Andalucia Retreat

Authentic Indian Yoga in Andalucia, Spain

5 days of Yoga & Pranayama with Ravi Dixit

July 22nd – 27th, 2022

Breathe, stretch, relax.. Join Ravi for 5 days of Yoga and relaxation in the heart of the Andalucian hills. This retreat offers you an opportunity to reconnect with yourself though Yoga and Pranayama. We’ll be staying at the beautiful Finca Avedin, a luxury haven to relax, recharge and feel in harmony with nature. Set within its own 15-acre estate of cork forest, olive and almond groves and with stunning mountain views, Finca Avedin offers a peaceful space to rest, retreat and return back to yourself.

This retreat will be a true immersion into authentic Yoga while balancing it with plenty of free time to enjoy local sightseeing or trips to the beach. It will be a transformative and sociable time, with a traditional Puja welcome ceremony, daily group meals catered by our private retreat chefs, an Indian themed evening, an optional excursion and dinner at a local restaurant with magical views.

Whether you want to deepen your knowledge of traditional Yoga or just need to slow down and unplug for a while, please feel welcome to join.



Location

Gaucín is a charming, bohemian mountain village, recently named the ‘Notting Hill’ of Andalucia at just a 30-minute drive from the Costa del Sol. It boasts sensational views towards the Mediterranean Sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa. 

A traditional farmhouse, Finca Avedin has been lovingly restored to create a wonderful country home. Wrapped around a large central courtyard, you’ll find Moroccan-influenced rooms with whitewashed walls, exquisite furnishings as well as all the modern comforts you’d expect. The villa is spacious yet cosy, luxurious yet comfortable and has an amazing energy. With extensive gardens and an infinity pool that appears to float above the trees it truly is a magical place.

Yoga with Ravi

Immerse yourself in the practice of authentic Indian Yoga.

Mornings will start with a gentle Pranayama practice, followed by a dynamic Yoga class, focused on connecting breath with movement, working on flexibility, balance and strength.

Ravi will share his years of experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga to create a holistic practice, bringing harmony to body and mind, leaving you feeling energised and with more clarity.

Afternoons will be free time with a late afternoon Yoga session. These classes will be slightly shorter and generally slower paced. On some days this session may be a meditation or a time for going deeper into our pranayama practice. Topics such as Mantras, Mudras, Bandhas and Yoga philosophy will be explored. We will finish in time to have a moment to relax and refresh before dinner

We’ll practice outdoors in a shaded space with stunning views across the mountains and have the additional option of a fully equipped indoor Yoga room with cooling ceiling fans.


Accommodation 

The house is luxuriously furnished and beautifully decorated to create a welcoming home. There are several living rooms and terraces, seven bedrooms, comprised of Doubles, Twins and a Triple. All bedrooms have large en-suite bathrooms with lovely attention to detail, quality cotton bedlinen and towels, gorgeous La-Eva organic toiletries and hairdryers.

For those who prefer an outdoor stay, there is a Luxury Belle Tent with twin beds and a private bathroom in the Finca gardens.

Scroll down to see the various options. The pricing reflects the different room types.


FINCA AVEDIN BEDROOMS:



EN SUITE BATHROOMS


BELLE TENT (has its own bathroom opposite the tent and an outdoor seating area)


Area & Things To Do

Between yoga sessions there will be plenty of time for relaxation and activities. The finca offers lots of quiet relaxation spots, a large infinity pool with stunning views or you can treat yourself to a massage. With comfortable lounge areas, there’s plenty of choice for those wanting to chill or read a book.   

From the house it is a short walk to the picturesque mountain town of Gaucin with galleries, shops and restaurants or a 30 minute drive to the beaches of the Costa del Sol. To the west are the wilder beaches of the Atlantic coast and the famous pristine white dunes of Tarifa.

Various activities such as walking, cycling or tours of the local sites are available. We’ll be organising a group visit to the Castillo Del Aguila (optional to join) and a dinner in Gaucin town at a restaurant with stunning views.



Food

We are so excited to have leading retreat chefs and cookbook authors Benjamin and Anne Marie from La Pachamama with us for the whole duration of the retreat. Expect beautiful plant-based cuisine, Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes, prepared with local organic produce and the highest attention to detail. The food will be fresh, healthy, creative and filling.

Tea and fruits will be available before yoga and there will be a hearty brunch afterwards. We will eat dinner at the finca for four nights, with one Indian themed evening and enjoy a meal out in Gaucin village for one night. Snacks are served in the afternoons during time off and coffee, tea, water and fruits are available all day.

