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5 Days Vegetarian 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.

Meet the instructors

Yair & Ziza
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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 García Lorca Airport (US$68 per person)
Airport transfer included: Málaga Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

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.

Daily schedule

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga and Qi-Gong
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Free time to relax and receive therapies
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Cooking classes
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Free time to relax and receive therapies
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

Instructors

Yair Sagy

Ziza Fernandes Sagy

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

Click to see more vegetarian-friendly Yoga Retreats

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
  • Airport transfer to and from Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP)

What's not included

  • 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

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Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

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.

Airport: Federico García Lorca Airport Airport transfer available: Federico García Lorca Airport (US$68 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer included: Málaga Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • 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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Monday April 22, 2019
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