FAQ - Kaliyoga - Spain
Q. Is there a typical guest profile?
Q. What is included in the price?
– All yoga classes
– All meals (option to dine out on half day)
– Unlimited use of the retreat facilities
– Access to natural therapy team
Q. What is NOT included in the price?
– 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
Q. What is the currency?
Our prices are in pounds, but you can pay in your currency with a credit card.
Q. How to prepare
Q. What to bring
In summer bring light clothing, sunglasses, UV skin protection, a wrap or shawl for meditation – in winter be sure to bring a warm jacket and slippers and gloves and a hat for cool evenings, but also bring shorts and sandals in case it’s really warm.
4G phone reception is good, though we ask you to use your phone sparingly and quietly away from other guests.
Q. What NOT to bring
There’s no need to bring your yoga mat, we have yoga equipment here.
– don’t bring a hair dryer (please!) as it will trip the fuses.
– don’t bring a clothes iron, you can borrow ours.
– don’t bring a bath towel or a pool towel, we provide both.
– don’t bring a hot water bottle/umbrella, we provide both.
– we provide liquid soap in the bathrooms.
We keep a small stock of tampons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and body moisturiser for sale.
– we also have a holiday book library that you are welcome to explore and add to.
Q. Do I need to wear a swimsuit in the pool and sauna?
Guests generally wear swimwear around the pool & hot tub, but you may go nude or topless if you wish. The sauna accommodates up to 4 people. Swimwear is optional in the sauna – please use a towel to sit on.
Q. Is the pool heated?
The water is heated by solar piping and a passive solar cover. Water temperature varies between approx 20 – 30 degrees Celsius. (68 – 86 Fahrenheit.)
Q. Managing your mobile devices
Photography is permitted, but do not assume that your fellow 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’. Ask first and be sensitive.
Q. Do bathrooms have showers or baths?
All bathrooms have showers. There are no bath tubs.
Q. Are there hair dryers?
We do not supply hairdryers because they tend to overload the electrical system.
Q. Will my valuables be safe?
We are a trust based retreat centre in the middle of rural farmland. There are no security issues, but for your peace of mind you may leave your valuables in the manger’s safe.
Q. What are the teepee bathrooms like?
There is an indoor bathroom with conventional loo, hot shower & wash basin is a short stroll from the tipis. Most people prefer to use the summer shower block with 2 hot showers and 2 wash basins and has divine views of the mountains and valley.
Q. Are there mosquitos?
A few flies and mozzies in the evenings, but not instrusive. There is fly netting in bedroom windows.
Q. Do you cater for special diets?
We are happy to cater for vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free diets.
Q. Do you cater for allergies?
The kitchen is meat-free. There’s not much we can do about olive pollen, as we are located in an olive growing area – the main pollen period is from April to June – if that is an issue for you, we recommend you consult your homeopath for a remedy before you arrive.
We will happily cater for gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan diets. If you have a serious intolerance to any other plant based ingredient, you must contact us before completeing a booking.
Q. Will I get enough protein?
Q. Is there any meat?
Q. Is there alcohol and coffee?
A retreat is an opportunity to regain bodily health and mindful balance. We do not serve alcohol. We do stock fresh coffee, however if you are trying to overcome dependency on caffeine, it is worth reducing consumption several days before you arrive.
Q. Should I book holistic treatment sessions in advance?
No need. Availability will be explained in detail on your arrival. See our list of holistic treatments here.
Q. What holistic treatments can I have?
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 document.
If you need help to choose a practitioner, we are happy to guide you according to your needs.
Q. I am recovering from a serious illness - is this retreat appropriate for me?
A Kaliyoga retreat can be hugely beneficial to ME sufferers. Our excellent holistic practitioners are here to help you to explore new healing modalities. Deep relaxation whilst on retreat is essential to recovery.
NOTE: Please discuss your condition with us before you book. For certain conditions, a doctor’s authorization may be necessary. See Terms & Conditions
Q. Where can I jog and run?
Q. Optional activities on site
sauna (infra red heat)
snoozing in a hammock
walking in nature
holistic wellbeing treatments
Q. Optional activities off site
There is a ranch in Lanjaron that offers guided 2 hour rides in the mountains: good for confident riders.
There is also a local ranch that offers rides and instruction for beginners.
English and Spanish spoken.
local thermal spa
4×4 mountain treck by Landrover
Q. I'm not very flexible
Yoga is not a set of physical goals and nobody will judge another’s lack of flexibility. All gymnasts are not yogis. Classes are suitable for all levels of yoga experience, including beginners.
Q. Will the yoga class be really intense?
Q. Do I have to wear specific clothes?
There is no dress code. You are free to dress in whatever makes you feel at ease and move freely.
Q. What kind of yoga do you teach at Kaliyoga?
Our yoga method is rooted in the teachings of Patanjali’s eight limb method, using traditional yoga postures and sequencing. Beginners are always welcome.
Q. What languages do the yoga teachers speak?
Q. How many classes per day?
1 or 2 classes each day, morning and evening, depending on the program.
Q. My partner/ friend wants to come but may not want to do yoga
Through yoga and relaxation the focus of the retreat is to gain first hand appreciation of and understanding of nature. Guests will not be coerced to attend yoga classes!
Q. Is there fresh air in the yoga studio?
Q. Are there bugs or flies in the yoga studio?
The studio is climate controlled.
In summer we often open the glass doors for fresh mountain air during practice – there are bug screens.
Travel & Transfers
Q. Distance from Airport & Local Town
– Malaga Airport 125km
– Granada Airport 76km
– Granada city 53km
– Nearest towns: Orgiva 2.5km / Lanjaron 7.5km
– Nearest beach: Salobreña 32km
Q. How far is the Mediterranean coast?
Q. How can I get a transfer from the airport?
Q. Should I book my return taxi before I arrive?
You may book the return leg of your retreat during your stay with us.
If you need to leave earlier that the check out time, we can arrange a car to take you to the airport, to the train station, or to a local bus stop.
Please contact our logistics agent via the ‘Transfers’ button on the homepage, or via the ‘Travel Arranngements’ page in the main menu
Q. Will I need to rent a car?
Q. Can I get to Kaliyoga by public bus?
Q. Can I get to Kaliyoga by train?
Q. How do I arrange a pick-up if my flight arrival time is too late for the group transfer?
Please add your flight itinerary to yoru booking form at least two weeks before your arrival date and we will arrange a car to meet you.
If your booking is last minute, you will need to contact our logistics agent directly.
Contact our logistics agent via the ‘Transfers’ button on the homepage, or via the ‘Travel Arranngements’ page in the main menu