Yoga Retreat Center Casa Bhakti offers accommodation, healthy organic vegetarian food, meditation, and yoga retreats in English, near Granada, Andalusia, Spain.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Loic teaches one of the oldest type of modern Hatha Yoga called integral or classical Yoga. He also teaches Tibetan Yoga and different meditation techniques including Anapana, single pointed and analytical meditations. He has been practicing and studying Hatha Yoga for more than 10 years in India and around the world with some influences from S. Sivananda, S. Vishnudevananda and Iyengar. He decided to start the practice of meditation auto-didactically in his living room about 20 years ago. He is currently following some master studies in Buddhism in the Gelugpa Tibetan tradition.
Mariana is an living example of the power of self transformation guided by motivation and self determination for the practice. She was trained as Hatha Yoga teacher by the renown IndeaYoga school in Mysore, India. Her Hatha Yoga style was slightly influenced by the practice of Ashtanga which makes her classes suitable for beginners as well as intermediate practitioners. Mariana is a very kind and honest person who likes to share her wisdom acquired through her years of practice. She has a strong knowledge on western nutrition which she would love to pass on to all people showing interest.
Francesca is a dedicated Yoga practitioner and RYT 250+ yoga instructor. She has been a student in Mysore India since 2018 and returns to learn under the guidance of Yogacharya Bharath Shetty yearly.She also completed a full month of Mysore practice deepening her knowledge of both Hatha and Vinyasa styles. She travelled to India many times getting to know more about Ayurveda, Yoga philosophy, Pranayama and Kirtan singing.She is a caring and warm hearted person who looks forward to share the knowledge she gained, making people around her aware of the beautiful potential the practice of Yoga has
from Germany, January 2020
"A transformative holiday"
This is my second yoga retreat that i have booked through book yoga retreats and it was more advanced than the one I have done before. The 1-hour meditations at 7am in the morning were such a challenge for me but also spurred a lot of growth and reflection. My flexibility and strength increased visibly and I am continuing with a daily yoga and meditation praxis :)
Thank you Loic and Francesca for your dedication and lovely presence!
from Switzerland, December 2019
Casa Bhakti is located outside a village between huge olive tree fields. It is a Finca that has been turned into a retreat centre. There are several, very besutifully designed yet simple rooms for the guests, double bed or single rooms, with all necessary comfort.
Further, there is a yoga hall and open air yoga shala, as well as a dining room with lounge and a massage room. Around the center, there are many possibilities for walks through the olive fields.
I attended a 6-day yoga retreat with two 1h meditations and two sessions of Yoga each 1,5h every day in December. We were only three people in this retreat, a luxuary situation I highly appreciated and that allowed to immerse myself fully in the retreat. We had yoga classes both with Loic and Federica every day, who teach with slightly different approaches what I appreciated, so I could enlarge my own knowledge and reflect on my own practice.
We were treated and spoilt with excellent vegetarian dishes with an ayurvedic touch three times a day by the team and their volunteer, products are local and organic.
And last but not least, all depends on the people and devotion they give into what they are doing. I loved and highly appreciated the the quiet atmosphere, being away from everything for a week as much as the kindness, openness and friendliness of the whole Casa Bhakti team!
It is the right place for everyone who wants to sincerely and seriously immerse oneself into the practice for a given time.
from Austria, November 2019
"Wonderful week :) "
I had such a great time at Casa Bhakti.
Loic & Francesca are great hosts. The location and the house is perfect for a retreat. There is nothing around, just olive trees, so it is such a quiet and peaceful place, ideal to escape the daily routine, disconnect and do Yoga - exactly what I was looking for :)
The vegetarian food was delicious.
