AnnaMaya – Yoga & Cooking Retreat  with Stéphanie and Jennifer

September 2024

Annamaya Yoga & Cooking retreat, packed with tools to transform your daily life by empowering you with the skills and insights to bring more vitality, creativity and of course Joy! – to this fundamental area of your life.

An immersive experience into the art & practice of living well where you will:

• Balance, nourish and revitalize your whole being
• Ignite a more creative approach to your daily home-cooking routine
• Level-up your cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen
• Explore the rich culinary universe of plant-based cuisine and the yogic teachings as they relate to food, diet and lifestyle
• Revitalize, rest and reflect with daily yoga and meditation practices , sound journeys, and ample free time immersed in the resplendent natural environment of the Tramuntana coastal region
• Embark upon a unique adventure, have fun and make new connections in like-minded company
• Feel inspired and empowered to initiate change in your life back home armed with new building blocks (tools) to create the foundation for a happier and healthier life

HIGHLIGHTS

4 nights/ 5 days

• 2 hands-on cooking workshops : Pasta Party! (included), “Prep Like a Chef” / Meal prep Intensive (optional Add-on)

• Inspiring Demos, talks & culinary group activities, your retreat package includes : Elixirs & Tonics demo, Dressings & Dips demo, “You are what you eat” TedTalk, & Salad Mandala Night

• Daily Yoga & Meditation (accessible to all levels)

• Workshop : The Koshas – Annamaya & Beyond: exploring the relationship between Yoga Philosophy, Practice & your Diet

• 2 Sound Healing & Deep Relaxation sessions

Sample schedule

Wednesday, 31 MAY – Arrivals from 3pm

3-5pm:
Welcome Elixir

5:30pm:
Opening Circle

6:30pm:
Deep Relaxation & Sound Session with Jennifer

8pm:
Welcome Dinner & “TedTalk” with Stéphanie: “You Are What You Eat: Why plant-based is the future of food”

Thursday, 1 JUNE

7H30/ 8H:
Morning Elixir, Tea, Coffee, Infusions, (fruit available)
8:30:
Morning Practice & Meditation
10H30:
Brunch
12.30pm:
Demo 1 : Dressings & Dips
4:30pm:
Snack
5:30pm:
Workshop & Evening Practice : The Koshas – Annamaya and Beyond
7.45pm:
Salad Mandala Night – Group Activity & Dinner

Friday, 2 JUNE

7H30/8H:
Morning Elixir, Tea, Coffee, Infusions, (fruit available)
8H30:
Morning Practice & Meditation
10H30:
Brunch
4pm:
Snack:
4:30 – 6:30pm:
Batch Cooking Workshop : “Prep Like a Chef” (optional)
8pm:
Dinner
9pm:
Evening Sound Bath

Saturday, 3 JUNE

7H30/8H:
Morning Elixir, Tea, Coffee, Infusions, (fruit available)
8H30:
Morning Practice & Meditation
10h30:
Brunch + Demo 2: Elixirs & Tonics
7/10pm:
Pasta Party!

Closing workshop & Event

Sunday, 4 JUNE

7H30/8H:
Morning Elixir, Tea, Coffee, Infusions, (fruit available)
8H30:
Optional short practice
9H30/10H:
Breakfast

11H30: Departures

Batch Cooking Workshop

“Prep Like a Chef”

2 Hours  4.30-6.30PM

The workshop includes:
a glass of wine, an appetizer and a dessert.

Learn to menu-plan for the entire week and quickly make tasty soups, superfood salads, quick ferments, and sweet healthy snacks.

All gluten free and without refined sugar. Batch cooking or meal prep is the key to a stress-free and empowering cooking experience.

Nourishing yourself with love is important for body and mind health, so this workshop will teach quick, every-day techniques you can variate every week to create beautiful and delicious meals for your week in one go. So when you are hungry, you don’t stress as you have everything prepared and can make a dish within 15 minutes or less!

You will also learn about food combining, the basics of culinary nutrition, hunger and the nervous system.

Recipes

Savoury granola

Quick pickles

Massaged kale

Savoury Pancakes

Cultured Cashew Cream

Walnut Butter

Sweet Treats

Medicinal Soups

Seed Crackers

Dips Dressings

Learn how to make the gastronomic principle to make any dressings, in this short demo we’ll make a mayonnaise/ caesar type dressing, a green goddess and a tahini dressing.

