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8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Centro Santillan, Carretera Macharaviaya, 29730 Rincon de la Victoria, Malaga, Spain

Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat Spain

The Yoga Beat invites you to join them in their intensive yoga retreat held in the wonderful Andalusian hills of Spain. Enjoy relaxing yet focused daily yoga sessions that will fit your yoga needs. While on your leisure time, you can stroll along the beautiful sandy beach and maybe after dinner, join mantra chanting to calm your mind. You will come home not only feeling inspired but also recharged!


  • 3 daily yoga classes
  • Evening meditation sessions
  • Pranayama and celestial communications sessions
  • Choose between Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Restorative yoga
  • Yogic breakfasts, lunches, and suppers
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, and water
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 days with instruction
  • German, English
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You will be staying at Santillan Yoga and Wellness Center. The center is located in the peace of the Spanish countryside and yet it is still conveniently reachable as it is only 20 minutes away from Malaga Airport (AGP). The family atmosphere, the delicacy of service, gardens, small corners, and interior spaces make it an ideal venue for yoga retreats or explore meditation, deepening silence, and stillness space.

All rooms at Santillan have an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The superior rooms are equipped with underfloor heating in the bathroom, two wash-hand basins, and hydro massage in the bathtub. There are complementary toiletries, hairdryer, hot and cold air conditioning or fan, kettle, television and DVD player, telephones for internal use, safe deposit box, work desk, and a balcony or patio with sea or garden and mountain views.

During this retreat, you will have three daily yoga classes with Chris Leuenberger and Stella Shakerchi. Experience extensive sessions of Vinyasa yoga, pranayama, Kundalini yoga, Restorative yoga, and celestial communication (mantras with extended mudras) in the evening. The week will follow through the chakras, so the first day will be root chakra and the last day, the crown chakra. Each class during the day will relate to that day's chakra.

In this retreat, you will start your day with 90 minutes Vinyasa class and silent relaxation. After your morning yoga and relaxation session, you will have your breakfast. Around midday, you will have 60 minutes kundalini or dance based class and music relaxation, followed with lunch. In the evening, you will have another 90 minutes evening Vinyasa class with meditation or Nidra yoga. After dinner, there will be 20 minutes of mantras with music and mudras.

  • Stella Shakerchi

    Tribe Worldwide Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Stella found yoga in Bermuda, 17 years ago, and developed her practice all around the world. After overcoming ovarian cancer, she trained for her first teaching certificates in South India. With a joyful style of teaching backed by her wisdom of nutrition and healing, she is a KYTA member (Kundalini Level 1 teacher) and Yoga Alliance Member (RYT 500), graduated from Tribe Worldwide Yoga School, specializing in pranayama, meditation techniques, Astanga, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga.

  • Chris Leuenberger

    Chris’s yoga classes are based on the Astanga Vinyasa method. Individual asanas are coordinated with the breath and linked with each other like a dance. This flowing style of yoga can be quite dynamic or more meditative depending on the level of the students and the desired effects of the class. In his classes and workshops, he often includes elements of meditation, pranayama, as well as sound explorations.

Set in a secluded location, Santillan is an Andalusian paradise, nestled in a Malaga hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the countryside, surrounded by the silence of the mountain and with wonderful sea views.

Nearby places

  • Costa del Sol, 20 kilometers
  • Malaga Airport (AGP), 25 kilometers - 20 minutes
  • Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles train and bus station, 24 kilometers
  • Golf course nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Reiki
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries

In this retreat, healthy yogic food with vegetarian and dietary options will be served. The cooks at Molino de Santillan will be sharing their popular Spanish-influenced healthy Mediterranean cuisine in this retreat. They can cater for vegetarian, vegan, raw diets, and also for genuine food allergies and intolerances, such as gluten-free and dairy-free. For more information on food, kindly send an inquiry to The Yoga Beat.

  • Enjoy a swim in the salt-water pool
  • Have a walk in their stunningly beautiful gardens
  • Sunbathe and take a relaxing salt water bath in a natural environment
  • Read books at the multi-language library

Walking trail options:

Route one

You will walk around the hotel and this walking trail takes about 30 to 40 minutes. Walk down the mountain to the water basin, climb round the other side of the hotel.

Route two

You will walk through the mountains with beautiful sea views, this walk can be as long as you want.

For an additional cost, these range of therapies can be arranged for you.

  • Facial beauty treatments
  • Massage
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Regression and soul therapies
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Thai yoga massage

Sessions are to be booked on arrival and payable in EUR directly to the therapist.

  • 3 daily yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Complimentary drinks on arrival and departure days
  • Daily yogic breakfast, lunch, and supper
  • Pranayama and celestial communications sessions
  • Teas, coffees, and water
  • Use of all facilities
  • Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Restorative yoga
  • Wi-Fi
  • Airfares
  • Alcohol
  • Excursions
  • Massages

Driving directions from Malaga Airport.

  • The drive from Malaga airport is straightforward. Leave the airport in the direction of Malaga.
  • Follow signs that say ‘Almeria’ and ‘Motril’ on what will become the A7 motorway heading east toward Almeria and Motril. Do not go towards Granada, Cadiz, and Seville.
  • Stay on A7 11 and after about 20 minutes and then take EXIT 258 off the motorway, which comes directly after EXIT 256, in the direction of Marcharaviaya, (Torre de Benalgabon).
  • Please note that the motorway exit signs are not in strict numerical order. Then turn left and follow the road underneath the motorway and up the hill towards Macharaviaya following the signs painted on the rock, as explained above.

Driving directions from Costa del Sol

  • To go to the Santillán just take the Mediterranean motorway towards Almeria, Nerja. After the Rincon de la Victoria get off the motorway at EXIT 258 in the direction of Macharaviaya, go through the tunnel under the highway and follow the road up the hill towards Macharaviaya.
  • Here you will start to see our signs ‘MOLINO DE SANTILLAN’ painted on the rock in green and red letters against a white background and green frame. Be sure to take the right fork next to the school at the beginning of the mountain road, as signposted.
  • The painted signs on the rock will guide you along a serpentine road up the hill for 3 kilometers, with quite spectacular views north over the mountains and nearby White Mountain villages and southward to the Mediterranean Sea. Just after 3 kilometers on this mountain road, you will see a big black and white sign with red letters at a sharp right-hand turn.
  • Take this turn to the right and follow this second, narrower mountain road for about 1.2 kilometers and Molino de Santillan is at the end of a right-hand turn off this mountain road.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malaga Airport (AGP). The Yoga Beat will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 157 days before arrival.