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Yoga Sutra Shala

Valencia, Spain

Yoga Sutra Shala aims to provide you with excellence at every level during your yoga retreat stay in terms of knowledge, nutrition, yoga, views and teaching.

Meditation Retreats 7

Speaks English

from US$485

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Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Speaks English

from US$485

Great

Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Great

Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Speaks English

from US$485

Great

Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Speaks English

from US$485

Great

Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Speaks English

from US$485

Great

Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Speaks English

from US$485

Great

Based on 66 reviews
from US$485
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Great

Based on 66 reviews

Instructors 2

Namit Kathoria

Namit has a strong family tradition of yoga and has studied yoga all over the world including in his native India. His background as a leading health professional allows him to apply and explain the health benefits of yoga scientifically and to a high level. Namit has yoga teaching qualifications from Rishikesh in India (the birthplace of yoga) and also from Dharamsala in the Himalayas in India (the current residence of His Royal Holiness the Dalai Lama). He has also spent time deepening his own practice in the Shala of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.

Maru Ortiz

Maru is a KPJAYI Authorised teacher. Her interest in Yoga started a very young age when she started studying Buddhism from her mother. In 2016 she received the blessings of her guru and was authorized to teach the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. She also adds warmth, friendliness, compassion and a positive energy that will make you grow, learn and develop your health further still as well as become more peaceful, more internalized and happier.

Reviews 66

  • Clarissa Pratt Great Britain

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything

    Mosquitoes

  • Pia Eggimann Switzerland

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I like the whole package this yoga retreat offered to me: The chanting (first time in my life), Pranayama, Learning about Yoga and Yoga Philosophy in general from Namit, the tasty and healthy food made by the chef, the awesome group I shared this retreat with and the relaxed atmosphere everywhere in the beautiful house and garden.

    I loved as well the cooking workshops and the hiking in the mountains.

    Honestly? There is not a lot to mention in this category, except the mosquitos which were quite annoying.

  • Lisa Riley Great Britain

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Loved the yoga, meditations and amazing food

  • Katrina Christopoulos Great Britain

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything is organised so you just have to focus on learning. Completely stress free environment with inspiring and knowledgeable instructors. The cook is also inspiring and the food was amazing. It was my first yoga retreat and was just a wonderful experience.

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    It's not often a holiday actually exceeds expectations but I can honestly say that Yoga Sutra Shala was perfect in every respect. I was nervous about going away on my own for the first time but I really shouldn't have worried at all. I could not have asked for a more welcoming, relaxing and beautiful environment and I left feeling renewed and very well cared for having had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people into the bargain. Thank you to Namit, Maru, Amparo, Johnny and all the lovely new friends I made for making this such a special experience.

  • Lesley Walker Netherlands

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I loved my group, the location, the whole concept of attention to body, mind and soul.

  • Anonymous

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Yoga wird toll angeleitet, ...Genuss im Meditationsgarten, beim Wandern, Kochen, Essen, ...

    Erholung pur, herzliche Kontakte untereinander, ich komme wieder. :)

  • Myriam Baer Israel

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    L attitude de Maru etait chaleureuse et respectueuse, il est tres professionel, et ses indications pendant les meditations excellentes

    Pour moi qui suis a un niveau debutant, il y avait un peu trop de repetitions dans les asanas, ce qui a provoque des douleurs dans les muscles. Ceci dit, quelques jours apres la retraite, les douleurs ont disparu et je sens qu il a ete fait un un bon travail en profondeur.

  • Julia Ley Germany

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Beautiful house, incredible food, a warm and welcoming atmosphere that'll make you a feel at home from the first second. The hosts, Maru and Namit, do everything to make your stay really special and love to share everything they know about yoga, food, and happiness in general. If you want to get away, relax and deepen your practice in an extraordinary environment, this is the place to be.

    That I had to leave again

  • Jose Alberto Vidaurre Spanish State

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    La casa e instalaciones son espectaculares. La comida excelente. El trato y la atención excelentes. Las actividades adecuadas a todos los niveles. Las relaciones entre el grupo, voluntarias e instructores muy buenas. La cocinera excelente.

  • Florence Desert Switzerland

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The secludedness and quietness of this magnificent place , the beauty in everything , the real kindness and concern of everyone , the authentic way Namit and Maru taught us yoga and meditation , the shared friendship with them, the volunteers and the group.

