8 Days Cooking, Pilates, and Yoga Retreat in Fuerteventura, Spain

  • 7LemonsHouse, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain


Stand up Paddle and Yoga Retreat Spain

Join this retreat for a healthy holiday with healthy food and regenerative activity for mind and body suitable for all. This retreat will be dedicated to helping you enjoy a holiday learning healthy cooking to use it in your day life and coming back home with a new amazing experience in your pocket. Your stay will be relaxing but active with a combination of healthy vegetarian or vegan food searching the best way to rebalance your energy from your daily working routine


  • Daily yoga or Pilates classes
  • Amazing healthy cooking lessons
  • Healthy fresh food for brunch and dinner
  • One bike excursion to local surroundings
  • Crater and coastal walking excursion with picnic
  • Stand up paddle classes or ceramic course
  • Wonderful massage sessions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • German, Italian, Spanish, English
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The 7lemons'House apartments are fully equipped and have wooden beams, a main bedroom, a kitchenette, and a bright living room. The sofa bed is very comfortable and big. The shower is made of natural stones and the kitchen is provided with all necessary for cooking good dinners.

BlueShore apartment

The BlueShore apartment is big and spacious, with wooden floor, wooden beams, and a raised platform that separate the bedroom and the living room. This apartment has one bedroom with a big bed (more than two meters long), extra beds on the sofa in the living area, a kitchen provided with all necessary, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with shower. It also has a big terrace with a big table, wooden chairs, barbecue, sunbeds, and a chill out area.

GreenRoom surfers cabin

The GreenRoom surfers cabin is a very nice small bungalow with a kitchenette using camping gas stove, a fridge, a bunk-bed, and an open roof bathroom with a shower and hot water. You will enjoy the outside space with camp fire and hammocks.The cabin have a camping gas stove and outside has a large chill-out area with deckchairs and umbrellas, hammocks, a large table for dining out, a fire with benches, and a barbecue.

This retreat will be focused on yoga or Pilates, healthy cooking lessons, and stand up paddle boarding lessons; with a ceramic course in alternative of stand up paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and massage for a deeper relax. This retreat is a great opportunity to enter in contact with the ocean, enjoy the outdoors, share activities, get active, explore new places, discover something new, and make new friends. Get this perfect healthy holiday in the sun to help you relax, reboot, and recharge.

Yoga classes

During the yoga classes, you will work on pranayama (breath control), asana (poses), and meditation. You will discover how your breath can ease not only your mind, but help you deepen into your practice as well. Together with the group, you will find out how the poses can work for you personally. The classes use postures and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation, encourage the proper alignment of the body, and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. You will also be focused on yoga Nidra to release stress and tension by reaching a state of conscious deep sleep.

Stand up paddle classes

If you are in Fuerteventura, you need to enjoy the ocean. There is no better workout than stand up paddle, because each muscle will be trained in an easy way through the constant balancing and paddling. It is an easy and funny workout in contact with the ocean. Stand up paddle is a combination of paddling, balancing, and surfing. The lessons are given in small groups with personal attention by certified instructors. After some balance exercises, you paddle in the first wave and make your first ride. In case you would prefer, surf lesson can be arranged for you instead of stand up paddle.

Healthy cooking course

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy making easy and tasty recipes by learning valuable tips for stocking a healthy kitchen. You will learn how to create wholesome and delicious dishes using nourishing oils, grains, flours, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Learn how to make healthy choices and create meals that you, your family, and friends will love. This will be a priceless experience of cooking all together having fun and being able to enjoy your meals during the evening. The experienced chef is delighted to welcome you.

Ceramic workshop

Ceramic workshops are offered as an inspiring and fascinating alternative of stand up paddle or surf lesson for those people which are not interesting in water sports. During the classes, you will be provided with all the information, tools, and techniques to further explore ceramics at your own pace and in your own creative direction. In a supportive and creative environment you can grow your creativity and artistry.

Crater walking

There are plenty of opportunities to walk reasonable distances along beaches and coastlines, often with almost anybody else around. The house is just next to one of the most beautiful volcanic crater called Calderon Hondo, and from the viewing platform at the top, there is a really amazing view for miles around like the Corralejo dunes. You will have a picnic on the crater, enjoy the view, or you can reach the top to enjoy the sundown or the bright full moon.

Coastal walking

Breath the fresh and regenerative salty Atlantic sea air and discover unique places by walking on Fuerteventura. The island really offers great surprises for those who step out at this tourist place. The rewards for this extra effort are interesting flora and fauna, intriguing shapes of sand and rock, absolute tranquility, pitch black skies at night, and last but not least, superb and unforgettable views.

