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"Finding Freedom Through Movement"

Yoga, Dance & Embodied Movement Retreat

NEW DATES!! 28th June - 2nd July / 7th - 11th October 2023 - Andalusia, Spain

 

Join me in this 5 day All Inclusive Retreat based at Suryalila, in the sunny Andalusian countryside, where we will journey through the elements combining yoga, dance & movement, connecting to Mother Earth with a nature hike, bathe in waterfalls and be nourished with yummy plant based food.

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Through daily practices of Yoga, Embodied Movement, Dance & Meditation I will share with you my passion for healing, unlocking & EXPANDING through movement, to be the best version of YOU. Find new awareness & confidence in how you move, embrace your uniqueness & reWild your divine feminine!  Learn how to develop a movement practice that is in tune with YOUR body, YOUR needs and YOUR natural rhythyms, that you can take BEYOND the mat to create new & lasting healthy habits in life.

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What's Included?:

1 x Yoga Class per day

1 x Embodied Movement & Dance Class per day

2 x Guided Meditations / Restorative practices

3 x Organic Plant based / Vegetarian meals per day (Tea, Coffee & Fruit available at all times)

Guided Nature Hike to Waterfalls

Cacao Ceremony

Use of the facilities at Suryalila including the Salt Water Pool, Sauna & Stillness Garden

1 x 30mins 1 to 1 wellness session / massage

Whether you are a yogi interested in moving outside the mat, a dancer wanting to develop a more conscious practice or a complete beginner in both, this retreat is designed for each and every BODY – all it requires is an open mind & heart!

 

Early Bird Prices From £499

Including Accomodation, Food & All Classes

See Accommodation Options for Full Pricing

Small Group of 12 People

Reserve your spot for just £111 deposit - EARLY BIRD UNTIL 1st JAN 2023

 

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In More Detail

Using the 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space) alongside the corresponding chakras, we will work our way through the elements, exploring how we can tap into these different energies to bring more balance and greater awareness to our mind, body, soul – and the way we move!

 

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What is Embodied Movement?

Our bodies get used to the same patterns & the same movements, day after day, we can become unaware and “stuck” in our ways... physically, emotionally and energetically.  This practice is a combination of different conscious movements, moving the body in ways we just don’t get to do with other forms of exercise (even yoga!)

We will explore movements in a fun & dynamic way, a combination of body isolation, dance, martial arts, yoga, mindful exercises & intutive motions from animalistic, to sensual, to childlike & playful flow, dance & find freedom through movement.. a mix of all kinds of crazy, conscious, fun stuff to move in YOUR way, for YOUR body, building connection with our true Self and others.

Learn to bring more awareness to the body, release blockages, heal & prevent injury, become "un-stuck", improve balance, strength & flexibility & fluidity.  Think & move outside the box (in fact, there is no box!)

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My Story

Integrating Embodied Movement alongside my yoga practice has literally changed my life, inside & out.  I used to be very stiff in my movements and with a lot of recurring pain.  I have always loved to dance but back then I would look at videos of myself and cringe!  My shoulders were all hunched up, there was no fluidity in my movements and actually I just didn't feel feminine at all.  I was so shy to express myself fully in my movements and this reflected itself as "stuck" energy in my body..

 

It is not so simple to heal oneself through "dancing it out" - I had to go inside, outside, all sides.. because this was a lot deeper than a physical surface level!

 

Just as Yoga reflects our lives, so does Dance and so does Movement.  By moving and bringing more awareness to my body I have overcome ALL this shyness.. unlocked so much of the stiffness in my body and finally I feel feminine, able to embrace my sensuality with a confidence, a knowing, that comes from deep within.  I no longer have these recurring pains and if something does pop up I notice it and find a way to heal it.

 

So because of this, I want to share all I have learned with others, because I know there are so many out there, stuck in our patterns, looking to make a shift but maybe not sure how to make that first step.. first move.. or first wiggle!  

Read more about me here

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Accommodation

Suryalila's beautiful yoga retreat centre is located in the heart of Andalusia, Southern Spain, one hour south of Sevilla.

 

The traditional renovated Spanish Farm Houses and olive plantations overlook rolling hills covered in shimmering fields of golden sunflowers and cypress trees making you feel like you are somewhere between a Van Gogh painting and a page in the Alchemist!  

 

They offer a wide variety of accommodations, to suit all budgets, from glamping in the olive grove, to deluxe double rooms with private bathrooms, all individually & beautifully decorated.

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Spend your free time soaking up the sunshine, swimming in the salt water pool, taking a stroll around the beautiful surroundings (on foot or horse back!) or enjoy stillness in one of the many meditation spots around the gardens.

