MAY 6TH - 11TH 2024
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each day will begin with a morning guided meditation, followed by breathing work before a flow asana practice creatively and intelligently sequenced.
Throughout the week we'll work through varying asana practices and requests are very welcomed. I make things accessible to all so levels of practice might vary meaning I’ll offer many options to make you feel comfortable and supported.
The idea of making the retreat women’s only I believe will create a save and secure environment for girls to be girls. To lean into one another in our true nature to listen and hear each other to feel safe and supported by the group.
I’ll be offering a women’s circle during our retreat, an opportunity to connect more deeply with the divine feminine and in turn yourself and true nature.
Each afternoon we’ll connect for discussion, circles, this may sometimes occur late morning rather than early afternoon we feel each day out as they arrive, fully in the moment. But don’t worry I’ll be giving you an easy schedule to follow each morning at breakfast so you don’t have ti worry about timings and plans.
One evening we will have a yoga nidra (guide relaxation) and sound healing session.
Each evening or late afternoon practice (pre dinner) will be a slower offering something more nurturing grounded.
WHERE. . . .
Join me in this tranquil palm fronded oasis set in 30 acres of citrus and olive groves amidst the dramatic, semi desert countryside with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. This is the perfect spot to support peace, relaxation and practice – and personally one of my favourite retreat places ever! Finca del Alamo is on the edge of the Cabo de Gato National Park and Almeria airport is only 30mins away.
The venue sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
It consists of the main house the ‘Finca’, which won awards in the 80s for its striking modernist design, and a group of converted traditional buildings, the cortijos. The cortijos are just a couple of minutes walk from the main house and next to the yoga studio.
There are shared social and quiet spaces and two eco-pools, one at the house and one with the cortijos.
FOOD & DRINKS
All meals are a delicious vegan spread served up buffet style, with lots of choice. The retreat space use lots of fresh local produce. Our breakfast is self serve fruits if you want a little something before practice. Post practice will be a substantial brunch. An afternoon snack and dinner every day.
Except one day off where will head into town for a meal together.
Alcohol won’t be served with the meals, but we can add some as group or you can order things individually.
WHAT WILL I NEED
Not much, just what ever you like to move in, your day wear, there's pool of course but it's really about letting go of what you need and just letting yourself be, so if you wear the same yoga gear every day then great!
Twin room with ensuite (sharing) - £900pp
Single room with ensuite - £1100pp
Deposit of £300 to reserve your place, apply through the button link and I'll send you a payment link.
The rest of the money ca be paid in 1 or 2 installments final payment due 8 weeks before travel.
This includes, 3 meals a day, 2/3 yoga practices a day, towels are provided both for in the rooms and for the pool or beach. Extra available on request.
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
- Your flights and travel to the retreat
- Extra snacks bought outside of the space (but the food is in abundance
- Extra excusrions we may offer taxis to town or a beach day
Alcohol is not include but you are welcome to enjoy with dinner, I can ask the space to provide wine or beer and we will juts charge a small surplus if you are partaking.
HOW TO GET HERE
The nearest airport to the Finca is Almeria, about 30 mins away, which is served by a number of airlines from London and elsewhere.
I can arrange a group transfer (cost would be around £30 per person return, depending on numbers. Once you have book onto the retreat please just et me know your flight details and I can group us together and help to organise taxis from there.
ARRIVAL / LEAVING DAYS
The retreats will be ready for us by 4pm on our arrival day and we will plan to leave around or before 11am on our leaving day.
They can be a little flexible on this if we need to be.
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Once your deposit is paid this secures your place and is non refundable (KIND OF), in the case that either you OR I manage to refill your space on the retreat I am happy to return this deposit to you.
2 months before travel 100% fee must be paid to keep your space, once paid this is non refundable unless again the space is refilled. If the fee is not paid I have to then offer your place o anyone waiting to book on.
I hope this is clear and fair.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I wanted to send a late but very big and warm thank you for hosting the retreat. It was my first and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it, and I hope you did too. Everything was really smooth, I felt very welcomed and can't tell you how much I enjoyed the yoga, reconnecting with nature, others there and myself.
In our final session of the week I mentioned how much of a shift I felt, and I'm really thankful to you for hosting that experience and making it so comfortable. The retreat has really meant a lot to me, it's hard to put into words over an email but it really did!
Just wanted to say a great, big thank you for last week. You created such a lovely, warm atmosphere, the classes were just the right balance of fun and depth, and I really appreciated your advice re. my bendiness and brokenness. I took away from the week a lot more than I was expecting to, and feel a new confidence and motivation in my yoga practice.
Retreating last year was unbelievable, i have a new community of friends and got to spend so much quality time restoring myelsf and my body - also the food was divine!