September 10th to September 17th 2022
A seven-night luxury holistic yoga retreat on the southern Spanish coast; a short drive from the beach. Two or more daily yoga and meditation classes in the Shala or overlooking the gardens in a range of styles including Hatha, Restorative, Core, Yin, meditations and more with two experienced yoga teachers to assist and guide you.
Luxury 7 night accommodation.
Double/twin rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Yoga classes in a variety of styles (Vinyasa Flow, Primary Series, Hatha, Yin, Restorative), and workshops. These take place on a beautiful veranda or in the yoga Shala. Each class benefits from two instructors so everyone is catered for and looked after.
Guided meditations and yoga nidras.
All Tipi Yoga group classes are free between August 10th and September 10th 2022.
Use of the Finca including the cosy library/lounge, stunning gardens, both beautiful swimming pools and all other amenities.
Walk to the local village to browse the local artisan shops and enjoy al fresco drinks.
Flamenco class at the finca with Sangria.
Bath towel, pool towel, hairdryer and soap.
Unlimited filtered water.
Delicious vegan breakfast, lunch and two course dinners. All the food is prepared with love by the in house chefs, either grown on site (finca means farm) or sourced locally. (No dinner provided on Thursday).
If you bring a friend to share a room with you both receive a 'best buds private yoga class' in the Tipi in August 2022 and £50 each off your next retreat.
Exploration day to Almeria, travel and visit to Alcazaba included.
Teas, coffees and fruit.
Vegan wines with dinner.
All yoga equipment and accessories.
Complimentary branded t-shirt and goody bag.
Nothing is compulsory on your holiday but I have planned a exploration day should you wish to join.
You may book a massage or three to enjoy at the Finca through Tipi Yoga for an additional charge.
On our exploration day, Thursday, we follow our usual routine to an early lunch/brunch at which time Trudi and I will head off to Almeria town and you are very welcome to join us. In Almeria we can visit Alcazara de Almeria, the largest Andalusian fortress on the Iberian Coast overlooking Almeria medina or meander through the old town to the marina for a smoothie (or stronger) before heading to Travieso for dinner. There is nothing scheduled at the finca after lunch to allow you freedom and time to fully immerse yourself in the local area.
Those who wish for some alone time at any stage in the retreat are very welcome to do so and have the option to explore the local area and cuisine, chill at the finca, visit Almeria town or Nijar village, take the 2 hour journey to Granada perhaps. Go canyoning with a local guide, Kayak and snorkel in Cabo de Gata, visit the salt flats to see the Flamingos, climb El Fraile for stunning views, or visit Texas Hollywood, the set of many western films; the surrounding area boasts fantastic rugged secluded sandy 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, or jet skiing! Whatever takes your fancy, we can provide excellent recommended trips and contacts on request.
Flights - please do not book these until your space is confirmed. We will also liase about flights in late May as we can share transfers if they are at similar/the same times. (Around £100 return to Almeria airport with Easyjet).
Transfers to and from the Finca (can be arranged at an extra cost - about 60 euros return).
Massages - Swedish, Thai, and Cranio-Sacral massage can be booked on arrival for 60 euros per hour.
Soft and alcoholic drinks (other than wine at dinner) - these can be purchased from the 'bar' and the tab settled at the end of the week.
Laundry service - towel and sheet replacements can be requested.
Travel insurance - required but not included.
Water bottle - please bring a reusable water bottle.
Excursion day - the transport to and from Almeria is included on excursion day but no other costs are included.
VEGAN AND DELICIOUS
To embrace a healthy, yogic lifestyle we promote a vegan diet consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health.
Three delicious meals will be provided daily in the light and airy dining room or in the outside eating area under a jasmine covered pergola. All the produce is seasonal, organic and locally sourced, usually from the farm itself (finca means farm). The olive oil on offer is produced from the olive trees on the estate.
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.
Coffee, a variety of teas, juices and healthy snacks will be available. Filtered drinking water is always available. Local organic vegan wines are served with dinner, if you would like a glass or two.
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 Spain.
Clothes that you can stretch and breathe in - but don't over-pack!
Jumpers & warmer clothes - bring layers of clothing, as it will get cooler in the evenings and mornings.
Prescription and OTC medications.
Bathing suit, sunglasses and reef friendly sunscreen.
