Las Alpujarras Mountains
October 14-21 2017
Join us for this restorative time with Emma Brown and Sarah Odell in the mountains of Southern Spain.
Hidden Paradise is found in 'Las Alpujarras' - the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Southern Spain. At over 1000 metres above the Mediterranean sea, there are fantastic views down to the coast & often as far as Morocco (see title photo), as well as panoramic vistas of the beautiful mountains surrounding.
The natural springs on the land allow a wealth of vegetation, including fruit & nut trees such as olive, fig, cherry, orange, walnut, chestnut & almond and of course, the kitchen gardens. We are truly blessed by this abundance, as the food grown in the garden is offered in our delicious freshly prepared vegetarian gourmet meals. The varied accommodation will meet your comfort needs, while the luxurious extras guide you in to a relaxing & enjoyable stay.
Our location allows bountiful and varied walks on the doorstep, from a gentle stroll (the nearest village is reached on foot in 15 minutes) to a full trek - climbing the tallest peak of 'Mulhacen' (3500m) is a satisfying endeavour. It is reached from Malaga airport in under 2 hours.
My good friend and excellent teacher Sarah Odell will be joining me on this retreat. Sarah is a certified pilates and Sivananda yoga teacher as well as a dynamic athlete, having participated in the iron man challenge twice now. She was staff with the Sivananda yoga organisation for several years where she received an in depth training and experience in all aspects of yoga. She teaches in a lot of the main gyms of London as well as her own retreats world wide. She is a passionate and dynamic teacher with great detail in all that she shares. We are happy to have Sarah join us as a teacher on this retreat.
7am - Meditation, mantra chanting and talk on as aspect of yoga practise
8.45 am - Asana (posture) & Pranayama (breathing exercises) Class - taught by Emma or Sarah
10.30/10.45am - Brunch - a hearty vegetarian feast
Free time for walks, outings, therapeutic treatments, reading and rest...
4.30pm - Asana (posture) & Pranayama (breathing exercises) Class - taught by Emma or Sarah
6.30pm - Dinner - another hearty vegetarian feast
8.30pm - a choice of meditation, chanting, documentaries on yoga and spirituality or time simply to rest and enjoy the benefits of your daily practise.
The holiday includes accommodation, all meals, unlimited drinking water, two daily yoga classes
and time to explore the practice of meditation with group sessions at sunrise and sunset, lots of
free time for yourself to enjoy swimming, walks in the local area, reading or simply relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surroundings. There will be opportunities for some relaxing massages and therapeutic treatments also.
Flights are to arrive and return at/from Malaga airport on the morning of the 14th/21st October and there will be a transfer arranged for you directly to Hidden Paradise. There will be an extra charge of £30-£40 for the return transfers. The journey takes between 1.5-2 hours.
Price: 7 nights £525 shared rooms.
£695 single occupancy
You can secure your place with a £150 non-refundable deposit up until 9 weeks before the holiday day, at which
point the full holiday cost needs to be paid.