5 Days Nature Walks, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Spain

  • Armonia Alpujarra, Apt 40, Lanjaron, Granada, 18420, Spain


Nature Walks, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Spain

  • 5 days with instruction
  • Join Armonia Alpujarra's rejuvenating nature walk and yoga retreat in Andalusia, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains and reconnect with yourself, a perfect treat for your overworked body. Feel again the joy of being alive through morning yoga classes, meditation, and delicious vegetarian meals, provided especially for you in this natural, harmonious, and peaceful environment.


    • Daily morning yoga classes
    • Qi Gong to engage with your inner power
    • Evening meditation sessions to enhance concentration
    • Organised ‘nature walks’ for connecting with mother earth
    • 4 nights' eco-friendly accommodation
    • Daily amazing vegetarian meals
    • Therapies with Yair and Ziza

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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    Casa Iris

    Surrounded by ancient olive trees, wild nature, and spectacular views of the high sierras. This 70 square meters 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, you 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 tranquility. You can gaze up at the stars at night and enjoy the natural light during the day.

    Here at Armonia Alpujarra, the programs are designed to create a calm and loving environment where overworked, stressed professionals can reconnect with their inner selves - their deepest essence - de-stress, and find new ways of living. Armonia Alpujarra offers yoga with a personal touch. Not just another yoga holiday, but a holiday for healing and transformation

    This program has helped people connecting to their true selves as beings of love, joy, power, self-esteem, and spirituality for over 20 years now. Ziza and Yair will support you in recognizing blockages and sources of pain and releasing them - in a loving, nurturing environment. They work with a small group of four to six people, so you get plenty of personal attention.

    Whether you are an advanced yoga practitioner or a beginner, this program is tailored to all levels. The program will combine yoga with Qi Gong, meditation, and organised nature walks, to help the healing and re-connection process. Sierra Nevada natural park offers the most pristine unspoiled beauty, with rolling hills, high mountains, and ancient olive groves.

    For some people, their yoga holiday also includes treatments, such as foot-reading, acupuncture, or other energy work. This yoga holiday takes place at retreats organic farm, based in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, near Granada, in Andalusia. They offered locally produced vegetarian food and a truly alternative, environmentally friendly lifestyle.

    • Yair Sagy

      After serving in the Israeli army for four years, Yair felt a deep need to change, like an inner voice 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, Qi Gong, and the practice of acupuncture.

    • Ziza Fernandes Sagy

      After finishing her army service and a degree in art, Ziza moved to live in 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.

    Nestled in the foothills of the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains, Armonia Alpujarra is a truly magical place. The retreat centre is surrounded by the pristine, unspoiled beauty of rolling hills, high mountains, and ancient olive groves.

    Nearby places

    • Granada - 45 minutes
    • Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX) - 1 hour
    • Lanjaron - 5 minutes
    • Málaga Airport (AGP) - 2 hours
    • Orgiva - 15 minutes
    • Playa Granada Beach - 45 minutes
    • Sierra Nevada Ski Resort - 1.5 hours
    • Hiking trail nearby
    • Horse riding / rental nearby
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Skiing nearby
    • Stargazing
    • Swimming pool
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Garden
    • Meditation garden
    • Terrace
    • Car rental nearby
    • Convenience / grocery store nearby
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Library
    • Room cleaning

    During the retreat, Armonia Alpujarra offers you specially prepared healthy vegetarian meals three times daily.

    • Enjoy spa or therapy treatments
    • Skiing in Sierra Nevada (only winter months)
    • Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool
    • Try horse riding or trekking (can be pre-booked nearby)
    • Try rock climbing
    • Unwind in the peaceful environment
    • Visit the Playa Granada Beach
    • Visit the local tourist sites, such as Alhambra Palace Granada or the spa town of Lanjaron
    • 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)
    • Massage (50 EUR for one hour)
    • Shiatsu (50 EUR for one hour)
    • Tibetan bowls massage (50 EUR for one hour)
    • 1 yoga class per day
    • 2 organised nature walks
    • 3 healthy vegetarian meals per day
    • 4 nights' accommodation
    • Evening meditation
    • Airport transfers
    • Any pre-booked outdoor activities
    • Extra spa treatments

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX) or Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to the airport are available upon request.

