7 Days Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation & Walking In Spain

Spain Yoga and Mindful Walking Retreat

Join Spanish Yoga Retreat in this retreat to improve your physical and mental fitness! During this retreat, you will experience stillness in movement with yoga and mindful walking. Let go of stress as you become immersed in the richness of the present moment. Walking is a great way for you to practice mindfulness meditation and experience Extremadura's cultural and pristine natural beauty and you will improve your physical stamina and mental clarity for greater productivity and creativity.

Meet the instructors

Manuel
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Highlights

  • Daily two-and-a-half hour yoga classes.
  • Daily guided mindfulness: mindful walking on days 1,3, and 5; sitting mindfulness on days 2 & 4: topics include mindfulness of body, breath and thoughts/emotions
  • Daily vegetarian lunch and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer available:
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (US$81 per person)
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Accommodation

Posada El Baciyelmo

The Posada is a 16th-century building stylishly and exquisitely decorated in a contemporary style. The studios have en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, terrace, underfloor heating and air conditioning, a television, and Wi-Fi. There is a library, a garden with a pool (and a lemon tree), and on-site parking. This is an intimate family-run place. The very friendly staff speaks fluent English, Dutch, and Portuguese as well as Spanish. Situated in the town center, it is just a five-minute walk from the yoga studio.

Hostal Hueso

This hostel is a good choice if you are looking for affordable single-occupancy and are happy to use the local public facilities. There are two pools (open June - September). The Hostal offers clean, simple, and attractive rooms with en-suite bathrooms, central heating and air conditioning, and a television. All have windows, some have balconies. The Hostal is situated in the town center within a five-minute walk from the yoga studio.

Program

During this retreat, yoga and mindful walking will become a great way to practice mindfulness meditation and experience Extremadura's pristine beauty. You will get guided instruction on how to keep your focus and remain present and alert to fully enjoy your experience. If you find sitting meditation challenging, walking is a great option for you. You will start the day with a soothing and invigorating yoga class. After lunch, you'll get some free time to relax and explore. The afternoon class alternates every other day between mindful guided walking and sitting meditations. After supper we enjoy a nightcap in Trujillo's town square, reputedly Spain's most theatrical, then retire at your leisure.

Instructors

Manuel Ponce
Manuel started teaching integral yoga in 1980 in the London Sivananda Ashram where he was resident until 1985. He studied full-time at the British School Of Osteopathy, underwent further yoga-teacher-training with Sunra Yoga and most recently has qualified in medical acupuncture. He is a member of the General Osteopathic council and currently practices and teaches in South and East London as well as Trujillo in Spain.

Location

This retreat will take place in Trujillo, Extremadura in Spain. The city of Trujillo in central Extremadura houses a population of only 9,800 inhabitants, yet its size belies its cultural and historic heritage. Set on a high granite tor in wild, mountain-ringed country, the city sits in splendid isolation. Its 9th-century Moorish castle gives way to a labyrinth of shady streets and open squares housing the rich architectural heritage of nobility, merchants, and conquistadors, built for pleasure and good living as much as ostentation of power during Trujillo's long and colorful history. Today it's a place of beauty and tranquility. A place for relaxation and healing. Whether your preference is for activity or letting go and relaxing, for town or country, Trujillo has it all.

Nearby places

  • Posada El Baciyelmo - 5 minute walk
  • Hostal Hueso - 5 minute walk

Features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

During this retreat, you will enjoy a daily lunch and dinner. Spanish Yoga Retreat prepares freshly cooked vegetarian meals which by default include eggs, cheese, and other dairy products and nuts. Special diet requests, including vegan meals, are available upon request. Spanish Yoga Retreat also has a strong preference for locally grown organic produce and will buy directly from the grower when the option is available.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Time to explore historic Trujillo and beyond into Extremadura's pristine countryside
  • Swim and sunbathe in the summer months
  • Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching: Trujillo is on the edge of the Monfrague Biosphere reserve, a birdwatcher's paradise
  • Spa treatments include a range of massage options, structural and cranio-sacral osteopathy and acupuncture

Spa treatments

You could enjoy these treatments at additional costs:

  • structural osteopathy
  • cranio-sacral osteopathy
  • acupuncture
  • therapeutic massage

What's included

  • Inbound and outbound airport transfer
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Dinner on arrival
  • 2 daily meals
  • 5 yoga classes
  • 3 guided afternoon walks and 2 guided sitting mindfulness meditation classes
  • Brunch on departure

What's not included

  • Travel costs
  • Travel Insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Madrid

  • Trujillo is off the A5 trunk road connecting Madrid to Lisbon, 189 kilometers from Madrid.
  • From the airport follow the signs to the circular M40 traveling south-west (counter clockwise).
  • You will eventually see signs for the Avenida de Extremadura / A5 to Badajoz.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) in time for the 4 pm inbound airport transfer. The rendezvous is at Barajas terminal 4 arrivals meeting-point between 4:30 pm and 5 pm.

Spanish Yoga Retreat is able to arrange for an inbound-only transfer from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) to Trujillo by private car for 70 EUR per person. They can only provide this service for a minimum of 3 participants. The distance is 256 kilometers and takes about 2 hours.

The usual mode of travel is to take a taxi (30 EUR fixed price) or travel by metro from the airport to Estación Sur De Autobuses where there are numerous daily direct coaches to Trujillo, including non-stop services. Tickets are bookable in advance online where there are Spanish and English speaking options.

Arrival by bus

The easiest way of getting to the retreat center is by first-class express coach run by Avanza Bus (autoRes) from Estacin De Autobuses Sur (Metro: Mendez lvaro). If you need to get to the retreat center by yourself follow the signs to Plaza Mayor. Spanish Yoga Retreat will meet you on arrival, escort you to your accommodation, and assist with your check-in as necessary

Airport: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Airport transfer available: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (US$81 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 22% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday November 11, 2018
Departure: Saturday November 17, 2018

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