Paella and Practice: A Yoga, Meditation & Qigong Retreat with Margi Young and Mimi Kuo-Deemer

Paella and Practice: A Yoga, Meditation & Qigong Retreat

 

June 9th to 16th, 2018

with Margi Young and Mimi Kuo-Deemer

 

Price:

 

Triple rooms: 
£995/ $1280 per person if paid before March 15, 2018.
£1045/$1345 per person if paid after March 15, 2018.

Twin/double rooms: 
£1295/$1665  per person if paid before March 15, 2018.
£1345/$1730 per person if paid after March 15, 2018.

Single rooms:  
£1545/$1990  per person if paid before March 15, 2018.
£1595/$2055 per person if paid after March 15, 2018.

 

Margi and Mimi are teaming up to teach a week-long yoga and meditation retreat at Centro Santilán, a stunning new retreat centre nestled in the Andalusian hills of southern Spain. Each day will include two yoga classes, meditation, qigong, three delicious meals, and of course time for a daily siesta! Margi and Mimi will teach their signature style which consists of alignment-based flow with intelligent sequencing and a healthy dose of relaxation. Both teachers are always available so you receive more individual attention, hands-on adjustments and modifications as needed. Throughout the week, gems of yoga philosophy will be woven into the physical asana practice, revealing how the richness of an ancient tradition can be incorporated into our contemporary daily lives.

“There are no yoga retreats like Mimi’s and Margi’s. I have been with them to Italy twice and Mexico, and each retreat has been extraordinary. This is so much more than just yoga. Their knowledge of all sorts of forms of wisdom, ancient and current, is deeply inspiring. They have a unique way of teaching which is both rigorous and compassionate, serious and then at times full of happy laughter. It is such a joy to be at this retreat. It is profoundly healing.” – Catherine Karnow, National Geographic photographer

 

 

The Daily Schedule:

Each day will begin with a guided meditation followed by qigong. After a light breakfast, we will have an extensive active practice in an elegant yoga studio with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The classes will have a different physical and philosophical theme each day. There will be options given for all levels of yoga practitioners.

 

After a nourishing lunch, there will be free time to take a siesta as well as to read, sit in the salt-water pool, chill out on a sun bed, play paddle tennis, or take a taxi to the beach which is just 7 km away. The afternoon yoga sessions will be relaxing and quiet, including a combination of restorative, yin, guided meditation, and poses using the wall ropes. As Santillán has a new fully equipped yoga studio, we will be sure to relax deeply over the brand new bolsters!

 

Each day will culminate in an Andalusian feast, a moment gazing at the stars, and finally, tucking into your comfy bed.

 

As these six days are about meeting your personal retreat needs and practicing svadhyaya (self-study), all activities are optional.

 

“Mimi and Margi teach incredible retreats. Each is chance to take a step back from the world and our lives back home. After each retreat, I can feel so many shifts, some small and some big, and all powerful. I am so grateful to have had the occasion to attend many retreats with them in so many places.” – Sarah Campbell

 

The Accommodations

The beautifully decorated Spanish rooms at Santilán accommodate single, double, and triple occupancy. We will match you with roommate/s if you are coming by yourself and would like a double or triple room. There are also deluxe suites, each with a king bed for 1 or 2 guests. These suites have underfloor heating in the bathroom, two basins and hidromassage shower!

 

All rooms are spacious and complete with a bathtub and shower, toiletries, hair dryer, air conditioner and/or fan. There are telephones for internal useand a desk. Each room has a balcony or patio with sea, garden or mountain views.

 

 

Activities and Excursions

Included in the cost of the retreat is a group excursion to the historic city of Granada. Other options for free time include:

  • the beach (you can see the beach from Santillán but it’s 7 km away by taxi)
  • swimming in the salt-water pool, or lounging in the sun beds
  • a visit to Malaga, Marbella, Alhambra, Cordoba, Sevilla, Alpujarras, Ronda, Nerja, Frigiliana, Gibraltar or Morocco with an English-speaking guide. The staff can help arrange this.

 

 

Arrivals and Departures

Arrival day is Saturday, June 9, 2018. You are welcome to check in at 3:30 pm. If you arrive earlier, you’re welcome to lounge by the pool  until your room is ready. Check-out is 12:00 noon on the 16th.

 

 

 

 

About Mimi and Margi

Mimi Kuo-Deemer and Margi Young have joined together to practice and teach yoga, travel, eat good food and appreciate life for over 16 years. They both teach strong, alignment and breath – based vinyasa flow as well as meditation and restorative yoga. For many years, they have co-taught yoga retreats in Umbria, Italy, and Tulum, Mexico, where they have honed the skill of co-teaching with infectious joy. This is the fifth retreat they are teaching together.

 

“ The yoga and meditation instruction on Margi and Mimi’s retreat was of the highest caliber. As teachers, both Margi and Mimi are wonderfully clear, precise and knowledgable, while also being kind caring and supportive.”  – Pam Newton

 

Mimi is a senior teacher at triyoga and a faculty member on the triyoga teacher training diploma course. She champions meditation as the answer to just about all of life’s most pressing questions. Her two main teachers in the yoga world, Erich Schiffmann and Donna Farhi, continually humble her with the idea that yoga is the art of living, listening, and learning to embody a deeply spiritual tradition. In 2002, Mimi co-founded Yoga Yard, Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, which she co-directed for seven years. She now lives in London, and teaches classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings in the UK and internationally. She is the author of the DVD “Vinyasa Yoga: A Steady Mindful Practice.” and a contributor on the online yoga and wellness site MovementforModernLife.com. For more information please visit her website, www.mkdeemer.com.

Margi teaches alignment based, philosophy-rich, breath-centered yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as retreats and teacher trainings around the world. Before relocating to California, she taught for ten years at Cyndi Lee’s prestigious OM Yoga Center in New York City. She was an original member of the teacher training faculty and led the restorative department at OM. She has recently contributed her writing to two of Linda Sparrow’s books, Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice and YogaMama: The Practitioner’s Guide to Prenatal Yoga. For more information, please visit her website at www.downtowndog.com.

 

 

 

Cost and Payment Information.

 

Triple rooms:

Three twin beds in shared single sex room

£995/ $1280 per person if paid before March 15, 2018.

£1045/$1345 per person if paid after March 15, 2018.

 

Twin/double rooms: 

Shared room w/single beds or double bed for couples

£1295/$1665  per person if paid before March 15, 2018.

£1345/$1730 per person if paid after March 15, 2018.

 

Single rooms:  

£1545/$1990  per person if paid before March 15, 2018.

£1595/$2055 per person if paid after March 15, 2018.

 

Payments: 

A non-refundable deposit of £200  is required with this booking form to secure your place.  Full payment before March 15, 2018 entitles you to an early bird discount (see prices). If paying after March 15, the remaining balance needs to be paid 30 days before start date of the retreat. If booking within six weeks of start date payment in full will be required upon booking.

 

 

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