£555 per person single/share
Nestling amongst the Andalucían Mountains we are within walking distance of the traditional Spanish white hamlet. Here your hosts, Richard and Betty, provide a quiet comfortable yoga retreat where you cannot help but relax.
One of the many attractions of the centre is its breathtaking views. With mountains on three sides, the centre rests beside an open valley with a grand vista of both Lake Viñuela and the Mediterranean Sea. Perfect for walking, the local scenery is stunning.
Sunbathing takes place by the oval, salt water, swimming pool, with its mosaic lining. Lay on the sun-beds with a book and look down through the olive groves to the lake below you and, far in the distance, glimpse the glittering sea, on a clear day you can see Africa.
Breakfast and dinner are included. A raw food lunch is also provided with the exception of Wednesday which is the excursion day, or the change-over day.
Food here is delicious
A few minutes walk away is a local bar with coffee, drinks and snacks.
Hot Springs, trips to the beach, and other excursions can all be provided by your hosts.
Massage and Treatments
Reiki, Healing, No hands Massage, Nutritional therapy, Bach Flower remedies are avaailble on-site by Betty and reconnective healing is available from Richard. Cost is 35 euros per hour.
The venue is fully equipped so no need to bring yoga equipment - they even provide towels for the pool.
The Source of Light was especially designed for yoga retreats and therefore lends itself beautifully to all activities that require a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Spectacular natural beauty and perfect Feng-Shui combine to create a superb location where one can truly experience living in harmony with nature.
There are four main areas used for yoga: the Lake room, the central open Moroccan style patio, the yoga platform and the newly extended area around the swimming pool.
Morning yoga usually takes place on the yoga platform on the the hill behind the centre. Surrounded by olive and almond trees, and shaded from the morning sun, the scent of the trees and plants will make these sessions even more special.
The central patio is the heart of the property with its relaxing water feature and beautiful natural terracotta tiles. A perfect location for calm meditation or evening yoga practice.
There is also the option of using the cool indoor Lake room or the newly extended 48 square metre wooden platform beside the swimming pool - the options are ours to decide.
Yoga mats, blocks, belts, cushions and blankets are provided.
Massages and Treatments
Massages, Holistic therapies, Reiki and healing are available on-site and complement the retreat activities perfectly. Personalised consultations with a nutritional therapist are also available. Cost is 35 euros per session.
This venue is an especially lovely venue for those of you who like a room to yourself as rooms single rooms have no extra costs involved.
Rooms are inspired by a mixture of traditional Andalucían architecture and materials, and ancient Arabic patterns and decorations.
The venue comprises of a main building and three small houses designed, on different levels, around an open central patio with a traditional Moorish sunken fountain.
Guest rooms are separate from the core building, creating the perfect environment for absolute comfort and relaxation.
Each guest enjoys en-suite accommodation.
There are nine guest rooms, all rooms are single with en-suite bathroom and terrace and all are equipped with a desk with a salt crystal lamp. The décor is rustic with a touch of ethnic. One room has a double bed and is suitable for a couple. Each room is south facing with a small patio outside giving magnificent views down the valley to the sea.
The Lake room is the heart of the core building and has a stunning view over Lake Viñuela and the Mediterranean Sea. The Lake room is used for meal times and also as an indoor area for yoga or any other group activities. In winter the room is heated with under-floor heating and a fire place.
In a corner there is our juice bar that also serves the usual bar drinks and coffee. Just outside the Lake room there is a large terrace where one can enjoy food outdoors or simply relax taking in the view.
Centre of Light is a vegetarian centre, food is lovingly prepared using only fresh, seasonal and and wherever possible locally grown ingredients. Most vegetables are purchased directly from a neighbouring farmer in order to get the freshest produce and support the local economy.
All food is prepared using olive oil that comes from Periana (4 Km from us) and no other fats so commonly used in restaurants. They try to limit the use of dairy products and wheat in dishes and instead have these foods as separate options and are very lucky to be supplied with Chloe's delicious organic eggs.
Food at the centre is normally light and fresh and always includes a raw dish and is accompanied by lots of fresh fruit while dinner is a more substantial affair and always has a pudding at the end!
Menus are carefully devised offering not only a balance of nutrients but an eclectic mix of raw, vegan, traditional Italian and Spanish cuisine.
Includes - Accommodation, yoga, full board - except for one dinner on the chef's night off, this evening will be reserved for a trip to a local restaurant where you can buy a typical Spanish meal.
Not Included - Flights, transfers, insurance, typical Spanish meal in restaurant mid-week.
Flights - Malaga airport - Call Jilly or Debbie at Free Spirit Yoga Travel on01273 564230, they can help find flights and advise of flights arrival times of other participants.
By Taxi The retreat is about 50km from Malaga. The journey takes approximately one hour by taxi. The cost of the taxi is 75 euros per journey. For larger groups we have a minibus which takes up to eight. We will try to link people arriving at similar times so they may share the taxi cost. Arrive early in the day if you want this option.
Please note: there have been a few confused customers thinking they were paying 75 for 6/7 people. So the minimum charge is 75 whether there is one or 3 persons, and a maximum charge of 160, ie 20 each for a full cab of 8.
By Bus -Buses depart from Malaga bus station to Periana, times are 12.15 and 18.15. To get to the bus station from the airport you need to get the Cercanais train (10 min) to the train station (bus station is right next door to the train station). Times from airport to Malaga Maria Zambrano are 03 and 33 minutes past the hour.
By Car - Car hire is available at the airport. Please contact Free Spirit for directions to the venue.
For all enquiries please contact Gilly at Free Spirit email@example.com