Santillan Yoga Retreat, Spain, with Gerry Kielty
25 June - 02 July 2016
A typical day involves four hours of yoga, three healthy shared meals, and in between plenty of time to relax, read and enjoy optional extras such as massages and excursions. The gentle pace of each day means you can tailor the retreat to yourself, whether you want to be sociable or quiet, adventurous or more reflective. A retreat in every sense of the word, this week away from day-to-day life will leave you recharged and re-energised, with a more profound connection to your yoga practice.
The yoga taught on this retreat is open to all abilities, and under Gerry's careful tuition you will explore and discover new areas of your practice as well as build upon your strength and knowledge. With a 2hr class in the morning and another in the afternoon, after six days you will surprise yourself with the positive changes to your body and mind.
Each session takes place in the state of the art yoga studio, fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, bolsters
and blankets, including the Yoga Wall.
The hotel and surrounding area
Santillan is a traditional Andalucian Hotel offering wonderful seclusion and peace, featuring a new state of the art yoga studio.
With far reaching views down to the sea, Santillan is based on a farm of 30, 000 sq.m., it is located in the peace of the Spanish countryside, and yet is conveniently only thirty minutes from Malaga airport.
You can immerse yourself in the silence of nature and dark skies in the sub-tropical gardens and surrounding hills. It is the perfect setting for yoga and meditation. Despite having only been recently launched as a yoga venue, Santillan has already been mentioned in ‘The Times’ as one of Europe’s best yoga and wellness centres.
The sea and beaches are within 15 minutes drive, and exploring the local area or visiting the renowned cities of Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Malaga, Nerja or Marbella are all within an accessible driving distance. There is also golf and horse riding locally. There are walks in the surrounding hills with views to the sea.
Accommodation and prices
Santillan has 20 rooms, individually styled and all with en-suite bathrooms,
fans and air-conditioning. Each room comes with a private outdoor space,
either verandah or terrace, with lovely views of the gardens, surrounding hills
or down the valley to the sea.
- 8 Standard rooms: With veranda or terrace overlooking the tropical garden
- 10 Superior rooms: Terrace with sea and mountain views, equipped with
- 1 Grand suite : with separate sitting room, jacuzzi and whirlpool shower
Standard and Superior Twin/ Double room £815pp (based on two sharing) £925pp (single occupancy)
Grand Suite £1325pp (based on two sharing)
Please note, that with regards to the standard and superior rooms, it is first come first served for securing the room type you would like.
Price is inclusive of 2 yoga classes per day (equivalent to 4 hours/day, there is no class Wednesday afternoon), accommodation and three meals per day. Flights and transfers are not included.
Nearest airport is Malaga Airport, which is only 30 minutes drive away.Airport pick up can be arranged, price dependant on numbers.
Places are offered on a first come first serve basis. A non-refundable deposit of £50pp is required to secure a place, and accomodation type. Details regarding additional deposits and the balance payment will be confirmed at the start of 2016.
All participants please ensure that you have travel insurance. It is a condition of booking, that you take out travel insurance to cover cancellation and other eventualities.
If cancellation is made once booked prior to the start of the retreat, a full refund (less £50 non refundable) can be issued if a replacement student can be found. Once the retreat has begun no refunds or credits will be issued. Refunds (less non-refundable payment) can only be given if a replacement student can be found.