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.
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.
*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.
- 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
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).
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
Hello Sweet Mama.
I’m so sorry to be meeting you on this side of motherhood. This is a place no one should ever have to be.
I created this healing retreat experience to give you the kind of soothing that I know your heart so desperately needs and deserves right now. This is the experience I wished existed for me after I lost my daughter. And while we both know that this won’t take all your pain away, believe me when I say, it will make it easier to get through it, as learn to you carry your lost little beloved with you.
April Boyd is a psychotherapist & bereaved mama who is turning her daughter’s brief life story into a love story, by living her life as brightly as possible and helping others to do the same.
She is the creator of the Baby Loss Survival Guide and founder of The Love & Loss Project, an online gathering of community, comfort & support for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby or pregnancy.
When she’s not out exploring new places of wonder across the globe, you can usually find her snuggled up at home with her furry companion, sipping on a cup of coffee and answering questions live at www.lovelossproject.com
INVESTMENT AND CONDITIONS
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
We offer 2 payment options:
1. Pay the full retreat price in one payment
2. $500 deposit per person & monthly installments prior to Retreat
*All prices are in us$
4 nights accommodation
3 vegan or vegetarian meals a day
Private accommodations for each couple
Excursion to beautiful, historic Ronda
Cost does NOT include:
Airport transfers (contact to make arrangements)
Other travel related expenses
• 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.