Restorative Mountain Retreat Shanti-Som, Marbella
3 Night Retreat - Thurs 9th - Sun 12th June 2022
Date and Location
09 Jun, 13:00 – 12 Jun, 12:30
Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat, Diseminado Diseminados, 485, 29110 Monda, Málaga, Spain
About The Retreat
This will be my 5th Retreat here, which I hope speaks volumes. Shanti-Som really is a secret mountain gem, located amongst the fragrant pine and olive trees in the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park in Southern Spain. The property is beautifully styled with Parisian sofas perfect for lounging on sitting alongside Moroccan candleholders and oversized zen-like paintings which are enchanting. The outdoor yoga pavilion looks onto the mountains and the spa offers everything from gentle healing massages to energizing coffee body scrubs. As always on a Gin & Yin Retreat, you are at liberty to dip in and out of the itinerary as much or as little as you like, there’s absolutely no obligation to take part in everything, although I do believe you will get the most out of it if you do. Here's an idea of what to expect:
Thursday 9th June
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Welcome lunch & introductions
2pm onwards: Check-in, unpack, unplug and relaahhhhx
5pm – 6.30pm: Restorative evening yoga session
(Immerse yourself in a harmonious approach that incorporates the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual change that yoga can bring)
7.30pm: Supper at Shanti-Som
Friday 10th June
8.30am – 9.45am: Rejuvenating morning yoga session
9.45am – 10.30am: Slow breakfast
10.30am – 11.15am: Mini Wellness Workshop / Discussion - Focussing on our personal happiness and wellbeing
1.30pm - Light lunch (Afternoon at your leisure to sunbathe; swim, enjoy a treatment, indulge in a good book, write your journal or heaven forbid go to the gym!)
6pm: Taxis to Marbella Old Town where we'll enjoy wandering around the lovely whitewashed buildings, narrow lanes and boutiques, or simply enjoy a G&T in the plaza before meeting up again for supper on the beach.
10pm: Taxis back to Shanti-Som
Saturday 11th June
8am – 10am: Optional morning hike to welcome in the new day
10am – 10.30am: Breakfast - followed by some serious R&R
1.30pm: Light lunch (Afternoon at your leisure – more R&R - well why not indeed)
4.30pm: Introduction to Meditation
5pm – 6.30pm: Sundown yoga session
7.30pm: Supper at Shanti-Som
Sunday 12th June
8.30am – 9.45am: Final morning sun salutation yoga session
9.45am – 10.30am: Breakfast followed by a last dip in the pool, finish that final chapter and write up some new goals and intentions for yourself.
12 noon - check out and head home feeling relaxed and recharged. (If you'd like to stay a little longer, you can leave your bags with reception and use the pool, enjoy a treatment / lunch as you wish, however, the rooms need to be vacated by 12 noon). If you choose to stay later and enjoy lunch, this can of course be arranged, however this will be at your own cost.
What’s the Cost?
3 nights at £850 pp based on 2 ladies sharing an en-suite twin room and £1,100 for single occupancy en-suite room. Please note, sorry to state the obvious, but if you book a ‘sharing room’ you will need to find someone to share with you, this is also a lovely way to spend time with a good friend; sister or maybe your mum. Or if you’d prefer some peace and privacy during your stay, then taking a ‘single occupancy’ room is a wonderful option too.
3 breakfasts, 3 light lunches and 2 evening suppers at Shanti Som during the retreat, along with the yoga classes, wellness workshops, guided morning hike and intro to meditation session. Group airport transfers to take us to Shanti Som at approx. 12.30pm on Thursday 9th June, along with 2 return transfer options - one at around midday and one at around 6pm on Sunday 12th June. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas, along with complimentary use of the sauna, steam room, pool & gym too of course if you want to be super good.
What’s Not Included:
Your return flights. Supper, drinks and transfers to Marbella Old Town on Friday 10th June, along with any additional drinks, snacks and any treatments booked at Shanti-Som. Whilst checkout is at midday on Sunday 12th June, you are more than welcome to leave your bags at reception and enjoy lunch and a late swin, however, lunch this day will be at your own cost - some retreaters will be leaving at around midday, whilst others will be leaving later.
Malaga is a popular destintation, so flights are normally frequent from many UK airports, with good early departure options that will get you into Malaga in time for lunch on the Thursday. My flights are as follows: BA2550 - Thursday 9th June - departing from Heathrow at 8.05am arriving into Malaga at 12.05 - Returning on BA0455 - Sunday 12th June - departing Malaga at 9pm which lands into Heathrow at 10.45pm.
How Can I Secure My Place?
In order to book your place, you'll need to send a deposit of £200.00 pp which is non-refundable, however, it can be used against another retreat, or UK events. Please book online using the link below. Once payment has been received, you'll receive an email confirming your place along with confirmation of when the balance is due. Also if you’d like to send payments in installments to keep this retreat viable for you, that’s also fine, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on a plan.
Please please ensure you have your own travel insurance for this retreat - if you’re worried about Covid, double check with your insurer about what you’re covered for.
If this doesn’t sound quite right, or you’d like to host something like this for a group of friends or maybe for your family, feel free to email me email@example.com and we can discuss some ideas and work on something together.
Reserve your spot
Deposit - Shanti-Som Retreat
In order to book your place on this retreat, I will require a deposit of £150.00pp which is non refundable. Please email me first to ensure I still have your preferred room available. Once payment has been received, I will email you to confirm your place along with confirmation of when the balance is due. Also if you’d like to send payments to me in installments to keep this retreat viable for you, that’s also an option.