Summer Solstice Retreat
Sunday 25th June to Friday 30th June, 2023
A yoga retreat is a gift, a blessing that you sprinkle into your life often without realising how valuable that investment truly is. Like a healing tonic that offers you the peace, relaxation, wholeness and re-calibration which only a sunshine blessed yoga retreat anchored in nature really can.
I am delighted to have found this absolute gem of a retreat space. A traditional whitewashed 150 year old Spanish farmhouse. Its' isolated location ensures peace & tranquility so you can really escape for a week of recalibration. The surrounding countryside has natural springs, waterfalls and caves - all just waiting to be discovered. The stars must have been in alignment, as fortunately this week was available - so perfectly positioned to celebrate the Summer Solstice!
This 5 night/6 day adventure into the wild and raw beauty of Andalusia offers to you the following:
*light, bright and comfortable en-suite accommodation with single and twin/double options available for you to rest deeply into divine sleep;
*a huge 20m long crystal clear swimming pool to cleanse and cool off in or complete a few laps;
*serenely attractive indoor and outdoor yoga practice spaces + all the equipment you may need already there - no need to bring your own.
*the option to embrace an ice bath experience - only if you wish to of course;
*Immerse yourself in this mesmerising rural setting with its' own meditation garden to wander in and 80 acres of private olive groves to explore;
*Replenish, restore and invigorate this journey each day with 3 x delicious and nutritionally balanced meals created with love by a highly experienced, on site chef who is also a health and nutrition coach!
**And at the end of each day you might take a glass of something and share with others the awe inspiring night sky. Gaze up in wonder at the comic splendour of the stars in a region internationally recognised epic star gazing due to its' lack of light pollution.
ABOUT THE YOGA
Two yoga classes are offered each day, with the exception on one day when as a group, we will make an excursion to visit a local place of interest.
Morning yoga will be a more active practice - alternative poses and modifications with props will be offered throughout - ensuring everyone can enjoy. Evening yoga will be to a slower, calmer rhythm; either traditional hatha or yin style yoga.
In addition there will be optional workshops, meditation sessions and journalling sessions throughout your stay.
The yoga practices will all be inspired by a dharmic theme woven through each yoga class. In celebration of the Summer Solstice, classes will evoke the effulgent and fascinating mythological stories of the Hindu sun god Surya, the bringer of light and life.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:00am - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (90 minutes)
9:30am - Buffet style breakfast
1pm - Lunch
3pm - Yoga Workshop (Excursion on one day)
6pm - Hatha/Yin Yoga Practice (90 minutes)
8pm - Dinner
+ Additional Yoga Nidra & Meditation Offerings throughout the week
ABOUT THE FOOD
All meals will be provided by professional chef Laura Wooding. Laura is also an incredibly talented health and nutrition coach as well as an all round warm and beautiful human being and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy one of her heart warming cookery classes.
You might also choose to enjoy a massage or beauty treatment from a local therapist
and other activities such as horse riding, mountain biking or a visit to the nearby town where the tapas is by all accounts "out of this world".
On arrivals day, should you choose to get an early flight then your luggage can be dropped at the venue where it will be safely looked after while you are treated to lunch in nearby Riofrio - a local village steeped in the natural beauty of the area.
ABOUT THE VENUE
El Cachete is a carefully curated retreat space. Having been lovingly restored by the owners, the 150 year old traditional farmhouse provides 11 ensuite bedrooms. The owners truly care about giving back to the land and operate ecological and environmental sustainability projects to support and protect this stunning part of the world.
Whilst the retreat centre is rural it is easily accessible - just 1 hour from Malaga airport. Transfers can easily be arranged or you may prefer to hire a car.
Space is limited to just 14 yogis and yoga classes will be tailored to suit all levels of experience, with options and modifications catering for individual needs. (If you have a non-yogi partner who would like to come along please know that they will be made very welcome.)
About Your Investment
Single Occupancy with private en-suite facilities £850 per person
Twin/Double Occupancy with private en-suite facilities £650 per person
(For non yoga partners a reduction of £100 is offered)
Selected accommodation; twice daily yoga classes*, 3 meals a day with the exception of one evening meal on excursion day; organised group excursion.
*on excursion day there will be a morning class only.
What's not included?
Flights; transfer to/from the airport (these can however be arranged for you); additional excursions or activities chosen by the guest; evening meal on day of excursion; massage or beauty treatments.
All bookings require a £250 deposit per person to secure your place with the remainder to be paid in 2 equal instalments, the first to be paid by 31st January 2023 and the second by 30th April 2023. (Should require a longer payment plan please contact me to arrange.)
Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place when booking and do read my full Ts and Cs.