TARIFA

Sunday May 17th to Friday May 22nd 2020

Five nights luxury holistic yoga retreat on the southern Spanish coast; minutes from the beach. Small, intimate group experience. Relaxation, restoration and opportunity to develop your own practice. One hour Thai, deep tissue or relaxation massage included. Join us in paradise.

What's included?

  • Luxury 5 night accommodation.

  • Double/twin rooms with en-suite or shared bathrooms.

  • Yoga classes in a variety of styles (Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, Restorative), and workshops. These take place on a beautiful veranda overlooking the sea. Each class benefits from two instructors so everyone is catered for and looked after.

  • A one hour massage with either Ebony or Rachel in the dedicated massage suite.

  • Guided meditations and yoga nidras.

  • 20% off all Tipi Yoga classes until May 16th 2020 with the code TARIFA-VIP.

  • Use of the villa, terraces, gardens and salt water pool.

  • Guided hike and star walk.

  • Hairdryer, towel, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.

  • Unlimited filtered water.

  • Free Wi-Fi.

  • Delicious vegan/vegetarian group brunches and 3 course dinners on four of the five days. All our food is prepared with love by our in house chefs, either grown on the island or locally sourced.

  • Juices, teas, coffees and light morning snacks.

  • Vegan wines with Dinner.

  • All yoga equipment and accessories.

  • Complimentary branded water bottle and goody bag.

  • Bedroom slippers and robe.

  • Linen and towel service mid-week.

Optional add ons:

On our exploration day, Wednesday, we follow our usual morning routine to brunch then head off to a local beach where we offer the opportunity to try out stand up paddle boarding - putting our yogi balance to the test! This, and the travel to the beach. would be an extra and is by no means compulsory, those who do not wish to take part have the option to explore the local area and cuisine, chill at the villa, visit Tarifa town, or Baelo Claudia Roman ruins and museum at Bolonia; the surrounding area boasts fantastic rugged beaches and hikes along gentle mountain tracks where whales can sometimes be spotted on the horizon with Morocco shimmering in the distance. Perhaps SUP is too tame and kite surfing appeals, perhaps kayaking, or jet skiing! Whatever takes your fancy, we can provide excellent recommended trips and contacts on request. 

On the exploration day we will not run the evening class or dinner to allow you freedom and time to fully immerse yourself in the local area. 

Not included

Flights - please do not book these until March 16th 2020.

Transfers

Optional extras

Laundry

Excursions/day trips

Car/bike rentals

Your meals

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN AND DELICIOUS

To embrace a healthy, yogic lifestyle we promote a vegan/vegetarian diet consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. Two delicious meals will be provided daily. All our produce is seasonal, organic and locally sourced. Fertile mountain slopes and bountiful sunshine produce some of the tastiest sun ripened fruit and vegetables which when prepared with love result in mouth watering, nutritious and delicious cuisine. The meals will be served at our outdoor table or in our sheltered dining area, both overlooking the ocean. Fresh coffee, a variety of teas, juices and healthy snacks will be available. Filtered drinking water is always available. We also serve local organic vegan wines with Dinner, if you would like a glass. We are able to cater for gluten free and/or sugar free and plenty more diets also. You will be asked to inform us of any food allergy or special dietary requirements you may have when booking via our Health and Indemnity form.

What to bring

As you get ready we would like to offer some suggestions about what to bring. The number one suggestion is not to "over pack" because we want you to have as stress-free travel experience as possible. And the other key thing to know is that if you do forget something you will be able to get it in Greece.

  • Clothes that you can stretch and breathe in - but don't over-pack!

  • Jumpers & warm clothes - bring layers of clothing, as it will get cooler in the evenings and mornings. In April, May, September and October bring a sweater or jacket. It may also rain during these months.

  • Prescription and OTC medications.

  • Bathing suit, sunglasses and reef friendly sunscreen.

  • Mosquito repellent (No DEET)

  • IPod or Musical instruments

  • Beach clothes, towel & flip flops (or any amphibious shoes)

  • Walking shoes

  • A notebook for when you feel inspired

  • A book / reading light to read at night in your bed or a head light as the lighting in the rooms is quite dim.

  • Cash: Get Euros before you leave. Make sure you have enough cash for your travels.

  • Alarm Clock to get up for your morning yoga practice

  • Plug adapters to charge your electronics.

