Yoga Retreat with Rachel P.Nolan
20th - 25th May 2020
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
Arrival Day. Pick up 15:30 Granada Bus Station
Departure day at 11:00. 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
Rachel P. Nolan Bio
Rachel was first introduced to the practice of yoga during a time of great personal distress. Discovering the healing that comes from the practise of asanas she developed a hunger for more knowledge of the therapeutic elements of yoga and the wisdom to be found in its ancient philosophy. Meditating under the guidance of Sahaj Marg; a form of Raja yoga for almost a decade, Rachel was thrilled to be awarded a place in their Heartfulness School of Yoga in Chennai India.
Having studied various theologies and philosophies in both an academic and contemplative setting, her knowledge of this vast arena lends itself well to finding correlations between the East and the West, aiming to make the teachings of yoga easily accessible and digestible to all. With less emphasis on the aesthetics of an asana and staying closely connected to the heart space, Rachel’s style of Heartfulness yoga delves into the connection between the stillness of the body as an aid to quietening the mind, thereby naturally leading it into a meditative state.
Rachel completed a Yoga Mala in Samadhi Dublin Studio, trained under the guidance of Dr. Veronique Nicolai in the Heartfulness Yoga Institute. She has done training in Yoga for recovery and trauma relief in the Yoga Room Dublin and is currently participating in online training with Lisa Danylchuk in the Centre for Yoga and Trauma Recovery California. Inspired by the works of spiritual teachers such as Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Raimon Panikkar, Karen Armstrong and her own guru Babuji Maharaj, she seeks to bring elements of their philosophies to her unique style of yoga and nurturing the belief that every body is a yoga body.
Rachel has taught yoga in India, Denmark, Ireland and is very much looking forward to her first yoga retreat in Granada Spain!
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: +165 EUR
DATES: 20th - 25th May 2020