Retiro Tenerife 2016



Yoga Retreat Shambalah

Discover your inner world

Yoga retreat description

I think there are two kinds of happiness; one is which one you find in small doses every day. The second is the happiness that involves to know that you are consistent in your live. That´s
means, your actions match your thinking and philosophy of life.

Happiness is what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. GANDHI

Stop your lifestyle for 5 days and spends time to think: where I am going in my life, what im doing is consistent with the goals I want to achieve, these goals will make me happy and will make happy people around me, what are my potentials and how can I use them better …?

Overcome your stress and anxiety practicing breathing technics, you will feel that you have the control of your life




I would like to show you how Yoga, Meditation, breathings technics (Pranayama) be conscience of your thoughts and the consequences of your actions, could help you to discover your inner world and find the path to your joy.



smiling-sporty-woman-doing-yoga-yoga-class-portrait-women-parkland-58190301Furthermore to venture to do new things and go out of your confort zone, meeting with people who also are searching the same as you do and even the food we will prepare (with Aryuveda principles) will help you to find the inspiration you need to meditate about the changes you want to bring to your life.


Defeat what makes your life unhappy and incomplete to create a wonderful life that works for you and allows you to radiate light to others.

You are more than the body you see on the mirror,
inside you there are unlimited possibilities.
Would you like to discover them?

The island of Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the fortunate seven islands located in the Atlantic. Because of its location the islands have a very pleasant temperature throughout the year, so they are known also as “the islands of eternal spring”.

It is a well known destination for Europeans citizens who usually come, all year around, to enjoy the sun, the beaches, bush walks and water sports which they can not enjoy in the northland.

Tenerife island is a dream come true!

Jardin Mariposa

The Butterfly Garden is situated in an idyllic and secluded location on the cliffs in the fertile north of Tenerife, It is an oasis of peace and power offering a stunning panorama both of the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean and the fascinating mountains of Pico del Teide, Spain’s highest mountain.

Butterfly Garden is a place for those who are open for a vital experience with themselves and with others. According to each person´s need, there is space both for silence and retreat, as well as for inspiring encounters and deep sharing with each other.

Breathing the sea breeze while you have a sunbath around the butterfly gardens, to meet and connect with new people which are also on the personal and spiritual growth could be the balm that you need to do the first steps for discover all your potentials.

Day 1 | Friday 28th October
  • The retreat starts on friday 28th October. You are welcome to check in at the afternoon after lunch.
  • 4.00pm Visit around jardin Mariposa
  • 4.45pm Welcome circle, agenda and activities explanation
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 8.15pm Pranayama & Meditation
Day 2 | Saturday 29th October
  • 7.30-9.00 Hatha Yoga
  • 9.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.30-12.00 Individual activities for instropection
  • FREE
  • 4.30-6.00pm FlyHigh Yoga
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 8.15pm Pranayama & Meditacion
Day 3 | Sunday 30th October
  • 7.30-9.00 Acrovinyasa
  • 9.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.30-12.00 Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Sutras Reflections
  • 12.15pm Farewell for the weekend pax.
  • FREE: check out time for the weekend pax.
  • 4.30-6.00pm Restorative Yoga
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 8.15 Awakening Movie
Day 4 | Monday 31st October
  • 7.30-9.00 Hatha Flow
  • 9.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.30-12.00pm Aryuveda principles with the Aryuveda specialist Donata Medina
  • FREE
  • 4.30-6.30pm Aryuveda cooking class (based on the aryuveda principles) with Donata Medina
  • 7.00pm Dinner the food made by yourself
  • 8.15pm Pranayama & Meditation
Day 5 | Tuesday 1st November
  • 7.30-9.00 Acroyoga
  • 9.00-10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.30-12.00pm Grupal activity, farewell circle & retreat comments and Happiness and inner peace meditation
  • 1.00pm Check out


Tim: “Raquel is a lovely blend of chilled, friendly professionalism and her passion for the yoga lifestyle is very evident. She is a great teacher in groups or 1-1, is incredibly patient and helpful for remedial yogis like myself. She creates a lovely atmosphere in her classes. I think she is destined to become a “yoga star” .

Whats makes Yoga Retreat Shambalah Unique?

