"Raziya creates a happy, harmonious environment where we were able to be exactly who we are. The classes were relaxed and filled with love and joy. She gently encouraged us and there was a perfect balance of asanas and meditation. I especially enjoyed the Mantra Chanting, which I hadn't done before. Raziya is an approachable teacher with a warmth and sense of humour that relaxes everyone around her."
This luxury yoga retreat offers the opportunity to learn and deepen your yoga practice with 10 Hatha yoga classes over the week to relax, revive and nourish mind, body and spirit. Classes will include asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.
Our venue is a beautiful secluded villa located close to the town of Tarifa on the southern most tip of Spain, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Experience yoga in a beautiful, fully equipped purpose built yoga studio or outdoors in lovely landscaped gardens.
Relax, unwind and revitalize your mind and body!
Relax and enjoy this most beautiful area of Spain with superb views across the water to Africa, and the Moroccan port of Tangier. Tarifa is a small town in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia, on the southern coast of Spain located on the Costa de la Luz, (coast of light). It is also the premier worldwide wind resort for Kite Surfing and Windsurfing.
Tarifa was once a small, traditional fishing village and is now a uniquely cosmopolitan town, historically and geographically significant as Mainland Europe's southern most point, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. It is world renowned for the quality of its Tuna and offers an abundance of high quality local fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. The old town quarter of this little seaside town is delightful, full of narrow cobbled lanes, small cafés, fabulous seafood restaurants and independant shops.
Villa La Peña is an idyllic, spacious and secluded Spanish property set within beautiful landscaped gardens. It sits in a stunning elevated position in the La Peña area of Tarifa, nestled between mountain and sea with a panoramic vista over miles of sandy beaches. It faces the Straits of Gibraltar, looking out east across to Morocco's Rif Mountains and west to thePort of Tangiers.
The luxurious accommodation comprises six twin/double bedrooms. Four have en suite bathrooms and two share a bathroom. The Villa facilities set in extensive grounds include a fully equipped yoga studio, an outdoor yoga & meditation platform area, air conditioning, an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor plunge pool, and plenty of space inside and out in which to relax and unwind.
The Retreat includes:
Prices are inclusive of accommodation and full board and yoga classes. £200 non-refundable deposit will secure your place. Balance is due by 30th September 2017
Massage treatments with Raziya are available at additional cost.
Flights and Transfers
The nearest airport to the retreat villa is Gibraltar which is only a 40 minute drive. Alternativiely Malaga is a 1hr 45 minute drive.
There are plenty flights available from several UK airports to Gibraltar and Malaga.
There are plenty of alternative flights from other UK airports. I would recommend searching here www.skyscanner.net for flight availability.
Return airport transfers can be organised. Please let me know in advance if you wish to take advantage of this.
"We had such a beautiful week away in Turkey, the venue was set in natural surroundings ideal for peaceful relaxation, the family at Faralaya were welcoming, accommodating and very hospitable, providing great food and interesting company. Yoga twice a day was very relaxing and my body and mind really appreciated it, Raziya is a fantastic yoga teacher and her deep and diverse understanding of yoga and the body showed through in her classes. This was my first yoga retreat and I was pleased to experience a well balanced holiday providing time between yoga for optional excursions and further forms of relaxation. Raziya is a very relaxed, warm and loving yoga teacher so this attracted a similar group of people thus enhancing the overall bliss of this week. I can confidently say that this week was one of, if not the best week, of my life so far." - Sam and Christine
Estos últimos días pasados en el Retiro de Yoga en Faralya me han ayudado a alcanzar paz interior, armonía mental y física. Quiero agradecerte tu atención, amabilidad y cariño. Es increíble cómo el idioma no ha sido una barrera en tus clases de yoga. No necesitaba entender lo que decías con palabras porque verte realizar las asanas ya era suficiente para entender. Con tu ayuda y a través de las asanas, la respiración y la relajación conseguía calmar y centrar mi mente. La cohesión del grupo fue fácil dado que todas las personas eran agradables, respetuosas y divertidas. Y la familia que nos atendía fue muy atenta y eficiente con todos nosotros. Pronto te veré de nuevo en Swindon y espero que nos vengas a visitar tú a Galicia. Un fuerte abrazo lleno de energía positiva. Namaste" - Loli
"I really enjoyed your yoga retreat as it ticked all of the boxes. I loved the yoga twice a day and your teaching was informative, knowledgeable and I managed a flexibility and calm that I have not experienced before! Not once was I reluctant to attend a class, in fact I was sorry when it ended. I needed to bring myself back to myself again as I have gone through lots of changes in my busy life. As I said 'I have unfolded in a beautiful way.
