Yoga for Joyful Living …..Fully Booked. Waiting list only!

A week of unfolding, discovery, work, rest and play.

Finca Del Alamo, Almeria, Spain

Saturday 12 – Saturday 19 May 2018

Cost: Twin share en-suite -£775 pp, Single en-suite -£895

I am excited to be offering my late spring yoga week in 2018 at this wonderful new addition to the Huzur Vadisi family in beautiful Almeria.

The Yoga

This will be a creative, exploratory and fun week, offering varied and interesting practices which will allow us to experience yoga or union in its fuller sense.

Life can be a challenge and our innate capacity to experience joy can sometimes be dulled. As ever-changing beings, there are times in life when we need to let go, relax and unwind and others when we look to energise, build strength and make changes.

Using the power of affirmation and directed thinking, meditation and our yoga practice we will explore living with greater freedom and ease.

Working with curiosity and the ‘beginners mind’ we will seek to restore energy levels, renew vibrancy and reclaim a joyful mind and body.

The week will incorporate both stimulating and gentle hatha, yin yoga and accessible flowing yoga. Restorative and somatic work and yoga nidra will also be offered……a range of practices for all.

Who will this week suit? – Complete beginners to experienced yogis…all are welcome. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to learn. For those with more experience there will be an opportunity to re-visit yoga practice with a new eye and use this to refresh, deepen and learn more!

If you have specific injuries or health issues please contact me to discuss suitability of this week for you.

Non Yogi partners – if you would like to bring a friend or partner who isn’t interested in joining the yoga, they would be most welcome.

Please note! This week is not suitable for people who are only interested in strong physical yoga. This will not be ‘boot camp’ yoga.

The Venue & Area

Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region. It’s proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic with an imposing mountainous backdrop and dazzling sea.

Situated on the edge of The Cabo de Gata, one of Europe’s most remote natural parks, the area has one of the last unspoiled stretches of wonderful coastline.

Our ‘yoga home’ for the week is the wonderful Finca Del Alamo. This stunning house and outlying farm nestles in a peaceful and isolated setting yet is still within just 30 minutes drive of Almeria airport.

The main house which has long been a stylish bohemian venue for photo shoots has now been adapted to cater for yoga groups. Sitting within lush gardens, the house has won awards for its striking modernist design and has it’s own natural spring water swimming pool.

The cortijo standing 200 yards away from the main house, has been converted in the original local style into several apartments with sitting areas and kitchens. The cortijo has an outdoor yoga space and its own swimming pool.

The Accommodation

A variety of accommodation is available:

Main House – double/twin and single rooms en-suite

Cortijo – 5 apartments with sitting rooms/kitchens housing mainly twin rooms which are all en-suite

The Food

Eating outdoors where possible on the lovely terrace, all meals are vegetarian, nutritious and delicious and served buffet style.

Tea, herbal tea, coffee and water are available throughout the day.

We can cater for people with food allergies or intolerances. Please make your requirements known when booking.

Pricing

Twin share £775 pp

Single £895

All rooms are en-suite

The cost includes:

Full board and accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Twice daily yoga (except on the free day)

The cost excludes:

Insurance – It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure they are covered by travel insurance for cancellation, delay of flight, ill health etc. Please ensure you have adequate cover.

Travel and flights

Airport transfers

Additional Information

Therapies – Therapists work with the venue and can be booked in advance.

Free day – Wednesday will probably be our free day when outings can be arranged. No yoga on the free day.

Excursions – can be arranged. The following are a few possibilities…

Sandy, secluded unspoiled beaches are within a 30 minute drive inside the National park of Cabo de Gata. Parasols and picnics can be provided for a beach day.

Water sports are available at Agua Amarga

Visit the Spa of Sierra Alhamilla with its healing hot springs, built by Phonecians in 300BC

Nijar, a traditional village is within walking distance and has craft shops, bars, tennis courts and horse riding available.

Granada and the Alhambra are around a 75 minutes scenic drive through the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Getting There

Fly from Gatwick direct or others with a change to the airport of Almeria. Taxis are around 50 euros one way and can carry 4 people. I will aim to arrange transfers for the group from the airport to the centre to keep costs down so please liaise with me before booking flights.

If you arrive or leave at very different times to the main group, your transfer cost will be substantially more.

Booking and Terms

If you have any further questions or would like to book a place, please email or call me.

✎ julie@yogalighthouse.co.uk    ☏ 0771 8875614

Your booking cannot be confirmed until I receive your booking form.

A deposit of £200 will reserve your place with the balance due 8 weeks before departure. I can accept cheque or bank transfer.

The deposit is non refundable should you decide to cancel.

If you cancel within 6 weeks of the retreat, I will be unable to make any refund and the full cost will be due.

Please note, I always seek to act in good faith in my description of the facilities offered but rely on information given to me by the owners regarding their venue.