Tara Casa

Tara Casa is a dedicated retreat for relaxation with the added opportunity to take part in holistic activities like yoga, weight loss, mosaic-making and Pilates

  • Murcia, Spain

Speaks English

from US$804

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$804
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

7 Days Relaxing Yoga Holiday in Spain

Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec | Oct, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$740

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$740
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Speaks English

from US$418

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews
from US$418
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Great 9.6/10

Based on 3 reviews

Vivienne

Vivienne has extensive yoga experience, she will ensure personalised and individual attention throughout your break including an introductory session so you can focus on your own goals and improve relaxation, breathing, alignment, coordination, stamina and core strength.

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  • Review by Andrea Middleton from Scotland
    10 out of 10

    "I have just returned from the most relaxing yet revitalizing week I've ever had!! Tara casa is a fabulous little retreat and the hosts Vivienne and Dan are such lovely people."

    "They are very attentive, always available if you need them and Dan's cooking is to die for... extremely tasty yet healthy. The grounds are beautiful and scattered throughout are some of Dan's beautiful mosaics. There is so much attention to detail that's been put into the retreat and you can see its a real labor of love. The local town of Cartagena is lovely for a day trip out however I was happy basking in the sun next to the pool most of my days. Vivienne is an excellent teacher, recognizing and teaching to each persons different levels. I was there mainly for yoga but tried some pilates and really enjoyed the change. My angel card reading was a beautiful way to end the week and Viv gave such insight into it. I would highly recommend this retreat for those who want to switch off from the world relax and revitalize your mind body and soul!"

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  • Review by Ann Cook from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time with Tara Casa. The venue was perfect and the rooms comfortable, clean and very peaceful. The garden is lovely, bird songs and our host put on soft music. The yoga pilates studio is ideal. Yoga and pilates teachers were excellent. The food was delicious. Be aware that if you want to go out and about you need a car. I used a taxi one day to explore the City Of Cartagena. Dan and Vivienne are super and there are lots and lots of books to dip into. A wonderful retreat. I will definitely return."

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  • Review by Victoria King from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Our stay was really wonderful! Tara Casa is such a beautiful oasis and wonderful, relaxing retreat. We felt so looked after, we felt so welcome, we felt so at home. The hosts, Vivienne and Dan have both created such a special place. The yoga was lovely and I loved the mosaic making!! It was so inspiring and creative. Also lots of books to read, time to relax and reflect and friendly, like minded other guests."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Virginia from United Kingdom

    "Amazing and relaxing didn't want to leave. Vivian and Dan are two wonderful, gentle, kind and caring people who go above hospitable, nothing is too much trouble and we had a lovely yoga teacher Isabel. Viv is one of the best teachers for Pilates, patient and caring she explained everything she was teaching. Isabel restored my faith in Yoga after a bad experience,she is amazing. The room was great, very clean and the beds were very comfortable, the food cooked by Dan is excellent and we cleaned the plates. The lovely lady Lorraine who visits for the massage and beauty treatments was excellent. The ambiance is amazing we felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. We were thoroughly pampered and spoilt for the duration of our stay, even the taxi driver they organised for picking us up was lovely.!! We are already planning next years visit. I feel refreshed, relaxed and restored and cannot praise these two enough, a lovely couple, lovely people. Don't dither just go, you won't regret it."

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  • Review by A traveler from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "It was absolutely perfect for me. I loved meeting everyone and had a wonderful time. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I met so many lovely people."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for all your hard work. Its been a wonderful experience and I feel physically and mentally fitter."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I had such a fantastic time with everybody and such a laugh. Lovely getting to know all the lovely people. Had a fantastic chilled out time."

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  • Review by A traveler
    9 out of 10

    "A wonderful time at our Pilates retreat. Can't wait for our next one!"

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  • Review by Sheila
    10 out of 10

    "Just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your home with us last week. Love the house, the pool, the garden and the views from my upstairs room. Many thanks once more for a memorable stay in a smashing place. Maybe I shall return one day."

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  • Review by Val Knowles from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Lovely week in a lovely welcoming caring place. So many lovely mosaics and pictures. The Pilates led by Viv a wonderful introduction to Pilates the way it should be taught. Thank you for creating such a wonderful space to relax and restore oneself."

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  • Review by Rosie from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "Thanks for a wonderful week of rest and relaxation. Well being and love good ingredients. I hope to return one day."

