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.
During this holiday, you will stay at Armonia Alpujarra Healing Retreat Center. There are two types of accommodation where you can choose to stay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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During the retreat, Armonia Alpujarra will serve you three specially prepared and healthy vegetarian meals per day included in the prices.
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)
Federico García Lorca Airport
Transfer available for additional US$68 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). Armonia Alpujarra is offering free shuttle service which leaves the airport on the day of arrival (first day of retreat) at 2 p.m. and leaves Armonia Alpujarra on the day of departure at 1 p.m. You would need to book in advance and for those who cannot meet the time schedules of the free airport shuttle, this can be organized separately at the usual cost of 90 EUR each way.
If you book your flight to Granada Airport (GRX), there will be an additional charge of 60 EUR per group.
From Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport's (AGP) railway station take the train to Málaga. The main railway station in Málaga is Málaga-Mara Zambrano station. When you go outside the main railway station, there is the bus station where you can take the bus to Lanjaron and the villages of the Alpujarra. There is also one bus a day direct to Lanjaron from the airport. Information about buses in English can be found online.
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