5 day Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat- South Tenerife

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Hacienda Cristóforo

10 Calle El Horno

Playa Paraiso

38678 Adeje, Tenerfie


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An opportunity for winter sun and to meet 2020 from a rested and resilient place

Taking you on a journey into a haven of peace and meditation.

Wellbeing Yoga Retreat

9-14th January 2020

5 nights

Costa Adeje, Tenerife South

Set in an Eco retreat in southern Tenerife, this beautiful space is perfect to explore the practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation taught with a focus on supporting health and wellbeing.

This 5 day retreat will cover the cornerstones of a yoga practice;

  • Asana - Postures - mindful movement, using the body to realise holding patterns. Balancing strength & softness.

  • Pranayama - Breathing practices - learning how to breathe effectively - understand the link with your nervous system. How to use breathing practices to manage stress, anxiety and mood, quickly and effectively.

  • Yoga philosophy - Patanjali's yoga sutras - learn the art of compassion, patience, acceptance, gratitude - qualities at the heart of yoga,

  • Mind -Meditation , mindfulness, concentration, mantra, metta

  • Relaxation - including Yoga Nidra, the queen of relaxation practices

Josie & Katie’s teaching style is approached from an understanding that we are all different; in our range of movement, patterns in our minds, where we hold stress and how we breathe. This retreat will help you embrace those differences and know how to work with rather than against them.

The 3 daily yoga sessions provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the practice of yoga and explore the effects on your body and mind.

This retreat is suitable for anyone, even yoga beginners, who wish to learn practical methods and tools to take into their everyday lives.

What to expect:
The morning practice provides an opportunity to explore meditation and practice Kriyas (ancient cleansing practices).

Moving into a practice to wake the body and mind with a mindful approach, connecting with the breath and the ground to deepen the effects of asana. Opening up our energy systems with an explorative approach to our own unique needs and differences. Move into your afternoon with more ease and presence.

The afternoon workshops will each have a theme to explore how yoga practices can influence our health and wellbeing. They will include a combination of the ancient practices of yoga and tantra such as; Chakras, Vayus, Koshas, Meditation, Pranayama and Mindfulness practices. Combined with a modern day understanding of the science and research which prove the effects of yoga and mindfulness on our physiology and neurology. They will include an exploration of neuroscience, applied anatomy and physiology, Positive Psychology, Transpersonal coaching.

The evening session of mindful movement and yoga Nidra to support a good night's sleep promoting healing and deep rest.

Proposed day schedule

8.00 - 9.00am -Meditation & Kryia’s (outside if weather good)

9.0-9.30am -Tea & Fruit

9.30- 11.30am -Breathwork, Nagas, Asana, Meditation & Relaxation

12 noon - Brunch (Vegetarian/ Vegan) & Free time

4.00- 6.30pm -Yoga Workshops - focused on Health & Wellbeing

7:00pm - Dinner (Vegetarian/ Vegan )

8.30 - 9.15pm - Yoga Nidra

The Teachers
Both Katie and Josie have completed the 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training ( IYN) at Yogasara Academy Bristol along with further Yoga teacher trainings

Josie Harrington trained as a Yoga Therapist at the Minded Institute in London, she combines this training with her skills and experience as a mental health nurse.. She is a qualified Yoga Nidra teacher and has an advanced yoga teaching certificate. She brings a therapeutic approach to teaching yoga & mindfulness, to support health & healing.

Katie Despres combines her yoga teaching with her experience and training in both Positive Psychology, Transpersonal Coaching & Systemic Family Constellations to aid her students in finding a greater depth of personal understanding. With a extensive commercial background running businesses in both London and Bristol and a mother of three; Katie brings a realistic and practical approach to her teaching, enabling the practice to be accessible to everyone.

Who is it for:
This retreat is for anyone who has an interest in exploring how yoga can influence health and wellbeing. We hope that you will take tools and a new found resilience into your life to support the ups and downs of 2020 and beyond. We encourage a home practice to continue to make long lasting changes and hope you will be inspired to make yoga part of your lifestyle.

The Retreat Centre
HACIENDA CRISTÓFORO is a place of peace and retreat in the South of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Forty-four years ago, here reigned the so called Malpais. The place was arid, hostile, rocky and without vegetation. However, the energy of the place and the wild captured the imagination of its founder, the architect Denis Devaris. As an artist and therapist it incited him to create a shelter for related people, where they could work with their ideas through workshops, seminars and activities. Now it is an ecological centre which has spaces for individual retreats or group activities, just 15 minutes walk from the coast.

The practices will be held in Sala Magna a radiant jewel in the crown of Cristóforo. Its imposing structure, set in a colourful oasis of blossoming semi-tropical plants and trees, is an combination of both cherished traditions, using local crafted wooden windows from Bali, and new ideas in architecture and where appropriate outdoors amongst the lush tropical landscaped gardens


Delicious seasonal and local Vegetarian & Vegan dishes will be prepared within our own house kitchen by local chefs. Providing Brunch and Dinner plus snacks, fruit and drinks.

“Taking you on a journey into a haven of peace and meditation.Beauty is never lost sight of and nothing was done without considering the effect of the landscape from every point of view”


Accommodation is on shared basis, twin & triple rooms in beautiful individually designed 4 / 5 bedroomed stone houses. First come first served. Limited single rooms.

Investment - £575.00

Booking & Payment options:

Early Bird Rate - £525 pay in full before Oct 1st 2019

Early Bird Deposit Rate - £550 - Pay £150 deposit & fee online by October 1st 2019
& Balance ( (£400) in Installments to be paid in full by 2nd December 2019

All bookings after October 1st at £575 per person

To pay in full please contact us directly

Includes: 3 yoga sessions a day & 2 delicious vegetarian/ vegan meals a day & healthy snacks

Does not include: - Flights and transfers

Travel - For those of you joining us from Bristol we recommend the following flights in line with the start and finish times of the retreat

Bristol - Tenerife South- Thursday 9th January: Ryanair - 7.15am -11.30am
Tuesday 14th January: EasyJet - 18.40 - 22.55
Costs: £100 + Luggage

There are also different timed flights on the same days with Ryanair & EasyJet plus Sat,

From London:

A popular choice besides Ryanair & easyjet is Norwegian Air

Elsewhere in Uk - we recommend using www.skyscanner.com & www.googleflights.com

We look forward to welcoming you

Katie & Josie

Katie Despres : katieldespres@gmail.com / 07768 845954

Josie Harrington: yogajosiebristol@gmail.com / 07970889401

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