IYENGAR YOGA HOLIDAY WITH CATHERINE COULSON IN SPAIN

Teachers Name: Catherine Coulson

Date/Time: 11/06/2022-18/06/2022 - All Day

Cost £725 double/ £825 single

Phone: 07767366152

Email: yogawithcatherine1@gmail.com

Website:

Location: Calle Amargura 4, Mairena, 18494, Spain

I am thrilled this year to again be able to offer this fabulous yoga retreat in Alpujarras in southern Spain.  This Alpujarra is a natural and historical region in Andalucia, on the south slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the adjacent valley. The area is characterised by local artisans who have been custodians of the land and local traditions for centuries.

Location

Las Chimeneas is a dramatic set of converted hillside village houses by a wonderful British couple in 1998 as a result of their passion for the area. They are situated in the national park and there are nine lovely rooms, each with fabulous views across the hills to the sea in the far distance. They provide very comfortable accommodation, with lots of antiques and books, and we have three wonderful home-cooked meals each day cooked with love using seasonal local produce.

They have a deep knowledge of the area and are generous with sharing it, whether about walking routes or history or traditions.  It was named by The Times as one Europe’s Top Ten best mountain hideaways in the Summer of 2018.  They built a stunning yoga studio in the centre of the hamlet last year, with lovely views over the hills and a perfect environment for our classes.  There is also a mountain shala overlooking the farm area they cultivate, which we might visit for one of the classes.

Yoga

There will be a total of ten yoga classes (a combination of morning and evening), scheduled so that we effectively have two days off to explore this wonderful region.  Classes are suitable for people of all abilities and any type of yoga experience; all I ask is your willingness to try and to apply yourself.  There is a set of yoga equipment here, so you can pack lightly!

In addition to the yoga classes, we will have three outings including a guided hike in the mountains, a cookery class and a trip to a local weaver or olive oil producer.  There is plenty of time for you to explore the area independently, and other local attractions if you are interested in outings like horseback riding, zip wire, longer hikes, bike rides, or you can simply relax with a good book on your terrace or by the pool.

Your holiday Includes:

  • 10 yoga classes
    • 7 nights’ accommodation – prices are per person
    • Airport transfer for a specific flight (timed for a single group minibus)
    • Buffet breakfast, light lunch, fabulous three course evening meal
    • Use of maps and route notes and advice for self guided walks for those who are keen hikersExtra excursions can be booked and paid for locally eg massage, guided electric mountain bike tour, guided visit to Almeria or  Granada etc