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Mountain Light Retreat


I am delighted to invite you to join me in Andalucia, a place I hold close to my heart, this Spring for a long weekend of magic in the mystical hills of Southern Spain.

Casa Dana sits on the hillside just beneath the traditional whitewashed village of Gaucin. The villa is set in stunning gardens which will be in full colourful bloom at this time, as will the hills with wild flowers. The views from the terrace stretch over the Spanish hills and coastline to Africa and beyond… you can lose yourself in the horizon for hours. There are seven beautiful and individually decorated bedrooms and plenty of corners and caverns for reading and relaxing.

THE RETREAT

The retreat will start on the afternoon of Friday 22nd April and we will be arranging pick up from the airport around lunch time to collect from the morning arranged flights.

Friday is full moon and we will open the retreat in ceremony and practice that evening before our first meal together.

Each day we will greet the rising sun over the mountain tops with quiet morning meditation and contemplative tea break.

This will be followed by our morning yoga practice before a long lazy brunch. The afternoon will be for treatments, exploring the local area, reading, relaxing or long walks.

We will have our second practice in the late afternoon followed by dinner together.

The retreat will officially close on Tuesday AM after morning practice and breakfast. 

We will arrange drop off back to the airport for the pre discussed flights.

FOOD & AYURVEDA

Our meals will be vegetarian and locally sourced and lovingly prepared by our chef Selina Van Orden.  Selina will be cooking nutritive and delicious food, with Ayurvedic twists, and tastes a plenty, leaving you feeling light, bright, and full of energy. She is interested in helping people feel good through eating things that suit their constitution and system. This is not a one-size fits all therapy, rather a tailoring to people’s specific needs and wants through the belly! It’s about putting the body at ease, through what you eat, and how you live, rather than allowing dis-ease to set in. It is about balance, not being too hard on yourself, and getting to know how your body works.

SAMPLE MENU

BRUNCH

Cacao and pistachio homemade Granola with coconut yoghurt, rose jam and sour crispy apple

Banana and oat drop pancakes with maple syrup, walnuts and stewed prunes 

Spelt sourdough bread with tamarind, cinnamon and tomato baked-beans

Fennel seed tea

SNACK

Tahini and date shake

DINNER

Rasam hot and sour soup

Mung and Red Rice Coconut Kichiri

Long stem broccoli, green beans, mango and flax seed

Chapattis

An assortment of chutneys and sprinkles

 

RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

4 nights accommodation at Casa Dana

Daily meditation & pranayama

Twice daily yoga class

2 fresh ayurvedic inspired natural vegetarian meals a day and teas, water and healthy snacks in between

Airport transfer if on recommended flights**

Free time to read, relax, explore, country walks, visit local market

Head or foot massage

(Additional treatments available on request)

PRICES are as follows - earlybird valid until 3 April.

I can send you pictures of most individual rooms if you would like to see them before choosing.

Single (no bathroom)

Earlybird £275 / standard £305 - SOLD OUT

Triple  - 3 persons - SOLD OUT

Earlybird £285 / standard £315 

Per person

Twin - 2 persons - SOLD OUT

Earlybird £345 / standard £375 per person - 

Double - 1 or 2 person - SOLD OUT

Earlybird Single £495 or double £345 per person

Standard single £525 or double £375 per person

Double King 1 - 1 or 2 persons 

Earlybird Single £525 / double £375 p/p

Standard single £535 / double £405 per person 

Double King 2 - 1 or 2 persons - SOLD OUT

Earlybird Single £525 / double £375 p/p

Standard single £535 / double £405 per person 

TRAVEL **

We will pick up/drop off from Gibraltar airport (40 minutes from Casa Dana) on the following Easyjet flights:

22/04/16 London Gatwick - Gibraltar 07.00 AM  - 

26/04/16Gibraltar - Gatwick 11.25 AM  approx £100

Guests are welcome to check out later on the 26th if they wish to have the day to explore the local area. If you are renting your own transport Malaga is an option at 1 hr 15 minutes away. 

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