7 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Spain

  • Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, El Burgo, Málaga province, Spain

Overview

All Inclusive Meditation and Yoga Retreat Spain

Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin yoga and meditation in the middle of a scenic natural park while staying at a charming and homely Spanish house. Groups are small with a maximum of 8 participants per week to guarantee optimal personal attention. Classes will be adjusted according to everyone's personal skill level. Besides the yoga and meditation classes, interesting and engaging theory classes and workshops are on offer to clarify and deepen your knowledge and understanding about yoga, personal growth and spirituality.

Highlights

  • Meditation sessions daily
  • Theory classes and workshops
  • Daily Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga
  • Full-board healthy vegetarian meals
  • Free pick-up from El Burgo
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, English

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You will stay in a typical Spanish house surrounded by beautiful nature. From the doorstep you can enter many hiking trails through the park, or just walk around over the private estate. The large swimming pool filled with fresh mountain water is a favorite place to relax during the warm summer days. The house offers three different types of accommodation in a single, twin or quadruple room. It has a large living room with a cozy fire place, a large dining table and a diverse library with books about yoga, spirituality, anatomy, dreaming, mindfulness and many other topics. There are two shared bathrooms, both with a comfortable bath tub and shower. The open kitchen is the place where you can find lots of healthy vegetables and fruits, which you are free to take whenever you want. On the second floor is the yoga and meditation room, where you will do your practice most of the time. The adjacent balcony offers a magnificent view over the surrounding 'Jurassic Park' mountains.

Style of yoga and meditation

The retreat includes two yoga classes daily: one dynamic (yang) class and one gentle (yin) class. No prior experience with yoga is necessary to follow the classes, as postures will be adjusted both for beginners as more advanced practicioners. The dynamic classes are based on the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. This invigorating morning class is physically challenging, yet has a meditative character. Through different variations of the postures, everybody can practice at their own level. Pranayama, or breathing exercises, are incorporated in the classes.

In the afternoon you will practice gentle Hatha or Yin yoga. In these classes, more passive postures are held for a longer period of time to create a meditative state, promote deeper relaxation and to target the yin structures of the body.

The daily meditation sessions will cultivate awareness of your present experience. By sitting in stillness, you become more aware of our thoughts, feelings, energies, and physical sensations. During the course of the week you will integrate this awareness into the more active parts of your practice and daily life, creating a more centered and balanced state of being. The yoga and meditation classes are supported by a variety of interesting theory classes and workshops. No one week is the same, as topics always vary according to the specific interests of the group.

The homely and personal setting of this retreat makes it unique. Most participants come alone, but being in a small yet diverse group makes it easy to get to know and connect with the other participants. It is the optimal setting to focus on your personal growth, while relaxing in nature's beauty and tranquility. Also, if you come for introspection and quiet time for yourself, this is highly respected.

- Typical daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival
  • Dinner

Day 2 to 6

  • 07:00 Wake up
  • 07:30 Meditation / pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • 08:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Workshop or theory class
  • 13:00 Lunch preparation (will be done together in shifts)
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Yin / Hatha yoga
  • 17:30 Preparation of dinner
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Meditation / noble silence

Day 7 *Departure

The retreat house is located at a unique and peaceful spot in the middle of the Sierra de las Nieves national park in sunny southern Spain, a little more than an hour from Málaga airport. The typical Spanish house is surrounded by beautiful green forests and on the land is a natural brook with pure mountain water, which directly flows into the refreshing swimming pool. Here you can breathe fresh air while listening to a silent concert of birds, water and the wind through the trees.

Nearby places

  • Ronda - 30 minutes
  • Malaga - 1 1/2 hour
  • Mediterranean Sea - 1 hour
Activities
  • Activities
  • Swimming pool
  • Hiking
  • Relaxing
General
  • Peaceful natural environment
  • Alcohol, drug and smoke-free property
  • Library for unlimited reading
Services
  • Massages
  • Yoga posture feedback
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner (the meals prepared together in shifts)
  • Fresh fruits
  • Tea, water

The following meals are included:

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

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Fruitarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Hike through the gorgeous national park
  • Dip in the swimming pool or the brook near the house
  • Relax, read, or meditate with pure silence
  • See the stunning views
  • Horse riding (can be arranged)

You can book optional wellness massages on the venue for an additional fee.

