The Retreat

' El Camino al Despertar´

Hosted by all-round wonder woman; Mariela Cruz, Co- founder of Ashtangini, in association with Paula Cavalierri and Kika Salom- founder of Andanda Mandala Yoga. We invite you to join us at Finca Es Cabas, which has been booked out as our home for some time in the countryside on the magical island of Mallorca. Es Cabas is one of the most beautiful finca’s on the island. The perfect place to connect with oneself, others and nature through a relaxing and inspiring break away from the distractions and stresses of busy daily lives.

The Teacher

Mariela Cruz

Mariela started her studies of Ashtanga yoga in 2003 at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India, with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois.  She was granted Authorization Level 2 in 2009.  She travels annually to Mysore and is blessed by her Guru´s instruction.
Mariela considers Yoga to have been an important part of her life since the age of five. She has always had a natural inclination towards spiritual awareness and has found her practice in Ashtanga to be a powerful tool to experience that side of one-self for the last 17 years of her life. She has a loving and authentic approach to all that she does- offering an incredible practice with the only intention being to pass on the same lessons she has learned from her time in Mysore, India with her teachers and Gurus; Guruji and Sharath.
Mariela was the first authorized teacher in Central America and the third in Latin America and loves to share her passion for Ashtanga with others. Come and join her for a five-day retreat, catering to all levels of practice in the heart of the Mallorquin countryside at one of the most beautiful Fincas on the island.

Daily Routine

We will start each day with Mysore practice presented by Mariela, followed by philosophy classes. Workshops will be in the evenings of Tuesday and Thursday. We will have brunch prepared by our private vegetarian/ vegan chef after practice followed by some free time for you to do with as you choose, be it a hike through the finca and surrounds or chilling with a book by the pool.
We will make a group excursion to a beautiful beach on one of the days during the week. Late afternoon through early evenings will be filled with classes, discussions and workshops with Mariela.
After the evening session, we will settle in for a delicious and nourishing meal served in anyone of the beautiful dining areas the finca has to offer.

8-10am Practice
10-11am Philosophy ( Yoga Sutras of Patanjali & The Bhagavad Gita)
11.30 am Brunch
3-5pm Possibility to book Private classes with Mariela
5-7pm Workshops ( Tuesday: Breath and Dance of Vinyasa; Thursday: Technique of Inversions & Backbends). Wednesday, visit to a dreamy beach
8-30pm Dinner
* Schedule subject to changes

The Retreat Package


· A Welcome drink and guided tour around the Finca
· 6 nights’ accommodation in a luxury traditional Mallorquin Finca
· Daily morning Practice followed by Philosophy discussion
· Workshops in the evenings: The Subtleties of Breathing, The Dance of Vinyasa, Backbends & Inversions
· Private Vegetarian/Vegan Chef
· Daily Brunch after Practice
· Daily Dinner
· Vegan Paella show cooking
· Tea & fruits throughout the day
· Yoga Equipment
· Sustainable and locally produced toilet amenities
· Daily Maid Service
· Free WiFi
· Plenty of time to hike, read, swim and explore
· Excursion to a dreamy beach
· Special Farewell Evening

Other activities not included in the Package:

· Private classes with Mariela
· Therapies and Massages
· Hiking, Cycling or Horse Riding tours in or around the Finca
· Boat trip (minimum of 8 people)
· Flights & Airport Pick up

The retreat requires a minimum of 4 confirmed participants. If by June 15th we have not reached this number, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat and repay any deposits paid by confirmed participants. If the retreat is canceled, the organizers will not be held liable for the repayment of flights or prepaid transport, we therefore recommend that you book your flights and or any other prepayments upon notice of confirmation which will be sent out when the retreat has reached the minimum number of 4 confirmed participants.


Contact us to book or if you need further information

Shared Double Room 1700
Shared Suite with Private Terrace 1800
Single Occupancy Double Room 2100
Single Occupancy Suite with Private Terrace 2300

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot
630 Euros for a shared double room: 750 for a shared Suite
960 Euros for a single room; 1200 for a Suite ( single occupancy) Rest of the amount due by June 16th