Written by Pille Mitt

Yoga Retreats in Spain- 1 of the most popular locations!

Spain is a perennial favorite among yoga retreat participants and holidaymakers for a multitude of reasons, each contributing to its enduring popularity as a top travel destination.

And here is why:

Stunning Landscapes:

Spain's landscapes and natural beauty are as diverse as they are breathtaking, offering a wide array of experiences for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. From pristine beaches along the Mediterranean coast to rugged mountains and lush forests, Spain's scenery is nothing short of spectacular.


Spain is famous for its stunning coastline, which stretches for thousands of kilometers along the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay. From the vibrant beaches of the Costa del Sol to the secluded coves of the Balearic Islands, Spain offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, or enjoy water sports such as surfing and snorkeling, Spain's beaches are the perfect destination.


Spain is famous for its stunning coastline, which stretches for thousands of kilometers along the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay. From the vibrant beaches of the Costa del Sol to the secluded coves of the Balearic Islands, Spain offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, or enjoy water sports such as surfing and snorkeling, Spain's beaches are the perfect destination.

National Parks:

Spain is home to several stunning national parks and protected areas that showcase the country's diverse flora and fauna. The Picos de Europa National Park in northern Spain is known for its dramatic limestone peaks, deep gorges, and lush forests, while the Doñana National Park in Andalucia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its wetlands and birdwatching opportunities. Other notable parks include the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, the Tablas de Daimiel National Park, and the Caldera de Taburiente National Park in the Canary Islands.

Nature Reserves:

Beyond its national parks, Spain is dotted with nature reserves and protected areas that preserve its natural beauty and biodiversity. The Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park in Andalucia is one such example, boasting rugged coastal cliffs, hidden beaches, and volcanic rock formations. The Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park in the Pyrenees is another gem, offering pristine wilderness, alpine meadows, and stunning waterfalls.


With its Mediterranean climate, Spain enjoys mild winters and long, sunny summers, making it an ideal destination for sun-seekers year-round. Whether you're lounging on the beaches of the Balearic Islands or exploring the historic streets of Barcelona, you're sure to enjoy the pleasant weather that Spain has to offer.

Hiking The Thrilling Caminito del Ray

One of the highlights of our retreat was the opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Caminito Del Ray trail. Led by experienced guides, we embarked on a journey of discovery, navigating cliffs and winding pathways with awe and reverence.

Nestled amidst the rugged landscapes of Andalucia, Spain, lies one of the world's most exhilarating hiking trails: the Caminito del Rey. This awe-inspiring pathway winds its way through the breathtaking El Chorro Gorge, offering intrepid adventurers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the raw beauty of nature from dizzying heights.

Originally built in the early 20th century to provide maintenance access for workers at nearby hydroelectric plants, the Caminito del Rey gained notoriety for its perilous conditions and hair-raising reputation. For decades, the trail fell into disrepair, earning it the nickname "the world's most dangerous walkway" and attracting thrill-seekers from around the globe eager to test their mettle.

In recent years, efforts have been made to restore and renovate the Caminito del Rey, transforming it from a perilous pathway into a safe and accessible hiking trail. Today, visitors can embark on a guided journey along the trail, marveling at the stunning vistas and vertigo-inducing views that have made the Caminito del Rey a bucket-list destination for adventurers everywhere.

The journey along the Caminito del Rey begins with a scenic walkway suspended high above the rushing waters of the Guadalhorce River. As hikers traverse the narrow pathway carved into the sheer cliffs of the gorge, they are treated to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, with glimpses of soaring eagles and cascading waterfalls adding to the sense of wonder and excitement.

The Caminito del Rey offers an unforgettable adventure that will be remembered for a lifetime. Whether you're a seasoned hiker seeking a new challenge or a nature enthusiast eager to experience the wonders of Andalucia's rugged landscapes, the Caminito del Rey is sure to leave you breathless in more ways than one.

Yoga Retreat Center

Our Yoga retreat center is located 3 km from the charming village of El Gastor.

The accommodations are rooms in villas with views of the mountain, air conditioners, and heaters and there is wifi inside all the buildings. Villas have a bedroom with a double bed, a living room with a fold-out sofa, an open kitchen, a bathroom, a balcony, and a pool. The 19 rooms can be single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy and have air conditioning, heaters, and free wifi.

We have at our disposal a comfortable yoga studio with all the necessary equipment such as yoga mats, blocks, blankets, and bolsters.

Enjoying Nourishing Vegetarian Delights

At our yoga retreat, we believe that nourishing the body with wholesome, vegetarian food is an essential part of the holistic experience. Inspired by the bounty of Andalucia's fertile lands and the rich tradition of Mediterranean cuisine, our meals are crafted with care using locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that each bite is a celebration of flavor, freshness, and vitality.

