OUR RETREATS

Spain

IBIZA, 8th to 15th of June, 2019

We are located ten minutes walking distance from St. Joan village, situated in the North of Ibiza, set within a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty.

With fresh mountain air and beautiful sunsets, St. Joan´s friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes it a perfect place to unwind. There are juice bars, restaurants and Cafe´s within this picturesque mountain village, plus many walks with stunning views of the sea and surrounding mountains.

The teaching is based on the understanding of the science and energetics within our bodies and how to channel that through Bandha´s, Pranayama {breathing techniques}, Asana´s, Release-Technique, Relaxation & Mudra Meditations.
These ancient practices are important tools for keeping us strong and healthy through our life journeys and enhance our relationship to the world around us.

Yoga with James & Mano. Massages with Kazu and Veronika. Food by Raíces de Ibiza.

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Spain

IBIZA, 19th to 26th of October, 2019

James Professional Choreographic and Dance background allows him to combine elements of Yoga, including Pranayama, Asana´s, Meditation, Mudra Meditations & Bandha´s with elements of Dance, Release-Technique and Pilates, which become tools to encourage each individual to discover and grow to listen to the teacher within.

We have a max of 12 people per class and Mano will be supporting and correcting you during the sessions, so we can definitively offer you a more personal teaching.

Yoga with James & Mano. Massages with Boris. Food by Raíces de Ibiza.

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Sri Lanka

ULPOTHA, 16th February to 1st of March, 2020

Authentic, and beyond cool.

Ulpotha is a Buddhist agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests not only world class yoga but also traditional Ayurveda healing in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as is humanly possible.

Yoga with James. Massages with Boris & Andrew. Best Ayurvedic Food Ever!!!.

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JAMES, YOGA, DANCE

James De Maria

James De maría had been teaching Yoga since 1999.

He studied Classical Ballet at Central School of Ballet and completed his diploma in Dance at The London Contemporary Dance School. He spent his final year doing company classes with Siobhan Davis Dance Company (1988), expanding his awareness of release technique through the guidence of Lauren Potter, Gill Clarke and Paul Douglas. Also in this year, he studied Pilates with Alan Herdman and before studying Yoga, qualified as a personal trainer.
He danced with Ricochet Dance company, Mathew Hawkins, Yolande Snaith, Laurie Booth, Russell Maliphant, Second Stride and has performed at The Royal Opera House and The English National Opera.
After 10 years as a dancer/choreographer, he began studying Astanga Vinyasa Yoga with Alex Madim. Eventually, this personal passion led to a deeper enquiry into the many facets of Yoga and James began teaching at City University and numerous locations in London. He has spent the last 20 years based in Ibiza and has been sharing his knowledge of Yoga to people all over the world.
Using a choreographic background to breakdown the fluidity of Asana, movement and breath, James combines elements of Dance, Pilates, Release Technique and Yoga to create a balanced style for everyone.

OUR DREAM TEAM

Mano, Yoga & Logistics

Mano lives in Ibiza since 1992 and started her Yoga Journey 20 years ago.  ‘As many of us when I began to practice Yoga,  I  just wanted to achieve the yoga postures, I was called by the body challenge. I got very passionate about it, very quickly I incorporated a daily practice to my life…

Raíces de Ibiza

Cristina and Roger had been the ‘cherry on the cake’ in our Retreats. They are just the perfect combination for our Yoga week: they are fun and an amazing professional team of what we call ‘conscious eating’.

They will surprise you every morning with…

Kazu, Massage

Kazu combines Shiatsu, Suina Thi Na and Reike during his massage sessions. Anyway it is impossible to explain or label his therapy work: it is a unique way of blending these ancient healing traditions in a holistic way. The aim is to enhance the energy flow within the human framework whilst simultaneously, releasing tension held within…

Boris, Massage

Boris is one of the most desired masseurs in Ulpotha, Sri Lanka Retreat. We met him there and of course we are very happy to have him in our Ibiza Retreat in October. Win-win! He was born in Santiago de Chile, and first started …

Veronika, Massage

Veronika Kees has been working as a massage practitioner and body worker for over 20 years, all over the world with people from all walks of life. She has made Ibiza her home for the last years and made a mark on her long list of returning clientele with her passion and commitment…

…it is all about breathing.