Patricia Villegas is the co-founder and head yoga instructor. She is Spanish, vegetarian, yoga lover, and psychologist specialized in Sivananda Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (Mysore) and Saraswati's student, the daughter of Pattabhi Jois. Through her professional website, she mixes eastern yoga practices and western psychology around the world.
I have been a teacher and a trainer for over a decade. My passion is to study and teach the art and science of breath, movement, and stillness. I strive to create a space where students can experience themselves fully. I believe that yoga can help shift our consciousness to a place of true integration. It is my intention to share yoga with precision, creativity, and authenticity. I thoroughly enjoy daily meditation, dynamic movement, and connecting with his community. You can spot me hanging out in my hometown of Sacramento California on my yoga mat or practicing martial arts.
I left the corporate world behind in 2010 to share my love of yoga with others. I teach a dynamic and creative style of yoga that awakens strength through awareness in energetic alignment. My classes weave in the spiritual aspect of the practice through chanting, meditation, and insightful offerings on yogic philosophy. I am deeply committed to my personal practice, which is the foundation of my teaching. I have studied various styles of yoga & meditation around the world with an array of respected teachers. I share my knowledge through classes, workshops, and teacher trainings.
from Sweden, March 2018
"Just what I needed"
I really enjoyed my weekend at the retreat center in Sierra de Grazalema! The warm welcome from the hosts, the fantastic food and the spectacular location in the nature reserve. The yoga classes were suitable for many levels of yoga experience and led by a wonderful teacher. I left the yoga retreat feeling energetic, calm and in love with the Andalusian nature :)
from Great Britain, June 2017
"Perfect present "
I really enjoyed the different styles of yoga and loved the food!!
from Spain, April 2018
"Une excellente expérience!"
J'ai été très bien accueillie par Antonio et j'ai pu facilement m'intégrer au groupe de +- 18 dames qui étaient arrivées la veille. Les cours de yoga étaient donnés par Patricia Villegas et Sinead, une excellente prof. de yoga venue spécialement d'Irlande. Les séances de méditations étaient données par Charlotte Adler, venue de Londres. Tout était absolument parfait, c'était une expérience très enrichissante et à refaire! L'ambiance entre les membres du groupe était très bonne. La grande majorité venait d'Irlande, une Canadienne, deux Suédoises, une Belge et moi-même, Suisse. Attention : tout était en anglais, ce qui ne me pose aucun problème, mais pour des personnes non-anglophone je ne sais pas comment ils auraient fait. Je voudrais aussi mentionner la beauté des environs. Les repas, préparés par Carlos, étaient excellents!
Helena Muñoz Blanco
from United States, May 2017
el ambiente del grupo
from Spain, July 2018
Everything was very well organised. Great location, accommodation, food and excellent yoga teachers in Helen and Alison
from Spain, July 2018
"Mi experiencia "
Lo mejor, el sitio, la comida, las vistas, la piscina y sobretodo la sala de yoga, preciosa, perfecta!!!! y las clases.
from Netherlands, July 2018
"Retraite Granada Luciayoga"
De sfeer, de locatie, de uitstapjes, het programma, het gevoel dat je echt welkom bent, de rust, het geduld en instructies die je ontvangt om de oefeningen juist uit te voeren . ik heb namelijk nooit echt aan yoga gedaan. heel leerzaam om te weten dat er verschillende yoga vormen zijn, hierdoor leer je welke vorm van yoga het beste bij jou aan sluit. De warmte en de liefde!!! De diepe meditaties en de klank mantra's waaauw geweldig!!
from Germany, June 2017
"Sehr nette, familiäre Atmosphäre"
Tolle yogakurse, fantastisches essen
Siauying Kam Paw
Patricia and Antonio are a lovely couple , they are the organizers of Lucia yoga retreats . We were so happy with our students to choose Lucia retreat in Andalucia. Everything was perfect and well organized. We saw that they do everything with love. We were glad to work with people like them. Thanks for everything! 100% recommended. They are great professionals! Next time we will come again for sure, but for practice with Patricia! We have heard that Patricia is very good teacher. The place has a beautiful energy, the people were lovely there and also has spectacular views. Do not hesitate to visit them. We hope to see you again this summer! Namaste friends!
One of the best weekends I've ever had.
Well organized, beautiful views, great yoga lessons and charming people.
Christine Erin Conway
I participated in a three day weekend yoga and hiking retreat and really loved it. This was my first time going on a retreat, and I havent been practicing yoga for very long, but Luciayoga were very welcoming and catered for all levels. Everything was organised very well, and it was the perfect balance of yoga, hiking and relaxation time. The vegan food was really excellent too. There were lots of small touches, such as flowers and a welcome note in the accommodation, that really made it a beautiful experience. I would highly recommend to others.
Firstly I'm very sad to be leaving this very tranquil mountain. I'll miss the views the smells and the sounds watching the Lizard running around and the stillness at times I felt here. I'm leaving feeling totally balanced. The venue and Patricia and Antonio had all our needs meet and welcomed us with open hearts amazing. The food was amazing plenty of it and as fresh as I've ever eaten I'm feel amazing these retreats are truly life changing if you go with an open heart and mind and embrace. Love and light.. ps I know there's a lot of amazings but it truly was.
I loved that Lucia Yoga Retreats combined Andalusian culture and eastern cultures together. The overall experience was great, fantastic yoga teachers, tasty food and excellent location! Highly recommended!