Yoga holidays in Spain
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Description of Yoga holidays in Spain
Welcome to Yoga Breaks in Spain!
We've been welcoming guests to our yoga retreats on the beautiful coast of Alicante, Spain since 2003 & still, we absolutely LOVE what we do!
The Alicante region has THE most breath taking scenery and over 300 days of sunshine a year. The quality of life here is so good that it has been recognised as one of the 'healthiest places on Earth.'
From the minute we leave the airport for the hour's drive along the coast you'll see mountains tumbling down to the sea and lush green lowlands courtesy of the underground springs that keep this area fresh & green year round.
Being here in the sunshine amongst spectacular scenery and fresh sea air is a real tonic for the soul and we'd love to have the pleasure of sharing it with you.
WHAT WE DO
We offer 3 different holidays at beautiful little hotels by the sea run by local Spanish families to give you a taste of the 'real' Spain.
From March to November - when the weather is at it's best - we have Yoga & Hiking Holidays, Yoga & Pilates Holidays and Pure Yoga : Going Deeper Retreats. Dates & descriptions are below.
All holidays are suitable for the keen beginner right up to the super flexi yogi and each is 5 nights/6 days - though longer stays are possible & non-yoga partners are welcome too.
Most guests come on their own so don't worry if you're thinking of coming solo. And, as we never ask (nor expect) solo guests to share, everyone has their own en-suite room for the reasonable supplement of £75 for the week - the lowest supplement we've ever seen for a retreat. Of course, if you'd like to share with a friend, that's fine too.
THE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
Each holiday is an invitation to relax & reset through the practice of Yoga, Meditation, Nourishing Food, Walks, restful Sleep, Therapies, Spontaneous chats and 'fun-but-good -for-you' optional activities.
We know how important free time is too & so we leave plenty of space for this.
In fact, everything is optional so if you want to skip a class or two for a lie in or to stay by the pool until the sun sets, no problem!
Yoga & Hiking Holidays
Perfect for those that love the idea of time in the great outdoors with plenty of yoga too. These holidays include; twice daily yoga, meditation workshop, delicious healthy plant based food (daily brunch & 3-course suppers x3), a 12k 'Coast & Country' guided walk, a guided mountain hike with picnic lunch plus maps for a 3rd self-guided coastal walk. You'll stay at a peaceful restored Olive Farm near the sea in the very pretty town of Altea. There's 22 spacious ensuite bedrooms, an outdoor pool, small gym & sauna and a light filled yoga studio with fabulous views to the mountains. And, should you like to do more, you can join our guides for an optional bike ride in the mountains, a Spanish cookery lesson with Juan the hotel chef, book some therapies & massages with our fabulous wellness team and still have time to explore the lovely town, go for a walk along the beach walk & laze by the hotel pool in the sunshine.
Yoga & Pilates Holidays
Our Yoga & Pilates holidays are a perfect example of just how great yoga & pilates is for your posture, core strength and mobility plus, we add an additional 5 workshops to help you 'deep dive' into these two fantastic disciplines. We'll nourish your body with delicious seasonal plant based food (daily brunch & 3-course suppers x3) and, should you be looking for something more in your free time, we have a guided 12k walk in the countryside and a variety of optional activities such as a guided bike ride, Aerial Yoga class, SUP Pilates on the sea (weather dependent), therapies, massages or of course you can relax by the pool, take a guilt free snooze, explore the beautiful town or take a long lazy walk along the beach. You'll stay at a peaceful restored Olive Farm near the sea in the very pretty town of Altea. There's 22 spacious ensuite bedrooms, an outdoor pool, small gym & sauna and a light filled yoga studio with fabulous views to the mountains.
Pure Yoga : Going Deeper Retreats
These popular retreats include all that the beautiful art of yoga has to offer with twice daily classes with super experienced teachers, mind calming meditations and 'Beyond the Asana' workshops where we get to explore other, more subtle, aspects of yoga. You'll stay at an truly beautiful little boutique hotel with gorgeous rooms near the sea in the vibrant coastal town of Denia. Yoga is practiced in the open air in the hotel's lush courtyard (shaded) garden with the beautiful blue sky above. They'll be super delicious seasonal plant based food (daily brunch & 3-course suppers x3) and time to explore the town with its baroque architecture and castle, head to the lovely sandy beaches, enjoy some tapas, peruse the boutiques or maybe you'd like to join the optional guided bike ride Aerial yoga class and (tbc) a tour of a local small vineyard where you can sample some local Spanish wines.
