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8 Days Naturopathy Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • The Urban Villa Boutique Hotel, Hacienda los Canasteros #5, Carretera de Ojén A-355, Marbella, Malaga 29610, Spain


Luxury Yoga Retreat Spain

This yoga and meditation retreat in southern Spain will leave you energized, clear, and ready to receive the Christmas holidays. Join yoga instructor Lori Sjollema and nutritional therapist Gillian Day at Marbella beach to enjoy the festive season and shake off the winter blues for a healthy holiday. Experience yoga and meditation classes, nutrition workshops, and naturopathy talks explaining the belief in the healing power of nature.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Life coaching and nutrition workshops
  • Naturophathy and nature healing power talks
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 Daily healthy meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. The Urban Villa offers five hotel suites uniquely furnished with a great sense of creativity, combining traditional style with an artistic modern twist, creating a cool contemporary chic atmosphere and magical ambiance.

Each suite has individual special features special features, such as a large private sauna, a jacuzzi with amazing views, a large old fireplace, huge panoramic terraces, and even a romantic canopy bed under rustic old wood beams.

Andaluz room

The Andaluz room impresses with its own Mediterranean charm, a queen size double bed or two single beds an Andalusian-style en-suite bathroom. This suite boasts the best views of the sun rising from behind the mountains. You have the luxury of two terraces, one is a very cozy private terrace with lounge chairs and a table.

A neighboring communal lounge and television room are also offered. They are shared with the guests from the relax suite which borders with the second beautiful spacious terrace where you can enjoy the 180 degrees panoramic views of the city of Marbella, the Mediterranean sea, the Ojen mountain, and inspiring views of Africa, and Gibraltar while relaxing on the sun beds or romantic lounge seat.

Deluxe urban suite

The deluxe urban suite offers the whole floor covering 100 square meters of a harmonious charming mix between contemporary and traditional style. It comprises a large double bedroom, with either a double bed or two twin beds and has an extra bedroom with double bed. The two bedrooms share the toilet and washroom, which is separate from the large and spacious shower room where the sauna with a view is situated.

Everyone on the course will use the sauna only during specific times after the yoga sessions. Make yourselves at home by sunbathing on the ample terrace, relaxing in the comfortable lounge, television and dining area, and enjoy the views from either the lounge windows or the 180 degrees panoramic terrace.

King romance suite

The king romance suite offers the whole upper floor, rustic elegance, and romance perfect for honeymoon couples or for those who simply want to spoil themselves. A big four-poster bed under oak beams and a charming fireplace dominate the bedroom. The bathroom has a spacious rain shower and a separate jacuzzi whirlpool tub with views of mountains and sea. One of the most amazing places in the villa is the large private terrace with inviting sun beds allowing you to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the inspiring views overlooking the African coast and the rock of Gibraltar.

Linda room

This suite has a double bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with a large shower. It is on the same level as the main house lounge and terrace, offering easy access to the shared main terrace, the communal lounge with open fireplace, and the guest's kitchen. There is a bijou private terrace with panoramic views overlooking the Ojén Mountains and the East coast of Marbella.

Relax suite

The charming relax suite, inspired by the Andalusian lifestyle, is decorated with rustic tasteful furnishings and terracotta floors. This suite has a double bedroom with one or two single beds and an extra bedroom. The two bedrooms are divided by a large shared bathroom with bathtub and a separate spacious rain shower. The communal terrace with 180 degrees panoramic view overlooks the Ojen mountains, the Marbella town, the coast of Africa, and the Mediterranean sea which is so inviting to lie and relax on the sun beds or the romantic lounge seat.

This retreat will take place at The Urban Villa in Marbella, Spain. The Urban Villa is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the hills above Marbella and is close to famous beaches, golf courses, exclusive Puerto Banús marina, and the exciting Andalusian lifestyle. The privileged location also boast breathtaking views of the coastline or Africa and the Gibraltar Rock.

