21-27 October 2019

Sama Yoga Retreat
Taken care of what is given
with Sky Akasha
Bolonia Beach, Spain

A rejuvenating retreat near the coast in Southern Spain.

A chance for Autumn warmth with yoga, sunshine and nourishment in many ways.

Make the moments in your life meaningful.

We often forget to appreciate what is given and then take care of it with reverence and love.

These days we will be very kind to ourselves, giving a full yoga treatment twice daily. In Sama Yoga, the whole person is appreciated, mind and body are honoured in every pose. Even in one session seeing how yoga can relax and restore one to a comfortable balance.

Sky will also give daily teachings about yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyle on how to take care of our beautiful mind, family and home.

We will enjoy the warmth of the Atlantic “Costa de la Luz” (Coast of the Light), with some of the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches of Spain…miles of fine white sand, crystal clear waters and views across to Morocco

About Sama Yoga

An intuitive approach that meets the students where they are at and lets them feel acceptable the whole way through. The practice is smooth, with guidance given to adapting your breath to stabilize your nervous system.

We take time to warm up the spine, back and breath through flowing movements and then once open we stay in poses for some time and with clear guidance to unlock hold patterns and emotional pain. The well balanced practice includes Mantras, Qi Gong and wisdom from Ayurveda and Bhagavat Gita.

Yoga Philosophy

A big part of Sama Yoga is to learn how to live life in a balanced way, where there’s less reactions and pressure. A simple example is using words to create light, not heat.

We teach the basic Values (Yamas and Niyamas) in a very fresh and inspiring way, bringing life to these essential values and seeing how paying attention to them can truly benefit our life. Learn how to respond intelligently in stressful situations and use the wisdom of yoga to open your heart to a more fulfilling life.

THE TEACHER

In search for balance, healing and answers to life’s purpose and meaning, Sky came to his first yoga class 28 years ago, and immediately felt at home and inspired to learn more.
His journey has led him to study several forms of yoga, including Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini and the Chinese forms, Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Over the years Sky has been educated in Ayurveda, studying 1 year with the master Dr. Vasant Lad, enriching his understanding of health and clear choices that support a balanced way of living. In 2001 he met his Guru, Swami Vagishananda Saraswati, definitely the most important and influential meeting of his life. Blessed to be in close connection with his Guru, he continues to receive deep studies in Vedanta, sanskrit, mantras, Puja and all the yoga philosophy and values of the yogic tradition. This has given him a good grounding in the purpose and practices of Yoga as a way of achieving balance, harmony and total fulfillment in this life.

For the past 15 years Sky has been teaching yoga full time and in 2007 established the Sama Yoga school, which leads Yoga Teacher Trainings and retreats in Sweden, Bali, Scotland and Greece.

Sky’s classes are always spontaneous and deeply honoring of his students.
“Always I feel so blessed to share what has benefited me and to be with students as I learn so much”, Sky.
Sky teaches with clear guidance and refined words that honour and respect everyone, so we can see we are acceptable the whole way through and feel great too. The classes are complete yoga sessions in themselves addressing body, mind and the whole person.

WHERE

In the southern part of the province of Cadiz, South Spain, the beaches and the light are beyond comparison.

Bolonia, an old fisherman village, is probably unique in the coast of South Spain, due to its lack of development and its unspolited light blue sea beaches. Spanish people love to keep this secret to themselves, so, except for August, the number of tourists is low.

The center is situated in the land-maritime Natural Park of the Strait, bathed in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. A hidden treasure of long, lonely beaches, cliffs, underwater caves, dunes, with memories of ancient civilizations and many trails to discover.

The retreat will be held on a cozy farm with comfortable rooms and houses with private bathrooms, built with bioconstruction materials. It is located 2 hours from the airports Malaga (an easy destination from most European capitals) and 1 hour 20 min from the Gibraltar and Jerez airports.

There are many outdoor spaces to enjoy, a dining area/solarium, swimming pool and a common lounge with fireplace.

From the farm, we will enjoy daily excursions to the quieter beaches and amazing treekings with views to the Northen cost of Africa.

The food is first class, delicious, ecological, local and seasonal, grown largely at the farm. The chef has more than 25 years of experience in conscious vegetarian and vegan cuisine.

All excursions and transport during the trips are included.

Sample Daily Schedule (*)

07.00 Meditation

07.30 Yoga

09.30 Breakfast

10.30 Beach/Surf/Walk/Rest

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Beach or Rest in Guest house

17.00 Yoga

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Yoga Philosophy or Yoga Nidra

21.30 Bedtime

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

Check in: Monday October 21, from 4.00 pm

Check out: Sunday October 27, before 12.00 am

Package Includes

  • Accommodation in little apartments or double rooms, both with ensuite bathroom and terrace (6 nights).
  • Healthy vegetarian food, using fresh, local and predominately organic ingredients prepared by an experienced chef (3 meals per day)
  • Coffee, teas and purified drinkable water available all day long.
  • Sama yoga classes with Sky in a beautiful equipped indoor yoga shala or outdoors
  • Yoga philosophy classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Trips to some of the most pure, tranquil and beautiful beaches of Southen Spain,  in Tarifa’s region.
  • Transport on the excursions: Rental cars, petrol and car insurance.

On request (at additional cost):

  • Surf , windsurf, or kitesurf classes  (On request at the registration)
  • Several types of massages and energy healing (on request at arrival)
  • Transport from/to the airport (from 40 € one way)

Flights tickets are not included

Total Price

Early bird discount valid for the 10 first registrations until August 1, 2019.

Before August 1: 790 €

After August 1: 890 €

To secure your retreat booking, we require a 250 € deposit. Full payment is due before September 15, 2019.

The Center has different sizes of double rooms/appartments. The type of accommodation will be assigned by registration order.

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

Any questions? Write us: info@shamaretreats.com