Relax and restore retreat - Granada, Spain

Dynamic & Hatha yoga, Pilates, and Meditation


Sunday 3rd August - Saturday 9th August with Sally Parkes - sold out - 2014

Saturday 13th June - Friday 19th June with Sally Parkes - places available - 2015

Saturday 5th September - Friday 11th September with Sally Parkes - places available - 2015

RELAX and RESTORE week long retreats in the mountains of Granada are a wonderful blend of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation. Set in the beautiful Andalucian countryside, in an area of outstanding national beauty and ecological diversity, this retreat offers a complete getaway from everyday life as well a touch of luxury.

Discounts for partners....
You are welcome to bring a 'non yoga' partner to this retreat at a discounted price - please enquire at info@sallyparkesyoga.com.

Our retreats at The Hacienda have been featured in Ultra Fit Magazine.


"Hi Sally, wanted to say a BIG Thank You to you for a terrific week in an amazing retreat - WOW! We both really enjoyed the whole experience. We were not sure what to expect over a full week but we were never disappointed at any time thanks to you. We are already planning to keep up with our yoga at home and are looking at the to re-book soon. Thanks again....."   

                                                                                                                                                                             (Les & Jan Robinson, 2013)
The group
You can expect a warm welcome from your hosts at the Hacienda, Tracie, and from your teacher, Sally Parkes. The week promises a relaxing break with daily yoga and Pilates classes on the outdoor yoga space or in the indoor yoga studio. 

There will be time for quiet contemplation in the meditation temple or in the beautiful grounds as well as time to get to know a group of like-minded people. There is also free time each day to explore the local area, visit the nearby villages and towns, or just relax at our beautiful villa by the stunning infinity pool... the choice is yours. 

See our You Tube film of The Hacienda below.......

About the Hacienda

La Hacienda
The Hacienda Retreat Centre is quiet, calm and restful and has a rustic, remote feel, whilst the creature comforts included make for a relaxed and comfortable stay.

Facilities include:
• Indoor and outdoor yoga areas
• A purpose built yoga studio
• Meditation temple with prayer chairs
• Infinity pool with two cabanas
• Indoor sauna

Shiatsu Massage can be booked through The Hacienda upon arrival and costs 65 Euros an hour.

About the classes

La Hacienda
The yoga classes are a combination of energising Dynamic Yoga in the morning followed by a more restorative practice of Hatha Yoga and Pilates later in the day. Classes are suitable for all levels and those with little or no experience in yoga and/or Pilates are also welcome.

Pranayama: Breath Control
During our yoga classes we will also practice breathing techniques that will assist your yoga practice by calming the nervous system and focusing the mind.




La Hacienda
Pilates with Hatha Yoga Stretch.
Pilates is an exercise method that is great for working the core area of the body including the abdominal area. It is very effective in reducing lower back pain and improving the muscle tone of the lower abdomen in particular. By combining Pilates with Hatha Yoga we are working to strengthen and lengthen the muscles which helps to bring balance to your body.

Yoga Nidra: Yogic Sleep

Yoga Nidra (meaning 'yogic sleep') is a form of deep relaxation and is offered before bed to encourage restful sleep so you will feel refreshed & renewed both mentally & physically.

Meditation
We will practice several meditation techniques including Trataka (candle gazing) and breath awareness among others. 


Above is the Haciendas' meditation temple.

"I honestly had the most wonderful week at the Hacienda. We were so lucky with the lovely group we had, so relaxed and supportive, as well as with the great weather. I have made so many friends and I enjoyed all that great food as it was all completely delicious. The healthy meals combined with all the Pilates and yoga means that I have the best abdominal strength and definition I've seen in years! The teaching from Sally was excellent, and I love that while you take things seriously, there was always room for laughter. I was given some great adjustments that will make a massive difference to my practice, so thanks so much for everything. I'd go back in an instant!"

                                                                      (Dr T. Johnson)

Food and Nutrition

food
The knowledgeable staff at the Hacienda play a pivotal role in the promotion of wellness and general good health. Food is fresh (all salads are from the Hacienda veggie patch), nutritionally balanced and vegetarian. Food allergies or intolerances as well as most special diets (e.g. vegan) can also be catered for (please notify us beforehand). We have one large brunch per day and a large dinner after our evening class. Snacks and refreshments are available all day. Rest assured that you will not go hungry!

