Yoga holidays in Spain
Description of Yoga holidays in Spain
Welcome to Spain!
We've been welcoming guests to our yoga retreats on the beautiful coast of Alicante, Spain for over 10 years & still, we absolutely LOVE what we do!
The Alicante region has THE most breath taking scenery and 300+ days of sunshine a year. The quality of life here is so good that it has been described as one of the healthiest places on Earth!
From the minute we leave the airport for the hour 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 all year.
Being here in the sunshine amongst spectacular scenery and fresh air is a real tonic for the soul and we'd love to have the pleasure of sharing it with you too.
WHAT WE DO
With over 100 retreats under our belt & 1,000 happy guests we know it's the little things that make all the difference - and we've been busy perfecting them!
We offer 3 different yoga inspired holidays at a beautiful little hotel by the sea where both keen beginners & super flexi yogis are welcomed. We have:
* Yoga & Hiking Holidays
* Yoga & Pilates Holidays
* Go with Your Flow Retreat
Each holiday is 5 nights / 6 days - though longer stays are possible.
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.
Our holidays are an invitation for you to relax & re-set through the practice of daily Yoga, Meditation, great food, walks in the fresh air, sunshine, good sleep, bit of pampering and our 'fun-but-good -for-you' optional activities.
Of course, down time is important too & so we leave space for this each day. In fact, everything is optional - do as much or as little as you like!
OVERVIEW OF EACH HOLIDAY
Yoga & Hiking Holidays
Perfect for you if you love being in the great outdoors & want lots of yoga too. Join us & you'll have twice daily yoga sessions, a meditation workshop, delicious healthy plant based cuisine, a 13k 'Coast & Country' guided walk, a 4-5 hour guided hike in stunning mountain scenery with an alfresco picnic lunch, time for you to head out on a self-guided walk along the coast to our neighbouring town plus, we have an optional bike ride, Spanish cookery workshop & therapies to be enjoyed too.
Yoga & Pilates Holidays
Our Yoga & Pilates holidays are a perfect opportunity to deep dive into yoga & pilates. There's classes for keen beginners & another for intermediates each day so that everyone can work at a level they're comfortable with plus, we add another 5 workshops where we focus on particular aspects to help expand & deepen your knowledge.
We'll nourish your body with delicious seasonal plant based food and, should you be looking for something more, there's a guided walk and optional bike ride, stand up paddle on the sea, sunset sea kayaking, therapies, massages and of course, down time to laze by the pool & enjoy the sunshine.
Go with Your Flow Retreat
Everyone loves the high vibes of Summer but at some point we all need a break to rest & recharge which is why this is the perfect mid-summer retreat!
Just imagine .. waking up and making your way to the onsite yoga studio where you'll open your body & senses to the day in a 90 minute yoga session before a bountiful brunch alfresco with your fellow retreaters & then, you choose how to spend the rest of your day. Maybe it'll be a laze by the pool, a wander into town, a trip to the beach, some pampering therapies, a guilt free snooze or maybe you'd like to join the optional SUP on the sea, bike ride in the inland villages, Spanish cookery workshop or a spot of sunset sea kayaking? The choice is yours .. just Go with Your Flow!
Because we are so passionate about delivering the best holiday experience we can, we deliberately limit the number of retreats we offer as we want to give you our very best attention & care hence our retreats ONLY operate on these dates:
* 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 : Go with Your Flow' Retreat
* Sept 22-27 : Yoga & Pilates Holiday
* Oct 6-11 : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
* Oct 20-25 : Yoga & Hiking Retreat
Our retreats take place at a 300-year old olive farm not far from the sea in the coastal town of Altea, an hour north of Alicante.
The farm sits in a quiet spot with stunning views to distant majestic mountains and just 10 minutes stroll to the very pretty town of Altea, the sea is reached in 25 mins.
The farm has been owned by the same local Spanish family for all 300 years with the current generation converting the farm into a peaceful country house hotel with 22 spacious, well equipped en-suite rooms, a pool in the garden, excellent restaurant, a light filled yoga studio, sauna & small gym and plenty of space in & out for us to spread out & relax.
You'll meet the family during your stay as they're at the hotel every day looking after their guests and making sure everything is 'just so'. We're so happy that between us - you & us- we're supporting a small family business. In fact, everyone who works on our retreats are local & so, by joining us, you're helping a number of local families to keep doing what they love :))
We're very lucky to have an abundance of locally grown veggies & fruit available year round here & so we'll nourish you with colourful tasty plant based cuisine .. though local fish is offered some nights for those that would like it.
Each retreat* includes a bountiful brunch after morning yoga where you can help yourself to a selection of eggs, fresh Spanish tortilla, local cheeses, cold cuts, fresh fruits, wholesome cereals, yogurts, breads, pastries, teas & coffee. We take supper at the hotel on 3 eves leaving 2 eves free for your taste buds to explore the local dining options as there's nothing like feeling on holiday than dining with the locals! We'll organise a meal out on one of these eves for those that would like to join us. Gluten & dairy free diets are welcomed with advance notice.
* Go with Your Flow Retreat in June. Includes daily yoga each morning, abundant breakfast/brunches & a range of optional activities but no suppers so that everyone has the flexibility to eat when & where they want on these balmy summer nights. The holiday price reflects this.
WHAT'S TO LOVE?
* Experience a real boost to your wellness & energy with daily yoga, nourishing cuisine, sunshine & fresh air, hikes, rest and our 'fun-but-good-for-you' optional activities.
* Thoughtfully planned Yoga sessions delivered by experienced friendly teachers where keen beginners are welcomed and experienced yogis feels stretched.
* You'll have your own ensuite room .. unless you want to bring/share with a friend
* Optional fun but good for you activities at reasonable rates
* Nourish your body with seasonal plant based cuisine using locally sourced ingredients
* You're supporting local families & their small businesses and in return, they'll give you a taste of the 'real' Spain
* Travel light as everything you need for yoga & bathroom toiletries are provided
* Airport transfers available (Alicante airport)
* 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
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.
If you're travelling from the UK you can reach us with just 2 train changes from London St Pancreas to Alicante by boarding a Eurostar train to Paris then hop on the Metro to Paris Gare de Lyon to board a TGV train to Barcelona. At Barcelona, take a high speed RENFE train to Alicante. From Alicante train station you can either, take a cab to the airport & join our guest transfer (ask us for details), take a private taxi to us (around 1 hour along the motorway) or take the slow tram along the coast to us.
So this is us! Thanks for reading to the end. Hope we'll hear from you soon and even better - see you out here in sunny Spain for one of our lovely retreats :)
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23 Reviews of Yoga holidays in Spain
Reviewed on 25 May 2022 by Gillian BurrowsExcellent, an amazing experience. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Apr 2022 by Alison AyresFirst break in over 2 years - a wonderful 5 days with a great group. I have returned relaxed, refreshed and revitalised. Read full review
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.