Yoga Beach Adventure Retreat
A yoga retreat in an amazing place in the South of Spain
Relax & renew during a relaxed week at the beautiful beaches of Andalusia.
Relax & renew during a relaxed week at the beautiful beaches of Andalusia.
Note: In 2020 we have only one Beach Retreat scheduled.
If you want to go don’t wait to long! This retreat is quite popular.
During this retreat we stay at one of the most beautiful spots in Andalusia. The villa where we stay is an luxury restored finca and consists of 3 buildings. During the retreat we have this beautiful place all to ourselves.
The luxury villa has 2 large swimming pools, one of which is up to 12 meters long. From one of the pools you have an amazing view of the sea.
The large villa has plenty of outdoor space with 4 terraces and a large tropical garden. The view is breathtaking.
You have an amazing view over one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia, Frigiliana and over the surrounding nature park. On the other side you have a pretty view over the beautiful beaches of Nerja.
People come to us for a variety of reasons.
Some people just want to relax and have some time for themselves in a beautiful place.
Other people visit us because they have (or had) a difficult or stressful time or because they had an emotional period.
But this retreat is for everyone who wants to relax and who wants to feel stronger, more energetic and more focused.
It is for anyone who wants to calm their mind in a peaceful place.
Our yoga retreat is suitable for all levels. The yoga sessions are created for beginners and for people who already have experience with yoga and / or meditation and who would like to deepen their practice.
Yoga and meditation experience is certainly not required, the workshops are accessible for everyone. We do adjust the sessions and asanas to everyone’s level.
We offer different styles of yoga during this week. In the morning the lessons are more energetic and in the afternoon there will be a SUP Yoga (yoga on the water) or a Yin or Restorative Yoga Session.
During this week hatha yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga and kundalini yoga will be given
Extra attention will be given to the practice of Yin Yoga during the retreat. During this week we also do various pranayama’s (breathing techniques) and different types of meditations.
We are regularly asked what kind of people join our retreats.
Our visitors are both men and women, of various ages and with very different backgrounds. Most people come alone to our retreat but we also regularly have people who come together (couple, friends or family).
Our experience is that every group has a great connection from the start of the retreat. A retreat is great place to meet like-minded people and we have seen a lot of new friendships. But during the retreat you have ass well all the freedom to be by yourself and enjoy the beautiful spots in the tropical gardens. All activities are also on a voluntary basis. The most important thing is that you can relax and enjoy this special time for yourself.
We choose to work with small groups.
During our retreat the focus is on increasing your energy, improving your concentration, increasing your flexibility and building your strength. You can completely relax and renew in a beautiful environment.
We will learn you some practical exercises and techniques that you can easily integrate into your daily life when you go back home.
Be inspired by our yoga & meditation sessions, including Beach Yoga sessions, Yin Yoga and SUP yoga!
You can as well participate in a special cooking workshop by our passionate chef Alejandro.
You will also notice that when you pull out from your hectic life, you can create space for new insights and personal growth.
Take time for yourself to reflect on what is really important to you in your life.
We start the day with a nice yoga session on the beach or in the tropical garden. We often finish the day with a relaxing yoga session.
When you wake-up in the morning, you walk outside en watch the amazing sunrise above the Sea. You enjoy a fresh and Healthy Detox Shake and some tropical fruit. You bring your yoga mat and get ready for a dynamic morning flow at the terras. After the session our Chef will welcome you with an delicious and healthy lunch.
After lunchtime it is time to relax. You jump in the beautiful and refreshing pool for a swim. After your dip you relax on one of the sun beds next to the pool and you can finally start in this book that you really wanted to read.
In the afternoon we leave for the beach to do a breathtaking Sup Yoga tour. We visit a cascade, little hidden beaches and coves.
On the way we will stop to do peaceful and calming SUP Yoga session.
Satisfied and relaxed you return to the pretty villa. Our chef arranged a really nice dinner under the stars. We enjoy the sunset, the food and the views together and finish the day happy and relaxed.
