Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat

10 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat
1. You’ll take your yoga to the next level.

Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule. But when you’re on a retreat, you’ll have 2 classes offered a day, which will ensure your progress and you will see the positive effects more quickly.

 2. You’ll get a new perspective.

Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn. Getting away from busy and noisy cities to listen to the birds, sea and your breathing again.

 3. You’ll “actually” meditate.

When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breath deeply and be present in the moment. Yoga is meditation!

 4. You’ll detox digitally.

One of my favorite things about a retreat is shutting off my technology. While lots of resorts have wifi, you don’t feel the need to constantly update facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug!

 5. You’ll relax and de-stress.

Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and de-stress.

 6. You’ll eat well without having to cook.

If your retreat is all inclusive, you get three healthy and delicious meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you, to enjoy!

 7. You’ll replace old habits.

The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.

 8. You’ll make new friends.

Undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone (which most people do), you have a chance to make friends with people from around the world who you might know for the rest of your life.

 9. You’ll appreciate home.

While a week in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigor.

 10. Because you deserve it!

BKS Iyengar said “Life means to be living. Problems will always be there.  When they arise navigate through them with yoga- don’t take a break.”  It is a lifestyle.
The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen.

 You deserve to invest in yourself!

Merry Xmas and Happy New Yoga Year

January new yoga season is starting

on the 11th of January and we are looking forward to seeing you all back in good health to get even better……

We are starting the year with new great location down town Cascais and more classes for you to join.
Make sure you sign up before the 11th January.

Location Ganesha Studio
Av. Marginal 9348, 3 floor C, Cascais
(Centro Comercial Cisne)
Click here for map: Studio

check  “timetable for new classes and workshops in Jan/Feb.

Wishing you all a Healthy New Year!





8 days Yoga Retreat in Morocco – November

Extend the summer with a week at the new Iyengar Yoga Retreat in Morocco from 07 – 14 November 2015 at the beautiful setting of Paradise Plague Spa & Resort in Taghazout right on the beach.

We are located in the heart of a 3 hectares oasis opposit the Atlantic Ocean, Paradis Plage is the ideal place for a relaxed holiday, in a region with mild climate all year round. Her you find the original taste of nature products, taking care of your body and soul, this is the philosophy of Paradis Plage.

Taghazout village is a small fishing village 19 km north of the city of Agadir in the south west of Morocco. The inhabitants are mostly of Berber origin.  The village is cosy with small typical moroccan restaurants, cafes and various small shops in the medina selling spices, carpets, jewellers and various other moroccan goods:)

The week is mainly focused on the yoga with classes in the morning and afternoon. The schedule will be as our summer retreat, with a two hour morning class and 1.5hr afternoon class and you will have the Tuesday off as well as Thursday afternoon to explore the area or just pamper yourself at the Spa.
To try something new you will have two surf classes during the week, and more can be booked on site. Dont worry as a beginner you are only in the foam:)

Accommodation, Paradise Plague Spa & Resort is located on the beach and all rooms with sea view. You will be staying in apartments,  4 people share one apartment with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and terrass with sea view.  Single room or your own double room is available at additional cost.
There are two pools connected to the apartments and you are welcome to use all hotel facilities incl the amazing Spa, which has an extensive range of treatments and massages. A perfect “pamper yourself place”  in between the yoga classes.

The Spa invites you to enjoy an indoor and outdoor massage treatment to feel the soft ocean winds that re-awaken the freshness and sweetness of your soul by using our products that are both sensuous and effective, offer a journey into this rich and ancient Moroccan region culture.

The Meals included in your package, breakfast and typical Moroccan  dinners  (vegetarian meals can be ordered too) will be served at  your apartments, to enjoy some privacy and relaxed atmosphere on your balcony viewing the sunset over the sea.
Organic cuisine and local products
The richness of flavors of the Moroccan local products is at the service of a healthy, fresh and spiced cuisine made up mainly of products derived from organic agriculture from a farm in the region, pioneer in this sector in Morocco. Thanks to the adjacent fishers village, priority is also given to fresh fish brought every morning by boats of traditional fishing.
From the breakfast, fill up vitamins, muesli, fresh fruit, grenades, prickly figs and other fruits of the region depending in the season, or different Moroccan pancakes with honey produced in local hives.

