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Yoga Retreat in Andalusia, Spain
Join a unique holiday in the beautiful scenery of Andalusia, Spain and enjoy the benefits from daily yoga classes with the fun and excitement of horse riding trips to the nearby beaches, the outskirts of a natural park, and the beautiful countryside around Zahora. Gallop along deserted sandy beaches and explore miles of sweet-smelling pine forests with exceptional Spanish and Hispanic-Arab horses through the most breathtaking and varied countryside that Zahora has to offer.
- Daily Pranayama classes
- Vinyasa classes in the morning
- Horse riding trips exploring the nearby beaches, the outskirts of the La Breña y Las Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, and the beautiful countryside around Zahora
- Vegetarian brunch and dinner
- 5 nights accommodation
Group sizesThe maximum participants in the group is 6
StylesHatha, Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga
LanguagesSpoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
Casara Way offers a beautiful villa accommodation on a large, beach-facing property next to a plantation of seasonal vegetables, including potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrot, pepper, corn, beet, lettuce, tomatoes, and fruits such as watermelon, melon, and strawberries, among others. The retreat's center nearby wild beach, Zahora, does not usually fill up with tourists, which makes this place one of the last surviving secrets of Spain.
Casara Way has five rural cottages, just fifty meters away from the beach. You will have private access to Zahora Beach by walking a short track that passes by an area with beautiful horses, chickens, and turkeys. The venue has a calm and friendly atmosphere with a total of five tastefully decorated and self-contained cottages and shared spaces in the beautiful garden, which will make you go home feeling totally rejuvenated.
The cottages are chic and stylish, as well as they have all the amenities required to make your stay comfortable and memorable, such as international television, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, juicer, blender, washing machine, iron, and alarm clock. Additionally, private or shared rooms with bathroom and shower are available in all the cottages.
Wherever you stay, you will be able to stroll through the gardens, walk along Zahora Beach, hear the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean, or just listen to the birds singing from your room. Also, its inviting outdoor areas will provide everything you need for chilling out, such as loungers, deck chairs, and hammocks, making yourself feel completely at home.
This 70-square meter, the light-filled cottage offers lots of charm on its two levels and its welcoming porch. On the ground floor, you will find a living room with a wood-burning stove, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with shower. On the upper floor, you will find a 30-square meter bedroom with views of the Zahora Beach. This cottage is practical and functional, perfect for couples or couples with a small child. A big world map in the room will encourage dreams of future travels.
This 80-square meter space is a tower that was built in the 1970s, and which has been renovated and turned into a three-story house. Today, this cottage is a place decorated with objects from trips to Asia, as well as it features a collection of masks from Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Nepal, and China.
On the ground floor, you will find a kitchen, a dining area, and a wood-burning stove. The first floor features a bathroom and a living room, while the upper floor offers a large bedroom with amazing views of the Zahora beach, which will make you fall asleep to the sound of the sea.
This 70-square meter cottage has the traditional architecture of the area with its sixty-centimeter wide walls, making the house cool in summer and cozy in winter. The house has only one floor, which features two bedrooms and a living room with a wood burning stove, as well as it is decorated with objects and details from trips to Africa with a collection of masks from central Africa.
This 100-squared centimeter two-floor loft has a pitched roof with white beams. From the main bedroom in the upper floor, you can access a small terrace with views of the Zahora Beach. When you enter the house, you will be greeted by a large space, with a living room and a dining room that feature a wood-burning stove.
On the lower floor, you will find an independent bathroom and a bedroom with a large wardrobe. This house is large and bright, as well as it is decorated with objects and details from trips to Ghana, Morocco, and Turkey.
This 80-square meter cottage is a two-floor space, which features a living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a wood-burning stove on the ground floor. On the first floor, you will find two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The master bedroom has access to a terrace with amazing 360-degree views of the Zahora Beach, the Cape Trafalgar lighthouse, and the Breña Natural Park, as well as its decoration, features objects from Africa.