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga sessions
  • Full board vegetarian meals
  • Meditation sessions daily
  • Pick-up from El Burgo
  • Fresh fruits, water, and tea
  • Theory classes and workshops
  • Optional wellness massages
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Travel costs to Malaga and El Burgo

Arrival by airplane

From Malaga international airport, it only takes a little more than an hour to reach our retreat location. If you would like to be picked up from Malaga (airport), the organizer can provide a pick-up service. Pick up and drop off are 50 EUR per trip and per person. Please let them know if you are interested in this service, as they will have to coordinate the driving time with the pick-up times from the bus station of the other participants.

Arrival by bus

From Malaga bus station you can take a bus directly to El Burgo (see bus schedule), where the organizer will pick you up by car.

Bus schedule from Mlaga to El Burgo

Monday to Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:45
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • 17:00 - 18:30

Sundays

  • 08:00 - 09:45
  • 20:00 - 21:30

Festive days

  • 08:00 - 09:45
  • 17:00 - 18:30

Bus schedule from El Burgo to Mlaga

Monday to Saturday

  • 07:00 - 08:50
  • 08:45 - 10:15
  • 16:15 - 17:50

Sundays

  • 16:15 - 17:50
  • 18:00 - 19:50

Festive days

  • 07:00 - 08:50
  • 16:15 - 17:50

For the most recent bus schedule, please check the website of the bus company: http://en.grupopacopepe.com/schedules-routes.php

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

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    Review by Elise Gozin from Belgium

    Thos retreat was a kickstart to my own practices

    PROS Pros: The passion, care and knowledge of Alexander and Serieke touched me. The yang yoga in the morning, the yin in the evening and the meditation, together with the theory discussions, really made an impact on me, my practice and my personal journey. Combine that with the stunning surroundings made this retreat absolutely worthwile!

    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
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    Review by Anna Björklund from Sweden
    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-May-13 07:34:46

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    Review by Suzanne Zaaijer from Netherlands
    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    7.5 Location
    10 Quality of activity
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    2017-May-13 06:17:15

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    Review by Francisco Varvaró from Spain

    Maravillosa experiencia!

    PROS Pros: El trato de los anfitriones fue maravilloso! La Localización mágica! Y el yoga y meditación de gran fuerza!!!

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-29 11:12:31

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    Review by Caroline Spoorenberg from Netherlands
    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-28 15:47:31

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    Review by Beatrice Isenschmid from Switzerland
    10 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-28 08:52:08

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    Review by Elvi Navalmoral from Spain

    Gran semana de yoga y meditación

    PROS Pros: La ubicación del sitio lo hace único y especial. Tiempo para pensar leer, 2 practicas diarias de yoga y alimentación muy saludable. El ambiente del grupo, inmejorable.

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-16 06:47:59

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    Review by Madeleine Scarles from Spain
    7.5 Value for money
    7.5 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-15 06:18:17

  • Review by Gabriel Hofer from Poland

    "I'm glad I decided to join this short retreat during the holidays. It helped me train my body and soul, as well as regenerate and relax after a year of hard work. The yoga classes were great, the food was nourishing and the environment - beautiful. The theoretical lessons, however, were way too complicated to understand for a novice and the meditation sessions also were tough for a beginner (thankfully I have practiced before, but it was difficult nonetheless). Anyway, all the other parts of the retreat more than make up for those problems and I am very happy to have traveled such a long distance to meet all these cool people. Thank you, Alexander and Serieke, and I wish you all the best in the present and in the future!"

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  • Review by Nichapat from Thailand

    "For those who are looking for a yoga retreat in Europe, I would highly recommend this place. Both instructors are very efficient, nice and cool people. Their instructions in yoga and meditation are very clear and easy to follow. Moreover, I found that the property is one of the best places to learn yoga and meditation. In the midst of serene nature, it's ideal for those who want to spend a quiet time with themselves or with good company."

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  • Review by Laura Stelke from Europe

    "The retreat was absolutely amazing! Serieke and Alexander are true Ashtanga/yoga ambassadors and have a fantastic and very wide knowledge. Both are so positive and calming at the same time. These five days in Spain really made a huge positive impacted in my life. We had morning Ashtanga classes, followed by very interesting led and presented workshops, then lunch with free time, yoga again, dinner and ending with a nice meditation. Preparing the food together really made us participants become a little family within this one week we spend there. I truly want to thank both of them for making my stay unique and unforgettable."

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  • Review by DLC from Alfarnatejo, Spain

    "The intensive Yoga and Vipassana Retreat, led by Serieke and Alexander was outstanding. The daily yoga, ashtanga in the morning and hatha in the evenings was just what I needed. Taking time to slow down and meditate each day brought more benefits to the practices of the retreat. Sharing wholesome yummy food and conversation with the others - all very nice people - made it a memorable week. I'd sign up for another retreat with them in the future."

