Tuesday, 30 October 2018


Dear Yogis ,

" I love Autumn and Winter more. Something opens up in me then - something soft and deep and glowing - which is far too shy to expose itself to the inexhaustible light of summer "
From The Enchanted Life by Sharon Blackie

You may not prefer the fall and winter but yet, if we did not experience the fullness of all seasons ....we would miss a very important time of moving inward, taking rest and nourishing our souls from all the outward motion towards the inward motion.

We have experienced the heavy rains which really brought devastation to parts of the island but also beautiful, crisp mornings with sunfilled days. The leaves are turning, the sea is getting cooler and right now we have a stunning full moon casting it's golden light over the mountains and sea.  We are  also living in times when spiritual connection is vital to ground us, heal us and connect us back to the innate wisdom that lies within us all.

We are loving having all of our dear yogis back from summer and classes and weekends are full of loving souls and teachers filling our shalas both here and in Portals .

This month of November we are offering a few very special events that we hope that you can and would like to join .

We are really enjoying being back at The Joan Miro Museum the first Saturday of every month for a 45 minute meditation in front of the paintings of Joan Miro.   We are doing this for the second year in collaboration with The Fundacion de Joan Miro .   This Month we will be there on Saturday 3 November at 9 am - 9.45 am.   The meditation is donation based and all proceeds go to charity.

We would love to see you there!

We have a wonderful workshop weekend taking place from 9 - 11 November we are really excited to share our dear teacher Silje and her friend, musician John de Kadt . They will be offering a gorgeous blend of yoga, drumming and storytelling .

Friday 9 November - 10am - 12pm 
A Vinyasa Flow Practice which will include drumming and story telling by John. This will a slightly longer practice than our regular 90 min practice but regular price and bono cards are accepted.

Saturday 10 November 10 - 12.30
This practice will be begin with drumming and story telling with the memory of our ancestors way of sharing stories ...this will then lead into a fluid Vinyasa Practice with heart openers and live drumming.

Sunday 11 November 12-14.30 
A YIN, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra Practice to live music.

This will really be a unique opportunity to move into stillness while the sounds of live music support your way there.


As part of the workshop weekend, David Lurey and John de Kadt will also be also hosting a Kirtan on Saturday 10 November at 7pm. This will be a donation based event with all proceeds going to charity. Suggested donation 10€

To celebrate the life of our dear yoga teacher and much loved friend Emily, we will be hosting a Donation Practice on Thursday 15 November at 10am. This class will be taught between Sandra and Mirjam Wagner and all proceeds will go to a cause that was very close to Emily´s heart - helping the removal of plastic in the ocean. We really hope to see as many of you as possible at this very special practice.

On Saturday 17 November at 4pm we are happy to welcome Jack back for a healing concert with Tibetan Bowls . This will be a healing session where we lie down and receive the healing sounds of the tibetan bowls . Time will be 60 min and will cost 20€.   Jack will also offer individual healing sessions right after the concert (10-15 min per session) for the extra cost of 20€ .

Finally we welcome back our dear friend and teacher Christian Klix who will be hosting two workshops on Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November. In the first workshop he will be leading us through conscious ways of moving ourselves upside down and on the path to handstands.  Christian has a unique way of teaching 7 steps to mindfully and safely come up into handstand. The second workshop takes place on Sunday and is focused towards Pranayama, the Bandhas and Kriya Essentials. To register please contact us at info@earthyoga.es or pass by reception.


We will have soon completed another beautiful 200 Hour Teacher Training with Jeanne Heileman and as always we are humbled by the wisdom of the practice, of the teachings of sutra, asana, pranayama and most of all open heart.  Jeanne will be teaching an open class at 10am on Monday 5th November and we would really recommend you coming to experience her wonderful teachings - bonocards will be accepted. After the class there will be an opportunity to find out more about part one of her Tantra Flow Yoga 300hr Teacher Training which will take place at Earth Yoga from 11 - 22 March 2019.  www.jeanneheileman.com


And finally we are please to announced our good friend David Holzer’s new Secret Writing Mantra online course is now live on DailyOM.   Many of you will know David as a member of the Earth Yoga community. He’s a professional writer and yogi who teaches yoga for writers. David’s latest online course ‘The Secret Writing Mantra’ has just gone live on the hugely popular DailyOm platform.   The course is for anyone, at any level, who writes or who wants to.  Sign up and you’ll learn David’s yoga sequence for writers, find your own secret writing mantra, and learn strategies for living a yoga-writing life.