I really enjoyed the Yoga classes and also the meditation. Sitting down for one hour to meditate was a little bit hard at the beginning, but it's definitely worth it and I could feel a difference and an improvement during the week. I made some completely new experiences and I am so thankful for that!
from France, October 2020
Le lieu, la cuisine de Marianna
from Germany, November 2019
"Ein traditionelle Meditation mit Yoga für Anfänger geeignet"
Ich habe vor kurzen mit dem Yoga wieder angefangen und habe mich ins kalte Wasser fallen lassen und mich für Casa Bhakti entschieden.Es hat sich für mich in einer Woche sehr gelohnt und merke auch selber einen starken Unterschied in meinen Körper.Wir hatten einen Tagesablauf der sehr gut strukturiert war.Wir hatten jeden Tag zweimal jeweils 1 Stunde Meditation und gleich im Anschluss 1,5 Stunden Yoga.Ich selber hatte keine großen Erfahrungen was das Meditieren angeht,auch das ist für Anfänger möglich.Loic und Francesca sind tolle Gastgeber und Trainer.Beide sind sehr professionell was das Training angeht und jeder kann da mitmachen.Beide kochen bzw. bereiten sehr frisch drei Mahlzeiten am Tag vor.Casa Bhakti liegt zwischen ganz vielen Olivenfelder und mit einer wundervollen Aussicht auf die Berge.An diesem Ort gibt es die Möglichkeit seinen Alltagsstress zu entfliehen um Ruhe in sich zu finden.Wir waren 7 Personen gemischt aus Europa und hatten sehr viel Spaß zusammen.Ich würde mich wieder entscheiden für dieses Retreat und kann es sehr empfehlen für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene.
from Germany, November 2019
"In Abgeschiedenheit zur inneren Einkehr"
abwechslungsreiche Biokost, Alles frisch und liebevoll zubereitet.
Mehrere Yogalehrer, damit verschiedene Stile.
Kleine Gruppe von 6 Personen, deshalb gut, dass alle Gäste zeitgleich anreisen müssen.Familiär und international
from Switzerland, January 2019
"Happy and nourishing stay for body and soul"
Francesca and Loic are the most friendly hosts you can imagine!
My mum and I were having a fantastic time in the lessons taught by Loic and Elise as well as we were enjoying the delicious and beautifully prepared food with two more very friendly guests.
from United States, December 2018
"Inspiring week - Absolutely recommended "
I had a inspiring time at Casa Bhakti. So far it has been my favorite retreat, although 5 hours of meditation and yoga have been intense, but that has been kind of my point. The house, the rooms and yoga shala inside and outside are very nice. Francesca and Loic are very nice people and the best hosts ever. Although they are the founders and owner of the place and run the whole business on their own, they always make time for personal interactions and very interesting conversations. During the meditation and yoga Loic is really trying to pass on some of his very deep spiritual knowledge. I really enjoyed the yoga (shivanada which was new to me) and the meditation has had great value for me, although it was challenging. But the magic happens outside the comfort zone :) I wish Francesca, Loic and their retreat all the best for the future and of course peace and happiness. Grazie & Merci
P. S. : I also enjoyed food. It's healthy and fresh and will also provide you with worldly pleasures. Furthermore it might be interesting to know that all the rooms are heated despite the place is located in Spain.
from United States, November 2018
"J'ai passé une super semaine a Casa Bahkti. "
Francesca et Loïc sont d'excellents hôtes. Pour le yoga, une séance de 1h30 de Hatha Yoga le matin et une autre séance un peu différente l'après midi. J'ai aussi bien apprécié les repas. En fait tout était bien
Christine De Corniere
from United States, May 2018
"Cas Bahkti : une semaine pour faire le plein de gentillesse"
J'ai été très sensible à la disponibilité de toute l'équipe, à leur gentillesse et leur simplicité : on se sent tout de suite comme à la maison !
Il faut ajouter le soin particulier apporté à confectionner de bons petits plats tous plus savoureux les uns que les autres.
from Netherlands, May 2018
"It was a great and peaceful experience"
The food was amazing. It was a gift to enjoy three times on a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, made with love and such tastful flavours. Asthanga and Hatha yoga and the inspiring lessons from Loic and Leanne were on a good level and very helpful to relax your mind and body. But also gives you energy and power.
from Switzerland, May 2018
It was absolutely amazing - a wonderful place, incredibly nice and good yoga and meditations sessions, wonderful company, absolutely delicious food! :-) Thank you so much!