Eco friendly mosquito repellent
IPod or Musical instruments
Beach clothes, towel & flip flops (or any amphibious shoes) if you plan on visiting the beach
A notebook for when you feel inspired
A book to nourish your imagination
Cash: Get Euros before you leave or plan to get some when you arrive. 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 if needed
Your yoga mat (provided, but you can bring one if you want to)
Any yoga props you wish to bring though most are provided
We highly recommend that you check an online weather report prior to your journey.
A typical day
Starts off with an 8am Manifestation Meditation in the gardens.
Fruit snacks and juice.
An outdoor energising Vinyasa Flow or Primary Series yoga class on the terrace with dramatic views towards the village of Nijar, the mountains and the distant coast.
Breakfast is served, consisting of delicious fruit salads and nuts, muesli, cereals, organic jams and fresh breads, hummus, salads.
Once you have filled your tummy, it is free time. There are two beautiful pools at the villa, there are plenty of day trips to take (we can organise a transport service). On Sunday we will use this time for an optional hike to get to know the stunning landscape.
Lunch is served at around 1pm.
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 the perfect day at around 7.30pm, a delicious 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.
FINCA DE ALAMOS
Where the beach meets the desert, nestled in the mountains, Finca de Alamos is a spacious, secluded and elegant oasis set in 30 acres of citrus and olive groves. Relax in this elegant, spacious, palm fronded paradise which has won awards for architecture. Swim in the plant-filtered pool, and feast on locally-grown Spanish produce.
With a large drawing room leading on to sunny lavender and jasmine scented terraces with spectacular views, your yogic journey will elevate.
Visit the unspoilt sandy beaches nearby in Spain’s largest national park, the Cabo de Gata, or the Phoenician built spa of Sierra Alhamilla from 300BC with it's healing hot springs and massage treatments just 45 minutes from the Finca. The picturesque village of Nijar is 2m from the house, well known for it's selection of handicrafts and range of small fresh vegetable shops.
This is a beautiful retreat with lush and spacious gardens, an enclosed, large, yoga space and indoor yoga Shala, extensive open and covered terrace, two eco outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioning, heating and Wi-Fi.
Meet the team
Ebony is Yoga Alliance YACEP adult yoga certified in 578 hours, Aerial Yoga London trained Aerial Yoga Teacher, 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.
Trudi Dawson is an RYT 325hrs yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance UK, she has specialist training in Core and Pelvic Floor rehabilitation, Postural Alignment and Children’s Yoga. She is also a Doula UK Doula and FEDANT-registered teacher and has 14 years experience supporting women through Pregnancy, Postnatal and beyond.
Whilst Trudi’s approach to teaching yoga is light-hearted, it is also holistic - often it’s not just about the shapes we make on the mat, but the experiences that brought us there. Using her level one Neuro Linguistic Programming training Trudi enjoys reading body language, breathing patterns and expressions to tailor her yoga classes.
PUTTING A PRICE ON PARADISE
Double/twin with en-suite bathroom
£1100 per person
If you bring a friend to share a room with you both receive a 'best buds private yoga class' in the Tipi in August 2022 and £50 each off the next retreat.
Double/twin with en-suite bathroom
£1350 per person
£350 non-refundable deposit to be paid upon reservation, remaining total to be paid by June 30th 2022.
All rooms have heating and air conditioning.
Check in from 5pm on September 10th 2022, check out at 9.30am on September 17th.
Following check out, if you wish to, you can join Trudi and I at Monsul beach before heading to the airport (flights leave at 9pm-ish so we would head there together for two hours pre-departure).
The nearest airport is Almeria (30 minutes) with lots of London direct flights, Murcia (1.5 hours), Alicante (2.5 hours). Car hire available at the airports. Train station in Almeria.
Flights are not included in the prices.
Transfers are available at reasonable rates.
I understand that COVID-19 is a concern when booking your trip. Financially we are concerned about losing money, physically we are concerned about catching the virus. This retreat will take every precaution to prevent both of these concerns.
Should the retreat be cancelled because of travel or local restrictions caused by the pandemic you will be refunded in full.
We will follow relevant government guidelines whilst on retreat.
You can only share a room if you have either taken a PCR test within 24 hours of flying, been fully vaccinated, or you are in a bubble or household with the other room sharer.
COVID-19 has affected us all differently but if you're anything like me it's shown me that I value travel and freedom above all else. Health and happiness are all that really matters when it comes down to it so come and be happy and healthy with me!