Yoga Retreat Spain

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La Crisalida Retreats is happy to welcome you in this 5 nights yoga break on the gorgeous Costa Blanca, Spain. If you are looking for some time away to practice yoga in a beautiful seaside location, then this is the place for you! Imagine practicing yoga on the roof terrace with stunning views of the mountains, natural park and with the sea glistening in the distance. There is also wonderful relaxing indoor studio. With two yoga classes every day plus many other activities on the all-inclusive programme, including magnificent guided walks, yoga nidra to help you to relax and morning meditation sessions you will soon feel refreshed. Here, the health benefits of yoga are combined with healthy plant-based food. Included in the price is meals, accommodation and all activities. After your 6 day (5 night) break you will feel refreshed and centred, back to the real you once again!

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John & Lisa
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Highlights

  • Daily guided walks
  • Twice daily yoga sessions
  • Arrive any day of the week
  • All programme activities included
  • Three plant-based meals or nutritious juices every day
  • Free transfer between Alicante airport and the retreat
  • Short walk to the local blue flag beach
  • Unlimited filtered water, herbal teas and fresh fruit
  • 5 nights cozy accommodation
  • All meals or juices included

Niveau

  • Beginner
  • Half gevorderd

Yoga stijlen


6 instructiedagen in het Engels
De organisator spreekt: Engels
Luchthaventransfer inbegrepen: Alicante International Airport
Verberg alles

Accommodatie

Faciliteiten

  • Buitenzwembad
  • Tafeltennis
  • Publieke ruimtes met air-conditioning
  • Kamers met air-conditioning
  • Eetruimte
  • Tuin
  • Keuken
  • Lounge
  • Bagageopslag
  • Meertalig personeel
  • Rookvrije omgeving
  • Terras
  • Yogadek
  • Yogastudio
  • Schoonheidssalon
  • Gratis parkeren
  • Gratis Wi-Fi
  • Strijkijzer / Strijkplank
  • Wasserij
  • Bibliotheek
  • Parkeerplaats
  • Draadloos internet
  • Outdoor douche

At La Crisalida, they offer spacious en-suite apartments, decorated in a light traditional Spanish style, with white washed walls, throws and bright scatter cushions. We have different types of accommodation that you can choose from to fit your budget and personal choice.

Every apartment includes a seating area (with large sofas and armchairs), an area with dining table and chairs, plus a bathroom. There are blackout curtains at the windows to help you get a good nights sleep. For convenience, all apartments also have a basic kitchen containing kettle and tea-making facilities and a fridge. Every apartment contains a television and a DVD player so you can choose to relax with one of our wide selection of DVDs. We also supply a hair drier, safe, iron with ironing board, and clothes drier in every apartment.

The studio apartments (private or shared) are located on the ground floor and situated around the inner courtyard pool area, with sunbathing facilities. They also have a small outside terrace area for your apartment. The private bedrooms in a shared apartment accommodation are all next to the second outdoor pool – this is a two-storey building containing five apartments.

All apartments have free access to Wi-Fi internet. Rooms are cleaned daily with towels changed regularly or at request. All of our apartments and communal areas include central heating for the winter months and air-conditioning for the hot summer months. Fans are also provided.

You can choose from three types of accommodation:

Private studio apartment

If you prefer to have your own space, you can choose to have your own private charming studio apartment. These apartments have their own en-suite bathroom, with outdoor terrace area. They are situated around the quiet inner courtyard pool area.

Shared twin room in shared a studio apartment

You could choose to share one of our charming studio apartments, with one other person. These apartments contain two single beds in one sleeping area, plus all the other facilities. If you are travelling on your own, La Crisalida will match you in a studio apartment with someone of the same gender and, where possible, a similar age.

There are a limited number of apartments available that can sleep 3 or 4 people and are available to people coming as a group, or to individuals if you are happy to share with up to three others (same gender). Please contact La Crisalida for more information.

Private room in shared apartment

If you would prefer to have your own private bedroom but are happy to share an apartment with one other person, you might like to choose this option. Each bedroom contains a double bed. The seating, dining and kitchen areas are shared and so too is the bathroom. These apartments are for two people. We also have two apartments that can sleep up to 4 people coming together as a group.

