Fancy escaping daily life for a week - no cooking, no driving, no work, no pressure just a week for yourself to relax release and let go. Join myself and Lisa for a week long blissful Iyengar yoga retreat in the heart of Catalunya, one hour from Barcelona airport. The farmhouse has been fully restored and converted into a luxury rural retreat with eight double and triple bedrooms. It is completely divine and tranquil beyond belief - The house has all the necessary amenities to fully enjoy the peace of the natural surroundings, including a fully equipped kitchen, living space, a saltwater pool and gorgeous views of the peaceful Catalan countryside. Linens, towels and wi-fi are also included. In addition to the living and sleeping areas there is also a large multi-purpose room that is an ideal space for yoga.
Many of our students when asked on leaving what was the highlight of the holiday for them reply - " the yoga". Both myself and Lisa believe that yoga is for everyone - there is no need to be advanced or flexible for this holiday for you to enjoy the yoga. Most of the ladies who come have never done a two hour class before let alone every day for a week, they all find the classes very stimulating and each person advances a lot over the week in their practice. Lisa Bedford and Suzie Dodd - are both qualified Iyengar Yoga teachers - we spend a lot of time preparing the classes with the students individual needs in mind. We are both well practiced in the art of adaptation and modification - one of the best things about Iyengar yoga. The classes are suitable for all levels and will deepen your practise - so not only will you have a great holiday but you will feel great as you go deeper into yoga with a guided daily asana class and evening restorative class - the pace is nice and slow - we encourage all the students to work to their own ability and work towards consistent improvement. Both Lisa and Suzie hold the Junior 2 Iyengar Qualification. And are obsessed with both practice and teaching.
Accommodation (single room supplement available)
Spanish airport transfers
Costs: €560 per person, excluding flights.
All Yoga Classes
To find the house on Google maps - or to arrange transport if you arrive on a different flight or date: Search Google maps for Cal Visó, 08672 Gaià, Barcelona, Spain.
The house which has been deliberately chosen for its peaceful surround and is 7.2km from the town of Navas, where there are shops, restaurants and bars. The town of Navas is a 10 - 15 minute taxi ride.
If you like the idea of exploring the surroundings, you might want to consider hiring a car, and this can be done at the airport. Bikes can be also hired in advance. Your free time is your own, whether you want to completely relax or get out and about.
Friday 28th - We arrive and a get our transfer to the villa.
Friday evening is a settling in period, and we will go out for a meal in the local village.
Sat - yoga will begin at 9.30am for 2 hours, with breakfast to follow. Evening restorative yoga session - 5-6.00pm.
Sun and Mon - as per Sat
Tues - yoga class at 9am with no classes for the rest of the day. This day is yours to do as you like, rest and relax by the pool, hike, or arrange transport to one of the big cities. Barcelona was recently voted the best shopping city in the world - home of the Gaudi Cathedral and delicious tapas bars...
Wed - as per Sat
Thurs - yoga morning only. Afternoon - free to rest, relax or explore. Packing and a celebratory evening meal out at a local Andalusian restaurant.
Friday 5th - Depart the house and new person.
We will be well looked after by my daughter Poppy - who is travelling with us to be our chef. She makes the bread, the eggs, the granola..... and that's just breakfast. Poppy is currently working at a Michelin Star restaurant in London.
Lunch will be self service - nut butters, crackers, olives, salads. After Poppy's mega breakfast most guests leave lunch.
Dinner - we will eat out the first day we arrive and the last night. We will eat at the villa the rest of the nights like kings.
All allergies can be catered for - however forwarned is forarmed - please let us know if you have any allergies, if you are vegetarian or coeliac.
What is included:
Transfers to and from the airport - providing you are in the airport at the time of the transfer - if you miss your flight or are on a later flight you will have to make your own way up to the villa. If you are not available at the time of the airport transfer back to the airport you will have to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.
Yoga - 2 hour yoga class 6 days. 1 hour evening restorative yoga class - 5 evenings.
We will collect a kitty of 100 euros for food for the week- this includes breakfast, self service lunch every day and dinner prepared and cooked by Poppy 5 nights. It also includes tea and coffee. You can pay for this on arrival.
What is not included:
Meals out are not included.
Taxis are not included.
The cost of the holiday is 560 euro for a twin/triple room sharing.
600 for a double room non-sharing - there are only 1 rooms like this available.
A deposit of 150 euros - which is non-refundable is required to book a place on the holiday. The full fee is payable by 31/8/2018.
Terms and Conditions:
Lisa and Suzie while endeavouring to run a professional and very enjoyable yoga holiday have found over the years that its wise to have some terms and conditions - please read these carefully and we will ask you to sign when you pay a deposit that you have read and accept these terms and conditions.
1. Cancellation policy - your deposit of 150 euros is non-refundable. If you pay for the holiday and decide to cancel you will receive 50% of your fee back up until 1/8/2018, after that you your fee is non-refundable. Your holiday is transferable ( to someone who has not expressed an interest already in the holiday)
2.If you miss your flight or for some personal reason cannot come on the holiday your fee is non-refundable after 1/8/2018.
3. Suzie and Lisa are not responsible for you on the holiday for accidents or emergencies. We advise travel insurance.
4. If due to natural disaster e.g. earthquakes, tsunami, weather or political situations that deem it unadvisable to travel to the villa Lisa and Suzie are not liable to refund you your fee. We advice travel insurance.
5. If due to circumstances out of Lisa and Suzie's control the airport transfer organised by us cancels ( e.g. if the bus got a puncture) - you are responsible to get yourself to the airport - if you miss your return flight Lisa and Suzie are not liable to refund you your flight or pay for your transfer to the airport.
6. If the Airline you are flying with cancels your flight you are responsible to organize another flight and transfer. Your fee is non-refundable. We advise flight insurance.
7. The kitty of 100 euros is payable on arrival and is non-negotiable.