Restorative Mountain Retreat Shanti-Som, Marbella
Dates and Location
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, 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: Breakfast
10.30am – 11.15am: Mini Wellness Workshop / Discussion - Focussing on our personal 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)
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.
All meals taken 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 and from the airport are also included, to check what these are, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I hope to announce these on here from June 2021, when the flights become available. Please note, Wi-Fi is only available in the public areas. Complimentary use of the sauna, steam room, pool & gym too of course.
What’s Not Included:
Your return flights. Supper 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, this will be at your own cost. Or you can choose to take the complimentary transfer back to the airport around midday.
Malaga is a popular destintation, so flights are normally frequent from many UK airports, with good early departure options too, that get us into Malaga in time for lunch on the Thursday. Once my flights are confirmed, I will add the details here.
How Can I Secure My Place?
In order to book your place on this retreat, I will require a deposit of £200.00 pp which is refundable under the current circumstances. 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 email@example.com and we can work on a plan.
Please ensure you have your own travel insurance for this retreat.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss some ideas and work on something together.
- Deposit - Shanti-Som Retreat£150£1500£0