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Yoga Retreats (3)

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Claudia Shankaro

Sara Vaz

Reviews (62)

Danielle Boon

from Spain, October 2020

"Yoga retreat"

It was exactly what I was hoping for and needed. A time to relax and unwind in an absolutely beautiful location. Already missing the piece and friendly hosts.

Leanne Simpson

from Great Britain, July 2020

"Mind blowing!"

Claudia was lovely and buzzing with positive vibes. She welcomed me into her home which is in the most amazing location up in the mountains. It’s so tranquil and allows you to bond with nature. Food totally amazing! I was up for tying new things and could not believe How tasty food could be with no fat and sugar, delicious!

The yoga was twice daily and done on the terrace with the backdrop of the mountains, it’s magical, there is no better place. Claudia has all the equipment you need for class including incense and music.

I found the classes personally challenging but very enjoyable, I’ll keep practising that head stand!

The best bit for me was Claudias knowledge of life, ways of living, mindfulness, meditation, positivity, shakras, spiritually and much more which she shared openly with me. I feel like I’ve learned so much in a short space of time

Thank you x

Jolene Maloney

from Great Britain, December 2019

"Great time :)"

It was great being such a small group. Everyone seemed to click straight away, so it was a nice relaxed atmosphere. Good food, predominantly vegan.

Stefanie Bosch

from Germany, December 2019

"Relaxing Yoga-trip"

Great self-made food! Cozy atmosphere and great yoga lessons. I was at that time the only guest and Claudia took care of me very well ;) we spend some great time together!


from Germany, December 2019

"Stunning nature but gymnastic-like yoga+ lack of hospitality"

Let’s start off with the positive - the finca is located within beautiful surroundings, from the terrace you have a breathtaking view on the Andalusian mountains. The retreat programme of activities was well chosen and the places we went were beautiful. The food was healthy and tasty. Also, the host‘s volunteer was sweet and really caring.

Mona Khalil

from Germany, November 2019

"Holiday for the soul"

The area is totally relaxing! To start your day on the terrace with this stunning view was unbelievable. I also really liked the combination of yoga and hiking (especially for me as a beginner of yoga).

The food was delicious and of course very healthy. For me it was enough whereas we didn’t have lunch (but you had opportunities to get something when we were on our day trips). What I also really enjoyed were the day trips (to the beach and to the mountains). This gave some variety to the yoga and u still had your time off.

I can totally recommend this retreat and would love to come back some day!

Sarah Whale

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Revitalising break away into a beautiful, relaxing home. "

The food was excellent as was the yoga instruction. The balance between relaxing and activity was perfect for me. The bed was the comfiest I've ever slept in. The surroundings, both at the lodge and in the vicinity were beautiful. You are so close to nature.

I was exposed to the wider aspects of yoga in a light way, I felt completely able to do things at my own pace. It was certainly not an issue that I was the least experienced yogi!

Depending on what you are looking for I can't recommend the more intimate set up of this small group retreat enough.

Lauren Breese

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Beautiful in every way possible "

Claudia creates a nurturing and kind environment where you are able to reconnect with yourself. Small group size so you don’t feel overwhelmed and Claudia caters the yoga to you ability. Food, environment and people were lovely.

Emma Furniss

from Great Britain, October 2019

"A perfect mix of yoga and hiking"

Claudia's house is beautiful with fantastic views over the mountains.She looked after us well and we enjoyed her home made food both at breakfast and dinner. The different types of yoga were interesting and expertly led and the hiking was relaxed with beautiful views. I may be biased as I love both yoga and hiking but I could not have had such a perfect break as this :)

Liz Balsillie

from Saudi Arabia, October 2019

"Peaceful and really relaxing "

Loved the location , views were amazing, good wholesome healthy food.

Alice Clark

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Beautiful home, wonderful food and great company"

Claudia's home is absolutely gorgeous - very clean and comfortable. The food was absolutely wonderful and went above and beyond my expectations. We had a really nice mix of trips around the local area and to the beach, hiking, and yoga. What really made this stay amazing was the company! The other members of the retreat brought a range of really insightful conversation and really made the atmosphere truly relaxing and restorative. Would definitely recommend!

John Searle

from Great Britain, October 2019

"A Lifestyle Celebration"

My wife and I wanted to celebrate her birthday with our first Yoga retreat. We felt blessed that our hosts and the other 2 guests made the four days so much fun. The food prepared for us was fantastic, so colourful and tasty. We really enjoyed the yoga sessions, the varied styles and locations. Thank you, Claudia.

