5 days Yoga & Hiking Retreat in Southern Spain 4-9 Oct 2022

The warm autumn climate along the Mediterranean is ideal for a hiking and yoga retreat in October.

Overview: 

Take the gift of relaxation on our nature and hiking yoga retreat.

Where the Parque Natural of the Sierra de Grazalema rises from quiet rural byways like an apparition and the natural world takes over, find yourself enticed into wellbeing. Where great buttresses of rock silhouetted against the clouds soar above a forested landscape tinged with green, feel the vitality of this area even when the rest of Andalucía turns yellow under the Spanish sun. Deemed a Unesco Biosphere reserve since 1977 this land is one of the best places to hike in Southern Spain.

The Sierra de Grazalema and whitewashed villages serve as the gateways to our Yoga Retreat Center which hosts some of Spain's prettiest mountain scenery. Our retreat center is settled in this picturesque land of diverse terrain with its narrow passes connecting the villages over high mountain ridges.

Being between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, this dynamic area is home to unique plants and animals and has a slightly tropical microclimate. On the same day, there can be warm sunshine, clouds, or rain and directly a return to warm sunshine. From fascinating historical stories of the surrounding whitewashed villages to Neolithic tombs, a visitor to this province can do yoga in the morning, explore serene hiking trails, cool off in one of the five outdoor swimming pools with views of the Sierra, taste local foods, and finally sleep in luxury accommodations with the silence of the mountain.

The accommodations are rooms in villas with views of the mountain, air conditioners, and heaters and there is wifi inside all the buildings.

If you´re looking for a mountain and yoga vacation, this is the place for you!

The villas, gardens, walking paths, and swimming pools that make up the Nature Reserve yoga retreat center are nestled under an escarpment and have a panoramic view of the Sierra Grazalema mountains. Fresh clean mountain air fills a visitor's lungs with every breath. The Andalusian sunlight illuminates the natural landscape and olive trees that dot the mountainside. One can hear the soft chirping of birds and the occasional bleat of goats and sheep that roam the lands outside of the retreat center. Just being in this place of stillness brings a sense of peace and wellbeing like no other.

The hiking tour takes yoga retreat participants on paths around the mountain, up to the breath-taking view of the whitewashed villages and/or to the Giant Dolmen. From the Neolithic period, the magic of the Giant Dolmen takes us back in time and reminds us of the everlasting health of a land where people have resided for thousands of years.

Yoga shala with 52 square meters can serve up to 25 participants.

Program: 

Arrival day pick up from Ronda train station at 15.30

You can choose between 4 yoga classes every day or participate in all 4.

07.30-9.00 Energizing Yoga class

09.00-09.30 Meditation

09.30-10.30 Gentle Yoga class

10.30-11.30 Breakfast

11.30-14.00 Hiking, free time

14.00/15.00 Lunch, picnic, or local food tasting

15.00-18.00 Free time, hiking

18.00-19.15 Energizing Yoga class or workshop

19.15-20.15 Gentle or Restorative Yoga class

20.30 Dinner

The schedule is flexible. It will adapt to the needs of each group or as necessary.

Departure day 11:00 transport to Ronda train station.

 

 

Accommodation: 

The Nature Reserve Retreat Center is tucked away in the mountains easily accessible from Malaga and Sevilla Airports, and from the Ronda train station. Transportation options are included in Lucia Yoga Retreats and we're happy to help you organize if you prefer to arrange your own transport. From the retreat center, Malaga and Sevilla Airports are each a 1-hour 30-minute drive. From Ronda, the retreat center is a 30-minute drive. The closest village is a walkable 3 kilometers.
Surrounded by lush mountains in the middle of the Nature Reserve, the Andalucian sunlight illuminates the surrounding panoramic views. The retreat center has 5 swimming pools, a tennis court, gardens, terraces, and hiking trails. Our retreat chefs prepare vegetarian meals and special diet menus are accommodated upon request. Wine is available for purchase.
The 19 rooms can be single or double occupancy and have air conditioning, heaters, and free wifi.

Food: 

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose-Free
  • Whole food

Your investment: 

Very early bird (booking 5 months in advance) shared room 795 EUR

Early bird (booking 2 months in advance) shared room 854 EUR

Last-minute booking (less than 2 months in advance) shared room 945 EUR

Suite Large/spacious room, your own private tower and closet room, Moorish Bathtub, and landscape views +150 EUR

Single occupancy +185 EUR

Booking and refund options: 

We ask for a deposit of 200€ per participant to reserve your spot in this yoga retreat.

Please read more information here.

Payment methods: 

  • Credit card
  • PayPal

Credit Card & Paypal payments have a +4% fee.
To avoid this fee, please contact us for payment by bank transfer.

Please make your payment here.

What is included: 

  • 5 nights at the beautiful Nature Reserve retreat center
  • 4 yoga classes per day: 2 Energizing and 2 gentle/yin yoga, for all levels and ages
  • 2 yoga workshops
  • 3 delicious healthy meals daily
  • Five swimming pools at the yoga retreat center
  • Hiking tour to the big Dolmen and/or the whitewashed village balcony
  • Hiking tour to the Zahara de la Sierra famous castle and olive oil factory tour and tasting
  • Arrival day and departure day transport between the retreat center and the Ronda train station
  • All transportation for included activities

What is not included: 

  • Airfare
  • Insurance

Additional Information: 

This Yoga and Hiking Retreat is in partnership with Lucia Yoga Retreat.

Read more information, and make your reservation here.

A Youtube video about the Nature Reserve Retreat Center in Spain is here.

Duration: 5 days/6 nights
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