You will stay for 5 nights in an accommodation which is fully equipped self-contained cottages with international TV channels, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, juicer, blender, washing machine, iron, and alarm clock.
Casara Way Spain Yoga Retreat Program
During this retreat, you will enjoy daily Pranayama and Ashtanga classes in the morning, as well as horse riding trips to the nearby beaches, the outskirts of La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, and the beautiful countryside of Zahora. In the early evening, you will receive restorative Yin yoga classes, followed by on-demand workshops.
After savoring a delicious breakfast or lunch each day, you will saddle up at our nearby stables and ride out for approximately three hours, with usually two and a half hours in the saddle. Each ride will be varied and different, as well as a strict daily itinerary will not be set since the right ride for the right day will be chosen for you and other six riders.
You will ride along the edge of the forest down onto the long sandy beaches of Cape Trafalgar and El Palmar. These beaches stretch for 10 kilometers, giving plenty of room to get to know your horse and let him show you what he can really do. The sightseeing is spectacular and the colorful sunsets are among the best of the whole coast. For those of you who have already ridden on a beach Casara Way needs not say no more. For those that have not, then prepare to make your dreams come true.
The rolling hills of the countryside riders offer fantastic views as you ride over ancient drovers’ roads and cattle tracks. You will ride to the hermitage of San Ambrosio, which dates back to Roman times. You will also visit the El Palomar de la Brena, the biggest dovecote in the world.
The stables sit on the edge of the spectacular natural park of La Breña y Las Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, consisting of pine forest, salt marshes, steep cliffs, and miles of sandy beach. La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park is the second largest coastal reserve in Andalusia and is considered one of the most diverse and best-preserved parts of the Andalusian coast.
THE RIDING TEAM
The team members are all passionate horse lovers with many years of experience of owning, riding, and training horses. Being from this part of Spain, they know the local countryside very well, with all the folklore and traditions of Andalusia, a place full of the living heritage of the Spanish horse. Casara Way will do their utmost to give you a holiday that you will always remember with special affection.
They have 10 horses, who are all very fit, healthy, very well cared for, and well schooled. Each horse has a different personality and they will always try to match each rider with the right horse. Th horses are 150 centimeters or 59 inches tall and will carry you with confidence and sure-footedness through the undulating Andalusian terrain.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
MONDAY TO THURSDAY
- Pranayama class, 15 minutes
- Vinyasa Yoga, 75 minutes
- Vegetarian brunch
- Horse riding (2 1/2 hours in the saddle)
- Walking Tour
- Vegetarian dinner
- Workshop (1 day)
SAMPLE FRIDAY SCHEDULE
- Pranayama class, 15 minutes.
- Vinyasa Yoga, 75 minutes
- Vegetarian Brunch
Please be advised that this sample schedule is subject to change.
They will also take you to one of the beautiful White Towns of Andalusia. The White Towns of Andalusia, or Pueblos Blancos, are a series of towns and large villages. The towns were previously inhabited during Al Andalus and later on the towns were established on the front line of the Christians' centuries-long fight to recapture Spain from the Moors, who were slowly pushed back into Africa. Today, these hill towns are just passing time peacefully. The old center is a labyrinthine wonderland, a photographer's feast. Viewpoint-hop through town. Feel the wind funnel through the narrow streets as cars inch around tight corners.
Beach ride The beach walk will take place in Zahora, a beach with wonderful sunsets. The most spectacular aspects of this beach are the huge reef that shows at low tide and the enormous lagoon that appears when the water is shallow. The sunsets and the scenery create one of the most breathtaking sights of all southern Spain. -Countryside ride This walk will take place in the rolling hills of the countryside, which will provide you with fantastic views from ancient drovers' roads and cattle tracks. You will walk to the ancient hermitage of San Ambrosio, which dates back to Roman times. You will also visit the El Palomar de la Brena, the largest dovecote in the world.
The forest ride will take place at La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Natural Park, the second largest coastal reserve in Andalusia. Its shore is lined by towering cliffs, which are home to teeming colonies of herring gulls and egrets. Thick stands of stone pine provide shade for a stunning variety of Mediterranean wildflowers, as well as impressive cliffs fall over a hundred meters into the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of the most environmentally diverse and best-preserved parts of the Andalusian coast.