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  • Review by Susie from United Kingdom

    "I've stayed in the beautiful peaceful retreat of Tara Casa many times, sometimes as a single traveller, with a small group, or with a friend. Each time has been a different but immensely enjoyable experience as I always gain so much from being there.I especially love the pilates and Viv's relaxed style of teaching which is always very professional, she gives such attention to detail enabling me to gain more from my sessions. Viv is passionate about what she does and this extends to her love of animals and the lovely group of rescue dogs who live happily with her and Dan in Tara Casa. They bring such character and fun to the place and I love interacting with them. However, they are always kept at bay if visitors prefer not to be close to them and are exceptionally well behaved dogs.There is much to enjoy at Tara Casa, from walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside,swimming in the large pool, lounging in the garden swing, relaxing in the Jacuzzi or being more active in the purpose built studio where there's a good range of equipment including a pilates reformer machine which I've found produces great results in one to one sessions with Viv. You can do as little or as much as you please, it s all very laid back here.Dan's forte is his creativity, from his wonderful vegetarian meals to the beautiful sanctuary of the garden where many of his beautiful mosaics can be seen. With Dan's help I produced a lovely tortoise mosaic during one of my early visits to Tara Casa,it's incredible how you can lose yourself for hours in this wonderful hobby.The accommodation is good with comfy beds and I always enjoy my favourite room with it's large ensuite and feel very cosy there.I could sing the praises of Viv and Dan in so many areas. They are attentive hosts, always seeking to please and adapt to their guests wishes. You only have to ask and they will always try to accommodate, it never seems too much trouble. I always feel like my batteries have been recharged after a visit to this wonderful place. Can't wait to return!"

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  • Review by Andy from United Kingdom

    "I came to this pilates holiday as a complete novice. Viv is an excellent instructor who made my pilates sessions very informative and rewarding. Both her and Dan are very welcoming hosts who go out of their way to ensure their guests are happy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tara Casa as a great holiday to others!"

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  • Review by Sue

    "I enjoyed a special day here at Tara Casa. The Casa is such a relaxing place as soon as you step through the gate. The Pilates and yoga class was fully explained (as I hadn't done anything like that before) and was gently put through the motions by Viv. Later we were shown how to make a mosaic by Dan, who was very patient and helped when we got stuck! The lunch was lovely, then it was back to finishing our mosaic, and the day ended in a relaxing meditation class and an Angel card reading. All in all a great day, truly relaxing and a beautiful mosaic to take home as a memento. Thank you Viv and Dan."

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  • Review by Anne from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I spent a lovely relaxing day here with my friend, which was a treat for her birthday. We were welcomed to the sound of relaxing music playing and the ambiance surrounded us as soon as we walked through the gate. A delicious fruit smoothie was enjoyed to boost our energy. We enjoyed Pilates and yoga, which was very professionally explained and demonstrated, and we felt very comfortable. We were then taken to begin our mosaic class and the techniques and skills were very well explained. We stopped for a break and a lovely lunch, then had the option to relax, swim in the pool or just do what we wanted before continuing with our mosaic's. A relaxation wind down in the Pilates studio and then we left with a wonderful feeling of well-being, and our mosaics, which we are very proud of. A truly relaxing day in the Spanish sunshine, and look forward to doing the same next time my friend comes to visit."

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  • Review by Claire from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "A truly lovely relaxing holiday where I had time to step back relax and have time out from my normal busy life. The accommodation was really comfortable, spacious, clean and welcoming and the food was amazing. I will definitely be back and with it being such a short drive from the airport makes the journey so easy. Thank you Vivienne and Dan for making my stay so relaxing."

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  • Review by Katy from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay at Tara Casa. I really enjoyed the time here and the amazing food. I really loved the chance to try my hand at mosaic making - definitely need some practice but great fun."

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  • Review by Jacqui from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "My expectation of the week was very high. I wanted complete relaxation and a new shaped and toned body. I was not disappointed, I tailored my week with Viv to include Pilates, boot camp and some elements of the wellbeing course.I loved the morning Pilates session with Viv, I was able to advance through the week very quickly learning the breathing and basic techniques and I am now confident enough to practice at home alone.The afternoon sessions with Matt were a lot more intense and he was able to flex the sessions to meet my needs. I enjoyed a healthy diet, including freshly made juices and wholesome delicious vegetarian food that gave me great ideas to take home.I dropped 2 kilos over a week and became noticeably more toned. I travelled solo, but Viv and Dan were so welcoming and the other guests made me feel completely at home.During the days I had time to visit Cartagena and spent a fabulous morning bird-watching completely new experience); we spotted two golden eagles and several other rare birds. I whole heartedly recommend this holiday!"

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  • Review by Jan from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Tara Casa is so comforting and nurturing. The place, the food and Pilates are all that I could of hoped for, but I was lucky enough to get something else completely unexpected. Viv, you have helped me see my natural wonder in the world around me through different lenses."

