Sacred Space – deepen and evolve your practice
Join Kirsty Gallagher and Mike McCabe on the magical isle of Ibiza for a week of complete immersion into your practice. During this week we will help you to evolve, grow and challenge yourself in your practice, learning and exploring ways in which you can deepen your practice on every level. We are basing the teachings of the week on the vinyasa karma method, an ancient practice of physical and spiritual development.
Type of Event
Vinyasa karma is a systematic method of practicing and adapting yoga for the individual, a step by step process which builds in gradual stages to help you keep moving forwards and building towards the next phase of your practice. This time is for you, this is your SACRED SPACE, a time you can let go of the outside world and focus fully on yourself and your relationship with your practice. If you’re ready to take things to the next level and go further on your yoga journey this retreat is not to be missed…
Saturday 3rd August
3pm onwards arrive
5pm gather together for introductions
6pm evening meal
Sunday – Friday
8-10am self practice
The only change to this schedule will be Wednesday when we take a free day after our morning meditation, self practice and breakfast. This is your chance to read, relax or explore the island.
Saturday 10th August
8am (optional) meditation
8-10am self practice
Departure after breakfast
This is your time for you to express yourself on your mat. Whether you have a regular ashtanga vinyasa practice or vinyasa flow, power yoga, hatha or even yin is your thing we invite you to tune into your own body and needs and honour those on your mat. Both Kirsty and Mike will be on hand to assist you and give you encouragement or support wherever you need it. This is also an amazing opportunity to include all you are learning in the workshops and watch your practice evolve and change over the week. Even if you do not currently have a regular home practice you will be able to build one over the week and take it away with you to continue working on, a self practice is one of the greatest yoga gifts you can ever give yourself.
Sunday - 'slow vinyasa' which will cover the basic foundations you need in your practice
Monday - hip opening safely & mindfully toward half lotus, full lotus, splits & eka pada sirsasana
Tuesday - Jumpback & jumpthrough guidance
Wednesday - ashtanga vinyasa yoga half primary series & introduction to intermediate series (learning integrity in backbending)
Thursday - inversions for creating strength & confidence
Friday - twisting a neutralising therapeutic message to release the spine of tension & tightness
Accommodation is the beautiful Casa Solara in triple rooms with ensuite. Casa Solara is nestled in the Can Guasch valley, in the peaceful north of the sacred white island in a valley filled with orange, avocado and olive groves. It is a light and airy villa with beautiful countryside views ~ a perfect place to take time out and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul!