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
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
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
airports throughout the summer season. Airlines include EasyJet, Monarch,
Jet2, Thomson, First Choice and Thomas Cook. All year round
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
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
such as the Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands and the island’s unique
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
Arrival on Sunday, June 2nd - Opening
circle and dinner.
Departure on Friday, June 7th after
(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
08:00 Yoga/Chi-Kung/ Tai-Chi/Vinyasa Flow practice
including meditation & pranayama
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
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)
. 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
yoga philosophy, chanting)
delicious! Subtle and tastes fresh, spicy, pungent, sweet,
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,
olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, homemade bread and freshly squeezed orange
or pomegranate juice.
We will stay in bright, cheerful rooms in an old white menorquian house.
The rooms are warm, bright, simple, and attractive, and of
clean and well maintained. Rooms are shared.
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
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
included in the price).
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
- 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.
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