8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Fuerteventura, Spain

  • Casa yogafriends Calle Juanita, 34 35650 Lajares, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Spain

Come to Fuerteventura and enjoy 8 days island-style yoga and learn or deepen your meditation skills. Yogafriends Fuerteventura exclusive Deluxe retreats are held in the north of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. It's a unique "spirit and body travel" to recharge you with new energy and inspire.Why exclusive? Because you enroll for a personal vacation experience in small groups (maximum of 4 to 8 guests per retreat). Why Deluxe? Because they hold retreats at Villa Casa Veda, one of the finest luxury villas in the north of Fuerteventura and all of our services are of the highest standard.

Highlights

  • Yoga and meditation session
  • Leisure to be active or relax, depending on your mood
  • Great fresh food, breakfast buffet style, and vegetarian dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 1 hour massage
  • Guided hiking
  • 6 days with instruction
  • German, Spanish, English
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The retreat will be held in one of Fuerteventuras most beautiful modern luxury villa, Casa Yogafriends with stunning architecture. Casa Yogafriends is located in Lajares which is just a 30-minute drive from the Fuerteventura Airport.

The villa is situated in some of the most spectacular scenery in the north of the island, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Casa Yogafriends is brandnew and purpose build for Yogafriends Fuerteventura retreats. The big garden is very private and sheltered from the wind. The big wooden terraces and the pool invite to chill, sunbathe and to jump in for a refreshing bath.

You can choose to stay in a shared double or a private room. Room allocation is arranged based on a first-come-first-serve basis. All Yogafriends Fuerteventura rooms have ensuite bathrooms. They have comfort rooms and a suite to choose from.

Hatha yoga and yoga Nidra classes

Each day of the retreat will begin with a silent meditation followed by a longer morning yoga class in which we do softening, hydrating and releasing practices as well as stabilizing and strengthening practices.

In the evenings, we will focus on restorative yoga practices as well as the deeply nourishing practice of yoga Nidra. We generally teach Hatha yoga with an emphasis on awareness, breath and alignment.

Meditation practice sessions

The physical practice of postures (asanas) is only one of eight traditional limbs of yoga, as outlined in the foundational text of yoga philosophy, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

These limbs present a sort of eightfold path to enlightenment, which also includes mindful breathing, turning inward, concentration, and of course meditation. In this retreat, we will give a special emphasis to meditation practice.

We will teach you right from the basics of how to sit right, how to relax and provide you with a lot of guidance towards a quieter and a more harmonious mind, as well as greater mental health. Meditation does not only alleviate stress and burnout symptoms, it also helps you to improve concentration.

Experience the transformative power of meditation, where we can truly quiet down our minds and bodies to experience an inner sense of peace, joy and well-being, while finding ways to connect with the world around us in much healthier ways.

Yogafriends Fuerteventura offer three guided hiking excursions (about three hours) on alternate days throughout the retreat on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • Annette Arndt

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Holds a university degree in Communicational Design and has worked as a publicity designer. Annette started her yoga practice at the age of 18. She got hooked on the positive effect of yoga on body and mind. Yoga has proven to be a natural and ideal progression for a sports fan with a background in tennis, volleyball, mountain climbing, and surfing. She is a qualified yoga, tennis and surfing instructor. It is no surprise that teaching comes naturally to her. Annette teaches Hatha Yoga and is also a meditation practitioner.

  • Miguel Aguirre

    Miguel is originally from mainland Spain and holds an economics degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz. While Miguel is a dedicated surfer since an early age and has travelled extensively across four continents searching for waves, he also started practicing yoga during his studies in Santa Cruz, California in 1992. Miguel has been a yoga teacher in the Canaries since 2000. He founded the Casa Yoga studio and has been teaching yoga here since 2005.

Yogafriends Fuerteventura keep our retreats in one of Fuerteventuras most beautiful modern luxury villa Casa Yogafriends with great architecture and a beautiful location and great views over the volcanos of Lajares.

