Yoga Retreat Spain

Sierra Nevada Mountains, Andalucia

A serene seven day yoga retreat experience in the tranquil Alpjurras mountains of Andalucia, Spain. Relax in total bliss within the flower filled paradise of our beautiful mountain villa, deepen your yoga practice with classes on our outdoor yoga terrace surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and explore this incredible rural, charming and sun soaked part of the world!


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Rest, recharge & feel amazing

Let the spectacular surroundings of our yoga retreat in Spain inspire you. Enjoy flowing and breathing and relaxing on your yoga mat with the sunrise and sunset, visited by butterflies, surrounded by wildflowers and enveloped in a blissful calm. Be awe struck at the Sierra Nevada mountain range, amazed by the 100 year old Alhambra Palace and fall in love with the simple, bright beauty of the white washed Alpjurras mountain villages.

Fuel your body with the most vibrant, delicious and nourishing foods, walk world famous hiking trails past hidden waterfalls and rural villages and take a day to explore the awe-inspiring city of Granada. Then lie back, soak up the Andalucian sun, read, rest and take in the scent of jasmine and orange blossom that surrounds you. 

With a maximum of just 10 guests this is a boutique and bespoke yoga retreat like no other. Book early to take advantage of the super early bird offer and save £90!

Such an amazing week! The location was absolutely perfect, set in the beautiful mountains with those incredible views, and the food... well, that was something else! I came back so energised, so relaxed, inspired and motivated! It has been so much fun! ~ Inma A

A Villa with a View

Stay in a traditional & tranquil 400 year old Alpujarra-style villa with spectacular terraces where you can admire breathtaking views across the mountains. 

The bedrooms are all stylishly chic & simple with white washed walls, terracotta tiles and a scattering of rugs. You’ll have a room with a view, either of the valley or the pretty Moorish courtyard garden, planted with wisteria and roses

The bathrooms are gorgeous with rain showers, huge mirrors and hand-made tiles inspired by the Moorish designs of the Alhambra.

The place was so peaceful, the mountains so beautiful, the walks so wonderful, the food delicious and the yoga fun and inspiring. ~ Linnet M.

Between the sea and the mountains

You’ll be nestled between the Spanish coast and mountains in the last white-washed village on a long and winding road through the Alpujarra mountains in Andalucia.

You can look forward to exploring gorgeous, narrow stoned streets with white-washed houses, pots of colourful geraniums, clear mountain air and a quiet, lazy pace to life.

Stroll down the road to use the gorgeous crystal clear pool at the local hotel which you have special access to. Surrounded by mountains and gardens of roses and wild flowers its the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon, sipping cool drinks on a sun lounger under the shade of a parasol before diving in for a swim and cooling off.

You’ll have your pick of wonderful world class walks right on your doorstep. With spectacular scenery, you can hike along river valleys, over meadows, on medieval mule paths and enjoy spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada’s snow-capped peaks.

On one day you can take a longer trip and adventure further afield. You could spend the day in Granada marvelling at the Alhambra palace, shopping in the Moroccan quarter and eating tapas. You could also travel to the high slopes of the Sierra Nevada or have a day at the beach!

Yoga with Jen is always an amazing experience and even more so when surrounded by the beautiful Spanish Mountains. The retreat in Spain came just at the right time for me. Daily yoga, stunning and serene surroundings and food that was not only inspirational and delicious but also catered to my requirements which allowed me to make the most of this experience, have all left me feeling stronger, inspired and ready to book my next retreat with Shine Yoga! ~ Shireen A

breathe flow stretch glow

Start the day with a vibrant vinyasa flow yoga class. This fluid, dynamic and invigorating form of yoga will leave you energised and glowing! In the afternoon you’ll love the deeply calming and restorative yoga class. A mix of yin, hatha and restorative styles. You’ll float out of these classes feeling revitalised and relaxed.

Your yoga classes will be filled with accessible teachings and ideas to inspire you and help you reconnect with what’s important to you and to feel so good about yourself.

You’ll also experience meditation sessions and guided relaxations to leave you feeling serene, centered and with a new perspective on meditation.

There are 2 stunning spaces for yoga; an incredible outdoor yoga terrace and a serene indoor yoga room both overlooking the mountains.

Your yoga teacher, and Shine Yoga founder, Jennifer Austin passionately believes that yoga classes should feel fun, relaxed and inclusive. She loves to create exciting, flowing, original classes with careful sequencing in a joyful atmosphere.  Her classes include laughter, new challenges, wisdom, music, meditation, poetry and anything else she can think of to make you feel really good.

Over the retreat there will be 10 yoga classes of 90 – 120 minutes each.  You will have one day with no classes to take a longer day trip or to rest.

This was my 3rd retreat with Jen... I always turn up alone and slightly weary from London life, but leave feeling invigorated and in awe of the new people I have met. Jen is an excellent yoga teacher. The challenging yet the relaxed and fun nature of the classes, always ensure I enjoy yet push myself further in my practice. Jen also have a knack for picking great retreat spots...which are both luxurious, yet rustic enough to feel like you have really got away from it all. I would recommend any of Jens retreat...enjoy! ~ Tessa G.

nourish your body

Indulge in delicious, nutritious, vegetarian dishes from the finest and freshest local produce. Breakfasts are a feast of fresh orange juice, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, breads, cheese from the region, eggs from the village, home-made jams and honey from Paco the bee-keeper. We will enjoy 5 beautiful 3 course dinners at the Villa and on 2 nights will head out to experience the local restaurants and some of the world’s best cuisine.


