Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain 2021

11687 El Gastor, Cádiz, Spain

Eknath Erwin Vann
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Sep 19 - 24, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12
Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain 2021
11687 El Gastor, Cádiz, Spain

Eknath Erwin Vann
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6 reviews

Sep 19 - 24, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Do you love mountains, hiking, yoga, healthy food, and good company?

Join Eknath Erwin Vann for a well deserved after-the-summer break in the magnificent mountains of Andalusia. A perfect environment to slow down, relax, contemplate life, reconnect with nature, and your radiant inner being. Rest deeply and rejuvenate in the peaceful nature of Southern Spain. Enjoy some quality time with a loved one, or some special time just for yourself.

Yoga is all about calming our busy minds. Through breathing exercises, meditation, hatha yoga, yin yoga, yummy healthy food, and direct contact with the sweet healing faculties of Mother Nature, we calm our nervous system and mind.

Twice a day, we will practice Sampoorna Hatha Yoga (in the lineage of Swami Sivananda), Yin Yoga, meditation, mantra chanting.. And how about a sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, saxophone, and more?

You will have plenty of free time every day to spend in nature, or at one of the 5 pools at the Nature Reserve Center.  All activities are optional of course, it is your holiday!

Suitable for all ages (adult) and all levels of yoga practice. Beginners welcome.

Arrival: Sunday 19 September 2021 from 15:00 (retreat starts at 18:00)

Departure: Friday 24 September 2021 (checkout at 11:00 after breakfast)

English will be the main language during classes and activities. 

Dutch and French are spoken and understood fluently. 

Getting There

The retreat site is located at El Rancho - Los Algarrobales, Carril de las Minas, s/n, 11687 El Gastor, Cádiz, Spain. This is 1h 20 mins from Jerez airport, 1h 30 mins from Sevilla airport, or 1h 30 mins from Malaga airport.

Pick up can be arranged on demand from Malaga City (Airport) on Sunday at 14:00.

If you wish to have an airport transfer from/to Malaga, please let us know in advance. We are happy to organize both pickups and drop off in time for your flight after the retreat. (additional fee of 40€ per person and per trip - a minimum of 4 people)

You can also get to the retreat center via train or bus to Ronda. 

Both buses and trains leave from Malaga or Sevilla city regularly to Ronda throughout the day.

Free pick up from Ronda Station at 16:00 on Sunday.

Another good option is to rent a car at the airport and drive to the venue.  You could connect with other participants and share costs. 


The Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 1977, and according to BBC Travel, the best place to hike in Andalucia.

Our yoga retreat center is close to three whitewashed villages.

Zahara de la Sierra is one of Andalusia’s most striking villages, set upon a craggy, castle-topped peak in the park’s northern reaches and just 30 minutes away by car and its traditional Olive Oil Factory, unique in the country. 

El Gastor, also known as the Balcony of the Andalusian White Villages, is a charming small town, just fifteen minutes by foot from our retreat center.

Ronda, the third village, sits atop the spectacular El Tajo gorge and is the largest of Andalusia’s towns. Its fame was spread by Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles who spent much time within the town limits of Ronda and Southern Spain.

Enjoy beautiful accommodation surrounded by nature. Cool off after a hike or a horseback ride in the mountains at our five outdoor pools with views of the sierra. Practice yoga immersed in the peacefulness of nature.


Single or Double Rooms and Suites

Our retreat center is made up of a collection of charming Spanish villas nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema.

Surrounded by lush mountains and whitewashed villages, accommodations are complete with a yoga room, private tennis court, and magnificent hiking trails. A variety of homes and apartments have access to 5 beautiful pools, modern kitchens, AC, firewood chimneys, and baths.


3 delicious organic and locally grown healthy mediterranean vegan meals (with vegetarian options) are prepared daily especially for you by our onsite chef (special dietary requests on demand - allergies, gluten free, …)

Cancellation Terms

The deposit of 200€ is non-refundable***

(***Your deposit is non-refundable if we are unable to fill your space. If another participant can take your place, we will refund your deposit minus bank fees and a 50€ administrative fee).

