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7 Days Bespoke Well-Being Yoga Holiday in Spain

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

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Yoga for healthy spine, breathing and heart
  • Yoga to relieve your stress and improve health
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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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 / air conditioning, TV, and WiFi. There is a library, garden with pool (and lemon tree) and on-site parking. This is an intimate family-run place. The very friendly 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 Mesn el Blasn

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

Following a light breakfast, you'll begin your practice with dynamic movement to warm up and dispel inertia, then sustain the postures for a deeper experience of dynamic stillness. After a break, you'll combine restorative postures with breath and mindfulness to release tension and help you resolve personal conflicts.

After a very leisurely gourmet lunch, it's kick-back time. Take a walk in the country-side. Explore Trujillo cultural and artistic heritage in its maze of shady streets and gracious plazas, visit the 9th century Moorish castle, sit and people watch in the splendid town square, reputedly Spain's most theatrical.

Relax in the Spanish Yoga Retreat Centre: the yoga studio and adjoining roof garden are accessible as a common space. There are books, music, wi-fi and lots of comfy seating and cushions.Or treat yourself to an optional extra including hands-on therapies, spa treatments and guided eco and cultural tours

Daily schedule

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Yoga and mindfulness class
  • 13:30 Lunch followed by time off to have a treatment, join an organized excursion or do your own thing
  • 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.

  • Dominique Dolloso

    Dom has been practicing and studying yoga for over 10 years. She began teaching in 1997 after training with Sunra in Ibiza. She has more recently completed another training course at Natural Bodies in the style inspired by Vanda Scaravelli. Dom has a lighthearted approach to teaching and is a great believer in the here and now. She lives and works in Brighton in the UK. She teaches open and pre / post-natal yoga and runs yoga retreats and "parties" in the UK and abroad.

  • Maria Victoria Pizarro-Barrado

    Mavi is native to Trujillo where she lives and works. She is qualified in a number of different body-work modalities and offers massage and reflexology.

The city of Trujillo in central Extremadura houses a population of only 9,800 inhabitants. Yet its size belies its cultural and historic heritage. Set on a high granite tor in wild, mountain-ringed country the city sits in splendid isolation. It's 9th century Moorish castle giving 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 it's 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.

Distances

  • Posada El Baciyelmo - 5 minute walk
  • Hostal Mesn el Blasn - 5 minute walk
Activities
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Caf nearby
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free! Parking
  • Free! WiFi
  • Library
  • Shop nearby

Spanish Yoga Retreat prepares freshly cooked vegetarian meals which include eggs, cheese and other dairy products and nuts. They have a strong preference for locally grown organic produce and will buy directly from the grower when the option is available. They also provide local and other national wines as an option with your evening meal.

Spanish Yoga Retreat serves three meals a day:

  • Pre-yoga continental breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • 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
  • 1 session of 3.5-hour yoga per day
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • 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.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Spanish Yoga Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Mary and Herv from Oxford, UK
    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 Lagos, 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 UK
    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."

    Spanish Yoga Retreat website, edited

  • Review by Anne from London, UK
    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."

    Spanish Yoga Retreat website, edited

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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7 days / 6 nights

Departure:
Wednesday December 28, 2016
(7 days / 6 nights)

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