Yoga & pilates or Special Weeks with Boot Camp, Yoga Detox, Vinyasa Flow, Pilates etc. in Fuerteventura
Welcome to our jewel of the Canary Islands. Here you will be met by volcanic landscapes, crystal clear water and a mild climate year around. The team of enthusiastic and professional teachers are eager to help you relax and enjoy the excellent classes in yoga, Pilates and meditation.
You can chose from two basic programs with different accommodation.
No matter which one you chose you can combine it with surfing if you want to. We also offer some "special weeks" which focus on for example Boot Camp and Yoga Detox.
The courses are held at two different locations, either in Corralejo or in Villa Azul. In the town of Corralejo you are close to the beach, the town, restaurants and shopping. Villa Azul is located in the small village of Villa Verde.
Yoga & pilates
The groups usually consists of 4-14 participants. There are several yoga and Pilates instructors. The head instructor is Jamie Isaac. He is from England and teaches in several different exercises but his big passion is pilates (and surfing). He is educated in:
BA Ed (Hons) Physical Education & Sports Science – Exeter University
Register Of Exercise Professionals – level 3 Advanced Instructor
Pilates/Core stability & Torso Training
European Register of Exercise Professionals -Personal Trainer (PT)
Nutritional Advisor – OCR
Applied Sports Nutrition
Here you can watch Jamie showing some simple Pilates exercises to help your body to wake up in the morning:
The yoga classes will have influences from Hatha-, Vinyasa-, Ashtanga- and Poweryoga. All of the teachers are well educated and established. The classes here suit everyone no matter if you are a beginner, need help with an injury, handle stress or just want to deepen your yoga knowledge.
Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates already in the 1880's . It is a calm combination of strength, stretch and yoga with a focus on abdomen and back. It is also common that balls and bands are used.
The week will contain 2-3 classes per day and will be a mix of yoga, Pilates and meditation. One of the morning classes is often held at the beach in Corralejo
The teachers are so experienced that they can teach classes with participants who have a mixed experience level, but if you are a very experienced and want even more challenging classes we recommend our special weeks.
There will be a yoga class at 17.00 on the arrival day. This will be a bonus for those who arrived already. The course itself starts officially on the Sunday morning with a yoga class, brunch and information. A daily program can look something like this:
08:30-10 Morning class (90 min yoga or 60 min pilates)
10:00-11:00 Brunch (included if you stay at Villa Azul)
11:00-15:00 Free time
16:00-17:00 Afternoon class (meditation or breathing exercises)
17:00-18:30 Evening class (90 min yoga or 60 min pilates)
19:00 Dinner (some dinners are included if you stay at Villa Azul)
Program and accommodation
There are two different programs with different accommodation to choose from.
Villa Azul: Villa Azul is located in a nice area and has some similarities to a small boutique hotel. In the yard there is a small pool and the surroundings are dominated by extinct volcanoes. A little bit further away you can see Corralejo, the ocean and the nearby island Lanzarote.
In total Villa Azul has about 15 beds. All rooms have different styles and are influenced by different parts of the world. Most of the rooms share a bathroom. In the yard there is a large Moroccan nomad tent. The tent has a double bed and a couch. It has concrete floor with oriental mats and is decorated in warm colors.
Villa Azul has a outdoor platform for the classes and a minor indoor studuo.
The house is Eco friendly, is heated with solar cells and the water is recycled for watering the garden. It is located about 10 minutes (by car) from the great beaches in Corralejo. Within a 5 minute walk there are two really nice restaurants, a delicious bakery and a well-stocked grocery store. There is also a bus stop and from there you can take the bus to Corralejo if you want a larger assortment of restaurants and shopping.
The food consist of vegetarian food but also fish and shellfish. It is composed by Jo, who is Azuls own chef and nutritionist and she is also a Pilates instructor. She uses natural sweeteners in the food, whole wheat products, home baked bread, as little lactose as possible, good fats and a lot of seeds and Asian spices. Please let us know if you need a special diet or if you are allergic to something and we will let her know. Beer and wine can be bought in the nearby local grocery store.
You will be staying 7 nights in a single- or twin/double room. In the price there are 2-3 daily classes in yoga, Pilates or meditation included, 1 hour therapeutic full body massage, daily brunch and 5 healthy dinners based on vegetarian cooking, fish or shellfish, transfer to Corralejo 3 times/week departure around 11.00 and back again around 15.00. The classes are normally held on the outdoor platform in the yard but if the weather does not allow that the classes will be held in the smaller yoga room. All equipment needed for the classes is included.
Minutes walk from Corralejo's beautiful beaches we welcome you to our tranquil yoga lodge. With beach yoga, hatha yoga and meditation, you will come away feeling relaxed and in touch with your inner yogi. The Yoga Lodge is situated just three minutes walk from the beach, supermarkets and restaurants in Corralejo town. It's nestled in a lovely quiet area away from the main tourist locations so you get a chance to really unwind and disconnect. The Yoga Lodge has two indoor chill out areas, a roof terrace, two outdoor chill out areas and a fully equipped kitchen for your use. The bedrooms are comfortable, clean and available on a shared basis.
Start your morning with beach yoga, followed by a healthy breakfast. You can relax and unwind with your inclusive full body massage and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the island in your spare time. We encourage you to explore the areas outside of Corralejo as well to make the most of your time on our unique island, so there is plenty of time in the program so that you can get out and explore.
The Yoga Lodge package includes
• 7 nights shared accommodation
• All yoga and meditation classes
• Daily breakfasts
• One hour full body massage
Add a surfing package if you want
If you are interested in surfing (wave or wind), you can choose any of the above two packages and include three days of surfing. All equipment for the surfing and transfers to and from the beach are included.