For more information please click on the following link :

Thank You, Thank You for all of your loving support and for gracing us with your practice .

Love Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team

Ps. Remember we have some wonderful DoTERRA oils on Sale at Earth Yoga, feel free to pass by the studio and take a look and have a smell!

Monday, 10 September 2018


Dear Friends,

"Wilderness is of course difficult but if we have braved it on our own, we will be painfully aware of our choices moving forward. We can spend our entire lives betraying ourselves and choosing fitting in over standing alone. But once we have stood up for ourselves and our beliefs, the bar is higher. A wild heart fights fitting in and grieves betrayal."
From" Braving the Wilderness "by Brene Brown

Welcome to September and the beauty of fall. The wilderness mentioned above by Brene Brown is the path of finding our own voice, our own ethics and how to brave standing up for our core values and beliefs- even if it means standing on our own. It is a longing in all of us to feel like we truly belong, but we must never sacrifice ourselves to belong - a true belonging invites you to be who you are, while fitting in demands you to change who you are in order to be accepted .

Through Earth Yoga and our practice we hope to inspire you to find out who you truly are and also have the sense of true belonging as you enter the shala. We help to encourage ourselves to look a little deeper, speak up a little louder over injustice, and no longer accepting sacrificing yourself to fit in .

We have a great Autumn coming up with many wonderful guest teachers and Events taking place:

We are looking forward to welcoming Jeanne Heileman back to Earth Yoga. She will be offering her deeply inspirational Tantra Flow Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training.   It will take place from 17 - 30 September / 22 October - 4 November 2018.

The training is for those who want to deepen their practice and get more grounded in the physical postures of the practice and it also gives you a wonderful introduction and deepening of The Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda, and the history of Yoga.
 As well as students wanting to deepen their practice, it is also for those looking to embark on the path as a yoga teacher and guiding people on their own.  We still have a few spaces available so let us know if you are interested in joining us on this journey which is life changing in so many aspects.

Jeanne will be teaching a public class at 10am on Friday 14th September(bonocards welcome) and directly after the class she will host another information session for those of you who would like to know more about what the training has to offer.

We are happy to announce a special class with LA based teacher Joan Hyman on Friday 7th September at 10am - 12pm.   Joan is here from America on a brief visit and we are happy to share her teachings for this special class.  Bono cards and regular price accepted. 
Please note that this practice is 120 minutes instead of 90 minutes . If you do have to leave the class at the regular time of 11.30am, we will make arrangements for you to do so, but we would love for you to stay and enjoy the whole class!

" The essence of Shamanism, Yoga and Open Floor " with Marie Ljungkvist and Sandra Donovan
Saturday 29 September - 16.00- 18.30 .

We are happy to offer our first workshop weaving together Shamanism, Yoga and Open Floor movement.   This will be a unique workshop where we will introduce the essence of shamanism and the path of connection to the 4 Directions together with a unique blend of Yoga and Open Floor.
To sign up contact us by email info@earthyoga.es or pass by reception.   Please come with a note book, an open mind and comfortable clothing to move in.


This summer we lost a dear and beautiful soul and teacher. 

Our dear friend and beloved Yin Yoga teacher Emily Larkin passed away after a painful and quick battle with breast cancer.  Emily chose to face her illness  surrounded by her dear parents and only a few close friends.  We know that she felt everyones love and care all around her and although she could not respond to all the messages and love she received, she felt it.   She left us far too soon and the mystery of life and death is something we have to accept even if we do not understand it or like it. We remember her as a woman and teacher with a wonderful zest for life, always a glimmer in her eyes and the deep connection students felt from her calm essence as she guided them through yin practice and her healing treatments. We will host a donation practice in October in honor of her Life and donate to a cause that she deeply cared about - the health of our oceans.

