Spain
Destination
5 Days
Duration
BJJ, Fitness, Yoga
Activity


A festival of seminars and workshops throughout the day and evening, half of which are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) – fitness and half or which are Yoga. Classes are presented by teachers from around the world putting forward their own concepts, techniques and philosophies about their own practice/discipline in the many on-site event rooms and outdoor places by the warm crystal clear mediterranean sea.

Although ticket holders need to select either a BJJ heavy or Yoga heavy ticket, they will be allowed to attend nearly any seminar they wish. We encourage exploring the unfamiliar.

Ticket holders are completely free to plan their festival experience how they want. You can attend every seminar every hour or one or two then go explore the historic city of Palma, free water dive and our on-site instructor, paddle to a nearby cafe on a SUP, sit in the sun and listen to the pool side DJ with a beverage or hang out in the many quiet private areas on a sounder and just take a nap.

For more information on this festival, please refer here.

14th-19th October 2019

LOCATION
INCLUDED
5 nights accommodation –  Depending on your choice – Guaranteed sea view room
Breakfast – Vegan & Vegetarian options
All seminars from 7am to 10pm
Opening night Paella dinner fiesta (Seafood & vegan varieties)
Closing night seafood and veggie bbq
Other activities – Snorkelling, free water diving etc.
Full & Free access to hotel facilities
Open access to all evening entertainments from special guests DJs

For more information on this festival, please refer here.

ACCOMMODATION

  • The location of the festival is at the Gran Melia de Mar hotel in Palma de Mallorca.   The entire 3.6 acre property with an exclusivity contract “run of the house” meaning everyone there is for the festival.   All room categories have sea views and as a ticket holder to the festival you can roam the festival as you wish there are no VIP areas.  Hit  the Spa, lounger or Bali bed by the pool, jump off the rocks in the warm sea, take the paddle boards out, it’s up to you.

TEACHERS’ PROFILE

Alexzandra Peters

ALEXZANDRA PETERS

Alexzandra is a spiritual leader, Reiki & Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and a 200hr certified Yoga instructor who dives into the depths of self-freedom and soul awaking through her teachings. Her home base is in Maine, but you can find her and her teaching all around the world.

Filled with anxiety, depression, Alexzandra found Yoga at a perfect time in her life 9 years ago. Through her practice she found her way back to herself and picked up the broken pieces. Immediately she knew that she wanted to help guide others home to themselves and help create a space for her students to honor who they are.

Alexzandras teachings are emotional with emphasis of bringing your sh!t to the mat and working through it in your body and breath, rather than leaving it all at the door. Her style is unique, fun, and challenging. In her classes, expect to work, sweat, play, laugh and grow — and to leave with a deeper understanding, connection and love for your Self.

Website, Instagram, Facebook

Bernice Sophia

BERNICE SOPHIA

RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Teacher
500 Vinyasa Teacher (India/ Goa)
400 Sivananda Teacher (Kitzbühel/ Austria)
300 Jivamukti Teacher (USA/ New York)
Group Fitness Instructor

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Carley Gracie

CARLEY GRACIE

  • 9th Degree Red Belt
  • Pioneer of BJJ in the USA
  • Father of Clark Gracie

Website , BJJ Heroes

Chocolako

CHOCOLAKO

“… you’ll feel her before you see her” is one way of describing an encounter with Chocolako. She’s vibrant, colorful and fun, with a notable infectious smile that calls forth her ancestors from the inlands of Benue State, Nigeria. Her soul stirring reminders woven effortlessly during yoga classes leave an indelible imprint that we are excited to experience at the Mallorca BJ and Yoga Festival October 2019.

In 2003 the sudden death of her best friend’s mother compelled Choc to seek a deeper meaning to life. She discovered yoga, and dedicated herself to the study of energy, mindful movement, breath awareness and traditional Eastern and African philosophies. In 2010, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training, and subsequently graduated from two 300-hour trainings, and several additional trainings spanning almost 15 years.

In 2003 the sudden death of her best friend’s mother compelled Choc to seek a deeper meaning to life. She discovered yoga, and dedicated herself to the study of energy, mindful movement, breath awareness and traditional Eastern and African philosophies. In 2010, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training, and subsequently graduated from two 300-hour trainings, and several additional trainings spanning almost 15years.

In addition to teaching what she loves, Choc holds an MBA from Cass Business School in London, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance with E-RYT200, RYT 500 and YACEP designations.

