Yoga and Pilates holiday in Spain

“Daily yoga and Pilates sessions coupled with healthy meals, relaxing therapies and optional activities to get you feeling fabulous and inspired in Altea, Spain.”

Highlights

Daily 90min yoga and Pilates classes | Delicious healthy eating plan | Converted olive farm close to the coast | Spa, swimming pool, small gym and sauna | Optional activities include: guided mountain hiking, guided rural bike rides, aerial yoga workshop, Spanish cookery lessons, spa therapies and massages |

Description of Yoga and Pilates holiday in Spain

Feel inspired, uplifted & toned after a week of daily yoga & Pilates classes with top notch teachers plus workshops to help progress your yoga & Pilates practice.

Add delicious healthy food, sunshine, therapies, swimming, time to relax plus a range of 'fun-but-good-for-you' activities and you've just found yourself the perfect health & wellness retreat!

LOCATION
This week of wellness takes place in the coastal town of Altea, an hour north of Alicante airport. You'll be staying at a 300 year old Olive farm which has been converted into a peaceful country house hotel with pool, 22 spacious double rooms all with private bathroom plus there's a small gym, sauna and light filled yoga studio.

The hotel is in a lovely tranquil spot with super views to the mountains & the sea and yet, it's an easy 10 minute stroll to Altea ... considered to be one of the prettiest towns in this area and 25 mins walk to the sea.

OUR DATES
Our Yoga & Pilates retreats ONLY operate on the dates below. During other times we'll be busy running our other yoga retreat programs (ask us for details!) )

2018
Sorry all 2018 Yoga & Pilates retreats are now sold out

2019
April 25-30
Sept 19-24

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Whether you are new to Pilates or Yoga, your practice will rapidly progress as our teachers are dedicated to their chosen field of yoga or pilates hence what you'll experience is the 'pure' form of Yoga & Pilates and not a 'yogalates' blend.

Practiced together, yoga & pilates create a strong toned body, excellent alignment and increased flexibility. You'll feel stretched without being pushed beyond your physical limits.

Each day includes a 90 minute class of yoga & a 90 minute class of Pilates. There are classes graded for keen beginners and classes for intermediates/advanced to ensure everyone can work at a level they feel comfortable with.

In addition there will be 5 workshops to help deepen your practice:

* Two 'Essentials' workshop (one for yoga, one for pilates) where we cover the fundamentals of each

* Two 'Intensives' for those looking for a stronger immersion in Yoga & Pilates

* Mediation workshop where you get to discover the style that's best for you.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

In addition to daily yoga & pilates, this holiday also offers a range of optional activities you can join if you wish:

* a guided hike in the nearby mountains
* guided bike ride on quiet country roads & tracks
* Spanish cookery masterclass
* Therapies, facials & massages with our elite Wellness team

But everything is optional so do as much or as little as you want. So if you want to skip a morning class & enjoy a lie in or stay by the pool in the afternoon instead of coming to class .. please do. It is Your holiday and we truly want you to listen to your body and do exactly what it needs.

RETREAT DINING

Whilst you'll be busy doing yoga, pilates, walking, swimming and maybe some of our optional activities, we'll make sure you'll be nourished from within with super healthy plant based meals using locally sourced & seasonal produce.

Breakfast after morning class is a buffet spread where you can help yourself to seasonal fruits, wholesome cereals (inc. gluten free)), yogurts (inc dairy free), fresh Spanish tortilla, hot egg dish, selection of local cheeses & cold cuts, fresh juice, assorted breads & breakfast cakes. A really good start to the day.

On all but 2 evenings we take supper at the hotel. These are vegetarian - sometimes vegan - with local fish being offered some nights too for those that would like it. On 2 eves your taste buds are free to explore the local dining options nearby - these are plentiful! - or you can dine at the hotel.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

We have a group transfer service from/to Alicante airport that aims to leave 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 €40 each way. We can make alternative arrangements for flights outside of our transfer times.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

* Your accommodation in spacious double ensuite room. As we never ask (nor expect) our solo guests to share, everyone is given their own double room with private bathroom for an extra £75 for the week.

* Welcome gathering on arrival where we'll run through the programme. Great way to meet your fellow retreaters.

