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Inner Flow and Outer Grace - 06th-13th Oct 2018

With Anja Kursawe from Bodyinsight-AnjaK und Pilateslab Berlin

Anja Kursawe is a widely travelled teacher in the field of Pilates and Yoga, Tango, Zen- Shiatsu and Body Psychotherapy from Berlin.

Her passion for the body in movement began as a young acrobat in East Berlin and led her to study dance in London.

Anja studied gentle and deep efficient methods like Yoga, Pilates and Meditation to keep her body and mind alive and healthy. Her passion for teaching developed simultaneously. Numerous courses in advanced education in many fields around the body, mind and therapy followed. Her fascination for the interplay between body and mind never stops.

Anja´s own method is based on the basic principles and philosophies of Pilates, Yoga and Shiatsu – but reaches far beyond that. She is running her own studio Pilateslab in Berlin where she has been leeding teacher trainings.

Thanks to her interdisciplinary knowledge and over 20 years of experience in supporting people from different fields of life, she is able to recognize the most important resources and challenges and can cater to them intuitively and individually.

In 2017 was awarded as "Best Female Personal Trainer" of the year with the German NEOS AWARD.

For more info about Anja visit Pilateslab-Berlin.com.

Season 2018 – Services and Prices

Solo Travelers

  • Single Room (17qm): 1350€
  • Comfort Room (26qm): 1425€
    Single occupancy
  • Suite (38qm): 1500€
    Single occupancy
  • Comfort Room (26qm): 1050€
    Shared use with a guest of the same gender.

All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, a hotel safe and direct access to the inner garden area with pool.

  • Original Mongolian Yurt Triple Dorm (20qm) plus bathroom (7qm): 890€

Couples or friends sharing a room

  • Comfort Room (26qm): 990€/guest, twin beds
  • Suite (38qm): 1050€/guest

All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, a safe and direct access to the inner garden area with pool.

Special prices for group bookings 6+ guests.

Booking conditions & Disclaimer of Liability

Booking conditions for Workshops

Your booking is binding. The payment of the whole Workshop-price is due with the booking. Payments are not returned. Please check well before your booking, if the dates and times work well for you.

Booking conditions for Yogaretreats

Your booking is binding. Please check well before your booking, if the dates and times work well for you. After receiving your name and address as well as the date of your inquired retreat we prepare you a reservation confirmation and send it via mail as a pdf-document. The reservation confirmation is valid during seven days. A deposit payment of 350€ is due within this seven days. Otherwise the reservation is not binding for Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L. anymore and the company is free to sell the retreat space to another client. The rest amount can be paid immediately, but is due at the latest 21 days before the first day of the retreat. The price includes all services as stated on the reservation confirmation. The booking price does not include flight costs or any other transport expenses.

In the case of a cancellation which has entered at least 21 days or earlier before the start of the event, 100% of the payment are refunded, minus a working fee of 100€. There is no refund of payments in the case of a cancellation less than 21 days before the start of the Event, unless Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L. can fill your space. We recommend to get a travel cancellation insurance.

Disclaimer of Liability

Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L. is not reliable for any damages, that the client could cause on the premises of the retreat. The client takes over fully all risks and agrees that Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L. can not be held reliable for any injury, illness, delay (flights, etc.), loss or damage on belongings or health. Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L. does not assume any transport costs or any other costs, which could arise apart from the Yoga retreat program.

The client confirms by booking that he or she acknowledges the inherent risks associated with Yoga and any physical exercise. The client accepts those risks and enters any of Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L. Yoga Workshops, Yoga Intensive, or Yoga Retreat freely of her/his own decision. The client will hold no-one (including Yogafriends Fuerteventura, S.L., Annette Arndt, Miguel Aguirre, Yoga teachers, the assistants, staff, therapists) to blame for any injury, whether physical or mental arising out of my attendance at the intensive, associated exercises, following of any printed literature, and use of the premises.

How to get to Fuerteventura?

You can book a flight to the Fuerteventura airport (FUE) just south of the capital Puerto del Rosario. You will find many direct flights from all major European airports. For a wider range of choice you can check flight combinations via Madrid (MAD), Gran Canaria (LPA) and Lanzarote (ACE). From Madrid and Gran Canaria you would choose a connecting flight and from Lanzarote you can come over with a 30 minute ferry ride. Please note that the last ferry leaves at 19h in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. You would want to book a flight arriving not later than 16h to the Lanzarote airport. Ferry companies are Fred Olsen and Naviera Armas.

How to get to the Yogafriends retreat

Casa Yogafriends is located in the northern part of Fuerteventura, in the village of Lajares.

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How to get here from the Fuerteventura (FUE) airport

Casa Yogafriends lies about a 35 minutes drive from the Fuerteventura airport.

