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Elevate Yoga Retreat

Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2017

Granada, Spain

Retreat Start : Nov 27, 2017   2 p.m. Check- In

Retreat End : Dec 3, 2017   12 noon Check-out

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Yoga works in powerfully mysterious ways to reconnect us with our bodies, our senses, our breath, and the beauty of the world – all things we seem to forget in the churn of daily life. Sometimes people hesitate at the thought of a yoga retreat, because, after all, how much could 7 days actually change your life…?
Have you ever had an epiphany after taking a walk in the woods, standing on a mountain overlooking trees and sky, or soaking in the sun on a deserted beach? The idea seems cliché, but there’s something to it. When we give ourselves the chance to step away from our lives, even just for a moment, we see things more clearly. The to-do list falls away and the tasks lose their importance when we take the time to reconnect with nature, with the freedom of our breath, and with our true selves hidden underneath the clutter.  And most of the time it’s not one moment of bliss that ends up changing our lives for the better; it’s the soft, repeated memory of the freedom we found, the harmony we experienced with nature, or the immaculate elevation that comes with knowing that we are dreamers and peaceful warriors, constantly able to craft our lives into what we want them to be. 
I created the Elevate Retreat to be a deep reminder of the beauty that surrounds us, and the gift of our bodies and our breath – things we all too easily take for granted. This retreat combines my love of dynamic asana to push through blockages and mental barriers – the non-truths we tell ourselves about our capabilities – as well as the introspection of meditation and all the wisdom that comes with allowing ourselves to be silent and still. My hope is that you will walk away from these 7 days with an elevated perspective on life. That you will take the time to stop and smell the roses, to recognize your body as a sacred gift, and to connect to something bigger than yourself – realizing that admiring the beauty of life is just as important (dare I say more important…?) than checking off tasks from the to-do list.
 I am beyond thrilled to be guiding you on this 7 day retreat in a country that I love so much. I want this 7 days to be your perfect getaway – a harmonious mix of physical challenges and breakthroughs, deep relaxation, and time to explore Spain’s diverse culture. For that reason, I left room for you to pick and choose what your free time will look like, so you feel completely fulfilled, invigorated, and rested by the end of this fantastic journey. I can’t wait to welcome you to the Elevate Retreat 2017 in this little slice of paradise!
 
Jess Rose

 

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YOGA + MEDITATION

ELEVATE THE BODY / ELEVATE THE MIND

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Daily, all-levels yoga classes will be held in the mountain shala, a geometrical sanctuary with a panoramic view of the mountains. For beginner to advanced yogis, Jess caters every class to all levels and the goals and needs of the group. In the mornings, we will flow vinyasa style, exploring fun and challenging poses in a light-hearted, non-aggressive way. Evenings will be slower, more introspective classes based on the Yin/Yang model of blending slow, meditative movement with longer holds in the poses, for deep sensations and release of the muscles and fascia. Meditation and pranayama (breath work) sessions will be held after the Yin classes in the evenings as a way to bring depth and mindfulness into our daily practice by heightening the senses, our awareness, and our focus in the practice. All classes will explore themes based on yoga philosophy and Buddhist mindfulness meditation principles to explore the integration of the practice into daily life. 
You will get personalized assistance and tips for your practice, and you also have the opportunity to book a private class with Jess if you so choose.

 

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RETREAT CENTER + FOOD

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Where we stay: Granada Retreat Center. The Granada Retreat Center offers minimalist rooms with free Wi-Fi and a lovely outdoor terrace in the gardens.
Included in the retreat price are 3 meals per day, made from scratch and with lots of love by our amazing in-house chefs. Note that lunch is not provided on arrival and departure days, but snacks, fruit, coffee, and tea are always free and available between meals.
Special diets are catered to in order to accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and those with food allergies. Meals always come with a drink – non-alcoholic or beer or wine in the evening, plus option to purchase more drinks at the in-house bar – just in case ;).

 

