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7 Days Meditation & Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Secret Garden Retreats, Genalguacil, Spain


Transformational Meditation and Yoga Retreat Spain

The transformative magic in the retreats happens due to a combination of elements such as meditation, yoga and meditative stretching, in depth personal support and coaching, deep rest, remote nature location, silence, organic delicious meals, intuitive massages, hot tub and a dedicated staff. You will connect deeply to the source from which all guidance, information, energy, creativity, and love comes from and leave re-inspired with renewed direction and purpose for your life.

Learn and expand on your abilities to meditate and go within to that place where eternal peace and love resides, Receive highly personalized help and support, Become clear about your life and how to live it connected and passionately, Stunning remote nature location, Excellent hiking and wild swimming in the river, Experienced meditation teachers, All levels of practitioners are welcome, Delicious home cooked organic meals that are nutritionally balanced.


  • 3 daily meditations
  • Daily uplifting yoga sessions
  • Experienced meditation teachers
  • Various meditation lessons and exercises
  • All level of practitioners are welcome
  • 3 daily fresh organic meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 11 acre eco-resort

Skill level

  • Beginner

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English, German, Spanish
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Guest room

This spacious room is situated on a beautiful spot of the property with views over the mandarin orchards and the mountains. It offers one queen size bed and a single bunk style bed, perfect to accommodate a child or friend.

Outside, you have your own private terrace where you can sit and enjoy the morning sounds of the birds or a beautiful sunset. This room has it's own bathroom with a spacious standing shower. Amenities include silky sheets, unlimited mountain spring water, internet, usage of the common room where you can watch movies or listen to music.


A yurt is traditionally a dwelling that provides warm and practical housing for Mongolian tribes on the steppes of Central Asia. These tented structures can be build up or down within a few hours and thus for these migrating tribes an excellent housing option.

In the Secret Garden they offer the ultimate in country side accommodation; living close to nature with all the comforts of a luxurious hotel room.Each yurt is entered through a solid pine door with windows which open out onto a small secluded terrace - guests can enjoy the gardens in their private space.

Spacious in size, each yurt is 4.5 meters in diameter and furnished with a queen size bed (with luxury cotton linen), bean bags, soft lighting, accessories and a woodstove. In the near future each yurt will have an en suite bathroom which comes complete with overhead shower and flushing loo.

The retreat will take place in the Secret Garden Retreat, a 11-acre eco-resort. located in Genalguacil, Spain.

  • 1 yoga session a day
  • 4-5 hours of meditation, teaching and practice sessions
  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Unlimited mountain spring water and teas
  • Yoga and meditation sessions



  • Check into your rooms any time after 14:00
  • Relax and enjoy the resort grounds and the river with its hiking trails
  • Welcome dinner at 19:00 with facilitators Ian and Rose

Day 2 to 6


Start the day with a refreshing yoga session and a sweet meditation

Ian has developed his own style of yoga drawing inspiration from different yoga styles, which is what he will be teaching

Breakfast is home style with organic fruits, homemade bread and fresh juices.

A morning teaching and practice session of 4 hours

Your morning will be completed with a delicious lunch under the shade of trees in the finca’s beautiful courtyard garden


Spend the afternoon alone or with others from the course, which ever feels right for you. Go for a beautiful hike, enjoy the green and lush nature, swim in the mountain spring water fed river or have a siesta and just do nothing in the sun or in a hammock in the shade.

You will enjoy this time as it gives you time to assimilate the teachings of the day and practice some of the tools given to you

A wonderful Spanish Tapa's-dinner will be served for you at 19:00


The evenings will be personalized to the groups liking. It will consist of meditation, group sharing and activities like chanting, campfire & singing, a movie, outing to a famous white village


Yoga and meditation session at 08:00 followed with a breakfast

Check out is at 12 noon

Drive to the airport for your return home or you can book more nights to enjoy this beautiful resort a little while longer

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Malaga Airport. Kindly inform the organizer of your travel plan so they may advise you on the best way to reach the venue.

Check in

From 4 p.m.

Check out

After 3 p.m.

Extension options

Extend your stay for the 5-day meditation retreat to enjoy the beautiful nature and river at the Secret Garden, or explore the many white villages which are peppered in the surrounding mountains and make a trip to the Mediterranean, only a 45-minute drive away for a lovely day at the beach. It is a great way to get prepared for a great retreat or solidify the retreat experience afterwards.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to School 4 Meditation who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

The Secret Garden Retreats center is located in a most stunning nature park, right on the banks of the river. El Rio Genal. This area offers one of the best hiking paths along the river, or if you like, to one of the 5 surrounding white villages, Pueblo Blanco's. The source of the river is natural spring water and offers excellent wild swimming or a refreshing dip.


