It’s time to disconnect from your everyday life and reconnect with yourSELF on a deeper level. Magic of Mallorca by A + B is filled with asana, pranayama and meditative yogic practices, dharma talks inspired by yogic philosophy as well as modern mindfulness and self-development practices that will help you discover and connect with who you are. We will begin each day with a two hour yoga practice connected to the topic of the day, and complementary to the classes, we’ll also dive into workshops designed to help understand our practices even further.
Alexia’s first encounter with yoga was a playful one. As a five-year-old she would walk around the house on her knees in lotus posture, mimicking the photos she found in a yoga book in her grandfather’s library. The book disappeared but the inspiration remained in the back of her mind. Seventeen years later, Alexia realized that she couldn’t deny her hunger to learn the practice of yoga: she left her home country or Guatemala and moved to Chicago to start her teacher training. Alexia’s greatest influence was Kino MacGregor, one of the few certified Ashtanga teachers in the country. Kino’s inspiration helped Alexia discover that her heart is in the Ashtanga yoga practice. Alexia practiced for six years under the guidance of Todd Boman, who supported her practice and taught her faith and dedication with his own shining example. She apprenticed with Todd in the mysore classes and learned how to teach the method. In July 2012, Alexia went to Mysore, India for the first time and studied for six weeks under the guidance of Sharath Jois at the Jois Institute where Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was first codified. In 2013, she received a 200-hour certification from Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.
Alexia teaches the mysore program at Yogaview, Chicago, caters for corporate and private classes and volunteers with the teacher training program at Salt & Light Coalition. She has found daily practice to be profoundly transformative, calming, and empowering. As a teacher, Alexia inspires students to persevere with enthusiasm and share in these benefits.
Over 20 years ago, Bridgett signed up for a Hatha Yoga class with her best friend at her Chicago neighborhood park district so they could hang once a week. Having spent her entire childhood in dance and movement education, she yearned to fill the void that had been left. Attending yoga class once a week, quickly evolved into two classes a day! She was ‘hooked’ - not only physically, but more importantly mentally as well. As a professed ‘type A’ personality, she had stumbled onto a yoga mat and into something much richer and transformative.
Recognizing her passion and having read about the Ashtanga Vinyasa Method, she went in search of an Ashtanga studio and found Suddha Weixler, the founder of Chicago Yoga Center. She stayed with Suddha for several years and quickly developed a Mysore practice under his guidance. Later on in 2022, she completed a Teacher Training Course in 2002 and began teaching Ashtanga.
Eventually, Bridgett and her husband, Neil, made the move ‘up north’ of the city which brought her to Sharyn Galindo and North Shore Yoga. Shortly thereafter, she became pregnant and gave birth to her son, Rocco. She continued her daily Ashtanga practice of Primary and Intermediate Series up until the day she delivered! And, three and a half years later, her baby girl Prima arrived.
Now, Bridgett has been practicing and teaching for over 20 years. She has attended workshops with Sharath Jois, Manju Jois, Dena Kingsburg, Richard Freeman, Tim Miller, David Keil, Petri Raisanen, Kino McGregor and has studied with Lino Miele, Paul Dallaghan, and Tim Feldmann. She currently is co-director of the Yogaview Chicago Mysore program with Alexia Bauer + Megan Drozd. In addition, she runs an Evanston Mysore program. She honors anyone who makes the time to step on a mat to take practice. Her spirit and teaching are colored with a sense of humor, discipline and patience. She is forever a student of this practice.
The retreat will officially start at 16:00 on April 25th and end at 11:00 on April 30th. Although check out is at 11:00, you are welcome to wait at the hotel until your transfer time to the airport.
Palma de Mallorca Airport (Airport code PMI) is the closest airport to the retreat venue.
Arrival and departure Airport Transfers are not included in the retreat price.
Transfers to/from the venue are an optional add-on. Your driver will meet you at arrival and will drop you off on departure day for 70€ per way.
The journey time is about 25 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport, depending on the traffic and time of day.
We do cater to the following diets:
Please let us know at least 14 days in advance of the retreat start date if you have any special dietary requests.
Yes! Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people, and on this trip we’re all in it together and you’ll be part of the gang in no time.
Absolutely! We will always schedule down time in our daily itinerary for you to chill by the pool, go to the spa or nap in the sunshine.
Please contact us so we can assign you to an unaccompanied guest that also wants to travel in a double occupancy room. All double occupancy rooms on our retreat have the option to have two separate beds.
Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Each room is unique in size and view. Changing to a different room at the retreat is subject to availability and additional costs may apply.
Please note: all rooms are equal in terms of comfort and cleanliness. We will do our best to assign you the nicest available room at the time of your deposit.
Travelers wishing to travel to Spain, must present a valid vaccination passport or a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours old.
In the unlikely event that WE have to cancel the retreat for any reason then we will offer you the following options:
If you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, including because of a last-minute positive Covid-19 test, or restrictions in your region or country, you will need to make a claim with your travel insurance provider to claim any trip or retreat costs..
We do not include travel insurance as everyone’s needs are different. However, having travel insurance in place for each person is a condition of your booking and will cover you in case you need to cancel your spot. Please ensure COVID-19 cover is included. If you haven’t purchased a cover yet, you can do so here.
The Deposit is a non-refundable deposit, used to secure your spot on the trip. If you decide to cancel your trip, we cannot refund your deposit. Please ensure you purchase adequate travel insurance to cover any fees you may incur if you have to cancel your trip.
This trip is being sold and operated by Seek Dharma Ltd, a company registered in England & Wales (company number 13127983 and members of ABTA, no. Y6752).
Seek Dharma is collaborating with Alexia Bauer and Bridgett Piacenti to build an incredible experience for her community.
You can reach out to us directly via WhatsApp (message only) on +44 7926 403701 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org