Moving into Stillness Retreat

with Adelene Cheong and Lizzie Lasater
20-25 of May, 2018

Are you craving more rest and silence?
Are you ready to set aside some me-time
to refresh, revive, and renew your relationship with yourself?

Join us in magical Malaga, Spain to step away from the demands of daily life
for a week of yoga, meditation, healing, delicious food, laughter, and reconnecting your own rhythm.



Student Experiences


"A truly restful retreat where you can listen within, follow what you need, reset your personal rhythm, and feel deeply rested and nourished on all levels."

"I'm a 'yoga-beginner' and I learned so much this week from Lizzie and Adelene. The location and food were just amazing! A truly rejuvenating week!"

"I had a fantastic time on retreat with Lizzie and Adeline and would definitely go back. It was wonderfully restorative and a joyful experience."

"A well organized retreat where you can move from unstructured stillness to structured stillness in a friendly, calming, healthy environment."


Retreat Rhythm

The mornings are for movement: practicing active asana to open and prepare for stillness.

After a colorful vegetable-rich pescatarian Spanish lunch you have a few hours to yourself. Go for a walk, explore the area, read a book, take a nap, lie by the pool, daydream in the garden – anything that feeds your heart.

The evening sessions are devoted to support: practicing Restorative yoga to move toward silence.

Paradoxically, by giving ourselves the gift of deep rest, we return to our lives with more energy for family, work and creativity.

Retreat Schedule

  • Designed to encourage slowing down and feeling spacious with time.
  • Three sessions a day with instruction in meditation, active asana, and Restorative yoga. Estimated 20 program hours.
  • One afternoon off to explore Malaga, hike to the beach, or simply lie by the pool.
  • Three delicious meals a day - lots of Spanish treats!
  • Open space each day for reading, swimming, journaling and naps.



Santillan has 20 rooms, each individually styled, paying special attention to color, harmony and balance with the environment.

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and each comes with a private outdoor space, either verandah or terrace, with lovely views of the gardens, surrounding hills or down the valley to the sea.



This 6 day, 5 night retreat is held at the very special Santillan Center, in Malaga Spain

Set in a secluded rural area, Santillan is an Andalusian paradise. It’s located in the countryside, surrounded by the silence of the mountain and with wonderful sea views.
A farm of 30,000 sq meters, it is located in the peace of the Spanish countryside, and yet is conveniently only 20 minutes from Malaga airport.


You will be treated to delicious, healthy and seasonal meals from the beginning of the retreat until breakfast on the final morning.

Ingredients are sourced locally from the on site gardens and chicken coop plus neighboring organic farms.

All dietary requirements will be catered to as part of this retreat. And remember, everything tastes better when grown under the Spanish sun!


Adelene Cheong

Adelene believes in supporting and guiding her students to unveil their fullest potential, through embodiment and experiential exploration. She is particularly interested in the therapeutic applications of yoga. Based in London, Adelene teaches internationally, with a special interest in Yoga for Scoliosis / Backcare, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Lizzie Lasater

Raised in San Francisco and trained as a designer, Lizzie Lasater M.Arch, RYT, teaches yoga internationally and online. She sometimes jokes that she’s been practicing yoga since the womb because her Mom, Judith Hanson Lasater, has been teaching since 1971. Lizzie lives in the Alps with her Austrian husband.


The Fine Print


Santillan is about 36 km east of Malaga. Malaga has an international airport, which is serviced by a large number of international and budget airlines from many countries.

We can arrange a taxi transfer your you: fee 50 € each way for a regular passenger car, which may take up to 4 people, depending on luggage. Cash only paid directly to the driver.

Check-in 3.30pm on Day 1
Check-out 12pm on last day


We will have the entire facility to ourselves with a limited workshop capacity of 34 students. With two teachers, this is a luxurious chance to immerse yourself in a learning environment. Give yourself the gift of diving into your practice.


  • Double / Triple share: €1,100
  • Single: €1,380
  • Deposit of €350 to hold your spot
  • Balance due 12 March

Retreat price includes around 20 hours of yoga classes, 3 gourmet vegetarian buffet-style meals per day, use of yoga hall and other facilities, (natural salt water pool, internet, etc.), free tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water for guests, and use of yoga props.

Retreat price does not include airfare, or transport to / from the retreat center, day trips, meals off site, or travel insurance.


  • Non-refundable deposit of €350

When you reserve, you may either pay in full or pay the deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. Full payment is due 10 weeks prior to the start date of the event. Payment by PayPal.


Please read our Cancelation Policy