2 -9 November 2019
Fuerteventura Yoga Retreat with Kenny Graham (US) and Joachim Meire (BE)
Join Kenny Graham and Joachim Meire for an unforgettable yoga and meditation retreat on the beautiful and warm island of Fuerteventura. The retreat includes energizing yoga and meditation sessions focusing on "flow and form" - a practice that will guide you towards personal alignment and a deeper connection to the breath. These sessions place an emphasis on safety of form, offer a variety of variations for postures, and promote greater strength and flexibility via an intelligent flowing sequence.
We stay at beautiful Villa Azul complete with its facilities, views, gardens, and training deck. At Villa Azul in addition to sea views, comfortable common areas and our spacious wooden training shala, we have different accommodation for different budgets.
This retreat is for anyone who wants to slow down, deepen their yoga practice and experience the peace and clam of sea and sanctuary. Each day there will be two form and flow hatha yoga classes offered. Each class includes meditation, claiming breathing techniques and asana (physical postures).
Morning yoga class will be more upbeat preparing the body for sun and optional surf and the evening classes will be more meditative and mellow, targeted at relaxing the body and mind. All are invited, whether you want to do yoga and surf or just practice yoga, be ready for a life enhancing retreat. All levels welcome!
Form and flow is a practice that guides students towards personal alignment and deeper connection to the breath. These classes place an emphasis on safety of form, offer a variety of variations for postures and promote greater strength and flexibility, via an intelligent flowing sequence.
Fuerteventura is one of the 7 islands of the Canarian archipelago; It emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as a desert surrounded by sand dunes formed by the winds that bring sand from the Sahara forming fantastic dunes. Known for its turquoise waters, its splendid white sand beaches and the contrast with its volcanic landscapes makes this island very special. It’s main attractions are Lobos Island, Jadía Natural Park, Betancuria, Tindaya mountain and windmills.
Located 97 km from the northwest coast of Africa, the Island of Fuerteventura, with 13 protected natural spaces, enhances its exoticism with palm trees and the appreciated aloe vera. Its kilometers of sandy beaches and golden dunes make life on the island a real privilege. Declared Biosphere Reserve and Starlight Reserve for the entire island territory, it has a huge protected area where you can discover the authentic tranquility.
Disconnect from the daily routine and enjoy a new wellbeing journey on the sunblessed island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands at beautiful Villa Azul. The Villa is located in Northern Fuerteventura a footstep away from the famous North Shore. It is in the small and tranquil village of Villaverde. We are 35 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the beaches of Corralejo, and just 20 minutes from the stunning beaches of west coast El Cotillo.
Support of the venue team (in relation to your accommodation, meals and questions about the local area & arranging activities)
You also will have included a good cleaning team mid week with towel change and bathrooms cleaned.
Use of all retreat facilities:
Custom built spacious wooden yoga shala 90m2
Tranquil indoor studio space
Swimming pool for your exclusive use
Various indoor and outdoor communal areas, including terraces, the pool and garden area and comfortable indoor sitting and reading areas
Indoor and outdoor dining areas: There is a large dining room in the main villa, with a sitting area around and next to the dining area. In nice weather you will dine outside, on our lovely outdoor tables with a lovely garden view.
Tea, coffee are provided throughout the day in the common lounge area.
Free wifi (in most rooms)
Lovely wooden cabin and Sahara Tent with pool views in the Buddha garden with shared bathrooms
cabin with 2 single bed
775 euro pp on double basis*
Tent with double bed
695 euro pp on double basis*
Villa Azul also has loverly private rooms with shared bathrooms and access to our large, bright common lounge/salon.
Santa Fe Room
private bedroom with double bed and with shared bathroom
995 euro pp on double basis*
private bedroom with twin beds x 2
995 euro pp on double basis*
private bedroom with double bed (can be converted to twin)
995 euro pp on double basis*
Suites & Apartments
Three large private apartments with their own bathroom, kitchenette and terrace.
Main open plan room (double bed) & Single room (twin bed)
1155 euro pp on double basis
1030 euro pp on triple basis
Bedroom with twin beds x 2
1075 euro pp on double basis
Two private bedroom with twin beds x 2
1075 euro pp on double basis
* included in price:
7 nights accommodation in Villa Azul
daily light breakfast and brunches
5 vegie dinners
All yoga and meditation classes
* not included in price:
Airport transfer (can be booked)
Optional activities (surfing, bodywork, etc)
Kenny Graham (US)
Drawing on his 23 years of yoga study and experience, Kenny Graham teaches yoga in a way that is accessible, intelligent and inspiring. His classes are taught as “form and flow” which blends breath work, meditation, movement and music. He honors the fact that each body is unique, and that alignment is a personal journey. His teaching helps to free limiting mental patterns, lighten the heart and increase body awareness.
Kenny teaches with a focus on equanimity of movement to counter modern-day imbalances, which helps restore the body to its natural fluidity and balance. Through the functional applications of posture, breath and meditation, he helps students to discover their own unique alignment in the world.
With a BA in psychology and registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E- RYT®500), Kenny teaches yoga in Santa Cruz CA and leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats and festivals in the Bay Area and Worldwide.
Joachim Meire (BE)
Joachim Meire is the founder of Yogaland and the Yogaloft in Belgium. He has been practising yoga since 1999 and is an internationally certified teacher. On a regular basis he offers workshops, retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings. Alignment Based Yoga is a dynamic yoga style taught by Joachim. The pace of the flow is seldom fast, but goes radically deep! Joachim emphasizes the harmonious alignment of body and spirit through asanas , pranayama, philosophy and meditation. His intention is to create more harmony and balance on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. His thorough knowledge allows him to teach asanas tailored to the possibilities and limitations of your body, instead of forcing (read squeezing) your body into an asana. In a down to earth manner, Joachim interweaves yoga philosophy and great storytelling. With a good sense of humour and a soothing voice, Joachim guides you through each class, encouraging you to challenge yourself and experience the transformative power of yoga. His classes are fun, go radically deep and are an inspiration each time. His aim is for you to notice the effects of your yoga practice in daily life.
Surfing is more than just a sport, it’s a passion and a lifestyle. Surfing a wave gives you a fantastic feeling… and because every wave is different you will never get enough of it! We teamed up with Protestt Surfschool to offer surf classes. Kenny and Joachim will go surfing daily and maybe you would like to give it a shot swell. Fuerteventura is the ideal place to learn surfing.
Protest Surfschool goes wave hunting every day with beginner, intermediate and advanced surf lessons, in small groups or with a private surf coach. Surfing is fun, easy and for all ages! It’s all a matter of finding the good waves for your level and being coached by the right surf instructor!
The Protest Surfschool step by step coaching program, and an individual approach to your surfing, is a guarantee for good results, and if wanted you can complete your surf course with specific surf training in the surfschool’s gym or with yoga/pilates sessions.
Fuerteventura has perfect waves all year round: from beginner foamies to expert barrels and everything in between. Our passionate and experienced surf coaches have been surfing here on the island for many years and know exactly where to go with you according to your level!
Prices for surf lessons
4 hours surf lesson per day, starting at our Protest Surfcenter. 15 minutes before the course we pick up our students at their accommodation
Transfer from and to the beach
Max 8 students per instructor
All necessary surf gear (surfboard, wetsuit, lycra and leash)
Insurance for accidents
50 euro for one day
140 euro for 3 days
225 euro for 5 days
Book your surf classes in advance (min. group are 6 people)