Yogafriends Fuerteventura base is located in the north of Fuerteventura in Lajares, lovingly called Surfcity by locals, a young, ambitious place with many restaurants, bars and cafes. An art gallery and craft shops selling jewelry, silk painting, and much more to reflect the multicultural community with great flair.

Yogafriends Fuerteventura goal is to pamper your palate with our excellent vegetarian cuisine. All meals are lovingly prepared with locally grown mainly organic ingredients. We cook with virgin olive oil. Fresh fruit, mineral water and herbal teas are available throughout the day at leisure.

If you know that you react allergic to some foods that we try our best to set forward, provided You will inform Yogafriends Fuerteventura in advance. If you follow certain dietary requirements and need special ingredients, bring it along with.

Surfing

Fuerteventura is known for its world-class waves. Yogafriends Fuerteventura can arrange a surf course for you with pick-up and drop-off services at the retreat villa. A 3-days surfing school costs 130 EUR and a 5 days surfing costs 200 EUR.

Kite-surfing

Fuerteventura is a perfect spot for kite-surfing. A 2-day kite-surfing course costs 270 EUR.

The retreat package includes a one-hour massage during the retreat. Let yourself be treated to a deeply relaxing sports massage which will ideally complement your yoga practice and sports program.

  • 1 60-minute massage
  • 1 guided excursion of Fuerteventura highlights with hiking
  • 2 hours yoga and meditation session in the morning
  • 2 hours yoga and meditation session in the evening
  • 2 guided hiking
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • Great fresh food served buffet-style for breakfast brunch and dinner
  • Leisure to be active or relax, depending on your mood
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfer to and from retreat villa
  • Costs for additional or optional activities
  • Insurance

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at the Fuerteventura Airport (Puerto del Rosario).

From the Fuerteventura Airport to our luxury villa Casa Yogafriends in Lajares it takes about a 30-minute drive. A taxi drive from the airport is around 45 Euro. Yogafriends Fuerteventura also recommend to rent a rental car, which are very cheap, on the Fuerteventura Airport (100-130 Euro per week).

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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    Review by Espino Pueyo Alamo from Spain

    UNA EXPERIENCIA INOLVIDABLE

    CONS Cons: La comida no es exactamente como esperaba. Lo mejor el desayuno.

    PROS Pros: Es un lugar perfecto para relajarte y desconectar. El trato es excelente y he conocido personas encantadoras.

    2017-Aug-13 10:08:38

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    Review by Pirkko Kettner from Germany

    PROS Pros: Wunderschöne Villa in einem tollen, ruhigen Ort auf Fuerteventura! Wunderbares essen (detox Ernährung die Spaß macht!), abwechslungsreiche yogastunden und rundum nette Leute :) auf jeden Fall rundum empfehlenswert! Genau die richtige Location um vom stressigen Alltag Abstand zu gewinnen und die Batterien wieder aufzuladen!

    2017-Aug-20 08:33:26

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    Review by Anonymous

    Lucky yoga holiday

    CONS Cons: It would be nice to know in advance that neither Annette nor Miguel were there during my week of yoga. I did communicate a few times with Annette before booking the holiday, but she did not say she will be away. So it was absolute chance which yoga teachers I am going to find. Luckily Ceri, from the UK turned out to be a fantastic teacher, however Franci's style of yoga was way too yin. Between the two of them it was a good balance, but as far as yoga holidays are concerned, knowing your teacher in advance is quite important, thus it was not as was advertised. Be aware of lots of mosquitos (I was badly beaten despite using anti-mosquito spray). Food was good for breakfast, but lack variety, and was a bit bland for dinners, so we ended up going to local restaurants a few times during the week. Not using spices, and sometimes boring food combinations, while veggie food could be so much more interesting than a mash potato with some friend broccoli or plain spaghetti with pumpkin..

    PROS Pros: Nice villa accommodation, small groups.

