Villa Amatista, Lanzarote

For the second time, we come to this beautifully diverse island for a winter retreat!
Famara Beach

Beautiful, expansive sandy beaches, with dramatic scenery all around – such as Famara Beach. Only 15 kms from our centre. Great to stroll on it’s wild expanses, and blow the cobwebs away!!

Villa Amatista   – 11-18th November 2017. Our retreat centre is an inspiring and tranquil haven, nestled in the unspoilt countryside and vineyards of La Geria Natural Park, Lanzarote. The island itself offers extraordinary beauty and spectacular contrasts. So much so, it became part of the world heritage of protected landscapes and was declared a Biosphere in 1993 by UNESCO.  Lanzarote is the oldest and most easterly island of this Spanish archipelago; lying just 86 miles from the African coast – therefore enjoying average sunny, November daytime temperatures of 22 degrees, 25 in the sun! So if you are looking for a very reasonable, “normally” sunny, winter retreat, in a quiet, rural centre, where every contrasting view you see below is within a 20-40 minute drive away….then read on below.

 Firstly thanks a million for last week.  I think it’s the best one yet in terms of the yoga and I really enjoyed it!  I feel I really progressed so thank you so much for your inspirational teaching – always with good humour which is wonderful.  Read more feedback

Papaya playa lanzarote
Along the dramatic coastline of Lanzarote you will find beaches with white or black sand, coves, long open stretches and lagoons with clean turquoise water in which you can swim and snorkel all year round.
Lanzarote Playa Quemada
Very quiet bays, with a few waterfront cafes and restaurants.
Famara beach
The Expansive Famara Beach, loved by kite surfers. Just 15 -20 min drive away.
Drive way
Rural driveway into Casa Amatista, with vineyards on the left and beautiful drystone walling everywhere –  Lanzarote style!
Francesca food
The delicious meals are prepared by our Italian chef, Francesca. Fresh eggs come from Casa Amatista’s own chickens.
Chickens, Amatista, Yoga retreat
Vegetables Casa Amatista
Casa Amatista has it’s own vegetable gardens, where a lot of the delicious meals come from. But also providing nice, green restful places to sit and enjoy.
Green Lagoon
Geological delights such as this bright green lagoon alongside rolling Atlantic Ocean, with red and black sand inbetween. And The Geyser below in the Fire Mountain National Park, just 15 mins from the centre.
Geyser Fire Mountains
Conchos beach
Dogs view back
The rolling countryside behind Casa Amatista in the island centre, with vineyards and hilly volcanoes to walk up.
A lovely entrance into Casa Amatista, which also serves as the wifi lounge!!
Solar heated, saline pool for gentle bathing and relaxation.
Island Map
The landscape often surprises the first-time visitor by its diversity and breathtaking beauty – mountains and rugged fields of recent lava (270 years ago), soft rolling hills covered with flowers in spring, and wide plains make up the 500 square mile island. With 300 volcanoes, many areas of the island seem to be bizarre and otherworldly.
Beach walk
Fire Mountain Lanzarote
Throughout the day the craters and mountains change their colours according to the varying positions of the sun: sometimes they appear in strong ochres and reds, sometimes soft greens and cream.
Teaching studio

Typical Day 8.00am Breathing, sitting, mindfulness. 8.30am In Studio for Yoga practice 10.15am Brunch Freetime ( resting, relaxing, walking, riding, reading, swimming etc….or nothing!) Snacking if needed. 5.00pm Yoga session, finishing with longer relaxation 7.15pm Dinner 9.00pm Quiet contemplative practice. Everything is optional!

Look out places like this, with stunning circular cafe’s. Looking out to Graciosa. A stunningly beautiful tiny island you could visit by ferry, or take a catamaran tour around it. With beautiful beaches, such as to the left, and surely one of the few places without  asphalt in Europe!

El Golfo waves
Impressive, Wild, rolling Atlantic surf crashing onto rocky cliffs on wast side of island.
view from walk behind
With just a 20 minute walk up the volcano hill behind Casa Amatista, you are rewarded with these panoramic views, where you can also see the sea from the other side.
Beach Lanzarote retreat
Room entrance
Many different individually designed bedrooms. Most designed as little casitas with their own bathrooms and entrances.
Room Amatista Lanzarote retreat
Room porch
Haria village
The island is dotted with tiny, rural, white villages, such as the lovely Haría in the North above. It’s square below, where they serve great coffee, smoothies and tapas!
Cafe plaza Lanzarote
Evening table tree Yoga retreat Lanzarote
La Graciosa

“James, Thank you so much for all that you have shared with us the past week. It has been a privilege to share your infectious, joyful spontaneity, touching the hearts of each one of us………”Read more Feedback from past participants

Whether you are a beginner or experienced -This course offered, in a smaller group of  12 people maximum, 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 the week 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….

11-18th November 2017  –  7 day retreat.

 Price for 7 days in Ensuite rooms sharing.  – 915 euros, approx 660 pounds sterling.

Book now with a non-refundable 385 euros deposit. Price includes all yoga, accommodation (sharing twin room, a few singles available) and vegetarian Brunch, Dinner.( Last evening meal is not included, as is Cook’s night off)

Please email me to request bank details to do an international transfer.

Villa Amatista is perfectly situated in the centre of the island, with everything from Fire Mountains, larger villages and bays/beaches from 15 -40 min drive away.  Hence a hired car is a good idea for exploring during the week. Prices are cheap and can start at under 70 euros for a week.

You Book/buy own flights to Lanzarote airport. 20 min Transfer drive through shared taxi or hired car – Last evening meal – Not included. Recommended arrival time is between 2-4.30pm on the Saturday for dinner at 7.00pm. Departure times are  by 10.00am from your room on last day of course.

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0034 628 442438

Ojen (in the mountains), 29610

Nr. Marbella

Malaga, Spain

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