Denie Bowditch

from Great Britain, October 2019

"4 days in Andelucia. "

Fabulous food, an amazing atmosphere, great company, views to die for. A wonderful fun informative 4 days. Thank you Claudia. X

Kelly Meates

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Stunning location "

Samadhi Lodge is a perfect mix of hiking, yoga and relaxation, offering panoramic mountain views, stunning sunsets and beautiful healthy food. Claudia is a fantastic host, instructor and guide making sure we were all very well looked after. Highly recommended!

Linny Josham

from Great Britain, September 2019

The location of the lodge is absolutely stunning. The accommodation was clean and comfortable with all needs met.

The food was totally amazing. Home cooked, healthy and plentiful with many of the fruits picked from the garden.

Claudia is a great host and made sure her guests were well looked after. A great mix of yoga, hiking and relaxation.

Emma Pink

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Lovely, peaceful stay!"

I had a really wonderful time, loved the hikes and particularly the trip to the beach! Yoga was scheduled at good times of the day and were taken place at a truly wonderful lodge with one session at the beach. Catering was excellent and Claudia was brilliant at ensuring my dietary requirements were met. I also slept so well in my room! Thank you so much Claudia and Helene for all the hospitality and for a truly wonderful experience, I felt like I stayed there longer than 3 nights!

Ytamar Faybish

from Belgium, August 2019

"A lovely and peaceful retreat"

A lovely retreat in a wonderful location. All the people I met there are amazing individuals, and it was so nice being around them, always positive and smiling.. The yoga lessons were very nice as well, and the hikes were quite interesting. One was the Nerja river walk, a unique experience, where one literally walks in running water almost from start to finish, with beautiful surroundings.. The food was really nice, many thanks to the lovely cooks ^^ And the accommodations were quite nice also. Thank you !


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Lovely retreat with great views "

A lovely, relaxing retreat with beautiful scenic views. Claudia was absolutely lovely and hospitable, alongside Paige. Food was delicious and really enjoyed the river walk excursion!

Linda Swanson

from Sweden, August 2019

"Yoga heaven!"

Fantastic setting, instructor, food and company! Hope to return soon as it was just perfect!

Keri Frost

from Great Britain, August 2019

I had a brilliant time on this yoga retreat. It was a beautiful location and was wonderful that Claudia took us on some local trips. My highlight was the water walk! And the yoga was great. It was the perfect mix of relaxing and active! Claudias food was amazing too! Thanks so much for a wonderful time xxxx

Andrea Arulnayagam

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Am recommending to everyone "

A retreat like no other - you’re taken care of so well and it’s the perfect balance of activity and relaxation time. Claudia is absolutely wonderful! 11/10!!!


from Norway, July 2019

Very good food, excellent yogateacher and nice place.

Becky Horsley

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Samadhi lodge experience"

This was a perfect 4 days. The yoga and the hiking was complemented by relaxation in a calm and tranquil environment. We were very blessed to meet some wonderful people there, the company was excellent.

Jane Marriott

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Four days felt like a fortnight: bliss"

A fantastic four day yoga retreat with hiking - felt as though we had been away for a fortnight. Claudia is a fantastic host: the homemade meals were utterly delicious and very filling with a relaxed attitude (I.e. it was fine for us to bring in some wine for our evening meal). We all asked for the recipes, espefinally the yummy breakfast granola and the sweet potato falafel.

The yoga covered different types (Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin) and both instructors were great at encouraging and explaining things to us. Two of our group were beginners and the third a qualified yoga teacher: the classes suited all ranges and abilities with Sara and Claudia "tweaking" our positions to get the most out of the classes.

A thoroughly relaxing holiday in a great environment - the maximum is five so there is a real boutique yoga experience to it. Already wondering when I can go back...

Shelley Connon

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Wonderful retreat in incredible surroundings "

Claudia is so warm and hospitable. Her house is very comfortable and you relax immediately. The views from the terrace are incredible and so relaxing for the mind. You won’t find a ‘yoga studio’ like it again!

The food was incredible and and the al fresco dining in the evening with the sunset is so special. Such a bonus to be able to use the pool at any time too. I really had a lovely time.

Jude Barber

from Great Britain, June 2019

It was a great mix of hiking and yoga. Mountains and sea, dynamic yoga and yin. We also had a visiting guest(Sam) who took us through some wonderful mindfulness seasons. The views were amazing, in the mountains and on the coastal trek.

