I had the pleasure to have Maria Paula Medina as my yoga teacher through out a yoga and Sound retreat in Spain. Paula has the ability to get every one to fit into the class. So I as a new beginner could also fit into the yoga class. She is a very passionated teacher and with her pleasant personality she inspires everybody to perform their Best. On top of This she has a great knowledge of teori and chakra system.
I must say, that a retreat with yoga and Sound was a wonderful experience.
SingerSongWriter & Stresscoach
YOGA CHAKRAS & SOUND THERAPY, SPAIN 15/22 2014
We propose to make a trip through out your chakras using techniques of Therapeutic Yoga and VinyasaYoga (step by step). We will daily work on different types of chakras (energy centers), elements, pranayama (breath), different types of asanas (postures), mantras (chants) and mundras. This is a path of spiritual evolution, where you will learn techniques that you can use in your daily life in a variety of mental and physical states. The six lesson includes six different aspects of the person, six ways of doing yoga that take care of various physical, mental and spiritual aspects needed to succedintegrity.
The Sound Workshops
The Association of Sound Therapy was founded in 1998 by Michêle Averard and Nestor Kornblum. Their aim is to spread the awareness and knowledge of Sound as a powerful tool for personal and planetary transformation. Michêle and Nestor are the owners of The Dome Retreat Centre, they conduct intensive courses on the therapeutic and transformative uses of sound, and particularly the voice both here in Spain and world wide. Through vocal harmonics (overtone chant) and many other vocal techniques, students are taken on a ‘Sound Journey’ through the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of sound. The Sound workshops on this Retreat will include Sound work, Voice, Overtone singing, Tibetan bowls and Tuning fork instruction and much more. No prior musical experience is required.
Traditional Fincaset in 5000 m2 of gardens with almond and fruit trees
in an area of outstanding natural beauty
A large 90m, circular, domed yoga and meditation hall with wooden floors.
Tipi for meditation
Swimming pool with magnificent mountain views.
Shaded patios for al fresco dining.
ADSL -WiFiinternet access
Just 400m from the village, shops, restaurants
60 minutes drive from Alicante, and 75 minutes from Valencia Airport
Fantastic Food, making with love and awareness! Our meals are vegetarian, healthy (even the daily naughty cake) and very tasty! Wine is not provided as standard but the Jalonvalley is famous for its affordable wines and we can make it available to guests at cost price.
HIKING This is a perfect place for hiking. We suggestt:
AlcalalìtoXalò-XalòAlcalalì ( hiking time 2 hours, total distance: 3.000 m. difficultie: easy). This excursion is inside of the“Caminos de Piedra y Agua”(water and stone path). We start the journey from the Dome Center between the lemmonanorgane plantations, where we arrive to a towncalled di Xalò, there we can visit the etnologic museum, after that we could walk around the plaza and appreciate the architecture. And then we returne to Alcalalì making an other road.
Alcalalì–Collde Rates( hiking time: 4 hours, total distance: 10.781 m. hiking 383 m. difficulty: medium) From Alcalalì around olives, orangeand lemmon plantaitions we ascend to al Collde Rates, a beatifull view of the Vallde Pop e Vall de Tarbena. There we take a break and then we continue in direction to Porcentafter that we come back to Alcalalì.
ONE DAY BEACH situated just at 30 minutes in land from the beautiful beaches of Denia and Javea. We take a taxi and go to the beach!!!! ( if you don’t wont to go hiking you are able to go straight to the beach, don’t forget to make your reservation and you must afford your taxi).
1 person-Group of 5 to 12
665 EURO tripe room/ four beds rooms
695 EURO double Room
Price shown includes
-7 nights accommodation at the Dome Retreat Centre.
-3 delicious and healthy home cooked vegetarian meals per day (dinner on the first night and breakfast on departure day). Daily naughty cakeUnlimited infusions, tea, coffee, mountain spring water and fresh fruitGuided walk into the pretty Spanish village of Alcalali.
-6 morning Flow Yoga classes of 90 minutes and 5 evening of theorical and practic classes 90 minutes. It is an approach to learn the alignment energy (prana) insight and outside the body. In every class we are going to work with one of the 7 Chakras (center of energy) contemplating different psychological aspects, body parts, sounds, pranayamas(breading methods) and movements (asanas). No previous experience is required.
-3hr Sound Healing Workshops coordinated by Michele Averardand Nestor Kornblum, Assoc of Sound Therapists Directors. Workshop will include Sound work, Voice, Overtone singing, Tibetan bowls and Tuning fork instruction and much more. No previous experience is required.
-1 Evening Circle or meditations and mantra singing Healing Sound Journey experience -a sonic experience provided by the sounding of ancient and shamanic instruments, Tibetan Singing Bowls.
-1 Evening Yoga Nidra, an experience for relaxing the body, the mind and the sould. 40 minutes lisening the voce of Paula.
-1 Sound Travel, 2hr for an fantastic experience travel of natural sounds and diferents instruments...
Car Hire is an easy option with lots of companies situated at the Airports and it often works out less expensive than a private taxi to and from the Airport. Try times from the Airport to The Dome Retreat Centre are approximately 1.08hrs from Alicante and 1.22hrs from Valencia. The yellow road on the map is the motorway and from the Benissaexit to The Dome is approximately 15 minutes drive. Once here there are lots of driving routes for you to explore. For driving directions, we recommend you visit Google Maps where you can download and print easy to follow directions. Of course we are on hand to help at any time should you need assistance.For those who prefer to catch a bus, visit our nearest main line bus station is the town of Benissa, your retreat includes a free shared transfer at 17.00hrs.The Dome Retreat Centre address is The Dome.Camino la Racona, Alcalali, 03728, Alicante, Spain
In web: THE DOME RETREAT CENTER
VALLE DE POP
In the heart of the Valley of Pop (known locally as the Jalon Valley) in the village of Alcalalí, is the Dome Retreat Center. This Retreat is an incredible combination of Flow Yoga and Sound in wonderful natural surroundings that offer the possibility of hiking from one town to another around plantations of almond, lemons and oranges. Spectacular views, beautiful natural landscape and 30 minutes from the Javea and Denia beaches.
theoretical and practical concepts: Energy Body, prana (vital energy), chakras and nadis.
Asana to bring awareness to your body, using the coordination of breathing and movement. We use the VinvasaYoga technique which is gentle and accessible to all.
Pranayama different types of breathing for relaxation, stomach problems, energizing among many.
Mantras, consist in different types of songs that look out our inner voice.
Mudras, are symbols that we create with our own hands, in order to attract our intentions and attention.
Meditation: in movement, consist on walking and moving during meditation,
Ceremonies: MANTRAS NIGHT, TRAVEL OF THE SOUND AND YOGA NIDRA
(With theoretical study material and personal activites in pdf.)