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8 Days Cooking, Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • 7LemonHouse, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain


Stand up Paddle and Yoga Retreat Spain

Join this retreat for a healthy holiday with healthy food and regenerative activity for mind and body suitable for all. This retreat will be dedicated to helping you enjoy a holiday learning healthy cooking to use it in your day life and coming back home with a new amazing experience in your pocket. Your stay wil be relaxing but active with a combination of healthy vegetarian or vegan food searching the best way to rebalance your energy from your daily working routine


  • Daily yoga or Pilates classes
  • Amazing healthy cooking lessons
  • Healthy fresh food for brunch and dinner
  • One bike excursion to local surroundings
  • Crater and coastal walking excursion with picnic
  • Stand up paddle classes or ceramic course
  • Wonderful massage sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English, German, Italian, Spanish
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The 7lemonHouse apartments are fully equipped and have wooden beams, a main bedroom, a kitchenette, and a bright living room. The sofa bed is very comfortable and big. The shower is made of natural stones and the kitchen is provided with all necessary for cooking good dinners.

BlueShore apartment

The BlueShore apartment is big and spacious, with wooden floor, wooden beams, and a raised platform that separate the bedroom and the living room. This apartment has one bedroom with a big bed (more than two meters long), extra beds on the sofa in the living area, a kitchen provided with all necessary, WiFi, and a bathroom with shower. Also has a big terrace with a big table, wooden chairs, barbecue, sunbeds, and a chill out area.

GreenRoom surfers cabin

The GreenRoom surfers cabin is a very nice small bungalow with a kitchenette using camping gas stove, a fridge, a bunk-bed, and a open roof bathroom with a shower and hot water. You will enjoy the outside space with camp fire and hammocks.The cabin have a camping gas stove and outside has a large chill-out area with deckchairs and umbrellas, hammocks, a large table for dining out, a fire with benches, and a barbecue.

This retreat will be focused on yoga or Pilates, healthy cooking lessons, and stand up paddle lesson; with a ceramic course in alternative of stand up paddle, hiking, biking, and massage for a deeper relax. This retreat is a great opportunity to enter in contact with the ocean, enjoy the outdoors, share activities, get active, explore new places, discover something new, and make new friends. Get this perfect healthy holiday in the sun to help you relax, reboot, and recharge.

Yoga classes

During the yoga classes, you will work on pranayama (breath control), asana (poses), and meditation. You will discover how your breath can ease not only your mind, but help you deepen into your practice as well. Together with the group, you will find out how the poses can work for you personally. The classes use postures and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation, encourage the proper alignment of the body, and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. You will also be focused on yoga Nidra to release stress and tension by reaching a state of conscious deep sleep.

Stand up paddle classes

If you are in Fuerteventura, you need to enjoy the ocean. There is no better workout than stand up paddle, because each muscle will be trained in an easy way through the constant balancing and paddling. It is an easy and funny workout in contact with the ocean. Stand up paddle is a combination of paddling, balancing, and surfing. The lessons are given in small groups with personal attention by certified instructors. After some balance exercises, you paddle in the first wave and make your first ride. In case you would prefer, surf lesson can be arranged for you instead of stand up paddle.

Healthy cooking course

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy making easy and tasty recipes by learning valuable tips for stocking a healthy kitchen. You will learn how to create wholesome and delicious dishes using nourishing oils, grains, flours, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Learn how to make healthy choices and create meals that you, your family, and friends will love. This will be a priceless experience of cooking all together having fun and being able to enjoy your meals during the evening. The experienced chef is delighted to welcome you.

Ceramic workshop

Ceramic workshops are offered as an inspiring and fascinating alternative of stand up paddle or surf lesson for those people which are not interesting in water sports. During the classes, you will be provided with all the information, tools, and techniques to further explore ceramics at your own pace and in your own creative direction. In a supportive and creative environment you can grow your creativity and artistry.

Crater walking

There are plenty of opportunities to walk reasonable distances along beaches and coastlines, often with almost anybody else around. The house is just next to one of the most beautiful volcanic crater called Calderon Hondo, and from the viewing platform at the top, there is a really amazing view for miles around like the Corralejo dunes. You will have a picnic on the crater, enjoy the view, or you can reach the top to enjoy the sundown or the bright full moon.

Coastal walking

Breath the fresh and regenerative salty Atlantic sea air and discover unique places by walking on Fuerteventura. The island really offers great surprises for those who step out at this tourist place. The rewards for this extra effort are interesting flora and fauna, intriguing shapes of sand and rock, absolute tranquility, pitch black skies at night, and last but not least, superb and unforgettable views.

