YOGA RETREATS SPAIN

Take time just for you

Life just seems to get busier, doesn’t it? In 2017, we are under even more pressure than ever before to keep on top of every area of our life, every minute of the day. This is only sustainable for so long, before cracks begin to show and your physical and emotional health begin to suffer.

It is vital that we take time for ourselves.

Our bodies and minds need to be nourished and rejuvenated. They need to be respected and cared for so that they can continue to serve us and allow us to make the most of our lives.  Taking time out for yourself also gives you time for reflection; to think about what is really important to you and your life.

Jenny’s Spanish Yoga Retreat offers the perfect break from your daily life. You will return home re-energised, invigorated and with a renewed enthusiasm for life.

Beautiful scenery over the mountains

Start of a new you

Jenny’s retreats are a great way to reconnect to yourself and either kick start a healthier way of life or take your practice to another level whilst enjoying some sun.

Habits will be started that you can maintain and continue on your return to the UK.

There will be 2 daily yoga session as well as morning meditation, pranyama and chanting,  along with wholesome, nourishing  foods to eat. You will look and feel like a new you!

 

The retreat is designed to help you form healthy habits, whilst breaking those which are no longer serving you. 1-1 Life Coaching is also available for those wanting to set some clear goals for their future, whether it be fitness related, a change in career, or any other area of your life that needs support and improvement.

Refresh your mind, body and soul

Finca Avedin is located in the beautiful Andalusian mountains, with views across the valley of Rio Genal. This stunning setting provides the perfect place to read, relax and quietly contemplate your dreams and desires.  

Surrounded by olive and almond groves, the surrounding countryside ideal for walkers, birdwatchers and nature lovers. Finca Avedin sits on the major migratory route from Europe to Africa, which means that many rare species can be seen! These include eagles, falcons, buzzards, vultures, golden oriels, finches and bee eaters.

Hikes that take you to see the most striking views across the valley allow for hours of low intensity exercise (although by no means easy!) Not only that, but these beautiful hikes allow you to clear your mind and walking away every ounce of stress you may be carrying.

Morning meditation, pranayama and vinyasa flow

Jenny knows first hand what a difference meditation can make to your life, from improved sleep to a reduction in stress and anxiety. Start the day on the right foot with a guided meditation, pranyama (breath work). What better way to start incorporating this into your daily life than when you are surrounded by these glorious views with only the uninterrupted sounds of nature as distraction.

Tea, coffee, fruit and smoothies

For those that need to eat before exercise, fruit and smoothies will be on offer along with a selection of tea and coffee. Morning HIIT sessions are ideally done in a fasted state, as this produces the best results. However! Everyone is different, and we pride ourselves on supporting and catering to all needs. 

Morning Mandala Vinyasa

Moving 360 degrees around the mat, linking breath to movement. Each day will relate to a different element and chakra, dictated by the Mayan calendar. Earth will focus on hamstrings, Fire is twists, Water is the groin and Air will be backbends.  We will move energetically, feeling the movement and finding our own flow.

Breakfast

Time to fuel up! An energizing breakfast is prepared with care by our onsite chef and will send your taste buds into a delightful frenzy and provide a much-needed boost after your invigorating morning workout.

Free time

What you do with your free time is completely up to you. You can relax by the pool or sit peacefully on the terrace. Perhaps you might like to take a walk into the village of Gaucin, or even go back to bed for some rest! It is your time to enjoy exactly as you please.

Poolside Yoga

Lunch

Our menu consists of light, innovative food that makes use of the highest quality fresh local fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry and other ingredients. Everything is organic and locally sourced where possible.

The food programme offers the perfect blend of nutritious and delicious cuisine. Alongside targeted exercise, it is a formula that encourages deep cellular cleansing and rejuvenation. All meals are designed to build lean muscle and aid recovery, whilst feeding the skin so that you look and feel more youthful.

Superfood smoothies will also be available throughout the day. These will give you that extra source of nutrients that your body will love you for.

More Free time

When the sun reaches its peak, we encourage you to take a refreshing dip in the pool or find some shade in the courtyard. The villa offers so many different areas to relax, you will no doubt find your favourite spot to relax in! If you fancy an extra treat, why not indulge in a massage?

Hiking

Hikes are always an adventure, leading you through the dramatic Andalusian mountains with panoramic views.  A perfect way to exercise without feeling the burn of higher intensity workouts, the views will take your breath away. The sunset over Es Vedra is one highlight not to be missed.  

 

Yin Yoga 

Yin Yoga compliments the Yang of the Mandala practice. Each pose is held for upwards of 3 minutes and allows the body to let go. As you hold a yin pose, the subtle release that takes you deeper into the pose is the tissues lengthening, hydrating, and becoming more pliable. If you pay close attention, you can sense the tissues being stretched, squeezed, twisted, and compressed. A yin practice can leave you feeling as though you’ve had a massage.

Morning Yoga on the rooftop

Dinner & evening entertainment

Different activities will be arranged for the evenings and you are always welcome to make your own plans.

On the first night, there will be a welcome drinks reception to get to know each other over a mimosa (or orange juice if you prefer to remain alcohol free).

You will have the opportunity to experience Yoga Nidra. This practice is also known as yogic sleep or sleep with awareness. Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that induces full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. In the chronically exhausted, overstimulated world that we live in, Yoga Nidra offers a systematic method of complete relaxation. It holistically addresses our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs.

Film night! For all those film lovers out there, we will hold a film screening using a projector by the pool for an al fresco movie experience.

The final night together will be spent enjoying an authentic Spanish evening in Gaucin. This will give you the opportunity to experience the delights of this quaint mountain village while enjoying true Spanish cuisine.

 

The Villa

For more details on the accommodation visit www.fincaavedin.com

Prices:

Superior double room with ensuite and terrace (King size bed)
@ £1200 for single occupancy (£240 pp per night)
@ £1000 pp for double occupancy (£200 pp per night)

Double room with ensuite and terrace (King size bed)
@ £1050 for single occupancy (£210 pp per night)
@ £850 pp for double occupancy (£170 pp per night)

Twin bedroom with ensuite and terrace (Twin beds)
@ £1050 for single occupancy (£210pp per night)
@ £850 pp for double occupancy (£170pp per night)

Price Includes:

  • Transfers to/from Malaga airport (recommended flights only)
  • Ensuite Accommodation
  • Dinner on day of arrival
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the retreat (4 days)
  • Breakfast on day of departure
  • Unlimited water and herbal teas
  • Pre-dinner Cava and table wine
  • 2 x Daily Yoga sessions and 1 Workshop
  • Evening entertainment

Price Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Additional 1-1 sessions (Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga)
  • Massage
  • 1-1 Life Coaching
  • Bespoke exercise programme
  • Nutritional plan

Upcoming retreat dates:

Thursday 27th September-Tuesday 2 October 2018

Recommended Flights:

Outbound
British Airways
BA2714
LGW-Malaga
09.40-13.40

Inbound
British Airways
BA2715
Malaga-LGW
14.15-16.10

For more information please get in touch via email: info@jenniferdevonshire.com.

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