    Arrival by bus

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

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Miranda from United Kingdom

      "What can I say? I have nothing but good words about my stay here. Ziza and Yair have created a little heaven in and around their Olive Farm, a place filled with so much love, energy and care and a reminder to us all that life can be truly beautiful. Experienced yoga under the stars, beautiful walks, fantastic food, and interesting conversations."

      "Ziza and Yair are two very special people who will do everything they can to ensure that you have a wonderful time in their retreat. There is always plenty of time for relaxation too!If you want to get away from the city and immerse yourself in nature, with beautiful people and beautiful things, then this is the place for you! Ziza and Yair, thank you on so many levels. It was an absolute pleasure."

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    • Review by Kate from United Kingdom

      "Yair is special. He has a gift in transforming your energy. I always feel more centered, more energetic, and more positive after a session with Yair. He has been my secret energy transformer. His gifts are so powerful, the secret needs to spread. Ziza understands food is medicine but she makes it so tasty. I have transformed how I look at vegetables now and realized there are so many wonderful ways to cook delicious, nutritious food. "

      "After having spent five days eating Ziza's amazing array of food, I am a convert. I am cooking and preparing differently and I am so much healthier. I now also have a knowledge on how to make a variety of vegetarian dishes that are so delicious, you do not miss the meat! Ziza's food is a feast to behold. If you can get her recipes or are lucky enough to go to her retreat, you are in for a very special treat. Ziza can give you insights about your life through your feet. She uses a combination of reading the feet and reflexology, and the result is a real shift in perception. That perception shift led me to a behaviour shift and an opening of many more opportunities for me. Thank you, Ziza."

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    • Review by Jacqueline

      "My two-week trip to Andalusia began with a five-night stay with Yair and Ziza on a personal retreat at their beautiful yurt setting. Despite my initial anxieties, this warm and gentle couple immediately made me feel welcome and at ease. I gradually felt myself unwind in their easy company and settled into the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Their style of yoga and meditation is individual and unique and I felt like I learned so much from the pair of them. Ziza was also kind enough to work through some simple routines for me for the lower back, so I could keep practicing after I left. I had been feeling a little disconnected at the time - too much living in my head! "

      "Through the energy work we did together and the foot reading from Ziza, I could feel myself coming alive again. I felt emotional, but it was a good feeling. They helped me to be more open, more connected, and more in touch with who I am. The food was also wonderful and part of the nurturing experience - each dish was like a creation of art and you could see how much care and love had gone into every meal. I also had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Ziza in her kitchen showing me how to recreate some of them, which was an added treat for me.There is something special about this place and something very special about Yair and Ziza. I treasure the time I spent with them and hope to visit again one day in the future."

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    • Review by Liz, Pete, and Hector

      "My husband and I chose Yair and Ziza's retreat for our last holiday as a couple before having our baby. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I feared that I would not be able to connect with my child. After a session with Ziza, something magical happened. I actually produced milk - the ultimate connection between a mother and baby! Both Ziza and Yair enable you to untangle emotions and use energy in a subtle yet profound way. Yair's energy reading class made me feel like a child again, within a world of possibilities. Their company is easy, interesting, and warm, and the food is just delicious. I still want that cabbage recipe. Mmmmm, I really did love every meal. We will return with our son one day. Thank you both for a very special experience."

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    • Review by Shimu from London, UK

      "I have just had the most wonderful experience with Yair and Ziza in their home. It was a surreal experience, that took my mind, body, and soul out of the the hustle of London and strengthened it in the middle of the mountains. I was taken by the serenity and quietness of space we occupied. I felt so blessed to have been in the company of Ziza and Yair. Yair was an excellent yoga and meditation teacher, I have yet to explore his other talents. Ziza was kind, nurturing, and had the most breathtaking cooking ability. I always looked forward to dining with them and tasting her delicious and healthy food."

