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Pilgrimage Yoga Retreat Spain

For over a thousand years, pilgrims from around the world have walked this route to visit the tomb of Saint James in the amazing Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Omm Retreats invites you to come walk with them this incredible experience. They have carefully arranged everything, so you can just enjoy your days of yoga and meditative walks comfortably until you reach your final destination.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Visit to Santiago de Compostela
  • Minibus for luggage during the trip
  • Service a professional local guide
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay in excellent hotels that are carefully hand picked, along the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Parador de Tui

On your first night, you will stay at Parador de Tui. The historic city of Tui is located where Galicia borders Portugal, with the Miño River as the main feature in the green landscape. The Parador is in the center of the city. It is a faithful reproduction of a Galician country house in a mountainous river environment in the Baixo Miño district.

The hotel is the perfect place to enjoy river sports such as canoeing and other outdoor activities. The decoration in different color tones creates an ideal atmosphere in which to relax and get away from it all.

Parador de Pontevedra

On your second night, you will stay at Parador de Pontevedra. Once the residence of the counts of Maceda, the Parador is located in the old quarter of the magnificent city of Pontevedra. You will be welcomed by a stately carved stone staircase leading to comfortable guest rooms.

The building is decorated with antiques and very valuable classic furniture. It combines regal, noble, and stately styles with charming rural elements. The surrounding area invites you to visit coves and beaches, and to enjoy fine seafood and excellent wine.

Torre do Rio

On your third night, you will stay at Torre do Rio. It is located in a 10,000-square meter area designed to help you unwind and relax. Just over one kilometer from Caldas, one of the most traditional spa towns, their staff has everything ready to spoil you. Let yourself be carried away by the intimate atmosphere enveloping you, and give yourself the time you deserve and which your everyday life makes impossible.

Torre do Río itself is a restored textile complex dating from the 18th century, bathed by a meander of the Umia River, and surrounded by nature in the purest Galician style. Everything seems conceived for experiencing the tranquility and harmony of an almost magical setting.

Hotel Rua Villar

On your last two nights, you will stay at Rua Villar. It is a charming hotel located in the historic center of Santiago de Compostela, just 15 meters from the Cathedral. This eighteenth century manor house was converted into a family hotel in 2004 after a careful rehabilitation. You still can see the original features, such as wooden beams or the impressive skylight, which is full of light inside the building.

In the hotel, you will be able to enjoy their permanent art gallery with works of the most renowned Spanish artists as Miró and Tàpies. You are invited to discover a very personal concept hotel with a careful customer service and an exceptional location that allows you to walk to all the attractions of Santiago.

Omm Retreats Yoga Holiday Spain Program

During this retreat, you will have a yoga class every morning, and then you will walk to complete your journey along the the Portuguese way of Camino de Santiago. You do not have to worry about logistics, as Manuel, your local guide from ArtNatura, will be all the time with you, and there will also be a support vehicle for luggage ready for any eventuality.

In the afternoon, you will arrive at comfortable hotels to replenish your energy for the next day. This trip is perfect for all levels of yoga and trekking experience. Come solo, as a couple, or with friends.

Reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago

The physical way is one, the one you will walk, but the personal one is unique, is that you will be challenged to do and will be with you for a lifetime. It is like living a small life in a few days, with a beginning and end, with meetings, and with good days and not so good ones. It is a way to meditate in movement.

There are many ways to walk it and lots of reasons to do it. The one that Omm Retreats is proposing here is not the classic journey for weeks and to sleep in shelters. What you will do is yoga every morning and then, you will walk for about five hours every day to your next destination. You do not have to carry your backpack and you will arrive to comfortable hotels to replenish your energy. This is a practical way walk and do yoga, two in one.

Yoga

The program of this trip includes two hours of daily yoga and meditation. The yoga sessions are designed for everyone, from beginners to advanced. All hotels where you will be staying at have a private space to practice yoga. In the morning before breakfast, you will contact with your body wisely, balancing the nervous system with a series of pranayama (breathing), asanas (postures), mantras, and meditation.

The techniques used depend on the day, it will generally be a mixture of Kundalini, Hatha, Yin yoga, and Samatha meditations, focused on the present moment. By doing this, you will focus on the daily walking with awareness, making a full and joyful camino (way).

Daily schedule

Day 1 - October 16, 2017

Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from Santiago or La Coruña to Tui, a city built on a hill next to the Miño river bordering Portugal. There, you will find the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Tui, one of the most famous in Galicia. You will meet the guide and have a briefing session with him. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at the Parador de Tui, a faithful reproduction of a traditional Galician pazo.

Day 2 - October 17, 2017

You will start the day with a yoga class and breakfast. You will go on your first stage of your journey on foot from Tui to Porriño which will take about 19 kilometers. After your walk, you will arrive at your hotel and you will enjoy your dinner there.

Day 3 - October 18, 2017

A yoga class and breakfast will start your day. You will continue your journey by walking from Porriño to Pontevedra which will take about 18 kilometers. You will arrive at your lodging for the night at Parador de Pontevedra, located in the center of the historic center. It is a 16th century Renaissance palace and former residence of the Counts of Maceda. You will enjoy your dinner in Pontevedra.

Day 4 - October 19, 2017

After you have your yoga class and your breakfast, you will go on your your next stage of your journey by going from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis which will be about 23 kilometers. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at your lodging at Torre do Río, an eighteenth century textile complex located next to the Umia River that has been restored and converted into a rural tourism hotel.

Day 5 - October 20, 2017

As usual, you will first have your yoga class and your breakfast today. You will then continue your walk from Caldas de Reis to Padrón which will be about 19 kilometers. You will enjoy your dinner and stay overnight at your lodging at Padrón.

Day 6 - October 21, 2017

After your yoga class and breakfast, you will walk from Padrón to Santiago which will take about 20 kilometers. You will enjoy your dinner at your lodging for the night, at Hotel Rúa Villar, a manor house from the 18th century renovated in a hotel, and located just 15 meters from the Cathedral.

Day 7 - October 22, 2017

After enjoying your breakfast, you will visit Santiago with a local guide, including the Cathedral and the market. This will be the end of your trip.

Included excursions

After arriving at Santiago as you completed this trip along the Portuguese way of the Camino de Santiago from Tui, you will be able to visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the Mercado de Abastos (farmers market) of Santiago de Compostela there.

Instructors

Federico Orozco
3HO Kundalini yoga organization (Kundalini Yoga)
A yoga and travel enthusiast, and entrepreneur born in Mexico, Federico is a certified yoga instructor by the 3HO Kundalini yoga organization since 2006. He worked in Barcelona as a tourist guide. Federico loves to travel, nature, yoga, and everything related to wellness. He created Omm Retreats in 2013, a platform where he puts together his work as a tour manager and yoga instructor, promoting yoga retreats in nature.

Location

This retreat will take place along the Portuguese way of the Camino de Santiago, Spain. You will walk from Tui to Porriño, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, Padrón, to your final destination in Santiago.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served two daily meals. Galicia is also a culinary experience. To walk this rich land surrounded by sea and forests is to discover its incredible variety of food and flavors that will be an important part of the trip.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

During this retreat, you may explore the surrounding area of the cities that you will pass along the camino.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ)
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Minibus for support and luggage
  • The service of a professional local guide
  • Trips to Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the farmers market

What's not included

  • Additional excursions
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunches
  • Tips and gratuities

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) or A Coruña Airport (LCG). Transfer from and to any of these airports is included. Omm Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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