Option Rental Car

For more independency we highly recommend to take a rental car, which is very cheap on Fuerteventura (about 120,-€/week). You will find rental car agencies directly on the airport: Cicar, Hertz, Sixt, Payless, etc. Make sure to make your reservation on time via internet as you will get better prices than on the airport and in high season, cars might be booked out.

Option Private Transfer Service

The other option which garantees a smooth begin of your retreat vacation experience is for you to allow us to arrange a transfer for you. The driver will be awaiting you in the airport and knowing his way arround will drive you swiftly to the retreat center.

We will always try to have you share a transfer with another arriving guest, if possible to keep your costs down. The transfer charges are:

1 single transfer - 40€/guest

2 double transfer - 20€/guest

3 triple shared transfer - 15€/guest

How to get here from the Lanzarote (ACE) airport

The Lanzarote airport in the capital Arrecife is approximately a one and a half hours trip away from Lajares. You have the choice to take a public bus (1h) or a taxi (30 minutes) to the ferry terminal at Playa Blanca. The ferry takes 35 minutes to the Corralejo ferry terminal. Please calculate a 15 minutes taxi ride from the ferry terminal to the Casa Yogafriends Retreat. Taxis are waiting outside the ferry terminal. The last ferry crossing to Corralejo harbour, Fuerteventura from Playa Blanca harbour, Lanzarote is at 19h so please make sure your flight arrives before 16h to Lanzarote.

Do I have to bring my Yoga mat or does Yogafriends you provide Yoga equipment?

Of course Yogafriends provides you with high quality Yoga equipment during your retreat stay. In our Yogafriends Yoga studio you will find Manduka Pro mats, Manduka blocks and Manduka rectangular bolsters. Furthermore Bodhi meditation cushions and Iyengar style yoga blankets and Manduka yoga straps, rollers and extersoft balls.

Is the Yogafriends retreat apt for Solo Travelers?

Definitely yes! The mayority of our guests are travelling and taking a time out on their own. You will be in good company of like-minded Yoga friends. To which degree you want to socialize during morning tea, brunch and dinners is up to you. On the last evening the group usually goes out together for a well deserved dinner in one of the excellent local restaurants to celebrate the great time they had together. We have seen many long lasting friendships develop during the Yogafriends retreats.

How many guests participate in the retreats?

You will share your retreat experience with 5-7 more guests. At Yogafriends we believe that the high quality of Yoga instruction we strive for, is only possible in a safe, individual environment with small group sizes, where our teachers know your name and your individual capacities and characteristics in the practice.

I do not have much Yoga experience. Can I come anyways?

Yes, please. Our classes are multi-level classes and we keep Yogis with different experience backgrounds "working" at their own pace. Since the Yogafriends Yoga classes put a lot of emphasis on a solid foundation for your practice, it is like wise apt for beginners as more experienced yogis. The founders have experienced by observing the guests yoga levels in the last years that the solid basis of the Yoga practice is often neglected in many group classes. The practice of developing primordial movement patterns to a higher degree is highly beneficial for all Yogis, despite of their numbers of years of practice.

I have a gluten intolerance. Can you adapt to special diet requirements?

Over the last years we have seen a general increase in food allergies of our guests at the Yogafriends retreat. The diet at Yogafriends is a vegetarian diet, with eco products and locally sourced, whereever possible. We can accommodate special dietary requirements, including gluten free, dairy free, and vegan diets. If you have any food intolerances or allergies please send us an email one week before retreat start. We will always try to work it out to the best of our ability.

What are check-in and check-out times?

We try to adapt to the individual arrival times as much as possible. Check-in is generally from 16h through to 19h. Check-Out on Departure days is till 11h. Guests are more than welcome to store their luggage and use the last day till its time to go to the aiport.

Is there Wifi at the retreat?

Our wish is to support you in bothe your mental and physical detox process. Mental detox refers to inhealthy habits that create mental tensions like being non-stop available by email or social media. You will find the internet connection availalbe from 16h-18h. Perfect excuse not to having to respond to messages right away and enjoy the good life in Fuerteventura!

What should I pack for the retreat?

Clothing suggestions

  • It can get quite warm in the day, but fresh at night. So remember to bring some long clothes as well and a windbreaker.
  • Comfortable clothes for Yoga and Meditation sessions.
  • Swim wear.
  • A cap, hat, beanie, etc. what you like most for UV-protection during outdoor activities.
  • Sport shoes, if you are going to participate in trail running or hiking tours.

Toiletries

  • Sun protection 25-50. The Canarian sun is intense.
  • Shampoo and Showergel.
  • Mosquito repellent.

Electronic devices

  • Alarm clock/phone alarm
  • Phone charger
  • European adapter
  • If you are bringing any mobile device/laptop, WIFI is available at the Yogafriends Retreat 16-18h daily.

Others

  • A beach towel
  • Maybe a notebook for notes from Yoga classes or retreat adventure journaling.

You do not have to pack, as these are provided

  • Yoga equipment.
  • Hair drier.
  • Linens and bath towels.

 

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