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El Convento Retreat

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El Convento is a very special retreat centre.Our ashtanga yoga is taught on a yoga deck that overlooks the Sierra de las Nieves natural park and our teacher, Nic Freeman, was trained and has been blessed to teach by the creator of Ashtanga yoga, K. Pattabhi Jois. Nic teaches from beginner to advanced students, so you do not need to be able to bend like a pretzel..We understand that when your family begins to grow, priorities change and so we are one of the few retreats world-wide that offer child-care during yoga classes and throughout the day so you can regain your balance.Our food is not the mass-produced and souless fare of some retreats but is vegetarian, organic and from the most local souce possible. Our chef, Bianca, has cooked all over the world and fills the table every day with freshly baked bread, salads, curries, daal, gazpacho or heavenly cake.Our accommodation is simple but beautiful with our bohemian bell-tents, tipis and huts. We don't believe that having a plasma television and private balcony will make your holiday more restful. Instead, we give you the mountains, the gardens, the terraces and the rivers to wander through, meditate on, socialise in or simply sit next to.We aren't damaging our environment by building ill-fitting dormitories or wasting vast amounts of water on poorly sourced plants. Instead, we use the clean mountain water, piped directly from the spring, power ourselves on solar energy only and encourage energy efficiency with both indoor and outdoor showers as well as contemporary and compost toilets.In all, we are not a manicured illusion of nature, we are part of the real deal. We would love to share what we consider to be the most beautiful place on the planet with you and so our prices are affordable and our yoga accessible to all.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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We came to this very special place for the first time in June for a family yoga retreat and it was really magical. Nic the yoga teacher was very inspiring. He catered for all levels and you could go at your own pace or try more advanced poses. I felt really amazing after doing
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We had an amazing experience here, went me my husband and our first baby (who was 9 months during the retreat) and came back renewed and grateful for all experienced! The place is so peaceful and beautiful, everyone in the El Convento team was lovely with us; our baby and the
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My son and I had a fantastic week in August 2017. My son had an amazing time, running wild with the other children, living/playing as children did before the advent of screens/technology. He was extremely well looked after and loved his morning trips up the hill while we were
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When we arrived at el Convento I felt instantly at home and so deeply happy to be surrounded by such beauty. I always felt looked after and content – the food was fabulous and I really appreciated and welcomed having breakfast after yoga and then a lunch in the afternoon. I
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This summer we were again blessed to be able to spend a week in El Convento with Nic, his wonderful family and the caring team. They say if something is good, do not overdo it, do it over. We returned for our second visit which was just as spectacular as the first. Great
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Hiring El Convento 2017 Hello Marta Good day to you. Thank you for your interest in El Convento. At present the dates still available for hire in October 2017 are 14th October - 21st October..................Free. We can send an attachment ‘Hiring El Convento 2017 Includes Food’ which gives price details. Just contact me directly at spainyogaretreats,com . The price includes all food and accommodation, and access to all facilities. Transfer to and from El Burgo to coincide with the arrival and departure time of the coach to and from Malaga costs €20 per person. The coach costs approx 7 Euros and takes 1 hour 40 minutes. From experience a maximum group size up to 15 students is ideal. We do have accommodation for more than 15, please discuss with me if this is needed. Accommodation We advise charging a higher rate for casita accommodation and suggest 2 people in each casita. Bell Tent accommodation is more basic and hence a lower price is appropriate. The advantage is single occupancy is an option. Whether single or sharing the cost is the same per person. Casitas. Total number FIVE, hence sleep up to 10 persons. All casitas (huts) have solar electricity for lighting and are equipped with 2 single beds that can of course be made into double beds. They come with mattresses, pillows, duvets and sheets. Bell Tents. Total number SIX. We have two sizes, 5 and 4 meter diameter. Both are large enough to sleep 1 or 2 people. All beds are single so can be positioned to create double beds if needed. All bell tents come with flooring, bed bases, mattresses, pillows, duvets and sheets. Facilities We have a 100 meter squared outdoor roof terrace, with sun shade and an indoor meditation/yoga shala of approx 50 meter squared in the old monastery. Besides a conventional bathroom with hot and cold water we have 2 outdoor showers in stunning private locations and 2 compost toilets. The main communal terrace is linked to the converted hermitage kitchen/ sitting room and provides over 100 meter squared of dining and chill out space. Booking and reservation is only upon receipt of the deposit. Please contact me directly with any questions or requests you may have. All the best. Nic Freeman
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"If you stay in the height of summer then a cabin would be slightly cooler than a Teepee... however kids usually love sleeping in a Teepee:)"
"Bring a mosquito net"
"The adobe hut had a spectacular view, and was a little way away so nice if you want to be a bit secluded, but very hot at midday."
"If I tipi - check how much shade it's likely to get!"
"Choose a teepee"
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaEl Burgo
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