The setting was beautiful, rustic and comfortable with beautiful views and the pool was welcome. In fact, we had the right amount of activity and me time. The chanting mantras were lovely and thank you for sharing them with me. The group was amazing and every single person was a beautiful spirit. We had fun and laughter and it was lovely to eat together, such healthy vegetarian food.
The guided walks were enjoyable and the Turkish family really went out of their way to make sure that we were happy. I loved my rose facial! I honestly felt that I had been away for much longer. I am now a fan of your retreats and will certainly aim to repeat the experience!
Hasina was a wonderful presence with her organising skills, love and photography.
I came home feeling strong, relaxed and calm and will keep this energy with me for a long time. Thank you for a wonderful experience and one which I will cherish for a long time. I know that I have made some wonderful lifelong friends." - Jill
"Raziya's yoga holiday delivered a perfect blend of sensitive, professional and accessible yoga instruction for all levels and abilities, and the coastal mountain setting and friendly family run hotel staff all conspired to make our seven days a memorable and profound experience.
Someone said "the week's yoga was a continuous melody not a rock concert". - Bruce
"Choosing and booking a yoga retreat from the internet can be quite a daunting task but the moment I received the email responding to my initial enquiry about Raziya's week I knew I had made the right choice. From that moment onwards our correspondence and subsequent telephone calls reassured me I would have a lovely week. I have not done a lot of yoga before and her method of teaching is thorough with great attention to detail in getting each position correct before moving on to the next one. Stretching and meditation also play a large part in the twice daily classes.
Faralya is the perfect venue too, although I have visited before. The family looked after us all so well, with fabulous home cooked vegetarian meals. I am actually more of a foodie than a yogi so each meal was heaven as far as I was concerned. I don't think I have ever eaten so much feta cheese drizzled in local honey or home made tahini in my life - and no one even had to twist my arm! " - Nicky
“Thank you for a wonderful yoga retreat. I am so very pleased that I was able to come along. You were amazing! It was a brilliant experience and you were terrific but it is hard to put is all down in words.
My stay at the Faralya Yoga Retreat was wonderful. It was my first retreat and I wasn't too sure what to expect but it far exceeded any expectations that I could possibly have had. The location was beautiful with stunning views over the sea. A perfectly, peaceful, tranquil place for a yoga retreat. The family that owned the centre were lovely, genuine people and a delight. By the time we came to leave we felt like we were leaving part of our family behind. One of the many highlights of the day was the fabulous food, which had been mainly home grown or locally produced, then lovingly prepared for us by the family.
Our yoga sessions were something that we all looked forward to greatly. Raziya creates a happy, harmonious environment where we were able to be exactly who we are. The classes were relaxed and filled with love and joy. She gently encouraged us and there was a perfect balance of asanas and meditation. I especially enjoyed the Mantra Chanting, which I hadn't done before. Raziya is an approachable teacher with a warmth and sense of humour that relaxes everyone around her. A brilliant experience and one that I would highly recommend - you won't be disappointed! Missing you and all our group, it was very special." - Angie
"My first yoga retreat in Turkey was a life changing experience and a new beginning for me. I now view life in colour, not in black and white. I challenge anyone with a mind and body to try yoga and not reap the benefits of regular practice". - Louise
“I have just returned from my first yoga retreat at Hotel Faralya in SW Turkey with Raziya. The views are spectacular with a quality of light to rival anywhere. The Hotel and the family who run it are wonderful. We were cocooned in care and affection where nothing is too much trouble. The home cooked vegetarian food is varied and always delicious. Nihan’s mud masque and facial must not be missed. After a week of yoga twice a day with Raziya I feel stretched, supple and calm. The perfect balance of exercise, meditation and relaxation. I've already booked my place for next year.” - Karen
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