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8 Day Yoga and Fitness Wellness Retreat in Vejer de la Frontera

Vivir by V..., Calle Rosario, 9, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

Spain Wellness Retreat

Experience an extraordinary health and wellness retreat and transform your life through fitness, nutrition, and restorative treatments. During this retreat, you will have healthy food, hiking, body toning, yoga, and massages. Vivir by V... welcomes guests to embark on a seven-night journey of physical well-being and inner peace. Prepare to be nurtured, inspired, and invigorated at this remarkable retreat.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Have fitness and toning sessions daily
  • Enjoy daily guided hikes and daily massage
  • 3 daily organic vegetarian and/or pescatarian meals
  • Roundtrip airport transfers are included
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


8 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 18 participants
Airport transfer included: Jerez Airport
Airport transfer included: Seville Airport
Airport transfer included: Gibraltar International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Terrace

History is expertly blended with modern comforts

The Vivir program is centered at the V… Retreat, a beautifully restored 17th-century manor house and located in the charmingly quaint village of Vejer de la Frontera, the southernmost "Pueblo Blanco" in Spain. Shrouded in a serene and soothing atmosphere, this unique wellness retreat inspires total relaxation and tranquility.

Unparalleled views

The V… rooftop terrace has a panoramic 360-degree view, making it the perfect place to meditate, practice yoga and soak in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean and distant Moroccan coastline. The mystical and magical ambiance of Andalusia provides an incomparable setting for nurturing and empowering your mind, body, and soul.

relaxation and restorative sleep await

V… offers 13 comfortably appointed guest retreats where comfort, warmth, and simplicity blend together meticulously to create cozy tranquil havens. Retreats are furnished with extra-large beds with crisp linens, antique Portuguese furniture from the Goan jungle, floor heating, air-conditioning, and contemporary open plan bathrooms with showers and/or bathtubs.

Is car parking available?

Should you choose to arrive with your own vehicle, you can park at the edge of town in the free car park lot located at “Avenida Los Remedios”, next to the tourist office. Upon parking, simply call the hotel and arrangements will be made for a taxi to pick you and deliver you to V… Retreat Center.

Program

HIKING: Discover natural beauty

The Vivir wellness program offers daily guided hiking excursions through the magnificent and varied Andalusian countryside. What better way to recharge your physical and mental health than by connecting with nature? Balance your heart, soul, and spirit while experiencing views of Africa and Cape Trafalgar, breathing in the aromas of pine forests, or listening to the sounds of waves breaking on the Andalusian cliffs.

The Andalusian countryside

The striking natural beauty and majestic terrain of Andalusia are prime for exploration. A variety of hiking tours are designed specifically to promote physical well-being and inspire, nurture, and renew the soul. Guests will discover many memorable hiking tours set within the incredible Andalusian countryside and along the Atlantic coastline.

The tours

Each Tour has been carefully planned to give you a unique experience of Andalusia

  • La Breña Tour: Breathtaking views of Africa (Duration: 4 Hours)

Hike in the Natural Park of La Breña, taking in the views of Africa and Cape Trafalgar. Learn about Mediterranean aromatic plants in the La Brena Natural Park and finally, enjoy the scent of the sea breeze while relaxing with your feet in the sand at El Palmar Beach.

  • Los Alcornocales: Explore the Cork Oak Forest (Duration: 4 Hours)

On this hiking tour (Sendero del Buda) in the Los Alcornocales Natural Park, you will pass through a diversity of landscapes including hiking through a forest of cork trees. As well, you will be able to take in unbelievable views of Tarifa and the Jebel Musa mountain in Morocco.

  • Bolonia Beach: Discover the "Ancient Ruins" (Duration: 4 Hours)

Start on Bolonia beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Enjoy hiking a trail with the best views of the Cadiz coast between Zahara de Los Atunes and Bolonia. Climb up to one of the highest shifting dunes in Europe to take in the views, relax, and breathe in the sea air. Afterward, explore the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia.

