Spanish Retreat – June 2019

Andulucian Yoga Retreat

Venue – Almond Hill House, Orgiva

8th – 15th June 2019



Join myself (SonoYoga) and my chef husband, Richard (Bongo) for the perfect combo of Yoga and food in the foothills of the Alpujarras at Almond Hill House.

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I have gained qualifications in Hatha Raja Yoga (200 hours), Yin and Therapeutic Yoga (200 hours) and also Functional Anatomy (100 hours) as well as short courses and CPD’s in more
Functional Anatomy, Vinyasa Yoga, Forrest Inspired Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and MFR.
My teaching style is a mixture of Yin (longer holds working into the fascia to aid flexibility) and Yang (the more dynamic style of yoga to build strength as well as flexibility)
This style of yoga is especially popular with those who lead a more active lifestyle and a lot of my clients in Edinburgh are those who do sports such as running, cycling and hiking. However, it is equally as good for those for a less active lifestyle. Each class tailored to suit individual’s needs and abilities.
Richard has been chefing around Edinburgh for over 20 years in various roles from Head Chef to Events Catering. He has trained in many different styles of cuisine and can adapt menus and dishes to cater for most types of diets and requests.
He always tries to source food from local suppliers where possible and his menus are seasonal and fresh.
In his leisure time, Richard is a keen mountain biker, so if you have a bike to bring with you, you would be welcome to join him riding some of the excellent trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains. A high level of fitness is required for these trails and a good, light bike!
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The retreat format is a 90-120 minute Yang practice in the morning around 8am, followed by a healthy breakfast. Then a 60-90 minute Yin style practice in the evening followed by a 2 course vegetarian dinner. We will have a barbecue one night too where we will have an optional fish course.
The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings either relaxing by the pool or exploring the local village and countryside.
There will be no evening meal or yoga on the last night and no yoga on the first night unless requested.
Yoga styles, practice times and food can be adapted upon request.
Please let us know in advance of any food allergies/intolerances.
No alcohol will be served, but you are welcome to drink your own.

I am also available for Private Yoga lessons and Richard for cooking lessons at extra cost.

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We will organise a day trip mid week on the Tuesday or Wednesday which will be a guided walk with local Mountain Guides, Spanish Highs. This is included in the price and can be adapted to abilities. If you would like more walks, this can be arranged at extra cost.



Our friends at Spanish Highs now offer trail running itineraries and guided trips to add to your package if you fancy a more active holiday.

Read more about the packages they offer and pricing here



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Retreat price includes Accommodation, 2 daily Yoga practices and 2 meals per day – breakfast and dinner. As well as the guided walk midweek.
Flights and transfers are bookable separately (we can help you find transfers if you need or give car hire advice)
We will be running a couple of open retreats per year, but we can also be booked separately if you have a group interested.
The property can accommodate up to 8 guests in 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms – a mix of single, twin and double rooms (so you would only ever share a bathroom with one other person).
There is one room only suitable for a couple which may be possible to book as a single for a supplement. There are also 2 larger rooms – Almond and Orange which can be requested at a supplement of £50. The rest of the rooms are 2 smaller single rooms with shared bathroom and 1 twin with shared bathroom.

All details can be found on the website –

The price is £795 for the 7 nights. A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place with the balance payable by the end of March 2019.
If you book by the 30th of November 2018, a 10% early bird discount will be applied to the total price of the booking 🙂
If you are interested, please get in touch soon as this year’s retreat sold out within the first months.
All enquiries to


*** A few comments from this year (June 2018) ***

” Fabulous, wonderful, amazing, unbelievable, beautiful ”

” Food was out of this world, yoga was awesome, my practice has moved on significantly, the venue and location were perfect and you couldn’t do enough for the guests”

” We genuinely both had a wonderful time, and consider you to be a truly exceptional yoga teacher in every respect. Your planning, your delivery, the way you include everyone in a class – no matter what their level – you are a very very special yoga guru! ”

” Thanks for an amazing week – really enjoyed myself ”

” I liked that it was relaxed and that suited my personality ”

” We both really enjoyed the Retreat – the house was great, the food was everything we needed and more and the yoga was excellent. ”

” We really enjoyed the whole Retreat experience, & would readily book another one with you both ”

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