The yoga classes are for all levels with at least one year yoga practice or good basic understanding of the asanas.
The yoga classes will take place at the shala at the hotel close to the beach with an amazing  view to the beach and sea. The studio is equipped with yoga mats and props.
The yoga classes will take place in the morning with a 2hr class and in the afternoon with 1.5hr class.

Package including:
– 7 nts accommodation in Paradise Plague Spa & Resort
– 7 breakfast
– 7 dinners (vegetarian is available upon request)
– 10 x yoga classes
– 2 x surf classes of 2hrs each (more can be booked)
– 2 lunches (combined with the surfing)
– Free yogafacilities
– Free use of hotels facilities
– Airport transfer (Agadir – Taghazout)

Price per person in shared double room 890€ (excluding air ticket)
Single and own double room can be requested as well.

How to get there, fly direct to Agadir or via Casablanca.
In Agadir our hotel transfer will pick you up and take you to the hotel, Easy!

Norwegain airlines has very good directs flights from Scandinavia!!

To book click here:

or contact

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Yoga Retreats in Cascais

We have the perfect place for your Yoga Retreat in Cascais.

Last Retreat in October 14 – 18 dont miss – Book now  

During all five Summer Retreats we will be located at the House of Wonders Healthy Hideaway in Cascais, where also the yoga classes and brunches will take place in a cool zen studio or outside on the terrace.

IMG_1861The place offers spacious 6 guest rooms all with ensuite bathroom (shower, bath, bidet) in Cascais. The elegant villa features a large living room with fire place and a breakfast room with direct access to the terrace and private pool & garden. It lies at next to a park, only minutes away from the Atlantic, the beaches and the historic center of Cascais.

As a guest of House of Wonders , you’ll find yourself in a unique location. The villa lies in a residential area on the borders of the beautiful Parque Palmela. The historic center of Cascais, the boulevard and the train station are within a 10 minute walk.

Bed and Breakfast House of Wonders

You will find the packages with or without accommodation giving you the choice  where to stay during your holiday.
Please make your booking asap to IMG_1233ensure your space due to limited rooms:) Go to Summer Retreat or
Weekend workshops



Yoga in Copenhagen – December

Join me in Copenhagen at Yogacentralen – Frederiksberg.

21 dec at 19:00 – 20.30
28 dec at 19:00 – 20.30

Iyengar yoga class level 1-3
Beginners with some yoga experience are welcome and it will be taught in English/Danish

To sign up for you already a YC member go to theses links:

People new to YC can buy the punches for 225 kr good for three classes. They must create a profile on
General info on

Looking forward to seeing you all





Weekend Workshop

En skøn dansk kvinde kom forbi Cascais til yoga, tak Hanne.
Hanne Ellegaard

En tur til Burma gik i vasken – jeg skulle finde på noget andet, og lykken stod mig bi, og jeg fandt Annett i Cascais. I marts 2014 praktiserede jeg yoga 6 dage i træk, flere gange om dagen – og Paddle surfede. Hvilken fest :0) Ud over at føle mig rigtig godt tilpas, var det også sjovt og udfordrende – for hos Annett skal man arbejde. Hun kan få én til at lave de utroligste øvelser. Og med sit store netværk i lokalmiljøet, får man som turist meget forærende, når man får kendskab til små hyggelige cafeer, spisesteder og mennesker. Tak for en dejlig uge. Jeg kommer helt sikkert igen :0)
KH Hanne




Portugal – Cascais Yoga Holiday Retreats & Weekends with Certified Iyengar yoga teacher Annett Mottlau


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