Yoga Retreats 2018

Fuerteventura Yoga Retreat with Gerry Kielty

3rd November – 10th November 2018

Nestled amongst volcanoes, rolling hills and windmills, with breathtaking ocean vistas, you’ll find Azulfit Surya Retreat, located in the village of Villaverde. It is only 35 minutes from Fuerteventura airport.

The Venue

The villa boasts the best of Canarian architecture with white washed walls and natural wood beams, the building frames a beautiful courtyard flushed with flowers and palm trees. The kitchen and lounge are the heart of the retreat, their warmth and appeal boosted by a wood burning fire and stunning views to the ocean and surrounding countryside. The ample gardens offer large swimming pool, jacuzzi hot tub and sun lounging area, hammocks provide welcome shade and patio chairs invite you to relax with a book or to catch up with new friends. The site has ample parking should you wish to explore the island with a hire car. There are walking paths and a bus stop close by, with an hourly service to Corralejo and Cotillo. A bright, open wooden floored yoga shala is an inviting space in which to deepen your practice and offers a true immersion into mindful movement. Pure bliss.

Accomodation

Azulfit Surya retreat features:

  • an indoor yoga studio & outdoor yoga deck
  • a beautiful Canarian style internal courtyard & dining area
  • al fresco lounge with sofas for reading and relaxing
  • a stunning pool & jacuzzi with deluxe sun loungers and areas to relax in the gardens and around the retreat
  • We offer wifi access free of charge.

Surya retreat has 6 rooms with double beds, 2 single private rooms and 6 twin rooms available, all of which are designed with your rest and comfort in mind. See Prices for more details on what room types are available.

Yoga

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

Meals

After the morning session you will sit down to a delicious homemade brunch including fresh fruit salad, marmalades, bread, yogurt, muesli and granola, plus a hot dish of the day (eggs, pancakes, porridge) plus your choice of drinks including water, coffee, tea and herbal tea. Five delicious and healthy evening meals are included; bursting with flavour and colour, they are consistent with our overall vibrant retreat philosophy, healthful food that you will be inspired to make when you get back home. All meals are vegetarian with regular vegan and gluten-free options. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice. Find out more about our meals and nutrition. On the remaining evenings you are free to enjoy the nearby award-winning tapas and seafood restaurants, there are also self-catering facilities in some of the villa apartments should you prefer to prepare something for yourself

Flight and Transfer Information

You can book your flight to come directly to Fuerteventura airport from Glasgow, with Jet2. (FUE airport code, based in Puerto del Rosario). For a wider choice of flights, you can fly to Lanzarote Arrecife airport (ACE) and take the 20-minute ferry crossing to Fuerteventura. The last ferry crossing to Corralejo from Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is at 19:00 so please make sure your flight arrives by 16:00 if travelling with luggage. Fuerteventura airport is 35 minutes from the Surya Retreat. A transfer from the airport is the most convenient way to reach the retreat. Coming by public transport is not recommended as you will need to take three buses to get to the Surya Retreat (bus number 3 to Puerto del Rosario, changing to the number 6 to Corralejo then the number 8 to Villaverde).

Rooms still available (selling fast!): 

Twin Cabins:

  • Prana and Soul Space (shared bathroom – fits x2 people) £715 pp – one single bed left – female share only

Twin:

  • Zen Guest House (2x twin bedrooms and shared bathroom – fits x4 people) £825 pp

Bookings

What is included in the price:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10 x yoga classes (6 morning classes, 4 Afternoon classes)
  • All meals are included. Daily Vegetarian Brunch & 5 Evening Meals  

Flights are not included in the price of the retreat and must be booked separately.

Places are offered on a first come first serve basis. A non-refundable deposit of £150pp is required to secure a place. 50% of the remaining balance is due by Friday 1st June 2018.  The remaining 50% is due by Friday 28 September.

Please Note: the venue requires a minimum number of attendees and therefore has a limited number of single occupancy rooms 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 £150 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.

 

 

 Almeria Spain Yoga Retreat with Gerry Kielty 

6th June – 13th June 2018

 

 

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.

Accomodation

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)                                                       

Yoga

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

Meals

Meals are vegetarian by default, served buffet style with fresh local produce, and include breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals are healthy and varied, with plenty of choice. If requested we can provide the group with one or two meals during the week with fish or chicken. We can cater for gluten and dairy free diets and for medical allergies. However, we regret we can’t cater for personal preferences or complicated special diets. One night a week dinner is eaten out, usually on excursion day.

 

Flight and Transfer Information

Almeria airport is half an hour from the Finca. The only flights to Almeria from Scotland are with Jet 2 from Edinburgh. For the rest of the UK, there are flights from Gatwick and several other regional airports. The venue can arrange transfers between Almeria and the Finca which typically work out between €30 and €50 per person to include both ways, depending on the number of passengers and number of transfers required to meet flights. We average the cost so everyone pays the same. The driver waits outside the exit (the airport is tiny) with a Huzur Vadisi Logo sign. It works best and keeps costs down if people can join an existing flight. Please consult your teacher or group organiser. Car hire, if required, is only available from the airport. 

Prices

  • 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

Bookings

What is included in the price: accommodation, 10 x yoga classes & all meals are included except one evening when the group go on an optional excursion). Flights are not included in the price of the retreat and must be booked separately.

Places are offered on a first come first serve basis. A non-refundable deposit of £150pp 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 rooms 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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