your body and get your juices flowing!
These classes will focus on waking up your breath, moving your body and opening your energy channels. You will get creative flow, alignment and breath work. A real jump start to your day!

You will understand better how to personalize your yoga practice so it fits your body.

Alignment

You will alternate flow with holding poses and sometimes breaking down poses or highlighting actions.

Sandra’s yoga teaching is a real mix of movement (flow and intuitive or free movement) and alignment. Her alignment work is knowledge and body based.

You will be able to find the alignment that fits your body by techniques that will be offered and by feeling how this affects your body. At the end of this week, you will have a good sense for what is right for you and where your energy flows and your body feels stable and free.

Yoga off the mat

In the afternoons, you will have the opportunity to expand your “yoga off the mat”.

Every day you will learn and practice practical and relatable yoga philosophy, play with conscious energy connection, and do contemplation and sharing exercises.

The conscious energy connections are exercises in which you will practice to feel and stay in touch with your “inner landscape” while directing your attention outward and connecting to others.  Through these exercises you will be able to examine when your body is giving you answers that your mind is often not willing or able to hear.

“What is it that I really feel?” and “What is it that I need?” are some questions that you will be better able to answer after this retreat.

The psoas

The evening classes will focus on cultivating a feeling awareness of your body and tension and stress release. You will become intimately familiar with your psoas muscle and learn how to feel your “first responder to stress”.

This amazing muscle brings together so many different parts of yourself: your body, emotions, your breath, the energy (thoughts) in your head and your sensitivity and openness.
Simply stretching the psoas will often fail to release and relax your body.

Sandra will guide through awareness practice and through body based tension release exercises to reconnect with your natural ability to release tension. You will feel the difference on every level; more ease in your posture, a more quiet yet alive mind and senses, better sleep and more access to your energy.

At the end of the retreat you will bring home all the benefits and tools of these practices so you can continue giving yourself the gift of relaxation.

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.

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

SANDRA CARSON

Sandra Carson is a knowledgeable and insightful yoga teacher who has been teaching internationally for the last 15 years.
Her teaching style is rooted in alignment and the cultivation of body awareness through the sensory body. Sandra’s background is Vinyasa Flow, Anusara yoga, therapeutics and Tantra.

She became a Yoga Alliance certified teacher in the USA in 2001. She is also a Anusara® certified teacher and an Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500). She teaches workshops and retreats in different countries, Yoga Teacher trainings and Advanced Yoga Teacher trainings.

Her unique yoga classes are a mix of flow and alignment and mostly dynamic and energizing in nature. They invite you to step up and curiously explore your abilities while respecting your boundary. Sandra encourages you to listen intimately and choose what serves you in every moment by offering modifications and variations throughout the practice.
Over the past years, Sandra has been specializing more in the pelvis and psoas.

Sandra teaches classes in Amsterdam and for online yoga studio EkhartYoga.com, with more than 800.000 students all over the world.
You can find her on LivingAlignmentYoga.com and 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.

You 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 (*)

7:45-9.15 morning class

9.30-10.30 breakfast

10.30-13.00 excursions/nature/ beach/free time

13.00-14.00 lunch

14.00-17.00 excursions /nature/beach/free time

17.00-18.00 afternoon program philosophy, conscious energy, contemplations

19.00-20.00 dinner

20.30-21.30 evening class

(*) 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 Sandra Carson in a beautiful indoor yoga shala or outdoors.
  • Psoas workshops
  • Yoga philosophy discussions
  • Conscious energy connections exercises
  • 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):

  • 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 June 30, 2018.

Before June 30: 1040 €

After June 30: 1150 €

To secure your retreat booking, we require a 250 € deposit. Full payment is due before August 1, 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.

Single occupancy would be possible, depending on the number of participants. Supplement for individual use: 180 €

For more information and registration: info@shamaretreats.com