Annual Relax and Restore Retreat
Remembering and Reconnecting
(and Teachers’ Labs)
with Adelene Cheong
11-16 June, 2023 in Spain
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Relax and Restore yoga retreat is about time and rhythm. Allowing yourself time to exhale, time to slow down and recharge your batteries. Consciously choosing to prioritise and reset one’s personal rhythm for health and well-being.
This is an invitation, a special time to reconnect and remember your innate potential in each moment. A much deserved and necessary space to prioritise your personal well-being. More than a vacation, this yoga retreat is a gift of DEEP REST to self. It’s a week of taking ourselves out of daily routine and responsibilities, taking a PAUSE from streams of stimulation, where you have the time and support to practice true self care. Are you willing? Are you ready?
Designed to encourage slowing down, re-setting personal rhythm, and feeling spacious with time.
There will be three sessions a day with instructions in meditation, somatic movement inquiry and asana practice, dharma talks, and Restorative Yoga practices. Paradoxically, by giving ourselves the gift of deep rest, we return to our lives with more energy for family, work and creativity.
Option to join three Teachers' Workshops to deepen your knowledge of the practice and to revive inspiration for teaching. Additional fee applies.
Enjoy three colourful vegetable-rich pescatarian Spanish meals a day, plus lots of Spanish treats and dessert!
Open space each day for reading, lying by the pool, swimming, journaling, hiking, take a nap, enjoy a massage, daydream in the garden – anything that feeds your heart.
There will be one afternoon off with the option to explore Malaga, go on an excursion, visit one of Adelene's favourite hammam in the world, or simply lie in.
"A week in a paradise.
A gentle, but powerful transition from the hustle of everyday life to opening for the possibility of finding yourself once again.
Knowledgeable teacher, safe environment, tranquility of the natural surroundings, great Spanish cuisine and much more."
- Past retreat participant
Will all of the other students be super flexible-strong-skinny-yoga masters?
In a word, no.
We expect a group of bright humans who are curious to learn more about yoga, life and living. Come ready to relax, re-establish with your own rhythm, nourish your sweet self, connect with like-minded people, laugh and have fun.
In short, come as you are.
"I'm a 'yoga-beginner' and I learned so much this week. A truly rejuvenating week!" - Past retreat participant
I'm a yoga teacher, can I receive teacher training during the retreat?
Yes! Please join the optional Teachers’ Labs * for further yoga education and support. This is your place to ask questions and dive deeper into your practice / teaching. Additional fee applies.
What can I expect to learn on this retreat?
Every experience is different. Past students found retreats with Adelene nourishing and inspiring. Adelene supports each student through an inquiry-based exploration with the intention to reconnect with oneself. There is calm, clarity, and creativity in each session.
Insights may include:
Replenish, recharge, rejuvenate.
A new understanding that less is more.
Re-connecting with your centeredness, and coming home to inner peace.
Rekindle love and intimacy with self, therefore building a larger capacity for others in life.
Spontaneous feelings of gratitude.
Teachers will come away ready to start teaching a few key restorative poses.
A new appreciation for the slower rhythms of Spanish time, the tastes of Spanish food, and the pleasure of savoring a glass of Spanish wine.
You will be treated to delicious, healthy and seasonal meals from the beginning of the retreat until brunch on the final morning. Ingredients are sourced locally from the on site gardens and chicken coop plus neighbouring organic farms. All dietary requirements will be catered to as part of this retreat. And remember, everything tastes better when grown under the Spanish sun!
Venue & Accommodation
This 6 day, 5 night retreat is held at the very special Santillan Center, in Malaga Spain. Set in a secluded rural area, Santillan is an Andalusian paradise. A farm of 30,000 sq meters, it’s located in the peaceful countryside, surrounded by the silence of the mountain and with wonderful sea views, and yet is conveniently only 20 minutes from Malaga airport.
With 20 individually styled rooms, paying special attention to color, harmony and balance with the environment. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and each comes with a private outdoor space, either veranda or terrace, with lovely views of the gardens, surrounding hills or down the valley to the sea.
Covid Measures - Santillan has implemented the necessary protocols, hygiene and social distancing measures to guarantee your well-being and safety.
Centro Santillan is about 36 km east of Malaga. The closest international airport is AGP (Malaga), which is serviced by a large number of international and budget airlines from many countries.
We can arrange a taxi transfer for you: fee ~ €50 each way for a regular passenger car, which may take up to 4 people (depending on luggage). Cash only paid directly to the driver.
Check-in 3.30pm on Day 1 (Program starts at 5pm)
Check-out 12pm on last day
We will have the entire facility to ourselves with a limited workshop capacity. Within an immersive residential environment, this is a luxurious chance to deep dive into Resting and Being. Give yourself the gift of self-care.
"A truly restful retreat where you can listen within,
follow what you need, reset your personal rhythm,
and feel deeply rested and nourished on all levels."
- Past retreat participant
Twin / Triple en-suite room share £990 (Early bird); £1090 (From 31 March 2023)
Single en-suite room supplement £295
Optional 3x Teachers’ Labs * (Add £120, cash upon arrival)
Non-refundable Deposit £250 to hold your spot. Balance due 01 May 2023.
Retreat price includes accommodation, selected scheduled yoga classes, gourmet buffet-style meals, use of yoga hall and other facilities, (natural salt water pool, internet, etc.), free tea, coffee and drinking water, and use of yoga shala and props.
Retreat price does not include airfare, or transport to / from the retreat center, excursions, massage treatments, meals off site, or travel insurance. It is highly recommended to purchase Travel Insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances etc.
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Step 1: Submit Registration
Step 2: Payment
Deposit - Relax and Restore Retreat (June 2023)
By bank transfer
Barclays Bank UK
Account No: 40088803
Sort code: 20-69-34
Ref. (your full name)
International Transfer details
Account Name: Bik Yew Cheong
IBAN: GB91 BARC 20693440088803
Swift code / BIC: BARCGB22
Bank Add: 107 Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 1BT, UK.
Ref. (your full name)
An email will be sent to confirm registration and receipt.
This retreat is about you! It's time...
to meet yourself where you are
to nourish and recharge
to learn and develop a daily practice
to reset your rhythm in living and being
to be supported and inspired again!
"A well organised retreat where you can move from unstructured stillness to structured stillness."
Past retreat participant