8 Days Energizing Meditation and Yoga Retreat Tarifa, Spain

  • 11a La Pena, Tarifa, Algeciras, Campo de Gibraltar, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

8 Days Energizing Meditation and Yoga Retreat Tarifa, Spain

  • 11a La Pena, Tarifa, Algeciras, Campo de Gibraltar, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

Rejuvenating Yoga Holiday Spain

Following the success of the second yoga holiday abroad, BE Yoga Retreats invites you to join again next year in Tarifa, South of Spain for a wonderful week of sun, sea, yoga, and of course, the delicious home cooked food. At BE Yoga Retreats, they offer you the perfect recipe for relaxation. With the wealth of experience running yoga retreats in the UK and abroad, they pride themselves on excellent hosting and planning. Let them take the stress out of holiday organization!

Highlights

  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Meditation session each day
  • Relaxing Indian head massage
  • Aperitif and tapas nibbles at dinner
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The venue is a luxurious villa, complete with indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool, located just five minutes walk from the beach. It sits in a stunning elevated position in La Pena area of Tarifa, nestled between mountain and sea, with a panoramic vista over miles of sandy beaches. The villa faces the straits of Gibraltar, looking out east across to Morocco's Rif Mountains and west to the Port of Tangiers.

Yoga classes will be led by Elise twice daily in the morning and evening, to energize you for the day ahead and wind down for a relaxing evening. The rest of the day is yours to do as you choose, whether it’s enjoying a massage or indulgent treatment with Elise, relaxing out by the pool, strolling down to the beach, or exploring the surrounding countryside.

Sample schedule in brief

  • 08:15 Yoga outside on the yoga platform or in the studio
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time to relax / have a treatment / trip to local market / wander to the beach town
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Free time to relax by the pool with a mocktail or smoothie / perhaps take a one to one yoga class with Elise
  • 17:00 Yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • Evening activity such as games / quiz or relax / flamenco concert in Tarifa

Sample schedule in more detail

  • Morning yoga class: You begin at 08:15 with a wake-up yoga class designed to invigorate, energize, uplift, and prepare you for the day ahead.
  • If you’re heading out for the day, there is the opportunity to pack up a picnic after breakfast.
  • Free time: Time to spend as you wish. You can explore the local area or relax at the house. Sunbathing, swimming, heading to the nearby beach, the choice is yours. This is also a good time to book a massage / indulge in a wonderful body scrub or Ayurvedic facial treatment or take a one to one yoga class with Elise.
  • Free time: As above, free time to relax or explore. If you're feeling more active, perhaps go for a hike in the mountains behind the house or take a walk along the beach.
  • Evening Yoga: The evening yoga class at 17:00 will be the wind down from the day’s activities incorporating stretching, restorative poses, breathing, relaxation, and meditation. BE Yoga Retreats also do some sessions of aqua yoga in the pool and Partner yoga both of which are great fun.
  • Evening entertainment: Optional evening activities will also be provided, for example, a quiz / some fun games, or if you prefer, there a plenty of other areas to relax or socialize during this time. At the villa is also a boules pit which got a lot of after dinner use this year.

One evening, you will head together into Tarifa to see some Flamenco at a local Tapas bar.

  • Elise Beechen

    Originally from Devon, Elise is a qualified teacher of yoga and dance and holds the UK's highest qualification in sports and remedial massage. Elise has been practicing yoga for over ten years and since becoming a group fitness instructor in 2006, she has coordinated and taught fitness programs in health clubs and resorts across the UK and Europe. A patient and enthusiastic teacher, Elise is deeply fascinated by the many physical and psychological benefits of yoga and is keen to share her knowledge and experience.

Tarifa is a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe's southern most point, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. The location means that having your own transport is not at all essential during your stay.

The beautiful sandy beach is 10 minutes walk away (800 meters) with beach cafe and windsurf school. Tarifa Town with its shops, bars, and beaches is 10 minutes drive away. There are several great beachside cafés and restaurants within walking distance and numerous eateries and bars in Tarifa Town.

Nearby places

  • Beach, 800 meters - 10 minutes' walk
  • Gibraltar Airport - 45 minutes' drive
  • Tarifa - 10 minutes' drive

Spanish inspired meals will be freshly cooked three times a day, as well as a glass of vino or two with dinner. A continental breakfast will be served buffet style, with tea / coffee, juices, cereal, fresh fruits, pastries, and fresh bread. If you’re heading out for the day, there is the opportunity to pack up a picnic after breakfast. For those staying at the house, a buffet lunch will be served at 1 p.m. At dinner time, enjoy an aperitif and tapas nibbles followed by a two-course meal with wine.