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  • Review by Hannah from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for your hospitality. I have had a wonderful break, feel rejuvenated and very relaxed, for once my mind isnt a stream of thoughts. Viv, thank you for helping me with my core and shoulder rehabilitation. Dan, thank you for the lovely healthy food."

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  • Review by Jude and Marion
    10 out of 10

    "We had a lovely relaxing break, shame it couldnt have been a little longer! A well planned simple schedule and a wonderful spot to chill! Thanks to Dan for his patience and suggestions with our mosaics - were very pleased with the results! Hoping to return at some point for some more relaxation and creativity."

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  • Review by Lou from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "Came with a group of seven, had an amazing time! Very comfortable rooms, lovely food, home from home. Great classes and fabulous pool. Hope to come again."

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  • Review by Ryan from Ireland
    10 out of 10

    "Viv and Dan made me feel really safe and welcome in their home; which was very nice as I was traveling alone. I learned a great deal from Viv about Pilates and health, which is what I wanted. The town of Cartegena is accessible from their home; it is a very nice traditional Spanish town."

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  • Review by Claire
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks so much for a lovely five days. You made us all feel so welcome and comfortable. Your lovely finca, pennys classes, the wonderful food, and of course the amazing mosaic classes have been relaxing and enjoyable."

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  • Review by Mairi
    9 out of 10

    "Thanks so much for a truly wonderful holiday - it surpassed all my expectations. You have a delightful place here with a calming and restorative ambiance. Fantastic Pilates sessions and the best mosaic teacher ever!"

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  • Review by C. Cox from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "It was a pleasure to stay with Viv and Dan; they are both truly lovely people who worked hard to ensure that their guests had as restful a holiday as possible. The standard of tuition was excellent and the food was very enjoyable home cooking at its best. I am hoping to return next year."

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  • Review by Geraldine Wilcox
    9 out of 10

    "Im so relaxed, I dont want to leave. Thank you so much for your hospitality. This is such a peaceful place - it restores your soul and balance - and thats down to the beautiful energies you both bring. Ive never had such a perfect restorative weekend as this one."

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  • Review by Lori
    10 out of 10

    "A fantastic respite from hectic London life - feel really cleansed, I now know where my abdominal muscles are! Thanks so much for the warmth, care and hospitality."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "WeighLess4Life program was one of the best things I have ever done. Not only did I lose 1.5 inches from my waist during my weeks stay but also I have returned home with a new perspective on life. I have dropped some negative patterns and replaced with new positive ones. I am about to start a writing class, something I have wanted to do for years. All this through Viviennes gentle way of helping us to view everything in our lives and helping us to see what was needed for better quality of life. As a result, a healthier body and mind is coming to the fore and Viviennes ongoing support since I have been home has been invaluable. The result is that I will never go back to my old ways of eating, no more dieting either. I can see my new body breaking through and love my easy 15 minute daily Pilates, Yoga and relaxation regimen. So many great changesthank you, Vivienne, Dan and Taras Retreat for this wonderful new me."

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  • Review by Cheryl Woods from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "Daniel has produced an amazing backdrop to our barbecue. He produced a masterpiece in glass which exceeded our expectations. My only regret is having to put the barbecue back in place! I then attended one of Dan's courses and thoroughly enjoyed myself!"

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  • Review by Holly
    10 out of 10

    "Viv and Dan, thank you so much for your welcoming hospitality, I have never enjoyed doing nothing quite so much. It has been a wonderfully relaxing week, giving me time with my mind in a safe and supportive environment. I hope the bump and I have been able to add something positive to the energy at Taras Retreat but if you dont mind to take a wee bit back with me to keep me still and calm."

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  • Review by Peter
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for a relaxing week which has really helped me recharge my batteries over the extended Easter holidays. I really enjoyed the classes and the setting. Thanks for letting me borrow the bike to go to the beach one day. That hill will live in my memory! Hope to be back here again for a recharge soon. P.S The dogs are great."

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  • Review by Nadia
    9 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time at Taras Retreat, very relaxing and had some fabulous Pilates sessions. Dan and Vivienne are very welcoming hosts. I also enjoyed my time with the dogs, they are so cute. Looking forward to another stay in the future. Thank you and lots of love."

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  • Review by Claire

    "What can I say - great food, gorgeous dogs, beautiful setting and fantastic Pilates, the only thing missing was the sun but you cant control that! Thanks especially to Viv for the encouragement about my thoughts to become a Pilates teacher - Ill keep you posted! Thanks for everything. P.S if you notice Patito missing, its because I sneaked him into my hand luggage!"

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  • Review by Kate
    9 out of 10

    "Thanks so much for all your gorgeous food and everything you have done for us during our stay. Hope you enjoy the rest after we kept you so busy these last two weeks!"

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