We have been very blessed with Stefanie and Annie who have taken over her Yin Yoga classes on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.    One of Emily's teachers and closest friend was Mirjam Wagner and in honoring Emily we are very happy to welcome Mirjam back to guest teach a few of our Tuesday evening Yin Practices this September. As many of you know Mirjam is a gifted Yin Yoga teacher and now travels most of Europe teaching trainings in Yin Yoga and the path of stillness. She will teach on the following Tuesday evenings : 4th, 11th and 25th September.

We also want to thank and honor our dear teacher and friend Julia Thamsen who has taught and shared her love of yoga for over two years in our studio in Portals.   Her enthusiasm, love and care for our students has been such a gift and we are so grateful for all the hours of teachings and preparing she has given us!   Julia's teaching will continue but now from the studio at her and her husband's golf course where she generously donates all her income through practices to charity.   Julia will always be a part of our Earth Yoga Family and we are so grateful for her .


We have a few schedule changes starting in September:

- Jeanne will teach a Hatha Flow Yoga class with healing meditations every Monday at 8am. Begining on Monday 3rd September.
- Our Monday afternoon Yin Yoga Class with Stefanie begins again on Monday 3rd September at 2pm.
 - The Yoga for Beginners class with Karin will now take place on Tuesdays Mornings at 10-11.30am, starting Tuesday 4th September.
- Sarah´s Tuesday morning 10am class will now be a ISHTA Inspired Yoga Flow Class (Level 2/3)
- Sarah will be also teaching an All Level -  Flow, Restore with Yoga Nidra every Thursday at 2pm. This class begins on Thursday 6 September
- Our weekly Prenatal Yoga Class with Yasmin begins again on Wednesday 12th September at 1pm.
- Mummy & Baby Yoga with Yasmin will begin again on Friday 14th September at 12pm

- We are are excited to offer an Ashtanga based yoga class every Friday morning at 9.30am. Yasmin and Annie will be sharing the teaching and they both look forward to introducing you to this wonderful practice  -  All levels welcome !
- We will be offering Monthly Workshops/Masterclasses on the last Saturday of each Month. This Month our wonderful teacher and dear friend Katja will be hosting a Chakra Workshop on Saturday 29 September (10-12.30pm) The workshop price is 25€ and is open to a maximum of 12 students. To register please email info@earthyoga.es or pass by the studio and sign up.

For the most up to date schedule please visit our website www.earthyoga.es

We are happy to announce that Earth Yoga, Santa Catalina has become an official refill station for CleanWave.org. This is a non profit initiative by Asociación Onaneta-Cleanwave who are working towards a plastic free world (you can follow them on Facebook - Cleanwave.org or instagram #cleanwavemovement) This means that if you have purchased a stainless steel CleanWave bottle you are welcome to come by the studio and received filtered drinking water for free! We will also be selling the CleanWave bottles here at the studio.


And lastly,  we are proud distributors of doTERRA oils. The gift and healing qualities of these oils has truly impacted us .  We will be incorporating more of these oils into our yoga practices and will continue to host workshops in essential oils here at Earth Yoga.   If you have any inquiries or want to know more on how to order your own oils, please contact Sandra, Jay or our lovely karma yogi Zoe.

Thank you for being a part of our community and we look forward to sharing our practices with you.

With Love

Sandra and the Earth Yoga Team



We look forward to welcoming Simon Parks back Earth Yoga for a weekend of workshops (5 - 7th October).  More details coming soon.....


Christian Klix is returning to Earth Yoga this November - 24-25th! Book your spot now!