On this holiday, the menu will be Spanish inspired cuisine, a mixture of vegetarian, seafood, and non-vegetarian. However, BE Yoga Retreats are happy to provide alternatives for any dietary requirements you may have.

Invigorating full body scrub and exfoliation treatment - 1 hour (55 GBP)

This cellulite reducing, skin­-detoxifying treatment will leave you with beautifully soft and glowing skin. It begins with dry skin brushing to open the pores, before applying a coffee sugar scrub all over the body. After showering and rinsing off the excess product, a luxurious cocoa butter and coconut oil moisturizing cream is massaged into the skin. Tapotement techniques are used to stimulate and invigorate.

Luxury Ayurvedic facial treatment - 40 minutes (45 GBP)

This indulgent treatment is an 8 ­step process using natural homemade products and including a facial massage, steam, cleansing, nourishing face mask, and moisturizing. You can choose from either relaxing tropical or deep cleanse.

Relaxing tropical

  • Jojoba oil facial massage using acupressure points
  • Rose water and chamomile steam
  • Gentle cleansing scrub to remove impurities
  • Strawberry and papaya face mask
  • Coconut and mango butter moisturizing treatment

Deep cleanse

  • Eucalyptus steam to unblock pores and clear the sinuses
  • Face massage with tea tree and lemon
  • Cleansing peppermint scrub
  • Coffee face mask
  • Cocoa butter and rose moisturizing treatment

Relaxing or deep tissue massage - 30 minutes (30 GBP) or 45 minutes (42 GBP) or 1 hour (50 GBP)

A soothing treatment using long flowing strokes to lull you into a state of deep relaxation. The deep tissue massage uses firmer, slower pressure, and stretching techniques to release tension from tight muscles. There are three options for this massage:

  • Back, neck, and shoulders
  • Legs, hips, and feet
  • Full body

Foot massage and head neck and shoulder massage - 35 minutes (32 GBP)

This is a seated massage, ideal if you just want a quick relaxing treat. The treatment includes herbal foot soak plus peppermint foot scrub, foot and lower leg massage, and seated Indian head massage.

Mini pamper package - 1 hour 10 mins (55 GBP)

This includes relaxing back and shoulder massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic facial treatment, and herbal foot soak and foot massage.

Luxurious pampering package - 1 hour 40 minutes (75 GBP)

This includes relaxing full-body massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic facial, and herbal foot soak and foot massage.

Holiday goddess pamper package - 2 hours 10 minutes (95 GBP)

This includes exfoliating body scrub treatment, relaxing full-body massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic facial, and herbal foot soak and foot massage

Other activities

Within walking distance are places to do kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, mountain biking, or even horse riding. There’s a whole host of other things to do in Tarifa including, rock climbing, kayaking, and canyoning, as well as more gentle hiking along rugged sandy beaches, gentle mountains, or beachside promenades.

You can also join the day trips to Tangiers, Morroco with its Baelo Claudia Roman ruins and museum, Bolonia with its Tuna Canning Museum, Tarifa with its whale watching, and Flamenco with its interesting variety of independent shops. Extra charges will apply.

  • 2 daily yoga classes (75 minutes and 90 minutes)
  • 3 daily meals
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • A trip to Tarifa
  • Yoga equipment
  • Welcome Indian head massage
  • Additional massages
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. If several people are arriving to Gibraltar, BE Yoga Retreats can help to arrange a group transfer at a small additional cost.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    yoga in the Spanish sun

    CONS Cons: Some sharing of bathrooms , but this was minor and not all rooms.

    PROS Pros: Really good yoga teaching in a very friendly atmosphere. small group. Super remedial massage linked to correcting yoga practice.

    2017-Jul-09 10:16:11

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    Review by Anonymous

    Amazing Yoga Retreat!

    PROS Pros: The food was absolutely delicious, the workshops were really fun and a nice extra treat and the whole experience was top quality.

    Organizer response: Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review we're so pleased you enjoyed the Retreat and hope you will be able to join us for another again soon, Namaste, Becky and Elise, BE Yoga Retreats

    2017-Jun-05 20:21:10

  • Review by Yolande Wase
    10 out of 10

    "I went on the BE Yoga Retreats French Retreat in May. It was all I had hoped for and more! Excellent yoga classes, delicious food, friendly, warm atmosphere, and luxurious accommodation. Can't wait to go on another one!"

