Autum Equinox Yoga Retreat
Saturday 21st to Friday 27th September, 2024
The Venue - A secluded Cortijo nestled into the Andalucia hills of rural, Spain
A yoga retreat is a gift you give to yourself and one which sprinkles reflections onto your own true capacity to nurture yourself. Life is precious and deserves to be lived. the Autumn Equinox calls us to balance. As the earth turns away from the sun there is a shift. Equal night, the literal translation of equinox calls us into the softening shadows and offers us respite from the striving nature of modern life.
Our venue offers an opportunity to slide into the oncoming season with gentle ease whilst fostering strength and recalibration through the nurturing of body, mind and soul. Steeped in the peaceful splendour of the Andalusian countryside you will find yourself transported into a land that beckons restful awareness. Surrounded by olive groves, flanked by majestic mountains the landscape inspires spaciousness.
The Cortijo, our retreat home, sits quietly amidst the backdrop of nature's splendour. Offering a welcoming presence, from the moment you touch down you will instantly feel at home. The buildings emit a rural charm with comfortable yet unpretentious accommodation. All rooms have private en-suite facilities and there are 2 yoga practice spaces: an outdoor platform offering epic views of the landscape and a well equipped indoor studio from which you can watch the sun rise.
The reteat will not only nourish you will soul fulfilling yoga practices but is also fully catered with vegetarian/vegan food. Together we will enjoy brunch and supper created with love by our Spanish chef and taken on the outdoor terrace. There are communal indoor and outdoor spaces to connect with other guests but also plenty of space to relax, read a book, listen to music or just take in the revitalising clarity and peace of your surroundings.
The majestic pool is perfect for serious swim enthusiasts or those who prefer to relax and float timelessley on an inflatable. Shaded areas with sun loungers surround the pool and provide respite from the sun. There is also a tranquil meditation garden at the centre of the Cortijo which invites gentle meandering between its measured borders and aromatic flowers.
The yoga offerings embody the theme of the Autumn Equinox; balancing light and shade with more dynamic flowing classes in the morning and quieter hatha/yin style introspective practices in the evening. All classes are carefully curated to inspire, elucidate and delicately scatter seeds of philosophical, mythological and physiological ideas into the mix, conjuring up a blend of stimulating and settling energetics suitable for all. So regardless of whether you are a complete beginner to yoga or have years of practice the classes will offer enticement to enquire into what balance means to you and how it can be embodied through the ancient practice of yoga.
Mid week an excursion is offered either to Granada (where you might choose to visit the Al Hambra Palace) or to nearby and very beautiful Iznajar. On this day there will be a morning yoga class only and you will have the opportunity to eat out at a local restaurant. A yoga workshop with a specifc theme will be offered during the week and a pool side kriya/meditation.
Importantly this retreat invites you to do as much or as little as you want. The offerings are there for you, but you are under no pressure whatsoever to attend everything.
- Selected accommodation, courtyard or farmhouse room (all rooms have private ensuite facilities)
- Brunch and evening meal - vegetarian/vegan*
- Transfer from Malaga airport by private coach for flights arriving by 4pm
- Group excursion to Granada or Iznajar by private taxi, including return
- All yoga classes, workshops and meditations
- Tea, coffee, cold beverages and optional wine/beer with evening meals
- Return transfers to airport (approx 30 euros to Malaga airport)
- Any additional excursions or treatments (massages and Ayruvedic facials are available to book at the retreat)
- Evening meal on excursion day
Courtyard Room - single occupancy £995 per person (2 rooms available)
Farmhouse Room - Can be single occupancy £1095 or twin occupancy £850 per person (1 room available)
To secure your room a £200 non refundable deposit is required. Balance payments can be made in 3 tranches: December, March and June.
Full terms and conditions are available on the website, please read these prior to booking.
All equipment, mats and props, is available at the venue, no need to bring your own.
Budget airlines offer flights into Malaga airport and the transfer included in the retreat price will require you to arrange your flight arrival into Malaga by 4pm. Guidance on which flights to book will be offered once your deposit has been received and flight schedules for this period have been released.
Please ensure you take our adequate travel insurance to cover you for all eventualities.
*catering for arrivals day will consist of cake in the afternoon and evening meal and on departure day breakfast will be provided. Excursion day offers brunch only as evening meal will be enjoyed at a local restaurant.
If you have any questions prior to booking please contact Emma directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org