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6 Days Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Alora, El Chorro, Malaga, Spain

Overview

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat Malaga

Rock climbing is an activity that requires flexibility, coordination, and strength, plus a balanced and peaceful mind. Ashtanga yoga promotes athletic ability, flexibility, and strength, provides health and wellness, especially focuses on strengthening and alignment of the spine and prepares you for meditation. The union of Ashtanga yoga and climbing is a perfect combination to connect with nature and find inner peace.

Highlights

  • Rock climbing sessions
  • Daily Ashtanga yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast, dinner, and snacks in the mountain
  • Transfers to and from Alora
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Climbing gear

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Advanced

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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You will be accommodated in double rooms in Casa Encantada.

This course is intended for all who want a different experience in one of the best and most famous sites of climbing and who are not afraid to go out of their comfort zone. If you are a beginner, you will learn the basic techniques and maneuvers, belaying, knots, and make your first steps on rock. If you are already an experienced climber, the climbing guides will help to improve your grade, learn to lead climb, and rappel.

The group will be divided according levels. One afternoon will be devoted to the theory of climbing to improve your performance on the rock.

The Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga is a series of a particular sequence with the focus always fixed on the breath. You will learn the first part of the series, postures, breathing techniques, and philosophy of Ashtanga yoga. Beginners and advanced participants can participate in the same class, you do not need to have any experience. If you have an advanced experience, Ashtanga Yoga House will help you to improve in the more difficult poses and asanas.

Schedule

Day 1

  • Pick up at the bus terminal in Alora
  • Possibility to rent climbing equipment if you do not have any
  • Dinner
  • Welcome meeting

Day 2 to 3

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Climbing with snack at the crag
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 4

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Theory of climbing followed by free time to explore the area, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, or simply rest and just enjoy the house and garden
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 5

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Climbing with snack at the crag
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 6

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • Transport to Alora bus station
  • Antonio

    Antonio is a musician, experienced climber, owner of La Casa Encantada, and a passionate cook. He will take care to prepare all breakfasts and dinners, which are all vegetarian, and accompany the group to the crag. He will also give you joy and music in the evenings, amenities in the house, and the famous Andalusian hospitality. He will take care of every guest so that everyone is happy and he will organize everything from trips you want to do and special orders.

  • Nives Sutakovic

    Nives is an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher certified and authorized by FPYK in India. She has been teaching for more than 15 years and is practicing for 25 years, also she is a passionate climber. In recent years, she has traveled the world to the most famous rock climbing sites such as Tonsai in Thailand and Kalymnos in Greece where she has taught yoga to climbers from around the world. In addition, she has taught in Argentina, Nepal, Malaysia, France, and Germany.

  • Javier

    Javier is a certified Spanish mountain guide with over ten years of guiding and over 23 years of climbing experience. He is in charge of all the excursions to the rock and will teach you all the techniques and maneuvers necessary and will introduction to rock climbing. The topics he will discuss include theory and practice, belaying, lead climbing, rappelling, anchors, rope techniques, projecting climbs higher than your on sight level, and the theory of climbing.

Alora in El Chorro is a village located 40 kilometers from Malaga, in the mountains behind Gadalhorce Valley. The town of 13 thousand inhabitants, overlooking the Guadalhorce valley, is characterized by three important passes, the Los Gaitanes, the Sierra de Aguas, and Sierra de Thuma with a height of 1.119 meters.

The Los Gaitanes Gorge has more than three kilometers, with steep slopes and vertical limestone walls more than 300 meters in height. El Chorro attracts climbers from around the world with more than 2000 climbing routes. The Casa Encantanda is situated a few kilometers out of Alora, right in the middle of the mountains with the most spectacular views.

You will be served daily breakfast, dinner, and snacks on the mountain. These meals are included in the price.

  • Explore the area
  • Go biking
  • Go kayaking
  • Rest and just enjoy the house and garden
  • Ride a horse
  • See the stunning views
  • Visit the nearby villages
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Climbing gear (ropes, quickdraws etc.)
  • Daily Ashtanga yoga classes
  • Daily breakfast, dinner, and snacks in the mountain
  • Rock climbing sessions
  • Transfers to and from Alora
  • Airfare
  • Bicycle rental
  • Climbing equipment rental (harness, shoes, and helmets)
  • Horse rental
  • Kayak rental
  • Massage
  • Reiki