Pure Yoga Retreat Going Deeper, Alicante Spain, 23 – 28 May, 6 – 11 June, 5 – 10 September
If you’re keen to re-kindle or develop your existing yoga practice, going on a yoga retreat is the perfect way to deepen your understanding with experienced teachers. You’ll feel the difference in just a few days which is all you need to ignite your yoga flame and kick start a regular practice back home.
Our Pure Yoga Retreat Holidays are held near the sea in the vibrant coastal town of Denia, an hour north of Alicante. The programme includes carefully planned twice daily yoga sessions with plenty of alignment cues to keep you on track, different pranayama techniques and daily meditations all of which will help your body relax, open and strengthen.
We’ll also delve into other aspects of this ancient healing system and help you create your own home yoga practice too.
And, when you’re not on your yoga mat, there will be plenty of time to relax at the beach, paddle in the sea, join a coastal hike, head off on a guided bike ride, go horse trekking, book super beauty and holistic therapies, snooze, enjoy delicious tapas or explore the lovely vibrant town of Denia.
You’ll feel so much stronger and calmer by the end of your stay and notice a huge difference in yourself and your yoga practice in just a week.
Join us for an authentic and complete yoga experience which touches on yogic details and practices your regular teachers may not have time to teach you. It is ideal if you want to deepen your practice with senior teachers who will help progress and develop in just a few days.
Held at our hotel in a beautiful, light filled yoga studio with huge glass doors that we open wide to welcome in the bird song and fresh sea air into our practice. The twice daily yoga sessions will focus on the finer details of alignment to keep you safe on track plus pranayama techniques and daily meditations, all of which will help your body relax, open and strengthen.
During the week you will practice hatha yoga where we will hold postures and work with the breath to go a little deeper, feel uplifted in powerful vinyasa flow sessions and take our bodies to a state of deep relaxation with some restorative yin yoga.
We will open your hips, shoulders and upper back, strengthen your lower body, release and realign your spine, build core strength and experience various pranayama and meditation practices to take you on an authentic yoga practice.
The teaching style is precise but relaxed. There’s no pressure to create ‘perfect’ yoga postures, what’s more important is that you pay attention to how the yoga ‘feels’ in your body.
We encourage patience and a regular practice to help your body and mind open up and let go. The classes are designed to be appropriate for all levels. Everyone from the keen beginner to seasoned intermediate yogi are welcome.
Our home for the Pure Yoga Retreat is a beautiful little boutique hotel an hour north of Alicante, in the historical old town of Denia – the original heart of the town and only short walk to the sea.
The hotel was once a grand family home owned by a wealthy raisin merchant before being lovingly converted by the current owners, into a stylish house hotel.
The owners are incredibly creative – artist, photographers, interior designers and an Ayurvedic chef, and have used their Feng Shui design skills to create a calming energy throughout the house.
All 16 rooms are en-suite and equipped with twin or double beds. As we don’t expect our guests to share, all rooms are available for single use for a reasonable extra £75 for the entire holiday.
You can look forward to delicious, freshly prepared Mediterranean vegetarian menus that uses the very best local fruits and vegetables that grow so abundantly in this region. Fish is offered some nights too. As this isn’t a strict retreat, wine is available for those that would like a savour a glass or two.
A delicious healthy buffet breakfast spread is served each morning after class plus three evening meals at the hotel. Two evenings your taste buds are free to explore the many local dining options. On one of these evenings we arrange a meal at one of our favourite restaurants that we’d love you to join if you wish.
Prices are in British Pounds
* 5 nights accommodation in beautiful en-suite twin or double room (single use available for £75 for the week)
* Welcome gathering and dinner on day one
* Daily ‘mini-breakfast’ of fresh fruits & herbal teas prior to morning yoga
* 8 x 90 minute morning and evening yoga and meditation sessions with caring, experienced teachers
* Mudras, meditation and Mantras workshop
* Delicious healthy buffet breakfast/brunch after morning class
* Delicious vegetarian evening meals x 3 with refreshments – fish option offered some nights
* Guided 13k coastal hike
* Services of a Retreat Manager to help organise your stay
* Unlimited herbal Yogi Teas throughout your stay
* Well-being gifts to help you unwind
* Plenty of time to relax at the beach with a good book you’ve been meaning to read all year!
