We hope the information below helps but if you have any other queries, just ask
Do people normally come on their own?
The majority of guests do come on their own but we also see friends coming together, mums & daughters and occasionally with partners too. We have group meals & classes so there’s always someone to chat with but likewise, we appreciate that solo time is important too & so, if you want some ‘me’ time that’s not a problem as everyone respects each other’s space. Likewise, if you want a bit of company, there’s always someone happy to do things together.
How many people come on your holidays?
Dependent on the holiday you chose, we have between 12-20 guests (20 on our yoga/pilates breaks but each class has no more than 10 guests). We limit numbers as we want to make sure everyone has enough space to practice comfortably & safely and so our teachers can give personal attention, adjustments & guidance where & when needed.
What’s the profile of your guests?
We have guests from all over the world on our retreats – all our classes are taught in English. The age range is normally from mid 20’s right up to the 70 years. We tend to have more female than male but they’re very welcome too. Our retreat venues are not suitable for children & so we set a minimum age of 16 to join our retreats .. there’s no maximum age :)
I’ve never done yoga or Pilates before – or its been a while since I’ve done it. Is this OK?
The classes are always mixed ability & so our gifted teachers are more than capable of clearly explaining the basics together with offering more advanced options for those who want to go a little deeper. Everyone is always keen to enjoy their holiday, so there’s always a friendly & encouraging atmosphere in the classes.
What time does the holiday begin & end?
Our holidays generally begin mid to late afternoon on arrival day once everyone has settled into the venue. We begin with a welcome gathering where everyone gets together with some refreshments whilst we go through the programme prior to the first class & dinner. There is no yoga class on the final morning so everyone can have a little lie in & a leisurely breakfast before departures back to the airport.
I’d like to stay longer, is this possible?
Yes it is. Just let us know which dates you’d like to stay at our venues & we’ll advise the bed & breakfast rate.
What happens if I can’t find a flight to meet your airport transfer service?
Our private group airport transfer service aims to meet guests at Alicante airport between 11am-13.00 on arrival day & arrive back at airport on final day for midday. If you can’t find flights to meet our service, we can arrange a private transfer for you or give advice on the local bus & tram service.
Are flights included in the holiday price?
Flights are not included in our holiday prices since we have people flying in from all over the world & so including the price of flights in our holidays would be a real challenge! However, there are a wide variety of low cost airlines that serve our nearest airport – Alicante – and so you’ll have plenty of choice of flights. We find SkyScanner a really useful flight search website.
If you cannot find flights that correspond with our retreat dates, it is possible to either, come & stay extra night/s at our yoga hotel on a bed & breakfast rate or, spend a night/s in Alicante city (by the sea) before – or after your retreat – and make your own way to the airport to meet our private transfer service .. or to meet your flight home.
Can I bring someone with me but they don’t want to join the classes?
No problem. Just let us know which holiday you are thinking of & we’ll advise the cost for them to join the meals & share your room – unless you’d like seperate rooms.
What’s the weather like?
See this link here for the weather in Denia – our venue for Pure Yoga Going Deeper Retreats
This link for the latest weather in Altea – for Yoga & Hiking and Yoga & Pilates holidays
And here for weather in La Nucia – for The Complete Retreat
What’s the booking procedure?
Once you have checked we have availability for the holiday you want to join, you complete our booking form and follow the instructions to make an online payment using your card via Paypal, or, ask for our Euro or Sterling bank details for a bank transfer.
When we have received your booking form & payment, you’ll be sent a welcome letter & programme for the holiday. Then, a week before your fly, we’ll be back in touch with some notes to help with your holiday packing.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes you can. We ask for a deposit payment to secure your space followed by a 2nd payment no later than 8 weeks* prior to retreat. The final balance is then due 2 weeks prior to retreat. Let us know if you’d prefer to pay in instalments & we’ll tell you what the payments will be. *You can still pay in instalments if you book close to the retreat itself, we’d just ask for a bigger deposit to secure your space.
Do we cater for special diets?
We serve predominantly vegetarian and vegan food during our retreats as these are light on the digestive system and easy to digest meaning that you’ll have more energy & sleep well. We do however offer fish on some nights too in addition to a vegetarian option. We can cater for special diets but you must let us know at time of booking so that we can advise if we are able to cater adequately for you.
What about alcohol & coffee?
Ours are holidays – not strict retreats – so both alcohol & coffee is available though we do not include it with our meals. Whilst we believe its best to give your body a rest from alcohol & coffee during retreat, the choice is your’s as we are not here to make you feel bad about your choices.