Yoga and Excursions Retreat in Spain, 10 – 17 July / 24 – 31 August / 7 – 14 August

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Description

Available dates

July 10th-17th
July 24th-31st
August 7th-14th

Enjoy the summer sun, beach and the sea and start every day with a yoga-session that nourishes body and mind. After our delicious brunch, you can relax on the fine, sandy beach, do active water-sports, explore roman ruins, stroll through boutiques of the villages nearby, hike through protected pine forests or make yourself comfortable in our garden.

The point is that you do what you like and enjoy all the guidance and support we provide. Once a week we offer a walk to the natural beach Waikiki, which is framed by stunning sandstone. This beach can only be reached by foot!

Begin your day with yoga practice, continue on with a delicious brunch after it and then you are off to a great start with the right energy for the rest of the day! Some afternoons we will go hiking along the beach or inland through protected pine forests.

Other afternoons we practice a recuperative yoga practice (Yin Yoga, or Yoga with focus on healing sounds, organs, glands and chakras).

During these sessions we also refine our breath and discuss interesting issues on yoga-philosophy. Every day there will be enough time to experience local scenery and its beauty with all senses and fill up your body with new energy. The mild, mediterranean climate energises all year round. Get to know a different Spain, away from mass tourism!

Altafulla has a mild, mediterranean climate all year round with a lot of sunshine. The summer heat rarely reaches above 30 °C and there is always a pleasant sea breeze blowing.

You will deepen your yoga practice no matter what you have learned and practiced so far. You will get to really understand the basic concept of yoga and learn to be your own teacher.

Accommodation

We have two places to accommodate participants: there are rooms in the Villa Isabel, which is a former residence and studio of the famous Catalan painter Josep Sala Llorens or in the family-run Hotel Yola near the beach.

You may choose between single and double rooms as well as shared or private bathroom. Regardless of the accommodation, the meals are available to all participants in Villa Isabel, where the yoga room is located.

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.

The property sits somewhat hidden in town and yet everything is within a short walking distance: in about 10 minutes you will find the train station and the beach – a small fishing village, that is protected from further development, with cafes and restaurants.

Steps away is a medieval village, with small streets and a nicely preserved historical centre, the walls and houses that are centuries old and where the castle of Altafulla crowns the town at the highest point.

Retreat schedule

Arrival, day 1:
From 15.00 onwards: Check-In
19.00: Dinner
21.00: Introduction
Monday, day 2 to Saturday, day 7:

Mornings:
7.30: Meditation
8.00: Hydration
8.30-10.30: Atha Yoga
10.45: Brunch

Afternoons:
2-3x excursions along the coast or inland.
2-3x restorative Atha Yoga practice including breathing-exercises.
1 afternoon will be off, so that you can decide spontaneously what to do, to relax, do sports or make an excursion to one of the towns nearby. By train you can reach Tarragona in 8 min., Reus in 30 min. and Barcelona in 60 min.

Evenings:
19.00: Dinner

Five times a week, dinner will be served in Villa Isabel. Twice a week, you can try out one of the many restaurants nearby.

Departure, day 8:
9.00: Breakfast
11.00: Check-Out

Schedules are subject to change according to weather.

Cuisine

Our food is a very balanced composition of natural ingredients, freshly cooked by master chef Gregory. It is a pleasure eating with all senses, surrounded by the nice atmosphere of the garden, the old olive trees, the outdoor cooking place and some well chosen music.

We offer high quality vegetarian food, using local organic products where possible. 1-2x / week you may choose fish and seafood.

