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7 Days New Year Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Kaliyoga, Orgiva, Andalucia, Spain


Rejuvenating Yoga Holiday in Spain

This retreat combines Dynamic yoga and hill walking with Kaliyoga's signature gourmet vegetarian cuisine in gorgeous surrounding. Join Kaliyoga in this holiday and immerse yourself with yoga, indulge your taste buds with healthy delicious food, and be one with Andalusian nature. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated to welcome the new year with positive vibration.

About Kaliyoga

Founded in 2002 by yoga teachers Jonji and Rosie Miles, Kaliyoga offers life-changing retreats for wellbeing and self-knowledge. Guests can feel deeply at ease in a caring environment that Kaliyogas sensitive staffs provide, and you can get opportunities for deeper enquiry and healing from their team of world-class therapists.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Restorative and Hatha yoga classes
  • Ashtanga and Dynamic yoga practices
  • Beginner or experienced students are welcome
  • 2 guided hill walks in Las Alpujarras region
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodations are available in the following room types: 3 single bedrooms en-suite, 2 single bedrooms with shared bathroom, 4 twin bedrooms en suite and 2 large canvas Tipi (single bed).

The Mulberry

2 beds, en-suite

This extra large room has 2 wide beds and a spacious en-suite bathroom. There is ample room for a third bed if required. Tiled floors with rugs, air con/heating. French doors open to the pool terrace and windows with wooden shutters overlook mature trees and lawn.

The Barn

2 beds, en-suite

This double room has 2 comfy single beds, tiled floor with rugs, en-suite shower/WC, air con. North-east facing windows with wooden shutters and views of hills and mature olive tree.


Single room, adjacent bathroom

This single room has a comfy bed, tiled floor with rugs, air con/heating. Adjacent bathroom is also used by 'Ganesha' room. The room is in a cozy corner of the inner courtyard and has a west facing window with wooden shutters.


Single or double, en-suite

This room can be configured as a double, twin or single. Tiled floor with rugs, air con/heating. This room is adjacent to Shakti and has a west facing window with wooden shutters. The nearby bathroom is shared with Shakti.


Wooden Chalet, en-suite

This self-contained accommodation can be configured as a double, twin, or single. It has en-suite bathroom (shower), air-con/heating and a veranda with verdant valley and mountain views.

Single and double Tipi

High quality American Indian style canvas tent

Our large canvas tipis are 5m high and have been furnished with comfortable bedding, quality linen, tiled floor with rugs, bedside table, electric light and a power point to recharge your phone or laptop. Shared bathroom facilities are nearby. This accommodation is not available in winter.

Kaliyoga is located in rural countryside near the market town of Orgiva which lies in the Alpujarra mountain range between Granada city and the Mediterranean coast. Transfers from Granada airport take about an hour by car, and under 2 hours from Malaga airport.


  • 36°53'54.9"N, 3°26'27.9W


  • Granada city, 53 kilometers
  • Lanjaron, 7.5 kilometers
  • Orgiva, 2.5 kilometers
  • 2 days of guided hill walking (4-5 hrs per day)
  • 3 meals per day (vegan and special diets possible)
  • Accommodation
  • Additional activities for your delight and surprise
  • Infra red sauna and outdoor hot tub
  • Optional excursion to a traditional Spanish bodega
  • Swimming pool (solar heated)
  • Yoga courses (total 15 hours)

During this week you will have 2 full days of hill walking in the beautiful landscape of the Alpujarra region with its waterfalls, gorges, Moorish villages, and shaded valleys. In the evening when you return, there is Restorative yoga and then supper. The other days include yoga sessions (2 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the evening), with plenty of time for therapies, rest, and relaxation in between. On Wednesday afternoon, there will be an option for an Andalusian cultural excursion.

Hill walking

The walking is for anyone who has a reasonably active lifestyle and enjoys walking. You'll be walking for 2-3 hours per day on undulating terrain, ranging from reasonably challenging gradients to moderately easy up and downhill. You don't need to be an athlete and there are some paved sections as well. The hikes are not suitable for people with high blood pressure, with reduced mobility, or recovering from recent surgery.

Dynamic Vinyasa yoga

Dynamic Vinyasa yoga teaches you to release tension completely in any yoga asana, while still making the necessary muscular effort to maintain flow, good posture, and good alignment. By mindfully linking body, mind, and breath in a soft vinyasa, we experience intimacy with ourselves. As a consequence, we then inevitably experience more intimacy with those around us and in our lives as a whole.



