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Pilates & Yoga Retreat Holidays
2018 : April 26-1 May & September 20-25 from £700.00
(can’t make these dates? see our other retreats here)
Location: Country house hotel with pool & awesome views in coastal town of Altea
Our Yoga and Pilates Holidays are the perfect escape in the the sunshine where you can focus on you & your well-being with no distractions.
Whether you’re a keen beginner or have a regular Yoga or Pilates practice, this retreat will meet you where you are with classes for those with a little experience and classes for intermediate/advanced students plus, 5 workshops to help deepen your practice.
When you’re not doing Yoga or Pilates, we have a few other activities you might like to do. There’s a guided walk in the countryside, a guided bike ride, an Aerial Yoga class, a hike in the mountains and lots of lovely healing Therapies. Or, you could just head to the pool & laze in the sunshine or venture into town & explore Altea’s little streets.
Pilates & Yoga Holidays – Location
Our yoga & pilates holidays take place near the sea in the charming town of Altea, an hour from Alicante airport ~ see transfer details below. Altea lies on the Mediterranean sea, close to stunning mountains and with a beautiful ‘old town’ with a warren of cobbled streets and white washed houses, alfresco restaurants and little boutiques to explore during your free time.
This is the Costa Blanca region known for its Moorish influence, quiet mountain villages, amazing scenery, exceptional beaches and an abundance of underground springs that give life to lush Mediterranean fruits & vegetables.
You’ll stay at a 300 year old Olive farm that’s been owned by a local Spanish family since the very beginning. The farm has been renovated into a traditional country house hotel with 20 spacious double rooms each with private ensuite bathroom, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer & fresh towels, hot/cold air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV, safety deposit, telephone, WiFi and a daily maid service.
There’s a pool in the garden, a small gym & sauna, a restaurant and more recently, a light filled yoga studio with awesome views to the mountains. All solo guests are given their own double room for single use .. we don’t ask you to share unless you want to bring a friend to share with.
The hotel has a very special location as it sits at the very point where the countryside meets the edge of town and so there are far reaching tranquil views and yet, we’re an easy 10 minute stroll to the very pretty town of Altea and 25 mins to the beach. And the lovely hotel owner – Vincenta – brings us fresh eggs from her hens and bakes breakfast cakes for us each day.
“I really enjoyed this retreat, the location was stunning, the yoga & pilates excellent & the programme of optional activities well balanced. I would definitely come back simply because I had such a great time.” Lucy
The Pilates & Yoga sessions
Yoga and Pilates, when practiced together, create a strong toned body, excellent alignment and increased flexibility. You’ll feel stretched without being pushed beyond your physical limits.
Each day includes a session of yoga & a session of Pilates. No-one will feel out of place or under pressure as there is a class for keen beginners and a class for intermediate/advanced. Our teachers are dedicated to their chosen field of yoga or Pilates and so what you’ll receive is the pure form of both disciplines not a ‘yogalates’ blend.
“I came knowing nothing about Yoga & Pilates but have learnt so much. I have had the most amazing time and feel I have achieved a great deal and met some incredible people” Carole
Pilates sessions are mat based with a variety of efficient Pilates movements and equipment to build a strong toned body. Yoga sessions include the deep stretches of Hatha with the warming flow of Vinyasa flow yoga to stretch muscles and open joints whilst synchronising breath with movement.
In addition to the daily yoga & pilates, there are 5 workshops to help deepen your practice. There are two ‘Essentials’ workshops where we’ll run through the elementary basics for yoga & pilates, two ‘Intensive’ immersions one each for yoga & Pilates and a calming Meditation workshop. Read about your teachers here
Together, yoga and Pilates create a strong toned body, excellent alignment and increased flexibility
Things to do & Time to Relax
When you’re not doing Yoga or Pilates, we have a few other activities you might like. There’s a guided walk in the countryside, a guided bike ride, an Aerial Yoga class, a hike in the mountains and lots of lovely healing Therapies. Or, you could just laze in the sun by the pool, snooze, chat, read or venture into town & explore Altea’s little streets.