Nearby places

  • El Torcal Park Nature Reserve, 30 kilometers
  • Gibraltar Town - 60 minutes
  • Playa las Chapas - 11minutes
  • Puerto Banus beach - 10 minutes
  • Tarifa Town - 75 minutes
  • 1 daily yoga class
  • 1 daily meditation session
  • 3 daily vegetarian gluten-free meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Life coaching and nutrition workshops
  • Naturophathy and nature healing power talks

During this retreat, you will nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Through daily Aryuvedic yoga and meditation classes with Lori Sjollema, you will increase your stamina, flexibility, and balance in a calm and peaceful ambient. Through the life coaching and nutrition workshop led by nutritional therapist Gillian Day, you will learn and experience the healing power of nature by using plants and whole foods as a therapeutic tool for good health and excellent vitality in the body. You will also enjoy plenty of free time to explore the region or simply relax.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Morning yoga class with pranayama
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Meditation
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Light breakfast with Ayurvedic teas
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Relax, sauna, massage therapies
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Healthy lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Free time
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Restorative yoga class
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Healthy dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Meditation and talks

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The Urban Villa can send a private car, which costs around 75 EUR.

Arrival by shuttle

Upon arrival at Malaga Airport (AGP), you can take a shuttle bus direct from the airport to Marbella bus station, which costs around 8 EUR per person and then take a taxi to the villa, which costs around 15 EUR to 18 EUR.

Arrival by taxi

Upon arrival at Malaga Airport (AGP), you can take a private taxi to The Urban Villa, which will cost approximately 85 EUR.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to The Urban Villa, they will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Lori Sjollema

    Lori Sjollema has devoted herself to learning and moving the body for over 30 years. Certified in 2000 as a Jivamukti Vinyasa yoga instructor, she has trained since then extensively in various yoga traditions and influences. While the foundational structure of her classes is at present primarily based in the Anusara yoga method, she also integrates other styles that have influenced her on her yogic path including the movement of Vinyasa Flow, the precision of Iyengar, and her love for meditation.

  • Gillian Day

    Gillian Day is fully qualified as a nutritional therapist, herbal medicine practitioner, naturopath, and lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Gillian Day is trained in using genetic testing for identifying predispositions for any imbalances your body may be experiencing.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transport
  • Spa treatments

During this retreat you will be served three daily detox and freshly prepared vegetarian meals. All meals will be plant-based, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free. All healthy dishes will also be made using locally sourced ingredients with an exciting mixture of Moroccan, Thai, Vietnamese, Caribbean, and Naturopathy delights.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Aromatherapy four-hand massage. (120 EUR)
  • Aromatherapy massage. (75 EUR)
  • Body balancing massage. (150 EUR for 60 minutes)
  • Full body relaxing massage. (60 EUR for 60 minutes)

Bulls and horses tour

Venture into the territory of the fighting bulls and learn the secrets of breeding and the selection for the bullring. The fighting bulls with their calves and also pure bred Andalusian horses are grazing free so you will be driven in a four-wheel drive vehicle with a private guide to see them at a close distance. To round off the visit an aperitif will be offered with a glass of local wine and Iberico pork products.

Granada tour

This is a tour of the world-famous Alahambra Palace with the best guides available. Inside the Alhambra, a world heritage site, you will find the splendid sights of a network of lavishly decorated palaces and irrigated gardens. The tour is followed by a lunch in one of Granada’s restaurants and during the afternoon you have the choice of taking a flamenco class, visiting the Arab baths, watching artisans making musical instruments, and more.

Ronda tour

Start the day touring the historic city of Ronda taking in the gardens, palaces, and monuments. Then, you will be taken to explore the tunnels under the ancient Roman City of Acinipo where wine matures in oak barrels in perfect conditions. You will participate in a magnificent wine tasting in the company of the vineyard owners followed by a homemade lunch, overlooking the beautiful Ronda countryside.

Photography tour

Join acclaimed photographers Michelle Chaplow or Wayne Chasan on a tour of the region taking in some of the most picturesque spots like the white village Ronda or Tarifa, depending on the day with lunch included in a local restaurant.

Olive oil tasting and show cooking

During this tour a great connoisseur of olive oil will give you an introduction about its production and you will have the opportunity to sample the different types of olive oil whilst the chef prepares the lunch based on Andalusian specialties, which you will enjoy after the demonstration.

Morocco tour

Explore Morocco with a private tour guide to know Tangier including a visit to the “Caves of Hercules” and a walking tour to see the Kasbah and its palace and the medina.