  • Arrivals at 12:00 noon
  • Yoga class at 17:30

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

  • Morning yoga class (2 hours)
  • Breakfast
  • Free time for therapies, relaxation
  • Lunch
  • Free time for therapies, relaxation
  • Yoga class
  • Mocktails and supper

Tuesday, Thursday:

  • Breakfast
  • Walking day
  • Picnic lunch
  • Return in time for Restorative yoga class
  • Mocktails and supper


  • Morning yoga (self-practice)
  • Breakfast
  • Fond farewells at 12:00 noon

Driving directions from Malaga airport

  • On leaving the airport follow signs for Malaga and then signs for Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Almeria and Motril (A7).
  • After about 10 kilometers, the motorway splits into two motorways, it is important that you now keep to the left on the A7 in the direction of Almeria and Motril and that you don’t follow signs for Cordoba, Sevilla, and Granada. You are on the Autovia del Meditaraneo driving east along the side of the sea.
  • The motorway runs out shortly after the ‘La Herradura and Almunecar’ turn off, and the slip road rejoins with the coast road for about 10 kilometers.
  • After the Salobrena turn off, take the direction for Granada and Jaen and rejoin the motorway (A44 autovia de Sierra Nevada). You are now driving north and inland.
  • Continue on this motorway until junction "175 kilometers" (about 20 kilometers from the coast), and turn off in the direction of Orgiva and Las Alpujarras.
  • The slip road brings you down hill to the large dam and roundabout where you turn right towards Orgiva.
  • Keep going until you go through a tunnel, then turn left over the River Guadalfeo towards Orgiva.
  • Continue through Orgiva town. Bear left at the traffic lights before the church, (signs are for A348 Lanjaron and Trevelez).
  • As you leave Orgiva you will pass a small BP filling station near the bridge, then carry straight on and after 0.5 kilometers there is a larger BP filling station on the right.
  • Continue for about 1 kilometers and you will see 'Camping Puerta de la Alpujarra' campsite on your left with red pyramid shaped roofs.
  • Carry on about 400 meters - there is a short section of straight road followed by a sharp right hand bend.
  • Slow down at the chevron, Indicate left and turn left immediately by the long green hedge and the community bin shed.
  • Now choose the track that runs between the glass-fronted bus stop and the sign for Olive Mill. Don't be tempted by the other track near the hedge, it's a dead end.
  • Having turned off the main road, drive along the unmade track slowly (it's quite bumpy).
  • You will pass a white farm building on the right and then at the bottom of the hill is a building called "Fabricolat de Queso de las Alpujarras".
  • Follow the road to the left, past a round water container on the right.
  • Continue straight on for about 600 more metres. Keep going straight, don't take any turnings to the right, you're nearly there.
  • The Kaliyoga sign is on the right just after the brow of a steep uphill section.

Check in

  • 12 p.m.

Check out

  • 12 p.m.

Meeting point

  • Malaga airport. Outside Terminal 3 there is a blue metal column (blue meeting point). Please wait there for your driver.

Airport transfers

Transfer from and to Malaga Airport on request. KaliYoga Retreats provides a low cost 'group transfer' service from Malaga Airport to the venue for 35 EUR. Transfers are arranged between 10 a.m. and 2.p.m. When booking your flight please choose a flight that lands not later than 1.30 p.m. to give you adequate time to get to the meeting point.

The group transfer will leave the venue at 12 p.m. and you will arrive at Malaga airport by 2 p.m. If your flight departure time is quite late, you might prefer to go to the beach - about 10 minutes by taxi, bus, or train. If you are not able to join the group transfer, Kaliyoga can arrange for a car to meet your flight. Please give at least 24 hours notice to arrange. One-way cost: 130 EUR from Malaga Airport, 65 EUR from Granada Airport.

Group size

  • Maximum 10 persons.

Seasonals information

  • Average temperatures: Spring 20°C, summer 30 °C, autumn 20 °C , winter 10 °C

Mobile communication information

  • There is good mobile reception at the location, but Kaliyoga asks you to use your phone sparingly and discreetly away from other guests.

