5 Days Cooking, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Granada, Spain

Yoga Retreat Spain

Join Armonia Alpujarra on this unforgettable yoga and cooking holiday for an opportunity to nourish the mind, body, and soul. You will enjoy hands-on cooking experience combined with light yoga and meditation. On this holiday, you will be introduced to Ziza's unique recipes for vegetarian food preparation, presentation, and practicing cooking as a form of meditation. You will have plenty of time to relax and unwind. You can also enjoy Ziza's and Yair's healing therapy treatments.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Evening meditation classes
  • Qi Gong and food combination and presentation sessions
  • Vegetarian cooking classes as a meditation
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hebrew, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6

Airport transfer available:
Federico Garcia Lorca Airport (US$68 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Málaga Airport (US$102 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga deck
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

During this holiday, you will stay at Armonia Alpujarra Healing Retreat Center. There are two types of accommodation where you can choose to stay.

Casa Iris

This is a conventional house surrounded by ancient olive trees, wild nature, and spectacular views of the high sierras. This 70-square-meter house comprises of two bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with twin single beds), two bathrooms, and a beautiful terrace where guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It also has a kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi internet, a small television, and a DVD player.

In addition, guests have full use of the outdoor swimming pool. Casa Iris is an eco-friendly property that uses solar energy for hot water and electricity.

Yurts

Surrounded by olive orchards sloping up towards the majestic mountains with spectacular views here, guests are close to nature without sacrificing comforts. The yurts are eco-friendly, self-contained, fully furnished, and equipped with all modern facilities.

Yurts have a different energy from more conventional living spaces, and their rounded shape and pointed top create a sense of spaciousness and tranquillity. Guests can gaze up at the stars at night and enjoy the natural light during the day.

The big yurt has a seven-meter diameter round structure with wooden floors and canvas walls. There is a double and a single bed plus a mattress for additional guests. The small yurt has a five-meter diameter with a double bed. Both yurts are south facing with breath-taking views. Both yurts have an outdoor compost loo (15 meters away) and an outdoor shower, equipped with a solar system to heat the water.

The kitchen of the big yurt is fully equipped with cooker, fridge or freezer, and a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils, cutlery, and glasses. The small yurt one has a sink with a kitchen top. The big yurt has an area for dining. Both yurts have space to lounge and relax. Guests of both yurts can enjoy the shared outdoor swimming pool. Bed linen and towels are provided (except beach or poolside towels). The yurts are cleaned and bed linen changed on a weekly basis.

Program

In this holiday, you will experience cooking as meditation, learn about food combination and presentation, prepare vegetarian food of different origins including Middle Eastern, Spanish, and Ziza's unique recipes, participate in yoga and Qi Gong classes, and relax with healing therapy treatment sessions by Ziza and Yair. The healing therapy spa treatments are not included in the daily fee and will be charged separately.

Instructors

Yair Sagy
After serving in the Israeli army for four years, Yair felt a deep need to change, like an inner voice that was whispering "that is not it, you need to continue and explore, your destiny is calling". That voice was so strong that he could not ignore it. So, he packed up and embarked on a spiritual quest which led him to India where he discovered yoga, meditation, and a deep urge to unite with the divine. As the magic continued to evolve, Yair was guided in a way that allowed him, through teaching yoga, Qigong, and the practice of acupuncture, to help others to heal and transform.
Ziza Fernandes Sagy
After finishing her army service and a degree in art, Ziza moved to Los Angeles. Whilst living there, she was invited by a friend to model in a foot reading and reflexology class. She was amazed by the depth and amount of information the students managed to gather from her feet, as well as the deep physical and emotional experience when she was treated. That experience had a profound effect which helped her understand herself in a new way. For the first time, Ziza understood there is a connection between body, mind, and emotions, and so she decided to become a therapist herself.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Granada, Spain. Nestled in the foothills of the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains, Armonia Alpujarra is a truly special place. The retreat center is surrounded by the pristine unspoiled beauty of rolling hills, high mountains, and ancient olive groves.

Nearby places

  • Granada - 45 minutes
  • Granada Airport (GRX) - 1 hour
  • Granada Beach - 45 minutes
  • Lanjaron - 5 minutes
  • Malaga Airport (AGP) - 2 hours
  • Orgiva - 15 minutes
  • Sierra Nevada Ski Resort - 1.5 hours

Unique features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the retreat, Armonia Alpujarra will serve you three specially prepared and healthy vegetarian meals per day included in the prices.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy therapy treatments
  • Join a horse riding trekking (can be pre-booked nearby)
  • Ski in the Sierra Nevada (only winter months)
  • Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool
  • Try rock climbing
  • Unwind in the peaceful environment
  • Visit the local tourist sites such as Alhambra Palace Granada or the spa town of Lanjaron

Spa treatments

Yair and Ziza at Armonia Alpujarra Healing Retreat Centre now offer an amazing new healing treatment, available on all the retreats listed with book yoga retreats: Arvigo® Abdominal Massage Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (1st session 2 hours: 90 EUR and 2nd session 1.5 hours: 70 EUR)

Spa treatments

  • Foot reading (70 EUR for one and a half hours)
  • Holistic facial massage (50 EUR for one hour)
  • Holistic reflexology (50 EUR for one hour)
  • Mind and body acupuncture and chakra balancing (70 EUR for one and a half hours)
  • Arvigo® Abdominal Massage Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (1st session 2 hours: 90 EUR and 2nd session 1.5 hours: 70 EUR)
  • Massage (50 EUR for one hour)
  • Shiatsu (50 EUR for one hour)
  • Tibetan Bowls Massage (50 EUR for one hour)

What's included

  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Evening meditation sessions
  • Qi Gong lessons to engage with your inner power
  • Vegetarian cooking classes
  • Food combination and presentation sessions
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthy vegetarian meals per day

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Travel expenses
  • Any pre-booked outdoor activities
  • Healing treatment therapies with Yair and Ziza
  • Foot reading (70 EUR per one and a half hours)
  • Holistic facial massage (50 EUR per hour)
  • Holistic reflexology (50 EUR per hour)
  • Mind and body acupuncture and chakra balancing (70 EUR per one and a half hours)
  • Massage (50 EUR per hour)
  • Yoga therapy (50 EUR per hour)
  • Shiatsu (50 EUR per hour)
  • Tibetan bowls massage (50 EUR per hour)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Granada Airport (GRX) or Malaga Airport (AGP). Transfers from Granada Airport (GRX) or Malaga Airport (AGP) to the retreat center can be arranged subject to your flight arriving no later than 1:30 p.m. and your request being confirmed in advance. To book your transfer, please send Armonia Alpujarra an inquiry. Airport transfer fees are 90 EUR from Malaga Airport (AGP) and 60 EUR from Granada Airport (GRX).

Arrival by bus

Outside Malaga’s railway station, there is a bus station where you can take the bus to Lanjaron and the villages of the Alpujarra. There is also one bus a day from Malaga Airport (AGP) direct to Lanjaron.

Arrival by train

From Malaga Airport's railway station, you can take the train to Malaga’s main railway station, Málaga-María Zambrano.

Airport: Federico Garcia Lorca Airport Airport transfer available: Federico Garcia Lorca Airport (US$68 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer available: Málaga Airport (US$102 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Thursday September 20, 2018
Departure: Monday September 24, 2018

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