Summer retreat in Spain

Yoga and mindfulness retreat, all levels welcome

Explore your practice, let the mind settle and let the blue skies of the Spanish desert brighten your heart

22 – 29 June 2019 at Finca del Alamo

Join me in this tranquil palm fronded oasis set in 30 acres of citrus and olive groves amidst the dramatic, semi desert countryside with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. This is the perfect spot to support peace, relaxation and practice. Finca del Alamo is on the edge of the Cabo de Gato National Park and Almeria airport is only 30mins away.

Arrival is after 15:00 on Saturday 22nd June 2019. Check out is the morning of the following Saturday.


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Yoga

Each morning will start with some pranayama and a short sit before we move into an invigorating, creatively sequenced vinyasa flow practice taught with music. I’ll give modifications for all levels and we’ll include time to break down more challenging postures.

The late afternoon sessions will be slow, nurturing and calming yin and restorative sessions, closing with a longer seated meditation.

Sessions will include some philosophy or scientific background every day to inspire reflection or discussion.

The outdoor yoga space is shaded and overlooks the garden and pool. Mats and props are provided, but of course feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer.

Accommodation

The venue consists of the main house the ‘Finca’, which won awards in the 80s for its striking modernist design, and a group of converted traditional buildings, the cortijos, just a couple of hundred yards from the main house. It sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

There are shared social and quiet spaces and two eco-pools, one at the house and one in the cortijo area.

Wifi is available.

Food & drink

All meals are vegetarian and buffet style, with plenty of choice using fresh local produce. There’s self serve breakfast (fruit) for those who need a bite to eat before practice, a yummy (and substantial) brunch, an afternoon snack and dinner every day apart from one evening when we’ll go out for a meal nearby together. 

Alcohol won’t be served with the meals, as I’d like to encourage an inward focus and practice of self awareness. (However, what you do in your own time and space is of course up to you.)

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Check out some photos and feedback from people who joined me in the past


View previous retreat impressions

Thank you so much for such an interesting, enjoyable, exhilarating yet peaceful weekend. I truly loved all of it! So much to take away from one weekend.

Dan

I really like your approach and find your calming energy radiating around the room just amazing. Your calming voice is very comforting, and yet you remain clear and composed, explaining each new move or next set of instructions so incredibly clearly.

Sylvie

I couldn't think of anything I would change about the retreat, it was truly a great weekend. Studio was perfect, nice floor, lighting, views. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Jenny

Asana, breathing, history and philosophy were brilliantly themed through the lessons. It was obvious that everything had been thoroughly prepared but it all still came across with a gentle passion and enthusiasm.

Robert

Interesting topics which really made practical sense in combination with the yoga sessions. The yoga studio was really wonderful - the views, the peacefulness and the sunsets were beautiful.

Sarah M.

I've already recommended it to many friends, and would definitely be up for a longer period next time. Sad to come home at the end of it.

Kaye

I enjoyed the great yoga, lovely people and relaxed and friendly nature of it all. I felt I could really disconnect. Loved everything. Thank you for your wonderful energy - it was a great weekend.

Sarah L.

I wanted to say what a wonderful time I had and how profoundly grateful I am to you for the lessons I have learnt through your teaching of yoga.

Gemma

The people i was sharing with were wonderful and made me feel welcomed. The studio has a great view. I loved overlooking the green with animals.

Junko
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Getting there

The nearest airport to Finca del Alamo is Almeria, about 30 mins away, which is served by a number of airlines from London and elsewhere. Transfers can be arranged and cost between €30 – €50 per person return, depending on numbers. I will place an update here towards the end of 2018 with suggested flights, so that as many of us as possible can take the transfer together.

Booking and payment

A £300 deposit will hold your space with the balance due 8 weeks before the retreat. There will be a maximum of 16 participants and single options are limited, so please book early if you prefer single accommodation.

Twins at the Finca
Ensuite shared twin room £995 pp

Singles at the Cortijos
Ensuite single room £1250 pp


Payments can be made by bank transfer (my preferred option) or cash. Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking.

Activities and excursions

There will be no afternoon session on Wednesday to allow you to explore the surrounding area.

Finca del Alamo is in a peaceful, isolated location, but within walking distance of the pretty traditional local village of Nijar, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. You can also explore an extinct volcano or walk up to the mountain village of Huebro via the Ruta del Agua (around two hours each way with an opportunity for a refreshing swim on the way).

The venue is located on the edge of the Cabo de Gata National Park, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, and spectacular flora and fauna inviting exploration.

Excursions to nearby unspoiled beaches can be arrange (~20 mins drive).

What’s included

All yoga classes
Vegetarian meals
7 nights accommodation
Wifi

What’s not included

Travel to Almeria and airport transfer
Dinner for one evening when we’ll go out together
Massage therapies
Excursions

Please arrange appropriate travel insurance for the retreat.

Things to bring

Water bottle for refills
Sunscreen & Sun hat
Swim suit
Two pin plug adapter for electricals
Pool / beach towel
Simple slip-on shoes
Walking shoes if you’d like to go for a walk
Mosquito repellent
Some cash in Euros for massages / excursions

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And just get in touch if you have any question.

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