Granada Yoga Retreat August 2019
With Claire Cunningham & Tom Hamilton
18th - 23rd August 2019
Join our lovely teachers Claire and Tom for five 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 the authentic Hamam baths.
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.
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.
Sunday 18th August (Arrival day)
Arrival after 2pm
Settle in, dinner, meet and greet, and meditation
Monday 19th August - Thursday 22nd August (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
5-7pm Afternoon session (restorative yoga, massage workshop, intro to qi qong)
8.30pm Evening session (chanting, yoga nidra)
Friday 23rd August (Departure day)
8-9.30am Morning yoga
Departure by 12pm
All yoga classes
Single, double or triple occupancy, all with ensuite
Daily breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner
Dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure
Flights (we recommend flying to Malaga or Granada)
Taxi transfer (we can try to arrange these for the group at around €25 from Malaga)
Excursion to the Arabic Baths (£35) or the Alhambra Palace (£40)
Easyjet on 18th August 08:00 from Gatwick arrive Malaga 09:45
Easyjet on 18th August 12:30 from Gatwick arrive Malaga 16:25
Triple occupancy: £529 per person
Double/twin occupancy: £549 per person
Single occupancy: £599 per person
50% deposit required to secure your place, remaining amount due six weeks before the retreat.
Feedback from past retreats
“The Yoga Edge retreat was not only the perfect retreat but the perfect holiday too. Set in breathtaking grounds and with delicious home grown food served three times a day, it was impossible not to fully relax and have a fantastic time.” ~ Clare (July 2016)
“The week was everything I hoped for in terms of yoga, environment, people, food, etc....And as I've got back to my yoga practice at home, I've been stronger, more focused and have even managed to hold a crow pose...yay!” ~ Sandra (July 2016)
“The yoga was a very good mix between more physically hard classes in the morning and more restorative in the evening. The teaching style was very friendly and supportive.” ~ Marta (August 2017)
“I loved every moment of the experience and my yoga practice has moved on substantially. I've come home rested, restored, stronger and inspired and met some beautiful people along the way. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a retreat with The Yoga Edge.” ~ Steve (August 2017)