Lucia Yoga Retreat with Nicole Heidenreich
1 - 6 APRIL 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.
- 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 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.
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GUEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR
"A down-down-to earth yet vibrating bundle of energy” – that’s how Nicole is sometimes referred to. Having Austrian farmer girl roots her curiosity about life and people led her to complete her studies in tourism destination management (M.A.) in Holland followed by a fascinating 4 year stay in Indonesia. Working in the non-profit sector for a tourism destination development project, resulted in a shift in perceiving the world. Inspired by having seen a “different” life she pursued the quest for “what really counts in life” even further. After several years of yoga practice, she decided to complete a traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training in Ayur Yoga Eco Ashram close to Mysore, India. This was followed by further trainings in Yin Yoga and FlyHigh Yoga in Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio in Bali, Indonesia as well as an intensive training in Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga. Having left her job, she started teaching Yoga on a full-term basis in a raw-vegan detox yoga centre on the Philippines, called Bahay Kalipay. Living a simple life in a bamboo hut and eating raw-vegan meals she was diving deep into the self by immersing into a shamanic journey called Inner Dance. She participated in the Inner Dance Energy school to be able to learn the art of facilitating this individual process. As synchronicities emerged she started offering Yin Yoga & Inner Dance fusion workshops leading people from slow-paced Asanas into a prolonged relaxation phase transitioning into a deep trance like state.
Yet, Europe was calling her back home; slowly starting to integrate the past intuitive experiences with the structured life of Germany & Austria. In Berlin she completed a professional systemic coaching education, certified by the European Coaching Association which also allowed her to slowly grow new roots back “home”. Eventually, all of her 3 areas of interests – yoga, coaching & training and tourism – started to integrate with the work as a freelance tourism consultant in the area of wellness, wellbeing and health. Building bridges between the world of “spirituality” and “business”, rather than establishing borders, has become her mantra of the world.
Her personality is reflected in her teaching – energetic, sensitive and focused on the needs of the individual. With a big interest for correct and individually adapted anatomical instructions combined with a good portion of easy-goingness, a big smile and fun especially beginners enjoy joining her classes. Staying true to traditional values, she inspires to live life differently and enjoying life in a reflected way.
PRICES AND PROMOTIONS
VERY EARLY BIRD:
BOOKING 5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE: 795 EUR (SAVE 150 EUR)
BOOKING 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE: 845 EUR (SAVE 100 EUR)
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: 945 EUR
FRIEND PROMO (-50 EUR):
FOR EACH FRIEND YOU BOOK AT THE SAME TIME
SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN DOUBLE BED: +165 EUR
1 - 6 APRIL 2018
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