BODY TONING: Increase muscle tone, flexibility, and strengthen your core

The key to a balanced wellness lifestyle is to add stretching and muscle contouring along with cardio/aerobic exercise. Daily afternoon stretching and muscle toning sessions work in perfect harmony with the cardio benefIts from morning hikes. Toning your body doesn’t just improve your overall appearance but can help your posture, improve strength and energy, give you more confidence, and can even help prevent certain diseases.

A more enjoyable lifestyle

With a healthier and well-toned body, you’ll be able to enjoy more experiences. Increased stamina results in the ability to participate in physical activities that lead to a more enjoyable lifestyle. Whether you feel overworked, overweight, or just need some time to unplug and focus on your well-being, at Vivir, the goal is to guide and motivate you towards regaining control of your health

YOGA: Reduce your stress level

Guests will be guided through morning and afternoon yoga/meditation sessions by the expert yoga instructor whose knowledge, experience, and techniques will help guests focus on their energy centers, helping them feel more balanced physically, energetically, and emotionally.

  • Vinyasa - Slow flow yoga

Slow flow yoga or Vinyasa is a dynamic form of yoga with a slow rhythm, combining movements with controlled respiration. By synchronizing body movement with conscious breathing, stress levels are dramatically decreased. Other benefits include releasing emotional blocks in order to increase mental clarity and open up personal awareness. Slow flow yoga is recommended for guests of all levels, regardless of age and physical condition.

Yoga sessions

The yoga sessions are meticulously planned to ensure your complete relaxation and inner well-being.

Morning session: 20 minutes each day

  • Meditation for five minutes: Includes a guided meditation before the physical practice in order to feel more balanced and focused for the rest of the day. This relaxation exercise is vital for connecting with inner peace in order to properly relax, therefore, balancing body and mind in a more complete way.
  • Yoga stretching for 15 minutes: A sequence of yoga exercises and poses designed to prepare and awaken the body.

Afternoon session: 45 minutes each day

  • Arrival relaxation for five minutes: Same as the morning guided meditation.
  • Yoga poses for 30 minutes: A series of asanas (yoga poses)
  • Final relaxation/Guided meditation for 10 minutes: This is the time for guests to integrate all the benefits of their daily activities and where they will embrace and connect with their full potential. They will be guided to listen to their inner self by releasing emotional blocks, thus opening up to an expanded awareness of themselves and the world around them.

Sample daily schedule

Morning program

  • 06:00 Soothing wake-up to the sounds of nature
  • 06:45 - 07:00 Morning yoga stretch and light meditation on the rooftop terrace
  • 07:00 Breakfast in the 17th-century courtyard patio
  • 08:00 - 12:30 Hiking tours through the Andalusian countryside and Atlantic coastline (varies daily)
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Picnic lunch safari-style surrounded by Andalusian nature

Afternoon program

  • 14:00 Return to Vivir Retreat Center and freshen up
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Low impact strength conditioning and body toning
  • 16:30 - 17:15 Restorative yoga and meditation
  • 17:30 - 18:15 Soothing massages
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Free time. Guests may enjoy walking through the village of Vejer de la Frontera or reading on the rooftop terrace or relaxing with a freshly made fruit and/or vegetable cocktail
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Organic gourmet vegetarian or pescatarian dinner in the Vivir Retreat Center communal dining area
  • 22:30 Buenas Noches!

Are there fitness requirements for participating in the program?

Vivir requires that you are able to walk up four flights of stairs without stopping and feel comfortable hiking three to four hours daily to participate in the program. A signed release form is necessary before the start of the program.

Location

VIVIR is a destination wellness retreat situated in the charming whitewashed village of Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Set atop the highest point of the historic village, the VIVIR rooftop terrace offers stunning panoramic views of the Andalusian countryside and the Atlantic Ocean. VIVIR is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and endless spiritual healing.

