Legacy of Love Retreat for life after Baby Loss

With April Boyd

Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, 2019

Surround yourself with comfort, care & compassion, with your spouse by your side. Experience what it is like to gently touch the beauty and wonder that life still offers you, without feeling like you are leaving your lost little one behind. Let your heart begin to softly open to a little more light again, not despite the loss of your sweet little beloved, but as a love-filled tribute to them.

Let’s create a Legacy of Love in their honour.

Surrounded by lush mountains and whitewashed villages, our charming Spanish villas are nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema, complete with a beautiful yoga studio, magnificent hiking trails and 5 beautiful pools.

Experience the Nature Reserve of Cadiz

Three whitewashed villages serve as gateways to our yoga retreat center. Zahara de la Sierra is one of Andalusia’s most striking villages, sashaying up a craggy, castle-topped peak in the park’s northern reaches and just 30 minutes away by car and its traditional Olive Oil Factory, unique in the country. The second, El Gastor, also known as the Balcony of the Andalusian White Villages, is a charming small town, just fifteen minutes from our retreat center by foot. A Unesco Biosphere reserve since 1977, according to BBC Travel, the best place to hike in Andalucia. The third, Ronda, sits atop the spectacular El Tajo gorge and is the largest of Andalusia’s town fame was spread further by American literary figures Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles who spent much time within the town limits of Ronda and southern Spain.

Enjoy beautiful accommodation surrounded by nature. Cool off after a hike or a horseback ride in the mountains at our five outdoor pools with views of the sierra.

About the venue

The Lucia Yoga Nature Reserve Retreat centre is located 1.5 hours from Malaga and from Sevilla airport. The venue is a collection of charming Spanish villas nestled on in Andalucias spectaluar national park, Sierra de Grazalema. Surrounded by lush mountains and whitewashed villages, accommodations are complete with a beautiful yoga studio, private tennis court, and magnificent hiking trails. A variety of homes and apartments are available. You will have access to 5 beautiful pools, modern kitchens, AC, firewood chimneys, Tennis court and baths.


Massage Faccilities

Unwind with wonderful massages at the onsite spa centre. Support your self-care & relaxation with a little self-pampering. Massage therapy options are available at any time.

Veggie Organic Meals

Lucia Yoga will provide 3 healthy & delicious organic meals a day. All meals are made with locally sourced foods and are vegan with vegetarian options. We are happy to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities.



Schedule Sample
*These samples provide a general idea of our daily schedule and may change for the group needs.
*Please note that all excursions, hikes and yoga classes are optional.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • 4 nights at the beautiful Nature Reserve venue
  • Soothing activities to Calm your mind & Heal your heart
  • Yoga for all levels
  • Rest & Restoration with your Partner
  • 3 Delicious healthy meals daily
  • Five Swimming pools and a Dolmen in the venue
  • Excursion to the enchanting village of Ronda
  • Expert level Guidance & Support
    Sample 1:
  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 11:30 – Guided Legacy of Love Experience
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch or Hiking Picnic
  • 2:30 – 7:00 – Afternoon Healing Activity/ Free Time
  • 7:00 – 8:00 – Dinner
  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Goodnight Gentle Yoga
  • Sample 2:
  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 12:30 – Guided Legacy of Love Experience
  • 12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 7:00 – Free time / Guided Hike
  • 7:00 – 8:00 – Dinner
  • 8:00 – 9:00 – Goodnight Gentle Yoga
  • Sample 3:
  • 8:30-9:30 - Breakfast
  • 9:30- 3:30 – Excursion –Visit to Ronda
  • 7:00-8:00 Dinner

Getting There

The closest airport to the centre is Malaga. Malaga airport can be reached from the United States and from any main European airport. There is a large selection of European budget airlines that offer daily flights to/from Malaga (for example, Ryanair.) You can take the train from Malaga to Ronda or from Sevilla to Ronda, where a pick-up can be arranged for you (see below.) You can also fly into Madrid and either take the train to Ronda or fly into Malaga or Sevilla and arrange a transfer from there. You can take a train from Madrid to Ronda, however the train ride is 5-6 hours +. If you choose this option a transfer from Ronda can be arranged (see the transfer fees below). In additional, there are daily buses from Sevilla, Jerez or Malaga that stop in El Gastor.

If you are intending to arrive into Andalucia early or to stay for a few extra days, we highly recommend spending a day or two in Sevilla. This beautiful old city has an abundance of excellent Spanish restaurants and interesting places to visit, including its famed cathedral. Sevilla is a 1.5 hour drive from the yoga centre. Transport to or from Sevilla will be arranged on request (see transfer prices below).

Transfers:
One-way Airport Transfer from Malaga, Sevilla & Gibraltar:
-with 4 or more people = €40
-with less 1 – 3 people = €160
One-way Ronda Transfer
-with 4 or more people = €15
- with 1 -3 people = €60
One-way El Gastor Transfer = €15

Travel References:
Train Travel from Malaga to Ronda: http://www.renfe.com
Train Travel from Sevilla to Ronda: With Los Amarillos
Sevilla: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/seville
Cadiz: www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/andalucia/cadiz


INVESTMENT AND CONDITIONS

Cost:
Extra Early Bird Rate: $1250 usd before April 1.
Early Bird Rate: $1350 usd before June 1.
Regular Rate: $1450 after June 1.
**Space is limited so reserve early
*All prices are in US dollars

PAYMENT
We offer 2 payment options:
1. Pay the full retreat price in one payment
2. $500 deposit per person & monthly installments prior to Retreat
*All prices are in us$

Cost Includes:
4 nights accommodation
3 vegan or vegetarian meals a day
Private accommodations for each couple
Excursion to beautiful, historic Ronda
Yoga Classes
Guided Hikes

Cost does NOT include:
Travel insurance
Airfare
Airport transfers (contact to make arrangements)
Other travel related expenses
Massage treatments

Cancellation Policy:

• Once your deposit is received, your spot is confirmed. Deposits are non-refundable. If you have paid in full and cancel before June 1, 2019 you will receive a full refund minus your $500 deposit. If you cancel after June 1, 2019, unfortunately, you will not receive a refund.

• In the event that we do not have enough participants to run the retreat, we will refund your deposits and any other payments made. So please do not book your flights, etc. until you have received confirmation from us. This will be confirmed as soon as we can.

All payments will be made directly to April Boyd. Your payment can be made by: online money transfer (Canada only), cheques via snail mail, wire transfers or PayPal. Please note that Wire transfers and Paypal incur notable fees and any fees associated with payment must be assumed by the client.

Contact

April at [email protected] with any questions or to reserve your space.