More Frequently Asked Questions

Activities

Yes. There is an off-road 5 km mixed gradient circular route that departs from our premises. And there is a much longer single track route that we call Silent Valley – it’s about a10 km round trip and is mostly flat off-road track with some gentle inclines.

A Kaliyoga retreat is ultimately a communal experience however we respect that everyone’s needs are different. Some people may need to sleep in and thats fine – whilst others may wish to eat in private – thats fine too. Our priority is that everyone feels ‘at home’ and free to do as they please.
Plenty! Swimming, sunbathing, taking a sauna, snoozing in a hammock, reading in the library, walking in the garden, enjoying a therapeutic treatment.

There is an English speaking  riding ranch in Orgiva that offers guided horse riding (a 25 minute walk or 8 min drive from Kaliyoga). They cater for absolute beginners as well as advanced riders.
There is also mountain hiking, mountain biking, siteseeing – the Moorish villages of the Poquiera Valley are a must, a trip to the beach (30 minutes from Kaliyoga) and the stunning city of Granada.

Age/Currency/Dogs/Inclusivity

In order to give guests the freedom to relax deeply on retreat, the minimum age for unaccompanied guests is 18. In the interests of all guests who come to Kaliyoga for a peaceful experience, children are not encouraged; however, we will use our discretion on request. 

There is no maximum age.

– All yoga classes
– All meals (option to dine out on half day)
– Unlimited use of the retreat facilities
– Access to our team of natural health practitioners

– Flights and transfers to and from Kaliyoga Retreats – see getting here
– Natural therapy sessions: therapists are paid directly by you in local currency
– Training workshops are priced per person

Website prices are quoted in GB pounds. Our secure online payment system accepts all currencies. You can pay for your retreat by Electronic Bank Transfer in GB Pounds or in Euros. During your stay at Kaliyoga, optional services are charged in Euros.

We welcome all nationalities, all religious beliefs and all genders.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at Kaliyoga, as long as they are not a nuisance to anybody.

The ideal accommodation at Kaliyoga for you and your dog is The Nest. An independent double room with a verandah and separate patio and lots of land around for the dog to run around, though please note that the property is not gated, so keep your dog on a lead it it’s likely to go exploring. The Nest is located near the yoga studio and a 1 min. walk from the main house – this is secluded than from other rooms, so in case your dog happens to bark at night, it will not disturb sleeping guests.  

Kaliyoga is surrounded by farmland where farm dogs roam freely and upon occasion can be aggressive towards other animals. For your peace of mind, your dog should be kept in your room during meals and yoga classes and at any time when it will be left unattended by you. 

 

We request dog owners to walk their dogs in the surrounding campo and let them do their business there, not on Kaliyoga’s land and not in cultivated areas.

Please note that Kaliyoga is not responsible for the safety and welfare of your animal. Even though your well behaved pet is unlikely to chew furniture/ poo in the room, nevertheless as a precaution we ask pet owners staying at Kaliyoga to sign a damage waiver and leave a 150€ cash deposit at reception. All being well, it will be returned to you when you check out. 

Clothes/Phones/Wifi/Photography

Don’t bring yoga equipment. We have everything here.
Don’t bring your hair dryer (please) as it will trip our fuses. We have one here that you can use.

Don’t bring a bath or pool towel, we provide both.
Don’t bring a hot water bottle/umbrella, we provide both.

There is good 4G and 5G in the area. 
There is no WiFi in the communal areas, however, there is good WiFi in and around the reception area with a chair and table outside on the veranda. 

Photography is permitted, but please check that other retreat guests are happy to be on your camera roll. If a guest says no, please respect their privacy – even if it’s ‘only in the background’.

Mobile phones are accepted at Kaliyoga, but please bear in mind that your fellow guests may be choosing to digitally detox, so please restrict your phone use to your bedroom and do not bring it to communal areas – ie) the yoga studio, dining table, swimming pool, garden, sitting room or library.

If you would like to be phone free for the duration of your retreat, we have a safe box that you are welcome to use. There is a landline at in the office for emergencies.

Bathrooms/Aircon/Valuables

Yes. In order to save energy, please turn off your unit once you leave your bedroom.

All bathrooms have showers. There are no bath tubs.

We have a hair dryer that guests are welcome to use. Please do not bring your own hair dryer as it will trip our fuses.

Yes, Kaliyoga operates on trust but for peace of mind you are provided with a bedroom key. For added security, Kaliyoga has a safe. Please speak to the manager if you wish to use it.

Teepee guests can choose between a summer bathroom with two hot water showers, wash basins, divine mountain views and eco toilet. Or, a short stroll from the teepees there is an indoor bathroom with conventional loo, shower and wash basin. The Nest bedroom has a shower and basin in the bedroom and a private eco toilet attached to the bedroom but accessible from outside.

