YOGA RETREAT IN ALMERIA, SPAIN
OCTOBER 5TH - 12TH 2019
Join me for this special yoga retreat in a stunning new yoga venue on the edge of the Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain, offering peace and isolation with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. The venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, and spectacular flora and fauna, a wonderful wild coastline, which you will have seen more times than you think as the backdrop in many films including Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, and Sergio Leone’s famous spaghetti westerns!
+ The venue and area
The venue is in a peaceful location, but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local town, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop.
Take time out to rejuvenate and re-calibrate the mind and body. Chill and relax by the pool. Daily yoga sessions, lots of healthy delicious food, sun and FUN!
The daily yoga sessions will be a mix of dynamic and restorative Yin yoga, pranayama and meditation . Open to all - beginners to advanced practitioners alike. The morning practice will be dynamic and energizing, focusing on the balance between strength and flexibility, setting you up for the day. The evening sessions will be more restorative, yin yoga and breathing practices to relax.
There will be plenty of time to take in the beautiful countryside, with lovely walks from the doorstep.The pretty town of Najir is within walking distance to explore, it's local crafts and cafes. There are 2 eco pools to swim in, and lots of walks from the doorstep. Traditional Thai massage will be available at extra cost.
The food will be vegetarian (although if wanted fish could be on the menu for one or two evenings). Mostly organic and local ingredients. Some grown in the garden.
The bedrooms are all spacious and en-suite either twin, double or single.
+ Potential trips out!
There are several options for things to do in the area.
We can arrange transport at extra cost, depending on numbers.
Beaches - Several sandy, secluded and unspoiled beaches can be found within approximately 20 minutes drive from the venue, inside one of Spain’s largest National Parks, the Cabo de Gata. We can provide you with parasols and a picnic for a day of swimming and sunbathing. The beaches are usually warm enough to be enjoyed from May through to the end of October.
Spa - The spa of Sierra Alhamilla, with its healing hot springs, was first built by the Phoenicians in 300BC, and later used by the Romans when Spain was part of the Roman Empire. Various beauty treatments are available. It is about 45 minutes drive from the Finca.
Nijar- The pretty, local village of Nijar is within walking distance and offers a variety of craft shops and picturesque places to sit and have a drink al fresco. There is also a tennis court in Nijar, and a nearby hotel offers horse-riding.
Granada and the Alhambra - Approximately 1 ½ hours scenic drive from Nijar through the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you are interested in this trip it would be a full day’s outing. NB Tickets for the Alhambra need to be booked well in advance. https://www.alhambradegranada.org/en/ Transport costs depend on numbers, but would be in the region of €75 pp.
Almeria - The city of Almeria is half an hour from Nijar. The 10th century Alcazabar is a fortified complex within Almeria city and is the largest Muslim fortress in Spain. The cathedral is also impressive. Sergio Leone Film Set An unusual day out could be a visit to the nearby western style town which was the set for Sergio Leone’s famous ‘Spaghetti Westerns’. The Arizona style landscape of Almeria has been extensively used for many films over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones.
To secure your place a non-refundable deposit of £150.00
£1,100.00 single occupancy All rooms are spacious and en-suite
Daily yoga sessions
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners. (NB exept for one meal that we have out at a local town)
All refreshments between meals
-7 nights accommodation.
-Use of yoga equipment
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:
-Travelling to the venue
-Additional day trips
+ Getting there
Almeria airport is the closest and just 30 minutes away by taxi.
Easyjet, Monarch and Thomas Cook all fly to Almeria on these dates. Skyscanner is a useful comparison website for looking at the different options.
Taxi transfers from the airport cost 60 euros each way. If 4 people travel in the same taxi cost would be 30 euros per person return.
YOGA RETREAT in PORTMEIRION, NORTH WALES
FEBRUARY 8 - 10TH 2019
Beat those Winter blues and escape to the magical Portmeirion village. Explore the Gwyllt, a 70 acre sub-tropical forest with 20 miles of paths, hidden lakes, temples and breathtaking views.Discover hidden caves and the sandy beaches
Invigorate, re-balance and restore the body and mind. The Yoga sessions are suitable for beginners and more experienced alike. There will be an energizing morning yoga to kick start the day and a restorative Yin class in the late afternoon. Pranayama practices and yoga Nidra to truly relax.
