Mens 3 day Yoga Holiday
When: Fri 19th June 2020 -> Mon 22nd 2020.
Where: Yoga Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Price: see below
Who this retreat is for:
This retreat is for men who are keen to find out more about themselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment. No problem if you've never done yoga before, or if you are an experienced yogi who wants to deepen your practice, everyone's welcome.
It's a great opportunity to escape busy lives and relax in beautiful surroundings with other like minded men.
Why men only?:
Yoga is absolutely for everybody, regardless of age, sex, gender, or ability, but there's no denying that, in the West at least, yoga has a certain image of being mostly for flexible women.
Yoga was traditionally practiced by men and only became female-dominant relatively recently. This retreat aims to re-ignite yoga from a masculine perspective, creating a safe space for men to explore their relationships with themselves, their bodies, and their minds.
On a practical level, men's bodies are built differently than women's bodies. This is a massive generalisation of course, but they are generally stronger, but considerably less flexible. Lifestyles can also be very different. Men's minds also work differently. As a consequence many men tend to be put off by yoga classes led by women and in which the students are predominantly female.
3 nights accommodation, arrive Friday afternoon, depart Monday morning.
Full and varied programme of daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, asana.
Plenty of free time to enjoy everything Maspalomas has to offer!
Three full meals a day, including delicious home cooked meals (and wine with dinner)
What's not included:
Travel to Gran Canaria
Transfers from the airport
£370 for single room occupancy, £190 to add a second person to the room and share (ie £280 each if sharing).
Book direct with Peter at Yoga Gran Canaria here.
There will be three sessions each day. All are optional, it's your holiday! We'll start each day with a gentle wake up moving meditation. After breakfast there will be a more engaged session taking us up to lunchtime. The afternoons are free time. Then a more dynamic session before dinner. We may take one evening session at the beach to enjoy the sunset!
Yoga Gran Canaria
"It all started when I discovered this tranquil country house (Finca) nestled in a quiet valley. There was something about the austerity of the mass of stone and the peaceful countryside that made me feel safe and calm and I decided immediately that I wanted to use my background in business, psychology and hospitality to offer a space aimed at stressed individuals who wanted a holiday away where they could learn or develop their yoga and meditation practice and socialise with like minded people in a non judgmental and relaxed environment.
It is about reconnecting with yourself, doing things at your own pace, offering a tailored holiday experience and allowing space for people to appreciate some of what this glorious island has to offer. This holiday is not about luxury and opulence it is about comfort and self development at an accessible price." - Peter Tarrant, owner of Yoga Gran Canaria
11km from the bustling tourist zone of Maspalomas and the world famous Maspalomas Dunes
10 bedrooms all with super king size beds and dedicated bathrooms (some en-suite)
Enormous garden to do contemplative walking
100m2 yoga studio
Only Vodafone has mobile coverage on site but there is 4G wifi network available.
What to wear/Bring:
All yoga equipment is provided, no need to bring a mat or props.
Comfortable clothes that you can move around in for the yoga.
How many students will there be?
The retreat is limited to 10 yogis. I expect demand to be high, so get in early!
Terms and Conditions
Your booking is direct through Yoga Gran Canaria, not through me - please see their website for full T&Cs.
19th June to 22nd June 2020