There may be a few mozzies in the evening, but not an intrusive amount. For your comfort there is mosquito netting on all bedroom and bathroom windows and the teepee have nets over the beds.

Nutrition/Allergies/Beverages

The olive pollen is out from April to May – if you have a pollen allergy, please consult your health practitioner or homeopath for a remedy before you arrive.
Gluten-free, lactose-free, coeliac and vegan diets are catered for. The menu is fixed, not à la carte and we cater for intolerances, not preferences.
If you have a serious illness, and/or a life-threatening intolerance to an ingredient, please discuss your condition with us before you book. If you carry an epipen a doctor’s authorisation will be necessary.
NB: Kaliyoga does not have an epipen nor are we authorised to issue pharmaceutical drugs. There is a health centre in our local town of Orgiva (8 minute drive).

Most certainly. Our cuisine contains a balanced amount of dietary protein in yoghurt, vegetables, grains, seeds, legumes, nuts, pulses, avocados and fresh cheese (goat’s, feta, mozzarella).

No. Our menu is 100% vegetarian. For meat eaters there is a choice of restaurants on Wednesday evening when the Kaliyoga kitchen is closed.

We do not serve alcohol and we do not serve coffee for the simple reason that many people like to pause their habit on retreat. You are welcome to bring your own supply of coffee, but please don’t bring alcohol onto the premises. Unlimited herbal infusions and teas are available all day, included in the cost of your retreat. 

Travel & Transfers

Yes. A group transfer service is available at cost 65€ per person.
A single person transfer service is also available, cost 125€.
Information and reservation form – Travel & Transfers.

For information on out-of-hours transfers, please contact our logistics manager – Travel & Transfers.

Car hire might be useful if you are planning to do other things in the regio either before or after the retreat, but you will not need a vehicle during your stay with us.

You are welcome to stay for as many weeks or extra days as you wish however, please bear in mind that Saturday is our change-over day. On Saturday we offer breakfast and lunch but in the evening the kitchen is closed. There is a choice of restaurants in our local town of Orgiva, a pleasant 25 minute walk away from Kaliyoga.

If you prefer to book a flight arriving on Saturday instead of Sunday, we recommend that you book a hotel near the airport, then we will collect you form the airport meeting point on Sunday. For timings, please contact our logistics manager on: transfers.spain.k@gmail.com

Some hotel suggestions are: 

http://www.hotel-carlosvmalaga.com/

http://www.hotelmolinalario.com

https://malaga-airport.campanile.com/en-us

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/es/malaga

We can arrange a car to take you there and back. Granada is a 45 minute drive from Kaliyoga. During high season (May through September) we recommend booking your Alhambra visit in advance:  https://www.alhambradegranada.org/en

Wellbeing treatments/health issues

Pre-booking is not necessary. You will book your therapeutic treatments with our practitioners during your stay by WhatsApp.

Natural therapy treatments are available every day, subject to availability. Treatments are explained in detail at the beginning of the retreat and in your room folder. If you need help to choose a practitioner, we are happy to guide you according to your needs. See Treatments page.

Most certainly, but please bear in mind that we are a therapeutic retreat rather than an allopathic medical centre. If you have a serious illness and/or life-threatening allergic reaction, please discuss your condition with us before you book. A doctor’s authorisation may be necessary for some conditions.

Yoga

Our yoga method is rooted in the dynamics of integrity, using traditional yoga postures and sequencing. We advocate a somatic approach that focuses on yoga posture practice as ‘meditation in motion’, using the innate sensitivity of the body as a guide. The style is gentle but precise and each session builds on the previous class. By the end of the retreat you will have learnt a sequence of postures to practice at home.

Yoga practice has nothing to do with your physical capacity and nobody will judge you for lack of flexibility. The traditional way in which we present yoga posture practice makes it suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced, on the basis that ‘advanced yoga’ refers to a practitioner’s ability to experience deep meditation whilst holding the postures.

Kaliyoga’s approach is gentle and internally focused (somatic) and no-one is trying to show off or out-do another person, unlike city yoga studios where the practice can feel highly competitive which is counter to the core purpose of authentic practice.

Yoga instruction is given in clear, precise English but our teacher is also fluent in Spanish, French, and Hungarian.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday there are two classes. On Wednesday and Sunday there is one class.

Yes, the studio has large sliding doors. And there is climate control for when the doors are closed.

No. In summer we often open the glass doors for fresh mountain air during practice but the studio is bug-proof with fly netting on all the windows.

Note: Kaliyoga's outlet in Puglia Italy closed during the Covid pandemic; currently there is no plan to re-open.

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