The name of our 5 day yoga retreat in may describes exactly how it was - magical.
A yoga retreat is always a perfect time to retreat yourself, to take time for yourself and to take a break of your day-to-day life. It is a little sanctuary and a gift to yourself. It is also a time where you can dive deeper in your own yoga practice. It is a time to heal, nurture and experience.
Ibiza is the perfect place for a yoga retreat. This tiny island has a magical energy that is hard to describe but felt by many. I know Ibiza has the reputation of a party island but also it has a huge spiritual community and a somehow untouched rough and yet soft nature. You just have to experience it by yourself.
It was our second time at the beautiful apartment hotel just opposite the magical rock, Es Vedra, for our retreat here and the location is just pure magic. Totally quiet in a somehow untouched nature and of course the magic of Es Vedra, the rock. There are many stories around the rock and spiritual seekers from all over the world come to feel the presence of Es Vedra. One story is that Es Vedra is a part of Atlantis and when you climb it -what we did -you can see the clues of Ufos in the stone plateaus. Whatever it is it is a magical rock that has a special energy around.
We also visited a few of my favorite places and beaches on this retreat. Ses Salines, one of Ibizas most famous beaches has its own charm and the most perfect salty water. There are a lot of beach clubs you can hang around but also more quiet places and a visit at "Sa Trinxa" can be worthy if you are feeling social.
The "Sunset Ashram" in the northwest of the island is a perfect place for watching the sunset. Its located on a riff overlooking the sea. You can order indian dishes or sushi and enjoy the sunset sitting in the sand or the side of the cliff.
On the other side you find the famous Hippie Market of Ibiza and also the small village "Santa Gertrudis" with a huge variety of vegan and raw cafes, small boutiques and special charm. I highly recommend the food at "Wild Beets", we had fantastic juices and raw food.