    2017-Aug-14 09:59:39

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    Review by Claire Bibby from United Kingdom

    Amazing retreat - the best retreat I have visited

    CONS Cons: Having more towel changes and bigger towels. A very small point!

    PROS Pros: Great villa, healthy and delicious food. The yoga instruction from Franzi was superb and she spent lots of extra time with the group answering questions and having fun. The other guests were so lovely and I had a truly wonderful time.

    2017-Aug-07 20:07:07

  • Review by Heidi and Richie
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful location, amazing food, great yoga sessions, we will definitely return we are missing them already!"

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  • Review by Cristina Anton from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was perfect! Annette and Miguel were charming hosts and wonderful teachers. I felt at home during my stay (thanks to Bianca too, one of the loveliest persons I have found in my life). The house is beautiful and quiet, the food was delicious and I really enjoyed the yoga classes. I came back home feeling great, renewed and calm. Now I only want to practice yoga. I have never done yoga in my life. I only did a couple of classes that did not go very well. I have been practicing pilates for many years and I had the sensation that I have enough technique background to take my abilities to the next step and for me, that was yoga, meaning connecting mind and body. I was not really interested in strenuous and perfect postures, but I was more interested in the connection. I was quite surprised when I found out that Miguel and Annette were teaching exactly what I was looking for. I recommend this retreat to everybody and I am thankful for all the things that I have enjoyed and learned during my stay."

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  • Review by Martin F. and Prisca B. from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "We have been led through an enriching and above all relaxing week by Annette and her team in a very careful, professional and affectionate way. For us the flowing together of Yoga, Meditation, Hiking and Being was very stimulant and relaxing. And the surroundings matched it perfectly: a wonderful house, homely, plain, aesthetic, which alone already works as a soothing place. Upon this adds the culinary art with Brunch and Dinner, which had us all enthused. We will surely repeat this week with the Yogafriends. Thank you very much Annette and your team!"

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  • Review by Laura D. and Adi L., Zrich from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "We arrived at the yoga retreat without knowing what to expect and left sun-kissed, well-nourished, with flexible muscles and a calm mind and filled with happiness. Annette and Miguel are doing a great job in making everybody feel comfortable, during the sessions and outside the yoga room. The house is very modern, food is simply excellent and we had a great time discovering the beautiful island. Both Adi and I highly recommend this yoga adventure."

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  • Review by Tanja Miksch from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Yes really, its me again. Once again, I had a wonderful week with you! You are teaching my heart, my soul, my spirit. It was my second time with you and it feels almost like being home again. Annette and Miguel, you inspire me, give me the passion to work forward for body and mind. Thank you so much for this! See you soon and namaste. Tanja with love"

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  • "The visitor needs to rent car to reach beaches and other placesSome recommendations for future improvements: Each room needs more furniture (chairs and an table). To find more easily the yoga friends in Lajares village must advertise more on local supermarket, shops, etc. their location."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Annegret Cox

    "Very beautiful and relaxed environment for a perfect Yoga retreat, a lot of possibilities for activities in between morning and evening Yoga like hiking, surfing, running. Also we had great fresh food every day. I can highly recommend the place!"

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  • Review by Heidi Clayton from United Kingdom

    "Wow what an amazing week we had at casa yoga friends, beautiful location, we fell in love with fuertaventura it has a really nice vibe, the accommodation was first class, comfortable beds and modern fixtures, the food was gorgeous, Annette is a wonderful host and really enjoyed her teaching, this was our first yoga holiday and will be hard to beat! We will be coming back for sure, we felt very relaxed after our holiday, how it should be! We miss the villa and our group of people, much love from the uk and thank you �❤️ Heidi and Richie xx"

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  • Review by Robin Braun

    "What a great and relaxing week in Lajares. We've become so much used to getting up and starting the day with yoga and a lovely hearty breakfast made by the champions of porridge. Would recommend everybody to go there for a sportive, relaxing and healthy week of recreation. Thanks to everyone of the Yogafriends team!"

