You love mountains, hiking, yoga, healthy food and good company?
Join Eknath Erwin Vann for a well deserved after-the-summer break in the magnificent mountains of Andalusia. A perfect environment to slow down, relax, contemplate about life, reconnect with nature and your radiant inner being. Rest deeply and rejuvenate in the peaceful nature of Southern Spain. Enjoy some quality time with a loved one, or some special time just for yourself....
Yoga is all about calming our busy minds. Through breathing exercises, meditation, hatha yoga, yin yoga, yummy healthy food, and direct contact with the sweet healing faculties of Mother Nature, we calm our nervous system and mind.
Twice a day, we will practice Sampoorna Hatha Yoga (in the lineage of Swami Sivananda), Yin Yoga, meditation, mantra chanting... And how about a sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, saxophone and more?
You will have plenty of free time every day to spend in nature, or at one of the 5 pools at the Nature Reserve Center. All activities are optional of course, it is your holiday.
This yoga holiday is suitable for all ages (adult) and all levels of yoga practice. Beginners welcome.
Arrival: Sunday 22 September 2019 from 15:00 (retreat starts at 18:00)
Departure: Friday 27 September 2019 (checkout at 11:00 after breakfast)
English will be the main language during classes and activities. Dutch and French are spoken and understood fluently.
The retreat site 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.
Pick up can be arranged on demand from Malaga City (Airport) on Sunday at 14:00.
If you wish to have an airport transfer from/to Malaga, please let us know in advance. We are happy to organise both pick up and drop off in time for your flight after the retreat. (additional fee of 40€ per person and per trip - minimum of 4 people)
Both buses and trains leave from Malaga or Sevilla city regularly to Ronda throughout the day.
Free pick up from Ronda Station at 16:00 on Sunday.
Another good option is to rent a car at the airport and drive to the venue. You could connect with other participants, and share costs.
The Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 1977, and according to BBC Travel, the best place to hike in Andalucia.
Our yoga retreat center is close to three whitewashed villages.
Zahara de la Sierra is one of Andalusia’s most striking villages, set upon 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.
El Gastor, also known as the Balcony of the Andalusian White Villages, is a charming small town, just fifteen minutes by foot from our retreat center.
Ronda, the third village, sits atop the spectacular El Tajo gorge and is the largest of Andalusia’s towns. Its fame was spread by Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles who spent much time within the town limits of Ronda and Southern Spain.
Enjoy beautiful accommodation surrounded by nature. Cool off after a hike or a horseback ride in the mountains at our five outdoor pools with views of the sierra. Practice yoga immersed in the peacefulness of nature.
Single - Double - Triple Rooms
Our retreat center is made up of a collection of charming Spanish villas nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema.
Surrounded by lush mountains and whitewashed villages, accommodations are complete with a beautiful yoga studio, private tennis court, and magnificent hiking trails. A variety of homes and apartments have access to 5 beautiful pools, modern kitchens, AC, firewood chimneys, and baths.
3 delicious organic and locally grown healthy mediterranean vegan meals (with vegetarian options) are prepared daily especially for you by our onsite chef (special dietary requests on demand - allergies, gluten free, …)
The deposit of 200€ is non-refundable***
(***Your deposit is non-refundable if we are unable to fill your space. If another student can take your place, we will refund your deposit minus bank fees and a 50€ administrative fee)
Daily Yoga & Meditation
twice a day, energising hatha yoga, or deep stretching yin yoga, guided meditation and mantra chanting
Three meals per day
3 delicious healthy mediterranean vegan/vegetarian meals are prepared daily especially for you by our onsite chef (special dietary requests on demand - allergies, gluten free, …)
5 nights in a Single, Double or Triple Room, in charming Spanish villas nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema.
Guided hiking tour
Guided Hiking Tour to the big Dolmen or the White Village balcony
Two yoga workshops
during the week you'll have the option to join a yoga related workshop focussing on anatomy, the breath, or the yoga of sound...
Five swimming pools
yes, 5 swimming pools at the retreat center for you to enjoy!
Pickup at Ronda Station
Pickup at Ronda Station is included upon arrival (fixed time)
What’s NOT included
Flights to and from the venue
Transfers to and from the venue (upon demand, transfers can be arranged)
For an additional cost, a multitude of activities can be booked in the area during your holiday, including additional hikes, cycling, massages, hammam, horseback riding, and cultural tours.
the unexpected can happen, please make sure to arrange for the necessary insurance