Bike tours

Enjoy a bike tour If you like to discover the surroundings countryside and reach the next turquoise beach lagoon having a rest with an ice cream, or a drink at the local Cotillo Light House.

  • Bike tour
  • Coastal walking
  • Crater walking
  • Paola Reznik

    Paola started practicing yoga in 1998, in Argentina, with the Maestre Juan Haberfeld and it became her absolute passion in life. She continued her studies in Swásthya Yoga, the first University of Yoga founded in Brazil, where yogis from around the world congregate to learn from the masters and from each other. The Swásthya method includes Asana yoga, Raja yoga, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana (Gyana) yoga, and Tantra yoga. She took her practice even further and lived and taught in the US, México, Costa Rica, and the Canary Islands.

  • Heiko Gatje

    Heiko Gatje is a well known chef and he looks back on over 20 years of cooking experience. He has catered for big movie productions, like Exodus, of Sir Ridley Scott, and he has his own catering service firm in Fuerteventura. With him, you will discover how to make home-baked artisan breads and learn tips and technique to make delicious, healthy vegetarian food.

  • Diana Pagano

    Diana Pagano is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher and teacher of Stott Pilates, specializing in yoga therapeutics, Pilates mat and reform, rehabilitation exercises, and the Mezières method

This retreat will be held at 7Lemons'House is in Fuerteventura, Spain. 7Lemons'House is located in the north part of the island in a small surfer's village called Lajares between two volcanoes. From Lajares, you can reach all beaches of the north nearly in the same time and the North Coast is only four kilometers away. In Lajares big hotels or mass tourism does not exist; the local life mix up with the individual tourism.

Nearby Places

  • North Coast, 4 kilometers
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will be served once daily delicious brunch and a healthy dinner. The goal of this retreat is to provide high quality and nutritionally balanced meals and make you enjoy the fine taste of Heiko’s cuisine. You will be provided with delicious and healthy meals, cooked using fresh ingredients. The recipes use seasonal ingredients and locally grown ingredients, offering you a lot of variety.

The menu is designed specifically and personally for active people, with a perfect balance of protein and carbohydrates. The soups are exclusive recipes, using fresh herbs, and all foods are cooked in healthy oils. The base of the food is vegetarian but once a week you will be offered a fresh fish option during the dinner for those who are not vegans or vegetarians. No food coloring, preservatives, or bleached flour are used.

During this retreat, a full body therapeutic massage is included in the price.

  • 1 bike excursion
  • 1 crater and coastal walking excursion with picnic
  • 1 daily brunch and 1 dinner
  • 1 daily yoga or Pilates class
  • 1 full body therapeutic massage
  • 2 healthy cooking lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Stand up paddle boarding classes or ceramic workshop
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfer to and from retreat house
  • Costs for additional or optional activities
  • Insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at the Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE). From the Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE) to 7Lemons'House takes about a 40-minute drive. You may rent a rental car at the airport for approximately 130 EUR per week.

Arrival by bus

You may also take the bus number three to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number six to Corralejo then the number eight to Lajares.

Arrival by Taxi

A taxi drive from Fuerteventura Puerto del Rosario International Airport (FUE) to 7Lemons'House is around 55 EUR.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookCulinaryVacations.com reviews

  • Review by Laura Anderson

    "I have been dreaming about trying a Yoga retreat for the past several years, and I finally bit the bullet and booked a week’s stay at 7 Lemons House in Lajares, Fuerteventura for the Christmas week 2016. I have to say I am so glad I did – it’s one of the best things I have ever done! From arrival I was greeted by the very graceful and friendly Laura and Heiko and made to feel extremely welcome. I was shown to my accommodation which was absolutely lovely, spacious and clean with everything you could need with a home from home, even the little details were a plus such as towels, beach towels, hairdryer etc. which was great as I didn’t have to bring them with me and I had more room in my luggage. Another nice touch was a bowl of fresh fruit was provided as well cooled bottled water in the fridge. The apartments are self-catering if you fancy a change from the meals provided but I doubt you will as the food prepared by Heiko was incredible! There was such a variety to suit everyone’s tastes and plenty of it too...you will not go hungry or thirsty as Laura and Heiko make sure all your needs are met. 7 Lemons House is not just about Yoga, it’s a complete package of activities including Pilates, Stand-up paddle boarding, hiking to the volcano crater (a must – you’ll see the beautiful little chipmunks), coastal walks, music therapy, massages and cooking classes (you can also do the Dune walks and trip to the Island of Lobos). In fact, you can pretty much opt in to what suits you and opt out of what doesn’t, and if there is something you would like to try then Laura and Heiko are only too happy to make arrangements for you. The yoga was brilliant; I was extremely rusty having not practiced for many years but the wonderful instructor Paula catered for all levels with all experiences. Pilates was also as good and I learnt a lot from Diane, our instructor. The outdoor space for taking the classes is in a stunning setting of lush tropical gardens, in a quiet, peaceful environment with beautiful mountain views. It really was an amazing time I spent there and I met some fantastic people that I am still in touch with. You never know who you will end up with on a retreat (unless you go in a group booking) and I feel so blessed and so lucky to have met such a group of wonderful people. I cannot thank Laura and Heiko enough for making my first yoga retreat so special and a Xmas that I will never forget. I would highly recommend 7 Lemons House, if not for the wide variety of activities, the marvellous food or the beautiful location but because Laura and Heiko truly make you feel welcome: like a home away from home."