    It reconnected me with strength and a new quality of happiness. For all that I thank you all Namit, Maru , Amparo , and the sweet volunteers ...

  • Ania Zbyszewska Great Britain

    January 2018, BookMeditationRetreats

    Wonderful place, people, food, yoga. I will be back, and highly recommend this retreat.

  • Anonymous

    January 2018, BookMeditationRetreats

    The food is super! The people are warm hearted and Namit knows how to teach yoga in a mindful way

    everything was perfect

  • Anonymous

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    food; being picked up and taken back to airport; the meditation garden; the great bunch of people attending when i went; the lovely volunteers; the chanting and meditations; the yoga classes - particularly yin yoga, which was new to me

    not a lot of indoor space for the number of guests (11) during winter time; shower was a bit weak and often alternated between boiling hot and then totally cold; noisy air con/heating units on roof of one of the rooms which sets up a really disturbing vibrational hum - nightmare if someone has their heating or air con switched on overnight - no sleep!

  • Daniel D'arcangelo United States

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The food was amazing, very healthy and organic vegetarian good through out the week. Yoga lessons were clear and good. Overal very nice experience, we will go back again.

    Bed room a bit cold.

  • Amanda Townsend Spanish State

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Had an amazing time, and it was just what I needed, fantastic place and staff, Namit is a lovely, kind person along with his family and all the people who work there make you feel very welcome and cared for.

    Amparo made fantastic food and I learnt so much from her food classes,

    Ive left feeling inspired, motivated and with new ideas. Will certainly go back in the future.

    There are no negatives

  • Miranda Reichert Great Britain

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I love the classes and meditation session. All conducted with love and respect. My body and soul were greatly benefited. I loved the variety and amazing flavors of the vegan meals. I loved the mixed of participants and how fun was to know them.

    The weather was colder than I expected and I did feel a bit uncomfortable. Our room was pretty cold and the heating was not enough for the first 2 days but I got better.

    We had a problem with the driver who did not pick us up on time and we had to find another taxi which charged us outrageous price of 156 Euro to get to airport.

  • Amy Shuh Canada

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    YSS is a magical place.... from the daily yoga, meditation and chanting classes I had expected from the retreat.. I truly was blown away by this experience. The volunteers made our time outside of the yoga studio amazing with our guided hikes and life chats. The food and cooking sessions were remarkable and I learned a great deal about vegetarian cuisine. The facilities are comfortable and unique... breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. As well, making lifelong friends with the other participants was an unexpected outcome from this experience... doing the week with such interesting, cultured and smart people was just the icing in the cake. Thank you to Namit for running this great centre... the week spent here has brought a great deal of joy And peace to my life.

    Leaving! :(

  • Leona Blehova Germany

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Amparos cooking is amazing. We’ve had one week of the best organic vegetarian and vegan food. You learn a lot about healthy nutrition and she shares her wisdom in three workshops. Highly recommend! Especially the raw vegan sweets!

    I was surprised how cold Spanish houses can get in the winter. Bring an extra sweater and a pair of thick socks if you go in winter.

  • Muriel O'connor Great Britain

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Perfect location for relaxing and enjoying yoga

  • Melanie White Great Britain

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I picked this retreat based on the wonderful reviews that were left before me and I have to say I was not disappointed at all. Stop looking when you've found this retreat because I couldn't have imagined a better week spent in the Valencian countryside. Namit's style of teaching will ensure that you progress in your practice, and develop in leaps and bounds throughout the week. The volunteers that help are an absolute dream. I am a chef and the food was outstanding. The others who booked were like-minded individuals and great fun and I walked away with firm friends and the week was truly healing.

    The only negative was having to leave Benissiva and my fellow retreat mates at the end of the week!

  • Paresh Chandarana Great Britain

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Excellent venue and food also yoga teaching

    Could be extra day

  • Anonymous

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The food first and foremost. Loved the room I was sleeping in. Great character building and scenery in a sleepy town.. There is not much to do for a real active person. Wifi is sporadic and not always working - which is great if you want to 100 % disconnect but not when you need to connect with the external world at times. The yoga classes are great.

