Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat with Simon Low
“Santillán is my primary yoga training and retreat destination and partnership venture, offering one of Europe’s finest fully equipped yoga studios, luxurious en-suite accommodation, a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities, and a fabulous peaceful location only 40 minutes from Malaga airport. This peaceful and spacious venue is the perfect retreat destination. With sea views from Santillán’s hillside location, the local Mediterranean beaches are only a short car ride away.”
We are excited to share the state-of-the-art 160m2 studio, featuring 24 deluxe stations of the Great Yoga Wall. The studio is fitted with a full range of yoga props, cushioned wooden floor, ceiling fans and other highly practical facilities for retreats and trainings. The studio, designed by Simon Low, provides the finest props available for this bright and beautiful space for practice. Our intention is to create the ultimate yoga studio experience for teachers and students of all styles of yoga.
Simon has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and has developed a unique and personal teaching style, keeping classes diverse, focused and fun. The foundations of Simon’s yoga teaching reflect his training and ongoing studies with international teachers in many approaches to yoga, movement and therapy.
Simon first trained as a yoga teacher with Dr Larry Payne at Samata in Los Angeles, in the USA, where he lived for 7 years. After a 14 year career in the music business working as first an artistes agent in London & finally as vice-president of a&r for RCA Records US in New
York, Simon went on to study and explore a wide variety of physical, energetic and spiritual practices, including Iyengar yoga, Astanga Vinyasa yoga, Okido yoga and Viniyoga, Chi Kung, The Alexander Technique, Pilates, Macrobiotics, and Chinese
Medicine, effectively bringing together the essential elements of these sources of wisdom and healing into his teaching today.
Simon’s ‘Yin and Yang Yoga’ teaching is a balanced and thorough approach to yoga practice, on and off the mat, incorporating techniques
that address equally the seen physical body and the unseen energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual facets of our being. He encourages the individual to remain mindfully focused towards internal exploration as a guide to experiencing yoga as it is meant to be practiced – a personal journey toward inner peace, freedom, clarity, balance and integration, and the revealing and nurturing of the True Self – your ‘ essence’.
Simon is Principal and Founder of The Yoga Academy, one of the UK’s leading yoga teacher training schools, and a co-founder and the
original Director of Yoga at Triyoga, the UK’s most popular yoga studios. Simon runs teacher trainings, weekend residentials, workshops
and yoga holidays in the UK and internationally throughout the year. The DVD “Yin and Yang Yoga with Simon Low” by Acacia is available
from this website or via Amazon or Yogamatters, and in 2013 Simon will release a Yin Yoga app with Naked Buddha. Simon has been guest
writer for “Ask the Experts” in the Observer newspaper, and has been covered in or has contributed to numerous national and local newspaper and magazine articles.
While Simon continues his busy international teaching schedule, he is in the process of writing a book & a new series of DVDs, & continues
on his journey toward opening this dedicated yoga & wellness retreat centre, Santillan.
Accommodation is in luxurious and spacious single or twin/double rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, balconies or patios,
with fabulous sea views or views to the tropical garden.
This yoga retreat will feature 2 classes daily, morning and afternoon, with trained assistants present in all classess, so you will receive ample personal guidance and attention, with individual adjustments and modifications, where appropriate.
The morning class is a more dynamic yang style class with continually flowing vinyasa and a broad spectrum of asana that build energy, flexibility and strength while deeply honouring the natural rhythms and construction of human anatomy. Precision of alignment is balanced by circular and spiral movement patterns with particular emphasis on joint care and ease of movement. The afternoon class is a yin style class featuring deeply restorative asana alongside postures inspired by Taoist yoga that stimulate and balance the subtle body and the multi-dimensional web of connective tissues, offering a profoundly effective platform to embrace internal enquiry, the purity of presence, and the many facets of being.
Prices: from £1165