8 Days Luxurious Yoga Holiday in Spain

  • 11a La Pena, Tarifa

Overview

Yoga Holiday Spain

  • 8 days with instruction
    • 2 yoga classes daily
    • Daily evening activity
    • Relaxing Indian head massage
    • Daily excursion, either full or half day
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Wine or beer at dinner
    • Snacks and drinks
    • 3 daily meals

    Following the success of our first ever Yoga Holiday in France in 2016, the BE Yoga Retreats family now invite you to join us in Tarifa, South of Spain for a wonderful week of Sun, Sea, Yoga and of course our delicious home cooked food. Our venue is a luxurious villa, complete with indoor and outdoor pool, located just 5 minutes walk from the beach. It sits in a stunning elevated position in the 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. Tarifa is a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe's southern most point, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. At BE Yoga Retreats, we offer you the perfect recipe for relaxation. With our wealth of experience running Yoga Retreats in the UK and abroad, we pride ourselves on excellent hosting and planning so let us take the stress out of holiday organisation. Book your flights and we’ll do the rest!

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 12.

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    All of the bedrooms are luxury twin rooms (doubles available on request). Some rooms are en-suite and some with shared bathrooms and you can specify this on booking. Each guest is provided with a bathroom set including 2 towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel. Hairdryers are also available. We will also provide sun cream and after sun. Air-conditioning and Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property.

    Spanish inspired meals will be freshly cooked three times a day, as well as a glass of vino or two with dinner! 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 that’s enjoying a massage or indulgent treatment with Elise, chilling out by the pool, strolling down to the beach or exploring the surrounding countryside.

    Sample schedule in more detail

    • Morning yoga class: We begin at 8:15 am with a wake up Yoga class designed to invigorate, energize, uplift and prepare you for the day ahead.
    • Breakfast: A continental breakfast will then 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.
    • Visit: A trip to the local town Tarifa, where you will have several hours to explore market before returning to the house for lunch. Transport will be provided.
    • Lunch: For those staying at the house, a buffet lunch will be served at 1pm.
    • Free time: Time to spend as you wish. You can explore the local area, or relax at the house. Sunbathing, swimming, heading to the nearby beach the choice is yours. This is also a good time to book a massage/ indulge in a wonderful body scrub or facial treatment, or take a one to one Yoga class with Elise.
    • Evening yoga: Our evening yoga class at 5:00 pm will be a wind down from the day’s activities incorporating; stretching, restorative poses, breathing, relaxation and meditation.
    • Dinner: Enjoy an aperitif and tapas nibbles followed by a two course meal with wine.
    • Evening entertainment: Optional evening activities will also be provided, for example a quiz/ some fun games, or if you prefer, there a plenty of other areas to relax or socialize during this time. One evening we will head together into Tarifa to see some Flamenco at a local Tapas bar. At the Villa there is also a games room with pool table, and table football.

    A trip to the Local town in Tarifa to enjoy the market is included in your holiday package.

    • Elise Beechen

      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.

    Our venue is a luxurious villa, complete with indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool, located just 5 minutes walk from the beach. It sits in a stunning elevated position in the 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. Tarifa is a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe's southern most point, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.

    Activities
    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Water sports activities nearby
    General
    • Beach nearby
    • Restaurant
    • Special menu request
    • Yoga studio

    As a small family run business, we lovingly prepare fresh home-cooked meals for you 3 times per day, and on this holiday the menu will be Spanish inspired cuisine, a mixture of vegetarian, seafood and non-vegetarian however we are happy to provide alternatives for any dietary requirements you may have.

    • Breakfast : Continental - pastries, fresh bread, fresh fruit salads, yogurt, muesli, tea, coffee, smoothies, juice
    • Lunch: A cold lunch, salads, cheeses, cold meats, quiche and if you're heading out for the day we can prepare you a packed lunch
    • Dinner: Canapes (little bits of tapas with a glass of wine/ cocktail or cocktail) will be served before a 2 course meal.

    Wine/ drinks are included.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Gluten Free
    • Lactose Free
    • Other dietary requirements on request
    • Paleo diet
    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    • Seafood
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    There’s a whole host of things to do in Tarifa, from adventure sports such as Windsurfing, Kite Surfing, Stand Up Paddle (SUP), Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Horse Riding, Kayaking and Canyoning and more gentle hiking along rugged sandy beaches, gentle mountains or beach side promenades.

    You can also join the day trips to Tangiers, Morroco - Baelo Claudia Roman ruins and museum, Bolonia - Tuna Canning Museum, Tarifa - Whale Watching - Flamenco - interesting variety of independent shops. Extra charges will apply.

    There are 3 great beach-side cafés and restaurants within walking distance where you can spend time to chill and relax.