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    twice a day, energising hatha yoga, or deep stretching yin yoga, guided meditation and mantra chanting (day of arrival/departure only 1 session)
  • Three meals per day
    3 delicious healthy mediterranean vegan/vegetarian meals are prepared daily especially for you by our onsite chef (special dietary requests on demand - allergies, gluten free, …).
  • Accomodation
    5 nights in a Single or Double Room, in charming Spanish villas nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema.
  • Guided hiking tour
    Guided Hiking Tour to the big Dolmen or the White Village balcony
  • Two yoga workshops
    during the week you'll have the option to join a yoga related workshop focussing on anatomy, the breath, or the yoga of sound...
  • Five swimming pools
    yes, 5 swimming pools at the retreat center for you to enjoy!
  • Pickup at Ronda Station
    Pickup at Ronda Station is included upon arrival (fixed time)
  • Flights
    Flights to and from the venue are not included. Make sure to book way in advance to get the best deals.
  • Transfers
    Transfers to and from the venue (upon demand, transfers can be arranged)
  • Optional activities
    For an additional cost, a multitude of activities can be booked in the area during your holiday, including additional hikes, cycling, massages, hammam, horseback riding, and cultural tours.
  • Travel Insurance
    the unexpected can happen, please make sure to arrange for the necessary insurance

Available Packages

Single Standard Room
Available until September 18, 2021
Deposit: €200
Single Suite
Available until September 18, 2021only 2 left
Deposit: €200
Double Standard Room
Available until September 18, 2021

Only a limited number of twin beds are available. Please specify your preference (1 double bed, or 2 twin beds) when you book.

Deposit: €200
Double Suite
Available until September 18, 2021only 2 left

1 double bed

Deposit: €200

Your Organizer

Eknath Erwin Vann
6 reviews
Eknath loves to spend time in nature, breathing clean fresh air, listening to bird songs and the sound of mountain rivers. Connecting with nature is at the foundation of his teaching and practice. He is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500) who has been teaching yoga full time since 2008. He co-founded the Sampoorna Yoga Studio in Brussels in 2010, which he co-directed for 7 years. Eknath is a student of yoga master Shri Yogi Hari. Furthermore, he studied Yin Yoga and functional anatomy with Paul and Suzee Grilley. Eknath is a musician. He has been playing the saxophone for over 40 years, and taught and performed music professionally for more than 30 years.


The trip in El Gastor with Eknath was for me a wonderful break in a peaceful place surrounded by pure nature, spent with friendly crowd and facilitated by an excellent yoga teacher. On top, I loved the food, all vegetarian. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who loves yoga or would like to be initiated to it, enjoys hiking and exploring nature. Namaste.
By Jolanta S for Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain 2021 on 10 Oct, 2021
This retreat was a tremendous experience I would advise to anyone! You take the time for yourself sourrounded by the quiet mountains of Andalucy. I'm grateful to Eknath who teached so many things always caring for each one of us in the group. At the end, your mind grows and you become a better person for yourself and the others are becoming a part of you.
By Lucien R for Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain 2021 on 03 Oct, 2021
Looking at why I wrote in my review after our last retreat in 2019, each and every word still apply, but even more and stronger happy feeling than ever. "Amazing place in the heart of unspoiled nature, with a fantastic teacher, highly competent, patient, generous... I come back happy and loaded with energy, thanks a million to Eknath for organising such an unforgetable yoga retreat" Really yes, best yoga retreat, best teacher giving not only yoga knowledge with humanity and humility, but also introducing the magic of sounds, his natural territory... plus nice accommodation and excellent vegan food even convincing hard core meat eaters... not forgetting the nice encounters and connections between people, above our differences, united by the power of nature, of yoga, of love... I'll be back and can't wait !
By Esther B for Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain 2021 on 27 Sep, 2021
It was fantastic time spent in the beautiful nature with very nice people. The program was very well balanced with yoga in the morning and evening and enough time during day for various activities according your preference - hiking, swimming, visit of traditional villages, workshops etc. Together with healthy and tasty food it was very good choice to come. I enjoyed a lot !
By Andrea H for Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain on 07 Oct, 2019
Thank you Eknath for organising this great holiday. Super yoga sessions, great people and a wonderfull place and surroundings. Absolutly loved it!
By herlinde c for Yoga Holiday In Beautiful Spain on 06 Oct, 2019
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