7th April – Retreat FULL
- Yoga Sutra Shala Retreat
- 24 Calle Raval, Benissiva, Alicante, Valencia Province, Spain.
- Apr 7 - 12, 2019 (6 days)
- La Solana (twin shared option) - 495.00 El Misserat (twin shared option) - 645.00 L'Albureca (twin shared option) - 645.00 La Solana (non sharing) - 795.00 El Misserat (non sharing) - 995.00 L'Albureca (non-sharing) - 995.00 El Llimaner
About This Event
Yoga Sutra Shala is your Yoga Retreat Centre in Spain for learning Vinyasa Yoga. We pride ourselves on being the most unique yoga retreat centre in the world and giving you the best of what the world has to offer in terms of yoga, meditation, health, nutrition, organic food, relaxation, peace, mountain views, fresh air and everything else you can expect to find.
From your first day here we want you to feel as if you are at home and yet at a special place of peace. You will find yourself in a very friendly atmosphere and you will make friends with others like yourself from around the world.
Your yoga retreat centre or “shala” (meaning ‘place of refuge’ in Sanskrit), is one of the most unique places for finding inner peace: A special place that exists in the world, where you can develop how you want to. Your shala is a place to escape stress and learn to become relaxed, healthy and happy.
The founder of your yoga retreat centre, Namit, has a strong family tradition of yoga and has studied yoga all over the world, including in his native India. His background as a leading health professional allows him to apply and explain the health benefits of yoga scientifically and to a high level. As a result, his teaching system at Yoga Sutra Shala is one of the most developed, traditional, respected and original systems in the world. You will find that your yoga retreat is designed towards your wants and needs – to help you develop as an individual.
Your retreat opens on Sunday at 2pm with a delicious welcome lunch. You have the afternoon to settle in and your first yoga class is in the early evening.
On Friday you have your last yoga class, followed by a farewell brunch at 11am.
Your retreat closes at around 1pm.
We observe silence in the mornings until after breakfast.
07.30 : Chanting and Pranayama class (optional)
08.00 : Morning Vinyasa yoga class (Yang based)
09.15 : Morning guided meditation
10.00 : Organic healthy and delicious breakfast
11.00 : Rest time, time for yourself
The breaks include free time for nature walks, swimming, reading, self-practice, conscious cooking workshops, silence and time to oneself
14.00 : Organic, plant-based lunch
: Silence hour (optional)
15.00 : Free time for reading, walking, resting
There is silence time in the evening between yoga and dinner
17.50: Evening yoga class (Yin based)
18.10: Evening Guided meditation
20.15: Organic, plant-based dinner
At Yoga Sutra Shala, the system of teaching is based upon personalising the classes towards your needs and desires to help you learn and develop as you want to so please let us know if you want us to focus on any particular aspect of yoga during your stay with us.
Note that all the classes are optional during your yoga retreat. We want you to develop at your own pace and we want you to enjoy every moment of your stay with us.
It was a truly wonderful experience with the perfect combination of activities, imparting of knowledge and practical techniques to support mind body and soul in such a stunning location by truly lovely warm people. The food was terrific too! Everything was just perfect.
Venue HighlightsYoga Sutra Shala Retreat is set in a beautifully restored, historic, Arabic farm house in rural Valencia, in a hamlet called Benissiva, surrounded by stunning countryside and mountains.
There is a solar-heated swimming pool and extensive gardens with olive and orange groves to enjoy.
AccommodationsThere are 8 bedrooms - twin (2 single beds) and couples (1 double bed) - all of which are en-suite, have aircon and some of which have balconies, with beautiful views. All rooms can be reserved for single occupancy.
We provide all bed linen, towels, organic body wash and organic shampoo. Each bathroom has a hair-dryer.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe provide superb, healthy, organic vegetarian meals. Our produce is sourced from farms in the surrounding area, so it is fresh, tasty and healthy. These meat-free meals are whole, balanced and organic, and in combination with the mountain air, incredible views and our lovely shala, you will return home thoroughly refreshed and full of a new energy!
DirectionsFor your convenience we arrange a shuttle bus transfer between Alicante airport (ALC) and the retreat, at a cost of 30€ per person, each way. This journey takes around 1 hour and 40 minutes. It leaves ALC at 12.00 on Sunday and returns to ALC at around 15.00 on Friday.
From Valencia airport (VLC), via the bus station in the city, it is possible to travel by coach to the coastal town closest to us, called Oliva.
Taxis between Oliva and the retreat cost around 30€ each way. This journey takes, in full, around 3 hours each way.
Alternatively we can organise your transfers with a local driver, at competitive rates.
There are no public transport services to Benissiva. Oliva is the closest town you can reach using public transport.