Hot Lotus Retreats – Andalusia

Andalusia – Spain

Thursday 2nd July, 2020 – Monday 6th July, 2020

We are thrilled to be hosting our first residential Yoga retreat in the Andalusian mountains in southern Spain for a fabulous 4-day retreat guaranteed to leave you feeling energised, rejuvenated and relaxed.

Our venue is a classical Spanish country villa located near to Lake Iznajar in Andalusia, has been lovingly restored to retain all the character of a big Spanish mill house whilst ensuring guests enjoy a high level of comfort and luxury.

The villa enjoys an idyllic location within 3 acres of gardens, is surrounded by olive groves , lemon and fig trees and has its own private swimming pool and sports court, dedicated yoga studio and secluded outdoor areas perfect for moments of quiet reflection and practice.

The atmosphere will be friendly and relaxed with the opportunity to meet like-minded people and take part in group classes and activities but also with plenty of time for you to enjoy your own peace and quiet should you wish to.

With 4 days of Yoga practice, delicious healthy food, swimming, walking, optional sightseeing and lots of relaxation in the warmth of the Andalusian sun you will return home feeling inspired and refreshed.


What can you expect?

Apart from the having the time to relax in this beautiful setting we will be offering a wide programme of classes which will give you that perfect balance yin and yang, energising Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes, Inferno Hot Pilates and Sculpt alongside Restorative Yoga and mindfulness.

Our classes are suitable for all levels even complete beginners. You can take part in all the classes or pick and choose, it’s your time so its up to you!

We are lucky to have an indoor heated space for our practice as well as sheltered outdoor spots where we can practice and take in the views and enjoy the heady scent of jasmine and orange blossom that surrounds you.

There will be plenty of time outside of the class schedule to unwind and enjoy the surroundings and we will enjoy (optional) hikes to local villages and surrounding areas.

There is also the option to join us on a visit to the historic city of Granada where we will take a tour of the city with our local guide Rosa and visit the renowned Arabian Baths.


Food

Our meals will be taken in either the traditional farmhouse kitchen or in the sheltered outdoor dining area all designed with your comfort in mind.

All meals are included in your holiday and you can look forward to delicious and nutritious

Andalusian cooking, with locally sourced ingredients and with the emphasis on vegetarian and vegan options but there will be healthy meat options too. We can also cater for special diets so please let us know of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

Our food will be packed full of flavour and yet light enough to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with your practice. Unlike some retreats we do not enforce a ban on alcohol, so if you want to enjoy a glass of Spanish beer or local wine or even share a jug of our special sangria as the sun goes down be our guest.


A typical day

Each morning will start with a choice of hot drink or fresh detoxing juice before an energising hot yoga class to kick start the day.

This will be followed by a healthy brunch and free time to enjoy the villas many delights, whether you want to laze around the pool or for those of you who want to join us, we have some spectacular walks on our doorstep where we can take in some amazing views, Mountains, waterfalls and rural villages a plenty.

Late afternoon you will all meet once again for our second hot yoga (or Hot Pilates) class of the day which will lead into a restorative or mindfulness practice providing the perfect way to wind down before we enjoy our evening meal under the stars.

For those who want to join us on Saturday we will take a trip to the historic City of Grenada, which will include the Alhambra and a visit to the fabulous Arab baths. Note this tour is an optional extra.

On our final night you will enjoy a special banquet as we give thanks to the time we have spent together, the friendships formed and acknowledging the time out you have all taken to do something good for yourselves – so important in the hectic world we all live in.


Accommodation

The property has a total of 10 bedrooms: Six bedrooms are in the main wing of the house El Molino Viejo with 4 bathrooms and four bedrooms are across the courtyard in La Casa del Molino with 3 bathrooms. The layout provides space and privacy for all. Of the 10 bedrooms there are 8 twins and 2 doubles

Bedrooms are traditionally furnished in Spanish style and enjoy high beamed ceilings, Queen-sized double bed, direct access into the gardens or lovely views over the grounds. Each room is individually furnished and all have large, comfortable beds with crisp, cool cotton sheets.

Three bedrooms in El Molino Viejo have air conditioning: The Hayloft, The Yellow Suite and Jasmine’s Room. All rooms have fans.


What’s included

4 nights accommodation

Morning/late afternoon class each day

Guided relaxation/mindfulness each day

Daily walks exploring local area

Full board included morning detox drink, breakfast, lunch and evening meals

(on Monday breakfast is the only meal provided)

Tea, coffee and soft drinks

Local wine and sangria (in moderation!)

Yoga mats

Towels for use in bathrooms (bring your own Yoga towels as required)

Optional Extras

Guided tour of Granada which will include the spectacular Alhambra

Tour to include the Baths – Price varies

What’s not included

Flights – We recommend you fly into Malaga as there are plenty of relatively inexpensive options each day

Airport transfers – The property is situated just less than an hour away. We can organise airport transfers – on a shared mini-bus basis for those who require it.

Tour to include the Baths – Price varies, available on request


PRICES

Early Bird Prices – Reservation to be confirmed by 31/03/2020

 

Room type A – Queen-size bed with air conditioning and en-suite shower room SOLD OUT

Ideal for a couple or friends who are happy to share a bed

Early bird price – £500 per person

Full Price – £550 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £650 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £700 per person

 

Room type B – Double-size bed with ceiling fan and shared bathroom

Ideal for a couple or friends who are happy to share a bed

Early bird price – £400 per person

Full Price – £450 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £550 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £600 per person

 

Room type C – Double-size bed with air conditioning and shared bathroom

Ideal for a couple or friends who are happy to share a bed

Early bird price – £450 per person

Full Price – £500 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £600 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £650 per person

 

Room type D – Twin bed with ceiling fan and shared bathroom

Ideal for singles or friends

Early bird price – £425 per person

Full Price – £475 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £575 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £625 per person

 

Room type E – Twin bed with ceiling fan and en-suite shower

Ideal for singles or friends

Early bird price – £450 per person

Full Price – £500 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £600 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £650 per person

 

Room type F – “La de Los ninos” Triple room with ceiling fan and en-suite shower room SOLD OUT

(note this room is used as access to the adjoining bathroom by other guests)

Ideal for singles or friends

Early bird price – £400 per person

Full Price – £450 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £550 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £600 per person

 

Room type G – Garden suite – double room with ceiling fan and en-suite shower room SOLD OUT

(note this room has direct access to terrace and is a favourite with star gazers!)

Ideal for a couple or friends who are happy to share a bed

Early bird price – £475 per person

Full Price – £525 per person

Single occupancy – Early bird £625 per person

Single occupancy – Full Price £675 per person

 

How to book

Early Bird Prices – Reservation to be confirmed by 31/03/2020

Simply email info@hotlotus.co.uk to reserve your space

Advise which room type you want to reserve. Let us know if you are booking with a friend or what occupancy basis you prefer.

Initial deposit – 30% with balance due 9 weeks before Retreat – 23rd April, 2020

Payment will be taken via our secure Hot Lotus booking system.

If you have any questions or want any more information do not hesitate to get in touch!