PS: For anyone interested in the Acai Super berry, this new company below is offering 15% discount to Earth Yoga Students:

Wednesday, 27 June 2018


Dear Friends,

"Great things are done when Man and Mountains meet "
William Blake 

It can often feel like doing the right thing is the more difficult path to take . That speaking up when our voice trembles and allowing ourselves to really feel with our whole hearts - empathy , compassion , sorrow , hurt and pain of others can sometimes feel too much.   But despite our resistance and our reluctance , I believe that resistance can sometimes be our biggest teacher.   The practice of Yoga challenges us on many levels - our mind, our bodies and our discipline..but if we go through it all and stay with the practice - it offers us many rewards and can be our eye in the storm when everything else might be shaking .   This is the beauty of the practice and the grace of using the tools that we have been given .

We were deeply touched by our community as everyone came together with great generosity to our donation practices last week in both in Santa Catalina and Portals. Together we raised a wonderful amount of money to support a friend in our community that needs our financial and emotional support. Thank You to all of you who so generously donated and to Mirjam and Katja for co teaching with Sandra to share the practice of giving.
We received a wonderful donation from a dear friend and yogi who donated a very generous amount beyond what we ever thought...so THANK YOU to each and every one of you.

We have a wonderful addition to our Earth Yoga family with the special news that Agnes gave birth to a healthy and beautiful boy on the 28th May. We are so happy for her and her partner Alfonso!   Agnes is taking some very much needed time off to dedicate herself to baby and we look forward to when she returns in her own time .

As we move into the summer months we have made some new changes to the schedule and we are really pleased to introduce our new Yoga Power Hour with Frank at Earth Yoga on Wednesdays from 17.45-18.45 in the small shala. 

And we have a weekly Conscious breath work and Healing Meditation with Jeanne every Friday at 10am.

We love our new teachers that have taken on weekly classes here at Earth Yoga,  Silje teaches a Jivamukti inspired class on Saturday mornings, Danae teaches a wonderful Vinyasa flow class on Tuesday Evenings and Annie teaches a great dynamic Vinyasa Flow class on Thursday evenings. If you have not taken or experienced any of their classes yet, please come and try.

Also we have have decided to move our Saturday and Sunday Morning Practice to 10am instead of 10.30am. This is to give our yogis more time to enjoy the day and we feel it is still a nice time to sleep a little longer AND make it to practice at 10am! The time change will begin from Sunday 1 July.


This month we have some great events taking place.....

We begin with our monthly Colloidal Gold & Tibetan Sound Healing class with Sarah Livesey, Jack Pescod and Sandra Donovan. It takes place on Saturday 16th June at 4pm. There is no need to pre register just come along 15 mins before the healing begins.


We are so proud to offer the sacred teachings of Nico Luce. He will be offering two workshops on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June.  He is a truly special teacher and is a good friend of Earth Yoga and Brent McKay. We are so happy that he is coming back and we can not recommend him strongly enough .   He has a way of weaving philosophy, his love for yoga and the sequences in a very special way . Do not miss this opportunity...


Dolores Mihanovich from the Inner Alchemy School will be presenting a workshop on the Male ancestors and its relevance in the Family Tree.

"When we open our hearts to the qualities of a specific grandparent it brings changes to our vibration, to our family, society and the natural world. It increases the light and love in the family tree. These changes are subtle, but very real and can be very powerful.  When we acknowledge a grandparent with sincere gratitude, it brings freedom to the individual and society – freedom from the continuous cycle of suffering.  Discover the possibilities your Grandfathers and  Great Grandfathers offer to you and start healing your family tree."

Date : Saturday 30 June /  4.30pm - 7.30pm
Price : 35€
Information and  registration: 


 We are also approaching the cut off date for our Early Bird price for our training with Jeanne Heileman.   We are so happy to receive the teachings of Jeanne and to offer this 200 Hour Tantra Flow Yoga Teacher Training again. This will be a wonderful opportunity to not only dive deeper into the practice but to learn the sacred tools of yoga ...chakras , deeper understanding of fundamental and more challenging asanas, Ayurveda , meditation and pranayama. Feel free to contact us for more information or support .

We look forward to sharing our summer with you and the great tools of yoga.

