7 Days Bespoke Well-Being Yoga Holiday in Spain

  • Calle Del Mingo Ramos 22, 10200 Trujillo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

Spain Bespoke Well-Being Yoga Holiday

Join us for a therapeutic week of yoga, relaxation, mindfulness meditation and gourmet vegetarian food all served with lashings of Spanish hospitality. Our small group well-being retreats offer you a space to explore and develop an effective individual yoga practice to work towards optimal mental and physical balance.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 daily meditation classes
  • Specialized yoga for depression and anxiety
  • Yoga for cardiovascular health, a healthy back, and neck
  • 2 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Posada El Baciyelmo

The Posada is a 16th-century building stylishly and exquisitely decorated in a contemporary style. The studios have en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, terrace, underfloor heating and air conditioning, a television, and Wi-Fi. There is a library, a garden with a pool (and a lemon tree), and on-site parking. This is an intimate family-run place. The second-afternoon staff speaks fluent English, Dutch, and Portuguese as well as Spanish. Situated in the town center, it is just five minutes walk from the yoga studio.

Hostal Hueso

This hostel is a good choice if you are looking for affordable single-occupancy and are happy to use the local public facilities. It has two pools (open from June to September). The Hostal offers clean, simple, and attractive rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a central heating and air conditioning, and a television. All have windows, some have balconies. The Hostal is situated in the town center within a five minutes walk from the yoga studio.

During this retreat, your body and mind will heal themselves after being provided with optimal conditions. You will unleash yoga's full therapeutic power with the intensive bespoke yoga program tailored just for you. You will get full assessment, guidance, and support within small groups of six participants. This event is run by J. Manuel Ponce, a yoga teacher and trainer and UK registered osteopath and medical acupuncturist.

You will begin with a two-hour yoga class. You will enjoy dynamic movement to warm up and dispel inertia giving way to sustained postures to release stress and tension. A second session of guided meditation and relaxation in the afternoon will further deepen yoga's healing and transformative power. As a conclusion of the week's activities, you will get a 20-minute personalized home-program with two weeks of online support.

One-on-one yoga coaching, body therapies, and acupuncture will be available as additional activities for an extra cost. There will be an afternoon off allowing you to totally rest or explore the city and environs, go on excursions or self-drive.

  • Manuel Ponce

    Manuel started teaching integral yoga in 1980 in the London Sivananda Ashram where he was resident until 1985. He studied full-time at the British School Of Osteopathy, underwent further yoga-teacher-training with Sunra Yoga and most recently has qualified in medical acupuncture. He is a member of the General Osteopathic council and currently practices and teaches in South and East London as well as Trujillo in Spain.

This retreat will be held in Trujillo, Extremadura in Spain. The city of Trujillo in central Extremadura houses a population of only 9,800 inhabitants. Its size belies its cultural and historical heritage. Set on a high granite tor in the wild, mountain-ringed country, the city sits in splendid isolation. Its 9th-century Moorish castle gives way to a labyrinth of shady streets and open squares housing the rich architectural heritage of nobility, merchants, and conquistadors, built for pleasure and good living as much as ostentation of power during Trujillo's long and colorful history.

Today, this castle is a place of beauty and tranquility, a place for relaxation and healing. Whether your preference is for activity or letting go and relaxing, for town or country, Trujillo has it all.

Nearby places

  • Posada El Baciyelmo - 5-minute walk
  • Hostal Hueso - 5-minute walk

During this retreat, you will enjoy a daily lunch and dinner. Spanish Yoga Retreat prepares freshly cooked vegetarian meals which by default include eggs, cheese, and other dairy products and nuts. Special diet requests, including vegan meals, are available upon request. Spanish Yoga Retreat also has a strong preference for locally grown organic produce and will buy directly from the grower when the option is available.

During this retreat, you may also visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in the provincial capital of Cáceres, Roman Merida, and the mountain shrine of Guadalupe. You may also explore Extremadura's pristine landscapes at UNESCO biosphere reserves Monfragúe and Geoparque Villuercas for breathtaking views, hiking, and bird watching. Other activities you may enjoy are:

  • Explore Trujillo's art and history in its monuments and museums
  • Go bird watching
  • Pass through the city gates to stroll or hike in nature
  • Relax in the outdoor cafes of Spain's most theatrical town square
  • Sample local tapas in the very numerous bars and cafs
  • Shop for local crafts and produce
  • Sit and watch people in the splendid town square
  • Swim and relax by the pool

These are available as optional extras:

  • Classical osteopathy
  • Cranio-sacral osteopathy
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Holistic and deep-tissue massage
  • Reflexology
  • 2 daily meditation practices
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer (inbound airport transfer can be arranged as an option)
  • Travel costs
  • Travel insurance

Driving directions from Madrid

  • Trujillo is off the A5 trunk road (Carretera de Extremadura) connecting Madrid to Lisbon, 189 kilometers from Madrid.
  • From the airport follow the signs to the circular M40 travelling south-west (counter clockwise).
  • You will eventually see signs for the Avenida de Extremadura / A5 to Badajoz.

Arrival by airplane

  • The nearest international airport is Madrid's Barajas Airport. Madrid is served by numerous daily flights from the UK.
  • Operators include British Airways, Iberia, Easy Jet and Ryan Air.

Arrival by bus

  • The easiest way of getting to the retreat center is by first-class express coach run by Avanza Bus (autoRes) from Estacin De Autobuses Sur (Metro: Mendez lvaro).
  • If you need to get to the retreat center by yourself follow the signs to Plaza Mayor. This is not always the quickest or least steep route, but it more or less guarantees you'll find the retreat center.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.


  • Review by Mary and Herv from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Manuel and Brandon welcomed us with open arms into their eclectic, spiritual and peaceful home.Manuel was attentive and considerate in his yoga teaching. This was supplemented with much laughter, joy and discussion during our meal times together with Brandon.The vegetarian menus, lovingly created and inspired by travels and chillies were amazing - each day we looked forward to sampling new tastes.The experience was one of pure relaxation, learning and soul searching. We return to England inspired and wanting more!"

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  • Review by Keith from Nigeria
    10 out of 10

    "Many will know Manuel for his yoga, osteopathy and his healing touch in London but this is a another level.There were just two of us on my visit so I cannot comment for a larger group but Manuel specialises in creating intimacy. He has a whole range of experience and skills to add to those stated and has helped me in a number of ways in treatment terms.But here in Trujillo there is the whole aspect of Spanish hospitality thrown in. The cooking is quirky and has influences from Mexico, North Africa and the far east - as well as Spanish of course. The town is a delight to walk round and there are many lovely bars and cafes to share a bottle of wine, relax and talk therapy. Works a treat!"

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  • Review by Father Peter from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I needed an intense time of study to develop my yoga practice. I found Manuels web page, I love Spain, so off to Trujillo I went. A brilliant week of practice - really focused on individual needs of the group of three. The food is spectacular too and Im not a vegetarian! I visited Manuels practice in London for a review session and returned to Spain for another weeks yoga last June. I can't recommend him highly enough."

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  • Review by Anne from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "Having taken both classes and yoga holidays in Trujillo with Manuel I believe you couldn't do better. He has a true gift for healing, and both body and spirit feel so much better after each session.One of the key differences is that Manuel employs his deep understanding of the body to help you truly experience what yoga should feel like, rather than striving for advanced poses for the sake of it.Its concentrated therapy in a class."

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Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain

Director Manuel Ponce is a UK registered osteopath and teacher. He & his team combine current science with ancient wisdom to provide a modern approach to yoga.

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