Food

All of the dishes are carefully planned to take advantage of local seasonal food. Organic pescatarian or vegetarian dishes are prepared by their own gourmet chef.

The organic garden

Vivir promises to serve only the freshest produce, free of pesticides and other chemicals. The fresh vegetables are grown at the “Viviendo en el Campo” garden which is a local project of ecological and certified organic agriculture. Located within a 20-minute walk from Vejer, the garden is situated on a hillside well protected from the east wind (Levante) that can create strong winds throughout the coastal villages of cádiz. An interesting aspect of “Viviendo en el Campo” is the recovery of missing native seed cultures indigenous to the area.

The gourmet chef

All the meals in the program are created and prepared by the gourmet chef, Alberto, who brings his own masterful and creative touches to each of the healthy dishes offered to Vivir guests. As the owner of a successful restaurant in Vejer, Alberto is very familiar with organic locally sourced cuisine.

His expertise is often shared at culinary conferences, where he offers presentations regarding the relationship between the environment and food sources. He has collaborated on projects with top-level regional chefs and hoteliers, as well as having several recommendations in the Michelin guide.

Natural flavors fresh from the garden

At Vivir, guests enjoy seasonal menus centered around healthy, delicious, and inspired dishes. The culinary approach is to use only organic garden fresh, high-quality ingredients, infusing them with natural flavors. All fruits and vegetables are sourced from small local organic producers. All fish are raised and harvested from a local saltwater estuary under a world-acclaimed sustainable and organic fishing program.

Fresh air and fresh food

At the conclusion of the daily hiking tours, guests will be met by Vivir team members at a designated location with an elegant picnic spread consisting of a healthy and delicious organic luncheon. The lunch is casual and elegantly rustic, surrounded by nature and the beauty of Andalusia.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Massages: Absorb the peaceful energy

Discover soothing massages inspired by ancient Ayurveda techniques to help tune out the busy world and welcome inner tranquility. Vivir offers daily massages so guests can absorb the peaceful energy of this special place and feel rested, rejuvenated, and centered. For an exceptional experience, guests may enjoy massages in the ambiance of the V… spa retreat, located in the ancient aljibe (well), accessible down a glass spiral staircase. Massages are also available in the privacy of the individual guest retreats.

Enhance overall physical well-being

The benefits of therapeutic massage are to free the body from existing tensions and physical restrictions using a variety of holistic methods and techniques. The services will be adapted to each individual person according to age, physical condition, and clinical history.

Treatments

Enjoy daily soothing massages tailored to individual needs

  • Relaxing (Estimated time: 45 minutes)

Manual therapy designed to reduce stress, fatigue, and improve circulation, thus achieving a mental state of complete relaxation. This is especially beneficial after a full day of physical exertion.

  • Deep tissue (Estimated time: 45 minutes)

Manual therapy that focuses on deeper structures of the muscular tissue with the intention of releasing muscular tensions or knots. It focuses on specific areas of the body that need to be treated.

  • Ayurvedic (Estimated time: 45 minutes)

An ancient technique originating from India, this massage is a complete body massage from head to feet using warm soothing oils. Tension and aches melt away as the body’s natural organic balance is restored.

What's included

  • Daily guided hikes
  • Daily fitness and toning sessions
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Daily massage
  • 7 nights private accommodations (single or double) with private bath
  • 3 meals a day (Organic vegetarian and/or pescatarian)
  • Laundry services
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Malaga Airport transfers
  • Additional activties

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Roundtrip transfers are included at the airports of Jerez de la Frontera (approximately 45 minutes), Gibraltar (approximately 45 minutes), and Seville (approximately 1.5 hours). From the Malaga Airport (approximately 2.5 hours), transport service is not included but available, charges will be applied.

Airport: Jerez Airport Airport transfer included: Jerez Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Seville Airport Airport transfer included: Seville Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Gibraltar International Airport Airport transfer included: Gibraltar International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 2 days before arrival.
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