Yoga Retreat with Astrid Jirka

23th - 28th July 2017

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 and Vegan Meals

Different Yoga Teachers

Four Yoga Classes per Day

Pick Up and Activities Included

  • 5 Nights at the beautiful Granada venue
  • 4 Yoga classes per day: 2 Energizing and 2 gentle/yin yoga. For all levels and ages
  • 2 Yoga Workshops
  • 3 Delicious healthy meals daily
  • Pick Up from Granada Bus Station to the Venue
  • Beach Day Trip and Picnic to Motril or Salobreña Beach
  • Sightseeing Tour to the Granada city center, Albayzin neighborhood, Arab tea/shops, Miradors and Traditional meal
  • All transportation for included activities
  • Visit local historic sites

Arrival Day. Sunday: Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus 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 Class.
  • 11:30-13:30 Free time, Included Activity or Workshop.
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch, Traditional Meal in the city or Picnic
  • 15:00-18:30 Free time, Included Activity or Workshop.
  • 18:30- 20:00 Yoga for the earth (Astrid Jirka).
  • 20:30 Dinner.
(*)The schedule is flexible. It will adapt to the needs of each group or other reasons.


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.

Astrid Jirka
Ithaca, U.S.A.
Astrid Jirka

Astrid Jirka (pronounced Yeerka - roll the rrrs if you can!) is a Certified, Advanced Hatha Yoga Instructor and Sustainability Educator, based in Ithaca, New York, USA. She has served in many roles with the aim of teaching people about personal health and wellbeing through the lens of yoga, as well as the health and wellbeing of communities and the planet with a focus on ecotourism and international education. In her yoga practice and teachings, Astrid emphasizes the connection of breath flowing with movement, while also paying attention to the alignment of the yoga poses. She teaches a blend of hatha, vinyasa, Iyengar, partner and restorative yoga depending on the needs, abilities and interests of her students. She is also passionate about the philosophy of yoga which she weaves into her yoga classes and workshops.

Recently Astrid co-founded a project called Yoga for the Earth. This project aims to integrate the teachings of yoga with a connection to the natural world. She has been studying and teaching the Pancha Mahabhuta, the 5 Great Elements, as way for us to deeply internalize our connection to nature and to benefit from all that the elements can teach us. Practicing yoga during retreats in nature is also a wonderful way to feel this connection more deeply, and to experience the benefits of Nature Therapy.

Astrid has led students on several journeys overseas to discover the intricate web of life in which we live. She believes that our personal health is intimately connected to the health and happiness of other people and the planet and has shared her great passion and knowledge pertaining to these concepts as a director of university programs, a teacher and an activist. Merging her work as a yoga teacher, sustainability educator, and eco-traveler bring Astrid great joy which she seeks to share with others so that we can all radiate out into the world as healthy, happy human beings on a healthy, happy planet!

This will be Astrid’s second retreat with Lucia Yoga!

Please read some of her previous blog posts:

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Lightening Our Ecological Footprints in a Vinyasa Yoga Retreat

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Yoga Retreat October 2016: The 5 Natural Elements

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DATES:23TH - 28TH JULY 2017

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