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  • Review by Celeste
    10 out of 10

    "My family and I had a fantastic week in Carcassonne, France, with BE Yoga Retreats! Elise is an amazing teacher and her lessons catered perfectly for the different ability levels amongst the class. We also had one-on-one lessons with Elise to improve technique and develop a personal home routine, which encouraged us to keep up the yoga at home! The back massage, foot spa treatment, and Indian head massage were exceptionally good - Elise managed to diffuse the hip pain that I've suffered from for a very long time! Bob, Cathy, and Becky were perfect hosts and hostesses and we felt that nothing was ever too much trouble to ask. The food was exceptional and the location fantastic - we are very grateful to Elise and her family for all their hard work as we had an incredible week and came away feeling relaxed and a lot more flexible! Keep doing what you're doing guys!"

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  • Review by Gudrun
    10 out of 10

    "I would like to thank you both for a wonderful yoga evening last night. A well thought-through yoga session, with some very challenging postures, a delicious curry meal, and good company; the perfect start to the weekend! Thank you both for your commitment."

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  • Review by Yolande from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I went on a retreat last May, which was so thoughtfully put together. The classes were great, food wonderful, and atmosphere relaxing and friendly throughout. Would definitely recommend it!"

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  • Review by Annabel Booker
    10 out of 10

    "I attended a Christmas workshop, which was wonderfully restorative. There was lots of attention to detail, with lighting, scents, and also the yummy treats afterwards. Would recommend it!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat has changed everything I feel and know about Yoga. My understanding and appreciation of Yoga have been so superficial until now. I feel like this weekend was the first ( truest) time I've practices real Yoga. I came feeling tired scared and disappointed in myself. I leave this place a different person to the one who arrived. I feel incredibly grateful for the gift of this experience. I'm a bit worried about leaving here, going back into the real world and forgetting all the amazing techniques and tools to help keep centered and of this world. I'd love to hear from Elise in the next few weeks/months post retreat Kosha check- in as a reminder of what we learned and experienced here. Becky- thank you for nourishing our hungry tummy and souls- you're wonderful! Elise Thank you for giving me both roots and wings this weekend- last week was such a dark time and I leave with shards of light beaming out of me!"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing location, so peaceful. venue was perfect for a weekend retreat but not for any longer ( beds uncomfortable, showers a bit rubbish) Elise's classes were amazing. I loved the content. Such a patient, positive, inspiring teacher. The food delicious!! Thank you so much for helping me to improve my practice, relax and eat well. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend "

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent- location was convenient and beautiful venue. The accommodation was basic but the pluses of space and surrounding more than made up for that. Catering delicious. The Yoga- great classes in calm and inspiring location. The full schedule- really enjoyed the holistic approach and all the other classes. How well organized it was- you really sensed the family values- everyone was so friendly and caring- really exceeded expectations. The schedule felt full and busy without being overwhelming. Good pace with time to relax and appreciate the Yoga sessions. Thank you for taking such good care of us!"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Great location, nice to be close to the ridgeway and lots of outside space. Staff and catering great as ever. Highlights: Yoga classes but the activities were also great and really interesting. Food was lovely. Retreat schedule: Really busy which I like but time for breaks and rest."

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  • Review by Anonymous

    "Catering excellent, staff excellent, location excellent, venue mostly excellent (hard beds). Highlights, making the various things, learning more meditation, learning Indian Head massage. Do you consider the retreat value for money? Compared to other yoga retreats and for the amount you do, yes."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful venue. Catering amazing as always- great variety. Highlights: yoga outside, all the sessions and the workshops. Were you happy with the retreat schedule? Yes - loads to do and nicely timed"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "All fantastic- especially the whole BE Yoga Team. The highlights was food! Learning about the 5 energy sheaths, Learning about the alignment and putting more strength into postures, meditation and stories. Were you happy with the retreat schedule - Yes worked really well- lot of fun but gentle activities between yoga. Could have easily done one more day. Excellent value for money. Thank you for a wonderful and insightful weekend lots of learning to take away, all thoroughly enjoyable. Namaste "

