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8 Days Wellness, Hiking,Spa and Yoga Retreat in Spain

Casa de Reposo la Perezosa, 39571 Torices, Cantabria, Spain

Fun Meditation and Yoga Retreat Spain

Enjoy the invigorating nature found in the Picos Mountains National Park, along with daily yoga classes, meditation, and relaxation. The holiday will include beautiful guided hiking and trekking, the famous Fuente Dé cable car, therapeutic circuits in the nearby Balneario spa, delicious ovo-lacto vegetarian food, as well as fun, health activities, sightseeing, and a warm, lighthearted atmosphere.

Meet the instructors

Juan Francisco
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Highlights

  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Hiking, trekking, walking, and cultural visits
  • Spa day, massage, and stress and breathing workshops
  • Fun, games, dancing, and conversations
  • Physiotherapy and natural treatments
  • 3 vegetarian meals a day
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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Accommodation

Respecting the original and traditional style of the house, La Perezosa accommodation consists of an authentic mountain guest house, made of stone and wood, and adapted with the most modern facilities. The house, together with the physiotherapy and spa area, are endowed with the latest equipment, but built in an ecological way.

The house has four en-suite rooms for two or three persons, and one mixed dorm with up to 12 bunk beds and a shared bathroom, which consists of two showers and toilets. All rooms are comfortably adapted to your well-being, with central heating and beautiful views.

The comfortable living and dining room has a fireplace, couches, and great views. This is a meeting area with a warm atmosphere and enough space for 24 people. To make you feel more comfortable, there is an arrangement of musical instruments, board games, a library, and a collection of music discs available.

There is a lovely, spacious yoga room where you can practice classes, participate in workshops, and enjoy a variety of cushions, blankets, and musical instruments to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and meditation.

For outdoor activities, there are lavish gardens with a total of 800 square kilometers, consisting of a nice lawn area, herbal plants, flowers, a fruit tree area with hammocks, a ping pong table, and an outdoor swimming pool. There is enough space to relax and even enjoy a famous Spanish siesta in the silence of natural surroundings.

They also have a physiotherapy and natural medicine clinic service, a Korean stretcher room, whirlpool, and spa for those who want to pamper themselves.

Program

There is a complete program of activities to enjoy the authentic nature of the Picos Mountain National Park and the beauty of the Liébana Valley, its authentic microclimate, along with a designed yoga plan, hiking, health activities, culture, fun, and relaxing in the spa.

Fun and culture

Creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere has been La Perezosa's specialty since 2005. The mixture of culture and Spanish kindness, combined with the variety of activities, creates a haven of friendship, memories, and companionship that lasts a lifetime.

La Perezosa tries to encourage group board games, originality, fun, relaxed meals, and tasting the local regional delicacies, such as the traditional cider and cheese produced in the heart of Potes. If the group is keen and there are enough guests, you will also enjoy the famous and fun dances of the world with Loreto.

The Perezosa team are looking forward to sharing these days with you. It is important to keep in mind that, that the team are Spanish with a charming colloquial level of English, so together you will have fun learning and sharing language. They will gladly take your stay as an opportunity to teach you some Spanish.

Yoga

There will be a complete program of classes dedicated to health and vitality, designed for all levels. Classes are based on classic styles of Hatha yoga, with more modern influences, including Anusara and Iyengar. You will be able to find support, to improve the control of your body, your breathing, your emotions, and your mind.

You will work on meditation techniques and mindfulness, which are especially useful because they can be developed in your home to balance the flow of your stress and emotions.

Itinerary

Sunday

You will be collected from Santander Airport (SDR), Asturias Airport (OVD) or Bilbao Airport (BIO), from the corresponding ferry ports, or by the driver (to be arranged before and charged separately). You will receive a warm welcome and the holiday program in detail, in order to personalize it to your needs as much as possible. You can enjoy a delicious vegetarian dinner at 8:00 p.m., before joining a relaxing evening class.

Monday

There is a mini-breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with infusions, nuts, and seasonal fruit. The Hatha yoga class starts at 9:00 a.m. Full ovo-lacto vegetarian breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.

This day you will walk a beautiful route between beech and oak groves, through the Estrechu Valley, where you can enjoy one of the best preserved ecosystems of Liebana. You will have a picnic and rest at Aniezo. There will also be time for a small outdoor workshop on breathing and health, which will be better al fresco.

There is also the chance to stop at Jon's inn and visit the museum of cider. You will pass through some beautiful villages which demonstrate authentic tradition in their use and customs. It is a perfect route for all levels and will last approximately four to five hours. You will return home to rest, to recover strength, and to enjoy a rich homemade dinner at 8:00 p.m.

