Yoga Retreat with Debbie Thomas
9th - 14th 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
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
- 15:00-18:00 Free time, Included Activity 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 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
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.
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. The environment of Granada and the nearby mountains will support you to better understand the mystical and the joyous grandeur of the Alhambra Palace will help you to understand the 'pearl' of your soul, as it is described by Historians as 'a pearl set in emeralds'..
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:9TH - 14TH JULY 2017