Elixirs and Tonics

Learn to make medicinal and functional drinks for your everyday routines.

Cacao

Morning Elixir, Afternoon Medicinal Mushroom Elixir, Evening Tonic.

PASTA PARTY

Learn to make vegan pasta from scratch, we will make 3 types of pastas (short and long), and one delicious sauce!

YOUR RETREAT CHEF: STÉPHANIE GUILLEMETTE … AND HER HEAVENLY CREATIONS

Stéphanie Guillemette

YOUR TEACHER, GUIDE AND HOST: JENNIFER RUIZ GOUPIL

Born in New York, and arriving
in Paris by way of Los Angeles
in 1990, Jennifer has been
calling the City of Lights home
for over 25 years.

Founder of CAELO YOGA, Entreprenuer, a Certified Jivamukti (300HR), Vinyasa (300HR), and Yin (200HR) instructor, and Sound Healing practioner, with Jennifer East & West coast and European influences, along with both Mexican and American family origins, merge and give rise to a desire to create an atmosphere and an experience of yoga that generates warmth, sharing, connection, joy and love for students – like a family. Her classes reflect this same spirit and are
accessible to all levels, infused with yoga philosophy, mantra, (her passion!) dynamic Jivamutki sequences with eclectic playlists, or deep dives into the the gentler subtle body practices of Yin, Gong or other sacred Sound Healing instruments.

BACK TO JOY YOGA - NATURE IMMERSION RETREAT

A life-long spiritual seeker with a zest for liviing, yoga entered her life in Paris in the late 1990’s as she sought relief from chronic insomnia and the pressures of her corporate career and life as a big city-dwelling single mother. Prior to leaving the corporate world in 2007, Jennifer led a career for many years as an international marketing executive. Along the way and prior to opening CAELO YOGA Paris in January 2016, she also founded and operated an international wine company focused on small-producer, biodynamic French wines. In addition to a never-ending desire to deepen further her yoga and sound studies, Jennifer holds an MBA focused on International Marketing & Environmental Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and WSET Advanced Certification in
International Wine & Spirits.

YOUR RETREAT HAVEN IN THE MAGICAL TRAMUNTANA MOUNTAINS – Sóller, Mallorca

Sóller is one of the island’s most charming towns, situated on Mallorca’s magnificent northwest coast in an area known as the Orange Valley or Valley of Gold because of the surrounding citrus orchards.

Nestled in mountains that are said to exude a very powerful energy and create a unique sense of calm, warmth and protection, Sóller consists of the vibrant Sóller Town with its magnificent main square Plaza de la Constitución with its impressive San Bartomeu cathedral, its modernist museum, and Baroque buildings and a weekly open air market.

A delightful mix of French influences, cobbled streets, sunny plazas, Gothic architecture, you can also take the historic tram down to the Puerto de Soller. Sóller Port, sits on one of the prettiest harbours, which white sand beaches and crystal waters. You will find a multitude of quaint restaurants, shops and cafés at the water’s edge.

THE FINCA

Your island home is an Oasis of Peace: a 16th-century Finca situated on the outskirts of Sóller, a veritable natural sanctuary in the Tramuntana foothils surrounded by olive groves and citrus orchards.

Leaving the main road from Sóller in the direction of Deià, you drive down a
winding path through an olive grove, with its century-old, fascinating trees to arrive at the estate. Carefully renovated in 2019 the two16th- century mansions, traditonal mallorquin fincas, are full of character and original flair. They were originally built by a captain who had turned his back on the oceans. The mast of his last ship became the roof beam of the spacious reception area in his home.

In an elegant yet casual atmosphere of well-being, deeply immersed in a serene natural setting you will feel perfectly at home. After practice in the open air shala, as you lie by the turquoise pool, enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean garden landscape, you will hear only the bells of the sheep, the song of the birds and the gentle breeze in the trees. Paradise is truly at hand.

