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7 Day Yoga Retreat in Malaga

Molino del Rey, Jorox, Alozaina, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

Yoga Retreat in Spain

Join Yoga Evita in this wonderful place that is getting better and better! This is a suitable place for anyone who is looking to have a yoga retreat in the surroundings of nature. In this retreat, your yoga practice will be accompanied by breathing, stretching, and more physical sessions. You will also have a chance to enjoy walking both in a group or in-person to the surroundings. If you are interested in a little bit of adventure, Yoga Evita can arrange for you a half a day visit to the historic town of Ronda and/or to the coast. Choose whatever suits you best.

Meet the instructors

Eva
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Highlights

  • 2 to 3 yoga practices per day
  • Breathing, stretching, and a more physical session
  • Singing, laughing, and meditating session every evening
  • At least once heat up of the big Swedish-style sauna
  • Large breakfast buffet and dinners
  • Free coffee, tea, and water
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Parking lot

Molino del Rey has been known for years as a center of excellence in Spain and the world. The entire venue including outside areas is smoke-free. All rooms are en-suite, with warm/cold air-conditioning, ceiling fans, comfortable beds, electric mattresses, hairdryers, kettles, and safes.

The rooms beautifully prepared for your arrival, but there is no room service, so for instance, bed linen, towels, etc. are not renewed during your stay. Please bring your own towel to use by the pool and for the sauna.

It's important to be aware that from an administrative point of view, this is a private property that Yoga Evita is renting and not a hotel.

The yoga shala with its five meters high ceiling and meditation area gives you a deeper dimension during the practice. In addition, Molino del Rey is surrounded by waterfalls and lots of flowers and plants.

In fact, the whole venue is very tastefully designed. To enjoy the stunning and varied nature, you are strongly recommended to try walking. All seasons have their individual beauty. Enjoy everything that is on offer.

Rooms

Molino del Rey has a maximum capacity of 20 guest beds. The place is facilitated with an en-suite, luxury accommodation, balconies, warm/cold air-conditioning, superbly comfortable beds, ceiling fans, tea making facilities, safes, hairdryers, alarm clocks, electric blinds, etc.

Main House Top Floor

There are seven twin rooms and one single room (one twin has a double and a single bed) all with balconies.

Main House Lower Floor

There are one superior twin room with an extra sitting area and one “King Suite” with an extra glass conservatory SAT / TV / DVD, electric adjustable beds, etc.

Lower Level

There is one separate teacher’s single room (free of charge on minimum booking, otherwise single supplement applies).

Lower Garden

There are a twin dome and single cabin as “overflow accommodation" with a shared bathroom three steps outside. This brings the total to 22 beds.

Pool

The magical “Grotto” pool is equipped with an automatic Sea Water System and contains no chlorine.

Sauna

For a nominal fee, one has the option of relaxing in the pool-side 14 seater sauna.

Yoga Hall / Seminar Studio

The studio is 100 meters square with wooden parquet flooring and occupies an extraordinary position, hand-cut out of the mountain, floor to ceiling windows with views across the valley, and a door leading into the inner stillness of the caves.

The latter serve as natural air conditioning in hot summer months. Underfloor central heating available for winter months. The studio has incredible acoustics for working with sound and is fully equipped with yoga props and training materials.

Decking Area

Besides the lovely yoga studio, there is also an approximately 60 meters square teak decking area, for enjoying yoga, etc. outdoors. During the summer months, the wooden gazebo serves as a second Thai and Chavutti massage room.

Caves

Molino del Rey is extremely fortunate in having personal caves, particularly appreciated by meditation groups and for chanting, overtone, didgeridoo, etc. In fact, the whole mountain is honeycombed with caves and many have been explored by the more adventurous guests.

