Join Nahid de Belgeonne for a magical week on the edge of the Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain, offering peace and seclusion with a spectacular mountain backdrop. You will enjoy mindful teaching, delicious vegetarian food and great company as well as stunning landscapes for hiking. On this yoga holiday you can expect to unravel from the stresses of your life, rebalance your nervous system, have great conversations and smile a lot!
You will be led by Good Vibes Founder Nahid, who will guide you through an intelligently sequenced dynamic practice in the morning and a deeply soothing restorative practice in the evenings. Practices will take place on a fully equipped covered outdoors yoga space.
Nahid recognises the importance of cultivating awareness in the body, and her aim is to deliver the highest quality mindful yoga teaching. Her teaching is informed by current anatomy thinking, somatic body coaching and other movement disciplines yet still rooted by yogic philosophy and meditation, yoga nidra and pranayama.
The yoga sessions emphasise opening, mobilising, and creating freedom in the body, moving through multi-plane movement patterns which in turn allow you to make big leaps in your understanding of how to adapt yoga poses in your body to stay elastic, youthful and reducing the risk of injury and wear and tear.
This immersive yoga week is designed to deeply nourish and recalibrate the nervous system, so that when you do go back to your daily life, you will have the tools to stay emotionally resilient and feel more tuned in.
This holiday is for those who already practice yoga as well as those who want to start tapping into this ancient and powerful technology.
Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. The venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, and spectacular flora and fauna – a wonderful wild coastline, which you will have seen more times than you think as the backdrop in many films including Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, and Sergio Leone’s famous spaghetti westerns!
The venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop.
The venue consists of the main house, which sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Its striking natural swimming pool is fed by spring water and filtered by reed beds.
The main house has two double en-suites, three twin en-suites and one twin with bathroom nearby. (Accommodates 10 – 12).
The outlying cortijo or farm has been converted in the original local style into charming accommodation, located a couple of hundred yards from the main house.
The cortijo apartments have their own sitting room/kitchens with 5 twin en-suite bedrooms, one double en-suite and one single en-suite (Accommodates 10 – 12)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price, they will be vegetarian but if the group wants it we will have a few fish days.
We take away a maximum of 12 guests, the cost of the holiday reflects the attention and care that you will receive. The cost of the retreat is £1,195 per person sharing or single supplements available upon request. This includes accommodation, all teaching and food.
All pricing is based on shared accommodation and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The many social and quiet spaces allow guests to enjoy the landscape and relax.
Saturdays are travel days. Aim for a flight to arrive in Almeria around by the afternoon on Saturday and a midday flight going back. Transfers will be arranged and the price is shared by the group presuming everyone comes and leaves at around the same time – tbc
Airlines that travel into Almeria include: Easy jet, Iberia (via Madrid) Ryanair, they all fly from Gatwick airport and there are also flights from Heathrow.
50% deposit is required to secure your place, a further 25% by 31st May and final balance by 27th July 2018.