Due to the current COVID situation, all summer retreats are postponed until further notice. However, the December retreat in Spain and all 2021 dates are available to book.
Rachel is delighted to be hosting an Iyengar Yoga Retreat in Spain in December 2020 at the lovely Centro Santillan retreat centre, near Malaga.
Centro Santillan welcomes international teachers from around the globe and has been voted by The Times, The Telegraph and the Guardian as one of the best retreat centres in Europe. The centre has a state of the art yoga studio, gorgeously appointed accommodation, beautiful gardens and pool and lovely indoor spaces with design and architecture typical of the area. The food is wonderful and transfers from Malaga airport (just 30 minutes away) are easily arranged. Once you arrive, there is tranquility abound with gorgeous views over the hills to the mediterranean sea.
Take a look at this lovely montage of photos from our 2019 retreat: Santillan with Rachel Lovegrove 2019
2020 Dates: 4th to 8th December – Winter Short Break
Pricing Info Spain December 2020 (4 nights)
Twin Shared Per Person (Private Bath) €750/ Non-Yoga Partner €600
Single Occupancy Rate (Private Bath) €900
Prices include a 4 night stay in an ensuite room, all meals, all yoga, towels, linens and yoga equipment. Travel, transfers, excursions and massage treatments are extra.
Pricing Info Spain August 2021 (date to be confirmed – 7 nights)
Twin Shared Per Person (Private Bath) €1165/ Non-Yoga Partner €995
Single Occupancy Rate (Private Bath) €1495
Prices include a 7 night stay in an ensuite room, all meals, all yoga, towels, linens and yoga equipment. Travel, transfers, excursions and massage treatments are extra. Early Bird Discount for 6 months advance bookings available.
Centro Santillan Yoga and Wellness Centre is an authentic, large Andalusian farmhouse with gardens overlooking the sea, set in a secluded hillside location near Malaga. Centro Santillan was mentioned in The Times (London) as one of Europe’s best yoga retreat centres. It has a beautiful state of the art and fully equipped yoga studio, complete with a rope wall and sublime views.
FOOD AND DRINK
Light breakfast, lunch and evening meals are provided daily beginning with our welcome meal on Saturday evening. Special diets can be catered for. Meals are served buffet style with a healthy and delicious mediterranean flavour. Still water, caffeinated and non-caffeinated coffee and teas are available 24 hours and are free of charge. For soft drinks and alcohol, Santillan operate an “honesty bar” system.
YOGA SCHEDULE AND STUDIO
August Retreats (7 nights): Arrivals day is Saturday and there will be a welcome meal from 7pm. From Sunday to Thursday we begin the yoga day at 8am with Pranayama followed by a light breakfast. After a break to digest we begin our yoga asana practice at 10.15am to 12.15pm followed by lunch and then the afternoon is free relax. Self-practice time is available from 5.30pm onwards and on two nights we have guided practice with Rachel in the studio. On Friday we start early at 7am to 9am followed by breakfast, optional lunch and then free time. Our farewell dinner is served at sunset on Friday evening.
December Retreats (4 nights): Arrivals day is Sunday and there will be a short welcome Yoga session at 5pm followed by welcome dinner. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be two yoga sessions from 8.30am to 10.30am (followed by brunch at 11am) and again from 4pm to 6pm (followed by dinner). On Thursday there will be one morning session from 8.00 to 10.00 followed by brunch and departures. (Total Yoga Class Time = 15)
All equipment, including mats is provided. The classes are designed to be progressive so we start off gradually and build up our practice during the week. Students with at least 3 months regular yoga practice are welcome as are all levels but you are recommended to attend a few Iyengar yoga classes if possible before you come to really get the best out of your yoga holiday.
A range of excellent massage treatments are available daily and details will be supplied on arrival. These include:
Facial beauty treatments
Thai yoga massage
Regression and soul therapies
Santillan is about 36 km east of Malaga. Malaga has an international airport, which is serviced by a large number of international and budget airlines from many countries. Santillan can arrange a taxi transfers for 45 € each way so if you are arriving at the same time as others, you can share a taxi and the cost – Rachel will organise that when you send her your flight details.
Hiring a Car:
It is recommended that you contact Centro Santillan for driving directions: Travel Info