Program

Yoga

Yoga lubricates the body through physical positions. This allows the muscles and joints to move flexibly, strengthens the internal organs, and stimulates circulation in the body without causing tiredness. The body finds complete relaxation in these asanas, i.e., body positions while the so-called pranayamas or breathing exercises increase prana or inner energy. Finally, you have meditation to calm the senses. Through yoga, you can learn to control physical pain and with the help of breathing, mental pain and then with meditation, you gain an insight into who you are. Yoga starts with the body but ends by rising above it.

Pranayama or ‘breathing exercises’

Prana is the life force which enters the body with the breath and which is metabolized from the foods you eat. Breathing exercises improve the ability of the body to metabolize prana. Also, since breathing affects emotions, breath work helps to regulate and refine the emotional sheath. Finally, breathing also represents a bridge between those physiological functions which is believed you can control (voluntary) and those which you cannot (involuntary). Adept yogis claim to be able to control metabolism, reflex, and brainwave activity, events slow, or virtually stop the heartbeat.

Overview

In this retreat, you will practice yoga two to three times per day, in total a minimum of four hours. In the morning, you will have an easy practice with the focus on breathing and stretching and a more physical session in the afternoon. You will spend the evenings together singing, laughing, meditating, and there will be several surprises. At least once, you will heat up the big Swedish-style sauna and a saltwater splash pool is also available.

There will be opportunities to walk every day, together in a group or whatever suits. Please bring comfortable shoes or trainers that are suitable. The course will start at 18:00 with dinner on Sunday. So, please be on time. Check out will be in the next Saturday morning around 11:00.

If you wish, you can request to arrange a half day visit to the historical town of Ronda and / or to the coast. You will then depart after the morning practice and breakfast and will return for supper and evening practice. The road is magnificent, almost unreal with mountains, valleys, and note, a lot of bends.

Tips for practising yoga

If you have been considering starting a practice, you are not alone. Many are turning to yoga as part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps to have a basic understanding of what to expect, so you can focus on what’s going on in the class and what’s going on with your body. Here are eight tips to help you not only survive, but thrive in your first yoga class and after, for the rest of your life.

Remember that yoga is a practice that meets you where you are

No matter where you are, there is a yoga practice that is right for you. Yoga doesn’t care if you are tall or short, heavy or slim, and young or old. Yoga helps you to deeply explore yourselves, no matter where you are. Remembering this on the mat can help you to let go of self-judgment and begin to soften into each moment. Normally, you keep our eyes closed.

Do your research to find a class that meets your needs

Please read Yoga Evita's website and please read the class descriptions or send an inquiry Yoga Evita to ask questions. There are many different styles of yoga, so look for one that will meet your specific needs. Word of mouth is another way to find out, so ask your friends or people you meet at the class.

Arrive early

Once you have settled on a class, arriving at least 15 minutes early will allow you to meet the teacher and inform about yourself and what you are hoping to accomplish by starting a yoga practice. As a regular, it also allows you to get your space and start to relax and prepare for the class.

It’s best that you don’t eat right before the class but do stay hydrated

If you’re digesting a meal, your body will be using energy that could otherwise be focused on your practice. Also, twisting and bending don’t feel great with a full stomach. If possible, you may wait about two hours after a meal and one hour after a light snack. Please make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Respect your body and its limits

Yoga is about self-acceptance and meeting yourself where you are with love and compassion. The slower you move, the faster you progress. To begin with, finding your edge in each pose and continually staying with it as you breathe and respect where you are will allow you to move forward over time.

Stay open and enjoy the practice

You may choose to go into your practice with an open heart and mind. Don’t judge the practice. You need to commit and keep going. During her first yoga class, Eva knew that something fundamentally right was happening. She doesn’t understand what it was, but she knew she was where she needed to be.

You deserve to connect and to communicate deeply with your body. You deserve to strengthen inside and out and most of all, you deserve to change all that is not serving you in your life. Yoga informs you about yourselves. The more you practice, the more information you will receive as you begin to watch, connect, and engage at deeper levels. It is through that connection and engagement that you can begin to transform your bodies, your minds, and your world, one practice at a time. You just keep it up and keep doing it.

