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8 Days Easy Going Yoga Holidays in Spain

  • Caños de Meca, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

Overview

Relaxing Yoga Holiday in Andalusia, Spain

It's time to hit mainland Spain, in Costa de la Luz, Andalusia, the land of sun, laid back life, ocean and good food! Join WindSurfYoga on a rejuvenating yoga holiday in Caños de Meca, a holiday with time for yourself, time to discover and time to energize and relax!

During the week of holiday you'll have 2 classes a day. Some classes will take place on the beach, some in the beautifull garden or our mini shall! A mix of Yoga styles to suit your personal needs and wishes and to keep it basic!

It would not be a holiday with WindSurfYoga is there wouldn't be ocean and opportunities to surf/kite/windsurf nearby. Enjoy your time in nature with us in beautiful remote Andalusia!

This retreat is available for all, even for families.

Highlights

  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Family package with babysitting option
  • Location close to the beach and the ocean
  • Location close to different surfing, kite-surfing, and windsurfing spots
  • Lots of free time to relax by the beach or by the swimming pool
  • Beach, Nature and Quietness but also good Vibes
  • Surf and Ocean how ever you like it
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English
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You will be accommodated in Los Cortijos in a shared villa and there are options for different apartments and little family homes. The venue is child friendly, has andalusian houses in a beautiful green garden. There is a big swimming pool and a hand-build open air theater!

This holiday comes with 4 different styles of accommodation.

Solo traveler: shared room in the shared villa. This is good for 2 persons per bedroom, shared bathroom, well equiped kitchen and shared living. The villa has its own terrace.

Private traveler: private room in the shared villa. This is good for 1 to 2 persons, shared bathroom, well equiped kitchen and shared living. The villa has its own terrace.

Duo Traveler: private apartment/studio. This is good for 2 persons. Your will have your own bedroom,bathroom and little kitchen. Some are 2 rooms, some are studios

Family Traveler: no better way than spending a yoga holiday adventure with the whole family! You'll get a house for 2 adults wit 2 kids. Max 6 persons. Own bathrooms (some might be en-suite), terraces, well equiped kitchen and a spacious living.

Family travelers can't find no better way than spending a yoga holiday adventure with the whole family! You'll get a house for two adults with two kids and a maximum of six persons. They will enjoy of their own bathrooms (some might be en-suite), terraces, well equipped kitchen, and a spacious living.

WindSurfYoga recommends you to book in time as the family and duo traveler packages have limited availability.

The yoga holiday is near the ocean, on a relaxed little community with a beautiful garden, swimming pool and theater. One week, diving into yoga will transform your body, mind, and life, if you let it. It's a perfect way to get out of daily structures, get back on your feet, and make some improvements on yourself.

Every morning there will be a yoga class around 09:00h. The morning classes are to stimulate your system, lengthen your bones and muscles after a long rest in the bed. Morning classes poses aim to stretch and connect with your body. Some breathing exercises to bring in fresh energy and get ready for another beautiful day. The moment is there to say thanks for having another beautiful day to add to your life!

The morning class will help you get ready for the day. Deepen your knowledge on yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breathing exercise), philosophy and design, or extend your own (home) practice. Dive into yoga and explore!

Afternoon classes are there to rejuvenate your body&mind, to relax, to find your own limits, strength, and willpower. Aimed at more Self-knowledge and fun! Poses in the afternoon are deepening, strengthening and refreshing, the final relaxations takes a bit more time to really relax body&mind.

The afternoon / evening class is based on unwinding and relaxation. You will work with restorative poses, stretch and flex, practice some minor meditation and deep relaxation. Every evening there is another class around 18:30.

All classes are suitable for beginner and intermediate yogis. The Classes are a mixture of styles; Vinyasa (flow), Power, Restorative and basic Hatha yoga. Some pranayama, nidra/meditation will pass the week as well. The classes are thaught at each individuals pace and experience.

To have some extra free time, WindSurfYoga schedules one day with just a morning session in the program. This way, you have some time to explore the surroundings islands or just have some extra "me-time".

Once a week, WindSurfYoga likes to do a joined dinner, which can be a barbecue or a good local meal outside.

No excursions are included in the package but WindSurfYoga like to be spontaneous and sometimes make a trip to; Gibraltar, Vejer (beautiful white village, typical for the Andalucian area), Tarifa. If you have an idea, just share it and WindSurfYoga will look into all the possibilities.

Besides trips you can also take extra activities as; windsurfing, surfing, kiting, sup, spanish classes.

  • Eline Schenk

    Eline is a certified yoga teacher and she also has certifications on relaxing massage, sports massage, and diverse Ayurvedic massages. Eline teaches yoga in different styles, mixed to one comforting class.

Caños de Meca is a beautifull area, and they wouldn't be Wind Surf Yoga if also this holiday would not be near the ocean.