Facilities

The retreat is set in lovely Spanish grounds, with mature plants, including bougainvillia, palm trees and jasmine. There are a wide range of facilities at the retreat including:

  • Yoga roof terrace: Our roof terrace is used for yoga classes (depending upon weather conditions) so that you can enjoy practicing your yoga with the views of the mountains and sea. It is fully equipped with mats, blocks, blankets and straps. During the day, the terrace gives you magnificent sea and mountain views and is available for you to enjoy when not in use for retreat activities.
  • Indoor activity studio: the activity studio is used for workshops, rebounding and other activities. Yoga classes are also held here, on occasions when the roof terrace is not available (due to weather, e.g. too cold / hot / windy). It is fully equipped for yoga classes with mats, bolsters, straps, blocks and blankets. (Please note, there is no weight lifting or similar gymnasium equipment at the retreat). This activity studio is fully heated during the winter months and air-conditioned during the summer months.
  • Outdoor swimming pools: There are two outdoor swimming pools at La Crisalida. One is in the courtyard and the other is towards the south of the retreat grounds.
  • Sun beds and parasols: A large number of sun beds are available around the retreat so you can choose where to relax. There is also an outdoor quiet seating area in which you can read, write or relax. *Outside dining area: during the summer months evening meals are eaten outside at large family tables in the outdoor dining area. There are also lots of tables and chairs around the retreat where you can choose to eat.
  • Inside dining area and communal area: breakfast and lunch is served here. You can choose to stay inside to eat around the large wooden tables or move outside to another dining area. This area also contains a sofa and TV / DVD area, hot and cold water, herbal teas and some games for you to play.
  • Terrace areas: all of the studio apartments have a personal terrace area containing table and chairs with sunbeds.
  • Internet access: free Wi-Fi in all apartments and communal areas.
  • Table tennis: Enjoy a game of table tennis outside.
  • Ambient music: Quiet ambient music is played in the reception and dining areas of the retreat.
  • Satellite television: every apartment contains a TV with satellite stations, mainly in English and Spanish, but a few French and German speaking channels too.
  • DVD player in each apartment to enjoy one of our light-hearted DVDs from the DVD library
  • Book swap library – bring your book and if you finish it you can swap it for another one from the book swap library
  • Educational books and DVDs to borrow during your stay at the retreat
  • Car parking: If you wish to hire a car during your stay there is private parking available on the retreat grounds.
  • Telephone: There is a telephone in your room to make or receive calls.
  • Heating: All apartments and communal areas have central heating.
  • Air conditioning and fans: All apartments have air conditioning. Fans are also available.
  • Other apartment facilities: including fridge, hairdryer, tea making facilities, iron with ironing board, and a clothes drier.
  • La Crisalida offer unlimited filtered water and herbal teas. Fresh fruit is also available at all times.

Programma

La Crisalida Retreats is a health and wellbeing centre located in the quiet seaside

town of Albir, north from Alicante on the Costa Blanca, Spain. We offer guests from all over the world a relaxing all-inclusive retreat experience in our quiet and welcoming retreat centre. La Crisalida Retreats offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing through our programme of activities that include yoga, life makeover workshops, meditation, rebounding and more, combined with tasty nutritious plant-based food and juices.

Start your refreshing yoga retreat with a morning meditation and then your first yoga class of the day outside on the terrace with views of the sea and mountains. Enjoy a healthy breakfast before joining in a workshop, taking a walk or maybe relaxing on your sunbed with a good book. You can try rebounding, aqua aerobics (summer only) or legs, bums and tums before enjoying a delicious plant-based lunch. After a siesta you can choose to enjoy a second yoga class of the day, workshop or learn how to make the food that we serve. There is a weekly programme of activities on offer. All activities are optional so you can do as much or as little as you want. Find the inner peace and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and more like you.

Yoga

Yoga is a core part of the La Crisalida program, and we cater for beginners and people with an intermediate level of practice. Studies have proven yoga to be one of the best ways to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and relieve symptoms such as insomnia, depression and anxiety. Yoga also helps to improve overall fitness, strength, and flexibility.

Yoga classes at La Crisalida

There are two yoga classes every day, one 90 minutes and the second class either 60 or 90 minutes depending upon the day. There is one all-levels class each day (suitable for beginners and upwards) and at least five intermediate classes during the week. Classes are open to everyone however the intermediate classes are stronger and more challenging.