Ian is Rose's life partner and co-founder of the School for meditation. They live in Andalusia, Spain where they are building a meditation retreat called "Secret Garden Retreats". You could say that this is the "home on earth" for the school for meditation, besides it being online available to the whole world. As this world seems to become more and more crazier with the day their goal is to create a place where you can take time out, relax, let go of all the things you do and think about every day and find our connection again.

Personally, he is putting his heart and soul in this retreat and the school for meditation. He deeply dislikes the illusion; the lies, the deceit and the things done in the name of truth but are born in untruth. He is passionate about meditation because for him, IT IS the way out of the illusion. It is in his meditations where he finds ways to let go and fill himself with the energy, love and presence to God - his savior, which he has come to know to be The Way.

"I am looking forward to meet you at one of our retreats. Until then....I wish you all the best on your journeys within."


Rose has lived out of a suitcase for the last 25 years. Not because she was homeless. She was on a journey around the world looking for Home. Home of the truth, the love and feeling of belonging, fulfillment and connection that she knows was inside of her but could only feel short moments in time and then for it to disappear again. Along that journey one of the things that crossed her path early on was the practice of meditation. From the first moment she knew she had to master the art of meditating because through and in meditation she realized we can tap into a power that can:

  • Transform us
  • Heal us
  • Connect us to our True Self
  • Connect us to God...or however we like to name the Source
  • Free us of all the things that are binding us
  • Give us all the answers we need and we are looking for
  • Fill us so we can fulfill our life purpose

Meditation has been and continues to the be the daily, main and chief ingredient of her journey into to the light and to come to a place where she is able to stay in the light.

In order to find the greatest benefits possible in her meditation work she has to also become aware of the many concepts and beliefs she has about going within and the transformational movement. This has prepared her to be able to teach meditation for the last 17 years. She is passionate about meditation and would love to meet you and take the journey within together. See you soon!

You will be provided 3 daily meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals are gourmet country style made from ingredients of the eco-gardens.

  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Internet access
  • Massages
For information about the booking conditions, please send School 4 Meditation an inquiry.
  • Review by Emma Jane

    "The Secret Garden Retreat with Rose and Ian was an experience I will never forget. Everything was organised perfectly - the delicious home made food, the morning yoga sessions, and amazing massages. Rose and Ian were the perfect hosts, and my yurt was just beautiful. The walks and the bathing in the river are very special. It's definitely a place to recharge and regenerate. I will certainly be back!"

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  • Review by Laura Cambridge

    "The week I spent at the retreat was amazing. Ian and Rose were very warm, genuine and caring and made me feel welcome right away. The premises are stunning with nice fruit trees, animals and green mountains. I really enjoyed sleeping in the yurt watching the stars through the opening in the ceiling. The splashes in the fresh river water were also lovely. The remoteness of the place helped me to just get away from everything and connect with the lovely group and myself. The meditation was intense and Rose helped me to go deeper than I had expected, I felt liberated and inspired afterwards. I now feel much more aware in my everyday life and have more courage to truly be myself and reach for my dreams. Ian’s massage was really special to me; I could deeply relax and trust. Rose spoilt us with delicious food every day. I can highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for something personalized, non-commercial and transformative. My week felt really rewarding and was a true gift."

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  • Review by Mary D

    "Wonderful experience in the heart of the beauty of Andalucia. Ian and Rose were simply the best. I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough. It's life changing! The food was brilliant and the accommodation was excellent, as well as the yoga and meditation. I am deeply grateful to Ian and Rose."

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  • Review by Penny Moores from London, United Kingdom

    "I was at the Secret Garden for a week and the experience really was wonderful. Rose and Ian couldn’t have been more welcoming, and they were so encouraging regarding my learning. Both of them are extremely knowledgeable and their teachings in meditation and yoga were tailored to my experience and individual requirements. Rose is a nutritionist so the food was absolutely fantastic - as fresh as you can get as it is all locally grown, and an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables. It was so wonderful to be on a retreat that truly embraced nature, peace and relaxation. I'd love to go back and would recommend it to everyone! " website, edited

  • Review by Jim from Amsterdam

    "A perfect place to unwind and reset. Ian, your yoga sessions were the most powerful yoga I have ever done. Your keen knowledge of the body has helped me to feel so much better in my own body every day, and less pain. Rose, your cooking was just sublime. Can't thank you both enough!"