    You can spend your free time as you wish. You can explore the local area, or relax at the house. Sunbathing, swimming, heading to the nearby beach the choice is yours. This is also a good time to book a massage/ indulge in a wonderful body scrub or facial treatment, or take a one to one Yoga class with Elise.

    Optional evening activities will also be provided, for example a quiz/ some fun games, or if you prefer, there a plenty of other areas to relax or socialize during this time. One evening we will head together into Tarifa to see some Flamenco at a local Tapas bar. At the Villa there is also a games room with Pool table, and table football.

    As with all Be Yoga Retreats, you are offered a complimentary Indian head massage on your first day to help you settle in. Additional massage is available at an extra cost.

    Elise practices soft tissue and remedial massage therapy, which means that she can help you with injuries or long standing aches and pains as well as offering a deeply relaxing massage treatment.

    Treatment menu

    Invigorating Full Body Scrub and Exfoliation Treatment 1 hour (55 GBP)

    This cellulite reducing, skin­-detoxifying treatment will leave you with beautifully soft and glowing skin. We begin 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.

    Luxury Ayurvedic Facial Treatment 40 minutes (45 GBP)

    This indulgent treatment is an 8­step process using natural homemade products and including facial massage, steam, cleansing, nourishing face mask and moisturizing. You can choose from either relaxing tropical or deep cleanse.

    Relaxing Tropical:

    • Jojoba oil Facial Massage using acupressure points.
    • Rose water and chamomile steam.
    • Gentle cleansing scrub to remove impurities.
    • Strawberry and Papaya Face mask.
    • Coconut and Mango butter moisturizing treatment.
    • Deep Cleanse:
    • Eucalyptus steam to unblock pores and clear the sinuses.
    • Face massage with tea tree and lemon.
    • Cleansing peppermint scrub.
    • Coffee Face mask.
    • Cocoa butter and Rose moisturizing treatment

    Relaxing or Deep Tissue Massage 30 minutes (30 GBP) or 45 minutes (42 GBP) or 1 hour (50 GBP)

    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:

    • Back, neck and shoulders
    • Legs, hips and feet
    • Full body

    Foot massage and head neck and shoulder massage 35 minutes (32 GBP)

    This is a seated massage, ideal if you just want a quick relaxing treat. The treatment includes:

    • Herbal Foot Soak + Peppermint Foot scrub
    • Foot and lower leg massage
    • Seated Indian Head Massage

    Mini pamper package 1 hour 10 mins (55 GBP)

    This includes:

    • Relaxing back and shoulder massage
    • Indian Head massage
    • Ayurvedic Facial Treatment
    • Herbal Foot soak and foot massage

    Luxurious Pampering Package 1 hour 40 minutes (75 GBP)

    This includes:

    • Relaxing Full body massage
    • Indian Head Massage
    • Ayurvedic Facial
    • Herbal Foot Soak and Foot massage
    • Holiday Goddess Pamper Package 2 Hours 10 minutes (95 GBP)

    This includes:

    • Exfoliating Body Scrub Treatment
    • Relaxing Full body Massage
    • Indian Head Massage
    • Ayurvedic Facial
    • Herbal Foot Soak and Foot Massage
    • 2 daily yoga classes (75 minutes and 90 minutes)
    • 3 daily meals
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • All yoga equipment
    • A daily evening activity
    • Bathroom products, sun cream and aftersun
    • Indian head massage
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Towels (x2 per person)
    • Unlimited tea/ Coffee, juice and fruit
    • Wine with dinner
    • Welcome Indian head massage
    • Transport to local town/ Market
    • Additional massages
    • Airport transfers
    • Flights

    Arrival by airplane

    The nearest airport is Gibraltar (40 mins drive away) you can fly there from Heathrow with BA,or from Gatwick with Easy Jet, BA, Monarch or, Norwegian Airlines. Ryanair also fly to Gatwick from Bournemouth. If several people are arriving to Gibraltar we can help to arrange a group transfer (at a small additional cost). Alternatively you can fly to Malaga (1hr,45m transfer time) with BA from Heathrow or with Easyjet from Gatwick or Monarch from Luton, Manchester and Birmingham. You can also fly to or Seville (1hr,45m) with Easyjet or Ryanair from Gatwick or Stansted.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Yolande Wase

      "I went on the BE Yoga Retreats French Retreat in May. It was all I had hoped for and more! Excellent yoga classes, delicious food, friendly, warm atmosphere, and luxurious accommodation. Can't wait to go on another one!"