Most of the yoga classes are Hatha based, although we offer a range of different yoga styles, including Yin, Restorative, Kundalini and Hatha flow. There are four or five yoga teachers each week, so you can experience different styles and teachers. If you are new to yoga, this is your opportunity to try something new! The common theme underlying yoga at La Crisalida is to help you to get back in touch with the inner you, to find balance, strength, flexibility and inner peace.

Where possible, the yoga classes are held outdoors on the roof terrace (which has retractable shade) with views of the surrounding area, sea and mountains. You will leave your short yoga break feeling relaxed and rejuvenated from your time at the retreat.

Other activities

Each day there are other classes that you can take part in, like yoga-lates (a combination of yoga and pilates), legs, bums and tums, in addition to rebounding and aqua aerobics (summer only).

Yoga nidra and guided visualisation

Each week there is a wonderful yoga nidra, to enable you to deeply relax and reconnect body, mind and spirit. You will also find deep relaxation in our guided visualisations.

Guided walks

La Crisalidas location by the sea and close to a natural park and woodland makes the surrounding area a great one to explore, enjoy the scenery, sea and fresh air. La Crisalida encourages all guests to join with the daily guided walks, which gives you some of the very best views on the Costa Blanca. Various routes can be followed depending upon your desired level of activity.

Life makeover workshops

The La Crisalida program of life makeover workshops are designed to explore and enhance your sense of mental well-being. These workshops compliment the meditation at the retreat and although are light hearted and fun, they seek to capture the base cause of your experiences in life. A key fundamental is that to have outer harmony in life, there must be inner harmony and for there to be inner harmony there must exist mastery of the mind. In these workshops you can explore very practical ways of developing inner harmony. You can also look at the role motivation plays in your life and role of your inner self, thoughts and feelings in creating your own very personal reality. You can start to explore the often overlooked aspects of experience that we desire - those relating to inner riches.

La Crisalida Retreats programme

The retreat offers a full programme of activities that run every day of the week, starting at 7.15am and finishing between 8.30pm or 9pm (depending upon the activity). You are welcome to choose to attend all the activities that you want to.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07.15: Morning meditation
  • 08.00: 90 minute class: Yoga class or morning walk
  • 09.30: Morning Juice or breakfast
  • 10.30: 90 minute class: Walk (summer time), workshop or Yoga
  • 12.15: 30 minute exercise class: rebounding, aqua aerobics (summer only)
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 13.30: Siesta/relaxation time
  • 13.45: Welcome chat for new guests
  • 15.00: 90 minute class: Yoga, workshop, cooking demo or juice demo
  • 16.30: Afternoon juice
  • 17.00: 60 minute class: Yoga, workshop, exercise class e.g. yogalates
  • 18.30: Dinner: evening juice or healthy meal
  • 19.30: Yoga nidra, guided visualisation, life makeover workshop, walk (summer)

Note there are two classes of yoga each day – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The start time varies. This schedule is shown for indicative purposes, as classes can vary. You will be given a weekly programme of activities when you arrive at the retreat and a new programme is available every Sunday for the following week.

Instructeurs

John Brant
Tijdens de retreats, verspreidt hij genereus het beste van wat hij heeft geleerd op het gebied van voeding, mindset en oefeningen om zo persoonlijke ontworpen retreatprogramma's aan te kunnen bieden. Hij inspireert en daagt de gasten uit om zelf verantwoordelijkheid te nemen voor hun gezondheid en welzijn.
Lisa Brant
Lisa is één van de oprichters van La Crisalida Retreats en één van de yogadocenten met een bewuste therapeutische benadering van yogalessen. Ze is ook een voedingsdeskundige en ontwerpt de menu's voor het eten en drinken tijdens de retreat. Lisa is oorspronkelijk opgeleid als epidemioloog en studeerde gezondheid en ziekte. Nadat ze NLP had gestudeerd, veranderde ze in 2011 van richting om een ​​meer holistische benadering van gezondheid en welzijn te volgen. Met meer dan twintig jaar ervaring deelt Lisa haar kennis en expertise met gasten, zodat ze zich meer bewust kunnen zijn van hun gezondheid.

