Lucia Yoga Retreat with Debbie Thomas
25th JUNE - 30th JUNE 2017
Nature, comfort and Yoga in Southern Spain, Andalucia
Give yourself the gift of wellbeing in our nature and hiking yoga retreat where the Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema rises from quiet rural byways like an apparition, the natural world takes over. Great buttresses of rock silhouetted against the clouds soar above a forested landscape tinged with green even when the rest of Andalucía turns yellow under a baking summer sun. A Unesco Biosphere reserve since 1977, according to BBC Travel, the best place to hike in Andalucia.
Two whitewashed villages serve as gateways to our yoga retreat center. Zahara de la Sierra is one of Andalucía's most striking villages, sashaying up a craggy, castletopped peak in the park's northern reaches. And El Gastor,also known as the Balcony of the Andalusian White Villages, its narrow passes connecting the villages lead over high mountain passes, drawing near to some of Spain's prettiest mountain scenery.
Enjoy beautiful accommodation surrounded by nature. Cool off after a hike in the mountains at our five outdoor pools with views of the sierra. Fresh vegetarian meals will be cooked for you daily. You can savour local organic produce in delicious Mediterranean dishes. You will practice a variety of Yoga styles with different instructors immersed in the peace of nature
If you´re looking for a mountain and yoga vacation, this is the place for you!
Veggie Organic Meals
Different Yoga Teachers
Four Yoga Classes per Day
Pick Up and Activities Included
Arrival Day. Sunday: Pick up 15:30 Ronda Train station.
Friday: Departure day at 12:00
- 7:30 Meditation.
- 8:00- 09:30 Energizing Yoga class.
- 09:00-10:30 Breakfast.
- 10:00-11:00 Gentle Yoga Clas.
- 11:30-13:30 Free time, hiking tour or Workshop.
- 14:00-15:00 Lunch or Hiking Picnic.
- 15:00-18:00 Free time, hiking tour or Workshop.
- 18:00-19:15 Energizing yoga Class.
- 19:15- 20:15 Yin Yoga or Restorative yoga class.
- 20:30 Dinner.
The retreat is located at 11687 El Gastor, Cádiz, Spain. This is 1h 20 mins from Jerez airport, 1h 30 mins from Sevilla airport, or 1h 30 mins from Malaga airport.
If you wish to have an airport transfer from Malaga we are happy to organise 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 Ronda. 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 Ronda.
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GUEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Practising yoga in various traditions for over 20 years, Debbie qualified as a yoga teacher at the International Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre in Himalaya, India in 2009. Since her return, she became a teacher with Yogaprema and curently works with them leading Yoga classes in Bristol, UK. She also established a Health at Work yoga programme for Bristol City Council leading classes for employees and now has other corporate clients like Airbus and the MOD.
Debbie completed the Advanced Teacher Training at the Bahamas Sivananda Ashram and is fully insured and listed with Yoga Alliance( 500 RYT). She now has a full schedule of Hatha Yoga classes, workshops for all levels in South West UK
She continues to explore training and develop her teaching and is now also a SOMA yoga qualified instructor, where she fuses in themes of spirituality, the 5 elements, working with energy body and chakras, using beautiful prose and music.
Debbie leads retreats in the UK and overseas in Tobago, the Gambia and Spain. She has taught the yoga at the famous Spa at the WOMAD festival.
Her aim is to empower participants, challenging them to extend themselves on all levels, allowing a deeper connection to the transformative power of Yoga through pranayama, asana practice and meditation. Through gentle observation and sensitive facilitation, she encourages the development of a healthier outlook and peace of mind.
Debbie’s previous career as a professional dancer and dance teacher inspired her passion for Yoga from a range of traditions, leading her to develop an interest in the connection between movement, breath and spirituality.
Nature Reserve Yoga Retreat
Resolve to Evolve!
The daily Yoga will help you to feel more empowered where there may be areas in your life where you are repeating negative patterns, feeling anxious or do not give yourself time for contemplation. Evolve into a life more beautiful with renewed resolve through physical practice, proper breathing techniques and steadying the distractions of he mind through meditations. When you make adjustments within yourself, you realise you do not need to change others and your life becomes more meaningful as you connect to your deeper purpose and set your intentions to be fulfilled.
The daily schedule helps brings this resolve as you repeat postures and sequences you connect more deeply to your physical realm. The meditation practice helps you to focus and direct your awareness.
PRICES AND PROMOTIONS
VERY EARLY BIRD:
BOOKING 5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE: 745 EUR (SAVE 150 EUR)
BOOKING 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE: 795 EUR (SAVE 100 EUR)
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: 895 EUR
FRIEND PROMO (-50 EUR):
FOR EACH FRIEND YOU BOOK AT THE SAME TIME
SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN DOUBLE BED: +145 EUR
25TH JUNE - 30TH JUNE 2017