Fit en gezond betekent niet alleen urenlang in de sportschool. Deze yoga & fitvakantie neemt plaats in de vrije natuur onder prachtige blauwe luchten. De maand mei is wanneer de meesten van ons beginnen te denken aan het dreigende bikini seizoen als de dagen langer en warmer worden. Maak je geen zorgen, je hoeft niet super fit te zijn om samen met ons aan de slag te gaan. Onze instructeurs zullen je inspireren om je grenzen te verleggen, zonder te ver te gaan.
Alicante International Airport (US$47 per persoon)
You'll stay at a purpose-built health and fitness resort close to the town of La Nucia, an hour from Alicante–Elche Airport (ALC). The resort was created to provide the services and facilities necessary to achieve an optimal lifestyle through complementary and conventional medicine, good nutrition, exercise, stress management, and personal development services. The onsite fitness facilities are superb and include a 12.5-meter indoor pool, infrared sauna, an outdoor lagoon pool with sunbathing terraces, a multi-purpose ball court, and two gyms - one with free weights, cardio machines, and boxing and Pilates equipment. The other has a range of weight-assisted isokinetic machines to sculpt and tone all main muscle groups in a 30-minute circuit. Unless you are bringing a friend to share with you, you will have your own spacious guest suite equipped with double or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with complimentary Spa toiletries, a comfortable lounge with international television, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safety deposit, a maid service to keep everything spick & span!
Remember everything is optional so if you fancy skipping a class for a lie in or to stay by the pool in the sunshine a little longer, that's fine. Do as much or as little as you like of the programme that includes:
The daily yoga sessions combine the deep stretches of Hatha with the warming flow of Vinyasa together with deeply restorative Yin yoga postures. The sessions focus on synchronizing breath with simple Vinyasa sequences to warm the body, stretch muscles, and open joints allowing your practice to feel like a moving flow linked to the breath.
The Pilates sessions are mat based and focus on strengthening and toning the major muscle groups using proficient Pilates movements and a variety of Pilates equipment. During your stay, there will also be a meditation workshop where there’ll be a chance to sample various mind-calming meditation techniques.
Yoga and Pilates sessions are suitable for keen beginners, those with a lapsed practice, and intermediates. The teaching style is precise but relaxed. There’s no pressure to create perfect postures, what’s more, important to us that you pay attention to how the postures feel in your body.
Likewise, there’s no room for the ego as it’s not what this retreat is about. It doesn’t matter what other people are doing around you, just work with what you have. Be patient, keep practicing, and your body will open up and let you back in.
Yoga Breaks Spain believes fitness should be fun and so they have created a program that includes a variety of activities to boost your cardio and respiratory function, tone and sculpt your muscles, improve your flexibility, and soothe your nervous system.
As the resort has such excellent facilities, the majority of activities take place on site, but you'll also be taken out the beautiful countryside nearby for an (easy to moderate) bike ride and a mountain hike.
Please remember you don’t have to be super fit to join these retreats. The trainers and instructors are here to inspire you to find your boundaries not push you beyond them. You’ll always be encouraged to work at a level and pace that suits your strength and stamina. Do as much or as little as you like.
Days begin quietly whilst you wake slowly sipping a cup of herbal tea and some fresh fruits before morning yoga or Pilates to open your mind, body, and senses to the day.
Now, feeling awake and vibrant, time for the buffet breakfast filled with a variety of healthy nutritionally balanced dishes before you head off for the day’s fitness activity - guided mountain hike, fitness training circuits, body strengthening, core class, bike ride - before lunch. Free time each afternoon to relax by the pool, enjoy therapies, have an extra workout in the gym, swim, read, snooze or chat. Late afternoon we'll regroup for an evening wind down yoga or Pilates session before supper and bed whenever you're ready.
Remember that all activities are optional. It’s your holiday so do what you wish - the aim is that you leave this retreat feeling fitter, healthier, relaxed, and de-stressed.
This retreat is located on the edge of La Nucia, a Spanish town some 45 minutes north of Alicante and 20-minute drive to the beach. This fabulous yoga fit holiday will be held at a purpose built health and fitness spa resort, an hour north of Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) where every guest has their own spacious, superbly equipped guest suite.
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Naturally, food is a very important part of feeling healthy and so all meals are included in your stay. Each day begins with some fresh fruits and herbal teas to help you slowly awaken. A delicious buffet breakfast or brunch is served each morning after class together with lunch and suppers each day.
The menus focus on using locally sourced fruits and vegetables and the majority of the meals will be vegetarian or vegan though fish will be offered on some nights too for those that would like it.
Free time every afternoon to relax by the pool, use the gym, swim, snooze, read, chat or enjoy Spa therapies.
There are is an on-site Spa offering a wide variety of holistic and beauty treatments and massages during your stay (treatments at additional costs).
Please book your flight to arrive at Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC). Yoga Breaks Spain offers airport transfers at selected times for an extra cost. The pickup is between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on arrival day and arrival back on final day is for midday.
Transfers are 40 EUR per person. Flights outside of these times can be accommodated with a private taxi or public transport. Please contact Yoga Breaks Spain for details before booking flights.
If you miss the transfer service or fancy travelling with the locals, there is a regular resort 'hopper' bus that offers a regular service from and to Alicante airport to the yoga town of Denia. This service can take up to two and a half hours depending on number of stops en-route. Please ask Yoga Breaks Spain for more details.
If you wish to catch the train to Denia, you first need to take a cab to the north end of Alicante harbor where you will find the local tram service called the FGV (Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana) which calls at various towns en-route to Denia which is the end of the tram line.
Taking the tram to Denia requires one change at Benidorm but apart from that it’s a pretty easy journey, just slow that’s all.