Frequently Asked Questions
HOW WILL I BENEFIT FROM YOGA?
Yoga is a powerful and integral system developed in India thousands of years ago to improve body and spirit well-being. Yoga is a Sanskrit word and means unity – the unity of body, spirit and soul.
Yoga strengthens and tones your muscles. It improves your flexibility, balance and posture. Yoga also increases blood flow and enhances the activity of the internal organs. It lowers stress and the chemicals in the blood stream related to anxiety. You will feel and look more radiant and vital. These effects are enhanced by a general sense of well being and peace of mind.
We use yoga at our Oasis as a pathway into the body so that we can be more connected with our feminine energy, creativity and power.
‘Yoga is an advanced teaching. Some say that if you have found yoga in this lifetime then you’ve done it before and you are well on your journey of growth and expansion. Each asana is designed to purify and heal the physical body, as well as the subtle body. The cells in the tissues of our physical body actually communicate with our subtle body. No one needs this healing and purification more than a woman who has given birth and is caring for a family. We at Family Oasis know how hard it is to keep on your spiritual path as a mother and we are here to support and inspire you as much as we can’.
I’M A COMPLETE BEGINNER AT YOGA, CAN I STILL COME?
Of course, you are very welcome. The teacher will offer variations for both beginners and advanced students. We will make sure you get the attention and support you need.
I’VE BEEN PRACTICING FOR YEARS, WILL I GET BORED?
You will always learn something, especially if you’ve been self practising. Our teachers are of very high standard and will give you the personal attention you need.
WILL THERE BE INTERNET?
Yes, there is WiFi on-site.
WHICH MEALS ARE INCLUDED AND WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?
You have all the meals included. Kids have breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus snacks in between, such as fruit etc). Mums have their light breakfast and Freshly squeezed juice or vitamin shot, brunch after yoga and dinner. There is fruit, organic spelt bread, spreads and other snacks mums can help themselves to throughout the day, as well as a mid-afternoon superfood snack you can take to the beach or on excursions. All meals are vegetarian and you can tell us if you have any allergies or intolerances so that we cater to your needs. We use only the best fresh, local, organic ingredients.
We provide finger food and puree for infants and will ask you upon arrival what your specific needs and likes are.
We don’t buy or serve any processed foods or sugary snacks/breakfast cereals. Retreat participants can use the fridges for any personal items you want to store and there is extra cupboard space in the kitchen.
The house has a dishwasher where you can wash baby bottles. We provide fresh milk, vegetable milks like oat and almond but we don’t have any formula for babies.
WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD I PACK?
You probably have really cute summer outfits for your kids that don’t get much wear, so do bring a couple of your favourite items. However, remember that the kids are outside most of the time and will get dirty. It’s worth packing some rough and tumble clothes and an apron for painting. The day and night time temperatures can differ quite a lot so pack some warm clothes for layering (also in case there’s a rainy day).
CAN I SHARE A ROOM?
We don’t recommend sharing a room. However, if your children are older or you are used to sharing with this person it may be alright. Sharing a room works best if it’s two adults (good friends, sisters, mum and grandmother) with one child. It can also work with two children who are siblings. However two mums sharing a room with two babies or toddlers on different schedules can be stressful, even if you are really close friends. Some rooms work better for sharing so do ask which ones we’d recommend.
SHOULD I BRING TOYS AND BOOKS FOR MY CHILD?
There will be some toys for the mums to use. We have plenty of materials for the mornings with the Oasis Carers. We do pack these away at the end of the day. Of course if your child has a favourite toy or book you can fit into your bag, you’re welcome to bring these along too. Our intention is to have a week where the children can discover new things, especially nature which is so abundant in Spain. For this reason we prefer not to overstimulate them with too many toys or gadgets. On the mornings they go for walks in the grounds (those who can’t walk are pushed in prams or carried in baby carriers) learning about the local vegetation and fruit. We have some different fruit trees including orange and lemon.
HOW OLD SHOULD MY CHILD BE?
Our retreats are most suitable for school-age children but babies and toddlers are welcome just bare in mind that child under the age of 3 will require 1:1 childcare. You can bring your new-born or twelve year-old. We have special activities for children of all ages.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR TEAM