Soul Seed Travel Guide: Beautiful Retreats in Spain & Canary Islands

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Last Updated on November 1, 2020 by Editor

Discover the most beautiful retreats in Spain and the Canary Islands offering plenty of sunshine, walks in nature and fresh air, along with a daily yoga or pilates practice, nutritious food and plenty of fun!.


Cádiz, Spain: Escape Christmas Yoga Retreat

Dates: 21st – 28th December

Come join us in Spain for our Escape Christmas Retreat in 2020! Enjoy a week of fun-filled and relaxing time away from the Christmas hype.

The days will start with an energising Vinyasa Flow Yoga class and end with more mellow style of yoga: Restorative Yoga, Yin yoga, guided Meditation or Yoga Nidra practices followed by a sauna/sweat lodge session. As part of the retreat, we will also go on a couple of stunning hikes, visit a local Spanish town, experience fun surprise workshops, enjoy a flamenco dancing class, live music and AcroYoga class. We will also snuggle around a log-fire and watch movies.

Apart from this you will be nurtured with the most exquisite vegetarian cuisine. There will be a many special meals among which mulled wine and delicious Tofu Turkey prepared for Christmas day.

Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema, consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees.

A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting. Book your place on this Escape Christmas Yoga Retreat .

Altea, Spain: Five Night Yoga and Hiking Retreats

Dates: 25 – 30 March, 22 – 27 April (2021)

Immerse yourself in warm sunshine, ‘drink’ fresh clean sea air, feast on delicious tasty food, open your body in twice daily amazing yoga and hike in stunning natural scenery. And, if you fancy exploring further, you can go biking and horse trekking, cook up a delicious paella lunch or simply chill in the sun.

Our beautiful retreats are the perfect blend of two complementing exercises. Whilst hiking is great for the heart and lungs it can create tight leg muscles and an aching back but, with the addition of delicious yoga to lengthen, open and strengthen your posture, you’ll loosen your hamstrings, build strength, mobilise joints and deepen your breathing. The simple fusion of yoga and hiking on one retreat means you receive a complete boost to your health and fitness.

Our retreat home for the week is a 300 year old peaceful Olive farm on the edge of the ‘old town’ of Altea – considered to be one of the prettiest in the area. Now converted into a cosy 4-star country house hotel with pool, sauna, small gym and 20 en-suite spacious double bedrooms.

Set in breathtaking scenery with awesome views to the mountains and the sea. All solo travellers are given their own rooms as we don’t expect you to share. Book your place on this yoga and hiking retreat in Altea.

Altea, Spain: Yoga and Pilates Retreat by the Sea

Dates: 13 – 18 May, 10 – 15 June (2021)

Join us for a 5 night Yoga and Pilates retreat by the sea and immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food.

Plus, super experienced yoga and pilates teachers will help you open, lengthen, quieten and strengthen your body with two classes a day with time in between to explore this stunningly beautiful area with the optional biking, hiking, horse trekking or simply relax by the pool with a great book and soak up the sun’s rays.

Based at a 300 year old olive farm – now a 4* country house hotel – set in acres of orange & olive groves near the sea. This peaceful setting is the perfect base to get away from your normal routine and get a fresh perspective on life.

Whether you’re a keen beginner or have a regular yoga or Pilates practice, this retreat will meet you where you are with small groups of 12 and classes for beginners and intermediates/advanced plus workshops to help progress and deepen your practice.

There’ll be plenty of opportunity to get outside and be in nature too with a guided hike, bike ride, horse trek, visits to the beach, take part in a Spanish cookery workshop, rest by the pool or enjoy pampering therapies.

And don’t worry, these retreats are super relaxed. So if there is a morning where you want to sleep in, please do. If there’s an afternoon you would stay longer by the pool and skip class, that’s ok! Whatever you feel you need, please do. Book your place on this summer yoga holiday in Altea.

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: New Years Yoga Retreat

Dates: 26th December – 2nd January

Take time for renewal and regeneration, time to relax and soak up the strong Canarian sun on this New Year’s Yoga retreat in Fuerteventura. Morning flow yoga classes will allow your creative energy to rise and give you the space to experience new possibilities arising within you, inviting in joyful and loving energies for the New Year ahead. We will practice yoga and meditation outside – on the beach, desert, roof terrace. All locations are within short walking distance from the accommodation.

The retreat offers you enough personal time to wander the streets of Corralejo, go for quiet walks in the desert, let your senses soak in the salty Atlantic breeze, or just chill by the pool with a good book. Every day after morning activities you will enjoy a delicious and filling vegan brunch, and a New Year’s eve dinner is included in the program.

