3 -10 November 2018

Ayurveda and Sama Yoga retreat
with Sky & Sanna
Lanzarote Island

A Sama Yoga retreat infused with Ayurveda teachings and breath-taking contact with nature, including the possibility to surf and snorkel.

This 7 day Yoga retreat is set in a beautifully quiet, cosy, home feeling location, with volcano views and organic gardens. Enjoy smooth and deep Sama Yoga sessions twice daily with Sky who offers 28 years of yoga experience and refinement.

Learn how to take care of your complete health with Ayurveda, yoga philosophy classes and guided meditations in the evenings with Sanna

The days are open to explore this paradise, with swimming, snorkeling, surfing (classes/rentals possible), beautiful white sand beaches, and walking in the Volcanoes on offer.

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.

A wonderful combination to rejuvenate, refresh, learn and inspire good health in your life.

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.

Ayurveda classes

One can expect to learn the basics about Ayurveda. Even in a few classes one can see understand how to immediately apply healthy, balancing habits to one’s life. We will learn some simple recipes to use in cooking, self-care and sleeping and see the link of Yoga to Ayurveda.

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 TEACHERS

SKY

SKY

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, 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.

Skys classes are always spontaneous and deeply honoring of his students. He teachs with relaxed passion, humor and clear understanding of the poses and their benefits.
As his students say, it’s a very interesting, creative and fun form to practice. It looks like a Hatha Yoga flow, but spiced with Qi Gong and special mantras to open the heart.

SANNA

SANNA

Sanna’s passion has always been spiritual & personal growth, her interest spans over all aspects that Yoga includes. She searched answers for many years and in many traditions and since she was 16 has been committed to a daily Yoga & Meditation practice. But it wasn’t until she found traditional Advaita Vedanta that the search was satisfied.

Sannas name is very appropriate; it means “truth”, which has been her motivation and goal for as long as she can remember. She radiates an honesty and openness that invites immediate comfort and trust in all her students and clients.

Since 2009 she studies vedanta, sanskrit, mantra, chanting & ritual daily with her teachers in the Swami Dayananda Saraswati lineage and has been given their blessings to teach to carry the tradition further.

She is one of the main teachers in the Sama Yoga Teacher training and involved in the Yoga studio: “Under the Banyantree” in Bali. She also offers online classes, individual Life coaching sessions and spiritual guidance both live and on Skype.

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 discover the magic of the island, going to special lonely spots for meditate or having there one of the classes, bathing in isolated beaches, trekking though volcanoes and cliffs and watching the sunrise or sunset.

All excursions and transport during the trips are included.

Sample Daily Schedule (*)

06.30 Meditation

07.00 Yoga

09.00 Breakfast

10.00 Surf/SUP/Snorkel/Walk/Rest

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Yoga Philosophy

15.00 Beach or Rest in Guest house

17.30 Yoga

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Learn Ayurveda and Massage

21.30 Bedtime

(*) 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
  • Sama yoga classes with Sky in a beautiful indoor yoga shala or outdoors
  • Ayurveda and yoga philosophy classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Trips to some of the most pure, tranquil and beautiful natural places in the Island: Famara Beach (surfing spot), Caldera Blanca Volcano, Papagayo Beaches (snorkeling spot) and La Graciosa 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 August 1, 2018.

Registrations before August 1: 1008 €

Registration after August 1: 1108 €

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