  • Back up batteries

  • Camera with extra memory cards

  • Emergency phone numbers /contact numbers to report credit cards lost or stolen

  • Your yoga mat (let us know if you need to borrow one).

  • Any yoga props you wish to bring.

We highly recommend that you check an online weather report prior to your journey.

A typical day

ON RETREAT

  • ​​Starts off with an 8.30am Manifestation Meditation followed a pre-yoga snack of fresh and dried fruits, nuts, juices, coffee, tea and filtered water.

  • Morning outdoor energising Vinyasa Yoga.

  • Then brunch is served, consisting of delicious fruit salads and nuts, muesli, cereals, organic jams and fresh breads, yoghurts and cheeses, hummus, salads, kefir and a choice of eggs.

  • Once you have filled your tummy, it is free time. There is a beautiful pool at the villa, the beach lies just a 10 minutes walk away, there are plenty of day trips to take (we can organise a transport service). On one day your massage will take place during this time, on Monday we will use this time for an optional 10km hike for you to get to know the stunning coastline.

  • The second yoga session is held in the late afternoon, workshops begin at 4.30pm, classes start at 5.30pm. This session is more introvert and slow in nature, Hatha, Yin or Restorative.

  • To end of the perfect day at around 7.30pm a delicious 3 course dinner is served under the stars with the sharing of stories, lots of laughter and a glass of wine if you wish.

  • Guided meditation or Yoga Nidra under the stars or cosily in the villa.

  • Our evenings usually come to a close at 9.30pm. Tucked up with a book or star gazing...sleep follows soon.

You can participate in as many or as few of the activates as you would like. It’s your holiday, we want you to find a pace that is enjoyable for you.

The villa

VILLA VALDEVAQUEROS

Where the Atlantic meets the Mediterareanean, nestled in the mountains with panoramic ocean and sandy beach views, Villa Valdevaqueros is a spacious and secluded rustic style retreat that sits in a stunning elevated position in the Valdevaqueros area of Tarifa. It faces the Straits of Gibraltar, looking out east across to Morocco’s Rif Mountains and west to the Port of Tangiers. Tarifa is a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe’s southernmost point.
The villa is within a 10 minutes walk of the popular Valdevaqueros beach, cafe and ION wind centre. This is a beautiful retreat with lush and spacious gardens, an enclosed 50 sqm yoga space with stunning sea views, extensive open and covered terrace, massage room, a salt water outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioning, underfloor heating and Wi-Fi.

Meet the team

Ebony Colley

Ebony is Yoga Alliance YACEP adult yoga certified in 543 hours, CMA accredited Tree of Life qualified in Children Do Yoga, Sunshine Network Teacher, Thai masseuse trained through Jungle Healing accredited with The International Society of Thai Yoga Massage, and onsite massage therapist with the FHT College of Classical Massage. Fully qualified in The Guilds Swedish Full Body Massage. Ebony has a fun, understanding and creative approach to yoga flows and uses her incredible anatomy knowledge to create beautifully flowing yoga classes, and applies her experience and love for yoga to each practice. Her massage is intuitive and knowledgeable.

Rachel Krauss

Rachel is Yoga Alliance certified through the Harmonise Training Academy, qualified to the highest level in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy through the LSSM and VTCT trained in Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy. She also holds postgraduate qualifications and certification in Counselling and Psychotherapy and full membership with the BACP. In her classes, Rachel offers a warm and nourishing approach, with flows that encourage you to listen to your body and develop your own practice. Rachel’s deep tissue, remedial and relaxation massages are specifically tailored to the needs of your body.

Pricing

PUTTING A PRICE ON PARADISE

Shared Accommodation

 

Double/twin with shared bathroom

£895

Double/twin with en-suite bathroom

£945

 

Private Accommodation

Options for private accommodation with supplementary charges on request.


£250 non-refundable deposit to be paid upon reservation, remaining total to be paid by March 14th.

All rooms have air conditioning.

Shared bathrooms share with one other room.

Getting there

Check in from 2pm on Sunday May 17th, check out by 4pm Friday May 22nd. 

 

The nearest airport is Gibraltar (40 mins drive). Alternatively Malaga (1hr,45m), Jerez (1hr,15m) and Seville (1hr,45m).

Flights are not included in the prices.

Transfers are available at reasonable rates.

This retreat is number dependant and will take place with a minimum of 8 people in attendance. Should there be less than 8 by March 15th 2020 the retreat will be cancelled and your deposit refunded.

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