Hidden Paradise - Las Alpujarras, Southern Spain
14-21 October 2017
Join us for this restorative time with Emma Brown and Sarah Odell in the mountains of Southern Spain.
£525 - shared room
£675 - single room
Emma Brown a long term Sivananda yoga teacher, ayurvedic health consultant and somatic yoga therapist and Sarah Odell also a long term Sivananda teacher, pilates instructor and fitness enthusiast will be combining their skills and experience to offer you a week of varied classes, meditations and workshops in all aspects of health and wellbeing.
The day will start with morning meditation followed by a traditional Sivananda yoga class.
The afternoon class will be either somatic yoga, a therapeutic method of movement helping you to release specific tension areas in the body, or a yoga/pilates blend focusing on core strengthening and overall body alignment.
As well as this we will have 3 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals a day, walks in the beautiful countryside, bathing in the heated indoor swimming pool and visits to local areas as well as relaxing massage treatments for those who are interested.
Hidden Paradise is found in 'Las Alpujarras' - the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Southern Spain. At over 1000 metres above the Mediterranean sea, there are fantastic views down to the coast & often as far as Morocco (see title photo), as well as panoramic vistas of the beautiful mountains surrounding.
The natural springs on the land allow a wealth of vegetation, including fruit & nut trees such as olive, fig, cherry, orange, walnut, chestnut & almond and of course, the kitchen gardens. We are truly blessed by this abundance, as the food grown in the garden is offered in our delicious freshly prepared vegetarian gourmet meals. The varied accommodation will meet your comfort needs, while the luxurious extras guide you in to a relaxing & enjoyable stay.
Our location allows bountiful and varied walks on the doorstep, from a gentle stroll (the nearest village is reached on foot in 15 minutes) to a full trek - climbing the tallest peak of 'Mulhacen' (3500m) is a satisfying endeavour. It is reached from Malaga airport in under 2 hours.
7am - Meditation, mantra chanting and talk on as aspect of yoga practise
8.45 am - Traditional Sivananda style Asana (posture) & Pranayama (breathing exercises) Class - taught by Emma or Sarah
10.30am - Vegan/Vegetarian Brunch
Free time for workshops, walks, outings, therapeutic treatments, reading and rest...
1pm - Fresh fruits
4.30pm - Either a somatic yoga based class or a yoga/pilates mix class taught by Emma or Sarah
6.30pm - Dinner - another hearty vegetarian feast
8.30pm - a choice of meditation, chanting, documentaries on yoga and spirituality or time simply to rest and enjoy the benefits of your daily practise.
Flights are to arrive and return at/from Malaga airport on the morning of the 14th/21st October and there will be a transfer arranged for you directly to Hidden Paradise. There will be an extra charge of £30-£40 for the return transfers. The journey takes between 1.5-2 hours.