With Love

Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team


Wednesday, 9 May 2018


Dear Friends,

" There is a legacy deep within us , a legacy of instinct , a legacy of deep inherited feelings , which may lie very deep in the tissues- it may lie deep under all the parts of civilization which we are familiar with on a daily basis , but it has not gone -  we may have left the natural world , but the natural world has not left us."  By Michael Mc Cain - naturalist 

I fell in love with this quote when I heard it as it resonates so deep in so many of us .....and with spring blossoming all around us, birds are sharing their beautiful song ......if we just step outside, into the wild ...and listen. I think no matter where we come from or what life we live, most of us are moved by the spring and re birth.   Our lives are mostly moving in a linear way and the promise of re birth after all that has been frozen connects us to that life is indeed moving in a cycle .

Spring is an opportunity to take stock, to re value and clean inside and out.   Where are we heading? Are we spending enough time doing what deeply connects us to our hearts?  Are we using our energy wisely caring for ourselves, those loved ones around us and also our planet ?  We are honored to walk together on this path of self reflection, nurturing not only ourselves but all around us - let us continue to inspire and evolve together .

This month we are creating a few changes to our schedule and are welcoming some new teachers to Earth Yoga:

After almost 8 years of guiding and nurturing our community every Saturday Morning our dear Katja has decided to spend more time with family, animals and self on Saturday mornings. We are so grateful for all the hours, all the talks, the tears, the smiles and love that Katja has shared with all of our Santa Catalina community. As many of you know our Saturday classes with Katja rarely ended on time :) as she was always giving that little bit extra and more heart. We are sad to see her go but please know that Katja has not left Earth Yoga !   She is still teaching and managing our space in Portals and we will bring her to you in Santa Catalina for subbing as much as we can. In fact she will be teaching Sandra´s regular class this coming Friday 11 May at 10am.

We are very excited to introduce Silje who will be taking over our Saturday 10 am classes. Silje is a wonderful teacher from Norway with many years of experience teaching both Jivamukti Yoga and Flow Yoga. Our 10.30 practice with Silje on Saturdays will now be a Jivamukti class - filled with a dynamic flow practice, chanting and theme of the month.

Please know that Emily will still be teaching her Yin Yoga practice in the Small Shala every Saturday at 10.30.

We are also introducing a change on Thursday evenings ...Frank has served our community with his safe alignment and breath inspired practice. He has inspired many yogis with his warm heart and enthusiasm for the practice of yoga.  However, he will no longer be teaching the Thursday evening slot at 19.00 but we will instead teach the Earth Yoga Power Hour with Frankevery Wednesday at 17.45- 18.45 .  This will take place in the small shala and will be for those of you who really want to strengthen and build heat through a shorter and more dynamic practice. The first Power Hour Class will take place on Wednesday 16th May.

We are really happy to introduce Annie as our teacher for the regular Vinyasa Flow practice on Thursdays at 19.00. She will guide a dynamic vinyasa practice with deep focus on breath and the promise of longer stretches towards the end of the practice .

We will pause our Candle Light Healing Yoga Practice for the spring / summer and look forward to sharing this practice again with you when fall and winter arrives. Stephanie will still teach her 10am Wednesday morning practice which is a wonderful blend of Yang and Yin practice .


As well as the changes to our regular schedule we also have some exciting events taking place over the next couple of months.....

We begin with a chance to experience the magic of Wim Hof breathing techniques with Luke Wills at Earth Yoga. This 2 hour workshop will begin at 20.15 straight after Sandra's Vinyasa Class this evening (Wednesday 9 May). If you have any questions or would like to book please email info@optimalhealthmethod.com or call Tracy on 636 169 628

This coming Saturday 12 May we welcome Anabel Miranda back to Earth Yoga. She will be hosting an Arm Balance and Hip Opening Workshop. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve a space : info@earthyoga.es

Nico Luce  is one of the most inspiring teachers that have shared their knowledge at Earth Yoga . We are so lucky to have him back with us in June . He blends the philosophy of yoga, movement and deep ancient teachings in such a wonderful way . Once again please contact us for more info or to reserve your spot.

