The Vitality Retreat: Yoga, Breathwork and Somatic for Wellness.

Sunday 21st – Sunday 28th April 2024 (7 nights / 8 days)

Re-energise and restore at this Spring Retreat in sunny Costa del Sol, Spain.

Set in a genuine Andalusian farmhouse with stunning gardens and Mediterranean views, this spot boasts one of Europe’s top Yoga Studios,

This is the perfect space to find time to explore new rejuvenating practices in yoga, somatics, breathwork and meditation…

… discover and have fun in bright and cloudless Southern Spain.

The Venue

The retreat will take place at ‘Centro Santillan Yoga and Wellness Centre’, a family-owned farmhouse fitted with the perks of a luxury hotel such as a salt-water swimming pool, a tennis court, massage therapists, a boutique, hiking paths, and beautiful pine gardens for you to enjoy.

This remarkable venue was mentioned in The Times as “one of Europe’s best yoga and wellness centres.”

This authentic Andalusian farmhouse of 50,000 square metres, with gardens overlooking the sea, is set in a secluded location. Yet it is conveniently only 20 minutes from Malaga airport.

Retreaters can immerse themselves in the silence of nature in its lovely gardens and surrounding hills. You can relax in the extensive gardens or around the salt-water pool, and at night can enjoy stargazing under the night sky – we can provide a bonfire outside for those cooler nights.

One of Santillan’s jewels is the spacious state-of-the-art 170 m2 yoga shala with beautiful sea views. Due to its vast south-facing windows, you can practise yoga whilst enjoying the sunsets. The studio is equipped with everything a yogi might need. A thermally insulated wooden floor, an Iyengar rope wall, soft mats, foam blocks, wooden bricks, belts, bolsters, blankets, sandbags, chairs and wooden slant boards.

Accommodation

We have space for only two more individuals (single or double occupancy).

Deluxe room:

Double or twin beds.
Ensuite and own balcony with garden view or veranda with access to the garden.

Based on 2 or 3 people sharing:

£1,295.00/ per person *

Single occupancy:
£1,595 / per person*

Superior room:

Double or twin beds.
More spacious, Ensuite and own balcony with a view to the hills and the sea beyond.

ONLY ONE ROOM LEFT WITH TWIN BEDS

Based on 2 people sharing:

£1,395.00/ per person *

Single occupancy:
£1,695 / per person*

Junior Suite:

This room offers a queen-size bed, separate sitting room, desk area, bathroom with shower and south-facing panoramic window with table and chairs looking down the valley to the sea.

SOLD OUT

Based on 2 people sharing:

£1,495.00/ per person *

Detailed description ›

  • Full board accommodation (all ensuite) and taxes (7 nights/8 days).
  • 2 yoga classes per day.
  • 6 brunchs, 7 vegetarian dinners & a daily light breakfast.
  • Herbal teas & drinking water.
  • Use of the yoga sala, equipment and facilities.
  • WiFi internet.
  • Optional activities.
  • One to one yoga classes.
  • Massages and other treatments.
  • Any non-scheduled food or drinks.
  • Any meal out to local towns or villages.
  • Flights and transfers to/from airport. If you need a transfer we can organise it for you.
  • Travel insurance.

Santillan has 18 luxury rustic rooms, each individually styled, paying particular attention to colour harmony and balance with the environment. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with magnifying mirrors, a hairdryer, welcome products, air-conditioning, and heating. Each comes with outdoor space, either a veranda or a terrace, with lovely views of the gardens and surrounding hills, or down the valley to the sea.

This venue also has one Junior Suite and a Grand Suite offering more space and magnificent terraces with a view over the hills and the sea.

The Vitality Program:

Moving, Breathing, Meditating, Resting and Revitalising

April is the time when nature is stirring, and life is rejuvenating. It’s time for our bodies to awaken and do the same.

During this themed retreat, let’s reset and indulge in essential self-care to rejuvenate our vitality and prepare for the sunny days ahead.

Discover revitalising techniques for both body and mind.
During those seven days, you will explore ways to gradually rebuild energy levels, elevate and regulate the nervous system and moods, and foster a sense of bodily comfort and ease.

The morning workshops and evening classes are carefully and thoughtfully crafted to leave you feeling rested, refreshed, and with a clear mind.