Retreat locatie

The retreat is located in Albir, a small seaside town on the Costa Blanca coast, in the Alicante province of Valencia, Spain. The town itself is relatively quiet, with tree-lined streets and has an unhurried air; perfect for relaxation. We are located off the main road, up a quiet side street, within 15 minutes stroll to the beach. Shops and cafes are also close by in case you forget to bring something!

The coastline is stunning, with azure blue sea and a back drop of mountains. The beach, the Playa del Racó l´Albir has been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag classification, denoting its excellent facilities and cleanliness. It is a lovely place to relax and swim, all year around. There is a lovely promenade that you can walk on which stretches all the way up along to Altea (a beautiful old hill town which is well worth a visit). From the beach you can see Calpe rock, the Penon de Ifach. Surrounding Albir is the Sierra Helada, a protected nature reserve.

The walk through trees along to the lighthouse is beautiful and you are rewarded at the end with the opportunity to spot bottle nose dolphins. Although Albir is just north from Benidorm, the town cannot be more different, with very little nightlife apart from restaurants and cafes. The history of Albir goes back to the Roman times, when there was a settlement close to the sea front and you can visit one of the settlements during your stay.

Eten

We believe that the starting point for rejuvenation of the body and mind is through the foods that we consume. Therefore, we offer an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables and whole foods at La Crisalida Retreats. We serve a plant-based diet, packed full with nutrition to give your whole system support and a well-deserved rest.

We use seasonal products and where possible products that are grown or sourced locally, so the menu is typically Mediterranean, with a twist! All dishes are prepared and cooked on the premises, with care and loving attention from our talented chefs. We use lots of herbs and spices to bring flavour and variety, plus serving a selection of dishes with a variety of textures, colours and flavours.

All the meals (or juices) are included in the cost of your retreat. We serve three meals every day. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, so you can select from a wide range of dishes, sampling each dish. For the evening meal we eat family style – bowls of food are placed in the centre of large tables and you can help yourself. There are always lots of different dishes to try!

We also offer you the opportunity to try juicing – this is included in the cost of your retreat. You can choose to juice for one meal, one day or one week, instead of eating. Each day you decide whether you want to eat or juice, you have the flexibility to make your retreat personal for you.

The foods that we do not serve include: sugar, bread, dairy products (including milk, yoghurts and cheese), eggs, salt, coffee and tea (except herbal and green teas), alcohol and sweets. These foods all place extra stress on our body systems, so by cutting them out for a few days or longer, the body has the opportunity to rebalance itself. We do serve vegan alternatives including rice milk or soya yoghurts. Most of our food is naturally gluten free, although occasionally we do serve couscous or a couple of other dishes containing gluten. Each meal is nutritionally balanced, so will include vegan sources of protein, and a carbohydrate option.

Typical foods served

  • Breakfast: Juice or healthy breakfast (homemade granola, homemade muesli, fruit salad as standard). During the summer we offer a special dish of the day, for example Berry-smoothie bowl, or ginger pineapple! During the cooler winter months we offer porridge variations, in addition to the standard healthy breakfast.
  • Lunch time: Bean burgers, courgette toppers, Buddha bowl, hummus, guacamole, falafel and lots of different salads and vegetable dishes, like beetroot and mint salad, olive tapenade on courgette “bread” or sweet potato “fries”. In the winter we serve freshly made vegetable soups and in the summer we offer an additional raw dish.
  • Evening meal examples: Vegan paella, lentil sausages, vegan lasagna, Thai curry with coconut rice, tofu quiche, plus assorted salads and lots of vegetable side dishes. Twice a week we serve amazing vegan desserts and on Friday night you can enjoy an alcohol-free cocktail

Sometimes occasional treats are provided - of the healthy variety of course! In the afternoon we provide you with a fresh juice to freshen up before the 5pm class.

La Crisalida Retreats can cater for most dietary requests for allergies or intolerances, including gluten- or wheat-free, coeliacs and people with nut allergies. Please let them know at the time of booking if you have a special dietary request.

You are encouraged to drink at least 3-5 liters of water per day whilst at the retreat as this helps with elimination of toxins and helps to keep the body well hydrated. Filtered water is available for you around the retreat. There is also a wide range of herbal teas, including green tea and hot water so you can make yourself a hot drink whenever you chose. Fresh fruit is always available.

