Why choosing See Yoga Retreats?
Every person who practices yoga and who joins a yoga retreat europe experiences a growing awareness. This new state of very frequently leading to the consolidation of ethical principles and ecological values. Probably because the more we practice, the more we realize that we are all one. As A.Einstein said:
"A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion if consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness."
How can I choose between the best European yoga retreats the one that’s the more responsible?
We want to help you choose the best yoga retreat by suggesting you some questions that you should ensure can be answered if you want to make a responsible decision. We will also explain to you how we give answers to that questions. The main goal of our yoga retreats Europe is to increase the possibility of having a fantastic time. But we are also always reminded to make a positive impact in Gran Canaria and the planet in general. Even if in the end, the decision is totally yours, we will be so glad if this list can be helpful. Because as we already know, we are One.
DO I PREFER LUXURY OR AUSTERITY?
There are all sorts of yoga retreat holidays Europe, from luxury villas to rustic huts. It’s true that the principles of the yogic philosophy emphasize the detachment of anything that instruments pleasure, as described by Pantajali in the Yoga Sutras. But he also describes âlasya, a deep lack of enthusiasm, as one of the ninth obstacles towards the evolution of mental clarity. Discipline and austerity can only improve our practice if they arise from compassion for ourselves and our own evolution. It seems like as always, balance is the clue.
So if you feel like you need luxury and all sorts of comforts to fully enjoy of your practice in the best European yoga retreats, give that gift to yourself. But if you feel like you want to find that beautiful balance between comfort and your ethical principles, we have the best yoga retreats Europe for you. All of our special yoga retreats take place in a cozy and beautiful ecohostel at Agaete, one of the most special spots of the island. It is a small white village that gives birth to a magic volcanic valley where all sorts of tropical fruits and local wisdom are grown. The perfect place to enjoy of everything that you might need with total respect for the surroundings.
CAN I COMPLEMENT MY YOGA PRACTICE WITH ANOTHER ACTIVITY?
We love yoga, but life is not only about it. You can enhance your retreat with other sorts of experiences and activities that can take your yoga retreat holidays Europe at their best. Maybe it’s about something that you always wanted to do but never had the opportunity or the time. Maybe some other experience will make you take another step in your own evolution. Every option that you might choose will be improved by the higher level of awareness that you will enjoy after the daily practice of yoga. In our getaways, you will find all sorts of possibilities to you can choose which wellness yoga retreat suits better your needs. Some examples would be a yoga surf retreat, detox retreats or yoga teacher training.
DOES THE TEACHER SUIT MY STYLE?
Even if every teacher learns the same while a yoga teacher training, each one of them has his own voice, preferences and background. That is why at the end, there is as many yoga styles as teachers, making the yoga world richer every day. These different ways of teaching yoga give more variety to our yoga practice and the possibility to find some teacher who we feel we can really commit. As Paulo Cohelo said, Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
The role of the yoga teacher is important enough to make you either feel in love with the practice or leave it behind. When looking for yoga retreats Europe, you better do some research before booking. You better make sure that the teachers focuses on the parts of the practice that you value the most. Make any sort of questions that you might need during the booking and stay aware of the answers. We are a team of three teachers and each one of us has a different approach and style. But we follow the same philosophy based in love for the practice and for everything that life has to offer us. You will be able to assist to the lessons of the three of us and also choose if you want to do more with one or we the other. Also, we offer all sorts of retreats in which we collaborate with other yoga teachers and therapists (women retreats, detox retreats, surf and yoga holidays, etc). You are the only one who knows exactly what you need. We are sure you can find it in all our range of possibilities. Just listen to your intuition and you will always be right.
IS THE VENUE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
Most of the yoga retreats that are not held in luxury hotels or villas take care of the natural environment somehow. But there are some of them that put extra consideration into the well-being of our planet. Our biggest desire is to help people grow in their way to happiness. Our biggest ambition is do it in an environmentally sustainable way. We make all our activities environmentally sustainable and we have a project ‘The Yogi’s Forest’. In this very special project we collaborate with the local Foundation Foresta planting a tree in the land of Osorio for every guest that comes visit to us. Our way to compensate for the carbon emissions implies each visit of our guests. This was the best way we could think of giving the island something back for the amazing days we spend in her lands.
CAN I HELP SMALL LOCAL ECONOMIES?
Every time you go to a wellness yoga retreat, you are giving a chance to all sorts of local economies to boost. Before booking a retreat, observe whether if the company is collaborating with locals, including them in their business, or simply growing it on their own. This is a very important aspect for us, as we are so grateful that we found a home in such a wonderful island as Gran Canaria. Even if the main manager is from mainland Spain, most of our teachers are locals. We also collaborate with all sorts of small local businesses, such as our surf school, all the restaurants that we recommend and the places where we take our guests to relax and enjoy of the local culture (the winery, thalassotherapy, etc.).