Instructors

Eva Lindblom

Retreat location

Set in the beautiful nature reserve of Andalucía “Sierra de las Nieves” in Southern Spain, with comfort in mind, the entire resort of Molino del Rey has purposely been built with their own hands, improving along the way since as early as 1994.

It has everything you would expect from a top luxury yoga retreat and much more. Molino del Rey is set in a typical little Spanish hamlet community surrounded by the traditional and simple Spanish country way of life.

There are around 30 houses in the hamlet, some 50 Spanish neighbors, and a simple bar, but no shops, banks, etc. Molino del Rey is in a gorgeous green valley flanked by orange groves in the famous nature reserve “Sierra de las Nieves”.

Only 50 minutes from the airport in Malaga and popular tourist resorts of the Costa del Sol such as Marbella and Puerto Banus, etc, this resort is just 38 kilometers on the road to the magical city of Ronda, a very popular excursion for the guests.

Distances

  • A lovely waterfall - 5 minutes' hike
  • Costa del Sol - 50 minutes
  • Malaga airport - 50 minutes
  • Marbella - 50 minutes
  • Puerto Banus - 50 minutes
  • Ronda City, 38 kilometers
  • Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, 5 kilometers

Unique features

Activities

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

In this retreat, you will be served a delicious breakfast buffet and dinner daily. The food is healthy, tasty, and home-cooked. The food is simply the best and without a doubt the best vegetarian food, thanks to Gloria and Simon.

Leftovers from the day before will be available for anyone who gets hungry between meals. Coffee, tea, water are free of charge. Alcoholic and soft drinks are available at extra cost but it's advisable not to drink alcohol during the retreat. Please let Yoga Evita know if you have special dietary requirements.

Restaurant area

During your stay at Molino del Rey, you will usually be served delicious, healthy meals, typically vegetarian in nature. This lovely restaurant can seat up to 22 persons.

Glass curtains ensure privacy but lend to beautiful views of the green valley. Keeping up to date, it also boasts a TV/lounge and free wireless internet (Wi-Fi). This is a perfect place to gather and discuss the day’s activities over a drink or two. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available via an honesty bowl payment system.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you wish, Yoga Evita can arrange half a day for anyone interested to visit the historic town of Ronda and/or to the coast. The road is magnificent, almost unreal with mountains, valleys, and note, a lot of bends!

What's included

  • 2 to 3 times per day yoga practice in a total of minimum four hours
  • Breathing, stretching, and a more physical session in the afternoon
  • Singing, laughing, and meditating in the evening
  • Large breakfast buffet and dinner
  • Free coffee, tea, and water
  • 6 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Towels

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from the airport in Malaga

  • Leave airport and follow signs to "Malaga" on E15/A7.
  • Follow blue overhead signs to “Motril, Antequera, Sevilla, Granada” at next main junction.
  • Follow blue signs to A357 “Cartama, Parque Technologico” and mauve sign to “Universidad” at exit number 236.
  • Follow the road for 30 kilometers once you are on the A357. You will note small green signs, counting every kilometer on all Spanish roads.
  • Turn left on the A354 direction “Zalea, Casarabonela, Alozaina, Yunquera” just after KM 40.
  • Follow signs to Alozaina.
  • Turn right at a gas station on to the A366 direction “El Burgo, Yunquera, Ronda” after 19 kilometers (at KM 0) Alozaina.
  • Reach the hamlet of Jorox after four kilometers. The total journey is 55 kilometers.
  • Park first in the parking areas provided on entering the hamlet.
  • Walk approximately 250 meters to the center would be best.
  • Turn left at the little chapel and follow the wooden fencing.
  • Keep straight down the hill for about 200 meters.

Note: The house is the round building with blue window surrounds and the only house with solar panels on the roof.

GPS

  • 0036º43.98′N 004º53.23′W

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday September 26, 2020
Departure: Friday October 2, 2020

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