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YOGA & HIKING RETREAT

The program is designed to allow guests to experience yoga and hiking in a natural and peaceful environment. A perfect retreat to gain new energy. We offer yoga lessons in the morning and the afternoons, mountain hikes, excursions along with local plant-based food - all a perfect starting point for active experiences and better health. Join in and experience the magic of this retreat!

THE YOGA LESSONS
TEACHER: KARLIEN DE VOS

Karlien is a locally based Yoga teacher and has been a Yoga practitioner since a very young age; “it was one of my after-school activities". At the age of 21she first travelled to India, where her fascination for Yoga grew. Karlien has completed a 4-year Yoga Teacher Training, in the European Sadhana Teacher Training School. She stayed at the Sivananda Meenakshi Ashram in India to learn from Sivananda teachers and continue to learn and enroll in different teacher trainings to offer the best possible care in her class.

The yoga classes are a mixture of Hatha yoga, calm vinyasa (yoga flow), yin yoga, breathing exercises and mindfulness meditation. We start the day with a soft morning yoga class (60 minutes), to wake up our bodies after a great night sleep and to help us prepare our hips, spine, and our energy through breathing for a morning meditation session in The Chapel.

The yoga classes take place in the beautiful garden. While we practice outdoors, surrounded by the natural park of Almijara, we deepen our breathing, focusing on renewing the air in our lungs and focus on learning new healthy breathing patterns. Practicing outdoors also allows us to relax due to the soothing effect of nature on our nervous system..Yoga is suitable for everyone regardless of age and physical form and you do not need to have experience with yoga before. Here you work on your own level and with your own starting point. We explain the exercises clearly and adapt to your individual needs.

The yoga / hiking vacation will be a break from daily demands and obligations. We offer the opportunity to stop, make time for yourself, to let go of tensions related to stress, bad posture, bad sleeping or eating habits.  When the program is complete, the participants have practiced yoga and meditation every day, hiked in the mountains, relaxed, and taken in nature's healing effect on body and soul.Guests will travel home with inspiration and better health! This retreat is ideal for singles, couples, friends or groups..

ABOUT THE HIKES

Andalucía has amazing mountains and landscape for hiking!The hikes take place in the beautiful mountains of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, located in the province of Malaga / Granada followed by experienced guides who knows the area and mountains very well.The Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park is a fantastic mountain group filled with mountain peaks, streams, rivers, beaches, trails, and cart roads. From the coast of the Mediterranean, the mountains break up to the horizon with a spectacular array of peaks reaching up to 1500 meters above sea level. Here is lush nature with a unique plant kingdom.On many of the tours you can see the white medieval villages and the blue Mediterranean as far as the eye can see.

The hikes take place in ancient historical landscapes and on these mountain paths and country roads people have throughout history brought fish from the coast to the fish market in Granada. The hillsides are covered with aromatic plants such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, lemon thyme, mint and lavender, and there are great opportunities for us to meet mules, donkeys and goats on our way.The hike starts from Finca Parrilla after breakfast.

We will hike from 3-4 hours every day and when we get back to the finca we have a nice lunch in the garden patio. John and Graham are our local lovely guides. They are experienced hikers and know the natural park very well! They have hiked all over the world.

EXCURSION


One of the days is set for excursion for those who want to explore this beautiful region. Or maybe just spend a relaxing day on one of the small Mediterranean beaches?


VISIT GRANADA & ALHAMBRA (8 HOURS)
• Join us on an excursion to Granada and Alhambra. Starting off visiting Alhambra, the 13th century old palace and gardens are among the finest Islamic constructions in the world. Set on the footsteps of the Sierra Nevada peaks, it is a true jewel. Next up, we explore the old Arabic architecture and narrow streets of Granada (Albaicín), filled with tapas bars and Spanish/Moorish culture. Finishing off with a delicious lunch overlooking the beautiful views of Alhambra and the old city of Granada, it will leave you wanting to come back again and again.

• Price: 180€ per person, 10 hours, minimum 4 people.

The excursion is not included in the price and is paid upon registration.

DAILY SCHEDULE

MORNING PROGRAMMING
7:30 - Morning yoga
8:30- Breakfast
09:15 -Hiking
14:30 - Lunch

AFTERNOON PROGRAMMING
16:00 - Free time
17:30-19:00 Yoga classes / meditation
20:00- Evening meal (at the Finca or in the village)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Peacefully located at the foot of the Teida and Alhama Mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Finca Parrilla provides the perfect setting for tranquility. The Finca is a property, offering a combination of elegant accommodation and beautiful surroundings. It consists of two houses, lovely rooms, a swimming pool, yoga facilities and a small Maria Chapel for silence and meditation.
Finca Parrilla is surrounded by a large "Alhambra Garden" with small fountains, orange trees, apricots, mangoes, figs, olives and a small vineyard. The Finca has its own large swimming pool. A morning swim is fresh and gives a wonderful start to the day! The Finca is without TV, only surrounded by tranquility, fantastic views and nature.

THE ROOMS
The property has six large, airy bright bedrooms. These spacious rooms have four-poster beds, double beds or single beds in each room. Accommodation is based on two people sharing a room and two rooms sharing delicate bathrooms. We always have nice guests who are happy to share a room, if you are traveling alone.

YOGA PACKING LIST

• Own mat if you want (we offer yoga mats at Parrilla)
• Small notebook
• Soft flexible clothes
• Some warm clothes, for morning yoga outdoors.
• 2 water bottles of 1 liter
• Swimwear
• Pool towel
• Sun protection, (with high factor) caps and sunglasses
• Shoos for mountain hiking

PLANT-BASED CUISINE

A culinary experience of Spanish cuisine!
Inspired by nature, our organic, plant-based cuisine is a highlight for our guests and a key component of our approach to health and wellness. With this in mind, our Spanish chef has developed Mediterranean specialties with ingredients from local organic producers in the area. Our chef has been working for us for several years and she is really passionate about vegetarian food. These healthy meals fuels your active days and builds a healthier mind and body. The menu is seasonal, combined with fruits and herbs from our own garden which is a great inspiration.

RATES/WHAT'S INCLUDED

6 DAYS RATE: 1350€

The Finca Parrilla rate includes 6 DAYS:

Accommodation for each guest
Daily yoga classes
• Guided mountain hikes

Plant-based meals designed to nourish & energise you during the week
• Village walk sightseeing and garden tour
• Cleaning service

Pickup and return airport transfer to Malaga Airport (by predetermined arrival and departure)
Checkout at 10:00 AM
Free fast speed Wifi

(Not included in the price: Airline tickets, alcohol, excursions and two dinners)
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