The 2 adjacent manors are surrounded by multiple terraces and peaceful and scenic outdoor seating areas, as well as the open air yoga shala, outdoor treatment space and a petancle court. In addition to the many beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that are yours to enjoy, there are 8 spacious and tranquil guest rooms, furnished in natural tones with high-quality, beautiful furnishings, so that the eye and mind can rest. Each has its own private en-suite bath with unique character.

They have been appointed with the belief that true beauty is created when old things with soul can also be integrated with the comfort of the new, with all of the rooms contain a mix of recycled and upcycled, vintage and handmade items. You will also find high-quality bedding and linens, and ample storage space in each room.

GETTING AROUND; THINGS TO DO


If you opt for a rental car, there is on site parking and you will have quick access to the main road leading to the delightful towns of Deia and Valldemossa and unique rocky coves and beaches such as Sa Calobra, Torrent de Pareis, or Cala Deià. Breathtaking, renowned hiking trails through the Tramuntana or along the coastline are accessible in just minutes from the front door. There are also bus lines to the same nearby beach locations.

GETTING THERE

Affordable direct flights from Paris to Palma de Mallorca are available, (the earlier you book, the more you save) – Transavia/ AirEuropa / Vueling / AirFrance-HOP. Upon arrival, you can get to the house either by bus, taxi, or rental car. Transfers are not included.

There are buses available from the Palma airport to Soller center from which the estate is a 10 minute taxi ride. Rentals cars are also widely available and we can put you in touch with others who may be on the same flight if you are interested in sharing transporation. Taxis are also available directly from the airport which is about a 35-40 drive to the finca.

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TO RESERVE, & FOR ALL QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

“This was my 4th yoga retreat and by very far the best! Wonderful classes and meditations, Jennifer, and a fabulous Finca.” – Michelle

“Je recommande vivement cette retraite, elle m’a permis d’ouvrir une parenthèse, de retrouver ce qui me rend vraiment heureuse : méditer, écrire dans un journal, faire du yoga, manger, rigoler, découvrir, rencontrer, faire des randonnées, et respirer. L’endroit est magique, Jennifer est aux petits soins et ses pratiques de yoga sont justement dosées. Ce fut un moment génial, j’ai déjà envie d’y retourner. A faire sans hésiter!” – Anne

5 nights/ 4 days

ACCOMMODATIONS & PRICES

In addition to the many beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that are yours to enjoy, there are 8 spacious and tranquil guest rooms, furnished in natural tones with high-quality, beautiful furnishings, so that the eye and mind can rest. Each has its own private en-suite bath with unique character.

They have been appointed with the belief that true beauty is created when old things with soul can also be integrated with the comfort of the new, with all of the rooms contain a mix of recycled and upcycled, vintage and handmade items. You will also find high-quality bedding and linens, and ample storage space in each room.

All room prices are per person. Included in the price:

  • Twice Daily Yoga & Meditation – morning and late afternoon – Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Yin, Sound Healing, Chakra Voice Medicine, Mantra & Yoga Philosophy exploration
  • Early morning – Special Morning Elixirs + tea, coffee, juice and fruit are available prior to practice if desired
  • A generous Brunch + Dinner daily (to leave your afternoon free). The
    Mediterranean and regionally inspired, revitalizing plant-based cuisine, with locally sourced organic products prepared renowned international chef Sofia Sagripantiis as beautiful as it is delicious. The theme of joy will extend to your plate!
  • A late-afternoon delicious pre-practice snack
  • The entire estate is privatized and includes many beautiful outdoor areas and a pool that are yours to enjoy

Not included:
Flights & transfers from the Palma de Mallorca airport to the retreat site in Sóller. See details below for transportation options.

ROOMS

Double Rooms/ Chambres Partagées:

– Standard Twin (2 Twin Beds, Private Bath) – 1150€ pp
– Deluxe Double (Extra Spacious, King Bed, Private Bath) – 900€ pp

Single Rooms / Chambres Seules:

– Standard Single (Double Bed, Private Bath) – 1270€
– Deluxe Single (Extra Spacious, King Bed, Private Bath) – 1425€

Luxury Poolside Suite:

(45m2, separate bedroom with Queen bed, Living room with single bed and sofa bed, terraces.)

This accomodation can be shared by 2 people. Must be booked together, price is for the room – 2850€ (1425€pp)