8 day Ayurvedic Personalised Detox Retreat, Alicante. Open all year

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 8 day Ayurvedic Personalised Detox Retreat, open all year

On this eight-day Ayurvedic rejuvenation detox program you’ll receive a personalised Ayurvedic Treatments program, a treatment every day, for about 80 minutes, tailored to suit individual diagnostic history.

A personalised diagnosis with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor ten days before the retreat via Skype help to us to prepare the program of treatments and the ayurvedic diet.

This program is an ideal introduction and preparation for the more intensive panchakarma (full detox) program but is also a suitable option if you simply wish to rest, relax, lose weight, de-stress. This program also includes daily yoga and meditation classes, personal lifestyle and health coaching with Javier or Ana.


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.


Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India and is considered the world’s oldest complete health system that is still in use. Today, thanks to the development of a more comprehensive view on medicine, philosophy, and spirituality, its popularity has soared in the west.

Ayurveda opens the consciousness and teaches that you are not only your body; this is a vehicle for the expansion of consciousness. It helps you to connect with your true nature and to see that the only real cure for diseases is the understanding of the self. It is a lifestyle, a way to learn how to cooperate with nature and to live in harmony with it.

Private retreat

Your private retreat will be individually-tailored to your own unique personal goals, needs, and desires. A typical day is detailed below but in general, your days will be structured around Ayurveda, relaxing massage therapies, personal development, and health education but you’ll also have a little time to explore the local beaches. You can share this retreat with a friend or partner if you wish

Lifestyle courses

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to learn the lifestyle and routines of yoga and Ayurveda, tantric meditations, and to practice yoga every day with classes that will help to relax the mind, provide flexibility, reduce fatigue, and increase your energy and digestive power. Yoga as therapy or exercise was traditionally prescribed in an Ayurvedic context.


The rejuvenation according to Ayurveda is only possible through a process of elimination of physical, mental, and emotional toxins. Once these toxins are expelled, the body through its own resources can rebalance and optimize the actions of all tissues and systems.

Personalised Ayurvedic diagnosis

The Ayurvedic diagnosis will be only via Skype, the doctor does not personalise at the place.

Personal treatments Including:

A personalised diagnosis with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor ten days before the retreat via Skype, and seven nights retreats customise only the first day of it, and to guide during and ten days after the conclusion of the retreat. A treatment or Abhyangam massage every day, for about 80 minutes, tailored to suit individual diagnostic history. (Except the first day).

These are some of the treatments that may be included, depending on the doctor’s assessment.

  • Shirodhara Treatment: Warm herbal oil poured rhythmically over the forehead (30 minutes)
  • Udwarthana massage: Herbal powder massage (45 minutes)
  • Pizhichil & Ellazikhi treatment: Pinda Sveda or Bags massage (45minutes)
  • Kati Vasti Treatment: Keep warm oil on the affected areas (30 minutes)
  • Nasya: Nasal treatment. Administration of oil drops through the nostrils (20 minutes approximately)
  • ShiroAbhyangam: Head & face massage with roses and sandal paste (30 minutes)
  • Ushnodaka: Hot water & ginger drinking treatment
  • Upana: Himalayan salt & oil scrub and detox bath
  • Yoga Kriya: Session using Jala Neti Nose Cleansing

Yoga and meditation

Two hours of yoga, pranayama, and meditation every day (instruction can be given to those who are not familiar with any of these practices). Every treatment will be according to personal Ayurvedic diagnostic.

Retreat schedule

Daily program
Day 1
16:00 Welcome and check-in with some detox juices
18:00 Introduction and interview
20:00 Organic dinner

Day 2 to 7
08:00 First yoga session, sunrise yoga
09:30 Organic breakfast
10:00 Treatments time
14:00 Organic lunch
16:00 Treatments time or Ayurvedic lifestyle (only if you have not received in morning time)
18:30 Nidra yoga meditation
20:00 Organic dinner

Day 8
08:00 First yoga session, sunrise yoga
09:30 Organic breakfast
10:00 Treatments time
14:00 Organic lunch
16:00 Namaste & Check out
Teachers/style/setting/level (if applicable).


Javier Mantecón
Javier has been traveling to India for over 15 years with continuous experience as a teacher of yoga and meditation. Asia has been a place of his continuous inspiration as different teachers in different areas have given him a broad and solid vision.

He is also the creator and founder of several wellness centres, projects, and the coordinator of massages and treatments for six years in specialised centres and spas. Javier has a diploma in Ayurveda and panchakarma massage in Asramam Vazhavara College, Kerala, and in Ayurveda treatments by Dr. Vijay Carolin of the University of Kerala, India.

Ana Isabel Tome Mateos
Ana has a degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She graduated as an Ayurveda therapist and therapeutic massage therapist by Dr. Vijay Carolin of University of Kerala, India. She also has a diploma in therapy, holistic psychology, and sciences of mind by the Dharma School in Madrid.