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  • Review by Robin Braun

    "What a great and relaxing week in Lajares. We've become so much used to getting up and starting the day with yoga and a lovely hearty breakfast made by the champions of porridge. Would recommend everybody to go there for a sportive, relaxing and healthy week of recreation. Thanks to everyone of the Yogafriends team!!"

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  • Review by Sandy Müller from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "We have felt extrodinarily comfortable with you and came back to Germany like “newborn”. The yoga sessions with Mandi and Bianca have given me a lot and I found the tips and corrections very helpful. The food was gigantic. A full culinary highlight every evening. I miss the time with you and hope, that I can keep up the positive energy which I have brought back with me."

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  • Review by Maria Theresia W. from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best things I have done in my life! :)"

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  • Review by Elli B. from Germany

    "One week of yoga retreat in Lajares, Fuerteventura was a wonderful experience. Everything just fitted me perfectly. The ambience was all around very beautiful and had a relaxing effect. The yoga lessons with Annette Arndt and guest teacher Mandi Suppan were really instructional and beneficial. There was always an alternative posture, when the asana practice got too difficult for me. On top the excellent food and the really pleasant massages turned this week into a real time out. A lot of the positive impulses I was able to take home. I can only say: Thank you for the beautiful time."

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  • Review by Miriam G. from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for a great week of yoga and meditation in such a great environment! Mind, body, and soul got perfectly nourished, which of course includes Heiko's amazing cooking for dinner."

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  • Review by Inie and Glten from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Annette and Miguel, thank you very much for a wonderful Yoga week. We take new insights and valuable experiences back home. Thank you very much for your motivation. We wish you a lot of success especially with your new center."

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  • Review by Yvonne L., Braunschweig from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "A harmonious all-round package consisting of professional yoga classes in combination with complementing leisure time facilities and excellent food. Thanks for that! I would love to repeat!"

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  • Review by Sarah W., Berlin from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "A perfectly organized week with love for the details. Yoga in front of a dream setting/scenery, varied leisure time facilities + extraordinary good Food: I will definitely come back!"

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  • Review by Cathy and Julia from Hamburg

    "We had an unforgetable and restorative week on the island. Situated in a small, but lively village in the north of Fuerteventura we found the seeked after tranquility in a wonderfully designed retreat center with impressive views on the volcanic landscape of the surroundings. The twice daily Yoga session were adapted individually to our little group in the mornings easier and more relaxing to wake up, in the evenings more dynamic and sweaty. The accommodaiton and offered activities were uniquely complemented with the freshly prepared breakfast and yummy dinner. If you look for tranquility and relaxing but without boredom, in this yoga retreat you are at the right address"

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  • Review by Dr. Gabor and Katalin from Israel
    8 out of 10

    "We are couple (grandma and grandpa) practicing Ashtanga yoga over 7 years. We participated on different yoga retreats over the years. When we are attending to yoga retreats we need to active time off (holiday) with peaceful and friendly people in beautiful environment. We received it! We were honored to be the first guests on the retreat of Annettes and Miguels house. Annette and Miguel created extremely friendly, welcoming atmosphere on the retreat. We are truly appreciating it."

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  • "Lovely atmospherePersonal attention on yogaDedicated coaching on meditation and pranayamaSpecial helpfulness on recommendation to choose gorgeous places of Fuerteventura what are fitted well for our taste"

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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

We offer exclusive deluxe yoga retreats on the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands as a meeting point for like-minded people.

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Special discount

For retreats starting on June 10 and June 24, a discount of 20% per person is available.

 

For early booking (4 months before retreat date), a discount of 5% per person is available.

 

If you would like to stay for two weeks in a row, get a discount of 10% for the second week.

 

If you have a partner or friend who would like to come along and enjoy the stay with all the services (food, accommodation, massage) without doing the course there is a special price reduction of 75 EUR.

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