Yoga Retreat with Alison Quinlan
8th-13th July 2018
Granada, Spiritual Magnetism.
Leave me in Granada in the middle of paradise where my soul wells with poetry
Give him an offering, my lady, for there is no greater tragedy than that of the blind man in Granada.
So goes the famous quote, allegedly said to a woman passing a beggar in the street in Granada. The beauty and truth of the phrase encapsulates everything about this majestic city. The city offers the visitor a dizzying variety of attractions, from it’s fun-filled streets (this is a large student city) to its reputation as a Flamenco hotspot, Granada offers both history and modernity. Opposite the Alhambra is the Albaycín – the old Muslim quarter of the city, and with its steep banks, winding streets and sharp turns, an air of the past still lingers here.
Our venue is near the capital of the province of the same name and the wider region holds a number of attractions. From the mystical Alpujarras mountains, to the Sierra Nevada and down to the Costa Tropical centred on Salobreña, a visitor to this province can ski in the morning, have lunch in the city, then sit on the beach in the afternoon. Not a bad claim to fame.
While on your yoga retreat, spend an evening in old town for a night out where you can experience the nightlife of Spain, nibbling tapas and get the chance to see local flamenco dancers. Stroll around the Albaycín, exploring the old Muslim quarter opposite the Alhambra and stop at the Arab tea house Abaco Te for a journey in time with a tea and sweet local pastry, 1400AD style. Afterwards head up to the Mirador San Nicolás for a spectacular view of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada. Visit the Cathedral and Royal Chapel – resting place of the famous Catholic kings Fernando and Isabel. Take your time to explore the province visiting the Costa Tropical for the beach. Practice a variety of Yoga styles with different instructors immersed in the peace of Spiritual Magnetism of Granada
You can relax on the beach, go to the mountains, enjoy sightseeing and practice yoga on this all encompassing yoga retreat in beautiful Granada Spain!
Veggie Organic Meals
Different Yoga Teachers
Four Yoga Classes per Day
Pick Up and Activities Included
Arrival Day. Sunday: Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus Station
Friday: Departure day at 12:00
- 7:30- 9:00 Energizing Yoga class.
- 9:00- 09:30 Meditation.
- 9:30-10:30 Gentle Yoga Class.
- 10:30-11:30 Breakfast.
- 11:30-13:30 Free time.
- 14:00-15:00 Lunch, Traditional Meal in the city or Picnic
- 15:00-18:00 Free time.
- 18:00-19:15 Energizing yoga Class or Workshop.
- 19:15- 20:15 Gentle or Restorative yoga class.
- 20:30 Dinner.
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.
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GUEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Alison is a versatile, creative and spirited Irish Yoga and Meditation teacher. As a child and teen she studied classical ballet, before attending the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Her creative flair has always shown in her career choices, working in the Arts and Film Industry in Ireland. Though she began to feel there was something missing and decided to explore her passion for yoga and soon it became more than a career move, for her it has become a vocation.
Her goal is to create a playful environment where students can explore and be curious, build strength on and off the mat. Alison thrives on empowering others through yoga and meditation. Her aim is to make you feel empowered, totally uplifted and in love with your yoga practice. Alison enjoys playing with the Yin and Yang of yoga offering sweaty Vinyasa and stillness of Yin. She works with a range of abilities, ages and expectations, expect to sweat, laugh and surprise yourself!
Alison completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Green Lotus Yoga in Ireland. From there she furthered her training in Spain studying Yin Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation; she then travelled to Rishikesh, India to complete her 300 Hour Yoga and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training at the Association of Yoga and Meditation.
Most recently she returned to India to study Yoga Nidra and further her meditation and asana training. Among her teachers and sources of inspiration are Josh Summers, Clara Roberts-Oss, Patrick Beach, Barbara Carolan, Sumit Sharma and Jaya Annasamy (amongst others).
PRICES AND PROMOTIONS
VERY EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE:
750 EUR (SAVE 150 EUR)
EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE:
795 EUR (SAVE 100 EUR)
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: 895 EUR
FRIEND PROMO (-50 EUR): BOOKING AT THE SAME TIME
SINGLE OCCUPANCY: IN DOUBLE BED: +145 EUR
DATES:8th-13th July 2018