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6 Days Nature and Hiking Spain Yoga Retreat

  • Calle Parche, 26, 11687 El Gastor, Cádiz, Spain

Overview

Yoga Retreat Andalucia

Give yourself the gift of well being in a nature and hiking yoga retreat in Andalucia, Southern Spain, where the Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema rises from quiet rural byways like an apparition, and the natural world takes over. Practice a variety of yoga styles with different instructors immersed in the peace of nature. Enjoy fresh vegetarian meals cooked for you daily. If you are looking for a mountain and yoga vacation, this is the place for you.

Highlights

  • 2 yoga workshops
  • 4 yoga classes daily
  • Hiking tour to the big Dolmen or the White Village balcony
  • Visit to Andalusian White Villages and local historic sites
  • Hiking tour to Zahara de la Sierra famous castle
  • 3 delicious healthy meals daily
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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The estate is four kilometers from El Gastor town, known as the balcony of the white villages of Cadiz, due to its altitude. The property is 250,000 square meters of land protected by automated security gates. There are five clusters of small apartments or country homes that are separated from each other by large distances to ensure privacy.

The apartments are equipped with firewood chimneys, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens with microwave, conventional oven, ceramic hob, refrigerator, washing machine, and LED television. Each apartment has its own private pool with incredible views of the mountains.

  • 07:30 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Energizing yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Gentle yoga class
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Free time, hiking tour or workshop
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch or hiking picnic
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Free time, hiking tour or workshop
  • 18:00 - 19:15 Energizing yoga class
  • 19:15 - 20:15 Yin yoga or Restorative yoga class
  • 20:30 Dinner

At arrival on Sunday, you will be picked up at 15:30 from Ronda train station. You will depart on Friday at 12:00.

  • Hiking tour to the big Dolmen or the White Village balcony
  • Hiking tour to Zahara de la Sierra famous castle
  • Visit Andalusian White Villages
  • Patricia Villegas

    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.

  • Javier Luque

    Javier Luque is a vegan master chef and Kundalini yoga Instructor. Being a vegan and raw vegan chef, he is passionate about food from the garden to the table. He is a Kundalini yoga teacher recognized by KRI (Kundalini Yoga Research Institute), yoga for kids through stories, and Naad yoga enthusiast. He has been taking workshops on nutrition and cooking for nine years throughout Andalucia and Spain.

Andalusia is a land of contrasts. It has the mountains with the most precipitation in Spain, the Sierra of Grazalema in Cadiz, and the only desert in Europe, the Tabernas desert in Almeria, where the least amount of rain is recorded. For this retreat, you will be staying in the middle of the mountains, in fully equipped and charming rural homes.

The surrounding areas include El Gastor, the entrance to the Grazalema forest and named by BBC Travel the best place to hike in Andalusia.

Nearby places

  • El Gastor, 4 kilometers
  • Jerez Arport (XRY) - 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Sevilla Airport (SVQ) - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Malaga Airport (AGP) - 1 hour 50 minutes
Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shop nearby

Three daily delicious vegetarian or vegan organic meals per day are included. On the days dedicated to personal excursions and free time, snack-style dinners will be provided. Dinner is included on Sunday and on Saturday, breakfast and lunch are included. Special diets, food allergies, and intolerance can be catered to.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Ayurvedic
  • Fruitarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Naturopathic
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Biking, horseback riding, and adventure sports

For those who prefer bike riding, the Va Verde de la Sierra is one of the best trails in Europe, where you can enjoy some of the best bird sight-seeing on the continent. You can also enjoy beautiful horseback riding trails. If you are a real adventurer, you can join in mountain climbing, canyoning, rappelling, kayaking, aero-delta, and other expeditions.

Hiking in Garganta Verde

If your'e an experienced hiker and you want to delve into one of the most amazing routes of the Grazalema nature reserve, Garganta Verde is the best choice. You will submerge yourself in a deep canyon full of stalagmites and stalactites that form a beautiful kaleidoscope of lights and shadows.

Other hiking trails

The outskirts of El Gastor have various hiking trails suitable for beginners and to the most advanced levels. You can choose from hiking trails that last a few hours to all-day trails.

Optional tours

You can book hiking tours, horseback riding excursions, canoeing, and other adventure sports directly at the hotel at your own expense.

You can indulge in any kind of relaxing massage, including Shiatsu and Thai.

  • 2 hours of meditation and relaxation
  • 2 yoga workshops
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 4 Vinyasa yoga classes
  • 5 Hatha yoga classes with pranayama
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Hiking tours
  • Pick-up from Ronda train station
  • Excursions and tours
  • Flights
  • Transfer to / from airport

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cadiz-Jerez Airport (XRY). Airport transfers are available upon request.