* 90 minute daily class of Yoga in either the Keen Beginners or Intermediate/Advanced group

* 90 minute daily class of Pilates in Keen beginners or Intermediate/Advanced group

* Two Essentials workshop for yoga & Pilates

* Two 'Intensive' sessions for yoga & Pilates

* Meditation workshop in place of one evening class

* A guided walk on your first morning in nearby countryside to help you get to know the area a little better

* Fresh fruits & herbal teas each morning before class

* Hearty buffet breakfast after class

* Super Healthy plant based 3-course meals on 3 eves at the hotel

* Opportunity to take part in our extra activities; a Guided Bike Ride, Spanish Cookery masterclass or book some pampering therapies

* Time to laze by the pool, explore the nearby town or relax with a good
book you've been meaning to read all year

* Services of our experienced Retreat Manager who's with you everyday to help answer any questions & organise your perfect holiday

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
25 Apr 2019
£ 735
excluding flights
Available
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19 Sep 2019
£ 775
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Sep 2019 departure
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Yoga and Pilates holiday in Spain

Environment

Energy & Recycling: The hotel has implemented many initiatives to make best use of the natural resources available whilst at the same time, minimising wastage too. Such as, each loo is fitted with dual action flush to minimise the use of water. All taps have been fitted with a flow regulator to avoid wasting water. Low energy light bulbs are used throughout & electrical equipment is switched off when not in use. All paper, card, glass, cartons & tin are recycled. All guests are encouraged to act responsibly by minimising use of electricity, recycle waste packaging and in specifying when they need fresh towels.

Building Restoration: When this town house was converted into a hotel, all original fittings were sympathetically restored & preserved rather than “rip out & replace”

Food: We serve typical local dishes, with virtually all ingredients being sourced at the local market. This not only minimises packaging & reduces carbon emissions, but supports local growers too. This “from the ground to the table” also ensures our meals contain optimum nutrients.

Culture: We encourage guests to explore & immerse themselves into the Spanish way of life by dining at local restaurants, visiting markets and buying gifts from local artisans and producers. And, if there’s a local festival … everyone’s invited to immerse themselves and taste the Spanish’s love of fiestas!

Community

This holiday takes place at a small, luxury hotel managed and run by a local Spanish couple & their loyal, friendly team. Their pride is omnipresent in the way in which they work to keep the hotel super clean and also in the way they greet guests like friends.

We only employ locals as guides, drivers, housekeepers, cooks, therapists & teachers not just because they are local, but because they are the soul of the area and bring historical colour and wealth of information that a guidebook could not.

We are in-debited to these fantastic people but, in the cold light of day, we realise our holidays help to keep families together for without this work, many would leave the area to find work away from home.

Supporting Local Charities: We support two local charities with donations from our profit; a donkey sanctuary that cares for old or abandoned donkeys and a Home for children who are at risk.

3 Reviews of Yoga and Pilates holiday in Spain

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Reviewed on 05 May 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Well organised, lovely crowd of fellow holiday makers.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?




3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?




4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?



Reviewed on 01 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Great yoga and pilates classes

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


As the leader said 'this is a yoga holiday not a yoga retreat'. if you want asceticism this may not be for you, if you want some comfort with your exercise this is a great combination.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


A local and very Spanish family hotel which seemed to employ local people, made it feel like we were contributing to the local economy positively.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent, just maybe not quite long enough!

Reviewed on 09 Jun 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The super yoga and pilates classes and the lovely 12k coastal walk.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The taxi from Alicanti to Denia was expensive at 120E, but was much quicker than a 2 hour bus trip where you have to take one bus to Benidorm, wait there half an hour and take another bus to Denia, cost about 20E, but alot of hassle travelling on your own.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


definitly benefitted local shops and resturants

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


EXCELLANT

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Lorna for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are so pleased the yoga, pilates & coastal walk were the highlight of your Yoga & Pilates Holiday. It was really lovely to have you here with us. We just wanted to leave a response to your comment re. the cost of an airport taxi as we wanted other guests reading this review to know that you opted to arrive a day before the holiday began & so missed our airport transfer service that operates on our holiday dates. Any guest who'd like to extend their stay have the choice of the local bus or tram at €20 or a private taxi to our yoga hotel.

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