Aguas de Ibiza – a luxurious yoga retreat
The Accommodation: You‘ll be staying in the five star luxury boutique hotel Aguas de Ibiza, Its recognised as a leading hotel in environmentally friendly service and is set in a prime location to explore Ibiza‘s beaches. All the rooms are designed under the Feng Shui philosophy and have access to the hotels spa.
The yoga: Be taught by the best in the business; 38 Degrees North‘s Ayda Ellis has been given raving reviews by the likes of Elle and Vogue for good reason. She focuses on the alignment of body and mind and is very accommodating for all levels of skill. The classes set by the rooftop pool are enjoyable and funny creating a friendly and highly unintimidating environment. You‘ll do Tantric Hatha Yoga in the morning followed by breakfast and a coastal walk, you then have free time to use the spa or have a private yoga lesson. After this there is more group yoga (power vinyasa style) followed by meditation.
The Food: You have the option of partial or full board at the hotel which has three superb restaurants. Oligo serves up a luxurious help yourself breakfast buffet of local produce in Mediterranean style, Alabastro Lounge offers a range of Italian influenced snacks, lunch and dinner. Finally for a more relaxed vibe, pay a visit to Vi Cool for tapas by the pool.
The Price: Starts from 1‘493 Euro
Top Tip: Booking in low season saves you up to 1‘000 EUR, check the website‘s calendar for available dates.
Top Hill Retreats- Yoga at swiss quality
The Accommodation: Top Hill‘s Ibiza site is an opulently decorated villa with unparalleled views over 300,000m2 of its own land, along with sea views spanning 180°. Designed and constructed to an extremely high standard with a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional craftsmanship, the villa is set within beautiful terraced gardens.The suites of the house have en suite bathrooms and private terrace with exquisite views.
The yoga: Recommended by top yoga instructors, this 7 day yoga retreat offers first class on and off the matexperiences. They combine yoga practise with a nutritional plan that aims to help you overcome past aches and pains as well as strengthening your body. After a Sunrise Meditation you‘ll have a wake up smoothie followed by energising vinyasa yoga. Later you‘ll have brunch, free time for a massage and the option to go and do activities. Then you‘ll practise restorative hatha oriented yoga before having dinner.
The Food: Not only will you eat healthily on this retreat with perfectly balanced meals of fresh, locally grown products, green smoothies, fresh juices, vegan, vegetarian and raw food, but you’ll be given the tools to keep this diet up once you return home. Nutritional talks and personal advice is offered daily, together with a unique follow up program helping you to integrate your new lifestyle into your daily routine back home.
The Price: From 1‘885 EUR
Top Tip: For the adventurous, it is possible to book kayaking by sunset, windsurfing, mountain biking, horseback riding as well as a visit to the local markets or a short trip to Ibiza.
Destino Resort- Yoga and lifestyle
The Accommodation: Ranging from Guest Room to Superior Suite, all the rooms at Destino are designed with stylish comfort in mind- as well as having all important air-conditioning. Should you opt for the upper end your room will come equipped with private garden and pool. Staying at this resort comes with the benefit of having access to Pacha, one of Ibiza‘s premier clubs.
The Yoga: Under the guidance of your instructor Malu, you will be focusing on detoxifying and toning as you massage your organs and glands with postures designed to push you out of your comfort zone. They also have a Bikram Yoga place available – just in case your are not sweating enough during regular classes. A schedule is available and you can pick which classes you attend at your leisure. Juice detoxes and access to the gym are also extra options.
The Food: Eat at Michelin starred chef Samuel G. Galdon‘s Xperience restaurant at the resort, with its global cuisine playfully presented and packed with flavour. Destino resort is committed to using organic ingredients and is currently expanding its organic herb and vegetable garden.
The Price: Price varies depending on your choice of room, not including accommodation 10 yoga classes can be booked for 80 EUR to see all the options, visit the website.Top Tip: For the adventurous, it is possible to book kayaking by sunset, windsurfing, mountain biking, horseback riding as well as a visit to the local markets or a short trip to Ibiza.
Can Bikini- Boutique Yoga and Detox
The Accommodation: This luxury complex has five double bedrooms each with its own en suite bathroom fitted with Balinese tubs. For those that like their home comforts this place is perfect. The high ceilinged open plan living/dining room opens onto large terraces giving you stunning views out to the sea. It is fully equipped with a professional kitchen, home cinema, plasma screens, Wi-Fi, sound systems in each room, and air conditioning throughout. In the garden you’ll find a 16 meter pool with its own "beach", Jacuzzi and waterfall, a pool house, bar, outdoor and indoor showers, as well as numerous terraces and lounging areas. The accommodation is a short drive from the heart of Ibiza but maintains an air of peaceful seclusion.
The Yoga: Can Bikini has teamed up with Ibiza Retreats to give you the best yoga experience. They offer a 4 day Boutique Yoga and Detox Retreat periodically. You will be under the guidance of Faye Reason who studied esoterics, ancient wisdom and healing for many years and Susie Howell who left advertising to pursue her passion for yoga. With their support your time will be spent undergoing a cleanse of the body and mind. Daily morning vinyasa flow yoga focusing on breathing exercises that can be translated into everyday life is teamed with clifftop meditation and a selection of healing treatments.
The Food: Nutrition is a big part of this retreat and all food is complementary to the yoga practised. A supported one day juice detox is also included in your stay. You are of course welcome to cook your own food in your accommodation kitchen.
The Price: £1,079 / €1,295 for shared twin room and £1,495 / €1,795 single occupancy
Top Tip: Anyone looking for even more time for self-reflection or who simply prefer more privacy, 2 of the bedrooms are nestled secretly in the property‘s pine forest.
Check the Ibiza Retreats Website to see when your next available date is http://www.ibizaretreats.com/group-retreats/boutique-yoga-detox/#dates
Can Blanca – A luxury Finca Yoga retreat
The Accommodation: You have a selection of three independent upscale Fincas (cottage style buildings) each stylishly decorated to match the Zen nature of your yoga. The first is Can Blanca which can house up to 6 people at a time. It includes two double rooms and one adjoining room with a queen sized bed. Can Piedra houses two people in a suite and in the same building but accessible through a different entrance is El Nido. All Fincas are complete with lounge area, pool and access to a kitchen.
The Yoga: Every morning except Sunday, yoga is taught by Austrian born Rosa Klein and her Indian teacher Pardeshi focussing on internal purification of organs. Rosas concentration is not whether or not people can do the poses but simply that they are trying to get in touch with their bodies and minds.You‘ll be woken up by a Native American Flute before having tea or a smoothie. Next is a yoga class with Rosa in their yoga sala followed by some fruit salad and vegetarian or vegan brunch. Meditation takes place every day before dinner. This includes a form of quiet reflection in addition to pranajama breathing techniques. After dinner you have the option of having a massage.
The Food: Eat vegan or vegetarian cuisine created by chef, Philipp Gandler trained under some of the finest chefs in the German-speaking world. He uses only local fruits and vegetables from Ibiza‘s organic farmers. The basic foodstuffs are enhanced with seasonal herbs and vegetables from the retreat‘s own garden. Meals are eaten communally.
The Price: From 400 EUR per night plus 200 EUR for Yoga and board
Top Tip: For a full detox you can request shank prakshalana (intestinal) and neti (nasal) cleansing.