The themed morning workshop:

Every morning, Laurent hosts a two-hour themed workshop blending traditional yoga methods, including Scaravelli-inspired yoga, with contemporary bodywork such as somatic yoga, breathwork, and meditation. It’s an ideal chance to enhance your practice at your own pace, reach your goals, and adapt to any ailments or health conditions.

The workshops alternate between slower therapeutic approaches and a more dynamic practice to foster strength, mobility, and flexibility. Laurent’s expertise ensures accessibility for all through tailored variations and accommodations.

The peaceful evening session:

Evenings are devoted to calming, meditative inward practices. Following daily activities, Laurent leads a 90-minute calming and restorative yoga session. This includes somatic exercises and movements to release tension, fostering a deep sense of relaxation. There’s also dedicated time for breathwork and meditation techniques like yoga Nidra to complement the gentle bodywork.

Laurent’s extensive repertoire of deep relaxation techniques and meditation instils a profound sense of physical, mental, and emotional peace and rejuvenation.

Ideal for those grappling with fatigue and seeking stress relief. In the face of life’s challenges, this retreat provides essential support and offers well-deserved moments of blissful relaxation.

The Food

During your stay at Centro Santillan, you will be offered a selection of Mediterranean, vegetarian and vegan meals based on organic produce grown under the Spanish sun. Products are sourced from the farmhouses’ gardens and chicken coops and from local farmers. The kitchen also offers specially tailored dishes for attendees with dietary requests and allergies.

Optional Activities

Between your classes, you’re free to join exciting local activities. We’re here to assist with the arrangements.

 

  • Golf
  • Routes in Nature
  • Beaches
  • Malaga Centre
  • Malaga’s Museums
  • Eat & Drink
  • Shopping
  • Nearby Towns ›

Travel Information

The closest airport is Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport. There are 36 non-stop flights per day from London, 4 from Manchester and 2 from Birmingham. Malaga airport has a direct connection with almost every main European city.

By train:

If you prefer not to fly, Málaga – Maria Zambrano train station is your destination. It is possible to travel by train from London although it requires an overnight stay in Barcelona. If you are not in a rush, this is an enjoyable ride across southern France and past the Pyrenees. Instructions for this trip here: https://www.seat61.com/Spain.htm#london-to-malaga-and-seville-by-train

Please use the Seat61 website to check itineraries from other cities in Europe.

Check-in time: from 3:30 pm.
Check-out time: before 10:30 am.

FEBRUARY OFFER
£100 discount

per person using codes:
AGP100 booking 1 person
or AGP200 booking 2 people

BOOK HERE

Deluxe Room:

Double or Triple Occupancy: £1,295.00 / per person.

Single Occupancy: £1,595.00 / per person.

Superior Room:

Double Occupancy: £1,395.00 / per person.

Single Occupancy: £1,695.00 / per person.

OR

Deluxe Rooms

Every room is ensuite with either a balcony or terrace with views to the tropical gardens.

Each room is individually furnished and has a desk, ample cupboard space, a separate bathroom, air-conditioning and heating.

Single, double and triple accommodation is offered

Superior Rooms

Every room is ensuite with a balcony or terrace with views down the valley to the sea.

Each room is individually furnished and has a desk, ample cupboard space, a separate bathroom, air-conditioning and heating.

Single, double and triple accommodation is offered.

The Suites

Enjoy the benefits of a private courtyard or terrace, separate sitting-room and open fireplace.

​The luxury suites are decorated to the highest standard of Tigmi style.

Features of the unique Suites:

  • Open fireplace in either bedroom or separate sitting room
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Luxurious essential shampoo and body products
  • In room safe
  • Extra Beds available on request (possible surcharge)
  • Twin beds available on request
  • Complimentary mint tea on a arrival
  • Complimentary water in room
  • Daily turn down service
  • Hair dryer

The Berber Rooms

Intimate and quirky in their design, they are decorated with locally woven cushions, covers and wall hangings, and stocked with specially made bath, shower and body products.

Located in both the old and new areas of the venue, these Rooms feature handcrafted Berber furnishings over flock wallpaper.

Features of the Berber Rooms:

  • Open Fireplace in either bedroom or separate sitting room
  • Luxurious essential shampoo and body products
  • Complimentary mint tea on arrival
  • Complimentary bottle of water in room
  • Daily turn down service
  • In room safe
  • Hair dryer