Valle De Vida

7 nights yoga retreat at the ‘Valley of Life’ Andalucia, with inspiring yoga and meditation teacher Vidyadasa 

12th - 19th May 2015   £725  £575                                      Order Now 

A fun and fabulous retreat on this 18-acre site, in a valley full of silver-green olive trees, in the midst of the impressive Pizarra Mountains, just 30 minutes from Malaga

What you can expect from your yoga holiday...

A mix between a yoga holiday and retreat... there will be sun, fun and swimming, great food, plenty of time for yourself (or to share with others) and the opportunity to practise yoga, movement and meditation in a relaxed way. This is an enchanting destination with tipis and geodesic domes scattered across the valley.

Valle De Vida

Sleep... close to nature without compromising on comfort in a luxury tipi, geodesic dome or me-pod - all with tiled floors, electricity and beautiful bedding. Alternatively opt for a cosy farmhouse room in the elegantly restored Andalucían finca.

Wake up... to the sounds of nature and panoramic views across the valley with morning tea or coffee and fruit, then meet the day, re-invigorate, and relax into the present moment with yoga and meditation whilst a delicious wholesome breakfast is being prepared by our resident chef.

Yoga... Vidyadasa teaches a gentle flowing style of yoga, suitable for all levels. Focused and friendly with particular attention given to breath, total body awareness, and cultivation of mindfulness. He has a lovely manner with a good sense of humour and puts everyone at their ease. It's a simple schedule with time and space for you to rest, relax and rejuvenate, so you return to your life refreshed!

Valle De Vida

Relax into long and leisurely days...

Chat with friends old and new by the pool, walk in the mountains, go horse riding, read a book under the shade of an olive tree, sketch and paint, experience world class mountain biking, or just relax in the sun.

Healing treatments... Valle de Vida also offer a range of treatments from osteopathy and acupuncture to reflexology and shiatsu, all overseen by Robi Persad, one of London’s leading Osteopaths and owner of a hugely popular and well-respected London practice.

One soak in the hydrotherapy pool and two steam room/sauna sessions are included in the price of your trip. Contact us for a full treatments price list.

On the hill-top platform, the evening yoga sessions will be deep and blissful, allowing the magic of this retreat to settle into our bodies.

Delicious wholesome food... as the sun drops behind the mountains a delicious feast awaits us. Nights are star filled and beautiful. Share stories and laughter over a juice or a glass of wine, star-gaze from a hammock or indulge in a moonlit dip in the hydrotherapy tub. We’ll even have an open air poolside cinema night!

There are a few cats and dogs at the retreat centre. They are very friendly and are all rescue animals. They are not allowed in the house, but it is difficult to keep them out of the Tipis and geodesic domes. Therefore, if you have a problem with cats or dogs then this may not be the retreat for you.


Discover Andalucia

Nearby are the stunning turquoise lakes in Ardales (a jewel in Cartama’s crown) where you can swim or canoe, with beautiful pine forests to explore, as well as Spain’s famous and spectacular El Chorro gorge.

There are also several charming local pueblos blancos, with Alora the closest. Half an hour away are the local beaches and the old town of Malaga, with its Picasso museum and beautiful cathedral, castle. Granada’s with its famous Alhambra Palace and the ancient beauty that is Ronda are both less than two hours drive.

Yoga with Vidyadasa

Khadine Morcom

"I believe yoga and meditation can inspire you to experience life in a beautiful inspiring way, each day a precious opportunity.

Yoga and meditation create awareness of ourselves, people around us and the world we live in.

The practices give us time and space to focus, connect deeply with body,mind, breath and realise how we think and feel and to find opportunities to grow beyond any old limitations and habitual ways of being, to transform our way of seeing and experiencing life as it really is - beautiful, impermanent, full of challenges and opportunities for creativity.

I would like to help inspire you to live a life full of mindfulness awareness, seeing the beauty and truth of living in this day and time."

"I've been practicing Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism since 1991 and I qualified to teach in 2006. My Yoga practice is influenced by Hatha, Iyengar, Unity & Scaravelli methods. The style is very fluid, focused and meditative.

I teach Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism at Brighton Buddhist Centre. I trained to become a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order for 18 years and was Ordained as Vidyadasa (which means Servant and Disciple of knowledge) in 2011 on a 4 month retreat in Spain.

I also have a background in dance, performance & arts." 

Vidyadasa

Price

£725 £575

Price is based on 2 people sharing a twin/double and includes: 7 nights accommodation at Valle De Vida; 3 healthy meals per day; teas, coffee, water; yoga tuition (twice daily except travel days and one morning off for you to explore further afield or have a lie-in mid trip); one use of the hydrotherapy pool and 2 uses of the sauna or steam room. Price does not include flight.

A limited number of single supplements are available at a cost of £225 for a single room in the farmhouse or a single me-pod, and £175 for a single tipi. All rooms have A/C at a charge of €30 per day if used.

Flights

Malaga International airport (AGP) is easily accessible via non-stop flights from over 100 European cities. Direct flights also operate from Africa, the Middle East and also North America in the summer season. We are happy to advise on flights.

Transfers at set times (usually for flight arrival times of 11am and 4pm on the first day of the retreat and for flight departure times of around midday on the last day) can be organised for about €50 return per person. The retreat centre is down a long track that taxis won't travel so transfers outside these times will be more expensive.

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