All levels of experience are welcome to join this retreat. Book your place on this New Years Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura.

Alicante, Spain: Holistic Detox, Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Dates: Open all year

Dhara Holistic Care invites you to this rejuvenating retreat to detox your body and mind, reduce your stress and find your inner balance through yoga, meditation, and holistic workshops. This personalised and private retreat is not a simple vacation retreat.

It is an opportunity to reconcile with yourself which is the relationships with life, health, strength, and spiritual path, take a time for looking inside and find yourself. Furthermore, this retreat will be the time to open your heart and rest from the stresses as well as requirements of your daily life.

These 5 or 7 day retreats are suitable for all levels, whether you are new to yoga and looking to develop your practice or a dedicated yogi wanting to challenge yourself further and to refine and deepen your technique. The instructors will propose accessible classes to all people and structured levels. Book your place on this rejuvenating detox and yoga retreat in Alicante.

Cádiz, Spain: 5 Day Hiking and Yoga Retreat

Dates: 9th – 14th December

Nominated by Yoga Journal as the best retreat in Europe, Suryalila Retreat Centre, nestled into the rolling hills of Andalusia, is the perfect retreat from the hurry and worry of everyday life.

We have prepared a unique Five Day Hiking and Yoga Retreat for all nature lovers. Discover all the local treasures in Sierra de Grazalema with the help of very experienced guides while nurturing yourself at Suryalila Retreat Centre.

Our local eco tourism organisations, O-Live and Sierra Vida, will lead you on some magical hiking, birdwatching and biodiversity tours.

The goal of this retreat is to help you deepen your yoga practice in a beautiful retreat environment while exploring the Spanish countryside through outdoor activities here in the breathtaking nature of Andalusia.

The nearby mountains of Sierra de Grazalema boast with more than 200 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, outstanding Mediterranean flora (including more than 30 species of orchids and the unique Spanish fir), 18 species of reptiles and 9 species of amphibians. Book your place on this 7 day yoga and pilates retreat.

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: 7 Day Rejuvenating Yoga and Pilates Retreat

Dates: open all year round (Saturday to Saturday)

More than just a retreat, this is your journey. Nestled amongst volcanoes, rolling hills and windmills, with breathtaking ocean vistas, you’ll find wonderful a yoga and pilates retreat.

Offering a rejuvenating and unique mix of: world class yoga and pilates and uplifting meditation, indulgent, relaxing therapies, scrumptious vegetarian cuisine and jaw dropping views.  Locate just 15 minutes from stunning, deserted white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons, and sunny days and starry nights on your door step.

Experience healing, strength and laughter all offered in harmony with nature, and nurtured by our compassionate team. Your vibrant new life is waiting.

Believing in the complementary nature of yoga and pilates, we have crafted a program that inspires, challenges and motivates both beginners and experienced practitioners. The diverse and full weekly schedule (over 21 classroom hours) is delivered at a pace that allows you to do it all, and still have ample time for additional therapies and exploration. Or be more selective and just relax– we know it’s your holiday, you decide! Book your place on this 7 day yoga and pilates retreat.

Benimeli, Spain: 7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training

Dates: open all year round

The wonderful benefits of Ayurveda medicine and massage await you in beautiful Spain! During this residential course, you will learn how to perform the ancient Abhyangam massage with theory and practice, with ayurvedic food on the side to make you feel renewed.

You will feel deep relaxation, personal development, energy balance, a healthier complexion, and increased energy, amongst many other great things during this training. The beautiful venue Dhara Holistic Care has been selected for this Ayurveda training in the essence of the Mediterranean coast and is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

Benimeli is situated north of Segaria Valley and is regarded as the very northern part of the Costa Blanca coastline. The sun is said to shine here 320 days a year. Segaria Valley and Javea are divided by the Montgo mountain – said to resemble a sleeping elephant. The area is certainly spectacular and offers a number of walking routes.

Benimeli is on the coast and the 20 km of beaches (15 min. by car) are of very high quality. Every year the beaches are awarded the European Blue Flag for their water quality and clean fine sand

Les Rotes is a nature area with no boats allowed and has a variety of marine life to see. Snorkelling and scuba diving are very popular in this section of Denia. This part of the coast is protected including the natural dunes, caves, plants, and wildlife. A footpath allows you to walk from Denia marina all the way to the lighthouse which is a few kilometres. Book your place on this 7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain.

Las Palmas, Canary Islands: Flexible dates Yoga Holiday

Dates: Open all year round

Our yoga holidays are located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a place known for its all year long summer. We want to give you the opportunity to let yoga be your daily companion, merge into the Canarian lifestyle, meet new people, connect to nature and have a time for yourself. An invitation to leave your “musts” behind and just live your holidays as you please.

