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Our Summer Yoga Retreat Holiday in balmy July has a daily dose of inspiring and uplifting yoga and plenty of free time to relax by the pool, explore the beautiful town, head to the beach, enjoy therapies or join our optional activities. No rigid timetable, just be. Bliss!
Each morning begins with you sipping herbal tea & nibbling on fresh seasonal fruits whilst you slowly awaken before heading to the 90 minute uplifting yoga session to open your body and senses to the day. Feeling invigorated (& hungry?! ), take your time to now enjoy a leisurely buffet brunch on the alfresco terrace by the pool. We normally breakfast together as a group, sharing stories and laughter but there's plenty of quiet spots too if you'd like to breakfast on your own sometimes.
Afternoons are free to spend as you wish or maybe you'd like to join an optional activity available exclusively for our guests: guided biking, guided horse trekking, Spanish cookery workshop, the local tram to explore local towns or relax at the hotel with our holistic therapies. Evening time your taste buds are free to explore the plentiful delicious restaurants nearby or dine at the hotels Michelin listed restaurant.
Youll be staying at a peaceful, 4 star country-house hotel in Altea, an hour north of Alicante. The hotel was a 300 year old olive farm before being converted into a luxury 4-star hotel some 8 years ago. The 20 spacious en-suite rooms are superbly equipped with twin or double beds, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, safety deposit, Wi-Fi, complimentary toiletries and mini-bar. Theres a refreshing outdoor pool in the garden, small gym & sauna and a Michelin listed restaurant too.
The historical old town of Altea, considered to be one of the prettiest in the area, is an easy 10 minute stroll little white washed houses, iconic blue domed church and great views over the bay. Here youll find a delicious selection of restaurants, tapas bars, artisans studios and boutiques.
A littler further on 25 minutes from the hotel is the beach front of Altea, the super clean beach is complemented by a further selection of great restaurants and a lovely long walk along the promenade to the nearby coastal town of Albir.
After the welcome meeting, yoga session and supper on your first day, each morning then begins with fresh fruits and herbal teas to help you slowly awaken before heading to the bright and airy yoga studio for a 90-minute yoga session to open your body and senses to the day. After, you will enjoy a leisurely buffet brunch by the pool. You will normally dine together as a group, sharing stories and plans for the day but there are also plenty of quiet tables if you fancy a peaceful start to your day.
Nicole qualified as a yoga teacher with an Excellent Diploma after a two-year yoga training course with FRYOG (Friends of Yoga International) and has since gone on to train with some of the yoga famous, and not so famous but equally fabulous, teachers including Shiva Rea, Liz Lark, Godfri Devereus, and Claire Missingham.
After practicing yoga for 20 years, Francesa realised that it had helped her tremendously through two marathons and triathlons, and so she decided to teach yoga to other 'sports' people like herself. After qualifying in 2006 from the Yoga Center in Madrid, she began teaching yoga immediately. Francesa is also a Rosen Method bodywork practitioner and an NLP practitioner, bringing this knowledge of body and mind into her yoga classes.
Our Summer Flow Yoga Retreat takes place in the coastal town of Altea in the Alicante region of the Costa Blanca, Spain. A region recognized by the World Health Organization as having one of the healthiest climates on Earth. Just experiencing the expansive clear blue skies and breathing in the clean fresh air will instantly bring about a sense of calm, soothe your senses and invigorate your soul.
We love this area and feel sure you will enjoy your holiday as much as we enjoy creating them for you. With a coastline of well over 200 kilometers, soft sandy beaches washed by warm calm waters and 300+ days of sunshine each year, the Costa Blanca has been attracting visitors to its shores for decades.
Youll see coast hugging mountains tumbling down to the sea along the entire length of the coast together with lush crops of citrus, olive, almond, peach, fig, cherry and carob trees amongst the Mediterranean fruits and vegetables ripening in the sun. The perfume from the blossom is truly intoxicating and helps create a naturally beautiful setting for your Blissful Retreat.
There'll be a delicious supper on your first evening after your travels after which, each day includes a plentiful buffet brunch after morning yoga, a feast of cereals, fruits, local cheeses, Spanish cold cuts, tortilla, fresh eggs from the hotel owner's hens, juices, breads and pastries and a breakfast cake baked for you each morning by the hotel owner Vincenta. The hotel's restaurant is open throughout the day for anything from bar snacks to full a la carte dining. There are also restaurants and cafes nearby.
Afternoons and evenings are free for you to relax by the pool, explore the nearby town of Altea, head to the beach or join optional activities: guided biking, guided horse trek, Spanish cookery workshop, book therapies or a session of stand up paddle or sea kayaking.
We offer a private transfer service from/to Alicante airport. Meeting guests between 11.00 - 13.00 on arrival day and arriving back on final day at midday. Transfers are 40 EUR each way. Flights arriving outside of our transfer times can be accommodated with a private taxi or public transport. Contact Yoga Breaks Spain for more details.
There is a limited daily bus service from/to Alicante airport to Altea where these retreats take place. Ask the organizer for help.
If you wish to catch the train, you first need to take a cab to the north end of Alicante harbor where youll find the FGV (Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana) train service calling at Altea. Train journey takes approximately 2 hours from Alicante centre. Ask the organizer for more advice.
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