Come with me to Andalucía for a yoga retreat & magical mooch in the mountains of southern Spain. Daily yoga and guided wellness interspersed by wildlife, dramatic scenery and ancient ruins.
We will stay at the beautifully renovated old finca, https://www.casalibelulaespana.com/ Casa Libelula – Dragonfly house. This is a place for you to truly relax. It feels like it is nurturing you the moment you arrive. Each ensuite room is full of character, finished to a high standard to ensure your comfort. The ideal location for your yoga retreat.
The yoga platform situated right at the top of the property is a very special place indeed. The views are incredible. As for the yoga, it will be a unique and profoundly nurturing exploration. I believe in giving you the insight and tools to be able to feel what is happening in your body. So, that you can understand what is going on for you & move in a way that is helpful. I also believe that yoga shouldn’t be too serious. My lessons will be jolly and informative, there will be time for individual attention and questions… For more about my style of teaching http://www.wildyogis.co.uk/my-yoga-teaching-style/ I bring with me a wealth of lived wellness experience which I will share with you during the week. I also offer the magic that is yoga nidra…
Casa Libuela sits close to an incredible geological feature; the enchanted & eerie landscape that is the limestone karst formation of El Torcal. The place is other worldly, a nature reserve which 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.
Nearby you can encounter the might of the river Guadalhorce cutting 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.
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.
Sunday 22nd May 2020 15.00 – Welcome & introductions. 17.00 – Gentle yoga practice and meditation 19.00 – Supper
Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th May 07.30-09.30 – yoga & mindful movement class 09.30/10 – breakfast 11.30-15.00 – activity (optional) 17.00-18.30 – yoga, mindful movement and meditation 19.00 – supper
Wednesday is a free day – no yoga
There will be no yoga Friday evening
Retreat finishes after breakfast on Sunday 29th May.
Additional activities Visit & swim in the lakes El Torcal Walking Walking the Camino del Rey Lobo Park – Wolves Antequera – Castle & Churches Dolmens
Cost – £888
Non-refundable deposit – £300 Remainder due by 13/03/22
Included: Ensuite accommodation in twin rooms – single rooms available on request Unlimited filtered water/tea and coffee Food Yoga, mindful movement, meditation Guided wellness & yoga nidra Yoga equipment Use of onsite facilities WIFI Jolliness
Not included: Flights & transfers Additional activities & treatments