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INVITE THE LIGHT 2024 - YOGA RETREAT

DATE :  3 - 7 October 2024

TEACHERS : Kate Jones, Ed Richardson

THERAPIST : Jo Blackburn

PRICE FROM: £566 p/p sharing

RETREAT PROGRAMME

Each day will start with a fresh pressed green juice, followed by yoga and meditation on the deck overlooking the pool and Mt. Jabalcon.  Morning practice will be followed by a healthy vegetarian/vegan brunch. You then have free time to explore the remote location or simply lounge by the the salt water swimming pool. There will be Sanskrit Chanting Meditation in the early afternoons. Then we will meet on the yoga deck again for the evening yoga and meditation session.  In the evenings, a dinner of delicious, home-cooked, vegetarian/vegan Spanish fusion dishes will be served with wine and other drinks.  We will eat as a group, either indoors or outdoors on the large patio where we can watch the sky changing colour as the sun sets behind Mt. Jabalcon.

ABOUT LAS DUNAS CAVES

Set in the stunning Granada Geopark in Andalucia, LAS DUNAS CAVES consists of 11 acres of young olive trees and fruit orchards. The property sleeps up to 14 people in 7 bedrooms. Retreats are held over the entire property giving guests private access to all that LAS DUNAS CAVES has to offer. Such as jacuzzis; salt water swimming pool with yoga deck and spectacular views of Mt.Jabalcon; multiple spaces for al fresco dining; large communal kitchen and dining room; multiple bbq areas; massage treatment room; and much more.

MEET THE TEAM

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KATE JONES
Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Trained in India at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram in Kajaraho (200 Hour & 500 Hour Teacher Training with the IYF) & with over 11,000 teaching hours, Kate has a wealth of knowledge & experience to share with you.

Classic Hatha; Yin & Vinyasa Yoga; Guided meditations & Chakra balance

ED RICHARDSON (Babaji)
Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Ed is a devotee of Swami Sivananda &, having studied in Rishikesh & Dharamsala, Ed is inspired to teach Japa Yoga - meditation through mantra.  

Jo Blackburn
Massage Therapist (see Treatment Menu)

Delivering physical treatments & 1-2-1 guidance. Relieving pain, reducing stress, helping you manage your anxiety, aiding rehabilitation, or general maintenance.

Sports Massage; Deep Tissue Massage; Swedish Massage; Indian Head Massage; Holistic Facial; Detox Lymphatic Drainage; Aromatherapy; Reflexology

TREATMENT MENUE

Sports Massage | 45 min | £65
Assists in correcting problems & imbalances in the body's soft tissues that are specifically caused by repetitive & strenuous physical activities.  Sports massage treatments are more specialised than other general massage techniques, the areas treated depend on the sports undertaken & aim of the treatment depends on where you are in your sporting calendar cycle i.e. whether the treatment is pre-event preparation, post-event recovery or just general performance enhancing maintenance.

Indian Head Massage | 45 min | £65
Specifically focusing on the head, scalp. face, neck, shoulders & upper back, this treatment can be tailored to be purely relaxing or fabulously energising. Working on the upper body it's perfect for relieving stress headaches & tension in the neck & shoulders.

The session includes an optional hair oil treatment to improve hair condition, adding shine & strength.

Holistic Facial | 45 min | £65 
Ground yourself with a customised therapeutic vegan facial. Botanical products will repair, restore & renew your natural radiance, promoting cell renewal & help sustain a youthful look.

Aromatherapy | 45 min | £65
Aiming to treat your whole being by helping to restore the harmony of mind, body & spirit. Aromatherapy works with the pure properties of plants, using their essential oils in a natural complementary therapy proven to improve both physical & emotional wellbeing.

Reflexology | 45  min | £65
Helps to relieve anxiety & tension, encourage relaxation, improve mood & aid sleep, though some people use it to help them cope with more specific health issues. Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, & sides of the feet correspond to different areas of the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. The aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, & improve the client’s general well-being. 

Swedish Massage | 45 min | £65
The classic bodywork massage. Firmer than a beauty massage, Swedish massage also works the soft tissues underneath the skin to provide a more complete treatment. Promoting relaxation, restoring suppleness & flexibility, stimulating circulation & encouraging tissue repair. Swedish massage is proven to promote health, well-being & relaxation.

Deep Tissue | 45 min | £65
Working deep in the layers of soft muscular & connective body tissue. This massage treatment uses targeted pressures & slow deep penetrative strokes to relieve chronic areas of tension & muscle pain. Proven to help break down & eliminate deep muscular scar tissue & restore normal movement & strength.

Detox/Lymph Drainage | 60 min | £75
Designed to maximise the removals of toxins from your soft tissues while providing an experience of full relaxation. Dry skin brushing initially exfoliates whilst improving your circulation. Gentle massage then stimulates your lymphatic system & maximises the elimination of built up toxins.

EXCURSIONS

EXCURSION 1:

Jabalcon & the hot springs 
€20 per person (min. 5 people)

Take a drive to the top of the mountain to admire the panoramic views all the way to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Travel back down the mountain to the natural hot springs for a dip in the healing waters bubbling out of the earth at approximately 38 degrees celcius. Then up to the bar for cocktails and a spectacular sunset.

EXCURSION 2  :

Enchanted Fig Forest
€20 per person (min. 5 people)

This spectacular place has to be seen to be believed. Ancient fig trees growing out of the rock face forming a canopy of shaded spaces to explore. Many mini waterfalls and rock pools offer the perfect opportunity for an ice-cold refreshing dip before settling down for a packed lunch and drinks.

​EXCURSION 3 :

Castril Village & River Walk
€30 per person (min. 5 people)

A scenic drive to the beautiful, white washed village of Castril perched high up in the Sierra de Castril. We will start with the short but jaw-dropping walk along the river gorge, followed by a typical Spanish lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will have time to wander the cobbled streets and even take a walk up to the Peña de Castril - a natural rock formation, over 100m high with a statue of Christ at the top.

ACCOMMODATION

LAS DUNAS CAVES, as the name suggests, offers a sleeping experience like no other - all bedrooms are cave bedrooms.  There are doubles, twins, singles, and a triple rooms to choose from. With a range of ensuite bathrooms, private bathrooms, and shared bathrooms - shared between no more than 3 people.  The cave bedrooms are a naturally comfortable temperature year round with no need for heating or air conditioning.

There is a comfortable living room, a library and office available, a media room and a private on site treatment room. The large communal kitchen and dining room offer refreshments and snacks throughout the day. A large shaded patio, perfect for getting out of the hot Andalucia sun, offers comfortable sofas and a bespoke dining table for alfresco dining.

There is a large salt water swimming pool and bar area for your enjoyment. 

All meals are vegetarian or vegan and are prepared on site with fresh, locally grown, sourced or made produce.