A peaceful week of yoga & sunshine in Almeria, Spain

26 August - 2 September 2023

Cost from £895

Teacher Clem Balfour

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About the Finca

This stunning venue is on the edge of the Cabo de Gata offering a peaceful setting with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Almeria is Spain's sunniest region and one of the least visited. The venue is on the edge of one of Europe's most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, with a wonderful wild coastline. It's an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations and spectacular flora and fauna.

The charming local village of Nijar is within walking distance and can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. Almeria airport is just half an hour away.

Retreat programme

Clem will offer two yoga classes each day. The morning class will offer meditation, pranayama and  a flowing asana class to gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath. Allowing space for the body and mind to expand, strengthen and feel lighter.

There will be time set aside in the day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool, head off to the beach or take a walk.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative practice. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day and no yoga on travel days.

Things to do

Between morning and evening yoga classes there is plenty of time to relax by the natural swimming pool or take a massage with a local therapist.

Or you can head off to the beach for a day. There are sandy, secluded and unspoiled beaches to be found within a 30 minute drive away. Parasols and a picnic can be provided for a day out swimming and sunbathing.

If you want to explore the area on foot there are many scenic walks to the local village of Nijar, perfect for a drink al fresco in a picturesque setting. For more of an adventure you can walk up to the mountain village of Huebro via the Ruta del Agua, following the spring-fed river to the pool at the source of the water where you can have a refreshing swim!

The city of Almeria is just half an hour away with an impressive cathedral and the 10th century Alcazabar, a fortified complex within Almeria city and the largest Muslim fortress in Spain.

Accommodation & food

The stylish and bohemian Finca and surrounding cortijos offer charming, bright rooms. All rooms have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

There are two swimming pools, terraces and quiet corners shaded by jasmine, all set in 30 acres of olive and citrus groves.

Delicious, healthy vegetarian meals using locally sourced seasonal produce are offered throughout the retreat. Dining is al fresco on a shaded terrace beneath the vines. The group take dinner out at a local restaurant on one evening.

Comments

I just returned from a fantastic week in Almeria Spain. It was simply wonderful and I wish I could do it all again next week.
Alison
I had a lovely time in Almeria. The place is gorgeous. The food was fantastic and the finca was really well run. Thanks for your flawless organisation.
Siobhan
I had a truly wonderful and restorative time at the Almeria retreat. The food was the best yoga retreat food I've ever had - fantastic, vitamin rich buffets, three times a day! The yoga was wonderful. The location was very special, fed by the waters of a private spring, meaning we swam and drunk and washed in Evian-grade water. Thanks so much to YOAS for another amazing trip.
Gabriella

A peaceful week of yoga & sunshine in Almeria, Spain, 26 August - 2 September 2023

Costs

Double or twin room en-suite - £895
Single occupancy room en-suite - £995
Prices are per person

Includes:
Accommodation
Three vegetarian meals each day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)

Not included:
Airport transfers
Dinner out at a local restaurant one evening
Optional day-trip and other excursions
Massage treatments

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Almeria airport is the closest and just 30 minutes away by taxi. Many airlines fly to Almeria:-

www.skyscanner.net
www.easyjet.com
www.britishairways.com
www.ryanair.com

Transfers are not included in the price but we will arrange these for you and group people together where possible. Generally the cost is between €30 - €50 per person for a two-way transfer, depending on numbers.

Arrival at the venue is from 4pm on Saturday 26 August. If you arrive earlier in the day you can visit the local town of Nijar for a wander and lunch. For departure you will need to vacate your room by 10.00am and depart from the Finca by 2pm on Saturday 2 September.