    The class structured is 2 hrs in morning and 2 hrs in the evening. Personally I didn't care for the chanting and meditation as classes sections as I won't be able to continue to replicate that at home which is a reason for me to do a retreat - to learn more and continue it at home.

  • Allen Tran Spanish State

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The incredible food spread, the magical surroundings in the valley overlooking the spectacular mountains, the nutritional aspect of the retreat to learn about healthy foods, the warm room that I stayed in that reminded me of a Spanish version of what Van Gogh would paint. The staff was so fantastic, I miss everyone!

    Nothing that I didn't like...but I think it could even be more spectacular if there was flavored or filtered water available for guests outside of the meal times. There are so many oranges in the area, they can be used to flavor water. Other suggestions would be lemon or mint infused water. I also think it would be magical to elevate the meditation space with candles or tea lights when we enter (which we did have on our last day). Other than that, the classes are still so good and I definitely learned a lot and excited to incorporate into my daily practice;

  • Huw Russell United States

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Lovely atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, great food, excellent yoga and meditation.

    When the yoga studio is complete this will improve the experience, as I wasn't a huge fan of practising in the garden where it was quite dusty and rocky.

  • Claudine Decary Canada

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything and everyone

    No complaints

  • Johanna Pettersson Sweden

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I've never felt so calm and mindful in my entire life. The food, the people, namit and the cooking chef and also the volunteers made this trip the best ever! Everyone was so friendly and compassionate.

    The yoga was excellent, and the food was the most inspirational food I've ever tasted. I've felt really happy being there, and Namit gave me many tools to make that happiness last for a long long time!

    The only thing i didnt like SAS the fact that i had to go back home

  • Miriam Farrell United States

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Food, Yoga and Meditation was all excellent

  • Terryn Sesel Australia

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The retreat is located in a serene valley with everyone sharing a large house which combines history, luxury, and a homely vibe. The air is fresh, the gardens are tranquil and the surrounding view in stunning. There are so many lovely places on the property to find solitude or engage with others in communal spaces. The meals are well -considered and carefully prepared with fresh local organic ingredients. The yoga classes are well- planned and have transformative themes; Namit (the teacher) uses clear instruction and from day 1 knows each individual by name and gently helps correct postures, etc. I had an unforgettable experience and have left feeling very refreshed and hopeful :)

    Other than the mosquitoes which can be somewhat distracting, I don't have any complaints.

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Variety of people, good accommodation, and amazing food but after 3 days, initially there was no cook and limited fruits available. As for the Yoga it was ok.

    Yoga class room was ridicules for the amount of people there. Mat was literally lying next to another mat and it was stuffed, hot, you couldn’t breathe the air….During the meditation Namit was leaving the room for quite a bit several times what was difficult if you are the beginner in that area and nobody is guiding you. As for the yoga it was very repetitive with min new poses. Namit wasn’t really approachable and he was always late for anything.

  • Debi Arnoni Canada

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Namit greeted each person with sincere warmth and he and everyone on his team constantly strove to make everything about our stay perfect.

    He taught his own yoga flow that contained different approaches to poses and he gave detailed feedback to everyone throughout every yoga class. There were two two-hour yoga classes each day that included breathing, meditation and asanas. We were encouraged to make the retreat our own, attending as many or few classes without pressure.

    Namit and the chef (I'm sorry, but I have forgotten her name) are extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and a significant part of the retreat was spent teaching us about nutritious foods and how to cook them. The food we ate was delicious, inspiring me to continue eating this way when I return home.

    The place is serene and beautiful, with fig tres, almond trees, carob trees and olive trees, to name a few. We were welcomed to eat the figs and almonds fresh off the branches. It is located in a tiny village in the mountains and is the perfect place to relax and focus on being present.

