MaVayu Retreats

How Mavayu was born

It was at a masterclass with Adriene Mishler in Manchester that Biddy and Marie met. The connection was instant and they have grown a friendship that may have found its roots in Yoga, but goes far beyond that now. While they are similar in a lot of ways, they also have differences that render this friendship complementary and so interesting.  These similarities and differences wil bel reflected in the retreats they organize, making them a balanced and very complete wellness experience.

Working together and creating MaVayu is something that grew just as naturally as their friendship. MaVayu was born out of love for Yoga and for each other. We look forward to welcoming you to our new adventure!

Our Yoga Retreats

We organize yoga retreats open to everyone, whether you are a beginning Yogi or have been practicing for a long time. The retreats will be about more than the Yoga asana. A retreat should be like a gift to yourself. A chance to fully immerse yourself in self care, in an inspiring and creative surrounding. Our goal is to offer you a carefully chosen space to deepen your yoga practice and the connection between our body and mind.

In addition to daily asana practices and pranayama exercises , we will also offer guided meditation sessions and workshops.

Our retreats are open to beginners if they have already practiced at least a few yoga sessions beforehand.

Our first retreats will be held from Wednesday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15, 2019.

At this moment we are finalizing the details for our very first retreat at a beautiful location in the Algarve in Portugal. To stay posted on our retreat you can sign up HERE. You will be the first to know when we can give out more information!

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Marie is French and currently lives in Rouen. After 10 exciting years spent creating pastries for high-end restaurants around the world, she felt exhausted and lost, eager to find herself again.

Her love affair with yoga started 6 years ago when she started practicing vinyasa yoga in a studio in Saint Barths. Instantly something was triggered and it’s only natural that a few years later, she left for Bali to train as a vinyasa yoga teacher.

What Marie likes most about teaching yoga is making people understand that they have a strength that lies deep inside without even realizing it. Make them understand the way their body works and how to respect and care for it, while at the same time learning to tap into their breath and their inner world. Marie teaches fiery, flowy Vinyasa practices as well as slow, deep Yin classes.

Her teachers and inspirations are Stéphanie Viu-Kessler, Trupteesh Nagaraj Hurikadale, Cécile Doherty-Bigara, Meghan Currie, Kino MacGregor & Laruga Glaser.

Biddy is Dutch, living in Delft with the amazing Joost (human) and Jilly (dog).

Biddy owns Yoga Vayu and teaches different styles of Yoga. She has a deep love for ALL of them. (Slow) Flow, Aerial Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Kid’s Yoga.

Each style of Yoga offers different benefits and Biddy’s main goal is to help you find what you need to feel the best that you can feel. Yoga is more than the asana. Yoga has changed Biddy’s life in so many ways and on so many levels. Starting to teach was like finding what she is meant to be doing.

What she loves most, is helping you find that connection between  your body and mind. Finding ways to move, to practice within the possibilities that your body offers you. And there are always possibilities.

Biddy has had the pleasure of training and practicing with inspiring teachers. Some of her inspirations are Judith Hanson Lasater, Adriene Mishler, Lizzie Lasater, Erica Jago and Max Strohm.

Here’s a look at what our retreat will look like from day to day

16.00 Sacred opening circle, setting our intention
17.00 Tea break
18.00 – 19.30 Deep, slow Yoga practice to begin our retreat
20.00 Dinner
Thu, Fri, Sat
07.30 – 08.00 Meditation and Pranayama
08.00 – 08.15 Tea break
08.15 – 09.45 Vinyasa / Flow Yoga
10.00 Breakfast
11:00 – 13.00 Workshops (writing, essential oils, discovering Ayurveda, partner yoga…)
13.00 Lunch
Afternoon free
10.00 – 19.30 Yin / Restorative Yoga
20.00 dinner
07.30 – 08.00 Meditation and Pranayama
08.15 – 09.45 Closing Practice
10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 12.00 Sacred Closing Circle