Yoga, meditation & embodiment holiday in Spain
Mon 28 May - Sun 3 June
exploring 'No' posture
An inspiring yoga holiday!
including Embodied Yoga Principles, treatments and an excursion to warm water spring
with Vidyadasa, Silvia Laurenti and Bibiana Badenes
Practice yoga, movement and meditation at a beautiful villa in Benicassim, Spain (near Valencia).
Learn skills for your whole your life after the holiday. Enjoy sun, sea, swimming, good food and company.
Testimonials and photos from previous holidays
if you make full payment or pay deposit
before 28th January
Prices £550 - £700
2 Payment options :
a) Full payment in advance
b) Deposit of £250
followed by 3 payments
Yoga, Meditation & Embodiment Practice
Daily Hatha Yoga & meditation (morning & evening).
Hatha yoga and Embodied Yoga Principles - a unique way of practising yoga which makes it even more relevant to your life. It can be playful, fun, social, deep & transformative.
Create qualities useful for your purpose and passion in life - work, relationships, friendships and what matters to you -
Focus, Energy, Vitality, Connection, Resilience, Creativity, Care, Compassion, Letting go
Meditation - Mindfulness based practices to create appreciation, care and kindness. Use your imagination for transformation : create wisdom and wellbeing.
Led by Vidyadasa
Vidyadasa has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2006 and practicing since 1991, he teaches hatha Yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings,
read about Vidyadasa
Develop confidence in your ability to practice, many people develop a regular practice during our Yoga holidays which continues to inspire their practice for a long time afterwards.
Embodied Yoga Principles practice
Giving & receiving support
Exploring 'No' posture
Freestyle personal practice
Freestyle personal practice
Playful 'juggler' posture
Partner yoga giving
“When you reach the end of what you must know, you’ll be at the beginning of what you must feel.”
There will be 3 optional Body Intelligence sessions with Embodiment Facilitator - Bibiana Badenes a very experienced Physiotherapist, Rolfer and Bodywork practitioner.
Including one session in a swimming pool with supportive floats - very relaxing!
"Body intelligence shows us what our body knows. The body has its reasons. It’s an intelligent system and it has the answers, but we are losing our ability to listen and take proper care of it, and with it we are losing the ability to preserve its possibilities and live a full life.
The good news is that the memory of the body persists and we can recover and enhance its qualities through experience, awareness, sensations and these exercises.
I will give you simple exercises that you can perform every day. We will work different areas of the body to create an increased awareness of your gestures and movements, releasing areas where there is tension and restriction. In time, you will become the best expert about your body and yourself.
These exercises are focused on health and prevention, awareness and will help to improve your yoga performance. They will help you become more vital and energetic, have increased mobility and less pain, you will feel more centered and relaxed and will have more capacity of action and reaction.
You will discover the intimate relationship between your body, your expression, and your emotions. This is called integration. You achieve integration when you feel yourself as a whole organism.
Dedicate a few minutes per day to these exercises, at any time of day, in your office, at home, or at the gym. Find your moment for them. Your body intelligence is there, you only need to discover it."
Bibiana lives locally in Benicassim so can inform our stay in this lovely seaside town. Vidyadasa and Silvia visited Benicassim last year and really enjoyed it and are happy to be sharing it with you.
Exploring structural integration
Sensing inner strength
International Bodywisdom Congress
24th - 27th May 2018
Cost for the Congress is approx £175. Includes presentations, coffee breaks, lunch and Tai Ji.
Stay at a beautiful hotel
Register for congress
Bibiana is the director of Bodywisdom congress on Mindful Movement held in Benicassim which is open to everyone interested in learning and practicing movement in a mindful way. International practitioners and bodywork professionals are providing workshops and presentations.
Bodywisdom Congress is the few days before the Yoga week so its a perfect combination
Location & Accommodation
Benicassim is a seaside venue with a long stretch of fine sand, (and some areas of pebbles :-) ,a promenade lined with villas of the early twentieth century; places to stop and drink, eat, or enjoy an ice cream!
In some areas there are public showers to clean off after swimming, places to hire bikes or skates.
You can see more on location & accomodation pages.
The Villa is a beautiful Mediterranean-style house, decorated with amazing artefacts and furniture from around the world. It has its own direct access to the beach, with a wonderful terrace and swimming pool.
Siesta in the hammock or garden listening to the sea...
Delicious dinners will be created for you by our chef. Breakfast and lunch will be self-service from freshly provided ingredients, (local and organic wherever possible).
We encourage guests to engage in creating a sense of community, and some of this is by performing tasks together...
One example of this is helping preparing for meals and cleaning up afterwards.
We will dine together in a delightful lounge.
Gianni (Silvia's brother)
Preparation for serving
Silvia will offer a posture clinic which will assist you in having a deeper understanding of your body's mechanics, and to practice safely.
So if you have an ongoing area of difficulty in your practice this may help you learn different ways of approaching it.
Treatments with Silvia
Massage - Deep Tissue & Aromatherapy massage.
Treatments can be paid for in Spain for £40.
Booking in advance allows us to plan in advance so please do if you are able.
Silvia currently works privately at studio57clinic in Hove and previously worked for many years in the NHS , she teaches experiential anatomy and posture clinics for Yoga Teacher Trainings including The Minded Institute in London and The Yoga Garden read more about Silvia
Practicing together, living together
can help people feel connected and engaged in life in a meaningful way.
It creates opportunities for exploring qualities that arise in your practice. An atmosphere of trust and confidence... in ourselves, and others can occur.
There will be opportunity for group discussion.
Friendships often arise which last beyond the yoga week. An enjoyable experience to share and remember all year round...
Optional visit to Montanejos - an amazing area of outstanding beauty - warm and cold springs in the mountains approximately 1-1.5hr away by car.
We leave after breakfast and return for evening
Approx £15 - £20 per person
Or, you may wish to stay by the pool for the day,its upto you!
Feel free to contact Vidyadasa -
mobile: 07870 696942
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there are only 10 spaces this year and we always sell out! So if you know you want to come be swift and act soon, pay the full amount and save £175 before 28th january or pay a deposit of £200
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