We offer you this week the opportunity to follow a SUP Board workshop.
Note: if you already have experience with SUP boarding, you can increase SUP knowledge, or skip the workshop and stay on the beach.
We are also going to make one or two beautiful trips this week. The SUP boards are very large, wide and thick so they are very stable and you can do exercises on them.
The villa is located in the mountains near the beach. You are at walking distance from the beautiful village of Frigiliana. This village is so beautiful that it has been declared several times the most beautiful village in southern Spain!
Frigiliana is located 7km from the coastal town of Nerja. The village is built on a hill and from the highest point you have a fantastic view of the white houses, the mountains of Almijara and in the distance on the Mediterranean sea.
Frigiliana is one of the best preserved Moorish towns in Andalusia.
All houses in the village are whitewashed and every year the approximately 2200 inhabitants of Frigiliana are obliged to paint their house white again.
It is a beautiful contrast with the red roofs and the beautiful colors in which the doors are painted. On the ground and on the facades you will find hundreds of flower pots. And you can smell the fragrant of lavender and jasmine everywhere.
The village has a small old center with narrow, steep, cobbled streets.
Down in the village is the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, on this village square is a nice market on Thursdays. You will find the most delicious craft products, self braided bags, nuts, bowls and much more.
Well worth a visit.
Nerja is also a beautiful village and worth a visit.
The beautiful Balcon de Europa is 23 meters above the sea and from here you have a fantastic view over the sea, the mountains and beaches of Nerja.
From the beautiful villa you have a view over the beaches of Nerja.
Nerja offers some of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol. Like the nice beach Playa Burriana with its boulevard with shops, tapas bars and restaurants. The small coves of Playa Carabeo, Playa Calahonda and Playa El Salon are located close to the Balcon de Europa.
The Playa El Playazo lies to the west of Nerja and has a long stretch of quiet beach with some simple chiringuitos; simple eateries right on the beach.
The variety of beaches in this area is surprising: sandy beaches, sheltered rocky beaches, ... Often with fantastic views. With crystal clear green-blue water for swimming or snorkeling, a pleasant mixture between sand and pebbles, ...
Our favorite beach is the beautiful playa Maro. This beautiful beach has been chosen a couple times as the most beautiful beach of the province and has bright blue water. Just past Maro there are also a few beautiful quiet beaches.
Note: In 2020 we have only one Beach Retreat scheduled.
If you want to go don't wait to long! This retreat is quite popular.
During this week Chef Alejandro will prepare delicious meals and healthy fresh shakes. The organic meals are prepared with fresh ecological products from farmers from the area. For us it is a really important to support local ecological farmers.
If you have special dietary requirements like a complete vegan or gluten-free meal, or an allergy we will adapt the meals for you.
Chef Alejandro will surprise you with delicious vegetarian meals during the retreat. You can also join him for a free cooking workshop so that you be inspired to at home with healthy meals.
If you want, we help you book.
TIP: many participants book a day and night in Malaga before or after the retreat. This is highly recommended. It is a very nice and relaxed city by the sea.
To reserve your spot we ask you to pay 300 euros deposit, or you can transfer the entire amount in one go. You can book securely and directly through our website via a direct transfer. We can also send you an invoice by email if you prefer this.
In the beautiful finca where we stay, there are different types of rooms available. All rooms are nicely decorated in the typical Andaluz style. If you come together with a partner or with a friend or relative you can also book a room together.
There is also a room/apartment for 3 people available.
We have rooms with double beds and rooms with single beds.
Layout building & prices
There are 3 buildings at the estate.
There are different types of rooms available.
The basic facilities of the bedrooms are almost the same, not luxurious but equipped with all the necessities.
The bedrooms are all different. All rooms have either air conditioning or a fan. The bedrooms are generally not very big, but nice and cozy.
The outdoor areas and common areas are very spacious and impressive!
There are several terraces, a huge garden, two swimming pools, a beautiful Andalusian patio with benches and tables, a large kitchen and an enormous salon with covered terrace.