We like our retreats to be super relaxed & so if you want to skip a class or two, please do. We just want you to listen to your body & do what your soul asks.
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To help you slowly awaken before your morning class, there are fresh fruits & herbal teas at our tea table which you can take out in the garden (if you like!) whilst listening to the world waking up. Then, after class, help yourself to the buffet breakfast of fruits, wholesome cereals, Spanish tortilla, yogurts, eggs, sun ripened tomatoes, Spanish cheeses & cold cuts, freshly squeezed orange juice, assorted breads & pastries, preserves and homemade breakfast cakes. Gluten free & dairy free options are always available.
Suppers are 3 course delicious plant based meals using locally sourced seasonal produce. We dine at the hotel on all but two evenings when your taste buds are free to explore local restaurants. On one of these free eves we’ll organise a meal at a local restaurant which you are most welcome to join if you like.
Yoga & Pilates Programme Overview:
Each day begins with a cup of herbal tea & fresh fruits whilst you slowly awaken. At 8.30am you’ll head to your 90 minute yoga or pilates class. Ready now for some nourishment from the buffet table with seasonal fruits, wholesome cereals, egg dishes, yogurts, locally grown tomatoes, Spanish cheeses & cold cuts, freshly squeezed orange juice, assorted breads & pastries, preserves and homemade breakfast cakes.
Then, depending on the day, you could be :
Heading out into the countryside on a 13k guided walk
Relaxing poolside with a good book
Exploring Altea to soak up the sea views & browsing the lovely little shops
Joining the ‘Essentials’ Yoga & Pilates Workshops to help you brush up on the basics
Go a little deeper in the ‘Intensive’ yoga & Pilates immersions for those with a little more experience
Saddling up for the Guided bike ride*
Striding out on the mountain hike*
Enjoying some healing therapies*
Having fun in the Aerial Yoga Session*
(activities marked * are from €30)
Late afternoon you’ll have another yoga or Pilates session before supper. There’ll be a meditation workshop on Sunday evening instead of yoga & pilates class.
2018 Dates & Prices Yoga & Pilates Holidays
April 26-1 May from £700 & September 20-25 from £725
- Option to pay in full or instalments
- 5 nights accommodation in a spacious double or twin ensuite room. We don’t ask – nor expect – solo travellers to share & so all solo guests are given their own ensuite room for an extra £75.00 for the week.
- Welcome gathering & refreshments day one – chance to meet everyone
- Morning fruits & herbal teas to help you slowly awaken prior to morning class
- Bountiful brunches each day after morning class .. help yourself to as much as you like
- Nourishing plant based suppers at the hotel – fish offered some nights for those that would like it. We dine at the hotel on all but 2 eves when your taste buds can explore local dining. A group meal will be organised on one of these eves, your attendance is not compulsory nor complimentary, but we’d love you to join us.
- Daily 90 minute Pilates class with experienced teacher
- Daily 90 minute Yoga class with passionate caring teachers
- 90 minute Meditation workshop on Sunday eve in place of yoga & pilates
- Yoga & Pilates ‘Essentials’ workshops
- Yoga & Pilates ‘Intensive’ sessions
- Guided 13k hike in the countryside on your first day
- Optional Aerial Yoga workshop, guided bike ride, mountain hike & therapies (from €30)
- Services of an experienced Retreat Manager to ensure everything goes smoothly
- Unlimited herbal teas throughout – do away with the caffeine!
- Plenty of time to relax by the pool, read, snooze and explore the local sights
- Lots of juicy conversations with like minded people!
- Private group airport transfer service @ €40 at selected times. See below
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Our private airport transfer service.
Operates from/to Alicante airport. Pick up on arrival will be between 11am-13.00 & arrive at airport on final day for midday. Transfers take an hour & cost €40 per person each way. Check your flight options to Alicante here.
Please ensure your flight arrives no later than 12.15 on arrival day & departs no earlier than 13.30 on departure day to allow time to clear customs & collect your luggage.
Flights outside of our transfer service we are happy to book a private taxi for you or book you on a resort ‘hopper’ shuttle bus service from/to the airport.