"Breathe and sway in the breeze,
Let life fill your veins
with the light of the sun.”
INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT
5 Nights at the beautiful Nature Reserve venue 4 Yoga classes per day: 2 Energising and 2 gentle/yin yoga. For all levels and ages 2 Yoga Workshops 3 Delicious healthy meals daily Pick Up from Ronda Train Station to the Venue Hiking tour to the big Dolmen and/or the White Village balcony Five Swimming pools and a Dolmen at the venue Visit Andalusian White Villages Yoga Retreat Center in the middle of a Nature Reserve
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Arrival Day. Sunday: Pick up 15:30 Ronda Train station. Friday: Departure day at 12:00 7:30- 9:00 Energizing Yoga class. 9:00- 09:30 Meditation. 09:30-10:30 Gentle Yoga Class 10:00-11:00 Breakfast. 11:30-13:30 Free time, hiking tour or Workshop. 14:00-15:00 Lunch or Hiking Picnic. 15:00-18:00 Free time. 18:00-19:15 Energizing yoga Class or Workshop. 19:15- 20:15 Gentle or Restorative yoga class. 20:30 Dinner. (*)The schedule is flexible. It will adapt to the needs of each group or other reasons.
Some More info
The retreat is located at 11687 El Gastor, Cádiz, Spain. This is 1h 20 mins from Jerez ( Cadiz) airport, 1h 30 mins from Sevilla airport, or 1h 30 mins from Malaga airport. If you wish to have an airport transfer from Malaga we are happy to organise for you both pick up and drop off in time for your flight after the retreat. You can also get to the house via train or bus to Ronda. Both buses and trains leave Malaga or Sevilla city regularly throughout the day and we can come pick you up from the bus/train station in Ronda.
VERY EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE: 795 EUR (SAVE 150 EUR)
EARLY BIRD: BOOKING 2 MONTHS IN ADVANCE: 845 EUR (SAVE 100 EUR)
LAST MINUTE BOOKING: 945 EUR
FRIEND PROMO (-50 EUR): FOR EACH FRIEND YOU BOOK AT THE SAME TIME
SINGLE OCCUPANCY IN DOUBLE BED: +165 EUR
DATES: 1 - 6 APRIL 2018
Bealtaine Aran islands
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
May 11-13th 2018
inis mor, Galway
Bealtaine celebrates the end of the dark half of the year and the coming of the light half of the year. Bealtaine involved many rituals, most of them involving fire, which is why the festival is sometimes known as the Celtic Fire festival.
Bealtaine is associated with the Celtic god of fire and light, Belenos. Meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. He has been described as a healer and promoter of happiness.
Yellow flowers were often used in addition or instead of tree branches, as the colour yellow was reminiscent of the sun – this was also why fire was so significant during Bealtaine. Bealtaine is about welcoming the light half of the year after the dark.
Bealtaine traditions that will be incorporated or represented over the weekend.
In Irish mythology, the beginning of the summer season started with the Fire Festival at Beltane. Bonfires would mark a time of purification and transition, celebrating the season in the hope of a good harvest later in the year, and rituals to protect the people from any harm by otherworldly spirits.
The May Bush is an ancient tradition throughout the country. A May Bush is usually a hawthorn tree that grows near a holy well (and really, every well was sacred). The hawthorn generally blooms around Bealtaine, and is taken to be a good sign that the summer will be fruitful. People tie strips of colored cloth on the may bushes to symbolize their prayers and wishes for the year ahead.
Yellow is perhaps the color most in evidence in the run-up to Bealtaine, with primroses, cowslips and marigold all in bloom. A small bouquet of yellow flowers would be tied above a doorway, or left on window sills and thresholds, or yellow petals scattered on the threshold to prevent evil spirits entering.
Q: How long is the ferry journey between Ros a' Mhíl and Inis Mór?
A: 35 - 40 minutes
Q: What is the distance between Galway City and Ros a' Mhíl?
A: 23 Miles
Q: How long does it take to drive from Galway city to Ros a' Mhíl?
A: 1 Hour.
Q: Is there secure parking available at the ferry port?
A: Yes - there is parking available on the T-junction just before the pier - the Ferry Car Park. (We recommend that you park here as the car park at the top of the pier is very mall and the Department of Marine car park can be full with workers and fishermen).
Q: Is there accommodation available on the island?
A: Yes - Hostels, Hotels, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts.
Q: Can I buy my tickets at the ferry port?
A: Yes you can, however there is no guarantee that there will be seats available at your preferred departure time without a reservation, thus it would be advisable to book online (and don't forget - the 10% discount is only available when booking via the website!).
Bealtaine Island Retreat
Dates Fri 11th May - Sunday 13th May 2018