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Come to La Crisalida Retreats Spain to find balance, strength and flexibility through our varied yoga classes with our fantastic teachers. Allow yourself to calm down and unwind through daily yoga practice in our tranquil surroundings. Through regular yoga practice you start to develop inner peace, connecting with the authentic you.

Enjoy your practice outside on our stunning yoga terrace, with views of the surrounding mountains, natural park and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. We can also practice indoors, in our restful yoga studio. 

Each week our teachers cover many styles including Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Hatha flow and more, so you have the opportunity to try yoga styles that you might not have experienced before. Although all our teachers offer different yoga styles, one common thread is we all encourage you to experience becoming fully present in your body, and to practice with a calm centred mind.

The practice of Yoga is centuries old, and scientists today are starting to research and document many of the health benefits that come with a regular practice. When you begin to connect with your body and mind you can start to notice the positive effects and changes happening in your overall health. Yoga is an important part of the La Crisalida holistic programme for health and wellbeing. Whilst it works and moves your body, yoga can also influence your physiology through focused breathing.

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Yoga classes in Spain

Our programme of yoga classes varies from week to week, but we always offer a minimum of 12 classes and there is at least one yoga class every day of the week.

Each of our yoga teachers are highly trained and experienced and they each offer different styles of classes. Some classes are more of a workshop, where we might focus on alignment for particular asanas. Others classes are more general practice, where we work with the whole body and a wide range of asanas or a theme. Individual adjustments are offered, where appropriate and possible.

We offer two lengths of classes: 90 minutes (at least one per day) and 60 minutes.

Each class is designed for either “all levels”, or “intermediate” practitioners. You are welcome to attend all classes. The “all level” classes are suitable for both beginners as well as guests who have been practicing yoga for many years, as options and different levels are provided.  This means that beginners can learn yoga and feel supported, whilst additional levels of instructions are given for people who are more practiced. “Intermediate” level classes are open to all guests, however they are stronger and designed to provide more challenge. If you are new to yoga we recommend attending the “all level” classes first.

Each week we also offer one Yoga Nidra, designed to relax your body and connect body, mind and spirit, plus a guided visualisation. Meditation sessions are also available most days of the week.

Yoga teachers

Read more about the yoga teachers leading the yoga classes at La Crisalida Spain:

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Tania

Tania has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Her learning and teaching journey has taken her all over the world, including Bali, India, Australia to study with a wide variety of teachers from different backgrounds. She has a particular interest in making yoga practices sustainable throughout our lives, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga. She has worked with people from all ages and backgrounds, and her particular interest in the mental benefits of yoga led to her authoring the first book on Yoga for Dementia. Tania teachers a range of styles of yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative. In her classes Tania combines techniques to develop awareness, with detailed technical instructions and philosophical reflections to take students on a journey inwards, to come home to themselves.

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Amanda

Amanda’s yoga journey started in 2001. After attending her first class, Amanda knew she wanted to help others through yoga. She completed a 500 Hour yoga teaching training under Ruth White (who was a student of BKS Iyengar). Amanda´s teaching style has a gentle and grounded approach. In her Hatha classes she focuses on strength and flexibility through deep awareness in the posture and precision alignment. She also brings a sense of fun into her classes. Over the years she has attended many workshops with a variety of teachers and loves to teach restorative yoga.

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Charlotte

Charlotte is one of our bubbly energetic yoga teachers, and a programme mentor. She also loves teaching rebounding.  Charlotte has always been sporty, indeed, competing at a national level in gymnastics and artistic swimming. It was her passion for movement that drew her towards yoga. Yoga opened a new world to her, with a different approach to movement, balanced with stillness. She loved that yoga also integrated the opportunity to be in the present moment. Charlotte qualified in Hatha, Vinyasa and mediation in Costa Rica. Kindness is an important part of her classes and she hopes that all our guests, whatever their age or body, will enjoy their time on their mat and re-connect.