Within 10 minutes, you are on some of the most beautiful beaches of the area! Within 20 minutes you'll find different surf, kite, or windsurf spots. The village is near by, but no big supermarkets there. The nearest bigger village is 25 minutes by car.

The area of Costa de la Luz has it all! Nature, culture, good vibes, good food, and lots of nice beaches!

Nearby places

  • Beach - 10 minutes
  • Bigger village - 25 minutes by car
  • Surf, kite-surf, or windsurf spots - 10 minutes
Activities
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach nearby
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental nearby

No food is included in the price of this retreat. WindSurfYoga does like to have a barbecue night once a week. You might like to join them on that one, as it is also vegan/vegetarian friendly.

There is so much to do; just ask and WindSurfYoga will help you find it! Besides yoga courses, you can also join Spanish classes for beginners, kids yoga, or use the babysitting.

There will be more time to make a roadtrip, spend the day on adventure, discover or just make it a long day at the beach.

Further, you can go Windsurfing, Surfing, Kitesurfing, Hiking, Mountainbiking, Horse Riding, Road trips to Cultural places and so on.

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Babysitting is included in the family package
  • Location close to different surfing, kiteing, and windsurfing spots
  • Location close to the beach and the ocean
  • Lots of free time to relax by the beach
  • The duo and family pack include yoga classes for 2 persons
  • Breakfast and any other food
  • Cancellation
  • Flights
  • Pick up and drop off at the nearest bus stops in Conil, Tarifa, Chiclana, Jerez, or Vejer
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

You can book flights to Jerez la Parra Airport (XRY), Gibraltar International Airport (GIB), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). From the airport, you can either take a bus to nearest village from where you can do pick/drop off or alternatively you can also rent a car.

Arrival by Car

You may make it an amazing roadtrip and reach the venue by car! WindSurfYoga will share the route after the booking.

For information about the booking conditions, please send WindSurfYoga an inquiry.
  • Review by James Kirkby-bott from New Forest, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I had a fantastic time with Windsurfyoga run by Eline and Martyn. The holiday was just as advertised. The yoga was great and so was the windsurfing. My time was great fun and also rather therapeutic. I feel relaxed and calm as if I've had a brilliant holiday. The other guests were interesting and fun as were Eline and Martyn who really looked after you. They were the best part of the holiday. I would recommend it to anyone open minded enough to try this unique holiday experience and rate them 10/10."

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  • Review by Sarah from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I think this was the best holiday I have ever been on! I usually enjoy yoga, but here I felt challenged and really encouraged to try new things under safe and supportive guidance. Eline has a fantastic way of making you believe you can do anything and making sure you know exactly what to do. I felt like an Olympic medalist when I achieved something because her praise and feedback was so honest and warm. I loved the buzz of achieving something I thought I would not be able to do. Martin and Eline, I honestly felt like they became my family whilst I was there. We had so much fun, they know the island inside out, and gave the best suggestions for places to go and things to do. I now know how to make daiquiris thanks to them."

    "I have done beginner yoga before and I have enjoyed it but I fell in love with doing it with Eline. Whatever you think you cannot do, she makes it possible, whatever part of your body hurts, she fixes it. It wasn't too serious in that we could giggle about the dog doing a pee pose but it was serious in that I came away from every session feeling stronger, both physically and mentally. I will forever be disappointed from now on in any yoga class that is not taught by Eline!"

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  • Review by Mathieu from France
    10 out of 10

    "I was supposed to stay for two or three weeks, I ended up staying for six weeks, and it was a terrible pain to leave! The place is big enough and there is even a rooftop where you can sunbath or do a barbecue. I took some yoga lessons with Eline and she knows everything about it. From beginners or advanced level, you are going to learn something new. I went surfing and windsurfing with Martin and he has great advice and always choose the perfect spot depending on the conditions. There is so much to do in Corralejo, you may ask Martin and Eline, they know everything!"

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  • Review by Joan from Spain
    9 out of 10

    "I'm very happy with this retreat. There were very nice people in the house. We practiced yoga every day, the sessions were personalized, and I learned a lot of new things. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Liz from Geneva, Switzerland
    9 out of 10

    "The holiday was great. The Yoga sessions were intuitive and non intrusive on my holiday time. Elena was very accommodating and relaxed with her class timings and content. The windsurfing classes were small and very personal. Martin, the instructor, was extremely patient for someone like me who has never done windsurfing before."

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  • Review by Jessica from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "This was the first time that I did some yoga and I have to say that I loved it. I want to do it more often. Two times a day was really nice and it helped me to felt so relaxed after my vacation. "

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  • Review by a traveler from Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "I loved the yoga sessions. I guess we were lucky because we had you all to ourselves almost the entire week. Eline is a very good teacher, I liked her style since it's very down to earth. She helped me to deepen my knowledge about some poses and also helped me to discover more about the effect certain poses have on my sugar levels. I've taken some of her tips with me to my yoga classes at home."

