Yoga Retreat with Sandra Carson in Gredos Mountains, Spain.

Gredos, España

91 reviews
Sep 1 - 8, 2019
Group size: 1 - 30
Yoga Retreat with Sandra Carson in Gredos Mountains, Spain.
Gredos, España

91 reviews

Sep 1 - 8, 2019
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Are you interested in your own growth and getting everything out of your life that you desire? Do you feel there is more to you but you just don’t know how to access that?

Are you tired of dramas playing out in your life and ready to take charge? Are you looking for ways to come into your power?

This retreat is for you if you are curious to see how to “live” philosophy and transform knowledge into embodied wisdom. If you want to experience how you can use different flavors of energy to nurture, support and strengthen your power. If you are ready to let go of the things that are holding you back from being yourself completely.

This week will give you the chance to step up for your true self, to take responsibility for your life, drop the stories that keep you trapped in limiting beliefs, to forgive, to speak your truth and to let go of the past.

Are you ready to come into your power and freedom? The freedom to completely be who you are, to love fully and to be present in all aspects of your life is in your own hands!

During this week everything is geared to support your journey; you will stay in a beautiful venue in natural surroundings.

You will be away from the business and enter into stillness, enjoy mountains , do treekings and having renewing baths in natural pools with fresh water from the mountains.

You will be served delicious vegetarian foods that are low in sugar and carbs so that you enjoy your natural energy, feel relaxed and increase your clarity.


Sandra Carson is a knowledgeable and insightful yoga teacher who has been teaching internationally for the last 18 years.
Her teaching style is rooted in alignment and the cultivation of body awareness through the sensory body. Sandra’s background is Vinyasa Flow, Anusara yoga, therapeutics and Tantra.

She became a Yoga Alliance certified teacher in the USA in 2001. She is also a Anusara® certified teacher and an Experienced Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500). She teaches workshops and retreats in different countries, Yoga Teacher trainings and Advanced Yoga Teacher trainings.

Her unique yoga classes are a mix of flow and alignment and mostly dynamic and energizing in nature. They invite you to step up and curiously explore your abilities while respecting your boundary. Sandra encourages you to listen intimately and choose what serves you in every moment by offering modifications and variations throughout the practice.
Over the past years, Sandra has been specializing more in the pelvis and psoas.

Sandra teaches classes in Amsterdam and for online yoga studio, with more than 800.000 students all over the world.
You can find her on and


Located in the Tiétar valley, on the south-east side of the Gredos mountains,  we can fully immerse ourselves in nature .

We will stay in a large property with rural houses made of stone and wood, in harmony with the landscape, with double and single rooms, all with private bathrooms.

A place with dozens of unique corners, to listen to the water, the wind and observe the magic of the growth of life.

The classes are taught in a room of 140 m2 with wooden floor hidden in the forest and with views to the outside.

In September we can still enjoy the outstanding mountains views swimming pool, cleaned with sea salt instead of chlorine.

You can reach this magic place in just one an hour and a half from Madrid (transport from the airport included).

A unique space to practice, reflect, connect, feed consciously and rest.


This retreat invites you to come into deep contact with yourself and help you to move and shift things in your life that are not serving you and move you towards more freedom and fullness in life.

Sandra’s yoga teaching is a real mix of movement (flow and intuitive or free movement) and alignment. Her alignment work is knowledge and sensory based. Sandra will offer techniques so you can find and feel the alignment that fits your body.

There will be daily yoga classes with Sandra, stress release practices and meditation.

You will also dive a bit deeper into philosophy and coaching exercises (written and sharing) and partner exercises. Part of the day will be in silence, giving you a chance to go deeper into yourself.

At the end of this week, you will have a good sense for what is right for you and where your energy flows and your body feels stable and free.


We will have time to discover this pure part of Spain, a freshwater paradise during the late summer time.

We will explore the area and enjoy beautiful hikings, bathing in different secluded natural baths with water that comes down from the mountains and comtemplating a unique clear starry sky at night.