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Catering was delicious and a mix of yummy food. Venue, location, and staff, great. Highlights: Focusing on the breath and energy throughout the postures and learning about the 5 layers. Learning and feeling about the specific alignment in postures. All the workshops also great fun. Excellent food. Loved this retreat. Yoga was fantastic and opened my eyes to exploring deeper into the energy side of Yoga. Thank you all."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "All excellent. Enjoyed all the yoga and very relaxing to have late evening (relaxation/ meditation sessions) Enjoyed all the meals too."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Superb.- really good. Highlights: The food! Variable Programme. Relaxing Venue. Lovely - arrived stressed but leaving feeling renewed and blissful"

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing - beautiful location, amazing staff, the food was brilliant. The extra workshops were so fun and the amount of activity we did each day was amazing. The food was delicious! Everything was nicely spaced out and yet we still did so much. Absolutely great value for money. Thank you so much for the whole experience- everything was more than I had expected."

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  • Review by Anonymous
    10 out of 10

    "The location was brilliant, catering amazing! Highlights: Early morning meditation and yoga. Loved the 5 sheaths theme and of course the food! Amazing! Just a lovely relaxing weekend with amazing views, people food and treats. Namaste."

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  • Review by Maggie

    "A great day with a wonderfully planned and varied programme in a lovely environment. And as usual - inspirational and excellent yoga teaching coupled with delicious food. Thank you"

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  • Review by Rhiannon

    "Hey Elise and Becky, Just wanted to say thank you. I had a really good time on Saturday, as usual excellent balanced and stretching classes, delicious food and a really welcoming environment. See you at another retreat soon I hope! xx"

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  • Review by Paula

    "Just to say thanks, a really enjoyable day, with both challenge and support for your practice whatever your level. scummy food too!!"

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  • Review by Dee
    10 out of 10

    "Having just enjoyed a week there, I can recommend it unreservedly. 10 out of 10 on everything."

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  • Review by Maggie

    "Thank you for a great De-tox week. Once again the two workshops were well organised with great yoga classes, well chosen activities and healthy yummy food. The daily videos were just right and it was good to have the face-book group to share how we were doing and feel supported. Recipes were fab and will become part of my regular diet. It was great experience and a lot of thought and planning had clearly gone into the preparation."

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  • Review by Dorothy R.

    "The yoga, the food, the people were great, the venue was freezing cold and overall shabby."

    "Response from BE Yoga Retreats"

    "We are delighted to say that the feedback we received for our weekend retreat at Paddington Farm was overwhelmingly positive! However this was a new venue for us on a cold November weekend and unfortunately some of the rooms weren't as warm as we would have liked. If we do return there it will be in the warmer summer months next time. "

    " As the same level of hard work goes into preparation of our schedules, hosting and catering for every retreat, (for which we always receive excellent feedback) the only way we can offer these very popular budget retreats is by going to more basic venues and we endeavour to manage expectations beforehand with our listings descriptions and photos. "

    "As well as our cheaper retreats we also offer retreats in more luxurious venues, which we hope enables us to cater for a range of budgets and tastes. We look forward to welcoming Dorothy on one of our more luxurious retreats where we are able to guarantee heat, comfort and stylish accommodation."

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  • Review by Kath
    10 out of 10

    "I loved it, it was a great day of yoga, good company and lovely refreshments. It was a really interesting theme and you had clearly done lots of preparation to help make the Koshas accessible to us. I always enjoy learning some yoga philosophy and tying it into the asana, pranayama and meditation. I thought the venue was perfect. So quiet, with good facilities and appropriate space for us to practice. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing day (I slept so deeply that night!)."

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  • Review by Carla

    "Thanks so much for organizing such a wonderful day retreat. Both the yoga and the food were amazing. It was a lot of work, as I haven’t really attended a class for about six months, but I loved that it was a one-day retreat and meant I didn’t have to make plans beyond the weekend to get there. The whole day was very well thought out and I benefited from it enormously, in many ways."

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  • Review by Kathy Ager

    "I loved it, it was a great day of yoga, good company and lovely refreshments. It was a really interesting theme and you had clearly done lots of preparation to help make the Koshas accessible to us. I always enjoy learning some yoga philosophy and tying it into the asana, pranayama and meditation. I thought the venue was perfect. So quiet, with good facilities and appropriate space for us to practice. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing day (I slept so deeply that night!)"

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  • Review by Mtzi

    "Fantastic Yoga Detox weekend in January. Every day packed with practice, meditation, relaxation and creative activities (but no pressure to join in if we just wanted to relax in front of the fire!). The food was sooooo good. Elise and Becky really give attention to detail, which shows in the smooth, relaxed delivery."

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