Sand + Sierras: A Spanish Yoga Retreat

with Terry Cockburn and Stephen Kirsch

Granada, September 21-28, 2018

Dash off to magical Southern Spain for a unique immersion of beauty and culture. Granada, the land of 1000 castles, is nestled in the crook of the Sierra Nevada, with accessibility to the mystical Alpujarras mountains and the tropical coast of Salobreña. Along with the mountains and the sea, this location is rich with history and modernity, from the medieval Alahambra Castle and old city of winding streets and sharp turns, to a thriving nightlife - think Flamenco dancers and tapas!

Daily practice of yoga and meditation will be the thread that binds the external to the internal. Each morning will begin with a warming vinyasa practice, and the day will conclude with cooling yin yoga and meditation, allowing the full, sensory experience to permeate.

This retreat is perfect for anyone looking for a mix of adventure, relaxation, and introspection.


THE VENUE

Nestled in the Sierra Elvira mountain range, this rural, tranquil setting in Southern Spain is the ideal environment for a week of peace and reflection. The grounds will be exclusive to our group, and feature a seasonal swimming pool, terrace and gardens for walking and quiet contemplation. Traditional Spanish fare is prepared by the hosts with a great deal of care and attention, and dietary preferences can be made upon request.

Accommodations: There are single, double, and shared (triple/quad/dorm) room options. Room options are limited, and all are on a first come/first serve basis.


SCHEDULE

The daily schedule will include vinyasa yoga in the morning, and yin yoga and meditation in the evening. There will be unstructured time during most days for you to get out and about to explore, or simply hang back and relax.

We have two excursions planned during our week together: a day trip and picnic lunch to Salobreña Beach, and a trip to the historic gypsy neighborhood of Sacromonte where we will take a flamenco class, watch a flamenco show, and have dinner in a cave-like atmosphere. These excursions are included in your retreat fee.

(*) Sample Schedule
  • 7-8:15am Vinyasa Yoga
  • 8:30-9:30am Breakfast
  • 10am-4pm BEACH DAY TRIP
    (*) MONDAY
  • 4:30-5:45pm Yin Yoga
  • 6pm - 7pm Dinner
  • 3pm - 9pm FLAMENCO EXCURSION
    (*) WEDNESDAY

LOCATION

The retreat is located at Pinos Puente, Granada, Spain. This is 20 min from Granada airport, 2h 30 min from Sevilla airport, or 1h 15 min from Malaga airport.

If you wish to have an airport transfer from Malaga we are happy to organize for you both pick up and drop off in time for your flight after the retreat. You can also get to the house via train or bus to Granada. Both, buses and trains, leave Malaga or Sevilla city regularly throughout the day and we can come pick you up from the bus/train station in Granada.


ABOUT THE TEACHERS

With 15 years of yoga teaching between them, Terry and Stephen share a love of well-informed practice, smart sequencing, and functional alignment. Their Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes are taught with lighthearted and clear instruction, emphasizing balance and sustainability. Terry and Stephen continue to study and evolve as teachers, and they find inspiration in each other in that process.

 

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY

EARLY BIRD RATES if first $500 deposit is received by December 31, 2017

$2115 Single
$1590 Double
$1415 Shared
(triple/quad *if you are traveling alone and are willing to share a room, please let us know and we will accommodate you in a shared room based on availability)

Second $500 deposit due March 31, 2018. Balance Due: July 1, 2018

If securing your first $500 deposit AFTER January 30th, rates change to:

$2215 Single
$1690 Double
$1515 Shared

Second $500 deposit due March 31, 2018. Balance Due: July 1, 2018