During this retreat, you will receive nutritionally dense, artfully prepared, and organic, plant-based food that will fuel your body and delight your senses. The venue has a large dining room in the main house, where buffet-style meals will be served two times per day (brunch and dinner), either at the inside or at the outside tables. In the dining room, you will be able to enjoy healthy snacks, fresh fruit, filtered water, and infusions throughout the day. Nutrition during this retreat will be based on the healing principles of healthy nutrition by serving organic products that will help you detox your body and flush away any toxins. The retreat center produces many of the vegetables and fruits that are cooked and served during your meals, and, when necessary, the venue buys products from local farmers, depending on the season. The retreat center can easily accommodate diets, such as gluten-free and vegan, among other dietary requirements. To benefit from this special menu requests, please send an inquiry to Casara Way, who will be happy to assist you.
THE FOLLOWING MEALS ARE INCLUDED:
THE FOLLOWING DIETARY REQUIREMENT(S) ARE SERVED AND/OR CATERED FOR:
- Gluten Free
- Raw food
- Other dietary requirements on request
Things to do
During this retreat, you will have free time to sunbathe, swim, or jog at Zahora Beach, as well as you will be able to enjoy other activities, such as cycling, playing with the Frisbee, cycling, taking a walk through the surrounding areas, or playing with beach bats. You can benefit from these activities for free or practice kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, and horseback riding at an additional cost. Zahora is also the perfect place for discovering the charms of the province of Cadiz and the whole Costa de la Luz. Located in the center of the coast of Cadiz, there are nearby destinations of great interest that you can visit just one-hour drive away. This destination includes Cadiz itself, Puerto Santa María, Jerez de la Frontera, Tarifa, Vejer, Conil, Zahara de los Atunes, Bolonia, and other small towns all over the province.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AT CASARA WAY
- Massages and holistic therapies
- Cooking classes
- Health coaching consultation
- Healing sessions
- Ayurvedic medicine consultation
You can also book these treatments:
- Ayurvedic Treatments
- Ayurvedic Massage
- Thai Massage
- Shiatsu Massage
What Is Included
- A welcome drink with a delicious basket of ecological fruits on Sunday
- 5 vegetarian brunches with appetizers from Monday to Friday
- 4 vegetarian dinners with appetizers. You are free on Wednesday afternoon and dinner so you can explore the area and some of the tapas bars nearby.
- Fresh fruit, detox water, and infusions are available all day long
- 5 Vinyasa Yoga classes for 75 minutes
- 5 Pranayama classes of 15 minutes
- 3 Horse riding trips 1 walking tour (Trip to one of the beautiful White Towns of Andalusia)
- 5 nights’ accommodation
- 1 workshop
- All bedding and bath towels WiFi is available throughout the property
- Transfer from and to Conil de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, and Barbate on check-in and check-out days
- Shower gel, body cream, cotton swabs, cotton discs
- Detergent for the washing machine
- Yoga or meditation with live music
What Is Not Included
- Travel, such as airfare and transfers
- Airport transfers
- Extra activities you wish to book
- We recommend you bring, riding hat, riding breeches and boots on your riding holiday.
How To Get There
ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Seville Airport (SVQ), Jerez Airport (XRY), Málaga Airport (AGP), or Gibraltar International Airport (GIB). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.
ARRIVAL BY SHUTTLE
Casara Way can book a shuttle for you from the Seville Airport (SVQ), Jerez Airport (XRY), Málaga Airport (AGP), or Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) to the retreat center. Casara Way will match you with other arriving guests to spread the cost. If you want Casara Way to book a shuttle for you, please notify this at least three days in advance.
If you arrive to Conil de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, or Barbate, Casara Way will pick you up at these points free of charge. Just send an inquiry to Casara Way and let them know in advance. Conil de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera and Barbate are all around 10km from Casara Way.
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- A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
- The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
- The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.