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7 Days Cooking, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Spain

Sunfood, Horses, and Yoga Retreat Spain

Come to meet horses in their natural grace and experience a new way towards inner peace, confidence, and strength. During this unique yoga retreat, you will enjoy balancing yoga sessions, meditations, and pranayama in a beautiful natural surrounding. You will also get in touch with the wisdom of horses and the wisdom of your heart. Thanks to the horses' ability to recognize emotions, fears, and blockages, you will get insight on how to live with more harmony!

Highlights

  • Healthy cooking sessions
  • Daily yoga and pranayama classes
  • Meditation in the presence of the horses
  • Discover and live the hidden qualities of your heart
  • Self-enquiry with the help of horses in nature
  • Enjoy daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

You will be staying at Finca La Cañada, in Alpujarras. The property is a lovely retreat center set in lush exotic gardens. The sweet smell of roses and orange blossom will elevate your senses and the natural surroundings, with stunning views of the mountains, will give you peace of mind.

Situated in the gardens, there are cottages, each with their own terrace looking out on ancient olive trees. The main house, with the kitchen and the dining room, has several single and double rooms to choose from, each with its own bathroom. The center also features a big beautiful swimming pool.

Program

With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and overworked. Through being with the horses and during the yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions, you will find relaxation, possibilities to let go what does not serve you, and meet all the potential of your authentic being.

You will also explore your inner attitude, inner silence, relaxation, centering, grounding, balance, breathing, and body posture. The retreat also includes work on building up confidence, non-verbal communication, tenderness, and clarity.

The underlying principle of yoga is meditation in motion. Working with horses is the embodiment of meditation in motion. The emphasis is on working within your own body to de-stress and regulate the internal systems. This will allow you to ultimately come into a state of conscious bliss.

It is not required that you have previous experience with horses, yoga, or meditation. There will be lots of individual attention for all attendants as groups are small. You will go at your own pace and you will be able to anchor your personal experiences and return home feeling more grounded, refreshed, and balanced.

This retreat is also about healthy food. You will get to create delicious recipes with the group and eat what you create afterward. The recipes will be provided so you can take everything you learn home with you.

Instructors

Kim Roswitha
Kim Roswitha is the founder, facilitator, and teacher of Wisdom of Horses. From a young age, she was looking for a method of cooperation between the human and the horse. She was also interested in self-enquiry, meditation, and alternative healing methods. Kim has taken many trainings in coaching and meditation. In 2009, she started to guide others, bringing people back into their heart and into their natural and authentic state. Kim studied psychology and is licensed to work as a coach and sports teacher. She also taught gymnastics and dance for many years.

Location

Spain's highest mountains, the Sierra Nevada, are a magnificent backdrop to this partially undiscovered area of the country. The region has dramatic and enchanting valleys, forests, vineyards, waterfalls, rivers, and picturesque white mountain villages, all with about 325 days of sunshine per year.

You can see oranges, lemons, figs, and ancient olives trees with a backdrop of snowcapped mountains. The area has a special light that makes it a painter's and writer's paradise. From the retreat center, you can explore the surroundings by taking a walk along the riverbed, just a stroll down from the retreat center.

This retreat in Southern Spain is situated near a small village called Órgiva, in the Alpujarra mountain area of Andalusia. This region is renowned for its great natural beauty of snow-covered high mountain peaks, rushing rivers, wild flowers, and sightings of eagles, as well as the goat herds. You will see white painted villages clinging to the mountain side.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • River nearby
  • Terrace

Services

  • Local market

Food

During this retreat, you will eat daily vegetarian meals. The nourishing and healthy whole food diet will do some healing from the inside out. All food is gluten, sugar, and lactose-free. You will enjoy only delicious homemade meals prepared with the freshest and organically grown ingredients. Breakfast can be anything from almond milk with granola, banana pancakes, crackers with avocado, or cashew cheese with a smoothie prepared with superfoods.

You will create lots of delicious meals with the group, including soup, sushi, lasagna, and desserts. Of course, you will then get to eat what you have created and the detailed recipes will be provided for you to take home. Exotic fruits, such as mangoes, papayas, figs, and more, can be taken throughout the day. Whenever the weather allows, dining will take place outdoors.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

From the retreat center, you can explore the area by making a walk along the riverbed, just a stroll down from the retreat center. Horse riding and biking are also a possibility. Considered the capital of the Alpujarra region, Órgiva is still a very rural village with many beautiful old buildings, but there is plenty to do.

There are more than 40 hiking trails that invite you to see the flora and fauna in this mountainous area. You can also choose to do this from the back of a horse. On Thursday mornings, there is a weekly market with many organic and natural products. Alternatively, you can swim in the pool or relax in the lush garden.

Spa treatments

Massage and reflexology sessions are available on request and for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga and pranayama classes
  • Exotic fruits available throughout the day
  • Healthy cooking sessions
  • Meditation in the presence of the horses
  • Self-enquiry with the help of horses

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Massages
  • Personal expenses
  • Reflexology sessions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport (GRX). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

You can take a public bus to get to the retreat center.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 2 days before arrival.
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