Retreat Price

Villa Isabel:
Double room: 784€ (2 single beds, shared bathroom with another room)
Single room: 903€ (1 single bed, shared bathroom with another room)
Double room: 903€ (double bed, AC, bathroom en suite)
Single occupancy of the double room: 1124€ (double bed, AC, bathroom en suite)

Hotel Yola:
Single room: 1295€ (with AC and bathroom en suite)

Includes

  • A total of approx. 35 hours of yoga and group activities:
  • 6x Yoga in the morning
  • 2 – 3 x Yoga in the afternoons
  • 2 – 3 x excursions and other group activities in the afternoon
  • 1 x afternoon off
  • Meals at Villa Isabel
  • 6 x Morning hydration
  • 6 x Brunch after yoga
  • 1 x Breakfast (on the day of departure)
  • 5 x Multi-course dinner
  • 7 nights in Villa Isabel or Hotel Yola

Does not include

  • Transfers
  • Costs of optional activities like sailing
  • Cost for extra services like massage
  • Tourist tax: 0,99 €/night

Optional activities

  • Massage
  • Excursions to cities nearby
  • Sports activities (esp. water sports)

What past guests have said

“I immediately felt at home here: Villa Isabel is a stylish, cozy house surrounded by an idyllic garden; the atmosphere is relaxed and familiar. Isabella teaches the yoga units very professionally and sensitively; I still dream of Gregory’s delicious cuisine …
Altafulla is a nice little place with a lot of atmosphere; in a few minutes you are in the centre or on the beach promenade. I particularly liked the coastal walks and the trip inland, where the olive harvest was in progress. After this wonderful “Yoga and Hiking” week it was clear to me: I’ll be back!”Astrid

“At this point I would like to thank you again for the wonderful time of the yoga retreat in July; I have rarely been so relaxed and relaxed within a few days. For one thing, the atmosphere in the house is very calm and peaceful. The house is special. You can feel the love with which this house is inhabited and managed – with dedication and a concept of sustainability. The garden and pool as well as the location are great. I have to confess that I have never been swimming in the sea so often.

The yoga class was a lot of fun and very educational. Through your deep knowledge, which you like to impart, I have learned a lot, about backgrounds and the larger context. Much was not known to me or I was not yet aware of it. The lessons take place in a very calm, positive atmosphere and are tailored to the needs of the participants. The daily lessons were simply a pleasure and a blessing.

The trips to the different beaches were great, everything was well organised and you can tell that you are happy to be there for your guests – it is a very friendly, family atmosphere. Gregory is a wonderful cook, I could have watched him for hours happily preparing dishes with incredible ease. The food was very good, healthy, varied and simply great.” Silke

“Overall conclusion: Great organisation and implementation, great accommodation, very tasty and varied food and super professional yoga classes. It was an incredibly great time with great people in Altafulla, who made the team around Isabella Welsch something special! Definitely repeat next year. Hotel: Everything new, clean, tidy and stylishly furnished. Service and friendliness: All questions were answered directly, in the event of difficulties, alternatives or other support options were offered. The team was always happy, friendly and helpful. Food: The food was very varied, healthy and always more than enough. The food was vegetarian, but there was also poultry and fish on request. Pool: Beautiful outdoor area with pool and lawn, kitchen and outdoor dining area, which is well designed. Yoga: The best yoga classes I’ve had so far. Lots and important background information, detailed instructions and adjustment of each exercise to the individual physical characteristics of each one, no matter if beginner, advanced or yoga teacher. “ Simona

How to get here

How to reach us:
Altafulla (pronounced Altafuja) is within easy reach. The nearest airports are Reus, Barcelona and Madrid.
If you are coming from Barcelona Airport (Bcn), it will take you about 2 hours to get to Altafulla, depending on which terminal you arrive at. Bcn airport has 2 terminals, which are well connected by a free shuttle bus. The journey between the two terminals takes between 10 and 15 minutes and is possible around the clock. No matter which way you arrive: Always have our address ready!

Recommended directions to Altafulla from TERMINAL 2:
From Terminal 2 you can take the regional train (“Rodalies”) R2. These trains run every half hour and take about 20 minutes to Barcelona Sants central train station: Schedule of the regional trains R2 from Aeroport to Barcelona-Sants

In Bcn-Sants you have to change to a train that stops in Altafulla-Tamarit (journey time approx. 1 hour). When searching the platform (usually 9 or 10), please note that the various end stops are written in large letters on the monitors. Most of the time, below that, appear the names of the individual stops: Timetable of the trains from Barcelona-Sants to Altafulla-Tamarit.

From the train station Altafulla-Tamarit it is about 10 minutes walk to the seminar house. Call us if you want to be picked up (for free). The train ticket for the entire route costs about 8, – €

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