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Where & When?

Located in the Spanish mountains, on the edge of the small village Oria, Almeria; these beautiful surroundings are the perfect location and backdrop for this Wellbeing and Yoga retreat. Staying at Shepherd's Rest family run retreat centre this short break will be the ideal time to practice yoga, relax, unwind, try something new and meet new people. You will come back feeling refreshed and relaxed - a happy and healthier version of you.

Flying from Gatwick to Almeria on Friday 12th July and returning on Tuesday 16th July 2018.

Who's it for and what's included?

The cost of the retreat includes all your healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). All meals are served as a group with the rest of the family on an informal basis in the shaded terrace area over-looking the beautiful countryside.


Breakfast will comprise of bread, butter, jam, yogurts, eggs, cereals, fruit juices, coffee, tea and fruit tea. Lunch typically includes salad, rolls, wraps, tomato, tuna, ham, cheese, pizza, pastas etc. Dinner is also homemade and an example meal would be vegetarian curry, naan, rice, spaghetti bolognaise, garlic bread etc. Please advise us of any dietary requirements.

Although this is an organised retreat with many pre-planned classes and activities, you are welcome to join in as little or as much as you like. If you're feeling the need to take it easy on a given day - there is no pressure to take part. You can relax on the sun-terrace over-looking outstanding views and just enjoy the solitude.

The price includes:

- Twice Daily Yoga

- 30 mins Poi Spinning Lesson each day

- Full Board Accommodation in self-catering style apartments

- Airport Transfers from Almeria Airport to the venue.

- Mats and Blocks for use during your stay


Small to medium groups of friends and lone travellers will be sharing an apartment with double to triple rooms. Couples will have their own room or own apartment.

If travelling alone you will be paired up with a same-sex companion whom you will share a room with during your stay.

Each apartment has a large bathroom and communal self-catering style kitchen area.

Retreat Schedule

The schedule for each day looks like this (please understand that timings are approximate and that we reserve the right to change or amend the schedule at any time)

Friday 12th July

09:30 Arrive Almeria Airport. Arrive at Shepherd’s Rest and unpack, relax, settle in

13:00 Lunch - Meet and greet – Get to know you

16:30 18:00 Group Evening Yoga

19:00 Dinner

Saturday 13th July

08:30 – 09:30 Group Yoga

12:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Casual swimming at the local outdoor pool (subject to opening times)

15:00 – 15:30 Poi Class

16:30 – 18:00 Group Evening Yoga

19:00 Dinner

20:00 Group Walk to the Castle (40 mins)

Sunday 14th / Monday 15th July

08:30 – 09:30 Group Yoga

12:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Casual swimming at the local outdoor pool (subject to opening times)

15:00 – 15:30 Poi Class

16:30 – 18:00 Group Evening Yoga

19:00 Dinner

20:30 – 21:00 Closing Fire Ceremony (Sunday only)

Tuesday 16th July

Say goodbye to Shepherd’s Rest – Flight departs 10:05

What's in the local area?

The village of Oria is host to tapas bars / restaurants , plus local supermarkets. The local pool is free to use and is open between 10am - 8pm daily (times may vary).

There are endless beautiful walks either through the village or nearby woods. 

Reiki is available at 10 euros for a 45 minute session. Please mention when booking if you would like to schedule this into your weekend.

Horse riding through the Spanish countryside is also available at 25 euros per person, per hour. Group discounts apply.

You are invited to take part in a daily Poi Spinning class in order to try something new which is fun and has also been clinically proven to improve balance, awareness, focus, hand-eye coordination and memory. It also improves joint flexibility, muscle tone, helps you develop a sense of rhythm and timing and can relieve stress and fosters a sense of inner peace and stillness.


The cost of the retreat is as follows:

£400 per single person sharing a room

£375 per person, based on a couple sharing a double room (only 1 available)

£475 per person, based on a single person occupying a double room (only 2 available)

You will need to book and pay for own flights. Currently flying from Gatwick Airport to Almeria - as of October 2018 prices are around £100 return!

To book your place, you can pay a £100 deposit and a payment plan is available for the remaining balance. Please contact us to request your booking form.

How to Book

To book your space and pay your deposit, please contact Natalie directly to request a booking form by email by clicking the photo link.

You can also call to discuss and book:

Tel: 07725 115284

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