Winter Warmer Retreat in Mallorca - Villa Vegana
December 6 - 10th 2023
"Flow into stillness" 5 days retreat filled with meaningful wellbeing experiences in the vegan heaven on earth.
Come and be part of an exceptional journey at the stunning Villa Vegana in Mallorca. Indulge in a short pre-Christmas escapade, where you can unplug and recharge.
Reinvigorate your body and mind, finding harmony through a special fusion of yoga, delicious plant-based cuisine, hikes in the Tramuntana mountains, enriching discussions, and moments of serene meditation.
Enjoy the beautiful location, the warm & familiar atmosphere, free roaming animals and inspiring natural vistas.
Synergy Vinyasa is a holistic practice based on the Hatha Yoga tradition and the Synergy method developed by Simon Borg Olivier. Deeply rooted in the essence of yogic philosophy, it aims to cultivate sensitivity, inner strength, openness and acceptance. Drawing from the scientific understanding of human physiology, it is a safe and progressive practice adapted to the needs of the modern body. The key elements in this method include restoring spinal fluidity, improving blood flow, calming the nervous system and entering the flow state.
MEDITATION & SILENCE:
In Sanskrit, the word mouna means “silence”. In its most basic essence, this can be practiced as non-speaking. We will start the days in silence which will help us to set up an undisturbed space for meditation.
Additionally, the serene surroundings of the Villa Vegana enhance the meditative experience, creating an atmosphere that fosters introspection and self-discovery. This leads to profound insights, stress reduction, and an overall sense of well-being, allowing us to return to their daily lives with a renewed sense of clarity, calmness, and purpose.
Participants are guided through various meditation techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, loving-kindness meditation, or guided visualization, to help them achieve a state of mental clarity and emotional balance.
THE PATH OF NO MIND
"Who is the thinker?"
The philosophy of the "no mind" state during a yoga retreat is rooted in the idea of transcending the constant stream of thoughts and achieving a state of pure awareness and inner stillness. Throughout this retreat, participants will be guided on a transformative journey to explore and experience this profound concept.
Markus will offer a dive into Advaita, often spelled as Advaita Vedanta, is a classic school of Hindu philosophy. "Advaita" means "not two" or "non-dual" in Sanskrit.
Ideas for enhancing the self will soon become commonplace in every community.
What drives the desire for constant improvement? What prompts the feeling or belief that we are not adequately skilled, wealthy, swift, attractive, serene, intelligent, fit, or industrious? What fuels these inner inquiries and generates outcomes that fail to fulfill us or merely provide momentary relief? Let's embark on a playful exploration together to uncover the origins of our thoughts.
VILLA VEGANA COOKING CLASS:
A cooking class is the easiest way to learn the art of vegan food—as you’ll get instruction, tips and ingredients. We will create hands on vegan creations with step-by-step guidance from Jens (chef and founder of Villa Vegana), and then savor our dishes on a nicely set up dinner.
During the retreat we will go on a hike in the nearby Trumuntana mountain which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The range runs from southwest – northeast across the northern third of the island. The highest peak lies at 1,445 meters, with many peaks over 1,000 meters. We will be hiking in moderate temperature through rough terrain including rocky landscapes.
Villa Vegana is one of Europe’s first 100% vegan hotels and it’s that kind of place where you arrive, immediately feel like home and never ever want to leave! The finca is located deep in the Mallorquese country side (about 30 minute drive from the airport in Palma) with breathtaking views onto the mountains and surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery.
Apart from the unreal aesthetics of this place, everything you’ll find is done with so much love and care that you can’t but feel welcomed. The hotel itself is designed in a rather traditional finca style with a beautiful modern twist. The front offers a beautiful sitting area for meal time or just relaxation while the back is covered in lush greenery, a pool and a lot of space for resting.
100% plant based cuisine. Our menu is lovingly crafted to provide our participants with a unique culinary vegan experience.
You’ll enjoy nutritionally-dense, cleansing, and delicious plant-based meals that are original, tasty, and energizing.
Everything is prepared from scratch with the highest quality ingredients, many of which are homemade, like oils, granolas, and breads.
Check in: WEDNESDAY 6th December 3 pm
Check out: SUNDAY 10th December 2 pm after brunch
08:00 Vinyasa Yoga Practice
09:30 Wim Hof Breathwork & cold swim
10:00 Green Smoothie
17:00 Lunar Yoga Practice/ Workshop/ Yin Yoga/ Sound bath
Pricing & Acommodation
Villa Vegana is a small family 4-Star Hotel. All prices are indicated per person. The price includes all retreat activities and workshops, daily meals and your choice of accommodation
Private & shared rooms:
I couldn't recommend a retreat more if I tried! Malva was so easygoing and fun to be around and I learnt so much about yoga in just a few short days. Such good value for money and the range of activities we did made the experience so interesting. Can't wait to join another retreat one day!
Planning your travel
Arrival & check in: 6th December, 15:00 - 17:00
Departure & check out: 10th December, 14:00 - 15:00
Palma de Mallorca (PDM) is the third largest airport in Spain and is well connected with biggest European cities by direct flights.
The best way to reach the venue is by car or a taxi. You can rent a car at the airport or share a taxi ride with other participants. Prior to the retreat, we will connect everyone, so car/taxi share can be arranged.
The ride from the airport to the finca takes approximately 40min and a taxi price is 50-60€ that can be shared between 4 people.
Cancellations and refunds
We do not offer refunds of any kind for the retreat deposit. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing. Should you need to cancel with more than 30 days until the retreat date, you will be refunded 100% of the total amount (less deposit). Should you need to cancel within 30 days of the retreat date, 70% of the total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Finally, under no circumstance will there be any refunds given for cancellation requests made within 14 days of the retreat date. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. We do not offer refunds or credit for a guest who fails to attend, arrives late, or leaves early.
Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please consider purchasing travel cancellation insurance.
If we may cancel the retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment amount (less the deposit which can be applied to another retreat) to your original payment method.
Organisers are not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.