Yoga Holiday in the Canary Islands
You are invited to let go and remember who you really are during this holiday retreat in Gran Canaria. The Canary Islands are often referred to as the „Hawaii of Europe“. Sunshine and summer weather all year around – according to a study by an American university the best climate in the world. Just a few kilometers from the beach and the big sand dune start mountains, valleys, caves, streams and volcanoes. Nature pure! Exotic plants, trees, flowers and wild herbs are constantly blooming in all colors. And not to forget the culture. The colonial capital Las Palmas is a paradise for those interested in history, architecture, theater, art and museums.
The aim of the retreat is to get in touch with your inner self again through yoga sessions, meditation and relaxing walks on the beach and in the mountains. Return to the feeling of being centered and grounded. The center is the place to back to when life’s challenges push you off balance – a place where you can keep calm and happy. Away from your daily commitments and routine you will find back to inner harmony. True happiness comes from the inside!
The yoga holiday starts on Mondays at 8 am with yoga and a welcome breakfast where we get to know each other a little bit closer. Curious about who we are going to spend the next days with and also a bit shy in the beginning, we quickly realize that ‚by chance‘ the right people met here.
From Monday to Friday you will practise Vinyasa or Aerial Yoga in the morning and Yin Yoga in the evening. All classes include pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Patanjali a la carte.
At breakfast after yoga, we sit together and you will get advise on things to do during your stay in Gran Canaria. Our yoga teachers live on the island all year around and they will give you all the information you need to make your stay unforgettable. Beach, massages, hiking or maybe do nothing at all – here you will have time to focus on yourself and to do the things you want to do. In the yoga group you will find like-minded people if you feel like having company. As much privacy or company as you wish.
In the evening at 6 pm we continue with Yin Yoga and meditation. We will show you how the easiest and most natural thing in the world works for everybody. We use effective techniques and playfully convey the philosophy of yoga. After dinner, we fall into our beds happily and satisfied.
On Saturdays we often organize a trip to the center of the island and go hiking together. Once we have left the resorts behind in the rearview mirror, a landscape of lush greenery and bizarre gorges and volcanic rock opens up. The white houses of the mountain villages shine bright against rugged lava slopes and in the middle of the almost circular island the Pico de las Nieves reaches us into the blue sky.
During this retreat, you will stay at Maspalomas Lago resort. Bungalows accommodate 1 to 3 people (according to your booking) and have a fully equipped kitchen, TV, Aircon, a living room with sofa-bed and a terrace. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool and a local restaurant. The yoga studio with indoor and outdoor facilities is located inside the resort.
During your stay we offer a great variety of food with fresh ingredients from the local market. Breakfast starts with warm porridge, which can be combined with Canarian bananas, ayurvedic fruits and various nuts and seeds. Homemade bread with cream cheese and jams of oranges, tomatoes, guava or even onions. Hearty hummus variations, green salads, alternating with egg dishes, tortilla, gazpacho, guacamole and herbal spreads. We serve drinks like fresh ginger, herbal tea and coffee. And of course filtered water for bottling. Before the yoga class, you will be able to enjoy a healthy snack which includes tea, water and fruit.
You can find over 150 restaurants nearby where you can enjoy fresh fish and food from all over the world from just 10, – Euros. And if you prefer to stay at home, you can use the fully equipped kitchen of the bungalow. The supermarket is within walking distance. On the first evening you are invited for a surprise dinner.
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Las Palmas International Airport (LPA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
LPA – Gran Canaria Airport – 30 km
Arrival by bus
You can take bus line 66 direction to Maspalomas. The ticket will cost approximately 4.00 EUR. Please use the bus stop at ‚Ocean Parque‘ in front of the Bungalow Resort.
Arrival by Taxi
The metered taxi will wait for you in front of the arrival hall. Instruct the driver to drop you off at Bungalow resort Maspalomas Lago, Avenida Touroperador Kuoni, 25. The estimated cost is 43 EUR.