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  • Review by Julie from Nottingham, England

    "I thoroughly enjoyed this Yoga retreat I loved the location along with the Yoga I preferred the Hatha to the Ashtanga but both worked well. Also the food was much enjoyed."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Maurus Thurneysen from Switzerland

    "The location is beatiful, situated in a serene landscape. The hosts Serieke and Alexander were competent and created a warm atmosphere. This place is highly recommendable."

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  • Review by Cynthia from Stockholm, Sweden

    "This retreat was balm for my soul and besides that, I learned a lot about myself. Yoga Retreat Spain provides a place for inspiration, creativity and self-reflection that means and will mean a lot for everybody attending this retreat since there is not much time and space left for these things in all-day life anymore. With them I had the long desired - and so far missed - time to explore my state of mind, my intentions for life and to collect myself again. What they do for people with that retreat is something incredibly meaningful and I really aspire to share these experiences I had here with many people by also being a yoga teacher one day. You live my dream! :)"

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  • Review by Jennifer from London, United Kingdom

    "This is the third time I have been on this yoga and meditation week. I have felt the time immensely relaxing and peaceful as well as giving me space to think. The workshops were very informative and interesting. I especially enjoyed the noble silence periods as it gave me time to reflect. I feel I will do the retreat again in the future as it has a real benefit on me and how I look at my life."

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  • Review by Vanessa from France

    "This retreat was wonderful. I really loved the yoga classes and the meditation with your gentle advices. These few days have gone too fast. Thanks for your kindness and wisdom. I don't have enough words in english to say how great this retreat was."

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  • Review by Jamy from England

    "What a week! The yoga lessons were an absolutely delightful experience, every day. I am truly inspired to continue with my practice. The theory classes were so interesting, on a down to earth, fundamental level; impossible not to understand the logic behind the ideas and practices. "

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  • Review by Sheena from England

    "What an amazing, relaxing, inspiring and interesting week. Thank you both for making me feel calm and ready to take on some new and exciting challenges. This will for sure not have been the last time our ways have crossed :)."

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  • Review by Anja from Denmark

    "I am so glad that I got to meet you during my first yoga retreat. You have a really warm home and that is because of your very warm and welcoming souls. In many ways you have inspired me this week - both by learning from you during classes but mostly from your beings. I return home with a very special bag full of calmness, new wisdom - but mostly love. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Fai from Denmark

    "Thank you for helping me to get back a forgotten side of me and remind me of the joys of real, pure yoga. The morning walk was magical and the breakfast inspiring. The relaxed calmness of this spot in beautiful surroundings was just what I needed."

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  • Review by Rianne from Netherlands

    "I am so thankful for everything I experienced during this week. Doing yoga for the first time, so intense, really opened my eyes. It inspired me: the calmness, the spiritual aspects, the breathing exercises, the bandha's. Wow! Finally something where I can really move on with. Thank you for your wisdom and energy!"

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  • Review by Nadine from Spain

    "Thank you for a great week! Between yoga led by superb teachers and beautiful walks we had super interesting talks about the most interesting topics. I would love to come back!"

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  • Review by Adriana from USA

    "Thank you so much for a wonderful week full of Ashtanga, theory classes, lots of meditation, good food and great conversation! Thanks for opening your home to all of us. It is an absolutely perfect place to relax, meditate and practice, especially when it's sunny out!"

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  • Review by Val from Sweden

    "First of all: Thank you! For everything you have been so welcoming, kind and funny. I have been enjoying every single second of the yoga and meditation classes. Good luck with all your future plans and keep on doing your thing!"

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  • Review by Andrew from United Kingdom

    "Wow! What a beautiful place and what beautiful people you are! You handle it all with love. So much care and beautiful innocence within which lies true wisdom. I loved the approach to food - make your own breakfast, the organic stuff. Just a lovely balance of activities and free time. I did not anticipate that the theory sessions would be so significant, but they brought everything together. Lovely collective wisdom and a time for us all to be together. I hope to be back for more."

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  • Review by Katherine from Scotland

    "Thank you. I really felt at home here. You have created a very safe place here. Thank you for reminding me of a lot of truths that have got lost a bit. You have helped me develop my awareness and focus. I think one of the most effective examples you give is your own experience and your genuine excitement, it's very inspiring."

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yoga Retreat Spain is run by Alexander and Serieke. They offer yoga retreats at a beautiful place in the middle of nature.

Speaks English

Offers starting at --

7 days / 6 nights

FREE cancellation

The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

Departure:
Friday June 9, 2017
(7 days / 6 nights)

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