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    • Review by Celeste

      "My family and I had a fantastic week in Carcassonne, France, with BE Yoga Retreats! Elise is an amazing teacher and her lessons catered perfectly for the different ability levels amongst the class. We also had one-on-one lessons with Elise to improve technique and develop a personal home routine, which encouraged us to keep up the yoga at home! The back massage, foot spa treatment, and Indian head massage were exceptionally good - Elise managed to diffuse the hip pain that I've suffered from for a very long time! Bob, Cathy, and Becky were perfect hosts and hostesses and we felt that nothing was ever too much trouble to ask. The food was exceptional and the location fantastic - we are very grateful to Elise and her family for all their hard work as we had an incredible week and came away feeling relaxed and a lot more flexible! Keep doing what you're doing guys!"

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    • Review by Gudrun

      "I would like to thank you both for a wonderful yoga evening last night. A well thought-through yoga session, with some very challenging postures, a delicious curry meal, and good company; the perfect start to the weekend! Thank you both for your commitment."

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    • Review by Yolande from Reading, UK

      "I went on a retreat last May, which was so thoughtfully put together. The classes were great, food wonderful, and atmosphere relaxing and friendly throughout. Would definitely recommend it!"

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    • Review by Annabel Booker

      "I attended a Christmas workshop, which was wonderfully restorative. There was lots of attention to detail, with lighting, scents, and also the yummy treats afterwards. Would recommend it!"

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    Testimonials

    • Review by Maggie

      "A great day with a wonderfully planned and varied programme in a lovely environment. And as usual - inspirational and excellent yoga teaching coupled with delicious food. Thank you"

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    • Review by Rhiannon

      "Hey Elise and Becky, Just wanted to say thank you. I had a really good time on Saturday, as usual excellent balanced and stretching classes, delicious food and a really welcoming environment. See you at another retreat soon I hope! xx"

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    • Review by Paula

      "Just to say thanks, a really enjoyable day, with both challenge and support for your practice whatever your level. scummy food too!!"

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    • Review by Dee

      "Having just enjoyed a week there, I can recommend it unreservedly. 10 out of 10 on everything."

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    • Review by Maggie

      "Thank you for a great De-tox week. Once again the two workshops were well organised with great yoga classes, well chosen activities and healthy yummy food. The daily videos were just right and it was good to have the face-book group to share how we were doing and feel supported. Recipes were fab and will become part of my regular diet. It was great experience and a lot of thought and planning had clearly gone into the preparation."

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    • Review by Dorothy R.

      "The yoga, the food, the people were great, the venue was freezing cold and overall shabby."

      "Response from BE Yoga Retreats"

      "We are delighted to say that the feedback we received for our weekend retreat at Paddington Farm was overwhelmingly positive! However this was a new venue for us on a cold November weekend and unfortunately some of the rooms weren't as warm as we would have liked. If we do return there it will be in the warmer summer months next time. "

      " As the same level of hard work goes into preparation of our schedules, hosting and catering for every retreat, (for which we always receive excellent feedback) the only way we can offer these very popular budget retreats is by going to more basic venues and we endeavour to manage expectations beforehand with our listings descriptions and photos. "

      "As well as our cheaper retreats we also offer retreats in more luxurious venues, which we hope enables us to cater for a range of budgets and tastes. We look forward to welcoming Dorothy on one of our more luxurious retreats where we are able to guarantee heat, comfort and stylish accommodation."

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    • Review by Kath

      "I loved it, it was a great day of yoga, good company and lovely refreshments. It was a really interesting theme and you had clearly done lots of preparation to help make the Koshas accessible to us. I always enjoy learning some yoga philosophy and tying it into the asana, pranayama and meditation. I thought the venue was perfect. So quiet, with good facilities and appropriate space for us to practice. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing day (I slept so deeply that night!)."

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    • Review by Carla

      "Thanks so much for organizing such a wonderful day retreat. Both the yoga and the food were amazing. It was a lot of work, as I haven’t really attended a class for about six months, but I loved that it was a one-day retreat and meant I didn’t have to make plans beyond the weekend to get there. The whole day was very well thought out and I benefited from it enormously, in many ways."

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    • Review by Kathy Ager

      "I loved it, it was a great day of yoga, good company and lovely refreshments. It was a really interesting theme and you had clearly done lots of preparation to help make the Koshas accessible to us. I always enjoy learning some yoga philosophy and tying it into the asana, pranayama and meditation. I thought the venue was perfect. So quiet, with good facilities and appropriate space for us to practice. Thanks so much for a lovely relaxing day (I slept so deeply that night!)"

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    • Review by Mtzi

      "Fantastic Yoga Detox weekend in January. Every day packed with practice, meditation, relaxation and creative activities (but no pressure to join in if we just wanted to relax in front of the fire!). The food was sooooo good. Elise and Becky really give attention to detail, which shows in the smooth, relaxed delivery."

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