  • Yoga retreat Shambalah is the only retreat running in Spain which combine the yoga practice, teach different breathing technics and meditation plus groups and individuals exercises. All this will help you to be conscience of what you want to change in your life and how you can change it with simple technics.
  • Is the only one who includes different and new Yoga modalities as: Acroyoga, FlyHigh Yoga and also an Aryuveda specialist who will introduce the Aryuveda principles and will teach how to cook according to this “food philosophy”.
  • I created Yoga Retreat Shambalah based on my own experience. So you can discover how Yoga (the practice and the philosophy) can help you to change the attitude on life and chase your dreams (as I´m doing).
  • Yoga retreat Shambalah is an integral experience, that´s mean, it is not focus just on the workout exercise. Will show you what really is Yoga about.
  • The Yoga retreat Shambalah location is exceptional: “Jardín Mariposa” is a villa with magnificent gardens, pool, idilic spaces for yoga and meditation. You will live in the top of a hill were you will find the relaxation very easily, looking the ocean Atlantic immensity and the impressive volcano the Teide (the Spanish´s highest mountain) will feed you body and soul with a higher energy
  • Tenerife island is one the few places in Europe, if it is not the only one, were in Autumn you will enjoy a very nice temperature and marvelous spring climate.
  • Last but not least, Yoga retreat Shambalah is the most affordable one that you can find in Europe. The economical price is created with the idea of it being accessible to a wide range of people. I want to help you to know better your self and overcome any stress in your life, through Yoga. I´m sure that you will get a lot of benefits of practicing and having a deeper knowledge about the ancient Yoga philosophy.





Mira: “I just wanted to send a message about our yoga class yesterday (Wednesday 3.2.2016), because I wanted to say a huge thank you to our teacher Raquel! This was my first yoga lesson ever, but it sure won’t be the last! Unfortunately my friends and I had to leave, but I really wish we could have come to your lessons again. Raquel you are a great teacher and a beautiful person, keep up the good work! :)”


 Is the program priced per person?

Yes the price is per person on single or twin share basis, depends the option you choose. If you want to share and join the retreat without company You will paired in a room with another participant of the same gender.

How can I pay?

You can pay with your credit card via the PayPal system or bank account transfer.

How can I secure my place?

You can secure your place by either paying a deposit 200€ before 28 September or the full amount if you pay after 28 September.

Does the price include the flights to Tenerife?

The flights to Tenerife or visa (in case you are from a non european country) are not included on the price.

Do I need a visa for Tenerife?

Just in case you are from a non european country, you can check it on the Spanish embassy website.

Which airport is closer from the venue, Jardín Mariposa, were the retreat will be?

I recommend you to book your flight to/from the airport Tenerife Norte, Los Rodeos. The “Jardín Mariposa” is located on the north of the island and the transfer to one point to another will take around 20 min by car.

There is any transfer from the airport to the Jardín Mariposa?

If you need transfer from or to the airport I can arrange it, please contact me by email for further information.

Why the lunch is not included on the package?

The retreat has been planed for be more conscience of our body, mind and soul. After few conversations with the Aryuveda specialist Donata Medina we agreed that is better to dispense with the lunch. So our body can experience a light detoxification during the retreat. Nevertheless if someone wish to have lunch during the retreat, that possibility is available with an extra-cost.

Can I bring a friend?

Off course you can. Many people like to travel with their mother or father, daughter/son, sister/brother, couple or friend so that they have an automatic room mate and someone special to share the experience with. Just be sure that all participants coming with you are 18 years old or more. If a younger person would like to join, please let me know by email at the time of the booking.

Do I have to be experienced at practicing yoga?

No, not at all. We will have a group with all levels of practitioners join this experience. An interest in yoga is a must but experience can be anywhere from beginners through to advanced. All levels of practitioners will gain benefit from practicing yoga.

How spiritual do you need to be?

An interest or curiosity in spirituality is all you need. Off course if you consider yourself deeply spiritual then this retreat will fits like hand in globe.

Can I still come even if I don’t have a yoga background and am new to spirituality?

Yes, absolutely. This is an open retreat for anyone that is lit up by the content of the program.

Is there any free time?

All of the activities are optional. This program has been designed with time and space allocated for you to absorb the activities and experiences on offer.

What if I don’t get along with my roommate?

In this case we can discuss the options and request a swap with other group members.

What if I pay for the retreat and unable to make it because something unexpected comes up?

You will be need to refer to the terms and conditions of this retreat.(Cancelation, point 8)

Can you arrange an extra night at the hotel for the night before the program starts?

Yes off course, please email your request.


What to bring?


  • Comfortable clothes for activities like yoga & meditation
  • Shoes for walk and flip-flops
  • Few warm clothes like jumper, long sleeve t shirt and long pants for the fresh nights.
  • Few fresh clothes for the sunny Canarian days
  • Swimming clothes to enjoy the pool
  • Notebook and pen for write
  • Your best smile 🙂