      "The facilities were just right. I stayed in the big yurt, which had a view of the mountains and was surrounded by trees. It had a kitchen area, sleeping, and relaxation area. It was full of cushions to sit on and very spacious. The outside seating area, hammock, shower was so wonderful. The compost toilet experience was also fun!I have no doubt that I will go back there again, the yoga experience was great, and Ziza and Yair's warmth and conversations was just what I needed to grow and feel contained within. They were so accommodating and did quite a lot to make me feel at home. I felt comfortable to be myself, felt free and strong. Thank you Yair and Ziza, I am very grateful for this experience and I look forward to seeing you both again."

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    • Review by Carmen Regatero

      "Estuve en Armonía Alpujarra a finales de agosto y mi estancia fue maravillosa. Yair y Ziza, consiguen que te sientas realmente bien allí, creando un ambiente de libertad y respeto, a la vez que dejan que sientas su cariño y amor por todas las cosas que hacen y organizan para sus huéspedes. El sitio es bello. La comida espectacular. Las sesiones de yoga y meditación de calidad. Todo está preparado para hacer de tu estancia lo que buscabas. O al menos eso me sucedió a mí. Fue el viaje perfecto entre la soledad (que buscaba) y la compañía tan grata que encontré. Es un sitio al que espero volver. Gracias Ziza y Yair!"

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    • Review by Noemie

      "Wow! Just wow! Go for it you will not regret it! My experience at Armonia Alapujarra was unique. I didn't expect to live a so intense experience when I came. Life sometimes smiles at you by giving you hints that you are on the right way and going at Armonia Alapujarra was, for me, one of them. The environment was just perfect, in the middle of the mountain with amazing views. Relaxing, peaceful and close to nature. You can't imagine the pleasure of taking a shower and, waking up hearing the birds. The Yurts are very comfortable. It's the perfect place to do a yoga retreat. The yoga sessions were very nice. Yair is patient and a very good teacher - he gave me a lot of insights to help me continue the exercises when I am back home, which I do. The treatments they provide are mastered and healing for the body and for the mind. Yair and Ziza are two amazing and inspiring people. In minutes, you will feel at home. They are cheerful and welcoming and they share so much. I learned a lot from them and they made me discover so many things such as Biodanza, which I loved. I am grateful I had the chance to meet both of them. Ziza is also an amazing cook. Every meal was a pleasure for the eyes and for the taste. It is difficult for me to write about this fulfilling experience. My only advice would be to go and experience it yourself. You won't regret it. Thank you Yair and Ziza from the bottom of my heart."

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    • Review by Ida

      "I just wanted to get away over Christmas, and ended up in a magnificent environment with people I'll never forget. This place is magical in all ways. I can't wait to go back, not only for the yoga, the meditations, the treatments, the landscape and the wonderful food, but to dive back into this parallel world where love and harmony is surrounding you. Where you feel at home. Ziza and Yair, I will never forget you, and I will definitely be back."

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    • Review by Jackie

      "Whilst sitting on the porch of my gorgeous wooden hut, watching the sunset behind the mountain, I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. The yoga, the food and most of all the healing therapies made me feel like I might float from my seat! I think I'll call Yair and Ziza magicians, not actors. Yes that's it. What they create between them is an elaborate magical trick to make you feel alive, peaceful and lighter. But you don't have to thank me for forewarning you, just go and feel the magic for yourself. Yair and Ziza I love you. Namaste!"

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    • Review by Carly from United Kingdom

      "I had an incredible time here. The surroundings are peaceful and beautiful, the accommodation is very comfortable (In the small yurt, I have never slept better, surrounded by the smells and sounds of the local nature). Ziza and Yair are faultless hosts, I felt like a part of their family. They have a beautiful way of life, which for the duration of my stay I was lucky enough to experience and share. The food is delicious and beautifully presented, I could not wait to get stuck in at every meal time, Ziza is an amazing cook."