Arrival by train

Pick up at 15:30 from Ronda train station.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Lucia Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Susana Flecha
    10 out of 10

    "Sensational manner to disconnect from the world and connect with yourself in nature"

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  • Review by Shreyas Bansal
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing. Worth a experience."

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  • Review by Carlos
    10 out of 10

    "Love it! Every retreat is awesome. Meeting new people from everywhere in the world. Make us feel like we are traveling all the time."

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  • Review by Ganesan
    10 out of 10

    "Wonderful job!"

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  • Review by Si Ka
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Marta
    10 out of 10

    "It was a special weekend, relaxing and fun. The room had a spectacular view and the food was great. I loved the space reserved for yoga and the teacher who gave the training space. Repeat without hesitation."

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  • Review by Carolina
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing experience. Highly recommended. Desiring to repeat this adventure."

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  • Review by Maraya
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the yoga retreat, the attention of the organizers and the teacher was excellent, food impressive menu with a healthy body and mind, the incredible environment and co-existence with colleagues was great. I can not wait to go back and repeat. "

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  • Review by Maria Estevez
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the yoga retreat, the attention of the organizers and the teacher was excellent. Awesome food with a healthy menu for body and soul, amazing environment, and the coexistence with colleagues was great. I cannot wait to go back and repeat!"

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  • Review by Maria Jose
    10 out of 10

    "An incredible experience! An excellent human group, full of laughter, nature and much yoga. Wishing to repeat!"

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  • Review by Maria Jose Gallardo Gonzalez
    10 out of 10

    "An incredible experience, an excellent group of people, full of laughter, nature, and much yoga! Eager to get back!"

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  • Review by Dolores
    10 out of 10

    "The first retreat of my life with Lucia Yoga has been an unforgettable experience. It was in the Gastor, in the Algarrobales farm nestled in a natural park of Sierra de Cádiz. When you arrive you in awe of the beauty of the site. Lucia Yoga team welcomes you and you spread your optimism and joy. And you feel at home. The comfortable and spacious facilities surrounded by spectacular views. Yoga classes with physical exercises and meditation make you feel peace. The teacher transmits knowledge masterfully. The menus are made vegetables, fruits, nuts, real good and varied. You feel full yet lightweight. The organization and schedule follow an order and a perfect time to fit all activities, meals and social gatherings, without strain, allowing time to do everything calmly. For me the co-existence of these days with a group of friends, with the same concerns and desire to participate in all with kindness and affection, was a novelty that I will repeat whenever you can. Thanks to Lucia Yoga team and congratulations for a job well done."

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  • Review by Dolores Calahorro Mattress
    10 out of 10

    "The first retreat of my life with Lucia Yoga has been an unforgettable experience. It was in the nature reserve of the Sierra de Cadiz. When you arrive you in awe of the beauty of the site. Lucia Yoga team welcomes you and you spread optimism and joy. And you feel at home. The comfortable and spacious facilities are surrounded by spectacular views."

    "Yoga classes with physical exercises and meditation make you feel at peace. "

    "The teacher transmits knowledge masterfully to the concerns of the group, the menus are prepared with vegetables, fruits, nuts, really good and varied. You feel full but light at the same time. The schedule follows an order and a perfect time to fit all activities, meals and social gatherings, without strain, allowing time to do everything quietly and enjoying at once. For me, the coexistence of these days with a group of friends, together with participating in everything with kindness and love was a novelty that I will definitely repeat whenever I can. Thanks to the team Lucia Yoga, and congratulations on a job well done!"

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  • Review by Marta Escobar Colchón
    10 out of 10

    "It was a special weekend, relaxing, and fun. The room had a spectacular view and the food was very good. I really enjoyed the yoga and the teacher who taught it. I would repeat without hesitation!"

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  • Review by Carolina Villareal
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing experience. Highly recommended. Looking forward to repeating this adventure next to great professionals!"

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  • Review by Azahara Almenara
    10 out of 10

    "Great weekend! The food, location, and yoga classes! I loved everything, I definitely want to repeat the experience and go on a next retreat with Lucia Yoga!"

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  • Review by Maria Reyes Romero
    10 out of 10

    "We went on a weekend retreat in Gastor in the natural park of Cadiz. It was very easy to find the site, there were signs along the way, Lucia Yoga indicating where to go. The accommodation in small apartments with kitchen, bathroom ,and terrace overlooking the lake was spectacular. The road to the yoga room is a walk in the middle of nature. The room is super cool and classes are amazing. It was a course on Hatha yoga and it was great. I would go to the next!"

