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 with daily sessions of yoga & Pilates with top notch teachers together with 'immersion' sessions to help rapidly progress your yoga & Pilates practice. Top this with delicious healthy food, therapies, time to relax poolside and a range of 'fun-but-good-for-you' optional activities and you've just found yourself the perfect health & wellness retreat. Perfecto!

LOCATION
This week of wellness takes place in the coastal town of Altea, an hour north of Alicante airport at a 300 year old Olive farm near the sea. The farm has been owned by the same Spanish family since the beginning & now they have converted the farm into a tranquil country house hotel with pool, 20 spacious en-suite double rooms, a small gym & sauna and a light filled yoga studio. All solo guests are given their own ensuite double room for an additional £75.00 .. we never ask or expect you to share.

This lovely little hotel has the perfect location. Sitting at the very point where the countryside meets the edge of town & so we have amazing views to the mountains & sea and yet, we're an easy 10 minute walk to the historical 'old town' of Altea .. considered to be one of the prettiest in this area .. and just 25mins walk to the sea.

2018 RETREAT DATES
We only operate our Yoga & Pilates retreats on the dates below. The other weeks we'll be busy bees running our other yoga retreat programmes :)

April 26-1 May
Sept 20-25

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Whether you are new to Pilates or Yoga, your practice will rapidly progress as our instructors are specialists dedicated to their chosen field hence you'll experience the 'pure' form of these disciplines and not a 'yogalates' mix.

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 so you can experience the benefits of both clearly & individually. Pilates sessions are mat based and include a wide variety of efficient Pilates movements occasionally making use of specific Pilates equipment to build a strong toned body. Yoga sessions will include the deep stretches of Hatha yoga with the warming flow of Vinyasa flow sequences and the deep calming sensation of restorative yoga. The yoga sessions are designed to stretch & tone muscles, carefully open & lubricate the joints, deepen the breathing and realign the posture.

Classes will be graded according to guest experience so there'll be a 'keen beginners' class & an intermediate/advanced level class so that everyone can work at a level they are comfortable with.

There'll also be an 'Essentials' workshop where we'll go over the fundamentals for both yoga & Pilates for anyone who needs a reminder plus, an 'Intensive' immersion for those looking for a little challenge.

There'll also be opportunity to book private - or small group - sessions on a Pilates Reformer and we'll have a Meditation coach join us for a workshop where we'll get to experience different mind calming & stress relieving meditation techniques.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
In addition to daily classes of yoga & pilates, this holiday includes a range of optional activities you can join if you wish. We have:

* a guided hike in the nearby mountains
* guided bike ride on quiet country roads & tracks
* aerial yoga workshop
* Spanish cookery lesson
* super therapies, facials & massages with our world class therapists

Naturally, everything is optional so do as much or as little as you want.

RETREAT DINING
Whilst your body is busy burning calories doing yoga, pilates & optional activities, we'll be feeding you healthy delicious plant based meals with fish being offered occasionally for those that would like it.

Each morning before class,, there's fresh fruits & herbal teas to help you slowly awaken. Then, after class, there'll be a hearty buffet breakfasts filled with wholesome cereals (inc. gluten free), seasonal fruits, Spanish tortilla, selection of local cheeses, yogurts (inc dairy free), egg dishes using eggs from the hotel owners happy hens, Spanish cold cuts, freshly squeezed juices, breakfast cakes, assorted breads & jams. Help yourself to as much as you like .. it's a really good start to the day.

On all but 2 evenings we take supper at the hotel. These are vegetarian - sometimes vegan - and local fish is 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 - all guests have their own room for £75 for the week unless you want to share with a friend.
* Welcome gathering on arrival day to run through the programme whilst you enjoy some refreshments & healthy snacks
* 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
* 'Essentials' workshop for yoga & Pilates
* 'Intensive' sessions for yoga & Pilates
* Guided hike on your first morning in nearby countryside
* Fresh fruits & teas each morning before class
* Hearty buffet breakfast after morning class
* Healthy plant based or pescatarian 3-course meals at the hotel
* Option to book a private yoga and/or pilates session
* Option to join a Guided Bike Ride, Spanish Cookery Workshop or enjoy wonderful therapies
* Time to laze by the pool, explore the nearby town or simply 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

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Date
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20 Sep 2018
£ 725
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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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