Bike tours

Enjoy a bike tour If you like to discover the surroundings countryside and reach the next turquoise beach lagoon having a rest with an ice cream, or a drink at the local Cotillo Light House.

  • Bike tour
  • Coastal walking
  • Crater walking

Laura Gottschalk

Laura is qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher recognized by Yoga Alliance International. Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic style of yoga based on breath, bandhas, and drishti. She has achieved an advanced level with 50 hours of intensive training in the practice of Rocket yoga.These energetic routines are appropriate for all levels of students and through providing different ways to modify the classical poses. Laura teaches also Hatha Yoga which it's an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) andpranayama (yoga breathing exercises), and help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.

Heiko Gatje

Heiko Gatje is a well known chef and he looks back on over 20 years of cooking experience. He has catered for big movie productions like Hollywood style production "Exodus" of Sir Ridley Scott, and he has his own catering service firm in Fuerteventura. During this retreat, he will teach a cooking and baking workshop. You will discover how to make home baked artisan breads and learn tips and technique to make delicious healthy vegetarian food.

Diana Pagano

Diana Pagano, 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher and teacher Stott Pilates Specializing in Yoga therapeutics and Pilates Matt and Reform Rehabilitation exercises, postural and functional with technical Mezieres , Alexander and Rolfing thirty years of experience

This retreat will be held at 7LemonHouse is in Fuerteventura, Spain. 7LemonHouse is located in the north part of the island in a small surfer's village called Lajares between two volcanoes. From Lajares you can reach all beaches of the north nearly in the same time and the North Coast is only four kilometers far away. In Lajares does not exist big hotels or mass tourism, the local life mix up with the individual tourism.

Nearby Places

  • North Coast, 4 kilometers
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will be served once daily delicious brunch and a healthy dinner. The goal of this retreat is to provide high quality and nutritionally balanced meals and make you enjoy the fine taste of Heiko’s cuisine. You will be provided with delicious and healthy meals, cooked using fresh ingredients. The recipes use seasonal ingredients and local grown ingredients, offering you a lot of variety.

The menu is designed specifically and personally for active people with perfect balance of protein and carbohydrates. The soups are exclusive recipes, using fresh herbs, and all foods cooked in healthy oils. The base of the food is vegetarian but once a week you will be offered a fresh fish option during the dinner for those who are not vegans or vegetarians. No food coloring, preservatives. or bleached flour are used.

During this retreat, a full body therapeutic massage is included in the price.

  • 1 bike excursion
  • 1 crater and coastal walking excursion with picnic
  • 1 daily brunch and 1 dinner
  • 1 daily yoga or Pilates class
  • 1 full body therapeutic massage
  • 2 healthy cooking lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Stand up paddle classes or ceramic workshop
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfer to and from retreat house
  • Costs for additional or optional activities
  • Insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at the Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE). From the Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE) to 7LemonHouse takes about a 40-minute drive. You may rent a rental car at the airport for approximately 130 EUR per week.

Arrival by bus

You may also take the bus number three to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number six to Corralejo then the number eight to Lajares.

Arrival by Taxi

A taxi drive from Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE) to 7LemonHouse is around 55 EUR.

Nearby places

Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE) - 40 minutes

For information about the booking conditions, please send 7Lemons'House an inquiry.
  • Review by Shannon Elize

    "Laura and Heiko were absolutely amazing hosts. I have been on several retreats all over Europe - also in Fuerteventura and 7Lemon beats them all. The apartments are fully equipped and hey think of everything - complimentary water, freshly cut fruits, an abundance of towels and a very spacious accommodation. The food that Heiko prepares is nothing short of 5 star spectacular. He is an amazing chef and even gave us some cooking lessons. The yoga was good although I have had much better teachers!! That would be my only criticism. But the pilates teacher was very good and as a teacher of pilates myself - I know a good teacher when I have one! The area for yoga is superb - peaceful, relaxing in a beautiful location. Lajares is a lovely little village and very close to El Cotillo - one of my favourite places. This retreat has it all and I will definitely be returning!" website, edited

  • Review by Katrin from Bristol, United Kingdom

    "Superior retreat better than any others in Fuerteventura. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone. It's perfect in every way from the food,hospitality, location and the activities on offer. Truly wonderful!"