Wonderful place, inspiring people, delicious food, yoga and meditation twice a day, beach at 5 mn by foot. Very nice mini week !
from United Kingdom, August 2020
Atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.
from United Kingdom, January 2020
The relaxed atmosphere, insightful words of wisdom from Loic, the food was beyond amazing. I loved that the numbers were small so we all got a chance to get to know each other well. Overall a very special experience, much appreciated. Would like to go again, maybe in the summer months.
from Sweden, January 2020
"Great people, great yoga "
I had a wonderful time, don’t hesitate to visit this retreat. Yoga in the sunset with a magical view.
from France, December 2019
"An inspiring yoga&meditation Christmas retreat"
Loic and Francesca's welcome was warm and friendly ; their teaching sincere, inspiring, demanding and efficient.
The retreat environment is very pleasant and food healthy and tasty.
from United Kingdom, December 2019
"Whorth while time spent at casa Bhakti "
Francesca and loic were very welcoming and they have a great sense of - as soon as I got to the retreat I was struck by the beauty of the place and peacefulness! The food was unbelievably good ! Healthy but tasty ! The yoga was very good, because even if you are a ñ beginner you are encouraged And motivated by loic or francesa
from Germany, November 2019
"Very recommendable for rest and challenge seekers"
Francesca and Loic are very dedicated, kind people. Loic is very knowledgeable and shares lots of his own experiences in meditation, inspiring those who are open to discover themselves, without giving a false idea of what it means to actually get on the path towards Vipassana meditation and what sort of struggles you might find along the way. All Hatha yoga classes taught by him, Francesca and the volunteer were very different, so we could get an idea of a few of the many approaches that exist. The classes were suitable for all levels and they provided individual support where needed.
The vegetarian food they prepared 3 times a day was made of fresh, organic ingredients and gave me lots of ideas to take home with me.
The house looks exactly like on the photos - clean, cozy interior design with a reading nook above the kitchen and dining area and comfortable beds. The outside area can be enjoyed on chairs, benches, sitting by the pool or playing table tennis (watch out for Francesca's serve!).
All in all, I came home very relaxed and inspired and even with some freckles on my nose late in November. Usually I'd rather try a different place for every trip, but with this time I am tempted to go back.
from United Kingdom, October 2019
Location was remote and quiet. Can be very cold at night / early morning, but rooms / heating to keep warm. Really ovely when sun is shining, able to be outside and enjoy the clean mountain air. Routine was good - early morning mediation and yoga practice; breakfast; freetime; lunch; freetime; afternoon mediation and yoga practice; supper; chanting. Three different voluntary yoga teachers gave variety, so able to include other asanas and pranayama into the retreat. Everyone was kind and respectful of each other's needs. Chanting sessions were an added bonus. All practice were in English, so easy for me to follow. Owners continually improving property, facilities and their offer of yoga retreats at their home; setting a good example of embracing yoga into everyday living. Look forward to a return visit in future. Easy to get to from Malaga airport via local coach service.
from United Kingdom, October 2019
The setting of this place is beautiful, very peaceful and plenty of space to relax outdoors. The food was incredible!! The yoga was intense but a great opportunity to learn some new techniques and deepen my existing practice.
from United States, April 2019
"Beautiful Casa Bhakti"
This stunning location, scenery, peace & quiet, yoga & meditation classes (especially outside) lifted my spirts. The retreat is run by a beautiful couple. Loic is a brilliant teacher and very interesting to talk to about meditation techniques & hatha yoga. Francesca is so sweet and caring, a great yoga teacher and fabulous cook. We were also so lucky to have another great yoga teacher Manouk who was super and so kind. 🤸♂️As Loic pointed out this is not like a holiday but a very special place to come and disconnect from the stresses of life, have “You Time” and work on your inner happiness. I highly recommend getting a massage from the masseuse Dani👌My highlights - tastiest vegetarian food & gaining a deeper understanding of meditation & yoga practice in such a beautiful space built with love, dedication, motivation and hard work. Thanks so much guys. You all rock!🙏💜 ✌️Fiona from Ireland☘️
from Netherlands, April 2019
"Happy and healthy stay at Casa Bhakti"
The food was amazing! Fresh and delicious every day.
The location was amazing! Beautiful surroundings and view.
The hosts are very nice! Francesca is a very nice and good teacher.
The accommodation was good! Beautiful room. Nice bed.