Layout of the main building:
In the main building you will find the large patio (where you can read and relax). From here you can enter the salon and the large kitchen.
There is one room with private bathroom connected to the patio.
Room 1: The room has two single beds with private bathroom. If you come together with your partner or with a friend or relative you can also book a room together.
Price room ensuite:
If you come together (with 2 people) the price is 2300,-
Apartments 1 & 2
There are two apartments with both two bedrooms.
Apartment 1: There is an apartment attached to the patio with a living room with private terrace and two cozy bedrooms (one with two singles, one with a double bed) & bathroom.
Apartment 2: Next to the main house is a similar apartment with terrace, 2 cozy bedrooms (1 with two singles, 1 with a double bed), bathroom, living room, balcony.
Price for one of the bedrooms in one of these apartments if you book alone is 1255, -
If you book a shared room you pay 995, - (price per person, two single beds)
If you come together and you share one of these rooms you pay 1990, - for 2 people.
Would you like to share one of these apartments together (price for 2 persons)?
Then you get a discount and pay 2400, - for 2 people.
The third house is opposite one of the two swimming pools and has an additional garden with seating, a kitchen, a bathroom, living room and 3 bedrooms. There is one spacious bedroom with a double bed (here a single bed can be added if you want to share this room).
There are also two smaller bedrooms with fans and two single beds.
The larger bedroom with fan is 1245, - per person and if you want to share it with a friend then you pay together 2 1990, -
The two smaller bedrooms are 1195, - per person.
Would you like to contact us before you book?
You can always call, text or WhatsApp us via +31 6 14 900 730 (Ilse-Marie)
You can also send us an email at email@example.com or leave a message here.
Greetings from the beautiful Andalusia,
Who created Viva La Vida? We are a Dutch family who decided a couple of years ago to go on an adventure in the beautiful Andalusia. We first planned to go for a year, but we enjoyed it so much that we decided to stay here for a longer period.
We, Jeroen and Ilse-Marie, and our two daughters Elise-Sophie and Ana Rosa, have found a pretty old cortijo in an incredibly beautiful area.
We are very enthusiastic about the area and like to share it with other people. We organize yoga retreats and yoga & walking holidays all year round at the most beautiful places in Andalusia. We really enjoy to create a special program for you. We try to give our retreats something extra. We bring you to beautiful places and organise do special activities, hikes and workshops.
Furthermore we will learn you some useful tools to relax and to re-energize to take home with you.
Hello, I am Ilse-Marie and I will accompany you this week at the beautiful location in Frigiliana.
I have a great passion for yoga, meditation, mindfulness and healthy nutrition. Yoga & meditation have influenced my life very positively. I live a lot more in the present moment, I can handle stress better and I enjoy the smaal things in life a lot more. I have also realized what is important to me and how I can make a positive contribution in my own way. I have followed various teacher training courses, including a master's degree as a yoga teacher in India and I teach yoga, meditation and coaching courses in three languages to beginners, advanced students, seniors and children. Teaching gives me a lot of energy and I think it's great to see what positive effect it has on the people who work with it.
I developed my own style which is a mix of Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, (Vinyasa) Flow, Restorative and Kundalini Yoga. My classes are a combination of meditation and relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, sun salutations, vinyassa flow variations and asanas.
Hey! I am Jeroen Ruijters. I am a sports person by nature, sport has always been a passion for me. During this retreat I would like to let you experience how beautiful and pure nature is in this area and I will take you on a special walk. Furthermore, during this retreat I am in the background to ensure that you have a fantastic week.
Our Spanish chef Alejendro has been a regular team member for the last few years during our Viva La Vida Retreats. He always surprises our visitors with his great cooking skills. The products he uses are organic and come as much as possible from local farmers.
Alejandro specializes in healthy cuisine and prefers to cook vegetarian or vegan. He finds it a great challenge to show people how to cook tastefully and super healthy without adding meat, fish or dairy products. In the meantime he has managed to win fervent meat eaters for his cooking skills. He can also explain to you well which products get your energy and which products help you to relax.
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