After dinner, if energy levels are still high, you will enjoy some fun games or board games, or you can do a meditation session in the yoga room. The evening yoga sessions tend to be calmer or softer classes, so as to help relax your muscles and mind in time for bed.

Tuesday

There is a mini-breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with infusions, nuts, and seasonal fruit. The Hatha yoga class starts at 9:00 a.m. Full ovo-lacto vegetarian breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.

You will prepare to go near the heart of the Picos Mountains, La Perezosa will organize an excursion to enjoy one of the most widely known, impressive, and fantastic places in the whole of northern Spain.

You will eat a picnic in a lovely spot where you will be able to feel the limestone beneath your feet, the great peaks towering above, and the freshness of the mountain air. On the way back, you will stop off in Potes to have a drink together and discuss the highlights of the day.

At 8:00 p.m., you will serve a delicious dinner. Afterwards, there will be free time to talk, take an infusion, listen to music, take a stroll in the village or gaze at the stars.

Wednesday

The Hatha yoga class will start earlier, at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

You will enjoy the thermal circuit at the four-star health spa in the Hermida Gorge (la Hermida). A complete circuit will allow you to rest, feel energized, and full of vitality. On leaving, you will have time to enjoy a wine, a beer, or whatever you like, before going home.

Lunch will be served at 2:30 p.m. After that, there is free time to relax, have a siesta, take a book to enjoy by the pool or in the garden, take a walk through the forest and gorgeous surrounding landscape, or meditate.

After the break, at around 6:00 p.m., you will have a workshop on stress management, massage, and relaxation through the body, guided by the physiotherapist and osteopath.

A workshop of relaxation will be performed through manual techniques, so that you can enjoy it there, but also continue to practice it at home.

Dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. Afterwards, there will be time to rest, read, take a little walk or listen to music. You can also have an infusion around a good talk during your free time.

Thursday

There is a mini-breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with infusions, nuts, and seasonal fruit. The Hatha yoga class starts at 9:00 a.m. Full ovo-lacto vegetarian breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.

Afterwards, you will take a beautiful walk in the Cabezón Valley and enjoy incredible views of the valley, villages, and nature. You will take a picnic to enjoy the route more peacefully. It is a route to charge energy, vitality, and sun for the whole year.

In the afternoon, there is time for a little rest. For those that want, a guided tour of Potes and a chance to have an authentic Spanish cider (a typical drink from the north of Spain) will be organized.

On this night, dinner is not served, so you can enjoy the local gastronomy. If you want, there will be time for drinks, dancing, or a party - a joyful way to end those lazy nights. The transport to the house will be at your account, so you can decide when to go home.

Friday

There is a mini-breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with infusions, nuts, and seasonal fruit. The Hatha yoga class starts at 9:00 a.m. Full ovo-lacto vegetarian breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.

This day you will walk a beautiful route between beech and oak groves, through a new hiking,

Lunch will be served at 2:30 p.m. After that, there is free time to relax, have a siesta, take a book to enjoy by the pool or in the garden, take a walk through the forest and gorgeous surrounding landscape, or meditate.

After the break, at around 6:00 p.m., you will have a workshop

You will return home to rest, to recover strength, and to enjoy a rich homemade dinner at 8:00 p.m.

After dinner, if energy levels are still high, you will enjoy some fun games or board games, or you can do a meditation session in the yoga room. The evening yoga sessions tend to be calmer or softer classes, so as to help relax your muscles and mind in time for bed.

Saturday:

There is a mini-breakfast at 8:30 a.m. with infusions, nuts, and seasonal fruit. The Hatha yoga class starts at 9:00 a.m. Full ovo-lacto vegetarian breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.

This day you will walk through a new hiking,

Lunch will be served at 2:30 p.m. After that, there is free time to relax, have a siesta, take a book to enjoy by the pool or in the garden, take a walk through the forest and gorgeous surrounding landscape, or meditate.

After the break, at around 6:00 p.m., you will have a new workshop .

You will return home to rest, to recover strength, and to enjoy a rich homemade dinner at 8:00 p.m.

After dinner, if energy levels are still high, you will enjoy some fun games or board games, or you can do a meditation session in the yoga room. The evening yoga sessions tend to be calmer or softer classes, so as to help relax your muscles and mind in time for bed.

Sunday:

Depending on departures and flights, breakfast will be prepared at around 9:00 a.m. Remember, if you want La Perezosa to take you to the airport or inform you of public transport from Potes to Santander, Gijón or Bilbao, please arrange beforehand.

Included excursions

La Perezosa designs fantastic excursions, adapted to a moderate level (three to five hours). They will make sure you discover the landscapes and villages of deep Cantabria. You will enjoy the pure mountain air, the rejuvenating natural water, and the incredible micro-climate that offers mild temperatures and sunshine most of the year.