LOCATION, ARRIVAL, AND WEATHER

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When I think of Spain, images of rolling countryside, warm breezes, amazing food and wine, sunshine, and a culture like none other come to mind. It’s a country most people only dream of visiting. I had the opportunity to live here for 9 months in 2014, and fell head over heels in love – with the people, the attitude, the positivity, the warmth, and the pure joy radiating from the country’s very heart outwards in all directions. I climbed the hills daily, looked out over the sprawling countryside and vastness of the sea, and felt truly uplifted – physically and mentally. This getaway is to invite in the feeling of being elevated, and from this different vantage point, seeing the bigger perspective and remembering the beauty that surrounds us.
The south of Spain is a simmering blend of cultures – the result of hundreds of years of conquests, invasions, and settlements. In modern times, that translates into an exotic, mysterious, and awe-inspiring mix of Arabic, Persian, Jewish, Moor, African, and European cultures, among others. Granada has it all, plus the beauty of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains, sunny Mediterranean beaches, Turkish baths, Moroccan bazaars, flamenco, tapas, and one very special guest…our yoga retreat!
Just 15 minutes’ drive from Granada, our beautiful rural hotel and yoga playground is surrounded by the breathtaking natural landscape of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Address: Granada Yoga Retreat Center, Pinos Puente, Granada, Spain
Arrival : By taxi, 20 minutes from the Granada airport (GRX), and 2 hours from the Malaga airport (AGP). If you wish to have an airport transfer from Granada or Malaga airport, we are happy to organize for you both pick up and drop off. You can also get to the house via train or bus to Granada. Both, buses and trains, leave Malaga or Sevilla city regularly throughout the day and we can come pick you up from the bus/train station in Granada.
Check-in is at 2 p.m. on November 27th, and check-out is 12:00 noon on December 3rd, so book your flights for those days, or choose to spend some extra time in Granada on your own before or after the retreat. The weather in southern Spain is relatively warm and mild in the winter months, and you can more than likely expect endless clear blue skies with lots of sun most days of the year.
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 ACTIVITIES

ORGANIZED GROUP TRIPS + SOLO ACTIVITIES + FREE TIME

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Cater this retreat to your wants and needs by nurturing yourself with the quiet and the stillness of nature, or exploring the depth and diversity of Spanish Andalucian culture – we give you the freedom to make your time here exactly what you need it to be!

 

ACTIVITIES AROUND THE RETREAT CENTER

Horseback rides, short hikes in the mountains near the retreat center, a dip in the nearby lake, chilling at the beach (45 min. taxi ride), enjoying in-house massages and bodywork, lounging in the gardens, reading, journaling, and more.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES (LISTED IN ITINERARY, BELOW)

These are organized group trips, which are completely optional. Note that the Hammam (Arabic baths) and the Flamenco show/workshop need to be booked in advance, as they sell out quickly in town. Make sure to let Jess know by email if you wish to go on either of these half day trips, and we will arrange it! All other activities can be decided upon after arrival and paid for at the retreat center reception, or can be booked in advance – whichever you prefer.

 

ITINERARY

YOGA + MEALS + ACTIVITIES

 

November 27th

2:00 p.m. and onwards – Check in
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Group Get Together
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. –  Yin / Yang Class
6:00 p.m. – Meditation
7:00 p.m. – Dinner
 

November 28th

Starting at 7:30 a.m. – Coffee, tea and fruit
8:30 – 10:00 – Vinyasa Class
10:00 – Breakfast
Free time
1:30 p.m. – Lunch
Free time
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Yin/Yang class
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Meditation and Pranayama
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Free time

 

November 29th

Starting at 7:30 a.m. – Coffee, tea, and fruit
8:30 – 10:00 Vinyasa Flow Class
10:00 Breakfast
**Two Options For Afternoon**
Option 1 : 11:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Optional Day Trip to Granada*
Option 2 : 13:30 – Lunch at retreat center and free time

 

*Granada Day Trip – Albayzin Arabic Markets, Mirador San Nicolás, and traditional meal

Explore Granada’s Albayzin district, a Unesco World Heritage Site that winds up the hills to reveal an evocative view of the rose-tinted Alhambra Palace. Visit Arabic tea stalls, shop for unique handmade Moroccan jewelry and Turkish lanterns at the street markets, stroll the maze of ancient cobblestone streets lined with orange trees and whitewashed houses, experience a magical panorama of the city and the snow-peaked Sierra Nevadas to the sounds of the courtyard musicians and gypsies reading palms, and enjoy a traditional meal on the town in one of the many quaint bars and restaurants.
Cost : 35€  (meal is included) –  minimum 6 participants needed
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5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Yin/Yang Class
6:30 – 7 p.m. – Meditation & Pranayama
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Free Time

 

November 30th

Starting at 7:30 a.m. – Coffee, tea, and fruit
8:30 – 10:00 – Vinyasa Flow Class
10:00 – Breakfast
**Two Options For Afternoon**
Option 1 : 11 – 4:00 p.m. – Optional Day Trip to the Hammam*
Option 2 : 1:30 p.m. Lunch at retreat center and free time

*Hammam Arabic Baths – Immerse and relax into warm baths and steam rooms in an enchanting, otherworldly environment, followed by tapas in town

We visit the exotic Hammam Al Andalus to soak in the warm baths and drink mint tea in beautiful Arabic palace-style luxury. There are three baths to choose from with varying temperatures, as well as a sauna, for 90 minutes of deep relaxation (bring flip flops and a swim suit). Afterwards, we go for tapas.
Cost : 82€  (tapas included) minimum 7 participants needed
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5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Yin/Yang Class
6:30 – 7 p.m. – Meditation & Pranayama
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Free Time

 

December 1st

Starting at 7:30 a.m. – Coffee, tea, and fruit
8:30 – 10:00 – Vinyasa Class
10:00 – Breakfast
Free Time
1:00 p.m.  – Lunch
Free Time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Yin/Yang Class
6:30 – 7 p.m. – Meditation & Pranayama
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Free Time

 

December 2nd

Starting at 7:30 – Coffee, tea and fruit
8:30 – 10:30 – Vinyasa Class
10:30 – Breakfast
Free Time
2:30 p.m. – Late lunch
**Two Options for Evening**
Option 1 : 6:00 – 11 p.m. Flamenco               
Option 2 : Free time to explore, journal, meditate, have a quiet last night, and have dinner at the retreat center at 7:30 p.m.

