Radiant Soul Yoga Retreat with Rachel Sundström
19th to 25th September 2020
Extend your summer on the magical Island of Ibiza. Join Rachel on a journey that will set your soul free and connect to your inner radiance. This retreat will include a daily integrated yoga practice, free time to relax or explore and afternoons that focus on different creative aspects and practices. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy SUP Yoga, meditation walks and a special closing circle overlooking the magical Es Vedra at sunset.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Chettinad Retreat, a 400-year-old finca nestled on 25.000 square meters of private land. The finca is a peaceful haven in the hills overlooking the rural Sant Agusti valley and located on the south west of the island. The pure, clean air and the view of distant peaks piercing through the morning mist is a perfect way to start off the day.
The geodesic yoga dome is a luminous and tranquil interior with views of the beautiful countryside to enhance a sense of well-being during our yoga and meditation practice. It is fully equipped with yoga mats and props so no need to bring anything.
The hillside retreat features a traditional farmhouse, one adobe cottage and two detached stone dwellings. When guests are in need of finding their own private space there are six outdoor terraces and patios to choose from. Natural rock landscaping with beds of fresh herbs, trees bearing almonds, figs, pomegranates and oranges, and hammocks dotted around the property give guests many options to choose from when in search of a chill zone or a secluded place to reconnect with nature or one’s self.
This yoga retreat is suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome. All classes will be taught in English.
Daily Schedule (subject to change):
08:00 to 09:00: morning rituals - kriyas / meditation / pranayama
09:00 to 09:30: silent bliss - tea and fruit break
09:30 to 11:00: Dynamic Yoga Flow
11:00 to 12:00: delicious plant based brunch
12:00 to 17:00: free time - pool / beach / explore the island / holistic therapies
17:00 to 17:30 light snack, fruit, tea
17:30 to 19:00: varied schedule will include sessions on holistic health / creative mala design / sunset meditation walk / plant based cooking workshop / local wine tasting
19:30: delicious plant based dinner
Included in the Retreat:
Excluded in the Retreat:
Exceptions to the schedule:
Check-in from 16:00 on Saturday 19th September 2020
Check-out by 10:00 on Friday 25th September 2020
Shared Room from €1,125.-
Single Room from €1,575.-
Limited number of single rooms available.
Early Bird Price:
20% Reduction if booked and paid for in full before 31st March 2020.
Bookings from 1st April:
To secure your booking a non-refundable deposit of € 500.- is required.
The balance is payable by the 11th July 2020.
Payment in instalments - 1st April / 1st May / 1st June / 1st July 2020.
Please ensure that you have adequate health and travel insurance.
To register or for more information please contact Rachel via email: email@example.com
RACHEL'S HOLISTIC HEALTH JOURNEY
My journey in holistic health began over 25 years ago with a beautiful gift from my Grandmother, an aromatherapy book, that sparked my interested in the magic of essential oils. After completing my aromatherapy and reflexology studies in South Africa and London I started a small holistic health practice in my garden studio and also worked as a therapist at Neal's Yard Remedies in Guildford, England.
While entering into Motherhood, I attended my first yoga class in the late 1990s and fell in love with the practice. I loved the energy; the vibrancy; the way it made me feel; the lessons it taught me; the transformation; the confidence it gave me; the stability; the clarity and most of all the tranquillity. I continued to develop my yoga practice working with some incredible teachers over the years and decided that, as yoga had become such a deep-rooted part of my life, I wanted to share it with others. In 2007 I headed off to Kerala, India to complete my yoga teacher training and have been teaching ever since.
Since 2007 I have had the honour and privilege of working with many inspiring yoga teachers and spiritual leaders: Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, Stephen Thomas, Michael Hamilton, Douglas Keller, Richard Hackenberg, Brian Kest, Max Strom, Katchie Ananda, Elena Brower, Baron Baptiste, Shai Tubali and all the wonderful yoga students over the years past and present.
My teaching style is focused on Hatha and Vinyasa Flow as well as taking inspiration from, and incorporating elements of the Ashtanga tradition. I offer yoga classes, private yoga coaching, yoga workshops, aromatherapy and reflexology from my tranquil yoga studio, YogaTopia, in the heart of Herrliberg. At YogaTopia we believe that everyone of every age, temperament and state of health has a right to experience the wonderful healing and harmonious effects of a regular yoga practice. Yoga is not just a form of dynamic movement but a way of life and provides a solid foundation for a healthy, harmonious and balanced lifestyle.
It was during my time in India that I discovered my passion for meditation malas. I always found meditation quite challenging so I felt naturally drawn to japa meditation. I had an immediate connection to the mala beads, the feel, the aroma of the sandalwood and the healing properties of the crystals. My mala was the perfect tool to develop my seated practice. This was the first small step to developing MALATOPIA which was born in 2015. With the help of my little team I offer Creative Mala Workshops in Switzerland and I also travel within Europe to offer workshops at yoga festivals as well as yoga and meditation retreats.
Through my teachings of yoga and a holistic approach to health I am able to share my inspirations and knowledge with others to help them to heal themselves.
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