The food was wholesome, tasty and inspired me to try some recipes at home. Thank you Claudia x

Laura Leaper

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Wonderful varied retreat in beautiful setting "

The experience was really perfect with Claudia a welcoming retreat host, a gorgeous setting and you get to enjoy varied activities with plenty of relaxation time too. The location of the house is really special, set on the hilltop away from other other houses with stunning surrounding views of the mountain valley and the heart of the village in walking distance. The house itself is homely and well equipped and Claudia makes you feel at ease there. The programme ensured there was plenty of yoga, some really well paced scenic hikes, excellent mindfulness sessions, time to relax by the pool and beach and lovely meal times with yummy healthy food. The small group size is great, you get to meet a few new people but it still feels really cozy and personalised. Don’t hesitate to book!


from Great Britain, June 2019

"Relaxing and fulfilling "

Really lovely yoga and hiking in an absolutely stunning location. Claudia was really welcoming and you really felt at home. The days were full but with plenty of time to relax and I went to bed feeling happy every night. Also the food is incredible, especially the home grown lemons!

Emma Mundell

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Samadhi lodge stay 27.05.19"

The retreat was fantastic start to finish. Claudia is a talented instructor, the routines were challenging but accessible, and I did some poses I have never attempted before. I loved the coastal hike and doing yoga on Nerja beach to the sound of waves crashing. The food! Absolutely delicious, so much love is put into it.

The pool area and view of the mountains was a beautiful serene place to be and enjoy a book.

All in all a beautifully soul nourishing experience 🙏🌞

Sofie Dam

from Denmark, May 2019

"Amazing mountain retreat"

The retreat was incredibly beautiful and tranquil, situated in the Andalusian mountains not far from Malaga. Claudia is very inspiring as a person and a great host, and it was a pleasure meeting both her and Ulla, who were there helping with the practical stuff.

We were only three people attending the retreat, which made it a cosy, homey and very personal experience. We had delicious vegan and sugar free food with healthy cake for dessert every night, and they had even made me homemade soy yogurt for the mornings, since I cannot have lactose. Also, great yoga with a mountain view or at the beach, and beautiful, manageable hiking trips in the area. I would love to go back someday!

Viktoriya Getova

from United States, May 2019

"Great experience"

Really nice location and accommodation in the mountains; delicious and abundant food, mostly vegan; excellent yoga classes and hikes. Highly recommended yoga retreat

Victoria Sleight

from United States, April 2019

"Energetic and friendly homestay, fabulous location and food"

Claudia runs these short retreats, she has an amazing amount of energy and welcomed us fully into her family home. The yoga sessions were all very enjoyable and well thought out. Samadi Lodge looks out over amazing mountains and the hiking was great! Claudia's home cooking was also really yummy, filling and satisfying and it was great to share meals together. Overall this retreat was amazing, particularly for the price we paid (225 EUR each for my partner and I on a Monday evening to Thursday afternoon retreat).

Helle Evald

from Denmark, April 2019

"What's not to like :-) "

Reviving yoga in beautiful surroundings, the coastal hike offering fantastic views amidst the scent of rosemarybushes. We had wonderful sunshine all along. Claudia had a co-instructor, Sara from Sweden, doing some excellent yin- and hathaclasses. Claudia is very forthcoming, cooks delicious vegan dinner. Lovely group of people.

Jacinta Powell

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Samadhi stay"

The location is draw dropping and Claudia the host and teacher is lovely, she’s so warm and welcoming and facilitating for your needs and her home is beautiful.

It was stunning practising yoga overlooking the mountains and Claudia is a great teacher!

The food is also really tasty and nourishing and I will definitely return.

Emma Sullivan

from Great Britain, March 2019

"A wonderful and peaceful retreat in the mountains "

I loved the mixture of yoga and walking in the mountains. The scenery was beautiful, the yoga was challenging and relaxing at the same time, and walks were of a length to be a good workout but still accessible to all. Claudia made lots of delicious home-made food and welcomed us into her beautiful home. For me, it was a perfect few days and really good value for money.

Ria Sultana

from United States, March 2019

"Amazing experience "

Claudia was an amazing instructor and host ..... she really makes you fermat home. Her home made cooking was really good especially her home made granola :) .... the venue was in a really near area ... very peacful

Cornelia Bonterre

from United States, February 2019

"Yoga in the spiritual suburbs of Sayalonga"

The views, the atmosphere, yoga locations and the hiking were optimum.


from Spain, May 2021

Le lieu est a coupé le souffle, cette terrasse immense qui donne sur des montagnes, avec que de la verdure à perte de vue, les couchers de soleil y sont magnifiques. Chaque matin, chaque soir, Claudia et son équipe nous préparait des plats sains, délicieux, extrêmement bien présentés, toute la journée thé détox à notre disposition, randonnée sportive mais qui "décrasse bien" , les sessions de yoga et méditation sont totalement adaptées aux non initiés.