  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking/trekking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • River nearby
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding
  • Review by Wanda from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "The whole retreat, including conversations beforehand, accommodation, food, involved people, yoga and meditation places, program, was really perfect for me. I am a world traveller and I have found on my diverse trips only a few places, where I could really say "I felt at home". Linda and her crew where all so lovely, the pick up from bus station was easy, the hotel is super charming and I would call it comfy luxury. The program was made in in a co-working with "radiant yoga Marbella". We had three different classes, mainly Vinyasa flow, Restorative yoga, and Kundalini yoga. We learned different meditations techniques and had Ayurveda seminars in between. We also learned how to cook ghee.We had enough breaks in between, the whole area is just wonderful. The hotel is located on the hills of Marbella, so you have an amazing view of the ocean and the town of Marbella. You can go for walks in the mountains or have a rest in the sauna and the pool. So, you see, I was super happy to attend to this program and I would recommended without any restrictions to all! After the seven days I felt literally "new born" and shining. I would love to go back very soon." website, edited

  • Review by Wanda
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing week - all went perfect and I got home with a magical and wonderful memory of you, Linda. The Urban Villa, all the wonderful teachers, the food, the lovely people, who were involved in this week, so grateful! Thank you and see you again!"

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I have joined to the yoga retreat held on November 2015. First, I was so moved to see the breath-taking view with a beautiful atmosphere of the villa itself. The owner Linda and all staffs had wonderful heart-warming reception and I immediately felt so bright. Yoga retreat was composed by three excellent teachers. In the morning, we did morning breathing Yoga by watching the stunning view. In the afternoon, we did restorative yoga, which made me feel deeply relaxed and energized. In the evening, we had beautiful meditation. Every day we ate beautiful Ayurveda food. Teachers gave us great knowledge about yoga and Ayurveda. Also guidance for our lives, gratitude, calmness. Day by day, my skin starts to get shining and my spirit and heart became fulfilled with joy. Not only me, but I saw tremendous changes of other participants too. They became more and more lovable. Definitely, it was the best yoga retreat I ever had in my life. There will be a similar yoga retreat in next January as well. I strongly recommend to my friends about this yoga retreat in The Urban Villa. Each of us had our own special experiences and were happy returned home. I deeply appreciate everything: to Linda, all the staffs and stunning yoga teachers, to let me have unforgettable days in my life. Now I returned to my busy days again, but all the memories in this special yoga retreat will be last forever in my heart. Love and Namaste."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Linda is the perfect host and her majestic villa offers fantastic rooms and suites. We stayed on the lowest floor and our suite had two bedrooms, a large living room and terrace and even a private sauna. The views from the hotel are spectacular. The dinners and breakfast are delicious and better than most similar accommodations provide. We highly recommend this Villa and were amazed at a previous harsh review-crazy! This place was a highlight of a trip including many luxury hotels. Spectacular is the best description for the Urban Villa."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "We stay for 10 days in this beautiful hotel, very private and special place. The villa is large and comfortable, nice decoration. Different experience. Up in the mountain looking at the sea. A place to relax and enjoy with full details, five meters from Marbella. The staff is helpful and friendly. Delicious breakfast. We have dinner as well several times, four nice dishes prepared with love and care. Thank you Linda its been great! We arrived as guests and we left as friends. See you soon."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Great location, wonderful views, fantastic room, amazing food and lovely people. King suite was spectacular! Location gave great access to surrounding area and some beautiful towns and villages. You do need a car to get around as it is located on the hillside overlooking Marbella. We ate at the hotel every evening of our seven-night stay and had excellent food each night. The service was really friendly and added to our stay."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Just what we wanted after a particularly stressful six months. Relaxed above and away from the bustle of Marbella during the day and drove 10-minutes down the hill into the town for dinner. We took the deluxe suite and it lived up to its name. Particularly lovely terrace with spectacular view and sun all day until 5 p.m. The remainder of the villa is equally comfortable and we were exceptionally well looked after by Marion. Breakfast plentiful and enjoyable and dinner is available every night on request. We rarely return to places - life's too short! - but I've a strong feeling we'll be back here."

