Meet our lovely staff in Spain
Principal yoga teacher in Spain
Lely’s classes are deep, intelligent, life-changing. Her approach to yoga combines mindful movement, mindful meditation, mindful breathing, mindful philosophy and energy medicine. Her extensive knowledge and wisdom arise from personal experience and keen observation of quotidian life.
More about Lely here
Arantza - yoga teacher & Thai yoga masseuse
Arantza (pronounced Ar-an-cha) was raised in the Basque region of Spain and has traveled the world.
She is a graduate of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in Kerala and has also studied yoga with BKS Iyengar and Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux. Her vinyasa yoga classes are invigorating, taught with simplicity, humour and down-to-earth wisdom.
More about Arantza here
Leah Barnett - Yoga teacher
Leah has practiced yoga for over 20 years and has taught since 2003. Drawing on a mixture of traditional teaching methods, she encourages you to practice intelligently, enabling you to build a daily self-practice.
Leah’s approach to teaching has been influenced by a number of styles including Iyengar, Scaravelli, Hatha, Feldenkrais method, somatics. Her approach is to encourage students to explore their experience using the yoga asanas, movement, breath and mental focus with curiosity and openess. Classes have an atmosphere of playful inquisitiveness using movement & stillness to bring you fully into the presence of yoga.
Yoga studies: TKV Desikachar; BKS Iyengar; Vanda Scaravelli; Krishnamacharia.
Movement and somatic studies: Feldenkrais; Qi-gong; Dance.
Previous career: human rights lawyer in London
“Thank you Leah, I love your style of teaching. Insightful, light and fun. Wonderful.” Angie, London
“As always, wonderful, relaxing, peaceful, supportive, learning…… You have a huge heart”. Rebecca, London
“Loved it! Your sessions are fun, calming, interesting and restorative. I feel so peaceful.” Sophie, Paris
Amanda – kitchen manager and nutrition goddess
Louise is your go-to person when you’re making a booking.
Guest experience manager
Jane ensures you get the most out of your retreat. Famous for her warm welcome, you are in good hands from the moment you arrive. Jane is a psychotherapist, offering extra support to guests who require it. She is also a practicing Tibetan Buddhist under the guidance of Lama Chime Rinpoche.
Jewish Mama extraordinaire, when Jane’s away Suzie is your hostess in charge of guest experience.
Before moving to Spain with her two kids she was responsible for the welfare of large teams of artists and volunteers in the UK.