"Refresh, Restore, Remember" Anusara® Yoga Retreat
Molino Del Rey, Malaga, Spain
11th-18th September, 2021
Did you know you are made of star dust? Did you perhaps forget that for a while? Let me re-treat you, let me remind you that you are Lakshmi - a goddess of light, love and abundance.
Six days away at the "Light Up Your Lakshmi" retreat will rekindle your flame, regain your centre and reclaim your energy. After a week away on the "Island of the Gods" you will be ready to step back to your beautiful, crazy, unpredictable life with both more vigour and grace!
Some of you are reading this and thinking .... yes I want some of that! And feel ready to sign up immediately.
Others of you will be feeling less ... maybe your light has got a little lost, maybe you are feeling disempowered and quite frankly just downright tired? This is the perfect chance for you to feed and restore that lack lustre flame, connect to who you are and return feeling inspired and energised.
Your yoga teacher Sarah Powell ...
Let me introduce you to Bali, it feels like a second home to me. Having lived in Asia for 11 years, I've visited many times and feel like its a dream come true to be able to share this magical place with you!
This very spiritual island provides the perfect, peaceful back drop for you to take time away to rekindle your flame. A week provides the luxury of time to dive deeper into the essence of yoga, and truly listen a-while to your soul. You will draw energy and inspiration from my myth and story telling of Lakshmi and her divine light, enabling you to shine brighter in life!
Explore and deepen your yoga practice with daily Anusara® Yoga, pranayama and meditation, and feed your body with nutritious organic, vegetarian food all freshly made at Shanti Agung.
No cooking for a week - yay!
The Yoga ...
Through our daily Anusara® yoga practice, together we will listen to stories of the mountains and how they have been part of many ancient myths and stories. These are not just dusty, old stories but messages that are directly relatable to YOUR life story. We will take time to both ground you and settle your soul, and also find the lightness and beauty of an invigorating yoga practice!
We will delve into 2 inspiring yoga practices most days - an energising practice in the morning before breakfast, and a restorative & meditative, nourishing practice in the evening as the sun goes down.
There will also be (optional) early morning meditations and an evening yoga nidra to truly find a place of inner, silence and stillness and the best nights sleep ever!
Join me and re-kindle your flame!
Molino Del Rey - your home for the week
Molino Del Rey is an award winning resort set in the beautiful nature reserve of Andalucía “Sierra de las Nieves” in Southern Spain.
The resort has been created with comfort and luxury in mind. It has everything you would expect from a luxury yoga retreat and much more. Our yoga retreat facilities are second to none in Spain. In fact the top yoga experts regularly rate Molino del Rey as One of the Best Yoga Retreats in the World!
A spring of the river “Rio Grande” is born at the entrance of our hamlet. From it, the purest of waters flows right through the retreat centre. You can dip your feet in it all around the resort, and dive into it in the pool all whilst surrounded by the wonderful fragrance of mountain flowers!
The large, light yoga studio features a beautiful wooden flooring and high vault like ceilings. This stunning space occupies an extraordinary position, and is actually hand-cut directly into the mountain side, making the space a cooling, restful space. The cave also means its acoustics are second to none and its views stretch across the beautiful Andalucian valley and a door allowing you to enter further into the inner stillness of the caves.
Numerous caves also create wonderful places to take yourself off to meditate and be still in the cool. Be still and silent, or chant and allow your voice to echo!
After yoga ... at the resort
Molino Del Rey is quiet and tranquil. Between yoga practices you can choose to be active (see below) or choose to simply be still and quite and soak up the peace.
Want to be alone? There are plenty of places to get some quiet time in the grounds, huts, caves or lounges. Remember that book you've been wanting to read for ages? Bring it with you and relax by the pool or maybe sit in the charming gardens with it. You choose, because in the afternoons its free time for you to do exactly as YOU please.
If you fancy being a bit more sociable then chill with a new friend. Our group will be small enough for you to be alone, but never lonely.
I will also be organising a couple of trips and a meal out one evening. Totally up to you if you'd like to join in or not. This is your time. Treat it as a home from home.
After yoga ..... activities
You are very welcome to relax by the pool with a book at Molino Del Rey in our free time. But you may also want to keep busy or explore a little further ....
Beautiful walks, hiking, horse riding, closely situated in one of Andalucia’s most impressive natural reserves. This huge natural park “Sierra de las Nieves” has been designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and contains the Abies Pinsapo Boissir, the oldest known species of fir tree found in Europe.
Take a map and discover some hidden trails and gems in the mountains, on foot or horse back. Just a 2km hike from the resort is a beautiful natural pool to swim in and we can spend an afternoon there to enjoy its cool, calm beauty.
The stunning town of Ronda can be reached by taxi and its ancient streets and tempting restaurants are well worth exploring.
Delicious and Nutritious Food
The at Molino Del Rey is plentiful and delicious. You are guaranteed to be well fed and nourished during our stay. We get a large breakfast, small snacks for lunch and amazing dinner - all cooked freshly on the premises by local chefs. In addition there will be a daily fruit, snacks, teas and unlimited water.
Anthony has a wonderful fridge packed full of the local wines. You can purchase these at extra cost (in cash) each evening.
A 30-minute taxi ride away is the town of Ronda. We will eat out here on Wednesday night (at extra cost) and explore the gorgeous town and gift shops. The ice cream stalls are particularly yummy!
My mouth is watering already!
* 6 nights accommodation at Molino Del Rey
* 2 full meals a day (breakfast & dinner)
* Daily snacks, water, tea & coffee
* 2 Anusara yoga/meditation classes per day
* All linen, pool and room towels
Whats not included:
* Transfers to the resort
* Extra Tips
* Any meals or trips out
* Any private yoga lessons with Sarah
What you will need to bring:
* Your own yoga mat, block & strap
* Travel and health insurance (compulsory)
* Euros for spending and trips
* Seek medical advice and make decisions on your travel inoculations
* Check your visa requirements (most will need 6 months on your passport)
Prices based on per person, sharing a twin room and shared bathroom facilities.
Bookings will be opening very soon.