The Urban Villa, Andalucia, Spain.Thursday 11th- Sunday 14th January 2018!
Maybe in early January, after all the usual festivities have finished, you would fancy a 4 day/3 night weekend Retreat away. To give you the chance to treat your body and mind to a healthy, enjoyable recipe of stretching, movement and stillness – all nourished on lighter, tasty meals.
Let go of the Old and celebrate the New in the Urban Villa. A haven of peace with outstanding views across The Mediterranean – tucked away and perched high in the mountains behind Marbella.
A place that normally/ typically has ample sunshine in January, but if not, also has centrally heated rooms, a sauna and swimming/plunge pool to enjoy whatever the weather. Not to mention the gorgeous lounge and dining room with open fire if needed.
Due to its smaller, more intimate size, this retreat venue will have a maximum size of 8 participants only, giving a greater opportunity to work more individually with everyone.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this course is designed to meet you where you are.
Being away and resting from your normal routine, practicing yoga, stillness & meditation and being outdoors in nature, may help to give a fresh perspective and awareness on yourself and your life. You may prefer to take this long weekend more as a retreat, with more silence and reflection during the free time. Or you may just prefer to relax and be on holiday!
Most importantly you begin from where you are….
The Enticing pool – perfect after a sauna and massage perhaps!
The Villa has ideal terraces around it’s sides to take advantage of the expansive views across the coast and Mediterranean.
Beautiful, very comfortable, individually designed bedrooms to settle into. Some with their own terraces. See more below, with all booking details too.
What people have said this year.....
“Slowly I feel like I am starting to reap the fruits of all the yoga that we did and truly notice the intrinsic effects and benefits.
Thank you for all of your teachings, guidance, presence, love, care, attention and humor!
I savoured every moment of the retreat.
I feel very light, and at the same time so strong.
James, you did an amazing job holding the group, and its energy. Thank you!“
“Wow , what a great week we have all had . My first retreat and certainly not my last .
It’s been such a positive experience for me , I feel completely rested and recharged.
I’m planning on trying to practise meditation , I know it’s not going to happen over night but for now I will persevere .
Lots of love , peace and hugs “
Nicki x UK
“Thank you James. Your style of yoga goes not just into the body, but helps the healing of the heart and soul/mind.
I’m definitely part of the “James’ fan club” 😹
“I just wanted to say once again thank you for the amazing Retreat.
A real emotional journey for me and a great needed rest.
Even in silence sometimes it’s nice just to be present ….
I am just about to do my morning practice in my garden house – something I will keep up now, thanks to you.”
A sunrise above the Sea, enjoyed from the very comfortable lounge.
Lighter, healthy food to nourish you on the retreat.In the dining room or outside on the terraces, weather permitting.
The yoga will be practiced in this lovely room, or outside on the terraces if weather permits.
All the bedrooms are very individually and charmingly designed. All with central heating if needed.
With lovely terraces.
And beautiful bathrooms…
If you’re willing to pay more, there is the outstanding Kingsuite at the top of the house with 4 poster bed and Jacuzzi included. (Other beds can also be included in the room if you are 3 /4 friends thus making it cheaper.)
Very nice, quiet beaches 10 min drive away.
The Urban Villa’s situation from above the pool.
A sauna to be enjoyed.
Another elegant, spacious bedroom.
From dawn to dusk, beautiful views to enjoy.
You can come to relax, be quiet and still over the 4 days, and perhaps never have a need to leave the Villa….
..or maybe as well you would like to be more active and visit the lovely, unspoilt White Andalucian village of Ojen in the mountains – 10 min drive away….
Or go walking in the mountains just 10 to 20 min drive away, depending on which part appeals to you.
Or go exploring, shopping in the Old town of Marbella, again just a 10 min drive away.
Thursday -Check In from 2pm at The Urban Villa.
5.00pm First relaxing Yoga session
7.00pm approx Dinner
8.30 pm Meditation/relaxation
Typical Day approx
8.30am Yoga practice
Freetime ( resting, relaxing, walking, reading, massages etc….or nothing!)
1.30 pm Light Lunch
5.00pm Yoga session, finishing with longer relaxation
Everything is optional!
Last class Sunday morning, then breakfast.
Check out time from your room by 11.30am, but you can stay longer at the villa if needed.
Thursday 11- Sunday 14th January 2018 – Over 4 days, 3 nights. Only 8 places.
You book by paying a non-refundable deposit of 250 euros.
Then the remaining fee, depending on which other room you choose, will be payable in November, again via transfer to same bank account.
If you are happy sharing in a standard twin room, you would then pay another 248 euros.
Total price for retreat = 498 euros
If you require a room as a single, each room could carry a different single charge. Or if there are 3 or 4 or more of you in a small group/family – there are whole floor/suites you could share for very reasonable prices.
Here there are many possible options and configurations, so if you are very interested in coming, please look at the Urban Villa website link below to see their different room/suite combinations, as some are larger with different features – and as such cost a different price.
Of course everything will be on a first come first served basis, for such a small venue.
Maybe you would even like to come for longer and extend your stay, if so just ask me and I can find out most favourable price with availability from Linda, the Owner.
So have a look and write to me with your queries and preferred choices.
Price includes all Yoga, Breakfast, light lunch and Dinner and your room of course.
Flights to Malaga Airport, which easily serves most countries, with very reasonable prices at this time.
The Urban Villa is approx 45-50 mins drive from Malaga airport. If wishing to explore a little, a rental car is advised. Or Taxi transfer can be arranged.
James, thanks for the lovely e-mail. Thank YOU for everything, it was wonderful to get a dose of your teaching once again and to be reminded of all those lusciously slow and yet intense movements to warm up the body, I have to take more time to do this on my own also.
It was great to share with all of you the wonderful house, lovely meals and the quiet time in the library. I would have happily continued for a few more days. And yes, what a blessing it was to be able to have two classes outside on the grass ….
I wish you all a beautiful remaining summer,
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