Sunshine yoga, feel the joy within

Witte de Withstraat 11
2518 CN   Den Haag
06 - 5201 5097

The mind is the master of the senses
while the breath is the master of the mind.

B.K. Iyengar

Yoga retreat 

Sun, soma and stars

A shakti yoga retreat in Madeira

Are you ready to delve deeper into your yoga practice? Are you excited about “doing” yoga every day for 4½ hours with a group of like-minded women? Does the idea of sunshine, great food, "me-time and sister-time" sound like paradise? Why not join me in September for my annual retreat.
From Tuesday September the 4th until Monday September the 10th we can enjoy basking in the Madeira sun and bathing in her moonlight. We may gain more understanding of our “selves” through daily practice, nature, the elements and SHAKTI.

Each morning we will experience the sunrise from our east-facing yoga mat!
  • 3 hours of yoga and meditation in the morning (dynamic, yet accessible)
  • 1½ hours in the early evening (soothing and restorative)


After 4 years in Faro, I have changed my location to Madeira, an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and one of the most southerly places in Europe. It's also known as The European Hawaii and The garden of Eden which gives an indication of the luscious and scenic nature.
We are staying in one of the oldest places in Madeira, Santa Cruz (The holy cross). We are 5 minutes from the airport, village and beach.
I have rented a huge, ocean-side villa in Santa Cruz facing the East, so that every morning as part of our practice we can watch the sun rise over the oceanic horizon… It doesn’t get more yogic than this!
The house is big enough for 22 people though I choose for a smaller group of 15 yoginis.


There are a number of choices for accommodation, ranging in price from €789,- to €1045,- depending on sole use or shared bathroom, single, double or triple bedroom, main house or ocean side apartment (that close to the ocean you can touch it!)
  • If you want more info about the accommodation e-mail me.
  • Flight and transfer are not included in the prices.
  • Transavia and TUI provide flights to the island.
  • Book your flights as soon as possible to secure your travel plans.


Ihave invited Sabine to cook for us. She will prepare local and organic vegetarian / vegan food twice a day.
Most food intolerances can be catered for if addressed beforehand.
  1. Al food, water, tea and coffee are included.
  2. Brunch will be at 10:30.
  3. Dinner at 19:30/20:00.

Free time

Lots of leisure time to climb mountains, visit gardens and churches, hang around our private pool, and with a private stairway to the ocean taking a dip takes on a whole other meaning!

How to book

  • Send me a mail to register and I will send you details of the sleeping accommodation options still available.
  • Make an on-line profile and pay either a €300 deposit to secure a place in the retreat or pay in full which will secure your place AND your choice of sleeping accommodation.
  • This retreat can be reserved by either paying in full or with a €300 deposit and paying the rest before May the 30th, unless otherwise agreed.
  • All payments please into:
    bank account NL93 INGB 0002 1388 45 • Sunshine yoga • Den Haag