What to bring

  • In summer, bring light clothing, sunglasses, UV skin protection, a wrap or shawl for meditation. In winter, be sure to bring a warm jacket and slippers and gloves and a hat for cool evenings, but also bring shorts and sandals in case it's really warm.
  • On this new year retreat, bring walking boots with good grips (not trainers) and spare laces, good quality hiking socks, high factor sun screen, a hat or sun visor, gloves, sunglasses, a small roll of zinc oxide tape in case you are prone to sore feet or blisters, a small day rucksack (e.g. 25 liter with webbing at the back to prevent sweating), wicking tops and comfortable cargo pants, lightweight waterproof raincoat, camera, and loose, warm, comfortable yoga clothes.
  • A cabin bag is the perfect size for a week at Kaliyoga - you won't need much, especially in summer. Kindly let Kaliyoga know in advance if you are travelling with a suitcase as a bigger vehicle may need to be arranged - Kaliyoga wouldn't want you to have an uncomfortable journey with a suitcase on your knees!

Special menu request

  • If you are allergic to certain ingredients Kaliyoga will do their best to meet your requirements, provided that you advise them in advance.

Extension options

  • You can book and add consecutive weeks, though please note that Kaliyoga requests that you spend any intervening Saturday night at a local B&B. This is because there is a 24 hour break from 12 p.m. Saturday to Sunday to prepare the house and staff for the next retreat.

Additional information

  • For more information ask your questions directly to KaliYoga Retreats Spain who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

Trip to O Sel Ling Tibetan Buddhist meditation center.


Lelly has studied Hatha and Ashtanga yoga and trained with the Sivananda school in Kerala. Her teaching style is influenced by Godfrey Devereux's 'Dynamic yoga training method' and by Sarah Powers' insight yoga teachings, as well as Buddhist meditation. Lelly's yoga classes are powerful and reflective. The practice level is accessible to beginners as well as to advanced students, with variations and adjustments given according to needs.

  • Flights
  • Holistic treatments
  • Travel and transfers

Delicious vegetarian food, cooked with love and raw food workshops and raw chocolate workshops. The best vegetarian ingredients are sourced from local organic growers and then lovingly prepared by our own chefs. Kaliyoga's delicious cuisine will not only bring pleasure to your taste buds - each mouthful will make you feel happier and healthier too. Optional hands-on workshops for creating healthy food.

If you are allergic to certain ingredients Kaliyoga will do their best to meet your requirements, provided that you advise them in advance. If you have dietary needs that require special ingredients, please bring those items with you. There are two excellent health food shops in the nearby town of Orgiva. There is also a good homeopathic pharmacy.

KaliYoga Retreats Spain has ten highly skilled natural therapy practitioners, all of them are experienced and gifted, offering many different types of massages and acupuncture, gong bath, reflexology, foot reading, equine therapy and more.

The Las Alpujarras region is a bio-diverse natural park; a really superb area for walking, hiking, and horse riding. Cultural trips to the Alhambra Palace world heritage site in Granada, and other cultural excursions in the local area can also be arranged. You can also go to a Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre and therapeutic salt-water pools in nearby town, Lanjaron.

  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Free! WiFi
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
For information about the booking conditions, please send KaliYoga Retreats Spain an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler from Newport Beach, California

    "I entered this place and it felt just like home!! We had a great yoga week and our group returned basking in the glow of this amazing retreat. I had Lelly and Artanza as our yoga teachers - beautiful vibe, loved their authentic practice and complementary styles. Jane is the office manager and took great care of all the house guests and the lady who booked my trip was super helpful with making all the arrangements. Food was unbelievable, healthy and fresh. Kicks in a detox. I did 4 therapies - completely different from one another - good combination for relaxation and reflection. Summers can be hot so be prepared. They have a nice pool. Yogashala is very peaceful. Must Visit!!"

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  • Review by Joni Furstenborg

    "Thank you for an outstanding week in Spain that not only changed my life but got me to open up on a whole new level. Without doubt the best vacation I've ever taken. It was hard to leave but deep inside I never left and hope I never will. The vision and goals in my life are very clear for me now. I'm going to concentrate on life quality from now on and fulfilling my dreams. Great things lie ahead. Can't thank you enough."

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  • Review by Angelika Sverdrup

    "I came to Kaliyoga after a hard and hot week of trail running in Loja. It was like coming to my personal designed Paradise. First to be met by Jane, with glittering eyes, then introduced to this heaven; so beautiful, harmonious and with a benevolent atmosphere, with a fantastic nature, view, pool, sounds and smells of lavender, rosemary and jasmine. We had exquisite raw food every meal, all we needed was provided for. I also got the opportunity to have a session with Kym, a fantastic sound healer. The session with her was very important for me. Julie, our beautiful yoga teacher guided and taught us through our chakras over the week, with very effective yoga poses, and a containing and caring sensitivity for all the participants. I am so happy that I got this opportunity to spend a week at Kaliyoga and experience this bit of heaven on earth!"