 

Onsite is a permaculture organic farm where the majority of your food is grown!  Which is then lovingly prepared in their organic plant based & vegetarian kitchen, by World class chefs.  

 

There is also a Juice bar on site where you can purchase juice, coffee, snacks & organic wine, plus their very own Shakti Boutique stocking beautiful gifts, clothing & organic products (including Free Spirit!)

 

Come experience the unparalleled magic of Suryalila!  Click here to see full accommodation options!

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Full Itinerary

 

Day 1: EARTH

3pm – Check in (feel free to arrive from 12pm)

4pm – Welcome Circle

5:30pm – Yoga & Movement Practice (Earth Element)

7:30pm – Dinner

9pm – Grounding Meditation / Yoga Nidra

 

Day 2: WATER

8am – Morning Yoga Flow – Water Element

9:30am – Breakfast

10:30am – Hike in Nature & Waterfalls

1:30pm – Lunch

Free Time to Siesta / Journal / Enjoy the pool / Book a Massage

5pm – Embodied Movement & Dance Flow

7pm – Dinner

8:30pm  – Yin / Restorative - Surrendering

 

Day 4: FIRE

8am – Morning Yoga Flow (Fire & Air Element)

9:30am – Breakfast

11am – Find Your Fire!

Excerises for identifying & letting go of self limiting beliefs, finding your fire, releasing & expressing, losing inhibitions. Journalling &/or Group Work/Sharing.

1:30pm – Lunch

Free Time to Siesta / Journal / Enjoy the pool / Book a Massage

5pm – Fire & Cacao Ceremony & Dance!

7pm – Dinner

 

Day 4 - AIR

8am – Morning Yoga Flow (Air Element)

9:30am – Breakfast

11am - Free Time for Self Compassion! - Massage or "Me time"

1:30pm - Lunch

5:30pm - Heart Opening Yin

7pm - Dinner

9pm - Closing Circle

 

Day 5 - SPACE

8am – Morning Yoga & Movement Flow (Space Element)

9:30am – Breakfast

11am - Check Out!

 

Feel free to enjoy the facilities of Suryalila until 3pm. Option to add lunch for 15euros.

*All classes and activities are optional - if you feel you need to skip any, or simply need more rest time or space it is always welcomed!  It's most important that YOU DO YOU!

 

Extension Option!

For those who would like to extend their stay with either 1 or 2 nights in my home beach town of Tarifa (2 hours drive South) please let me know! It's a beautiful town with a magical energy and I adore to share it! I am more than happy to put an extension package together (including beach / rooftop yoga classes) based on your budget / needs – so just reach out!

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Whether you are new to yoga or dance, or a teacher with many years experience, I invite you to explore this new perspective in movement to explore your body and the potential that lies through unlocking, opening and expanding through movement!

Please feel free to reach out for more information, by filling out the form below, see our FAQs or simply reserve your spot now!

 

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Reserve your spot for just £111 deposit now

Ask me anything!

Any queries at all please write to me here and I will be happy to answer! Or read our FAQs


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"I found the fusion of yoga and dance was so liberating. You can be free to express yourself and to explore and be curious without inhibitions.  Christina is an inspirational teacher and a very calming presence. She created a space that enabled us to bond, share experiences and emotions in a very safe and supported way. The closing Cacao ceremony was testament to this. I felt such a sense of bonding and closeness to women I had only known for a very short space of time."

[Julie Waldron - Bath, UK]

"I loved the diverse mix of activities & the ability to do things in a modified way and join it at my own pace, including having the afternoons to relax by the pool.  There was so much variety, I loved getting back into movement, dance and yoga again after a 20 month hiatus.  

I loved the pool, yurt, eco showers and toilets, food was lush and good to have access to fruit and tea! When’s the next one?!!!"

[Jada Vine, Wales]

"I loved the dance classes especially and the yoga nidra.

The people were friendly and food was amazing!  

Thank you for everything and honestly, YOU Christina are what made the retreat special. The place only added to your charm"

[Sarai Beth, Venice, Italy]

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“The movement part was a great surprise to me. the group of ladies was fantastic and the respect towards each other and good mood admirable !!  

The dance on Saturday night was really great! A retreat quite different of others that I have been before but also great!”

[Anabel - Malaga, Spain]

"I would love to do another retreat with Christina, she was so generous not only with the gifts she gave us but the time she gave to us and the love she poured out.  I had a brilliant time and would defiantly recommend every one and any one to go. For me it was a place of healing and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done for me. THANK YOU"

[Joanna - Scotland]

"Thank you Christina for sharing so much of yourself and your practice!  The retreat was amazing and I loved every moment of it!  You really have a gift, keep spreading your light.  Your method is unique and the most uplifting classes I have ever experienced"

[Clare - The Quiaves, UK]

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