Yoga and Pilates Retreat Mas Sant Nicolau, Spain
Yoga, Pilates, led walks, aqua-exercise, a colour analysis consultation and a massage.
May 12th-17th 2019 and September 15th-20th 2019
£550 for twin share, £650 for private room
Mas Sant Nicolau is a family run, traditional Catalan country house with seven comfortable holiday cottages, set in extensive Mediterranean gardens with swimming pool, table tennis, boules, barbecues, free WiFi, children’s play area and activity room. With its 12th century hermitage at the gate, Mas Sant Nicolau is a hidden paradise surrounded by woods & gentle hills yet with easy access to all local attractions. Sant Nicolau is a favourite for people looking for a tranquil, safe and natural environment in the countryside with great facilities. Just 30 minutes from Girona, the Pyrenees and unspoiled coves and beaches. You really can enjoy the mountains and beaches all on the same day! Our 7 cottages are named after famous artists, they are all individual with two or more bedrooms to sleep a minimum of five people. All cottages are heated with kitchen and bathroom. Bedding and towels are provided and the tap water is safe to drink.
Brunches and evening meals (except one) are provided. Meals are taken from the Leafy Green Meals book for this week. All meals are vegetarian and homemade with fresh ingredients. Your welcome meal includes quiche, salads and artisan breads followed by an iced sponge cake topped with nuts. Brunches are freshly made with a selection of seasonal fruits, locally sourced cheeses, toasts, yogurts and hot dishes. Freshly made teas and fresh ground coffee. Other evening meals will be a vegetarian dish, served with vegetables, dressings and topped with herbs. Dessert will be freshly made daily. Teas and coffees to follow. Alcohol is not included but please feel free to bring your own.
The retreat starts on a Sunday. Transfers from the airport can be arranged. We will meet at 7pm for a welcome meeting, meet everyone and find out more about the programme for the week including times for massage and colour consultation. Some activities are subject to fair weather conditions. In the morning, we welcome the day with a sun salutation and yoga class. We then follow with Pilates based body conditioning. During the afternoon an aquarobics class is offered and at 6pm a stretch and relax and a yoga Nidra guided meditation; a great way to unwind. Massages and colour consultations usually take place at 7pm. Evening meal is served at 8pm. On the Thursday evening we go out to an exceptional Catalan restaurant.
Guided walks and bike rides are offered and bike hire is available throughout your stay. Catalonia is brimming with medicinal and gastronomic herbs and these can be seen during the herbal woodland walk.
Car hire is a great way to explore Catalonia and we recommend hiring from the airport on your arrival. Transfers and taxis can also be booked in advance. Trains go to Figueres, 7km away and buses pass close by twice per day. Medical facilities are situated in Figueres.
Flights (not included) with Ryanair to Girona or with Easyjet to Barcelona.
Molly Melhuish is the founder of Leafy Green Studio with 20 years experience teaching yoga and Pilates and practising massage. She is inspired by global wildlife and cultures and through Leafy Green Studio travels extensively to bring yoga, Pilates, massage and plant based medicine to the masses.
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