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  • Review by Anna Blackmore from Spain

    "The week at 7 lemons was a fantastic experience. I went for a Christmas Yoga retreat and felt totally relaxed and taken care of, there was plenty to do, but also lots of time for reflection and generally recovering from a busy year. The yoga was a great mix between gentle and active (I have been practicing for around 2 years) and the other activities were well thought out and organised. Some had to be changed around due to the windy weather in that week, but that really wasn't a problem and Laura kept us fully informed of any changes. The apartment where we stayed was comfortable and the location is spectacular, surrounded by volcanic scenery (there is a volcano you can walk up from the house) and a short drive from some great beaches. There is a fantastic garden where you can relax in the sun and Laura and Heiko are great hosts. Heiko is a great chef and the food was delicious and healthy. He also provided us with snacks whenever we wanted them, so I didn't feel hungry ever! All in all, a wonderful stay. I would definitely recommend 7 lemons! "

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  • Review by Shannon Elize

    "Laura and Heiko were absolutely amazing hosts. I have been on several retreats all over Europe - also in Fuerteventura and 7Lemon beats them all. The apartments are fully equipped and hey think of everything - complimentary water, freshly cut fruits, an abundance of towels and a very spacious accommodation. The food that Heiko prepares is nothing short of 5 star spectacular. He is an amazing chef and even gave us some cooking lessons. The yoga was good although I have had much better teachers!! That would be my only criticism. But the pilates teacher was very good and as a teacher of pilates myself - I know a good teacher when I have one! The area for yoga is superb - peaceful, relaxing in a beautiful location. Lajares is a lovely little village and very close to El Cotillo - one of my favourite places. This retreat has it all and I will definitely be returning!"

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  • Review by Johanna

    "We had a great time in Lajares! Lajares is awesome when you are looking for some peace and relaxation. It is definitely not as overcrowded as some of the bigger towns. The accommodation of Laura and Heiko was beautifully decorated, really clean, and quite big. What we liked most was the great terrace. It was really nice to sit outside or to enjoy the sun! Nobody ever disturbed us but Heiko was always close by when we needed anything! We would love to go back any time."

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  • Review by Andrea

    "We felt really comfortable! Everything was as described or better. The apartment is furnished with style and offers a lot of space, the kitchen is well equipped (we cooked dinner twice and didn't miss a thing). We especially liked the beautiful, lovely garden with a big table in the shadows and deck chairs. The location is a great starting point to hike and discover the northern part of the island. The sea is not far in any direction; however, a car is recommendable. Laura is a very nice and helpful host! Hint: print out the directions beforehand; we forgot to do so and the GPS does not work in this area."

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  • Review by Marta

    "We spent an amazing week. The apartment is really beautiful and quiet, just like the photos, and Laura welcomed us with great availability. We will come back soon!"

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  • Review by Chris

    "This little piece of paradise was all we hoped for and more! Totally relaxing environment with all the facilities one really needs. The location between the town of Lajares and the nearby Volcano was great and, as we chose to walk everywhere, it meant we got to see so much of the local area. Laura was a lovely host and couldn't have been more helpful."

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  • Review by Maria

    "We spent some amazing days at Laura and Heiko's place. The house is super cozy and very clean. The garden is fabulous! Also, Laura's family is lovely and we felt right at home. We will be back for sure!"

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  • Review by Katrin from Bristol, United Kingdom

    "Superior retreat; better than any others in Fuerteventura. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone. It's perfect in every way from the food, hospitality, location, and the activities on offer. Truly wonderful!"

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Fuerteventura, Spain

7LemonsHouse offers active holidays with healthy food, Yoga, Pilates, and regenerative activities for mind and body suitable for all.

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