Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE and maybe cheaper. Available upgrades: #Santander airport pick up #Bilbao airport pick up #Saturday all-day mountain hike
Description of Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
Your holidays can be a great opportunity to renovate yourself. More than a spiritual retirement, this holiday is a chance to re-energise your mind and body in the heart of Green Spain. Activate your Spanish in our lovely school in Panes: this intensive course, provided by enthusiastic and highly qualified teachers, will awake your mind… as well as enable you to better embrace the local culture. Learning a language with us is an invigorating experience, which will make your holiday unforgettable. Then energise your body with the guidance of our expert Yoga+Pilates teacher in a variety of settings (studio Aeroyoga, beach, SUP board, or even our own school!).
You will have a memorable trip: Panes is at the doorstep of Picos de Europa and on one of the routes of the Camino de Santiago. It is surrounded by prehistoric cave paintings making history another key ingredient of the area. Finally, with a max. number of six people per group, you will feel special from the moment you get off the plane!
- Spanish intensive course with a maximum of six people, with enrolment, materials and level test if appropriate. During the class hours, there is access to the school kitchen, with complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits! The course comprises four 50-minute lessons per day. The school has free WiFi.
- One and a half hours of Yoga+Pilates sessions, plus chill out time afterwards (Mon-Thurs).
- Transport to and from Yoga+Pilates sessions if required.
- Map of the area.
- Advice on extra activities, travel, things to do over the weekend, etc.
- 7-night family stay accommodation with breakfast. Please note that OTHER ACCOMMODATION options and available and maybe cheaper. Also, ANY OFFERS ARE APPLICABLE TO COURSE PRICES ONLY UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
Our Spanish teachers love learning languages, and we want you to love it too! Our teachers are qualified and experienced… as well as good fun. We know you’re on holiday, so we focus on making our lessons enjoyable, not forgetting to give you a challenge and encouragement to achieve your goals.
Our Yoga+Pilates Teacher Natalia has her own studio locally and practices several varieties of yoga and Pilates. She's a RYS 400 International School of Yoga qualified, as well as a Pilates federated teacher (Federación Española de Pilates y Taichi). She's also a Stand Up Paddle instructor (IOSUP L1) and tirelessly keeps up her training in order to progress and continuously grow!
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4 Reviews of Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019 by Andrew EdwardsI really enjoyed the classes, they were interesting and varied and tailored to our needs. The tutors were brilliant. I learned a lot. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019 by John BoldWe thoroughly enjoyed it all. Each part was a different type of experience - new, challenging, and engaging. Ana and her team made the Spanish learning fun and rewarding, as did Natalia with the yoga. And the scenery and area were stunning. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2018 by Hanna KarlssonIt's difficult to point to 1 thing. The school and teachers were lovely and adapted the group/classes to our level. Panes is such a tranquil place, great hiking opportunities and don't miss out on a SUP yoga session with Nata!! Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Sep 2016 by Ann PotterLoved the yoga in a lovely old farmhouse with a great teacher. The Spanish school was excellent with the lessons at the right level for us. Read full review
PlanetWe are serious about maintaining the natural beauty of the region and take steps to ensure that the environmental impacts of our activities are kept to a minimum.
In order to reduce vehicular traffic in the area, we prefer to pick up all visitors from the airports, ferries and train stations that service the area.
We promote local environmental projects and initiatives, and use these as a point of interest in our walks. This improves knowledge, awareness and allows a positive transfer of ideas.
We take litter home with us (whether it’s ours or not).
We walk responsibly, minimising soil erosion and disruption to animals. We use lesser known routes to halt over exploitation and damage.
We are knowledgeable about the environment we live in and its rich history. One of our passions is supporting people who respect their environment by taking an active interest and helping out with work when things are busy, for example at our friends traditional farm.
PeopleWe want our business to have a socially positive impact locally and beyond. We visit local businesses and promote traditional practices that do not abuse the environment.
We take an active interest in other local businesses, for example helping out when things are busy at one of our neighbour’s traditional farms. We organize cinema nights at the school for the locals, as well as conversation exchange opportunities (such our "Menage a three" nights where Spanish, English and French are spoken over a glass of wine). We also work with local projects to promote sustainable development.
One of the great things about the area is that everybody helps each other when needed and money is never mentioned. We really like this and support these values. We treat the traditional ways of life and the local people with respect. We make a point of showing these to our groups as a way of promoting the area and creating interesting points of discussion.
We use a local taxi minibus service for our trips to the National Park, allowing us to be dropped off and picked up in different locations. This also minimises pollution and creates employment locally.
The Picos have some very old and traditional villages high in the mountains, these often have combined bar/shops which we use whenever we visit, helping keep them alive for the local people. This is really important as many of these villages are remote and inaccessible during winter.
We use local produce and workforce whenever possible.