Bring some fresh air into your practice on this 6-day yoga and hiking retreat in lovely coastal Spain.
The daily yoga sessions are designed to complement the hikes combining the deep stretches of Hatha with the warming flow of Vinyasa and some deeply restorative and relaxing Yin Yoga.
Morning yoga sessions focus on simple flowing sequences to stretch muscles and open joints whilst synchronising your breath with movement so that your practice becomes like a calming moving meditation.
Evening classes are more restorative where you will hold postures a little longer using the breath to move deeper within and reconnect with your inner peace.
The first walk is an easy 13k guided route through quiet lanes and country tracks close to the hotel. You’ll pass country houses, crops of oranges, lemons, olives, figs and avocados before heading towards the sea and back to the hotel.
The second is a 4-5 hour hike on a mountain - the second highest peak on the coast. But don’t worry, you'll not be climbing to the top. Instead you’ll be walking around the mountain to enjoy the full 360-degree views across the neighbouring mountains and down to the sea.
There’s also a chance to do a 3rd self guided hike along the coast with maps provided by the team. All walks are of course optional.
When not hiking or doing yoga, the team has a few other optional activities you can join– there’s a guided bike ride, Spanish cookery workshop or, you can lay back and let the fantastic therapists pamper you with their soothing treatments and massages.
This retreat program includes -
7 x 90-minute morning and evening yoga sessions
meditation workshop with caring, experienced teachers
guided 13k 'coast and country' walk on your first morning
guided hike in the mountains with a picnic lunch
hearty buffet breakfasts
wholesome vegetarian evening suppers on all but 2 evenings
and daily herbal teas & fresh fruits to help you slowly awaken.
Plus well-being gifts to help you unwind and the services of an experienced retreat host who is constantly on hand to ensure you don't have to lift a finger.
All guests coming on their own are given their own ensuite double room as we never ask (nor expect) guests to share
Nicole qualified with an excellent grade diploma following a 2-year of training with FRYOG (Friends of Yoga International). She now has over 15 years teaching experience and further training with some of the most inspiring yoga teachers – Shiva Rea, Claire Missingham, Liz Lark, Godfri Devereux and others, whose names you may not recognize but have been equally enlightening.Yoga to Nicole is like an incredible secret she wants to share with as many people as possible. She loves the endless benefits it brings into life starting with the unlocking of physical tension that has crept into bodies to the discovery of a source of deep inner peace when we allow ourselves to just stop and simply breathe. Everytime she rolls out her mat she really feels like she has come home.
Natalia feels blessed with the opportunity to teach yoga and love seeing students progress and transform on a mental and physical level. She completed her initial teaching training in Hatha yoga in 2008 but, following a trip to India in 2010 to deepen her understanding of yoga, she now practices Ashtanga and Hatha yoga and return to India on a regular basis to continue her studies and to learn from eminent teachers such as Ajay, Vijay Kumar and Kamal Singh with whom she completed a 200-hour teaching training in 2011.
After finishing a master’s degree and working for several years in the State Government of New Jersey, USA, Dina felt a longing in her heart that she could not explain. She had everything on a material level yet something was missing. This longing was the beginning of a long and extensive journey into the mysteries of the human body, mind and spirit. Following the completion of yoga teacher training at the Power Yoga Works studio in Philadelphia, Dina travelled through India, Italy, Greece, Holland and Brazil where she trained in various healing modalities including Myofascial bodywork, subtle bodies healing, energy work and inner child therapy and taught in Europe, Americas and Asia. In Dina’s classes you’ll be invited to explore the potential of your body and to rediscover the joy of being in your body.
Juliette began ‘flirting’ with yoga in 1997 and again in 2003, but her ‘serious’ relationship and daily yoga practice began in 2005 when she began training intensively in Bikram Yoga for a period of 3 years. During this time she ran three marathons and entered the Yoga Asana Championships before heading to the Himalayas in 2013 to train to be a yoga teacher with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta school. Today she continues to explore various styles, mainly; Kundalini, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow and integrate them into her teaching and practice. Her passion and love of yoga is infectious. Her aim is to create a safe space for students to learn and grow and to inspire and assist them to reach their highest potential and take their practice off the mat into daily life.
During a hugely rewarding 10 years working hard at the famous Abbey Road music Studios in London, Imy realised her love of yoga was growing and she found herself wanting to become a yoga teacher and not tied to a desk. Having trained in the Sivananda method of yoga in 2001 at Grass Valley, California, Imy has never looked back. Her classes are relaxing, deeply intuitive but still challenging. Imy loves the 5 points of Sivananda – a form of Hatha Yoga – which focuses on breathing, physical exercises “asanas”, relaxation and diet – a total mind, body and soul experience. Imy also trained at Sunyoga UK, specialising in yoga for children and was fortunate enough to work a great deal on the popular ‘teen yoga’ classes in London, helping teens to relax during those transition years.