Yoga & Dance Retreat on Sardinia, Italy | 17 - 23 May 2020
Arrangør: Imken Donde
Destination: Badesi, Sardinien, Italien
Rejsedato: 17. - 23. maj 2020
Pris: 1.170,00 € (ca. 8.750,00 dkk) ekskl. fly
Kategori: Yogarejse, Dans og Bevægelse og Retreat
Antal pladser: 12 | Åben for booking
Afrejse fra: Kastrup (Billund)
Kost: Vegetarisk og Vegansk
Meditationsform: Diverse meditation og åndedrætsøvelser
Yogaform: Hatha, Sama Yoga, Yin, Restorative & Somatic Yoga
Tillades børn: Nej
Er rejsen røgfri: Ok uden for villaen
Er rejsen alkoholfri: Ja, på nær en aften
* Imken is a very generous and loving person, who creates a space for everyone to be who they are in an open and unpretentious way.
Her aim is to make people feel good about themselves and to see the beauty around by moving focus from the head to the heart.
Thanks to Imken I feel much more in touch with myself and full of love after the retreat.
* The week went very fast... When I was on my way back home - I did wish that journey have had been for 2 weeks instead of 1.
I have meet a lot of very friendly people in different ages and from different countries, I have been leaving the day to day wheel for a beautiful place in the sun with good food and exercise for the body...
I would absolutely go on a trip like this again.
* I really appreciated your generous commitment to provide each of us with a variety of tools to use in our practice. This was more than a yoga experience: a joint exploration, a precious human and spiritual encounter shared by women from all horizons. Thank you again for all this.
* I went on Imken’s Sardinia retreat in May 2019. After a lot of work travel and work redundancy I really needed some care and nourishment. I’ve never been on a retreat before, never put down my emails for that long before or dedicated that time to myself. It was far more than I expected. Imken is like a beacon of smiling light she radiates positivity and care, the sessions were incredibly unique and tailored to suit individual needs. The location is absolutely stunning; unspoiled Mediterranean beauty at its best. Such a direct experience with yoga and meditation in nature was incredibly healing. The group was small and of all different backgrounds and levels of yoga (mine being just notions). The food was so delicious - I barely noticed I was vegetarian for the duration. Seriously highly recommend. Lucy
Join Imken for a special week of transformation and fun with yoga, dance and meditation in a private villa on one of Badesi’s most pristine and unspoiled long sandy beaches 'Li Junchi'. Yes, you may roll out of bed and bare-foot straight to the ocean!
We'll be enjoying outdoors Yoga along the pool and ocean, free movement, meditation, dance, breath work, silent time, you time, group and fun time, twice daily healthy Mediterranean style food freshly made for us by a private chef, plenty of pool and ocean time, excursions to nearby beaches, stunning Capo di Testa Peninsular with it's unique rock formations, and Santa Teresa town with it's 'queen of beaches' Reine di Bianca. It's an and all in package. All you have to do is get yourself to the venue and relax.
Classes will take place outdoors along the pool or beach, and for colder days indoors. Yoga mats, blocks, belts and blankets are there.
Arrival day is on Sun 17th May 2020 when we will have a relaxed welcome session at 16.30 ca. The remaining days we will have two yoga classes per day. Morning classes will start at 8am , plus/ minus half hour to liaise with weather & daily activities, and are gently invigorating to free energies and mind, as well as to bring focus and open the body. Some classes will be yoga only (Hatha Yoga, Sama Yoga, Soft Flow & some Yin) and often include meditation & breath work. Some classes will have yoga and woven in dance and free movement elements. I will guide you and make you feel comfortable even with zero dance experience, promise! It's huge fun, also promised!
Just know: if you can breath and move, you can dance! And we really couldn't care less what it looks like, it's what it feels like we're after!
At 11.00 we will have a delicious vegetarian brunch. Should you wish to have a light snack before morning yoga - tea, fruit, muesli, yoghurt, butter, bread and jam are available at all times.
Afternoons will follow with a more relaxed slow flow, yin yoga, restorative/ somatic yoga, and are around 1.5-2 hours. Simple self-massage techniques and partner-work might be part of class. The nature of classes is pretty organic to suit group and individual needs, and to stay tuned into the moment and let process unfold as it needs to.
Around 18.00 – 19.00 a delicious vegetarian evening buffet will be served and overlooking the sun set on our terrace.
Meditation, silence practice, partner yoga and breath work will be offered as well. Some evenings we will have specials: dance, meditation, group work, sunset walks, Mantra.....
In all of the classes we will take care of individual needs and give space for the less experienced to be able to explore postures peacefully and at the level appropriate. And of course, all classes are optional! The rest of the time will be free to do as we please... enjoying the beach, massage, reading a book, optional activities and excursions and sunsets etc.