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Diana

Diana was a group fitness instructor for many years, and discovered Yoga when she wanted to gain more flexibility and take a break from everyday life. Her first yoga class was a game changer – not only because she became more flexible and physically relaxed, but also noticed the change mentally, finding her attitude towards life changed. Diana first trained in Vinyasa yoga in early 2021 and since then, has qualified in Ashtanga, Jivamukti and Yin yoga. She loves challenging classes and lightening them up with a good sense of humour, always with the attitude of not taking yourself or life too seriously. Her classes are suitable for everyone, no matter what age, stature of level.
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Susanne

Susanne first tried yoga in Norway many years ago and was intrigued by how it made her feel in body and mind. She noticed how it helped her to connect with all part of herself. She qualified in hot yoga multistyle, and has a passion for Yin. Susanne loves to move freely in her classes, to listen and respond to how the body feels and needs to move. Connection is an important part of her teaching, being present in your body, in the moment, in the now.

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Raphaela

Raphaela teaches varied styles of yoga, with heart and passion. Over her many years of teaching and practice Raphaela has trained with many teachers including Amrita Yoga (Kerala), Integral Yoga (Tao Prajñananda-Ananda Vir Kaur), Om Shree Om Yoga Children (Christine McArdle), Kundalini Yoga (Ambrosio Martínes-Andrea Märtens), Therapeutic yoga (Gisela Vázquez), Anusara Yoga (Gisela Vázquez), Sridaiva Yoga (John Friend) and Yoga history & Philosophy (Carlos Pomeda). Outside from La Crisalida, Raphaela teaches workshops in childrens yoga, mantra and vibrational gong meditation and is a Reiki master.

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Yoga styles

Our talented yoga teachers offer a range of different styles of yoga across each week for you to experience during your retreat. The yoga classes available at La Crisalida Spain include:

Hatha Yoga and Hatha Flow Yoga

Hatha yoga includes a variety of classical yoga positions ranging from seated, standing, twisting, balancing, and supine (lying down). You will build strength and flexibility through regular practice. Most classes tend to have a theme and in some we have a particular focus. For example, in some classes we might focus specifically on hip opening, or legs, or balancing. In other classes we might practice mindfully with the breath, using a wide range of asanas. Hatha flow is similar to hatha but includes some more movement between asanas (positions). Most Hatha and Hatha flow classes will starts with breathing exercise(s) and all finish with relaxation.  

Yin Yoga

Yin is a delightful slow style of yoga based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposites in nature. Muscles are Yang, whereas bones, joints and connective tissue are Yin.  Yin Yoga is practiced to stretch connective tissues, and we practice with relaxed, passive muscles. Slow, deep stretches are held for 2-8 minutes, with a moment in between each posture to reset.

Restorative Yoga 

Find deep relaxation in one of our restorative yoga classes. A super slow class, you will take a journey into stillness. Much of the class uses supine (lying down) positions, which are held for upward of 10 minutes. This is one of the most relaxing yoga styles around. We use props, like bolsters, blankets and blocks to support your body, allowing your muscles to truly let go. The goal here is complete body, mind, spirit, relaxation.  

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Yin Yang Yoga

 Yin Yang Yoga is a combination of Yin Yoga poses and more Hatha-based “Yang” poses. This balanced class provides a blend of the slow paced passive Yin poses, together with the more dynamic Yang poses that develop muscular strength and stamina. This lovely class provides both physical and mental benefits. increasing flexibility too.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga is a flowing sequence of poses that is dynamic, and can be physically strong. The emphasis is on flowing smoothly from one movement to the next. The base tends to be Hatha, just practiced in a different way. 

Kundalini Yoga

Once per week we offer Kundalini yoga, a style of yoga that is focused on the energy in the body. It can be very energetic and might include yogic chanting at times. Specific yogic breathing techniques are also used.

Iyegnar Inspired Yoga

Iyengar yoga was named and developed by BKS Iyengar. It is focused on precision and alignment in the yoga poses with the use of props (yoga equipment) such as blocks, belts, blankets and sometimes bolsters. Iyengar Inspired yoga taught by Amanda at La Crisalida Spain is very much inspired by the teachings of Iyengar. She uses yoga props to help facilitate simple alignments in the yoga poses, which can both give you a good foundation to your yoga practice as well as provide you with techniques to advance your yoga practice further.

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