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A relaxing week of Yoga at a typical Andalusian Finca with Yoga With Jackie 

Finca Don Carmelo's
Summer Yoga Retreat



A relaxed, vegetarian friendly yoga retreat with a touch of Andalusian culture at Finca Don Carmelo, near the picturesque olive village of Periana in the province of Málaga, Andalucía (southern Spain) with 2 sessions of approximately 1,5 hours of yoga each day with Jackie (Yoga With Jackie).

Difficulty? All levels 

Maximum number of participants? 5

Minimum number of participants? 2

When? June 22 - 29, 2024

Duration: 7 days/7 nights

Check-in: Saturday 22 June at 3 pm

Check-out: Saturday 29 June at noon

Included: 7 nights accommodation, all  meals at the Finca and all yoga classes (two a day, about 15 hours in total), three excursions in the vicinity of Finca Don Carmelo, the use of yoga mat and other materials.

Not included: airport transfers (can be arranged on request), alcoholic beverages, three meals to be taken outside the Finca during the excursions, massages or other treatments, personal expenses.

Location: Finca Don Carmelo, Periana, Andalusia (one hour´s drive from the city of Málaga)

Price: 1190 euros (per person based on a shared double room. Single supplement 300 euro)

What can you expect during this Yoga Week?​

Lots of Yoga, of course, with at least two sessions a day, in the morning and in the evening, ranging from mindfulness sessions to calming Hatha practices and from invigorating vinyasa flows to soothing Yoga Nidra. Of course you don't have to participate in all Yoga classes, this is up to you! Massages (on the Finca premises) and other beauty treatment (outside the Finca) are available on reservation.

Included are all the vegetarian meals at the Finca, lunch (la comida) being a hot meal. Alcoholic drinks are available at the Finca and are be paid for by means of an honesty bar. During the Yoga retreat you will also get a slice of authentic Andalusian culture and Andalusian village life. I (Jackie) will take you to my favorite places and introduce you to the friendly villagers. You won't be bored for a moment! The Finca has a large and beautiful swimming pool at your disposal. There are horses, dogs, cats and a donkey. If you like the peaceful country side and have a heart for animals, then this retreat is definitely for you!

A word of explanation about the Yoga during this retreat​

...we start with the body and work with the breath to restore the mind...

The past few years have weighed on all of us to some degree. Hardly anyone has gone through the recent global crisis without some sense of emotional pain or loss. Everyone has heard - and some have already experienced - how Yoga and meditation can help you overcome mental suffering. But sometimes it's hard to even think about a regular practice when you just 'don't feel it', or when you're too overwhelmed with stress or negative emotions to even think about rolling out your Yoga mat. We tend to lose touch with our bodies and numb our minds after experiencing loss, grief, loneliness, or any other form of psychological trauma... Through the mind (your so-called 'monkey mind' that often feels guilty about things that happened in the past or worrying about things that are about to happen in the future) all the feelings of suffering and pain enter the body where it eventually gets stuck. You are literally stuck. You block. Maybe you've heard how certain areas in your body 'hold' certain emotions? But your body is also a wonderful thing. It is a vessel that you control by your own breath. You need both to guide you back to shore in stormy waters to 'ground' again. A beautiful way to get mental harmony and unlock your full potential is through Yogasana, the physical side of Yoga. So body work. That is why during this Yoga Week we start with the body and use the breath to embalm the soul. With a lot of TLC, Tender Loving Care. First of all for yourself. It's a cliché, but only if you love yourself (again), you can also love to see and help others. This Yoga treat is designed to help you get back in balance and at peace with yourself.

Included are at least fourteen yoga classes of which 10 Hatha/Ashtanga with Shinoj and 4 introduction classes (Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Pranayama) with Jackie and/or Shinoj. The Yoga during this retreat is suitable for every body, regardless level or age. All Yogasana (Yoga practice) will be done in a beautiful and soothing environment and an extremely friendly and healing atmosphere, at Finca Don Carmelo, an organic olive farm in the heart of Andalucía.

About Yoga with Jackie

Jackie Huisman (1970) was born in Delft and has been living in Andalucía for fourteen years where she´s running an olive finca and teaches yoga. Jackie is a translator by training but opted for a profession as a journalist. She´s been into yoga for more than 25 years and a professional yoga teacher since 2017. She went to two different yoga schools in Rishikesh and Goa, India and is now a fully licensed, 500 hr YA senior instructor (200 hr Hatha/Ashtanga at the Association for Yoga and Meditation institute in Riskhikesh and 300 hr Hatha/Ashtanga at the Shiva Shakti yoga school in Goa).

About the excursions

Finca Don Carmelo is beautifully located, only 500 meters from the charming hilltop village of Periana. You can safely walk there on your own, this will take approximately 25 minutes to the village (uphill) and 15 minutes back to the Finca (downhill). In the village you will find stores, bars, restaurants, the post office and banks.

We provide three guided excursions during this retreat: if possible we will do yoga on the beach, visit a nearby town and do a hike in the sierras surrounding Periana or visit one of the nature parks.

About Finca Don Carmelo

Periana, province of Málaga, Andalucia ​ Finca Don Carmelo is a traditional Andalusian farmhouse (Finca) with 2.5 hectares of land full of olive and fruit trees. The Finca has two horses, a donkey, three dogs, two cats and somewhere there is also a chameleon wandering around). The Finca is located half a kilometer from the hilltop village of Periana, which in turn is only between the cities of Málaga and Granada, in an incomparably beautiful region called 'La Axarquía'. The region is famous for the delicious 'verdial' olive oil, and organic olive oil is produced at Finca Don Carmelo. The nearest beach is that of Torre del Mar, half an hour's drive away. The city of Málaga (and the airport) is an hour's drive away. If you would like to stay longer at the Finca, in Málaga or on the beach, please email me for the possibilities. I'd love to help you!

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