Does not include
* Airport transfers from/to Alicante – see below
* Optional activities from €25
Naturally, everything is optional. We prefer our retreats to be super relaxed. So if there’s a morning when you want to sleep in, please sleep in. If there’s an afternoon where you’d rather stay by the pool, that’s ok! Whatever your soul needs, please do that. However, during your stay we also have a range of energizing and relaxing activities you can join if you wish:
* Guided biking
* Horse Trekking
* Life Coaching
* Beauty and holistic therapies
* Nutritional Services
* Optional activities from €25
Each day on our pure yoga retreat begins quietly with some fresh fruits and a cup of herbal tea sipped in the courtyard whilst you slowly awaken. Then, at 8.30am we begin a 90 minute morning yoga practice to open our bodies and senses to the day before a healthy delicious buffet breakfast.
Then, depending on the day, you could be :
– Heading out on our 13k coast walk
– Joining an optional activity; Guided Bike Ride, Paddle board Yoga & Aerial Yoga Workshop
– Enjoying a little (or a lot of!) pampering with our elite wellness team
– Taking a guilt free snooze in your room
– Relaxing under the trees in the courtyard with a book
– Exploring the charming town of Denia with its Castle, grand churches, beautiful streets, gorgeous boutiques and alfresco cafes
– Or simply … head to the beach to top up your tan and jumping in the waves
Late afternoon we regroup for another yoga session to unwind from the day before a delicious vegetarian supper. On 2 eves your taste buds are free to dine at the fabulous local restaurants – Denia has been awarded a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy so dining out is a sensory treat!. On one of these free eves we organise a meal at a local restaurant which you are free to join if you wish.
What past guests have said
“What a fantastic yoga break. Every detail was well thought out and exceptional quality. Altea is a beautiful town and the restaurants superb value. Our hotel couldn’t have been any more relaxing. Nicole is a wonderful yoga teacher and managed both the experienced pupils and the novices (like me) perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other guests as well, such a friendly bunch. A truly inspiring experience and one I look forward to repeating”. Richard & Kate
“Everything about my holiday was great! The yoga instruction given by Nicole was excellent and she was able to support those with little experience while challenging others to go further. The hotel was lovely and I got to meet a great bunch of people from different parts of the globe. Nicole, who was running the course, made sure everyone was enjoying their experience. Along with the yoga there were various optional activities on offer which really added to my experience. I chose to do a guided bike ride and a sunset kayak trip- both stunning!! In summary, a great location, excellent tuition, a friendly and welcoming atmosphere – what more could you ask for?!”. Lynn
“Lovely hotel – great location and character – very Spanish and relaxing. The pure yoga element was perfect – well structured – allowed varied levels – perfect pace – was great to have a more challenging guest teacher for a couple of sessions too. My lasting memories are of finding space, relaxing, improving my yoga in a lovely non-threatening friendly environment, feeling very cared for & being in a great place to unwind and think a little about the jungle we live in. Loved it all. Will come back”. Fiona
How to get here
Private group transfer from/to Alicante airport is available for this retreat. The transfer aims to leave the airport on arrival day between 11am -1pm and arrive back at airport on final day for midday. Please ensure your flight lands no later than 12.15pm on arrival day and departs no earlier than 1.30pm on the final day.
Transfers take 75 mins to the hotel and cost €40 each way, payable at the hotel. Transfers must be pre-booked. For flights outside of our transfer times, we can book either a private taxi for you (circa €120) or a seat on a local ‘resort hopper’ bus service (circa €45) – please ask for details before booking flights. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
To book this Pure Yoga retreat, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.