Lucia Yoga Retreat with Jackie King
7 - 12 OCTOBER 2018
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 - 9:00 Energizing Yoga class.
- 09:00- 09:30 Meditation.
- 9:30:00-10:30 Gentle Yoga Class.
- 10:00-11:00 Breakfast.
- 11:30-13:30 Free time, hiking tour or Workshop.
- 14:00-15:00 Lunch.
- 15:00-18:00 Siesta time.
- 18:00-19:00 Energizing yoga Class or Workshop.
- 19:00- 20:00 Yin Yoga or Restorative yoga class.
- 20:00 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.
GUEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Jackie has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. At school she enjoyed sports and ran for school and county in 800m and cross country. After leaving school there was a massive gap in her life so in 1998 she attended Morley College in London and gained her Exercise to Music qualification. Then moved to Milton Keynes where her studio career began; she gained many studio qualifications and enjoyed teaching Body Pump, Body Balance, Schwinn indoor cycling to name but a few.
In 2000 Jackie took on the role of studio coordinator for Esporta which eventually got bought out by Virgin Active. Her life was pretty hectic teaching 20 classes a week and running 3 studios. After attending many classes doing circuits she happened to join in with a yoga session. Loved it and never looked back. In 2003 she qualified in intermediate yoga followed by Hatha yoga through the British School of Yoga. Slowly swopped half her teaching classes to yoga or body balance style classes she then went on to qualify in Pilates in 2008 through the British School of Yoga. She was very fortunate to have a Pilates and yoga studio for her use and this allowed her to hold and attend many workshops and training courses in different styles of yoga and Pilates.
Through the years Jackie also enjoyed the mechanics of the body and importance of correct alignment and did anatomy and psychology many times 2002 when she gained her Massage, Anatomy and Physiology diploma at Dunstable College. Then in 2009 when she did Access to Health Level 3 at Milton Keynes College where she completed Biology, Psychology, and Sociology all at level 3.
Jackie is also on her yoga journey and enjoys attending other classes, retreats and workshops and feels you can never know enough about yoga meditation and mindfulness. This year alone she has been on 3 retreats with Lucia Yoga in Spain one of which she hosted herself, She also runs yoga and pilates retreat days and events in the UK with her brand jkyogaflow she has attended 3 Pilates work shops with body control and J Pilates. She has attended more than 5 yoga workshops , she has just completed her Insight Yin yoga course with internatinaly renowned Sarah Lo and "Beautiful Back Bends” with Melanie Cooper.And 'making adjustments' with Paul Fox. She enjoys the diversity of yoga and all the many styles and teachings. Jackie is also in the processes of working towards mindfulness master practitioner and has run several work shops on mindfulness for reading university .
Jackie is also a senior teacher for ”Yoga Alliance” and has over 6000 yoga teaching hours under her belt, member no #7032
She is truly grateful to be able to teach and share with others that what has inspired her so much over the last 20 years. She loves seeing positive and uplifting changes within her students. She also loves helping those with depression & anxiety, and joint & back problems to feel stronger and able to cope through their yoga practice, it is truly magical.
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 FIEND YOU BOOK AT THE SAME TIME
SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN DOUBLE BED: +165 EUR
7 - 12 OCTOBER 2018