During one of the trips, there will be a beautiful walk in the Cabezón Valley, with picnic time. Another walk will be the beautiful route through the Estrechu Valley, one of the best preserved ecosystems of Liebana. It will also include a picnic, as well as resting at Aniezo.

Another trip will take you near Picos Mountains. You will then stop off in Potes to have a drink together. There will be a guided tour of Potes and a chance to taste the Spanish cider.

The thermal circuit at the four-star health spa in the Hermida Gorge will delight your senses.

Instructors

Juan Francisco Pascual

Retreat location

La Perezosa is immersed in nature, in the heart of the Spanish Picos Mountains, in Torices, Cantabria. In Torices, you will enjoy pure mountain air, natural water, and a great climate with sunshine most of the year.

You will see an impressive variety of local flora and fauna in the wild surrounding landscape and environment. The Picos de Europa Park is the first national park in Spain. At the feet of the mountain, you will see the beauty of Liébana Valley.

The Valley of Liébana has a wealth of local culture and architecture. You will notice this in its towns and famous roman churches, as well as in its unique history of conquest and holy places. The year 2017 will be celebrated as jubilee year in Liébana, and is sure to be marked with a variety of traditional events throughout the calendar year.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis

General

  • Bar nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Library
  • Meeting room

Food

Food at La Perezosa is completely homemade and made fresh everyday with products of the best quality that are mostly locally-sourced and organically farmed. They will offer you a tasty ovo-lacto vegetarian menu that mixes components of the traditional Spanish cuisine, both Mediterranean and Atlantic, together with international dishes adapted to the world of health.

You will enjoy full board vegetarian meals (except for one night when you are free to explore local dining in a special restaurant with a discount, Sunday lunch, and Friday lunch) and picnics on all excursions. You are offered unlimited water, infusions, nuts, and seasonal fruit.

The famous lazy breakfasts are composed of whole wheat toast, homemade jam, cornbread, special butter with nuts, fruit, fresh macedonia, herbal infusions, healthy homemade desserts, vegetable milks, nuts, and pure organic cacao that will delight at this time of the morning.

The picnics they offer are traditional dishes that you can carry easily. The main meals and dinners are designed so that you can enjoy a really healthy and appetizing meal. La Perezosa has proudly been creating their own menus that harmonize health and taste for over 12 years.

It is important that anyone with special needs, such as food intolerance or allergies, lets La Perezosa know before they come, so that they can adapt the menus and meals accordingly.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Beautiful hiking through the valley of liebana and Picos de Europa. One of the most beautiful valleys in Spain. forests, rivers, meadows full of animals and beautiful vegetation.

Spa treatments

You will enjoy a complete hydrotherapy session in the Hermida Spa, bathing in its natural thermal waters that are recognized for their beneficial properties. Yoga sessions are complemented with outdoor breathing, health, and stress control workshops, and massage.

Everything will allow you to fully relax throughout the week, whilst also learning how to improve your life and well-being on a day-to-day basis. The aim is to extend to the rest of the year all that you gain from this experience.

The physiotherapy and spa area are well equipped, with the most modern and latest installations. La Perezosa created a nice water zone consisting of a complete hydro-massage sauna, a spa for up to three persons, a Korean-style massage bed, and a relaxing area. There also is a special room for manual treatments and electro-therapy.

A gorgeous and spacious room of 80 square meters is used for yoga sessions and rehabilitation. This room is fully equipped with a large mirror, music equipment, Tibetan singing bowls, yoga attributes as blocks, mats, bolsters, and meditation cushions.

What's included

  • 1 breathing workshop
  • 1 spa session in the four-star Hermida Hotel
  • 2 meditation classes
  • 3 guided hiking routes
  • 5 or 6 yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cultural visit to Potes with a cider on the house
  • Fun dinner games
  • Massage and relaxation techniques workshop
  • Transportation for excursions within the program
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with snacks and drinks

What's not included

  • 1 evening dinner
  • Accident and travel insurance
  • Additional a la carte therapies and treatments
  • Additional food and drinks from restaurants and bars
  • Additional transport outside the program
  • Airport and ferries transfers
  • Flights
  • Sunday and Friday lunch

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive either at Santander Airport (SDR), Asturias Airport (OVD) or Bilbao Airport (BIO).

Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Transfers from Santander Airport (SDR) will cost 120 EUR, from Asturias Airport (OVD) will cost 200 EUR, and from Bilbao Airport (BIO) will cost 240 EUR.

Arrival by bus

Please book your bus to arrive at Potes bus station. You will need to take a taxi from Potes bus station or train station to reach the Perezosa.

Arrival by ferry

Please book your ticket to arrive either at Santander, Gijón or Bilbao ferry port. If you require any special travel arrangements, please enquire when making your booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday September 15, 2019
Departure: Sunday September 22, 2019

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