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Following the success of the second yoga holiday abroad, BE Yoga Retreats invites you to join again next year in Tarifa, South of Spain for a wonderful week of sun, sea, yoga, and of course, the delicious home cooked food. At BE Yoga Retreats, they offer you the perfect recipe for relaxation. With the wealth of experience running yoga retreats in the UK and abroad, they pride themselves on excellent hosting and planning. Let them take the stress out of holiday organization!
The venue is a luxurious villa, complete with indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool, located just five minutes walk from the beach. It sits in a stunning elevated position in La Pena area of Tarifa, nestled between mountain and sea, with a panoramic vista over miles of sandy beaches. The villa faces the straits of Gibraltar, looking out east across to Morocco's Rif Mountains and west to the Port of Tangiers.
Yoga classes will be led by Elise twice daily in the morning and evening, to energize you for the day ahead and wind down for a relaxing evening. The rest of the day is yours to do as you choose, whether it’s enjoying a massage or indulgent treatment with Elise, relaxing out by the pool, strolling down to the beach, or exploring the surrounding countryside.
One evening, you will head together into Tarifa to see some Flamenco at a local Tapas bar.
Originally from Devon, Elise is a qualified teacher of yoga and dance and holds the UK's highest qualification in sports and remedial massage. Elise has been practicing yoga for over ten years and since becoming a group fitness instructor in 2006, she has coordinated and taught fitness programs in health clubs and resorts across the UK and Europe. A patient and enthusiastic teacher, Elise is deeply fascinated by the many physical and psychological benefits of yoga and is keen to share her knowledge and experience.
Tarifa is a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe's southern most point, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. The location means that having your own transport is not at all essential during your stay.
The beautiful sandy beach is 10 minutes walk away (800 meters) with beach cafe and windsurf school. Tarifa Town with its shops, bars, and beaches is 10 minutes drive away. There are several great beachside cafés and restaurants within walking distance and numerous eateries and bars in Tarifa Town.
Spanish inspired meals will be freshly cooked three times a day, as well as a glass of vino or two with dinner. A continental breakfast will be served buffet style, with tea / coffee, juices, cereal, fresh fruits, pastries, and fresh bread. If you’re heading out for the day, there is the opportunity to pack up a picnic after breakfast. For those staying at the house, a buffet lunch will be served at 1 p.m. At dinner time, enjoy an aperitif and tapas nibbles followed by a two-course meal with wine.
On this holiday, the menu will be Spanish inspired cuisine, a mixture of vegetarian, seafood, and non-vegetarian. However, BE Yoga Retreats are happy to provide alternatives for any dietary requirements you may have.
This cellulite reducing, skin-detoxifying treatment will leave you with beautifully soft and glowing skin. It begins with dry skin brushing to open the pores, before applying a coffee sugar scrub all over the body. After showering and rinsing off the excess product, a luxurious cocoa butter and coconut oil moisturizing cream is massaged into the skin. Tapotement techniques are used to stimulate and invigorate.
This indulgent treatment is an 8 step process using natural homemade products and including a facial massage, steam, cleansing, nourishing face mask, and moisturizing. You can choose from either relaxing tropical or deep cleanse.
A soothing treatment using long flowing strokes to lull you into a state of deep relaxation. The deep tissue massage uses firmer, slower pressure, and stretching techniques to release tension from tight muscles. There are three options for this massage:
This is a seated massage, ideal if you just want a quick relaxing treat. The treatment includes herbal foot soak plus peppermint foot scrub, foot and lower leg massage, and seated Indian head massage.
This includes relaxing back and shoulder massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic facial treatment, and herbal foot soak and foot massage.
This includes relaxing full-body massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic facial, and herbal foot soak and foot massage.
This includes exfoliating body scrub treatment, relaxing full-body massage, Indian head massage, Ayurvedic facial, and herbal foot soak and foot massage
Within walking distance are places to do kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, SUP, mountain biking, or even horse riding. There’s a whole host of other things to do in Tarifa including, rock climbing, kayaking, and canyoning, as well as more gentle hiking along rugged sandy beaches, gentle mountains, or beachside promenades.
You can also join the day trips to Tangiers, Morroco with its Baelo Claudia Roman ruins and museum, Bolonia with its Tuna Canning Museum, Tarifa with its whale watching, and Flamenco with its interesting variety of independent shops. Extra charges will apply.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. If several people are arriving to Gibraltar, BE Yoga Retreats can help to arrange a group transfer at a small additional cost.
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