-The yoga room is in the magnificent Castell Deudraeth with views overlooking the garden
-Luxury accommodation in the lovely Dorlan Goch cottage and rooms within the village
-Thai massage treatments available at extra cost
-3 course meal in Castell Deudraeth on the Saturday evening.
+ The Schedule
-3pm arrive for tea and cake
-5pm Yoga session
-7.30pm 2 course vegetarian dinner and introductions.
-8am Yoga wake up session !
free time to explore or book a massage
-1.30pm lunch .
-5 pm Yin Yoga
-7.30pm 3 course meal in Castell Deudraeth
-8am wake up yoga!
-explore, relax, have a massage
1.30pm- explorative yoga !
3.30pm tea and cake then depart
An opportunity to stay an extra night on the Sunday including evening meal and breakfast at additional cost of £75.00 pp
+ The venue
Portmeirion Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER
Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20th century, Portmeirion's Riviera inspired houses, ornamental garden and campanile are a beautiful pocket of madness like no other. Escape to Portmeirion for dreamy Italianate architecture and lovely views.
To secure your place a non refundable deposit of £75.00
-Twin or double room, en suite- £330 per person
-Single en- suite £365
-Twin /double shared bathroom- £295 per person
-2 x nights luxury accommodation
-All meals including a 3 course meal at Castell Deudraeth
-All refreshments and snacks between meals
-All yoga tuition
**Stay an extra night on the Sunday including evening meal and breakfast at additional cost of £75.00 pp
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:**
-Traveling to Portmeirion
-Thai massage treatments
-Taxi pick up/drop off from Bangor station.
PAST RETREATS 2016
autumn yoga retreat - France!
Brief details (See more above)
Monday 19th September - Saturday 24th September 2016.
In the beautiful Aveyron region, Southern France.
2 daily yoga sessions, organic vegetarian food, heated salt water pool, and more.
Prices from £520.
Pre-Christmas Yoga & Aromatherapy retreat
9-11 th DECEMBER 2016
A Two day Yoga and Aromatherapy workshop, set in the beautiful Nantlle Valley. Come and treat yourself to a weekend of yoga and aromatherapy. Or treat that special someone to a Christmas present. A chance to relax and unwind before the Festive Season. The Yoga sessions are suitable for beginners and more experienced yogis alike, with Pranayama and yoga Nidra to truly relax. A chance to receive a Thai massage too.
All meals will be vegetarian, healthy and homemade. Special dietary requirements catered for.
In the Aromatherapy workshop we will be making a body or face oil and a bath bag, and have an opportunity to make extra bath and body products to take away as Christmas presents.
Heart warming yoga, getting you in the mood for giving and receiving over the busy festive period.
Including Pranayama and yoga Nidra to unwind & chill out.
*professionally blend top quality oils*
*make a body / face oil especially designed for your skin*
*make an aromatherapy bath bag*
*take your products home*
Friday: arrive 4pm onwards
1 1/2 hr yoga session followed by evening meal and time to chat.
1 1/2 hr Yoga session, followed by breakfast.
Free time to stroll or have a Thai massage.
Lunch followed by a 2 hour fun Aromatherapy workshop, making oils and bath bags.
1 1/2 hr yoga session, evening meal, chill and chat.
11/2 hr Yoga session, followed by breakfast, free time for walk, massage or just chill. Lunch then depart 3pm.
Plas Baladeulyn, Nantlle,
Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 6BW
Set in 18 acres of garden and woodland leading down to a beautiful lake, nestled in the Nantlle valley.
Trigonos specializes in homemade vegetarian food much of which they grow themselves. Situated in the village of Nantlle on the B4418, between Penygroes and Rhyd Ddu. Caernarfon is the nearest town and Bangor the nearest mainline railway station.
The yoga space has beautiful views down the valley and over the lake and underfloor heating.
2 sharing twin room en. Suite £300.00 per person
2 sharing twin shared facilities £280.00 per person
Single room shared facilities £300.00 per person
**Early bird £280 twin en suite/single. £260 twin shared facilities if booked with deposit of £100 before November 15th**
* 2 nights accommodation
*2 x nutritious and tasty breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.
* refreshments and snacks between meals
*All yoga tuition and aromatherapy workshop
Prices does not include
* travelling to Trigonos
*additional body and bath products to take for Christmas presents
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!