We want to give you what we love, so we offer you daily yoga classes and all sort of activities to discover Gran Canaria, experience something new or simply relax and chill. Your non yogi partner will also have its place and you will be able to enjoy both your yoga practice and the pleasure of sharing. Because we believe that above all, the best way to be healthy is to be happy.

All levels and reasons for practicing yoga are more than welcome. During the classes, you will always be encouraged to listen to your body and let it be your guide. We will suggest you all sorts of modifications that will help you to build up your own practice and deepen into it.

Classes will naturally change from one yoga style to other (Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Kundalini) depending of the time of the day and the energy of the group. All our teachers are qualified by the Yoga Alliance and have wide experience in other fields (reiki, alternative therapies, art, dance, meditation). Indoor and outdoor yoga practices will be combined. Book your place on this yoga holiday in Las Palmas.

Cádiz, Spain: Winter Warmer Retreat

Dates: 9 – 12 November / 5 – 9 December

These specially designed Yoga and Cultural Retreats enable you to enjoy the best of this beautiful and culturally rich area of Spain, in a relaxed and warm environment.

The week is designed in such a way that you will get plenty of yoga, and time to relax whilst experiencing authentic and culturally rich excursions to the fascinating cities of Seville, Ronda, Jerez and Arcos de la Frontera.

Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. We also grow organic vegetables and fruits and keep chickens for eggs.

A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.

Our accommodation packages are all inclusive, which means that whether you are sleeping in a dorm or in our deluxe room, you will enjoy three gourmet vegetarian buffet-style meals per day and have full access to all of our beautiful common areas and facilities. Book your place on this yoga and cultural retreat at Suryalila.

Altafulla, Spain: Winter Yoga Soul Time Retreat

Dates: 6th – 13th December

Indian proverb: “We have to rest from time to time and wait until our souls have caught up with us again. A time for you and a time to be a good friend to yourself and perhaps a get away from everyday life, away from commitments and a fully structured day and towards spontaneity, easy flow and calm.

The Yoga Soul Time is a program that you adapt to your needs. Design every day. Custom fit your plans. The Soul Time Week  Retreat brings good times with some group activities, individual work opportunities and customisable options. However, if one is looking for structure and rhythm, we have programs with enjoyable activities. The Soul Time weeks are for small groups (maximum of 8 participants).

We invite you to the journey of self on the mediterranean coast. Our centre is within walking distance to the beautiful, sandy beach as well as to the magic medieval centre of Altafulla. We are surrounded by beautiful nature, including protected, natural resorts and pine forests.

At the villa you can spend a lot of time outdoors, our garden offers recreation and opportunities for community as well as for retreat. So whether it is a quiet time in the hammock, in the shade of old olive trees or time with friends at the cafe, this villa offers a unique atmosphere. Book your place on this Winter Yoga Soul Time Retreat.

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: 7 Night Yoga Escape

Flexible dates

Available all year round. Arrive any day of the week! Find the true balance between body and mind with daily yoga sessions, playful days next to ancient volcanoes, turquoise sea, and endless sandy beaches. This is a fun and active yoga holiday that is designed for anyone who wishes to experience the transformative energy and good vibes of the island.

You’ll be enjoying gentle flow yoga mixed with some yin yoga on the beach where you can absorb the atmosphere and energy of an expansive lunar landscape while surrounded by breath-taking scenes; dunes, volcanoes, the Atlantic Ocean, and starry skies.

We practice yoga outside – on the beach which is 15 min walk from your accommodation. Fuerteventura has over 300 sunny days a year and in a rare case of rainy or very windy weather please allow us to adapt the schedule to a different time of the day or even move the practice indoors.

After yoga, you will have enough free time to enjoy the beach and explore the area. This holiday is self-catering and is not a typical yoga retreat but rather a holiday with yoga in it. This is a holiday for YOU, to focus on yourself and to get away from it all.

The retreat offers you enough personal time to wander the streets of Corralejo, go for quiet walks in the desert, let your senses soak in the salty Atlantic breeze, or just chill by the pool with a good book. Every day after morning activities you will enjoy a delicious and filling vegan brunch, and a New Year’s eve dinner is included in the program.

Please note that on arrival and departure days there are no classes included in the program. All levels of experience are welcome to join this retreat. Book your place on this 7 Night Yoga Escape.

Spa Hotels

Puerto del la Cruz, Tenerife: Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden

Discover the magic of Tenerife and enjoy an unforgettable stay at the elegant 5-star luxury spa hotel Botanico. One of the most luxurious hotels in Tenerife wit a well-earned reputation for elegance and service it is truly a hotel of genuine distinction.

