“Kaliyoga oozes love, happiness and all things good. It was my second visit and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you for making it such a unique and special place.”
seasonal cleanse - spain
About this retreat
Avoid the pre-Christmas panic and nourish yourself with yoga, rustic walks and a delicious fusion of macrobiotic & ayurvedic cuisine that will have you looking and feeling tip-top for the winter season. This carefully curated week is full of practical advice.
Kaliyoga Spain is located 1.5 hours from Malaga airport, in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains, in the Alpujarra region of Granada province. The Alpujarras are renowned for its verdant microclimate, waterfalls, gorges, Moorish villages & shaded valleys. One of the finest walking areas in southern Europe, the Alpujarras have been certified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.
Macrobiotic Ayurvedic Fusion
Macrobiotic with Ayurvedic influences
Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, sugar-free
Before you come we recommend that you follow a healthy diet for 7 days before the retreat, cutting out (or at least reducing) all meat, dairy, wheat, alcohol, coffee, refined sugar, potatoes and processed foods. Prepare your meals at home using fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, whole grains, oat cakes, avocados, nuts, seeds, tahini. And eat a little organic fish if you are pescatarian.
Yoga and meditation
Under the expert guidance of our fabulous in-house teachers, you will discover that yoga can be a tool not only for improving health and fitness, but also for deep rest and mindful relaxation.
During the week we give you the tools and confidence to build a self-practice that you can develop at home. Our yoga method can be applied to all styles of yoga because, rather than focusing solely on stretching and shape-making, we teach you to balance your physical stability and strength with mindful tranquility. So, rather than trying to perfect the external shapes of yoga, you’ll begin to experience yoga as meditation in motion.
In the mornings there will be a 2-hour yoga class, preceded by a guided half-hour meditation and in the evenings 1.5 hours. The week culminates with a fun partner yoga session on Friday evening and a self-practice session on Saturday morning.
Because we teach yoga as mindfulness (as opposed to a type of exercise), we do not grade you in terms of your ability. Everyone is welcome, whether novice or experienced.
Time to yourself
You are welcome to sunbathe by the pool, read in a hammock, catch up on some guilt-free sleep, or go for a walk in the beautiful Alpujarra mountains (we have walking maps, or a walking guide can be arranged). If you want to sleep in and miss a yoga class, that’s fine too.
We are delighted to introduce you to our hand-picked team of world-class holistic therapists, available every afternoon to attend to your needs. They can help you to free yourself from whatever might be holding you back; and most importantly of all, the powerful combination of yoga classes and holistic therapy sessions re-connect you with the wonderful person that you really are, rather than who you think you ‘should’ be.
When you return to Kaliyoga, you will be eligible for a free holistic relaxation session with the therapist of your choice, subject to availability.
Evenings can be quite social, though if you prefer to be quiet, that’s ok too. There is a warm sitting room with a cosy snug to curl up in and relax with a good book; or why not go for an evening stroll in the countryside, or stroll into town (about 20 mins on foot).
“Kaliyoga oozes love, happiness and all things good. It was my second visit and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you for making it such a unique and special place.” Claire
Accommodation (6 nights) with your choice of room: four-poster, twin beds, or veranda cabin
Daily Mindful Vinyasa Yoga classes with Lelly or Arantza (morning & evening)
Full board with delicious vegetarian menu (vegan & coeliac friendly)
Outdoor fresh water pool
Rustic walks with local map
Natural health treatments from our team of world-class therapists, available every afternoon
Horseback riding in the mountains with experienced guide (single or group)
Arrivals from 14:00
17.30pm Yoga (1.5 hrs)
Monday to Friday
Meditation (30 min)
Yoga (2 hrs)
Yoga & meditation (1.5 hrs)
Mocktails and supper
Self-practice yoga (1 hr)
11:00 Vacate room
12:00 Checkout and transfers