You will spend the week re-connecting, contemplating, and growing during your classes led by the experienced teachers. All of your senses will be delighted as you practice in the warmth of the Spanish sun, enveloped in the sweet aroma of the orange and lemons in the midst of the most stunning scenery - truly a week you will never forget!
Accommodation is provided in beautifully furnished 5-metre bell tents. Nestled amongst the lemon and orange groves, the bell tents are simple but sumptuous, with electricity and comfortable beds. Each tent can sleep up to three people. Crisp bed linen and pool towels are provided. There are solar hot and cold powered showers facilities. Internet access is available. There is a small shop on site for all those little essentials you might need.
Nestled into the side of a mountain, over-looking the tranquil valley, sits the stunning yoga platform. Each day is different at Rustic Retreats, with a varied program of workshops and talks, designed to stimulate your mind as well as your body. An optional workshop is offered every day. The workshops on offer this year include: Mandala making, yoga Nidra and deep relaxation, Thai yoga massage, scared matra chanting, chakra healing, mindfulness for all, laughter workshop, pranayama and acro yoga plus many more!
The retreats accommodate all levels, and beginners are very welcome. Lessons will be delivered by experienced teachers who will guide you through a challenging and Restorative yoga practice, where the focus is on the spiritual, healing, and meditative qualities of yoga. Styles of yoga to be taught in 2016 include Hatha, Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Hatha flow, Restorative, Animal yoga, Yin yoga, Scaravelli, Bikram, Yoga Nidra and Kundalini.
Take a hike over the mountains to Aledo on market day
Tour of Bagend
Trip to Totana
Rustic Retreats run beautifully yoga retreats in the Sierra Espuna mountain range in Southern Spain. A stunning estate, totally off-grid, with zero light pollution, solar power, and fresh spring water. The unique yoga platform sits nestled into the side of the mountain, with breath taking views across the tranquil valley.
Stimulate all your senses whilst you absorb the bright colors, beautiful textures, tantalizing flavors, and sublime aromas of the fresh food served at Rustic Retreats. The chef will create a myriad of fresh, healthy vegetarian meals to tantalize your pallet, all using the ripest, freshest, seasonal ingredients that are locally produced either from their very own organic garden and vegetable patch or from the local market and farmers.
Varieties of fruit are growing freely on the site such as lemons, oranges, almonds, pomegranate, and carob to name but a few. All vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared by a trained chef in the outdoor kitchen and are served 'al fresco' whenever possible. All meals are included in the price. The meals have been so popular with the clients that they are looking at producing a recipe book for next season.
Play plenty of board games
Relax or read books on the hammocks, shaded terrace, and sun loungers
Take a dip in the swimming pool
Use the outdoor shower block to literally shower under the stars
Take a hike in the surrounding mountains
Contemplate life in the beautiful wooden meditation cabin
Fly into to Alicante, then it's a 2-hour train journey (6 EUR) through the beautiful Spanish countryside down to Totana station where Rustic Retreats will collect you.