Retreats

Shining Heart Retreat

5-day option:
April 1 – 5, 2022
April 11 – 15, 2022
April 25 – 29, 2022


7-day option
April 1 – 7, 2022
April 11 – 17, 2022
April 25 – May 1, 2022

Casa Momo, Alpujarras, Granada, Spain

Practice yoga as it is meant to be. Spend a week in joyful simplicity.

During this retreat, you will be gently guided to open your Heart through classical Hatha Yoga practice and various silent meditation techniques. Read more

This retreat is held at a small family-run retreat center at 1450m altitude in the Alpujarras region of the Sierra Nevada, Spain’s highest mountain range. The area is famous for its pure waters and is a paradise for nature walks and hikes. At 90min drive from the fascinating city of Granada, it’s a true getaway, a sanctuary of quietness and purity, with endless views over the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean sea – on clear days you can see all the way to Morocco!
There are ample outside areas including a terrace, and whenever the weather allows, the yoga practice will be held outdoors, with the additional benefits of intimate communion with the surrounding nature.

Expect a profound reset from the stress of modern life, settling back into a natural state of well-being and happiness.

We will do everything possible to have you depart with a truly shining heart!

What you can expect:

  • High-quality yoga teachings from instructor with more than 10 years of practical experience
  • Unique yoga practices taking you deep into the spiritual dimension of yoga & meditation: Self-inquiry; the significance of the Heart; chakra-centered asana (postures) practice; pranayama (breathwork); deep relaxation
  • Fascinating lectures about the theoretical and metaphysical background of yoga – you will not only practice, but also understand why you are practicing and learn how to design your own practice according to your specific needs!
  • Beautiful setting in the midst of an endless forest conducive to resting back into an inner sense of quietness and peace
  • Delicious and healthy vegetarian food (vegan option available)

Daily Schedule:

All sessions are optional.

  • 6:30 am: Wake up
  • 7-8 am: Silent meditation
  • 8:15-10:30 am: Hatha Yoga session, including a short presentation of a yoga technique
  • 10:30 am: Breakfast, free time: walk in the forest, read a book, get a massage (not included), lend a hand in the garden…
  • 2 pm: Lunch
  • 4-5 pm: Lecture presentation on different aspects of yoga practice: Basic yoga metaphysics; the Chakra system; the spiritual significance of the Heart; Self-Inquiry…
  • 5-7 pm: Hatha Yoga & Meditation
  • 7 pm: Dinner
  • 8 pm: Evening activities: Heart Chakra Meditation, Movie Night, Kirtan,…

We will suggest to spend one day of the retreat in complete silence (no speaking except for class instructions and lecture).

Accommodation

We provide simple accommodation in a 4-bed dormitory, or in a shared twin or private double room.

Casa Momo is a beautiful natural stone house, hand-built with impressive wood structure and elements of playful Arabic architecture and decoration. The house consists of a 4-bed dormitory, two smaller rooms (to be used either as a shared twin room or a private double room), a cozy living / dining room and a spacious bathroom plus the yoga shala, providing an intimate container for the retreat.
The house is an off-grid property. Water comes from its own mountain spring. Electricity is generated by solar panels and thus limited (charging electronic devices is fine, but no use of heat-generating devices like kettles, hair dryer etc.). The rooms are heated with wood stoves, and you’ll be invited to take part in keeping the fire alive.
In your free time, you will be able to explore the surrounding endless forest with beautiful views on the surrounding scenery.

How to get there

By plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Granada(GRX) or Málaga(AGP) airport. From either airport, there are Alsa buses to Granada bus station where you can connect to a bus to Órgiva.
Pickup at the the bus stop in Órgiva at 4:30 p.m. on the arrival day is included, as well as the drop-off on departure. Pickups at other times can be arranged at additional cost and subject to availability.
Direct pick-up from the airport can be organized for 60€(Granada) or 90€(Málaga) per car (fitting upto 4 persons). If you choose to come with your own vehicle and you have space, please consider putting your trip on a ride-sharing platform. We will send you detailed driving instructions a few days before arrival.

Arrival by bus

You can reach the city of Granada by long-distance bus. Please feel welcome to inquire if you need assistance in finding the best option for your trip.

Arrival by train

You can reach the city of Granada by high-speed train from Madrid (3.5 hours) and Barcelona (6.5 hours).

Please feel welcome to inquire if you need assistance in finding the best option for your trip.

Rates

7-day option:

Mixed Dorm: 489€

Bed in shared twin room: 519€

Private double room, 2 persons: 1039€

5-day option:

Mixed Dorm: 349€

Bed in shared twin room: 369€

Private double room, 2 persons: 839€

Rates include:
  • Over 30 hours of high-quality yoga instruction and practice
  • Evening activities
  • 4 or 6 nights accommodation
  • Pick-up at Órgiva bus stop on arrival day at 4:30pm
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • Unlimited herbal teas and water

Reservation

For inquiries and reservations, please feel welcome to contact us.