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7 Days Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Shifting and Inspired, Ronda-Campillos Road, Ronda, Malaga 29400 , Spain

Overview

Yoga Retreat Spain

Join this retreat with yoga practices and a Reiki workshop at a beautiful private farmhouse among beautiful surroundings. Bask in the beauty and splendor of Andalusia, in the south of Spain, for a rejuvenating week of exploration, joy, and light. Immerse yourself in yoga and meditation each day, a Reiki workshop with hands-on healing, fresh vegetarian meals, and other amazing activities. Visit one of the most amazing corners of Europe as you deepen your yoga practice for a retreat that you will never forget.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Wonderful Reiki workshop
  • Daily mindful meditation sessions
  • Leisure time to explore the surrounding
  • Pranayama and relaxation practices
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The traditional luxurious Andalusian farmhouse surrounded by gardens has a pool, ample common areas furnished with traditional style and elegance and a spacious kitchen, several rooms with garden views, and open glass porches. The house also has Wi-Fi, heating, air conditioning, and fully furnished rooms, each with a private bathroom and garden views. You may choose between double rooms with two beds or a single room with a double bed.

During this yoga retreat, you will be able to enjoy a week of good company, three vegetarian meals and yoga each day with a visit to one of the amazing corners of the Andalusian white village’s route. Thanks to your daily yoga and meditation classes, you will find the balance you need to enjoy the amazing rural tourism at the south of Spain.

Sunday

  • 14:00 Arrival, you can spend the whole day in the facilities and rest
  • 19:00 Supper
  • 20:00 Welcome meeting

Monday to Friday

  • Light self-service Breakfast
  • Morning yoga practice
  • Free time to spend at the gardens or the swimming pool
  • Lunch
  • Free time for other activities like hiking
  • Evening workshop or other activity
  • Evening yoga practice
  • 30-minute meditation and relaxation practice
  • Supper

Wednesday

On Wednesday you will have the evening completely free after lunch. You will be provided a snack dinner to bring with you in your other activities.

Saturday

  • Departure day
  • 07:00 Self-service breakfast
  • 08:00 Last yoga class
  • 10:00 Vacate room
  • 12:00 Departure

Yoga sessions

The yoga sessions will be taught in Hatha and Vinyasa styles for all levels of practitioners. Modifications will be given for those who are newer to the practice and challenges for those who want to go further. Alignment and breath, with curiosity of the mind-body connection are what the classes are about. The yoga classes are designed to relax you completely and to fill you with renewed energy and strength.

You will focus on all aspects of yoga, like balance, strength, and flexibility. Each day you will focus on a different aspect. You will practice back-bends, inversions, hip openers, balancing postures, and other movements. The classes will be adopted to the needs of each group. You will also have guided meditation and relaxation exercises and a yoga Nidra session where you will aim to achieve a deep yogic sleep.

Reiki practices

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that means "universally guided energy”. During a Reiki session, the practitioner will lay his/her hands on or above certain areas of your body. Reiki can relieve chronic and acute pain, ease anxiety and depression, be a substitute for people who cannot receive massage, such as cancer patients, and aid in insomnia. It can also strengthen the body's immune system, balance the body's energy center, and ignite creativity. As part of the Reiki and yoga workshops, you will receive a taste of hands-on Reiki healing.

Christie Pitko

Christie Pitko is a 200-hour and 500-hour certificated experienced yoga teacher. When Christie walked into her first yoga class in 2001, her life began to shift. Yoga encouraged her to look inward, and inspired major personal and professional changes.

She trained to teach Hatha yoga in 2011, and immediately began leading classes in studios, schools, and corporate offices. Christie has over 1,000 hours of teaching experience.

She completed her 500-hour advanced yoga training in Flow yoga in 2015. She encourages her students to remain curious about the subtle workings of the mind and body, while instructing with a strong alignment focus. Her classes include Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, and Prenatal yoga.

Christie is a Reiki master teacher with over 1,700 hours of hands-on experience. As the resident Reiki master at the Las Vegas recover center, she helped heal people suffering from substance abuse. She has found the combination of Reiki and yoga to be incredibly powerful.

Patricia Villegas

Patricia Villegas is a Spanish vegetarian yoga lover and psychologist. Patricia specializes in Sivananda, Hatha yoga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga (Mysore). As a Saraswati's student, the daughter of Pattabhi Jois, she mixes eastern yoga practices and western psychology around the world. Patricia is also a Reiki practitioner, and loves to share this healing with others.

This retreat will be held at a private farmhouse at Andalusia, Spain. The authentic luxurious Andalusian farmhouse is located near Ronda, the capital of the white villages of Andalusia. The private ranch is of 132,000 square meters surrounded by olive groves, hundred-year old holm oaks, and aromatics such as rock-roses, lavender, thyme, and verbena. The house is situated among a 12,000 square meter garden, surrounded by three natural parks, Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Alcornocales, and Sierra de las Nieves.

Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Reiki
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Night club nearby
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat you will be served three daily vegetarian meals. You will enjoy local nourishing food prepared by the finest chefs. All meals will be vegetarian, and can be made vegan or gluten-free if requested ahead of time. All ingredients are organic and sourced from local farms.

