6 Day Granada Yoga Retreat August 2020
With Claire Cunningham & Tom Hamilton
16th - 21ST August 2020
Join our lovely teachers Claire and Tom for six days of stretching, breathing and relaxing in sunny Andalusia. With yoga, nurturing food and lots of time to relax, sunbathe, swim in the pool and simply be in this stunning and tranquil setting, this promises to be a truly special retreat.
We’ll start each day with an energising yoga practice and end the afternoon with a slower practice (which could include restorative yoga, yoga nidra and other wholesome practices) to leave you feeling healthy and relaxed. During the day you can simply unwind or we will organise a couple of outings to nearby Granada. Explore the magical Alhambra Palace and experience an authentic flamenco show.
We will be staying at the Amalurra hotel retreat centre in the tiny village of Caparacena in Andalucia, Southern Spain. The centre is set in the middle of nature, surrounded by the stunning mountains of Sierra Elvira, and is lovingly cared for by a Spanish community who follow the spiritual guru Amma (the hugging mother).
The location is very rural, far away from shops and noise. We will stay in an old traditional farm house, which has been converted into a modern retreat centre with light and airy rooms (all with ensuite) and a circular yoga and meditation space. There is a swimming pool in the grounds, and gardens.
Enjoy home cooked and natural food, where most of the vegetables are grown on site. Amalurra caters for all diets including vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, and meat eaters. You can even visit the allotment where much of the food is grown.
Claire is a warm and creative yoga teacher. She has a long career as a professional dancer behind her, and a deep awareness of yoga as a tool for strengthening performance potential, health and general well-being. As well as being an experienced yoga teacher, Claire is a Qigong practitioner, and Shiatsu masseuse.
Tom is the founder of The Yoga Edge yoga studios in South London. His style of teaching is challenging, yet inclusive and encouraging. Tom loves to take his students to “the edge”, to help you grow as a yogi and as a person.
Testimonials from our 2019 retreat
“This was my first ever yoga retreat and it won’t be my last, exceeding all my expectations and more. Tom and Claire are fantastic teachers, taking time to offer guidance and support, and pushing you when they know you are capable of more. I came home having developed my yoga and feeling totally refreshed and relaxed. Where do I sign up for next year?!” ~ Rachael (Aug 2019)
“This retreat felt welcoming and friendly. It was very reasonable for the quantity and quality of teaching, delicious food and en-suite accommodation with air-con. I loved the friendly staff, who were always in the background, making everything happen. Their discreet and trusting presence made the retreat/hotel feel like a home rather than a hotel. The traditional Spanish food, was fresh, extremely tasty and plentiful.” ~ Annie (Aug 2019)
Sunday 16th August 2020 (Arrival day)
Arrival after 2pm
Settle in, dinner, meet and greet.
Monday 17th August - Thursday 20th August 2020 (Typical day)
8-9.30am Morning yoga
10.30-1.30pm Free time (swimming, reading, sun bathing, relaxing, or optional excursion)
2.30-5pm Free time
5.30-7pm Afternoon session (restorative yoga and workshops)
9pm Evening session (chanting, yoga nidra)
Friday 21st August 2020 (Departure day)
8-8.30am Closing session
Departure by 10am
All yoga classes
Comfortable accomodation, all with ensuite
Daily breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner
Dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure
Flights - we recommend flying to Granada (20 mins transfer) or Malaga (90 mins transfer)
Taxi transfer - we can arrange taxis or taxi sharing (around €30 from Granada and €40-€50 from Malaga)
Optional excursions - Alhambra Palace (around £40) and Flamenco show (around £20)
Massage (£50 for 60 minutes)
Private yoga tutorials (£50 for 60 minutes)
Suggested London flights
Outbound - British Airways on 16th August 15:25 from London City arrive 19:10 Granada
Return - British Airways on 21st August 13:35 from Granada arrive 15:15 London City
Shared occupancy in twin or double room: £695 per person
Single supplement +£100
If you are travelling on your own and are happy to share we can pair you up with a same-sex roommate in a twin room. If you are travelling with a friend or partner please let us know on your booking form. If you are travelling in a group of 3, triple rooms are available on request.
50% deposit required to secure your place, remaining amount due six weeks before the retreat.