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Lucia Yoga Retreat with
Debbie Thomas

19-24 APRIL 2020

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


HIGHLIGHTS
  • 5 Nights at the beautiful Nature Reserve venue
  • 4 Yoga classes per day: 2 Energizing and 2 gentle/yin yoga. For all levels and ages
  • 2 Yoga Workshop
  • 3 Delicious healthy meals daily
  • Pick Up from Ronda Train Station to the Venue
  • Hiking tour to the big Dolmen and/or the White Village balcony
  • Five Swimming pools and a Dolmen in the venue
  • Visit Andalusian White Villages
  • Yoga Retreat Center in the middle of a Nature Reserve



PROGRAM
Arrival Day. : Pick up 15:30 Ronda Train station.
Departure day at 11:00

  • 7:30- 9:00 Energizing Yoga class.
  • 9:00- 09:30 Meditation.
  • 09:30-10:30 Gentle Yoga Class
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
  • 11:30-13:30 Free time, hiking tour or Workshop.
  • 14:00-15:00 Lunch or Hiking 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 schedule is flexible. It will adapt to the needs of each group or other reasons.

LOCATION

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.

GUEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Debbie Thomas
Debbie Thomas

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.

Testimonial:

Debbie is the best yoga teacher I have ever come across.

She has a vast knowledge of the practice of hatha yoga and how bodies work. It is the best combination. Debbie is so in tune with how our bodies work that she is able to keep you safe and teach you to stretch yourself. I also love the spiritual element that Debbie brings

I feel completely different after the class. Debbie allows me to escape from my fast and sometimes stressful life. She understands how important it is to be present and grounded and her yoga classes are one of the best resources I have found for a happier, healthier mind body and soul.

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 Nature Reserve 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: 745 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):
FOR EACH FRIEND YOU BOOK AT THE SAME TIME

SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN DOUBLE BED: +165 EUR

DATES:
19-24 APRIL 2020

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