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"A wonderful and memorable retreat"
Everything exceeded my expectations on this retreat, particularly the location with wonderful open views in all directions. Facilities were a higher standard than I had anticipated.
I had a wonderful and memorable experience on this retreat and learned several new things as well. Everybody was so welcoming and easy to get al9ng with.
Loic has a lovely manner and humour and together with the rest of the team, Francesca and of course Jeanne, the volunteer instructor (who finally got me to headstand and eagle on my own), all of us on the retreat that week felt like a family.
The great weather was also a great bonus of course !
Danielle Du Cloux
from United States, October 2018
"An incredible experience. Thank you so much Loic, Francesca."
from Lebanon, June 2018
Everything about it..I was so sad to have to leave! Loic & Francesca were wonderful hosts, the food was delicious & nutritious, the space has such great energy, the meditation & yoga sessions were rejuvenating..and everyone was 'mindful' of my neck pain during the practices! To sum it all up in 2 words: Exceptional Experience! Forever thankful...lots of gratitude...Namaste!
from United Kingdom, May 2018
Stunning location, amazing yoga, intense meditation and awesome food. This is a proper immersion into soul nourishment on every level. Ashram style yoga & meditation in picturesque countryside with luxurious surroundings.
Loic, Francesca and the team are kind, thoughtful and truly devoted (bhakti) to their art and to providing an incredible and deeply relaxing experience for guests.
If you need total rest, no alcohol, high quality vegan food and a 'body-brain reset' - this is the place for you!
Bring warm clothes for late evening and early morning meditation, as it can get really chilly, even if it's real hot in the day.
from United Kingdom, April 2018
"Amazing authentic retreat"
Delicious home-cooked healthy vegetarian food in a beautifully renovated farm house miles away from any distractions. Your hosts take great care to look after you very well. Each day there are 2x90 minute Yoga class with an optional 2x1 hour of guided meditation.
The quality of everything is very high yet the price is very reasonable. Loic and Francesca have based their lives on Yoga and serving others at their retreat centre is part of their practice.
from Netherlands, July 2019
The food was really great, although I am not a vegetarian I did not even miss the meat, because of the variety and great taste! Although the many hours of meditation were quit hard, it got better during the week and it was really nice to do so much yoga afterwards. The location is also great, watching the sunset, chilling by the outside pool and really getting some well deserved rest.
from Germany, June 2019
"Sehr inspirierende Woche mit unglaublich liebevollen Mensche"
Die Atmosphäre und Umgebung hat einen sofortigen Wohlfühleffekt. Das abwechslungsreiche Essen ist köstlich. Die Yoga Stunden tun gut und die Meditation ist oftmals eine Herausforderung. Aber ich bereue es nicht da mich die Gedanken sehr inspiriert haben. Ich würde wieder kommen.
from France, May 2019
"Excellente retraite yoga dans un cadre magique"
Francesca et Loic, les autres participants, le lieu, la chambre, les séances de médiation et de pratique, la nourriture... Tout en fait ! Belle ambiance très humaine et généreuse.
Mélina Le Flahec
from France, January 2019
"Un excellent séjour ! "
Loïc et Francesca sont des gens adorables. Ils ont à cœur de faire en sorte que vous sentiez bien. Et comment ne pas l'être dans cet incroyable coin de paradis ! L'hébergement (propreté et confort au top), la nourriture (je pourrais en parler des heures tellement les repas étaient délicieux !! ) , les aménagements sont absolument parfaits. Loïc dispense des cours de yoga et des moments de méditation de grande qualité. Tout là bas est fait avec cœur, simplicité, générosité et authenticité.
J'y ai passé cinq jours exceptionnels, desquels je conserve des clés précieuses.
Un grand merci à eux !
from Netherlands, May 2018
"Amazing retreat! "
Casa Bhaktit is situated in the hills of Granada, with a spectacular panoramic view. A. very relaxing environment, with great yoga-sessions and very skilled yoga-teachers, delicious food and a lot of time to chill by the pool. In particular, the owners of Casa Bhaktit (Francesca and Loic) are the best hosts every; very cool, relaxed and inspiring persons! Once there, you do not want to leave anymore!