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Join Armonia Alpujarra on this unique opportunity to enjoy a New Year yoga break, in the spectacular, unspoiled beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy practicing yoga and meditation every day and allow the tranquility of nature, the exquisite simplicity of Armonia’s eco-friendly accommodation, and the authenticity of the unique healing practices offered, nurture your core being and restore your inner harmony. Relax, reflect, and prepare for a fresh brand new wonderful year ahead!
This retreat is located at Armonia Alpujarra Healing Retreat Centre in Spain Armonia Alpujarra is a place where you can breathe in the beauty of nature, fresh mountain air, and feel the joy of being alive in every moment. The place where you can revitalize your body, mind, and soul with transformative yoga and healing therapies. Set within the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains in Andalusia, Spain, Armonia Alpujarra Healing retreat center offers yoga holidays, personalized retreats, and an abundance of organic goodness.
During this retreat, you will be either accommodated in Casa Iris or yurt.
Surrounded with ancient olive trees and wild nature, with spectacular views to the high sierras, Casa Iris is 70 square meters, comprising of two bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with two single beds), two bathrooms, and a beautiful terrace from which you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the property. Fully furnished and equipped kitchen and living room, with a small television and a DVD player. Wi-Fi internet is also available. In addition, guests may have full use of the swimming pool. Casa Iris is eco-friendly, using solar energy for electricity and heating water. Cozy wood burning stove is available for cold night.
Nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Spain, Armonia Alpujarra is a truly special place. Guests will stay close to nature, and remain part of a community, whilst enjoying their own privacy. The healing retreat center use eco-friendly and environmentally self-sufficient, in line with the host’s beliefs that they should do their best to live in harmony with the natural world. Water comes from their own well, and electricity is solar-powered.
Respecting the harmony and tranquil energy of the area, there are two yurts, for holiday rental. Both yurts are eco-friendly, self-contained and fully furnished, and equipped with all modern facilities. Yurts have a different energy from more conventional living spaces: their rounded shape and pointed tops create a sense of spaciousness and tranquility.
At night, you can gaze up at the stars. During the day, natural light fills the yurt. Looking out, you gaze across to rolling hills with olive orchards sloping up towards majestic mountains. You can enjoy being close to nature, without sacrificing your comfort.
The big yurt has a seven-meter diameter round structure with wooden floors and canvas walls. There is a double bed and a single bed. There is also a spare mattress and bedding, for additional guests. The small yurt has a five-meter diameter round structure with wooden floors and canvas walls and has a double bed. Both the yurts are south facing with spectacular view in every direction.
Both yurts, have an outdoor compost loo (approximately 15 meters away) and an outdoor shower, equipped with a solar system to heat the water.
The big yurt is fully equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer, sink area and a comprehensive selection of cooking utensils, cutlery, and glasses. The small yurt has a sink, with a kitchen top and a cool box.
The big yurt has an area for dining, lots of space and a lounging area. There is also an outdoor balcony/patio seating area, with breathtaking views. The small yurts have space to lounge and relax and can enjoy the external gardens, seating areas, and hammocks.
Guests of both the yurts can enjoy the shared outdoor luxury swimming pool.
Bed linen and towels are provided (except beach/poolside towels). Both yurts are cleaned and bed linen is changed, on a weekly basis.
Come and join this unique new year retreat in Andalusia, Spain. Expand and stretch each morning with yoga. Still your mind with evening meditation and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Feel the joy of life pulsating in your veins and let go of all worries and stresses from the past year. You’ll enjoy being in this loving, safe and healing environment.
Enjoy soul-enriching activities, such as nature walks, qi gong, an energy experience or expressive dance. Nourish your body with amazing and nutritious vegetarian food. Enjoy Ziza’s and Yair’s healing therapy treatments. You will be in the heart of nature, where you can relax and take the time to reflect, in beautiful Armonia’s peaceful, harmonious, and healing environment. Free your heart and body and start a fresh new beautiful year.
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.
This tour will take place in Andalusia, Spain. The retreat center is located on the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada natural park with pristine unspoiled beauty of rolling hills, high mountains, and ancient olive groves.
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During this retreat, Armonia Alpujarra offers you great vegetarian food for daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have special dietary requirements, it's a good idea to communicate it to them when making a reservation.
During your free time, you can take a trip to the coastal beaches. The nearest beaches (Costa Tropical) are Playa Granada near Salobrena and Torrenueva, just east of Motril. Journey time is about 45 minutes.
You can also go for horse riding. Horses trekking facilities are available nearby and may be pre-booked. You can also visit the Alhambra in Granada, 45 minutes’ drive from the center. Nature walks, high altitude treks, and other activities can also be arranged locally.
Skiing or hiking in the Sierra Navada is also possible. The ski resort "Sierra Nevada" is situated at a distance of one and half hours’ drive from the retreat venue.
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. Treatments can be booked (at an extra cost and charged separately) depending on the availability of Yair & Ziza.
Federico García Lorca Airport
Transfer available for additional US$66 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). The free shuttle must have a minimum of 2 persons. Clients must be able to meet the time schedules - the Free Shuttle leaves Malaga Airport on the day of arrival (first day of retreat) at 2 p.m. and then leaves Armonia Alpujarra, on the day of departure at 1 p.m. Clients need to book in advance.
For clients who cannot meet the time schedules for the free Malaga Airport Shuttle, airport shuttles 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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