.....I WANT TO PAUSE, TAKE TIME TO RECONNECT, NOURISH MY NERVOUS SYSTEM, UNFOLD AND AWAKEN TO A MORE EXPANDED AND DEEPER PLACE WITHIN MYSELF IN WHICH TO LIVE FROM......
You are invited on this special, intimate and truly unique style of retreat/holiday with 3 leading masters in their chosen fields and 7 guests only.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH 2013 - £2500
This is the first of a series of holidays/retreats hosted by international awareness and yoga master, Jane Kersel, which offers an intimate gateway into an exploration and deep connection to our inner and outer worlds - the worlds of our mind and physical body and the wisdom of our heart and energetic/spiritual body.
The holiday/retreats take place in a beautiful expansive landscape deep in the heart of a private 1500 acre natural park in Cordoba, Spain. The emphasis is on creating a nurturing, playful and encouraging atmosphere so that one returns home feeling nourished in mind, body and spirit, more flexible to what life throws at us, rejuvenated, with life skills that take us one step further on our evolving path to being more present and heart centered in our lives.
Being surrounded by nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is an integral part to Jane’s style and is reflected in her choice of locations and the activities offered. The invitation is to step out and unplug from our busy lives and indoor workplaces/studios, to cultivate a deeper understanding and relationship to our minds and hearts and enjoy life connecting back to nature.
Jane takes time to personally visit and select the best possible venues for you to enjoy the most nourishing of holidays. She advises and selects the menus and juices served, personally selects the beauty products in each room and all of the extra activities and guest therapies that are offered (this year the therapists are coming from London and New York - see below for details). There is a deep focus on yoga/meditation and mindfulness practices to help evolve a student’s personal practice back home but more importantly it’s about creating the time and space for a person to take a pause from their busy lives, step out of routine and reconnect back deeply to themselves.
Unlike many large scale yoga holidays of at least 15 people, Jane has decided to limit the guest list to just 7 people, so that there is key in-depth learning, excellent personal attention and daily interconnected mind/body therapies/treatments delivered to your bedroom door.
1. Michael Bartelle - marma therapist and yoga/meditation teacher
3. massage specialist from London - awaiting final confirmation of the guest for this spot.
Accommodation in private double bedroom/bathrooms for guests to stay individually - or together if a couple. Prices are all inclusive and include private car transit from Seville airport (the price does not include flights and transit from your home to your departure/return airport). All yoga tuition, bodywork therapy, psycho-spiritual coaching (with Jane), all meals, additional snacks/beverages, horse riding, etc are included in the price. There will be yoga am/pm on most days and a daily massage or marma point therapy and alternate sessions with Jane (either private yoga/psycho-spiritual sessions) or James (healing/chanelling). There is riding in the menage available every afternoon for those who wish to take this option - please don't think it is compulsory. Even if you can't ride there is a lot to learn about being with the energy of a horse. For more advanced riders it is possible to ride out into the natural park with our wonderful riding masters.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required on booking to secure your place. Subject to availability. Payment in full is required 8 weeks before the start of the holiday (you will be sent an automatic reminder 8 weeks before), or you can pay in full at the time of booking. Payment is by cheque or bank transfer (please contact us if you wish to pay on-line and we will send you our bank details).
There is no pressure, no rush, no need to wear a watch. The day begins with an invitation to start as early or as late as you feel you need and throughout the day to take in as much as the planned activities as you wish, or to dip out, as you need.
7.30am - 8.30am - (for early risers) meditation on the roof
8.00am - 8.30am - pre-yoga morning refreshment with freshly picked and squeezed lemons and hot water (to hydrate the lymph, aid digestion, and cleanse the skin) or an organic herbal tea, organic nuts and seeds and seasonal fruit/melon
8.30am - 2 hours of dynamic yoga asana in the poolside outdoor yogashala
11.00am - brunch
Throughout the day there are poolside juices available - recipes from the Ishy kitchen and in the main house a table with a selection of snacks and delicious nibbles where guests can help themselves if they feel hungry. The house is to be enjoyed as if it were your own with staff on hand to cater for your every need/desire.
5pm - 1.5 hours of a more passive yin and restorative yoga practice in the underfloor heated courtyard yoga room to keep the body warm to encourage deep stretching and release or a deep meditation/healing energy clearing with James Phillip
Outside of the extensive and relaxing yoga sessions, we allow plenty of time for additional activities including natural horsemanship in the equestrian ring which Jane likens to “yoga on horseback” where lessons are taught by two qualified Spanish riding masters who also bred and trained the horses. There are also more active pursuits of mountain bikes, swimming, ping pong and jogging through the olive groves. The holiday includes a beautiful dinner out (included in the holiday cost) and an evening visit to the sacred Mosque of Cordoba. To allow for this excursion, the yoga schedule will not run the afternoon class.
Cooking demonstrations on raw food/wholefood and superfoods and healing juices
There will also be simple cookery demonstrations on preparing good nourishing wholefoods and superfoods and juices with recipes to bring home.
Yoga and mindfulness meditation:
Jane’s style of yoga comprises different modalities depending on the individual and group dynamic, the season and time of day. The practices include pranayama, meditation, vinyasa flow, personal alignment techniques on how to build up to certain poses, kundalini, yoga wall ropes and occasional partner work. Because of the small size of the group, all levels of experience from beginner up to teacher level is catered for during class and in private classes with Jane.
Rest and Relaxation:
There is plenty of time during your day for appointments with our bodywork therapist who will come to your room for your treatments. Included within the cost of the holiday are daily bodywork therapies per guest and alternate day sessions with Jane and James.
Please email Jane directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your reservation. Once we receive your booking confirmation, we will notify you of the amount to pay and send you a link to the payment page. If you opt to pay just the deposit at the time of booking, you will be sent an automatic reminder 8 weeks before the event for the remainder.
8 weeks prior to the holiday, we will email you comprehensive information with directions to the venue, what to bring with you, and a more detailed schedule.
Some airlines eg. Ryanair go straight to Seville (the easiest quickest route) from London Gatwick. There is a 75 minute car drive (we will pick up you from Seville airport) to the house.
Iberia have loads more flights but stop at Madrid.
The other option is to fly into Madrid (2 hours) and either do the connecting flight with Iberia or take the fast train AVE to Córdoba, Seville.