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Yoga Retreat for MENOPAUSE

DATE : 6 - 9 June 2024

TEACHERS : Kate Jones (Menopause Expert), Ed Richardson

THERAPIST : Jo Blackburn

PRICE : from £500

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RETREAT PROGRAMME

Each day will start with yoga and meditation on the deck overlooking the pool and Mt. Jabalcon.  Your morning practice is followed by a delicious and healthy vegetarian/vegan breakfast after which you have free time to explore the remote location or simply lounge by the the salt water swimming pool. Japa mala mantra sessions will be held before lunch. After you will have the opportunity to go on an excursion, have a treatment with Jo, or just enjoy some free time relaxing by the pool. 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 Menopause Expert, Yoga & Meditation Teacher Kate did her Yoga Teacher Training 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 and 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 and, having studied in Rishikesh and 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. Jo endeavours to make you feel understood, cared for, special & loved. Sports Massage; Deep Tissue Massage; Swedish Massage; Indian Head Massage; Holistic Facial; Detox Lymphatic Drainage; Aromatherapy; Reflexology

MASSAGE TREATMENT MENUE

Sports Massage | 45 min | £65 Assists in correcting problems and imbalances in the bodys sot tissues that are specifically caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activities. Sports massage treatments are more specialised than other general massage techniques, the areas treated depend on the sports undertaken and aim of the treatment depends on where you are in your sporting calendar cycle L.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 and upper back, this treatment can be tailored to be purely relaxing or tabulously energising. Working on the upper body it's perfect for relieving stress headaches and tension in the neck and shoulders The session includes an optional hair oil treatment To improve hair condition, adding shine and strength.

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

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

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

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 and flexibility, stimulating circulation and encouraging tissue repair. Swedish massage is proven to promote health, well-being and relaxation.

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 initally exfoliates whilst encouraging your circulation, then gentle massage stimulates your lymphatic system and maximises the elimination of built up toxins.

Reflexology | 45 min | £65 Helps to relieve anxiety and tension, encourage relaxation, improve mood and aid sleep, though some people use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges. Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops, and 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. By applying specialised massage techniques to specific reflex points - using the thumbs, fingers and knuckles – the aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, and improve the client’s general well-being.

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.