We are excited for Chocolako to bring her unique gifts to our festival in Mallorca this Fall.

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Clark Gracie

CLARK GRACIE

  • Grandson to Carlos Gracie
  • Head Coach at Clark Gracie, San Diego HQ in addition to numerous schools around the globe
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2013)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2018 Master 1)
  • UAEJJF US National Pro Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam – Tokyo Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF American National Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 2nd Place (2012)
  • IBJJF World 3rd Place (2011)
  • IBJJF Pans 3rd Place (2011)

Website, Instagram

Daniel Strauss

DANIEL STRAUSS

  • ADCC European champion
  • NAGA European champion
  • British open champion
  • English open weight and absolute champion
  • Grapplenation heavyweight champion
  • Quintet 1 champion
  • Polaris, EBI, ADCC veteran.
  • Founder / Host of the Raspberry Ape Podcast

Website, Instagram

Fion Davies

FION DAVIES

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2018 Black)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2019)
  • IBJJF Dublin Open Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Spain National Pro Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF World Champion GI (2018 Brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016 Purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2015 Blue, 2016 purple)
  • IBJJF European No-Gi Champion (2018 Brown)
  • ADCC European Trials Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2016/2017 Purple)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 2nd Place (2018 Brown)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2018 Brown)

BJJ Heroes, Instagram

Jack Clover

**JACK CLOVER

Jelana Lieberberg

JELANA LIBERBERG

Jelena started practicing yoga at age 12 with a croatian book from her mother. After working as a presentress for german tv and touring as a singer, she took her first yoga teacher training in 2009 and has been teaching since then. She currently lives in Berlin as a Yogainstructor, Writer, Naturopath and Speaker. Jelena teaches workshops & personal trainings all around europe with her own KICK ASS YOGA style and her first book introducing this style got published in 2017.

After a training as a Naturopath (Heilpraktikerin) in 2012 she found her way on a holistic path encountering the Dorn/Breuss method, Tibetan Massage and Hypno-Therapy. Among her students are Yogis & Non-Yogis, Athletes and movers, who benefit most incorporating yogic ‘mobility’ with graceful movements gaining more awareness of their alignment and posture. Her newest book KICK ASS ASANAS is written in German & English and it is out now on amazon.

Website, Instagram, Facebook

Joe Notebaert

JOE NOTEBAERT

Originally from Phoenix Arizona, I now live in Mallorca following a 10 year stint in London England. In London I trained at Roger Gracie Academy and shortly after winning my 2nd IBJJF World Championship at Brown belt Masters I received my black belt from Cesar Lima under the approval of Roger Gracie.

I am also a director of a travel agency and I decided to combine my love of travel and my travel planning experience with my love for BJJ by launching the Mallorca BJJ & Yoga Festival

-Head instructor at Mallorca BJJ

-BJJ Black Belt

– IBJJF World Master Brown Belt Champion (2017) purple (2013)

Mario Bazouri

MARIO BAZOURI

Lebanese-born and Spanish-bred Mario Bazouri grew up listening to everything from Michael Jackson to George Michael to Prince. Making a move to Dubai, he helped define the club scene by organizing and promoting ‘Deep Nights’ that welcomed Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Helden, John Digweed, Erick Morillo and many more to the city.

Today, as a DJ & Producer Mario has become a frequent player in some of Dubais finest underground parties, earning himself a residency in Disconekt Dubai, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE & The Hatch.

Facebook, Soundcloud

Mary Bruce

MARY BRUCE

Mary Bruce is an internationally beloved yoga teacher and educator who creates sacred space and presence for her students

Her wish for each student is that they practice expressing who they truly are. To radically embody that truth. And that their truth bring greater peace, to themselves, to this world. A yoga teacher since 1997, Mary considers herself a forever student and began her journey in 1994 with Julie Crutchfield.

Mary Bruce is now a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level III ParaYoga® Certified, a Certified Four Desires Trainer and a member of the Para Yoga certification board. She is also a 500 hour E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasiter, a certified Yoga Nidra Facilitator and a Reike Master. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Practice Yoga in New York City in 2009 and co-directed the Yoga For Life 300 Hr. Master Immersion into The Yoga Tradition Program from 2011-2014. She currently trains teachers in Arizona, California and Switzerland.