Juicing

La Crisalida Retreats also offers you the option to juice, instead of eat, for one meal or every meal during your stay. You have the flexibility to decide for yourself for each meal, so you can make your retreat personal for you.

Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices is a popular part of the La Crisalida program. Juicing is a fantastic way of delivering maximum nutrition to the body. The juices are designed to give the digestive system a well-earned break - much of the energy intensive digestion work normally carried out by the body has already been done. This allows the body to divert energy towards any worn out or unhealthy cells which allow them to repair and rejuvenate with ease. With natural fresh juices, the very best nutrients are squeezed out of your favourite fruit and vegetables and put in liquid form into a glass. It often amazes guests how our juices can leave them feeling full for hours.

The juices are freshly prepared each meal time using fruit and vegetables sourced locally. There is a well-designed menu of juices for breakfast and lunch. There is a small afternoon juice also provided in between the activities for all guests. You can choose your own juice for dinner from our extensive menu, or, if you feel adventurous, choose your own ingredients! Juicing is a great way to cleanse the body of toxins, and this elimination process will work in harmony with your yoga practice at the retreat.

De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

  • Ontbijt
  • Lunch
  • Avondeten
  • Drankjes

De volgende drankjes zijn inbegrepen:

  • Water
  • Detox sappen

De volgende dieetwensen worden geserveerd/zijn mogelijk:

  • Vegetarisch
  • Veganistisch
  • Glutenvrij
  • Rauw voedsel
  • Lactosevrij
  • Onbewerkt voedsel
  • Andere dieetwensen op aanvraag
Als je speciale dieetwensen hebt, is het een goed idee om dit alvast door te geven aan de organisator bij het maken van een reservering

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • Arrival any day of the week
  • A stay in a large ensuite apartment (shared or private) with substantial facilities
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • All your retreat programme activities, starting at 7.15am and finishing at 9pm
  • Three meals per day (or nutritious juices, your choice)
  • Unlimited fresh fruit
  • Unlimited filtered water and herbal teas
  • Free transfers between Alicante airport
  • Pool towel to relax on the sun loungers around the retreat or take to the beach
  • Free Wi-Fi in your apartment and communal areas
  • Satellite television in your apartment and DVD player
  • Book swap, DVD library and informative books
  • Use of two outdoor swimming pools

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Holistic treatments – massage, transformational or life coaching, facials etc. Payable locally.

Bereikbaarheid

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane to Alicante airport

La Crisalida Retreats offer a free collection and drop-off transfer service from Alicante airport by shuttle bus. (Please note, minimum 3-night stay applies). Flights must arrive and depart between 9am and 8pm (summer) or 9am and 7pm (winter) for the free transfer. Simply inform La Crisalida Retreats about your flight details, they require 48-hours notice to arrange your transfers. If you would prefer a private transfer, please let La Crisalida know and they can arrange this at extra cost.

Driving from Alicante airport

If you want to explore the area before or after your retreat, you could hire a car. Let La Crisalida know if you would like driving directions to be sent to you. The distance is approximately 60 kilometers.

Arrival by train to Alicante

If you are taking a train into Alicante, La Crisalida Retreats can organise a free shuttle transfer from the train station to the retreat. It is using a shuttle service. This service is shared with other people (not retreat guests) and has several stops before arriving to the retreat, the drive can be between 60 to 180 minutes. Let La Crisalida know your arrival (and departure) train times, they require 48-hours notice to arrange your transfers

Arrival by bus

You can also take a bus to Benidorm and take a short taxi ride to the retreat.

Arrival by airplane to Valencia airport

Albir can also be reached from Valencia airport. The retreat does not offer transfers from Valencia so you will need to make your own way. There is a good bus service from Valencia to Benidorm, then it is a short 15 minute taxi ride to the retreat.

Airport: Alicante International Airport Luchthaventransfer inbegrepen: Alicante International Airport Geen extra kosten. Je kunt dit in de volgende stap aanvragen.

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Low season
  • January 3-31
  • February, March, November
  • December 1-14

 

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  • December 28-January 2
  • April, May, June
  • September 16-30
  • October
 
High season
  • July, August
  • September 1-15

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