Inner Smile Yoga & Massage

Inner Smile Holistic Care - Yoga & Massage - Swindon & Bristol, UK.

Yoga Workshops & Retreats


Yoga for growing the wild within

Deepen into nature’s wisdom with Maya Gayle

3rd – 8th May, 2015
Location: Armonia Healing Retreats
Eco friendly venue in the heart of the Alpujarras, Lanjaron, Spain (

We celebrate the rising energy of spring to summer in the spirit of space : where anything is possible.

  • Seasonal Hatha yoga in tune with natures 5 elements : space, fire, earth, air, water.
  • Safe and supportive yoga suitable for all abilities.
  • Whether a beginner or life long yogi, these classes will unfold a deeper sense of connection to nature.
  • Inspiring yoga in daily life.
  • Who ever you are, you have something to offer, and you are welcome.

With 2 yoga classes a day and activities.  There is plentiful time and beautiful space for walks, creative inspiration, stillness, deep rest, peace, abundant time for you.

Daily Yoga to nurture & celebrate life
Mornings : Dynamic Yang yoga
Afternoons : Restorative Yin Yoga

Yair & Ziza are supporting us with delicious food :
Raising vitality with fresh and healthy vegetarian meals and welcoming space within the body.Special requirements can be catered for, just ask in advance.


£320 Camping / £495 Shared Yurt / £520 Casa Iris

For more details on the venue visit their website here.

A deposit of £200 will secure your booking.  Paypal or Bacs payments are accepted. For financial ease and flow you can arrange to pay in steady instalments. Full payment is due by February 14th, 2014.

Click the Paypal link to pay your deposit- you will be given further instructions to make the final payment once you are booked. Contact Maya to discuss a personalised payment plan.

Only 10 spaces are available on this retreat so booking early is recommended.

If you have any questions contact Maya:
telephone : 0034 651486308


Included in the price

  • Delightful accommodation
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 Yoga classes daily
  • Message in a bottle workshop : blend a unique aromatherapy oil for yourself
  • Yoga nidra & visualisation meditation
  • Star gazing evening
  • Creative time to play and explore
  • Nature mandala making
  • Walking meditation, feeling our feet great the earth
  • Luxurious swimming pool
  • Magical nature for walking or deep peaceful rest

 Rootsy karma yoga helping in the gardens
Art materials can be supplied at extra cost : just ask Yair and Ziza

Sunday 3rd May arrival from 4pm : Evening meal followed by meeting & restorative meditation.
This helps everyone to settle in & sleep peacefully.
2 Yoga classes a day and activities listed above.
Friday 7th May evening : closing circle & final yoga journey.
Leaving after lunch on 8th May.

We take time for mauna, silence, learning about boundaries and communication within yourself and the group.  This provides for a healing journey, sacred space for everyone as individuals.

Yoga principles we will teach

  • Core foundations, boundaries : Earth element.
  • Flowing with breath, sensing subtleties : Water & Air elements
  • Harmony, equal opposing forces : Space element.
  • Transformation, surrender in action : Fire element.

Safe and supportive yoga
In Elemental Yoga we return to an earthing ritual, finding home within the body, before & after your travel. We adapt postures to allow for a mixed ability group. Support is at hand, for therapy treatments or talking if you need guidance.

Our aim is to empower you to take healing into your own hands, to enjoy simple rituals in tune with nature's wisdom.

The Five Sacred Syllables
"Om Namah Shivaya" mantra has five syllables: na-mah-shi-va-ya.
 Panchakshara Mantra (panch means five).
Among other things, these five syllables represent the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space. "Om Namah Shivaya" mantra leads awareness in the reverse order from manifestation back to the source from which manifestation arose.

Practical information
Cosy camping : mattress and towels are provided.  You bring a sleeping bag.
Yoga : Maya will provide mats, props and blankets.  You are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
Please bring light comfortable clothes for Yoga, Walking Shoes, Torch, Swimming costume, Flip-flops, back pack and a cosy jumper for the evenings.
Do ask Maya for any requirements, we will do all possible to ensure your comfort for a restful retreat.

Easy Travel
Transfers are booked separately from Malaga or Granada airports.  This is booked with Yair and Ziza in advance.  The cost is shared between travellers.

Car parking is plentiful at the venue.  I recommend leaving extra early if driving, taking a picnic to enjoy a steady and comfortable journey to arrive by 4pm.  Better early than late.

My wish is that you ensure to enjoy this retreat from the moment you book.  That you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the whole journey.

"There is no lack and there is no rush"

The venue is located on the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada natural park.

With pristine unspoiled beauty of rolling hills, high mountains and ancient olive groves.

You can explore in a car, although I recommend you take the full retreat to be on foot.  To gift yourself time and space to rest in natures abundance.

When you book I will send a short health consultation along with your booking confirmation.  This should be completed and returned by email before the retreat.

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I look forward to sharing this retreat with you,

Love and warmth

Yoga Loaction

"I just wanted to let you know since starting yoga with you, I have done many different types of yoga with lots of different people but I still love the way you taught yoga!  "

- Katy Jeans


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"Maya is a sensitive and caring therapist who creates a warm and safe space in which to relax and heal. She is intuitive and quietly confident and seamlessly blends different strands of healing treatment into a powerful and integrated restorative experience. "

- Nicola Brown 2012 – Energy Space Bristol


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"As a total Yoga beginner I found Maya's class wonderful; undaunting & easy to follow. Depending on my mood I come out feeling relaxed, energized or just plain focused, making the rest of the day more manageable.  I always feel like I've learnt something new about myself.  She's patient, she has a great voice! I love her. "

- Georgie Rose Shire  


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"Maya offers intuitive & compassionate Yoga teaching. "

- Simon  


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"What a wonderful experience of stretching, trust, powerful relaxation & great teaching.  Thank you Maya. "

- Phil & Phillippa Lovemore  


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