Surrounded by dramatic peaks, deep gorges, crystal clear rivers and pure mountain air the Asturias is an ideal location to deepen your yoga practice, hike, restore and be inspired. It’s here that we’re based for our 7 night Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreats combining twice daily yoga with stunning guided mountain hiking, wonderful food and colourful cultural insights. No matter what your level of yoga experience or fitness you are welcome on this active yoga holiday.
Our daily ritual: 7.00 am: 2 hours morning yoga with Jacinta suitable for beginners to experienced levels 9.00 am: a simply scrumptious buffet breakfast 10.30 am: we depart for daily guided hike averaging 10-15km traveling through old villages, traversing ravines, gorges, fresh water rivers - simply stunning! 1.30 pm: we share a delicious packed picnic lunch or visit one of the great local restaurants 4 pm: back at the hotel take a bath, have a massage, put your feet up in beautiful surrounds... 6 - 8 pm: 2 hours afternoon restoration yoga 8.00 pm: enjoy a home cooked Spanish dinner using fresh local ingredients 9.30 pm: evening yoga nidra (lying down relaxation for a good night's sleep)
Retreat inclusions: 7 nights accommodation at the lovely Hotel Fuentes De Lucia Pick up & transfers to and from Oviedo town centre Morning and afternoon yoga classes with Jacinta Daily guided mountain hikes with the experienced local walking guides All delicious home cooked vegetarian breakfasts, dinners & some lunches Evening yoga nidra (guided relaxation for a good nights sleep)
*In-house massages are available upon request **On the last day we go to a deluxe hydrotherapy day spa with jacuzzi, jet pools, steam, sauna, etc. This is an optional extra for 12 Euro per person (approx) - deeply soothing.
About the yoga: The yoga is taught by Jacinta O’Leary who’s inspirational classes are designed for all levels from the beginner to the experienced practitioner. Morning classes are more dynamic and the afternoon classes are more restorative with pranayama (guided breathing) and deep relaxation - great for after a days hiking. Many variations of the postures are given and there is plenty of individual attention and yoga adjustments.
About the hiking: We walk beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 15 km per day, accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable hiking guides who fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, historical insights, traditional experiences and wonderful food. We Savour local Asturian cuisine, sample aromatic cheeses and sip the traditional beverage, Sidra Asturianu, a cider made from locally grown apples. We trek through scenic gorges and alongside babbling brooks; dine in local taverns; explore 10th-century churches and relax under Spain’s oldest yew tree, El Tiexo, planted more than 1000 years ago in a sacred meadow.
About the location & accommodation: Hotel Fuentes De Lucia is a picturesque rural hotel in the small village of Faedo in the Quiros Valley of the Asturian Region. All rooms are spacious and have en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs, patios with village or valley views and lovely décor. There’s a laundry with washer and dryer for guest use, high speed internet and WIFI, TV room and library and lots of private areas to soak up the Spanish mountain air and warm sun. Transfers to and from the retreat are included in the retreat. Detailed pick-up details are emailed to you upon registration or email us for more information.
You can register for the retreat on our website www.radianceretreats.com or book over the phone. Payments can be made via mc, visa or bank deposit.
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