Nico is a young yoga teacher with extensive an extensive background in music and philosophy. His approach to yoga is one that honors the need of self-actualization and union with your body. Therefore, his classes focus a lot on the proper use of the breath; while maintaining a focused mind. Nico has studied yoga since 2012 and has began teaching since 2016. He draws much inspiration from teachers such as Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Jois and Alan Watts; by combining both physical exercise and intellectual inquiry.
from Great Britain, June 2017
"Revitalising and refreshing break "
The food was excellent, home cooked, healthy, nutritious and plentiful!
Beautiful and tranquil gardens amongst nature
Welcoming, personalised and friendly hospitality by hosts to accommodate needs
Clean but basic. Towels and yoga matts provided.
from Netherlands, June 2018
"An inspiring adventure"
I never had a yoga lesson nor meditation experience before, nor eaten vegan meals. But it was an unexpected fantastic experience...
- Lying under the shadow of a tree, with sea vision, listening to Nico’s guitarplay: heaven!
- Delicious food from Massaio and meditation sessions from Eric made the body and mind at ease: wow!
Betty Di Lollo
from Netherlands, October 2017
"Heerlijk plek om tot jezelf te komen."
Totale mentale ontspanning
Jorinde Van Den Oever - Prins
from Netherlands, October 2017
Gezelligheid en professioneel. Fijne lessen en heerlijk eten.
from Netherlands, October 2017
"Heerlijke, rustgevende dagen bij Malaga"
Het gitaarspel van Nico was geweldig tijdens het ontspanningsmoment. En natuurlijk het overheerlijke eten van Masayo. Ik voelde me ontzettend verwend!
from Belgium, May 2017
"Tuin van Eden"
Oase van rust in een gezellig dorpje! Lekker eten! Heel sympathieke mensen, je voelt je direct welkom.
from Great Britain, June 2018
Amazing retreat - totally love the rustic vibe making it even more special . Unbelievable food - truly delicious. The yoga was amazing in the grounds and the stupa and town are well worth a visit which are closeby - perfect location !
from Great Britain, April 2018
"My first yoga retreat and I hope the first of many!"
Couldn’t have wanted for anything more...amazing site, the best food I’ve ever eaten and a fantastic yoga instructor. Everyone went out of their way to make you feel welcome and make sure you have everything you wanted/needed. I had the best time and I will definitely be returning!! Would recommend anyone unsure or debating whether to do this retreat...just do it!! You won’t regret it!
from United States, March 2018
"A perfect piece of yoga heaven"
Everyone at Yoga Malaga Retreats really wants you to have the best experience possible. Erik runs the retreat very conscientiously and is keen to hear about the good points and the not so good ones. It was unseasonably cold and wet and he promptly dealt with cold rooms and a flooded yoga studio! Nico's enthusiasm made the yoga sessions great fun and Mayaso's food is.....well, AMAZING. She was in the kitchen all day creating almost everything from scratch. It was a joy to eat food that had so much thought and care put into it.
The location is perfect - early morning yoga overlooking the sea with sun on your face as peacocks roam around the garden is pretty hard to beat!
Add to that a great bunch of new yoga buddies on the retreat - it was pretty perfect!
Noeleen Gahan Ireland
Yoga Retreats Malaga website
I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for making my first yoga retreat so amazing and memorable. To Erik for making sure everyone and everything was ok and starting the meditation every morning which was wonderful .......to Nico for making the yoga classes so enjoyable taking the time to make sure we were doing each pose correctly and ending each class playing the guitar so beautifully...... to Masayo who prepared and cooked us the most fabulous and delicious meals everyday she worked so hard and was always smiling taking the time to explain each dish to us and even giving her recipes when asked so kind. I wish you continued success with your yoga retreats you are a fantastic team and I will be recommending it to everyone
Wendy Sturrock United Kingdom
I loved the Malaga yoga retreat! Though it was my first time in a retreat, Erik and Migui are really easy going and made me feel completely comfortable at all times. The yoga sessions were quite challenging and we were encouraged to develop and strengthen our skills. The breathing and meditation exercises were wonderful, especially when accompanied by live Spanish guitar from Nico. The food is excellent and the location is perfect- close to the village and overlooking the Mediterranean. I recommend this retreat with all my heart.
Meike Dreyer Germany
I stayed only for 3 nights at Yoga Retreats Malaga, and ! had a great break away from my busy life. The place is very nice and homely. The yoga and meditation experience was really good . The life classic guitar from Nico was a highlight.
The vegetarian food was simply delicious!
I really loved the retreat. Highly recommended!
JM Belique Poland
This was my first official yoga retreat and it was absolutely superb! Primo, I'm a very down-to-earth person and I would dismiss any theories about rebirth through yoga into a dolphin. Yoga with Eric and Nico is nothing like that. It's well grounded in knowledge, science and common sense. Teachers are very sensitive to differences in human bodies and stages of advancement in yoga practice. And is super cheerful. Secundo, the food was beyond amazing! I'm not a vegetarian but with Eric's cooking didn't think once about a slice of chorizo or a shred of jamon. Tertio, the compound has everything what you need to relax: plants (like a botanic garden), animals (like a mini-zoo you always dreamed of) and tranquility. Highly recommended
Issi United Kingdom
Massive thanks to Erik, Nico and Migui for the Retreat. When I came back home I was still very relax. At the Retreat I enjoyed the yoga classes,the food, the atmosphere. I needed yoga in my life,to improve my body condition and my level of stress. After the retreat my back and my hip are no painful anymore, and I sleep much better, so i feel very well. Thank you amazing team, will be back soon!