There will be one afternoon off from yoga, most probably on Friday. The final yoga session will be on Sunday morning 23th May, followed by a final breakfast together at around 9.00 – 10.00.
We will have one full excursion day visiting Santa Teresa’s sweet and relaxed beach town, shopping at the local market, exploring the centre and its stunning queen of beaches ‘Reina Bianca', and neighbouring Capo Testa’s mesmerising rock formations with on site practice!
Anne is a certified massage trainer and therapist and will be available for Thai massage and Shiatsu. Imken will offer Craniosacral/ Intuitive massage.
Peaceful and akin to paradise, the little fishing village of Badesi lies at the border of the Anglona and Gallura areas of north Sardinia. Characterised by pristine white sand beaches that spread for kilometers, Badesi is a picturesque hamlet that seems to have leaped out of a water color painting entitled “Mediterranean Bliss”. The virgin beaches are covered with juniper, and the Mistral wind playfully caresses its idly rolling sands.
Sounds of the ocean and tranquillity are our all-day and night pleasure, as much as making new friends and getting in some important you time, relax, swim, yoga-dance and meditate, do absolutely nothing, explore neighbouring villages, or enjoy Sardinia’s vast variety of stunning beaches with it’s beautiful flora and fauna and mesmerising rocky cliffs.
The villa is situated on ‘Li Junchi’ beach, a 1km long sandy beach, and less than 10 minutes by car to Badesi village, and a pleasant car ride of around 80 km from both Oblia and Alghero airport.
The villa houses fourteen people comfortably - twelve participants, teacher and assistant. It has five twin bedrooms all with private bathroom, and a sixth large bedroom with bunk beds to share between 4 people, also with bathroom. Bed linen and towels are included, and rooms are cleaned once midway through your stay. Please bring your own beach towels. Internet is available in the living room, though we’ll keep it to a minimum.
Remo’s delicious recipes, traditional mediterranean cuisine with his very own twist, will be dished up for us twice daily by a chef who will cook exclusively for us at the venue. The food is abundant, varied, healthy and delicious, and mainly vegetarian (meat eaters have loved it!). Each meal includes one vegan option also. Muesli, fruits, snacks, tea and water are available throughout the day.
Total price: 1.170,00 Euro (ca. 8.750,00 dkk)
Seminar: 370,00 Euro
Food & accommodation: 800,00 Euro
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It’s a pleasant 80 km drive via scenic mountain and coastal roads from either Alghero airport and Olbia airport. Around 70 minutes drive from Alghero, and 90 minutes from Olbia as the road has a few more turns (beautiful!). The best flights out of Denmark is from Copenhagen with either Austrian Airlines or Lufthansa. Check Momondo here! There are also low cost airlines such as Ryanair or Eurowings reaching Sardinia but it takes a while longer.
To be able to explore the region during free time and to make your way easily and independently to the venue from the airport, we highly recommend hiring a car.
If you do not drive, we will do our best to match you up with someone that is renting a car. Please check in before booking your flight so that we can find you the best possible match.
There are some local buses, though very limited service and not direct to the villa. Shuttle buses from the airport to town are available, last one around 18.00 the weekends. Please check current times before booking your flight as times do change. Taxis are around 250 Euro one way.
Check in/ out
Check in is from 15.00 on the day of arrival, and check out is at 10.00 on the day of departure. The first meal will be served around 18.00-19.00 on the day of arrival. The last breakfast is served between 9.00-10.00 on the day of departure. We leave the villa at 11.00.
• A non-refundable deposit of 500 Euro is required to confirm your space upon booking
• Balance remainder of 670 Euro is to be paid by 17th January 2020
• Bookings after 17th January 2020 are to be paid in full at time of booking
• For bookings made after 17th February 2020 a booking surcharge of 150 Euro applies
Payments can be made via transferwise.com, via Paypal or by bank transfer. Transferwise.com is the cheapest option unless paying via a UK bank account. Please note all transfer charges are to be covered by you. Further information about payments you shall receive after booking.
Up until 6 months prior to retreat start are refunded in full, less the deposit. Cancellations made 6– 4 months prior to retreat start are refunded by 60%, less the deposit. For cancellations less than 4 months prior to retreat start no refund is given.
Please note there will be no discounts or refunds for late arrivals, early departures, travel delays, illness, flight cancellations or unattended classes. You are advised to take out travel insurance to protect you from such eventualities and for your own piece of mind.
In the unlikely event of the retreat being cancelled your retreat payments will be refunded in full. Any other costs such as flights, travel or other are not refunded.
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