Holidays & Workshops

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Yoga Holiday
12th - 18th July 2015
Andalucia, Spain

A six-day yoga holiday of immersive Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga coupled with a restorative afternoon practice and Yoga Nidra, wonderful fresh vegetarian food and the warmth and sunshine of Southern Spain. This week will leave you feeling inspired, restored and deeply relaxed. This retreat offers a complete getaway from everyday life.


8.30 - 10.30am Assisted Ashtanga Yoga self-practice
11.00am - Delicious freshly prepared brunch
Free time
4.00pm - Tea and cake
5.00 - 6.30pm Restorative yoga practice or workshop and yoga nidra
7.00pm - Dinner

On Wednesday there will be only the morning class to allow you more time to go and explore the surrounding areas.

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About the Hacienda

The Hacienda Retreat Centre is a traditional farmstead set in 5 acres of private woodland and olive groves with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and in an area of outstanding national beauty and ecological diversity. The centre is quiet, calm and restful and has a rustic, remote feel, whilst the creature comforts included make for a relaxed and comfortable stay.

Facilities include:
Equipped indoor yoga studio
Outdoor yoga terrace
Meditation temple with prayer chairs
Infinity pool
Outdoor wood burning sauna lodge

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Rooms are based on 2 people sharing. A few single supplements are available on request for an additional £150.


A freshly prepared daily menu is created using a selection of seasonal local produce to create a wide variety of delicious healthy dishes. Brunch and dinner will be provided and drinks and snacks are available throughout the course of the day.

Things to do

There will be time for quiet contemplation in the meditation temple or in the beautiful grounds as well as time to get to know a group of like-minded people. There is also free time each day to explore the local area.

Visit the friendly village of Montefrio, with it's striking setting. Officially declared a Town of Historical and Artistic Interest in 1982, it is only a 15 min drive away. Granada and its world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Alhambra Palace (often referred to as 'The eighth wonder of the world') is less than an hours drive.


What is included in the cost?
All classes, accommodation, meals, snacks, fresh fruit and herbal teas are included in the cost. Flights, transfers and additional activities are not included. The price of the holiday is £680pp, based on 2 people sharing. A few single supplements are available on request for an additional £150. A non-refundable deposit of £200 is to be paid by 30th April 2015 to confirm your booking.

Where shall I fly to?
Malaga. EasyJet, Ryanair and Monarch all run cheap flights from the UK.

A transfer will be organised for 3pm from Malaga airport on Sunday 12th July so please ensure that you arrive at Malaga in good time. A return transfer will also be arranged at 11am on Saturday 18th July so please arrange your flights from 2.30pm on that day.

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What should I bring?
Please bring suitable clothing for yoga and a small sweat towel. Yoga mats, blocks and straps are at the venue if you choose not to bring your own mat. A swimsuit, beach towel, sun block and a sun hat is also strongly recommended. You may also want to bring some suitable clothes for walking as the surrounding area of the Sierra Nevada is stunning.

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For booking and further information, please contact Rachel Barlow at or on 07887 601111


yoga holiday with rachel barlow