Restorative Mountain Retreat Shanti-Som, Marbella
Dates and Location
About The Retreat
Shanti-Som is a wonderful hidden gem, only 40 minutes from Malaga Airport. It's 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 yoga pavilion has a wonderful vista of the mountain and the spa offers everything from gentle healing massages to energizing coffee body scrubs. As always on a Gin & Yin Retreat, you can dip in and out of what’s on offer as much or as little as you like, there’s absolutely no obligation to take part in everything, although I do believe you really will get the most out of it if you do. So, what's in store:
Thursday 10th 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 11th June
8.30am – 9.45am: Rejuvenating morning yoga session
9.45am – 10.30am: Breakfast
10.30am – 11.15am: Personal Wellness Mini Workshop/ Discussion
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 (enjoy wandering around the lovely whitewashed buildings, narrow lanes and boutiques, or enjoy a G&T in the plaza before meeting up again for supper on the beach)
10pm: Taxis back to Shanti-Som
Saturday 12th June
8am – 10am: Wake up with a 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)
2.30pm – 3.00pm: Introduction to Meditation
5pm – 6.30pm: Sundown yoga session
7.30pm: Supper at Shanti-Som
Sunday 13th 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 £780pp based on 2 ladies sharing an en-suite twin room and £950 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 also a wonderful option.
Group transfers to and from Shanti-Som based on flights arriving between 11.00 am and 11.30 am on Thurs 10th June and departing around 12 noon on Sunday 13th June. Post evening yoga G&Ts. Accommodation in either a twin or double en-suite room at Shanti-Som; 3 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 evening dinners; 4 yoga classes; 1 meditation class and 1 guided hike. Please note, Wi-Fi is only available in the public areas. Plus complimentary use of the sauna, steam room, pool & gym.
What’s Not Included:
Return flights. Supper and transfers to Marbella Old Town on Friday 11th June. Check out at Shanti-Som is at midday on Sunday 13th June, however, you are welcome to leave your bags at reception and enjoy lunch at your own cost, or you can choose to take the complimentary transfer around midday back to the airport. Any additional drinks, snacks and treatments taken at Shanti-Som.
Some of us are booked onto the British Airways flight BA2712 Dept: London Gatwick on Thurs 10th June dept at 7.00 am due to land at 11.00 am into Malaga (I appreciate this an early start, but think of the pool and sunshine time, honestly, it's worth it!). As mentioned above, check out is 12 noon on Sunday 13th June, as such, there will be a complimentary transfer leaving around this time, to connect with the BA2715 Dept: Malaga at 14.15, due to land at 16.10 back into London Gatwick. Alternatively, if you'd like to stay a little longer and are happy to leave your bags at reception (there are complimentary showers you can use), taxis can be arranged, however, this will be at your own cost.
How Can I Secure My Place?
In order to book your place on this retreat, I will require a deposit of £150.00pp which is non refundable and can be paid online. 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 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