2021 / 2022 DATES:
We are SO passionate about delivering the very best yoga holiday experience we can that we deliberately limit the number of retreats we offer to ensure we give you our very best attention & care. Hence our retreats ONLY operate on these dates:
2021 retreats for the remainder of the year
Sept 9-14 : Pure Yoga Going Deeper Retreat
Sept 23-28 : Yoga & Pilates Holiday
Oct 7-12 : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
Oct 28-2 Nov : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
March 31-5 Apr : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
Apr 28-3 May : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
May 19-24 : Yoga & Pilates Holiday
Jun 2-7 : Yoga & Pilates Holiday
Jun 16-21 : Pure Yoga Going Deeper Retreat (TBC)
Sept 22-27 : Yoga & Pilates Holiday
Oct 6-11 : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
Oct 20-25 : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
We use two gorgeous little yoga hotels near the sea an hour north of Alicante airport.
We spent years searching for the perfect locations to ensure you can truly relax as if you were at home whilst knowing there's a great team on hand so you don't have to lift a finger.
Both our hotels are completely unique and have a touch of luxury too. Every bedroom is spacious & has either double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom (no shared bathrooms), WiFi, safety deposit & TV.
HOTEL 1 - 300 year old restored Olive Farm in the coastal town of Altea.
Yoga & Hiking and Yoga & Pilates Holidays.
This olive farm has been owned by the same Spanish family since it was first built 300 years ago. The current generation converted the farm into a 4* country house hotel with outdoor pool, a light filled yoga studio, sauna, small gym, a restaurant and 22 spacious en-suite bedrooms. This hotel has a lovely tranquil location with with stunning views over the countryside & to the sea and yet is just 10 mins walk to the very pretty town of Altea nearby & 25mins to the sea.
HOTEL 2 - gorgeous boutique hotel near the sea in the town of Denia.
Pure Yoga : Going Deeper Retreats
Outstandingly beautiful little hotel in the vibrant coastal town of Denia & 10 minutes walk to the sea. This lovely grand house was originally built in the 18th century for a wealthy merchant & his family before being transformed into this lovely little hotel with 18 en-suite double rooms, a peaceful guest lounge, and a pretty courtyard garden where we practice yoga twice a day in the fresh air under beautiful blue skies.
Our nearest airport is Alicante from where we offer a transfer service that leaves the airport on arrival day between 11.00 & 13.00 and arrive back at airport on final day for midday. Transfers take an hour & are Ä40 each way. We can arrange alternative transport for anyone arriving outside of our transfer times.
You can reach us with just 2 train changes from London St Pancreas to Alicante by boarding a Eurostar train to Paris from where you'll take the Metro to Paris Gare de Lyon to board a TGV train to Barcelona. At Barcelona, you'll then take a high speed RENFE train service to Alicante. From Alicante train station you can either, take a cab to the airport & join our guest transfer (see above), take a private taxi to us (around 1 hour along the motorway) or take the slow tram along the coast to us (allow up to 2.5 hours)..
WHAT'S TO LOVE?
* Experience a full immersion into Yoga with Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga & Meditation delivered by super experienced friendly teachers who bring a touch of playfulness and learning into their thoughtfully planned lessons to help deepen your practice
* Stay close to the sea at lovely little unique hotels with a touch of luxury where you'll have your own ensuite spacious double room.
* 'Fun-but-good-for-you' optional activities & therapies all at reasonable prices
* All yoga equipment provided plus towels & complimentary toiletries in your bathroom.
* Airport transfers available from/to Alicante airport .. just catch a flight & leave the rest to us
* Delicious, seasonal super tasty plant based meals using locally sourced produce ... with the occasional offering of fish for those that would like it. Each retreat includes a hearty buffet brunch each day & 3-course suppers x3 eves leaving 2 eves for your tastebuds to sample the many lovely local dining options.
* No pressure environment ... do as much or as little as you like.
* An experienced retreat manager with you every day to ensure everything runs smoothly and so that you don't have to lift a finger ... we're quite serious about that!
* And finally ... we're a legal registered business. We're telling you this because, sadly, many yoga holiday operators are not & so with us you can be sure we take your holiday seriously
Thanks for reading! We'd love to meet you now you've found us so get in touch & let us know which retreat you can make. Hasta Pronto!
