30 September – 7 October 2018

Align with Magic Yoga Retreat
with Sandra Carson
Lanzarote Island.

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

“When you polish off the dirt, you will see your magical self reflected in the mirror”

Are you longing to really step away from your life for a moment? To really get into your body? To align yourself in the most perfect way?  Then this is the week for you:  to find a deeper connection to yourself and re-awaken to the innate joy of simply being yourself.

During this retreat, Sandra will guide you through a carefully crafted program that will take you deeper in yourself day by day, teach you how to align in your physical body and align you with your higher self;  to step up to what your heart wants for you.  Sandra will take you deeper in your body where you can release stored up tension so space is created for new energy to arise within you.

“We are not bound beings seeking freedom, we are free beings seeking healthy things to bind ourselves to”- Douglas Brooks

This retreat is a get away from your life as you are living it. An opportunity to let go and connect; letting go of your mind and tension in your body and to reconnect with your body and heart in a new and authentic way. You will receive the tools to explore yourself, release (at least some of) the baggage that you no longer need and fill up with the goodness that you want!  Sandra will share teachings and tools to empower yourself and fully shine in your life!

Energizing, play, relaxation, serenity, recharge, consciousness, nature, pleasure, connection and fun are some of the keywords for the week that you will have at Lanzarote yoga retreat center.

We will introduce some optional elements of a keto diet,  low carb/no sugar to feel its benefits in health and an increase in energy (you can always choose a normal vegetarian diet).

The “Align with Magic” retreat will take you to a delightful place, an eco resort in the middle of luscious natural beauty, a retreat center that will enchant you, with its cosines, food that will delight your taste buds and will detox your body at the same time and practices that will let you sink deeper into yourself. A week to simply to enjoy, to energize, to let go and relax, reflect and revitalize.

THE PROGRAM

Life can get so busy that you sometimes lose yourself and become disconnected from yourself and what is truly important for you.  You can get stuck in patterns in your life that leave you feeling empty or dissatisfied with your life or yourself.  Or you may have forgotten what is important and meaningful to you.

During this week, you will empower yourself on many levels; body, mind and heart. You will reconnect with the “natural you;” with yourself as you truly are; radiant and alive!

With theory and guidance, you will have the tools to drop the blockages that are holding you back and experience the freedom of feeling, knowing and expressing your magical self.

Yoga- Flow and Alignment

During the morning classes, 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 sensory based. Sandra will offer techniques so you can find and feel the alignment that fits 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

The afternoon sessions are a mix of philosophy, coaching and body/mind energy work and “conscious energy connections”.

These sessions are an opportunity to go deeper in a different way Sandra will lead you through exercises; contemplations and writing exercises, some alone and some with partners, that will help you see and sense where you can get more free, more relaxed and happy in your authentic self.

Some of the questions like “how can I be more of myself in my (everyday) life,” and other questions will be contemplated.  We will share and support each other

Body Stress release and Yoga Nidra

The evening classes will focus on cultivating a feeling awareness of your body and tension and stress release by working with the psoas.

Step by step, Sandra will lead you deeper into your body so you can let go and sink more into your natural relaxed state. You will become intimately familiar with your psoas muscle and learn how to feel your “first responder to stress.”

All at your own pace and in the way that feels best for you; simply follow your body as it leads you into Bliss!

Each session will end with a Yoga Nidra or deep relaxation that will allow your heart and mind to integrate the changes in your body.

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 (*)

07:45-09.15  Yoga and pranayama

09.30-10.30  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  Conscious energy connection/practical philosophy

19.00-20.00  Dinner

20.30-21.30  Release, relax and restore

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

Check in: Sunday September 30, from 4.00 pm

Check out: Sunday October 7: 10.00 am

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.
  • Transport from the airport to the retreat center (round trip)
  • 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 €. If you join the retreat with a friend, both of you will have a 10% discount.

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 €

Any questions? Write us: info@shamaretreats.com