During your free time, you may explore Ronda and the White Villages, Puente Nuevo, and the Aldehuela lookout. You will also be able to enjoy the Plaza of the Duchess of Parcent, the Hanging Gardens of Cuenca, the Arab public baths, the walls of Ronda, the palace of Mondragón, authentic flamenco shows, the Lara museum, a collection of small villages with white houses and flowered walls tucked all along the hillsides between the Sierra of Alcornocales of Málaga and the Sierra of Grazalema in Cádiz. Simply strolling around the ancient city streets enjoying Andalusian social life and ambiance is a marvellous experience.

Visit Puente Nuevo (new bridge)

This bridge, built over 200 years ago, attracts a multitude of tourists as one of the most photographed places in Spain. Its construction took almost 50 years and it even served as a jail during the Spanish civil war. The views from Puente Nuevo are spectacular, with a 100 meter drop that is simply breathtaking. The landscape with its mountains and meadows is worthy of capturing on film or canvass.

Visit Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil de las Bodegas is a beautiful and amazing village famous for its homes built into rock overhangs where families have lived for over three generations. There are also several hiking trails nearby. You may visit the route of the “bandoleros”, where several famous “bandoleros” would wander during the Spanish civil war.

  • 10 yoga classes
  • 3 healthy, organic vegetarian meals per day
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Meditation, pranayama, and relaxation practices
  • Reiki workshops that include hands-on energy healing
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast and lunch on arrival day
  • Extra activities
  • Lunch and dinner on departure day
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

You may book your flight to arrive at the Malaga International Airport (AGP). Another options is to book your flight to arrive at the Jerez Domestic Airport (XRY) or the Sevilla International Airport (SVQ).

Distances

  • Jerez Domestic Airport (XRY) - 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Malaga International Airport (AGP) - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Sevilla International Airport (SVQ) - 1 hour 50 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Shifting and Inspired an inquiry.
  • Review by Jacky P. from Nevada, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Christie is absolutely wonderful. I received my Reiki Master certification from her and my mother had a Reiki session with her. I found Christie when doing a general search online for a Reiki Master training and noticed she was a massage therapist and a yoga instructor, just like me. Why did I not know her? I knew I had to meet this woman. Christie was open to doing a one on one certification with me, which was great because I am so busy. She was very clear in how she explained and showed what I was learning, and allowed as much practice as I felt I needed to feel comfortable and confident. She gave excellent feedback, and even offered tasty snacks when we took a few minutes break. "

    "I have had awesome results from applying what I have learned to my life and my reiki clients have had amazing transformations as well. I am so thankful that I was able to learn from Christie, she is an amazing energetic healer. My mom's reiki session was awesome too. My mother said she felt very relaxed, as you should be during a session, and didn't notice any immediate effects afterwards except feeling relaxed and good. Then, later that day and throughout the next few weeks, amazing shifts started to happen and mom said it was all things she thought she was just dreaming about while relaxing on Christie's table. Positive changes took place all due to energetic channels open and blockages clearing. Thanks Christie."

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  • Review by Lisa McClain from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I've been taking yoga classes with Christie onsite at my company for over a year and look forward to it every week. Christie is always prepared with a lesson plan that is tailored to our experience levels but also helps us learn and grow from week to week. Additionally, Christie checks in with us at the beginning of each class to see if there are any individual needs or things we'd like to work on. As a result, the class is both, stress relieving and invigorating, a great combination for any work day. I would highly recommend Christie's classes to individuals and companies looking to promote a happy and healthy workplace."

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  • Review by Sander V. from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "I ran my first half marathon since April today. In April, the time was two hours 17 minutes; today, it was one hour 57 minutes. I'm happy. How was my miraculous preparation? The best thing I did to prepare for this half marathon was taking yoga class with Christie. How did yoga make me a better runner? The first thing I learned was to open up for good breathing. That is one thing that a runner and a yogi have in common; it's all about breath."

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  • Review by Shannon B. from Nevada, USA
    10 out of 10

    "One of the most receptive energy healers I have come across, you will find everything and more with Christie. I've had numerous Reiki sessions in many different cities, but Christie is by far the most synchronous one with my needs. You'd be wasting a Chakra if you didn't go see her."

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  • Review by Libby R. from San Francisco, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I've been attending Christie's corporate yoga class at my work for a while and I must say it is the highlight of my week. This class is the perfect break in my stress-filled workday, it benefits both my mind and my body. Everyone in our company sits at their computers for many hours in the day. During class, Christie focuses on yoga techniques that loosen up our tense muscles and calm our buzzing brains. This yoga class is locked in my calendar."

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  • Review by Jennifer B. from Las Vegas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely loved everything about the yoga and Reiki retreat in wine country; it was amazing. I feel so rejuvenated and celebratory. Thank you."

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  • Review by Peter V. from California, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Best yoga teacher in the Bay Area! I have gone to a few dozen or more of Christie's yoga classes at various levels and I have loved every one. From restoration to yoga level three, I have always left feeling refreshed and relaxed. I never have a hard time sleeping at night when I have taken her class during the day. Even her corporate yoga classes at the workplace really help you get through a work day by lowering stress and allowing you to be more productive at work, with a calm and clear head. On top of that, she is very entertaining and may get a little silly and fun."

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