6 Days Nature and Hiking Spain Yoga Holiday

Yoga Retreat Andalucia

Give yourself the gift of well being in a nature and hiking yoga retreat in Andalucia, Southern Spain, where the Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema rises from quiet rural byways like an apparition, and the natural world takes over. Practice a variety of yoga styles with different instructors immersed in the peace of nature. Enjoy fresh vegetarian meals cooked for you daily. If you are looking for a mountain and yoga vacation, this is the place for you.

Meet the instructors

Patricia
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Highlights

  • 2 yoga workshops
  • 4 yoga classes daily
  • Hiking tour to the big Dolmen or the White Village balcony
  • Visit to Andalusian White Villages and local historic sites
  • Hiking tour to Zahara de la Sierra famous castle
  • 3 delicious healthy meals daily
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English
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Accommodation

The estate is four kilometers from El Gastor town, known as the balcony of the white villages of Cadiz, due to its altitude. The property is 250,000 square meters of land protected by automated security gates. There are five clusters of small apartments or country homes that are separated from each other by large distances to ensure privacy.

The apartments are equipped with firewood chimneys, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens with microwave, conventional oven, ceramic hob, refrigerator, washing machine, and LED television. Each apartment has its own private pool with incredible views of the mountains.

Program

  • 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Energizing yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Gentle yoga class
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Free time, hiking tour or workshop
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch or hiking picnic
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Free time, hiking tour or workshop
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Energizing yoga class
  • 19:15 - 20:15 Yin yoga or Restorative yoga class
  • 20:30 Dinner

At arrival on Sunday, you will be picked up at 15:30 from Ronda train station. You will depart on Friday at 12:00.

Included excursions

  • Hiking tour to the big Dolmen or the White Village balcony
  • Hiking tour to Zahara de la Sierra famous castle
  • Visit Andalusian White Villages

Instructors

Patricia Villegas
Patricia Villegas is the co-founder and head yoga instructor. She is Spanish, vegetarian, yoga lover, and psychologist specialized in Sivananda Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (Mysore) and Saraswati's student, the daughter of Pattabhi Jois. Through her professional website, she mixes eastern yoga practices and western psychology around the world.

Location

Andalusia is a land of contrasts. It has the mountains with the most precipitation in Spain, the Sierra of Grazalema in Cadiz, and the only desert in Europe, the Tabernas desert in Almeria, where the least amount of rain is recorded. For this retreat, you will be staying in the middle of the mountains, in fully equipped and charming rural homes.

The surrounding areas include El Gastor, the entrance to the Grazalema forest and named by BBC Travel the best place to hike in Andalusia.

Nearby places

  • El Gastor, 4 kilometers
  • Jerez Arport (XRY) - 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Sevilla Airport (SVQ) - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Malaga Airport (AGP) - 1 hour 50 minutes

Features

General

  • Yoga shala

Food

Three daily delicious vegetarian or vegan organic meals per day are included. On the days dedicated to personal excursions and free time, snack-style dinners will be provided. Dinner is included on Sunday and on Saturday, breakfast and lunch are included. Special diets, food allergies, and intolerance can be catered to.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Biking, horseback riding, and adventure sports

For those who prefer bike riding, the Va Verde de la Sierra is one of the best trails in Europe, where you can enjoy some of the best bird sight-seeing on the continent. You can also enjoy beautiful horseback riding trails. If you are a real adventurer, you can join in mountain climbing, canyoning, rappelling, kayaking, aero-delta, and other expeditions.

Hiking in Garganta Verde

If you are an experienced hiker and you want to delve into one of the most amazing routes of the Grazalema nature reserve, Garganta Verde is the best choice. You will submerge yourself in a deep canyon full of stalagmites and stalactites that form a beautiful kaleidoscope of lights and shadows.

Other hiking trails

The outskirts of El Gastor have various hiking trails suitable for beginners and to the most advanced levels. You can choose from hiking trails that last a few hours to all-day trails.

Optional tours

You can book hiking tours, horseback riding excursions, canoeing, and other adventure sports directly at the hotel at your own expense.

Spa treatments

You can indulge in any kind of relaxing massage, including Shiatsu and Thai.

What's included

  • 2 hours of meditation and relaxation
  • 2 yoga workshops
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 4 Vinyasa yoga classes
  • 5 Hatha yoga classes with pranayama
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Hiking tours
  • Pick-up from Ronda train station

What's not included

  • Excursions and tours
  • Flights
  • Transfer to / from airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cadiz-Jerez Airport (XRY). Airport transfers are available upon request.

Arrival by train

Pick up at 15:30 from Ronda train station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 36.3% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Special discount

15% discounts are available for bookings done 5 months prior to the retreat, 10% discount for bookings done 3 months in advance, and 50 EUR discount for each friend.

 

Availability
Low season
  • February 21 - 27, 2016
  • March 27 - April 2, 2016
  • April 24 - 30, 2016
  • June 19 - 25, 2016
  • October 30 - November 5, 2016

 

High season
  • August 14 - 20, 2016
  • September 4 - 10, 2016
    Friday April 26, 2019
    (6 days / 5 nights)

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