    Miguel, the massage therapist also has a background in chiropractic and gave me one of the best massages I have ever had. I had tension all along my back and neck and he found and released it. It was not a relaxing massage because he worked deeply into the muscles and adjusted my spine, bringing it back into alignment, but after I felt so much better. Bring an extra 60€ to treat yourself to his magic.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I loved everything about the retreat! From the moment we arrived we were made feel at home. The volunteers and Namit were so friendly and warm. I'd never been on a yoga retreat before this but I can't imagine a better retreat existing! Namit developed a beautiful yoga program over the week where we worked on different characteristics and his diligent and precise yoga instruction is unrivalled.. . The rooms were clean, pretty and comfortable with lovely little touches like complimentary dark chocolate on arrival. Overall the food was amazing too and the cook was also highly knowledgeable in nutrition. Namit took time to answer everyone's individual questions and give advice on health issues or difficulties you were having with yoga postures or breathing. I am in awe that he can bring so much care and energy week after week to all of his retreatants. He is a very special person with a huge heart :) I would highly recommend this retreat and especially to those who love learning!!! Thanks Namit :)

    The only downside was the retreat centre was in a little town (which was beautiful) but had some construction work going on at the time. I didn't mind most of the time as I can tune it out but a couple others who yearned for peace and quiet were bothered by it.

  • Charlotte Cook Great Britain

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    From the moment you meet Namit, Maru and the team at Yoga Sutra Shala you know you have made the right choice in coming to this retreat. My twin room was clean and comfortable with air conditioning and a welcome gift (I won't spoil the surprise but it was much more than the classic 'chocolate on the pillow'!). All towels and bed linen were provided. There are plenty of places in the rest of the house, pool area and gardens to relax, socialise or if you choose to, spend some time in quiet contemplation.

    I am a meat eater and I do enjoy the odd trip to the 'Golden Arches' so when I thought about spending the week only eating organic, vegetarian food I worried that I would spend most of it hungry ... I could not have been more wrong! The food was out of this world. Everyday brought new culinary delights for me to feast on and believe you and me after the morning chanting, yoga, meditation class I definitely needed a feast.

    If all of this doesn't convince you that you would be getting value for money then the classes will ... after all that's the whole reason for choosing this retreat right!? All of the classes are voluntary participation and at no point did I feel I 'needed' to be there. The chanting, pranayama, yoga and meditation classes are detailed and informative (see instructor ratings), I could have filled a notebook with everything I learned! Not only this but here were also the added sessions about nutrition, guided meditation and lots more besides!

  • Ciara Mulhern Spanish State

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I loved the food and everyone was just lovely

    I felt slightly rushed sometimes

  • Kathryn Dornhuber Croatia

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    After the first introduction the teacher remembered everyone's name, which is indicative of the pervasive vibe of loving kindness. The rural location is beautiful, the medieval stone building was well appointed with Art, antiques and comfortable furniture.

  • Mandy Howell Great Britain

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I loved the food and surroundings plus meeting new people.

    Abit intense for a beginner, suited more for intermediate or advanced, however the people , place and food were lovely

  • Estelle Prampart Great Britain

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Namit and Maru have created a little bit of paradise with view on the mountains, beautiful, tasteful and healthy food, and lots of insight into meditation and mindful yoga practice.

  • Martina Van Boven Spanish State

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The accommodation is beautiful decorated and comfortable, great organic food, creative cooking. I liked the yoga clases and meditation a lot.

    Namit , Maru and the rest of the team are great people.

    Although there is a timetable for the activities, it was often guessing when it would start and how long the lessons are which was sometimes inconvenient because of my other activities. On the other I have to say that the flexibility to join or partly join a class was great.

  • Erika Kibirkstyte Denmark

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I was going with very little expectations as I booked the retreat almost the last minute.

    1) Yoga teaching was very thorough, sincere and adjusted to personal needs. Beginners as well as more advanced could find something for them as Namit always suggested couple of variations of asanas. Moreover, he introduced us with some very useful pranayama techniques and was very open to answer any questions reg. asanas, breathing or their influence on our body and mind. I personally went with a small neck injury, so he advised me on how could I modify the practise not to injure myself. So did each of the attendees receive a couple advice on what they should work on. I believe that is what you expect from a knowledgeable teacher.

    2) The food was adorable, fantastic and all other possible compliments. It was a well balanced vegetarian diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains etc., some being picked directly from the garden, whilst other ingredients were being bought from farmers around or organic shops. Amparo, the chef, was very creative and introduced us to so many different healthy foods and we always would get the answer either from the chef or Namit about the benefits of one or the other ingredient. Additionally, there were always plenty of teas, fruits on trees and in the kitchen. As well there were always vegan options on the menu.

