Yoga, health and wellbeing retreat

Costa Blanca, Albir, Spain

8 days from
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Holiday Itinerary

Imagine starting every day of your holiday practising yoga on the roof terrace surrounded by mountains, views of the sun coming up over the sea and the sound of birds singing.

If this sounds like the kind of holiday you need, this yoga retreat provides the perfect setting in a charming town on the Costa Blanca and just a short walk to the beach.

Your yoga sessions will leave you invigorated and relaxed, taking place in either the light and airy indoor yoga studio or on the roof terrace with fantastic views of the mountains and sea. As well as yoga, you will also be able to join in other activities such as beach walks, exercise classes and meditation workshops for no extra cost.

Highly trained friendly staff will be on hand to guide you through the week, drawing on years of experience to provide you with nutritional advice as well as energising, informative and relaxing activities to ensure you make the most of your time there.

All your meals and juices are included so wonderful vegetarian meals will be provided daily and prepared on site. You’ll have the option to choose a juice diet if you prefer but it has been designed so you can choose when and how you would like to manage your diet, plus you are free to decide when you are there.

Accommodation is set in traditional Spanish style shared or private apartments with all the comforts of home. With gardens, terraces and swimming pools, one of which is a heated magnesium pool, where you can relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Who is this yoga holiday suitable for?
- This is open to everyone from the age of 18 with no upper age limit
- Yoga classes are offered for 'all levels' or 'intermediate'; you are welcome to join all the classes but please note the 'intermediate' classes are stronger and may be more challenging
- PLEASE NOTE: it is recommended that you reduce your caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake a few days before arrival and make sure that you drink 3 litres of water a day the week before to ensure you are fully hydrated when you arrive
- Note: classes and workshops are taught in English

Is this holiday suitable for solo travellers?
- This yoga retreat is perfect for solo travellers as it is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people
- Most of the guests are female (although men are more than welcome) and the majority travel solo
- You will meet people during your activities, group meals and there is also the chance to share a room with another solo traveller (of the same sex)
- Or you can book your own private room for an additional supplement (subject to availability)

When can I arrive?
- The beauty of this holiday is you can arrive whenever you like AND stay for as long as you like
- The retreat is open throughout the year and you can arrive any day of the week
- Yoga retreat is for 7 nights / 8 days but you can stay for a longer or shorter duration, please email us and we’ll check availability for you as quickly as possible

A typical day
Please note that this retreat runs activities every day throughout the year so each day will provide you with new and interesting activities to take part in alongside your yoga programme
- Yoga classes will be the core of your retreat; there are typically 2 yoga sessions per day so you can join the next class from the moment you arrive
- Most days offer a full yoga schedule which includes 2 yoga classes and a morning meditation session, then one night a week a yoga nidra is offered too
- Your yoga retreat does not limit you to yoga and you are free to take part in the other activities offered at the retreat at no extra cost
- Optional extra activities include walking, meditation, rebounding and cookery demonstrations
- The retreat also has two swimming pools for you to enjoy and is just a 15 minute stroll from the beach if you fancy a dip in the sea
- A juicing programme is also offered at this retreat and can often provide excellent results
- It is recommended that you juice for 3 days at the start of the retreat but this is not a rule and you are free to choose when you juice and when you eat
- The menu and programme has been designed to give you full flexibility and nutritionists will be on hand with advice if you need it

What your day might look like:
- Start your day around 7am with meditation
- Go for a morning walk at 8am along the beach
- Reward your morning activity with a delicious breakfast
- At 10:30am you will have your first yoga class
- Just before lunch take part in rebounding or aqua aerobics
- Lunch is served at 1pm
- Following lunch there will be time to take a siesta
- After your nap, join a workshop such as a cooking demonstration
- There will be another yoga or exercise session before dinner
- Dinner is served around 6:30pm and followed by an evening walk or free time

About the yoga instructors and styles
- There are currently 5 highly trained yoga instructors at the retreat each with many years’ experience teaching yoga worldwide
- Each tutor brings different elements and styles to their sessions to ensure you take away as much as possible from your time there
- Some classes offer general practice which will work on the whole body while some classes are a workshop style
- Hatha will be the main style at the retreat although your yoga instructors will bring in many other styles such as Hatha flow, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yin

Where will I be staying?
- This yoga retreat is located in the small seaside town of Albir, just north of Alicante
- The town is relatively quiet with a laid back atmosphere - perfect for relaxation
- The retreat is in traditional Spanish style accommodation set in peaceful surroundings with plenty of places to relax in like mature gardens and two swimming pools, one of which is a heated magnesium pool
- There is an indoor activity studio as well as an outdoor yoga terrace with breathtaking views of the mountains
- You will also find indoor communal areas including a library with book exchange and TV with DVD player
- There are 10 apartments in a secluded courtyard next to one of the pools and a further 6 apartments next to the other pool
- Each apartment has a seating area with TV, sofa and arm chairs including a basic kitchen area with a fridge and tea making facilities
- There is also a hair dryer, iron and ironing board in each apartment
- Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days in a twin/double room and prices are based on 2 sharing a room
- Solo travellers who do not wish to pay a single supplement can share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex (subject to availability)
- If you prefer, you can reserve a private room for a single supplement
- Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 11am on day 8
- WiFi is available at the retreat and in the accommodation

Are meals included?
- This is a fully inclusive yoga retreat where all meals and drinks are included
- Please note that juicing is also offered at this retreat and you can choose a juice in place of a regular meal if you wish but you are free to decide when you are there and there is no pressure to do so
- All meals are prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients without using any meat, dairy, sugars or processed food
- NOTE: all meals are sugar free, dairy free, alcohol free, bread free, caffeine free and meat free (preparation information will be given when you book)
- All food is prepared and cooked daily on site by talented chefs
- Breakfast is served buffet style
- Lunch is also served buffet style so you can sample each of the six dishes on offer
- Delicious group dinners are served each evening around big tables for a fun and social atmosphere with the occasional sweet treat!
- Water, juices and herbal teas are offered throughout the week
- If you have dietary requests, these must be communicated to us at the time of booking

How do I get there?
- Airport transfers are included in the cost of the holiday between Alicante Airport and the retreat via a shuttle bus service which takes around 90 minutes
- This is ONLY for flights arriving from Alicante airport between 9am and 8pm
- Please note the retreat cannot accept arrivals after 10pm
- You are free to take the transfer at anytime on your departure but you will be required to check out by 11am on your last day

What else is there to do in my free time?
- Take advantage of the two swimming pools, read a book, explore the town or visit the nearby beach
- Treatments are available to book for an additional cost and can be arranged on arrival at the retreat
- Choose from a wide variety of massages, body scrubs, Reiki, life coaching as well as various cosmetic treatments like facials and manicures