Europe (Spain and Portugal)
Teacher Training & Yoga Retreat location
Teacher Trainings and Yoga Retreats in Spain are held in the beautiful mountain region of Sierra Nevada, Spain. The region is known as a place of reflection and meditation, its beauty unchanged over the ages. Higher up from the training location there are steep sided glacial valleys, high pastures, and high terraces cut into the hillsides. In 1982 His Holiness Dalai Lama visited the Tibetan Buddhist Centre higher up in the southern sierra, and blessed it as ‘O Sel Sing’ which means Place of Clear Light. This peaceful location is perfectly suited for an intensive training and spiritual immersion.
Our trainings and yoga retreats are held at the Alqueria de Morayma resort, a traditional group of homesteads and farm buildings that have been transformed into a traditional Spanish style guest complex. It is situated on the southern flank of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a rise above the river Guadalfeo with panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada National Park. The nearest town of Cadiar is 3 kilometres away. Beautiful Granada city is 2 hrs ‘downhill’.
The coastline is 13 kilometres away. The centre is surrounded by 40 hectares of organically cultivated vineyards and woodland; almond, fig, olive and fruit trees abound, providing refreshing cool and shade. Within the grounds are the home farm buildings and stables, a hermitage, winery and multi-use function room. The owner Antonio is committed to developing and maintaining the traditions of the local Alpujarreno lifestyle, renowned for its unique architecture, food, farming and production methods.
Accommodation and Faciilities
The resort is made up of a group of buildings set out on different level terraces in the form of a compact little Alpujarra village with its courtyards, alleyways, arcades and gardens. The twenty units are apartment style shared rooms (single occupancy is available on early request- surcharge applies). Each unit is decorated to represent the region in style and decoration with typical flat roofs, slate eaves, flat roofs and covered walkways.
Most of the rooms have mountain views. There is a plunge swimming pool and a great restaurant – serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, which has a Bodega for the organic winery. There is free wi-fi available in the library and dining room and laundry service upon request.
Retreats Dates and Prices in Spain
Please see our Retreats page for our 2015/2016 program dates.