Drawing upon the abundance of local produce, our menu showcases the vibrant flavors and vibrant colors of Andalucia's culinary heritage. From the rich, golden hues of locally produced olive oil to the earthy sweetness of ripe tomatoes and peppers, each ingredient is carefully selected to create dishes that delight the senses and nourish the soul.

Our meals are designed to provide a balance of nutrients and flavors, offering a variety of plant-based proteins, whole grains, and fresh vegetables to fuel your body and support your practice. Whether you're indulging in a hearty bowl of lentil soup, savoring a colorful salad bursting with seasonal vegetables, or enjoying a comforting plate of vegetable paella, our menu is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Our vegetarian menu is not only delicious—it's also designed to inspire and empower you to make healthier choices long after you leave our retreat. By showcasing the incredible diversity and versatility of plant-based ingredients, we hope to ignite a passion for cooking and eating well that will continue to nourish your body, mind, and spirit for years to come.

Improve and deepen your yoga practice!

With multiple sessions each day, you have the opportunity to practice yoga more extensively than you might in your routine. This extended practice can help you refine your poses, build strength and flexibility, and deepen your understanding of yoga techniques. The expertise of an experienced yoga teacher can help you refine your alignment, explore advanced practices, and overcome any challenges you may encounter.

Retreats often incorporate workshops or discussions on yoga philosophy, history, and spirituality. This exploration can deepen your understanding of the philosophical principles underlying yoga and inspire you to integrate these teachings into your practice and daily life.

You can try and practice different styles of yoga.

Practicing and learning different styles of yoga can greatly benefit you in finding the right practice for different days or stages of life in the future in several ways:

  • Understanding Your Preferences: Trying out various yoga styles allows you to understand what resonates most with you. You might find that you prefer the dynamic flow of Vinyasa one day, while on another day, you crave the grounding stillness of Yin yoga. This understanding helps you choose the most suitable practice for your current needs.
  • Adaptability: Life is dynamic, and your needs and energy levels can vary from day to day. Learning different styles of yoga equips you with a range of techniques and practices that you can adapt to suit your mood, energy level, or specific circumstances. For example, if you're feeling stressed, you might opt for a calming practice like Restorative yoga, whereas if you need an energy boost, you might choose a vigorous Ashtanga practice.
  • Targeted Benefits: Each yoga style offers unique benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. By exploring different styles, you can identify which practices address specific needs or goals. For instance, if you're recovering from an injury, you might focus on gentle, therapeutic styles like Iyengar yoga. If you're seeking spiritual growth, you might gravitate towards practices that incorporate meditation and breathwork, such as Kundalini yoga.
  • Holistic Approach: Combining different yoga styles allows for a more holistic approach to your practice. You can integrate elements of strength-building, flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation, and breathwork into your routine, ensuring that you address all aspects of your well-being.
  • Preventing Plateaus: Practicing the same style of yoga exclusively can sometimes lead to plateaus in your practice or personal growth. Exploring different styles challenges your body and mind in new ways, preventing stagnation and facilitating continuous growth and evolution.
  • Life Transitions: As you navigate different life stages or transitions, your yoga needs may evolve. For example, during periods of high stress, you might prioritize practices that promote relaxation and stress relief, while during times of change or uncertainty, you might seek grounding and stability through your yoga practice. Having familiarity with various styles allows you to adapt your practice to support you through different life circumstances.

Pilates helps Yogis engage their core!

Yoga and Pilates don’t have to be two separate practices. They can work together hand by hand, to help strengthen your core, lengthen your side body, avoid injury, and improve your alignment. Pilates’s focus on building and engaging a strong core can propel one's yoga practice into new realms.

Pilates is a comprehensive form of exercise that can help you become stronger by targeting core muscles, improving muscle endurance, enhancing flexibility, promoting good posture, and supporting overall functional strength and mobility.

Pilates is known as a "workout," and yoga as a "practice"; however, the irony here is that, to improve at anything, we have to practice, and when we practice well both Pilates and yoga can be exceptional workouts.

Our retreat Pilates teacher is Kaia Heinleht from Estonia.

More information about her in the Estonian language is here. 

Kaia is one of the backbones, and foundations of Estonian Pilates, having been introduced, practiced, and taught Pilates for over twenty years. During all these years, she has consistently developed her skills at various international training under-recognized Pilates master teachers such as Kelly McKinnon, Debora Lessen, and Amy Taylor Alpers. The last training was the Kathy Corey Postgraduate Mentor Program in Germany in 2018.

In addition to Pilates, in recent years Kaia has been improving herself in the field of osteopathy, and in 2015 she started studying kinesiology TFH (Touch For Health). Relying on her acquired knowledge and practice of thousands of hours in the fields listed above, Kaia has developed her physical education training course. Physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists working in the Estonian medical system have improved their knowledge under his guidance.

Our retreat Yoga teacher and hiking guide is Pille Mitt.

Read more about Pille here.

You can book your next yoga & hiking retreat in Spain here.

Article written by Pille Mitt
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