Yoga Retreat with Jackie king
5th - 10th September 2019
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
Thursday 5th September: Arrival Day. Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus Station
Tuesday 10th September: Departure day at 12:00. Own departure
- 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.
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:
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: 5th - 10th September 2019