A peaceful week of yoga & sunshine in Almeria, Spain

1 - 8 July 2017
Teachers: Nigel Gilderson & Belle Greenwood

Cost from £745
About the Finca

This stunning new yoga venue is on the edge of the Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain, offering peace and isolation with a spectacular mountain backdrop.

Almeria is Spain's sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea.

The venue is on the edge of one of Europe's most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It's an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations and spectacular flora and fauna - a wonderful wild coastline.

The venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. It is only half an hour from Almeria airport, served by several affordable airlines.

The daily programme

Belle and Nigel will offer two yoga classes each day. The morning class will gently open the body and attune the mind to the breath, slowly moving and building into a flowing and dynamic sequence, always incorporating the cultivation of awareness, physical alignment and breath. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day.

There will be time set aside in the day to explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings, relax by the pool or head off to the beach. We will meet again in the late afternoon for a more gentle and restorative practice.


The venue consists of the main house, which won awards in the 80's for its striking modernist design. It sits in the semi-desert landscape amid lush gardens, its architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Its striking natural swimming pool is fed by spring water and filtered by reed beds. It has long been a stylish, bohemian family home, also an exotic venue for photo shoots. It is now being adapted to cater for yoga groups.

The outlying cortijo or farm has been converted in the original local style into charming accommodation, located a couple of hundred yards from the main house. The cortijo has its own swimming pool and a covered outdoor yoga space.


'It was a great week. Liz is brilliant, very supportive, informative, inspiring and patient with pupils of all levels.' Neil

'I had a great time. Liz is a superb teacher: passionate, knowledgeable and fully committed to helping everyone move forward with their yoga practice. We loved her!' Helen

'I had a truly wonderful time. Liz a fantastic teacher. The yoga gave me food for thought about my own practice and opened up a new perspective for me. Many thanks for running such great holidays. Until the next time.' Sibylle


Almeria, Spain: 1 - 8 July 2017


Cost per person:
Double or twin en-suite room - £795 per person
Twin room with nearby bathroom - £745 per person
Single occupancy room - £925

Three vegetarian meals each day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)

Not included:
Airport transfers
Dinner out at a local restaurant one evening
Optional day-trip and other excursions
Massage treatments


Almeria airport is the closest and just 30 minutes away by taxi.

Easyjet, Monarch and Thomas Cook all fly to Almeria on these dates.
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Transfers are not included in the price but we will arrange these for you and group people together where possible.

Payment options

Please take some time to read the following details. We ask for a deposit of £100 per perosn to secure a booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel. There are three ways to pay:

1. Bank transfer - contact us and we will email you details of how to pay into our bank account.

2. By cheque made payable to 'Yoga on a Shoestring Ltd' - post to: YOAS, 83 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AY

3. PayPal - Pay by credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. You will need to set up your own PayPal account to do this which is easy to do.

Please email or telephone +44 (0)20 7733 2996 before making a payment to confirm holiday availability.

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