6th June - 13th June 2018

cabo de gata





Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. The venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, and spectacular flora and fauna - a wonderful wild coastline, which you will have seen more times than you think as the backdrop in many films including Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, and Sergio Leone’s famous spaghetti westerns! The venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. It is only half an hour from Almeria airport, served by Easyjet, Monarch and Ryanair. 

The Venue

The venue consists of the main house, which won awards in the 80’s for its striking modernist design. It sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Its striking natural swimming pool is fed by spring water and filtered by reed beds. It has long been a stylish, bohemian family home, also an exotic venue for photo shoots. It is now being adapted to cater for yoga groups.

view to house       rooms        Almeria pool


The main house has two double en-suites, three twin en-suites and one twin with bathroom nearby. (Accommodates 10 – 12) The outlying cortijo or farm has been converted in the original local style into charming accommodation, located a couple of hundred yards from the main house. The cortijo has its own swimming pool and a covered outdoor yoga space for twenty. The cortijo apartments have their own sitting room/kitchens with 5 twin en-suite bedrooms, one double en-suite and one single en-suite (Accommodates 12 – 13)                                                       

dinner       master bedroom       corridor



The retreat includes six, 2 hr morning classes and four, 1.5 hour afternoon classes with one afternoon off.

Almeria Shala       



Twin with ensuite:  shared £845pp or single occupancy £1095

Double with ensuite:  shared £845pp or single occupancy £995

Twin room with nearby bathroom:  shared £745pp

Single room with ensuite: £845


Places are offered on a first come first serve basis. A non-refundable deposit of £100pp is required to secure a place, and accomodation preference. 50% of the remaining balance is due by Wednesday 31 January 2018 with final payment due Monday 30 April 2018. 

Please Note: the venue requires a minimum number of attendees and therefore has a limited number of single occupancy available. Due to these restrictions, single occupancy cannot be confirmed upon booking. If you are dissatisfied with your room allocation, a full refund of the deposit is available. 

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 £100 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.

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