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  • Review by Henrietta

    "Before the retreat I was stressed, tense and over-anxious. Even when I didn't have lots of work to do, I made myself worry constantly. This did not make me the best person to be around! I was also very consumed by thoughts about my weight and an obsession with healthy eating and exercise. Kaliyoga has changed my life and how I will approach each day from now on. Every morning at yoga, with our focus on breathing and meditation, I began to feel calmer. After each massage, I learned how tense my body was and that I needed to give it a break; and after seeing Celia, I felt almost cured of an eating disorder that I have been dealing with since I was 15. Most importantly, I have realized that I must embrace life! I must embrace my job as I know I love it. If I approach something positively, even if it's something boring or difficult, it will be so much more enjoyable. If I am calmer, I just know I will feel better and be kinder and more patient with others. Kaliyoga has made me learn how to honor myself and others; we are all different, we are all unique and that's what makes us all beautiful. Thank you so much for an incredible stay."

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  • Review by Rosali from Vienna, Austria

    "Hard to find words, how beautiful Kaliyoga Italy is. The retreat, the location, the people, the yoga, the therapies, everything is just wow."

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  • Review by Devaney from Birmingham, UK

    "Where shall I start? The yoga tuition because the purpose of the trip was to spend a quiet healthy week improving my yoga and without doubt the instruction was not only excellent but Tashi is inspiring. the location is perfect for what promised to be a week of self improvement, yoga, reflection. The southern Italian landscape is beautiful and the actual location is stunning, tranquil and totally fit for purpose.With an Italian chef offering very healthy food and the opportunity to visit local sights and take a trip to the beach, this package offered me everything I needed to chill, reflect and develop a brilliant yoga practice...thank you Kaliyoga."

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  • Review by Natalie from London, UK

    "Can't speak highly enough about this wonderful retreat. Great staff, wonderfully characterful accommodation, fantastic yoga and so relaxing. The perfect get away from London!"

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  • Review by Alex from Munich, Germany

    "Wonderful place, awesome yoga, great food, lovely people. I will definitely be back - this is the best yoga place I know - and it doesn't matter whether you are new to yoga or very advanced."

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  • Review by Benjamin from Oxford, UK

    "I had nearly 2 weeks at the Italy Kaliyoga with Tashi. Three things were outstanding; the teaching, the staff and the food. The venue and location are not bad either!There seems to be a natural flow of goodness about this retreat which stems from the authenticity of the teaching itself. Around that a staff of helpers and managers seems to have added itself effortlessly into the place in a way which complements the philosophy and the tone of the teaching. Then the food fits into that cocktail seamlessly. And the programme itself, although ostensibly simple, seems just right; enough to be worth it, but not too complex. I recommend the massages and therapies too. It all just... works.Overall I was able to visit a new place inside myself, from a lapsed, non-expert yogi, and for that I'm really grateful. Honestly I thought it seemed expensive when I booked, but when I left, I thought it was priceless."

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  • Review by Ksenia Tyutrina

    "I learned more about myself in that one week than in my whole life. Being surrounded by such pristine nature and having the time to notice the beauty of every day simple life really helped me understand what I wanted from my destiny."

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  • Review by Eva Hartl

    "Exceeded my expectations. It was a perfect week! Cant name one specific area, I just went home with a very good feeling."

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  • Review by Helenee Arkhem

    "Thank you so much! Kaliyoga retreat was fantastic! The yoga teacher Tashi, the hamlet, the beautiful landscape, the walks, the food, I loved it! It was one of the best weeks of my life."

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  • Review by Ariadna from London, United Kingdom

    "Kaliyoga is by far my favorite yoga retreat in Europe. Their locations are stunning, the food is to die for, the yoga is soothing yet energizing and challenging if you want it to be, treatments are some of the best, and the hosts provide the atmosphere to truly unwind, relax and get yourself back! it can be just a relaxing holiday, or a real breakthrough - depending what you want from it!"

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Arrival: Friday December 30, 2016
Departure: Thursday January 5, 2017

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