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  • Review by Claire and Catherine

    "Sadly our yoga holiday did not meet our expectations. Firstly, we were expecting to stay in a hotel or apartment with our own bathroom and a pool. This is what had been advertised on the website at the time of booking. About a fortnight before arriving, and only because I asked for the address, we were told that the hotel was too expensive and alternative accommodation had been arranged."

    "When we arrived, we found out that we were staying in Eline's flat and sharing a bathroom with the other guests. The shower frequently ran cold. There was no pool. The room itself was fine but without simple and expected items such as hangers, a mirror, a hand towel, and a safe to lock up valuables."

    "Secondly, the yoga was not good. Before booking we asked explicitly about Eline's style of teaching. We wanted high intensity flow yoga. We were reassured that this is exactly what we'd get but we didn't. Eline's style is slow and doesn't flow. Having taken yoga holidays in the past, normally the morning class is between one and a half to two hours long and the evening class over an hour. Eline's morning class was often shorter than 45 minutes with only about 35 minutes of movement and 10 minutes of savasana. The same in the evening. It was really disappointing."

    "Fuetaventura is a beautiful island with lovely beaches with white sand. The staff in the bars and restaurants are charming. And the location of Eline's apartment was close to two supermarkets and only a short walk to the beach. Thank goodness, without these things the holiday would have been a total disaster. If the holiday had been advertised accurately we would not have come. It's unlikely we'll book through bookyogaretreats again as your audit and checking process of the holidays promoted through your site clearly isn't working. We simply didn't get what we were expecting."

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  • Review by Eline

    "I am sad getting a review as bad as this, we worked our very best to satisfy both ladies on their holiday."

    "I realize that its a personal experience and we are very aware that our holiday isn't a good fit and suitable for everybody. We offer a yoga holiday with wind surf yoga, a simple holiday with daily yoga and if you prefer a bit more luxury you can include massages, breakfast, and airport transfers."

    "Cath and Claire came together, which is different from most solo travelers we have, and therefore the atmosphere in the house will be different for them. We are a guesthouse, its not my home and I would not advertise a hotel as this is not what we aim for. WindSurfYoga travels through Europe organizing; windsurfing, surfing, and yoga holidays, we keep it small and with good relaxed vibes! I understand this is not as they experienced before. I am happy that we are different. I am sad that they call me slow. "

    "Before they booked, they asked me if i could make the classes more dynamic. I answered that I can but only that week as the other weeks I have beginners and I want to take time to get into the basics. I normally teach beginners and intermediate yogi's so of course its a challenge to teach two very experienced woman. But I trust my skills, I learned Vinyasa as my teaching background and that's what I wanted to offer. I made their sequences more deep, asked there favorite and less favorite poses, and worked with it. We breathe, practice asana flowing (but with attention for alignment and the body) and in the end we make a short (five minute maybe) savasana, were sometimes some small yoga Nidra relaxation exercise will come in. I even told the ladies that they could do another pose if they do not appreciate savasana. So we never mentioned high intensity as I could not do that, I believe in yoga not fitness. "

    "Classes on the yoga holiday are taking 60 minutes, as you have two a day this makes two hours a day, leaving time for enjoying your holiday. And for most people this is enough. This is what they also asked for, they wanted just to do some yoga and enjoy their free time. I don't cut classes short, I always get told I'm taking to much time, yes when it comes to starting later I teach longer, I cant fit my sequence in 45 min, but I am glad time flew by for them. "

    "From the moment they arrived I made sure everything stayed shiny, bright, a big vegan breakfast with all on and in it. I appreciate if people notify me half way that they like a change in the class so I can actually do something about it. "

    "I really want to bring from my heart that I am sad their holiday experience was so bad, I am sorry they didn't enjoyed as much, but for my low budget easy going package with that price, I cant make more out of it than I actually did now. I cant change people's expectations. I still also hope somewhere they could take something positive out of it as we had yoga on the beach and we chatted about it too."

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  • Review by Marianne from Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    "The surf lessons would be better by separating beginner and intermediates. The SUP yoga was lots of fun and also very useful. It's nice to connect with your body, doing an active thing while getting relaxed and calm. I can feel my own body stretches and relax."

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  • Review by Roos from Amsterdam, Netherland
    9 out of 10

    "My first contact with yoga was very good and fun. Eline is professional in her yoga classes. I definitely going do to yoga more often. Everything is done with attention, really nice to get lunch to the activities, and good contact by email. When I arrived, the room and house were clean and tidy. Good atmosphere in the house. I had a really good time!"

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  • Review by Froukje from Netherland
    10 out of 10

    "You can feel a good atmosphere during the yoga class. It would be awesome if you could practice on the beach during sunset. The instructors are very helpful with everything."

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