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21 Reviews of Yoga holidays in Spain
Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019 by Catherine MclarenIt was a great holiday giving a good mix of relaxation & exercise. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Oct 2019 by Sarah ThomasThe most exciting part of the holiday was the hike into the Sanchett mountains was sublime. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019 by Ann HartExcellent yoga and Pilates classes. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019 by Alison GlasspoolWonderful, our hosts took great care of us, introduced us to the local area and its cuisine. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019 by Steph LewisAmazing hotel - peaceful and tranquil. Superb yoga teachers - patient, relaxed, offering support and encouragement when needed. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019 by Reshma BhimjiThe most memorable parts of the trip were the Pilates and Yoga classes, beautiful hotel and location. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by Christine RudgeI loved it all! The classes were brilliant and the coaches outstanding. The hotel was beautiful, the food and workshops were really good. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by Kim TownsendIt was all wonderful, the classes, the workshops, the cycle rides, the hotel setting and the perfect host, Nicole. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jul 2018 by Catherine MullanWe loved the holistic yoga and charming hotel but also had great fun on the cycling and sea kayaking adventures! Read full review
Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Marguerite WeatherseedA stunning 4 hour guided cycle ride in the local countryside. Lots of challenging hills, but nothing beats whizzing down them with the wind in your hair. I loved it. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 May 2018 by Amanda WoodwardThe highlight was the excellent organisation by Nicole and the first class yoga and Pilates teaching. A fantastic holiday. Very informal and friendly. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jun 2017 by Sarah McKinnonThe feeling of calm & wellness that this holiday brings is amazing! Read full review
Reviewed on 28 May 2017 by June SmithThere was a variety of activities to take part in and you could work at your own pace. I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Aug 2016 by Giovanna TomaroI would rate this holiday 9/10. The place, the yoga, people, food, everything was just perfect! Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2016 by Regina CliffordI thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a complete break and change of scene. I would actually like to go on this holiday again at a future date! Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jul 2016 by Mary McDermottBest bits: The accommodation, the location, the yoga studio, the group itself, the views and the great breakfast. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 May 2016 by Daniele LeyderGreat yoga in a lovely environment. The mixture of yoga with hiking in the hills made it a perfect holidays. Plus a hot stone massage to top it up! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 May 2015 by stephanie smithThis holiday was one that will last forever in my heart & soul. Simply book it! After that, prepare yourself for the bliss that will come. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 May 2014 by Carol TaylorThe yoga fit holiday was a great mix of fitness activities. Although I did not expect to, I enjoyed the body toning. But the yoga stood out as the most memorable of the activities. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2013 by Jai LescieurGreat! just wish it had been longer than 6 days, 10 days would have been perfect. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2012 by Jo ChanningGreat yoga in a lovely light and quiet studio within the hotel courtyard. Interesting hotel that wasn't far away from the beach, marina, tapas bars and lovely restaurants...I would definitely go again. Already looking at Nicole and Gary's Altea holiday. Read full review
PlanetPutting People & the Planet first.
Our holidays take place at carefully chosen little hotels owned by friendly local Spanish families who, together with our retreat team, employ only local people not just because they are local, but because they are the lifeblood of the area and bring local colour and information that you'll not find in guidebooks.
These lovely local people help our holidays come alive but, in the cold light of day, we realise that we/you help keep these families together as, without your/our support, they would most likely have to separate to find work elsewhere.
Ourselves & the hotels actively recycle cardboard , paper, plastic, cans and glass using special recycling containers which guests are encouraged to use too. In addition, guest bathrooms have large dispensers of toiletries rather than small plastic bottles which need replacing more frequently & would add to the amount of recycling. Youíll also have the option to re-use the towels & linen in your room which ultimately will save water, electricity, soap & labour.
In addition to the use of low consumption light bulbs, the majority of our hotelís electricity comes entirely from the sun as they have solar panels. There's also water saving devices fitted to the taps & toilets to help reduce flow & conserve water.
You'll be gently encouraged to be more mindful of your water & energy usage during your stay. Little things can make a big, big difference such as closing windows if using the air con, taking a shower instead of a bath, switching off lights when not in your room, opting to re-use your towels & linen and taking only what is needed at meal times to avoid food waste - you can always come back for seconds if you're super hungry!, and bringing a re-useable water bottle to avoid buying water in plastic bottles when you're here.
We are blessed to have over 300 days of sunshine a year in this region of Spain and an abundance of underground fresh water springs originating from the awesome mountains nearby. This means we have a year round supply of locally grown sun ripened delicious Mediterranean fruits & veggies that we make good use of in our retreat menus that are predominantly plant based.
In addition, one of our retreat hotels has partnered with a local olive oil producer who uses traditional methods to produce the most delicious organic oil that we use in our menus. Plus, our local town of Altea hosts an annual Eco Fair bringing together local artisans to share their knowledge and products through educational workshops, tastings & demonstrations which of course helps to raise awareness of sustainable living methods.
By coming on our retreats not only do you help support local families & their businesses but you may also like to know that you are enabling us & our hotels to support a number of charities that help local families & individuals through practical & financial support.
Organisations such as; Corazon Express that provides local families with food, practical & financial advice, the local Rotary Club & Red Cross both of whom provide humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable in our communities together with donations to local animal rescue centres who rely completely on donations to continue their work of rescuing, caring for & rehoming animals.
We encourage guests to explore & immerse themselves into the Spanish way of life by dining at local restaurants & cafes, visiting the weekly markets and buying gifts from local artisans and producers. And, if thereís a local festival Ö everyoneís invited to immerse themselves and taste the Spanish love for fiestas!
Ultimately, through all our actions we aim to support local communities and leave a footprint that is as light as can be.