    3) Surroundings are just perfect for a retreat. The place is around an hour drive from Alicante airport. Villa is located in the middle of the small town in the valley. There are around 40 people constantly living in the town and most of them are local farmers, growing olives, cherries, oranges etc. There are 2 bars and one restaurant, and you can find an ATM at a nearby town some 10 min nice walk. Villa itself is a very impressive, with its own history, decorated in a very nice and cosy style. Rooms are very clean and you are provided with clean bedlinen, towels and toiletries. There is a pool, astonishing views towards the mountains and the very huge garden for walks, practising yoga or just reading a book in the shade. You can as well go for a small mountain hikes during the lunch break. There are as well plenty of books to read or music to listen to.

    4) Teacher Namit is a very open person, which radiates very nice energy and not only knows a lot about yoga, meditation and nutrition, but is very happy and ready to share the knowledge, answer any of your questions. You feel very confident to ask anything you are in doubt about. Maru is as well a nice person and we very happy to have a chance to be introduced to Ashtanga yoga principles.

    All in all I am very happy I chose this retreat and spend one of the most wonderful weeks in great surroundings, eating great healthy food, practising yoga and becoming more knowledgable. As well I met many wonderful people, and even made friends. Thanks to Namit and Maru for having such a nice place.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    For me, the 6 days of yoga in Namit's and Maru's Shala were like paradise. My (high) expectations were exceeded strongly and I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful retreat. The shala is placed in a beautiful area in the mountains with breathtaking views over the mountains and the surrounding valley. The shala itself and the rooms are furnished lovingly and I immediately felt like home. My room had a balcony and a bathroom ensuite, two windows and air condition. It was very clean, neat and I enjoyed the welcome present very much.

    The food was extremely delicious, healthy and had a huge variety of nutrients in every meal. Also, we've learnt a lot about (organic) nutrition and health during the week. The chocolate cake was amazing! <3

    For me, I am only a beginner, the yoga practice was perfect. We had two classes every day and I appreciated every one of them. The instructions were very clear and understandable, Namit helped each yogi individually, gave mindful and kind advice to make the most of every practice. Namit helped me build a solid base and great alignment in the beginning to build up from. I felt that every day, I was getting stronger and enjoyed the practice even more with his support.

    During free time, we went for hikes, enjoyed the nice pool, the huge garden and each others company. The group of yogis as well as the volunteers were wonderful and such great people. Thank you, Namit and Maru for this unique and wonderful time! Namaste. Caro from Germany

    I can't think of anything I didn't like.

  • Manon Cuixeres Switzerland

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    La bienveillance et l'authenticité de Namit font réellement du bien. La nourriture était extraordinaire, et Namit aime partager ses connaissances en nutrition.

    Beaucoup de temps libre à disposition pour aller marcher, lire dans un des nombreux hamacs de l'énorme jardin, nager dans la belle piscine... Le lieu est enchanteur. Le yoga est de style Vinyasa, relativement intense mais accessible à tous. Les méditations guidées de Namit étaient géniales, ses cours toujours bien structurés.

    Un yoga parfois trop peu varié.

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Me gustó mucho el sitio,muy bonito.La comida estupenda,de muy alta calidad y orgánica,cocinada estupendamente.Los instructores con muchísima formación,yogis auténticos.Días magníficos

    Los mosquitos!

  • Joana Carro Spanish State

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Tanto si tienes un nivel avanzado en yoga como si eres principiante, este retiro merece mucho la pena. Al final de la semana todo el mundo había hecho grandes avances, física y psíquicamente. Resulta increible ver cómo Namit y todo el equipo se vuelcan con cada grupo con tanto entusiasmo e ilusión, como si acabaran de empezar. Ha sido una auténtica maravilla contar con un profesor de yoga tan bueno y comprometido con la transmisión de sus conocimientos como Namit y una comida deliciosa hecha con tantísimo amor por Amparo, y todo esto en un sitio tan impresionante como es este valle aislado. Me llevo un gran recuerdo, me llevo un trocito de esa paz que logré allí en mi interior.

    No hay nada negativo.

  • Maeve United Kingdom

    November 3, 2016. BookYogaRetreats

    We had a lovely mother and daughter retreat here. The setting was wonderful high up in the mountains. Fresh clean air, beautiful views and we learnt so much about yoga, meditation and pranayama. We also learnt a lot about food ! Kate was an incredible chef, creative and imaginative and left us all wanting her vegetarian recipes . Namit could tell us all about the food we were eating and how we can cook and eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am still following his yoga sequences as I really felt the benefits of his teaching and his holistic approach to life and longevity .

