Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Spain.
Relax and revitalise at Europe's leading Yoga and Pilates Retreat, Canary Islands, Spain. Join us at our stunning Surya Retreat. Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massage and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes.
Surya Retreat has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, beautifully decorated rooms from and lots of comfy chill-out areas. You can relax with a book in the garden, have a dip in the pool, chat with your fellow guests in the bright open lounge or Spanish courtyard or sit and enjoy the view to the sea from the terrace. Our eco-friendly villa is powered by solar panels and a wastewater management system to feed the gardens. If you are there in season you will taste some of the delicious fruits and vegetables grown in the Azul garden. There is also a hot tub jacuzzi in the garden next to the pool, perfect for you to relax in!
Vitality Deluxe Courtyard Suite: Suite with large ensuite bath, deluxe bed and beautiful shower and tub. Off main courtyard.
Tranquility Courtyard Apartment: Private room with double bed + single bed, large bright private bath. Private garden terrace with lovely seating. Bright and beautiful room. Off main courtyard.
Serenity room: Private room with single bed, private bath. With its own private courtyard and a pool view this is one of our most popular rooms. Off main courtyard.
Prana Vista or Soul Space cabin: With your very own seating area looking out across the garden to the pool and villa, this is a tranquil space for you to enjoy some rest and relaxation.
Sanctuary courtyard: Private room with double bed, shared bathroom. Bright and beautiful room. Off main courtyard.
Contentment pool view: Private room with single bed, private bathroom with shower. Pool view with a large window. This beautiful room is off a lovely, cosy lounge, with a lovely wood burning stove. Beautiful private chillout terrace off lounge.
Rejuvenate room: Private room with double bed, private bath. Garden view. This room is off the lounge, with a lovely stove. Beautiful private chillout terrace for the apartment.
Various accommodation types available with different rates. Please send an inquiry to Azulfit Yoga and Pilates Retreat for more information.
At the heart of the retreat program, is exceptional yoga and pilates instruction by a team of dedicated and caring teachers who have a heartfelt and down-to-earth approach to wellbeing.
Below is a sample schedule.
Jo is a Pilates instructor and nutrition advisor. She is a Stott Pilates MAT-plus instructor (matwork, fitness-circle, flexband, arc-barrel), nutritionist and dietician - Dietetica y nutricin ISMET -Instituto Superior de Medicinas Tradicionales, Barcelona and the Author of Truly Healthy, Truly Delicious. Jo is also an advanced practitioner and inspiring instructor of Stott Pilates. Her classes focus strongly on understanding correct form, body awareness and body synergy, giving students the understanding and skill to progress in their pilates safely and quickly.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Jivamukti Yoga) Yoga Alliance RYT 200
Valentina is an inspiring teacher, and blends classical Hatha yoga adapted for all levels with Vinyasa yoga to make classes fun, challenging and inspiring. She connects with each and every student and her warm, open demeanor allow her to really see what each student needs. Having trained using ancient Indian methods learned in her various studies all over the world. Classes with Valentina improve agility, muscle tone, strength, flexibility, and breath control. Valentina believes in yoga’s physical and mental benefits, providing a holistic harmony in human’s bodies through asanas and pranayama.
Andrea is the founder of OneYoga Studio in Manchester and a regular contributor to ‘Ask The Expert’ (Manchester Evening News). She combines her many years of experience studying and working with the human body and movement with an in-depth study of nutrition and raw foods and their impact on overall wellbeing. She is also trained in ante- and post-natal care. Naturally approachable and caring, her passion is to bring the joy and release of yoga to her students.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre)
Charlotte started her journey with us as a young yogini and volunteer in 2012, a six-month experience which quite literally changed her life. Having learned a new, simpler way of living, she committed to return to London, a place she had previously turned her back on, to continue a career in media which she had once tried to escape. Her time away from her ´life´ had taught her that she wasn’t defined by a place, a job, or her things, and that she always had a choice. Yoga became her compass, an internal light which when strong will shine through even in the big smoke.
450 hour Pilates Certification Program (Lolita San Miguel 2nd Generation Master Mentor Program)
As a surfer, yoga lover, and Classical Pilates aficionado, Jamie founded Azulfit to share his passion with those who are ready to take their next conscious step toward vibrant health. Changing the world takes energy, clarity and inspiration, and Jamie makes sure his students have more than they need so they can be a shining example to others of what is possible. Jamie is a Peak Pilates Master Instructor, 2nd Generation Master Pilates teacher and is one of the world’s first specialist Pilates retreat teachers, having designed and taught Pilates retreats for 10 years.
Rachel loves to encourage playfulness and wonder within her yoga practice, her classes, and life. She has been teaching full time since 2006, hosting her own retreats and exploring the world. Rachel is from The Midlands in the UK. She has recently spent 18 months in India and is now enjoying the calm and peaceful lifestyle in beautiful Fuerteventura and loving teaching at Azulfit. You can expect to practice anything from Hatha to Vinyasa to Yin to Partner yoga and all with a few laughs along the way.
Surya Retreat is located in the village of Villaverde. The retreat is only ten minutes drive from the beach in the beautiful and typically Canarian village of Villaverde. With amazing volcanic scenery and incredible vistas of the ocean and Lanzarote, this is the perfect respite from the busy day to day. The villa is also conveniently located for those wishing to get out and explore the island. There are walking paths and a bus stop close by.
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After the morning session you will sit down to a delicious homemade brunch including fresh fruit salad, homemade marmalades, homemade bread, homemade yogurt, homemade muesli and homemade granola, a hot dish of the day (eggs, pancakes, porridge) and a choice of drinks including water, coffee, tea and herbal tea.
Five delicious and healthy evening meals are included within the cost of the course. The evening meals are bursting with flavour and completely in line with the retreat philosophy of providing vibrant, holistic food that guests are inspired to make back home. The cooking is vegetarian, and predominantly vegan and gluten-free.
Included in your stay is a one hour full body massage - the perfect way to wind down and relax into your wellbeing holiday. You can book additional treatments, including massages, beauty treatments and complementary therapies to make sure you go home beautifully rested and pampered.
Transfer not provided
You can book your flight to come directly to Fuerteventura airport (FUE). For a wider choice of flights, you can fly to Lanzarote Arrecife airport (ACE) and take the 20-minute ferry crossing to Fuerteventura.
The last ferry crossing to Corralejo from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is at 19:00 so please make sure your flight arrives by 16:00 if travelling with luggage.
Shared transfers from the airport can be arranged for guests arriving at similar times to keep your costs down.
Coming by public transport is not recommended as you will need to take three buses to get to Villa Azul (bus number 3 to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number 6 to Corralejo then the number 8 to Villaverde).