Mary has written for internationally known magazines such as Yoga International, Origin and Mantra Magazine, and is featured on Gather Yoga. Mary occasionally travels with musicians such as Jennifer Nettles and the band Sugarland to bring yoga and wellness on tour.

Website, Twitter

Rachel Wainwright

RACHEL WAINWRIGHT

Rachel Wainwright whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of yoga. Yoga has given her the tools to meet the inevitable difficulties of life with a measure of acceptance, openness, trust and love. Rachel believes mindful movement to motivational music can help shift your perspective to a more positive one and raise your vibration to a higher frequency.

Through yoga practice you will attract a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. Rachel guides you to move from the inside out, allowing you listen to your sensations and hear your inner intelligence.

Rachel is the founder of Exhale Yoga Retreats. Expect her classes to be adventurous and have an intimate experience connecting to your true natural authentic self.

Website, Instagram

Ross Nicholls

ROSS NICHOLLS

  • ADCC European Trials Champion (2018)
  • Notable wins over the likes of Nathan Orchard and Gianni Grippo.
  • IBJJF British No-Gi National Champion (2017)
  • Welsh Invitational Champion (2017)
  • Grapple Nation Champion (2015)
  • Grapple 4 Glory Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF London Winter Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF British No-Gi Nationals 2nd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam LDN 3rd Place (2016/2017)

BJJ Heroes, Instagram

Samantha Cook

SAMANTHA COOK

  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2019)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour, Tokyo Champion (2018
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour, Abu Dhabi Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015 brown)
  • ADCC European Trials Champion (2017 Brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2017/2016 brown, 2015/2014 purple)

Instagram, BJJ Heroes

Tim Heman

TIM HEMAN

Tim`s biggest fascination of the human body is the power of the breath and mind.

He is a biodynamic breathwork & trauma release coach and a big fan of the Wim Hof Method where he combines cold exposure, breathwork & mind control.

With the age of 19 he randomly picked up a hitchhiker in Australia and dropped him of in a Vipassana meditation center which has lead him on a spiritual journey.

Sitting still and trying to find peace is not always easy thus Tim is happy to share active meditations, pranayamas and different breathing & cold exposure sessions with us to come back to our inner peace & true essence.

Tim is also a Shivananda (400h) and Kundalini (200h) yoga teacher and loves to share his knowledge as a NLP master and trauma release coach to help you find your balance.

The full schedule will be released closer to the time of the Festival. However please see below a SAMPLE timetable of a typical day. In addition to the rooms listed on the the programme, there is also a permanent outdoor matted space for rolling and drilling BJJ under the palm trees and a permanent spot on the edge of the resort overlooking the sea for yoga practise. These two personal practice areas are available to you at any time.

PRICES

QUAD INTERCONNECTING ROOM  – FULL PAYMENT – €955 per person
*Has to be booked as a group of four

Ticket Types 
BJJ or Yoga

DOUBLE/TWIN INTERCONNECTING ROOMS – FULL PAYMENT – €965 per person
*Has to be booked as a double/twin room

Ticket Types 
BJJ or Yoga

SINGLE OPTION – FULL PAYMENT – 1915€ per person

Ticket Types 
BJJ or Yoga

DOUBLE OR TWIN OPTION – FULL PAYMENT – 1330€ per person

Room Type  Ticket Type 
Double (Shared Bed) 1 BJJ, 1 Yoga
2 x BJJ
2 x BJJ
Twin (2 Single Beds) 1 BJJ, 1 Yoga
2 x BJJ
2 x Yoga

TRIPLE SHARING OPTION – FULL PAYMENT – 1299€ per person

Triple Sharing  Ticket Types
1 King & 1 Single Any Mix (BJJ & Yoga)
3 Single Any Mix (BJJ & Yoga)

SINGLE OPTION – PARTIAL PAYMENT – 1975€ (DEPOSIT: 990€) per person

Ticket Types 
BJJ or Yoga

DOUBLE OPTION – PARTIAL PAYMENT – 1365€ (DEPOSIT: 685€) per person

Room Type  Ticket Type 
Double (Shared Bed) 1 BJJ, 1 Yoga
2 x BJJ
2 x BJJ
Twin (2 Single Beds) 1 BJJ, 1 Yoga
2 x BJJ
2 x Yoga

TRIPLE SHARING OPTION – PARTIAL PAYMENT – 1350€ (DEPOSIT: 675€) per person

Triple Sharing  Ticket Types
1 King & 1 Single Any Mix (BJJ & Yoga)
3 Single Any Mix (BJJ & Yoga)

CAN I COME TO THE FESTIVAL BUT STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE?

