Workshops & Retreats

Come As You Are: Spain Yoga Retreat

With Lisa Feder and Rebecca Risher

June 9th – 15th , 2019
Almeria, Spain

Come As You Are; relax, explore, and practice yoga and meditation in Southern Spain. See yourself arriving at a luxury eco-resort, surrounded by orchards, olive groves, gardens, and fountains. Imagine sweeping views of mountains and the Mediterranean, free from noise and light pollution. You’ll ease into the day with a glorious yoga practice, followed by a nourishing breakfast prepared with love from ingredients harvested on the property. See yourself free to enjoy your day however you choose, joining in for an adventure, relaxing with a book by one of the pools, or perhaps a siesta.

“Come as you are” means that we recognize that each of us is on their own unique and faceted journey. This retreat will meet you wherever you are on your path and guide you gently through your week. Whether you need community, adventure, exploration, or space to process and rest, each moment of this retreat is yours, completely yours, to support and nourish you in the most perfect way. Lisa and Rebecca look forward to hosting you during this magical and scenic respite.
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
  • Daily Yoga Practices
  • Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
  •  Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Full moon ceremony
  • Fire ceremony
  • Spanish dancing
  • Day trip to Mojacar
  • Visit Cabo de Gata National Park
  • Day trip to the local fishing village
  • Relax and swim at the local beaches
  • Take a cultural day trip to Alhambra, Granade

You will be booking your flights for the Almeria Airport (LEI). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

True Nature Travels and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly.

Review policies here.

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, go here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about travelling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out the Student FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to contact info@truenatureeducation.com.

Accommodations

Our retreat home for the week will be a stunning luxury retreat standing amidst 33 acres of fruitful Spanish gardens, enjoying a 360-degree vista of the Sierra Cabrera Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. This gorgeous center is a spiritually calm and inspired healing environment with an abundance of creatively landscaped gardens, stunning architecture, and sacred geometry. All food is organic or sustainably sourced, much of it grown in the center’s extensive gardens. All freshly caught fish is carefully selected from the fishing port in Garrucha, and meat is chosen for its’ quality from local suppliers and artisan butchers. Local cheeses, organic eggs, homemade chutneys and jams, and the center’s own olive oil and fresh fruit and vegetables are always readily available. This secluded and magical space is booked solely for our group of travelers and includes two pools, myriad gardens, a magnificent studio space for yoga, crystal healing, Ayurvedic massage and bodywork, and much more.

Your Instructors

“It is a joy and an honor to teach on retreat. I get to see wonderful individuals shed their stress and other trappings of day-to-day life, and get to reconnect with themselves in a whole and healing way. As a teacher, I am able to observe the positive shifts that happen when people step away from their usual habits and patterns and gain a perspective that energizes them to live the life they really want to live! On retreat, this usually also involves a lot of beautiful scenery, delicious food, laughter and support form our community, and some “a-ha” moments. It’s a beautiful thing!”  ~ Lisa

Lisa Feder is a full-time yoga instructor and wellness consultant living in Austin, Texas. She has had a passion for all things wellness for as long as she can remember. While working for over 20 years in the corporate world as a strategic marketing specialist, she began teaching fitness classes in her free time. This led her to explore yoga, and she fell in love with the way it made her and her students feel—physically, emotionally, and energetically.

After teaching part-time for many years, she took the leap and started Being Well Yoga, where she brings yoga on-site to companies to help employees learn how to live healthier, more balanced lives. She also teaches in studios, schools, senior centers, parks, and private homes. Her approach is balanced, and she likes to bring humor, challenge, and deep relaxation into her practices.

isa is especially interested in helping students find a yoga practice that really works for them, and she believes that yoga can provide more ease and comfort to all. She has seen the effects of a healthy lifestyle on her family as well and wants to share. Through classes, retreats, and workshops, Lisa loves helping people explore how to incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives in a fun and sustainable way. She is working on her first book, about bringing mindful habits into your daily life. Her favorite thing is hearing about the positive changes her participants make for themselves.

Lisa, RYT-500, E-RYT-200, incorporates many yoga traditions into her practices. She has certifications in Hatha, Hatha Flow, Kundalini, and I-rest Yoga Nidra. She has had the opportunity to study with Donna Farhi, Sean Corne, Sarah Powers, Anodea Judith, Beth Shaw, Amy Weintraub, Gary Kraftsow, and Richard Miller. She is currently working towards her iRest certification, so that she can help people more deeply tune in to their true nature and find peace, calm, and relaxation. All of her wonderful teachers have shared wisdom that informs her teaching, and she is grateful to them all.

