About the retreat
Join me for a fabulous week at the stunning Santa Cristina in Southern Spain.
A little bit of paradise tucked away in Sotogrande located between Gibralter and Malaga in Southern Spain.
Allow yourself some time to unwind, rest, relax, disconnect from stress and busy-ness in this stunning private villa whilst practising yoga asana, pranayama and meditation.
This is a unique opportunity to stay in a gorgeous private villa that has been decorated to the highest standards with exquisite taste and love. The house and grounds are stunning and incredibly peaceful. If you want tranquillity there are different places to explore and be or you can spend time by the pool and the terrace at the guest house or if you want more action, there is always the tennis court. For those wanting to swim in the sea the beach is about a 15 minute walk away.
The accommodation is in both the main house and the guest house.
There are several shared rooms and single room options.
Each day our morning begins with meditation followed by a light breakfast.
Then a strong two hour alignment based, mindful vinyasa practice and afterwards a delicious brunch.
You then have time to relax, explore the gardens, swim, play tennis and have massages. Snacks will be available.
There is a restorative and pranayama practice late afternoon followed by a fabulous dinner.
All the food is healthy vegetarian food sourced from local produce and prepared with care and love.
Sophie has been teaching for over 13 years and first studied yoga in India in 1988. She teaches at three of the Triyoga Studios in London as well as teaching privately and corporate classes. She has been running retreats now for seven years. Over the years Sophie has studied with many inspirational teachers, explored and been open to different systems of yoga. She has been greatly influenced by the heart opening practice of Anusara Yoga, the precision & alignment of Iyengar and the deeply restorative benefits of Satya (somatic awareness through yoga asana) yoga.
Today her practice is firmly grounded in alignment based practices, she teaches with precision and grace giving students time and space to deepen the connection between the mind and body and at the same time experience a sense of freedom and peace within. She is known for her creative sequencing and teaches strong classes with a delicate blend of humility, integrity, humour and reverence for the teachings passed down to her.
Rooms are from £995 to £1395 per person. There are three twin/double rooms (one suite) in the guest house and one single room. The guest house also has its own living room, kitchen and beautiful terrace. In the main house there are 3 rooms with your own bathroom or shared bathroom options.
Please note there are limited spaces available on this retreat, with a maximum of 10 people so early booking is recommended.
A deposit of £500 is payable to secure your booking.
The price includes all yoga, food (except for one dinner out) and accommodation.
1. Flights are not included.
2. Airport transfers between Gibraltar and the house are not included. You can also rent cars at the airport.
3. Alcohol is not included.
NB: There will be one afternoon off during the retreat and one dinner out.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful. There will be a trip to a beautiful Finca (farm) with fabulous views of the countryside. We are also close to Castellar de la Frontera, a village within a castle surrounded by the walls of a well preserved Moorish-Christian fortress. On clear days you can see the North African coast, Gibraltar and the Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) on the mountains near Málaga to the north.
There are various flights to Gibraltar from London with Easy Jet and Ba and other carriers.
You can also fly into or from Malaga.
Transfers to and from the airport will be arranged for you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking.