One of yoga’s many beauties is that it can be practised anywhere, not only in studios. Scientific research has discovered that practising yoga in nature enhances its effects, increasing your focus and enhancing your levels of wakeful relaxation.
You can really feel the oxygen flowing through your body, clearing your mind and heart, empowering your yoga practice.
Our series of Yoga & Wellness retreats include the following options:
A retreat at CASARA WAY that will help you discover a healthier and more positive lifestyle, focusing on your own happiness and well-being. Specially designed to enable you to dedicate some time to yourself.
An intensive, fun, high content programme that will help you improve your health, increase your life expectancy and bring vitality back into your life. The retreat combines ancient yoga techniques from the East with the latest advances in cooking and nutrition.
This retreat has one purpose: re-establishing your body and mind balance in the shortest amount of time possible, so that you can enjoy life to the full again. You will receive an organic plant based menu, nutritionally dense and artfully prepared that will fuel your body and delight your senses. All the meals served are free of gluten, dairy, refined sugars and processed food.
On this retreat, guests will be able to enjoy yoga and horse riding, building their connection to their inner selves and to the environment and helping them develop, grow and achieve their personal goals.
This retreat consists of outdoor activities as well as pranayama and yoga classes that focus on restoring the right levels of health and energy. It is the best way to explore the beauty of Cadiz, with exciting activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle, horse riding, hiking, cycling and some local culture too.
This retreat combines surfing and yoga, both of which build strength, flexibility, focus and endurance. Both yoga and surf can be spiritual and meditative exercises, and both make you feel fully alive in the moment.
Our groups are small, which allows personalized guide and instruction.
Living a healthy life in south Spain, being gentle with yourselves, practising yoga, enjoying outdoor activities, stressing less, sleeping deeply, eating organic food, and exploring all the secret beauty of Zahora… just choose the break that your mind and body need!
We cater for all levels of ability. If yoga is something you have never tried before, this is your opportunity to try out something new. Alternatively, if you are experienced then this is the opportunity to go deeper in your practice with our experienced team in the beautiful and magical surroundings of Zahora.
Studies have proven yoga to be one of the best ways to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and relieve insomnia, depression and anxiety. Yoga also helps to improve overall fitness, strength, and flexibility.
Different Types of Yoga
The term hatha is used in such a broad way that it is difficult to know what a particular hatha class will be like. In most cases, however, it will be relatively gentle, slow and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer.
Ashtanga is based on ancient yoga teachings, but it was popularized and brought to the West by K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1970s. It’s a rigorous style of yoga that follows a specific sequence of postures and is similar to vinyasa yoga, as each style links every movement to a breath. The difference is that Ashtanga always performs the exact same poses in the exact same order. This is a physically demanding practice.
The movement practice of Vinyasa is said to begin with T Krishnamacharya. The term Vinyasa is derived from nyasa, meaning “to place,” and vi, meaning “in a special way.” This indicates that we are not “throwing our bodies around” but are bringing consciousness to each movement in each moment.. In vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. It essentially means movement synchronized with breath and is a vigorous style based on a rapid flow through sun salutations and no two classes are ever alike.
Yin / Restorative Yoga
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style in which poses are held for five minutes or longer. Even though it is passive, yin yoga can be quite challenging due to the long holds, particularly if your body is not used to it. The purpose is to apply moderate stress to the connective tissue – the tendons, fascia and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Iyengar yoga was developed and popularized by B.K.S. Iyengar . Iyengar is a very meticulous style of yoga, with utmost attention paid to finding the proper alignment in a pose. In a typical iyengar class, poses are held much longer than in other schools of yoga, in an effort to pay closer attention to the precise musculoskeletal alignment within each asana. Another trademark of iyengar is the use of props, such as blocks, belts, bolsters, chairs and blankets, which are used to accommodate injuries, tightness or structural imbalances, as well as teach the student how to move into a posture properly.
Regardless of your age, weight, physical condition or general state of health, we can help you attain your physical fitness objectives.
When we go on holiday, many of us choose a destination where we can enjoy the beach and the beauties of nature. Sunbathing, resting from stressful jobs and disconnecting from our daily routine are the main goals.
Exercise can also make a big difference to a memorable and rewarding holiday. At CASARA WAY, we can help you enjoy all the benefits of physical exercise, one of the best ways to detox your body and relax your mind. When we exercise, our body releases endorphins, which can greatly improve our mood as well as increasing our fitness.
- Stand-up paddle
- Horse riding
- Jogging on the beach
- Swimming on the beach
- Taking a walk
- Beach bats
Please enquire about our programmes and prices for kayaking, stand-up paddle, surf and horse riding if you are interested. The other activities are free.
Massages and holistic therapies
Health coaching consultation
Ayurvedic medicine consultation