About The Teacher

Di Beach, owner of Los Castaños, is passionate about a healthy lifestyle. Oscillating between vegetarianism and veganism for years, she now calls herself a plant-preferring omnivore. She has lived a healthy lifestyle, sailing oceans and in the countryside on several continents. When living in California she behaved like a local and was at the gym every morning when it opened at 6 am. Practising yoga seemed too tame for many years but she now embraces it completely and practises every morning for half an hour either on the rooftop terrace or inside in the fitness area.

Food has always been a passion. What different cultures eat and why. Everywhere she travelled she asked, “how do you make that?” so her repertoire is extensive and multicultural.

In creating this all-inclusive retreat with Emily, Di hopes it will be restorative and relaxing but will also open new pathways to those participating. She is hopeful that the activities both physical and nurturing, spiritual and pampering with give respite to those who need it.

As well as hosting your Ayurvedic cooking class Di has designed a perfectly nutritious and delicious menu for your stay. Plant- based, local, and organic where possible, the food will be one of the delights of your stay. Di is a surprisingly modest chef considering she has been awarded Best Inland Hotel by the Gastronomic Academy of Malaga and one look at her trip advisor reviews leave little doubt as to her skills

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