Schedule

There are a number of classes included in your stay with us, all of which are optional. Classes are suitable for all levels including beginners. Our 8.15pm session will run every other night. Schedules can be subject to change but a typical day will include the following (Please note our two main meals are large meals and there is fruit, yoghurt and snacks offered all day).

8.45-10.15am
Dynamic yoga and meditation

11am
Brunch

12pm
Free time to walk, swim and relax
Also time for one to one alignment sessions with Sally*.

3pm
Light refreshments

5.15-6.45pm
Pilates with Hatha yoga stretch.

7pm
Dinner

8.15-9pm
Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation

*Alignment sessions with Sally are at extra cost. Please see below.

What's an Alignment Session?

Adjustments
Alignment sessions are very useful if there are certain yoga postures or Pilates exercises you find very challenging or do not quite understand. Sally will go through these and work on getting the body into alignment to get the best out of these and any other postures you may like to work on. Alignment sessions are also very useful to address any postural issues you may have that bring you discomfort. For example, if you suffer from tight neck and shoulders, we will go through postures and movements to counteract this negative movement pattern such as shoulder and chest opening postures as well as strength exercises to work on the upper back to decrease tension in the neck.

Alignment sessions are for one hour at a special price of £50. Your session can be booked with Sally upon arrival at The Hacienda.









What to see and do in the area

Please click for information on the beautiful surrounding area:
The Hacienda is just 8km from the town of Montefrio, which has been declared a town of historical and artistic interest - with its striking setting, friendly residents and beautiful churches this town is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Nearby there is an intriguing archaeological site from which numerous artefacts indicating early human settlement have been recovered. Slightly further afield is UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra Palace overlooking the Moorish city of Granada. The Hacienda is ideal for walkers, hikers and cyclists who can literally step out the door and begin their exploration of the area on the many tracks and paths that pass by the villa. Nature enthusiasts will love the variety of landscapes, bird-life and wild flowers in the area.

Cost: £627pp twin share

rooms
Deposit is £150. Full payment is for a sharing twin room. Some rooms have an en suite bathroom and these rooms are booked on a first come first served basis. If paying a deposit the balance can be paid in two equal installments before the retreat commences.

We do have a limited number of single occupancy rooms at extra cost. Please contact us for details and availability.

Flight, insurance, additional activities and excursions are not included. Travel insurance is required. Transfer cost of your transfer from Malaga airport to The Hacienda is £25 each way. There are set times that the transfers are available so please check with us before booking your flight. Please contact Sally at info@sallyparkesyoga.com regarding our payment plan and to check availability before booking online. Please also read our cancellation policy. Thank you.






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FAQ

What is included in the cost?
All classes, accommodation, meals, snacks and fresh fruit and herbal teas are included in the cost. Flights and transfers are not included.


Where shall I fly to?
Malaga. Easy Jet, Ryanair, Monarch and Norwegian run cheap flights from the UK. For cheaper rates check www.skyscanner.net.


Transfers from the airport?
We will be arranging a transfer to The Hacienda around 2pm on the first day of the retreat from Malaga airport. For your departure, please organise flights from 1.30pm on the last day of the retreat. The transfer costs £25pp each way. It is possible to get flights at different times to those advised and get a taxi to the venue. However please be aware that taxis in the area are costly and one to the venue from the airport will cost 130 Euros.

What should I bring?
Please bring with you suitable clothing for yoga and Pilates. Loose or stretchy clothes are perfect. We have yoga mats, blocks and straps at the venue. A swimming costume, sun block and a sun hat is also strongly recommended. You may also want to bring some suitable clothes for walking.

Questions and Bookings

We have a long list of happy clients. Please see our testimonials.

If you have further questions, please first check out our FAQ.

For enquiries and bookings please email Sally on info@sallyparkesyoga.com.

If you would like to discuss a retreat please call Sally on 07949 603372

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