Fuerteventura is known as one of the world´s best places for surfing and is called the "Atlantic Hawaii", here you can meet surfers from all around the world. The surfing is for all levels, including beginners, experienced and everyone in between. On Fuerteventura you can surf all year round. If you are an experienced surfer we recommended the period between October and March when you can find it a bit more challenging.
The surfing lessons are taught by a surfing school which is connected to international surf-organizations (ISA and BSA). The main teacher has lived and surfed on Fuerteventura for more than 9 years. Each surfing instructor has a maximum of 8 students.
More to do and see
There is a lot to explore on Fuerteventura. If you have a rental car you become flexible and can discover the island when you want to and follow your own interests. The roads are good and the traffic rhythm is calm.
- You can visit the capital on the island, Betancuria, a historic and unique place.
- Do an excursion to the old church and watch a live demonstration of how local Aloe Vera products are made.
- The old fishing village El Cotillo is also worth a visit. Here you can see the old fort and a fantastic lighthouse. Here is also a really nice, calm and beautiful beach for sun and swimming.
- A visit to the Sahara like sand dunes just outside of Corralejo is recommended, the dunes goes all the way down to the sea.
- If you want to be more active it is possible, during certain periods, to rent a mountainbike and bike in the national park along the coast or in the volcanic landscapes more dramatic hills and trails.
- If you want to try surfing but not buy the full surf package you can book a "try-out" package. It costs 45 EUR per day. This is booked and payed on spot.
You will get more information about the excursions and activities that are available when you arrive.
Hathayoga influenced by Vinyasa- , Ashtanga- och Poweryoga. Also Pilates classes are on the schedule.
Dates and prices 2013:
Bacis program Yoga & Pilates:
Any week all year around.
The courses start on Saturdays, but it could also be possible to arrive other weekdays. (Christmas and New Year 50 EUR extra.)
There are several accommodation alternatives:
- Tibet Room:
Room with two beds, shared bathroom.
• Used as single room 810 EUR
• Shared room 650 EUR
- Santa Fe Room:
Room with double bed, shared bathroom.
• Used as single room 810 EUR
• Shared room 650 EUR
- India Apartment:
Apartment with two beds, kitchen, lounge, bathroom ensuite, garden terrace.
• Used as single room 900 EUR
• Shared room 700 EUR
- Moroccan Suite:
Luxury apartment with doouble bed + single bed, kitchen, ensuite bathroom, roof terrace.
• Used as single room 1115 EUR
• Shared room 750 EUR
- Canarias Apartment:
Shared room in apartment with four single beds, kitchen, ensuite bathroom, terrace.
• Shared room 550 EUR
- Sahara Summer Luxury Tent:
Luxury tent, doucle bed + single bed, electricity, lounge, outdoor kitchen, shared bathroom in the villa.
• Used as single room 685 EUR
• Shared room 525 EUR
Yoga Lodge in Corralejo:
• Shared room 450 EUR
• Shared room, bunk bed 425 EUR
• Single room 610 EUR
3-day surfing course including all gear and transfers to the beach 130 EUR.
Some weeks there are Special Weeks focusing on certain areas.
These Special Weeks have another price than the normal weeks, and sometimes other instructors.
Learn more about the Special
Included in the price:
Accommodation 7 nights, meals according to specification, yoga, Pilates, meditation, 1 hour therapeutic full body massage. Bed linen and towels for indoor use are included.
Flights, transfer and extra activities or treatments are not included. There are a lot of massage and other spa treatments to choose from, they are booked and payed on spot.
Extra nights: Can be booked subject to availability if your flight schedule would not fit with the dates for the courses.
How to get there:
Fly to Fuerteventura (FUE) or Lanzarote (ACE). If you fly to Lanazarote you will have to take a short ferry ride to Fuerteventura. The check-in is from 14.00 on the arrival day and the check-out is no later than 11.00 on the departure day.
You get detailed information together with the booking confirmation, here's a summary of the transfer options.
From Fuerteventura airport:
A good option is to rent a car, then you become more mobile. and can make your own excursions
Otherwise you have the following options.
To Villa Azul:
A taxi costs about 35 EUR one way, if you are going by yourself. It is payed directly to the driver. If more guests arrive at the same time you can split the cost. In that case a larger car will be booked which costs about 40 EUR.
To Corralejo Bungalows:
The transfer costs about 50 EUR each way, if you are more people you will split that cost. It is also possible to take the bus to Corralejo. From Corralejo station you can take a taxi for about 5 EUR.
Another alternative is to book with the transfer company Resort Hoppa which will pick you up at the ariport, it costs about 8 EUR each way and you book it yourself here.
From Lanzarote airport:
If you fly to Lanzarote you can catch the ferry to Fuerteventura, it takes 20 minutes. The ferries depart all day about one hour apart.. Click here for timetables.
From the harbour on Fuerteventura to Villa Azul we can arrange taxi for 10-15 EUR one way. To Corralejo Bungalows take a taxi for about 5 EUR. .
Things to bring:
Bring soft and comfortable yoga clothes as well as some warmer yoga clothes for the early morning class. Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses and mosquito spray. Swimsuit and beach towel (if you do not wish to rent one from the retreat). Camera, book or magazines, hairdryer. If you want to explore the nature you need good shoe. If you have a yoga mat you can bring it if you want to. Yoga mats, pillows, blankets and everything else needed for the classes is available for you to borrow.
- The climate of Fuerteventura will usually be at 20-28 C year round. Normally it is 3-5 degrees warmer than in Corralejo in Villaverde due to altitude and microclimate. The winds can often be strong. During December to March is the greatest risk for some cooler weather and rain.
- VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
- You can buy wireless internet access if you stay in Villa Azul for 5 EUR per week.
- Beach towels can be rented for 2 EUR / towel.