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  • Review by Joaquina Pachon Molina
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the experience. The rooms are lovely, rustic, in nature, and with mountain and lake views. The food was scrumptious, I could not believe what one can do with vegetables to make them into such tasty dishes. I felt lighter after yoga classes, and I loved that!"

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  • Review by Natividad Barranquero
    10 out of 10

    "A great experience! The service was perfect and the organizers very gracious! Great food, you don't feel hungry despite being only on vegetables. I definitely recommend Lucia Yoga!"

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  • Review by Cedric Michel from France
    10 out of 10

    "I was looking for holidays in Spain, and as well for an intense yoga practice. I found both! I would repeat without any doubt."

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  • Review by Sonia Vaswani from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "It was a relaxing week eating delicious food. I love Spanish food! And vegetarian is just perfect. Yoga and meditation every morning and evening, and the location incredible to hike and enjoy the nature. I could really disconnect and relax."

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  • Review by Noriko Yamamda from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "I fell in love with the south of Spain, their views, weather, and food. And the people are funny and lovely. I enjoy the yoga lessons so much, one week was not enough, I would have liked to stay longer!"

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  • Review by Dan Collin
    10 out of 10

    "Nice yoga retreat, the Spanish food is delicious and all vegetarian! I enjoyed the nature, always sunny and warm. The yoga lessons were great. I really want to come back again to Spain with Lucia Yoga."

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  • Review by Beth Millions
    10 out of 10

    "I have never been in Spain before and it was the best way to visit Andalucia. I was travelling alone and there I met so many lovely people! I enjoy my holidays with nice weather, good food, and great yoga lessons. I love hiking and all the mountain sports, so in Grazalema you can do everything you want. I did hiking and rafting! Amazing!"

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  • Review by Nico Cooper from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "The best people and environment. The yoga teacher is great and the best service. I highly recommend it!"

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  • Review by Teresa Affatato from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "We went to a retreat very close to Granada. The rooms were very comfortable and the food, delicious. We enjoyed the yoga, the teacher was excellent! And we could visit Granada, which is a magical city. We were just 15 minutes from there, so we could visit everything. We even saw a flamenco show, the alhambra Palace, and we tried tapas!"

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  • Review by Cristina Villegas
    10 out of 10

    "We went to a retreat near Granada and it was a very special weekend. Every morning we had meditation and yoga classes, which left me feeling great for the rest of the day. We visited Granada, the Alhambram and Albaycin. These are very beautiful places. I already knew about them, but these are places you don't really get the chance to visit. In the evening we had again more yoga, a little softer this time, to end the day. It is a perfect location for combining sightseeing in Granada and healthy life! Great food! And the yoga room overlooking the super beautiful mountain, congratulations to Lucia Yoga!"

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  • Review by Markus Hollich from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "The house was incredible, a traditional Andalucian farm house very close to Ronda. Start the day with yoga and meditation and then time to visit Ronda or other white villages around. It was the perfect holiday and the best way to visit this area. And very affordable! I will come back."

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  • Review by Elise from France
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best weeks of my life, yoga twice per day, sun, sun, sun, and swimming pool! I really enjoyed one week retreat with Lucia Yoga, the yoga instructors were true professionals and I learnt a lot. I would come back again!"

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  • Review by Claude
    9 out of 10

    "Mi retiro de yoga organizado por Lucia Yoga en El Puerto de Santa María cerca de Cadiz fue estupendo. El sitio elegido encantador, la organización y la atención a cada persona fenomenal, el ambiente del grupo internacional muy amistoso. Aprecie tambien cambiar de instructor para cada clase, el tiempo libre para disfrutar de la playa o elegir su propia actividad, la comida vegetariana muy sabrosa y muchas otras cosas. Quiero participar en el próximo retiro que Lucia Yoga organizará el año que viene."

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Andalusia, Spain

Lucia Yoga offers different yoga retreats with different yoga styles, houses, and places in Andalucia, Southern Spain.

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6 days / 5 nights

Special discount

15% discounts are available for bookings done 5 months prior to the retreat, 10% discount for bookings done 3 months in advance, and 50 EUR discount for each friend.

 

Availability
Low season
  • February 21 - 27, 2016
  • March 27 - April 2, 2016
  • April 24 - 30, 2016
  • June 19 - 25, 2016
  • October 30 - November 5, 2016

 

High season
  • August 14 - 20, 2016
  • September 4 - 10, 2016

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