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9 Days Chakra Yoga Retreat with Vegan Rawfood in Spain

Orgiva, Granada, Spain

Optimum nutrition meets beauty of Being

Feeling good in your skin from the inside out is the essence of vibrant health! Chakra yoga empowers you to seek growth and change and to find purpose and fulfillment in everyday life. During our time together we will make a powerful journey through the chakras, connecting with our inner wisdom and energy and live in alignment with the elements.

The retreat venue where we stay in three hectares of exotic gardens looks out to the soft folds of the wonderful Alpujarra mountains that lie south of the city of Granada and surround this place of peace. The morning yoga class takes place on the roof of the house under a beautiful pergola and the class begins with mantra singing accompanied by harmonium or guitar playing.

Afternoon yoga takes place in the garden under 500-year old olive trees and you can find yourself really sinking into complete stillness and relaxation embraced by the magic of the Alpujarras. All the rooms are very comfortable and spotlessly clean and are ensuite.

The vegan RAW food is healthy nutritious, delicious, nourishing and exciting, you can feel its restorative qualities and the zing of its colors in the first mouthfuls. On top of all this, you can also enjoy holistic massages, excursions to the waterfalls or a sunset at the beach.

Meet the instructors

Tara
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Highlights

  • Chakra yoga classes twice daily
  • Daily Chakra meditation sessions
  • Raw chocolate workshop, superfood workshop, and raw-food workshop
  • Chakra dance workshop and Mantra evenings
  • Delicious nourishing vegan raw-food meals
  • Cacao Ceremony and Nutritional Talks
  • Excursion to the waterfalls

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Málaga Airport (US$42 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden

You will be spending 10 days together near the village Orgiva in a beautiful retreat center, situated in the southern hillside of the Sierra Nevada. It has 2,5 hec. of green and fertile land, because of the old watering system created by the Arabs.

Here in the middle of hundred-years-old olive trees, oranges and lemons you'll find cozy and comfortable cottages. There is the main house with 4 bedrooms that offers single and double rooms and there separate self-contained furnished cottages which offer accommodation for 2 to 4 people. They have 2 bedrooms (each with single beds). 2 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a covered porch.

Program

What does a retreat day look like

We start the day with a sunrise chakra meditation and continue with a Chakra Yoga class.

After that, there is a delicious Raw Breakfast, mostly a range of delicious juices plus a light dish. Then participants are free to read or exercise in the lovely pool or take walks in the surrounding countryside.

Lunch is taken under a lovely awning and is usually two courses of colorful and inventive raw food. It comes in all kinds of spirals with amazing sauces, pizza, falafel, stuffed vegetables, and delightful salads.

The evening meals are just as delicious and there is often a tantalizing soup to start the evening meal. Attendees feel free to learn about raw foods in the kitchen or workshops with our master raw food chefs.

Afternoon yoga takes place in the garden under 500-year old olive trees. Tara’s yoga is designed to bring about awareness of your body in soft and gentle ways. She can embrace complete beginners and those with more advanced practice in the same class effortlessly.

Each yoga class flows at the speed of the participants and Tara is ever vigilant to any sense of discomfort or confusion. She checks and rechecks in a very sensitive way so that her students feel really empowered at the end of each class. Tara breaks up the week with a trip to waterfalls outside the lovely Pampaneira village, higher up in the mountains and when possible another day out to a unique beach with crystal clear water on the coast.

The yoga

We dedicate each day to the energy of one of the chakras, starting with the base. You will be gently taken into a deepening practice of yoga postures, meditation, and pranayama. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student. We have small groups and so there is lots of personal attention. Everyone can get deeper into awareness of there body, breath and being. Even when you have never done any yoga before then this is a great opportunity to get into a non-demanding practice at your own pace.

Indulge in an array of organic, raw and (when desired also) cooked vegan meals. We will show you that eating raw food can be a sensational culinary experience, that delights the palate and leaves you fully satisfied. You don't need much time or special equipment to be able to make delicious recipes, and we are going to show you how!

Healthy menus include delicious and nutritious protein-filled super-foods lovingly prepared. Our chefs will be sharing with you valuable tips and resources that enable you to take your SunFoodYoga experience home with you.

This retreat is much more than a fine combination of yoga and delicious fresh raw food

  • You will deepen and reawaken your inner Shakti and yoga and meditation practice
  • Explore all the benefits of raw and superfoods
  • Learn how to cleanse in an enjoyable way
  • Feel more alive and full of energy
  • Lose weight when needed

Included excursions

A trip to waterfalls outside the lovely Pampaneira village, higher up in the mountains where we will have a swim and a delicious picnic together.

Instructors

Tara Esther Kleij

Retreat location

Welcome to Orgiva, a small village situated in the Alpujarra mountains, a beautiful area with a wide variety of landscapes, lots of it is Natural Park, so there is a wealth of plant and animal life. It is only 50 km from the old city Granada with its famous Alhambra and it is also just 45 minutes drive from Costa tropical with beautiful beaches.

Distances

  • Federico García Lorca Granada Airport (GRX), 1 hour
  • Malaga airport - Costa del Sol (AGP), 1.5 hours

Food

Menu sneak peek

  • Spinach and avocado soup carrot soup
  • Coconut curry with sweet potato rice
  • Mango and banana smoothy Mediterranean tart
  • Apricot and chocolate nest
  • All food is organic and free of any GMO ingredients, refined sugars, gluten or animal product. If you don't eat this or that, no worries, we are happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Raw food
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are other optional activities to choose at an extra cost like horse riding, cycling, hiking, massage treatments or have a personal nutritionist make a diet plan for your individual needs.

Spa treatments

There is a spa about half an hour away from us in the small village of Lanjaromn.

What's included

  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Daily chakra meditations
  • Mantra singing evenings
  • Nutritional talks
  • Evening yoga Nidra (relaxation)
  • Raw chocolate workshop
  • Workshops on raw and superfoods
  • Delicious, nourishing vegan raw meals three times a day
  • Excursion to the waterfalls
  • 8 nights accommodation rooms ensuite
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cacao ceremony

What's not included

  • Food or drinks that have been taken outside of the retreat except for the picnic during our excursions

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga airport - Costa del Sol (AGP) or Federico García Lorca Granada Airport (GRX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. SunFoodYoga will pick you up from the airport. Once you have booked with them, they will give you detailed information on how to get to them.

Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer available: Málaga Airport (US$42 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 29.04% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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