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  • Review by Yolanda from Nijmegen, Netherlands

    "Gosh! How I loved that meditation retreat at the Secret Garden. I arrived there as a material girl and now I have a rich spiritual connection that is worth everything. My life is so full now. The retreat is away from the noise,has healthy water from the spring, super delicious food, a gorgeous river, trees, and the perfumes of nature. Wow! Really, it was more than beautiful. Rose and Ian are great people. Never hesitate, just go and experience the retreat. It was the best vacation of my life."

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  • Review by Romney from Lancster, UK

    "It was the best vacation ever. Thanks Ian and Rose for your guidance and care in such details."

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  • Review by Leah from London, UK

    "This retreat has taken me so far that I can't stop meditating! I do it every day now without any effort. This is a miracle for me. You have created there something very pure and special!"

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  • Review by Annie from Cornwall, UK

    "The Secret Garden Retreat is a peaceful hideaway in a pristine valley with orchards and a bubbling river. It is the perfect place for rest, recuperation and contemplation. The accommodation is delightful and Rose and Ian are the perfect hosts. Highly recommended."

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  • Review by Carl from Kln, Germany

    "I knew something was missing in my life but I had no clue what it was. In this retreat I found my purpose. And thanks to the follow up support and online guided meditations I have not stopped flying! A true gem of a retreat in this confused world."

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  • Review by Sharon from Zrich, Switzerland

    "Never thought I would enjoy a vacation meditating. Wow...what I found within is worth a million dollars. I will be back for more!"

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  • Review by Jim from Amsterdam, Holland

    "A perfect place to unwind and reset. Ian, your yoga sessions were the most powerful yoga I have ever done. Your keen knowledge of the body has helped me to feel so much better in my own body every day, and less pain. Rose, your cooking was just sublime. Can't thank you both enough!"

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  • Review by Silvia from Cadiz, Spain

    "Secret Garden is a special place full of peace, love and warm sunlight. We spent a nice weekend in the comfortable and very nice yurt in front of the wonderful landscape. The meals Rose cooked for us were delicious. And the conversation with both, Rose and Ian, very interesting and kind. It's a place to go in every season. Go and enjoy it like us!"

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  • Review by a traveller

    "We were (me and my mate) looking for a different place to spend a time of peace and joyfulness in nature. This is definitely the place! Comfortable atmosphere, clean room, delicious meal and above all the friendly, warm and lovely people we met. Rose and Ian are two beautiful human beings dedicated in body and soul to make this piece of the Sierra de Ronda an unforgettable site. We highly recommend it."

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  • Review by a traveller

    "I have stayed three nights at Secret Garden Retreat on two separate occasions and cannot wait to book again. Each stay has been so lovely, and hosts Rose and Ian were very accommodating. My honey and I drove the beautiful scenic roads up from the coast and arrived at Secret Garden Retreat where we were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our yurt. Neither of us had ever stayed in a yurt and we were far from disappointed. There was a lovely wood burning stove inside of the yurt along with a gorgeous big bed, a television with DVD player, and our own private terrace surrounded by orange trees looking out to the river. Bathroom facilities, which were very clean and luxurious, were just a short walk away through the incredible grounds. We were lucky enough to visit on two separate occasions and each time the colors of the leaves, the orange trees, and the river were absolutely stunning. The second visit fell on my birthday, and I couldn't have made a better choice of where to spend it.We were just a short hike along the river to the nearest venta, our hosts made me a beautiful birthday dinner and breakfast the following morning, and we were even presented with a menu of spa services to enjoy back at the yurt.The location is stunning, the food was natural and fresh, the accommodation and hospitality was incredible, and most of all the price was affordable. I would recommend a stay at Secret Garden Retreat to couples, families, or even singles treating themselves to a peaceful weekend away. This is a must-see location, two thumbs way up!"

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  • Review by Annie from UK

    "The Secret Garden Retreat is a true sanctuary for body, mind and soul. It offers the perfect combination of peaceful seclusion, beauty and comfort to support time for both reflection and rejuvenation"

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  • Review by Brigitt from Switzerland

    "This place made me feel free, still and revitalized. The guest house feels like love in every corner. The food Rose prepares is excellent and healthy too! The river is so inviting to have a bath or just sit and listen. Just beautiful!"

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  • Review by Josem

    "El sitio es precioso, puedes encontrar muchos rincones mágicos donde disfrutar del entorno y descansar. Rose e Ian están muy atentos para que todo esté perfecto. Son verdaderamente encantadores y profesionales."

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Southern Spain, Spain

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