We would like to invite you to a magical place in MENORCA. From June, 2nd to 7th we will gather to enjoy the summer, to
practice yoga intensively and also to just relax. We look forward to a wonderful time with you between the turquoise waters of the
Mediterranean and the eternal light Menorca.                         

                                                                                                                        With Special Guest teacher Simon Park 


"When I leave Menorca I count the days until I can return, for I don’t like to spend a long time away from my island, its peace, the countryside and above
all its traditions, and the warmth and sensitivity of its people"

                                                                                                                                                               Joan Pons, international opera singer, native of Menorca.

Menorca lies 225km off the coast of Barcelona and can only be reached by sea or air. The most quickest and most convenient way to
get there is to fly. The island’s international airport is Mahon (MAH), situated 5km from the capital, Maˇ. The flight time is less than an
hour from major Spanish cities, around two hours from main European cities and approximately 2 hours 25 minutes from most UK airports.
Getting to Menorca from the UK is very easy as the island is well served with frequent chartered and scheduled flights from most UK
airports throughout the summer season. Airlines include EasyJet, Monarch, Jet2, Thomson, First Choice and Thomas Cook. All year round
flights are currently only offered by Monarch Airlines from Gatwick Airport (new for 2011). Otherwise it is necessary to travel to Barcelona
and then take an onward flight to the UK. (See our Travel Update section for the latest flight information). Once in Menorca, there are
frequent daily flights to Barcelona and Palma as well as regular flights to
Madrid and Valencia and three times a week to Ibiza.

By Sea For sea travel, you can also get to Menorca by ferry with several companies offering daily trips for passengers as well as vehicles.
A slow journey through France, into Spain to Barcelona and then onto Menorca makes an interesting and enjoyable alternative,
especially for non-flyers. Acciona runs a regular ferry service between Barcelona and
Menorca, the journey takes about nine hours, and
a service running between Valencia, Mallorca (Palma) and Menorca, both out of the port of Maˇ. Balearia offers a slow service out of
Maˇ to Barcelona and Mallorca (Port d’Alc˙dia) and a fast ferry service out of Ciutadella port which connects Menorca, Mallorca (Port
d'Alcudia) and Barcelona in a round trip.

Menorca is the least overrun and most tranquil of the Balearics. In 1993 Unesco declared it a Biosphere Reserve, aiming to preserve
environmental areas, such as the Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands and the island’s unique archaeological sites. 

The untouched beaches, coves and ravines around its 216km coastline allow the more adventurous the occasional sense of discovery!
This must be one of the few places in the Mediterranean where it is possible to have a beautiful beach largely to yourself in summer.
Some say the island owes much to Franco for not being overrun with tourist development. While neighboring
Mallorca went over to
the Nationalists almost at the outset of the civil war, Menorca resisted. Franco later ‘rewarded’
Mallorca with a construction free-for-all
and penalized Menorca by blocking development!

The second-largest and northernmost of the Balearics, Menorca also has a wetter climate and is usually a few degrees cooler than the
other islands. The ‘windy island’ is relentlessly buffeted by tramuntana winds from the north. Check out the tourist information website



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Arrival on Sunday, June 2nd - Opening circle and dinner.

Departure on Friday, June 7th after breakfast.

(If you wish you can stay extra days with a supplement of 65 euros per day)

The journey is by plane to Mao. “The place” is only 9 km from Mao and 3-hour flight from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. There are
cheap flights from all major cities - at a price worth comparing.

The transfer from the airport is organized by our hosts (at 10:00 am, 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm). The drive from Mao air-port to Bellver takes
about 20 min.

Daily Schedule

08:00   Yoga/Chi-Kung/ Tai-Chi/Vinyasa Flow practice including meditation & pranayama

10:30   Breakfast

11:00   Daily excursion or activity in the nature (beaches, white villages, introduction ecological agriculture, macrobiotic class...)

14:00   Lunch (after lunch free time to do the “siesta”, read, walk around the Bellver....)

18:00   Dynamic yoga practice including meditation 

20:30   Dinner (buffet of starters and hot main dishes - and desserts)   

22:00   Night activity (Cine-Forum, Tibetan Singing Bowls Meditation, Yoga Nidra, African Party)

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Yoga program   

. In the morning pranayama, meditation and a powerful asana class

. In the evening a quiet yoga practice (yin yoga, yoga nidra, partner yoga, restorative yoga, alignment / correction technique class,
yoga philosophy, chanting)


          Simply delicious! Subtle and tastes fresh, spicy, pungent, sweet, Mediterranean and surprising all at the same time. There will be
          vegetarian half board plus afternoon snacks, all-round pampering with a rich buffet in the morning and evening. Healthy macrobiotic
          class. The highlight of the morning: a breakfast buffet, which makes everyone happy! With fruit salad, cereals, jams, yogurt, various
          olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, homemade bread and freshly squeezed orange or pomegranate juice.

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We will stay in bright, cheerful rooms in an old white menorquian house. The rooms are warm, bright, simple, and attractive, and of
course, absolutely clean and well maintained. Rooms are shared.


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In addition to our daily yoga practice, there are numerous opportunities for individuals and groups, offering something for everyone:  

At the calas near-by there are inviting spots and plenty of space for sunbathing or swimming and in the midst of the lush vegetation of
the area there are many  secluded shady spots to relax in nature, hammocks, or on stone platforms with amazing views.

The nearby beach has been kept far away from mass tourism to its original charm and can be easily reached by shuttle or by foot.


Back2Basic also offers a variety of excursions:


Daily trips to wilds beaches and menorcan landscape with lighthouses, Megalithic monuments, caves and clifts (sinuous deep ravines

and canyons which run from the central part of the island), excursion to the ancients white villages, trip to the farmers market to Maˇ,

boat trip* to the idyllic island with fresh wat swimming and snorkeling stops in secluded cove, horse trip* around the island on the coast

(*activities not included in the price).

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699 € per person including. Book before 30 April and pay only € 649. Price includes:

- 6 nights accommodation in shared rooms

- Breakfast with tea or coffee, lunch, snack and healthy vegetarian food

- All day tea, various herbal teas from the area  

- 2 Yoga Master Classes with Simon Park daily

- Transfer from / to Mao Airport (to shuttle times)

- Daily shuttle to the beach  

- Tours, activities and trips  *

                       *Extra activities (not included in the price): Horse trip on and local menorquian lunch.

                       **Also possible to stay extra day for 65 € x day.



 Send an e-mail to: info@back2basic.es or call: +00 34 649 932 866