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  • Review by Ania and Bruno from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "In one sentence - great place, great view, and great service.The interior is very rustic and luxurious, which results in a warm welcome every time upon arriving "home". Best beds we've slept on when on a vacation, and more than enough pillows to choose from, which is very nice. From all the balconies (pool, common areas, as well as private areas) you'll see all the way to Morocco across the sea. Fresh breakfast (oven baked bread, eggs, pancakes, juice, fruits) is served on the lovely balcony on the main floor every morning. Service was perfect; Linda is a very warm, kind, and involved hostess! All of her staff are too by the way, we felt like we were welcomed and treated as if we were family. Linda is in contact with lots of locals so she can arrange various activities on request like wining tasting, massage therapists, etc. Staying in this place really took our stay in Andalucia to a higher level in many ways. We definitely want to come back to The Urban Villa and we would recommend this place any time!"

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  • Review by Sergio from London
    10 out of 10

    "We reserved for two nights and stayed three! We stayed in the two-bedroom suite, and it was exactly as described. Large, super clean bathroom. The view from every room is truly spectacular. Breakfast was plentiful with lots of cheese, meats, fruits, biscuits, and eggs. Great coffee too. We used the villa as a base to visit Marbella and Gibraltar, and as a quick respite from the hectic pace of a sight seeing vacation. The host, Linda and her staff were very helpful. Would stay here again without hesitation, and recommend without reserve."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Great five-day stay at the villa : delicious food, cozy setting, friendly staff, simply all you can wish for to have a great vacation! Linda and her staff are doing an excellent job; warm welcome. We immediately felt at home and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the other guests."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This is a hidden gem. I was worried about getting there being up hill but it was well worth it; great food, beautiful views and attentive staff. I will be coming back for a yoga retreat in November, couldn't think of a better spot for it."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This place is a paradise. I would like to stay there forever. The staff is very professional and efficient, the cook tries his best to please us by making delicious breakfast and dinner. You can have a beautiful view on the terrace and in most rooms I guess. The pool is very tidy and my room was great. The city centre is not very far and there is a commercial centre minutes away from The Urban Villa. I definitely recommend people who want to relax to go to this very sunny place. Room Tip: The Deluxe Room has private access to the pool and is very spacious."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Perched high on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, with a view of Gibraltar in the hazy distance, the Urban Villa is worth the effort to get to. While only a brief car ride from the centre of Marbella, it's a quiet and relaxing eyrie. Your hostess, Linda, will welcome you warmly and treat you to an extravagant continental breakfast, which you'll enjoy on the terrace while savoring the magnificent views below. If you're eating dinner in town she'll recommend one of the best restaurants where her referral usually results in a complimentary drink. In our case it was two huge pours of cognac at the meal's end! The first time up and down the road is a little scary but having done it once it's a matter of little moment."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "The Urban Villa is the perfect place to stay when visiting Marbella and its surroundings! The place itself is just beautiful, very nicely decorated and with magnificent views. It is located in the mountain so it is very peaceful and quiet but at the same time you are just a short drive from Marbella Old Town and the beach. The place is very well run by it's owner Linda who is very helpful and is always trying to make sure that you have evrything you need. Staying in the Urban Villa felt like staying at your own home! It has a very nice and relaxed feel to it and I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone planning to visit La Costa del Sol."

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  • Review by A traveler
    10 out of 10

    "The Urban Villa was a wonderful place to stay in Marbella! The villa itself is beautiful, but the panoramic views of Marbella are the real treat. Linda was so nice and helpful and has great recommendations for restaurants, things to do. Also, the breakfast spread was one of the highlights - delicious selection of charcuterie and cheese along with all kinds of breads, pastries, yogurts, cereals, juices! Linda also has a very nice selection of local wines available, which we definitely took advantage of for relaxing on the terrace and enjoying the views. I stayed in the "Relax" Suite with a friend, which was perfect because we each had our own bedroom. The room shares a very nice lounge/sitting area with one other suite, but it felt very private - we never even saw the inhabitants of the other room while we were there. The room also opens up to a gorgeous terrace with some lounge chairs and an unbelievable view (also shared with the other suite). Only about 15 minutes to get to Old Marbella and the beach. We took taxis, which were never difficult to get, but having a car might be easier. Would definitely stay here again... definitely a great way to experience Marbella!Room Tip: the relax suite has two bedrooms and shared access to a large terrace with unbelievable views."

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Marbella, Spain

The Urban Villa is an idyllic luxury boutique hotel at Marbella where you will feel totally at home. It offers bed and breakfast, luxury packages, and exciting holiday adventures on Costa del Sol.

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Arrival: Saturday November 26, 2016
Departure: Saturday December 3, 2016

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