All excursions and transport during the trips are included.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Accommodation in double rooms, with ensuite bathroom (7 nights). Single room available with a 120 € suplement).
  • Healthy vegetarian food
    Using fresh and local ingredients prepared by an experienced chef (3 meals per day).
  • Coffee, teas and water
    Available all day long.
  • Swimming pool
    Use of the mountains view swimming-pool.
  • Yoga classes
    Yoga classes with Sandra Carson in a beautiful dome in the forest.
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    Tension release excercises.
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    Yoga philosophy discussions.
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    Conscious energy connections and coaching exercises.
  • Excursions
    Trips to some of the most pure, tranquil and beautiful natural places.
  • Transport
    On the excursions.
  • Airport transport
    Private transport from Madrid ‘s airport to the retreat center, round trip. (Please ask the timetable of the transport before purchasing your flight tickets)
  • Flights tickets
  • Massages
    Several types of massages and energy healing (on request at arrival)

Available Packages

Double shared room
Deposit: €250
Single room
Deposit: €250


Sample Daily Schedule
Sample Daily Schedule

7.30- yoga practice, meditation/breath work
9.15- breakfast
11.00- morning session or excursion
13.00- lunch
14.00- free time/ contemplation/assignments time
17.00- afternoon session or excursion
19.00- yoga nidra/restorative yoga
20.00- dinner

(*) The daily schedule can change depending on the weather conditions and the duration of the trips.

Check in: Sunday September 1, from 7.30 pm.

Check out: Sunday September 8, before 1 pm.

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Beautiful time with beautiful surroundings and outrageously beautiful people.
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The location, the staff and the teacher were all top notch. Paloma has a passion for this and it showed in every way; from the ocean view rooms, to the organic vegan meals, the excursions, and most importantly, the yoga teacher. The group of students bonded, shared so much with each other and learned from the wisdom and humor of our wonderful teacher. Life changing in all of the best ways!
By Susan G for Sama Yoga Autumn Retreat with Sky Akasha on Oct 27, 2023
Nice place, great group of people, fantastic vegetarian food, and amazing yoga sessions to care ourselves. Thanks Shama Retreats!!! Many thanks Paloma!!!
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By Dulce C on 24 Jun, 2023
I recently had the pleasure of attending Shama Retreats Yoga in Nature, and it was truly an exceptional experience. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that set the tone for the entire retreat. One of the standout aspects of the retreat was the amazing teacher, Jeanne Heileman. Her deep wisdom and knowledge of yoga philosophy and anatomy were evident in every class. Jeanne has a unique ability to connect with her students on a profound level, guiding us through transformative yoga practices that went beyond the physical postures. Her teachings left a lasting impact on me, and I felt a deeper understanding of yoga and its principles. The retreat was beautifully organized, thanks to the incredible hostess, Paloma. Her attention to detail was exceptional, and she ensured that every aspect of the retreat was taken care of. Paloma's passion for creating a memorable experience was evident in the carefully planned excursions throughout Tarifa. Exploring the stunning surroundings, from the picturesque beaches to the charming town, added an extra layer of magic to the retreat. Now, let's talk about the food. The meals provided at Shama Retreats were unlike any other retreat I have experienced. Not only were they vegan, but they also incorporated Ayurvedic principles. The dishes were not just nourishing but presented with such artistic flair that each meal felt like a feast for the senses. The attention to detail in the flavors, textures, and overall presentation was simply outstanding. I left each meal feeling satisfied, nourished, and amazed by the culinary creations. Overall, my experience at Shama Retreats Yoga in Nature was nothing short of exceptional. The combination of Jeanne Heileman's insightful teachings, Paloma's impeccable hosting, and the incredible food made this retreat a truly transformative experience. I would highly recommend Shama Retreats to anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice, connect with nature, and indulge in a truly remarkable retreat experience. I know that this won’t be the last time I traveled with this group. Thank you lots - Nathalie
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