The Luxurious One

A yoga & hiking retreat in the Andalusian mountains

The Luxurious one

A yoga & hiking retreat in Spain

30. September - 5. October 2024

Get a last little taste of summer with a luxury yoga retreat to the South of Spain. The Luxurious One is a yoga retreat with the perfect blend of adventure and luxury. Nourish the body and soul with daily yoga, fun hikes, delicious vegetarian food and fabulous company – an absolute dream!

The adventure will take us to the Andalusian mountains, to the beautiful town of Gaucín, which belongs to the white villages of Andalusia, or Pueblos Blancos. The town is small and absolutely adorable, it was recently nicknamed the “Notting Hill” of Andalusia. The area attracts many artists and artisans, which has resulted in an amazing creative vibe that nurtures your artistic spirit. In addition, there are multiple amazing walking and hiking paths to bring us closer to nature. Our home for the week sits just outside of town and is an absolutely stunning rustic Spanish farmhouse with a big garden and lots of cosy terraces. It features comfy rooms, most ensuite, multiple yoga facilities and a stunning infinity pool!

Late summer / early autumn is a beautiful time to visit Gaucín. The temperatures of summer have dropped slightly but we are still left with warm days and mild evenings – perfect adventure weather!

At a glance: 5 nights, 6 days. Daily yoga (including flow, yin and nidra). Fun and educational workshops. Adventurous hikes. Delicious vegetarian meals. Plenty of time to relax and enjoy.

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Accommodation

Our home for the week is an absolute dream location for an adventurous yoga retreat. The house is a traditional Spanish finca, a large farmhouse, which has been lovingly restored for the perfect rustic luxury. The house has a big gorgeous garden and an amazing infinity pool with a view of the Andalusian mountains. It really is just stunning.

In the villa, there are both outdoor and indoor yoga facilities. The outdoor space is on the banks of the pool with its gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. It’s the perfect place for moving the body whilst also enjoying the sunshine on our skin. Inside the house, there is also another cosy space where we can cuddle up with our bolster and reach complete relaxation.

Within the grounds and the house itself, there are multiple places perfect for relaxation. There are two large living rooms, multiple terraces, lots of quiet corners, and a gorgeous outdoor dining area where we can take our meals al fresco. Then there’s of course the beautiful infinity pool with plenty of sun loungers where you can just rest and reset.

The bedrooms are bright and roomy, a few of them even have a private terrace. The beds have high-quality cosy bed linen and the ensuites all have soft towels and lovely bath products. The majority of the rooms are twin rooms, perfect for sharing! There are also a few doubles for those who want a bit more space and a bit more luxury.

nourish the soul

The Experience

The Luxurious One is a yoga retreat full of adventure! We’ll start each day with an invigorating yoga flow that strengthens and stretches the whole body. Then we’ll sit down for a delicious abundant brunch. The rest of the day will be for adventuring, learning or simply just relaxing. In the late afternoon, we’ll roll out the mat again for some seriously nourishing yin. Then we’ll gather again for our abundant evening meal made out of local seasonal produce.

Schedule - The Luxurious One

All scheduled items are optional. Please note that the schedule may change.

Monday

16:00 Arrival
17:30 Gentle Flow
19:30 Dinner and evening gathering

Tuesday

08:30 Tea and chill
09:00 Yoga Flow
10:30 Brunch
11:30 Shorter walk
14:00 Free time
16:00 Workshop
17:30 Yin and nidra
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday

08:30 Tea and chill
09:00 Yoga Flow
10:30 Brunch
11:30 Hike
19:00 Dinner
21:00 Bedtime Yoga

Thursday

08:30 Tea and chill
09:00 Yoga Flow
10:30 Brunch
11:30 Free time
17:15 Yin and nidra
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Learning hour

Friday

08:30 Tea and chill
09:00 Yoga workshop
11:00 Brunch
12:00 Free time
16:00 Workshop
19:00 Dinner and final evening celebrations

Saturday

08:00 Yoga Flow
09:30 Breakfast
11:00 Check-out

The Yoga

Yoga is of course for everyone and the movement in this retreat will be suitable for most levels. We’ll start our days with an energising yoga flow, gently waking up the body with a creative mix of stretching and strengthening, and ending the practise with a long restful Savasana. The afternoon yoga will be a delightful blend of gentle slow flow and deeply nourishing yin, finishing with the restful practice of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). In the sessions you will be encouraged to tune in and listen to your body, moving in a mindful meditative way that works for you.

The Hikes

Our home for the week is situated in the stunning landscape of the Andalusian mountains. We will of course explore this gorgeous nature with a few fun and refreshing hikes. We’ll start with a shorter walk to get to know the area and then later on we’ll venture further afield, tackling one of the nearby hills – the perfect immersion into nature! Please note that the area is hilly.

Recreation

On our luxury yoga retreat there will be plenty of recreational activities but also plenty of time to just relax and enjoy. Along with our yoga and hiking there will also be plenty of fun workshops, both informative and creative. In our free time, we can enjoy the gorgeous villa with a dip in the pool or cuddle up with a good book in one of its many relaxation spaces. We can also take some time to explore the beautiful town of Gaucín and the many artist workshops it houses.

The Food

It certainly wouldn’t be a good yoga retreat without some seriously good food! Each day we’ll feast on healthy and nourishing vegetarian food made from local seasonal produce. After our morning practice we’ll be served a delicious plentiful brunch before we head out on the adventures of the day. In the evenings we’ll gather for a scrumptious dinner on the dining terrace, complete with a delicious dessert. There will also be fresh fruit, nuts and tea available throughout the day.

relax & restore

Information

The Luxurious One will certainly live up to its name and include all kinds of luxury! So why not treat yourself and come join this dreamy yoga retreat to the Andalusian mountains? You certainly deserve it!

Included

*On arrival day only dinner and on departure day only breakfast

Not included

*If sufficient interest, we will arrange a minibus from the airport to Gaucín. Please note that the cost of this is not included.

Flights

The closest airports are Gibraltar (1hr) and Málaga (1.5hr).

Price

  • Luxury twin room (shared): £1425 per person
  • Luxury double room (shared): £2850 for two
  • Luxury double room (single): £1755 per person

Bookings

Bookings can be made below. Any enquiries can be sent to hello@sajarutyoga.com.

Terms & Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of £300 per person is required upon booking. The balance is due 2 months before the retreat date. Payment plans are available.
Please view our Terms & Conditions for full details. Please also note that travel insurance is the responsibility of each individual.

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Your Teacher

Sæunn Rut (@sajarut) is a yoga teacher with a master’s in public health and she loves nothing more than combining health, outdoor activities and yoga. She has run multiple yoga and health retreats, both locally and abroad, and she regularly hosts science-informed yoga workshops. She emphasises the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and she seeks to help people achieve just that.

Sæunn encourages her students to always move mindfully, to listen to the body and observe the state of the mind, to be present. She is passionate about taking the practice of yoga and extending it beyond the mat. She knows that life happens outside of the yoga studio and she wants to help you make the most of that life. She weaves in her background in dance and combines it with a keen knowledge of the human body and psyche to create a practice full of creativity which is aimed to find that elusive balance, on the mat and off it.

If you want to try out one of Sæunn’s Cotswolds classes then all information can be found on here. She also has multiple free classes available on YouTube.

The Luxurious One

A luxury yoga retreat in the Andalusian mountains

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