    A yoga retreat which definitely left us wanting more

  • Alison Gentleman United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats

    A fantastic yoga retreat. Beautiful location, great group of people, excellent instructors and incredible food! There was something for everyone, whether you want to focus on meditation, yoga or healthy eating. I learnt a lot in just five days. Highly recommended.

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  • Julia Munich

    August 7, 2017. TripAdvisor

    Feeling that one week may be too short to really get a break from work, I booked two weeks at Yoga Sutra Shala. Initially, I was a little hesitant whether that was a risky decision, seeing that I knew nothing about the place and might not like it. I knew I had made the right decision from the moment I walked through the door. The house is stunningly beautiful, the Yoga teaching breathes authenticity and sincerity, the other participants were altogether kind, funny, respectful, and interesting to talk to. The volunteers also made this a very special place. It honestly felt like paradise, the moment I thought to myself "a tea would be nice" or "something sweet would be nice now", the exact thing I had just thought about seemed to magically appear out of nowhere. It is very obvious that Namit and Maru - who also happen to be two very interesting and kind people - are really doing this because they love teaching yoga, and that they are not in it for the profit. When I missed two busses in Alicante and almost couldn't make it in time for the shuttle, Namit offered to pay for my taxi. When I decided to stay at the resort in between the two retreat for the weekend rather than go to Alicante, he let me stay for free. Where else does sth like that happen? These two weeks didnt just give me plenty to think about and helped me make positive changes in my life, I also made a ton of great new friends. I will be back.

  • Paola Mexico

    August 15, 2017. TripAdvisor

    It was an amazing experience I hope to repeat soon! I loved the yoga and meditation classes, the food, the place with the view to the mountains is just beautiful and the people are so kind. I'm very glad I decided to go and I miss it already! I learned a lot and enjoyed every minute. I felt like everything was just so pure and authentic. Love to Namit and Maru :) !

  • Clarisse France

    August 5, 2017. TripAdvisor

    I had an amazing week with Namit and Maru in July. The house is very nice, with an amazing view over the mountains, and is perfect when you look for a peaceful and quiet place to rest and meditate. The schedules were perfect and well balanced between the yoga and meditation classes and free time. Alghough I was a beginner in yoga every posture was adapted to every level and Namit and Maru are great teachers, and I surprised myself when I came home repeating some of the yoga routine I learned every morning and night. Food was excellent and we got very interesting nutrition advice. Namit knows how to create a great atmosphere, full of kindness and compassion (which is also what you will get to learn there), and thus created excellent relationships between everyone, including the volunteers. I highly recommend this place for a retreat, where I will myselfgo back undoubdtedly!

  • Lisa Edinburgh

    August 4, 2017. TripAdvisor

    You arrive to warm handshakes and smiles and leave with bigs hugs and new friends. This retreat is a very special place which I'm so glad I found. As a first time solo traveller I was a little apprehensive going alone, however everything is so well organised and thought through; from the collection at the airport to the lovely volunteers who look after you for the week, once I arrived I felt completely at ease. I had a lovely room to myself but to be honest the house and gardens are so nice I didn't want to spend much time in my room. Loved being able to have late night swims in the pool after dinner and see the bats flying over, or sit under a tree in the meditation garden with a book listening to nature. Time had little meaning here. Namit's yoga classes were very educational and inspiring and I ended the retreat very pleased at being able to do a headstand, which I have never managed before! Mealtimes need a special mention not only for the amazing veggie food, but the communal eating, nutritional facts and questions from Namit and so much laughter from the group. I would love to return to this special place and have taken so much from it back to my everyday life.

  • Sinead Ireland

    July 31, 2017. TripAdvisor

    I stayed here for 6 days, and everything was great - The other "yogis" on the retreat; the amazing volunteers; Namit; the yoga classes (even the early mornings weren't bad!); the food; the pool; the freedom to be yourself; the scenery (I recommend climbing up to "La Forada" to watch the sunrise!); silent time; reading in the hammock; and the different types of tea!! I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who's looking for a fun and relaxing week where you get to spend a bit of time taking care of the most important person in your life - yourself!!

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