Dr. Vijay Carolin
Doctor in Ayurvedic Medicine from the University of Kerala, India. Resides, passes consultation and teaches training courses in Ayurvedic Medicine in Barcelona, ​​Spain. The tradition in Ayurvedic medicine comes from the family. His grandfather, Dr. K.N. Padmanabhan Vaidyar, was a famous Ayurvedic doctor who ran his own practice and pharmacy in the area of ​​Cherthala, Kerala, in India. Two important stories related to Ayurveda are related to this area: Master VAKBHATA, author of the book Ashtanga Samgraham (one of the three important texts – Brihat trayi), lived and spent time in this place.


As you’ll be one of the four only guests at Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat in our Home Care Mediterranean Coast at Benimeli, you’re guaranteed individual care and attention at all times for an optimal use of the teachings. The venue is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.

The accommodation will be in a private or shared room. Dhara Holistic Care has selected a beautiful venue for this Ayurveda training in the essence of the Mediterranean coast.

One of the things Dhara Holistic Care regular clients really value is having the house to themselves whilst knowing they are nearby. Customers normally book with a partner or friend interested in the same purpose, and then we provide a discount.

The house is ideal for four guests. There are two bedrooms, along with the bathroom, a treatment room and a peaceful living room with a private swimming pool. We have a small library of books on Ayurveda and yoga available. The nearest beach is 10 minutes by car. Beautiful and deliciously decorated spaces with harmony, simplicity, and tranquility.


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet


The price of this retreat includes all vegetarian meals. Food during the retreat will be vegetarian and mostly organic. During the retreat, you will receive valuable information on the principles of yoga diet and how to incorporate health into your everyday routines. The proper digestion and regular detox is the key to physical and mental health and to a decrease of disease.

The following meals are included:

The following drinks are included:
Detox juices

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

If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Retreat price

1 person 2,400€ Total price
Private single room
Private house

2 persons 4,200€ Total price
Private double room
Private house

Payment Policy

A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price. The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date. The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • 1 personalised diagnosis with a qualified Ayurvedic Doctor of 45 minutes
  • 1 personalised soul and mind counselling of 60 minutes
  • 2 daily hours of yoga, pranayama, and meditation3 daily organic meals based on Ayurvedic cuisine
  • 7 Ayurvedic Treatments or Abhyangam massages with warm herbal oils of 80 minutes each
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Hydrotherapy Facilities: the outdoor swimming pool and chill-out areas are there for you to enjoy at any time

Does not include

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers from and to the venue

Optional activities

If you wish you can make some excursions to the nearby beaches or to picturesque places in the area at no additional charge.

What past guests have said

Review by Miguel Meza from United States
October 8, 2018 “Amazing Experience at Dhara Wellness”
I liked everything. From the cozy homey environment to the unbeatable location in a quite valley. The class was enlightening and thorough. The food was homemade and delicious. Javier even arranged a lease on a bicycle so that I could see the valley and the surrounding towns. Overall this experience is unrivalled in comparison to other retreats I’ve gone for classes.

Review by Michelle Converse from United States
March 13, 2018 “A Very professional Training”
Javier and Ana have been the perfect hosts. Made me feel right at home in a foreign country. Definitely the nicest people I have ever met. They even helped with future travel plans and offered contact information of people they know in other cities I would be visiting. Javier is very knowledgeable about his craft and was encouraging when I felt like I wasn’t doing a good job. Fantastic people, amazing program, in a gorgeous location. I will definitely look back on this experience with fond memories.

Review by Alice Turlong from United States
September 21, 2017 “Ayurvedic Massage in-depth retreat”
Javier has been a phenomenal instructor. He has explained things thoroughly and identified alternatives when I could not accomplish the move in the standard way. He and Ana have been very gracious in opening their home to us. His cooking skills are amazing. He has made this entire experience very meaningful.

Review by Mollie Dulcie from New Zealand
April 3, 2019 “Amazing program”

They welcomed us into their home providing our own room and bathroom. We felt right at home and the meals were tasty, organic and more than enough. We can’t thank Ana and Javi enough for this hospitality and would definitely return for another course if we could.

This training was an intensive week long course that covered all information necessary to practice this type of massage as a professional. The course included hands on practice on clients every day as well as ayurvedic theory and take home pamphlets with a depiction of every movement included in the massage.

How to get there

Full address: Carrer Segaria 6, Benimeli, Denia, Marina Alta, Province of Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain
Recommended Airports ALC Alicante–Elche Airport located 74 km away. Transfers are available for additional €140 for a maximum of 3 people or from VLC Valencia Airport located 83 km away for the same price.

Arrival by airplane
Please book your flights to Valencia Airport (VLC) or Alicante–Elche Airport (ALC).

Arrival by bus
From Valencia airport, you can take a one-hour bus (16 EUR) to Denia, and then take a taxi to the venue. The taxi from Denia bus station to the venue costs around 35 EUR, in some cases we can pick up the clients to the station.


To make an enquiry and book this 7 Days Ayurveda Abhyangam Massage Training in Spain, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.

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