Relax and Recharge Yoga Retreat:
Your questions answered...
What is a yoga retreat?
It's a chance to take a break and step away from the usual pattern of daily life. It's an opportunity to relax and unwind in beautiful and peaceful surroundings with like-minded people. You can use your retreat as a break from reality, an opportunity to focus on you and regain your internal peace.
What can I expect on my yoga retreat?
You will be offered multiple daily, free, optional classes and workshops over five days including, a mix of yoga classes, a sound bath; a meditative silence walk and a fire ceremony. You will get free use of all the facilities at the private villa and three nutritious meals a day prepared by the chef. There are also additional treatments and excursions you can choose to take part in if you wish.
What yoga styles are taught on the retreat?
We will explore a range of yoga styles including vinyasa flow / hatha classes during the morning which will be an uplifting and invigorating form of yoga, and Yin yoga / yoga nidra in the evening which will focus on longer relaxation. All yoga classes are suitable for all abilities. Adjustments will be given to anyone working with an injury and any conditions which limit mobility. Complete beginners and seasoned practitioners are all welcome.
What facilities are there?
A heated salt water swimming pool with an inbuilt seating area where you can enjoy a drink whilst cooling down. Chlorine can leave your skin dry and itchy after a swim, alternatively salt water is actually good for the skin and acts as a natural moisturiser and exfoliator, increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture. The pool is surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and complimentary towels so you can relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your own sun-bed. An open air six-seater jacuzzi surrounded by orange trees and tropical plants - the perfect place to relax and unwind. The jacuzzi seats up to 6 people comfortably and has many different settings to target those aching muscles so you can go to bed refreshed and relaxed.
Lush private gardens to stroll through and relax in, as well as hammocks and a meditation platform with mountain views.
Who else will be using the facilities?
This is a private yoga retreat, so we have exclusive use of the whole villa. There will be a maximum of 20 people coming on the Love the Journey Yoga Retreat.
What are the rooms like?
You can choose between a twin room (duel occupancy) or a king room (single or duel occupancy). All rooms are individually decorated, with air-conditioning and heating, comfortable beds, quality bedding, a safe, free WiFi and an outside terrace or shared seating area. All the rooms have a en-suite bathroom with a power shower, toilet and sink, air conditioning, a fan and the windows open fully.
What food and drink is available?
The villa's chef will prepare healthy, organic and fresh vegan & vegetarian food. The menus are designed with utmost care to ensure you get all the nutrients you need for a healthy and balanced diet. You will receive breakfast, lunch & dinner throughout the day, and there is also an outdoor tea & coffee station where you can make your own hot drinks 24 hours a day.
Additionally, you can use the Olive Bar, which operates as a ‘honesty bar’, where you can mark down your drinks and snacks and settle the bar bill at the end of your stay. The Olive Bar is located in the heart of the villa surrounded by tropical plants and trees with the Andalucia Mountains as backdrop and the sounds of the country-side to set the mood. Throughout the day drinks, ice-creams and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar, by the pool or in the jacuzzi. In the evenings there is time to unwind and socialise, you can sit at the bar, relax on one of the comfy sofas or chill out on the nearby hammocks. Alcohol is available from The Olive Bar for those who would like some throughout their stay.
What else is available on the yoga retreat?
You can opt to choose from a variety of additional extras whilst on your retreat. These include onsite treatments such massages, reflexology, reiki and beauty treatments from the therapists at the villa. Private 1:1 or 2:1 yoga classes with Lucy from Love the Journey Yoga. A range of excursions organised by the villa's owners including a mountain or waterfall hike, a beach walk and a wine tasting & vineyard tour of a local winery. All extras will incur an additional cost, a full range of services and prices will be sent to you prior to your retreat.
What is the schedule for a typical day?
Timings may differ slightly day to day depending on what is planned but one example of a day is set out below...
7.30am - tea/coffee
8.15am - flow yoga
9.30am - breakfast
Free time/ treatments / excursions
1.30pm - lunch
Free time/ treatments / excursions
6pm yin yoga / yoga nidra
7.30pm - dinner
Do I have to participate in everything offered?
This retreat is for you and therefore you can choose to be involved in the number of yoga classes, meals and activities that suit you and do as much as or as little as you wish to do.
Who can join the yoga retreat?
Love the Journey Yoga welcomes people from all over the world looking for a relaxing yoga retreat. Many people travel alone and some people book in pairs or small groups. Love the Journey Yoga believes in equality and welcomes everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, economic status and other diverse backgrounds.
I'm worried about getting there / travelling alone...
We can provide you with suggested flights times and organise transfers from the airport which can be shared with other people attending the retreat. There will be a group meet-up in Shoreham-By-Sea in the month before the retreat where you can come along and meet me and get chatting with other people attending and share any questions you have. It is an optional meet-up and by no means mandatory. Also, feel free to join in any yoga classes in the run up to the retreat so that you can get to know Lucy and some of the other people attending. Finally free free to give Lucy a call or a message any time with any questions you have on 07881 781354.
What if my retreat gets cancelled?
Full refunds will be given for any monies received at the time of cancellation. If a retreat is cancelled we will endeavour to re-book the retreat at a later date, however if the new date is unsuitable you will be given a full refund.
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