      "Both Ziza and Yair were happy to take me on hikes, to the beach, pick me up/take me to the bus stop as I arrived and departed and were just generally helpful and lovely people all around. Come here to regenerate, heal and reconnect - it worked for me. I look forward to visiting time and time again. I cannot wait to introduce my family and friends, too."

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    • Review by Cathy from United Kingdom

      "Thank you for a wonderful stay and amazing treatments! You were both fantastic and I feel more positive than I did before I arrived. I will definitely be back! Lots of love to you both."

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    • Review by Lucy

      "Thank you for a wonderful retreat. I have come away feeling beautifully relaxed, recharged and encouraged to keep going on my journey! The generosity and care you both showed us was so heartwarming. Sharing your home reminded me about the joys of nourishing healthy food prepared with love and also about living with the environment not inspite of it. A deep and expanding experience. You guys rock! I look forward to seeing you both again."

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    • Review by a traveler from London, United Kingdom

      "Huge thanks to Ziza and Yair for their very warm hospitality. The location was amazing, delicious food, energizing yoga and treatments. I feel fantastic and something inside me has shifted! I would highly recommend this resort to anyone. "

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    • Review by Cher

      "Thank you so much for all the nourishment and loveliness I received from your home. It was the best birthday I have ever had. Such a beautiful time of reconnecting and meeting beautiful people. Such a gift! And, I will think of you and Ziza always, as an inspiration for how to stay centered in a beautiful way of life and to share it with others. Again, much love, kisses, and gratitude for the beautiful time."

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    • Review by Josh from London, UK

      "Thank Yair and Ziza who have created a beautiful environment for healing and relaxation. They are warm individuals who welcome you into their home and way of life. The setting is idyllic, the food fresh and always delicious and the yoga invigorating. Being able to spend a week with them allowed me to re-energize and restore balance while equipping me with some insights that I can continue to use in everyday life. I recommend for anyone who wants to re-connect with themselves. Love, Josh."

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    • Review by Julie from London, UK

      "I wanted to say what a wonderful time I had. I felt absolutely repaired when I returned home. Thank you. I also wanted to send you a few pictures that I took in your garden. The beautiful colors and sounds feel a million miles from grey London. With love, Julie."

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    • Review by a traveler from Brighton, UK

      "I came to stay with Ziza and Yair over the Christmas period, with the intention not to escape over the holidays, but I guess to find myself a little after quite a challenging year. As soon as I met Yair and Ziza, I felt incredibly comfortable and relaxed. They are so warm and kind but also incredibly perceptive and seemed to tune in to what my needs were over that time. Both are very capable practitioners in terms of mind-body work, and I learned a huge amount about myself through yoga and acupuncture, as well as the whole experience of being in such a wonderful environment. Yair was able to really help me improve my understanding of the importance of core strength in yoga practice, and was supportive but also not afraid to offer direct advice in terms of how to adjust myself in certain postures. This has really helped me to continue yoga at home, in a way that I had not previously felt able to do. "

      "I cannot praise Ziza enough for the amazing food that was prepared each day. In all honesty, a week of consuming light, nourishing food with such goodness has really changed my outlook on nutrition and how the body can respond so well in the absence of many foods eaten in abundance, i.e. sugar and dairy. I was aware after three or four days that my body was so content with such goodness, and that in fact I wasn't eating many things that I would have considered a staple part of my diet back home. This is just a personal experience and not something that I had anticipated before the trip, so was in fact extra exciting to have discovered this change!"

      "I should add to this that the surroundings of Armonia Alpujarra are so incredibly beautiful. There is a real sense of space but also a real closeness to nature. I felt a lot more connected to nature and to myself by the end of my stay, and left with a huge sense of gratitude for such kind and caring hosts - Yair and Ziza are very special people, with so much to give - but also for the space to be able to appreciate so much in a short space of time."