Unless you are a resident of the island with proof of identification and residency then you have to stay at the festival site which is the Gran Melia De Mar for 5 days. A limited number of tickets will be made available for residents this Spring.

CAN I COME TO THE FESTIVAL AND STAY LESS THAN 5 DAYS?

You can always leave early but we are only offering tickets for the full 5 days experience. Take the full 5 days you won’t regret it!

I HAVE NEVER PRACTICED BJJ / YOGA BEFORE. IS IT FOR ME?

At Mallorca BJJ & Yoga Festival you will find classes for all people at all levels. The two disciplines are similar in that anyone can practise them regardless of shape, size, age, fitness, flexibility. Your practice can be tailored to your level, and there will be classes for beginners each day. If you have ever thought of trying BJJ or Yoga, this is the perfect immersion into a new art form. Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO PRACTICE A NEW STYLE?

If you want to try BJJ for the first time, its not vital to purchase a gi. You should buy your first gi when you know you defiantly want to continue learning the art. Introductory classes will be open to gi or no-gi students. This means you can come along wearing shorts or yoga pants, and an old t-shirt (possibly could be ripped during training). If you are new to BJJ, you should know its really important to keep finger and toe nails cut short, and leave any watches or jewellery at home. For BJJ players wishing to try Yoga, just wear your usual no-gi kit and do not take your mobile phone into the yoga studio.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TO A YOGA RETREAT?

As a Festival, you can expect non stop action all day long, in the form of classes, workshops and seminars. Far from retreating, we advocate immersing yourself in the activity, and soaking up the energy that everyone will bring. At night, the DJs will turn up the music, and there is the chance for everyone to socialise, dance together and enjoy the warm sea breeze.

I ENJOY QUIET PRACTICE, WILL THIS BE TOO LOUD FOR ME?

Music at the (secluded) pool area will finish at 12 midnight each day and all areas of the hotel shut down soon after. You will find many private areas inside and outside around the hotel grounds. The indoor practice areas are very quite and private and we will provide quiet rooms for silent, personal practice at different points throughout the day. We have taken over the whole hotel site, so at any time you can be sure of only sharing the space with respectful yogis and martial artists. Of course, theres no pressure to attend any of the evening gatherings at the pool at all if thats really not your thing.

SHOULD I GET TRAVEL INSURANCE?

We highly recommend you acquire travel insurance to cover your trip. This is an active persons holiday so protect your body! Also, make sure your policy covers cancellation of your trip as payments are none refundable past certain dates as we near the festival date.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN YOGA MAT?

If you have space in your luggage and travel plans allow, then bring your favourite matt along to the festival. Otherwise there will be a choice of yoga matts to purchase at the Festival. More details on the types of matts to follow.

HOW WILL I BE SPENDING MY DAYS AT MALLORCA BJJ & YOGA FESTIVAL?

That is totally up to you! You have complete freedom to do as much or as little as you like. You can practice all day long if you like, or if you feel exhausted you could spend a whole day by the pool or on the beach. We will set up a facebook group for attendees, so why not take a trip into Palma or to another part of the island with some other Festival goers!? This will be a great place to make new friends.

WHERE DO I DO MY LAUNDRY?

There is a laundrette on the same street as the hotel, it is just 2 minutes walk.

I AM TRAVELLING A LONG WAY TO THE FESTIVAL AND WANT TO SEE SOME MORE PLACES BEFORE AND AFTER THE FESTIVAL

No problem! We are happy to help. If you would like add extra days around Mallorca or anywhere in Europe, or need flight options for any part of the journey please enquire with our in house travel agent for special offers to this event.

Contact: Carys.giles@travelcounsellors.com if you are coming from Europe or the Americas or Cris.millar@travelcounsellors.com if you are coming from Asia/Austrialia/NZ etc.

WHAT IS THE DAILY SCHEDULE?

The full schedule will be released closer to the time of the Festival. However please see below a SAMPLE timetable of a typical day. In addition to the rooms listed on the the programme, there is also a permanent outdoor matted space for rolling and drilling BJJ under the palm trees and a permanent spot on the edge of the resort overlooking the sea for yoga practise. These two personal practice areas are available to you at any time.