Radiant Soul Yoga Retreat with Rachel Sundström

19th to 25th September 2020

Ibiza

 

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:

  • 6 nights, all inclusive accommodation
  • locally sourced, healthy, nutritious plant based brunch and dinner
  • tea, water, fruit and light snacks
  • daily meditation, pranayama and yoga practice of 3 to 4 hours
  • sunset meditation walk overlooking Es Vedra
  • SUP yoga class or yoga at the beach weather permitting
  • WiFi
  • bath towels (please bring your own towel for the pool and beach)

 

Excluded in the Retreat:

  • flights, airport transfers
  • car hire (not essential but a great way to explore the island)
  • travel insurance
  • holistic therapies: massage, aromatherapy, reflexology
  • optional local wine with dinner

Exceptions to the schedule:

  • Wednesday, 23rd September, weather permitting, we will become one with the ocean as we take our morning yoga practice onto the paddle board - SUP Yoga No afternoon activity/practice so feel free to spend the day at the beach
  • Thursday, 24th September we celebrate our last evening together with an earlier dinner and enjoy a spectacular sunset over Es Vedra
  • No yoga on arrival and departure days

Check-in from 16:00 on Saturday 19th September 2020

Check-out by 10:00 on Friday 25th September 2020

 

Prices:

Shared Room from €1,125.-

Single Room from €1,575.-

Limited number of single rooms available.

 

Early Bird Price:

10% Reduction if booked and paid for in full before 31st May 2020.

  

Bookings:

To secure your booking a non-refundable deposit of € 500.- is required unless you opt to pay in full.

The balance is payable by the 11th July 2020.

Payment in instalments - 1st May / 1st June / 1st July 2020.

 

COVID-19:

You will be refunded in full if the retreat is cancelled due to COVID-19.

 

Please ensure that you have adequate health and travel insurance.

 

To register or for more information please contact Rachel via email: rachelsundstrom@yogatopia.net



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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