*Sacramonte and Flamenco – Gypsy Life : take a flamenco class, watch a flamenco show, and have dinner in the historic gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte

Experience the more soulful side of Granada in the hills of Sacromonte, where gypsies, bohemians and Flemish artists have sought refuge over the years. We try our hand (and feet!) at dancing Flamenco in a rustic, hole-in-the-wall venue to the haunted sounds of Grenadian flamenco music, guided by a professional, local flamenco dancer. Afterwards, in a moody, cave-like establishment, we watch how the pros interpret this tragic dance. Live music, intense movements to castanets, this dance style encapsulates the tragic past of the city’s gypsies.
Cost : 75€  (meal is included in price)
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December 3rd

Starting at 7:30 – Coffee, tea, and fruit
8:30 – 10:00 – Vinyasa Class
10:00 – Farewell Breakfast
12 noon  – Check out

 

**The schedule is flexible and might change a bit depending on the needs of the group and available appointments for the group activities.

 

 

PRICES

ROOM + FOOD + YOGA

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Prices include :

– daily morning Alignment-Based Vinyasa and evening Yin/Yang, Meditation, and Pranayama classes led by Jess Rose
– all 3 delicious, mediterranean veggie and or pescatarian meals per day (minus lunch on arrival and departure days), including a drink
– snacks, coffee, tea and fruit
– 6 nights accommodation
– taxes
– free wifi at retreat center
– yoga mats and props for use in our mountain yoga shala
– an amazing group experience
– experienced local guides for all trips, friendly and helpful staff at the retreat center

 

Prices do NOT include :

– flights : Easy Jet, Ryan Air, Norwegian, and Monarch offer cheap flights from all over Europe to Granada
– transportation to and from the airport, train, or bus station (though we can set this up easily so there is a taxi waiting for you upon arrival!). Transfers are not included in your booking but we are happy to help arrange them for you. The price will be dependent on the number of travelers. Should you like to take advantage of this please let us know your flight details as soon as you can
– travel insurance (recommended)
– extra activities : all activities are optional, to give you flexibility and freedom in designing your perfect yoga vacation
– tips for service staff otherwise stated
– beverages otherwise stated
 
 
 

EARLY BIRD PRICES !! Pay in full by September 15th, 2017 to receive early bird rate. (Price will increase by 125 euros‚ ($150 USD) on September 16th, 2017)

 
4 Bed Shared Room – 1,030 euros / $1,240
3 Bed Shared Room – 1,050 euros/ $1,260
2 Singles or 1 Double (per person) – 1,085 euros / $1,305
Private Room – 1,205 euros / $1,510
Private Room Suite with King Bed & Bathtub – 1,325 euros / $1,590
 All rooms have ensuite bathroom. Rooms are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to get your room of preference.
 
A 500 euro / $500 deposit is needed to reserve your spot. Final payment is due November 1st, 2017.
You may pay by PayPal (in USD) or by making a bank transfer (in Euros). If you wish to pay with another currency, we recommend using https://transferwise.com/ to complete the bank transfer in EUR.  Any potential banking transfer fees must be paid by you, and if you decide to use PayPal, their 4% processing fee will be added to your payment.
 

The $500 deposit is non-refundable. If the need to cancel 1 month prior to the retreat starting, we will provide 100% refund minus non-refundable deposit.

 

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J e s s  R o s e is a Kansas City native whose teaching spans alignment-based vinyasa and hatha, anusara, meditation, and yin/yang yoga. She currently divides her time between Mexico, the U.S., and Germany, and loves to travel the world to teach, write, and find inspiration in both the outer and inner worlds she finds herself in.
Jess is a certified RYT 500. Her classes are founded on the importance of alignment and biomechanics, but her passion shines through in the form of creative sequencing, the exploration of themes, and an innate sense of playfulness and humor. Jess has been teaching on DoYouYoga.com, the world’s largest online yoga community, since 2015, and has more than 50,000 students all over the world. She is a featured author for Elephant Journal, has been interviewed and featured in San Francisco Yoga Magazine, and is a regular contributor to DoYouYoga.com. Jess took her Buddhist Refuge Vow in 2017, and frequently incorporates Buddhist teachings as themes in her asana classes. Expect an active, instructional, and fun class.
 
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