Testimonials

The yoga retreat was exactly what I needed for my personal renewal. Lisa and Dana provided a safe and nurturing space for me to practice yoga and bond with a wonderful group of women. The location was beautiful and relaxing along the Pacific Ocean with all the wonders of Costa Rica. To be able to wake up to the sounds of monkeys and view the setting sun while practicing yoga will be forever etched in my mind.Thank you for this wonderful experience, Lisa and Dana!

Lee

One of my favorite things about teaching is watching people arrive for practice in all states of fluster, disrepair, stress, and exhaustion… and then seeing them leave with soft shoulders, smiles, and starry eyes.

I love when someone tries to leave practice without their keys, purse, or shoes.

I love when someone relaxes enough to let a tear flow or to accidentally fall asleep in a deep twist.

I love when someone allows space to soften, release, and be.
Retreats allow for more than an hour of peace. Retreats allow you to soften enough that you remember yourself and release that which defines you and limits you.
” ~ Rebecca

Rebecca has been a full-time yoga teacher for more than a decade; her classes provide a safe, healing space well-suited for all levels of experience ‍and ideal for those seeking comfort and ease in stillness. Rebecca encourages you to delve into self-awareness by exploring the deeper, hidden layers of the self that are in need of acknowledgment and processing. She keeps classes as simple and quiet as possible in order to allow students to decompress and release.

Rebecca, Certified Yoga Therapist and RYT-500, is extensively trained in both the Hatha and Kundalini traditions, specializing in Yoga Nidra, Yin, and Restorative. She has trained with a diverse range of teachers exposing her to an assortment of styles. Some of her most influential include Paul Grilley, Yin and Judith Lasater, Restorative. Erich Schiffmann is her soul teacher and reminds her of the importance of trusting her inner guidance, remembering that we all are connected, and accepting that intuition is the true source of wisdom.

Presently, Rebecca resides in Austin, TX, and spends her days teaching yoga and meditation, and creating one-of-a-kind malas. She teaches at several studios around town, offers private classes in her home studio or yours, and teaches corporate classes during the week.

For more information about Rebecca, please visit her website.

Testimonials

I attended a beach retreat on the South Texas coast with Rebecca. I was going through a rough time and looking for some clarity and guidance to help make change in my life. What happened was more than I could have hoped for. Rebecca’s beautiful words and relaxing, introspective yoga practices helped me let go of a very toxic influence in my life. She is a very nurturing, patient, selfless person, and her teachings reflect that. When I left the retreat, I truly was a changed person. Rebecca helped guide me back to the person I was meant to me, and I will be forever grateful.

Susan

Getting There

You will be booking your flights for the Almeria Airport (LEI). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

True Nature Travels and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly.
Price and Registration

Price and Registration

$2395 Shared Accommodations
$2495 Deluxe Shared Suite
$2895 Single Accommodations

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

Review policies here.

Pictures from Previous Retreats

Workshops

Being Well Yoga offers workshops that utilize Yoga concepts to enhance your effectiveness in all areas of your life. Our workshop series launched May 7, 2011 with Yoga and Authentic Communication in the Workplace and was a big success! Marketing and Communication for Yoga Teachers is a key part of Teacher Training. Yoga for Communication has been presented at the Austin Yoga Conference as well as at various Austin companies. Come see how Yoga can help you become more effective both on and off the mat!

Love From Our Stress Management Workshop Attendees

  • Mindful at Work
  • You Got This! Stress Management Series
  • Happy Feet
  • Mindful Communication
  • Mindful Stress Management
  • Mindful 101
  • Mindful Nourishment
  • Mindful Media Detox
  • Yoga for Stress Relief
  • Breath Practices for Stress Relief

Appreciation From Our New Years Day Workshop

Attitude of Gratitude

With Lisa and Janice

Saturday, November 17, 4:30 – 6:30pm
Studio Mantra

The holidays are a time to give thanks and count our blessings. Yet at this time of year you may be so busy, that stress begins to take the place of enjoyment. If you would like to reconnect to the abundance of your heart, we invite you to join us for this workshop. We will open our hearts, physically and energetically, so that you can experience joy and gratitude in this holiday season…and beyond!

Janice and Lisa are friends and “yoga sisters” who have practiced and traveled together over the years. From handstands on the beach, to raising their families, they have found that teaching and practicing Yoga keeps them balanced and sane. They teach with compassion, humor, and above all, joy. Their work with gratitude practices has taught them that there is nothing like an open heart to make everything better!

All levels welcome.

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