Yoga Sessions & Workshops
We will practice yoga in our open-air yoga shala with fairy lights and big windows overlooking the rolling hills, olive trees, and mountains of El Chorro. 10 sessions/workshops (90 minutes each) will include a Movement Exploration workshop; Vinyasa Flow, Stabilizing and Strengthening our Lower Bodies; Rocket yoga; Safe shoulder, Chest opening & Back Bending practice; Yin Yoga; Inversions workshop, and more. Expect to have fun, playfully challenge yourself, and learn something new every day!
*All levels are welcome, no matter if you are new to yoga or have been practicing for a long time.
Painting workshop with a local artist
During the 2 hour "Paint Your Own Picasso" workshop, led by artist Silvia Rodriguez, you will learn the fundamental concepts of Cubism and have the opportunity to create your own artwork. Using easy to follow instructions, vibrant colours, shapes, and angles, you will paint your own interpretation of Picasso's artistic vision. In the end of the retreat, we will take our own "Picasso" artwork home as a memory from south of Spain.
Why this workshop? Picasso and Cubism have a strong connection to the south of Spain, particularly the region of Andalusia where Picasso was born and spent his formative years. The vibrant cultural atmosphere and artistic heritage of this region greatly influenced Picasso's artistic development. Through this workshop you will get to know the area where the retreat takes place better as well as will explore your creativity through hands-on painting experience.
Retreat Space & the Surroundings
Imagine spending 6 days in the nature, surrounded by mountains, rolling hills, olive trees and gardens. There is a swimming pool with sun loungers to relax and refresh yourself; open air training area that include bouldering wall, pull up bar, slack-line, weights; hammocks are set under the trees; communal areas with sofas, pool table, darts, chess and other board games, as well as the open air yoga shala with fairy lights and big windows. It's a peaceful oasis to unwind, relax and recharge. Night sky is full of stars as there is no light pollution, and each day we are gifted with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
El Chorro is also a world class rock climbing destination, therefore if you are a climber - welcome to spend your free time during the retreat climbing rocks. The closest crag is 5 min walking away from the retreat space (you can literally see those walls from the swimming pool). Another option is to arrive or depart earlier and combine this yoga retreat with your climbing holiday.