Asturias Yoga offers Ashtanga, Prenatal Wellness, Rock Climbing and Hiking retreats, and 200Hr YTT. Asturias Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Retreats (1)
Born in 1971, Simon’s fascination with yoga began in 2000 upon completing a solo journey on a bicycle from his native Ireland to India. After exploring various styles and traditions, he found Ashtanga to be what he was most inspired to practice and teach, initially due to its obvious benefits for surfing, biking, and rock climbing, and subsequently due to understanding it as a path to meditation. He has published a novel based on yoga philosophy, In Darkness the Seed of Light.
Alyson Simeone (1990, Washington) Alyson teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa through the framework of bringing breath and movement into union. Her classes facilitate the somatic experience of grace, a state of harmony within the body-mind complex. Before Ashtanga, Alyson studied extensively classical piano and ballet, performing in both for over a decade. She received her Bachelor´s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine. Since then, her work has been devoted to the self practice and teaching of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.
from Ireland, October 2019
"I found myself "
The food and and the amazing lectures. My whole thought process is changing for the better, I am think clearly and more positively. The food was so nourishing and clean, there was lots of it so we never went hungry!
from Great Britain, September 2019
Alyson and Simon were both knowledgeable, disciplined, and gentle teachers. I enjoyed every Mysore practice, workshop, meditation, and discourse. A lot of effort was put into making the experience special - throughout the month we were given various ‘surprises’, which I won’t divulge.
Simon took us on incredible adventures - I hadn’t really expected much as I’d signed up primarily for the yoga, but we were taken to the most tranquil, unspoilt places of natural beauty.
The whole thing was a wonderful way to deepen my practice.
Oh and the food was amazing - delicious vegan/vegetarian meals!!
Sahar El Maataoui
from Morocco, September 2019
"Unforgettable memories and people"
What I liked the most about my stay is how helpful, professional and friendly everyone was, the instructors were doing their best to make sure everyone was understanding the instructions, and helped us give our best, they were there if someone needed any specific help. The cabin where I was staying was cosy and clean. On the free days, we went to very nice places with the team and I really enjoyed it. I am very happy that I met them and will definitely go back there one day.
from United States, October 2018
"More than worth it! "
This was really a fantastic retreat - fantastic yoga, great teachers, great hiking, great food, great weather, great everything. Wish I could have stayed longer!
from Great Britain, November 2017
"An utterly transformative week"
I had never visited Asturias and this was one reason for choosing this retreat. I was instantly stunned by the awe and beauty of The Picos de Europa: the perfect setting for meditation. Before starting the retreat, I did not really feel that Ashtanga was for me as the few classes I had attended always felt rushed and lacked the calm of Hatha. However, after 2 days of Simon's excellent instruction, I learned how deep and meditative it can be when practiced Mysore style. I was pleased with my physical progress but amazed by the psychological changes. It was incredibly uplifting and brought a new perspective to my world view.
The food was wonderful. It was so lovely to be able to eat the most delicious gluten-free vegetarian/vegan food without hassle and be inspired with new ideas.
Everybody involved in the retreat: Simon, Alyson, the hotel owners and the nutritionist and cook who prepared our lunch were all incredibly helpful and welcoming.
Our group was a nice mix of people from various parts of Europe and with the addition of the local team, it made for a great intercambio. It was a mixed ability group and we all took joy in each other's progress in the workshops.
The afternoon walks in the mountains and visit to a caves were mind-blowing. This retreat exceeded my expectations in every way and, all being well, I will return next year. I feel rejuvenated and revitalised.
This is not a spa retreat: if you put in the focus and effort you will reap the rewards.
from Spain, September 2018
"La experiencia fue muy enriquecedora"
El profesor se implica con todos los alumnos
from Germany, June 2018
"Everyone was just so nice and welcoming."
Everyone was just so nice and all of them where so welcoming and warm-hearted.
I felt so relaxed and I really want to go back
from France, May 2018
"Learn a lot in Asturias yoga"
The quality of the teaching. We went through the whole sequence one by one and could ask all we needed to.
from Spain, August 2017
"Retiro perfecto para aprendre ashtanga y pasarlo bien"
El retiro está bien planificado y organizado. Todas las actividades están muy bien pensadas para la práctica y el aprendizaje en pocos días de la modalidad Ashtanga. Las excursiones en bici impresionantes y a la medida de la forma física de los participantes. Todo se complementa muy bien y los profesores son muy profesionales, a la vez que exquisitos en el trato y la atención hacia los participantes.
from Spain, July 2017
"Idyllischer Yogaschala mitten in den Bergen"
Mir gefiel besonders, dass neben Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga auch Vipassana Meditation praktiziert wird und viele Outdooraktivitäten wie Klettern und Radfahren angeboten werden.