And finally, Jeanne Heileman will be back at Earth Yoga and hosting her 200hr Tantra Flow Teacher Training  between 17 - 30 September and 22 October - 3 November 2018. Registration is now open and there is an early bird price of 2900€ if paid before 18 June 2018. If you are wanting to take your practice to the next stage or are interested in becoming a yoga teacher then this could be training for you. Please speak to Sandra, Jay or Katja to find out more about Jeanne and her teachings.

We look forward to seeing you at Earth Yoga very soon.

Sandra and The Earth Yoga team

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Dear Friends ,

"Remember, if you love life, nothing is worth closing over. Nothing ever is worth closing your heart over." 
From "The Untethered Soul" by Michael A Singer 

With this very simple and yet profound quote we are reminded again and again, that there is a path where we can choose and where there is always that golden moment of how we choose to react when we are met with challenges in life.
This is easier said than done ...but just as the story of the Good Wolf and the Bad Wolf where the one that wins is the one that you feed ...this applies to our hearts as well .

After a long winter even here on Mallorca with heavy rains that have now blessed our lands and nature with green lush vegetation, spring is finally here .   We are inspired to spring clean - inside and out.   There is a beauty of really clearing out closets, drawers and wash floors and surfaces in your living space . Open all the windows and use sage to clean and clear energy and invite the good in by burning palo santo. Create an altar, light a candle and bring some fresh flowers into your home.   Our bodies are longing for cleaner food and liquids and our practices become more heating and detoxing as the heat from the outside warms our bodies faster .

We are proud to have completed our second group of graduates from the last part of our advanced 300hr Tantra Flow Teacher Training with Jeanne Heilemann.  It is an honor to follow her and the students through their challenges, joys and the love and returning home through yoga. Jeanne will be returning to Earth Yoga in September where she will be hosting a 200hr Tantra Flow Teacher Training. If you are interested in advancing your yoga practice or are wanting to become a yoga teacher then this could be the training for you. For more information please visit www.jeanneheileman.com or speak to Sandra, Katja and Jay for more details.


This April we are excited to offer our second Healing Meditation and Tibetan Sound Bowls with Jack Pescod and Sarah Livesay.   On Saturday 14 April they will guide us with their magic blend of colloidal gold, intention setting and the healing sounds of tibetan bowls. Last time was a truly amazing gathering and we had over 25 people who left with a sense of deep healing and lightness in our bodies and spirit.  To sign up for this event please email info@earthyoga.es or pass by reception. It will take place from 4pm until 6pm and costs 25€

We are also happy to introduce a new healing meditation practice with Jeanne Lurie. This will take place every Friday at 10am until 11.30am in the small shala (at the same time as our vinyasa class in the main shala). Jeanne will guide you through a deep healing meditation not only for ourselves but for the healing of the world.

We have a few changes to our regular schedule at both of our studios.....

In Santa Catalina, Rebecca has decided to stop teaching her Monday evenings classes and so Brent will be taking over teaching the 6.30pm Monday class instead. This will begin on Monday 23 April. Also Frank's 7pm Thursday evening class will now be a level 2/3 class instead of All Levels. He will continue to teach an all level practice every Sunday at 6.30pm

In our Portals studio, Katja will go back to teaching a vinyasa flow yoga class on Wednesdays at 9.30am. This class is followed by Yin Yoga with Emily at 11.30am.  Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic (yang) style of Vinyasa Yoga and leaves you with a calm mind and body. We highly recommend trying a class!


We hope to see you at Earth Yoga very soon!


Sandra and The Earth Yoga Team


Thursday 3 and Saturday 5 May 2018
Meridian Tapping workshops with Shambala Wegner

Saturday 12 May 2018
Liquid Flow - a Journey to the center of your being
A hip opening & arm balance wo
rkshop with Anabel yogarevolutionacademy.com
More details to follow shortly

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018
Nico Luce returns to Earth Yoga with two wonderful Masterclasses. Registration now open!