Rising Woman Yoga Retreat
Cordoba in Andalucia, Spain
Monday 24th APRIL - Sunday 30th APRIL 2024
with KAREN LANE
Join Karen Lane for a 6 day WOMEN ONLY Yoga Retreat in sundrenched Andalucia - Cordoba Southern Spain.
RECLAIM your VOICE and come home to yourself. Treat yourself to the dedicated Space and Time you deserve for your own Rising Transformation. You feel it brewing and you might be unsure what this inner voice is calling you towards. You need a safe space to connect and to reclaim your creativity. This is it! A chance to reset and reclaim yourself and restore your energies, before the hectic summer kicks in.
Yoga, Breathwork Meditation and Voice Activation Sessions will help you IGNITE the power within, find balance and nourish your creative soul. Connect to your intuition and follow the call of your inner voice to live with courage and authenticity. You will be invigorated and leave with a sense of tranquility and a toolkit of accessible short practises to take back to your everyday life!
Bask in the glorious warm sun and enjoy 2 daily optional Yoga practices, breathwork and meditation. There is ample outdoor space to find privacy here, as well as gorgeous communal spaces in which to share our Yoga practise. Both indoor and outdoor spaces will allow us the flexibility to spread out and come together.
Our indoor Shala provides a beautiful wooden floor, stunning stone walls and plenty of light. The morning will begin with a dynamic Vinyasa Flow to and breathwork to energise you for the day ahead. After that you are free to relax in the surrounds of the house and enjoy the pool or explore the stunning historic surrounding towns.
Karen has always been a mover, studying dance from a young age. She returned to mindful movement as her main form of exercise to help her cope with grief, a fast-paced London life and bringing up three daughters. High powered workouts no longer provided the grounding and centering she needed and through Yoga she discovered a sense of calm and resilience. Karen credits her main teacher Tania Brown for inspiring her to delve deeper into the ancient traditions and become a teacher of Yoga. She trained initially (200hrs) in London with Yogahaven lead by Allie Hill and Amy MacDonald. As a professional singer and voice practitioner she has always known the importance of breath but as a yogi she has truly come to deeply understand the benefits to mind and body. Studying further training in Yogic breath work with Michael Bikyer YogaLap Jan 2021. Karen completed her 300Hr advanced training in 2021 studying with Sianna Sherman and Greta Hill – the Rasa Collective – a tantric based yoga practise which incorporates deep dives into mudra (healing hand gestures) mantra (chanting sacred Sanskrit) and is focused on welcoming the whole individual on this alchemical journey. Embracing ourselves, the light and the dark all emotions (Rasas) without judgement. Rasa Yoga has helped Karen to combine all her strengths and align fully with her Dharma using her voice as healing medium integrating chanting into her practice. Exploring the connection of breath, voice and body and utilising yoga as a form of mind body transformation for all.
The morning will begin with a dynamic Vinyasa Flow to energise you for the day ahead. Where possible, we will practise outside on the terrace. Evenings we will practise in the beautiful indoor Shala.
8:00 - 9:15 AM RISE N SHINE YOGA - A Dynamic Vinyasa Style practise including Pranayama (breath-work). A chance to build strength and explore your own boundaries and challenges.
9:30 AM BREAKFAST
10:00 Free time to relax in the Casa and surrounds - Enjoy the swimming pool, read a book or adventure further a field exploring the surrounding towns and nature.
2 PM LUNCH
Afternoon of further relaxation
6- 7 PM YOGA - A YIN STYLE / RESTORATIVE PRACTISE - Relaxation.
7:00 -7:30 PM FREE YOUR VOICE - Activation Session - chanting and singing.
8:00 PM DINNER
9 PM EVENING MUSIC - DANCE - Some evenings a Concert - and/or a Jam Session exploring vocal improvisation, Latin and Jazz songs and estatic dance.
Set on a hilltop, the 200-year-old Cortijo San Jose offers magnificent views of the rolling countryside, olive groves and a laguna which is home to flamingos.
The house offers beautiful accommodation, charming character, a saltwater pool, sun terrace, gardens, a courtyard and plenty of hidden corners for private relaxation. It is completely off-grid with all power generated by the sun.
Located in the heart of Andalucia, the cultural and historical delights of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Ronda are just a day trip away.
Whether you are hoping to make lasting connections with like-minded people, or find solitude and peace within - Cortijo San Jose - will provide you the space to do so. There are many private areas to use during your free time. A secret garden offers a secluded hideaway to get away and find solitude for contemplation or private meditation. There is also a fabulous games room to relax in. Plenty of free time for self-reflection, journalling, restoring, swimming or socialising. The Cortijo is just down the road from the Laguna de Tiscar and it's beautiful flamingos.
Seville and Malaga are the closest international airports to the property. Both are a 1 hour 30 minute drive away. We suggest arriving into MALAGA airport - where group transfers will take place at specific times, which will reduce the transfer cost.
TRANSFERS not included, but will be arranged for you. Allow 40 Euros EACH WAY for group transfers. Selected flights only.
Arriving at a different time or another airport will result in higher cost private transfers. SOLO Transfers/TAXI - can be expensive - 150- 180 Euros for a private taxi.
LONDON GATWICK - MALAGA (Easyjet)
DEPART: MONDAY 22nd APRIL 2024 12:15 - ARRIVE MALAGA
RETURN: SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2024 MALAGA 14:45 - ARRIVE LONDON GATWICK 16:40
Expect delicious homemade vegetarian food, sourced locally. All meals are buffet style self serve, 3 meals per day and snacks, water coffee and tea are included in the price.
A delicious home made Breakfast will include plenty of fresh fruit, local bread and yoghurt.
Lunch for example may include wholesome salads, hearty grains, avocado, roasted vegetables and frittata.
Dinner will be a more hearty option such as a paella and variety of salads, followed by fresh fruit and chocolates.
Bathroom shared with one other room £950 pp (Solo Occupant) -
Shared bathroom with one other £850 per person
DOUBLE ROOM w private Ensuite
SOLO occupant £1250
(or TWIN £925per person)
DOUBLE ROOM w private Ensuite
TWINS £875 per person
TRIPLE ROOM (with ensuite bathroom) £825 pp
TRIPLE ROOM (with ensuite bathroom) £825 pp
PICTURES - for more pictures visit https://www.cortijosanjose.com/
Two yoga classes daily (optional). Gorgeous Accommodation and all vegetarian food from Friday evening welcome dinner until Thursday morning breakfast. Snacks available throughout the day - or go further a field to explore local cuisine.
Flights, transfers and extra activities NOT included in the price.
DAY Trip - optional Day trip to the stunning Moorish palace the Alhambra.
NIGHT event Spanish Guitar/Wine Night
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"I had such a great time on Karen's yoga retreat. The classes
dynamic in the morning and Yin in the evening were a lovely balance and the instruction made it accessible for all levels. The house was stunning and the location was glorious with surrounding countryside breathtaking. The meals were delicious shared alfresco with lovely people. We didn't want to leave at the end of the week. All in all a wonderful experience- one I'd love to repeat." - Nicky