This yoga and diving holiday is perfect for people who want to practice or improve their breathing underwater and dive alongside a huge variety of fish and marine life in the warm and crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Ibiza. Depending on your requirements you can become certified with a PADI Open Water Course or a PADI Advanced Diving Course and enjoy a yoga class at The Garden of Joy with a brunch before we set off to dive.
A welcoming ceremony Daily early morning yoga classes Scuba dive sessions with equipment and dive insurance Boat dives and talk on local marine life Light breakfast except on free day 7 nights accommodation
Yoga Shala Ibiza Yoga Diving Holiday Program
There will be a welcoming ceremony where we share our local knowledge of magical beaches, authentic and fine dining, and places to dance. Engage in daily early morning yoga class for one week with one free day. There will be in total 6 yoga classes altogether, with the last class on the morning of departure. Meditation and chanting sessions are subject to the group's requirements.
Scuba diving session is available daily, but if you are non-swimmers or non-snorkelers, you can enjoy our beach or the boat ride. During the week you will attend your PADI Open Water Course or Advanced PADI Course, we are flexible on timings as when we progress to boat dives these take place in the mornings and afternoons.
Scuba Diving is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and PADI dive centers certify 70% of the world’s divers. Gaining a PADI dive license while on holiday is often cheaper, easier and more enjoyable than at home.
Jacqueline Annabelle Purnell
Jacqueline runs classes, workshops, retreats and BWY CPD Courses from Richmond Yoga and Yoga Teacher Training from Yoga Shala Ibiza. Based in Richmond upon Thames, she has taught and practiced yoga worldwide having originally trained in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Derek Ireland in India. She is a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, trained by David Life and Sharon Gannon, and has also worked with Shandor Remete where she attended teacher training of the Shadow School for over six years.
As well as being licensed to teach BWY Foundation Courses One and Two, Jacqueline is also a qualified BWY pregnancy yoga teacher, teaching pregnancy classes, postnatal recovery and baby yoga. Since the age of 18, she has also had a deep love of Sub-Aqua diving and loves to combine the meditative aspect of scuba diving with yoga at many of the magical diving sites for the Yoga Diving Holidays that she runs.
In the media, she stars in the worldwide best selling book 10 Minute Yoga and the DVD ‘Beyond Dynamic Yoga: The Power of Ashtanga’. She has practiced yoga on SkyTV and filmed in Ibiza for the ITV1 series Wish You Were Still Here with Judith Chalmers' son Mark Durden-Smith. Jacqueline currently serves as regional training officer for the London region working with the national in Service training officer to create vibrant training opportunities for the continuous professional development of our yoga teachers in the capital city.
Yoga Shala Ibiza is held in our eco-friendly yoga center, The Garden of Joy, and is set in fabulous natural surroundings just outside Santa Eulalia and only a 15-minute drive from Ibiza Town. It is just 5 minutes from a pebble beach and 10 minutes from a shallow sandy bay and has beautiful views of the nearby "Magic Mountain" and the sea. It also has an outside shaded yoga platform and a swimming pool. As there is very little light pollution, our stars twinkle very brightly.
Things to do
While you are in Ibiza you can take the opportunity to experience aquatic sports, such as windsurfing and sub-aqua diving, in the beautiful clear sea, as well as hiking and horse-riding. It is very easy to commute around the island by bus and small ferries, and we can provide local knowledge to help you find your way around Ibiza on your day off.
Accommodation is off-site in twin rooms with catering facilities and is perfectly situated, a 10 to 15-minute walk from our center. The apartment block has a café and pool and there are restaurants and a supermarket nearby. The apartment accommodates two people sharing one-bedroom, with twin beds and its own sitting room and kitchen. All rooms have their own bathroom with shower facilities. Single rooms are also available.
Massages and treatments including Reiki healing, acupressure and deep tissue work area available daily depending on requirements.
7 nights accommodation in self catering, Spanish family run apartments with a pool and own bathroom A welcoming ceremony (full concierge service if required at extra cost) Boat dives and small groups to get the best from the course Daily yoga classes (6 classes in total) Equipment and dive insurance Fast RIB ride out to a local island PADI Open Water Dive Course or Advanced PADI Course 5 boat dive for highly advanced divers Safety briefing and instruction of equipment Scuba dive options daily Simple fruit and muesli breakfast except on free day Talk on local marine life
What’s not included
Massages and other treatments
Know before you go Course information
This course requires 5 modules of study, confined water practice and 4 open water dives or Advanced PADI Course in the sea. Using the PADI open water manual and DVD’s, you really understand all the important safety aspects of diving
For more information ask your questions directly to Yoga Shala Ibiza who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.
How to get there Arrival by airplane
Arrive at the Ibiza Airport (IBZ) in Spain It is recommended that you book your flight as early as possible. Ryanair and Easyjet offer cheap flights. If you need help in finding a flight please contact the organizer. Taxi transfers from the airport to the retreat centre cost approximately 30 EUR each way.
Arrival by car
It is not advised to rent a car unless you feel you need to, as at Calla Llonga there is a ferry service connecting you with Ibiza town and taxis are available.