ONE DAY ART & YOGA RETREAT
BENISSA COSTA, COSTA BLANCA, SPAIN // FRIDAY 12 MAY 2023
By IVA, YOGA & the ARTS and DAY COLLECTIVE
You are warmly invited to join our One Day Art & Yoga Retreat,
taking place in a beautiful sea-view villa on Benissa Costa.
BENISSA COSTA, COSTA BLANCA, SPAIN // FRIDAY 12 MAY 2023
One Day Retreat offers you the safe container to explore your emotions, your body, and unleash your creative and intuitive side.
Feel what you need to let go of and recharge yourself in a mindful way, so that you can return to your everyday life with renewed strength, open heart, and awakened to your true essence.
You are welcome to a nourishing, empowering, and transformative day
of connecting to who you truly are!
Experience yoga and mindfulness practices you can integrate into your daily life!
Awaken your senses, intuition and creative energy with embodied art experiences!
Create, enjoy, expand, play and just Be!
THE PROGRAMME OF OUR RETREAT
CREATIVITY * PLAYFULNESS * INTUITION * SENSES * SILENCE * BODY
We start the One Day Retreat in silence. During meditation & vinyasa, breakfast and Tete-a-tete practice we stay in silence.
Lunch 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Snack 4:00-4:30 pm
VINYASA YOGA gets the energy body moving, and the energy body is the source of creativity. When we take new and expansive shapes with the body we are influenced to take new and expansive shapes with the mind.'- A. Cushman
Yoga teaches us that happiness is our natural state. When we are out of balance, we do not feel this happiness. With the help of yoga poses, breathing exercises, focusing within, we bring back this harmony to our body and mind and come back to the natural state of happiness.
YOGA NIDRA is an ancient and immensely powerful meditation technique, and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain.
While you rest comfortably in savasana, Yoga Nidra carries you into a profound healing state between waking and sleeping, reaching a deeper state of consciousness. When you reach this space, you feel a senses of stillness, peace and connection to the whole.
TETE-A-TETE is a participatory performance, an intimate 1-hour conversation through drawing on your own skin. There is only one rule - no words. The drawing tools: eco-cosmetic pencils.
Within Tete-a-Tete new modes of language, based on intuition, silence, imagination and sensibility are being awakened.
RITUAL OF EMBRACE is a music-driven multi-dimensional experience including, movement and interactions with soft sculptures. It relaxes the body and mind and activates affirmative energy and imagination.
Dorota and Yulia will hold the space for this unique conscious art experience. Everyone is welcome to set the intention for what they would like to let go of and what they would like to invite into their life.
MEALS are organic vegan dishes without gluten and added sugar, the most universal diet enabling everyone’s participation and respecting nature.
We start the One Day Retreat in silence. We will stay and experience silence for meditation, Tete-a-tete practice and our breakfast.
Silence allows us the space to connect to our inner self, helping us let go of confusion and distractions, and become aware of our emotions, thoughts, ways of relating to the world around us.
Location: Avenida Parador 23-03720, Benissa Costa
RESERVE YOUR SPOT
One Day Retreat Cost is 111 euro/ pp.
You can join just half-day:
8:00 am - lunch (included)
lunch - 8:00 pm (lunch included)
Contact us for questions.
ABOUT YOUR RETREAT FACILITATORS
Special Guests from Amsterdam, NL
DAY Collective is an artist duo consisting of Dorota Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman, based in Amsterdam. Their artistic research involves (participatory) performances and tactile forms, such as, soft sculptures and drawings. It manifests the power of consciousness and aims to cultivate spirit.
They apply embodied interactions with people and the environment; and visualise affirmative energy. In both ways, the narrative evolves during the process, from within. Through intimate wordless experiences and tactile forms, they activate the senses, intuition and imagination of the viewers/participants so to eliminate pre-constructed behaviours and beliefs. In this way a new connection with yourself, others and the environment is awakened.
DAY Collective’s website.
Iva Buzhashka is an art historian, yoga teacher, arts & mindfulness educator. She studied arts and culture in Rome, Copenhagen and Leiden, and investigates arts as a space of transformation, and addresses topics, such as embodiment, constitution of subjectivity, identity and agency. Years of yoga practice in Amsterdam led Iva to a journey in Guatemala, and consequently to completing a yoga teacher training in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Since then, Iva has been teaching in different parts of the world (Peru, Croatia, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Spain). She is currently a yoga, mindfulness and pranayama teacher online and at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain. Through embodiment practices she guides her students on a transformational journey inwards and helps them connect to their true being.
Iva, Yoga & the Arts’ website.
"Tete-a-Tete seeks to remove one's alienation to one's own body by removing speech and allowing only the skin as one's only canvas to communicate. What it achieves is the realisation that what one may have drawn onto one's body is something ethereal, unable to be expressed after all in any other way, which begs the question of how limited are we truly when we rely only on the conscious effort of speaking to express our soul."
- Tiffany Salud for the performance Tete-a-Tete by DAY Collective
"Something I love about Iva's classes is that she provides a safe space for her students during and after the practice, so everyone is able to share how they felt during the class and what did the practice arise in them. I think it is very enriching. She is also very adaptable and flexible as she can sense very well the mood in the class, if people feel like softly flowing on the mat or the energy is more hectic, she will rearrange what she had in mind and adapt to the class. And if to all of that you just add her sweetness it’s just a joy to take a class with Iva anytime".
- Teresa Fernandez Gil, Journalist & Writer, Mallorca/Berlin, for Iva's Yoga Classes
For me, the beauty of the Tete-a-Tete project lies in its simplicity, in returning to childhood, exercising myself and my openness through poetry and abstraction, leaving ready- made structures and rules. Tete-a-tete is a unique way to break out of an oppressive and judgmental system into a more fluid world of “not-knowing”, reflecting by being here and now with your skin, colors, shapes and open eyes... to be able to lightly interpret many interactions and let others do the same... —
- Malgorzata Rey, the Netherlands, for the performance Tete-a-Tete by DAY Collective
'Iva’s yoga and pranayama classes are a joy to attend. She displays a true joy for life and this shines through in how she conducts her courses. Her international background certainly adds to the experience and one comes away refreshed and uplifted from her teachings'
Sven de Souter, Belgium, for Iva's yoga and pranayma classes
Open Your Heart, Connect to your Body and Your Intuition, Expand Your Awareness, Unleash Your Creativity, Relate Consciously, Eat Mindfully, Create, Enjoy, Play, and just Be!