Sample Dinner Menu

Watermelon Gazpacho

Pea and Asparagus Summer Mash with Raw Vegetable Salad and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spiced Nectarines with Coconut ‘Ice Cream’


From Jen’s Instagram Stories


Super Early Bird Offer
  • Small Single Room SOLD OUT

    Super Early Bird Special. £90 off! Only 1 room available at this price.

  • Shared Double/Twin Room SOLD OUT

    Super Early Bird Special. £90 off per person! Only 1 room available at this price. (Price is per person based on 2 people sharing.)

  • Your Own Private Double Room SOLD OUT

    Super Early Bird Special. £90 off! Only 1 room available at this price.

Early Bird Offer
  • Small Single Room SOLD OUT

    Early Bird Special Offer! £40 off per person. Deposit must be paid by 30 November 2017.

  • Shared Double/Twin Room - SOLD OUT

    Early Bird Special Offer! £40 off per person. Deposit must be paid by 30 November 2017. (Price is per person based on 2 people sharing.)

  • Your Own Private Double Room - SOLD OUT

    Early Bird Special Offer! £40 off per person. Deposit must be paid by 30 November 2017.

Normal Price
  • Small Single Room - SOLD OUT

  • Shared Double/Twin Room - SOLD OUT

    Price is per person based on 2 people sharing.

  • Your Own Private Double Room - SOLD OUT

This retreat helps save lives

For each person that books on a Shine Yoga retreat we'll make a donation to the Against Malaria Foundation to provide 5 mosquito nets to help protect people in need.

Your Questions

Can I come on my own?

Absolutely, lots of guests on every retreat arrive independently. There is a warm, kind and friendly atmosphere with communal activities and plenty of opportunity for you to take some quiet time for yourself too. Plus this is the perfect retreat for you as there isn’t a large single supplement for you to have your own room.

What's included?

Everything you need for a wonderfully revitalising and stress free week is included. That means:

  • 7 nights accommodation in the enchanting retreat villa.
  • 10 yoga classes (1 day free for a longer trip)
  • Beautiful large breakfast every morning.
  • 5 delicious dinners at the Villa.
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and herb teas.
  • Towels & handmade soap.
What's not included?
  • Your flights
  • 2 meals out at local restaurants
  • Travel insurance (this is required)
  • Transfers from the airport
  • A yoga mat (please bring yours with you)
  • Lunch*
  • *We find that after a big breakfast and with a substantial dinner in the evening guests prefer a very light lunch.You can easily shop for wonderful local fruits and vegetables, fresh bread and healthy snacks and prepare them in our own kitchenette during the day.
What will the schedule be like?

Here’s an example of what one wonderful retreat day could look like to give you an idea.

  • 0800 Dynamic, invigorating morning yoga class
  • 1000 Nourishing breakfast
  • 1100  Free time. Walking, exploring and relaxing
  • 1700  Sunset, restorative & meditative yoga
  • 1930  Delicious vegetarian dinner


Will I meet people like me?

One of the most rewarding and awesome things about yoga retreats is the amazing like minded people you will meet on the retreats. Everyone goes away with pages of their notebook full of books to read, films to watch, podcasts to listen to as well as new friends. The week is filled with laughter and conversation and fun and you’ll be amazed how quickly you make wonderfully supportive friendships.

Will I have time to relax and take some quiet me time?

Yes, we eat our meals together and people tend to group together to participate in activities, take a walk or just have a nice chat but everyone also has time to themselves to read, take a stroll through the gardens, find a beautiful spot to meditate or nap in their room.

Can I walk to the local village and shops?

Yes the retreat is located in a gorgeously secluded village which you can wander through with ease. There are also more amenities available close by including:

  • Bars in Mecina, a 10-minute walk from Casa Ana
  • Easy access to other local bars and restaurants
  • Bank, pharmacy, supermarket and bakery all available in the nearby village of Pitres
  • Fruit and vegetable market nearby on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Gift shops, crafts and Alpujarran produce in the local villages
  • Swimming pool nearby
How many people will be on the retreat?

There are a maximum of 10 places available on this retreat. They will fill up quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

Your Journey

You are welcome to arrive any time after 3pm on Saturday.  The first yoga class will be on Sunday morning. Checkout is by 11am on our departure day.

Most international flights land at Malaga airport, 2 hours’ drive away. You can also fly into Granada airport (90 minutes away). Many budget airlines operate daily direct flights to Malaga including Easyjet and Ryanair, British Airways, Iberia, Bmibaby, Flybe, and many others.

There will be 2 group transfers departing from Malaga to the retreat. The first at approximately 1pm and the second around 5pm on Saturday afternoon of arrival. On the way back there will also be two transfers departing for the airport at 7am and 10am on the Saturday of departure, the cost for this will be split between all passengers and will be around £25-£35 per person depending on numbers. The journey time is 2 hours from Malalga airport. We recommend arranging your flights so you can join these transfers.

If you would like to do a lot of exploring independently in the region hiring a car is the best way get around the Alpujarras. There is a wide choice of car hire companies at both airports.Check out for price comparisons. We’ll send you over detailed directions when you book so you can find the retreat with ease.

From the airport buses are cheap but not too plentiful.  The best route is 
from Malaga Bus Station to Granada Bus Station then change for 
Pitres (and we will arrange for you to be met off the bus).  Pitres is 
only 10 minutes’ drive from the house.  For bus times see 

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