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Yoga & Mindfulness under the Spanish Sun
(Friday 12 – Tuesday 16 October)
Leave behind the busy-ness of the modern world this autumn and enjoy a yoga-escape to a beautiful and unspoilt idyl in Andalucia. The Sierra de Grazalema is a Unesco Biosphere reserve where picture-perfect whitewashed hilltop towns nestle amongst striking mountains. According to BBC Travel it is the best place to hike in Andalucia. Located half-way between Seville and Malaga, your home for the weekend is a traditional cortijo on a stunning nature reserve.
Have fun with like-minded people on and off the mat during a long weekend of yoga and mindfulness, workshops, rejuvenating mountain-side walks and plenty of relaxation. Optional activities include hiking, horse-riding and a visit to the stunning village of Ronda, famous for its dramatic escarpments and views, to enjoy a traditional meal and Flamenco show.
Take a dip after your yoga practice at one of five outdoor pools with amazing views of the Sierra. Enjoy a healthy Mediterranean diet of delicious vegetarian meals made from local, organic produce.
There will be ample time to rest, read, chat with the teachers and other guests and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of the nature reserve. The schedule is relaxed and casual with every guest welcome to do as much or as little as they like!
The atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and suitable for all levels of ability and experience, from those with a regular yoga and meditation practice to those new to yoga.
Four-nights' accommodation at a beautiful mountain-side cortijo in the heart of national park
Twice-daily yoga and meditation
Delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with all dietary requirements catered for
Transfer from Malaga airport for allocated group transfer*
Guided hike to the White Villages balcony
TRIPLE SHARE – €715
TWIN SHARE – €775
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT – €160
GBP calculated at time of payment.
*The allocated group transfer times from Malaga will be midday pick up on 12 October and a midday return on the 16 October to Malaga, for sightseeing and flight connections. A separate transfer itinerary from Malaga, Seville or Gibraltar may be organised for groups of 4 travelling together at no extra cost.
Your daily yoga practice will gently move the body mindfully through a series of poses. Classes include physical postures, breath work and meditation. The focus is on connecting body, breath and mind to bring the individual a sense of togetherness, calm and present-moment awareness, while moving the body in gentle exercise to enjoy the associated health benefits. Morning classes are more energising to wake body and mind, and afternoon classes more restorative with a focus on relaxation to help you relax, reduce stress and reconnect. There is a strong emphasis on the breath to both calm the nervous system and focus the mind, as well as on the senses to promote awareness. Immersion workshops provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the practice of yoga and to learn new ideas and concepts that you may like to apply to your own practice.
Bev is a qualified yoga, mindfulness and stress management teacher who, through her business Practically Balanced, works with individuals, groups and workplaces who are wanting to take a more positive and proactive approach to wellbeing and in turn achieve greater results and get more out of their day-to-day lives. This is emphasised in her yoga classes where you can expect a flowing physical practice, breath work and relaxation delivered in a practical way and structured for all levels of ability. Bev also trained with Qi Yoga in Sydney followed by Sivananda training in India. She also trained in Mindfulness with the British School of Meditation and in Stress Management with the Centre for Coaching and Counselling in London. She has been teaching yoga since late 2012 and practicing for over 15 years.
Georgie Armour Glasius
Georgie is a qualified yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for 18 years and teaching since late 2012. She trained with highly respected yoga school, Qi Yoga, in Sydney, in the tradition of Viniyoga, which essentially means yoga adapted to every individual, and has since completed further trainings including studying Yoga Therapy. Georgie's approach puts mindfulness at the centre of the yoga practice, guiding students to be more present both on and off the mat, to better understand themselves and to use that knowledge to find more ease and contentment in daily life. She offers a simple and accessible practice that anyone can enjoy and take home with them. Georgie lives and teaches in Cádiz, Spain and is passionate about sharing the beauty of her adopted home with visitors.