Lucia Yoga Retreat in Southern Spain

Exploring the 5 Koshas (the 5 layers of being)
Proposed Dates: March 25th-29th

"This was literally the best yoga/ travel/ retreat/ vacation that I have ever had.  Spending a week with 23 new friends in a beautiful setting in a small retreat center was intimate, comfortable, and offered much renewal and personal refreshment!   Astrid's asana and yoga teachings were fused with depth and layered meaning.  I came away feeling that I learned so much.  I was in better physical and mental shape, and with a renewed commitment to deepening my yoga practice." - Cindy

In joyful partnership with Patricia Villegas and Antonio Escobar of Lucia Yoga Retreats in Andalucia, Spain!
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RETREAT LOCATION: Centro Los Algarrobales in the Sierra de Grazalema National Park in Andalusia, Spain

Los Algarrobales is a stunning retreat center nestled into the hills of southern Spain. It consists of several small and charming villas typical of the region, surrounded by mountains and whitewashed villages . The center contains a beautiful yoga studio, private tennis court, and magnificent hiking trails. A variety of villas are available with 5 outdoor pools, kitchens, firewood chimneys and baths. Three whitewashed villages serve as gateways to the yoga retreat center and we will visit them during our retreat week.

Zahara de la Sierra is one of Andalusia’s most striking villages, sashaying up a craggy, castle-topped peak in the park’s northern reaches and just 30 minutes away by car and its traditional Olive Oil Factory, unique in the country. The second, El Gastor, also known as the Balcony of the Andalusian White Villages, is a charming small town, just fifteen minutes from the retreat center by foot. It has been a Unesco Biosphere reserve since 1977 and is one of the most scenic places to hike in Andalucia. The third, Ronda, sits atop the spectacular El Tajo gorge.

MEALS: Meals will be locally sourced, cooked by talented local chefs and presented as works of art!  Fresh, healthy, delicious and inspirational!   Vegetarian and vegan meals are possible and all special needs will try to be accommodated. 

THE YOGA:  Yoga will be led by Astrid Jirka, owner of Vahana Yoga & Eco-Tours and a 500 hour RYT Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga Instructor and two co-instructors yet to be determined.  Yoga will be accessible to all levels, from those who are just getting started to more advanced yogis.  That beings said, some yoga experience will come in handy.  We will focus on the 5 Koshas (layers of being) which will include yoga that connects us to the natural world and that promotes rejuvenation, relaxation and good health.  You will learn about yoga philosophy, practice yoga postures and breath work and find time for inward reflection and meditation.

COSTS: Price will approximate $900 depending on early bird rates and include:

- 5 nights accommodation
- 3 delicious and healthy meals per day
- Daily morning meditation
- Daily yoga including morning, afternoon and evening sessions which you can choose from
- Guided hikes within the nature reserve
- Guided tours to the nearby white villages, including an olive oil tasting
- Pickup from the nearest train station in Ronda

GETTING THERE: 
The retreat center is located 1h 30 min from Malaga and Sevilla airport. Our retreat hosts will help you get there!

Are you interested? Do have any questions?

Please email me, Astrid, at astrid@govahana.com to express your interest (even if you’re not 100% sure just yet) and let me know about your situation and any questions you have.