June 30–July 5, 2019 + Andalucía Eco Retreat + CARTAMA, SPAIN
Andalucía Yoga Retreat
Ready for a change of scenery? Is it time to hit reset? Join us and re-fill the well. Boca Sombrero is a 20 acre magnificent eco retreat center with many lodging options to meet your needs and budget. Come alone, with a partner, or a group of friends. With our own beach and all-levels surf break, you are steps away from the water, surf and surf lessons. Lounge on the beach between the sun and shade of the jungle amidst the sounds of wildlife. All levels are welcome. That means beginners too! We'll practice on Boca's beautiful beach front yoga deck. Depending on the group, the day's activities and the time we practice, our classes will range from dynamic vinyasa to relaxing restorative. We'll practice guided meditation and pranayama (breath work). Modifications are always offered based on your specific needs, so you always have the choice to fire it up or cool it down. Our 2017 retreat sold out quickly, so book soon.
June 30–July 5, 2019
Finca AL LimoN eco lodge
Your retreat includes:
All delicious organic and locally grown meals
2 yoga sessions per day
One private session with a choice of private yoga, acupuncture, massage or yoga therapy
Transportation to nearby breaks for more experienced surfers.
For an additional cost, there is a multitude of nature activities in the area: jungle hikes, horseback riding, waterfall repelling, swimming with dolphins, kayaking, whale watching, bird watching, surf lessons and rentals.
Practicing yoga and scuba diving are two of our favorite things. Both call for a love of nature, stepping out out of your comfort zone, awakening the breath, mental awareness and mindful movement. Diving into yoga and the ocean will change your life – we guarantee! All levels of yogi or diver are welcome. We donate a portion of your payment to Mission Blue and their conservation efforts in the Coral Triangle.
The Location + Diving
Anilao is one of our best kept secrets. While many of us have come to accept the dying of our oceans as the norm, each time we return to Anilao it seems there is more life, more fish, more diversity. A 1978 Presidential ordinance declared the Batangas coastline and Anilao dives sites as marine reserves and fish sanctuaries, and our hope is that your diving experience will spread awareness to the ocean as vital to the health of our planet.
While still relaxed and quiet, Anilao’s popularity has risen specifically for divers and snorkelers as a marine conservation, scuba and underwater photography destination. Anilao draws people who respect nature and the ocean: there is no sandy beach with vendors (it’s rocky), no obnoxious tourists, no loud nightclubs. When not out to sea, we meet fellow travelers, we read, we watch the sunsets and we truly unwind.
Read more about Anilao underwater photography.
Classes will be offered in an outdoor space and all levels are welcome. We’ll offer a morning practice for the whole group and an extended afternoon practice for non-divers or those wishing to move deeper into their yoga practice. We’ll work with yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation to support your time underwater. All classes are optional based on your dive schedule. Private sessions are available for an additional cost.
Read more about what, and how we teach.
Buceo Anilao is located on a 5,000 square meter coastal property. The design is clean, modern and simple with local tropical accents, a garden, outdoor restaurant, yoga space and places to relax and just be. The property has 2 infinity swimming pools, one for scuba diving training and courses, one for chilling with ocean and sunset views. Surrounded by reefs full of abundant marine life, Buceo is basecamp for all levels of divers, namely underwater photographers. Buceo Anliao is also PADI Dive Resort offering all recreational courses, specialties, and year round diving. It is protected from the monsoon winds, with high season from November to June. Part owner, Dave Santos, has been bringing Wanna’s family diving since childhood.
See photos of Buceo Anilao
There are 10 cabanas and we’ve rented the whole property to ensure we have a unique stay. Each room is 45 sqm with a private bathroom and balcony, 2 queen beds and can sleep 1-4 people (a single bed may be added to any room). All rooms have air conditioning and fans, a safe, a hot and cold shower and extraordinary sea and sunset views. There is Free Wifi in the public areas of the resort, although internet speed is limited for video calls.
Photos of the Accommodations
We believe in diversity. We’ll have advanced divers who have never practiced yoga, seasoned yogis who are taking their first Open Water course, non-divers traveling with their diving partners who will join us on the boat and snorkel at the dive site. Wherever you fit, know that there will always be an option that best serves your fullest experience. With so many dive sites just a short boat ride from our venue, two yoga classes a day, epic views from your balcony and massage therapists on-site, there’s something for everyone. See the FAQ menu below for specifics and please contact us with any questions.
The Trip Leaders
Tobias’s first scuba dive was at 12 years old, holding onto his father’s tank. He was born and raised in Sweden and has been an outdoor enthusiast, educator and guide for most of his life. He started teaching scuba diving at the age of 15 and has been guiding or training guides in scuba diving, rafting, kayaking and backcountry skiing for 20 years. Tobias is an RYT-200 Yoga Instructor. He trained with Tara Judelle and the School of Embodied Flow™ in Bali and Greece. Wanna has 18 years of yoga practice and is an ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor. She began diving in Little Corn Island, Nicaragua and her native Philippines. She found yoga in 1998 as a relief from a back injury. In 2009 she opened a yoga studio in Portland, Oregon, becoming an Anusara-Inspired teacher and in 2014 she found Embodied Flow™. Her classes are unique, engaging, dynamic and fun. She spends her time sliding down a hill on a snowboard or diving in the ocean.