Andalucia Yoga retreat 5th – 12th September 2020

… All levels welcome.

ANDALUCÍA, YOGA, WILDLIFE AND HIDDEN GEMS…..

Come with me to Andalucia for a magical mooch in the mountains of southern Spain. Daily yoga & meditation, interspersed by wildlife, dramatic scenery and ancient ruins.

 

We will stay near the magnificent El Chorro gorge in a traditional Spanish Finca. The old walls welcome you in. Your home for the week.….

 

Swimming pool, sauna, sunshine, stunning views.

 

The might of the river Guadalhorce cuts through rock to form the breath-taking El Chorro gorge. Walk the Camino del Rey; recently renovated this walkway, pinned along the steep walls of the gorge, gives an eagle eye view of the breath-taking scenery. The whole El Chorro area is beautiful with turquoise lakes bordered by pine trees growing unfeasibly from rocky outcrops. The scent from the wild thyme, sage & rosemary drifts to the nostrils. The bird life here is fantastic, with many birds of prey. Griffon vultures, Peregrines, Short-toed eagles and even, at the right time of year, Egyptian vultures to name a few. This region is also home to Bobastro, tucked away amidst the rocks and pine trees, this 9th century Moorish ruin has something special about it. A spot for some meditation maybe?

 

The enchanted & eerie landscape that is the limestone karst formation of El Torcal. This geologically stunning nature reserve is home to a wonderful array of fauna and flora. A wash with wild flowers it includes 30 species of orchid. It is also home to the Iberian ibex, the Andalusian wild goat, often seen in silhouette surveying visitors from their vantage points.

 

Just outside Antequera, a UNESCO world heritage site. The 5000 year old dolmens. These prehistoric burial chambers represent some of the largest and complete megalithic structures in Europe. Antequera also boasts a rather fine 14th century fortress, The Alcazaba is well worth a mooch too.

 

ITINERARY

Saturday 5th September 2020
Arrive Malaga airport. 
13.00 – Transfer to accommodation.
14.30 – Arrive at El Chorro. Check in & relax.
17.00 – Welcome & introductions. 
              Gentle yoga practice and meditation
19.00 – Supper

 

Sunday 6th – Friday 11th September
7.30-9.00 – Morning yoga class
9.30 – Breakfast
11.30-15.00 – Activity (optional)
17.00-18.30 – Yoga theory, movement and meditation
19.00 – Supper

 
Tuesday is a free day.
There will be no yoga/activities.
We will go out for supper Tuesday evening. NB. This is not included.

 

There will be no yoga Thursday evening.

 

We leave after breakfast on Saturday 12th Sept.

 
 
 

Activities, in no particular order……
Visit & swim in the lakes
Bobastro – See bumph
El Torcal – See bumph
Walking

 

Other activities (additional payment required)
Trekking
Climbing
Riding
Walking the Camino del Rey
Lobo Park – Wolves
Antequera – Castle & Churches
Dolmens

Cost – £800

Non-refundable deposit – £300
Remainder due by 27/06/20

 

What’s Included…..

Quite a bit really!

 

Accommodation
All food
Activities
Transfers
Yoga
Jolliness & mooching

 

What’s not included….

Flights
Extra activities

Category: Spain, Wild Trips