All meals at the Finca will be vegetarian and mostly plant based. Dietary requirements such as pure vegan or gluten-free can easily be accommodated.


Retreat testimonials

(from previous Goa retreats)

“Ravi is an inspiring, motivating and very detailed and articulate yoga teacher. After 5 days of yoga classes my body felt more stretched and flexible than ever and learning his techniques has encouraged me to incorporate practice every day since returning home to London. For this I am very grateful as I can feel the benefits already. The food is also very tasty and healthy and they were incredibly accommodating to our vegan and GF requirements”

Katie

“I am so thankful to Talita and Ravi! I was super exhausted when I got there and my stay there really saved me! Ravi is such a great yoga teacher, I could work on alignments and respiration which was super helpful to lower my stress down and finally get to be the most relaxed person on Earth! The food (veggie) was varied, colorful, delicious and made with love. If you are looking for some place to feel in harmony with nature, this is THE one!”

Elodie


To book, please email namaste@ravi.yoga with your preferred room type. If you have any questions before booking, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Rooms & pricing:

Double or Twin Room with ensuite
Shared occupancy (twin or King size double) – £895 per person
Single occupancy – £1095 per person

Deluxe King Room with ensuite
Shared occupancy (King size double) – £995 per person
Single occupancy – £1295 per person

Triple Room with ensuite
If you are a group of 3, we have the option for a triple room
Shared occupancy (3 single beds) – £795 per person

Luxury Belle Tent
The bell tent has 2 single beds and a private bathroom opposite the tent.
Shared occupancy (twin) – £775 per person
Single occupancy – £895 per person

Price includes:

  • All Yoga, Pranayama & meditation sessions with Ravi
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation at Finca Avedin
  • Daily Brunch and 4 nights dinner catered by our private Pachamama chefs
  • Afternoon snacks
  • All day water, teas, coffee and fruits  
  • Use of Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets
  • Internet high speed 
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Massages
  • Optional excursions
  • Any meals out

If you are coming on your own and would like to share a room, we will do our best to pair you up with another guest of the same sex who would also like to share, but this is not guaranteed. We may request you to book the room as a single to secure your space and we can adjust your booking later if possible.

To confirm your space, a deposit of £400 is payable on booking. The final balance is due 20th May 2022. Payments can be made as a transfer to a UK bank account, or we can send a link for online card payments. Invoices and payment receipts are available. Payment plans can be discussed, please contact us if you require this option.

If this retreat cannot go ahead due to changing Covid 19 regulations your money would be fully transferable or refundable.

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Arrival day is Friday July 22thcheck in from 4pm and welcome ceremony & first Yoga class at 5:30pm.
Departure is Wednesday July 27th – check out by 10am.   

A typical day:

7:30am Pranayama
8:15am Tea & fruits
9:15am Dynamic morning Yoga
11:00am  Delicious Brunch
5:30pm Afternoon Yoga or Meditation
7:30pm Dinner at the Finca (one night dinner out a restaurant)

Different snacks and teas will be served each afternoon.

On the arrival & departure day there will be only one yoga class.

There will be one afternoon with an earlier yoga class to allow for an optional excursion to local sights and dinner in Gaucin village.

Travel / Flights:

There are many different flight options to Andalucia from all major cities in UK & Europe.

Malaga airport generally has the most international flights and is about 1.5 hours drive from the venue.

Gibraltar is the closest airport (approx. 50 minute drive) *

Sevilla and Jerez airport can also be used.

Taxi / airport transfers: Airport transfers can be arranged.

We are planning a group transfer from Malaga Airport on Friday July 22nd, departing around 2:30pm, with a return on July 27th departing the Finca around 10:30am. Depending on the number of people wanting to share, the price would be between 50-70 Euros per person for a return journey.

A taxi for 1 or 2 people, one way from Malaga to the Finca is 120 euro.

Car rental: If you would prefer to have the freedom of exploring the wider area of Andalucia or taking trips to the coast, a car is recommended. Car rentals can be found at all local airports.

*Gibraltar does not request proof of vaccination or pre-departure testing

Cancellation Policy:

The deposit is refundable up to 60 days before the retreat. If you decide to cancel your booking within 60 days of the retreat date, any payments made will only be refundable or transferable if the space can be filled. If the retreat needs to be cancelled due to changing covid regulations either in Spain or the UK your money will be fully refundable or transferable.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. Unfortunately, we can’t predict unexpected events in our lives: family emergencies, work conflicts, etc.  By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. 

T&C’s: When we receive your booking requests you will be sent our full Terms & Conditions to accept.

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