Macarena Villagrán García

from Spain, September 2020

"Re-conectar. "

La finca de Claudia es un sueño, la comida que ofrece deliciosa, el programa es adaptado, clases de yoga personalizables... una experiencia muy nutritiva.


from France, February 2020

"Amazing time and more "

Tout nous a plu, la situation géographique les activités yoga et hiking, le partage, la cuisine et l'atmosphère qu'il règne chez Claudia. Si vous recherchez une retraite hors des sentiers battus et une région magnifique à découvrir, ne cherchez pas plus loin vos chakras seront comblés.

Petra Piskar

from Germany, November 2019

"Samadhi Lodge - gehaltvoll und relaxt "

Mir hat sehr gut die Finca gefallen, der kurze Fußweg zum Dorf. Das ich Yin-Yoga kennen und schätzen gelernt habe. Außerdem das gemütliche Zimmer sowie das reichhaltige Essen.

Gianna Otte

from Germany, October 2019

"Super entspannendes und hübsches Hideaway"

Claudia hat einen wunderbaren Rückzugsort in den Bergen von Malaga geschaffen und ein ganz tolles Programm für das Retreat entwickelt. Nicht zu viel, nicht zu wenig. Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt und aufgetankt :) Definitive Empfehlung.

Hicham Belemlih

from Morocco, August 2019

"Everything was perfect ! "

We met great, inspiring, beautiful people ! Fell in love with the mountains. Delicious home made food ! Will for sure come back with Hity 🐶

Hannah Gegenhuber

from Spain, July 2019

"What a dream"

I had the loveliest days at Samadhi Lodge. First of all the location and the surroundings were amazing... being surrounded by the andalusian mountains and so much nature was beautiful and very relaxing. Being guided by Claudia was amazing. I really enjoyed the mix of the more dynamic, faster Vinyasa Flows and the calmer, meditative Hata Yoga she did with us. She also welcomed us very warmly and just radiated with positiv energy. The food was a class of it's own. Delicious vegan meals always prepared with so much love and care and I especially loooved the desserts. The hikes were beautiful too. Maybe the hours will have to be adjusted in the summer months because it tends to get really hot during the day, but other than that it was so enjoyable being out in the mountains and then coming back and having a swim in the pool. Yoga at the beach was also a very unique experience.

Overall I had the best time at Samadhi Lodge and really got to relax, calm down and read a lot which was exactly what I wanted. I can only recommend!

Burcu Polat

from Germany, June 2019

"Best relaxing retreat ever"

Stop thinking and just book this retreat!!! Claudia is such an amazing, professional and lovely yoga instructor. She is very experienced and challenges you in a motivated way. I came back so so relaxed from this stay, everything was just perfect: the accommodation, the food, yoga, the hikes, everything was well organized and an amazing experience all in all. I Wil definitely come back to this beautiful house and people. Thank you Claudia!!


from Netherlands, June 2019

"Lovely weekend"

Loved the beautiful house with pool, great yoga en nice hikes. The food was amazing!

Mathias Sánchez Biscéré

from Spain, April 2019

"Healing experience and excellent vibes."

Everything was excellent.


from Great Britain, March 2019

"A vibrant yet relaxing retreat in stunning location"

Claudia is a wonderful teacher, gentle, funny and nurturing with a great sense of humour. She does not not preach but just in conversation, explained how her experiences may also reward us in a similar way.

She made our stay relaxing yet also stimulating with an emphasis not just on yoga as exercise but a life philosophy. Also as a non vegetarian, she is a stunning cook! The food was amazing! I may yet be converted!

Vicenta Madrid

from Denmark, August 2020

"Wonderful experience"

I like the hospitality and the location. Of course, the food was made with love, so very appreciate! I like the pool and its views! I enjoyed the yoga classes, as a yoga teacher I felt that some poses were also challenging for me, which I liked.

Cristina Moreno Chantar

from Spain, April 2021

"Genial "

El lugar tan espectacular con esas montañas de telón de fondo, la Maroma presidiendo el paisaje, la amorosa Claudia con sus enseñanzas de yoga y meditación, la vitalidad de Nelly y su actitud ante la vida, sus deliciosas comidas, la atmósfera tan especial creada con los participantes de diferentes nacionalidades... en definitiva un regalo para el cuerpo, el alma y el espíritu.


Valentin Madrigal

from Spain, April 2021


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