Your Yoga Style at Villa Daya
Today there are many different Yoga styles that are widely recognized and practiced. We have handpicked a few of them for your Yoga retreat with us. During your time we would like to offer the right amount of dynamic Yoga classes but also to relax your mind and soul with restorative Yoga and Yin-yoga classes. We have 2 extremely experienced Yoga teachers working with us who will be guiding you through the different classes.
Dynamic Yoga: Good morning, salute the sun
For the morning classes we have prepared a dynamic active Yoga sequence for you, which will build up during your stay with us. On day one we may give you a short introduction on what you will expect and then you follow the flow.
We created the Yoga sequences inspired by Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga.
Every day we are going to work on different parts of the body and create awareness for it. We will start the class in a silent meditation to get ready for the Yoga, warm up with sun salutations and will then focus on opening the heart, shoulders, backbends, hips, just to name a few. We have also prepared a very special detox-class for you!
The classes are suitable for all levels, no matter what your conditions are. Our teachers know how to adapt to a higher or lower level. Remember, Yoga is for everybody.
"Yoga is not about knowing how to do a headstand, it is about finding your inner peace"
Restorative Classes - Slow down the Pace of Life
The evening classes are based on restorative Yoga. Less work, more relaxation. You will spend your Yoga class in modified active standard asanas using strategically placed props as bolsters, straps and blankets to help you sink into deep relaxation.
It is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to zero.
Yin Yoga is a very slow-paced passive style of yoga with asanas held between 3-5 minutes. The poses apply a moderate stress to the connective tissue of the body, releasing tendons, fascia, ligaments with the aim to increase circulation in the joints, improving flexibility and freeing the meridians of the body.
It's a more meditative approach to yoga, Yin has the aim to create awareness of the inner silence and to energize yourself at the same time.
Our two Yoga teachers are working with you during your week, making sure you get the best Yoga experience during your holiday with us.
During your Yoga retreat we would like to give you the possibility to experience different spaces.
Shala means home and this is how we would like to make you feel from the first moment you step into our Yoga space.
We created an amazing rooftop Yoga terrace, built on about 100 square meters, offering you 360 degree views over the mountains and the atlantic ocean. The Yoga space is open air giving you the possibility to soak in the fragrance of the pines and the atlantic ocean. Imagine yourself in a yoga practice with the sound of the nature, finding your inner peace. After your first Yoga class you never want to leave this place again.
On the days it may be chilly we also have a lovely indoor-yoga space. It's a Yoga space on around 40 m2 with a clean-chic aesthetic to make sure your mind stays opened and focused for yoga. This space as well offers you an outstanding view over the pines and the atlantic ocean.
Wake up by the sunrise over the mountain and get relaxed and mindful by the sunset into the ocean. Is there a better way to start or end your day?
For the Yoga retreat we will provide you with high quality Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets. If you feel you cannot practice without your own yoga mat, feel free to bring it with you but it's not needed. We have everything in place for a perfect Yoga retreat.
During your stay with us we will start our Yoga classes with a short 5-10 min Meditation to bring all of our awareness into the moment to be able to focus on what is happening right in front of us. Throughout the week we have prepared a special silent walk with a guided meditation at the beach to make sure you get the maximum relaxation, mindfulness and energy out of your Yoga retreat.