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    • Review by a traveler from London, UK

      "Amazing retreat in a really special place. I stayed in the large yurt on the property which was nothing short of perfect, everything is really well thought through with an emphasis on eco or sustainable living and guest comfort. The food is made with love and attention using all fresh ingredients and could not have been better. Ziza should be giving cooking classes as there such a range of veggie dishes. Yoga and treatments were 100% personalized, which, again, was fantastic. The location is incredible, although worth getting directions as it can be tricky to find."

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    • Review by Dani, Saul, Micah, and Jess

      "In August 2013, our little family set out to the beautiful Andalucian region to join Yair and Ziza's yoga retreat. We found a small oasis of paradise amidst the heat. In the beautiful space that Yair and Ziza have so lovingly created, there are fruit trees and wild herbs, beautiful views, and peace and calm. Ziza prepared delicious and wholesome food that we all enjoyed together in their exquisite hand-decorated courtyard. We had beautiful relaxing yoga each morning with Yair and plenty of time to enjoy the pool and the other adventures on offer in the region - rock climbing, kayaking, gorge-hiking, a visit to the nearby Zen Buddhist monastery, a visit to the Alhambra, and market in Orgiva. Our young kids emerged stimulated, excited, and happy and we were completely relaxed and energized by the calmness and the special treatments that Yair and Ziza offer. Thank you for a truly magical week."

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    • Review by Emma

      "A retreat week on the magical and unspoilt island of Sifnos in Greece helped me to unwind, restore, and re-balance. The unique combination of therapies, bodywork, teachings, and mindful meditation combined so naturally with the warmth of the island, so stunningly beautiful, so unassuming. Meditating to the sunrise, swimming at deserted beaches, sharing food so fresh and alive with energy, balancing being and doing, mind-body-spirit. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

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    • Review by Kay

      "It has been some time since I participated in Yair and Ziza's energy and foot reading retreat; and yet, the memories of the retreat linger on, like the sweet smell of roses on a warm summer's day. I arrived at the retreat tired, with aching muscles, and feeling stressed, tight, anxious. I remember, just a day or two into the retreat, suddenly noticing that the aches and pains in my body had disappeared, as if by magic, and I was feeling energized, light, happy, at ease with myself, the people around me, and the world. The retreat is based in a peaceful, sunny, warm, and beautiful place, and Yair and Ziza created a holding, caring, supportive, and loving environment. "

      "I really enjoyed the morning yoga, qigong, and meditation sessions; the afternoon teaching and practice sessions, often spent outdoors, and the warm lazy evenings spent outdoors, around a table of light, healthy, delightful food, with easy, good company. The energy and foot reading teaching and practice sessions really supported me to get in tune with my mind, body, heart, and spirit. They supported me to let go of things that were blocking me, holding me back, and to open up to new possibilities, new ways of knowing, new ways of connecting, new ways being in the world. The retreat supported me to let go, relax, open up, and to fully step into the life I was born to live. It was a truly magical retreat, in a magical place, with magical people. I would go back without hesitation!"

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    • Review by Josh Adams

      "Thanks so very much for the important lesson you taught me this year. When I was on detox in May, after the setback in my career, you taught me how to see things from the point of view of my adversaries, to understand that we are all connected with one another - in short, you taught me how to learn to love my enemies. This is truly one of the hardest lessons to learn in life, and I have found it deeply challenging to apply it over the past few months. At the same time, I have also found great power in trying to apply this lesson, hard though it can be. I look forward to seeing you and Ziza again in 2012."

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    • Review by Guy, Katerine, and Josefine

      "Thanks for the week at Casa Iris. We very much enjoyed our time with you doing yoga and a few healing sessions. The view from Casa Iris took our breath away every morning as we enjoyed our tea on the porch. Ziza is such an artist with food and we could hardly wait for each meal. Thanks for helping organize adventures for our family, climbing, bike riding, this made all the difference so that we could enjoy the time as a family. We are looking forward to coming back again."

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    Alpujarra, Spain

    Armonia Alpujarra creates harmony at every level, offers yoga holidays for growth and transformation, and combines a family holiday with a healing yoga retreat.

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    5 days / 4 nights


    Arrival: Monday May 8, 2017
    Departure: Friday May 12, 2017

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