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  • Review by Johanna from Europe

    "Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit in Lajares! Lajares ist super, wenn man Ruhe und Erholung sucht. Es ist auf jeden Fall nicht so überlaufen, wie die größeren Orte. Die Unterkunft von Laura und Heiko war sehr schön eingerichtet, total sauber und ziemlich groß. Am besten hat uns die tolle Terrasse gefallen. Man konnte super draußen sitzen oder in der Sonne liegen! Wir hatten absolut unsre Ruhe, Heiko war aber immer in der Nähe und stand uns mit Rat und Tat zur Seite! Jederzeit wieder gerne :)"


    "We had a great time in Lajares! Lajares is awesome when you are looking for some peace and relaxation. It is definitely not as overcrowded as some of the bigger towns. The accommodation of Laura and Heiko was beautifully decorated, really clean and quite big. What we liked most was the great terrace. It was really nice to sit outside or to enjoy the sun! Nobody ever disturbed us, but Heiko was always close by when we needed anything! We would love to go back any time :)", edited

  • Review by Andrea from Europe

    "Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Alles war wie beschrieben und besser. Die Wohnung ist sehr stilvoll eingerichtet und bietet viel Platz, die Küchenzeile ist gut ausgestattet (wir haben zwei mal Abendessen gekocht, es fehlte an nichts.) Besonders schön ist der liebevoll bepflanzte Garten mit großem Tisch im Schatten und Liegestühlen. Die Lage ist ein toller Ausgangspunkt zum Wandern im Norden der Insel, Meer ist in allen Richtungen nicht weit (Auto ist allerdings empfehlenswert). Laura ist eine sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin! Tipp: Unbedingt ihre Wegbeschreibung ausdrucken - wir hatten es vergessen, und der Navi streikt in der Gegend ;)"


    "We felt really comfortable! Everything was as described or better. The apartment is furnished with style and offers a lot of space, the kitchen is well equipped (we cooked dinner twice and didn't miss a thing). We especially liked the beautiful, lovely garden with a big table in the shadows and deck chairs. The location is a great starting point to hike and discover the northern part of the island, the sea is not far in any direction (however, a car is recommendable). Laura is a very nice and helpful host! Hint: Print out the directions beforehand - we had forgotten to do so and the GPS does not work in this area :)", edited

  • Review by Marta from Europe

    "Abbiamo passato una settimana stupenda, l'appartamento bellissimo e calmo esattamente come nelle foto e Laura ci ha accolto con grande disponibilità.... Ci tornerei subito!"


    "We spent an amazing week, the apartment is really beautiful and quiet, just like the photos and Laura welcomed us with great availability... We will come back soon!", edited

  • Review by Chris

    "This little piece of paradise was all we hoped for and more! Totally relaxing environment with all the facilities one really needs. The location between the town of Lajares and the nearby Volcano was great and as we chose to walk everywhere it meant we got to see so much of the local area. Laura was a lovely host and couldn't have been more helpful.", edited

  • Review by Maria from Europe

    "Pasamos unos días estupendos en la casa de Laura y Heiko. La casa es muy acogedora y está muy limpia. El jardín es fabuloso! Además la familia de Laura es encantadora y nos hemos sentido como en nuestra propia casa. Volveremos seguro!"


    "We spent some amazing days at Laura and Heiko's place. The house is super cozy and very clean. The garden is fabulous! Also, Laura's family is lovely and we felt right at home. We will be back for sure!", edited

  • Review by Laura from Brescia, Italy

    "Per diversi motivi, alla fine di agosto ero ancora alla ricerca di un luogo adatto a me per trascorrere qualche giorno di vacanza in totale relax ma anche con la possibilità di fare lunghe camminate. Un'amica mi ha dato il contatto di Laura e Heiko, proprietari di 7lemonhouse a Lajares, a nord dell'isola di Fuerteventura. Si: ho comprato subito il volo e sono partita senza dubbi. Quando sono atterrata sull'isola mi sembrava di esser sulla luna: un paesaggio desertico mozzafiato con vulcani, dune di sabbia e l'oceano che lambiva la terra con un color turchese mai visto. Nella 7lemonhouse mi sono sentita subito in un luogo straordinario: un appartamento da regina, nuovo, bello, accogliente, pulito con un bel patio per la colazione e i pasti. La settimana dedicata allo yoga e al pilates mattutini è stata rigenerante. Le lezioni di cucina con Heiko, che è chef, sono state esaltanti! Siamo state accompagnate con gentilezza per tutta la settimana, anche nelle passeggiate sui vulcani. Ho parlato al plurale perché in questa settimana dedicata al benessere non ero sola ma c’erano altre ragazze con cui ho condiviso il ritiro e le meraviglie dell’isola. Io sono felicissima di aver scelto questo ritiro a Fuerteventura e di aver scelto senza indugio di stare nella 7lemonhouse. Lo consiglio vivamente a tutti! "

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Fuerteventura, Spain

7Lemons'House is dedicated to help people to enjoy a holiday in Fuerteventura learning healthy cooking to use it in everyday life and to come back home with a new amazing experience in their pocket.

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