With a classic style and oriental touches, this luxury hotel is located in Puerto de la Cruz and features first-rate leisure facilities to guarantee the perfect retreat experience.

Start the day off by the pool with a refreshing fruit juice and the most complete and healthy buffet imaginable, sign up for a yoga class, play golf or tennis, stroll through through the idyllic gardens, and enjoy a succulent à la carte dinner at any of the haute cuisine restaurants.

Let yourself be pampered at the award-winning and renowned Oriental Spa Garden set in landscaped tropical gardens with views of Mount Teide, the Orotava Valley and the ocean. Read reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Marbella, Spain: Shanti Som Detox and Spa Retreat


Shanti-Som wellbeing retreat is nestled in the midst of nature surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere reserve and has been carefully constructed respecting and incorporating local materials as well as following the guidelines of Feng-Shui. On arrival you will be greeted by a huge Buddha lying on the roof. Shanti Som is a haven of tranquility, surrounded by acres of luscious land pine, almond, lemon and olive trees.

You will wake up each morning to the blissful sounds of the wildlife and water from the stream, waterfalls and fountains of the retreat’s Oriental gardens, rather than an alarm clock to get your body in natural harmony with natures rhythms. And you will leave the retreat feeling rested and re-nourished on every level.

Your 7 day detox retreat program consists of 5 days of fresh juices, supplements and broths
, daily group yoga class, self-administered colonics
, nutritional support during your stay
 and complementary use of the steam bath, sauna, swimming pool and gym.

The 14 bedrooms at Shanti-Som consist of 12 premium rooms and two Suites. Following a philosophy of East meets West, all rooms have been individually designed with attention to detail including marble luxury en-suite bathrooms, fine linens, flat screen TV and stylish furnishings and accessories like bath amenities, bath rope, and slippers. Your private terrace or balcony is the ideal place to relax and absorb the surrounding nature of pine forest and mountains. Read reviews on Tripadvisor.

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Arrecife, Lanzarote: Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa

The Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa ***** is located in the centre of Lanzarote by the magnificent El Reducto Beach, combining luxury with comfort and good service.

Its excellent location near the historic centre and the gastronomy and commercial area of Arrecife, only 5 minutes from the airport and port, make this hotel one of the best on the island. Furthermore, it has an exclusive spa centre where guests can relax with a water circuit with dynamic therapeutic water jet pool, jacuzzi, foot bath, thermal room, bithermal showers, sauna, Turkish bath with chromotherapy, relaxation area and tea menu.

Designed as a place of complete serenity, our temple of wellness offers a wide variety of treatments from around the world with the sole aim of caring for you and helping you relax.

We have eight treatment rooms, 4 of them with sea view in our new wellness zone “Ocean Deluxe”. You have the option of receiving in your room the ritual “Thousand and one nights”, on request. There is a fully equipped gymnasium and a variety of taught classes, functional training, yoga, aqua fitness.

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Albir, Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic


The SHA Wellness Clinic is a world-class pioneering health clinic, hailed as one of the best medical spas in Europe and offering an array of tailored wellbeing programs including detox, weight loss, fitness, sleep recovery and anti-stress.

SHA was the brainchild of Alfredo Bataller Parietti who’s vision was to open a clinic that could treat major illnesses with a perfect fusion of natural ancient Eastern philosophy and advanced cutting-edge Western techniques, alongside a pure macrobiotic nutrition diet.

Located on a Spanish mountainside, near the beach of El Albir, overlooking the Mediterranean and serenely set within Sierra Helada Natural Park.

All SHA’s programmes and treatments are created and supervised by world renowned experts including the eminent Michio Kushi, the world leader in modern macrobiotics.

Among the therapies available are acupuncture, ozone therapy, hydrotherapy, yoga, Pilates, reflexology, hydrocolonotherapy, and the signature macrobiotics and anti-ageing treatments. Retreat programs start from a minimum 4 day stay. Read reviews on Tripadvisor.

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San Agustin, Gran Canaria: Gloria Palace Hotel

Part of the Gloria hotel group, the Gloria Palace San Agustin is home to the largest Thalassotherapy centres in Europe. The fitness pool – unmissable for its elegantly sweeping dome roof designed by local architect Luis López – features an impressive 34 hydromassage stations, alongside saunas and Turkish baths for whiling away an afternoon (or seven).

“Cures” include two to three day anti-stress plans, plus specialist programmes from relieving rheumatic conditions to helping to stop smoking. The on-site therapists also specialise in Ayurveda – treat yourself a relaxing massage which uses warm oils and bundles of aromatic herbs to lull you into a total state of relaxation. Read reviews on Tripadvisor.

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